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Skill usage

  •  Lux's strength as a mage derives from her respectable amount of utility from her  Light Binding,  Prismatic Barrier, and  Lucent Singularity along with her high scaling ratios and damage potential, particularly from her  Illumination procs and well known  Final Spark. However, she lacks mobility and is vulnerable at close range.
  • The long range of  Lux's abilities allow her to zone and generally counter short-ranged champions.
  • If you hit an enemy with  Light Binding, throw a  Lucent Singularity but do not detonate it until you land an auto-attack. This will allow you to proc  Illumination twice for extra damage.
  •  Lux can be deceptively durable using  Prismatic Barrier; use it in teamfights to grant yourself and your entire team a strong absorption shield.
  • On cast,  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 in the direction you are running. This way, you will be shielded twice, faster.
  •  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, then auto attack; while your auto attack is in the air, detonate the spell so you can get the  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 and  Final Spark can decimate fleeing enemies.
  • Using  Final Spark to hit enemies who are attempting to  Dragon or  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  Lux is used on the map Twisted Treeline, her ability  Final Spark from the middle brush can target enemies at the tower. This gives  Lux and her team an advantage in lane control.
  • It is advised for  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.
  •  Lux benefits from cooldown reduction more so than some casters, as her spells are on a longer cooldown than average. Try obtaining the Ancient Golem buff to use  Final Spark as an effective poke ability.
  • Having a strong map control or Clairvoyance is an effective way to see enemies in the fog of war, allowing for well-placed/timed  Final Spark on low health enemies or epic monsters.
  •  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 just to shave off some of your opponents' HP, due to its low cooldown and high damage output.
    • At 40% cooldown reduction  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 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  Lux's most effective combos is a  Light Binding followed immediately by  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 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  Lux can use is ( Light Binding > auto-attack >  Lucent Singularity >  Final Spark > auto-attack)
  •  Lux can easily punish enemies who overextend or chase her down by kiting with  Lucent Singularity, especially in the jungle, and will make it easy for you to use a  Light Binding and  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  Lux requires fast initiation of spells to pull of her whole combo.
  • Do not neglect her passive  Illumination at any level.  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 at level 11 with a 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,  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

  •  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  Lux's abilities. The primary item of choice for this is Rabadon's Deathcap.
  • The most potent damage items for  Lux include Rabadon's Deathcap, Zhonya's Hourglass and 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 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  Lux's attacks. Penetration helps to make her spells hit harder and be more effective in fights.
  • Twin Shadows can also be a decent item on  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 or escape from pursuing enemies.
  • An  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 is not always a good idea. Rapidly getting it puts your gold income into a slope and delays more important purchases
    • A Lich Bane on  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.
  •  Lux can make good use of Spellthief's Edge and its upgrades as a support especially due to the long range of  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 Deathfire Grasp item
Defensive Abyssal Scepter item Guardian Angel 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 Deathfire Grasp item
Defensive Abyssal Scepter item Banshee's Veil item
Consumables Health Potion item Mana Potion item

Countering

  • All of  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.
    •  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 has a long but limited range, the spell animation is nearly instant, unlike  Ezreal's  Trueshot Barrage.
    • Be careful when you have the  Illumination debuff on while  Lux fires  Final Spark as you will receive both the damage proc from the  Illumination and the laser itself.
  • Move away from  Lux until the  Illumination debuff wears off to reduce the damage you will take.
  • Do not run in a straight line when running away from or chasing  Lux. It is best to sidestep to avoid her  Lucent Singularity or  Light Binding.
  •  Prismatic Barrier does not do any damage, thus you do not need to dodge it. However, be ready to dodge  Lux's other skills.
  • Due to the small and narrow paths in the jungle,  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.  Lux can easily deal massive damage to enemies who stand in a line.
    •  Lux's  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.
  •  Lux is generally countered by champions that can survive her burst and chase her/close the distance, such as  Wukong.
  •  Lux is a skill shot based champion. Though her abilities move rather quickly, it is still possible to dodge them. However,  Final Spark fires instantly; using Flash to escape being hit by this may be necessary.

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