Lulu Build Guide by Dragoneer
Not Updated For Current Season
Not Updated For Current Season
Hi guys and gals, its time for another Pix, erm i mean Lulu guide! Yes thats it, another Lulu guide. My guide will mainly focus on maximizing your harass and setting up bot to be won regardless of the skill level of the ad carry.
Pros / Cons
Probally the best support harasser in the game
Lots of support abilities, knock up, speed, shields
Soooo many escape abilities.
Mana intensive as F
Hard to master
Starting items: Boots of Speed Health Potion Health Potion Sight ward
Core Items: Aegis of the Legion Shurelya's Reverie Ionian Boots of Lucidity
Endgame items: Zeke's Herald or Will of the Ancients
Itemwise, its pretty standard for Lulu, the phil stone is of course the priority early game, remember to keep buying wards and oracles when you got extra money as that is part of your job as the support. One thing to keep in mind, after you have finished your Shurelya's Reverie and Aegis of the Legion, you should check your team comp, if its heavy on melee and ad go for Zeke's Herald, if its more focused on ap go for Will of the Ancients, usually the game is close to ending now, but if its not, you could always go for the Locket of the Iron Solari.
Ah yes runes, unlike most supports who goes armor and resist, i focus purely on the ability to constantly harass your enemies and buffing the dmg on the harassing abilities, Glitterlance and Help, Pix!
Mana runes, mana regen runes and mag pen penetration runes are all for this exact purpose, the gold quints are ofc pretty important for the games where you dont get lots of assists in the start, and together with philstone should get you through early.mid game with an ok sum of money.
For masteries i choose pretty standard support route really, some protection never hurts and all the important support masteries are present
Ok so my philosophy is that Flash sould be absolutely redundant on Lulu, not only does she have ulti and whimsy to help her escape she also gets Shurelya's Reverie later on, if someone spots you and engages at you, you should really have no problem to escape.
On the other side, the one thing Lulu really laks is substainabilty, she has no heals and cant support the carry on this front. Thats why i have placed both Heal and Exhaust on Lulu, giving the ad carry a free choice in what summoner spell he/she wants. This again gives you more advantage in the laning phase as you got one more offensive/defencive summoner spell that is usefull in fights, like Ignite or even another heal/exhaust
Pix, Faerie Companion Extra harass when you auto attack, YES PLEASE :)
Glitterlance Probally your most important skill, atleast early/mid, its your main harass ability, and the best part is the fact that you can hit people with Help, Pix! and then hit Glitterlance from where the enemy with the pix is standing, that way you can even harass under enemy towers
Whimsy Your main escape skill, not only for you but other champs to, the speed buff is insane. Also the sheep is very good vs champs like Katarina and also any fed enemy, Tryndamere dooing insane dmg? Hahaha! try to do dmg when your sheeped ahole!
Help, Pix! Another vital skill, its part of your harass combo mentioned earlier, also on top of that it can shield allies, however the shield isnt really that strong, although it can save people in emergencies
Wild Growth Amazing skill, it not only slows all targets around your target, it knocks all enemies around into the air, and makes him huge! Imagine using this on a Jax that is jumping in engage, people will usually be scared ****less when they see a huge Jax with aoe slow and extra hp. This of course works on most tanks, use it when the tank has engaged and is close to most of the enemies, its a battle turner. It can also help people escape, is low hp Caitlyn getting chased by Jax and are going to die on the next jump? Time for lulu to shine! use the ulti and give cait speed and shes basicly safe :)
So how does one play Lulu together with the carry?
Well its pretty simple, you should always be in the brush, and the first order of buisness when the lane starts is to harass the other support char out of the brush, fire a Glitterlance and some autoattacks and the enemy support should be retreating, this means you now have controll of the enemy brush, stay here and dont waste mana unless nessesary.
When you hit lvl 2, the show starts, the enemy ad carry is usually pretty secure on his position and makes an easy target for Help, Pix!, fire it and then aim the Glitterlance on the support, that way you should in theory get 2 (glitter+help pix) hits on the ad carry, and one hit on the support (glitter), and both should be slowed, making it easy for your ad carry to harass. Usually you now got lane controll, hug the end of the enemy brush and each time the carry tries to get up to farm some creeps/xp, hit him with the E-Q combo. This basicly means you are denying the enemy carry any creep farm exept under the tower, and its still possible to hit them with the combo even under the tower. Usually not even Soraka can outheal this harass
Bad/good hero combos
Good teamate choices:
These heroes means that the enemies are going to have a baaad time in lane. They are buildt for agressive play just like you and synergizes extremely well. Also note that stealth characters works excellent with your ulti.
Enemies you dont want to meet:
Ezreal, can harass the brush without even having sight, possible the worst opponent for any lulu
Blitzcrank, makes it hard to camp the top brush and can pull you into the tower, you need to move alot if you meet him
Well that sums it up, a Lulu buildt for constant harass, making the lane a breeze for your ad carry, have fun making enemy ad carries cry and people yelling to report them. Sorry about the layout its alittle weird but this is my first guide, so im not fluent in making them yet :D