Build Guide by Rubix1387
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Summoner spells: I played many times with Lux and to me, Flash is basically a necessity. I can't say how many times I Flash to them so i was able to Q across the lane and kill them, They don't even see it coming. So, I use Teleport to go Carry for a team fight ASAP or just to B quickly and buy items and Teleport back and not fall behind. Though, Ghost and Ignite can be viable in place of Teleport, I don't recommend getting Clarity usually don't have much of a Mana problem.
Item Preference : Shortly after getting Soulstealer you will have a few options. if you are being heavily targeted a Rod of Ages will help with survivability, rushing your Zhonya's Ring is also helpful if to stop burst combos. if they are starting to stack MR i suggest Haunting Guise. Late game if your scared your the main target and don't want to lose stacks to a gank try Guardian Angel or Banshee's Veil.
NOTE : This build and idea base is for a Experienced Lux that will be playing MID to start.
Runes: I use Magic penetration runes, Mana Regen /5 per level sec , Cooldown Reduction -0.05 per level runes, and Solid Ability power for Quints for early AP boost to help with early kills.
Mejia's Soulstealer: This is a necessity for being a Carry role in 5v5, You will need to lane VERY carefully and if you need to save Flash for a lifeline. If you lose stacks on your Soulstealer your going to be gimped and need some heavy commitment to get them back, the 20 Stacks Passive is one of the best parts about this item letting you Lazer Champs at 18 about every 45 seconds (close to 35 seconds with blue buff). This is the Core of your build and your Base damage for most game, if you luck into some early kills get this as soon as possible after tear and reg boots!
Prismatic Barrier : This is your late game Support tool, Use this to Team Champions to shield them against major hits or Aoe traps, Also for some reason enemy champs are horribly scared of this sometimes when thrown at them makeing them back up if there on edge trying to gank you or a team champ.
Actually Playing: You can harass ALOT with this Champ, early game use your E ability to AOE ALL MINIONS and get your passive on them and try to make it hit your enemies too. EVERYTIME YOU GET YOUR PASSIVE ABILITY OFF ON ANYTHING (champion or minion) ALWAYS try to auto attack and make your passive burst on them. Early Game this does Alot of damage, you may think your Q and E combo wont hit high.. the Secret to Lux is early game, Use your Q , then auto attack, then use your E, then auto attack. this is early game and mid game, once your at a lvl where your passive doesn't really do much effect on them then its okay to not always use it, but at low lvl your E and Q combo hitting normally after each one, will get someone to half health usually. This champion is really good early game with harassing, it seems like it isn't at first, but if you don't get your auto attack to make the passive proc, this champion will not be good early game. i can't stress this enough to get early game hitting with your passive, it is a MUST on enemies, and your E then one hitting all minions is very fast farming and guaranteed to get last hit. Try to line up your Q to try to get the first hit on a champion not the minion, so it will get a longer time and do more damage, also try to line it up so it hits both champions. This is important for first blood, i'm usually always able to get the first blood in the game with Lux. While laning you will have an idea how much health they lose with a basic combo of Q -> auto attack *passive proc* -> E -> auto attack *passive proc* . They usually get pretty low, when they try to run, remember that your Q is insanely far range, and if there are no minions in the way you can flash and Q them and that is an INSANE DISTANCE of attack. and then do your combo again, *remember to always harass with E and passive proc after and then finish off the minions*. Once you hit lvl 6, you can do ALOT of damage especially if recalled and got your items/got fed. You will basically destroy people now. If they are a squishy champ, you can harras with E auto attack then Q then auto attack and back up after that. and they should be around half, after CDs are back or they come forward again or not to far back and you can flash to them, do a Q then E (don't explode it) and Ult and then Explode your E. they now should be dead and celebrate with your first LAZER KILL! . Once you played a handful of games and are experienced you will know if you can auto attack at certain times in your Full rotation. Just practice now with the combo and leading your E and not missing your Q. if you miss any of these, you will not put out good damage, and that is what can determine if your a good Lux or a bad one. Also I Staying mid lane Until lvl 11 or until first mid tower is down is my preference.
STEALTH TACTICS : when the opposing team has stealth champs leave it up to your team champs to get a potion for it unless you already have your Soulstealer and a few stacks.
ANOTHER VERY IMPORTANT TIP! : If you are new to Lux, Lux is really good at checking Grass and having map awareness using your E ability. if you throw your E ability into a bush, or into a dark spot on the map, it will light up and show you what is there. especially if your solo laning in 5v5. if you have a jungle and some one is missing, always tend to use your E ability to check all bushes as much as possible , this helps a lot, not to mention if someone is there and you react faster you can throw a Q and hit them, then blow up your E then hit them again and the enemy who tried to gank is now lower health and /facepalming on their fail ganking ability lul...
Another fun thing to do, since your E can see thought the darkness. Whenever you think the enemy team is going for baron, go to the jungle *behind baron* and throw your E ability through the wall and check, if they are, you can no doubt steal baron from the opposing team. Its so easy, so funny, makes the other team /ragequit, and can be a game changer. The good thing is you can do this all by yourself without having your whole team need to gank them and risk dieing. I have multiple times, not to mention gotten a triple kill and stole baron at the same time with my E -> Q -> R combo through the wall.(If you have an Ashe or Ezreal, make sure they also can do there ult and ensure more kills and ensure the baron kill) Now laugh at your enemy as they give up hopefully. XD
This is my First Guide, I write my guides according to how I PLAY THE CHAMPION or see it best recommended. I would love to see your comments on this build, if there is something i did wrong or a mistake or suggestion , please let me know. Thank you , please read the whole build not just the item build as the written is very important. Thank you all, all comments are welcome. If you have any Questions about Lux or this build or anything, i will try to respond to all your questions and comments.
Core idea and some Text thanx to Impervious.