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

Elise vs Nautilus

How to Beat Nautilus as Elise in LoL Nautilus is in the b tier of champions
Mage Fighter
Tank Support

How to Beat Nautilus as Elise

based on 979 Elise vs Nautilus matchups
Win Rate
49.4 %
K/D/A
2.69
Pick Rate
3.9 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

At MOBA Champion, we evaluate millions of ranked League of Legends rounds every week. In our data, Elise battled Nautilus 979 times. Including so many matchups for Elise versus Nautilus gives us confidence in our capability to produce useful stats and a recommended build to crush Nautilus. This particular counter pairing is somewhat rare. Elise is forced to battle against Nautilus in only 3.9% of her matches.

Elise vs Nautilus Matchup Summary

Unfortunately, Elise does a below average job of beating Nautilus. Normally, she wins a acceptable 49.4% of games the champs fight one another in. In Elise versus Nautilus rounds, Elise’s team is 0.1% less likely to get first blood, indicating that she probably won't get first blood against Nautilus.

Best Elise vs Nautilus Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
EmberknifeRefillable Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
Dark SealSorcerer's Shoes

Core Elise Items

~22 Mins
Night HarvesterVoid StaffZhonya's Hourglass

Optional Items

ShadowflameNashor's ToothLich Bane

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
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Q
10
W
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R
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W
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W
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E
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E
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R

Guide to Countering Nautilus as Elise

Tips for Playing as Elise against Nautilus

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 Nautilus

While Nautilus is shielded, he is capable of dealing large amounts of area of effect damage with his basic attacks - consider taking down the shield if you have time.

If Nautilus uses Riptide right next to you, hold in place until the ripple effect finishes before running. Running early will run straight into the secondary explosions, causing you to take additional damage and slow.

Elise vs Nautilus Counter Stats

Elise Image
Win Rate
49.4 %
VS
Win Rate
50.6 %
Nautilus Image
7.5
< Kills >
2
5.8
< Deaths >
6.4
8.1
< Assists >
12.9
1.65
< Killing Sprees >
0.35
37
< Minions Killed >
36
1.25
< Dragons Killed >
0.05
0.48
< Inhibitors >
0.42
1,413
< Physical Damage >
2,228
15,736
< Magic Damage >
5,165
1,272
< True Damage >
797
18,422
< Damage Dealt >
8,191
25,477
< Damage Taken >
19,994
11,148
< Gold Earned >
7,734
1.86
< Towers >
1.46
0.28
< Baron Takedowns >
0.01
7,758
< Total Healing >
1,425
12,263
< Experience >
10,003
23
< Vision Score >
45
6
< Wards Placed >
21
155
< Time Dealing CC >
331

How to Counter Nautilus with Elise in LoL

The stats provided here emphasize several influential Elise vs. Nautilus counter statistics that may help you distinguish the differences and similarities between the two. For instance, Elise’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is more than Nautilus’s KDA ratio of NaN, highlighting that Elise may be more central to her team's team fighting effectiveness than Nautilus. This observation is largely fueled by the difference in kills.

Elise normally has a much larger longest killing spree than her enemy does. Typically, she receives more damage than Nautilus. This commonly reflects differing health capacities, but it can also imply that the champ with higher health has less mobility and thus is unable to flee from additional harm when poked or engaged.

Differences between Elise and Nautilus

Damage Types Compared

Elise
Nautilus
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Elise
Nautilus

Who is Better, Elise or Nautilus?

Both League champions are great. Both champs have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In League's current meta, Elise usually fairs equally well when facing off against Nautilus, with a 49.4% win rate. Thus, Elise makes an ok counter to Nautilus.

While Elise does have a lower winrate than Nautilus, when they face off with one another, Elise also has a much greater difficulty level that makes her a more challenging character to develop with. You should be careful when picking Elise into Nautilusas her relative depth means you may not be able to unleash her full potential without a significant amount of practice beforehand.

Additionally, Elise has almost no amount of utility and CC, a similar amount to Nautilus. This often makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when facing champions with a lot of burst damage.

While there is not one best champion in League of Legends, in Elise vs Nautilus matchups, Nautilus is the better champ with a similar win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allies during team fights.

Elise is a somewhat poor counter for Nautilus. Focus your play on keeping up your CS and destroying objectives. If you can do that, you should be able to stand on your own as Elise against Nautilus.

Additional Information for Elise Players

How We Calculated Our Elise vs Nautilus Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Nautilus as Elise, we analyzed 979 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 Nautilus 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

To truly master Elise in order to counter Nautilus during both the laning and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to learn a few extra tricks and insights into this matchup. If you listen to the build and suggestions displayed above, you should grow your win rate significantly and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.

Elise most often accumulates a similar amount of CS as Nautilus. Champs who typically don't take much CS usualy don't need much CS to be effective, such as sup champs. They are able to scale properly off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champs with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, often require a lot of items to be effective. In either situation, try to surpass the numbers displayed on this page to do well.

The ideal items to focus on in your Elise versus Nautilus build include Night Harvester, Void Staff, and Zhonya's Hourglass. When Elise used at least these three items in her build, she did a lot better vs Nautilus than with most other typical counter builds. In fact, Elise had an average winrate of 49.4% when playing against Nautilus with these items in her kit.

To have the greatest chance of vanquishing Nautilus 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 rune combinations players picked for Elise vs Nautilus clashes, this combo of runes resulted in the best win rate. Moreover, these runes averaged a 49.4% win rate overall.

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