“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.
“Take Fleet Footwork. Rush Plated Steelcaps so you can negate some of his damage. You can't really do much until you get Stridebreaker so just try to get as much cs as possible. ”
“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.”
“ 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.”
If he makes a wrong jump or is not standing properly, use R.”
“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.”
“Another ranged top abuser... level 1 you can beat him with full passive but he will poke you while you retreat so i suggest not, level 2 and beyond be carefull of your E he will dodge it with his E, you murder him level 6 and beyond if you are even.”
“Similar to vayne but without the true damage. He also might build black cleaver which can mess you up. Can bully you extremely hard in lane forcing you to sacrifice large amounts of cs and xp. However, very high outplay potential anywhere near tower as he lacks Vayne's condemn and true damage. Free kill if ahead.”
“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)”
“EQ poke and back off immediately, let comet poke force him out of lane. after dirk and some haste you can poke him out of lane after a few rotations. ”