Lucian Build Guide by ELOSANTA
[11.4] Rank 1 Lucian In-Depth GuideBy ELOSANTA | Updated on February 28, 2021
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+10% Attack Speed
+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
Threats & Synergies
Cassiopeia can lock down Lucian easily with her Miasma (W) and she out damages Lucian in almost all stages of the game, pre 6 you can duel her if you dodge her Q, post 6 avoid all duels unless engaging with team.
Ashe is another hard matchup for Lucian, she outranges him pretty hard and the new Ashe CC makes it even harder for Lucian to get close in range where he wants to be to duel Ashe.
Lucian dominates Kalista in lane and is a very easy match up. Don't be afraid to dash into her with your E in the laning phase since your damage output is much higher than Kalista's in the early to mid game.
In the laning phase the only way for Lucian to win against Draven is to rely on ganks or outplaying, the only other way around this is to have a support who can hard cc Draven while Lucian gets off his entire combo plus passive shots. Also after level 6 and when Draven gets BloodThirster, Draven's damage output become much larger than that of Lucian's so always play safe against him.
Vayne can dodge Lucian's Q with her Q. She can also stop Lucian's ult with her E. A good Vayne can easily win, but a good Lucian is also strong. Should be a good fight, but Vayne has the advantage.
If you as Lucian has an engage/catch support like Leona or Thresh, Lucian can win this matchup easily. You just have to dare to play offensive. If Caitlyn has a poke support, it's gonna be a lot harder. As long as you are inside your range of her, you have a lot more dps. Walk/E into range, use passive, W her for speed, use passive, Q, use passive, then another E. Poke supports tend to be squishy, so if you deal damage to them before they deal to you, you might force them to play passively
Jinx is weak to Lucian's burst and mobility (to dodge w/ult), but the match up is down to supports.
if Ezreal pokes Lucian down pre-fight and manages to dodge Lucians Q in fights, then Ezreal wins flat out. If Lucian manages to dodge poke and blows Ezreal's blink before he q's then Lucian wins flat out.
A good Lucian player shouldn't lose this match. All of Varus's abilities can be dodged using Lucian's dash. If the Lucian player is experienced he should win, now this match is not impossible for Varus to win the matchup because he could time his skills after Lucian uses his E so as Lucian you have to know when to use your E. Lucian's E is 18 second cool down at level 1 and Varus' arrow is 16 seconds so if you use it to dodge something be aware that his arrow comes off cool down first. Varus' E is also another thing Lucian can outplay with his E, at level 1 Varus' E is a 18 second cool down which is equal to Lucian's dash. Unless Varus is engaging pre level 6 if he is just using it to poke it's not worth a dash because Varus can follow with a Q while you're running away. After Varus has level 6 save your dash for his R. Read his body language since it is a short range if we walks up be ready to dash away.
All in Tristana once she uses either her (E) or (W). Once you get a small lead you will beat her at all times throughout the game.
Miss Fortune: Its a really easy matchup since her range is short like yours. Your all in deals way more than hers so dont be afraid to fight her during laning phase. You can dodge her R aswell with your dash so make sure you don't waste your E before going into a fight.
Kog'Maw is not a big problem for Lucian in the early game, as Kog'Maw hasn't ramped up his attack speed by then. Matchup is in Lucians favor pre 6, post 6 mostly losing matchup unless your support can dictate the lane. Late game avoid him at all costs as he is a demolishing machine late game.
Pretty basic lane, Sivir aims to farm early game for her 3 item power spikes so abuse that by constantly harassing her and engaging in small duels / trades.
This match up is not as complicated as it may seem. All you really got to do is watch out for her feathers while laning, you can also dodge them with your (E). Once you dodged it she should be an easy kill.
Twitch loses to Lucian pretty hard, just like Sivir he wants to farm for his items, which a lane bully like Lucian excels at stopping. Engage / trade early on to make it hard for Twitch to farm for his items.
Lucian outdamages Kai'sa early on, but once Kai'sa gets her evolutions she is pretty much unbeattable in duels, unless you have a winning support avoid dueling her after her Q evolution (upgrades at level 8-10)
The key to beat Senna is longer trades during laning phase so try to pick fights on higher health. Also make sure to dodge her stun with your (E) since the ability moves slow and has a big indicator.
Jhin is a pretty easy matchup since Lucian has high DPS damage, while Jhin is more of a Poke-y champion in the laning phase. Stay on Jhin and don't let him get away with short duels.
Aphelios: This champion has zero to none escape abilities so you can easily deal with him during laning phase with your dashes (E)
Braum with Lucian is a deadly lane since he can use Braum's stun passive very well.
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