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Lulu Build Guide by Navn

Support [12.18] Lulu SUPPORT + TIER LIST

Support [12.18] Lulu SUPPORT + TIER LIST

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Runes: Safe vs All-In (losing 2v2)

1 2 3 4
Resolve
Guardian
Font of Life
Bone Plating
Revitalize

Inspiration
Biscuit Delivery
Cosmic Insight
Bonus:

+10% Attack Speed
+6 Armor
+6 Armor

Spells:

1 2 3
Standard/Winnable lane
LoL Summoner Spell: Flash

Flash

LoL Summoner Spell: Ignite

Ignite

Items

Build paths (details in guide chapters)

Threats & Synergies

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Champion Build Guide

[12.18] Lulu SUPPORT + TIER LIST

By Navn
About Me and other Guides
Main account Profile: Navcan
Twitch Stream: twitch.tv/navcan

Hi there! I've been playing Lulu since her release(10 years ago)! This guide is just a very general guideline of how to play Lulu, with runes and itemization. If you'd like to ask more questions, drop a comment or drop by my stream! I stream almost everyday, and still play Lulu frequently. Thank you for reading!

If you're interested in my other guides:
Karma - Support Karma
Ashe - Support Ashe
Soraka - Support Soraka
Amumu - Support Amumu
Miss Fortune - Support Miss Fortune
Trundle - Support Trundle
Veigar - Support Veigar
Jarvan IV - Support Jarvan
Why Lulu? Pros/Cons
PROS:

- Pairs very well with hyper carries (check Synergies)
- Assassins hate her because her whole kit is designed to ruin their day.
- Lulu's laugh alone can tilt enemies (and your own teammates, be careful with this super power)

CONS:

- Can't engage
- No range
- Easily poked out
Itemization
TLDR; Shurelya's Battlesong and Ionian Boots of Lucidity good. Chemtech Putrifier if needed, otherwise Staff of Flowing Water, then Watchful Wardstone.

There are 3 main mythics to buy, and generally speaking, you will be rushing one of these 3. Your early buys can include, Ruby Crystal, since it builds into all 3 items, and Faerie Charm, since that builds into almost everything you're looking to get anyways, so if you decide to get Locket of the Iron Solari instead of Moonstone Renewer / Shurelya's Battlesong, then you can still turn the Faerie Charm into something regardless.

Mythics


Reasons to get Locket of the Iron Solari
- There's a lot of AoE damage on the enemy team to mitigate.
- There's a lot of burst champs that can kill you easily.
- Good when you're going even or behind. Even good when you're ahead, but not as optimal.

Reasons to get Shurelya's Battlesong
- Most hypercarries don't have much mobility, you can give that to them so they can position to put out their damage.
- Just a good safe mythic choice. Can't go wrong with it.

Reasons to get Moonstone Renewer
- More beneficial in front to back fights since it procs every 2 seconds, and the longer fights go, the more Moonstone Renewer will do.
- Also usually want to E max with this in mind, with Revitalize as well.

Boots/Shoes Choice
- This is dependent on if you have Relentless Hunter or not. Means you're much less likely to buy Mobility Boots
- Mercury's Treads if there's an absurd amount of CC or vs high AP team comps.
- Plated Steelcaps if there are multiple AD threats (at least 3)
- Ionian Boots of Lucidity are a very safe choice and if you take Cosmic Insight, then you will have Flash every 4 minutes instead of 5, which is very nice for staying alive in fights.
- Boots of Swiftness if they have some very crippling slows that are hard to avoid, such as Ashe or Trundle Pillar of Ice

Legendaries


Staff of Flowing Water
- Pairs much better with AD casters, such as Ezreal or Kai'Sa, or while having multiple AP threats on your team.
- Works nicely with Font of Life.

Ardent Censer
- I usually don't end up buying this item in general, because if your ADC isn't doing too great, it ends up being a relatively weak buy.
- The only reasons why I'd buy Ardent Censer, is because I have at least another ranged Auto-Attack focused carry on my team ( Kayle, Corki, Graves, Kindred etc etc). AND/OR your hypercarry is really fed.
- Works nicely with Font of Life.

Mikael's Blessing
- I'd be looking to buy this if there's a bit of CC to get rid of, but if there's too much CC, then it won't feel impactful at all. The main choices of CC, usually Ashe's Enchanted Crystal Arrow, or Twisted Fate stun card or other ranged hard CC abilities to get use against. Otherwise, better to just build other items.
- If you can self cast this by buffering it just before CC hits you, this also becomes a Cleanse for yourself, which increases the value tremendously. Here is a youtube short demonstrating that. Mikaels as Cleanse

Redemption
- Relatively safe choice if none of the other legendaries look appealing to buy. Works much better if you pair it with Moonstone Renewer or Locket of the Iron Solari.

Frozen Heart
- If the enemy team has multiple assassins, and short ranged AP attack-speed reliant champions (ex Diana), melee AD top laners/junglers, then this becomes a better and better buy. Definitely consider it.

Chemtech Putrifier
- Enemy bot lane is Soraka or Sona or Yuumi then I would outright rush this item first. But if its another Enchanter with just a bit of healing like Nami or Senna its not too bad to get Oblivion Orb then finish your mythic.

Watchful Wardstone
- This item should be your 4th(last) item. By the time you hit level 13 to buy it, you're most likely about 30 minutes into the game, so the stats it provides are going to be useful. I wouldn't buy this as my 3rd item as its most likely much better to just finish whatever your 3rd item would be instead.
How to use your abilities
TLDR; Whimsy is OP, Help, Pix! stealth champions, keep lane partner alive (unless they suck), then whoever's fed on your team, buff that person.

Passive - Pix, Faerie Companion
- Your passive gets blocked by minions , so if you auto attack, try not to have the minion wave between you and your target, or just have your Help, Pix! on them before you start auto attacking. However, you usually want to put your Help, Pix! on your lane partner(hopefully an ADC), because they (usually) attack faster than you, so they can proc your passive every time they auto attack.

Q - Glitterlance
- You want to try and get both bolts to hit the enemy(for the bonus damage), and generally, casting this at max range will rarely hit them(especially if you are walking at them). Try using your Glitterlance as you are moving away from them so that Pix, Faerie Companion trails behind you and the bolt from Pix, Faerie Companion can hit them.
- This usually ends up hitting the minion wave in some way, and you will end up pushing the minion wave. So if you don't want to push, avoid using this.
- In a situation you need to setup your jungler/mid roam/top teleport, you might be able to Help, Pix! an enemy(or ally!) minion, then aim your Glitterlance at them for a sudden slow(assuming your Glitterlance wouldn't reach initially), and that might just be enough to get the kill for your team. But be careful of your Help, Pix! killing the minion.
- Most likely, as a support, you will be maxing this skill last.

W - Whimsy
- This is your best ability in your entire kit. It is essentially a point and click stun, and that is one of the reasons why you would max this first, after putting a few points into your Help, Pix!.
- To decide whether you should Whimsy your team mate, or to use it on an enemy, generally speaking, using it on anything that does a lot of damage is a good thing. Using it against tanks is pretty pointless unless you are trying to stall a critical ability they want to use. Otherwise giving your ADC more mobility to position in team fights is better (and the attack speed)
- Every assassin hates this ability with a passion. If you have Whimsy up and you keep your eye on them, and you time your Whimsy once they jump in, they are going to mald.

E - Help, Pix!
- You usually want to use this on your auto attack carry as they will proc your passive on every auto attack they do.
- In laning phase, you may want to shield yourself and auto attack the enemy (since no one has any items yet), and you can get some favorable trades and stay healthier. And since your auto attacks will usually do more damage than the enemy's if they auto attack back, you will win the trade.
- In certain moments, you can Help, Pix! the enemy, and auto attack them once, and Glitterlance for all 3 spellthief procs and stack it quickly. You can sit back until all 3 stacks are up, and just rinse and repeat, however you usually will draw minion aggro or your enemies may just turn on you and since you only shield, but not heal, it can go pretty bad if you're not careful.
- Using this on champions that stealth gives True Sight and if you can Help, Pix! them BEFORE they stealth, you're going to ruin their day. Especially if they can be invisible and be right beside you ( Wukong, Shaco, Akali etc). Highly recommend.

R - Wild Growth
- Most effective against Assassins usually, as they are sitting on top whoever is trying to kill your target(or even yourself). Which you can then Whimsy the enemy that is jumping on you to keep them there and maybe even kill them.
- You can try using this with an engage as well, such as Zac Elastic Slingshot, to chain the CC. But if there are several threats that can turn onto your carrys, its better to hold onto this until you need to save someone.
- You COULD try to engage yourself, by Flash onto the enemy, and using Wild Growth on yourself, since it applies an AoE slow around yourself, and if you're just trying to hold someone still as long as possible, this is an option.

Tips and Tricks

- Adding soon!
Runes
TLDR; I think Guardian is her best keystone, the Sorcery tree sucks, and adjust the minor runes accordingly. If I didn't mention a rune, then I thought it wasn't ever worth it. If you'd like me to add a rune to mention, leave a comment and I'll happily add it in.

Keystones


Guardian
- This rune is great all-game-long. It's quite the fail-safe rune since in most cases, a strong defense, is a strong offense. But there are moments in which you have such an easy 2v2 match-up, you'll want more offensive capabilities which then you would take...

Summon Aery
- This is an offensive choice. You are looking for trades and overall, you will hit harder. But the rest of the Sorcery runes aren't as good(for Lulu), so I tend to lean towards Guardian in all match-ups, incase something happens (like an invade) or losing summoner spells/potions early will really minimize the advantage taking this brings.

Resolve


Font of Life

- This won't provide too much in the early game, but if you build Staff of Flowing Water or Ardent Censer or Chemtech Putrifier then this actually counts as healing and will proc those items. I believe it does NOT proc Shurelya's Battlesong.

Bone Plating

- Excellent vs all-in lanes, and a Short-Ranged ADC, such as Kai'Sa or Samira, but not great vs Caitlyn or Jinx because it can get peeled off you very easily.
- When you have this up, with Guardian, and the enemy decides to all-in you, you will mitigate a bunch of damage, and that will allow your ADC to put out their damage since they aren't being focused. You can actually bait Nautilus or other Hook champions to aim for you behind minion waves and suddenly turn it on them.

Second Wind

- Take this vs poke-heavy lanes, usually against Mages, and long range poke adcs. Lulu struggles vs poke/distance, so having the sustain through lane will help out a lot.

Conditioning

- This is if neither Bone Plating or Second Wind will be useful, and this rune is absolutely amazing once it kicks in.

Unflinching
- Excellent against high CC teams, and for lane. Leona, Nautilus, etc etc

Revitalize
- If you plan on going Moonstone with E Help, Pix! max, this is great choice.

Overgrowth
- Low CC enemy teams, and you build Shurelya's Battlesong, having a bit of extra hp will help a lot.

Sorcery


Manaflow Band
- This actually doesn't give you 25 mana when you hit an ability. Only your maximum mana increases. So if you can't get all 10 stacks for the bonus regen at the end during laning phase, I find this rune doesn't do a whole lot. After Spellthief's Edge transforms, and purchasing a single Faerie Charm, running out of mana is a rare occurance.

Nimbus Cloak
- An amazing rune, being able to use Ignite or Exhaust or even Heal to help reposition in fights.

Transcendence
- Really the only rune worth taking in this row. Ability Haste/CDR is just good.

Scorch
- Pure laning rune, and becomes absolutely useless after 5 minutes into the game. You MUST have kill pressure or this is NOT worth it.

Gathering Storm
- While Lulu's AP ratio's aren't particularly impressive, there isn't much else in this row to take.

Domination


Zombie Ward
- Having extra vision is nice, and swapping for sweeper level 1, after dropping a ward somewhere can get you a head start on this to controlling the lane/map.
- As long as you hit any ward once, the ward will spawn, you do not have to score the killing blow on the ward.

Ghost Poro
- This is incredibily helpful for dropping at choke points/ramps/jungle entrances. But it will take a relatively long time to stack.
- Would recommend against Junglers that tend to run at you very quickly, such as Nunu & Willump Hecarim Rammus.

Ingenious Hunter
- Works nicely to stack Ghost Poro or Zombie Ward (to use Oracle Lens or Stealth Ward), as well as your Mythic usage.
- If you plan on going more actives ( Redemption or Mikael's Blessing), also good value here.

Relentless Hunter
- Getting around the map faster is just good. Can't go wrong with this rune.

Treasure Hunter
- If you're a bit of a no-control-wards enthusiast, taking this rune will surprisingly get you to your item completed much faster than normal, and after some experimentation, I'm quite liking it.

Inspiration



Cosmic Insight

- Good to pair with Relic Shield and taking Biscuit Delivery for mana issues early, to play defensively against an all-in lane.

Biscuit Delivery

- Really only to be taken with the above
- You don't really need to take this if you decide to take Spellthief's Edge. Much better suited for Relic Shield

Magical Footwear

- I personally don't think it's worth it, but if you don't ever plan on roaming, then saving yourself 300 gold for this is pretty nice, on top of the extra +10 movement speed.
Early/Mid/Late game
TLDR: Use your abilities efficiently, auto attack a lot, and whoever's carrying/doing well on your team, help them carry the game.

Laning Phase/Early Game


This will be divided into Offensive and Defensive since you'll be trying to achieve very different things in lane.

Reasons to go Offensive:
- You've taken Ignite and Summon Aery with Spellthief's Edge and you're trying to stack it as fast as possible.
- You have an easier match-up (look up the threats section for match-ups)
- The enemy jungler doesn't gank very well early.

- You're looking to be quite aggressive by auto attacking a lot. If your lane partner is also working with you in your aggression, you can Help, Pix! your lane partner since they likely attack faster than you, which is increasing your damage output. If your lane partner does not match your lane aggression, then you can shield yourself, and auto-attack once or twice for spellthief stacks and back away (so you don't take too much minion aggro damage)

- If you swapped your trinket to Oracle Lens, you can also look to sit in the lane brush and try to hit your opponents from it. Just remember, the moment you begin to auto-attack from the brush, you will be revealed. But you can use Glitterlance from the brush and hit them and you will NOT be revealed. Be careful not to tunnel vision on your aggression too much or else you may fall victim to a jungle gank or a mid roam, or even over extending too far and finding yourself 1vs2 because your lane partner isn't close enough to follow-up.

Reasons to go defensive:
- You took Guardian , Relic Shield , Exhaust
- You have an even/losing match-up
- The enemy jungler's ganks are really hard to deal with.

- You'll be looking to use your abilities much less often, since you'll be missing mana regen from not having Spellthief's Edge, so keep an eye on your mana.
- Try using Relic Shield stacks on Cannon Minions and Melee minions to finish your quest as quickly as possible.
- Against lanes that all-in on you, keep an eye on your Bone Plating and Guardian cooldown as that can often decide if you live or die.
- Against lanes that poke you out constantly, Second Wind will be your absolute savior, and you'll just be trying to survive laning phase and get to mid-game as soon as possible. You can look to shield yourself when you're lower hp so that Second Wind will heal you for more over time.

Mid/Late Game


- Whoever is performing well on your team, you'll likely be giving your resources to that player. Here's a general way of how to try to keep each role ahead:

Top - If they are on a side lane (top or bot) drop a few wards around them so that they can keep applying pressure on the side lanes and not die to the enemy team 2v1 or 3v1-ing them. Or you can even look to be near them and possibly even turn around the 2v1 or 3v1 by joining in the fight suddenly and turning it on the opponents.

Jungle - Keep an eye on your jungler so that you can keep clearing out vision with your jungler, dropping vision in the enemy jungle so that your jungle can invade and steal camps. Secure objectives like Rift Herald Dragon Baron Nashor

Mid - Similar to Top lane, since after laning phase, (in most cases) both solo laners should be on side lanes applying pressure.

ADC - Stay with them, Shield and Whimsy them, help them feel safe so they can auto-attack, warding bushes and enemy flanks.

- Identifying who is performing well and allocating your vision/abilities to them is all part of how to carry as a support! (although most of the time you won't be thanked/acknowledged for it unfortunately)
12.18 Tier List
Grading Explanation below the lists! Check the RANK too!

- Lulu's still a decent champion, and theres a lot of assassin players that absolutely hate play against her, and that alone can create the tilt factor.

12.18 Plat and Below
12.18 Diamond+


Tier List Grading Points

- Winrates
- Champion Difficulty (more relevant in platinum and below)
- Counter-play (more relevant in platinum and below)
- Flex pick for draft (more relevant in diamond+)
- Early game (more relevant in diamond+)
- Late game/scaling (more relevant in platinum and below)

Overall Points:

- Games last longer the lower in elo you go. Therefore, mage supports tend to do much better since you can buy your items, and you basically become another carry threat. This leads to enchanters/engage being weaker in lower level play since you would rely on your teammtes more often.

- Champions that are fundamentally easier to execute on will have higher win rates. Since it is more unlikely players are pilot-ing their champion runes/builds/kit efficiently, the easier the champion, the more likely to maximize their kits. This is especially apparent in Platinum and below.

- I would recommend playing any of the champs in S+, S, or A. However you can climb on almost anything, provided you always look to maximize your champion kit, mechanics, and impact on the game. Winning is the result of improving.
Want to know more?
If you have any questions, leave a comment below! I'll be editing this as I go and be sure to let you know once I have more updates. Or if you'd like to ask me a question directly, you can go to my twitch stream! twitch.tv/navcan

Cheers and thank you for reading! Good luck on the rift

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