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Skill usage

  •  Evelynn is an effective roamer. Use  Shadow Walk to scout out and surprise enemy champions that overextend and possibly get a kill. This is most effective early game. By roaming, this allows your solo laner to farm minions while keeping the enemy solo back and losing them gold and experience.
  •  Evelynn can excel at pushing a lane and jungling by spamming  Hate Spike. Try to stand so it hits many creeps.
  • Level up  Ravage first for an AD/On-hit build and  Hate Spike first for an AP build.
  • Use  Ravage on a nearby minion when attacking a tower.
  •  Evelynn is a good partner for  Maokai or  Kassadin. Her  Hate Spike will help to proc  Maokai's  Sap Magic and  Kassadin's  Force Pulse. On the other hand, she is ineffective against either of them, for the same reason.
  • Your  Shadow Walk can be easily neutralized by Vision Wards early game. Don't be too hasty in attacking early. Take your time, scope out the battle before joining and use your element of surprise to your advantage. Purchasing a Scrying Orb will enable you to see Vision Wards in bushes before you are even noticed.
  • Use  Dark Frenzy to return to and move among lanes faster. Be careful using this before a gank in case you need it to escape.
  • With a maxed out  Ravage attack speed boost, you need a 118.8% boost to reach the cap.
  •  Evelynn is a great scout as she can walk past regular Sight Wards without being seen. Be wary of Vision Wards, as their true sight can detect stealth units, however they can be seen so you can find them, destroy them and come back shortly for a gank.
  • Since  Agony's Embrace is based on the current health of the enemy and has no minimum damage, avoid using it on low-health opponents. The damage will be incredibly low.
  • For that reason, if you are going to use  Agony's Embrace, always initiate with it, so you do the most damage, before your opponent's health is down.

Build usage

  •  Evelynn's  Shadow Walk takes care of most of your mana issues.
    • If you are saving your mana for harassing only, you might not even need to build mana items at all, however, the low CD and low mana cost of  Hate Spike makes it extremely useful for farming.
    • An early Sapphire Crystal and its build path (especially Sheen items) will drastically improve  Shadow Walk's passive mana regen as it scales with her maximum mana. However, an early Sapphire Crystal can leave your damage low until you buy Sheen, which is somewhat expensive early on.
  • The low cooldown on  Hate Spike allows Evelynn to make full use of
  • With both AD and AP, her AS buff can effectively mix and match any offensive item. See what defenses the enemy is building so you can adapt within your build. For instance, if they build Thornmail when you're playing Hybrid, build Wit's End instead of Trinity Force. If they all build magic resist then avoid building AP. If they build health, then Deathfire Grasp with AP + CDR for your ult can help, but items with sustain such as Hextech Gunblade or Blade of the Ruined King can let you fight tanks indefinitely, and can also be a good choice. Some good items are:
  • Note that Evelynn is inherently squishy, so any melee oriented builds must have some items devoted to tankiness, such as Iceborn Gauntlet or Randuin's Omen.
    • Actually, all builds require Evelynn to get very close to blow her target, particularly if she wants to hit  Ravage that is her main instant nuke by late game, both on AP (very high ratio) and AD (high ratio) she has to nearly get to melee range. If you notice focus into you, for AD the aforementioned items might suffice, but a Frozen Mallet makes Evelynn more undesirable to focus and resilient to upfront burst, it offer little damage however and should only be obtained if under heavy focus
    • For AP you can grab Rylai's Crystal Scepter or Rod of Ages. While you won't normally buy both you might need to if you find yourself under heavy focus.
  • Since  Ravage gives you 120% attack speed bonus, you can reach the 2.500 attack speed cap very easily. Try to not get more than about 100 additional AS.
  • Speed items, such as Phantom Dancer and Boots of Mobility allow you to gank a lot faster and gain extra kills, keep enemies more uncertain where you are, and help you escape if you're seen out of position. Keep in mind that slows are more powerful than Hastes (Movespeed buffs), and that movespeed items do not give much tankiness, so if you are caught or like going into melee range, a tankier item would be better thanks to the movespeed bonus from  Dark Frenzy.
  • Think twice before buying enemy affecting aura items such as Frozen Heart as the enemy can notice these affects from a distance, alerting them to your presence and possibly ruining your surprise. Ally affecting aura items can also be noticed, but with more difficulty. This is not an issue with Abyssal Scepter due to this item having only 600 range, while Evelynn's stealth range is 700.

Recommended builds

Summoner's Rift
Starting Hunter's Machete item Health Potion item5 Scrying Orb item
Essential Sorcerer's Shoes item Spirit of the Spectral Wraith item Haunting Guise item
Offensive Liandry's Torment item Rylai's Crystal Scepter item Deathfire Grasp item Rabadon's Deathcap item
Defensive Abyssal Scepter item Zhonya's Hourglass item Guardian Angel item
Consumables Health Potion item Mana Potion item Sight Ward item
The Howling Abyss
Starting Boots of Speed item Health Potion item2 Doran's Ring item2
Essential Sorcerer's Shoes item Deathfire Grasp item Haunting Guise item
Offensive Liandry's Torment item Void Staff item Rabadon's Deathcap item
Defensive Abyssal Scepter item Rylai's Crystal Scepter item Zhonya's Hourglass item
Consumables Health Potion item Mana Potion item
The Crystal Scar
Starting Boots of Speed item Ruby Crystal item Amplifying Tome item Health Potion item3
Essential Boots of Mobility item Haunting Guise item Hextech Sweeper item
Offensive Void Staff item Wooglet's Witchcap item Blackfire Torch item
Defensive Guardian Angel item Abyssal Scepter item Rylai's Crystal Scepter item
Consumables Health Potion item Mana Potion item
The Twisted Treeline
Starting Boots of Speed item Amplifying Tome item Health Potion item
Essential Sorcerer's Shoes item Wooglet's Witchcap item Hextech Sweeper item
Offensive Void Staff item Blackfire Torch item
Defensive Will of the Ancients item Abyssal Scepter item
Consumables Health Potion item Mana Potion item

Countering

  • Always look out for  Evelynn in your lane. Because of her stealth, she can easily sneak behind unsuspecting players who are overextended. Be aware that her movement speed boost can make her very surprising.
  • You can protect your lane by purchasing Vision Wards and placing them in the river. Be careful if using Sight Wards as if she comes into your brush already stealthed, you will not be able to see her until she unstealths, and that may be too late.
  • Evelynn can be built with either Ability Power, Attack Damage or even a mix of both. Pay attention to the way she builds to better decide what defensive items you should buy. However, she still deals a lot of magic damage even with an Attack Damage build, so Magic Resistance is rarely a bad option against her.
  • If Evelynn is building AD, she has a very weak early and mediocre mid, but trades for extremely high damage late game. If you are a squishy champ, stay behind tanks and try to focus her down.
  • Evelynn's stealth is lost when she takes damage. Harassing her greatly reduces her sneaking ability.
  • If you think Evelynn is near, use skill or AoE spells (Like a  Ziggs's  Bouncing Bomb or  Ezreal's  Mystic Shot) in her direction. If they hit it will disable her passive and reveal her.

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