Ashe Build Guide by Kettz
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History of Ashe
One of the perennial favorites of summoners in the League of Legends is the Freljordian beauty known as Ashe. She is a direct descendant of Avarosa - one of three legendary sisters who each claimed dominion over the scattered tribes dwelling in the icy tundra of northern Valoran. Ashe mirrors her ancestor's unparalleled mastery of the bow, earning her the title of ''The Frost Archer'' the way Avarosa did during her era. Ashe is a literal Princess amongst her people, though she prefers to be addressed by outsiders as her tribal title rather than any form of royal moniker. There are those in Freljord, however, that would prefer to address Ashe as the ''late'' Frost Archer; the other two tribes that are descendants from the Three Sisters are historically sworn enemies of Ashe and her people. Having survived more than one assassination attempt in her life, Ashe is always aware of her surroundings regardless of where she is.
Ashe originally came to the Institute of War in service of the League summoners, seeking enough influence and favor to finally bring peace to her realm - one that has endured civil strife since Avarosa and the Time of the Three Sisters. With countless victories under her belt, she has started to put the influence she has earned in the League to use. Rumors abound that Ashe has begun to associate herself with fellow champion Tryndamere outside of the Fields of Justice. While she denies such talk as frivolous, all eyes will remain on Ashe now that her success in the League may finally allow her to restore lasting peace to her people.
''It's a good idea to spread out. Ashe can hit five birds with one arrow.'' - Tryndamere
Hello guys, this is my first build and it's for a character we all know and love (And hate).
Ashe - The Frost Archer or as I like to call her The Tool Character cause she's just a godamn tool flying around on the map, slowing everyone and that three second stun...
But she's fun to play indeed.
But! This is no in-depth guide but it can be quite destroying.
Pros - We all know them
Awesome stun ulti
Survability because of slow.
Can't really rely on anything but auto-attacks (which ins't always great) after using ulti and volley.
I go flash and ghost to give her more survability and also a way to catch up with her enemies.
all other summoner spells works with her, but I find these the two best (my opinion)
As for runes I go 9 in armor pen marks, 9 mana per sec seals, 9 CD reduction glyphs and 3 armor pen quints, that way barely any tank(Or anyone for that sake) will resist your damage, mana per sec seals because she lacks mana and you don't really get mana items on her... and CD reductions glyphs so you get your volley/ulti back faster.
Anyone who doesn't go 21 in offense is a weirdo, it's your choice what you use the rest nine on.
Where to be/Skill sequence/Items.
Where you want to be with this build as Ashe is in the mid, top and bot works too, but you're easier of getting minion kills in mid (well maybe not to you, but to me it is!) and Ashe is quite better of one on one than two on two because in two on two she's targeted so fast by both and then splat, you're dead! you hear me? DEAD! oh and in teamfights you wish to enter after some ultis have gone off on your tank so you can throw your ulti in there and pwn some ***.
Okay, so now onto the skill sequence:
You start out with volley, then get frosthot at level two, then you get volley again and then get one point in at hawkshot at level four so you can scout your sides and get that nice 1+ gold every kill. After that you grab volley and then get your ulti.
Priorites goes like this: Ulti - Volley - Frosthot- Hawkshot.
Okay, last one: Items
You want to start out with the ordinary Doran's blade! if you've got some kills in mid and a nice minion farming, you should at least be able to buy B.F Sword and Boots of Speed and if you even got longer, you buy black cleaver and boots of speed. After you've got some more kills or just good at minion farming, get your boots of swiftness and you're ready to fly around the map.
After this I go Banshee's veil so onto bloodthirster/Infinity's Edge/ (though I like to go Bloodthirster because then you get nice damage + life steal but you decide) then Guardian's Angel or any other defensive item. and then you take Phantom Dancer, of course you'll probably never reach this long since the battle should be over after you at least get boots of swiftness and halfway to Banshee's veil.
sooo it's goes like this
Doran's blade - B.F Sword - Boots of Speed - Black Cleaver - Boots of Swiftness - Banshee's veil - Bloodthirster/Infinity's Edge - Guardian's Angel (Or any other defensive item, but I like Guardian's Angel) then you finish with Phantom Dancer.
Now don't go to harsh on me, this is my first build and it's not with a particulary champion I play, but when I play her this build usually pulls it off.