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6 months ago
We need an updated guide :/
7 months ago
Ocee, I main AP Ezreal and this is easily the best guide I've EVER seen for him. First, EF is taken first and maxed first because this is an AP guide, if you look at the runes and masteries your damage with EF will be higher than MS and you need to max your EF asap for that huge harass. Second, if you can't last hit without your MS you're a scrub, go play bot games and practise hitting 200 CS at 20 minutes. Third, yes, Ezreal does have a strong early game, but EF does more damage than MS with magic runes and masteries, you seem to forget that this is an AP guide not AD. Fourth, AS has higher damage than Ez's EF, the only reason it's maxed second instead of first is because it is un-aimable and auto targets the nearest enemy. Finally, you should be able to position Ez with just boots, it isn't hard when you know how to do it, and you shouldn't be as focused on stacking his passive as when you're AD when your AP because most of your damage is from EF, AS his ult and Lich Bane, not auto attacks.
Your second paragraph is redundant if you max EF first you have no harass issues because you get 2 Dolan's Rings for mana regen, this also means that almost 90% of your damage is going to be magic, therefore, magic penetration runes are better than hybrid or armor penetration runes. As for the second part of your paragraph, "what is this, I don't even.." doesn't cut it, I'll just pretend I never saw it :|.
The reason why Ezreal doesn't need mana is because you get Mana/Regen from items, masteries and runes, and blue buff which you can get 50% of the time if not more, should always be yours (unless you have a mana hungry jungler like Singed). Also, glass cannon Ezreal is only viable 5% of the time, when you're against a champion who has low range and no gap closers, to successfully hit your EF mid team fight on the carry is quite hard and you need to get close to do so, assuming their carry has a decent position, as for MS, unless you get a clear shot through minions and the enemy team you need to move out to the side and position well to hit it, generally getting closer than you would like to be, therefore, the tankier you are, the better you can team fight, QED. In regards to AA, Stoning said specifically he doesn't like it due to the cost of it, if you add up all the costs with and without AA (substituting in WoTA because it's the least situational of the 3 end items) it is with WoTA: 16,070g with AA: 16,425g. Yes it isn't much but it was his reasoning, and unless you rush your tear it's going to be useless until late game anyway, 2 Dolan's rings is much better imo. As to why you seem to think that MS is his main damaging move when he is AP, it isn't EF is, therefore Spell Vamp is better than Life steal, if you really want that much Life Steal and Spell Vamp get a Hextech Gunblade. Also, if you go the GP10 build the GP10 items make up for the lack of CS, that is the whole point of getting the items, it's for say when you lane with someone else who needs CS, with a scrub who steals all your CS or you get zoned hardcore by the opposing mid / bot laner(/s).
PS: The most AP build possible is 5 AAs with Rabadons taking full mana / level runes and going 21/0/9 AP masteries, you end up with 1595 AP.
8 months ago
This is probably one of the worst guides for ap ezreal I have ever seen.First off level 1 MS does more burst and has less cd than EF.On top of that almost every champion in the game has a better wave clear than Ezreal so it makes it incredibly easy for anyone to outfarm you if you max EF first.And I'm not talking about slightly outfarming you.I mean outfarming with 100-150 cs.Second by not getting MS till level 4 you miss the most important phase of the lane - levels 2 and 3 where ezreal is the strongest out of all mid laners.Zerging someone at level 2 or 3 and killing him or zoning him is what makes Ezreal viable.By not taking MS you make your self significantly weaker.Lastly about the spells you should NEVER max AShift.The times when you can use it offensively without paying a huge price for that are incredibly rare.On top of that MS gives more dps than AShift.Also MS helps Ez stack his passive, that is not as useless as you think, much faster which makes a huge portion of his dmg during laning.
Now since skills are out of our way lets talk about runes and what Ezreal has that makes him better than others.For one Ezreal has split dmg between phys/magic , most of which early game is phys.Given the fact that in 99% of the matchups in mid you are going to have to max Q just to be able to counterpush as much as possible, Arpen or hybrid pen runes are going to be significantly stronger than Mpen can ever be.Also Flat AP does not give the maximum Dmg early game and is not used for the maximum dmg.Flat AP quints are used on champions where having that 15 bonus ap makes the difference between 1 shotting caster minions and not.If you are looking for the most dmg you should take hybrid/arpen quints.Also mana regen glyphs are useless since for Ezreal to win lane he has to force as much trades levels 1-5 and having armor or hp/level yellows will make you much more durable as well as provide you with a very easy way to establish lane control.Now all that is left are the glyphs.As I said before Ezreal scales with CDR multiplicatively.In other words the more cdr you have the more MS you will cast -> the more cdr you'll get.Do you get what this means?It means that once you get to 40% CDR you effectively have 70% cdr which gives you the ability to keep the brusier's AS permanently -40%.THIS IS A HUGE DEAL for AS reliant bruisers like noc/udyr/irelia.So no matter what you do you should always have 40% cdr on Ezreal.Also you shouldnt be relying on blue buff for anything.With your horrible build you will have so very little lane presence that you will get counterjungled all the time and chances are you will never get a blue.
Lastly lets talk about items.First off you say Ezreal doesn't need mana or anything else that is not pure ap.This is horribly wrong, but what really is stupid is the fact that you think you will be: quote "incredibly squishy if you go for Dfg after boots w/o 2 dorans". Your entire build is NOT about being tanky.YOUR BUILD IS GLASS CANNON.On top of that the 160 hp you get from 2 dorans have little to 0 effect after the laning phase.Now lets move on to AA staff.You say that Ezreal should be pure ap yet you dont like AA ?Whne you actually do get AA staff stacked with lichbane you are gonna around 2,7k mana which is around 80-85 bonus ap.Combined with the base 45 ap AA staff has the 2nd highest ap after Dcap.So again you contradict your statement.Moving on you suggest Rylai.Why?It doesnt proc with his Q and his W and R have 15% slow.Compared to RoA it gives the same amount of ap less hp and no mana for a shitty slow.Not to mention catalyst has a huge impact on the laning phase.There is absolutely no point in taking Rylai's on Ezreal.Since Rylai's out of the way here is where the hybrid pen and mostly arpen runes come in.Lich Bane is Phys dmg.When you have 0 arpen your Lich Bane dmg will lose 50% even on ad carries that have 100 armor with base armor and runes.I don't even want to imagine how much dmg you will do to someone with 200+ armor.I also want to add that when you have a lichbane it is a lot more effective to get a GB rather than WotA.The Lifesteal scales with lichbane and MS which will give you incredibly sustain as well as more overall dmg on MS and TBarrage.Lastly the gp10 route should not have a different playstyle.AP Ezreal has 1 playstyle.That is go hard or go home.There is no room for a champion w/o wave clear to play passively.As I already said if you play passively you will lose out of 100-150 cs.
Have a nice day!
PS: Just for the record the most ap item combination with LB is RoA/AA/LB/DCap/Void which will give you more than 800 ap with elexir.
PPS: Please delete this guide instead of tricking people into using something that doesn't work.
8 months ago
Created an account to say this is a great guide. First time using it just now went 17-6-14 with a quadra kill. I didn't realize how devastating AP Ezreal was until now.
8 months ago
Hi Stoning, i really like this build but the only thing i have problem with is that i'm too squishy, so i wanted to ask, can i rush rylai's right after the tier 2 boots and 2x Dorans?
9 months ago
First game: 11/0/4
Second game: 17/4/7
2 triple kills, 1 quadra, almost penta, a sec to slow, ;D !
10 months ago
Quadra Killed alone with this build, love it. Has been working perfectly so far.
10 months ago
Hi stoning. I get harassed bad in lane.Can i use Bilgewater Cutlass to sustain and get Hextech Gunblade as 1 of the final item.
10 months ago
Hi stoning. I like your guide, but could you also put who counters Ez? and who Ez can counter. Ty
10 months ago
Hi Stoning dont you think its better to do sheen and then rush deathcap?
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