State of Evelynn Post Update
Analysis and insight into the updated Evelynn.
League of Legend's premiere stealthy vixen Evelynn had a pretty expansive overhaul in the latest patch, but is she better than she was before? Her rework was intended to reduce her early game pressure but increase her overall presence after six. We did a quick and dirty analysis to see if Evelynn is OP...or pre-rework Yorick tier. Check it out below! Also, keep in mind these statistics are an EARLY look at her some of her stats, she is still fairly new and they could change over a larger period of time.
As we can see she's one of the lowest in the game. She isn't the worst in the game, but Ryze is a solo queue disaster and a topic for another day!
The next thing we wanted to identify was if she was low overall or if you just needed to play a lot of her to make her worthwhile. Looking at her statistics page we have this cool chart called "Performance and Loyalty". From the chart directly below we can see that she has a steep mastery curve. The more games you have the better you'll perform on average. Once you crack over 10 games it trends to at least a 50% winrate and higher with more games.
Source: Evelyn Statistics
This is pretty similar to other mechanically difficult or playstyle difficult champions like Yasuo! You can look right here if you wanna check out her Performance and Loyalty chart or any of the other stats we keep track of for champs.
Even though she does seem to have higher winrates with more playtime she's still a bit clunky and undertuned to play. She's getting addressed in the PBE at the moment to buff her a bit. There's also the issue of preseason patch coming out soon and if she was designed more so for the new runes. Luckily enough there was an AMA done by the team who updated Evelynn! If you check this out a Rioter even said she should be a bit stronger come new rune system. Generally this close to the end of the season some of the new champions/champion updates tend to be lackluster at first. Ivern last year is a key example, in the old jungle he was incredibly weak but once preseason hit he was a monster of a jungler. If you like her playstyle and design but feel off in the current iteration definitely give her another shot come preseason!