CDR Rush Lucian
Final Core Build
Not Updated For Current Season
The masteries shown here are not yet updated for the current season, the guide author needs to set up the new masteries. As such, they will be different than the masteries you see in-game.
Threats to Lucian with this build
|Ashe||Dodge ult with E and you win every trade.|
|Hi all, I'm datredphoenix, a Plat IV ADC/Mage main on the OCE servers. I started playing LoL mid S3, and Lucian has been one of my favourite and most played champions. He is a fun, short ranged, high mobility caster in the bottom lane, that relies on spellweaving to maximise DPS. As a fan of mages, caster's like Sivir and Lucian are a nobrainer for me.
With the recent changes to items *cough* Essence Reaver *cough* , ADC's that benefit from CDR are seeing a huge boost to their power. All feedback, no matter how negative, will be considered. Don't be afraid to comment below!
League of Legends Terminology
Below is a list of League of Legends terms and abbreviations that may be used in this guide.
AD: Attack Damage
ADC: Attack Damage Carry
AFK: Away from keyboard
AoE: Area of effect; splash damage
AP: Ability Power
ArPen: Armor penetration
AS: Attack Speed
BF: B. F. Sword
BM: Bad mannered
BoRK/BotRK: Blade of the Ruined King
Bot: Bottom lane
BT: The Bloodthirster
CC: Crowd Control
CDR: Cooldown Reduction
CS: Creep Score
DoT: Damage over time
DPS: Damage per second
Exp: Experience Points
FF: Forfeit; surrender
FPS: Frames per second
GA: Guardian Angel
GG: Good Game
IE: Infinity Edge
KS: Kill Steal/Secure
LS: Life steal
LW: Last Whisper
Meta: Most effective tactics available
MF: Miss Fortune
MIA: Missing in action
Mid: Middle lane
MOBA: Multiplayer Online Battle Arena
MPen: Magic Penetration
MR: Magic Resistance
OOM: Out of Mana
PD: Phantom Dancer
Pink: Vision Ward
Pot: Health Potion
QSS: Quicksilver Sash
TF: Trinity Force
Top: Top lane
Ult: Ultimate ability; R key
WP: Well Played
Pros & Cons
|+ High Mobility
+ Low Cooldowns
+ High Burst
+ Lane bully
+ Huge kiting potential
+ Long range finisher
+ Low mana costs
+ Stack's shiv/firecannon fast
|Lucian is a great champion. He is very good in lane as he can out-trade opponents very easily due to his Lightslinger and can reposition with his Relentless Pursuit to dodge spell's and outplay opponents. He also synergises with a lot of supports, as he can follow up to CC, and when he receives AD/On-hit buffs, such as Janna's Eye Of The Storm or Nami's Tidecaller's Blessing, he can use them more effectively than most ADC's as it will also buff his Lightslinger. Great earlygame champ.|
|- Item Reliant
- Lowest range of ADC's (500)
- Ult does less damage than AA's
- Easy to dash into enemy team
- Ult is easily dodged
- High Skill-cap
|The main detriment to Lucian is his range, which sits at 500, the lowest range of any ADC (besides Graves. This is shared with Sivir. This means he has to get closer to the enemy in order to inflict damage, which gives you less reaction time to dodge skillshots. It can also get you harassed in lane while you're abilities are on cooldown, as they will be able to attack you while you cannot return the damage. Lucian is outscaled by most other carries in lategame, such as Tristana and Vayne. He is pretty weak lategame.|
For Lucian, we go 12-18-0, grabbing all the AD related masteries, with 18 in cunning for the help last hitting and that sweet, sweet Thunderlord's Decree .
Tier 1 // We take Fury in this tree for the DPS increase and easier last hitting.
Tier 2 // Feast is great for laning sustain. Perfect for ADC's.
Tier 3 // Vampirism is taken for the sustain in lane and in fights. If we aren't building lifesteal, that 2% really helps and you can escape on a sliver of health.
Tier 4 // We are the ADC. We are meant to be doing the damage and killing people. If we even kill both our lane opponents, we get a flat 2% extra damage, which is just .5% off Oppressor , up to a cap of 5%.
Tier 1 // Savagery for an easier time last hitting. Not much to say about this.
Tier 2 // Secret Stash is taken for an extra few ticks on your pots, as well as that upfront 20 health and 10 mana that you get when you use a biscuit. This has saved me countless times.
Tier 3 // Merciless is a great damage boost to any damage dealer. Outweighs the utility from Meditation .
Tier 4 // Dangerous Game : This mastery is amazing. You can get back up to 25% of your missing health and mana per team fight. Huge.
Tier 5 // Precision : 14 flat ArPen and 8.4 flat MPen at level 18. Decent.
Tier 6 // Thunderlord's Decree : This mastery is absolutely broken right now. It's being grabbed on almost every champ this patch. It is especially prominent on bursty champions. Lucian can proc it with a Piercing Light and a Lightslinger, meaning huge trades in the early game with his in-and-out playstyle, or bursting someone from 100-0 in the lategame.
- 3x Greater Quintessence of Attack Speed: Standard quints for ADC's nowadays. Makes your auto animation easier for last hitting and boosts your DPS.
- 9x Greater Mark of Attack Damage: Damage is damage. Standard quint for ADC's for trading and last hitting. You could take ArPen on other carries, but since Lucian's Piercing Light scales off BONUS AD, these marks are a must.
- 9x Greater Glyph of Magic Resist: We take flat MR glyphs because ADC's are extremely fragile already, and we need all the resists we can get to try and stay alive and keep DPS'ing.
- 9x Greater Seal of Armor: For the same reason as the MR, we take armour for the survivability it provides. For these, you could opt to take 4x Greater Seal of Armor and 5x Greater Seal of Mana Regeneration.
Work in progress.
Chapters to come:
- Summoner Spells
- Champion Abilities
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