Originally Posted by Original Duck
The only mid laners who don't need blue buff are mid laners who don't use mana. There are no exceptions to this rule, currently; if you use mana and you are in the mid lane, you need blue buff or you won't be able to compete with your mana using mid lane opponent who has blue buff.
Not true at all. I run lux mid and even with the 100mana per E cast, as long as I can harass safely, with an athens, I rarely run out.
Combine with Clarity for awesome OOM-baits and constant harass, I never NEED
Blue buff. However, its DEFINITELY fun in lane.
Also, chalice should be one of the first builds to mid-lane mana hungry champ. MR + awesome regen? Yeah, tyvm.