Ezreal, the Prodigal Explorer
This is probably one of the simpler (re)redesigns, being mostly a few of quality of life fixes meant to make his main mechanics a bit smoother to work with.
I'm still pretty happy with Ezreal's previous redesign, as it both pushes elements that are central to his identity (shooting lots of little skillshots and blinking all over the place) and gives him a more unique, thematically driven niche in the roster as a magical dude who is very good at zipping around and exploring the map.
Ezreal's manipulation of his unique resource used to be fairly all-in, leaving him with little else to do once he chose which ability to boost with it. Now, his mana sustain option (Essence Flux) is the only skill that expends everything, with Mystic Shot becoming a low-cost poke option, and Trueshot Barrage expending slightly more than it while still being reliant on Ezreal's positioning.
Some of these changes also bring back some familiar elements from Ezreal's current kit, such as adding the on-hit effect and cooldown reduction elements back to Mystic Shot. Actually...that's pretty much it!
But, as mentioned before, Ezreal is still League's resident flashy, magical teen who blinks around and throws skillshots at you, and his reliance on snappy and reactive positioning should still enable players to show their opponents a true display of skill.
All values in blue are meant to give a general idea of the ability's properties, and are subject to change.
Recommended Positions: Solo Midlane
Innate: Rising Spell Force
For every 200 units Ezreal moves, his gauntlet stores 1 charge of Rising Spell Force, up to 10. Charges are expended by Ezreal's other abilities.
Q: Mystic Shot
Ezreal fires a pulse of energy in the target direction, dealing X/X/X/X/X + (X% AP) magic damage to the first target it hits and applying on-hit effects. Mystic Shot will expend up to 3 charges of Rising Spell Force, increasing its damage by X% per charge.
If Mystic Shot expends 3 charges of Rising Spell Force, its cooldown is reduced to X/X/X/X/X seconds.
W: Essence Flux
Ezreal infuses his gauntlet with stray mana, expending all charges of Rising Spell Force to restore X/X/X/X/X mana each.
Cost: X% of shield regained (second cast)
E: Trueshot Barrage
Ezreal expends up to 5 charges of Rising Spell Force to fire an array of up to 5 bolts of energy at nearby enemies, based on charges expended. Trueshot Barrage's bolts spread evenly among nearby enemies, deal X/X/X/X/X + (X% AP) magic damage per bolt, and non-minions take X% reduced damage from bolts beyond the first.
R: Arcane Shift
Ezreal uses his gauntlet's power to shift into a wave of arcane energy that travels to the target location, dealing X/X/X + (X% AP) magic damage to enemies he passes through, increased by X% for every X units he travels (up to X% bonus damage).
Arcane Shift cannot be canceled until Ezreal reaches his destination, dies, or runs out of mana. Ezreal suffers X% reduced damage while traveling.