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Ezreal


Ezreal

The Prodigal Explorer 

Ezreal is played primarily as a Bot Lane Marksman

Shen Pantheon Counter Champion

Abilities

Passive – Adrenaline Rush
Passive – Adrenaline Rush
Q – Infected Cleaver
W – Burning Agony (Toggle)
E – Masochism

Counter Champions

Caitlyn Jhin Counter Champion
Olaf Irelia Counter Champion
Morgana Alistair Counter Champion

Counter Items

Quicksilver Sash
Banshee's Veil Cho’Gath Counter Item

Introduction

Ezreal is a mobile skillshot reliant AD Carry that, while being mana reliant, can do some of the highest damage in the game if played optimally. He has access to a nonflash blink which makes him among one of the safest marksman in the game, and has an ability that lowers his cooldowns if it hits anything, further adding to his safety, mobility and reliability.

Abilities


Passive – Adrenaline Rush

Passive – Rising Spell Force

Ezreal gains bonus attack speed for 6 seconds every time he hits an enemy or ally with his abilities, stacking up to 5 times.

Q – Infected Cleaver

Q – Mystic Shot

Ezreal fires a bolt of energy in a line, dealing physical damage to the first enemy hit, and applying on-hit effects. If Mystic Shot successfully hits an enemy, all of Ezreal's ability cooldowns are refreshed by 1.5 seconds.

W – Burning Agony (Toggle)

W – Essence Flux

Ezreal fires a wave of energy in a line, dealing magic damage to enemy champions struck, and granting all allied champions struck bonus attack speed for 5 seconds.

E – Masochism

E – Arcane Shift

Ezreal blinks to the target location, firing a homing bolt that deals magic damage to the nearest enemy.

R – Sadism

R – Trueshot Barrage

After gathering energy for 1 second, Ezreal fires an energy projectile in the target direction, dealing magic damage to enemies it passes through. Each enemy hit reduces the projectile's damage by 10%, down to a minimum 30% damage.

Our Top Counter Tips For Ezreal


Laning against Ezreal is a little easier than against a lot of champions, stand in the minions when the wave is large, and make sure to enforce lane dominance with your damage tools. He doesn't have high damage without his Mystic shot, which cannot go through minions. By the time the minion wave is getting smaller, he should be unable to zone you.

Ezreal must buy a mana item to ensure he doesn't lose his usefulness by going OOM. This item will be a tear. Use the time to takes for the tear to stack to further bully him and try and set him behind. This will keep him behind and stop him from being as useful to his team in any kind of roam or gank, because no one wants to gank for the 25% health Ezreal.

Ezreal is far weaker without access to his Arcane Shift, killing him becomes easier and he's not as mobile and even loses out on a decent portion of his damage. Use this time to finish him off or to engage on him.

Champions That Counter Ezreal


Caitlyn Jhin Counter Champion

Caitlyn

Not only can this champion stand in the minions to mitigate his damage (Like every other champion) she can hit him from there, pelting him with bullets and eventually zoning him thanks to her extreme range. Not only that, but she becomes a late game terror, so delaying Ezreal really works out in her favor as she speeds to her own multi-crit item power spikes.

Yasuo

Draven

Move your axes within the minion wave and hit him. Creep block is more of a threat to Draven than Ezreal is. Even if he manages to get some hits in on you, you lifesteal a lot with just a Dorans blade, and when you come back with a vamp scepter it'll get even worse. Ezreal can never outtrade Draven while his axes are live, so he just has to sit back and pray that he doesn't allow Draven to cash in on his stacks.

LeeSin Zac Counter Champion

Miss Fortune

This lady is a walking fountain turret. Stand in your minion wave and punish him for standing in his with Q's. At level six, you can probably just kill him. There isn't much to say about this matchup, she hurts early and he doesn't, so the lane belongs to her, if she doesn't throw it away by running under a tower or something.

Itemization


Dead Man's Plate Riven Counter Item

Dead Man's Plate

Thornmail

Thornmail

All forms of armor are good against Ezreal. If he builds an Iceborn Gauntlet, then Banshees Veil has value as well, since it'll mitigate the first slow. Dead Mans Plate is a good pickup if you find yourself in need of higher chase potential against him, but given how his kit works, that'd likely be a rare situation at best. It's important for true tanks (Ex, Mundo) to note that Mystic Shot does cause Thornmail to do damage to Ezreal, so it can be a worthy pickup since his damage should be coming from his Q and basic attacks