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Lucian Statistics for IIIllIIlllIllII

Author's performance with Lucian compared to the ranked average.

Value
Average
Games Played
5
Win %
44
Kills
6.5
Assists
6.5
Deaths
6.0
KA:D Ratio
2.2
Gold Earned
12.1K
Creep Score
198.5
Average
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Summoner Spells Back to Top

Heal is generally the best choice on every ADC because you heal yourself and someone else which is useful in 2v2s. Besides that, you can bait enemies to towerdive you/your teammate and just use heal and kill them all.

I would not really recommend Cleanse because you lose a lot by not having Heal/Barrier. However, it is good against teams with heavy CC (Like Leona, Fiddlesticks, Veigar, etc.) but I would almost always prefer Heal over Cleanse.

Barrier is viable against many assassins who can 100-0 you if you do not have Barrier. The advantage is that you can use it before you actually take damage and it shields more than Heal heals but Barrier does only work for you and not for a teammate too (like Heal does) and you do not get the Movement Speed buff.

New Runes Back to Top

Masteries Back to Top

Go 18-0-12 is the best option for most ADCs. Fervor increases your damage output a lot and you get stacks easily because of your passive.

Abilities Back to Top

Q
E
Q
W
Q
R
Q
E
Q
E
R
E
E
W
W
R
W
W
Passive
Q
1
3
5
7
9
W
4
14
15
17
18
E
2
8
10
12
13
R
6
11
16

I recommend you to max R > Q > E > W but R > Q > W > E is viable too (I prefer the E mobility over the W damage though).

Q: Poke in lane, most of your damage besides AAs (auto attacks).
W: Mainly used to get vision and as AA reset which also procs your passive.
E: Escape, gap closer. Use it to dodge skillshots like Thresh Q and Leona E and you can probably turn a fight.
R: Use it to get damage off from far away. In a teamfight, stay in the back and fire it from far away so they cannot reach you. Then use E to get closer to the closest target (only close enough to get an AA off) -> AA -> Q -> AA -> W.

Items Back to Top

Starting Items

    Start with a Doran's Blade, a hp-pot and the Warding Totem.

Core Items

    First Back if possible, otherwise get Long Swords and build towards Essence Reaver.
    Core Build. Read below for possible variances and for a defensive item.
    Build 2: This item build path is very new and supports another style of playing Lucian. The build paths of Ghostblade and Black Cleaver are very good and you do not have to wait for something like a BF sword which is good if you are not far ahead or have to recall early. This build focuses on being very strong for a short moment while using Ghostblade and on being able to shredd armor early. Besides that, you lack the mana regeneration of Essence Reaver and are weak early when you have 2 items and Ghostblade is on cooldown.

Situational Items

    Merc Treads against heavy Magic damage or Ninja Tabi against heavy AD compositions (very situational and not recommended in most cases)
    Consumables. Pots are always good, as well as wards. Buy some red pots later in the game if you have the money left and you are going to fight/push.
    Choose one of these items, depending on the enemy team, as defensive item.
    I would only get this as defensive item against HEAVY burst champs like LeBlanc and Fizz or something like that.
    Get the blue trinket at level 9.
    Upgrade Vamp Scepter to one of these items, depending on what you need in the current situation. Generally BT is the best item on Lucian if you are not against many high hp tanks.
    Infinity Edge is a possibility if you do not want to go for a BT, Blade or a defensive item. This synergises well with Essence Reaver and enhances your crit dmg but is very expensive.
    Get one of these two, depending on your enemies (Mortal Reminder is good against champions like Fiddlesticks or champs who rely on lifesteal/self healing. Lord Dominik's Regards is good against many tanks.
    Tri Force is viable but very expensive, I recommend this if you are snowballing hard very early already. Get Shiv if you need waveclear and some extra magic damage. Get PD if you want to make use of its passive, this is preference and depends on your opponents (PD is good against single target assassins for example). Rapid Firecannon is a possible pick up too but I prefer all the other choices because they seem to be stronger on Lucian.
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2003_64.png2043_64.pngare always a good buy. You should always try to get back to the lane with at least 1 hp pot. Buy pink wards mid game to get your team some vision and do not forget to use your Trinket. Late in the game, get the red elixir before important teamfights when you have 500 gold left.

Matchups Back to Top

Click on a champion below to see the author's notes on that particular matchup.

  • Ashe
    Medium
  • Caitlyn
    Hard
  • Corki
    Medium
  • Draven
    Hard
  • Ezreal
    Medium
  • Graves
    Medium
  • Jhin
    Medium
  • Jinx
    Medium
  • Kalista
    Hard
  • Kog'Maw
    Easy
  • Miss Fortune
    Medium
  • Quinn
    Hard
  • Sivir
    Medium
  • Tristana
    Easy
  • Twitch
    Easy
  • Urgot
    Easy
  • Varus
    Medium
  • Vayne
    Easy

VS

Ashe

Medium

Ashe is not that much of a problem as you can outtrade her at every point in the game if you can dodge her ultimate. Do not get poked too much by her 600 Range and her W though.

VS

Caitlyn

Hard

650 range. Do not go for CS if you get poked too hard. Let her push to your turret and CS there. Try to freeze the wave just outside of your own turret's range if anyhow possible and get your jungler to gank for you. When you reach the mid game, you can kill her 1v1 if you do not step into traps at the wrong time.

VS

Corki

Medium

Dodge his skillshots, especially Q early levels and keep the Thunderlord damage in mind when you decide to fight him.

VS

Draven

Hard

Just farm and trade efficiently, it is sometimes smart to avoid trades because his Q deals tons of damage but you can still poke with yours.

VS

Ezreal

Medium

This is generally a skill matchup as it depends on who hits their skillshots better but you have the advantage because your poke goes through minions while his does not. This does of course not consider the supports in the lane, if you play against Ez/Nami for example it is very hard because Nami can still harrass you when you hide behind your minions. When you fight Ezreal, try to dodge his Q with your E and you are at an advantage.

VS

Graves

Medium

You outrange him but his burst is still higher than yours. Use the reload time efficiently. Poke with Q and dodge his Q and R.

VS

Jhin

Medium

Jhin is a very new champ and is still being tweaked but at the moment you can win the lane by abusing his reload time after he used his auto attacks. Do not trade when he has his crit (4th auto) and avoid stepping into his E or he might root you, making you an easy target in fights. Try to poke with Q but do not stand in your own minion wave when you know that he has his Q up or he might hit you for tons of damage. If you play smartly, you can outtrade him but keep in mind that bot is 2v2 so you have to think about the support interactions in consideration of your own cooldowns too before you decide whether to trade or not to trade or even go all in.

VS

Jinx

Medium

Jinx can give you trouble because of her high range. Be careful if she has a support with a stun or root CC because she will use her E afterwards and you might be in trouble when you are CCed for a long time.

VS

Kalista

Hard

Laning against Kalista can be pretty hard because of her annoying passive and her high early game damage thanks to her W. Avoid extended trades when she has her E up and just try to farm or ask for a gank.

VS

Kog'Maw

Easy

Be passive when he uses his W. You can rape him early and always when his W is on cooldown. His DPS is higher but you can outburst him.

VS

Miss Fortune

Medium

People might underestimate MF but she is still strong. MF and Lucian both have poke which goes through minions so positioning is the key to winning the lane.

VS

Quinn

Hard

Her Q is broken and you are short ranged so you can't really do much other than try to farm and dodge it. Keep as much distance as possible and avoid her because she can fight you at all stages of the game, except if you are significantly better or extremely fed.

VS

Sivir

Medium

Sivir's attack range is just as low as yours but her poke has a longer range. Besides that she can use her spellshield to avoid damage from your ult or your Q. Play around her cooldowns and you can win.

VS

Tristana

Easy

You can trade with her and outburst her since she has no AD scaling abilities but try not to get poked too hard by her E. Extremely late in the game she can kill you though if she can abuse her high attack range.

VS

Twitch

Easy

Twitch is very weak in lane but be careful if he has 3 or more stacks of his passive on you. Never underestimate his Expunge damage. You can kill him mid-/lategame if he does not get kills early on for whatever reason.

VS

Urgot

Easy

Urgot is very weak early and useless if he misses his E, so dodge it and you can abuse him.

VS

Varus

Medium

If you are able to dodge his skillshots you win, if you do not dodge them, he could kill you. It is kind of a skill matchup.

VS

Vayne

Easy

Abuse her pre 6 or you are probably fcked for the rest of the game. Do not try to duel her after 6 if you are not ahead and do not stand near walls to avoid her stun.

Changelog Back to Top

12.12.2015 (Update for Patch 5.24):
- changed masteries from 18-12-0 to 12-18-0

20.01.2016 (Update for Patch 6.1):
- updated masteries & rune choices
- updated item paths

29.01.2016 (Update for Patch 6.2):
- updated masteries

21.02.2016 (Update for Patch 6.3):
- updated masteries
- updated item section
- updated information about me

29.02.2016 (Update for Patch 6.4):
- added Jhin matchup
- updated all matchups

12.03.2016 (Update for Patch 6.5):
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19.05.2016 (Update for Patch 6.10):
- updated rune section
- updated mastery section
- updated items

About the Author and the Champion Back to Top

Sorry, I stopped playing this game a while ago so this most likely won't be updated anymore.

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My name is Delezatro (also known as iNSUFiN or LdgsrR). I play on EU West and main AD Carry ("Marksman").
I am currently Master at ~100LP and still climbing. Even though I am able to play every ADC on a high level, I reached this ELO by playing almost exclusively Ezreal and Lucian.
Other than that, I am going to start streaming regularly soon, so you can follow me on Twitch and tune in to see me play Lucian on http://www.twitch.tv/insufin.
I also have a YouTube channel where you can find several montages and gameplays by me.

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In season 5 and 4 I stopped playing at Diamond 1, in season 3 I was Platinum 1 with 2000-2100 real MMR. My main champions are Vayne, Kalista, Ezreal and Lucian.

Lucian is a very strong champ and is fun to play because of his great kit. Lucian wins most lanes and there are no real counters you cannot win against. His teamfighting is very good and his damage with Q and the E mobility are insane. Good supports to play with Lucian are Leona, Thresh, Blitzcrank, Sona, Nami, Braum, Annie and many others.

A note about the "Matchups"-section: All the matchups are situational and depend on your own skill and your enemy's skill. Supports also influence the lane by a lot.

I am going to upload a new Lucian gameplay soon.


Follow this guide and soon you might be able to see this screen as well!

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