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.
Swain's passive is very potent if you are immobilized. Make sure to be extra careful around enemies who have immobilizing effects.
High mobility counters all of Swain's basic abilities: Death's Hand does more damage the closer he is, Vision of Empire has a very long delay and Nevermove must start returning back to him to be dangerous.
Buying an item with Grievous Wounds will make Swain much easier to kill during his Demonic Ascension.
The stats shown on this page highlight some critical Elise against Swain matchup statistics that can help you understand the differences between the pair. For instance, Elise’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is more than Swain’s ratio of NaN, highlighting that Elise may be more central to her team's team fighting effectiveness than Swain..
Elise usually has a slightly larger longest killing spree than her foe does. Typically, she takes a similar amount of damage to Swain. This is usually reflective of different amounts of tankyness, yet it can also show that the one champion has less agility and thus is unable to flee from further damage when poked or engaged.
Both LoL champs are great. Both champs have their pros and cons. In the game's current meta, Elise usually loses when taking on Swain, with a 46.2% win rate. As a result, Elise makes a bad counter to Swain.
While Elise does have a lower win rate compared to Swain, when facing one another, Elise also has a greater level of difficulty that makes her a more time consuming character to pick up and master. You should expect to face a difficult match when picking Elise into Swainas her relative depth means you may not be able to unleash her full potential without a lot of practice beforehand.
Furthermore, Elise also has almost no amount of utility and CC, a similar amount to Swain. This makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when facing champions with a ton of burst damage.
While there is not one best champion in League of Legends, in Elise vs Swain matchups, Swain is the better champion with a much lower win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your teammates during teamfights.
Elise is a trash counter for Swain. Make sure you focus your play on increasing your CS and destroying objectives. If you can do that, you should be able to stand on your own as Elise against Swain.
To truly master Elise to counter Swain during both the lane and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to learn a few extra lessons on this matchup. If you mind the build and stats shown here, you will increase your win rate significantly and be closer to League of Legends pro players.
Elise typically gets a lot less CS as Swain. Champs who on average don't earn much CS often don't have to have much CS to be effective, such as support champions. These kinds of champions are able to scale well off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champs with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, typically have to have a lot of items to be effective. In either case, try to surpass the values displayed here to do well.
The most crucial items to have in your Elise versus Swain build consist of Night Harvester, Zhonya's Hourglass, and Shadowflame. When Elise incorporated at least these three pieces in her build, she performed much better countering Swain than with most other common counter builds. In fact, Elise had an average win rate of 46.2% when playing against Swain with these items in her kit.
To have the highest probability of annihilating Swain as Elise, Elise players should take the Dark Harvest, Cheap Shot, Eyeball Collection, Relentless Hunter, Triumph, and Coup de Grace runes from the Domination and Precision rune sets. Of all the runes we have analyed for Elise vs Swain clashes, this combination of runes resulted in the highest win rate. In fact, these runes gave a 46.2% winrate overall.
By default, tips, statistics, and builds on how to beat Swain as Elise are displayed for every ranked division. To narrow the stats and builds to a specific rank, you can use the selection menu at the top of this page.