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Skill Usage

  • LuluSquare.png 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 auto-attacks as it scales quite well, and her 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, auto-attack 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, LuluSquare.png Lulu works best with attack damage carries with large amount of poke and/or those that require more passive playstyles such as CaitlynSquare.png Caitlyn, TristanaSquare.png Tristana, KogMawSquare.png Kog'Maw, VarusSquare.png Varus, EzrealSquare.png Ezreal, TwitchSquare.png Twitch, and AsheSquare.png Ashe.
    • Though some early game aggressive carries such as GravesSquare.png Graves, DravenSquare.png Draven, and CorkiSquare.png Corki, may force LuluSquare.png Lulu to change her style of play, they too can make good use of her kit.
    • Despite VayneSquare.png Vayne's lack of poke, LuluSquare.png 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 VayneSquare.png Vayne exits out of stealth and give extra survivability. Help, Pix!.png Help, Pix! will not only help keep VayneSquare.png Vayne alive with a shield, but adds additional DPS with Pix, Faerie Companion.png Pix, Faerie Companion from which LuluSquare.png 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 TalonSquare.png Talon, or RivenSquare.png Riven, or to interrupt a channel such as MalzaharSquare.png Malzahar's Nether Grasp.png Nether Grasp or FiddlesticksSquare.png Fiddlesticks's Drain.png Drain.
  • LuluSquare.png 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 LuluSquare.png 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 AkaliSquare.png Akali, VayneSquare.png Vayne or TwitchSquare.png 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 MasterYiSquare.png Master Yi, FioraSquare.png Fiora, or EvelynnSquare.png 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 is especially useful when used in conjunction with PoppySquare.png Poppy's Diplomatic Immunity.png Diplomatic Immunity, as it solves her inability to stick to her target.
  • 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 YasuoSquare.png 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.

Build Usage

  • At 40% cooldown, you can constantly keep Help, Pix!.png Help, Pix! on an ally.
    • Cooldown reduction in general is exceptional on LuluSquare.png Lulu as it allows her to keep constant CC on enemies in teamfights.
  • LuluSquare.png 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's Herald item.png Zeke's Herald gives you a bit of health, a good amount of Cooldown Reduction and also grants your AD allies bonus attack damage and life steal.
  • As an AP support, LuluSquare.png Lulu can pick up Spellthief'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's Claim item.png Frost Queen's Claim, can allow you to catch out enemies from a longer distance.
  • Since Pix, Faerie Companion.png Pix, Faerie Companion adds damage to basic attacks, LuluSquare.png Lulu can also be built as an on-hit attack speed carry like TeemoSquare.png Teemo, KogMawSquare.png Kog'Maw, KayleSquare.png Kayle or JaxSquare.png Jax.
    • Typical items include Blade of the Ruined King item.png Blade of the Ruined King, Wit's End item.png Wit's End, Nashor's Tooth item.png Nashor's Tooth, Guinsoo's Rageblade item.png Guinsoo's Rageblade, Statikk Shiv item.png Statikk Shiv, and Runaan's Hurricane item.png Runaan's Hurricane, since they give you Attack Speed to trigger Pix, Faerie Companion.png Pix, Faerie Companion more often as well as several on-hit effects to increase her damage. On-hit items such as Frozen Mallet item.png Frozen Mallet and Spirit of the Elder Lizard item.png Spirit of the Elder Lizard and Spellblade items like Iceborn Gauntlet item.png Iceborn Gauntlet and Trinity Force item.png Trinity Force are sometimes built. This build is sometimes called "Machine Gun Lulu" build is often seen played top lane, mid lane, or bottom lane ADC Lulu.
    • While interesting to some, this build is sub-optimal as LuluSquare.png Lulu was created with a kit to support rather than to be a damage carry. A potential use of this build would be if your team has a substantial lead or is lacking a proper carry, such as ARAMs.
      • On the other hand, mixing AP with attack speed and on-hit items adds a lot of damage per second and utility in her kit in conjunction to Pix, Faerie Companion.png Pix, Faerie Companion will max the fullest potential in her kit. Be sure to mix and match attack speed and AP when appropriate, prioritizing with AP first.
  • Runaan's Hurricane item.png Runaan's Hurricane does not allow Pix, Faerie Companion.png Pix, Faerie Companion to strike multiple enemies whether Lulu or the target of  Help, Pix!.png Help, Pix! has it.

Recommended builds

Summoner's Rift
Starting Spellthief's Edge item Sight Ward item Health Potion item2 Scrying Orb item
Essential Boots of Speed item Frost Queen's Claim item Ruby Sightstone item
Offensive Morellonomicon item Rabadon's Deathcap item Mikael's Crucible item Farsight Orb item
Defensive Twin Shadows item Locket of the Iron Solari item
Consumables Health Potion item Mana Potion item Sight Ward item Vision Ward item
The Howling Abyss
Starting Boots of Speed item Frostfang item Health Potion item
Essential Ionian Boots of Lucidity item Chalice of Harmony item Frost Queen's Claim item
Offensive Morellonomicon item Athene's Unholy Grail item Rabadon's Deathcap item
Defensive Mikael's Crucible item Twin Shadows item Zhonya's Hourglass item
Consumables Health Potion item Mana Potion item
The Crystal Scar
Starting Boots of Speed item Prospector's Ring item Health Potion item
Essential Ionian Boots of Lucidity item Abyssal Scepter item Wooglet's Witchcap item
Offensive Blackfire Torch item Hextech Sweeper item Frost Queen's Claim item
Defensive Mikael's Crucible item Aegis of the Legion item Moonflair Spellblade item
Consumables Health Potion item Mana Potion item
The Twisted Treeline!
Starting Boots of Speed item Doran's Ring item
Essential Ionian Boots of Lucidity item Abyssal Scepter item Wooglet's Witchcap item
Offensive Blackfire Torch item Frost Queen's Claim item Hextech Sweeper item
Defensive Mikael's Crucible item Twin Shadows item
Consumables Health Potion item Mana Potion item

Countering

  • Mercury'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.
  • LuluSquare.png Lulu does not have a very high natural damage output, so when alone or focused, she'll die quickly without much retaliation.
    • However, LuluSquare.png 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 LuluSquare.png 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 SonaSquare.png Sona, SorakaSquare.png Soraka, and NamiSquare.png Nami can stay in lane longer.
  • LuluSquare.png 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, LuluSquare.png 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.
  • LuluSquare.png 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.
  • LuluSquare.png 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 LuluSquare.png 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 LuluSquare.png 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 LuluSquare.png 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 LuluSquare.png Lulu can use it again.
  • LuluSquare.png 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.
  • LuluSquare.png 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 LuluSquare.png 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 LuluSquare.png 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 LuluSquare.png Lulu to waste her ultimate without her team initiating. If LuluSquare.png Lulu uses Wild Growth.png Wild Growth in conjunction with a great initiating champion such as MalphiteSquare.png Malphite or MaokaiSquare.png 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 LuluSquare.png 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 LuluSquare.png 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.
  • LuluSquare.png Lulu is one of the few champions that has strong flexibility in her item builds and kit in a similar vein to KennenSquare.png Kennen and TeemoSquare.png 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'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 LuluSquare.png 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 NidaleeSquare.png Nidalee, YorickSquare.png Yorick, and VladimirSquare.png Vladimir instead to counteract her crowd control and poke.

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