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

Elise vs Sona

How to Beat Sona as Elise in LoL Sona is in the s tier of champions
Mage Fighter
Support Mage

How to Beat Sona as Elise

based on 397 Elise vs Sona matchups
Win Rate
44.8 %
K/D/A
2.41
Pick Rate
3 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We generate our matchup statistics from the millions of ranked LoL games that we analyze each week. Our guide on how to beat Sona as Elise came out of an analysis of 397 ranked rounds where both champions fought one another. This particular champ matchup is somewhat rare. Elise encounters Sona in only 3.0% of her games.

Elise vs Sona Matchup Summary

Unfortunately, Elise does a pathetic job of countering Sona. Normally, she wins a lowly 44.8% of the time the champions battle one another in. In Elise against Sona games, Elise’s team is 0.2% more probable to gain first blood, implying that she most likely will be able to get first blood versus Sona.

Best Elise vs Sona Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
HailbladeRefillable Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
Amplifying TomeSorcerer's Shoes

Core Elise Items

~22 Mins
Night HarvesterZhonya's HourglassShadowflame

Optional Items

Morellonomicon

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
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W
14
E
15
E
16
R

Guide to Countering Sona as Elise

Tips for Playing as Elise against Sona

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 Sona

Spread out when you see Sona so she can't make your entire team dance.

Kill Sona first, as she will heal up her team if left alone for too long.

Elise vs Sona Counter Stats

Elise Image
Win Rate
44.8 %
VS
Win Rate
55.2 %
Sona Image
6.9
< Kills >
2.2
5.8
< Deaths >
5.6
7.1
< Assists >
14.3
1.6
< Killing Sprees >
0.46
31
< Minions Killed >
16
1.35
< Dragons Killed >
0.05
0.46
< Inhibitors >
0.73
1,177
< Physical Damage >
1,358
13,690
< Magic Damage >
6,451
1,107
< True Damage >
330
15,976
< Damage Dealt >
8,141
23,632
< Damage Taken >
15,358
10,778
< Gold Earned >
8,051
1.8
< Towers >
2.68
0.28
< Baron Takedowns >
0.02
8,048
< Total Healing >
14,047
11,837
< Experience >
10,353
25
< Vision Score >
48
6
< Wards Placed >
23
157
< Time Dealing CC >
32

How to Counter Sona with Elise in LoL

The stat comparisons provided here feature several strategic Elise vs. Sona counter statistics that can help us understand the differences and similarities between the pair. Elise’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is greater than Sona’s ratio of NaN, demonstrating that Elise may be more central to her team's team fighting effectiveness than Sona. This observation is largely a result of the difference in kills.

Elise usually has a much larger longest killing spree than her enemy does. Typically, she takes more damage than Sona. This is usually reflective of different amounts of tankyness, but it can also hint that the champion with increased HP has less mobility and thus is not able to flee from further harm when engaged or poked.

Differences between Elise and Sona

Damage Types Compared

Elise
Sona
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Elise
Sona

Who is Better, Elise or Sona?

Both LoL champions are great champions. Both have their pros and cons. In the game's current meta, Elise usually loses when trying to fight Sona, with a 44.8% win rate. Thus, Elise makes a bad counter to Sona.

While Elise does have a much lower win rate compared to Sona, when facing one another, Elise also has a much greater difficulty level that makes her a more difficult champion to develop with. You should be very concerned when picking Elise into Sonaas her relative depth means you may not be able to unleash her full potential without a lot of practice beforehand.

Additionally, Elise has almost no amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Sona. This makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when fighting champions with a ton of burst damage.

While there is not a single best champion for every situation in League of Legends, in Elise vs Sona matchups, Sona is the better champion with a much lower win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allies during team fights.

Elise is a garbage counter to Sona. Focus your tactics on increasing your CS and taking out objectives. If you are able to do that, you should hold your own as Elise against Sona.

Additional Information for Elise Players

How We Calculated Our Elise vs Sona Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Sona as Elise, we analyzed 397 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 Sona 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 learn all of the intricacies of Elise to counter Sona during both the laning and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to gather a few extra lessons on this matchup. If you mind the build and tips shown here, you will grow your win rate significantly and be closer to League of Legends pro players.

Elise most often gets more CS as Sona. Champions who on average don't take many minion kills often don't have to have much CS to be valuable teammates, such as supports. These kinds of champions are able to scale well off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champs with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, typically require many items to be effective. In either case, try to surpass the numbers displayed here to do well.

The most important items to focus on in your Elise versus Sona build include Night Harvester, Zhonya's Hourglass, and Shadowflame. When Elise combined at least these three pieces in her build, she performed significantly better when fighting Sona than with many other commonly used item sets. In fact, Elise had an average winrate of 44.8% when playing against Sona with these items in her kit.

To have the highest probability of defeating Sona as Elise, Elise players should equip the Electrocute, Cheap Shot, Eyeball Collection, Relentless Hunter, Nimbus Cloak, and Waterwalking runes from the Domination and Sorcery rune sets. Out of all the runes players used for Elise vs Sona fights, this order of runes resulted in the highest win rate. Notably, these runes gave a 44.8% win rate overall.

If you would like to get Elise x Sona tips and counter stats for a a distinct division, please choose one from the selection menu provided above. At first, the statistics and guides displayed are computed using all games run with both champs.