Lucian: CASTER or AUTO ATTACKER?
Asked by KKortopi on August 14, 2014
what role does lucian fits the most? a CASTER, full of cooldowns, burst damage and mana reliant; or an AUTO ATTACKER, lots of attack speed, high AA damage, and sustain (through life steal)?
I can't imagine any reason for The Pink Poro to not mention Trinity Force as a good item. I get it most of the time myself.
What I build most of the time (varies a bit on the enemy team):
> > > > > > / > /
Max The Culling > Piercing Light > Relentless Pursuit > Ardent Blaze
Note that for the second build I used + instead of -> indicating that the order can be random.
A lot of players have been leaning towards a cdr/crit focused build. They're usually starting off with The Brutalizer, Blade of the Ruined King & Ionian Boots of Lucidity for your core items, moving into Youmuu's Ghostblade & Last Whisper for armor penetration, and rounding out the build with Infinity Edge and a defensive item.
Since they reworked his E to where procing his passive lowers the CD, having about 30% CDR from items and Masteries let's you get a minimum of 2 E casts off per fight. Since Lucian fired his doubles hot very quickly this means you can E in, double shot, Q, double shot, W, double shot, and then either E out or use it for more chase. You can use this combo for a pretty high amount of burst when you're getting Blade passive proced on every hit, and when you have +20 flat armor pen from the ghostblade.
Lucian is an ADC, but his main damage comes interweaving his abilities and auto attacks, similar to Ezreal or Varus.