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League of Legends Build Guide Author SaniKyuu

Ezreal - Machine Gun or Sniper? (AD Carry and AP Carry Guid

SaniKyuu Last updated on February 1, 2013
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Team 1

Ability Sequence

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

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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.



Offense: 21

Honor Guard

Defense: 9


Utility: 0

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Hi, I'm RodrigoOM, I started to play Ezreal a long time ago, and ive seen a lot of bad Ezreals, so I thought about sharing my build and experience on Ezreal with you. Ezreal is not the kind of champion you just look at the build and play, he has tricks, he has uniqueness, you HAVE to know what you're doing instead of just clicking to get pentakills. Otherwise, you will fail.

Feel free to add me on BR Server

Sorry for my bad english, Im not american as you can clearly see.

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Pros / Cons


+Fun to play
+Really High dmg with burst capability
+One of the best early games I've ever seen
+His dance


-No CC
-Skillshot based
-Hard to master

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+Most balanced starter decision, giving you mobility and sustain over the course of the lane

-No added damage and sustain is useless if you use all potions

+Pick this if you feel confident that you won't need the mobility of Boots of Speed and/or need the damage against a tougher lane

-Slow movement in lane, more suscetible to ganks

Early Game


> This item is perfect for Ezreal. Everytime you use your Mystic Shot it will double your base damage for a few seconds, you will feel a great boost on dmg after you get these. Get it ASAP.


> The attack speed it gives is enough for the rest of the game, and the movement is great. An alternative to this is Boots of Swiftness, which works really well too.

Mid Game


> Why not Bloodthirster first? You NEED the extra health and movement speed early game. Yes, Bloodthirster does give you more damage overall, but TF gives you TONS OF DAMAGE. Trinity Force will fill your needs of survivability, speed and damage early game. The perfect item for Ezreal.


> Lifesteal, STACKS and damage, everything you need to destroy anyone in the game.

Late Game:


> This item is just sweeeeet, it gives you awesome stats, and his passive is amazing, it recharges incredibly fast, making you even deadlier on teamfights


> Since its update on Season 3, Black Cleaver has become one of the strongest items for every AD Based champion, and this is no different for Ezreal, so get Black Cleaver and start tearing through that annoying armor stacking F....abulous enemy.


> Increased Armor Penetration makes you even more threatenin to your enemies



> If you are pubstomping and does not need to care about survivability, damage stacking and other "strategy stuff", this is an awesome item to have some fun.


> Great replacement for Trinity Force if you are having a hard time against the enemy's carry, since the armor it gives is extremely helpful. Also good if you are against a strong AD team or your team needs the AOE slow.


> Build this if you are being focused a lot


> Built when you need the health it gives you, and mostly if you had a weak early game and can not afford Trinity Force or Iceborn Gauntlet


> Great item if the enemies have lots of CC and/or a strong AP team, giving you survivability, damage and a free cleanse every 90 seconds. Synergizes very well with Banshee's Veil making you literally unstoppable.


Standard Build

Enemy AD Team:

Enemy AP Team

Pumbstomping (Pure Damage)

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Summoner Spells



Synergizes perfectly with your Arcane Shift, making you even more uncatchable and unescapable. Change for Ghost if you feel more comfortable with it

Perfect summoner spell throughout the whole game, being useful to deal tons of damage and secure kills early game and tearing healing effects late game

Viable Summoner Spells

> Pick this if you don't feel comfortable with Flash

> Get this instead of Ignite if you feel like you don't need the damage or Flash if you feel safe without it

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Ability Sequence
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
- This is what makes you stronger, a spammable, high dmg skill that can proc on-hit effects, use it to harass to kill and reduce the cooldown of your other skills, this is your main skill.

- Useless on AD Ezreal, use it for your passive's stacks and to deal a little (really little) more dmg

- Your built-in flash. This is a great skill, you can escape or chase someone with it, you can surprise your enemy, jumping from nowhere and killing them, use it wisely.

- Baddass ult if you like to snipe people and make the whole team goes "Good Job" "Nice" "Pro Ezreal".

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Enemies in lane:

Difficulty: 1 ou of 5

Be careful with her first basic attack everytime she comes back from base, her critical WILL hurt you A LOT. Beside that, stay behind minions to avoid Volley and be aggressive against her, you are stronger. Kill her before she reaches level 6.

Difficulty: 4 out of 5

Her range is way higher than yours, and if she's good, she will stay behind minions to avoid your mystical shot and probably zone you out, making her hard to catch or running from. Get a support with some kind of hard CC so you can DESTROY her, your burst is amazing, take advantage of that.

Difficulty: 3 out of 5

You outrange him, outdamage, outfarm, zone him out. BUT DON'T LET HIM GET CLOSE, otherwise you'll have a hard time against his Gatling Gun, if he tries, just Arcane Shift to safety and burst his tiny face down.

Difficulty: 5 out of 5

REALLY strong enemy, his skill set is a counter for you, so be careful, ask for ganks and burst him down when he's on cooldown.

Difficulty: 2 out of 5

Weaker than you, but wait until his W is on cooldown to kill him, otherwise his range + bonus damage can be a trouble for you

Difficulty: 3 out of 5

Her Double Up is going to annoy you A LOT, but keep calm, use your Mystic Shot to harass her and rape the hell out for her beautiful pirate outfit when you have the chance.

Difficulty: 2 out of 5

DO NOT USE Mystic Shot ON HER EVERYTIME. Her Spell Shield will just block your damage, making you waste mana and give mana to her, so stay tuned on it, fake some hits and Mystic Shot her face when its on cooldown. Also be careful with her Boomerang Blade, it does true damage on its way back, so try to avoid it.

Difficulty: 1 out of 5

Not much of threat, just be careful with his Noxian Corrosive Charge and bully him in his lane. Don't push the lane too hard though.

Difficulty: 3 out of 5

Strong, but not that much. Stay away from his range, dodge his arrows and you will be just fine.

Difficulty: 4 out of 5

Insanely strong, her Tumble is ridiculous, her Silver Bolts is even more, but stay away from walls, push her down, and punish her everytime she tumbles to hit you.

Difficulty: 1 out of 5

Extremely easy, squishy and low damage enemy. Zone him out, punish him everytime he tries to hit you, and make sure to Arcane Shift when he is invisible, it will hit him and give his position.

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In Game

Early Game

  • Grab your starter item
  • Head to bot lane
  • Harass AND farm, your goal is to not push the lane so hard but still zone the enemy carry

Mid Game

  • Build your mid-game items
  • Take down bot turret
  • Gank gank gank gank
  • Farm farm farm farm

Late Game

  • Get kills
  • Stay behind in teamfights, you don't wanna get focused, and if you do, you want to make it hard for them
  • One simple rule to take for your LIFE: Kill the closest

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AP Ezreal


People have been underestimating the power of AP Ez, just like they used (and some still) underestimate AD Ez, but thats exactly your biggest power: Expectations.

When the enemy sees you building Ezreal as AP, they will laugh and think "noob", until a team fight start and BAM!!! suddenly all their health goes down and a wild AP Ezreal Arcane Shift in taking down someone, and rape their team with a well posicioned Essence Flux.

AP Ezreal is still very viable, it just needs a little more time than AD Ezreal to become stupidly strong. Build is very simple, starting with a doran blade, since you can't waste too much mana early on and your runes give enough ap for a good start, we are going to use Mystic Shot more until you get your Tear of Goddess, then we can start raping the enemies with Essence Flux, and since it does pass through minions, its much easier to aim. After that finish your boots (AP Ezreal needs that mobility) then rush Sheen so we can start building Lich Bane. When you finally get Lich Bane, the game will become much more fun, because now your Mystic Shot will deal TONS of dmg and your ult will be incredibly strong too. Grab a Archangel Staff and a Rabadon's Deathcap (buy a Giants Belt before finishing rabadon if you feel like dying too much). Then turn Giants Belt into a Rylai's Scepter and the game should be over by now.

Remember:Your job as AP Ezreal is to stay far from the teamfight, throw your ult, mystic shots, and only jump if you know you can survive and kill everyone, because thats what AP Ezreal is: Killing and KS Machine (Advertisemente: You should not KS, not at all, by any means, but, you know, sometimes it happens, right guys?)

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