AP Elise Build

AP Elise build with runes and items. AP Elise guide offers in-depth how-to play, skill order and tips. Play AP Elise build in League of Legends Patch 14.11!

Updated: 2024-05-22 ()
ARAM Build Guide for champion Elise and build AP.
AP Elise build for ARAM.
Elise ARAM modifiers
DMG done +5%
DMG taken -10%

TLDR

Starting items
Hextech Alternator should be final item in your build.
Quick Skill Order
Elise ability Volatile Spiderling / Skittering Frenzy should be leveled first.
W
Elise ability Neurotoxin / Venomous Bite should be leveled second.
Q
Elise ability Cocoon / Rappel should be leveled third.
E
Final items
Sorcerer's Shoes should be final item in your build.
Stormsurge should be final item in your build.
Lich Bane should be final item in your build.
Zhonya's Hourglass should be final item in your build.
Shadowflame should be final item in your build.
Rabadon's Deathcap should be final item in your build.
Quick Runes
Major rune Dark Harvest from Domination tree.
Minor rune Precision.
Summoner spells
Pick Mark as your Summoner Spell.
Pick Flash as your Summoner Spell.

AP Elise Runes

Domination
Domination major tree Electrocute rune.
Domination major tree Dark Harvest rune.
Domination major tree Hail of Blades rune.
Domination major tree Cheap Shot rune.
Domination major tree Taste of Blood rune.
Domination major tree Sudden Impact rune.
Domination major tree Zombie Ward rune.
Domination major tree Ghost Poro rune.
Domination major tree Eyeball Collection rune.
Domination major tree Treasure Hunter rune.
Domination major tree Relentless Hunter rune.
Domination major tree Ultimate Hunter rune.
Precision
Precision minor tree Absorb Life rune.
Precision minor tree Triumph rune.
Precision minor tree Presence of Mind rune.
Precision minor tree Legend: Alacrity rune.
Precision minor tree Legend: Haste rune.
Precision minor tree Legend: Bloodline rune.
Precision minor tree Coup de Grace rune.
Precision minor tree Cut Down rune.
Precision minor tree Last Stand rune.
Passive
Passive tree Adaptive Force rune (+9 Adaptive Force).
Passive tree Attack Speed rune (+10% Attack Speed).
Passive tree Ability Haste rune (+8 Ability Haste).
Passive tree Adaptive Force rune (+9 Adaptive Force).
Passive tree Move Speed rune (+2 Movement Speed).
Passive tree Health Scaling rune (+10-180 Health (based on level)).
Passive tree Health rune (+65 Health).
Passive tree Tenacity And Slow Resist rune (+10 Tenacity and Slow Resist).
Passive tree Health Scaling rune (+10-180 Health (based on level)).

How it works

  1. You play as burst oriented Mage.
  2. You build AP items.
  3. You rush Stormsurge.

How to play

  1. Playing AP Elise build, your default rush is Stormsurge.
  2. Adapt to an enemy team. Are they full of tanks, and they rush tons of Magic Resist? You rush Void Staff as #2 or #3 item to counter MR stacking. Their team has champs with lots of healing? Rush Oblivion Orb as #2 item (upgrade to Morellonomicon as 4th or 5th item).
  3. Somebody is going after you each fight? Always getting ulted by enemy assassins? Rush Zhonya's Hourglass.

Tips and Tricks

General
  1. As Elise, you have your 'Ultimate' (Spider Form) since lvl 1. You can lose track of enemy levels and get surprised by their level 6 spike and their ulti. Watch out!
  2. You can use your Volatile Spiderling (W) for bush control.
  3. Elise Combo #1: cast Volatile Spiderling (W) in ANY direction. When you Venomous Bite (Q in Spider Form), spider will fly to your target and explode.
Riot
  1. Spider Form is most effective at finishing off enemies with low health; Human Form's Neurotoxin does more damage to healthy foes.
  2. When in Spider Form, Spiderlings will attack the target that Elise uses Venomous Bite on.
  3. Elise's Spider Form and Spider Form abilities do not cost mana and can be prioritized when you are trying to conserve mana.

Skill Order

  • Elise [object Object] ability.
    Q
    Neurotoxin / Venomous Bite
  • Elise [object Object] ability.
    W
    Volatile Spiderling / Skittering Frenzy
  • Elise [object Object] ability.
    E
    Cocoon / Rappel
  • Elise [object Object] ability.
    R
    Spider Form

Items

Starting items
Hextech Alternator item.
Rush this
Stormsurge item.
Boots
Sorcerer's Shoes item.
Ionian Boots of Lucidity item.
For mana problems
Tear of the Goddess item.
Seraph's Embrace item.
Rod of Ages item.
Good items
Horizon Focus item.
Zhonya's Hourglass item.
Stormsurge item.
Rabadon's Deathcap item.
Shadowflame item.
Blackfire Torch item.
Lich Bane item.
Situational items
Morellonomicon item.
Banshee's Veil item.
Against high MR
Additional considerations for these items is advised!
Void Staff item.
Cryptbloom item.
Counter high HP
Liandry's Torment item.
Counter healing
Oblivion Orb item.
Morellonomicon item.
For the last fight
Additional considerations for these items is advised!
Elixir of Iron item.
Elixir of Sorcery item.
Seeker's Armguard item.
Example final build
Sorcerer's Shoes item.
Stormsurge item.
Lich Bane item.
Zhonya's Hourglass item.
Shadowflame item.
Rabadon's Deathcap item.