Now to the items! This is where Lucian players get to have some fun, and play with an unorthodox item build that is extremely powerful with Lucian's kit.
As you can see, we start out rushing our Bloodthirster. I prefer the Bloodthirster over BotRK because with this build it is our main source of raw damage. The nerfs to BotRK weren't a complete deal breaker, but with this build Bloodthirster is just better.
This item gives you a ton of early-mid game damage and mobility. More importantly, it's cheap and so are all of it's components.
is a great substitution to Shiv, but it's cost is too much of a burden on your early-game. Shiv has a huge early-game advantage, because the magic damage procs will take advantage of enemy champions before their MR per level runes have maxed. Cost vs efficiency is why I choose Shiv as my second item.
Next I usually go with Black Cleaver. This item gives us damage, health, CDR, and the passive armor reduction procs on each hit with his ultimate and 2x with his passive. It's really good on Lucian.
Lucian's ultimate scales off of AD/AP and also ATTACK SPEED! So we need an item with damage, attack speed, cdr, and movement speed to take full advantage of Lucian's potential. 1 item gives us all of this.
If the game still isn't over we can sell our boots for a Tri Force
Tri Force sounds weird, but it boosts our ultimate in EVERY way with attack speed, AD, and AP. The health, passive, and new speed proc are also very nice, so don't underestimate this item on Lucian.
We can pickup up the CDR we are losing(when selling our boots) while going defensive by picking up one of these 2 items:
For AD heavy teams, this item is great. It gives us a ton of armor, and enemy attack speed reduction, which ups our dueling potential vs enemy AD champions. The CDR is amazing, and more mana is always nice for prolonged battles that include pushing and/or Baron
AP heavy team bursting your nuts off? This item is perfect. With it's recent buffs, Visage is just op. Health, magic res, increased healing, and our precious CDR.
Very good item on every AD, but I would only get this as an addition to Black Cleaver, and not a substitution for it. If the enemy team is stacked with armor, or you are being zoned in team fights by an armor heavy enemy I would recommend this item.
I know, I know, this is a good item on a lot of champions. It's good on Lucian too, but not as good as the other choices.
is going to give you 75 more AD, and with max CDR, you are going to be spamming your spells, which all scale better with
. If the enemy team gets multiple Warmog's, then fine, get it.
shines most vs tons of health.
It's just not that good anymore. Honestly, 9/10 times that someone dies with this item, there are 3-5 enemies that will make a circle around the person's body and wait to 1 shot them when they res. Reviving to be 1 shot isn't worth the item slot, especially when
got so much better and will give you sustain to stay in fights longer.
Different games call for different builds, so feel free to get these items in the order that you want. Wanna Triforce instead of Zephyr? Do it.