THIS SECTION IS OUTDATED :(
Items that work well with Lux
Two dorans rings most importantly give you the mana regen you need to harass with your
. The fact that I take mana regen/lvl yellows strengthens the incentive to pick up two dorans rings for the much needed early-game mana regen. Dorans rings are great early game items because they are very cost effective for a low price.
for three reasons.
1. Lux is all about burst. Cooldowns don't really matter because you should be 1 shotting your target
2. s provide magic pen., which you do need in order to achieve full damage potential.
3. You should be getting every blue buff, which already gives you a large amount of cooldown reduction.
The deathcap is the most important item in your build. This item provides you with raw AP, making you a much bigger threat. Usually, before deathcap your
leaves enemies at a sliver of HP. If you farm well and get your deathcap at around 20-22 minutes, your combo is guarenteed to 1 shot the enemy mid or bottom lane. Getting any other item at this point would not be wise, for raw AP is what Lux needs.
Due to your passive, there is a strong incentive to auto attack your enemies after they are lit up by your
. If you're going to auto attack them, you might as well get a
. I get a
after my deathcap rather than a
because ideally, your combo should have killed your target already. Getting a void staff would just be overkill. With Lich Bane, you can auto attack a different target for large amounts of damage. Also, Lich Bane gives you another source of damage. Lux has very long cooldowns for an AP mid. In order to alleviate this, you can use Lich Bane to spread out your damage output.
After your Lich Bane, now is the time to get that void staff because it's shifting towards late game, and enemies generally get more MR by now. In addition, the tanks will generally become more tankier, allowing them to stick on you easier. With that said, you might be forced to use spells on them, and the void staff definitely helps you deal more damage.
This item is good if the enemy bruisers are fed and can stick on you easily. Ideally, you want to complete your combo on a desired target really quick then activate zhonyas and flash away. This is assuming that if you don't, the enemy bruiser will be in your face until you die, rendering you useless.
At a cheap price, this item allows you to escape a stun or slow that could kill you. However, you should be in the back of your team, safe from CC. I would buy this item if the enemy had a champion that can CC you unexpectedly.
Items that don't work well with Lux
Lux's cooldowns are so long that spell vamp is pretty much useless on her. It would be much more effective spending your gold on a
if you are getting hit because of a CC spell.
DFG requires you to get into range before your burst
, lets say after you
. As opposed to Lich Bane, which requires you to get into range after. This unnecessarily puts yourself in risk to getting caught. It also adds to your burst, which is not what you want. You already have huge burst, a Lich Bane would be a better choice because it add to your DPS after your burst combo. Also, Lich bane is a better item because you don't have to hit your desired target. You can auto anyone near you just to add that bit of damage for your team. The cooldown on Lich Bane is 2 seconds, so even if you cast
, you have the chance to add to your DPS.
Unless you are playing dominion, blue buff should provide you with all the CDR you need. It's a waste of gold to spend it on CDR as Lux.
already provides you with a slow. Even so, you should start with your
anyways, snaring them in position. Furthermore, even if we disregarded that,
s is only good on champions with low cooldowns, basically the opposite of Lux.
Items that could work
looks like a great item for Lux. Because of Lux's long range, she should rarely die and should only be increasing in kills, not deaths. This is very true, so getting a large amount of stacks should be easy. But for me, I dislike the idea of the possibility of losing AP. The option of getting soulstealer is a sound one but one that I personally dislike.