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Lucian Build Guide by bboyxje123

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[11.3] Lucian Mid Guide [In-Depth]

By bboyxje123 | Updated on February 23, 2021
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Runes: poke/survival

1 2
Precision
Press the Attack
Presence of Mind
Legend: Bloodline
Coup de Grace

Inspiration
Magical Footwear
Biscuit Delivery
Bonus:

+10% Attack Speed
+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+8 Magic Resist

Spells:

1 2
LoL Summoner Spell: Flash

Flash

LoL Summoner Spell: Ignite

Ignite

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Win 48%
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Champion Build Guide

[11.3] Lucian Mid Guide [In-Depth]

By bboyxje123
Introduction
Hello, my name is bboyxje123. Season 6 is the season where I started playing League of Legends. My peak elo is high platinum. In season 9 I first became platinum by playing Karma top, yes Karma top. My main role is midlane in which I have a big pool of champions I play. One of these is Lucian and in this guide I will show you everything I know about this champion and how you can abuse his power. I wouldn't call myself a Lucian otp, but I am a decent Lucian player.
Table of Contents Back to Top
Lucian in General
x Why lucian?
x Pros / Cons
x Abilities
x Tips & Tricks


The Build
x Summoner Spells
x Runeset 1: poke/survival
x Runeset 2: DMG/healing
x Standard Full Build
Why Lucian? Back to Top
Lucian has everything that a midlaner needs, good mobility with his dash, potential of making good trades, good waveclear with Piercing Light / Lightslinger / The Culling.


He is a very good early-game lane bully. You can force the enemy midlaner to farm under his/her tower and control the midlane without missing any farm!
Lucian works extremely well against control mages. He can easily dodge their opening skillshot and punish them with a lot of damage thanks to Relentless Pursuit.
Pros/Cons Back to Top

Pros

good mobility
good against control mages
great waveclear
strong in the early/mid game
has a lot of lane pressure
potential of turning trades in your favor

Cons

short range
hard to master
high mana costs
weak to hard CC
hard to comeback when you don't have a lead
Abilities Back to Top




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LIGHTSLINGER (Passive)


After using an ability, Lucian's next basic attack within 3.5 seconds fires an additional shot after 0.25 seconds, which deals 50 / 55 / 60% (based on level) AD physical damage, increased to 100% AD against minions.

The second shot applies on-hit effects.

If Lucian's primary target is killed before the second shot can go off, he automatically shoots another enemy in range.

Lightslinger will not be consumed and will not trigger the second basic attack if Lucian is silenced, unless the attack's windup had already started.


PIERCING LIGHT (Q)
RANGE: 500
COST: 50 / 60 / 70 / 80 / 90 Mana
COOLDOWN: 9 / 8 / 7 / 6 / 5
Lucian fires a laser in the direction of the target enemy, dealing physical damage to all enemies hit in a line.
  • This ability is your only way to poke the enemy midlaner from far away. Try to hit the enemy with it while casting it on minions.
  • Don't spam this ability in the early levels because you will end up without mana.
  • Try to use this after you activate Press the Attack

ARDENT BLAZE (W)
RANGE: 900
COST: 70 Mana
COOLDOWN: 14 / 13 / 12 / 11 / 10
MAGIC DAMAGE: 75 / 110 / 145 / 180 / 215 (+ 90% AP)
Lucian fires a shot in the target direction that explodes in a cross pattern upon hitting an enemy or reaching the end of its path, dealing magic damage and granting sight to the area for 1 second. Enemies hit are marked for 6 seconds.
Lucian gains bonus movement speed for 1 second if he or allied champions damage a marked target. Bonus movement speed: 60 / 65 / 70 / 75 / 80
  • Cast this ( and auto attack the enemy once ) before using your ult. The extra movement speed will help you to hit your ult.
  • You can use this ability to activate your passif.
  • Don't spam this in lane, it doesn't do much.

RELENTLESS PURSUIT (E)
RANGE: 425
COST: 40 / 30 / 20 / 10 / 0 Mana
COOLDOWN: 22 / 20 / 18 / 16 / 14

Passive: Relentless Pursuit's cooldown is reduced by 1 second for each
Lightslinger shot landed, doubled to 2 seconds against enemy champions.

Active: Lucian dashes in the target direction.

Relentless Pursuit resets Lucian's basic attack timer.

Relentless Pursuit can be cast during The Culling.
The Culling and other abilities can be cast during Relentless Pursuit.

  • Gives Lucian a lot of mobility and the potential to reposition in teamfights.
  • You can dash over walls, which gives you ways to escape from enemies.
  • Mostly used as an auto attack reset.

THE CULLING (R)
RANGE: 1200
COST: 100 Mana
COOLDOWN: 110 / 100 / 90

Lucian channels for up to 3 seconds, rapidly firing shots in the target direction, dealing physical damage to the first enemy they collide with. The damage is doubled against enemy minions. The Culling can be deactivated after 0.75 seconds.
While channeling, Lucian always faces in the casted direction and can move through units, he fires the shots in the target direction from his current position.
Physical damage per shot on champions: 20 / 40 / 60 (+ 25% AD) (+ 10% AP)
Physical damage per shot on minions: 40 / 80 / 120 (+ 50% AD) (+ 20% AP)
Shots fired: 22 / 28 / 34
  • Deals a lot of damage when all fired shots are hit. You can use Ardent Blaze and Relentless Pursuit to help you hit the fired shots.
  • Use this at the beginning of a teamfight to make someone literally ready to get finished by your teammates.
  • When you need a fast base it is smart to just ult the minion wave and hit that recall.
Tips & Tricks Back to Top
The Standard combo to make trades in lane or even use in teamfights is AA (auto attack) + Q + double AA + E + double AA + W + double AA + E + AA.



Ardent Blaze can be used to give you vision on someone.



You can use Ardent Blaze to locate Talon after he uses his ult. You won't be able to attack him but at least you will know where he is.



Playing against Malzahar should be pretty easy but there is one thing that you need to think about. Malzahar can cancel The Culling with Call of the Void. Silencing effects deactivate The Culling.



With Lucian mid you have a lot of pressure and the possibility to farm a lot. Personally I like to farm my jungler's raptors and the enemy jungler's raptors. This gives you a bigger lead on the enemy midlaner. In this video I show you how to line up the raptors so you can hit Piercing Light on all of them.



Here is an example on how to trade in lane and get a quick first blood. But always care for the early jungle ganks!

Summoner Spells Back to Top

SUMMONER SPELLS
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FLASH: As always flash is one of your summoner spells. Nothing is as handy as repositioning yourself or even escaping with Flash. It can also be used in some combos for example with Piercing Light or
The Culling.
IGNITE: Since Lucian is a very good early-game lane bully, taking
Ignite is the best thing to do in most cases. It can finish of your kill or add some extra damage during the fight.
TELEPORT: In matchups where you won't be able to kill the enemy midlaner, you should take Teleport. In matchups with Teleport your focus should be on farming and roaming or even bullying the enemy jungler.
Runeset 1: poke/survival Back to Top
Lucian his passif is the reason why Press the Attack works so well on him. You can activate it a lot faster. Always try to use Piercing Light after you activate press the attack since it increases your damage ( and from your team ) dealt to them for 6 seconds. The perfect use of it would be auto attack / Relentless Pursuit / double auto attack / Piercing Light. Just make sure you activate it before using Piercing Light.

★ This item helps Lucian his mana problems. It gives 15% of your maximum mana after a kill and increased mana regen in lane. This rune is very usefull since Piercing Light really destroys your mana bar. It will allow you to use Piercing Light more often and therefore poke the enemy midlaner more.

★ With this rune you can survive more poke in lane. Late game you will not only critical strike because of your items but also heal a lot of HP thanks to this rune. This rune makes it possible to swap Blade of the Ruined King with another situational item.

★ This rune is a wonder in teamfights. You will deal increased damage to champions that have 40% or less HP. Like this wasn't even enough the rune also gives some AD for every takedown. This rune really helps out to finish kills.

★ This rune is just amazing. You will get free boots ( with 10 bonus movement speed ) in your inventory for free without even having to recall. It doesn't only save a lot of gold but also helps you to dominate the midlane and create a lot of pressure which is what you want. Imagine a lane bully with fancy boots, that is Lucian with this rune!

★ With this rune you will receive a Biscuit of Everlasting Will at 2:00 / 4:00 / 6:00. Therefore you will be able to take more trades and stay longer in lane. Each biscuit also permanently increases your maximum mana by 50. Since Lucian uses a lot of mana early on this rune is really helpful.
Runeset 2: DMG/healing Back to Top
Lucian his passif is the reason why Press the Attack works so well on him. You can activate it a lot faster. Always try to use Piercing Light after you activate press the attack since it increases your damage ( and from your team ) dealt to them for 6 seconds. The perfect use of it would be auto attack / Relentless Pursuit / double auto attack / Piercing Light. Just make sure you activate it before using Piercing Light.

★ This item helps Lucian his mana problems. It gives 15% of your maximum mana after a kill and increased mana regen in lane. This rune is very usefull since Piercing Light really destroys your mana bar. It will allow you to use Piercing Light more often and therefore poke the enemy midlaner more.

★ With this rune you can survive more poke in lane. Late game you will not only critical strike because of your items but also heal a lot of HP thanks to this rune. This rune makes it possible to swap Blade of the Ruined King with another situational item.

★ This rune is a wonder in teamfights. You will deal increased damage to champions that have 40% or less HP. Like this wasn't even enough the rune also gives some AD for every takedown. This rune really helps out to finish kills.

★ Since the item build is more critical strike based this rune can be very helpful to get some extra lifesteal. It also allows you to swap Blade of the Ruined King with another situational item.

★ If you are able to takedown all enemy champions, you will get 9.5% omnivamp. This is very useful in the late game. You will heal a lot by spamming Piercing Light on enemy champions in teamfights. Just like Taste of Blood this gives you more lifesteal so you will be able to survive teamfights a lot longer.
Standard Full Build Back to Top

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MERCURY'S TREADS > MAGIC RESIST + TENACITY
If the enemy team has a lot of AP based champions or a lot of CC, you should swap
Berserker's Greaves with Mercury's Treads.

PLATED STEELCAPS > ARMOR
If the enemy team has a lot of AD based champions or champions that deal their damage with auto attacks ( for example Kayle ), you should swap Berserker's Greaves with Plated Steelcaps.

MANAMUNE
Manamune feels really well on Lucian mid because he uses a lot of mana in lane. This item gives you a lot of bonus mana and more AD. You should buy this as your first item after your boots. It will allow you to spam Piercing Light in lane and therefore poke the enemy midlaner more. Which will result in you dominating the midlane.

KRAKEN SLAYER
Kraken Slayer works very well on Lucian because his passif allows the item to stack up very fast. Which will result in you destroying squishy enemies in seconds. This item gives you your first 20% critical strike chance.

ESSENCE REAVER
This item gives you your second 20% critical strike chance. After using an ability
( mostly Piercing Light ) your next auto attack deals more damage and restores 3% of your maximum mana. With Biscuit Delivery / Manamune and Essence Reaver your mana problems are solved. At this point of the game you can spam Piercing Light without hesitating.

INFINITY EDGE
After buying Kraken Slayer and Essence Reaver you will have a total of 40% critical strike chance. This makes Infinity Edge the perfect item to buy next. This will give you 20% extra critical strike chance and also activate its passif. You will now have 35% bonus critical strike damage combined with 60% critical strike chance.

BLADE OF THE RUINED KING
Lucian isn't really good at destroying tanks. This item will help him with that. It gives you AD/AS/lifesteal and a passive which deals 6% of the target's current health as damage for each auto attack hit. Blade of the Ruined King works good with Lucian because of his passif. One passif proq deals 12% of the target's current health as damage. This item is amazing for destroying tanks but if the enemy team doesn't really have a tank you should swap this item with a situational item.
The End Back to Top
BBOYXJE123
If you came all the way to here, thank you for reading my guide! I hope this really helps you to get better at League of Legends and Lucian midlane. This playlist helps me to focus more in solo/duo go check it out!
https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5w6TEEjukxt5LVNYXBuOuS?si=lZcMqpy3Q3yzL-lNRTH-eg

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