Tank Elise Build

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

Updated: 2024-05-19 ()
ARAM Build Guide for champion Elise and build Tank.
Tank Elise ARAM build with Jak'Sho. Get tanky and adapt to enemy team!
Elise ARAM modifiers
DMG done +5%
DMG taken -10%


Starting items
Guardian's Horn should be final item in your build.
Ruby Crystal should be final item in your build.
Quick Skill Order
Elise ability Volatile Spiderling / Skittering Frenzy should be leveled first.
Elise ability Cocoon / Rappel should be leveled second.
Elise ability Neurotoxin / Venomous Bite should be leveled third.
Final items
Mercury's Treads should be final item in your build.
Jak'Sho, The Protean should be final item in your build.
Spirit Visage should be final item in your build.
Thornmail should be final item in your build.
Unending Despair should be final item in your build.
Hollow Radiance should be final item in your build.
Quick Runes
Major rune Aftershock from Resolve tree.
Minor rune Precision.
Summoner spells
Pick Mark as your Summoner Spell.
Pick Flash as your Summoner Spell.

Tank Elise Runes

Resolve major tree Grasp of the Undying rune.
Resolve major tree Aftershock rune.
Resolve major tree Guardian rune.
Resolve major tree Demolish rune.
Resolve major tree Font of Life rune.
Resolve major tree Shield Bash rune.
Resolve major tree Conditioning rune.
Resolve major tree Second Wind rune.
Resolve major tree Bone Plating rune.
Resolve major tree Overgrowth rune.
Resolve major tree Revitalize rune.
Resolve major tree Unflinching rune.
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 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 to play

  1. You start with Guardian's Horn. Your #1 rush should be item that counters enemy team most (MR or Armor item). Get Jak'Sho as #2 item. Then adapt.
  2. You will be more tanky later on, so play more carefully in the early game.
  3. Triumph is better overall (heal + gold), but if you want to have easier time with your mana, go Presence of the Mind.
  4. Guardian's Horn is a surprisingly good item for its price. You can keep it for very long time (or even have it as 6th item).
  5. You need to adapt your items to the game. Enemy team heavy on AP? Buy MR. They heavy on AD? Buy Armor. You need some damage? Well buy that.
  6. Be careful to not waste Aftershock. Try timing it and keeping it for going in.

Tips and Tricks

Build specific
  1. Playing as Elise Tank, you have nice execute ability with Q (Spider form), even though you don't build that much AP.
  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.
  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.
    Neurotoxin / Venomous Bite
  • Elise [object Object] ability.
    Volatile Spiderling / Skittering Frenzy
  • Elise [object Object] ability.
    Cocoon / Rappel
  • Elise [object Object] ability.
    Spider Form


Starting items
Guardian's Horn item.
Ruby Crystal item.
Ionian Boots of Lucidity item.
Mercury's Treads item.
Plated Steelcaps item.
Good tank items
Jak'Sho, The Protean item.
Warmog's Armor item.
Fimbulwinter item.
Good MR items
Abyssal Mask item.
Kaenic Rookern item.
Hollow Radiance item.
Spirit Visage item.
Force of Nature item.
Good Armor items
Sunfire Aegis item.
Dead Man's Plate item.
Unending Despair item.
Frozen Heart item.
Thornmail item.
Randuin's Omen item.
Iceborn Gauntlet item.
Situational items
Knight's Vow item.
Trailblazer item.
Zeke's Convergence item.
Situational DMG items
Additional considerations for these items is advised!
Zhonya's Hourglass item.
Titanic Hydra item.
Wit's End item.
Overlord's Bloodmail item.
For the last fight
Additional considerations for these items is advised!
Elixir of Iron item.
Elixir of Sorcery item.
Example final build
Mercury's Treads item.
Jak'Sho, The Protean item.
Spirit Visage item.
Thornmail item.
Unending Despair item.
Hollow Radiance item.