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Skill usage

  • LuxSquare.png Lux's strength as a mage derives from her respectable amount of utility from her Light Binding.png Light Binding, Prismatic Barrier.png Prismatic Barrier, and Lucent Singularity.png Lucent Singularity along with her high scaling ratios and damage potential, particularly from her Illumination.png Illumination procs and well known Final Spark.png Final Spark. However, she lacks mobility and is vulnerable at close range.
  • The long range of LuxSquare.png Lux's abilities allow her to zone and generally counter short-ranged champions.
  • If you hit an enemy with Light Binding.png Light Binding, throw a Lucent Singularity.png Lucent Singularity but do not detonate it until you land an auto-attack. This will allow you to proc Illumination.png Illumination twice for extra damage.
  • LuxSquare.png Lux can be deceptively durable using Prismatic Barrier.png Prismatic Barrier; use it in teamfights to grant yourself and your entire team a strong absorption shield.
  • On cast, Prismatic Barrier.png Prismatic Barrier will instantly cast the shield on you, and when the rod returns it resets the shield on yourself. When running, cast Prismatic Barrier.png Prismatic Barrier in the direction you are running. This way, you will be shielded twice, faster.
  • Lucent Singularity.png Lucent Singularity provides sight. Use it to check bushes or gank spots before approaching to prevent an unnecessary death.
  • A useful trick is to cast Lucent Singularity.png Lucent Singularity, then auto attack; while your auto attack is in the air, detonate the spell so you can get the Illumination.png Illumination passive to detonate right after. If you detonate right after casting however, you may not have the vision to execute the attack.
  • The combination of the long range slow of Lucent Singularity.png Lucent Singularity and Final Spark.png Final Spark can decimate fleeing enemies.
  • Using Final Spark.png Final Spark to hit enemies who are attempting to DragonSquare.png Dragon or Baron NashorSquare.png Baron Nashor may allow you to scare them or even kill steal the Dragon or the Baron buff. Similarly, it can be used to finish off the monster when your team is attempting the kill.
  • If LuxSquare.png Lux is used on the map Twisted Treeline, her ability Final Spark.png Final Spark from the middle brush can target enemies at the tower. This gives LuxSquare.png Lux and her team an advantage in lane control.
  • It is advised for LuxSquare.png Lux not to get into a close-up fight, as her low movement speed, long cooldowns, and relative fragility will work against her. Stay behind your teammates and spam spells into fights from afar to stay out of harm's way.
  • LuxSquare.png Lux benefits from cooldown reduction more so than some casters, as her spells are on a longer cooldown than average. Try obtaining the Crest of the Ancient Golem.png Ancient Golem buff to use Final Spark.png Final Spark as an effective poke ability.
  • Having a strong map control or Clairvoyance.png Clairvoyance is an effective way to see enemies in the fog of war, allowing for well-placed/timed Final Spark.png Final Spark on low health enemies or epic monsters.
  • Final Spark.png Final Spark is great for clearing large amounts of creeps in a lane, and harassment in late-game due to its noticeably short cooldown.
    • Feel free to use Final Spark.png Final Spark just to shave off some of your opponents' HP, due to its low cooldown and high damage output.
    • At 40% cooldown reduction LuxSquare.png Lux can perform it every 30 seconds, which is low enough that she can use it to soften up enemies in a teamfight and then finish off any escaping opponent.
    • During the laning phase and depending on the situation, you can use Final Spark.png Final Spark before recalling to stop a push or scare off the enemy as the cooldown, even at early ranks, is not very high.
    • However, one of LuxSquare.png Lux's most effective combos is a Light Binding.png Light Binding followed immediately by Final Spark.png Final Spark to proc the passive and deal unavoidable damage to those caught. This can effectively turn a fight around if you manage to catch priority targets with this.
  • The damage of her ultimate Final Spark.png Final Spark extends slightly past the targeting icon, but enemies will likely dodge it if they are at the very edge.
  • The most common damage dealing combo that LuxSquare.png Lux can use is (Light Binding.png Light Binding > Lucent Singularity.png Lucent Singularity (without activating it again) > Final Spark.png Final Spark > Auto-Attack > Lucent Singularity (Activate the original one you placed) > Auto-Attack
  • LuxSquare.png Lux can easily punish enemies who overextend or chase her down by kiting with Lucent Singularity.png Lucent Singularity, especially in the jungle, and will make it easy for you to use a Light Binding.png Light Binding and Final Spark.png Final Spark combo right after for damage which will either scare them off, finish them, or weaken them enough for your teammates to finish the job.
  • It is strongly suggested to use smart cast as LuxSquare.png Lux requires fast initiation of spells to pull of her whole combo.
  • Do not neglect her passive Illumination.png Illumination at any level. LuxSquare.png Lux does not put out the most reliable damage, but has a high per level scaling on her passive. In comparison, if you were to fire off a Final Spark.png Final Spark at level 11 with a Rabadon's Deathcap item.png Rabadon's Deathcap, the bonus damage on your ultimate and the bonus damage from your passive would be roughly the same. Spacing your abilities apart and weaving in auto-attacks between each of your damaging abilities will drastically increase your damage at all levels.
  • While not played as often, LuxSquare.png Lux can be played and built to that of a support, requiring a more passive approach to curb her mana costs and lack of hard and reliable disables.
  • When ulting escaping enemies, minimize angle of enemy vector and ult path. Sidestepping in a lane helps.

Build usage

  • LuxSquare.png Lux is a burst mage with a fair amount of team utility but long cooldowns. Thus she benefits most from ability power, cooldown reduction, and mana regen.
  • Ability power simply improves the strength of all of LuxSquare.png Lux's abilities. The primary item of choice for this is Rabadon's Deathcap item.png Rabadon's Deathcap.
  • The most potent damage items for LuxSquare.png Lux include Rabadon's Deathcap item.png Rabadon's Deathcap, Zhonya's Hourglass item.png Zhonya's Hourglass and Liandry's Torment item.png Liandry's Torment. Flat ability power increase both her damage and utility due to her shield scaling.
  • An early source of mana regeneration is crucial due to the spammy nature of her abilities.
  • Void Staff item.png Void Staff is an important item while getting to the later phases of the game. Many enemies naturally gain magic resist as they level, and after a certain point they are able to brush off LuxSquare.png Lux's attacks. Penetration helps to make her spells hit harder and be more effective in fights.
  • Twin Shadows item.png Twin Shadows can also be a decent item on LuxSquare.png Lux, giving her not only AP and CDR, but a little movement speed as well. The active in particular will make it much easier to land her Light Binding.png Light Binding or escape from pursuing enemies.
  • An Elixir of Brilliance item.png Elixir of Brilliance is a decent way to cap out your cooldown reduction, while also granting a fair amount for ability power for 3 minutes.
    • It is worth mentioning that getting an Elixir of Brilliance item.png Elixir of Brilliance is not always a good idea. Rapidly getting it puts your gold income into a slope and delays more important purchases
    • A Lich Bane item.png Lich Bane on LuxSquare.png Lux can be effective in adding another source of damage to a kit that already encourages auto-attacking. However, players should always be careful about getting too close.
  • LuxSquare.png Lux can make good use of Spellthief's Edge item.png Spellthief's Edge and its upgrades as a support especially due to the long range of Lucent Singularity.png Lucent Singularity.

Recommended builds

Summoner's Rift
Starting Doran's Ring item Health Potion item2 Warding Totem item
Essential Athene's Unholy Grail item Sorcerer's Shoes item Rabadon's Deathcap item
Offensive Lich Bane item Void Staff item Morellonomicon item
Defensive Abyssal Scepter item Zhonya's Hourglass item Banshee's Veil item
Consumables Health Potion item Mana Potion item Sight Ward item
The Howling Abyss
Starting Boots of Speed item Nomad's Medallion item Faerie Charm item Health Potion item3
Essential Frostfang item Ionian Boots of Lucidity item Chalice of Harmony item
Offensive Athene's Unholy Grail item Rabadon's Deathcap item Void Staff item Morellonomicon item
Defensive Zhonya's Hourglass item Banshee's Veil item Frost Queen's Claim item
Consumables Health Potion item Mana Potion item
The Crystal Scar
Starting Boots of Speed item Prospector's Ring item Health Potion item2
Essential Sorcerer's Shoes item Wooglet's Witchcap item Lich Bane item
Offensive Void Staff item Blackfire Torch item Hextech Sweeper item
Defensive Abyssal Scepter item Guardian Angel item Moonflair Spellblade item
Consumables Health Potion item Mana Potion item
The Twisted Treeline
Starting Doran's Ring item Boots of Speed item
Essential Athene's Unholy Grail item Sorcerer's Shoes item Wooglet's Witchcap item
Offensive Void Staff item Blackfire Torch item Hextech Sweeper item
Defensive Abyssal Scepter item Banshee's Veil item Moonflair Spellblade item
Consumables Health Potion item Mana Potion item

Countering

  • All of LuxSquare.png Lux's spells are skillshots; move erratically to avoid her spells.
  • When fleeing with low health, do not move in a straight line, in order to avoid her Final Spark.png Final Spark.
    • Final Spark.png Final Spark has a red indicator that indicates where the ability is cast, even in fog of war. Use this to your advantage.
    • Even though Final Spark.png Final Spark has a long but limited range, the spell animation is nearly instant, unlike EzrealSquare.png Ezreal's Trueshot Barrage.png Trueshot Barrage.
    • Be careful when you have the Illumination.png Illumination debuff on while LuxSquare.png Lux fires Final Spark.png Final Spark as you will receive both the damage proc from the Illumination.png Illumination and the laser itself.
  • Move away from LuxSquare.png Lux until the Illumination.png Illumination debuff wears off to reduce the damage you will take.
  • Do not run in a straight line when running away from or chasing LuxSquare.png Lux. It is best to sidestep to avoid her Lucent Singularity.png Lucent Singularity or Light Binding.png Light Binding.
  • Prismatic Barrier.png Prismatic Barrier does not do any damage, thus you do not need to dodge it. However, be ready to dodge LuxSquare.png Lux's other skills.
  • Due to the small and narrow paths in the jungle, LuxSquare.png Lux's spells become more than likely to land, enabling her to fully use her combo, which can devastate any carries or squishies.
    • This also becomes a problem / advantage in team fights that occur in these areas. LuxSquare.png Lux can easily deal massive damage to enemies who stand in a line.
    • LuxSquare.png Lux's Prismatic Barrier.png Prismatic Barrier is also more than likely to hit, shielding all her allies which will cause a large problem / advantage, preventing a large amount of DPS dealt to her team.
  • LuxSquare.png Lux is generally countered by champions that can survive her burst and chase her/close the distance, such as WukongSquare.png Wukong.
  • LuxSquare.png Lux is a skill shot based champion. Though her abilities move rather quickly, it is still possible to dodge them. However, Final Spark.png Final Spark fires instantly; using Flash.png Flash to escape being hit by this may be necessary.

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