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League of Legends Build Guide Author Quinnyy

Ashe - The Frost Archer

Quinnyy Last updated on November 20, 2011
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Offense: 21

Honor Guard

Defense: 0

Strength of Spirit

Utility: 9

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Hey, This is my second guide on mobafire and I hope this build can also help you as much as it has helped me. This is a full damage build, I know people might say it has no survival but with my experience with Ashe I think maxing out my damage as early as possible gives me a really high advantage because you can easily kite other players. Plus you heal an insane amount if you get the bloodthirster. This is my favourite AD carry champion because its just fun and it also has alot of slows which can annoy people if I kite correctly. Plus the ultimate can get on people nerves if you hit them from the other side of the battlefield

Thanks for viewing and I hope you enjoy the guide!

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Berserker Greaves - Ive gone for this one so it increases your attack speed earlier on, if you personally don't think you need the early attack speed just change it for boots of swiftness.
Phantom Dancer - My reason for taking this item is that it is one of ashes most improtant items and every guide should have it otherwise it will be a fail, the attack speed and critical strike chance is the main 2 recommended stats for ashe
Infinity Edge - This is because ashe does all her damage through critical strikes and with this item her critical strikes do 250% damage instead of 200%, Plus gives extra damage.
The Black Cleaver - This is useful for destroying everyone because it reduces their armor which makes you and your team mates hit that target harder which is a must for ashe.
Last Whisper - This is mainly to get through tanks armour because later in the game they will start stacking MR or armour depending on which player in your team is dealing the highest damage, 40 damage and 40 armour penetration will make you hit alot harder.
The Bloodthirster - This is mainly just for survival because you will deal alot of damage with the bloodthirster plus it will heal alot of the damage that you take from other players. It also has a stacking effect which will increase your life steal by 25% and your damage by 100.
Vampiric Scepter - The reason I choose it at stage 8 is because if you get it earlier than that it will be pretty much useless because ashe deals low damage before she gets a infinity Edge. Its your decision when you get it but i personally think its no use until you get abit of damage at least.

Survival Items

Banshee's Veil - I would only go for this item if you are struggling to survive vs an AP champion, Plus this is very useful for absorbing a stun or just a spell and that can change the whole fight.
Stark's Fervor - This is good for the little bit of health regen and life steal plus reduces the enemies armour by 20 which is an extra bonus.

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Summoner Spells

Ghost - The reason i went for the spell is because you can go alot further with this than flash and also flash is not as good as it used to be. plus if you keep your slowing arrow on u can keep following all day long with ghost.
Ignite - All AD carries either choose ignite or exhaust, there is not point for ashe to pick exhaust since she has her ultimate ability and her frost shot. The bonus with ignite is if you think someone might just get away and then u stick ignite on them 9 times out of 10 it will kill them.

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Greater Mark of Desolation - This makes it easier to get through your targets armour early on in the game so you will have a higher chance with getting first blood. It also is very useful late game vs tanks and other people who are building armor heavy.
Greater Seal of Resilience - This is just for extra survival since ive not gone into the armor/MR items in my build, but this makes you sustain in lane alot longer early game which gives you a good advantage later on through the game
Greater Glyph of Warding - Ive also gone for this to make myself more viable vs the middle lane which is most likely going to be an AP carry. So if he comes for a gank and I scout him coming ill have more of a chance to defeat him.
Greater Quintessence of Strength - Ive gone for this quintessence because it helps my early game damage so its easier to get that first blood or get my farm without any issues with last hitting.

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Hints & Tips

Frost Shot - Always remember to enable and disable. because you don't want to be wasting your mana on slowing down creeps but you need to remember to enable it when you get attacked. I personally keep this on EVERY time i fight an enemy champion so i know they wont be able to get away.

Enchanted Crystal Arrow - Only use this if you have a 100% chance of hitting the target otherwise you will regret it when its on cooldown because the other team may engage you and then you wont have a crowd control. The only time I use it is when one of my team mates needs help or when I know someone is standing behind a tower with low health.

Hawkshot - This ability should always be on cooldown, just so you know your safe in your area but if the supports are doing their job and warding the area around you just use it to get vision of players in the bushes nearby.

Volley - I recommend you use this ability on the 3 backline minions because even early on you can nearly 1 shot them, then all u do is auto attack and clear it up and that a easy 60g per wave. Also don't use this ability if your running from only 1 person just put frost shot on and attack once then run. But i would use it when you need to get away from a few enemy players.

NEVER FACE CHECK BUSHES The reason for this is if you face check a bush
you WILL be killed because ashe doesnt have a high survival

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3v3 Gameplay

Ashe is one of the strongest twisted tree line players because you will very rarely miss an arrow and also when you use your hawk shot you can pretty much target anywhere on the map. I just recommend when you think you can take red buff get it as soon as possible because it gives you a high advantage in a 3v3 situation.

The only downside to the 3v3 map for Ashe is that she needs space to be effective.

When i'm playing 3v3 I always solo the top lane i'm not sure if that is the best idea but for some reason it happens and it works quite successfully, ill be putting results of 3v3 matches lower down the page to show evidence of how successful it can be in 3v3 as well.

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Ashe's Story

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

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Skill Set

(Q)Frost Shot - While active, each of Ashe's basic attacks slow her targets. This drains Mana with each attack. This is my favorate ability because it slows the enemy attacker which is every useful if they are trying to escape or you are wanting to kite them.
(W)Volley - Ashe fires 7 arrows in a cone for increased damage. Volley also applies Ashe's current level of Frost Shot. This is ashes one and only AoE attack so use it wisely, this is VERY good for farming minions quicker and easier plus if you have multiple enemy targets chasing you down or trying to run away it also has a slowing effect which makes it easier to reach / get away from your target.
(E)Hawkshot - Each time Ashe kills a unit, she gains some extra gold. Ashe can activate to send her Hawk Spirit on a scouting mission.Passive: Ashe gains 1/2/3/4/5 extra gold whenever she kills a unit. Good for scouting incoming ganks and also gives vision to nearby bushes.
(R)Enchanted Crystal Arrow - Ashe fires a missile of ice in a straight line. If the arrow collides with an enemy Champion, it deals damage and stuns the Champion for up to 3.5 seconds, based on how far the arrow has traveled. In addition, surrounding enemy units take damage and are slowed. This is a really strong attack because it stuns and also slows the target for a short period after the stun, plus this can also save your team mates lives. (plus you can get a few killsteals)
Focus - While out of combat, Ashe's Critical Strike chance increases every 3 seconds for her next attack. This is ashes passive skill, this is the reason I don't go for critical strike chance runes and also can be a massive help when harassing early game.

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Pros & Cons

*Ultimate with unlimited range
*Slowing effect
*High Mobility
*Can scout incoming ganks
*Can easily avoid ganks
*Good passive
*Good control

*Squishy starter
*Easily crowd controlled
*Need a babysitter
*Hard to predict where to shoot the ultimate

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3v3 Results

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5v5 Results

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Ashe is a very mobile champion, she has many builds that can work very successful on her depends on YOUR play style. Once you master this champion you wont go back to any other AD carries. Ashe is a very under rated champion and not used that often in ranked matches. but believe me if you follow this build you will become alot more powerful with ashe and enjoy carrying your team mates for the win.

Well all I can say now is thanks for reading my guide and thanks for getting this far through, Please if you have any constructive critism or just your personal opinion please give it a thumb up or down and leave a comment, Thanks!