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Wild Rift Evelynn guide: Best runes, items, tips, and more

Seducing her prey with the voluptuous façade of a human female, the demon Evelynn searches for her next victim revelling in the pain of their unimaginable torment.
Wild Rift Evelynn guide: Best runes, items, tips, and more

In recent weeks, Wild Rift has become a huge international phenomenon with the launch of its beta in different parts of the world, so it is not surprising that many want to learn about the best champions to take in any role.

The jungle is one of the most versatile and active areas of the Rift, allowing you to be very useful throughout the game by having good rotations and learning to ambush, so it is important that you know how to handle its greatest exponents.

In this guide, we will focus on a very complete jungle champion, who with her stealth abilities and her camouflage can become a lethal threat if you meet her. Introducing Evelynn, Agony's Embrace.

Evelynn's active and passive abilities

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With her passive ability, Demon Shade, Evelynn can enter a special state when you are out of combat, healing her when she is low on health and granting Camouflage after level 5.

Let's move on to her active skills:

  • Hate Spike: Evelynn strikes out with her Lasher, dealing damage to the first unit it hits. Evelynn can then shoot a barbed line of spikes at nearby enemies up to 3 times.
  • Allure: Evelynn curses her target, causing her next attack or spell to enchant after a wait, reducing her target's magic resistance.
  • Whiplash: Evelynn whips her target with her Lasher, dealing damage. She then gains movement speed for a short period.
  • Ultimate - Last Caress: Evelynn becomes unreachable and decimates the area in front of her before teleporting a long distance back.

Runes and spells for Evelynn

Evelynn is a champion with good range and her abilities great for harassing enemies near her, so it is essential to harness these exchanges with the power of her runes.

In the case of her Keystone, you will have two options depending on whether you want to focus on making combos, or you want to exploit your damage in fights and ambushes:

  • Electrocute: Triggers on successful skill combos and trades, dealing bonus damage to affected enemies and increasing her burst damage.
  • Conqueror: Grants bonus attack damage through stacks, for each basic attack or ability that hits the enemy.

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From then on, your entire rune composition will be the same for either case:

  • Brutal: Grants bonus attack damage and armour penetration.
  • Spirit Walker: Grants additional health and slow resistance.
  • Pathfinder: Grants bonus movement speed when walking through the jungle, bushes, or the river.

Being exclusively a jungle, her options are more than obvious when choosing her spells:

  • Flash: Allows you to have more offensive options when entering combat, in addition to serving as an escape tool.
  • Smite: The Jungler's default spell. You can use its blue variation to slow down enemies and ensure kills, or its red variation in the case of going against jungles with good offence.

Now, in case you like to try Evelynn outside of her normal role, you can substitute her Smite for Ignite to finish off any enemy.

The best items for Evelynn

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Being a stealth assassin, her items will be inclined to exploit her abilities by increasing her ability power, in addition to adapting her effects in combat to the enemy champions comp.

  • Lich Bane: Increases the burst damage capabilities by adding extra magic damage to your next attacks after using an ability.
  • Boots of Swiftness: Adds 50 move speed, while also reduces slows by 30%. We recommend using it with Mercury charm for crowd control, or Stasis enchant, for emergency cases when you are overflowed by enemies.
  • Infinity Orb: Grants movement speed, magic penetration, and bonus damage against low-health targets.
  • Rabadon's Deathcap: Dramatically increases ability power by 40%.
  • Void Staff: Similar to the previous one, increases magic penetration by 40%.

To complete her itemization, you can buy Liandry's Torment for tanky enemy teams, or Hextech Gunblade to add bonus damage to your attacks, as well as slowing down your enemy.

Tips for Evelynn’s playstyle

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Within the universe of Runeterra, Evelynn is known for luring her victims with the promise of love, then subjecting them to unspeakable torment. Since her release in May 2009, and with a subsequent rework in 2017, she has remained one of the most ruthless assassins in the Summoner's Rift.

During the early game, Evelynn tends to rely heavily on mana to use as much of her abilities as possible, so it is advisable to have good control of her use as well as go for the Blue Sentinel whenever you can.

Her in-game start-up is usually weak due to her passive Camouflage not being active, so you'll depend on your allies to successfully ambush. To clear jungle camps more efficiently, always use her Hate Spike on the biggest target of these and take advantage of the alignment of her spikes.

Once you are level 5, it will be time to take advantage of all of Evelynn's abilities since her passive allows her to be undetectable for almost any occasion. The essential thing here will be to go against unsuspecting or weakened enemies, or against those who had a bad start in the game, to increase your gold advantage and resources.

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For your engages, try to mark your enemy with Allure and then hit them with your Whiplash. This will leave them weakened and slowed so they will be at your mercy with a few simple auto attacks and your Hate Spike.

Evelynn's ultimate, Last Caress, can result in her winning combination since thanks to its backwards movement, it can serve to finish off enemies, escape from any dangerous situation by going through walls, or even to steal important objectives such as the Drakes and Baron Nashor.

There is no doubt that Evelynn is a soulless champion seeking to satisfy her desires and her thirst for blood, so using her to her full potential can bring you great victories as you leave a trail of hopeless foes in the Wild Rift.