“Recommended: Sustain Runes & Teleport
Tips: Don't E in unless he uses E. Play passively and farm while staying healthy with Passive shield and W. He wants to punish you.”
“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.
“I would’ve said he was easy but after his buffs he can be hard to beat especially if he has jungle help. The lane sucks and you have to give up a lot of cs early on, start E and get whatever minions you can while he pushes it. Be careful of him hitting level 2 first and farm under tower. You can look for fights with passive stacked when it pushes back but generally it is safer to wait until you are level 6 as hitting your E on him can be tricky since he can just E out of it. If you end up committing and missing E you will likely lose early on. Dying early on against Lucian is horrible as you won’t be able to lane against him but if you make it safely to 6 and kill him, he is a walking bag of gold whenever he comes to lane. Be careful of ganks and don’t be afraid to ask for ganks as well, he is pretty squishy and easy to kill.”
“TL;DR - DIFFICULT MATCHUP. CONQUEROR. SECOND WIND + DORAN’S SHIELD IS A MUST. RUSH STEELCAPS. 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. 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 Steelcaps. And you HAVE to rush Steelcaps against him. 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. Either way, you need to be taking Second Wind and picking up a Doran’s Shield ingame. If you are confident, go for Sorcery. 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. Stridebreaker also turns him into a free kill if you are even/ahead. The bad part is if he gets ahead, he will be a very massive threat to your team.”
“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.”
“Lucian top isn’t very good at the moment due to the amount of gap closing champs there are in the toplane. However, Nasus does not really have one except for wither, and it does not take effect until after 6. This matchup would be a 5/10 if you can survive to level 6, but usually it is almost impossible to do. Lucian pre level 6 will just kill you no matter what build you go. Cloth 4 pots can only hold him off, but will not stop him from forcing you to back multiple times in the early game (if your jungler doesn’t help), unless you want to die. By the time you put together sheen, a good Lucian would already be up too much cs and turret plating for you to do anything. Make sure to beg for jungler’s help in this matchup, as if he dies pre level 6, this matchup becomes that much easier. ”
“ 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.”
“This matchup sucks. Level 1 you must fight for 2 first.
If you see lucian is winning in the push, then back off because his 2 spike is strong.
If you get 2 first, instantly jump on him with E for a big trade.
A good lucian will save E to dodge your Q, which is why this matchup sucks.
Dont stand behind minions in this matchup because his Q range is longer if he hits a minion.
If you are on the side, his Q range is only 500 range, which is less than your AA range if he uses Q to click on you.
Ideally, only do long range Qs in this matchup so if you miss, he cant punish you for it.
If you want to engage, Use E first to slow him.
If you E first, lucian might panic and E away, which gives you a free blind.
Be careful with this though because if lucian holds onto E, he can punish you.
It really depends on how lucian plays, but overall just take short trades when you land Q, and if Lucian Qs the wave, you can engage on him with E for a trade.
His Q is his bread and butter combo.
Post 6, save E to cancel his R, but stay in E range of him post 6 so if he jumps on you to engage, you are in range to cancel his R.
Going even in this lane is a win for you because you outscale lucian in 1v1.”
“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.”
If he makes a wrong jump or is not standing properly, use R.”