Arena of Valor (AoV) - Elsu Item Builds

Elsu Item Builds Guide for Arena of Valor (AoV). Each build is geared toward a different play style, so choose one that fits your personal preference.


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Elsu Item Builds

Arena of Valor Elsu

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Core Items

These items are necessary in order to play Elsu optimally. Only diverge from a core item if you are a very experienced player or you have a very good reason for doing so.

Arena of Valor Muramasa
Muramasa
While a very common pick on all physical damage dealers, Muramasa is especially good on Elsu. Its percentage-based armor pierce stacks additively with the armor pierce provided by Sentinel, allowing Elsu to hit a full 100% armor penetration. This will make Elsu effectively deal true damage, allowing for him to rip apart any enemy he comes across.
Arena of Valor Fenrir's Tooth
Fenrir’s Tooth
Elsu needs attack damage beyond all else, and Fenrir’s Tooth is the best place to get just that. The passive that the item provides will additionally help Elsu deal with low health foes. The additional damage provided by the item’s passive will ensure that they are properly finished off in fights.

Optional Items

Arena of Valor Omni Arms
Omni Arms
While more situational in use for Elsu, Omni Arms can be a big help when drawn into a shorter range fight. The rate at which Elsu can spam out his abilities will allow him several uses of Omni Arms’ passive. This will in turn make him a bit more capable at short distances.
Arena of Valor Blade of Eternity
Blade of Eternity
While we could try and stack even more damage at the end of the build, sometimes a bit of life insurance is better. Blade of Eternity will pick Elsu up after two deaths, allowing for a bit more safety in fights. The added damage and armor keeps the item from being too niche and provides a bit of extra oomph in fights.
Arena of Valor The Beast
The Beast
While not offering any spiffy passive, The Beast can be useful for Elsu. The lifesteal allows him to heal up between attacks by attacking jungle minions. It offers a moderate amount of attack damage as well, making it a nice item for buffing up Snipe.
Arena of Valor Bow of Slaughter
Bow of Slaughter
Elsu’s passive causes Bow of Slaughter and Claves Sancti to grant a whopping 150 attack damage. While Bow of Slaughter is more expensive than Claves Sancti, players will get the added benefit of the active effect in close quarters and some additional life steal.

Boots Upgrade

Arena of Valor Flashy Boots
Flashy Boots
Elsu relies more on his abilities than normal attacks. Being able to use these abilities more frequently is a huge boon for him as a result, making Flashy Boots a nice choice.
Arena of Valor War Boots
War Boots
Elsu’s passive slows down his normal attacks. War Boots can help alleviate this, allowing the sniper a bit more use in close range fights.
Arena of Valor Gilded Greaves
Gilded Greaves
Elsu is incredibly vulnerable once enemies manage to get close. As such, he is almost guaranteed to die if successfully slowed or stunned. Gilded Greaves will take some of the edge off of control effects and give the marksman a better shot at life.

Sample Item Builds

Here we focus primarily on damage, amping up the damage that he will unleash with Snipe. We hit up Muramasa and Fenrir’s Tooth first, this approach nearly required for most of his build. Omni Arms and Bow of Slaughter will allow Elsu to top up his health between engagements. These also act as nice bits of sustain if enemies get up close to fight. Blade of Eternity is the last line of defense, giving Elsu some additional safety as the game goes late.

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This build takes away a bit of attack strength to give Elsu some additional potential when in closer range. This takes some of the stress off of his positioning. Elsu will be able to better deal with enemies should they manage to get close, though still will struggle in otherwise even duels. The Beast and Fafnir’s Talon provide a generous amount of life steal, allowing him some additional sustain when trading. This will additionally make the riskier death denial Death Sickle provides much safer. Fafnir’s Talon also helps Elsu with his abysmal attack speed.

A true gentleman shows his refinement by only sniping enemies. When doing so, you don’t need to bother yourself with trivial things like passives. Just stack up attack damage like a man possessed and blow punks away. Sure, you won’t be able to do things like “fight up close” or “contribute much in team fights,” but you will know better. Whenever those sniper shots hit, the target will be devastated.

Soulreaver provides amping AD and much-needed cdr. Flashy Boots offers well cdr. Muramasa provides AD, the last 10% car to hit the 40% sweet spot, and 45% armor pierce which even built into elsu’s kit always helps out. Now Devil’s Handshake is an item I personally just wanted to play with giving elsu a massive chunk of attack sped and some movement speed the 20% crit translates to 60 AD if it truly is a 1-3 ratio. Fenrir’s Tooth is well a great item on many AD heroes providing a huge AD advantage and a 30% damage increase via its passive. Finally Bow of Slaughter… This item I wanted as much as Devil’s Handshake in my build due to the 90 AD and again 20% crit so 40% just in items so 120 AD 10% Lifesteal and a massive 90% life steal when active. This build has elsu using his snipe ability often with plenty of power to severely damage any opponent so he’s never in any real danger but if he gets into it his lifesteal and strong autos should be enough to sustain himself long enough to kill his opponent. Now as I’ve mentioned before I’m not an optimal builder by any means if you can put the build together in a better manner than feel free any suggestions are always welcome and enjoy using elsu in the jungle.

The recent AIC has shown that Elsu can be a powerful jungler. Despite its low synergy with marksmen, Soulreaver is the only real choice when it comes to jungle items here. The rest of the build is fairly standard, amping up the sniper’s attack power for lethal snipes and auto attacks.

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Fafnirs talon, war boots, devils handshake, fenrirs tooth, muramasa, bow of slaughter. This build focuses on teamfights and makes him a more traditional marksman. While bow of slaughter, tooth, and muramasa keep his snipe strong, devils handshake and war boots give him much needed attack speed. I play a bit differently amd use my 2 as a shotgun to protect myself from assassins and warrior. this build allows you to take on most characters 1v1 with a good chance of success with the added benifit of being more than viable in a teamfight.(build name “1v1 me bro”)

I’ve got a jungle Elsu build that im currently enjoying quite a bit. It consists of Soulreaver, Flashy Boots, Muramasa, Devil’s Handshake, Fenrir’s Tooth, and Bow of slaughter. Soulreaver provides amping AD and much-needed cdr. Flashy Boots offers well cdr. Muramasa provides AD, the last 10% car to hit the 40% sweet spot, and 45% armor pierce which even built into elsu’s kit always helps out. Now Devil’s Handshake is an item I personally just wanted to play with giving elsu a massive chunk of attack sped and some movement speed the 20% crit translates to 60 AD if it… Read more »

Whats max damage build for elsu?

Whats max damage level 30 arcana for elsu?

Can any admin pls help?

Any help pls?

Admins, pls help?

Hi admins, pls help me…

On second build it says muramasa on rankbreaker

Been running with the following build on the MSP server (could not wait for Elsu to get to NA):
Flashy Boots
Rainbreaker (sell late game for another Fenrir’s Tooth since I refuse to use Blade of Eternity for moral reasons, having played much Overwatch during the period where Mercy had two free Resurrection casts with her ult and having been permanently scarred by said state of affairs.)
Uriel’s Brand
Muramasa
Fenrir’s Tooth x2

Uriel’s Brand is a good choice on Elsu, as, like Joker, he tends to go to midlane, and as a result could use the magic defense.

so since elsu’s passive was converting the Critical into Physical Damage why dont you guys go for a critical build ?

tried putting Slikk’s Sting on my trial builds. gave 75 AD instead of 25% crit, which I think is decent enough. 35% atkspeed +7% movespeed seems helpful on my playstyle as he is very slow. Here is my build. Warboots, Slikk’s, Rankbreaker, The Beast, Muramasa, Fenrir for final item. What do you think.