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Nov 12, 2017

FOTM Report: Kleptomancy Ezreal - Why is it overpowered (OP AF)?

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 Every preseason brings us new challenges and new overpowered changes in the name of balance. This time around, we've got Ezreal sporting the runes meant normally for support champions. Using this setup as a marksman, support, or mid laner, Ezreal can quickly gain an advantage through massive gold generation.

How and why does it work? Check out the details below!

Introduction

Every preseason brings us new challenges and new overpowered changes in the name of balance. This time around, we've got Ezreal sporting the runes meant normally for support champions. Using this setup as a marksman, support, or mid laner, Ezreal can quickly gain an advantage through massive gold generation.

How and why does it work? Check out the details below!

How to Play
Abilities: Q, E, Q, W then prioritize R > Q > E > W
Summoner Spells: Flash + Heal/Barrier
Starting Items: Doran's Blade + Health Potions
Core Items: Manamune/Muramana, Ionian Boots, Trinity Force, Blade of the Ruined King, Lord Dominik's Regards, Guardian Angel

Rune Setup


For this kind of article going forward, I'm going to break out the Rune setup in a separate section since Riot's basically done away with cookie cutter runes/masteries and we should spend some time going in-depth on these. 

Inspiration Tree
  • Kleptomancy is a must as the keystone, as the rest of these keystones don't offer much to Ezreal.
  • Biscuit Delivery is optimal as a first tier since Ezreal has his E for escape and Statis doesn't help him much.
  • Future's Market can vary a bit, and Magical Footwear isn't all that bad.
  • Cosmic Insight is a must for the final rune. The other two are flat out bad for Ezreal.
Sorcery Tree
  • Manaflow Band - This allows Ezreal to continuously spam his attacks. 
  • Scorch - This one is the real reason you want to get the Sorcery tree, as it provides an incredible boost to your Q damage throughout the game.
Domination and Precision trees are not bad, but both take a little more time to ramp up while Sorcery allows him to have continuous pressure from start to finish.

Why It Works

Single Ability Proc
The Kleptomancy keystone activates after you use an ability on the next basic attack. However, since Ezreal's Mystic Shot [Q] counts as both an ability AND a basic attack, he only needs to hit a single Q in order to proc the keystone.

Consumable Synergy
Ezreal scales off both ability power and attack damage. This means that if Travel Size Elixir of Sorcery or Wrath drops, he can utilize either one for a benefit. Overall, the drops from Kleptomancy are all very useful and allow him to sustain in lane and provide sight for his team, allowing for his support to safely delay sightstone and push for a bigger advantage in lane.

Insane Gold Generation
Ezreal is well known for having an intense powerspike at Trinity Force but being a bit lackluster on first back if he can only pick up a Tear of the Goddess. However, by using Kleptomancy Ezreal can ensure that his first back isn't just for a Tear, allowing him to scale up and hit his powerspikes quickly without room for weakness.

Potential Pitfalls

Weaker All-In Damage
This form of Ezreal takes on a very poke-heavy role in lane and focuses on farming to victory. As a very safe champion, he can do this. However, if both supports in lane are focused on being all-in kill lanes, Ezreal tends to be weaker early on before he can pull the upper hand from his gold generation.

Weaker Late Game Scaling
This rune setup allows Ezreal to get to mid-to-late game much faster than enemy champions. However, if the game does draw onto the late 50 minute mark where everyone is sporting full item sets, a full build Ezreal will generally do less damage than another full build marksman with more offensive rune setups.

Conclusions

Ezreal in his current state works so well in so many roles simply because he scales incredibly hard right now. The Kleptomancy keystone allows him to finally return to the center stage as a marksman, and his mobility allows him to stay safe while he scales into an unstoppable powerhouse. Welcome to preseason.

Suggested Tier: God Tier

What do you think about Kleptomancy Ezreal? Comment below!


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