Am I the only one who doesn't build Liandry's until last?
I get Sorc Boots and Haunting Guise first, and it usually dominates, but I never bother upgrading to Liandrys until the end, or I replace it with something else endgame if I;m doing well (because she falls off lategame and magic pen becomes less useful). Gives too low stats to justify the cost, apart from the passive. But since I play such a heavy harass and BURST-YOU-DOWN-IN-4-SECONDS-LULZ-LULZ assassin playstyle I don't find it very useful for me. I prefer to rush an Abyssal Scepter if against APs, a giants belt > Zhonyas if against ADs, and a Rabaddons if im OWNING TEH SHIT UP.
Would you guys always say it's best to lvl ultimate as soon as you can? I once would have said yes but now I'm not so sure, because the Spiderlings don't really have any use for you around lvl 6 - they do far too little damage, esp since your W is low lvl, and you don't have enough anyway, and also your human W is weak. I've been wondering if at lvl 6 I should upgrade W instead, then upgrade my ulti a bit later, such as lvl 8 or 11/13?
But yeah, Elise can be played in many different ways and it's awesome - Bruiser, Assassin, etc. I prefer Assassin since I play Olaf and Jax for when I wanna play Bruiser. Elise is lovely though. She is intensely good 1v1 and people underestimate her attack so much (steroid + bonus magic damage is OP for a few seconds).