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Lucian Statistics for ryanvan27

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

Value
Average
Games Played
93
13
Win %
45
43
Kills
8.0
6.5
Assists
7.3
6.9
Deaths
6.4
6.0
KA:D Ratio
2.4
2.2
Gold Earned
13.6K
12.2K
Creep Score
197.5
184.5
Average
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Summoner Spells Back to Top

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Summoner Spells


4.png - Flash is a must take on Lucian due to its versatility in every single situation, allowing for outplays, kills, escapes and much more.

14.png - Ignite gives you pure kill pressure but is generally outclassed late game compared to the utility summoners. Ignite can be good against champions that heal significantly as it gives grievous wounds. (40% decreased healing)

3.png - Exhaust is the best option in pure 1v1s against champions with burst as it applies 40% decreased damage and a 30% slow. As Lucian you like the 1v1s the added utility is a very good choice for the CC less Lucian.

1.png - Cleanse is viable against enemy team compositions that have lots of CC by removing them instantly and lowering the duration of future CC. It is also solid against point and click CC champions that like to flash on you such as TF4.png. Cleanse also removes all summoner spell debuffs such as ignite and exhaust.

7.png - Heal is a very solid defensive option when you need a short burst of movement speed to dodge or survive a crucial ability like an Orianna Shockwave. The added utility of having the movement speed and heal apply to 1 allied champion is very sweet.

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New Runes Back to Top

Masteries Back to Top

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Masteries



18/0/12

This Mastery page is looking to push for scaling compared to laning power



6111.png - 5 points in Fury gives 4% attack speed, compared to the 2% increased ability damage of 6114.png. Lucian is more auto attack focused than ability, so take Fury.

6121.png - Fresh Blood gives your next auto attack 10+1 per level damage on a 6s cd, compared to 6122.png which gives 20 hp on a 30s cd. Doing the math, fresh blood if procd twice already is stronger than feast. You are a very strong lane bully in the mid lane so feast is not very good. 6123.png is mainly for support or low damage utility champions, both of which Lucian is not.

6131.png - Vampirism gives 2% life steal and spell vamp which is more consistent than the flat AD and AP 6134.png gives. Vampirism is more reliable as Lucian does not benefit that much from the extra ap compared to other dual scaling champions.

6142.png - Double edged sword is the strongest laning tool as it allows you to output more damage in return for taking a little bit of more damage. Compared to the alternatives DES gives the most laning power.

6151.png - Battering blows gives your free percentage armor penetration which is very good for Lucian as he is attack damage heavy. The alternative is magic damage pen which is much weaker than battering blows.

6162.png- Lucian stacks fervor very well due to his double shot passive. Fervor scales with champions that can auto attack a lot and frequently early game which are champions that utilize 3153.png. Warlords is better for crit builds and a bork build gets crit very late. With the extra damage and fast stacking Fervor is the no brainer.

6211.png - Recovery is like a mini doran's shield, giving you solid passive health regeneration. 6212.png is not viable as you won't be building enough armor and magic resist to make it worth it.

6221.png- Explorer is very underrated in the meaning that mid laners will be rotating through the river and bushes and the extra movement speed is very useful. Mid lane mages usually won't auto attack enough to make tough skin useful enough. 

6231.png - Runic armor increases ALL healing/regen/lifesteal that you get which is very good on Lucian with the fact that he rushes Bork early. This helps out as you dont take warlords for the sustain but you boost your dblade, bork and allied healing.

6241.png - Insight decreases your summonder cooldowns by a significant amount, saving 15% could save your life and win a fight.


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Abilities Back to Top

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


lucianpassive.png - Passive - Lightslinger


After Lucian uses an ability, his next auto attack shoots twice, dealing less damage on his second shot.



lucianq.png - Q - Piercing Light


Lucian fires a straight line of light dealing physical damage after a short cast time.


lucianw.png - W - Ardent Blaze


Lucian fires a shot and when it hits an enemy or reaches the end of its path, it explodes into a cross fire pattern. Enemies tagged by Ardent Blaze gives Lucian bonus movement speed if they are damaged by allies or Lucian.


luciane.png - E - Relentless Pursuit


Lucian dashes a small distance. Relentless Pursuit's cooldown is reduced by each lucianpassive.png lightslinger shot landed. (cooldown is reduced double if lightslinger lands on enemy champions)


lucianr.png - The Culling


Lucian fires many shots in a locked direction for 3 seconds. Dealing physical damage to the first enemy hit. (does bonus damage to enemy minions) Lucian cannot auto attack or use any of his abilities during The Culling but he can walk freely and use luciane.png Relentless Pursuit.








Items Back to Top

Starting Items

Core Items

Situational Items

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Items


Lucian utilizes attack damage, attack speed and crit very well but the core for mid Lucian is Bork3153.png and Black Cleaver3071.png allowing Lucian to push out leads in the early-mid game. 


Starting Items



1055.png2003.png - The most common starting item, is very gold efficient
1054.png2003.png - Solid item against hard lanes - basically Cassiopeia 69.png
1083.png2031.png2055.png - Buy these when you back and have enough gold to fit them in after important buys

Core


3153.png - Look to rush Bork, prioritizing 3144.png over 1043.png. Bork gives a very heavy spike once you complete it, look to abuse this against unaware enemies.
3071.png - Cleaver gives you 20% cooldown reduction and lots of health but the armor shred is the star of the item. Lucian can apply cleaver shred very quickly which makes it a great item on him. 
3006.png- Greaves can be bought for Lucian early on as it is a very efficient attack speed item, allowing you to stack fervor much quicker and executing combos much more smoothly.
3046.png - PD reduces the damage that you take from champs that you are fighting, so it is the optimal zeal item for a dueling Lucian.


Situational 


3155.png - If enemy mid laner and jungler are AP damage based, rush hex drinker  - upgrade to Maw when neccessary
3047.png3111.png - If the enemy team if AD or AP damage focused build tabi to negate AD, mercury treads against AP
3031.png - Usually, infinity edge is the best option after your core to multiply your damage
3033.png3036.png - If the enemy have multiple meat shields, take LDR but if they have heavy healing from their champs, go for mortal reminder
3094.png3087.png - These 2 alternatives to PD are better in teamfighting games where you need the extra range or burst
3026.png - GA is very good when you HAVE to stay alive to win fights or if the enemy team uses an extreme amount of resources to kill you in fights
3139.png - Scimitar is essential against teams with lots of CC, it is basically a get out of jail free card along with the added movement speed bonus
3812.png - Good against AD assasins or bursty team comps as it allows you to delay their burst and give you time to lifesteal to gain health back
3072.png - BT is only OK if both scimitar and DD are not good in the current situation, lots of AD and lifesteal but not much utility other than the shield




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Matchups Back to Top

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

  • Ahri
    Easy
  • Anivia
    Easy
  • Annie
    Medium
  • Cassiopeia
    Hard
  • Corki
    Medium
  • Kassadin
    Easy
  • Malzahar
    Hard
  • Orianna
    Easy
  • Taliyah
    Medium
  • Vel'Koz
    Easy

VS

Ahri

Easy

What makes Lucian so strong is due to his mobility which counters skill shots. Ahri's spell rotation depends on her hitting her charm ahriseduce.png which you can easily dodge with your dashluciane.png. As long as you dodge her combo, you win trades.

VS

Anivia

Easy

Pre 6, Anivia is one of Lucian's easiest matchups as her only defensive spell in her flashfrost.png is very slow and telegraphed. Dodge it and her damage output drops by a ton, look to freeze the lane and zone her off of creeps.

VS

Annie

Medium

Annie only has 2 abilites that do damage with moderate cooldowns, after she uses them she is a walking 300 gold. Abuse her cooldowns and predict her infernalguardian.png and Annie will have a hard time.

VS

Cassiopeia

Hard

The strongest counter against Lucian right now is Cassiopeia. Look to start doran's shield against her and try to play safe and poke her down with your lucianq.png. To win this lane you have to wait until she makes a mistake, and only then will you have a chance to kill her.

VS

Corki

Medium

Corki is a marksman like Lucian but he is much more burst heavy comprared to Lucian's sustained damage. If you can dodge his phosphorusbomb.png the trade is in your favor, look to dodge his poke from his missilebarrage.png so you don't get chunked out before a fight.

VS

Kassadin

Easy

Kassidin's passive reduces magic damage taken, which is why he is so good against AP champs but as Lucian you completely nullify it. Pre 6 Kassadin cannot get even close to you, so stay outside of melee range and amass a xp and gold lead.

VS

Malzahar

Hard

Malzahar is a point and click champion other than his silencemalzaharq.png. You win the lane pre 6 if you see him use his abilities to push the wave. After that you need to wait for Malz to blow his malzaharr.png on someone else or you will get locked down and get focused down. 3140.png is a must buy against Malz.

VS

Orianna

Easy

After Orianna nerfs this lane has been even more abusable for Lucian, if you can dodge the orianaizunacommand.pngorianadissonancecommand.png combo from Ori, she has nothing left for 8 seconds leaving her exposed. Play very aggressively against her.

VS

Taliyah

Medium

Taliyah is another champion with all skillshots but she also has some tools to fight back against you. Refrain from dashing through her taliyahe.png as it will deal massive damage if you do. Look to dodge her taliyahwvc.png as she will usually position her other abilities around it. If you are caught in her taliyahq.png line, dont be afraid to use your lucianr.png to match it.

VS

Vel'Koz

Easy

Vel'koz's kit has all skillshots and Lucian loves skillshots. Use your luciane.png to dodge and Vel will have a long game trying to hit you.

Conclusion Back to Top

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Lucian is a very skillfull champ allowing for outplays or misplays. He has very strong lanes into meta mid laners but he still has to react and outplay the enemy to beat them, unlike other linear champs. This is the biggest reason that he has a low winrate in solo queue but in competitive he is the best lane bully at the moment. The more time and practice you put into Lucian the better results you will get.



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