Evelynn Build Guide by RandomMoped
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Hello, I'm RandomMoped, a gold Evelynn main. This guide mainly focuses on Evelynn built around the Warrior enchant, which I believe is superior to the alternate Runeglaive path. This is due to the fact that Runeglaive has been nerfed in the preseason, making it a worse choice compared to the Warrior enchant, which has been buffed for Evelynn due to the removal of the flat armor pen and more flat AD instead. However, I've included runeglaive builds in this guide too. Masteries, Runes, and Ability orders won't have their specific sections in this guide due to how cookie-cutter esque they are on Evelynn compared to her itemization. If I do find reasonable alternatives however, I'll likely grant them specific sections.
Pros and Cons to Evelynn
+ Lots of base damage
+ Hard to catch
+ Hybrid damage makes it hard to itemize against her
+ High attack speed steroid
|Evelynn's primary strength is from her passive, allowing her to be invisible almost all the time. This passive allows you to do plenty of things few other champions could easily accomplish such as ganking lanes that are warded, ganking from unique places, and being able to steal objectives or kill low HP champions unsuspectingly. Evelynn carries both high base damage and scaling off of both AP and AD, meaning building both tank and damage are optimal paths. Despite her squishiness, her W makes her hard to catch due to it removing slows and having built in resets on both kills and champion hits.|
|- Weak early clear
- Very squishy without items
- Lacks meaningfull CC
- Not that useful when behind
- Mana problems throughout the game
|Evelynn has a plethora of weaknesses to make up for her huge strengths. Until she gets tank items, Evelynn is a very squishy champion and is extremely prone to getting kited due to this and her lack of CC outside of her ultimate. For this reason, it's unlikely you'll be dueling many people, unless you chose to purchase Skirmishers's Sabre. If you fall behind as Evelynn, you won't be too useful to your team and will simply exist for your tank stats and slow from Iceborn Gauntlet. Also if you don't chose to purchase a mana item, you'll potentially have mana problems if you don't get blues or manage your mana pool right.|
Smite is essential on every jungler, Evelynn being no exception, not to mention that the smite upgrades have great synergy with her.
I prefer to take ignite as my second summoner spell, granting you far more kill pressure than flash would, especially in the early game. It's also helpful for cheesing an early kill out of the enemy jungler while they're doing their first buff.
If you'd prefer to play safe and are maybe afraid of getting invaded yourself, you can take flash instead of smite. Flash scales better and allows for more safety, but lowers your kill pressure. I never personally take it, but a lot of other people have found uses in it.
*The items are each rated out of 5 using this scale, where red is AD Evelynn, blue is AP Evelynn, and purple is hybrid Evelynn[0/5][0/5][0/5]
If the enemy team has auto attack damage you can't deal with, or is composed heavily of physical damage dealers, get these boots.
Attack Damage Items
Ability Power Items
This is your go-to item if you need armor due to how well the passive synergizes with Evelynn's "roam and gank" strategy. It should be your go to buy VS most threatening physical damage.
Buy this item if you're against lots of threatening critical strike damage, or if you need more armor in addition to dead man's plate. The active gives a lot of utility and can help with just about any kind of fight you're in.
Buy this item if you're against lots of attack speed reliant champions and have a need for the CDR on the item. Remember that the item doesn't give any HP, so you'll need to get some from another source.
Magic Resist Items
If you need more magic resist, this is what you should go for most of the time. The spell shield means it's harder to poke you down and can shield you from critical crowd control.
Get this item if you're carrying and need to stay alive in fights. Make your your team can save you if the passive procs, if they can't get Steraks instead. I don't buy this item often due to its lack of base stats
Get this if you wanna stay healthy without recalling and you've already built plenty of tank items. Synergizes especially well with titanic hydra and sterak's gage
Thank you for reading my guide to itemization on Evelynn. In the future I'll try and add more details including visuals, tactics, and more detail on some of the items. Oh, and thanks to jhoijhoi for making the guide to making a guide, because I can't code for the life of me.
11/30/15- Guide first published
12/09/15- Added AP and Hybrid cheat sheet & item explanations, added crit Evelynn cheatsheet
12/15/15- Changed cheat sheets slightly
12/19/15- Mobafire broke masteries, so I fixed them