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LULU BUILD GUIDE: AP PWN Guide by DanDinh

by DanDinh (last updated over a year ago)

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Greater Mark of Magic Penetration( +7.83 magic penetration)
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Greater Seal of Mana Regeneration( +3.69 mana regen / 5 sec.)
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Greater Glyph of Scaling Ability Power( +1.53 ability power per level (27.54 at champion level 18))
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Greater Quintessence of Ability Power( +14.85 ability power)
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Pix, Faerie Companion
QGlitterlance
WWhimsy
EHelp, Pix!
RWild Growth
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Skill Order

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Pix, Faerie Companion
QGlitterlance
WWhimsy
EHelp, Pix!
RWild Growth

Champion Matchups

The Manly Way to Play LuLu Guide

Hi, This is Dan Dinh, and I am here to show you how to pwn with LULU.



Lulu is a really long range poke harass champion. She should be able to fight, all the way in the back lines, at all times. With the use of Help Pixie, she can use glitter lance at around 1000 Range. Because of this, you can build her without any defense. At the same time she has a shield and a non-ignitable heal so you can also build her as a tanky AP mid if the situation calls for it.

The most important thing about Lulu, is that she can win exchanges versus most champions mid and can usually deal unreturnable damage. Using help Pixie she can deal damage with glitter lance well out of the enemy's cast range. However, when you do decide to exchange attack damage, her passive will grant extra damage making you come out ahead against most enemies.

Summoner Spells



Explanation:
For summoner spells I like to run ghost and ignite. I don't run flash because I like to be far enough back to not need flash. But I also like the ability to chase people down. And really when there is long distance chasing, ghost will generally help you travel more distance over its duration.

Runes

For runes, I generally run 2 different books. The first book which I use most frequently focuses on lots of AP scaling and early mana regen for harass. I run magic pen reds, flat mana regen yellows, scaling AP per level blues, and flat AP Quints. This is the book I run when I know I can zone and harass an enemy without them being able to return the damage.

The second book I run is magic pen reds, Magic Resistance Scaling per level Yellows, flat MR Blues, and Spell vamp Quints. Depending on the type of burst the enemy has. Generally spell vamp works better if you have micro exchange, Flat MR if you go early HP like Dorans Rings, and Flat HP quints if you think the enemy can insta gibb you with a gank from full HP.

Item Builds

When it comes to Item Builds, there are a couple of ways I build her. Either full AP with a deathcap rush after 2 Dorans or I build he tanky, Utility AP. My most common build is starts with Boots and 3 health pots.

The boots give her movement so she can shadow back and forth to either exchange auto attacks or escape the enemy's pokes and ganks. The 3 health pots will give her sustain in lane to exchange and last until her first buy phase.

Her first buy for me inludes 1-2 Dorans Ring. The Doran rings grants me AP & Health which will prevent me from getting bursted when I am ganked. The Mana Regen component will allow me to poke a lot more freely.

My next buy phase is going to either be sorcerer shoes or a hextech revolver. I will go sorcerer shoes if I am not receiving any damage when I exchange as it will allow me to poke harder. However, if I do take significant damage I will get a revolver.

During my 3rd buy phase I will decided whether I want to finish my will of the ancients or get a negatron cloak which will build into an abyssal scepter. If I am still taking too much AP damage with the revolver sustain and I can potentially be bursted really hard, I will get a negatron cloak then finish my will after. However, If I am freely poking, I will finish my Will of the Ancients and start with a blasting wand instead of a negatron cloak.

Once I complete my abyssal scepter. I will either look to build a Rylais Crystal Scepter or a Death Cap. Rylais will provide anti burst if I am still in fear of dying. It will also provide a lot of utility versus melee tanky bruiser champions and allow you to kite. While a death cap is better against squishy ranged champions as you will be able to poke harder and protect your frontline better.

Finally, always as an option, you can fit a kage's pick somewhere in your build and transform it into a Death Fire's Grasp. The DFG is especially good versus zergy type champions as your can burst them really hard sending them off.

Skill Order

The Skill Order for Lulu is very simple.

Obviously you want to skill into Wild growth as a priority.

But with Wild growth aside, you want to max her glitter lance first. This will be Lulu's main source of damage and CC. Also at level nine with decent amount of AP you can clear the ranged minions with a well position glitter lance.

Next, you want to max Help Pixie, this will provide even more damage for when she ganks or exchange damage.

Finally, Whimsy is the ability you max last but you would always want a point into it at level 4. This will give you just enough movement speed to chase people down and escape from enemy pursuit.

Mechanics

For this last section I want to talk about her mechanics. By the end of this hopefully you can learn how to fully take advantage each of her abilities. Lulu is a very interesting character because of her synergy with other champions. For example champions such as Heimer, Jarvan, Shaco, and Yorrick can augment her glitter lance range by using help pixie.

The first thing when it come to taking advantage of Lulu's abilities is to use her auto attack when ever an opportunity arises.

When laning, it is great to beable to land help pixie on an enemy then use glitter lance to do damage. However, the enemy can deal more damage to you if you use help pixie and glittler lance on them, you always use help pixie on minions to poke with glitterlance.

When using Whimsey, you almost always want to use it on yourself or an ally when ganking. The rule of thumb is to only use it on an enemy if they plan on staying and fighting. The slow cc from whimsey is trivial. Speeding up and ally with a cc is much more important than slow the enemy.

Help Pixie, is a very important ability to master. Know when and where to use it can save your ally, grant immense range your your glitter lance and really turn a battle around.

The Same thing can be said with regrowth aswell. A well timed, regrowth save an ally, create crowd control, and turn a battle around as well.

Comments

June 8, 2013 - 08:10 AM #1

you should update it ^^

March 16, 2013 - 02:19 PM #2

I play AP Lulu a lot still, yes. I generally try to focus on a Support/AP type to give her that support edge when in the defensive.

December 14, 2012 - 09:22 AM #3

Is it really that good after many nerfs?

July 28, 2012 - 08:08 AM #4

I was not very happy with this guide the first time i read through it without watching the video, but watching the video completely swayed my opinions. I pretty much exclusively play Lulu as AP mid, and have been having trouble in recent matches with her against more tanky or bursty AP opponents; I plan on trying your mastery suggestions and runes and see how well it does. Thank you for the guide.

July 27, 2012 - 07:59 AM #5

I think it waste too many mana in line, will it?



(without Runes)

July 26, 2012 - 04:40 PM #6

Nice stuff. Was expecting a support guide however, but I'm gladly surprised by the way you use Lulu.



Any comments on bruiser Lulu and Support Lulu?

July 26, 2012 - 11:24 AM #7

ty 4 the guide helped me out alot <3

July 25, 2012 - 11:34 AM #8

I pwned as Lulu with this guide :) +1

July 25, 2012 - 08:53 AM #9

your guide is rediculously fun dan thumbs up

July 24, 2012 - 03:52 PM #10

always missing my flash summoner : (

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