As we all know, there are champions in League of Legends that are really old, and naturally, as they get older so do their mechanics, and then comes a certain time where Riot reworks that champion to give them a fresher look, and to make their gameplay a bit fancier. One of their latest reworks targeted Evelynn, a champion that was already changed a couple of times in terms of gameplay, but was the latest rework on her a hit or a miss?
Before her rework, Evelynn was a stealth champion that mostly lurked around in the backline trying to destroy a squishy AD Carry or a midlaner, but she never had the right tools to do something like that. Thankfully, this rework really turns Evelynn into a stealthy and dangerous predator that you don’t want to run into. Most of her newfound terrifying power comes from her new W, Lust Dust. When you cast this spell it puts a mark on your enemy, and if you attack right away your target will be slowed and your mana will get refunded. But, if you wait for a couple of seconds and the mark fully forms, then you charm your target and shred their magic resistance if they are a champion. This might not seem like a big deal, but when you consider how large a cast range this ability cast and also that casting it doesn’t break you out of stealth, then you start to understand how Evelynn transforms into a deadly opponent once she hits level 6.
You see, Evelynn no longer has stealth from level 1, instead, she gets her stealth when she hits level 6, and that’s where things start to get fun. Prior to hitting level 6, most Evelynn players will mostly spend their time farming, as the rapid fire of her updated Q is quite useful for power farming, and when you reach level 6 you can basically gank almost any lane if you want to. Her E has also been changed a bit. The ability is called Whiplash, and usually, it’s a short ranged spell that deals a percentage of the target’s maximum health as damage, it applies on-hit effects, and it gives you a small burst of movement speed. When you enter stealth, then you get an Empowered version of this ability that also pulls you to your target.
There is only one thing left to talk about, and that is her new ultimate ability, Widowmaker. It’s an ability that shares a certain mechanic that only one other champion has in League of Legends, and that is untargetable teleportation. As Ekko becomes untargetable and returns to where he was 4 seconds ago, Evelynn deals damage to everyone in front of her, that damage greatly increases if her enemy is on low HP, and then she teleports a medium distance backwards. This is basically what gives her that assassin feel that she as a champion was missing. Being able to jump on a target with E, shred their health with your Q, and then finish them off with your ultimate and also escape at the same time is really interesting, and also really fun.
Evelynn feels like a completely new champion that just came to League of Legends, but at the same time, she feels so very familiar. What are your thoughts on her? Was this rework a hit or a miss? What champion do you think will get reworked next? Let us know in the comments section down below!