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Ezreal Build Guide by ShooKeN

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League of Legends Build Guide Author ShooKeN

ShooKeN's AD Ezreal Guide

ShooKeN Last updated on July 25, 2011
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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.


Brute Force
Improved Rally

Offense: 23

Strength of Spirit
Veteran's Scars

Defense: 6

Expanded Mind
Blink of an Eye
Mystical Vision
Presence of the Master

Utility: 1

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This is a build for the champion Ezreal. Ezreal is the only champion in League of Legends that I play. Ezreal is by far the most fun champion to play in the League. I Play Ezreal in NORMAL and RANKED games. With this guide im going to teach you how to build and how to play Ezreal. If anyone needs further help or wants to contact me for any reason, regarding the build or how to play Ezreal feel free to friend me on League of Legends.- ShooKeN

PS: I will be updating this build frequently so I will listening and learning from your comments,game play and experiences! So please comment rate, and most importantly try it!

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Pros / Cons

Perfect Mid.
Spammable skills.
Great escape.
Great early game Nuke
Usefull Ult.
Best dance in the game.


Vulnerable to CC.
Targeted first.
Hard to Play (very rewarding)
Slight mana issues. (Not if you have the runes)

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The items I have chosen are what I use almost every single game I as Ezreal.
Sheen - Great early game damage output. If you have the gold early on you can think of getting a Sheen out even earlier by only purchasing Boots of Speed and a Sheen, then of course getting Berserkers Greaves Later on.
The ONLY item I do not build 100% of the time I play Ezreal is Madred's BloodRazor, sometimes if the team is not tanky or they seem to be getting hit hard by attacks Infinity Edge is a better Choice.

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Mystic Shot- Really great range, and amazing damage, use this to bush check and harass/kill chasers that are in range of it.

Essence Flux- Another good range skill, goes over minions, so aim this only at champs, very useful to buff allied champions when attempting to take down enemy turrets.

Arcane Shift- I wouldn't use this for damage all to often but there are times when i do use this for getting kills. Use it for chasing and positioning, but when someones mia, save it for escaping. I like this as something to fall back on when is on cooldown.

Trueshot Barrage- Lol, see that guy running? *Presses R* "An Enemy Has Been Slain", throw this into a team fight and check out those assists. At the start of a team fight you'll NEED to use this first to get your passive at 5 stacks. Late game your mystic shot is not nearly as much damage as your auto attacks will do.

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Summoner Spells

Ezreal can be used with alot of different summoner spells. The only ones I recommend using other than FLASH would be EXHAUST.
Exhaust makes the enemy at mid useless and quite the easy kill but if you plan on using this I suggest putting a mastery in Cripple instead of the 1 in Ability Power.
IGNITE - is a summoner spell I do not recommend taking as Ezreal in all honesty I have never been in a position where I feel its been useful. If you like it with Ezreal go for it but not once have I found it useful.
GHOST - this is a summoner spell I would never play Ezreal without. It's amazing for ganking bottom lane or getting away from a gank. By the time the enemy team calls mia you'll have 2 kills at bottom.
FLASH - is amazing for Ezreal. Just when they think there out of range a well placed FLASH followed by an arcane shift will makes them pay. Also Double Flash is great for escape when ghost isn't up.

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1. 23-6-1 DAMAGE only use this if your confident, you don't need more survivability and you know what your doing.
2. 9-0-21 Cooldown reduction. the Utility treee is something I've been messing around with I feel as though this gives you slightly less damage but it allows for great survialbility. Flash and Ghost will almost never be on Cooldown and chasing down and ganking will never seem any easier try it out. see if you like it. It is still something I will have to look into more in the future.
3. NEVER USE THE DEFENCE TREE. If your honestly that dumb you shouldn't be playing Ezreal, let alone League of Legends.

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Early Game

Ezreal has great damage early game. Do not be afraid to attempt to hit your enemy at any chance you think you have. Early game you will be very vulnerable to ganks if your not using flash with ghost, otherwise you can push up a little but I dont recommend pushing on there towers unless your enemy at mid had to recall, and you know where the entire enemy team is. Keep laning once you hit about 1,600 Gold find a good time to recall. Buy your Sheen and Boots of Speed. If needed protect your tower with your Trueshot Barrage from your spawning pool. Be very aware of champions on the enemy team that have low hp. You can use Ezreal's ultimate for blindly firing at enemy towers if someone in that lane is low. Think about it if there low, they are going to recall by there tower. I've gotten countless kills by blindly firing onto enemy towers, its a great way to get fed early game.

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Mid Game

Now with sheen your foe at mid will really start to feel your Mystic shot. Play aggresively but make sure you DO NOT TOWER DIVE (please reread the following in caps). Once your oppenent is dead your now ready to easily gank bottom or top. I'm not saying in any fashion that you shouldn't and can't gank early its just when i feel like your damage will be high enough to really gank some champs that are around half there health. After picking a few kills from ganks checking your gold some more find a good time to recall, then RINSE AND REPEAT BABY.

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Late Game

Now is the time to watch you enemy's run away as soon as they see you. Let your tanks engage Ultimate the teamfight and let your auto attacks crit 500's easily getting assists and kills. Chase down the few runners and achieve the ace. Also having a teammate ward baron since using you can use EZREAL'S ULTIMATE FOR STEALING BARON. it's hard but will make you really happy if you can pull it off. Push towers and make sure to hit your teammates with Essence Flux for taking down towers and Inhib's.

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Ranked Games

Ranked games as Ezreal play the same as normal the only difference is in ranked game the enemies you face will want to focus you more. The build remains mostly the same except you might want to build more survivability such as a Guardians Angel, Force of Nature, Quicksilver Sash or maybe even a Thornmail depending on the enemy team make up. Ranked games are not hard you just need to Buy wards every time you have gold leftover when you recall and most importantly as your playing a squishy carry is to play Extremely Confident.

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That Feel