Evelynn Build Guide by Mikuroo
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January 1st, 2012
January 1st, 2012
I changed a few minor errors, example Archangel's Staff instead of Void Staff. Totally switched up those names. :)
January 2nd, 2012
Oh wow haha fixed some more little mistakes, I also added a second build for those skeptical about my first one.
January 2nd, 2012
I have had to resort to older versions of this guide because when I Edit my guide, it keeps messing up and deleting stuff. I will slowly be re-editting this.
January 19th, 2012
Changed and touched up some coding problems
January 28th, 2012
Changed alot of stuff because I realized alot of stuff was wrong :D
// Hello, this is Mikuroo with his first guide on Mobafire! I want to show people how to properly play Evelynn in a 3vs3 situation. I find that most people who start a character play with a 5vs5 build, as i did when i started evelynn. However, 5vs5 and 3vs3 are entirely different things from the view of Evelynn. I will describe how in this build.
// As I said, this is my first build so please go easy on me! If you spot any errors, big or small, feel free to point them out in comments. Any suggestions on switching items are good to me! Please do not downvote my guide purely because of these, I am trying to create a better 3vs3 enviroment. Thank you. This is a guide in process
Credits to jhoijhoi for the template, which you can find here.
Pros+ // She is obviously a stealth. Duh.
+ // She can scout well
+ // She forces the other team to spend more money on wards/oracles.
+ // Good damage, plus armor and magic resist lower.
+ // She is really fast with this guide, and is EVERYWHERE >:D
+ // She does decent damage, and harasses good
Cons- // She runs out of mana easily, early game
- // She does not really have any escape mechanisms right out of stealth.
- // Her damage is not insane, and cannot 1vs1 against most Champions.
- // Her early game farming is hard.
- // She is relatively squishy.
- // Her stealth is countered by wards and oracles.
//Now these Cons may look like they over weigh the Pros, but played properly, many of these cons do not exist later game.
// You may ask why I go into the Utility tree. This is because of the Gold boosts from this tree. , , and because of the gold increase from Smite, having a lower cooldown. Why is this gold important? Evelynn is a horrible early game farmer. She cannot do much damg, and if you try to farm with Ravage or Hate Spike, you will run out of mana. You will also get harassed.
// The points in the Defense tree is to stop the early game super squishiness. I do not find the 10% magic penetration as important, as the 10% will do nothing to help you get into late game.
: // This and all those masteries are needed to get Evelynn into the mid game where she dominates. If you cannot get into mid game with decent items, you will be USELESS.
: // More Magic Penetration.
: // So that you don't get demolished by Ap Carries.
: // We need more armor then Magic Resist because we are going to be hit by minions most of the time, or jungle monsters.
- // honestly, these runes do not really make much a difference, just make sure to have at least some magic penetration. If you feel like you want more damage and can handle having less Defense, go ahead and replace the glyphs and seals.
[Flash]:// This skill is just amazing and I would take it on almost every champion. It's power is amplified on twisted treeline, because there will always be a wall to Flash then Shadow Walk over.
[Exhaust]://This spell allows for either an easy escape from an enemy, or an easier kill. This is one of evelynn’s ways of escaping, and is important because evelynn is squishy. The 10 armor/magic resist lowering is also good, stacked with ravage.
- Determined Killer: // This may not seem like a big deal, as it does not include jungle creeps. But evelynn is a harassing acharacter, and while she is in lane, if she hits an enemy champion, all minions will attack her. Eventually this passive will add up to a sizeable amount of HP you have stopped.
- Hate Spike (Q): // This ability is one that drains your mana super fast. This skill is wonderful for chasing, because you will always be faster then you opponent, and you do not have to stop to do an autoattack. You may use this to farm if you have the mana, but do not spam the whole creep wave with it. Last hit only.
//Tip: This ability can sense invisible units likes Twitch. If they are nearby, you are allowed to use this ability. This can be useful to see if the opposing Invisible character is hiding around, as they cannot see you, but you can sense him.
- Shadow Walk (W): // This is your character defining skill. It allows you to turn invisible, only to be seen by Vision Ward and people with oracle's elixer. Use this skill to harass and scare your opponent's and make them paranoid. BE EVERYWHERE.Also, use the slow from this ability to harass and get away with it.
- Ravage (E): // This is your ability that does the most damage. It also lowers armor/magic resist by a ton, so you increase your teams damage by A LOT. This skill is maxed first.
- Malice and Spite (R): // Pretty simple, this is your steroid which boosts your attack speed and movement speed. In this build, the movement speed is more important because the attack speed is not very good with an AP build. The cooldown reset and heal are also very useful.
ALWAYS KNOW HOW MUCH DAMAGE YOUR ATTACKS DO. THIS INCLUDES YOUR AUTOATTACK!
// For Evelynn, you max ulti whenever possible of course. Then max our main harassing and sometimes last hitting tool, because it does SO MUCH DAMAGE. I personally get shadow walk to level 2 because i feel it is a reasonable amount of time. 10 seconds is not reasonable for a good gank. The rest is common sense.
// Do not get Shadow Walk first. It will lead to nothing, and if you decided to do a 3vs3 in bottom lane you can't do anything but a face check. Good luck autoattacking your opponents to death!
I AM STILL WORKING ON A PERFECT ITEM BUILD, SO PLEASE DO NOT DOWNVOTE FOR NOT HAVING ALL MY ITEMS OUT. I HAVE SOME VIABLE CHOICES BELOW, OR YOU CAN CHOOSE ITEMS YOURSELF. IT IS REALLY UP TO YOU!
: // I get this first for the mana so I can stay in lane longer. Many builds get boots first, but tell me what that does? Are you gonna go gank top lane with your tiny little slow + autoattacks? At level 1 you should not have to run away from enemy Champions because you should not even be near them anyways.
: // These will be useless at the moment, but by the time you can gank, you need to have bought Boots of Mobility. This is the thing to buy before getting mobility.
: // Why are these the shoes that i choose? They give you the amazing speed boost which allows you to be anywhere on this tiny map. No other boots even fit this build either.
- : // This is the main reason for buying Sapphire Crystal. This item is very very good on Evelynn as you will have the proc whenever you want due to Hate Spike. If the game goes on, this will build into your Lich Bane which scales 1:1 AP.
you may now choose from these items based on your opponent's/your situation.
: // Against AP Carries.
: // Against AD Carries. You may also buy Thornmail if you do not like activating your items.
: // This gives you alot of AP. If you find the opponent has alot of Magic Resist, feel free to buy Void Staff instead.
: // This is a nice item because it gives AP and it also gives you armor. Lastly, it gives you a good active, which is even better for Evelynn. If you pop Shadow Walk and then Zhonya's Hourglass you will stealth.
:// Important for DPS with your AP.
- //Late game it is much too easy for others to kill you because they are finishing their builds. A warmog's may not look like much but it may be worth it.
// Warding is very important in this build for evelynn. This is because if you can see an enemy gank coming, you can reveal them and counter gank them. Wards should always be at Red Buff and Dragon during mid game, and make sure once you hit level 8-10 Dragon should be warded.
// Ganking: Once it is mid game, the enemy will have enough money to start warding the place. This means that you have to be more careful. As all evelynn guides and twitch guides will tell you. ALWAYS START GANKS FROM BUSHES. even if they have oracle's they cannot see you in the bush.
// Tips: Most teams will have the passages near red buff or near dragon warded. Walk by these places stealthed. For example, if you are about to gank top lane, turn invisible in bottom lane itself, then walk up past red buff and into top lane. 20 seconds invisibility with your boots should be able to get you to top lane no problem.
// The attitude to take on as an Evelynn is "If I was there this would not have happened." This means that if someone just died, what could you have done to stop it? Could you have? Taking this attitude increases your awareness and makes you a better team player. Did you solo top just die? you could have been there to make it a 2vs1.
// Ganking: Once it is mid game, the enemy will have money to start warding the place. This means you will have to be more careful. ALWAYS START GANKS FROM BUSHES. Does that oracle's elixer wielder think he is invulnerable to a gank? Tell him otherwise.
// While ganking, Start from Shadow Walk stealth. pop Agony's Embrace, then use Ravageravage. From here you can either run away, or spam Hate Spike if they are not attacking you.
// Tip: Most teams will have red buff warded. This means that you should walk by these places stealthed. It will only lower your total stealth duration by 5 seconds and it will make it that even if they had that place warded, you can still gank them. If however, they react to you moving, they have the area Vision Wardvision warded. If you want, buy an oracle's to destroy these.
//When you chase, make sure you never autoattack unless you know that 1 autoattack is enough to finish them off. Your chasing ability is Hate Spike Q, and Agony's Embrace R can help you catch up. Also, if the enemy has higher HP, you can wait for a stealth and now you can use your 50% slow.
//Tip: Do not chase for too long. This goes for all champions, but alot more for evelynn. This is because your only escape really is Shadow Walk stealth, which if your enemy is attacking you, you need to wait 5 seconds.
//Evelynn does not have much means of running away. Her survival is based on where you are, and how you play her. If you play offensively and continuously harass, you will tend to be running away more. You will burn your Exhaust and you will be left with Shadow Walk as your only escape plan. DO NOT GO INTO A FIGHT PLANNING TO USE EXHAUST TO GET AWAY. USE EXHAUST AS AN EMERGENCY.
//Do not be afraid to waste your Agony's Embrace, it has a relatively low cooldown based on assists/kills. It is always a good way to escape, rather then wait for Shadow Walk to stealth you, take tons of damage and be forced to recall r.
// Do not waste all your mana harassing. Whenever you get the chance, use Ravage to last hit. this is very important, especially for your early game when farm is crucial. Make as much money as possible before entering mid game, and you will be fine. Also, anytime the lane is pushed, feel free to go into your jungle, and kill some creeps. Smite as much as possible, and if you are in lane, use it on siege minions.
// Now why did I put these two sections together? this is because you will mainly start teamfights as you try to gank someone. And when do you normally gank someone? when you go to get creep farm from jungling. When you go for a jungle creep you have two choices. 1. Obviously, go jungle. 2. Go for a gank.
// In a full on team fight, make sure to Ravage the primary target, as this increases everyone's damage by a heck load. Pop malice and spite, and spam your hate spike. hit Ravage every time it is up, as it is your nuke. If it is obvious you are going to lose, hit Shadow Walk and run away. This should work, and may even cause disruption, as they may decide to now focus you.
NOTE: REMEMBER THAT MALICE AND SPITE HEALS YOU FOR A KILL/ASSIST. IF YOU ARE ABOUT TO DIE, DO NOT RUN AWAY IF YOUR TEAM IS ABOUT TO GET A KILL.
// Thank you for reading my guide, hopefully it will make you a better Evelynn Player in 3vs3! NOTE: DO NOT USE THIS GUIDE IN 5VS5! IT WILL MAKE YOU LOSE! AND BE CALLED A NOOB! if you want to ask questions, feel free to PM me on mobafire. If you want to send in some pictures of victories, you can reach me at email@example.com. If you are having any problems, make sure to tell me. My ign is mikuroo, which I am using at lower ELO's to test builds.
// I will be glad to explain anything in this guide if it helps. Please do not troll downvote this guide unless you have a legit reason that actually makes sense. It is in my best interest to make this guide better, so do not say LOLOL THIS GUIDE SUCKS. GIVE ME A REASON.
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