“He is quite difficult to actually (Q) reliably due to his kit allowing him to hit you (3) times very swiftly, PTA passive deals more damage than you really want to take from him. Utilize bushes to your advantage to get your (Q) out before he can react. His (R) can be avoided by minions or running to the sides as it is a straight line and can also be cancelled prematurely to allow him to rotate back through his gap close and burst of auto attacks. So essentially he has a lot of range and abilities that let him trade very quickly before our (Q) reaches him without getting the jump.
“TL;DR - DIFFICULT MATCHUP. CONQUEROR OR AFTERSHOCK. SECOND WIND + DORAN’S SHIELD IS A MUST. RUSH NINJA TABI. RESPECT HIS DAMAGE. DON’T GO FOR STUPID CS THAT LETS HIM GET A FULL COMBO ON YOU. ESPECIALLY IMPORTANT IF HE IS RUNNING PTA+IGNITE. VERY SNOWBALLY LANE.Lucian is a difficult matchup for the impatient Darius but if you properly play around your powerspikes and have basic knowledge on the champion, you can absolutely demolish him. Much like all Darius matchups, you have to keep your eyes open for any mistake the Lucian does whether that is wasting his dash, dashing towards you or him misstepping. You will have to give up some CS in order to conserve your HP. Cannon minions are nice and all but you do not want to eat a full combo + PTA from Lucian and lose 60% of your HP. He also builds Cutlass which makes it even more difficult to beat him in an all in. But the thing with Lucian is that if you catch him, he is pretty much dead. You have to play aggressive and look for hooks that you can turn into all ins at level 3, 6 and when you buy Ninja Tabi. And you HAVE to rush Ninja Tabi against him. Phage is great too but only after Tabis. In terms of runes, I’ve found that Conqueror works best because against Lucian, you will just have many close fights which is where Conqueror shines. Aftershock is another great choice but if you have Aftershock but MISS your E, you are likely to lose the fight unless you are super ahead already. Either way, you need to be taking Second Wind and picking up a Doran’s Shield ingame. Rejuvenation Beads are okay but they don’t work too well in early fights as they don’t actually give you any stats. If you ever land your pull on him, he is pretty much dead as with the W slow on him, you will catch up even if he dashes away. If you have ghost, a pull on the Lucian is pretty much a free kill. The good thing about this matchup is that once if you win it and get ahead, the Lucian is pretty much screwed. You will snowball on him super hard and he won’t be able to do much for the rest of the game unless you and your team give him a lot of kills in a teamfight. The bad part is if he gets ahead, he will be a very massive threat to your team.”
“ In order to win this lane, you need to be more skilled than he is. As a ranged champion with a low cool-down dash, he has the full advantage so only outplay will win. Use the healing start because you can sustain with it very well if you keep his pokes to a minimal. Getting a kill will be hard unless he messes up. All your attempts to engage will end when he dashes away because using your Dice to chase is risky. E-Q-E pokes work to work him down. If you get him to half, a double E chase for the kill is viable. Only his flash will save him then and hopefully yours is up to flow. Having a jungle gank just to force his flash is good too because now he's lacking a bit more mobility for a while.”
“Outside of lane Lucian falls off. Your W cancels his E. Nothing much else to say regarding this champ.”
“Another difficult matchup for most toplaners. Lucian is such a headache to deal with. Once he gets Cutlass, you will basically have no hope of beating him. Go Tabi into Rylai if you want a CHANCE of beating him. If you land a pull, you MIGHT be able to kill him but that is assuming that he hasn't poked you down hard. Just give up farm, stand back and farm up. Level 6 you have the advantage in fights. Ghost or Ignite can work well into this lane if you are good as they let you turn a single mistake from him into a lead which you can snowball. But I'd just play it safe until I got my items. You are more useful in teamfights anyway so just make sure he does not get fed and you should be good.”
“Lucian is able to win the trades vs Neeko but its winnable. Make sure to watch out for his Rentless Pursuit (E Dash) Piercing Light (Q) combo during the laning phase.”
“Similar to Vayne and other ranged top laners, this matchup is also very annoying, and lucian is extremely strong early lane, I go doran's shield start in this lane and just try to survive early on, it's almost impossible to hit an E normally because he can just reaction E away very easily when he sees your windup for E, so again you'll have to E-Flash to secure kills in this matchup. Ninja tabi is a great early buy because he auto attacks a ton with the double auto passive, Bramble or exectioners calling is also recommended since they rush botrk. Overall annoying lane but you do outscale him hard in teamfights and hopefully you get some jungle help since he will be pushing a lot early.”
“Dodge his Ardent Blaze(W) aka "Cross Attack Buffer" so he doe not gain movement speed buff and attack speed buff. Move sideway or out of range for his Culling(R). Time fling to counteract with Relentless Pursuit(E) or dash. (Outscaling Edge: Singed) (Sustained 1v1 Trades: Lucian) (Recommended Items: Plated Steelcap, Thornmail, Deadman's Plate) (Fling overrides his E)”
“Latetly we see alot of luci top well if you can make him use his e aggresive you can punish him so hard.You win all in.”
“Lucian is SUPER annoying early in the game. Do not trade with him pre lvl 3 and then after that, only do trades when you have your windwall up.
After level 6, you should be winning comfortably, but still do not underestimate his dmg!”