Build Guide by Saraivaa
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Hello, this is my build and guide to Ashe, the Frost Archer. In my opinion, Ashe is the best ranged carry in this game. She has a single target permanent slow, an AoE (Area of Effect) slow which applies the same slow as the single target slow, An Hawkshot that can reveil important places to you and your team (Dragon, Baron, Nashor, trying to gank in some bushes) and my favorite ultimate of League Of Legends, Enchanted Crystal Arrows. I just love it. It can be used to chase, to finish, to steal or to initiate. Yes, with this skill you can steal dragons and barons! Its pretty funny to see your opponent rage when you steal it (it might be hard though). These abilities that Ashe's got are simply amazing for a team, and she is certainly a must in winning teams.
For red runes I chose armor penetration, because its simply the best runes you can chose for a carry champion. Maximize your damage!
For Yellow runes, I use Critical Chance, its good to get some kills in early game, but mostly to have your crit chance up with the Infinity Edge and Youmuus Ghostblade.
For blue runes, I go for magic resist. Ashe lacks in magic resist. True that she begins with more mresist than armor, but she gets armor per level, and magicresist not that much. Late game she would be sometinh like 90 armor and 30 Mresist, which is ****py.
For Quintessences, I go Critical Damage, well duh, you have IE and Youmuus.. Why not maximize your critical hits?
As Ashe, you buy dorans ring first. It gives you attack damage, lifesteal, and HP. Probably the best start item out there for carries. After that, you rush into Boots of Swiftness. Why Boots of Swiftness and not Berserker Greaves? Because Ashe needs to be fast, and my build will give you enough attack speed. Now you either go right for B.F. Sword or Pickaxe. Doesn't matter for me. BUT, I like to take B.F. Sword. Ashe really needs that 50 AD. Than Cloak of Agility for Crit Change. Finish your Infinity Edge. Your core items are done. If you farmed well, you can obtain IE around 20-25 minutes, and enemy team will begin to fear you. Go to brutalizer, to get some Cooldown Reduction and AD and Armor Pen. Finish Youmuus. Now its a MUST to do defensive items. Depending on your team, If you feel your getting too much stunned or something get Banshees. If you want to be less focused or something get Guardian Angel. If you want just general defensive item, get Aegis of Legion which is also good for you team. Get vampiric scepter. Now you need lifesteal. Just go for bloodthister, nothing to explain. Your last item is Black Cleaver. I doubt you can reach here, but If you do, you must be tearing them apart. You'll dish out tons of damage because squishy characters will have almost no armor to you, and you almost deal true damage to them. At the same time, tanks will not like your armor pen. Have fun killing!
basically it is Ultimate>Hawkshot>Frost Shots> Volley
I chose to Max first hawkshot, because it will give you alot of gold, which you will need to get your Infinity Edge at minute 20 or even less AND It will be awesome to scout important places or scout for ganks. Frost Shots second, because this is and will be your chasing, kite skill. Simple. Volley last, simply because it's only good at early game, it doesnt compensate leveling it much more. You only need 1 level in it to give AoE slow.
Cleanse and Ghost.
Cleanse - Ashe will get heavily CC'ed. Cleanse your way out. You need this believe me.
Ghost - As you can see, My build doesn't have somethign like 3 Phantom Dancers, So you will have 390 base speed, even kiting, some people can catch and kill you. Use this to run away or If you need chase (I dont think you will need this, you have frost shots) or to change lanes quickly.
PROS AND CONS
+ Armed with permanent slow and a stunn
+ Hawkshot passive makes her a good farmer
+ Hawkshot can reveal important areas
+ AoE slow can make you save teammates or kite entire teams.
+ Good early and late game
- Really Squishy (If caught bye bye)
- Doesnt have a good escape mecanism If not none
- Item dependant
- Without items, horrible mid game