IntroductionHello ! This is my second serious guide I´ve done but I think this one is more related to me because I really like this cahmpion like crazy.
I started to play Evelynn last season before she got the crazy buff and after that I have just played her more. I just played her a bit differently. I play Evelynn as an AP offtank and it´s really been paying off. I started of this season really sloppy but after I had won 13 games with her and not lost once I thought I had to make a guide about it. As it is now I am rated ( Win ratio ) 5th in the world with eve.
Here Is some foto´s of how it turned out!
Masteries9-21-0 is a really good choice and it´s the only masteries I use when I´m going top evelynn. You will need the tanky stats it provides but also the mr pen etc from the 9 in the offense tree. I think 21-9-0 could work but I really recommend going 9-21-0 because otherwise you will probably get a much harder early game because when you are going top you need to be able to eat up some damage in laning phase and also in team fights and I really think 9-21-0 does that job for Evelynn.
Flash is always a must to Evelynn and to nearly every other champion. Flash helps you to get away (escaping), pick up kills etc and is really usefull! Here , take a look :)
Ignite is also a must because it helps you do that final damage to pick up the kill. Never play without ignite to Evelynn.
Movement speed quintessences ( 1,5% more movement speed/each ) 3x
I love going movement speed quins to eve because:
1) Easier to poke with your Q without taking any damage
2) Movement speed is really good when ganking ( yes , I snowball a bit with top eve when my lane is pushed). It´s also really good when your going down to help out with dragon.
Magic penetration marks ( 0.87 mp/each ) 9x
Magic penetration marks marks is very basic ap based champion runes which I use to all ap champions.
Armor Seals ( 1.41 armor/each ) 9x
You Will need the armor when going top. I use armor seals to every top champ i think.
Also standard top runes for the most champions.
Passive: Shadow Walk
Crazy good passive . This passive can make you go around a whole team and catch them from behind which is extreamly good. Just always look so there are no red ! at nearby enemy champions. That mean´s your spotted. This passive overall has so much to offer and can actually be a real game changer in some cases. You will also regenerate 1% of your max mana every second while in stealth which is really good because then you can spam your Q and then stealth to regenerate mana so you don´t have to go b all the time.
Q: Hate Spike
This spell makes you a crazy poker and that is actually the key to win top lane with Evelynn. Poke em and run away with W. It´s also the reason you buy ryleis because your slows will be insane!
overall: Good damage and very low CD, Key to win your lane and also a really good slow with ryleis.
You should max this spell first.
W: Dark Frenzy
Really good spell which when activated makes all slows on you disappear including exhaust! It also gives you a crazy movement speed buff for 3 seconds and it´s passive is that you gain 4% movment speed every time you land a spell on a enemy champion. You should take one point in this spell early but leave it at that.
also a good spell ;) Which makes you deal some good damage and also give you a very nice attack speed bonus for a while after you have attacked someone with this spell. Max this spell after your Q.
R: Agony's Embrace
This ultimate is really really good because:
1) AoE ulti which deals tones of damage and slows everyone it hits
2) It also gives you a shield depending on how many people you hit. As a tank/off tank this shield is very very effective.
Overall : this ultimate can reall carry a game if used right.
As you can see I max my Q first because it will deal a good amount of damage and a REALLY good amount of damage comparing to the CD the spell have. I take a point in my W in level 2 because it will be really useful threw out the whole game but you should only take one point and leave it until level 14.
your ultimate will you of course max as fast as possible.
That´s it for Skills/runes/summoners etc, let´s move to the item build chapter.
Item Build / ItemsHere are some items that is not mentioned in my build but could be viable option.
Trinity force is an overall good item but maybe not so much to Evelynn but if your team really miss AD sourced damage you could maybe switch your to an for more hybrid damage which will probably stack pretty good with your .
This a new good ap item which could really be a viable choice to Evelynn. You could switch it with or .
I guess Hextech gunblade could work to Evelynn if your going more of an hybrid build. Due to the attack damage and life steal mixed with the ability power and spell wamp it´s not worth buying to an none hybrid champion.
Warmogs could work but you already have so much HP from your ulti and your other items( etc) so I´d say resist items is a better choice.
Here I will talk more about the build and other good things to know.
I always start with if your not against following:
. Then I recommend and when the other team has an jungle or maybe jungle start with because these champions will probably early gank you.
You can also start with , I don´t know why but I´m not a big fan of the flask but I know many of you guys are so that´s why I added it because it´s a perfectly fine starting item.
Start: ( for most cases)
Maybe some of you think it´s weird to buy a the first thing you do and I can see why you can think that but hear me out. Everlynn has a really weak early game so you will really need that HP boost from when going against a top champion. When I go b and buy that I know everything is gonna be alright ;)
now build towards . This item is a must have and it gives you great stats.
After I always go because now your slows will just be ridiculously op!
-This is sometimes as far as you get before the game ends-
Anywho , Not always. after I mostly go or depending on what your and there team looks and then followed up by the one you diden´t buy first. But if you wanna be more tanky or like some other items better you could go one or two of the following://// . OBS!!!!!! You should ALWAYS build after what their team looks like but in the most cases I end up doing this. And don´t forget .
Early GameHi there !
Top Evelynn is a bit weak in early game and that´s why you poke and poke and poke until you can land the kill.
Plant ward´s , farm etc and you will do great =) When you get ganked use your W and flash if necessary to escape.
As a top Everlynn I don´t go snowballing early because you should be focused on CS and not letting your opponent push your lane like crazy because your going mid ganking or something. But as I said before: In some rare cases you can snowball if your team really needs it or if you are helping out with dragon etc. Also if your lane is really pushed you can also go for a quick gank.
In like level 1 - 5 I nearly always cs with my q to avoid unnecessarily damage because as I said your early is pretty weak. In the most games I start with a fourth pot ( mana ) so my mana does not drop early because of your Q spam, of course your passive will help you out a lot as well. If your against an charger/engage champ etc at top an he engages at you just simple use your and to deal some damage and then use your to get away, but as he walks away go after him with some and you will probably win the trade.
Now you will probably have picked up your and it´s time to snowball. Help your team do dragon, gank mid and bot etc but you should also be at your lane farming. So you will have to do a little bit of both. You will ( if everything is going as planed) now be really strong. Your opponent will not be ready for the slow machine you now are and take that to your advantage.
I have turned a lot of games by going b and take up that rylai´s, then go ninja gank bot and it nearly always ends up with a double kill + dragon.
When killing someone:
When you have your they can´t escape you. Just spam your through out your fight and at the same time use your + basic attacks and when they maybe have dropped 50 % of there health or they are getting near there turret use your and take out the target.
Late GameNow when it´s late game you should at least have picked up , and . You should be pretty tanky by now which will help you run around in the team fight like a bulldozer taking out the carries one by one. I always buy the because It´s really effective. You can run to baron in like 15-20 second with your W activated which can be a real game saver! I think late game is at least top Evelynn´s strongest part of the game so take advantage of that.
Throwing: Never go alone in late game or do risky things that can make you lose the game. This is really important. Make sure there are wards on the map so no one dies because your team has no vision etc.
Team FightsI play tank Evelynn for many reasons but the biggest one is her teamight presence. You will be a fully capable tank which can go in and take damage but at the same time deal really good damage. I nearly always do my team fights like this:
First of all I will run in with my and use my over as many enemy champions as possible but if they are scattered always focus the carries. after using my ultimate I always goes to one of the carries ( the one your team has decided to focus the most) and spam my andand with ease kill the target with help from and They will not be able to run from you!. Then I do the same thing to the other team and taking em out one by one.
More info : The thing with tank Eve is that you can do all the things mid eve does but you don´t have to worry about positioning and die because you are now the tank!
Match up != easy = hard
: I never have a problem against jax because he is so vulnerable against your poke and when he will jump to you you will just use your to get out of there. It´s a really easy lane.
: Irelia is an usual opponent and dosen´t really give you a hard time. Your W helps you alot but care for her early damage on you. But when you have It wont be a problem and you will win the lane.
: The black cleaver monster will actually not be so much of a problem except before you have picked up your , before that he can be a problem with his extreamly high burst damage so be careful in the beginning. But after you have bought your you will be more of a tank than him and with a good use of your he won´t be very hard
:Darius is pretty hard because when you go to poke him you will be dragged and he will do more damage laning phase to you then you will do to him so it´s really hard. The only positive thing is your ulti. HP is good against true damage.
: He wont let you poke him due to hes creeps and it make things dificullt for you.
: AD niddale will poke you even more than you will poke her so in this match up you need to stay away and last hit with your but your damage trade is about even so just don´t get poked.
: Elise is very very hard to play against with eve due to her Q poke. Don´t pick eve against elise because you won´t be able to farm and you will get really far behind.
: Cho gath´s sustain will make him more or less don´t give a **** about your poke and when your about to attack him he will silence you. Really hard match up.
: Vladimir have some crazy good sustain so it will be really hard to poke him but you will deal pretty good damage to him when your going all in. I´d say play defensive until you have your then he won´t be a problem but before that he is.
: just start with and he won´t be a problem.
If you want more match ups please let me know and I´ll add some more =)
Final CommentsI just wanna end this guide by saying that top Evelynn is not something you learn over a game. It takes a lot of practice and time but when you finally have learned it, it´s incredibly good and also really fun to play.
I also really hope this guide may have helped you to look a bit differently on Evelynn and that you also liked the guide overall. Bye!