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Strategy is highly subjective and may become outdated without any notice. Because of this, the League of Legends Wiki has decided to retire strategy pages and would recommend using other platforms (such as YouTube) to find guides. For more information visit this thread.

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Champion Spotlight

Recommended Items

Summoner's Rift
Starting Doran's Ring item.png Health Potion item.png2 Warding Totem item.png
Early Boots of Speed item.png Lost Chapter item.png Needlessly Large Rod item.png
Essential Sorcerer's Shoes item.png Luden's Echo item.png Morellonomicon item.png
Standard Zhonya's Hourglass item.png Rabadon's Deathcap item.png Void Staff item.png
Situational Athene's Unholy Grail item.png Mejai's Soulstealer item.png Lich Bane item.png
Consumables Health Potion item.png Control Ward item.png Elixir of Sorcery item.png
Twisted Treeline
Starting Doran's Ring item.png Boots of Speed item.png Refillable Potion item.png
Essential Sorcerer's Shoes item.png Wooglet's Witchcap item.png Morellonomicon item.png
Offensive Void Staff item.png Luden's Echo item.png Liandry's Torment item.png
Defensive Zhonya's Hourglass item.png Banshee's Veil item.png Moonflair Spellblade item.png
Consumables Health Potion item.png Elixir of Sorcery item.png
Howling Abyss
Starting Guardian's Orb item.png Spellthief's Edge item.png Health Potion item.png2
Essential Frostfang item.png Chalice of Harmony item.png Ionian Boots of Lucidity item.png
Offensive Athene's Unholy Grail item.png Rabadon's Deathcap item.png Void Staff item.png
Defensive Zhonya's Hourglass item.png Banshee's Veil item.png Frost Queen's Claim item.png
Consumables Oracle's Extract item.png Corrupting Potion item.png Elixir of Sorcery item.png

Tips

Playing As Lux Lux
  • Lux has great zone control 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 Lux Lux
  • Lux has powerful zone control 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 Lux 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

Lux 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 (Transcendence Transcendence, Cosmic Insight 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 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 Arcane Comet is suited for such artillery.
  • Manaflow Band 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.png Ability Power, Magic penetration icon.png Magic Penetration, and Cooldown icon.png Cooldown Reduction. Since she plays safely from the backline, survival items are less dire.

  • Morellonomicon 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 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 Zed Zed and Vel'Koz Vel'Koz can fight without getting caught in Lux's spells.
    • Champions such as Fizz Fizz and Yasuo Yasuo have enough mobility to turn the tables and dive for the kill.

References

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