Rappel has a long cooldown. Elise is vulnerable after she has used it.
Elise's Spider Form is more dangerous when you are at low health, and her Human Form more potent when you are at high health.
Rappel will only move Elise straight up and down unless she can descend upon an enemy unit.
The stats shown here clarify several strategic Sett vs. Elise matchup stats that can help you realize the distinctions between the pair. Sett’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is better than Elise’s ratio of NaN, showing that Sett may be more central to his team's team fighting capacity than Elise..
Sett normally has a slightly smaller longest kill spree than his enemy does. On average, he receives more damage than Elise. This commonly reflects differing health capacities; however, it can also show that the champ with increased HP has less mobility and thus is unable to kite away from further harm when poked or engaged.
Both League champions are great champions. Both have their pros and cons. In League's current meta, Sett usually fairs equally well when taking on Elise, with a 49.9% win rate. Thus, Sett makes an ok counter to Elise.
While Sett does have a lower win rate compared to Elise, when they face off with one another, Sett also has a much lower learning curve that makes him a less difficult champion to pick up and master. You should be careful when picking Sett into Elise.
Additionally, Sett has only a small amount of utility and CC, a similar amount to Elise. This often makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when fighting champions with a lot of burst damage.
While there isn't a single best champion in League of Legends, in Sett vs Elise matchups, Elise is the better champ with a similar win rate, less champion complexity, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allies during teamfights.
Sett is a somewhat poor counter for Elise. You will do well by focussing your tactics on maximizing your CS and destroying objectives. If you are able to do that, you should hold your own as Sett against Elise.
If you would like to learn all of the intricacies of Sett to counter Elise during both the lane and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to learn a few extra tips and tricks for this matchup. If you listen to the build and suggestions shown here, you will grow your win rate by a lot and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.
Sett often gets much more CS as Elise. Champions who typically don't take many minion kills typically don't need 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, champions with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, typically have to have a lot of items to be effective. In either situation, try to exceed the values reported here to do well.
The top items to have in your Sett versus Elise build include Stridebreaker, Blade of The Ruined King, and Death's Dance. When Sett combined at least these three items in his build, he did a lot better when facing Elise than with most other commonly used item sets. In fact, Sett boasted an average win rate of 49.9% when countering Elise with these items in his kit.
To have the highest likelihood of annihilating Elise as Sett, Sett players should equip the Conqueror, Triumph, Legend: Alacrity, Last Stand, Second Wind, and Unflinching runes from the Precision and Resolve rune sets. Out of all the runes players picked for Sett vs Elise counter picks, this sequence of runes resulted in the best win rate. In fact, these runes provided a 49.9% winrate overall.
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