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Ezreal Build Guide by MikhaelSoras

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League of Legends Build Guide Author MikhaelSoras

Ezreal - The Prodigy Marksman

MikhaelSoras Last updated on June 17, 2012
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Ability Sequence

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Ability Key Q
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Ability Key W
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Ability Key E
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Ability Key R





Not Updated For Current Season

The masteries shown here are not yet updated for the current season, the guide author needs to set up the new masteries. As such, they will be different than the masteries you see in-game.



Masteries

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3/
Sunder
Archmage
 
 
 
 
 
 
1/
Executioner
 
 

Offense: 21

 
 
 
 
 
4/
Durability
Vigor
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Honor Guard
Mercenary
 
 
 
 
 
 
Juggernaut
 
 

Defense: 9

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Strength of Spirit
Intelligence
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mastermind
 

Utility: 0


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Introduction

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Hey i'm Soras, this guide will be my first guide about LoL, and I feel happy to share my experience with Ezreal. He is my favorite champ since I saw the game. I was looking for an archer and when I saw his picture with a Magic Bow I was impressed!

I played with Ashe till lv8 and saving IP for Ezreal he is really expensive 6300IP is a lot for a new player. I win many matches with Ashe, she is good, but good isn't enough for me.

Ezreal is a difficult Champion, i was always blamed all games, but i become good, and many times the team mates said Ezreal was a so weak Champion, but i kept playing with him, he is a fun Champion and very rewarding to master.

When you start to hit the Skill-Shots you will see that he is strong and can harass all champions.
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About the Champion

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Ezreal most of time is considered a really weak champion, and many Ezreal's players think the same they get harass easily.
While your in the lane you need prove they are all wrong.
Harass in the lane make they run, and they will think "What is the problem with that Ezreal he isn't afraid, i never had problem with that champion..."
You will realize that if you keep attacking, they will run, and consequently they will retreat.

I stopped think that Ezreal is a fragile champion, i think he has enough HP, i can take damage, I can take all champions without problem.

Ezreal is the best mid i ever played he isn't a AP Champ but he harass really easy great damage and range early game, the hard part is find someone to bot lane.

You will ask me, Why don't you use mana regen runes or cooldown, because its a waste of runes i don't need mana regen because i use the skills wisely, no waste of mana, i get Armor and Magic Resist because you need it, it make you take less damage making easy to harass the enemy and farm a lot.
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Let's talk about Skill Shots
Ezreal is the most difficult Champion to master because of it, and because of it you may think Ezreal will lose many Skills, and sometimes it is true.

However, it's a great advantage, after you master him, rarely you will lose one skill, and when someone is running in the Fog, you can still attack him, while many champions can't.

After you master him, you will make many kills without see the enemy, so much fun to play, and this is the best reward.
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About the Runes & Masteries

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For me is perfect this masteries, you can have a good early defense.
HP and damage combined with the runes.
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You will need this kind of runes/masteries to farm well and try get some early kills in the game.

And if the other team let it happen.... poor guys, Ezreal will farm a lot in mid and even more at late game.
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Runes

Greater Mark of Lethality
9

Greater Seal of Armor
9

Greater Glyph of Magic Resist
9

Greater Quintessence of Attack Damage
3
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Mark

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Greater Mark of Desolation
Its my main Rune for Marks i'm always trying to get fast kills, combined with The Brutalizer
SPACE This Rune i used in some games that i was focused in farm in early game, its easier for last hit minions. SPACESPACE

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Glyph

SPACESPACE SPACE
It is the best rune you can buy, Mag Def helps a lot when in mid, i never used Mana/Mana Regen Runes, after get sheen, if you know how to Wisely-Cast, rarely you will find yourself without mana.
SPACESPACE
SPACE
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Seal

SPACESPACE SPACE
Why Armor instead of HP, its cheaper and have more use than hp in low-def champs.
SPACESPACE

SPACE
SPACE

Seal

SPACESPACE SPACE
Its better for you have Attack Damage in this one.
SPACESPACE

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Runes + Masteries + The Brutalizer

SPACESPACE (Normally the enemy Armor will be more or less 35(-10% from Masteries) = 31,5)

Armor Penetration: 36

Attack Damage: 98

Mystic Shot Damage (Lv2): 153 (True Damage) + Sheen: 231

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Seal

SPACESPACE SPACE
Why Armor instead of HP, its cheaper and have more use than hp in low-def champs.
SPACESPACE

SPACE
SPACE

Seal

SPACESPACE SPACE
Its better for you have Attack Damage in this one.
SPACESPACE

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Runes + Masteries + The Brutalizer

SPACESPACE (Normally the enemy Armor will be more or less 35(-10% from Masteries) = 31,5)

Armor Penetration: 36

Attack Damage: 98

Mystic Shot Damage (Lv2): 153 (True Damage) + Sheen: 231

SPACE-SPACE
SPACE

Seal

SPACESPACE SPACE
Why Armor instead of HP, its cheaper and have more use than hp in low-def champs.
SPACESPACE

SPACE
SPACE

Seal

SPACESPACE SPACE
Its better for you have Attack Damage in this one.
SPACESPACE

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Runes + Masteries + The Brutalizer

SPACESPACE (Normally the enemy Armor will be more or less 35(-10% from Masteries) = 31,5)

Armor Penetration: 36

Attack Damage: 98

Mystic Shot Damage (Lv2): 153 (True Damage) + Sheen: 231

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Seal

SPACESPACE SPACE
Why Armor instead of HP, its cheaper and have more use than hp in low-def champs.
SPACESPACE

SPACE
SPACE

Seal

SPACESPACE SPACE
Its better for you have Attack Damage in this one.
SPACESPACE

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Runes + Masteries + The Brutalizer

SPACESPACE (Normally the enemy Armor will be more or less 35(-10% from Masteries) = 31,5)

Armor Penetration: 36

Attack Damage: 98

Mystic Shot Damage (Lv2): 153 (True Damage) + Sheen: 231

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About Summoner Spells

SPACESPACE

...Flash... SPACE
Its the only spell that can be used in all Champions, Its the only one that can be used to Attack/Run/Surprise/Defend and even kill yourself, but i will not teach you how to kill yourself now.
SPACESPACE

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Example

SPACE Most of the Players think minions will protect them against Ezreal but if they get a low hp like 40% +- and stay, its the same as ask Ezreal kill me. You can use Flash to get inside the minions and use Arcane Shift to jump behind the Noob and get the kill. SPACE
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.Exhaust.. SPACE
For me its the second Best Spell, it reduce the damage dealt, and give a great Slow.
SPACESPACE

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Example

SPACE If your enemy love the tower and never stop kissing it. You can leave the lane to Gank, after you Gank, you will see if he is far from tower and you can Exhaust and get a kill. (its not that easy, but believe me, work a lot) SPACE
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...Ignite.. SPACE
If you sure that you don't need Flash and Arcane Shift will save you always, its the best help you can get, have a good damage or u can use to lower many HP Regen skill Sadism Heal
SPACESPACE
SPACE
SPACE


....Heal... SPACE
This Skill its really good for early kill, you can stay at low HP to bring the enemy to you then you use heal and kill him.
Maybe this skill will be my main Spell, after the poll about remove
Flash from the game.
SPACESPACE
SPACE
SPACE

The rest you can use but isn't that helpful on Ezreal
Almost forgot DON'T EVEN THINK IN GET Clarity HEAR ME!!!!!
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About the Skills

SPACE
SPACE

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SPACE This Passive is really nice for me, its not difficult make 5 stacks, and we are an AD Champ, you will staking while fight , or while attacking Minions/Enemy Champions with Mystic Shot or Trueshot Barrage or using Essence Flux on a Friend. You can get many stacks by using essence of flux to hit more than 2+ Allies.
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AD
Best Skill and will be maxed first. High Damage and Sheen || The Black Cleaver || Life Steal will have effect in this skill.
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AP
You will need only one Point in it in the first level since it save so much mana. Later game This skill have a special use on Ezreal AP it will use the passive of Lich Bane it will do a damage equal your Ap + the skill damage, Nice isn't it?
SPACE
SPACE
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SPACE

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If attacking a tower with an ally, you can use Essence Flux on them to boost their attack speed. Hitting the friendly champion will also increase the stacks and duration of your passive
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AD
You will need only one point at this skill at level 3, i use for continue damaging in early game and to get stacks of the passive.
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AP
Will be your main skill, maxed first, HIGH damage, it ignore minion and have a nice Ap scale.
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This is the second skill that you will max, same as flash but have a higher range and attack after blink. It will hit invisible enemy. I don't recommend use it offensively, use it as a escape mechanism, or if you are chasing a low HP enemy.
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The enemy loves die for you, even more if you are so far from him. After level 6 you will be really dangerous. Check all enemies HP if under 300-400 Aim and Kill.

Trueshot Barrage is a channeled ability, you cannot stop the channel with hard CC. The only way to prevent Ezreal from ulting mid-cast is by killing him.

Trueshot Barrage has a channel time upfront and is easily dodged by skilled players. For this reason, it is often a good idea to use it to hit an entire team immediately after the battle starts, dealing significant total damage and granting multiple stacks of Rising Spell Force.

Don't Forget each minion/Player it pass trough will make 8% less damage Try get a Clear Hit, and use to farm the cooldown is really low thanks to Mystic Shot.
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About Farming & Team Fight

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The most important thing while in the lane is farm, doing the last hit on minions. Try to just do the last hit, it will prevent you to push the lane and avoid been Ganked.

If you see two minion with low HP, Auto-Attack one and use Mystic Shot in the other, when you do it will reset the Auto-Attack timer.

Because of the mana issue, don't spam skills try do the Last-Hit on minion with an Auto-Attack.

When your Farming you will try to harass the enemy to keep him far from minion and don't farm, but if you are harassing the enemy and lose 15 minion, it's the same as lose a kill.

Keep it in mind REALLY.
When in BOT Lane, try to get dragon always or steal it, it will help a lot not only you but the entire team.

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In team fights you can use Trueshot Barrage to start the fight and Stack your passive, while doing a good amount of damage.

The most important in the team fight, is to be well-positioned, this is the difference between die and kill.

In the End Game you will be the main DPS of the team. All enemies are focusing you, one wrong step and many CC will be on you, and ...forget it's too late now. But to prevent you to die without even attack, they made Guardian Angel.
Tell your teammates to Defend you at all cost.

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Early Game: items

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I will give a detailed explanation of the items and when to buy...For AD



Early Game


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....................space.......... spaceS-lCE If your going mid, take it. Better Damage and Higher HP and its cheap.
....................space.......... SCE This is a great choice if you want your Support to harass more
You will bring more Pots with you, and will allow you to stay
more time farming.
....................space.......... SCE If you want get The Brutalizer fast.

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....................space.......... SCE First time you come back you will buy it.
....................space.......... SCE Next Recall you will complete the Early Core.

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This is the Early Core:
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....................space.................... Mid Early Core: ...SPACE...

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Alternative Early Core:
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It's a really great pick specially in Ranked, You get all attributes that make a lane sustainable you will farm well, Free Ward, and his passive make Dragon, easier. But you will lose Damage for getting it instead of The Brutalizer
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About the Boots



You will use the Berserker's Greaves almost all games.
But against a Full CC team or Heavily Magical team you will use Mercury's Treads.
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Sight Ward
You will need to Buy wards most of the time,
its really important have control of the map for counter jungle and Keep yourself alive.
You will buy it always, but same times you will buy more or less,
depending on how the ganks are often.
See the Ward Map for more Info...
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Mid Game: Items

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You will Complete Trinity Force now you should Get
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SPACESPACES...PACESPACESPACE... ... And then complete it ... ...
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SPACESPACES Trinity Force is a nice item for Mid Game will give a good amount of every attribute, and improve the Passive. SPACESPACES
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Now its time to get some Life Steal
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Will give a good sustainability to the lane and will help
when you need to kill Dragon.
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Let's upgrade your basic-attack
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SPACESPACES...PACESPACESPACE... ... And then complete it ... ...
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Its a great upgrade in your damage.
You will hit critical often, and Critical Damage + 50%.
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You will have 2 options:


SPACESSPACES Sell The Brutalizer to buy: ... ... It will make easier to farm.
But you will lose Armor Penetration.
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SPA Keep
The Brutalizer
and go farm
Selling it later, to buy:
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... ... High Damage item, with a so High amount of Life Steal.
It will keep your HP high in team fights or can fill your HP after a Fight,
If you attack minions or monsters from jungle.
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Late Game: Items

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This part is easy but pay a lot of attention.


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If the Enemy Team is with High Defense or 2 Tankers
Your last Items will be :
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If the other Team is heavily based on ADs you will get:

Depending on which one is better for you
in that moment you can choose between:
SCE
or

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If the team is full of APs:

This will increase a lot your Survive Ability:
SCE
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End Game: Items

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Lets Check our Build till now:


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Now we will be trying to find the best
option of items for the End game.


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Frozen Mallet
I use in almost all cases. but feel free to choose.
Have in mind it is the only item that give HP+Attack Damage
And the Passive is good.
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Against Tank Team



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With this build you will ignore 50%(10% from Masteries) of the enemy Armor, Madred is a great item +Attack Speed, deal damage based on Enemy Max HP(4% per hit as magic damage)
SPA Against Ap Team



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This build is made to tank deadly combos from many APs like Akali, Banshee's Veil is a great item on a squishy Champion, that shield will block all kind of skills(but only one XD).
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Against AD Heavy Team



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You can use Last Whisper instead of Frozen Mallet. This build will reduce a lot the damage taken, and return 30% of the damage received as Magic Damage, if the enemy don't have Life Steal, he will receive so much damage.
SPA .
For Heavy Damage Carry



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High Damage, so High Movement Speed, so High Attack Speed.
However it makes you a squishy Target, your damage is so high you will take down a squishy champion in 3 hits, but you can die in 3 hits too.
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No Berserker's Greaves



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So High Critical, so High Damage, High Movement Speed, High Attack Speed.
This build is for HARDCORE players, and you will be the Super Dangerous Squishy, if the other team doesn't focus you, you will make 2 pentakills and win the game.
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Items Explanation

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Standard Items SPCe Situational Items

SPC
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SP Main boot since it give Atk.Spd.

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SP Core item for Ezreal, his passive is useful to his Mystic Shot and basic attacks after Essence Flux, Arcane Shift and Trueshot Barrage.

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SP Life Steal is an OP attribute,
and come with 60(+40) Attack Damage + 12%(+8) Life Steal
Against a Strong AD on 1x1 ,
Its better have:
2x The Bloodthirster Instead of
The Bloodthirster+ Frozen Mallet

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SP Best item, Your Basic Attack get a Super Upgrade.

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SP It is the only item that give HP+AD its very useful in almost all cases, the passive is just a bonus since you have Trinity Force

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SP Ignore 40% of the target Defense, and still give a good amount of Attack Damage, Many games will beg for this item, everyone is with a high Defence. Some games you will see everyone with Thornmail
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SP It will prevent you to die without fight, in end game you will be the main target of many CCs and will end up killed. Try use it to harass safely.

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SP It can be used to replace, Trinity Force or Frozen Mallet. In End Game your Basic-Attack will deal really high damage, a good choice is get Phantom Dancer to make Critical more Often and AS higher.

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SPCe -
This is the best boot in the game, Great against CC.
SP
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Against a heavy AD Team,
its a perfect item,
and if the enemy doesn't have Life Steal,
Its passive will destroy them.
SP

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Against a heavy AP Team, its a great item, Block one Skill, that will prevent you begin a fight stunned, it gives a good amount of HP & MP and a high amount of Magic Resistance
SP

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This item give you a insane shield,
and if you're an AD you will be trully happy
55 Attack Damage, 36 Magic Resistance, and other nice passive, Less HP = More Damage
SP

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It's an item made only for Destroy High HP Champions. Combine high Attack Speed
SP

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It's a good option in Early/Mid game, you will have many attributes that sustain you for a long time in the lane and its Active Passive place a Ward
SP

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Its a good item because you don't have many items that give Attack Speed, and have a good passive for
Low Def Champions.
SP

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Will remove all Debuffs while giving Magic Resist.
I think it can be useful, but i don't feel like using it.
SP

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Hints

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SPACE . Ezreal have an advantage to check bushes with Mystic Shot Its useful and if you wonder " How do i know if i hit the enemy ?" Simple, Check your passive buff, if you hit you will get a stack. Spac
SPACE . When a player have a low hp, he run through the shortest way and commonly stop at the most near bush. while they feel safe they recall, and most of the time will be obviously where he is, you aim and get the kill, easy as it looks like. Spac
SPACE Can pass through large walls its good for easy escapes.
When you notice that the enemy is going to stun you( Cryptic Gaze Dazzle), you can arcane shift away to increase the gap between you and the enemy.
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SPACE Sight Ward If you put a Ward inside the base of the enemies near the wall you can use Basic Attacks ignoring the Wall, good for late/end game when your basic attack is so strong.
SPACE Always use Essence Flux Before Mystic Shot because of the higher range of Mystic Shot.

----SmartCast: Smartcast automatically casts the selected ability at (or towards) the current mouse cursor position as if you had first pressed the ability button and then left-clicked at the target position.
----Remember that smartcasting means you don't get the targeting graphic, which can make it harder to accurately aim skillshots. They will fire instantly, instead of showing the skillshot for fine tuning the shot.

If the enemy is running from you use Mystic Shot to attack through walls imagining that he get always the shortest way to base or safe places.
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Update

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  • Added Team Fight
  • Items Explanation
  • Updated Image Size.
  • Added Ward Map Guide from Nihma.
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  • Added "About the Champion".
  • Added the new item Maw of Malmortius.

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