Lucian Build Guide by RedNBlue
Actual Lucian Top Build[Updated][Best Lucian Top Build Ever]
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+10% Attack Speed
+8 Magic Resist
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Threats & Synergies
He can heal a lot and he can get a 50/50 hit on you with his pull and he will heal a lot, really too much healing and it will be hard to kite him.
Going against a Lucian is probably an Akali's dream. If she can get the upper hand early she will just blast you later with her Q's and completely blast you to places not listed.
Hard to kite as she will jump on you. If you can dodge her wall jump you can get a good hit or two on her and hope you don't mess up with her shield.
Easy fight until the Cho'Gath decided to build Full AP and max his Q first to be pokey and annoying beyond the point of wanting to murder him.
You can kite him easily as long as you don't get apprehended. You can beat the tar out of him early pre-3.
Easily kitable but he will be unkillable with his ult and he will run fast, make sure not to get hit by his cleavers that he will just keep throwing at you every 3 or so seconds.
She will murder you if you don't know how to get away from her, otherwise she will dash towards you and you dash away, and she pretty much just dashed into your range ultimately killing her.
You can kite him so easily just make sure not to fall for the level 6 ult and ignite cheese. And don't be in range for his silence.
A good Gangplank will spank you hard. He will not let you kite him and he will just make you chase him and he will barrel you down.
He will be ranged and pee on you and then he will get Mega gnar and take a massive DUMP on your head.
He will dash to stun you but you can just dash out shoot him and you have dusted him.
He will ram you but if you stay close to the tower he will have trouble but you want him to ram you sometimes.
Easy kill, just make sure to shoot his turrets and dodge his stun with your e and double shot him. Hes too short range to fight you without his turrets.
Her slow and grab will be very annoying for you so you have to bash her up pre level 3 for her or your going to die really fast. You don't want to feed her.
Dodge her stun and your good, don't let her stack up her passive on the minions, if you don't know what her passive is it is when she uses abilities on minions she gets more attack speed in stacks and she can get up to five stacks.
He will counterstrike your auto attacks stun you right next to your tower but not in range and then base you up.
He can blast you with his w + q combo and he will just wreck you from far range and if he gets close to you he will hammer form and smash you to atoms.
He can poke you but you can kite him if you get the correct moves early.
You can kite him as long as you don't get rooted & stunned too much.
Make sure to dodge his E because if he gets a hold of you your never coming back.
Make sure to harass him and don't let him farm. If he gets too much farm it will be a problem. Make sure to be a level ahead at all times.
Dont get knocked up if possible. You will need to build a tank shredder build for him.
He can poke you, he can block your ult, he can pretty much bash you any time of the game.
Whoever is winning wins.
Dont die to him and kite him as much as you can. Dont die or your toast for the rest of the game.
Kite her and your good, if you don't your stunned, damaged and dead.
You can really kit him but just farm and overpower him with your ultimate.
You can kite her like a shark getting chased by a dolphin.
You can kite him easily just make sure not to get Haymakered or grabbed by him.
Dont get taunted and kite him hard. Make sure to build a Kraken slayer.
Singed isn't hard to go against he is just annoying as he will just be always running from you and he will be no fun.
You will be able to kill him easily but you have to watch out for his passive revival and watch out for that level 6 int death and ult back killing you for a sweet 700g bounty.
Better watch out for his stun as he will eat you up like a butter cake fresh from the deli.
He will be very tanky and hard to kill make sure to build tank shredder and maybe even a serpents fang if needed.
Dont walk in his bombs run away from him when he blind shots you and you kill him easy.
You can kite him very easily. Just watch for his ult tower dive.
Be careful for his E stun and throw that will be a problem. Hard matchup to solo you probably will need a gank but make sure your Jungler knows what they are doing. Urgot will love a low health top laner and an assassin jungler to come up and give him some dinner.
He will stun you hard and run fast. Definitely a hard person to kite at certain times.
He will just max his clone and you will never see him again.
Good engage strong tank, needed in a Lucian top game.
Good mage middle is going to be nice.
Good engage strong tank, needed in a Lucian top game.
Good mage middle is going to be nice.
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About The Author, Rednblue...
Hello, I am Rednblue the King of the Summoners Rift. I play lots of champions and I like to play Lucian in his good lanes. Not bottom lane, I think adc is boring and it doesn't really appeal to me. I like certain marksmen but I don't like ADC. So I play Lucian Top & Lucian Jungle and feel free to always check out my Lucian Jungle Build/
Guide on Mobafire too while your at it if you liked this build/guide.
Well Lets get to Lucian shall we? I am a high mastery Lucian player and I very much dislike adc so I play him Top and Jungle where the real players play him and I can have some real fun with it too. I have a high winrate on Lucian and if I lose I am usually still doing pretty good for being on the losing team if you know what im saying.
I like to play Lucian do to the funky junky stuff that happens on him and his great out-play ability. I like to be able to also just take teleport for those janky plays but as ADC you can't do that. That is why I dumped that dream 10 years ago when League of Legends first started out.
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Lucian Top Facts
Lucian top is one of the few remaining League of Legends primal players most solid picks. Lucian is a Marksman ranged gunslinger that is really cool and can make some very slick plays. He is a very powerful pick in pretty much every position other than support and he has a great early to mid game and then stops growing as fast mid-late game.
Lucians Early Game Steps;-
Lucian excels early game and he will obliterate anybody who is dumb enough to pick an off meta easily kitable champion. After leaving base with your Corruption Potion you should not have used your skill point yet. This means you should not have any moves that are able to be used yet. You want to wait to see how the enemy Top Laner will play and then you can choose which move to get first.
In most matchups you will be starting your E Relentless Pursuit as it will allow you to be able to kite your enemy very early and it will be powerful for getting a first blood off of the enemy laner.
Usually at the start of the game when I reach lane and I try to fight the enemy laner and if they are someone that I don't want getting to close or If I want to be chasing them because I know I can mess them up, I would start E Relentless Pursuit
If you want to start passively and not try to go all out starting you should go for your Q Piercing Light as it can poke and kill minions at the same time. This is a great tool for multitasking things which is why one of his eternals is how many times you hit a champions with Piercing Light when you didn't target them with it as you are turning a point and click into a skill shot which is very deceiving for some people.
If you are winning the fight top lane at level one, when your about to level up make sure you start blasting the hell out of the laner, make sure to not do it so much that they run but you want to aim to get level 2 before them and bust their brains out with bullets. This will kill them or get really close 90% of the time and the tides of the battle shouldn't turn because if they do you have made a terrible mistake and you should have been wondering why the enemy wasn't being so aggressive or whatever.
Yes, it happens you think your winning and then you lose. Thats the reason why you have to learn champions and play more to see why they know they can win. I've been top lane and had lower health than my opponent but I would just be playing with them as I know which matchups I can win and proportionally, logically, and statistically and that is why I will toy with the enemy and purposefully let them get him low in some cases as they hit me but I just farm. It is the best feeling when you completely flop someone as it will competely piss them off and it is the best feeling in the world. Its like taking a moths wings away and the moth doesn't even know you did it.
The main Reason why you are doing Lucian top in the first place is to either win or have a lot of fun so you have to make sure that you are doing both. That means you don't really want to play too passively as you will get punished for it when the enemy gets a level on you because you weren't being as aggressive as you should be. That is the biggest problem I see in people. They pick an aggressive pick, but don't know how to play aggressively and they just want to be like some pro player that they look up to.
Lucian Rune & Item Stuff by Rednblue
Lucian in top lane you want to be as aggressive as possible so you don't want to be taking very much defense measures keystone wise. Which is why you won't want to choose Fleet Footwork due to the fact that that is like saying your going to the movies but then go home and sit down on your couch to watch the movie. Its just the opposite of what your trying to do. Fleet Footwork is a survival keystone for champions that need to make it through the Laning phase without ending it 0/5/0.
You want to be aggressive rune wise and be as optimistically aggressive item wise. Here is Lucians Rune Information.
Lethal Tempo is an ok rune for Lucian its not the best and its definitely something that you don't want to pick with any of the builds above. You don't want to be having this much attack speed and this would be a complete waste of a keystone. Not a great keystone for Lucian.
Fleet Footwork is a terrible rune for Lucian as it just counters what he's trying to do. Lucian has a strong early game and a strong mid-game, but Fleet Footwork is mainly for surviving Laning phase and Lucian top you are trying to be aggressive and you still would never want this rune on any form of Lucian.
Press the Attack is the best rune on Lucian right now and will probably always remain a strong rune on Lucian. This is a very good rune for a powerful early game which allows Lucian to completely mash early game. Best Lucian Keystone
Electrocute is an ok rune on Lucian but it will work fine on him but Press the Attack is a lot better and is the #1 rune. Ok Rune for Lucian
If there is a Keystone you thought of that isn't here that probably means that its not very great on Lucian. Now transitioning to items we have...
Lucian Top Items by Rednblue
For a Mythic item you should always take Galeforce. Try to avoid Immortal Shieldbow & Kraken Slayer. You will usually have one more defensive feeling item for like a 4th or 5th item whether its some lifesteal or omnivamp, some armor or magic resistance.
The reason why I say you should take Galeforce][/color as a Mythic is due to the speed and dash it grants you. This allows you to kite the opposing teams laners and it gives you a lot of damage and a lot of speed.
You want to always get a Essence Reaver second or third item due to your mana problems that you don't want to solve with runes. Of course Navori Quickblades are a great item on Lucian if you haven't tried the item. It is a great item and it is very fun and powerful. Your moves will come back very fast and you will pretty much never have to worry about your cool downs if at all.
For a last item, that is a bit more tricky. You could go damage with an Infinity Edge or you could go finish a Mortal Reminder. Just go something that will be powerful. Dont get something like a Bloodthirster please, it's not really a power spike item and its more of a third, fourth, and maybe 5th item. Just vibe with it and you will come up with something good. But, my go to 6th item is always the Infinity Edge.
If you are new to Kiting, then this chapter is for you. I will explain and put an image in your mind of how to kite.
To start off, you can only really "Kite" on a ranged champion. You can "kite" on a close combat champion but its not really the same. So when someone says "Kite" they will most likely mean on a ranged champion.
Kiting gets easier the more attack speed you have and the more movement speed you have.
So how you do it is you have to start a distance away from the target, you have to have them chasing you, you don't chase them to kite, you run away from them to kite. While you are running you will Stop Running and Shoot the person, run, shoot, run shoot, you can't let them get close to you or your defeating the purpose of kiting. You are pretty much keeping your distance from them while killing them eventually making them realize if they keep chasing they die then they start running from you and you should chase them if you think you can win.
The people you definitely want to kite top lane are people like Darius, Darius will be the hardest to kite and he will be very threatening if you don't kite him good enough. If you are going to practice kiting, he's the one to do your skirmish against. Darius's E Apprehend is a duel changing move that if you as Lucian get hit by, you might as well call yourself dead NO JOKE.