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Lucian, the Purifier, now available for testing!

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ZenonTheStoic

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07-10-2013

Summoners!

It's purifying time! Lucian, the Purifier, is on the PBE and can be played.

Lucian is a highly mobile AD carry with a unique ultimate. His desired strengths are mobility, slipperiness and trick shots ("Trick shot? The trick is not getting shot.&quot through minions. His stated weaknesses are zero CC, no traditional AD steroid and a limited sphere of influence outside his ultimate. By limited sphere of influence we mean that in order to make his presence fully felt, Lucian needs to get within attack range: Q reaches 1100 units, but to cast it you must have a target in 550 range; W can hurt units outside of that range, but to get the followup MS buff once again you have to get within auto-attack range.

There's a couple of cool builds we've been experimenting with here at the office, first and foremost the so-called "Blucian", where you start Dblade into early tears / manamune / blade of the ruined king. People have not had great success with the spirit of the elder lizard and a lot of our Blucians add a little red with a Brutalizer into BC. This is especially useful even on top of a Last Whisper if you find tanks constantly jumping into your stream of bullets and tanking up your ult.

Also keep in mind that Lucian's ultimate does have AS scaling. For those of you who like numbers, the exact formula is:

(AS * AS_COEFFICIENT) + STATIC_ADJUSTMENT = EFFECTIVE_AS

Where AS is your actual Attack Speed (factoring in both buffs and debuffs, but only checked once as you start up the cast), AS_COEFFICIENT is 2.5/3.0/3.5 by rank of the ultimate, and STATIC_ADJUSTMENT is always 2.5. This yields what we're labelling an effective attack speed: the amount of bullets your ultimate will shoot per second. This can go up to crazy numbers (like 10.0) (something about the idea of a 10.0 AS makes me happy). So experimenting with AS has shown to be fun as well.

We're concerned about a couple of things at the moment. First and foremost his overall powerlevel. We expect we'll have to take a little more off, but he has fallen flat on his face in a bunch of playtests, so we don't know yet. Secondly, he seems to snowball extremely hard. We have a few changes prepared that should address this. Finally, while Blucian is a super fun build, it slumps extremely hard in mid-game to the point where your first ulti if you've been building Manamune is probably barely going to tickle the enemy (and before you ask: no, Lucian's ultimate does NOT proc Muramana because that would be crazy.)

We can't wait to hear from all of you and find out how Lucian plays. Enjoy yourselves!


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amitcool

Senior Member

07-10-2013

awesome
im on pbe and he look really cool but his e look empty


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amitcool

Senior Member

07-10-2013

btw with 2.5 as and lvl 3 ult he shot 90 shot per sec (yay for machine gun lucain)
and doing (without ad or ap) 9450 dmg


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CaSpEr The Kille

Recruiter

07-11-2013

Oh man i just got by the queue and then you say its tempolarily diasabled??! :'((((((((((((((((((((


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Rinkishimu

Junior Member

07-14-2013

Hmm excuse me for asking but is pbe open now?


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TrafalgarLaw127

Junior Member

08-13-2013

Is there any reason why you guys are still holding him back from release?


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twix1581

Recruiter

08-15-2013

guys when lucian comes but not on pbe?


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Groudonas

Junior Member

08-17-2013

lucian ulti is kinda hard to aim 1 flash and enemy escapes, but damage on ulti is kinda OP he could even kill baron easily with ulti...


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TheLioner

Junior Member

08-19-2013

We all wanna know what the Lucian's official release date is . ?
PLEASE GIVE US AN ANSWER!


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