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Threats to Ashe with this build
|Morgana||If you are not careful, you can quickly turn a Morgana support into an ADC. Her stuns are deadly, and only get worse as the game goes on.|
Ashe is a fun champ to play, and one that I think is great for both beginners and seasoned summoners. I started playing her when I started playing league a few years ago. After a very long break, I picked up the game again and have really enjoyed having her as my go to ADC (and occasionally top, though not recommended).
This guide is an ongoing culmination of the things I have learned playing Ashe for 300+ games. It is not perfect, but I try and keep it up to date and build on it regularly. It is my hope that everyone reading this will at least have a decent idea of how to pick up this champ and be successful in player matches within 3-5 games. It is broken up into 3 main parts: Quick Tips (General notes), 3-part Gameplay guide, and a deeper description of Abilities/Spells and their usage.
Quick Reference Tips and Tenants
-Be OK with taking an assist in lieu of a kill, ADC also means you initiate.
-Maintaining your Focus stacks can be tricky. One method to keeping 4 stacks is detailed here:
-Do not be greedy with Ashe's ultra. It can benefit the whole team to land a far away stun even if you will not be there for the kill.
-Get skilled at last-hitting minions as Ashe's items provide a massive advantage when built early.
-Use the Buddy-System! Never go further than your teams first line of turrets without a buddy as shown in the spoiler below:
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-Be Agile. Constant short movements can keep em guessing.
Maintaining a "pool" of minions is helpful in keeping Ranger's Focus stacks at, or near, their maximum. Maintaining a "pool" is just the act of prolonging/timing the deaths of nearby targets for the purpose of lowering the time it takes to build stacks for Ranger's Focus. This is done by repeating the following cycle:
-After firing arrow, right click the ground near Ashe to move. Make sure to keep in range.
-Quickly(within 2-3 secs.) stop movement and fire and auto-attack arrow by right-clicking a target. This adds a stack to Ranger's Focus if there are not already 4 stacks present. If stacks are full(4), then it will maintain that stack count.
-REPEAT until ready to use Ranger's Focus(Q)
Gameplay Guide: Open, Mid-Game, and End
This guide is for Ashe in the role of ADC in the bottom lane. I call it the "Champ-Poker" because, while laning, it is best to poke enemy champs and wear them down with your long range before going in for the kill . Ashe has been my favorite champ from the day I started playing and I still use her regularly. Below is my advice on how to work Ashe into your regular lineup.
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Our Item build order may seem a bit strange at first, but it ends up being more efficient and giving us longer laning times in between backs. Focus on farming minions and taking any clear opportunities your support creates to kill champions. Keep a close look at your Mana as you do not have a lot to start with and may need at least 1/3rd of it for a champion encounter. After leveling Q ( Focus), try and maintain 4 Focus stacks at the ready.
Spells and Abilities
Heal offers Ashe a way to rapidly recover when teammates have been killed. Use this in conjunction with Flash to increase your chances of getting out of combat.
10% + (Crit.Chance) × (1 + bonus Crit.Dmg.))% AD bonus physical damage while they remain slowed. Ashe's Critical critical strikes deal no additional damage, but instead double Frost Shot effect slow strength to 10% - 50% (based on level), decaying over the 2 secs.
ACTIVE: For the next 5 secs., Ashe gains bonus attack speed and causes each of her basic attacks to fire a flurry of five arrows. Each arrow deals modified physical damage that benefits from Frost Shot and life steal.
ACTIVE: Ashe sends a hawk spirit toward the target location, granting sight of its flight path for 2 secs. and in a large radius at its destination for 5 secs. The hawk's sight is not obstructed by brush or terrain.
*Note* This can sniff out certain enemy-placed items such as wards or traps.
Enchanted Crystal Arrow(R):
Ability Upgrade Order:
Your W Volley will be your 1st priority upgrade (excluding ult upgrade levels), followed by your Q ( Focus), although it is important to have upgraded E Hawkshot by level 4-5.
In the interest of full disclosure: