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Evelynn Build Guide by qveenevelynn

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Top [S12] Pain in toplane | Evelynn top guide |

Updated on July 27, 2022
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Runes: If you start Dark Seal

1 2 3 4
Presence of Mind
Legend: Alacrity
Last Stand

Absolute Focus
Gathering Storm

+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+6 Armor


LoL Summoner Spell: Flash


LoL Summoner Spell: Ignite


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Champion Build Guide

[S12] Pain in toplane | Evelynn top guide |

By qveenevelynn
Hello and welcome to my guide!

I'm Qveen Evelynn in EUW server. I'm an otp Evelynn and i don't like jungle. I'm not english ! So i'm sorry in advance if my guide isn't clear sometimes, or if i do some mistakes, i try my best!

I started to play league in S9, the first champion i decided to play with was Evelynn. I was bad with her before, now i can say i have improved, and have good mechanics. i'm maybe not the best but i try to be!

I started to play ranker in S11, at preseason i've played my Eve top, and went to Iron IV to Bronze 1. Then i went kinda bad and got stuck in silver IV - III cause i was still testing and learning my evelynn top. This week, i went to Silver III to Silver I proms, with high winrate (i only lost 3 games atm.). Road to gold!!!

Why am i playing her in toplane?

So yeah, i tried jungle in S9, but i never liked it. I tried in S11 too, but it's quite boring to me, and i don't like it.
So after her Q rework, i started playing her in midlane. I tried a lot of builds, but Evelynn is not good in mid.
One day i got the idea to play her in toplane, and i tried conqueror and everything, and i saw it was super easy to proc with her Q and then she was pretty decent in 1v1. It's also surprising and fun to play so here we go.

Evelynn - The DIVA
Melee but ranged toplaner, invisible (but sexy) assassin
Farming and playstyle: Kinda difficult
fighting potential: Really strong 1v1 (1v2 sometimes)
Speciality: Health regen, easy Conqueror proc, big sustain and damage, stealth
Why in toplane? She is a really good fighter, conqueror proc super fast thanks to her Q, she have a charm or a slow, she can be invisible, and she is a really surprising matchup : your enemys wont know how to play against you. And more than that she is the hottest toplaner you can have.

DEMON SHADE (Passive): This is the one of the main strengh of Evelynn top. Thanks to her passive you have a lot of sustain with the health regen. So you can easily recover between two trades.Also, after level 6 your stealth is your main strengh in lane.
HATE SPIKE (Q): This is the main Evelynn source of damage. And also the main strengh of Evelynn top. Evelynn is considered as a melee champ, this comp is ranged. You can have a great poke with it, even when you farm if your oponent is nearby, also this is why Conqueror is OP. Conq proc on a spell activation, the Evelynn's Q have 4 activations. Every activations gives 2 Conq stack because Evelynn is a melee champ. With Q you can have 8 Conq stacks!! So op...
ALLURE (W): This is a really usefull tool on Evelynn's kit. The full charm is really usefull against tanks thanks to the MR decrease, but most of the time in lane you will use it as a slow (non full charm) and proc Cheap Shot

WHIPLASH (E): This is a dash, really usefull on evelynn to close the distance with your target. If you use your dash in the same time as the enemy dash or flash away, it will follow. You also get a movement speed bonus which is really usefull in some situations !!

LAST CARESS (R): The evelynn's ultimate, it is a finisher really usefull to kill and relocate yourself. Or if you're in danger it's a good dodge or escape. For example you can dodge an ultimate as shown hereor just dodge a tower shot.


Good duelist, easy first blood
Great push ability
Easy roam after 6
Hard to gank
Great damages and sustain
No ones knows how to play against you


Not a tank
Big mana issues ( Presence of Mind is a must have)
Really weak to CC
Less power in late game with Conqueror instead of Electrocute
Need to know her mechanics to play well
farming is difficult you need to know her damages

FLASH: A must have, great for escaping, or just take a kill
IGNITE: Also a must have to me, ignite give you more damages or antiheal in early game, you need ignite to get first blood and all in, ignite is really important to dominate your oponent For exemple here, without ignite i would be dead
TELEPORT: I don't play teleport so i don't have that much to say about, but this is usefull to roam, and help your botlane without losing that much advantage in your lane. Maybe you can take it against ranged top, or bad matchup when you take the electrocute runepage.
  • As i said earlier, conqueror is really OP on Evelynn because of the Q procs.You will have great damage and sustain, it allows you to have great fight conditions and win most of your matchup.

    What will change with the conqueror nerf : In therm of damages, in early nothing will change, in late you will have less AP. But it won't really affect your ability to one shot. Also, the conqueror buff have less duration, this will only affect your laning phase, you won't be able to recover extra HP from your passive thanks to your extra AP, and you won't be able to slowly stack conqueror with your Q while farming.
  • This is a must have for Evelynn top, you lose a lot of mana and this is really usefull to always have mana in trades!
  • At first view there is no good runes for evelynn here. Tenacity is useless, and lifesteal too. I found that alacrity is the best, the attackspeed makes the farm easier, also for damaging towers, and for 1v1 this can really helps when you only miss 1 auto to win...
  • This is the best rune to take on Evelynn, in early trades you will go fast under 30% of your hp, but with the sustain of pots and conqueror you will stay around 30% and make big dammage. This rune also helps you to 1v2 with your Q as shown here, i took advantage by using last stand! . Cut Down is also a great options against big tanks like Ornn for exemple.
  • You can choose between this or Sudden Impact but i prefer Cheap Shot to have better damage in the early game because i always use the slow. And i need damages to dominate my lane!!
  • This reduce a lot your ulti cd, this is really usefull because you always need your ultimate to kill or escape.

I spent a lot of games testing a lot of runes, and to me this is the best way to win your lane and carry. This runepage is insane against melee toplaners, you have the range advantage to proc conqueror super fast, and have really surprising trades.

Also, against hard matchup or ranged top, you can take the Electrocute page on the top of this guide. You probably wont win your lane against a hard matchup, but you keep your power for your late game. Against a ranged top, you will really kill it at level 6.
  • Luden is my new favorite choice, since it rework this is really powerful in lane because you can proc the passive multiples times. Also, it gives you a lot of mana you wont have mana issues anymore. This is really helpful in farm, since i'm using Luden my farm is so much better.
  • This item is also good, it gives you more power in the passive than Luden and gives you more Movement Speed. It gives you some CDR and some Health (300). Better than Luden in teamfight, depends on how you play.

By taking Luden's Tempest you will have :
-No more mana issues
-Better farm
-Better poke and trades in laning phase
-More magic penetration
-Low cd proc
-You will be more squishie
-Not the same impact in teamfight depends on how you play

With Night Harvester :
-More damage and movement speed with the proc
-More CDR
-Better teamfight damage

I highly recommend you to take Luden's Tempest,but it's up to you.
In your team you need a frontlane. The support or jungler can be a tank. If there is no tanks, you should not pick Evelynn i guess.

-If your oponent is a good matchup, you can really go Evelynn top and dominate him, free kills.

-If there is no tanks in the enemy team for some reasons... You can. Or if the only tank is the toplaner, you can destroy him and make him useless.

-If they have a heavy CC team it's risky.

-If your team have a lot of CC, you can, you will have fun

-If your oponent is a really hard matchup such as Tahm Kench don't go Evelynn

Evelynn top is one of the strongest duelist at lvl 1 thanks to Conqueror.
At level 1 you want to show that you're the boss here, you will farm but play agressively. Even if you lose farm, you want first blood. Most of the time your oponent will disrespect you, because you're evelynn. Punish him.

You just have to spam Q. and do some autos. ( Qx4 = 8 Conq stacks + 2 AA = full conq.) Don't forget to always use the bushes if you can, this can really save you!
LVL 2 - 5

You just want here to be aggressive and farm, always put some wards in the river bush to avoid ganks, you're really vulnerable to it. Get some kills if you can, or just push or freeze (depends on the matchup and what you need to do, also if you get camped or not.) Always be careful where is the enemy jungler, try to keep your oponent low in case you get ganked and be able to 1v2 like here for exemple. // or here.

Your main combo will be Q+W to instant slow your oponent, then keep going with Q + E + Q + Q and some autos.

As you can see in my highlights, i always run in front of my oponent to close the distance in the case he would flash, when i know i can get a kill. If he will kill you this is suicide lmao.

LVL 6 and more

You go in stealth now, you can still farm, and then go invisible. Make your oponent feel confused, play agressively, here you can now proc full charms don't hesitate to freeze to force your oponent to come closer. Use the bushes to go behind this is helpful.

You can start to roam jungle or mid, but i don't recommend you to do it a lot of times. You can lose your advantage in top, most of the time i start roaming at lvl 10 or around. But you can go jungle or mid if your oponent is dead or if you have hardpushed kills are always good to take to fill your dark seal!

Before this rewriting i said i was doing herald at level 7-8-9. Well, maybe it was because i was at bad elo. Now it's really difficult to do it alone because you take time to do it, and it take all your mana. If you have the unluck that the enemy jungler decides to take a look here, you're dead. So ask your jungler help, or mid, to do it. Be sure to have prios.

The combo is still the same, instead of slow you can have a full charm. If you can't, slow is always usefull. Use your R as a finisher, and sometimes you have less damage than expected, go for ignite to be able to finish them faster with your ult.

At the beginning you will stay toplane, taking the first tower. Then, if you're fed enough and kill easily everyone, you can stay to splitpush.
I don't really recommend it, because the enemy team will probably go 5 on you, with cc and everything and you will die and lose your stacks. So if you have great vision and if you know where the enemy team is, you can.

Most of the time you will just follow your team, in mid or bot, helping them to take towers, and feed yourself on fights.

As Evelynn you should never engage, but if they don't have a lot of cc in the enemy team, during a teamfight you can go to one target, doing your combo and ult to go away even if you dont get kills, you will do great damage to the enemy team and this is advantage to your team they can take the fight. And you can come back from behind to finish them.

But most of the time you're just following your team, and take kills. Don't hesitate to tell them what objective to take, for a better coordination, don't forget that u win game by taking objectives, not by killing.
Thanks you for reading this, i tried my best to explain everything. Maybe i forgot things, and if i remember later i'll keep this guide updated.

Don't forget it's a fun build, if it was a real meta thing i guess more people would heard about evelynn top.

Anyway, i really want to improve this guide and this build, i'm not a real pro in the game like i don't know everything and stuff. So guys, if you try this out let me know in the comments, and if you found things to improve dont hesitate to tell me.

I hope you'll have fun if you try this.

If you make some plays with this build and have some vids don't hesitate to let me know, maybe i can add them here too!
-Added a new rune page "Against Nasus"
-Modification of "EXPERIMENTAL S12 RUNES"
- Aatrox "threat" Minor -> Even
- Dr. Mundo "threat" Even -> Minor
- Kayle "threat" Minor -> Tiny
- Nasus "threat" Major -> Even
- Pantheon "threat" Minor -> Even
- Teemo "threat" Minor -> Tiny
- Tryndamere "threat" Even -> Major
- Wukong "threat" Major -> Even
- Yasuo "threat" Minor -> Major
- Vayne"threat" Minor -> Tiny
- Gwen "threat" Minor -> Tiny
- Sion "threat" Minor -> Tiny
-Hi i'm back,imo the damage reduction is a buff to my evelynn top and she can probably shine again. I'll play more and will try to update the matchup thing for next patch.
-Added : Experimental bruiser build
-Playing Evelynn top is still really hard atm. Go with electrocute, play safe and have a roaming playstyle. Help your jungler getting objectives such as scuttle or herald (drake by roaming mid and helping having the mid prio for exemple) , and help your midlaner.
I also recommend you to play her in midlane with electrocute, you will have more impact than toplane. (Just play safe until 6, get kills if your opponent have a weak early, then at lvl 6 roam like a second jungler and help to secure objectives. Don't forget to manage your wave so you can come back pushing and taking cs.)
-I also deleted the "Experimental Evelynn tank build" and runes.
-I don't have a lot to say, i feel like my Evelynn top is really bad atm. In the actual meta there is a lot of hard picks, some are playing with ignite (makes your life unfair), also the new lethal tempo is pretty annoying. Atm i'm trying to figure out new strategies to put Evelynn on the top again. You should maybe play her Electrocute and play safe instead of conqueror, and try to roam. When i'll have a new strategy, i will probably do a new guide chapter on it. I'm open to suggestions/advices, if any toplane pro are reading this. Thanks for following my guide, xoxo
-"S12 Experimental build" updated.
-Sorry i still don't play a lot, i can't update the matchups section, but i can tell, be aware of the new lethal tempo, it can gives you hard time.
-Added a new item set "Experimental S12 build"
-Added a new runepage "Experimental S12 runes"
(i don't play league that much atm, i can't really update matchup threat thing, sorry)
-Update in the RUNES chapter, about the Conqueror nerf
- Vex "threat" Even
- Akshan "threat" Major -> Even
- Trundle "threat" Major -> Even
- Gwen "threat" Even -> Minor
- Shen "threat" Even -> Minor
- Urgot "threat" Major -> Even
- Tryndamere "threat" Major -> Even
- Rumble "threat" Major -> Even
- Riven "threat" Even -> Major
- Ornn "threat" Even -> Minor
- Mordekaiser "threat" Major -> Even
- Jax "threat" Major -> Even
- Darius "threat" Even -> Minor
- Ornn "threat" Major -> Even
- Sett "threat" Extreme -> Major
- Shen "threat" Major -> Even
- Singed "threat" Major -> Even
-Modification of the main build -> new items, buy order and descriptions
-New main runepage
-New guide chapter "Mythic choice"
- Darius "threat" major -> even
- Gwen "threat" major -> even
- Irelia "threat" even -> major
- Renekton "threat" even -> major
- Tahm Kench "threat" extreme -> major (Not your biggest counter anymore enjoy)
- Teemo "threat" even -> minor
- Akshan "threat" Major
- Lucian "threat" Extreme
-Update the description of starter items -> Dark Seal better than Corruption Pot
-Added text to Evelynn Tank chapter
- Renekton "threat" minor -> even
- Riven "threat" major -> even
-Added a new start option on item build
-Added a new start option + mythic on experimental evelynn tank build
-Update of the experimental evelynn tank chapter
- Irelia "threat" minor -> even
- Mordekaiser "threat" even -> major
-(omg i'm so hyped by coven evelynn... can't wait)
-Added an Evelynn tank build (Runes, items, and guide chapter.)
- Camille "threat" Even -> Major
- Fiora "threat" Extreme -> Major
- Illaoi "threat" Minor -> Major
- Irelia "threat" Even -> Minor
- Teemo "threat" Major -> Even
- Yorick "threat" Major -> Extreme
-Added "Update" chapter where i list all my modifications.
- Dr. Mundo "threat" Major -> Even
-Added a new rune page Electrocute
-Modification of item build
-Rewriting of the guide to make it more readable
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