Lux Build Guide by Vulkizza

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League of Legends Build Guide Author Vulkizza

AP Lux All DAY!

Vulkizza Last updated on December 10, 2012
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Ability Sequence

Ability Key Q
Ability Key W
Ability Key E
Ability Key R

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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.



Offense: 21

Honor Guard

Defense: 0


Utility: 9

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Hi guys! It's Vulkizza here! This is my first guide ever made and i will be updating it frequently so feel free to drop some input.
I have used Lux in about 100+ games and using this build i have only lost 12 of those games. AP Lux is a force to be reckoned with. Her strong ultimiate and her range make her a deadly champion.

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Greater Mark of Magic Penetration x9 - 8.55 magic penetration
Greater Seal of Scaling Health x9 - 174.96 health at level 18
Greater Glyph of Scaling Ability Power x9 - 27.54 abiity power at level 18
Greater Quintessence of Ability Power x3 - 14.85 ability power

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Lux is a champion who is heavily Mana dependent. She is also one of the weaker laning champion so keep that in mind.

- Starting Items -

- Early Items -

Build Rabadon's as your first item for ability power. Then build into your sorcerer's shoes (these are crucial for Lux to have).

If you build Rabadon's this early, you will be able to provide powerful support with your LUCENT SINGULARITY(E)

- Finished Items -

Build Nashar's Tooth for some ability power and cooldown reduction. Then build into your Deathfire Grasp for even more AP and cooldown reduction (and Deathfire's sweet on item ability).

Lux is a good champion for continually building onto more Rabadon's for AP, so after you build your Deathfire Grasp, finish off your build with two more Rabadon's.

This combination of items will make your cooldown for your ultimate at 24 seconds and dealing over 1000 magic damage.

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Skill Sequence

Illumination (Passive)

Lux's damaging spells charge the target with energy for 6 seconds. Lux's next attack ignites the energy, dealing 10 + (10 x level) magic damage to the target.

When you harass enemy, you need to land basic attacks to ignite the passive regardless of the skill you use.

These initially trivial passive damages snowball gradually and can reach as much damage as a single potion is capable of healing during early-time, which can play a big role in winning the lane at the game’s mid stages.

Light Binding

Lux releases a sphere of light that immobilizes and deals 60 / 110 / 160 / 210 / 260 (+70% of ability power) magic damage to up to two enemy units for 2 seconds, dealing 50% effect and damage to the 2nd unit struck.

This skill is hard to hit during laning while the second unit in the vicinity is dealt 50% less damage and cc duration. With this in mind, don’t fire blindly but use it when you are presented with an opportune situation.

Prismatic Barrier

Lux throws her wand to a target location and back, bending the light around herself and any friendly Champions it touches, protecting them from 80 / 105 / 130 / 155 / 180 (+35% of ability power) damage for 3 seconds.

W is the best shield skill in League of Legends. The staff flies like a boomerang and gives an additional shield on its return flight. If you are hit by a durable skill such as Ignite, this is the best skill for blocking thanks to the second shield.

The shield can be a major boon on your teammates during a pivotal team fight.

Lucent Singularity

Fires an anomaly of twisted light to an area, which slows nearby enemies by 20 / 24 / 28 / 32 / 36 %. Zone lasts 5 seconds. Lux can detonate it to deal 60 / 105 / 150 / 195 / 240 (+60% of ability power) magic damage to enemies in the area of effect. Reveals the area while in flight and while stopped. Displays a cooldown timer until the singularity automatically detonates.

Master E first because it’s an AoE (Area of Effect) as well as a penetration skill. It is also Lux’s main skill for managing and harassing the lanes. You can depend E at any time you deem ideal and the skill’s cooldown is also cut down when the sphere sparkles in the game.

Activate your E with sufficient levels to as many minions as possible. Two successive skills are capable of dispatching minions with the exception of the siege minion. However, if you wait too long melee minions can get out of the sphere’s range.

Finales Funkeln

After gathering energy for a half second, Lux fires a beam of light that deals 300 / 400 / 500 (+75% of ability power) damage to all targets in the area and reveals it. It ignites and refreshes Lux's Illumination debuff if it hits enemies already afflicted.

The R skill is the main reason why we play Lux. It has long range, short cooldown, and can be utilized effectively in a variety of situations.

Don’t save it even if you just hit level 6. You can also try to steal the enemy Blue or Red buff, utilize it for long range support, focus on farming, as well as a diversity of other uses.

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Pros / Cons

[*] High magic damage
[*] Good CC with your (Q) move.
[*] Lucent Singularity is a good, powerful move which can be used for harrassing lanes.
[*] High damage ultimate, with a really short cooldown (24 seconds)
[*] High power stun ability

[*] Alittle squishy
[*] Easily gankable
[*] If enemy champions are not close together, your CC abilities are weakened