Originally Posted by Eyemite
True I guess I meant if you rune mastery and itemize for cooldowns they "can" be low but yes that doesn't come into play until later in the game. So her early game is probably not the strongest
The first two items I build are BFT and hextech sweeper. And the first section of BFT I get is the cdr section an some boots and health pots and a mana pot. By the time those items are built along with masteries your cdr is at least 36%, just 4% shy of the cap, and that is not counting any cdr runes.
Those two early items also give some health while getting strong ap and mobility. I get sorc boots and add the flat speed boost to boots. With the 10% speed buff to hextech, lux movement speed after boots are complete is around 430, once lichbane is completed that goes to around 450 movement speed.
That keeps her alive and makes it easier for her to dodge and kite. She is fast, has snares, and hits like a truck if caught. Dominion is the kind of map where the enemy tens to STAND STILL - ALL THE DAMN TIME because they are capping, I can't count the number of times a bot gank turns into me defending the the base near their bot behind a pillar, only to line up a binding, singularity, ult, and a POP with me last hitting them.
If they are not dead they are severely injured and have to either retreat or bring help, if I need to retreat I often have the cd on the ult low enough that I can delay the cap just a bit longer. She is extremely good on this map. You don't need to build her tanky at all, her role is to be an agile fast moving ap artillery machine and offensive support. Cap stopper, base defender, and she holds her own in a lane surprisingly well with the cdr items.
People say swain can be strong but I can't play him worth a damn with the changes in season 3, his tankiness is nowhere near enough to withstand the damage from numerous champs. But with lux, I don't play to try to survive, I play to not get hit in the first place and damage from afar in relative safety. If kass comes in I may die, but honestly, I'd rather be lux facing him than malz, at least when I die I can revive and laser him and delay a bot cap.
Again, she is amazing, I wonder if people are just not building/playing her right.
The only bot laner I can't deal with is yorick and the rare godline lee sins who get a freaking qss/mercurial and become instant death.