The Frost Archer


  • Ashe was released on 21 February 2009 and can be purchased from the Riot Store for 450 IP or 260 RP.
  • She is the protagonist champion of Howling Abyss, the tutorial map.
  • Ashe was the first champion to have a full rework of her Splash Arts.
  • One of Ashe's arrows can be seen shot through an apple in the Mac Version Launch of League of Legends. Her bow is also seen in a later part of the video.
  • Her bow is also seen in a later part of the video.
  • Ashe was one of the champions chosen for the Ionian pool available during the 2010 Ionian Versus Noxus Grudge Match. She was one of the selected champions.
  • Ashe's dance references to Alizee's J'en Ai Marre! dance. A side by side comparison can be seen here.
  • Ashe and Ashelia B'nargin Dalmasca from Final Fantasy XII shares similar name, both are princesses and then became the queen, use ranged weapons (Ashelia uses Hand-Bombs in the sequel; Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings) and both were once hunted to apprehend them from becoming a leader to their people.
  • Ashe is the first and so far the only champion to possess a non-ultimate ability with global range (Hawkshot) as well as two global-range abilities. (Note: Ekko's Timewinder and Chronobreak potentially have global range, albeit it is very situational).
  • Ashe is currently one of two champions, along with Kindred, to be recognized as both a support and marksman champion.

Ashe Skins

Ashe Pros

  • One of the strongest champions at level one with her built-in auto crit and damage from her W.
  • Farms easily with W and her passive extra gold from her E.
  • Can scout the map with Hawkshot.
  • One of the best initiations in the game that can also be used to help out other lanes globally with her ultimate.
  • Great burst level 1 if you can get your volley auto attack crit off.

Ashe Cons

  • Low movement speed and mobility, no escapes.
  • Low base stats which makes her very squishy.
  • No built in "steroid" ability to improve her auto attack DPS.

Ashe Counter Tips

  • Play aggressively in lane against her, because her Volley has a really long cooldown at earlier levels.
  • Ashe has no defensive skills, which means she is really easy to gank/focus in teamfights.
  • Taking cleanse might save your life against her ultimate.
  • Ashe is much more threatening with a kill-lane support than with a utilitarian one. Use counterpicks to minimize laning difficulty.


  • Ashe was designed by Ezreal and Guinsoo.
  • Ashe's voice-over is done by Melissa Hutchison.
  • Ashe is possibly based on Guinsoo's Dota hero Traxex the Drow Ranger. Both share similar appearance and weaponry with each other. Both share the same ability in which they shoot ice arrows to attack, slowing the target in the process.
  • Both share similar appearance and weaponry with each other.
  • Both share the same ability in which they shoot ice arrows to attack, slowing the target in the process.








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With each arrow she fires from her ancient ice-enchanted bow, Ashe proves she is a master archer. She chooses each target carefully, waits for the right moment, and then strikes with power and precision. It is with this same vision and focus that she pursues her goal of uniting the tribes of the Freljord and forging them into a mighty nation.

As a child, Ashe was always a dreamer. She marveled at the colossal, abandoned fortresses of her ancestors, and spent hours by the fire listening to tales of the Freljord’s fabled champions. Most of all she loved the legend of Avarosa, the renowned Queen of the once magnificent and united Freljord. Though her mother chided her foolishness, Ashe swore one day she would join the scattered and warlike tribes of the tundra. She knew in her heart that if her people would stand together once more, they would reach greatness again.

When Ashe was only fifteen, her mother was killed while commanding the tribe on a brash raid. Suddenly thrust into the role of leader, Ashe made the difficult decision to follow her childhood vision instead of seeking the revenge she craved. She spoke passionately against her tribe’s demand for retribution, declaring the time had come to put blood feuds aside and broker a lasting peace. Some of her warriors questioned her fitness to rule and soon hatched a treasonous plot to kill the young leader.

The assassins struck while Ashe was on a routine hunt, but their plan was interrupted by the warning cry of a great hawk. Ashe looked back to see her tribesmen approaching with swords drawn. Outnumbered and overwhelmed, Ashe ran for hours. She found herself deep in uncharted territory, her weapon lost in the chase. When she heard another cry from the hawk, Ashe put her faith in the strange creature and followed it to a clearing. There she found the bird perched on a pile of stones – an ancient Freljord burial cairn. With a last glance at her, the hawk screeched and flew away. Approaching the mound, Ashe felt her breath turn to frost and an unnatural cold chill her to the bone. The stone at the top of the cairn was marked with a single rune: Avarosa.

The assassins burst into the clearing. Ashe lifted the runestone from the cairn to defend herself, revealing something hidden underneath: an ornate bow carved from ice. She grasped it, crying out in pain as frost formed on her fingers, and tore the bow from its resting place. Cold flowed from the enchanted weapon into Ashe, awakening a tremendous power that had always lived within her.

Ashe turned to face the assassins. She drew the bow, and by sheer instinct, willed arrows of pure ice to form from the cold, crisp air. With a single frozen volley, she ended the insurrection. Carefully replacing the cairn stone, she gave thanks to Avarosa for her gift, and returned home. Ashe’s tribe immediately recognized the legendary weapon in the archer’s hand as a blessing from the ancient Freljord queen herself.

With Avarosa’s bow and her vision of peaceful unification, Ashe’s tribe soon swelled, becoming the largest in the Freljord. Now known as the Avarosan, they stand together with the belief that a united Freljord will once again become a great nation.

“One tribe, one people, one Freljord.”
— Ashe

Ashe Abilities

Frost Shot

Ashe's attacks slow their target, causing her to deal increased damage to these targets.Ashe's critical strikes deal no bonus damage but apply an empowered slow to the target.

Ranger's Focus

Ashe builds up Focus by attacking. At maximum Focus, Ashe can cast Ranger's Focus to consume all stacks of Focus, temporarily increasing her Attack Speed and transforming her basic attack into a powerful flurry attack for the duration.


Ashe fires 9 arrows in a cone for increased damage. Also applies Frost Shot.


Ashe sends her Hawk Spirit on a scouting mission anywhere on the map.

Enchanted Crystal Arrow

Ashe fires a missile of ice in a straight line. If the arrow collides with an enemy Champion, it deals damage and stuns the Champion for up to 3.5 seconds, based on how far the arrow has traveled. In addition, surrounding enemy units take damage and are slowed.