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EZREAL BUILD GUIDE: AP Ezreal Mid by Arkara73

by Arkara73 (last updated over a year ago)

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Greater Mark of Magic Penetration( +7.83 magic penetration)
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Greater Seal of Armor( +12.69 armor)
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Greater Glyph of Scaling Magic Resist( +1.35 magic resist per level (24.3 at champion level 18))
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Greater Quintessence of Ability Power( +14.85 ability power)
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Rising Spell Force
QMystic Shot
WEssence Flux
EArcane Shift
RTrueshot Barrage
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Skill Order

Player Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Rising Spell Force
QMystic Shot
WEssence Flux
EArcane Shift
RTrueshot Barrage

Champion Matchups

Introduction

Hello everyone welcome to my AP Ezreal Guide. Now I know you are probably thinking, "Arkara you are an idiot AP Ezreal sucks." Well, you sir are very wrong. AP Ezreal is very underestimated and is capable of dishing out a lot of damage. I will show you how to play AP Ezreal and how to take advantage of his high burst and late game potential. I have played games where I took out the ADC with and . I literally took out a whole health bar with 2 spells. I haven't been playing AP Ezreal too long (about 100+ games) but I know how he works. I hope this guide helps.


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Why Play AP Ezreal?

AP Ezreal is much better than people think. Late game he has really high burst and his ult does absurd amounts of damage and is better for sniping than Standard ADC Ezreal's ult. He is really fun and you will destroy late game if you can master him. He is very hard to catch and is really good at kiting.



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Pros/Cons

Pros:
Insane Late Game Damage
Best Ult out of all Ez builds (can do over 1k damage)
Ult can turn around teamfights
Really hard to catch
Best Kiter out of all the builds
Low cds due to spammable Q
W is easy to poke with since it goes through minions
Free flash with e
Really Fun
Very Underestimated

Cons:
Squishy
Terrible Early Game
Very item reliant
No Wave Clear besides his Ult
Very Mana hungry
Usually gets focused in teamfights
Hardest to master out of all the Ezreal Builds
No CC
Team will rage at you for using AP Ezreal in Champ Select



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Masteries

Standard APC Masteries. Definitely needs butcher because of his horrible wave clear.



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Runes

Marks:
Magic Pen helps prevent your opponent from mitigating your damage by building MR

Seals:
For those pesky AD Mid Champs such as [champ/pantheon.png] and [champ/talon.png]

Glyphs:
Helps mitigate damage done by your enemy laner

Quints:
Increases your ability power. Good for damage output.



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Summoner Spells

Flash is a really good summoner spell for AP Ezreal because you can use your e for damage and still use your Flash to escape

Good for finishing off enemies

Other Viable Choices:
Helps prevent enemies from escaping

You are squishy so this may come in handy

Good if the enemy team has a lot of CC for example

Never Get:
No...

Ezreal does have mana problems but only needs one item to take care of it.

Isn't available on Rift

You have flash and your e as gap closers/creators so it's not needed

Not really needed other spells are better

I don't know why you would even consider getting this

You are not the jungler

Not necessary. It's good for getting back to lane quickly but you have a global ult so you can prevent champions from taking the turret via ulting




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Skills

Passive: Rising Spell Force

Explanation:


Completely useless for AP Ezreal. If only Riot would buff it somehow


Q: Mystic Shot

Explanation:

Spammable with low mana cost and helps lower cds which allows you to spam your other abilities





W: Essence Flux

Explanation:

This is your bread and butter. Great ability. Can go through minions so it is really good for poking and has really good scaling





E: Arcane Shift

Explanation:

Does good damage. Can be used to escape or close gaps.





R: Trueshot Barrage

Explanation:

Does much more damage than AD Ezreal. By late game you can do over 1k damage with it. Can totally turn around team fights.


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Why Max Q before E?

VS



I am aware that Arcane Shift has a higher AP scaling than his mystic shot but the good thing about maxing mystic shot is that it allows you to spam it more often which gets your abilities off cd faster.



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Item Builds

AP Ezreal is very mana hungry early game. is your best friend for this.

My Main Build for AP Ezreal is:

Since you are a Carry your build tends to not change very much.

are all great items to get against enemies that are stacking MR

solves your mana issues

Get these 2 items after tear

is amazing on AP Ezreal. AD and Blue Ezreal both have their Q to kite with. Well guess what. After you get lich bane AP Ezreal can now kite with both his Q and W because his Q procs on hit affects such as lich banes passive. So you will be able to do a ton of damage to them when you kite and then you can finish them off with your ult.

Buy this item next. After you stack it into a [items/seraphs-embrace.png] you will no longer have mana issues

A ton more AP and cdr. Very good item

Good amount of AP and lets you get a little tankier.

Other items:
Good if you need to get tankier

Good if they are stacking MR

Good if you are getting focused and they are building a lot of AD



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Early Game

Early Game just stay back and try to farm as best you can. Use your to help you with last hitting and you can also use it to poke. Try not to use a lot because you can run out of mana pretty quickly if you do. You can start to poke them a little more once you get your tear. You can use your ult to snipe people across the map and help you finish off your laning opponent.




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Mid Game

By Mid Game you should typically have your rabadons, boots, close to half stacks with your tear, and at least about to finish your lich bane. Here your will start to do a lot of damage. You can start to burst down squishes fairly quickly when mid game comes around.




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Late Game

Now this is where you shine. You should have your and close to getting your . This is where your burst just becomes insane. Your can go through the whole enemy team and do the same amount of damage for each enemy it passes through. You can now kite with your and . Your can now do over 1k damage. You will have godlike burst.


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Team Fights

Poke down the enemies with your and . When the fight starts keep poking and use your to position yourself so you have a clear shot on all 5 of the enemies for your . Trust me late game this thing hurst a lot. You can easily turn around a teamfight if you can land it. I have almost gotten a couple pentas with just the ult alone in a teamfight.





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Lane Opponents

Here I will go over basic lane opponents you may face and their difficulty.


Easy/Medium


Ahri isn't too hard to deal with. Just dodge her orb and charm and you will be fine. Ask for ganks every now and then.


Hard/Impossible


You won't have very much problems with her pre 6. Just poke her and try to stay out of range of her Q. When she hits 6 I am very sorry to say but you are done for. Your e is useless because she has 3 charges on her ult so escaping is impossible. Free spell vamp so she has really good sustain while you don't. Ask for a lot of ganks.


Easy


All you have to do is dodge her ice ball and poke her down. You can e over her wall. Also stay out of her ult because if you stay in there it can really hurt. Probably won't need very many ganks.


Medium


Annoying Poke. Make sure to stay away from her post 6 when she has her stun up. A face full of tibbers is not fun. Poke her down and you should be fine. Ask for ganks every once in a while.


Medium/Hard


You must dodge his combo or he will destroy you. After his combo he really has nothing else until his abilities are off cd so take advantage of that. You will need a fair amount of ganks against him.


Medium/Hard


Try not to let her poke you. Post 6 she starts to do a lot of damage. You shouldn't need too many ganks. Stay at a distance and poke her a lot.


Medium


This match up is actually really fun. Do what you would normally do. Poke him as much as you can while dodging his skill shots. I actually just went up against one last game and he destroyed me in lane because I couldn't dodge them. Then he didn't build correctly and when late game came around I completely destroyed him. That is why building correctly is so important. You can be really fed but if you have a bad build you will lose. I built correctly and then eventually carried my team. Ganking him is hard because of his but you shouldn't need too many ganks.


Medium


This guy is a pain in the ass. His fear drain combo can be devastating and his silence is really annoying too. Poke and you should be fine.


Hard/Impossible


He can literally negate all of your damage with his damn troll pole. His combo does a lot of damage and if you are not careful he will destroy you. You will need a lot of ganks.


Easy/Medium


Try not to let him hit you with his q. If you can do that he will be completely useless. Stay out of his defile because it can really hurt. Poke him a lot and you will win the lane.


Impossible


This guy right here is the AP Mid counter due to his passive. If you have to go up against him you should surrender. You literally have no chance. You are better off going afk then trying to lane against him.


Medium/Hard


She does not have great mobility so landing your skillshots shouldn't be too hard. Try to stay away from her e. If she hits you with it too much you are in for a world of pain.


Hard/Impossible


He is one of the best champions for 1v1 situations in the entire game. Try to stay out of range of his poke. Ask for a lot of ganks. If you get caught in his ult it is most likely gg.


Hard/Impossible


His shield can mitigate all of your damage and he can push and poke you for free. If he can continuously keep his shield up you are pretty much done.


Easy


Dodge her snare and that's basically it. Poke her down. GG


Medium/Hard


AD Mid champions are always a problem for AP Mids. His Q has really good damage early game and his we combo can do a lot of damage against squishies. When he stuns you e out of his e. Ask for ganks.


Very Easy


You can easily get a kill on him pre 6. After that you will snowball and destroy him. He will get a little harder post 6 so be a little more careful.


Impossible


He is the ultimate AD Assassin Mid against AP Mids. His silence prevents you from using your e and his burst is insane. Better to surrender when you see him go mid.


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Final Comments

AP Ezreal is very fun. I hope this guide has helped you understand how to play him better. He is very good and very underestimated. If you can get past his terrible early game you will be godlike late game. Hope my guide has helped. If there is anything I can do to improve my guides please tell me in the comment section below. Thank you for reading my guide.

Note: I am probably going to experiment with some rune setups for him so I may update this guide and change around the runes a little bit.

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