Champion Showcase: Lux

It’s been a quiet week on Summoner’s Rift, with the majority of new upcoming content being comprised of the contents of last week’s blog post. Because of this, I thought it might be fun to do things a little differently this week.

There are over 100 champions in League of Legends, and everyone has a favorite. There are mages and marksmen, as well as tanks and supports. A current favorite of mine has got to be Lux: The Lady of Luminosity. 


Lux is a magician (mage), whose abilities deal solely with the light that she is is captivated by. She was one of the very first champions that I purchased, and her Spellthief Skin was the first skin that I bought for her. I was much younger back then, so the fact that I had saved up enough money to buy a skin for her made me really proud.

Spellthief Lux

Lux’s Abilities

Lux’s abilities are fairly straightforward.

Her Q ability, Light Binding, binds and deals damage to up to two enemies. This is a great ability to use when wanting to initiate a fight. Landing a successful Q gives your team the signal to unleash everything they have upon the enemy.

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Light Binding

Lux’s W ability, Prismatic Barrier, is a protective ability that grants a shield to any ally that it touches. A shield is received when the Barrier is thrown out and another shield is received when the shield is attracted back to Lux, like a boomerang.

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Prismatic Barrier

Her E ability, Lucent Singularity, is one in which Lux tosses out an orb of light into an area, creating a field that slows any enemies that are within it. The orb detonates after five seconds, damaging any enemies in it’s area. Lux can activate the ability again if she wishes to detonate the orb before the five seconds passes.

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Lucent Singularity

Possibly her greatest ability of all, her ultimate (R) ability, Final Spark, is used to damage enemies that are further away. Lux gathers all of the light energy in her arsenal and fires a beam of light that damages all enemies in its wake.

A successful combo of her Q, E, and R abilities can have an enemy taken care of in a split second.

Skins

Lux’s arsenal of skins is incredible. As an old champion, she’s amassed quite a few skins over time. Her most recent skin is Elementalist Lux. This is the fourth ultimate skin to grace League of Legends, and easily my favorite. Ultimate skins are different in that they offer a completely revisualised champion look. Everything is new, from the outfit and animations to the voice and sound effects. In this particular skin, Lux can wield the power of different elements, which make her abilities look different according to whatever element she chooses to wield.

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Elementalist Lux

Another favorite is Star Guardian Lux. As the first skin in the Star Guardian skin line, Star Guardian Lux was an immediate fan favorite.

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Star Guardian Lux

The next few skins are her older skins and there really isn’t anything special about them. They are basic skins that basically just grant her a new outfit.

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As one of League’s oldest champions, Lux has seen her fair share of changes over the years, but they have all come together to make her the powerful sorceress that she is. As of Patch 7.6, Lux is sporting a completely revamped voice-over, bringing her more in line with the updated voice from the Elementalist Skin. Her old voice lines were reworked and some new ones were added, as well.

That about sums it up for The Lady of Luminosity. Lux is one of the very first champions that I played, and I have loved her ever since. She is not too hard to play that a beginner couldn’t learn her, but once she is mastered, she’s near unstoppable.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this slightly different blog. What did you like about it? What didn’t you like? What champion is your favorite? I’d love to know!

Photos obtained via a combination of League and Surrender at 20.