Ezreal Build Guide by Duranichigo
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Hai okay so this guide is really just my favourite way of playing Ezreal these days and I know a lot of people will totally disagree with me that this build is even viable for Ez but I assure you all it is. Its extremely fun and actually not very hard when you start to get the hang of things. I have been playing Ezreal for over a year now and tested a lot of builds on him and must say this is my fav. I have played him ap carry, ad carry, jungler and now bruiser. He is obviously created as a Ad carry and that's how I play him most of the time. With this new and improved build its just so much more stronger than the old ad carry build( I don't play him like this when I need to carry).
MasteriesSummoner's Wrath I picked because of the obvious reason that Ghost and Ignite improvement gain on this mastery. Brute Force and Alacrity I chose for obvious reasons for that bit more AS and AD early game. Demolitionist is a very nice mastery and any bruiser should take this mastery. It helps a lot for getting and early turret and just makes a back door so much easier and actually possible. Vampirism works very well with my Greater Quintessence of Life Steal and ads great sustain to Ezreal solo top. Executioner is another very important mastery and helps a lot with dealing the finishing blow with ezreal's ulti. Hardiness is just nice for that early damage you have to be able to take early game and could be exchanged for Resistance depending on who you are laning against. I just love Durability and Veteran's Scars for that extra health from the start and just nice for bruisers and tanky champs over all.
Greater Mark of Attack Damage
Greater Seal of Armor
Greater Glyph of Scaling Magic Resist
Greater Quintessence of Life Steal
Pros / Cons
Very easy farming
Easy escape when ganked
Nice sustain if played with Life steal runes
Cannot tank fights
Has no CC
I max Mystic Shot first to make sure its cd is low and to hasting the pace you can lower your other abilities cd because of Mystic Shot passive. The rest of the abilities can be maxed as you prefer taking your ulti on 6, 11 and 16 obviously.
The items is where the whole guide comes together. I usualy start with a Doran's Blade because i really like the 3% life steal that works so well with my runes and masteries. It helps a lot with early farming as well. Now after your first recall u must really try to be able to buy Boots of Speed and Madred's Razors. Second and 3rd recall you should be able to buy a vamperic scepter and a Sheen. Now these items are extremely important because your main build would be expanding from them. Sheen really empowers your Mystic Shot and madred razors is very nice for the farming capabilities as well as the bit of armor it gives since Ezreal's base armor is very low. now finishing your Trinity Force is more importamt than boots so try to rush this. After that you can get your Mercury's Treads or even swap that for Berserker's Greaves if you feel you are lacking attack speed. Now getting that Warmog's Armor is probably bit more important than finishing The Bloodthirster and Madred's Bloodrazor but you can self decide if you need to go more tanky or damage early on. I take Wit's End as my last item for two reasons. It gives a little bit of magic resist that i feel bruisers sometimes lack and of course for the very nice atack speed bonus it gives. Wit's End also procs on Mystic Shot so its easy to get that magic resist up entering a group battle. There is other items like a Maw of Malmortius that could be a nice substitute but you don't want to lose to much attack speed. A Guardian Angel could be nice as well if u prefer going bit more tanky but I like to go full damage with this bruiser build.
This item should be rushed for great damage early in the game. Probably the most important item for this build.
Trinity force is obviously in this build to deal TONS OF DAMaGE!!!!!!!!!!!! SOOO important for the slow, the sheen proc and the mobility zeal grants you.
I believe any high dps solo top should play with a madreds cos of its nice AD and AS it grants. The passive very important when playing against high hp champs. Unluckily this item is gona expire in a few days.
Warmog's is a very very nice item on ezreal when playing top. You really need the HP since you should kinda be able to tank fights. Although the guide doesn't really focus on tanking fights it just makes you more durable.
Ignite is over all one of my favourite summoner spells and probably the most useful of all. With Summoner's Wrath you can even get some extra AD and AP when ignite is on cool down. The active is also very useful on champs like Volibear, Tryndamere, Xin, Sion and Mundo for reducing that incredible healing or just finishing them of in Tryndamere's case.
I love Ghost on any solo top and its just great on Ezreal top as well. With Ezreal's already built in flash and ghost you just can't get ganked very easily. It's also very nice for chasing a kill or escaping when you turret dive.
Exhaust is also a very nice summoner spell, mostly for all the reduction it gives. The slow is not all so important but it can still ensure the changes of ganks being successful.
Flash is also a very nice substitute for Ghost and with a double flash you can easily gain a lot of ground to the enemy. This ensures the element of surprise and can result in easy ganks or very nice harassing.
Farming is very important in LOL and is probably your biggest source of income. I'm not sure of the precise amount but 1 kill is equal to about 13-18 minion kills. Now farming with Ezreal top is really easy and should get about 200 cs before 30 minutes with no problem. I know the high elo players can get that in 20 minutes but I'm still working in getting there. Try not to farm with your abilities since wou really need the mana to harass the other solo top.
I'm still really new to making full guides and I realise my coding is very bad but I'm trying my best. Anyway this is my Ezreal guide to solo top and its really super fun. I hope I can get some feedback I would gladly adjust my build if I feel fit to do so. Ezreal is really a strong solo top and I can outplay a jayce solo top any day. He is a lot faster than other solo tops and you really cannot gank him. Anyway tell me what you guys think of the guide and please let me know if I should make some changes or whatever. See you all in the League.- D