This champion was updated in the latest Patch 2.4

Lucian Build Guide for Wild Rift

Build Lucian with confidence with the help of WildRiftFire's build guides. Whether you are completely new to Lucian or looking to refine your playstyle, we will help you take your Wild Rift game to the next level. Learn Lucian's abilities in detail, the best items to build, which skills to level first, and more. Lucian is ranked Tier A (Duo Lane) in our Champion Tier List
Lucian
Lucian ADC Mid Lane the Purifier
Patch 2.4
Recommended Role Duo Lane
Duo Build Mid Build

Lucian's Item Build

Starting Item
Long Sword
Long Sword
Core Items
Essence Reaver
Essence Reaver
Infinity Edge
Infinity Edge
Serylda's Grudge
Serylda's Grudge
Boots
Ionian Boots of Lucidity
Ionian Boots of Lucidity
Stasis
Stasis
Final Build
Essence Reaver
Essence Reaver
Infinity Edge
Infinity Edge
Serylda's Grudge
Serylda's Grudge
Solari Chargeblade
Solari Chargeblade
Death's Dance
Death's Dance
Ionian Boots of Lucidity
Ionian Boots of Lucidity
Stasis
Stasis

Lucian's Spells & Runes

Summoner Spells
Flash
Flash
Heal
Heal
Runes
Conqueror
Conqueror
Hunter - Vampirism
Hunter - Vampirism
Hunter - Titan
Hunter - Titan
Sweet Tooth
Sweet Tooth

Lucian's Skill Order

Lightslinger Lightslinger (Passive)
Piercing Light
  • Piercing Light
Ardent Blaze
  • Ardent Blaze
Relentless Pursuit
  • Relentless Pursuit
The Culling
  • The Culling
Quick Skill Order
Piercing Light
Relentless Pursuit
Ardent Blaze

Lucian's Item Build

Starting Item
Long Sword
Long Sword
Core Items
Essence Reaver
Essence Reaver
Solari Chargeblade
Solari Chargeblade
Infinity Edge
Infinity Edge
Boots
Ionian Boots of Lucidity
Ionian Boots of Lucidity
Stasis
Stasis
Final Build
Essence Reaver
Essence Reaver
Solari Chargeblade
Solari Chargeblade
Infinity Edge
Infinity Edge
Serylda's Grudge
Serylda's Grudge
Death's Dance
Death's Dance
Ionian Boots of Lucidity
Ionian Boots of Lucidity
Stasis
Stasis

Lucian's Spells & Runes

Summoner Spells
Flash
Flash
Barrier
Barrier
Runes
Conqueror
Conqueror
Hunter - Vampirism
Hunter - Vampirism
Hunter - Titan
Hunter - Titan
Sweet Tooth
Sweet Tooth

Lucian's Skill Order

Lightslinger Lightslinger (Passive)
Piercing Light
  • Piercing Light
Ardent Blaze
  • Ardent Blaze
Relentless Pursuit
  • Relentless Pursuit
The Culling
  • The Culling
Quick Skill Order
Piercing Light
Relentless Pursuit
Ardent Blaze

How to play Lucian




Lucian is a marksman that focuses on building AD items to deal high amounts of damage. Lucian is a very mobile and aggressive champion especially in the laning phase and can do well against many matchups. He can greatly damage the enemies so when you find an opportunity to dash in and take advantage of your passive (Lightslinger), it's always best to take that opportunity. As the game goes on you scale effectively into the mid and late game, especially if you understand Lucian's combo.

3
AA
2
AA
1
AA

With this combo, you can get 2 (sometimes even 3) dashes off from Relentless Pursuit in a teamfight which is crucial when trying to go in for kills or dash out to safety.


Lucian can also be played in the mid lane, make sure to check the alternative build at the top of the page! With Lucian mid, you can play aggressively into a lot of matchups to get an advantage early on. The build is slightly different but very situational. You can get Solari Chargeblade 2nd item if you want to get more attack speed and make use of the passive.

Lucian's Abilities


Lightslinger (Passive)

After using an Ability, Lucian's next attack within a few seconds will fire two shots. This is the most important part of Lucian's kit, making sure you auto attack in between abilities is super important as it allows you to deal more damage and being able to dash more with your 3rd ability, Relentless Pursuit.

Lucian's second shot deals 50% of your physical damage. The second shot is a separate attack that applies on-hit effects and can critically strike. This works really well with Blade of the Ruined King and the critical strike items that you have in your build.

Piercing Light (1)

Lucian shoots a bolt of piercing light through an enemy unit, damaging enemies in a line for physical damage. When using this ability it's important to aim it so Lucian can hit multiple targets at the same time.

This works well especially in the laning phase as you can line a minion up with a champion and hit them both.

Ardent Blaze (2)

Lucian fires a shot that explodes at the end of its range or on the first enemy hit, dealing magic damage, briefly revealing enemies and marking them for a few seconds. As Lucian when you are scared to walk into a bush that you don't have vision in, it's always best to use Ardent Blaze to check it. If it hits someone you know they are in there. If it hits no one you are ok to walk in safely.

When Lucian or an ally damages a marked enemy, Lucian gains bonus movement speed for a second. This allows Lucian to be more mobile when he is moving around in fights. On top of your 3rd ability (Relentless Pursuit), this makes Lucian a very mobile and safe AD Carry to play.

Relentless Pursuit (3)

Lucian quickly dashes a short distance. This can go through some small walls but not every wall. I'd recommend going into practice mode and try dashing through walls to see which you can and cannot dash through.

The cooldown of Relentless Pursuit is reduced by a second whenever Lucian hits an enemy with Lightslinger. This is really important and should be utilized when possible. Doing your combo and making the most of your passive allows you to dash 2 or 3 times during a fight.

The Culling (Ultimate)

Lucian fires rapidly in a direction for a few seconds. Each shot deals physical damage to the first enemy hit. Lucian cannot change the direction of The Culling so make sure you aim it in the right direction so you don't waste any shots.

Lucian can move and use Relentless Pursuit (3rd ability) during the ultimate so if an enemy tries to escape you can try and chase after them to land more shots.

You can recast the ability (tap the ability whilst active) to cancel early. You mainly use this if there is an enemy that is really close that you want to auto-attack or if you are not hitting anything.

Lucain Build Breakdown


Blade of the Ruined King
Infinity Edge
Statikk Shiv
Mortal Reminder
Guardian Angel
Gluttonous Greaves - Stasis

Lucian performs well when building attack damage and ability haste so he can use his combo as much as possible. He also benefits greatly from attack speed and critical strike chance. Essence Reaver is a perfect first item for Lucian. It gives him attack damage, ability haste and critical strike chance. All these stats are crucial for Lucian to be able to be aggressive in the early/mid-game. After Essence Reaver you want to build items that give more Ability Haste. This is really important as it helps a lot with Lucian's combo.

Serylda's Grudge has a really cool interaction with Lucian's ultimate. Every time you hit a bullet from the ultimate it will slow the enemy so it makes it so much easier to hit every single bullet.


Onto the runes, we have:

Conqueror

Lucian has multiple abilities that he can hit and with his passive (Lightslinger) he can stack Conqueror really quickly. This allows you to deal even more damage during the game.

Hunter - Vampirism

With Lucian's aggressive playstyle and abilities, you will always find yourself taking damage so having more physical vamp is always helpful to keep yourself alive. As an AD Carry, you will always find yourself getting takedowns which will allow you to get more AD and vamp.

Hunter - Titan

As an AD Carry, you will always find yourself either getting a lot of kills or assists which works really well with this rune. You will gain health and tenacity each time you get a unique takedown that can help keep you alive.

Sweet Tooth

A great rune if you get low in the laning phase and need some extra bit of healing and can you also get free money.

Flash
Barrier

For summoner spells, Flash is a must on most champions. It’s a great spell to get out of a sticky situation or if you're trying to go in for the killing blow! The go-to 2nd spell is Barrier. The most important thing to note with Barrier is that it does not last a long time so you need to make sure you use it when you are about to take damage.

Early Game


Lucian is strong in the early game thanks to his high base damage and abilities that allow him to play aggressively. When using your 1st ability (Piercing Light) try and link it up so it hits both the minions and champions so you can get a little bit of poke damage whilst also farming.


In the laning phase, be careful when using your 3rd ability (Relentless Pursuit) aggressively as it has a long cooldown early on so you might get caught out without a way to escape. When using your abilities make sure to auto-attack in between so you can reduce its cooldown and deal more damage.

Late Game


Once you reach the late game and have your core items, this is where Lucian can be very mobile and deal a lot of damage. Try and use the combo above as much as you can throughout the game so you can dash around a lot and deal damage. This makes Lucian hard to deal with and difficult to kill. 


It's always best as an AD Carry to stay grouped with your team. You want to stay as far back from the enemies as possible and allow your front line to go in front of you to tank all the damage. Most of the time you are the main damage output, so if you are caught by yourself and die then your team is in really big trouble. Make sure you stay safe at all times!

Conclusion


Lucian is a very fun and safe champion to play. If you want a champion that can be aggressive in the early game and can snowball into the mid and late-game but can also be safe at the same time then you should buy Lucian and give him a go!


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