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Creator: NicknameMy June 18, 2012 10:11am
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So guys, I got another question to you. What do you think about Ezreal top lane? He has ridiculous early game damage and mobility which counters meele top laners pretty hardcore. And an Ezreal top allows an Blitzstar lane, yay. So why not?

Possible reasons why not:
"You can't farm as much on top lane than on bot lane."

Well, screw that, Ezreal is more like Urgot, his skills deal more dmg than his auto attacks. So he also profits more from leveling up. And his power to take out 1 enemy champ completly should be noted.

"It isn't the meta."

What is meta, can you eat that? Seriously, if you create a new meta which counters the current meta, everything can go right. I mean, even Spawn Karthus works.

" Ezreal has damn mana problems."

I agree with you were, at top lane, you have to spam your spells more and this way dominate the enemy. But for what a philosopher's stone and Manamune exists?

"You only ask this because of pulsfire"

Yes, dig with it. Pulsefire makes ezreal played again and I want to test out all of his possibilities.
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Inb4 Manamune haters.

Anyway...

If you're playing Ezreal top, it's because it's a counterpick. But it's for different reasons.

Reasons to send Urgot top: Strong poke, range, he gets tanky
Reasons to send Ezreal top: Range

I have done Ezreal top, don't ask me why, and I got demolished simply because I didn't know what I was doing. I swapped to basically full tank gear and tanked cooldowns and we won the game.

Basically, the only reason you'd put Ezreal top is if you had tankier people elsewhere like in the jungle or as support. Possibly both.

He is also the embodiment of the weaknesses of an AP/AD carry. He does very little damage without items. If you build him wrongly, he deals very little damage even with items.


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Yes, dig with it. Pulsefire makes ezreal played again and I want to test out all of his possibilities.


I don't know what you're talking about but Ezreal is played quite frequently. People are just completely ****ty at him.

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The reason Ezreal isn't played top is cause people are sucked into the 'oh well ez is an ad carry'.

Fact is, AP Ez is also really good, and If I was going to play him top, I would play him AP. If you play him AP, you go tanky dps like Urgot does, and you counterpick the **** out of say, Teemo or Jax.

AD Ezreal top though?

Bad. His auto attack damage is **** early game, He's easily zoned by bruiser types since you can either try to last hit with auto attack and take free hits, or try and hit minions with q and get ****blocked while most of the bruisers you face just sustain back whatever damage you did.


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Ezreal is ok top lane, he is a counterpick more than anything else., but if he gets a good matchup he is strong.
Pros:
-Team gets another AD carry late game
-Ezreal can counter champions without a gap closer and a strong burst.
- Ezreal has a global ultimate that can help other lanes.
-Good escape mechanics from ganks.
-Enemies will think he is AD carry and try and counterpick.
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Cons
-Does no scale as hard as other top laners
- Cannot spam as hard (not really as much of an issue)
-Certain bruisers will get tankyness fast a make you lose your early kill potential.
- Horrible at responding to ganks from his jungler.


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Best case scenario:

1. You counter the enemy top lane and shut him down.

2. You realize you are Ezreal, and therefore shut yourself down at champ select.

3. The game carries on, 4v4.

4. The end.
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Well he could be a counter pick as stated, but most top laner on the first back will out scale him and if the enemy top lane is super aggressive level 1/2 you can't really do much about it and can get zoned very early on is the real problem. Basicly anyone with a decent gap closer will hurt you or make you waste a lot of mana, plus most top laners can shove easily well ezreal can't.
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High damage gap closers would **** on him.

Jax (jump dodge dodge dodge over half health gone0, Riven (wtf), Tryndamere (1 crit = half health gone), etc.

Maybe if you build tanky, but then you'd need an AD Carry at bot too.
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MiG Blaze play ezreal top with great success!
Its viable and it fits the current meta.
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samgoeslol wrote:

MiG Blaze play ezreal top with great success!
Its viable and it fits the current meta.


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I think not that great.
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