How to Win Elise vs Maokai Counter Matchup Elise is in the s tier of champions

Elise vs Maokai

How to Beat Maokai as Elise in LoL Maokai is in the s tier of champions
Mage Fighter
Tank Mage

How to Beat Maokai as Elise

based on 290 Elise vs Maokai matchups
Win Rate
45.9 %
K/D/A
2.26
Pick Rate
1.2 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We calculate our matchup statistics from the millions of rated LoL games that we evaluate each week. This guide on how to beat Maokai as Elise resulted from an examination of 290 ranked matches where both champions battled each other. This particular counter pairing is fairly rare. Elise has to counter Maokai in only 1.2% of her matches.

Elise vs Maokai Matchup Summary

Unfortunately, Elise has done a awful job of beating Maokai. Normally, she wins a lowly 45.9% of the time the champs face off with each other in. In Elise against Maokai matches, Elise’s side is 0.1% more expected to gain first blood. This indicates that she probably will be able to get first blood versus Maokai.

Best Elise vs Maokai Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
HailbladeRefillable Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
Amplifying TomeHextech Alternator

Core Elise Items

~22 Mins
Night HarvesterZhonya's HourglassShadowflame

Optional Items

Void Staff

Summoner Spells

summonerflash summoner spell D
summonersmite summoner spell F

Skill Order

First skill for Elise to level up q
>
Second ability for Elise to level up w
>
Last skill for Elise to max out e

Runes

Domination Electrocute Cheap ShotEyeball CollectionRelentless Hunter
Sorcery Nimbus CloakWaterwalking
AttackSpeed Adaptive Armor
Elise's passive ability p
Elise q ability q
Elise w ability w
Elise e ability e
Elise's ultimate ability r
1
W
2
Q
3
E
4
Q
5
Q
6
R
7
Q
8
W
9
Q
10
W
11
R
12
W
13
W
14
E
15
E
16
R

Guide to Countering Maokai as Elise

Tips for Playing as Elise against Maokai

Elise's Spider Form and Spider Form abilities do not cost mana and can be prioritized when you are trying to conserve mana.

When in Spider Form, Spiderlings will attack the target that Elise uses Venomous Bite on.

Spider Form is most effective at finishing off enemies with low health; Human Form's Neurotoxin does more damage to healthy foes.

Advice to Win Against Maokai

The cooldown on Maokai's self healing is heavily gated on how many time you hit him with spells. Careful about wasting abilities on him.

Maokai will avoid taking damage while he's using Twisted Advance, so don't waste your spells.

Saplings will chase the first enemy that gets too close, but detonate after a few seconds or if they collide with other enemies. Be especially careful around brush sapling, as they are much more dangerous.

Elise vs Maokai Counter Stats

Elise Image
Win Rate
45.9 %
VS
Win Rate
54.1 %
Maokai Image
7
< Kills >
2.8
6.5
< Deaths >
6.2
7.7
< Assists >
11.5
1.59
< Killing Sprees >
0.59
37
< Minions Killed >
51
1.21
< Dragons Killed >
0.14
0.46
< Inhibitors >
0.38
1,554
< Physical Damage >
1,426
16,200
< Magic Damage >
14,664
1,331
< True Damage >
971
19,086
< Damage Dealt >
17,061
27,865
< Damage Taken >
25,703
11,161
< Gold Earned >
8,770
1.81
< Towers >
1.28
0.27
< Baron Takedowns >
0.03
8,131
< Total Healing >
6,813
12,423
< Experience >
11,179
23
< Vision Score >
38
6
< Wards Placed >
17
150
< Time Dealing CC >
445

How to Counter Maokai with Elise in LoL

The stats shown here clarify several influential Elise against Maokai counter stats that may help us understand the distinctions between these two champions. Elise’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is more than Maokai’s KDA ratio of NaN, highlighting that Elise may be more central to her team's team fighting potential than Maokai. This observation is in large part a result of the difference in kills.

Elise usually has a much larger longest killing spree than her enemy does. Commonly, she receives a similar amount of damage to Maokai. This commonly reflects different amounts of tankyness, but it can also illustrate that the champion with higher health has less agility and thus is not able to kite away from further damage when poked or engaged.

Differences between Elise and Maokai

Damage Types Compared

Elise
Maokai
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Elise
Maokai

Who is Better, Elise or Maokai?

Both League of Legends champions are great. Both have their pros and cons. In League's current meta, Elise usually loses when playing against Maokai, with a 45.9% win rate. Therefore, Elise makes a bad counter for Maokai.

While Elise does have a much lower win rate compared to Maokai, when on opposite teams, Elise also has a much greater difficulty level that makes her a more difficult champion to develop with. You may get destroyed when picking Elise into Maokaias her relative depth means that you may not be able to reach her full potential without a significant amount of practice beforehand.

Additionally, Elise has only a small amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Maokai. This often makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when facing champions with a lot of burst damage.

While there isn't one best champion for every situation in League of Legends, in Elise vs Maokai matchups, Maokai is the better champ with a much lower win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allied champions during team fights.

Elise is a bad counter for Maokai. You will do well by focussing your play on maximizing your gold income and taking out objectives. If you do that, you should hold your own as Elise against Maokai.

Additional Information for Elise Players

How We Calculated Our Elise vs Maokai Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Maokai as Elise, we analyzed 290 matchups from recent LoL games. We use rigorous data cleaning and processing methods to ensure that our counter stats are of the highest quality. You can rest assured that the recommended build to counter Maokai as Elise comes from real data and is not the fabrication of some random LoL player, as some other sites provide. You can use the filters at the top of the page to view the most relevant stats and items to your rank.

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Further Insights to Win this Matchup

If you would like to truly master Elise to counter Maokai during both the lane and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to pick up a few extra tips and tricks for this matchup. If you mind the build and suggestions shown here, you will grow your win rate significantly and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.

Elise typically gets a similar amount of CS as Maokai. Champions who typically don't earn many minion kills typically don't have to have much CS to be valuable teammates, such as sup champs. These kinds of champions are capable of scaling properly off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champs with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, usually need several high cost items to be effective. In either case, try to exceed the values displayed on this page to do well.

The ideal items to prioritize in your Elise versus Maokai build consist of Night Harvester, Zhonya's Hourglass, and Shadowflame. When Elise bought at least these three pieces in her build, she performed significantly better vs Maokai than with many other commonly used builds. In fact, Elise boasted an average winrate of 45.9% battling Maokai with these items in her kit.

To have the highest likelihood of beating Maokai as Elise, you should take the Electrocute, Cheap Shot, Eyeball Collection, Relentless Hunter, Nimbus Cloak, and Waterwalking runes from the Domination and Sorcery rune sets. Of all the runes players used for Elise vs Maokai counter picks, this mixture of runes yielded the highest win rate. Notably, these runes provided a 45.9% win rate overall.

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