Build Guide by Merkaloid
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Simply its a lot better than that overnerfed rat we call Twitch, or the Jack in the Box spammer named Shaco.
It has an absolute nuke with a 1.0 AP Ratio on E and a spammable hit on Q, which is sweet with the right runes, blue buff and the blue elixir. Making it, in my opinion, the best stealth assassin in the League.
Pros / Cons
Great AP Ratio on E with Armor and MR reduction
Can do Jungle
Ultimate can work as escape mechanism or Kiting machine
Deals both types of damage
Cheap Core build (Lich Bane, Sorc Boots and Rabadon's)
Squishy Early Game (Swap the AP seals with HP seals to counter)
Vulnerable to CC
Needs to use stun in every occasion
Why? Ghost will stack speed increase with your ultimate and ignite will proc your mastery, 10 AP early game is quite a bit. Flash is an option but going stealth is just as useful.
Choose your summoner spells as you like, I wont judge all of them, some are simply less useful than others.
Runes and Masteries
I like full flat AP for the early game boost.
Feel free to swap by for the added survivability.
If you are new to Eve I would recommend you to prioritize the hp runes over the AP ones.
Masteries are the classic 21/0/9 for a Carry, you will want the Ignite Mastery and get Utility until the Neutral Buffs part, which is VERY useful in Eve since blue will give so much more DPS with Q.
Why these over the Movement 5 boots? It's simple Magic pen is a lot better than a speed boost that will only help you go from lane to lane faster, but the truth is, you will be running with the Move 1 boots for the whole laning phase.
Shouldnt it be Trinity Force here? No, not really Trinity Force's proc deals 150% of you ATTACK Damage, which you wont be getting, Lich does it with your Ability Power, meaning each 2 seconds of spamming you Q nuke, you will be dealing your Ability Power in an Autoattack, combine this with your ultimate and you wont be kiting your enemy for more than 4 seconds
The obvious AP stacking item, needs no explanation.
Odd item for Eve? Nope. Guinsoo's gives you attack speed and Ability Power, whats not to like? With blue buff you should be getting 3/4 stacks per second, even more with ult popped.
Magic Penetration, a must for any AP Caster, if your enemies are stacking AP, you should be going for this prior to Guinsoo's Rageblade.
Some might say this falls into the optional items category, but if the game gets far enough for you to have the money to purchase this, I dont see why not, added survivability and free revival.
Only if they are stacking MR or you just need that Magic Res against another Eve, if you are desperate might help.
I dont usually buy this, it will delay your purchase of sheen, or, if you buy it after, it might already be too late for you to start stacking a snowball item, play safe, dont get these.
Spell Vamp, what is not to like? I havent tried this enough to make a conclusion, I would get this if I was playing against another Eve, you ultimate is already enough for added survivability.
If you need to trash a HP stacker, your ulti in combination with Madred is quite nice, DFG is nice for an initial nuke, however you should be dealing the same damage with your E by the time you get this.
For Jungle Eve, I know it works, Eve is not a bad jungler, but it will significantly lower your early game damage output.
Skills & How to use them
Unlike what many say, this is your main DPS source, you will be spamming this at any time whenever you are next to an enemy, without this you ain't gonna be killing anyone.
Your Stealth combined with a stun, this stun is your bread and butter, in late game these 2 seconds should be how long you take to kill someone (carries first, remember, you are an Assassin/Anti-Carry)
Your initial burst, your nuke and your debuff, unless you need to stun 2 or more targets, open with this to maximize the damage on your Q
The best passive for an Assassin, kill and recover HP, it also resets the cooldown if an enemy dies, assist, kill or not! I pop this after I stun my target just to be safe but you can also use it while in stealth to chase your target, dont be afraid to use it.
Never pick a solo lane, I've tried solo lanes, it's not that she cant, but you can't afford to leave your lane unattended when you go gank.
Last hitting creeps is your priority, move in, use Q and autoattacks, losing more than 3 creeps in a wave in bad, practice this since it's a very important part of the game (Watching High Elo Streams/Recordings and do custom games are a good way to practice).
Coordinate with your teammates to gank your enemies, enter a brush, use stealth and walk out after the short 1.5 sec delay and stun your opponents to allow your ally to jump in hopefully get a kill
Use stealth to leave your lane, unpop it on the way for the cooldown, warn your teammates by marking your target and move in stealthed after they are distant enough from their tower.
Never be afraid to tower dive at level 6+ if you have a sure kill, try not to dive against champs with a stun or suppression
At this point, you should be a champion they run from, if they aren't buying enough oracle elixirs then you aren't doing your job right.
Single out an enemy.
Your priority should be:
1. People with Oracle.
2. Strong Carry
3. Someone Stacking a snowball item (Mejai's, Sword of the Occult, Leviathan)
Dash to anyone backdooring, dont allow them to touch a turret.
In a team fight you should wait for your tank to initiate, then dash in and stun the whole team with your and eliminate a carry, dash out and do the same. You are a stronger carry than most champions, only a crit dmg champion like Tryndamere, Gangplank and many others should be outdamaging you, however your stun wont allow them to touch you.
Play safe, remember your role as an assassin/anti-carry, dont play superman or overextend.
I have the recordings of these games, I'll try and upload some of the most important bits.
PS: I recently switched from US to EU, I am level 29 on EU server right now.