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[Season 10] Lucian High Elo Guide!

By tokyodamonsta | Updated on September 16, 2020
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[Season 10] Lucian High Elo Guide!

By tokyodamonsta
Ability Breakdown.
When i first made this guide i was D1, Making this guide reminded me how to play the champ correctly and now i have skyrocketed to master tier!

Passive - Lightslinger: After using one of his abilities, Lucian's next auto attack within 3 seconds will strike twice. This is Lucian! The best lucian players in the world will utilize this passive to its most!

Q - Piercing Light: Lucian fires a laser in the direction of the target enemy, dealing damage! Use his Q and passive to poke in lane. This is what makes you a lane bully.

W - Ardent Blaze: Lucian fires a shot that explodes upon hitting an enemy or reaching the end of its path, damaging enemies in a cross pattern and marking them for 6 seconds. If Lucian or any of his allies damage a marked target with their basic attacks or abilities, Lucian gains movement speed. Lucian's W scaled with AP so it is not used for its damage, it is used to cancel auto animations, the passive shots it gives and to chase enemies down!

E - Relentless Pursuit: Lucian dashes a short distance. Relentless Pursuit's cooldown is reduced by 1 second per Lightslinger (passive) hit, doubles against enemy champions. Use E to Gap close, cancel auto animations and self peel. This is what makes lucian so slippery because late game his E is up almost all the time if you combo properly!

R - The Culling: Lucian starts firing shots in the target direction for 3 seconds, each shot dealing physical damage to the first enemy it hits. Use R to chase enemys down or to stop enemies chasing you! It has really good synergy with your W because you will gain movement speed while running away or chasing someone down!
General Guide. Back to Top
Pros and Cons of locking Lucian!

- Great duelist
- Extremely mobile
- Great wave clear
- Lane Bully
- Low Elo Stomper

- Hard to learn and master
- Short range
- Early game ADC Falls of hard late!
- Different playstyle to most ADC's

Lane Phase:
Lane phase, the most important thing for Lucian players because if you find yourself losing or going even in lane as Lucian, you will be more likely to lose the game than win it.
In lane you want to be punishing the enemy adc and support as much as possible, and to be looking for all ins often! Of course you still want to be concerned about the enemy jungler before going all in. This is where is see most Lucian's go wrong. They will lose the lane off going all in at the wrong time. This will just come with experience though!
How to punish? Use Q to poke, if they arent in range to Q directly, Q minions and try to hit them that way. Also look for using passive autos on the enemy ADC as you are autoing twice. You dont really want to passive auto the minion wave unless you are trying to push. When going ALL IN, you want to utilize your passive to get the most damage you can. This means auto in between all spells. This is your Lucian Combo! The quicker you cast and auto the quicker the combo.
You cant be scared when playing Lucian as you are a lane bully.
When do i all in? If your support hits CC or if the enemy support or adc uses a vital spell to their kit. For example this could be Blitz hook or Ezreal E.

Team fighting:
Team fighting with lucian is a lot different to other ADC's because you have to be up close and personal as you are so short range. Im not saying to front line but you shouldnt really be playing behind. You are more of a ranged assassin! Look for flanks or look to push into the middle of a team fight. Again this is experienced based and you need to know when and when you cant do this! Lucian is also good at killing and kiting front line. His Ult shreds tanks and he can E away from assassins very easily. Lucian will struggle in team fights if he is out ranged or Hard CC'd. Lucian is hard outscaled so focus on ending early! This means dragons and barons should be a priority!

Lane Phase:
- Bully and deny farm on enemy adc
- Look for all ins when possible
- Use Q and passive autos to poke

Team fighting:
- Look for flanks onto the backline
- Use R to kite tanks and assassins or to chase enemy carries.
- Dont be afraid!
Build & Runes. Back to Top
Bork Build Page is my most used page and build since you get 40% cdr and a lot of armor shred! This allows you to be the most mobile you can be and less of a glass cannon adc as you gain HP from Black Cleaver!

I will take the Bork Page 2 when i know the game is going to last longer than usual, this could be if your team is drafting a late game comp or the enemy team is drafting a early game comp. I would recommend this page for lower elos as they typically dont end game early!

Essence rush build and rune pages are more for the crit hungry lucian players! More burst and damage but you have less kite potential and sustain. If you are CC'd you are most definitely dead. Try both builds and see what you prefer, i do like them both. I would typically go essence rush when the enemy team have no tanks.
Tips & Tricks. Back to Top
- You can use E while ulting to reposition.
- Using an ability while passive autoing cancel's the animation. Practice this in the practice tool to become a Lucian GOD.
- Use R to clear waves quickly!
- Face checking a lucian is almost as bad as face checking a Kha or Rengar, use bushes to your advantage.
Updates! Back to Top
[10.11] Update:
Huge Buffs to crit Lucian! I would recommend going Essence Reaver rush every game and trying to get 100 percent crit quickly!

[10.12] Update:
No real changes to Lucian this patch!

[10.13] Update:
Buff to lucians Q range, gives him more range to poke in lane, and champs like cait will not outrange him so hard now!

[10.14] Update:
No changes to Lucian, Varus and Ezreal nerfs will make him a bit more viable!

[10.15] Update:
Aphelios felt like a good matchup already and hes been nerfed again. Cait buffs are annoying for lucian because of the range difference!

[10.16] Update:
Nimbus cloak nerf isnt too bad, will be using it still all the time! Lucian buffs makes him harder to out dps, ashe nerfs are nice late but wont change much!

[10.17] Update:
No changes to lucian this patch, they made scaling buffs to kai'sa and xayah, they outscale you anyway so it wont change much to the matchup.

[10.18] Update:
No direct changes to Lucian, just little buffs and nerfs to adc's this patch, nothing has really changed.

[10.19] Update:
Lucian got a tiny nerf, only around 8 AD less at lvl 18, Cait nerfs are good for lucian!

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