Ashe Build Guide by budgingpandora
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Hi everyone, today im going to show you one of the BEST Ashe guides. So before down-voting or negatice commenting, please test the build. Ashe is one of the most important AD carries in the game, simply because she hasn't been nerfed in a long time and she has some really high damage if used correctly.
For runes, i use greater marks of desolation x9 (armor pen) simply because if someone starts with a Doran's Shield he's dead. And it will do bonus damage if someone doesn't. I use mana regen seals to harass more with volley, i do not get health seals because my role as a carry is to do the biggest amount of damage possible and not to survive. I use cd reduction glyphs so that my arrow would be up sooner and volley's cd will be really useful. And ofcourse Armor Pen Quintessences.
Masteries : I get the crit chance and attack speed because if i choose boots of swiftness i will lack it. I get the improved ghost because obviously i chose it as my summoner spell.
When the game starts, i start off with a [*] Doran's blade because it gives me a nice amount of hp as well as some attack damage. When you are laning, be sure to last hit minions as much as you can, because the first time you recall you want to get boots (1). If you find yourself squishy, and you are getting dominated, you can get 2 more doran's blade after your tier 1 boots. So by now you would have Doran's blade/ boots / dorans blade x2. Now, if you lack movement speed and you are not having a problem to last hit/harass enemy champions, you can get boot's of swiftness, and it will be easier to kite ennemies. Now, you can go back to lane and start farming for your most important item - Infinity Edge. Start with getting a bf sword then a pick axe, and then buy the full item. If you think that you have enough AD and not enough crits, get cloak of shadows for more crit chance. Once you buy IE, and you got berserks, get last whisper for the bonus armor pen, if you bought boots of swiftness, get phantom dancer because you would be lacking attack speed. By now you should be able to sell one doran's blade, and get even more survivability, so you will have to replace it with a Banshee's Veil. If you think that your 1st Dorans isnt useful, sell it and get a Bloodthirster.
For my skills, i like to max out volley first, for the early harass and it can be useful to farm minion waves, especially when you have the blue buff. After volley i get a point on my frost shot, for the slow so when i gank, the escapability of the opposite hero is very negative. Then if i'm going mid, i would take a point in my E at lvl 3, so that i would predict ganks and check the ennemy jungle to see what their jungler is doing. Of course i max the ultimate when available at lvl 6, 11, and 16. I do not like maxing E because having an extra 5 gold per minion is not heaven. So i would still prefer to keep maxing volley no matter in wich state i am.
My summoner spells for Ashe are going to be ghost and flash. Ashe is one of the most squishy champions in the game if not the SQUISHIEST. So i can use flash to escape and to chase, escape through walls etc .. and ghost for the same reasons. And you would be a lot faster if you execute ghosts with your boots of swiftness.
Pros / Cons
High damage output.
Lots of slow.
Not the fastest hero.
Not the best early game as well.
Ashe can be a very good farmer, and get lots of bonus gold if you got your E (hawk shot) maxed out. Be sure to last hit every minion especially if ur mid so u can gain a good advantage.
This build rocks in ranked play, and don't hesitate dont get your 3 doran's blades, since they will really help you at the beginning to maintain your survivability, and you will get some attack damage with some lifesteal once you get B.F. sword.
In team fights, you are really a great initiator, once you decide who to focus, use your enchanted crystal arrow on him, and get a full team nuke on this ennemy. Recommended ennemies to focus :
- Another Ashe
- Twisted Fate
- Miss Fortune
DO NOT FOCUS A TANK NO MATTER WHAT.
Creeping / Jungling
In your lane, use volley to get huge minion waves around 1 or 2 times, and i recommend you to keep the red buff (lizard) so you can get even more slow on ennemies and you got some extra damage. If you got your blue buff, volley could have a 1.5 sec cooldown, and it will be spammable. And your arrow will be up in like 49 secs.
Do not forget to spam your slows, as it is impossible for an ennemy to escape once you get him. And never forget to focus main carries with your arrow, because if your arrow gets him, its farewell :P
To conclude everything that i've said so far, Ashe is :
One of the best carries in the game because of her high damage output. In teamfights, be sure to stay back, and use your range to your advantage. If you die, it's no big deal, since you are not a survival champion, you're just here to do some damage and if you die then too bad. Be sure to sell your dorans blades if the game lasts more than 45 minutes, because getting a bloodthirster is much better than a dorans. Especially the annoying lifesteal.
I hope you enjoyed this guide, it is really helpful in ranked games and also if you are used to be squishy with Ashe :) See ya