|Champion||Background||Strategy||Skins & Trivia|
- Lucian was designed by Daniel 'ZenonTheStoic' Klein. His lore was written by 'RiotRunaan'.
- Lucian is voiced by Kog'Maw, and Renekton. , who also voices
- The two pictures in the post where Lucian was officially revealed show an L engraved into one pistol and an S in the other. The L stands for Lucian, the S for Lucian's late wife - Senna. After Senna's soul was trapped by Thresh, Lucian started using Senna's pistol as well as his own.
- In game, the gun in Lucian's right hand — the less ornate white one — is his. The gun with the more intricate design is his wife, Senna's.
- Due to his leaked concept art some people speculated that the S and L that are engraved on the guns stood for "Shadow" and "Light," respectively, due to the guns having a light and dark theme. This idea was strengthened by his reveal where he said: "Not just anyone can wield these weapons. You need a pure heart. A fearless mind. An inner light that outshines all the darkness in the world. Once I had that light. Now I'm not so sure." This lead people to believe that he would have shadow- and light-based abilities.
- Lucian's leaked champion title was "the Gun Templar;" however, when he was released his title changed to "the Purifier."
- In the Polish reveal he was referred to as the Gun Templar, potentially due to a miscommunication.
- It's also interesting to note that the first time his teaser was revealed the Riot poster was named Lucian the Gun Templar, however it got changed into Lucian, the Purifier.
- Lucian's theme, The Purifier's Resolve, was composed and performed by The Crystal Method.
- Lucian's log-in screen is the first login to have an animated sequence before the actual log-in. The animation also shows the soul of his wife, Senna.
- The Crystal Method did a live performance of The Purifier's Resolve as part of the opening ceremony for the Season 3 World Championship Finals and can see their whole performance here.
- The Culling was the first ability in the game to directly scale with attack speed until changed in patch 5.22. It is also a new mechanic that allows him to fire backwards while moving.
- When first revealed in the Public beta, The Culling could deal over 10,000 damage with a build consisting of 5 x and . Subsequent changes to the ability's AP ratio has seen this build's damage output being reduced to 3800.
- A build consisting of 5 x The Culling is on cooldown. and will achieve the same amount of damage while also granting stacking CDR and movement speed, and decent attack damage and lifesteal for while
- It should be noted, however, that The Culling's damage scales more efficiently with attack damage builds than attack speed builds.
- Lucian's recall animation is the same pose performed by John Preston, the protagonist of here. A side by side comparison can be seen
- Lucian's dance is a reference to here. from the series. A side by side comparison can be seen
- Lucian is currently the only champion whose ability previews are demonstrated with a skin enabled, shown on Ardent Blaze and The Culling.
- This was the first champion to ever get a Chroma pack for his classic skin.
- Lucian's taunt "Death at the door? Hmph, no, I am the one who knocks." is a reference to a well-known quote from the television series.
- Lucian's quote "Everybody deserves a second shot." may be a reference to a - a shooting technique where two shots are fired at the same body part within a few seconds of each other.
- It may also be a reference to Lucian's passive, Lightslinger, which resembles a double tap.
- It was hinted prior to Lucian's release that his release skin would have "four eyes", referencing sunglasses.
- It seems to be a reference to both and from .
- Its Recall animation features Lucian taking out red and blue vials before drinking from the blue one, another reference to the Matrix.
- The weapon Hired Gun Lucian wields in his left hand closely resembles the .
- Hired Gun Lucian will fire a specially animated 'exploding' bolt when a basic attack procs a critical hit.
- Lucian shares the same theme with Graves.
- His recall animation strongly resembles the MARVEL character Deadpool's style (as does Lucian in general).
- It also seems to be that Vel'Koz's tentacles are in the background and left foreground of the splash art.
- He greatly resembles famous football player, .
- He shares this theme with Ezreal.
- The theme behind Lucian's PROJECT skin is one of the possible outcomes for Runeterra. In this alternate, apocalyptic future, Lucian is part of the PROJECT Initiative, where members are augmented with cybernetics and other futuristic technology.
- On his promo page, he can be seen equipped with several enhancements:
- S-10 Lightcaster, Ion Caster Core fires light beams charged via secondary focusing chamber. Ions channeled through primary chamber yield additional charges.
- L-20 Lightcaster, activated Heavy Light Amplifier fires tracking flare capable of long range target acquisition. Unit compatible with Ion Caster Core.
- L-21 Cluster Chamber, accessible from the L-20 Lightcaster, the Cluster Chamber fires a cross like beam towards the selected target that temporarily incapacitates a target.
- Fixed Energy Rails, accessible from both the S-10 and L-20 Lightcasters, the pistols when synced fire a fixed beam towards a targeted location.
- MC-X Firing Piston, gives the user additional movement on a battlefield.
- Unknown, coded as The Culling.
- His description is as followed: "Piercing flame, he, cast in light. I see his vision, free from shadow, a blazing melody. Beyond the light, nothing, purity bound in fury..."
- His fully decrypted description is a voice clip: "His aim remains true."
- In his splash art, PROJECT: Zed's shadow can be seen being shot at by Lucian.
- He shares this theme with Fiora, Leona, Master Yi, Yasuo, and Zed.
- Lucian is from Demacia.
- Lucian's reveal on the Russian website featured a different image of the second gun. In this image, it is made apparent that the stone is in fact a memorial plaque for Lucian's "beloved wife" Senna.
- By stealing Senna's soul, Thresh became Lucian's enemy, and compelled him to devote his life to ridding the world of the Shadow Isles threat, including each and every one of its inhabitants.
- Main Theme
|Lucian's Theme (with VO)|
|Lucian's Theme (without VO)|
- Related Themes