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Lux Champion Spotlight

Lux Champion Spotlight

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Summoner's Rift
Starting Doran's Ring item Health Potion item2 Warding Totem item
Early Boots of Speed item Lost Chapter item Needlessly Large Rod item
Essential Sorcerer's Shoes item Luden's Echo item Morellonomicon item
Standard Zhonya's Hourglass item Rabadon's Deathcap item Void Staff item
Situational Athene's Unholy Grail item Mejai's Soulstealer item Lich Bane item
Consumables Health Potion item Control Ward item Elixir of Sorcery item
Twisted Treeline
Starting Doran's Ring item Boots of Speed item Refillable Potion item
Essential Sorcerer's Shoes item Wooglet's Witchcap item Morellonomicon item
Offensive Void Staff item Luden's Echo item Liandry's Torment item
Defensive Zhonya's Hourglass item Banshee's Veil item Moonflair Spellblade item
Consumables Health Potion item Elixir of Sorcery item
Howling Abyss
Starting Orb of Winter item Spellthief's Edge item Health Potion item2
Essential Frostfang item Chalice of Harmony item Ionian Boots of Lucidity item
Offensive Athene's Unholy Grail item Rabadon's Deathcap item Void Staff item
Defensive Zhonya's Hourglass item Banshee's Veil item Frost Queen's Claim item
Consumables Oracle's Extract item Corrupting Potion item Elixir of Sorcery item

Tips

Playing As LuxSquare Lux
  • Lux has great Lucent Singularity zone control abilities. Try to set up Lucent Singularity Lucent Singularity to prevent an enemy's advance or escape.
  • Cast your basic spells with the intent of catching as many targets as possible. It will make the most out of the high costs.
  • Lux has very little options when fighting an ambush, so play from a distance as much as possible.
Playing Against LuxSquare Lux
  • Lux has powerful Lucent Singularity zone control abilities. Try to spread out and attack from different directions so she cannot lock down a specific area.
  • Light Binding Light Binding is the key spell in her kit. By landing it, she can guarantee the damage from all of her other spells. If it misses, she is very vulnerable.
  • When retreating with low health, be prepared to dodge Lux's Final Spark Final Spark. A red targeting beam fires prior to the main beam, so try to move to the side if possible.
Playing With LuxSquare Lux
  • Take full advantage of the duration of Light Binding Light Binding by chaining the followup crowd control.
  • Lux has only brief periods that she can fight with spells, so don't skirmish with her for too long.

Playstyle

LuxSquare Lux is an artillery mage that can harass opponents at a distance with considerable burst damage. In exchange for this power, she has high spell costs and immobility that pressures her to play safely from the backline. She possesses support role elements, and can lock down easy targets for her team to follow up and clear the battlefield.

  • Lux's kit has very little effect around aggressive playstyles, so she's best played as a safe pick against less volatile matchups.

Ability Usage

Illumination Illumination [Innate]
Light Binding Light Binding [Q]
  • Light Binding applies its full effects to two targets. This allows you to harass through another enemy trying to body-block.
Prismatic Barrier Prismatic Barrier [W]
  • It can be difficult to use this ability on allies, as their movements are often more unpredictable than your enemies'. Try aiming it in a highly congregated direction.
  • When running away from an enemy, it is best to cast the shield in the direction you are running. This will cause the extra shielding to return to Lux slightly faster.
Lucent Singularity Lucent Singularity [E]
  • The harass from this ability is usually what is maxed first when playing mid, but be aware of the high mana cost. It's Lux's most reliable spell, but do not spam this ability.
  • Lucent Singularity Lucent Singularity is a great scouting tool. Try throwing it into brush before walking into it to check for ambushes.
Final Spark Final Spark [R]
  • There is a brief cast time you'll have to play around while overlapping your abilities for maximum combo efficiency.
  • By maximizing CDR with various runes (The Ultimate Hat rune The Ultimate Hat, Transcendence rune Transcendence, Cosmic Insight rune Cosmic Insight), Final Spark will be on an extremely short cooldown. By getting at least one kill with this spell, it is possible to use your ultimate multiple times in a single fight. At rank 3, with maximum CDR and Ultimate Hat fully stacked, a kill will put Final Spark on a less than 12 second cooldown.

Runes

As a mage with a demand for more spell usage, the Sorcery icon Sorcery tree is the go-to set.

  • Lux doesn't cast very frequently, but when she does it's usually at a safe distance. Arcane Comet rune Arcane Comet is suited for such artillery.
  • Manaflow Band rune Manaflow Band helps to stave off mana starvation.

Items

Lux's priority benefits help her deal tons of damage as frequently as possible, so it's best to incorporate items that grant Ability power icon Ability Power, Magic penetration icon Magic Penetration, and Cooldown reduction icon Cooldown Reduction. Since she plays safely from the backline, survival items are less dire.

  • Morellonomicon item Morellonomicon is a staple item that serves Lux's high spell costs. Because her spells are very effective, she needs the ability to cast them more frequently.
  • Sorcerer's Shoes item Sorcerer's Shoes are standard mage boots that help Lux bust through her enemies' resistances against her brief bursts of damage

Counterpicks

  • Lux struggles against enemies that can elude her harrass, and she lacks the durability to fight up close.
    • Champions such as ZedSquare Zed and Vel'KozSquare Vel'Koz can fight without getting caught in Lux's spells.
    • Champions such as FizzSquare Fizz and YasuoSquare Yasuo have enough mobility to turn the tables and dive for the kill.

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