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Ezreal Build Guide by Robin Banks
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+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
Threats & Synergies
Your only true counter. A good Caitlyn will make your life hell. If you happen to die early I'd get a cull and do your best to farm it out. If your jungler ganks for you though, the kill should be pretty free. Do not get trapped, do not greed to auto minions. Farm with Q safely and prioritize your hp.
He deals more damage in the early game, but at your 2 item spike you have a chance to beat him. Don't ever try to fight 1v1 unless you're very ahead. The thing with Draven is that its very easy to line up klepto Q procs when he catches his axes. But if he gets a lead, you'll feel it very quickly.
If he gets a lead in lane, you probably wont recover for a while. Twitch's like to cheese so if you ever think you're alone in lane, chances are twitch is coming to murder you out of his stealth. Late game, his DPS is much higher but with this build you can oneshot him if you land your W-E->Q combo.
A lot like the caitlyn matchup. if she gets a kill do your best to kite out her passive with IBG. Otherwise be ready to flash away. Late game if she gets her resets and you're unable to kill her, you might just want to go next.
If she has rakan, just becareful of his engage. Other than that this lane is a breeze for you since you can land Q's as well as klepto autos since your 550 range is higher than her 525. Just avoid her E at all costs. Rule to follow: If she's used her e, you can e in. Otherwise don't risk it
Generally even matchup before 6 and before first back. After first back if you only have a tear I would not fight her. She out dps's you at all stages of the game if you both are gaining even gold and EXP. If you get a lead, just be careful of fighting her 1v1, and once she has her E upgrade.
Even lane before his cuitlass/bork purchase. After that you'll need to rely on Q/W Poke. Save E for when he slows you. Do not use E to proc your w. He will murder you for it. I think you outscale Lucian, but some other people may disagree.
Trades better than you in lane. Get tabis + IBG if you want to survive. Again rely on Q poke and dodging her Q and you'll be fine.
You have the range advantage but sivir outscales you pretty hard. Even lane pre-6 and first back. Just dodge her Q's and rely on your Q poke. Her spell shield CD is very long early ranks so she'll only use it for a CC ability or if shes low HP and needs to block one of your Q's.
If you're pushed too far up in lane she can all in you and kill you. While I think this lane is even since you can stay safe and farm safe, her kill pressure on you is always there. Again, just make sure to land your Q's to dissuade her from taking an all in. Also, she outscales you. At Lvl 5 you guys have about the same range. At lvl 11 she out ranges you heavily (605 to 550). Post 6 if she finds you alone, she'll kill you.
Skill Matchup. Even lane pre 6. Post 6 if she's ulting you and you're pushed up in lane just flash + e away. You won't out damage her.
Immobile Adc with range advantage. However its very easy to proc your W+E. I'd say you win pre 6 as long as he isn't able to detonate any blight stacks. Haven't seen too many varus's nowadays so I'm a bit rusty on the knowledge of this matchup.
Champion Build Guide
1050 Gold: Get Sheen
<875: Components of Frostfire Gauntlet i.e Cloth Armor & Sapphire Crystal
450: Cull (Debatable)
Enemy team has Excessive healing aka Soraka, Nami, Sona, Vladimir, Dr. Mundo: Executioner's Calling or Long Sword into Executioner's Calling
Always buy a control ward on your backs given that you have the extra 75 gold. If you don't have lane pressure to keep it in your lane, then place the ward in the river or in an entrance to your botside jungle, or just keep it in your inventory until you do have lane pressure. Post lane phase if a key objective is spawning ill typically buy 2. Control wards are OP and should be bought whenever necessary
Explanation on Core Build:
Some players like to grab sheen on their first back if they think they're stomping lane. I've encountered diamond Ezreals that do this and have gotten my butt handed to me a few times. However, no matter how fed I am or how bad the enemy is I do not recommend delaying your tear purchase. You spike later than optimal as is by playing Ezreal, and delaying this spike even more is questionable. If I feel I'm above the enemy laners in terms of skill I'll grab cull and skip the components of gauntlet. Cull heightens ezreals Gold Generation strength and allows you to hit your core items faster.
After you have your Manamune and Frostfire Gauntlet you'll want these items in the following order:
Is your Manamune Stacked? ---> Tear of the Goddess
Is your Tear of the Goddess close to being stacked? --> Components of second tear
Heavy AP team or fed AP Assassin: Hexdrinker
Tear not close to being stacked: Bilgewater Cutlass components OR components of Lost Chapter
Did you not get an early executioners? Then Executioner's Calling
After you have your second tear stacking you will want to save up any gold for your Archangel's Staff as this will grant you a hefty shield for an active, making your Q's hit like a truck, as well as amplifying the damage of all your abilities since Ezreal as AD and AP Scalings.
Your boot choice varies every game. Grab these boots based on the given situation:
Enemy team is Heavy AD or they have a fed AD Assassin: Ninja Tabi
You're the only source of consistent AP Damage on your team OR you need to hard carry: Sorcerer's Shoes
Enemy team is Heavy AP: Mercury's Treads
Are you running Transcendence and don't want Sorcerer's Shoes ? Then Take Ionian Boots of Lucidity
Honorable Mention: Berserker's Greaves While the attack speed feels nice to have, I'd recommend grabbing Sorcerer's Shoes if you don't need the defensive stats from Ninja Tabi or Mercury's Treads
I will be taking the base damage of his abilities assuming he is level 13 (Q + E Maxed) and assuming he has 150 AD and NO AP yet. I'm not sure his exact AD stat at level 13 with Muramana and Frostfire Gauntlet and Absolute Focus but we're using this to make the numbers easier.
Essence Flux is the core ability that lets the oneshotting begin. If you proc this on a squishy target you'll see absurd amounts of burst. Below is the math containing procs with Mystic Shot and Arcane Shift
On Mystic Shot Thats 115 + 165 + Sheen Proc + 60 + 90 for a total of 430 + your sheen proc. This is of course reduced based on the enemy champions armor.
On Arcane Shift Thats 280 + 75 for a total of 355 Magic Damage
Bonus points if you can land a Mystic Shot afterwards for an additional 280 Physical Damage (115 + 165 + Sheen Proc)
Meaning that if you land your only your W + E + Q combo (no autoattacks) you'll do a total of 355 + 280 + Sheen proc for a total of 635 + Sheen Proc. This is amplified heavily if you were able to build Sorcerer's Shoes
Trueshot Barrage Does 500 + 100% bonus AD. Again, heavily amplified if you were able to build Sorcerer's Shoes
Okay now lets get into the late game item explanations:
Hextech Gunblade Adds to your burst by giving you a strong damage active, as well as amplifying all your abilites.
Morellonomicon Lets add another 15 Magic Pen on all our abilities as well as giving us some HP. This item is our last item and adds survivability via HP and extreme damage via 80 AP and magic pen. Any squishy champion that you can proc your W + E on will delete them. And I mean actually delete them.
Just for the time being so you guys have an idea of the damage you'll do:
Practice Tool test:
A bit glitchy but again, these clips are to just give an example. I'll post some live game content within the coming weeks. Also, take into account that the tear items aren't stacked, and mana flow band isnt completed which all amplify the damage of your abilities.
I hope this guide helped you learn about Ezreal. We already knew the double tear build was strong but this build provides an AP damage source to full ad team comps as well as an extremely fun build. I mean, who doesn't like oneshotting champions. You can find me on Discord as LoneWolf#6483 or league as Lone Wolf V (main). Feel free to comment on this build or add suggestions to this guide.