A highly-mobile ranged damage dealer, Lucian punishes enemies for straying too close.
Piercing Light offers Lucian significant harass potential, even through minions,
forcing enemy carries to decide between missing last hits as they dodge his shots or
taking damage as they farm up. Dashing with Relentless Pursuit or landing Ardent
Blaze and a follow-up auto attack on escaping targets gives Lucian the speed boost
needed to close gaps, score kills or escape a deadly gank.
Lightslinger enables Lucian to fire two auto attacks in quick succession after using
his abilities. This offers ample opportunities for the Purifier to bully his lane
enemies and take the upper hand in simple duels. On-hit effects such as life steal,
slows and red buff proc twice, making Lucian all that more likely to survive tough
exchanges and maintain presence in lane.
The Culling, Lucian’s ultimate, is a channeled ability that fires a barrage of
bullets in a straight line, damaging the first enemy champion hit. Unlike many
channeled abilities, Lucian has the option to dash with Relentless Pursuit as he
unleashes The Culling. While on the move, The Culling will continue firing in the
same direction as when activated. Simultaneous use of Relentless Pursuit allows
Lucian to quickly dash away from his approaching enemies or move in towards fleeing
foes. Earning kills with The Culling also refreshes Relentless Pursuit, making Lucian
a swift death dealer while his ultimate is active.
Once teamfights break out, Relentless Pursuit enables Lucian to quickly escape
unfavorable situations and kite pursuing opponents, or skirt around the enemy team to
single out priority targets. When facing off against a group of foes, tagging
multiple enemies with Ardent Blaze gives Lucian plenty of targets to peg for a speed
boost while Piercing Light rips through the group.