League of Legends players have likely noticed Ezreal popping up in the jungle recently as opposed to the bot lane, but while the role change might not be as common as switching the ADC to mid, it looks like it’s here to stay.
Ezreal has been largely pushed out of the bottom lane in favor of hyper carry ADCs like Twitch and Xayah who can make good use of crit items, so it makes sense that he’d have to find a home elsewhere. Even outside of solo play in normal,
Riot Meddler commented recently on Ezreal’s new role and said that it seems fine to the Riot Games team, at least for now.
“Ezreal jungle seems cool from what we've seen so far,” Meddler said in a recent comment on his Gameplay Thoughts discussion. “If he falls out of
Meddler added that the tentative opinion about Ezreal in the jungle could very well change in the future depending on how he continues to perform. If the ADC-turned-
Ezreal has a couple of different build paths when he’s in the bot lane, but with many Ez players opting for an early Tear of the Goddess or working their way up to a Trinity Force, the champion spikes a bit later than other ADCs. Playing him in the jungle allows him to reach power spikes much easier, most Ezreals going for the Warrior Enchantment for damage and cooldown reduction, two things that Ezreal highly values.
The ADC might not be the most viable