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Welcome to my Eve guide."A know how to be good on Evelyn you have to know how good she is"
-Basically this means you need to pick your fights carefully. You need to know if you can kill someone and if you can't and this only comes with practice. This is the most important skill when playing Eve and takes a long time to learn as there are so many variables.
Note: I know you probably have a lot of preconceptions about Evelyn and you have probably looked at the build and seen things like smite and thought "noob" but just trust me :)
Okay, I have been playing Eve for a loooong time now and as she is free this week I have seen a lot of people trying her out.. and failing... badly. Eve is a very hard champ to understand and therefore quite hard to play. Also there is no guide that I can find on Mobafire that is actually correct, so I will attempt to write a definitive one. I'm not saying it's perfect, but if you follow this and PRACTICE it I guarantee you will do well.
So what can Eve bring to a team? I have been called Kill Stealing noob, Paper champ etc but actually, Eve can do a lot for a team. Yes she kind of does kill steal early-mid game. But she needs to and your team should understand that and work with you, not against you. Besides, what is better, a person getting away and your team-mate getting no kill or them getting an assist? Eve basically GUARANTEES kills. She is like Garens Ulti, only everywhere and all the time. Not to mention, she is a great scout, Really good at taking turrets down with her ulti and a really good counter to junglers. I can't tell you how many times I've waited by ww or someone only to smite steal blue and write /all Thanks mate! Even done it with Baron once which pretty much won the match.
Anyway, let's get started shall we? :)
1. Summoner Skills
Ignite should be pretty self explanatory but smite might need some explanation. It seems to have a bad rep but I pick smite on most characters nowadays. It will be needed for a great many things in this guide and never stops being useful. It allows you to do numerous things like take blue/red easier, steal blue/red/baron from stealth and last hit aswell which provides much needed gold.
The runes are flat out AP. I know you wouldn't usually do something like this but Eve needs all the AP she can get at the start of the match. Some people might say Cooldown reduction/mana regen or something but you don't need any of that as you will see.
The skill order is very important. I find a lot of newbie Eve's tend to max out Ravage first, followed by stealth. I think they assume ravage is your main move. Well it's not. It's Pain Spike - a lovely spammable move with INSANE dps. It is probably one of the highest dps moves in the game given that you can get its cooldown to well below 0.6 seconds. This is your primary move and should be maxed out first followed by rupture, which does some nice damage but mainly has a really magic resist/armour reduction if used from behind.
Only 1 point should be put in stealth. It will have a relatively short duration but is a situational move and you shouldn't need more than that. If you are stealthed for longer than that then you are doing something wrong and wasting time.
4. Early Game
Start off by grabbing a regrowth pendant and a health pot and head to where the two small golems will appear on your side (marked with a red circle)
Wait for them to spawn, smite one and ignite the other. Then spam Q whilst dpsing the one you smited. Pop your health pot when you take damage and keep spamming Q while you kill the other one.
Once they are dead you should be one minion kill away from level 2. Head to the lane straight away and you should arrive before any of them have died meaning you don't lose out on any experience. You should ding 2 pretty fast, you can then stealth and check the brush for a noob gank or just wait around for them to come out.
Your priority now should be running in and last hitting move with melee attack and Q. You will get a feel for how much damage you do and learn to do this well. Forget about the champs unless they are really stupid and tower dive or get themselves really low in which case you should stealth and kill (NOTE: I mean REALLY low, Eve has very little damage at this level and you should not take risks).
Every couple of waves the big cannon minion spawns, wait for that to get to half health and smite it for some nice gold. When you reach 715g recall and buy philosophers stone + boots.
On the way back stop off at your golem friends and kill them again - this reduces your downtime nicely.
Try and stay on about 90% hp and mana now, just using melee to last hit. Wait until you are level 6-7 then stealth in the lane so they think you are still around and get scared but actually go to their blue and kill it using smite etc.
From about this point you should be scanning all the lanes for ganking oppurtuinities.
5. Mid Game
Try and get sorcerers shoes + mejals nice and fast then start getting some stacks. You should be moving between lanes ganking where needed and when there is no gank on laning or jungling. Try grab blue whenever you can, and red if you feel like it, but don't focus too much on it. Once you get a few kills you will notice a nice increase in your damage. However you are no killing machine yet. Build Lichbane as fast as you can and then your damage really starts to pick up.
If the game isn't going that well or if you have some extra gold then after you get lichbane grab a Blue elixir. It gives you a really nice boost mid game.
6. Late Game
Okay, now you should be pretty unstoppable. As team fights start to happen you should think of yourself like a yoyo. Bouncing in and out of fights to finish people off. Don't be afraid to run into a group of 3 or 4 people to kill one person on 20% and run off again with your ulti. Remember your ulti also recovers your HP when you get a kill. This also makes it an amazing tower diving ability.
If someone gets oracle then tell your team to focus them and play a bit more carefully. Just be aware and you shouldn't get into any sticky situations. It's generally a good idea to assume that everyone can always see you. Try feinting when in stealth to see how people react - it can save your life.
After you have lichbane and possibly a blue elixir, sell your stone and buy fiendish codex. You should have made the money you paid for your stone back through its G per 5, once you have that upgrade to nashors tooth. Then get your ryjals and lastly, Zhonyas. By this point you should be pretty fearless. Depending on how fast you got your build you will easily be able to go up to a squishy stood next to their tower. Kill them in like 1 second and walk away again. THAT is when people start saying things like "no skill Eve". What they don't think about is all the effort it takes to become unstoppable like that.
I think that should pretty much cover it. I am open to comments etc. and might make revisions but I think this is a good start. Please don't slate this until you have tried it though please. I know a lot of people aren't fond of Eve.
~Thanks for Reading~