Ashe Build Guide by Zenkushi
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Ashe is a powerful ranged physical carry, she packs a built in slow with a strong map wide ultimate. She is a great starting carry for any League of Legends player but also maintains her effectiveness throughout all skill levels (thus making Ashe a great champion to master).
This Ashe guide aims to be a basic and simple introduction on basic strategy that should be adopted when playing Ashe, it is recommended for people just starting to use Ashe.
Make sure you toggle Frost Shot on for champions and off when you are not attacking champions.
Use Hawk Shot when you are worried about an enemy that is missing, also consider the casting placement as it also becomes a temporary ward.
Ashe has a map-wide ultimate making map awareness very important on Ashe, you can turn battles into your teams favor from the other side of the map very quickly.
Ashe is squishy like most carries, consider your position carefully. Use your range, slows and speed to poke at the enemy.
Hawk Shot is extremely effective for battles in the jungle and around bush areas, as it gives your team full vision of the enemy, a huge advantage.
Consider your angle when using your ultimate, its much easier to hit an enemy coming towards you or moving away.
Save your first attack for the enemy champion, due to your passive it will be a guaranteed critical, giving you some strong early lane dominance.
Harass the enemy with Volley, you can also use Volley to farm multiple minions quickly.
You can activate Frost Shot and follow up with several auto-attacks for strong harassment.
Try to slowly wither the enemy down, often you can score a guaranteed kill with Ashe at level 6 if you hit your Enchanted Crystal Arrow.
Be sure to farm lanes and the forest when applicable, Ashe is a very item dependent carry. (She still has great team utility when not farmed up but she is no where near her potential)
Volley's cooldown drops very quickly as it approaches max level, use it to poke and harass the enemy, your mana regeneration runes will handle the associated mana costs.
Be careful to not over extend in a lane, Ashe has no strong escape skills (that is why Flash/Ghost are so important summoners).
Consider building a Banshee's Veil at this stage of the game if you need more survivability, if you don't need the added defense, hold off on building it till late game.
At this stage of the game it is all about poking and positioning yourself correctly.
Using your ultimate on an enemy should result in a guaranteed kill for your team, use it to pick off the dangerous enemies (carries/supports).
Enchanted Crystal Arrow is great to initiate with (both before or after the tank has initiated), it can take an enemy completely out of the fight and apply slows to any surrounding enemies.
Late game you may need to save your ultimate for stopping enemies with channeled. ultimate, this may turn the battle into your teams favor.