Is Ezreal AP or AD? The Ultimate Season 12 LoL Guide

Ezreal has very high adaptability; he can build different items depending on the situation, especially the opponents. He has a long-range thanks to his Q and a very low cooldown; because of this, he is one of the best champions you can play weakside bot lane with. 

He doesn’t have an excellent wave clear, but a long-range is enough for him to keep out of trouble. Ezreal is a solid and hard to master marksman, which begs the question: 

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Is Ezreal AP or AD Champion?

Here’s the answer:

Ezreal is a hybrid champion that can scale with both AP and AD; his abilities can all proc AD on-hit effects and even AP on-hit effects. His ability scales with AP the most are his W and his ultimate. However, his best spell for AD comes from his Q, which we can all agree is his most common ability, and because of that, there are tons of items you can build on him. Here are the items that work well on Ezreal.

Best Items For Ezreal

AD Ezreal

This is Ezreal’s best build and works well against all types of enemies; this is also the build you should go for if you want to play the weakside lane. AD Ezreal’s damage relies heavily on Manamune as it gives him bonus mana, and it even lets him deal bonus on-hit damage the higher his Mana is.

  • Divine Sunderer
  • Manamune
  • Blade of the Ruined King
  • Serylda’s Grudge
  • Maw of Malmortius
  • Ionian Boots

AP Ezreal

This is an off META build that can catch enemies off guard or fail hard and feed the enemy team. However, this is an excellent build if you have an early lead against your enemy ADC and if there are many squishy champions in the opposing team.

  • Manamune
  • Luden’s Tempest
  • Rabadon’s Deathcap
  • Shadowflame
  • Void staff
  • Sorcerer’s Shoes

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Best Runes to Pick on Ezreal

AD Ezreal

The goal of this rune build is for Ezreal to get stronger the longer the fight goes; he can easily stack on Conqueror’s bonus damage with his Q that has a low cooldown. It also synergizes with his passive, which gives him bonus attack speed for each time he hits an enemy with his abilities.

  • Conqueror
  • Presence of Mind
  • Legend: Alacrity
  • Coup de Grace
  • Magical Footwear
  • Biscuit Delivery

AP Ezreal

First strike is now the best burst rune as it instantly increases the damage you deal with an enemy by a certain percentage, and the goal of this build is to one-shot an enemy champion as fast as possible. 

  • First Strike
  • Magical Footwear
  • Future’s Market
  • Cosmic Insight
  • Absolute Focus
  • Gathering Storm

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When Should You Pick Ezreal?

Ezreal is best picked when your allies want to have roaming support. Otherwise, Ezreal is generally a good pick that can deal with almost all champions because of his range. 

His only weakness is championed with great gap closers like Nocturne or sharpshooters with lots of dash like Lucian or Vayne. Ezreal can even deal with tank champions, so this makes him a safe choice for when you are blind picking.

Conclusion

Ezreal is a hybrid AP and AD Champion, meaning you can build purely AP items on him or purely AD Items. But you can also build him as a hybrid to get the best of both worlds, and this build is one of the most complex builds to counter in the game.

Tony Fallon
Tony Fallon
I started playing League of Legends in Season 2, and I've been playing it ever since then! My highest rank was Grandmaster (Season 10), and last Season I've managed to get to Master. I've decided to create this blog to help other fellow League players with tips on how to get better at different aspects of the game! My mission is to help you improve in League of Legends, and I truly believe that I can do that since I have high knowledge of the game.

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