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Lucian Statistics for Kastelle

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

Value
Average
Games Played
1
4
Win %
100
44
Kills
2.0
6.4
Assists
7.0
6.5
Deaths
6.0
5.8
KA:D Ratio
1.5
2.2
Gold Earned
13.8K
11.9K
Creep Score
198.0
195.1
Average
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Summoner Spells Back to Top

Summoner Spells, Why and Why Not?

Tl;Dr

You might want to keep your spells simple, if you're going to play an adc lucian, you can start with heal and flash. And if you're playing a top lucian, Ignite and Teleport should do justice.


Reasons Behind the Summoner Spells

4.png sometimes, Relentless Pursuit is not reliable enough, that's why you have your second escape mechanics.
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7.png ahh, heal the successor of barrier. As an adc, you might want to save some survivability tool in your pocket.
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12.png oh look a top lucian, this lucian build excels in every lane so getting teleport might increase your farm or counter gank
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14.png Ignite is probably the best kill securing summoner spell there is, take this in case you need securing kills

New Runes Back to Top

Masteries Back to Top

Masteries for the King

Ahh, a standard 21-9-0. Well it's self explanatory, as an adc you might want to add your damage as high as possible. the additional 9 points can be put out either in the utility or the defense tree, however i like the defense tree better because it gives me more survivability as an adc.

Cooldown Reduction Vs Attack Speed 

This problem is also faced in the Boots Section, Whether Cooldown Reduction Better or Attack Speed. Well because of this build offers maximum cooldown reduction i would suggest giving it on the attack speed masteries further increasing lucian's Ult, and increasing his mana dps.

LET'S CROSS ALL THAT OUT BECAUSE IT'S OUTDATED!

The legends of Thunderlord's Decree

Have you ever heard of the legends of the Thunderlord's Decree? Have you seen a match where all of the characters are all using Thunderlord's Decree? Well its the only good one for Lucian. Get it.


Abilities Back to Top

Q
E
Q
W
Q
R
Q
E
Q
E
R
E
E
W
W
R
W
W
Passive
Q
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E
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R
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16

Skill Distribution of a Lucian

These are the basic skill distribution for lucian. here's some of the explanation on why picking these skills

PiercingLight.jpg 

Piercing light is the most annoying spell that you can use against your enemies. Piercing light has a low cooldown overall and can be spammed at max level. It deals like a mini nuke that can actually make enemies intimidated with this spell. It has a pretty short range however it pierces through that target. Take this first to increase Spam Potential and Damage.

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Ardent Blaze is quite a very unique skill shot, rather than a straight skillshot, this is a cross based shape. Use this to farm minions, and chase enemy champions, this can be used in a combo with the culling as this spell speeds you up if you hit the target that is Ardent Blazed. Max this last compared to the other 2 Spells.

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Relentless assault is your chasing/escape ability, this dashes lucian towards your target cursor. This procs your passive Lightslinger, not only that it also reduce the cooldown for Relentless Assault 0.5 for minions, 1 second for champions. Using this build will maximize the use of Relentless assault as much as possible. Max this 2nd for maximum potential of chasing and escape.

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Ahh the famous "THE CULLING" the one where in twitch chat would use this emote chansub-global-emoticon-6407e6947eb69e21Culledchansub-global-emoticon-6407e6947eb69e21 if the enemy get hit or killed by the culling. The culling is mostly an executioning tool or not used as for farming minions as this has higher range from lucian. This skill shoots bullets based on your attack speed, and can refresh your Relentless pursuit cooldown. Always Max this Whenever Possible to deal additional damage, and Poke.

Items Back to Top

Starting Items

    Standard ADC Start
    Top Lane Lucian, Especially against AD

Core Items

    Get this after First Recall
    Spamming done? Congratulations
    Enemy ADC? More Like Enemy Massager
    Will look probably like this
    Well Essence is dead so might as well insta lifesteal

Situational Items

    The 2 Lifed King
    An Omen to the Enemy's ADC
    TOO MUCH ARMOR
    Enemy Build Armor? COUNTER TIME!

The High Loads Of Lucian, Son Of Mana, King of Armor

The things that made this build different :

  1. Nearly Unkillable
  2. Max Cooldown Reduction
  3. High Mobility
  4. Mana Damages
  5. Cripples Enemy ADC
  6. Cripples Enemy AD Assassin
  7. Slows enemies 
  8. Hyper Chaser
  9. Kiter

Cons of this Build

  1. You deal no Crit Damage
  2. You will need frequent blues
  3. Can Be Bursted Down by AP Assassins, and Casters

Explanation of Each Item

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RIP essence reaver! Bye bye you old item! Cant use you any longer.

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Muramana, Probably the reason why this build has a high damage output. This actually increases your AD based on your mana so the more mana you have, the more damage it deals. If you activate it it will increases also your damage output. Definitely the core of this build

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Frozen Gauntlet is the Slow version of Spellblade type of unique passive, this gives you an additional 10% cooldown Reduction which will gives you the additional spammable abilities. Gives you a very high amount of mana and giving you additional spellblade abilities which deals additional damage, gives you a high damage output because of this item.

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While figuring out what should i build next in this lucian build, I was thinking of more damage oriented Lucian, and more armor tanky lucian, so i took Frozen Heart as a change. This item works like a medal against an enemy adc, because of the attack speed reducer, additional armor, and additional mana which will give you additional AD.

Ionian Boots of Lucidity Vs Berserker's Greaves? The Boot Dispute

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First of all, this is always a major issue on lucian mostly because of the high dps if you give him cooldown reduction items. But this should be no problem, Lucidity boots give 15% cooldown reduction with the same movement speed like berserker's greaves. However this pose a major problem with this build, Frozen Heart = 20% Cooldown reduction, Iceborn Gauntlet = 10% Cooldown Reduction, Essence Reaver = 10% Cooldown Reduction. Therefore you don't even need Lucidity boots anymore. Therefore giving Berserker's Greaves the better boot option for this build, powering up Lucian's Ult and further increase Lucian's Mana DPS.


What Cripples This Build


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Armor reducing is probably the bane of this build, using these will reduce lucian's armor which will cripple his defense by a considerable amount.

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this lucian build focuses mostly on the armor and countering enemy adc while adding additional ad by it's own build itself, you still need be careful of the enemy AP casters because of the burst of AP, and Some Sustained AP Damage. 

Stats After Following the Build

  • AD : 305/330*
  • AP : 30/???*
  • CDR : 40%
  • Armor : 305
  • Health :1970
  • Mana : 2500

Matchups Back to Top

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

  • Annie
    Hard
  • Ashe
    Easy
  • Blitzcrank
    Easy
  • Brand
    Hard
  • Braum
    Hard
  • Caitlyn
    Medium
  • Corki
    Hard
  • Draven
    Medium
  • Ezreal
    Easy
  • Graves
    Medium
  • Janna
    Easy
  • Jinx
    Easy
  • Kalista
    Medium
  • Karma
    Medium
  • Lucian
    Hard
  • Miss Fortune
    Easy
  • Quinn
    Medium
  • Sona
    Medium
  • Soraka
    Medium
  • Twitch
    Easy
  • Varus
    Medium

VS

Annie

Hard

What do you deserve to get this matchup.

Annie is a full burst champion that is meant to be played in mid lane, and yet you are unlucky enough to face an Annie support. WARD THOSE BUSHES, you need to know where Annie is and don't get Stunned and get bursted down by Annie.

VS

Ashe

Easy

With the slows, you just need to Relentless pursuit out. You can dodge her ult with your Relentless Pursuit too. At later game you will just out damage her because of the armor and your mana damage.

VS

Blitzcrank

Easy

Oh look, a Robot 

Blitzcrank is a kill lane support that is fully optimized to pull you to enemy territory and make sure you don't escape. However Blitzcrank's only option is to pull you from far range or dash and knock you up. Dodge his attacks with your Relentless Pursuit (E) and you'll be fine with the grab.

VS

Brand

Hard

Still remember 236_64.png + 14.png = 63_64.png... well this time it's 236_64.png x 63_64.png = DEAD

Rito has introduced us with the new lucian which has decreased range over other attack damage carries  compared to other attack damage carries (but still long enough). well lucky for you brand's e is the same range as you. You get close to brand, you get burnt to death. 

Suggesting to keep ward the bush that he is in, and STAY OUT OF BRAND'S POKES. if you get hit by his e, get close to the minions so that the minions will block it. You can dodge the W easily tho with your Relentless Pursuit (E)

VS

Braum

Hard

Possibly the best support for lucian, and bad if it's an enemy.

Braum utilizes his q as slow, keep dodging that q. Don't get hit by Braum as it will proc his passive that will stun you in 4 basic attacks. Wait for his wall to go on cooldown before you ult their enemy adc.

VS

Caitlyn

Medium

Well, She has a longer Range than you... That doesn't stop you though, you got Relentless Pursuit which can close the gap between your range and her's. Dodge all her pokes, and don't get hit by her Headshot proc. Poke her using your Piercing Light is also possible.

VS

Corki

Hard

Now this is gonna be hard, Corki mostly damages using Magical Damage which will be a trouble using this build, even though he has the same capability of your champion which is poking and escaping, he's not a simple adc to be up against.

VS

Draven

Medium

Late Game beast, Well your only bet is that he doesn't build last whisper late game or not you will be bursted like a normal guy.

VS

Ezreal

Easy

As Long you don't get poked, Ezreal is an easy matchup, you can poke him back with your q, and you deal way more damage than ezreal.

VS

Graves

Medium

His q can only be used effectively at a point blank range, stay far against him and keep poking him using piercing light.

VS

Janna

Easy

Oops mistakenly pressed q, *An enemy has been slain*, nevermind.

Janna is squishy... No i mean not that kind of Squishy... >.> She is a support that relies on her adc to do well. All you have to do is target janna at level 1 while maintaining carefulness against the adc. 

VS

Jinx

Easy

With a long range poke, this matchup will be easy, jinx doesn't have much mobility but it is covered by her ability to snare people. Late game you will dominate her because of the frozen heart debuff.

VS

Kalista

Medium

Ever tried killing a mosquito that is really fast and just keeps sucking on your blood? Me neither.

Kalista is really agile, late game she hits like a truck. To utilize this though, her early game is really horrible especially if the support isn't helping at all. Keep harassing her with your Piercing Light (Q) and hope that her support is not sustain based supports.

VS

Karma

Medium

Karma will eventually get you.

DODGE DAT Q! yeah that's all.
Karma relies on poking damage from her Q, dodge that and you'll be fine. Don't get snared too or you'll be comboed (not even an appropriate english word) by her W and Empowered Q which will reduce your health by a considerable amount. She will be an annoying lane but get potions, wards and you'll be fine.

VS

Lucian

Hard
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ALL ABOARD THE LUCIAN HYPE TRAIN!
BLACK ON BLACK VIOLENCE AIN'T GOOD!
YOU ARE NOT UNCLE RUCKUS!

VS

Miss Fortune

Easy

Well, she has an AP damage dealing because of her W but lucks on you that deals only like 10% of the original damage, reduce her damage using armor  and you're good to go.

VS

Quinn

Medium

VALOR TO ME! VALOR TO ME! VALOR TO ME!

its ok, Lightslinger can be blinded but meh it works, just keep poking her with q.

VS

Sona

Medium

Oh Look an enemy Sona. She'll be eas--  *An ally has been Slain*

Again this lane is annoying, especially her remake of her spell aura abilities. She can poke you with her q from far away, and she has a new shield that is utilized from her w. If she takes her Q first, AIM HER AND KILL HER! 
Preferably take a support that is meant to be a kill lane support such as Braum, Thresh, and Blitzcrank

VS

Soraka

Medium

Oh another remade champion... AND THIS ONE WAS MEANT TO BE IN MIDDLE LANE NOW!

Because of the remake of soraka's skill, she is more on poke based lane and heavy sustain lane. This leaves you with an option, take a Kill lane support and kill her adc before she can heal him, or take ignite. Moreover that, dodge her Q.

VS

Twitch

Easy

This is a quite easy matchup because you have piercing light which can be used against twitch. All you have to do is be on high alert when he's missing.

VS

Varus

Medium

AP Health Based Damage.... NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE. but no still you can out damage him with this build because his damage is mostly based on the w skill that can be used against you

Future Nerfs and Buffs. Back to Top

Patch 5.24

Preseasons here You know what that means. New Items and Modifications YAY!

3508.png RIP OLD ESSENCE REAVER (You were great... but bad as a whole)

Practically you don't build this anymore because it just ruins your build path.
Alternative for this would be :

3153.png BLADE OF THE RUINED KING

3072.png BLOODTHIRSTER

3071.png BLACK CLEAVER

3094.png RAPID FIRE CANNON


WHICH I WILL EXPLAIN ON THE ITEMS.


Lucian Hits the Nerf Bat

Patch 4.21

As of patch 4.21 (10/12/2014), Lucian is NERFED AGAIN by Rito :
Lightslinger.jpgLucian's Lightslinger now has shorter passive buff duration from 6 to 3Lightslinger.jpgLucian's Lightslinger's damage now scales with level : 0.3/0.4/0.5 at levels 1/7/13 from 0.5 at all levels

Author's Notes : Rito has nerfed him in the past few months and i cant believe he is still nerfed until now. This build's lucian is played at a shorter range and a duel style, however the shorter passive buff duration will may cripple his kiting ability and chasing ability since the 3 seconds lightslinger will be gone directly however i must remind you all about the past ardent blaze buff that might be useful. As in the damage early game, this is a late game lucian build, so this has no effect.
Tl:Dr : Crippled kiting and chasing, but effective with past buff. And damage nerf has no effect.

Patch 4.19

As of Patch 4.19, Lucian Has been Nerfed AGAIN : 
ArdentBlaze.jpg Lucian's Ardent Blaze Now doesn't scale with AD (Attack Damage)

The_Culling.jpg Lucian's The Culling now has longer cooldowns 110/100/90 from 100/75/50

Author's Note : holy hell, they must hate lucian so much...  but don't worry the 40% cooldown reduction will always help with the cooldowns problems. The Ardent blaze doesn't deal much damage much of it's own, no longer scale with AD means that this can't be your long range execution skill. This build doesn't rely much on the ardent blaze damage but more over lucian's passive lightslinger. 
Tl:Dr  : No effect whatsoever.


Patch 4.18

As of Today's Patch 4.18  (10/09/2014) Lucian has been Nerfed as in :

RelentlessPursuit.jpg Lucian's Relentless pursuit now uses mana : 40/30/20/10/0

Author's Note : nothing to be scared here, This build is supposed to fully extent the mana usage of Lucian, therefore giving him a Mana for Relentless pursuit will only be nerfing the early game part of this build. You have Tear of a Goddess, Stack those mana, and you'll be fine.

Lucian Gets The Blessings of Buffs

Patch 4.19

Lucian finally receive a buff :
ArdentBlaze.jpg Lucian's Ardent Blaze has increased movement speed bonus from 40 at all ranks to 40/45/50/55/60 (%)

Author's Note : YES A BUFF! THANK YOU RITO! hmm this will help his chasing value on this build as because this build helps you chase people more easily and more secured on slowing and kiting, with this extra buff on the movement speed now you can just kite people to death or chase people.
Tl:Dr : Chase and Kite easily thank you rito

Hall Of Fame Back to Top

Hall Of Fame

Well this is the part where i will post the games of using this build :

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Changes Back to Top

Changes Done To This Page

08/08/2017 : RIP Essence Reaver, Mastery Update, Some Eh too lazy to change things. But this build still can be effectively followed.
23/01/2015 : 300 views already I can't believe it XD, thanks for viewing my guide feel free to comment and leave a like if you like the build. if you dislike it well feel free put a dislike too :D
21/01/2015 : HAPPY NEW YEAR GUYS, oh wow many has changed... but will make this guide even better than before :D
16/12/2014 : Kalista matchups, Brand Matchups, and editing on grammatical and "unofficial english" words as of now this page has been viewed 264 times.
12/12/2014 : Add Changes to Lucian as of patch 4.19, and 4.21 since 4.20 lucian is not nerfed or buffed. Title adjusted since it has been revamped into 4.21 patches
10/10/2014 : MORE MATCHUPS :D
09/10/2014 : Adds Cooldown Reduction Vs Attack Speed both in Items and Masteries, Adds More matchup. Adds Changes to Lucian as of patch 4.18, change title to the update of 4.18.
08/10/2014 : Updated Masteries. Added last Whisper to Items Block.
07/10/2014 : Build Created, Posted, and Ready for the show.
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