Its better than ez bot.
Its better than ez bot.
The above post is probably derp, and you might want to ignore it.
Ez has a pretty good laning phase but he sucks later in the game. Not really helped by people being determinedly terrible and building Triforce on him.
lets all just accept ez mid and ez bot are just as bad as each other.
FHC isn't a place to be arguing.
You guys wouldn't be surprised at how many Ezreals (10x the number of them ever since Pulsefire was announced as being nearly ready for release) I've seen rushing Triforce. And then proceed to be completely useless to the team except for occasional ult snipes.
Idk what those people are building, but tri replaces PD not IE and my guess is that might be where people go wrong. Boots+pots - dorans + vamp - sheen - IE - Tri - LW - BT - GA is the max dps build for him afaik.
Get Tri first if you are outperforming, to snowball with phage procs. Get IE first if youre just farming and need to be ready for teamfights asap.
But judging from the comments so far Ez is a pretty emotional topic, so whatever if you dont like him dont play him.
e: also dont underestimate runes. flat AD is fotm, but f.e. i raped a graves+soraka lane (insane armor) by stacking 25arpen runes. Same should be done vs any Taric lane or your going to get outtraded after lvl4 or so.
Last edited by Lilalaunebör; June 23 2012 at 12:37:02 PM.
So much hurf blurf.
For what it's worth, I run ArP as I do on all carries. Flat AD gets hard countered by some matchups, have fun against Soraka.
Generally I will build 2*Dorans into Sheen and Bloodthirster, early Brut is still an option if you're stomping. There are other options though - replace the two dorans with a Phage if you can get it early enough, earlygame Phage procs are really strong. I prefer to get at least the BF Sword before the Sheen but if you go back on 1200 gold Sheen is viable. Basically you should be looking to have Bloodthirster, Sheen and either two dorans or a Phage by around 20/25 minutes. From there finish Triforce, Last Whisper, GA/QSS and Infinity Edge. You can obviously get Iedge earlier if you're ahead of the game and they're not building armour, however your Q doesn't crit and an important part of Ez play is being able to kite around with Q (this is why you want that Phage btw for slow chance with Q). Lifesteal also procs on Q so you can heal up really quickly after a fight. Note that I said an important part of Ez play - it's not the only part. You should always be looking to right click wherever and whenever possible however if you can't, then at least you're doing some damage with Q. Skill build is EITHER (there is some contention over this) R>Q>W>E or R>W>Q>E. W is a much underrated part of his kit - it's a flat attack speed debuff, it goes through minions and it also buffs your team. An early ranked W gives you insane gank damage when your jungler comes to play and also makes early dragons much stronger.
Use ult whenever there is a fight - it's got a really low cooldown (remember that Q drops cooldowns by 1 second each time you hit it) and will almost always give you 5 stacks on passive. 50% free attack speed is pretty strong. Don't save it to snipe - you can use it for snipes but much like cross-map Ashe arrow it's more luck than judgement whether it hits or not. Cast W across as many people as you can - it will buff your team by the same amount it debuffs theirs so try and line it up so you're hitting a couple of people in your team plus someone in theirs. Use E whenever you need to - it is an instant cast positional tool with a reasonable cooldown that can be extended over walls much like Shaco Decieve. Use it to position, use it for burst, don't be scared to use it offensively - for me the major use of it is to get around minions to line up Q shots. E into a quick Q>W combo is a lot of damage that people often won't expect - you can also start with a W since it goes through minions then use the E to avoid any return harrass.
About Triforce - Ezreal is not generally a right-click carry. Whilst you should always be right-clicking people, if you want to play right-click carries go play Caitlyn. Your Q does not crit and you have no right click steroid beyond passive. Ez also has some really low base health. Ez also has a spammable ability that applies on hits. Basically Ezreal is one of the few champs that doesn't waste a single stat from Triforce - he needs health, the Sheen proc makes Q a 500 damage nuke, the Phage proc allows him to kite around teamfights effectively, you will be right-clicking people so the attack speed is nice, and you will get a lategame Iedge so the crit isn't wasted. HOWEVER much like all Triforce champs if you rush it you're a terrible person. Some kind of BF item first, either Bloodthirster or Edge depending on how you feel about the game.
Your favourite supports are Soraka, Janna, Taric and Nunu. Blitz and Leona can also work but are riskier. I wouldn't say there's a single carry in the game Ez can't lane against. Also if your team will let you do it mid Ez is actually pretty strong and completely fucks up Morgana. However you can't lane for shit against Kassadin.
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We both love Ez with Bob and play him a lot. I think I will let him make this big post when he explain how and what although zekk posted some good insights already.
One of the biggest misconceptions is him not being a standard ad carry. Well, he got permanent 50% attack speed steroid for one and not building him around that is what cost you a lategame. Just buy this IE/PD/LW on him once and you will see the difference. Go 2 doran's or phage early as phage procs are fucking unbelievably underrated in lane. Do not buy cdr boots for god sake. Brutalizer is good though if you snowballing already winning your lane. Also please note, i am not saying triforce is not good on ez. It's very good item that suits his poking skill set. All i am saying it's just not the only choice. And i still find triforce -> ie to be superior to triforce -> bt as for MY PLAYSTYLE. And yeah that's the point. Just build him to suit your play, not try to change your play to suit a build from a guide.
Oh and ez would be amazing ap carry, even without heal on his W, which i still believe would be okish if they give like 20 base on all lvls and give him decent ap ratio on it. He doesn't fit the meta though and can't lane effectivly against most played ap carries. Current meta is to pick mid that can push well, force enemy mid to last hit under tower while you are taking his or your wrights or gank bottom/top. Ez can't push but he is still a beast in lane. The moment you get dathcap and lichbane he got retardly strong poke and mobility that probably even nid can't match. 2x 1100 spamable spells, one with 0.8 ap ratio and aoe, second that consume lichbane procs making it effectivly 1.3 ap ratio on 2 sec cd. Yeah.
Last edited by Voulture; June 23 2012 at 01:55:28 PM.
This is my first game that is a battle arena style and some of the terminology you guys use is lost on me. Especially when talking about a champ I don't have. What does 'proc' mean and where can I go to learn the rest of the acronyms when talking about this game? Thanks.
There you go. Also, a "proc" is a general term across games to denote an "on hit effect". For example, Ezreals Q skill is able to proc item effects, this means that if you buy a Frozen Mallet which slows on autoattacks, it will also apply to his skill.
Edit: welp, beaten
So wriggles for example has a 20% chance for it's Programmed Random OCcurence (proc) to trigger, hence the term proc'd or waiting for a proc.
It has lately been used to mean applying on-hit affects like red buff but that is largely incorrect usage, since it doesn't relate directly to programmed percentage chances.
Last edited by Vorkash; June 23 2012 at 11:16:49 PM.
I'm now 900 elo, jesus these ppl are bots.
850 ELO, approaching heart of darkness.
Last edited by Venec; June 24 2012 at 03:35:15 PM.
i am going to be trying top lane mumu this evening
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