Lulu Build Guide by Junyx
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Lulu the fae machine gun
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Lulu is a very well known and one of the most picked champions in ranked games as a support although because of her passive skill Pix, Faerie Companion she can also be a good attack damage carry her skills are: Glitterlance, Whimsy, Help, Pix! and Wild Growth and using these skills offensively can disable enemies who engage 1v1 making them take heavy damage and you taking almost no damage this guide is made to tell you how to use her as an attack damage carry and some tips,tricks and facts about lulu.
Perhaps more than any other champion in the League, Lulu marches to the beat of her own drum. During her youth in Bandle City, she spent most of her time wandering alone in the forest or lost in a daydream. It wasn't that she was antisocial; the day-to-day bustle of Bandle City just couldn't compete with the vibrant world of her imagination. She saw wonder in places most people overlooked. This was how she found Pix, a fae spirit, pretending to be stuck in a birdhouse. Lulu's imagination distinguished her to Pix and he seized the opportunity to lure her into his world. He brought her to the Glade, the enchanted home of the fae, which lay nestled in a clearing in the woods. There the rigid properties of the outside world - things like size and color - changed as frequently and whimsically as the direction of the wind. Lulu felt at home in the Glade and she lingered there with Pix, fascinated by this secret place.
She quickly lost track of time. Her life in the Glade was comfortable and natural. She and Pix played fae games together, the sorts of games that she had been told were ''make believe''... and she got exceedingly good at them. It caught her by surprise when she suddenly remembered that she had left a life behind in Bandle City. The Glade had a way of making everything outside seem distant and surreal. Lulu decided to revisit her former home, to share some of the lovely things she'd learned, but when she and Pix returned the world had changed. Time, she discovered, was another property that behaved differently in the Glade, and centuries had passed while she was away. Lulu sought to reconnect to the residents of the outside world but her attempts had unfortunate results. She led all the children off to play hide and seek, temporarily changing them into flowers and animals to spice up the game, but their parents didn't appreciate her efforts. When the yordles insisted that she leave their land, she turned to a vibrant magical place where those with unusual gifts were not just accepted but adored: the League of Legends.
''The best path between two points is upside-down, between, then inside-out and round again.''
Pros & Cons
-great poke with Glitterlance and basic attacks
-can disable enemies with Whimsy
-can kill low health enemies with Help, Pix! followed by [[glitterlance]
-Heal,slow and added ability power with Wild Growth
-different uses of abilities gives different effects
-her passive Pix, Faerie Companion makes her a good attack speed carry
-relies on quick spell casting to get out of sticky situations
-needs mana for a 1v1 fight if enemy is though
-Vulnerable to cc
Abilities and Ability Sequence1st As usual maximize your ultimate first. know if you ask why? its because wild growth gives ability power,slowing aura and bonus health and after the ultimate ends you keep the bonus health if you are damaged its like a heal with enough cool down reduction you can cast your ult freely2nd Max this 2nd because its your poke and can hit multiple targets so it can be used for farming the slow comes in handy as well3rd Max this 3rd to increase the polymorph duration and for the bonus ability power enaging in a 1v1 you have 2 choices 1.cast it on an enemy for its disable or 2.cast it on yourself for the extra ability power increasing pix's damage and your other abilitiesLast I max this last because i already have Whimsy to protect myself although this can also be interchangeable with Whimsy if you want this for the utility or for its magic damage
The 2.000 attack speed
Since you are building attack speed Lulu you should be aware of the "2.000" attack speed at this specific attack speed pix will fire an endless stream of magical bolts when you do a basic attack but going higher will make pix lose magical bolts because he cant keep up with lulu even going 2.001 will make pix lose magical bolts now to achieve this exact attack speed you will need your "4 core items" and your "9 mark runes"
Making the 2.000 attack speed
lulu's attack speed is 0.64 at level one and at level 18 it's 0.87 WITHOUT items or runes you will receive "2.000 attack speed" or "perfect attack speed" for lulu at level 18 with "The 4 Core items" and "the 9 mark runes"
"The 4 core items"
your 4 core items does not really have to be 4 of them as long as it gives around 165% attack speed
but here is the currently known item build that will give you 165% attack speed
Note: Zephyr can replace Nashor's Tooth
"the 9 mark runes"
so to get your exact "2.000" attack speed you need 165% attack speed from items and 15.3% attack speed from runes
Making your own calculations
I might have made mistakes about the "2.00" attack speed explanations but don't worry you can double check and maybe even make your own build that will give you your "2.00" attack speed using this link her :) Clicky!
In depth ability Explanations
Lulu and Pix each fire a piercing bolt dealing magic damage, slowing enemies hit by 80% for a short duration. This slow decays over time. An enemy can only be damaged by one bolt. as you level up this skill its mana cost,magic damage and slow duration are increased
Cost: 40 / 50 / 60 / 70 / 80 mana
Magic Damage: 80 / 125 / 170 / 215 / 260 (+0.5 per ability power)
Slow Duration: 1 / 1.25 / 1.5 / 1.75 / 2 seconds
Glitterlance procs spell vamp,pops spell shields,damage morgana's Black Shield
Active) – On ally cast: Target ally gains 35% movement speed and bonus ability power for 5 seconds.
(Active) – On enemy cast: Polymorphs an enemy champion for a short duration, disabling their ability to attack or cast spells and reducing their base movement speed by 60.as you level up this skill its mana cost increases,cooldown decreases,bonus ability power increases and polymorph duration increases.
Cost: 65 / 70 / 75 / 80 / 85 mana
Cooldown: 18 / 16.5 / 15 / 13.5 / 12 seconds
Bonus Ability Power: 20 / 30 / 40 / 50 / 60
Polymorph Duration: 1.5 / 1.75 / 2 / 2.25 / 2.5 seconds
Whimsy will be blocked by spell shields.
Whimsycan interrupt channeled abilities when used on enemies
Whimsy's ability power bonus can be multiplied by items or buffs
Active) – On ally cast: Commands Pix to jump to an ally and then follow and aid their attacks instead of Lulu's for 6 seconds. Upon arrival, Pix shields them for 6 seconds.
(Active) – On enemy cast: Pix deals magic damage to target enemy unit. Pix then follows and grants vision of them for 6 seconds.as you level up this skill mana cost increases,shield strength increases and magic damage increases
Cost: 60 / 70 / 80 / 90 / 100 mana
Shield Strength: 60 / 105 / 150 / 195 / 240 (+0.6 per ability power)
Magic Damage: 80 / 130 / 180 / 230 / 280 (+0.6 per ability power
Help, Pix! will proc spell vamp and Rylai's Crystal Scepter's slow.This skill pops spell shields
Lulu enlarges an ally, knocking nearby enemies into the air and granting the target ally a large amount of bonus health. For the next 7 seconds that ally gains an aura that slows all nearby enemies.as you level up this skill cool down decreases,slow percentage increases and bonus health increases.
Cooldown: 110 / 95 / 80 seconds
Slow Percentage: 30 / 45 / 60 %
Bonus Health: 300 / 450 / 600 (+0.5 per ability power)
after the duration of the ability the targeted champion keeps the bonus health which makes it like a heal.during the activation of this skill the knock back pops spell shields
Pix, Faerie Companion is a passive ability that fires three projectiles towards Lulu's target whenever she autoattacks. If Pix is on an allied champion from using Help, Pix!, then Pix will assist that champion's autoattacks instead of Lulu's for the duration. The projectiles fire by Pix will home in on the target, but can be intercepted by other units.Pix scales with ability power so build some ability power items and ability power runes combining that with attack speed think of all the damage you can make =D
Facts about Pix, Faerie Companion
Pix, Faerie Companion does not proc on-hit effects.
Pix, Faerie Companion does not proc spell vamp, life steal or Rylai's Crystal Scepter's slow.
Pix, Faerie Companion does not pop Spell Shield.
Pix, Faerie Companion will damage Black Shield.
Pix, Faerie Companion will only fire off of autoattacks and will not fire with abilities that proc on-hit effects like Blade Waltz, Mystic Shot, Parrrley, Infinite Duress, Runaan's Hurricane, etc.
Pix, Faerie Companion fires from Pix's location, not the target Pix is following.
Pix does not assist when attacking towers, so Lulu has only her regular auto-attack damage for pushing purposes.
Pix has a leash range of 2000.
Pix cannot be targeted in any way.
Pix, Faerie Companion acts in different ways with effects that would prevent autoattack damage:
If the allied champion pix is following is blinded, Pix and the champion will both miss.
Riposte will only parry or block one attack, either the allied champion's or one of Pix's depending on when it was activated.
Aegis Protection will not block any bolt as they deal magical damage , while the autoattack that caused Pix to fire can be potentialy blocked
Counter Strike will dodge all of Pix's attacks along with those of the allied champion he's following.
Your main harass is usually Glitterlance and basic attacks right? your friend recalled? wanna check the bush? but may get killed? well here are some advanced tactics!
How to harass enemies that can be dangerous to go near to
step 1. use Help, Pix! on a minion
step 2. aim your Glitterlance to them :3
How to harass enemies inside the bush without going near it
step 1.ward the bush make sure they are not there
step 2.use Help, Pix! on a minion
step 3.use Glitterlance on the enemy
How to last hit escaping enemies LIKE A BOSS!
If they are damaged enough use Help, Pix! and use Glitterlance be careful and not to get to hasty because Glitterlance CAN miss when aimed incorectly
How to escape a pursuer
use Whimsy on yourself for the movement speed boost use Glitterlance for a slow if the enemy has jumping abilities like Kha'Zix use your Whimsy on him to disable him.
use ultimate on yourself OR on an ally that is trying to save you use Whimsy on the enemy and ult your ally but this might be to risky.if you are being chased by the following champions: Ezreal, Ashe, Kog'Maw, Lux, Thresh and Blitzcrank NEVER walk in a straigh line. if Darius is chasing you and you know his Apprehend skill is in range with you use Whimsy on yourself if you are too low use Whimsy on him before he can use his Apprehend
To be updated ;3
Thank you for reading this guide I will update when i have time :3 i am open for suggestions and if you tried my guide and had good results pm me a screenshot of your stats and i will make a hall of fame chapter :D