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By NeeksNaman [1]

Greetings, Summoners!

A few people have been asking when we'll be adding another support champion to League of Legends. I'm happy to answer that with a resounding 'now!' Join me in welcoming Lulu, the Fae Sorceress, as our newest support champion.

As a yordle (or 'suppordle' in this case), Lulu Lulu brings a sense of twisted mischief to the League. With the help of her fairy companion Pix, Faerie Companion.png Pix, she is equally adept at disabling foes as she is assisting and supporting allies.

Is the enemy Nocturne Nocturne being a big jerk and killing your friends? Is that Alistar Alistar just not squirrelly enough for you? That's an easy fix with a quick cast of Whimsy.png Whimsy, which will make an enemy champion 100% more adorable and 100% more harmless by turning them into a fuzzy critter that can run around, but can't attack or use abilities.

Let's not forget the support aspects, either. Lulu features high-impact, short-duration buffs and enhancements that can save a teammate's bacon or help to secure a kill. Whimsy.png Making an ally move more swiftly can pull their feet out of the fire at a moment's notice, while Help, Pix!.png Pix can lend his own aid by flying next to a friendly champion, attacking in concert and providing protection. Her Wild Growth.png ultimate, however, is the final word in allied buffs -- granting a size increase along with a health bonus to match. The rapid increase in size briefly stuns nearby enemies, as well as granting the affected champion an aura that slows enemies in a nearby area. This buff can be just what the doctor ordered if a fully grown Cho&#039;Gath Cho'Gath simply isn't big enough!

Finally, Lulu's bag of tricks encompasses the ability to use some of her spells on either allies or enemies. While Lulu's fairy companion Pix, Faerie Companion.png Pix can Help, Pix!.png support a friend, he can also Help, Pix!.png harass an enemy by flying around them and acting as a major hindrance.

We've worked hard to not only create an impactful and satisfying support champion, but also one that fits well within League of Legends. We're confident that there are still a lot of support styles that are yet to be explored in League of Legends, and that one of them combines buffs and disables together in one package to help your team turn the tide of battle. Lulu will provide you with exciting new options as a support player on the Fields of Justice.

Champion Spotlight
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Lulu Champion Spotlight

Recommended Items
Summoner's Rift
Starting Health Potion item3 Spellthief&#039;s Edge item Warding Totem item
Early Sightstone item Frostfang item Boots of Speed item
Essential Boots of Mobility item Locket of the Iron Solari item Frost Queen&#039;s Claim item
Aggressive Zeke&#039;s Harbinger item Morellonomicon item Righteous Glory item
Protective Mikael&#039;s Crucible item Frozen Heart item Spirit Visage item
Consumables Health Potion item Refillable Potion item Vision Ward item Elixir of Sorcery item Oracle Alteration item
Twisted Treeline
Starting Doran&#039;s Ring item2 Health Potion item
Essential Wooglet&#039;s Witchcap item Athene&#039;s Unholy Grail item Sorcerer&#039;s Shoes item
Offensive Void Staff item Luden&#039;s Echo item Will of the Ancients item
Defensive Rylai&#039;s Crystal Scepter item Moonflair Spellblade item Banner of Command item
Consumables Health Potion item Refillable Potion item Elixir of Sorcery item
Howling Abyss
Starting Fiendish Codex item Doran&#039;s Ring item Health Potion item4
Essential Athene&#039;s Unholy Grail item Rabadon&#039;s Deathcap item Ionian Boots of Lucidity item
Offensive Luden&#039;s Echo item Void Staff item Morellonomicon item
Defensive Zhonya&#039;s Hourglass item Abyssal Scepter item Locket of the Iron Solari item
Consumables Oracle&#039;s Extract item Health Potion item Elixir of Sorcery item

Tips

Playing As Lulu Lulu
  • Glitterlance.png Glitterlance can be fired at odd angles depending on where your cursor is - Moving your cursor closer to Pix, Faerie Companion.png Pix and Lulu will change your area of effect size considerably.
  • Consider casting Help, Pix!.png Help, Pix! on ranged attackers for the Pix, Faerie Companion.png Pix boost and Wild Growth.png Wild Growth on Tanks or Fighters for the added initiation power.
Playing Against Lulu Lulu
  • The shots from Lulu's Pix, Faerie Companion.png faerie can be intercepted - hide behind your minions to avoid the additional Pix, Faerie Companion.png Faerie attacks.
  • Lulu excels when opponents heavily commit. Don't give her this chance! Use heavy harass tactics instead to force Lulu and her partner out of lane.

Tricks

  • Lulu Lulu is perhaps one of the most versatile champions in the game. Her kit and stats allow her to be played with a multitude of builds, with the most common ones being utility support and ability power carry.
  • The most common role for Lulu Lulu is utility carry mage. With a lot of AP items, Lulu becomes a force to be reckoned with, and while her damage is below average for mages, her massive utility more than makes up for that. With Glitterlance.png Glitterlance she can push lane, and with Whimsy.png Whimsy she can escape ganks. This allows her to push and harass her enemies, making them miss CS and allows her to become a lane bully, especially at top lane, where she can harass most bruisers and tanks.
    • Don't make the mistake of underestimating Lulu Lulu's damage just because she is primarily a support because, with good base damage, Pix, Faerie Companion.png Pix, Faerie Companion, hard CC, a shield, and a Nasus Nasus/Renekton Renekton-esque ultimate, she can duel many champions very effectively.
  • Due to her enormous utility, Lulu Lulu can also be played as a utility support. She generally counters engage-based tanky supports such as Thresh Thresh and Leona Leona because these supports have no sustain to keep up with Lulu Lulu's harass, and her abilities counter their engage. However, she fares poorly against sustain supports that are more passive, such as Soraka Soraka and Sona Sona, although she still has an excellent late game when compared to those supports.
    • When going support, pay attention to your team's needs. If your team lacks an AP champion for example, it may be better to buy a Spellthief&#039;s Edge item.png Spellthief's Edge, a Sightstone item.png Sightstone, then go full AP. If your team is in need of tanky champions, it may be better to build Lulu Lulu as a tank support. If neither is needed, however, Lulu Lulu can afford to make a build that balances utility with AP, so that she doesn't need to sacrifice either utility or damage.
  • There are a lot of builds that Lulu Lulu can use effectively aside from APC and support. She can be played with a 'Machine Gun' build (a bruiser build that makes use of a lot of attack speed items to take advantage of Pix, Faerie Companion.png Pix, Faerie Companion), as an ADC, and even as a full-tank.
  • It is important to note that, no matter the build Lulu Lulu decides to use, she never falls off late game. Even if she loses her lane and is behind when compared to her enemy, Lulu has so much utility that she will always be useful to her team.
  • In addition to her strong teamfighting utility, one of Lulu Lulu's biggest strengths is her Kiting ability. Her Whimsy.png Whimsy movement speed scales with AP and allows Lulu to kite easily. She can slow enemies using Glitterlance.png Glitterlance, and her Help, Pix!.png Help, Pix! and Wild Growth.png Wild Growth provide powerful defensive capabilities. Because of this, she strongly excels in dueling through kiting trades (regardless of build) and can beat even the toughest duelists such as Vayne Vayne and Jax Jax through careful kiting.
Ability Usage
  • Lulu Lulu's strength comes from her large amount of utility and high base damage from her skills. Pix, Faerie Companion.png Pix, Faerie Companion encourages players to harass more with autoattacks as it scales quite well, and Glitterlance.png Glitterlance, Whimsy.png Whimsy, Help, Pix!.png Help, Pix!, and Wild Growth.png Wild Growth have both offensive and defensive properties. Thus, decision making with her skills is vital to creating openings for her team to follow up on.
  • Glitterlance.png Glitterlance has a moderate mana cost at early ranks. Use it sparingly to poke, as it can quickly drain your mana.
  • You can use Help, Pix!.png Help, Pix! on allies, enemies, or minions in order to greatly extend the range on Glitterlance.png Glitterlance and make an unexpected poke at an enemy champion.
    • However, for better mana efficiency, autoattack a few times before casting Help, Pix!.png Help, Pix! on an enemy. As they try to retaliate or escape, use Glitterlance.png Glitterlance on them to disengage or continue the attack.
  • As a support, Lulu Lulu works best with attack damage carries with large amount of poke and/or those that require more passive playstyles such as Caitlyn Caitlyn, Tristana Tristana, Kog&#039;Maw Kog'Maw, Varus Varus, Ezreal Ezreal, Twitch Twitch, and Ashe Ashe.
    • Though some early game aggressive carries such as Graves Graves, Draven Draven, and Corki Corki may force Lulu Lulu to change her style of play, as they too can make good use of her kit.
    • Despite Vayne Vayne's lack of poke, Lulu Lulu's kit synergizes well with her. Night Hunter.png Night Hunter combined with Whimsy.png Whimsy greatly increases her movement speed and allows her to chase down fleeing enemies easily. Wild Growth.png Wild Growth can catch enemies by surprise when Vayne Vayne exits out of stealth and give extra survivability. Help, Pix!.png Help, Pix! will not only help keep Vayne Vayne alive with a shield, but adds additional DPS with Pix, Faerie Companion.png Pix, Faerie Companion from which Lulu Lulu can continue to lock down enemies with Glitterlance.png Glitterlance.
  • Always be careful when using Whimsy.png Whimsy. The speed boost on Whimsy.png Whimsy is very useful, but using it this way may mean that it won't be available when you find that you need it to disable a high burst damage enemy such as Talon Talon, or Riven Riven, or to interrupt a channel such as Malzahar Malzahar's Nether Grasp.png Nether Grasp or Fiddlesticks Fiddlesticks's Drain.png Drain.
  • Lulu Lulu excels at supporting initiation: attach Pix, Faerie Companion.png Pix to a tank, then Whimsy.png Whimsy them to allow them to move into range of the enemy quickly and fire off a Glitterlance.png Glitterlance to slow much of the enemy team.
    • Use Wild Growth.png Wild Growth then and you will disable the entire enemy team for a couple of seconds.
  • A single rank Whimsy.png Whimsy makes Lulu Lulu quite mobile, allowing for ganks or wards depending on her build.
  • Use Help, Pix!.png Help, Pix! on enemies who can use stealth like Akali Akali, Vayne Vayne or Twitch Twitch to keep them revealed and sabotage one of their biggest strengths.
  • Use Help, Pix!.png Help, Pix! on high attack speed allied champions such as Master Yi Master Yi, Fiora Fiora, or Evelynn Evelynn as they will trigger your passive damage more often and since they are squishy most of time, they will benefit from the shield.
  • Wild Growth.png Wild Growth has many uses; it can enhance an already disruptive tank with its knockup and slow field, make a bruiser virtually impossible to peel off an enemy carry, or even protect a carry of your own. In lane, it can make ganks from champions with a leap or dash ability more potent, or to help escape enemy ganks. In general, it should be used early and often as its cooldown is far shorter than most ultimates.
  • If timed correctly, Wild Growth.png Wild Growth can be used to interrupt dashes or delay escapes long enough for your allies to finish the job.
  • Wild Growth.png Wild Growth does not grab turret or minion aggro when knocking up enemy champions as it does not do damage. Thus it can be safely used within turret range.
  • Wild Growth.png Wild Growth isn't affected by healing reduction because it increases health, not heals it.
  • Wild Growth.png Wild Growth synergizes especially well with AoE ultimates, trapping enemy champions in the area for the duration such as Crowstorm.png Crowstorm, Soul Shackles.png Soul Shackles, and Cannon Barrage.png Cannon Barrage.
    • In particular, Wild Growth.png Wild Growth synergizes exceptionally well with Yasuo Yasuo, as it can knock up several enemies in a large area for him to use Last Breath.png Last Breath on, along with a cooldown low enough to use it again in another fight.
  • Use Whimsy.png Whimsy to help allies escape dangerous situations. Casting Whimsy.png Whimsy on them or on the enemy will make for an easier getaway.
  • Lulu is versatile and synergizes with almost any champion. However, she works especially well with tanky initiators. She is also good alongside champions that, while powerful and/or tanky, lack effective escape or engage mechanisms; her combination of Whimsy.png Whimsy and Wild Growth.png Wild Growth gives engage and initiating power to tanky champions who otherwise lack effective means of starting teamfights, or are easy to kite.
    1. Hecarim Hecarim: Whimsy.png Whimsy has perfect synergy with Hecarim, especially due to his Warpath.png Warpath. The combination of Wild Growth.png Wild Growth and Onslaught of Shadows.png Onslaught of Shadows means that enemies will be locked down for a good amount of time, and it is devastating at teamfights.
    2. Rengar Rengar: He is powerful and can potentially one-shot squishies after approaching them with Thrill of the Hunt.png Thrill of the Hunt, but unlike his arch-nemesis Kha&#039;Zix Kha'Zix, Rengar lacks effective means of escaping once he kills a target. Lulu remedies that with her kit allowing Rengar to stay alive during a fight without having to build tanky (and thus, losing burst potential).
    3. Diana Diana: She can activate Crescent Strike.png Crescent Strike, then dash with Lunar Rush.png Lunar Rush, and draw enemies with Moonfall.png Moonfall. With Wild Growth.png Wild Growth, she can use this combo to lock down an entire enemy team.
    4. Kayle Kayle: The combination of Wild Growth.png Wild Growth and Intervention.png Intervention can protect even the squishiest of allies from being focused. It is especially good when there are hyper carries on your team (such as Kog&#039;Maw Kog'Maw, Vayne Vayne, or Twitch Twitch)
  • A good rule of thumb is to cast Whimsy.png Whimsy on allies when they're attempting to escape or chase other players and on enemies when they threaten your allies, channel spells or might try to start running away.
Mastery Usage
Item Usage
  • Lulu Lulu is a mage/support champion that has a wide variety of item builds.
  • As an AP support, Lulu Lulu can pick up Spellthief&#039;s Edge item.png Spellthief's Edge as a good starting item since her kit encourages her to auto-attack and harass. The active of its final upgrade, Frost Queen&#039;s Claim item.png Frost Queen's Claim, can allow you to catch out enemies from a longer distance.
    • Lulu Lulu can easily support other champions from the back, making aura items a viable choice.
      • Aegis of the Legion item.png Aegis of the Legion will increase the effectiveness of Help, Pix!.png Help, Pix! and Wild Growth.png Wild Growth on both you and your allies, since shields & health bonuses are able to soak up more damage with higher defenses.
      • Zeke&#039;s Harbinger item.png Zeke's Harbinger gives you a bit of health, armor, cooldown reduction, and also grants your AD carry crit chance when fully when charged, as well as AP for yourself.
  • AP Lulu is the most common build due to her strong AP scaling in her utility kit such as her movement speed buff on Whimsy.png Whimsy, Wild Growth.png Wild Growth health boost, and Help, Pix!.png Help, Pix! shield. AP Lulu puts more emphasis in teamfighting power and has strong kiting ability thanks to Whimsy.png Whimsy. She will not be as strong as a split-pusher like most late-game champions such as Singed Singed or Jax Jax, but even with her AP build, she can effectively duel other champions late game through careful kiting with her abilities. Because her damaging spells have low AP scaling, some AP builds may either have magic penetration items, cooldown reduction items, spellblade effects from items such as Lich Bane item.png Lich Bane, or attack speed to increase her damage output.
    • Since Lulu Lulu has high base damage but low ability power ratios on her offensive abilities, magic penetration and cooldown reduction benefit her a lot.
      • At 40% cooldown, you can constantly keep Help, Pix!.png Help, Pix! on an ally.
        • Cooldown reduction also allows her to keep constant CC on enemies in teamfights.
    • As for magic penetration, getting an early Haunting Guise item.png Haunting Guise is a good, albeit not that common option on Lulu. The flat magic penetration allows Lulu to do a lot of damage to enemy champions early game, due to her base damage. You can upgrade it to Liandry&#039;s Torment item.png Liandry's Torment, but it's generally recommended to do so only when you finish at least 2 other AP items.
    • Luden&#039;s Echo item.png Luden's Echo is a great item for Lulu Lulu. Since her AP scaling is very low, Echo will add a lot of burst into her damage. The built in movement speed helps as well due to her Whimsy.png Whimsy movement speed buff and AP scaling.
    • Lulu is somewhat mana hungry. If you keep spamming her abilities early game without caution, she will run out of mana quickly. For this reason, it's recommended to buy an item that increases her mana regeneration or her mana pool.
      • Most players opt to buy a Chalice of Harmony item.png Chalice of Harmony due to being a cheap item that instantly solves her mana problems, and the magic resistance is useful if Lulu is laning against an AP champion. When upgraded to Athene&#039;s Unholy Grail item.png Athene's Unholy Grail, this item also offers cooldown reduction, which is an stat that, as explained above, is essential for Lulu.
      • An alternative to the above item is Rod of Ages item.png Rod of Ages. This item lacks mana regeneration, but the extra mana pool compensates for that. However, this item takes a lot more to reach its full benefits, when compared to Athene&#039;s Unholy Grail item.png Athene's Unholy Grail. It also lacks the cooldown reduction. The main reason why Rod of Ages item.png Rod of Ages is a good option, however, is because it makes Lulu a lot tankier when compared to Athene&#039;s Unholy Grail item.png Athene's Unholy Grail, and it's actually recommended if Lulu is laning against an AD champion.
      • Another option is Morellonomicon item.png Morellonomicon. This item offers much less mana regeneration than Athene&#039;s Unholy Grail item.png Athene's Unholy Grail, and doesn't have any defensive stats. However, it offers slightly more AP, and the passive is great against sustain-based champions, such as Swain Swain and Yorick Yorick.
    • Since Lulu Lulu is somewhat auto-attack based, and she only has 2 offensive spells, she makes great use of a Spellblade item.
      • Lich Bane item.png Lich Bane adds to Lulu's damage, making her surprisingly bursty, and she can very often proc Spellblade due to her low cooldowns, especially if she builds cooldown reduction (besides this item) The extra movement speed also helps, as Lulu has a below-average base movement speed.
      • Iceborn Gauntlet item.png Iceborn Gauntlet is also a viable alternative, due to the armor this item offers, making Lulu surprisingly durable against AD opponents. It also has other good stats, such as cooldown reduction and mana. The Spellblade this item offers is different; while it does much less damage when compared to Lich Bane item.png Lich Bane, it slows down the enemy, making easier for Lulu to land her Glitterlance.png Glitterlance, and also adds to her chasing and peeling power.
        • Keep in mind however, that Glitterlance.png Glitterlance already slows her opponent. In addition, Lulu has one of the lowest base attack damage on the game, and since this item does not scale with Lulu's ability power, the damage it deals is very weak. If you are purchasing Iceborn Gauntlet item.png Iceborn Gauntlet, you should be purchasing it for the extra armor and cooldown reduction.
    • Nashor&#039;s Tooth item.png Nashor's Tooth is also a good item to buy, and an alternative to Lich Bane item.png Lich Bane, especially if you decide to buy Rod of Ages item.png Rod of Ages to compensate for not having the cooldown reduction that Morellonomicon item.png Morellonomicon and Athene&#039;s Unholy Grail item.png Athene's Unholy Grail offers.
      • This item combos well with Pix, Faerie Companion.png Pix, Faerie Companion, adding even more on-hit magic damage, and increases her overall DPS, due to the extra attack speed.
        • Similarly, Wit&#039;s End item.png Wit's End is a good item to consider as well.
    • Although Lulu has low AP ratios, Rabadon&#039;s Deathcap item.png Rabadon's Deathcap will still increase her damage, as well as making her utility spells stronger.
      • If you are not focusing on Lulu's utility ratios, and instead wants to boost her damage, Void Staff item.png Void Staff is a better purchase by early game. This is because Lulu has great base damage but low ability power ratios on both her Glitterlance.png Glitterlance and her Help, Pix!.png Help, Pix!. Rabadon&#039;s Deathcap item.png Rabadon's Deathcap will not significantly increase her damage early game as even with this item, Lulu's base damage is still higher than her ratios, she needs about 400 AP to make this item boost her damage significantly. On other hand, Void Staff item.png Void Staff not only boosts her ratios, but her base damage becomes stronger as well, as it goes through the enemy's magic resistance. In addition, this item negates the effectiveness of any early magic resistance items that your opponent buy.
        • If you are looking to boost Lulu's utility ratios - the shield from Help, Pix!.png Help, Pix! and the HP gained from Wild Growth.png Wild Growth, for example - then Rabadon&#039;s Deathcap item.png Rabadon's Deathcap is a better purchase than Void Staff item.png Void Staff. This is because these ratios are non-offensive and they do not benefit at all from magic penetration, only from AP.
          • To clarify: Lulu will eventually need to purchase both Rabadon&#039;s Deathcap item.png Rabadon's Deathcap and Void Staff item.png Void Staff. However, as explained above, the choice of which item to buy first depends from whether you want to focus on Lulu's utility or damage. If it is on her utility, buy Rabadon&#039;s Deathcap item.png Rabadon's Deathcap first. If it is on ther damage, buy Void Staff item.png Void Staff first.
    • Due to Lulu Lulu's lack of sustain and low cooldown in her kit. Spell vamp items such as Will of the Ancients item.png Will of the Ancients and Hextech Gunblade item.png Hextech Gunblade are very useful items in Lulu.
    • Sorcerer&#039;s Shoes item.png Sorcerer's Shoes are the recommended boots of choice due to the magic penetration. However, Ionian Boots of Lucidity item.png Ionian Boots of Lucidity and Boots of Mobility item.png Boots of Mobility are viable options.
  • Lulu Lulu scales well with attack speed, due to Pix, Faerie Companion.png Pix, Faerie Companion. If Lulu purchases on-hit attack speed items, not only she can trigger her passive more often, but her DPS will increase dramatically. This build is known as 'Machine Gun' AD Lulu, and is usually played at top-lane. This build is considered sub-optimal by some players, because AP items typically don't have synergy with most of the aforementioned options. However, 'Machine Gun Lulu' has two advantages over a normal AP build. The first is that it allows her to beat some of Lulu's counters, such as Vladimir Vladimir or Veigar Veigar. The second is that this build allows Lulu to purchase some tanky items, making her somewhat of a bruiser. Even though her utility will be weaker than a full AP build, she can still provide good DPS through basic attacks and strong utility with Wild Growth.png Wild Growth at the same time. In addition, this build has better late game scaling and more sustained damage than AP Lulu build. Finally, 'Machine Gun' and AD builds provide Lulu Lulu better dueling and split-pushing power thanks to her basic attack nature of her kit and her mobility through Whimsy.png Whimsy. Players should consider 'Machine Gun' or AD Lulu Lulu builds if your team's AD Carry is in a bad matchup, or if your team already have a mid laner or support that can already provide powerful defensive utility such as Nami Nami and Orianna Orianna to help protect the AD Carry and need more late game DPS.
    • Much like AP Lulu Lulu, 'Machine Gun' focuses around kiting in her kit. However, most Lulu builds will max Whimsy.png Whimsy to greatly boost her kiting ability since all of her other abilities scale in AP and most of Lulu's damage will come from basic attacks.
    • Three of the most common items in 'Machine Gun' Lulu Lulu are Blade of the Ruined King item.png Blade of the Ruined King, Wit&#039;s End item.png Wit's End, and Nashor&#039;s Tooth item.png Nashor's Tooth.
      • Blade of the Ruined King item.png Blade of the Ruined King is the most standard item in 'Machine Gun' Lulu builds. The item has life steal, attack speed, and a powerful on-hit item that deals % current health damage. The active is also very useful, as it not only heals Lulu Lulu and slows the enemy champion, but it will greatly increase her movement speed. Combined with Whimsy.png Whimsy, Lulu will be nearly untouchable.
      • Wit&#039;s End item.png Wit's End has a built-in on-hit bonus magic damage that synergizes well with Pix, Faerie Companion.png Pix, Faerie Companion. The item also reduces target magic resistance per basic attack as well as boosting Lulu's magic resistance, thus causing Pix, Faerie Companion.png Pix, Faerie Companion to deal more damage per basic attack. The magic resistance reduction from Wit&#039;s End item.png Wit's End is a very powerful teamfighting utility as well, as it will amplify not only your magic damage from Pix, Faerie Companion.png Pix, Faerie Companion, but other players' magic damage abilities as well.
      • Much like the AP Lulu build, Nashor&#039;s Tooth item.png Nashor's Tooth synergizes well with Pix, Faerie Companion.png Pix, Faerie Companion with attack speed and cooldown reduction in addition to the increased Pix, Faerie Companion.png Pix, Faerie Companion damage with the ability power. The cooldown reduction is especially useful as it will allow Lulu Lulu to use Whimsy.png Whimsy more.
    • A Frozen Mallet item.png Frozen Mallet grants Lulu Lulu a powerful on-hit slow that will allow to Lulu to kite better with basic attack. The bonus health is also useful to help compensate a weaker Wild Growth.png Wild Growth as well.
    • Since Pix, Faerie Companion.png Pix, Faerie Companion does not trigger spell vamp, life steal should be built instead of spell vamp for sustained damage:
    • Pix, Faerie Companion.png Pix, Faerie Companion's basic attacks will not apply through Runaan&#039;s Hurricane item.png Runaan's Hurricane bolts, however, it has strong synergy with other on-hit items such as Nashor&#039;s Tooth item.png Nashor's Tooth and Wit&#039;s End item.png Wit's End.
    • Statikk Shiv item.png Statikk Shiv is a good alternative to Runaan&#039;s Hurricane item.png Runaan's Hurricane. The item has a built in attack speed and movement speed. And since Shiv's next basic attack passive deals magic damage itself, it greatly synergizes well with Pix, Faerie Companion.png Pix, Faerie Companion for a large burst in magic damage. The electric bolt itself can critically strike as well.
    • Trinity Force item.png Trinity Force would most likely will not be built for the Sheen item.png Sheen's spellbade passive due to Lulu Lulu's low base attack damage (90). However, it will most likely be built for it's attack speed and movement speed bonus. In addition, the Phage item.png Phage's built in movement speed bonus per basic attack helps Lulu Lulu kite better and the item itself synergizes with Whimsy.png Whimsy.
    • Even though most of Lulu Lulu's damage comes from basic attacks, most of her damage is magic damage through Pix, Faerie Companion.png Pix, Faerie Companion. Across from Wit&#039;s End item.png Wit's End, the only other useful magic penetration item is Sorcerer&#039;s Shoes item.png Sorcerer's Shoes.
Countering
  • Mercury&#039;s Treads item.png Mercury's Treads reduces both the duration of her disables, as well as her damage output, making it an ideal item.
  • Lulu Lulu does not have a very high natural damage output, so when alone or focused, she'll die quickly without much retaliation.
    • However, Lulu Lulu has a much higher damage output than most other support champions along with her terrifying amount of CC. Don't ignore her in team fights.
    • Despite Lulu Lulu's strong crowd control, poke, and peeling power, she does not have any form of heals to keep the AD carry healthy except for her ultimate, and her abilities are mana intensive. Therefore, support champions with healing like Sona Sona, Soraka Soraka, and Nami Nami can stay in lane longer.
  • Lulu Lulu's true power comes from the CC she can apply, and as such, is extremely dependent on her teammates; her damage doesn't scale well into the late game, due to her medium ratios, but remains a powerful disabler.
  • By late game Whimsy.png Whimsy can give a very high speed boost depending on her build, and can be used quite often in conjunction with CDR. Beware if she uses it on a power initiator as it could mean an easy engagement.
  • In lane, Lulu Lulu will often harass heavily with her Glitterlance.png Glitterlance and her passive. Unlike many piercing skillshots, standing behind minions will not mitigate the damage, so moving erratically can help mitigate damage taken.
  • Lulu Lulu has no consistent heal, so poking at her or her lane partner will whittle down their health or waste her mana trying to shield them.
  • Lulu Lulu has mediocre auto-attack damage (44.4) as her passive gives her more damage on attacks and it quickly scales as she levels up. Do not be afraid to exchange auto-attacks early with Lulu Lulu as champions often have more magic resist than armor early on. (Pix will barely deal about 5.5 damage at level one)
    • Be wary that Pix will become a threat if Lulu Lulu has built a lot of attack speed. The damage scales quickly, and getting hit by all three bolts lets her outdamage carries during the laning phase. By level 17 Pix adds up to 105 magic damage per auto (not accounting for AP), and becomes even deadlier when used on a carry with higher attack speed. By this time champions don't have much magic resist unless they have itemized for it, making it deceptively powerful.
  • Wait for Lulu Lulu to use Whimsy.png Whimsy before trying to use any channeled abilities or heading into the fight. This leaves her without the polymorph or speed buff, and allows your team to fight without disruption. It has a fairly high cooldown, especially at earlier ranks, meaning you have a good amount of time to fight before Lulu Lulu can use it again.
  • Lulu Lulu is deadly for ganks as a combination of Glitterlance.png Glitterlance, Whimsy.png Whimsy and Wild Growth.png Wild Growth will leave you in an extremely crippled condition.
  • When she and her lane partner hit level 6 it can be very hard to beat them in a 2v2 situation as Wild Growth.png Wild Growth delivers a devastating disable and heals her target for a significant amount.
    • Like many ultimates on supports, Wild Growth.png Wild Growth has a somewhat high mana cost and can be rendered unusable if you manage to harass her into draining her mana pool.
  • Lulu Lulu is an excellent baiter due to Wild Growth.png Wild Growth; be very careful about diving or committing to kill her if she has the ability up.
  • Watch out for Help, Pix!.png Help, Pix! as Glitterlance.png Glitterlance's second bolt will fire from Pix, Faerie Companion.png Pix's position, meaning that Lulu Lulu can pick up an unexpected kill on you or a nearby ally if she tags you or a nearby champion/minion with it.
  • Despite Lulu Lulu being squishy, she is extremely hard to catch, being able to escape with Whimsy.png Whimsy, slow you with Glitterlance.png Glitterlance, prevent some damage with Help, Pix!.png Help, Pix! and if you get too close she will send you flying with Wild Growth.png Wild Growth while the slowing field will keep you from catching up.
  • Try to get Lulu Lulu to waste her ultimate without her team initiating. If Lulu Lulu uses Wild Growth.png Wild Growth in conjunction with a great initiating champion such as Malphite Malphite or Maokai Maokai, your team will be locked up for a few seconds.
    • If she does use it, be careful of what you do next.
      • While the knock up, health, and slow are disruptive, they don't hurt your team much after the initial knock up, so staying and fighting may be a good option if you can take out the champion before Lulu Lulu can shield them or give them the ability power and speed buff from Whimsy.png Whimsy.
      • If you have to run, beware of the slows from Wild Growth.png Wild Growth and Glitterlance.png Glitterlance. If you get slowed by both of them, a polymorph from Whimsy.png Whimsy may take you out if Lulu Lulu's team is nearby. Also keep in mind that Help, Pix!.png Help, Pix! extends Glitterlance.png Glitterlance's range, making it a very effective chasing tool if she attaches it to you or a nearby champion/minion.
      • Finally, remember that Help, Pix!.png Help, Pix! reveals a tagged enemy champion until Pix leaves, making it impossible to juke through bushes or past corners for the duration of the debuff.
  • Lulu Lulu is one of the few champions that has strong flexibility in her item builds and kit in a similar vein to Kennen Kennen and Teemo Teemo. Pay attention to her build and build accordingly to counter her. For example, if she goes for a "machine gun" type build where she builds a lot of attack speed and on-hit items with the use of Pix, Faerie Companion.png Pix, Faerie Companion, consider building Randuin&#039;s Omen item.png Randuin's Omen and Frozen Heart item.png Frozen Heart to counter her.
    • On the other, pay attention to which lane Lulu Lulu can go. While she's normally played as a support, she can also be played as an ADC due to her Pix, Faerie Companion.png Pix, Faerie Companion and disabling kit. She can easily go top and middle lane due to her crowd control and poking kit in addition to Wild Growth.png Wild Growth and Whimsy.png Whimsy's speed boost makes it incredibly difficult for melee bruisers and assassins to kill her quickly. Consider playing sustain based champions like Nidalee Nidalee, Yorick Yorick, and Vladimir Vladimir instead to counteract her crowd control and poke.
  • When you or someone near you is tagged with Help, Pix!.png Help, Pix! the Glitterlance.png Glitterlance is sure to follow - try to dodge it!

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