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Evelynn, the Widowmaker
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Evelynn Render
Gender Female
Race Unknown
Birthplace Unknown
Residence Unknown
Occupation Assassin
Faction Unknown; possibly Shadow Isles
Rivals
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Related Lore

Swift and lethal, Evelynn is one of the most deadly - and expensive - assassins in all of Runeterra. Able to merge with the shadows at will, she patiently stalks her prey, waiting for the right moment to strike. While Evelynn is clearly not entirely human, and her heritage remains unclear, it is believed that she hails from the Shadow Isles - though her link with that tortured realm remains shrouded in mystery.

Lore

Evelynn's origins are shrouded in mystery - a mystery she herself helps to perpetuate. What everyone does know about Evelynn, however, is that she is one of the most skilled assassins in Valoran. It is clear upon first meeting her that she is not quite human. Some theorize that she was cursed with a mild form of fantastical vampirism as a child. Supporters of this theory contend that her ability to sap the very life essence of her opponents on (and off) the Fields of Justice, while still being able to tolerate direct sunlight, would account for this belief. There is some evidence that Evelynn originally came from the Shadow Isles - the mysterious island located northwest of Valoran that is eternally blanketed by a thick, unnatural fog. It is thought that the Shadow Isles are home to countless forms of undead, though no one seems eager to perform the exploration necessary to find out the truth. Evelynn neither confirms nor denies her connection to Shadow Isles.

The power brokers of Valoran know that Evelynn's services come at the highest of premiums, and her recent addition to the League of Legends indicates that her ambitions are growing. Her savagery on the Fields of Justice has been so great that new rumors about her origins are now circulating. The most popular one - an abuse of magic as a child morphed her into the hungering beast her opponents see on the battlefield - always makes her smile when hearing it... an act which bares her razor-sharp fangs and teeth. Evelynn now curries favor from League summoners, gaining influence for reasons known only to her. While the nature of her plans- much like almost everything else about her - remains unknown, there's little doubt that those plans are now set on the world stage.

"There is little mystery about her to me - she is the ultimate predator."
JaxSquare.png Jax

Quotes

Selection
  • Play "The night is my veil..."
Attacking
  • Play "With pleasure."
  • Play "Your pain is my pleasure."
  • Play "All too easy."
  • Play "I can smell their fear."
  • Play "Time to feed."
  • Play "Misery loves company."
  • Play "I've got the touch."
Movement
  • Play "This way."
  • Play "If I must."
  • Play "Shadows beckon."
  • Play "From the darkness."
  • Play "Into the night!"
  • Play "The night is my veil."
  • Play "It takes a lot of effort to move like this in heels."
Taunt
  • Play "Mmm, I like it when they scream."
Joke
  • Play "I may be bad, but I feel good..."
Laugh
  • Play Evelynn laughs.
  • Play Evelynn laughs.
  • Play Evelynn laughs.
  • Play Evelynn laughs.
  • Play Evelynn laughs.

Development

Previous Abilities

This ability set was used from V1.0.0.120 until her rework in V1.0.0.143.

Determined Killer
Determined Killer

Innate: Non-neutral minions deal 50% damage to Evelynn.

Hate Spike
RANGE: ?
COST: 12 / 15 / 18 / 21 / 24 mana
COOLDOWN: 0.8
Hate Spike

Active: Damages the closest enemy unit with a lightning fast bolt of energy, dealing magic damage and 50% damage to a secondary nearby target.

  • Magic Damage: 25 / 40 / 55 / 70 / 85 (+ 28% AP)
Shadow Walk
COST: 60 mana
COOLDOWN: 12 / 11 / 10 / 9 / 8 after breaking stealth
Dark Frenzy

Active: After 1.5 seconds, or after 5 seconds if Evelynn was attacked, Evelynn fades away, becoming stealthed. Evelynn's next attack or ability will slow her target for 3 seconds, ending her Shadow Walk. Evelynn can cast Shadow Walk again to destealth.

  • Stealth Duration: 10 / 20 / 30 / 40 / 50 seconds
  • Slow: 30 / 35 / 40 / 45 / 50%
Ravage
RANGE: ?
COST: 90 / 105 / 120 / 135 / 150 mana
COOLDOWN: 9
Ravage

Active: Deals magic damage to the target and reduces the target's armor and magic resistance by for 5 seconds.

  • Magic damage: 80 / 135 / 190 / 255 / 320 (+ 100% AP)
  • Armor and Magic Resist. Reduction: 10 / 14 / 18 / 22 / 26
Malice and Spite
COOLDOWN: 90
Malice and Spite

Passive: Evelynn revels in the demise of champions she has aided in killing, healing her upon their death.

  • Health gain: 150 / 225 / 300

Active: Evelynn gains bonus attack speed and bonus movement speed for 10 seconds. If Evelynn scores a kill or an assist, this ability's cooldown is refreshed.

This ability can be cast while stealthed.

  • Attack Speed bonus: 25 / 50 / 75%
  • Move. Speed bonus: 20 / 25 / 30%

Ability Remake

Announcement made by Statikk:[1]

In an upcoming patch we'll be revisiting two of the first champions to grace the Fields of Justice: Twitch, the Plague Rat, and Evelynn, the Widowmaker. These champions haven't been as viable as we'd like them to be due to problematic long-term stealth mechanics. For Evelynn, her core ability Shadow Walk allowed her to remain invisible for long periods of time, ultimately forcing players to stay on the defensive and favor cautious play. Since we want the action to remain a fun and fluid experience throughout the match, we decided to update these champions with some new stealth abilities.

Because Evelynn has always been the consummate assassin in League of Legends, we really wanted to preserve that bloodthirsty feeling of stalking an enemy champion. Instead of traditional invisibility, however, we decided to retool Shadow Walk into a new form of persistent stealth. Whenever Evelynn is out of combat, this passive version of Shadow Walk will kick in after a short period of time, reducing the range at which enemy champions can see her. Additionally, while in this state Evelynn will be invisible to all Sight Wards, minions and Vision Wards will still be able to spot her as normal.

This new version of Shadow Walk will allow Evelynn to close in on an enemy, positioning herself closer to melee range while she waits for the opportune moment to attack. To help her initiate in an appropriately predator manner, her new Dark Frenzy ability can give her the movement speed boost she needs to quickly close the distance on an unsuspecting target. Additionally, we've modified Ravage so that it not only functions as a nuke but also as an attack speed bonus to help her quickly take down her victim. Should she score a kill or assist, the cooldown on Dark Frenzy is reset, allowing her to either redouble the attack or escape and vanish as quickly as she came.

Evelynn also faced challenges participating in team fights. To give her some additional staying power when entering the fray, Evelynn can employ her new ultimate ability Agony's Embrace. This new ultimate targets an area, dealing damage and slowing the enemies it hits. In addition to its offensive effects, Agony's Embrace also grants Evelynn a significant damage shield for each enemy champion caught within the target area.


Combined with the strategic advantage of Shadow Walk, this shield can give the Widowmaker the tactical advantage she needs to quickly reach and tear down a high value target in a team fight. For even more added punch in these group situations, we've also increased the range on Hate Spike and updated it to strike multiple targets in a line each time it's cast. This added team fight utility combines with Evelynn's new persistent stealth to keep her alive and dangerous even in the more advanced stages of the game when group action is more prevalent. Abilities:

  • Shadow Walk (Passive): While out of combat, Evelynn enters stealth causing her to be detectable only by nearby champions or true sight. Additionally, Evelynn rapidly regenerates mana while stealthed.
  • Hate Spike: Evelynn fires a line of spike through a nearby adversary, dealing magic damage to all enemies caught in their path.
  • Dark Frenzy:
    • Passive: Evelynn's spell hits grant her a stacking movement speed buff.
    • Active: Evelynn breaks free from any slows affecting her and gains a massive movement speed boost for a short duration. Champion kills and assists refresh Dark Frenzy's cooldown.
  • Ravage: Evelynn slashes her target twice, dealing magic damage with each strike and gaining a massive attack speed boost for a short duration thereafter.
  • Agony's Embrace: Evelynn impales all enemies in a target area, dealing magic damage based on their maximum health and slowing them. She then gains a shield based on how many enemy champions she hit.

Patch history

V4.20:
  • Stats
    • Base armor increased to 30.25 from 26.72.
    • Armor growth reduced to 3.75 from 4.

V4.18:

  • General
    • Texture update to Classic, Masquerade, Shadow and Tango.

V4.13

  • Hate Spike.png Hate Spike
    • Base damage reduced to 30 / 45 / 60 / 75 / 90 from 40 / 60 / 80 / 100 / 120.
    • AP scaling changed to (+35 / 40 / 45 / 50 / 55 % AP) from (+45% AP)
    • Bonus AD scaling increased to (+50 / 55 / 60 / 65 / 70 % bonus AD) from (+50% bonus AD) at all ranks.
    • Mana cost reduced to 12 / 18 / 24 / 30 / 36 from 16 / 22 / 28 / 34 / 40.


V4.5:

  • Stats
    • Base armor increased to 16 from 12.

V4.2:

  • Hate Spike.png Hate Spike
    • Missile speed reverted to 2000 from 1250, but it now rapidly decays over the duration.

V4.1:

  • Hate Spike.png Hate Spike
    • Missile speed lowered to 1250 from 2000.
  • Ravage.png Ravage
    • Now deals physical damage instead of magic damage.
  • Agony's Embrace.png Agony's Embrace
    • Now grants the shield instantly instead of after a small delay.

V1.0.0.154:

  • Hate Spike.png Hate Spike
    • Mana cost increased to 16/22/28/34/40 from 14/18/22/26/30.
    • Bonus attack damage ratio increased to 0.5 from 0.4.
  • Ravage.png Ravage
    • Damage reduced to 35/55/75/95/115 from 35/60/85/110/135.
    • Bonus attack damage ratio increased to 0.5 from 0.4.
  • Agony's Embrace.png Agony's Embrace
    • Damage changed to 15/20/25% of the target's current health from 15/20/25% of their max health.
    • Cooldown increased to 150/120/90 seconds from 120/90/60.
    • Cast range reduced to 650 from 800.

V1.0.0.152:

  • Stats
    • Base movement speed increased to 340 from 315.

V1.0.0.150:

  • Agony's Embrace.png Agony's Embrace
    • Ability power ratio reduced to +1% every 100 ability power from +1% every 50 ability power.

V1.0.0.146:

  • Shadow Walk.png Shadow Walk
    • Detection radius reduced to 700 from 750.
  • Hate Spike.png Hate Spike
    • Mana cost reduced to 14/18/22/26/30 from 19/23/27/31/35.
  • Dark Frenzy.png Dark Frenzy
    • While active, Evelynn now ignores unit collision.
    • Cooldown reduced to 15 seconds from 20.
  • Ravage.png Ravage
    • Cast range increased to 225 from 185.
  • Agony's Embrace.png Agony's Embrace:
    • Cooldown reduced to 120/90/60 seconds from 120/100/80.

V1.0.0.144:

  • General
  • Shadow Walk.png Shadow Walk
    • Restealth duration reduced to 6 seconds from 8.
    • Dealing periodic damage (ex. Ignite) no longer prevents her from restealthing.
  • Agony's Embrace.png Agony's Embrace
    • Cooldown reduced to 120/100/80 seconds from 150/120/90.

V1.0.0.143: Rework

  • Shadow Walk.png Shadow Walk (Innate)
    • Evelynn fades away into the shadows. She can only be seen by nearby enemy champions or true sight.
    • While in stealth, Evelynn regenerates 1% of her max mana every second.
    • Casting spells, taking damage, or dealing damage unstealths Evelynn for 8 seconds.
  • Hate Spike.png Hate Spike (Q)
    • Evelynn fires a line of spikes through a nearby enemy, dealing 40/60/80/100/120 (+0.45 per ability power) (+0.4 per bonus attack damage) magic damage to all enemies in its path.
    • Hate spike prioritizes targets that Evelynn has attacked recently.
    • Mana cost: 19/23/27/31/35 mana
    • Cooldown: 1.5 seconds
  • Dark Frenzy.png Dark Frenzy
    • Passive: Evelynn's spell hits on enemy champions grant her 4/8/12/16/20 bonus movement speed for 3 seconds, stacking up to 4 times.
    • Active: Evelynn removes all slows affecting her and gains 30/40/50/60/70% bonus movement speed for 3 seconds.
    • Cost: None
    • Cooldown: 20 seconds
    • Champion kills and assists refresh Dark Frenzy's cooldown.
  • Ravage.png Ravage
    • Evelynn slashes a target enemy 2 times, dealing 35/60/85/110/135 (+0.5 per ability power) (+0.4 per bonus attack damage) magic damage with each strike, then gains 60/75/90/105/120% bonus attack speed for 3 seconds.
    • Mana cost: 50/55/60/65/70 mana
    • Cooldown: 9 seconds
  • Agony's Embrace.png Agony's Embrace
    • Evelynn impales all enemies in the targeted area, dealing 15/20/25% (+1% per 50 ability power) of their maximum health in magic damage and slowing their movement speed by 30/50/70% for 2 seconds.
    • Evelynn siphons their pain, gaining a 150/225/300 health shield for each enemy champion hit which lasts up to 6 seconds.
    • Mana cost: 100 mana
    • Cooldown: 150/120/90 seconds

V1.0.0.123:

  • Malice and Spite.jpg Malice and Spite
    • Fixed a bug where it was healing for incorrect values.
    • Fixed a bug where its cooldown would reset upon killing enemy clones.

V1.0.0.120:

  • Hate Spike.png Hate Spike
    • Missile speed increased.
  • Shadow Walk.png Shadow Walk
    • Will now apply a 30/35/40/45/50% slow for 3 seconds instead of a stun for 1/1.25/1.5/1.75/2 seconds.
  • Malice and Spite.jpg Malice and Spite
    • Health restored reduced to 150/225/300 per kill or assist from 350/500/650.
    • Attack speed bonus reduced to 25/50/75% from 50/75/100%.

V1.0.0.116:

  • General
    • Fixed a bug where Evelynn's new attack animations were playing too quickly.

V1.0.0.115:

  • Updated walking animations.

V1.0.0.113:

  • Hate Spike.png Hate Spike
    • Fixed a bug where the tooltip showed the damage incorrectly at earlier ranks.

V1.0.0.112:

  • Classic Skin splash art updated.

V1.0.0.109:

  • Stats
    • Base mana reduced to 180 from 212.
    • Mana per level increased to 42 from 38.
    • Base damage reduced to 48 from 53.
    • Damage per level increased to 3.3 from 2.9.
    • Base armor reduced to 12.5 from 14.75.
  • Hate Spike.png Hate Spike
    • Mana cost increased to 12/15/18/21/24 from 8/10/12/14/16.
  • Shadow Walk.png Shadow Walk
    • Duration reduced to 10/20/30/40/50 seconds from 20/30/40/50/60.
    • Cooldown reduced to 12/11/10/9/8 seconds from 12 at all ranks upon breaking stealth.
  • Malice and Spite.jpg Malice and Spite
    • Duration reduced to 10 seconds from 15.

V1.0.0.103:

  • Stats
    • Base health increased to 500 from 475.
    • Health per level increased from 86 to 76.
    • Mana regen per 5 seconds per level increased to 0.4 from 0.25.
    • Base mana regen per 5 seconds increased to 5 from 3.85.
  • Determined Killer.jpg Determined Killer
    • Tooltip clarified to explain it does not work on neutral minions.
  • Shadow Walk.png Shadow Walk
    • Fixed a bug where you could stun towers.
    • Fixed a bug where autoattacking would break stealth even if the attack was cancelled.
  • Ravage.png Ravage
    • No longer has back facing requirement in order to gain the extra effect.
  • Malice and Spite.jpg Malice and Spite
    • Life restore changed to a flat 350/500/650 upon kill or assist instead of healing for 25% of the target's maximum health.
    • Active now has a 90 second cooldown and refreshes whenever an enemy champion dies instead of being active only after 10 seconds after an enemy champion dies.

V1.0.0.94:

  • Removed base dodge.

V1.0.0.87:

  • Fixed a bug where Shadow Walk.png Shadow Walk failed to stun the target if used with your first basic attack in the game.

V1.0.0.82:

V1.0.0.70:

  • Evelynn has updated particles.

V0.9.25.34:

  • Updated secondary/critical strike animations.

V0.9.25.24:

  • Shadow Walk.png Shadow Walk
    • Duration increased to 20/30/40/50/60 seconds from 12/18/24/30/36.

V0.9.22.16:

  • Determined Killer.jpg Silent Killer
    • No longer reduces damage from turrets.
  • Hate Spike.png Hate Spike
    • Mana cost changed to 8/12/16/20/24 from 6/12/18/24/30.
  • Shadow Walk.png Shadow Walk
    • Fixed a bug that caused it to cost double mana after the first cast.

V0.9.22.15:

  • General
    • New voiceovers.
  • Determined Killer.jpg Silent Killer remade
    • Turrets and minions only deal 50% damage to Evelynn.
  • Hate Spike.png Hate Spike remade
    • Now instantly damages the closest enemy unit, dealing magic damage and 50% damage to a secondary nearby target. (75% damage on the first hit compared to the old hit).
  • Malice and Spite.jpg Malice and Spite remade
    • If Evelynn has dealt damage to a champion within 10 seconds of their death, she is healed for 25% of the target's maximum health. (Used to heal for 50% of the target's HP if she killed them).
  • Ravage.png Ravage
    • Damage increased to 80/135/190/255/320 from 60/125/190/255/320.

V0.9.22.7:

June 26, 2009 Patch:

  • Malice and Spite.jpg Malice and Spite
    • The Malice and Spite charge now only lasts three minutes.
    • Can now be cast while stealthed (without breaking it).
  • Hate Spike.png Hate Spike
    • Radius increased to 350 from 330.
    • Base damage modified to 30/50/70/90/110 from 25/50/75/100/125.
    • Ability power ratio increased to 0.28 from 0.25.

June 19, 2009 Patch:

  • Malice and Spite.jpg Malice and Spite
    • No longer auto activates, it now gives Evelynn a charge which she can use at any time (disappears with death).
  • Hate Spike.png Hate Spike
    • Damage reduced to 25/50/75/100/125 from 30/55/80/105/130.
    • Ability power ratio reduced to 0.25 from 0.28.
    • Cooldown increased to 0.75 seconds from 0.7.
  • Ravage.png Ravage
    • Armor and magic resistance reduction reduced to 10/14/18/22/26 from 10/15/20/25/30.

June 12, 2009 Patch:

  • Hate Spike.png Hate Spike
    • Ability power ratio reduced to 0.28 from 0.33.
    • Damage increased to 30/55/80/105/130 from 25/50/75/100/125.
  • Shadow Walk.png Shadow Walk
    • Stealth can now only be delayed by a maximum of 5 seconds.
  • Ravage.png Ravage
    • Armor and magic resist reduction reduced to 10/15/20/25/30 from 10/16/22/28/34.

June 6, 2009 Patch:

  • Hate Spike.png Hate Spike
    • Cooldown reduced to 0.7 seconds from 0.8.
    • Mana cost reduced to 6/12/18/24/30 from 7/14/21/28/35.
    • Range reduced to 340 from 400 (to make it easier to hit your target).
    • No longer resets your attack animation.
  • Ravage.png Ravage
    • Now reduces armor and magic resist when it hits from behind.
    • Armor/magic resist reduction increased to 10/16/22/28/34 from 10/15/20/25/30.
  • Shadow Walk.png Shadow Walk
    • Fade time reduced to 1.25 seconds from 1.5.
  • General
    • Moved skills around.

May 29, 2009 Patch:

  • Hate Spike.png Hate Spike
    • Ability power ratio increased to 0.33 from 0.25.

May 15, 2009 Patch:

  • Updated recommended items.
  • Hate Spike.png Hate Spike
    • Ability power ratio increased to 0.25 from 0.2.
    • Damage increased to 25/50/75/100/125 from 20/40/60/80/100.
  • Shadow Walk.png Shadow Walk
    • Fade time reduced to 1.5 from 1.75.

May 9, 2009 Patch:

  • Shadow Walk.png Shadow Walk
    • Added a particle as Evelynn is becoming invisible.
    • Stealth characters will now have their fade timer reset when they take damage.
  • Ravage.png Ravage
    • Updated tooltip, it had incorrect values for –armor.
  • Updated selection size and pathfinding radius.
  • Improved Evelynn's ability to chase champions.
  • Size of basic hit particle lowered.
May 1, 2009 Patch: Added

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