Lucian vs Nunu & Willump Counter Build

How to Beat Nunu & Willump as Lucian


We at MOBA Champion evaluate millions of recently ranked League of Legends games each week. In our data, Lucian faced off against Nunu & Willump in 54,974 games. With so many games with Lucian versus Nunu & Willump provides us confidence in our ability to prepare informative data and a pro build to wreck your enemy.

This counter pairing is somewhat uncommon. Lucian is forced to battle against Nunu & Willump in only 4.5% of his games. Unfortunitally, Lucian has done a terrible job of beating Nunu & Willump. Normally, Lucian wins a lowly 46.0% of the time the champions face each other in. In Lucian against Nunu & Willump rounds, Lucian’s team is 1.0% less likely to obtain first blood. This implies that he most likely won't be able to get first blood versus Nunu & Willump.

Matchups Analyzed


Win Rate


Team First Blood


Best Lucian Items to Counter Nunu & Willump

The best items to prioritize in your Lucian versus Nunu & Willump build include Essence Reaver, Navori Quickblades, and The Collector. When Lucian used at least these three pieces in his build, he performed significantly better when facing Nunu & Willump than with most other commonly used builds.

Essence Reaver Item Navori Quickblades Item The Collector Item

Best Lucian Runes to Counter Nunu & Willump

To have the best probability of defeating Nunu & Willump as Lucian, you should take the Press the Attack, Presence of Mind, Legend: Alacrity, Cut Down, Taste of Blood, and Ravenous Hunter runes. Of all the rune sets players chose for Lucian vs Nunu & Willump counterpicks, this mix of runes resulted in the best win rate. We have also included the best Nunu & Willump runes to counterpick against Lucian in order to help you interpret how he will likely be built against you.

Best Lucian Runes

Press the Attack Rune Press the Attack
Presence of Mind Rune Presence of Mind
Legend: Alacrity Rune Legend: Alacrity
Cut Down Rune Cut Down
Taste of Blood Rune Taste of Blood
Ravenous Hunter Rune Ravenous Hunter

Best Nunu & Willump Runes

Phase Rush Rune Phase Rush
Nimbus Cloak Rune Nimbus Cloak
Celerity Rune Celerity
Waterwalking Rune Waterwalking
Revitalize Rune Revitalize
Conditioning Rune Conditioning


The subsequent tables show some important Lucian against Nunu & Willump counter statistics that may help us figure out the differences and similarities between the two. For instance, Lucian’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of 2.1 is not as good as Nunu & Willump’s KDA ratio of 3.0, indicating that Lucian may be less central to his team's team fighting potential than Nunu & Willump. This observation is largely fueled by the differences in assists.

Battle Stats


Lucian Stats
7.5 4.6
Nunu & Willump Stats


Lucian Stats
6.4 5.6
Nunu & Willump Stats


Lucian Stats
6.2 12
Nunu & Willump Stats

Largest Killing Spree

Lucian Stats
3.3 2.3
Nunu & Willump Stats

Damage Dealt

Lucian Stats
19473 11823
Nunu & Willump Stats

Damage Taken

Lucian Stats
18714 33670
Nunu & Willump Stats

Objective Stats

Towers Destroyed

Lucian Stats
5 5.3
Nunu & Willump Stats

Inhibitors Destroyed

Lucian Stats
0.8 0.9
Nunu & Willump Stats

Dragons Killed

Lucian Stats
1.8 2.1
Nunu & Willump Stats

Barons Killed

Lucian Stats
0.4 0.5
Nunu & Willump Stats

Gold Earned

Lucian Stats
11577 10122
Nunu & Willump Stats

Minions Killed

Lucian Stats
158 31
Nunu & Willump Stats

Lucian typically has a much larger longest kill spree than his opponent does. On average, Lucian receives less damage than Nunu & Willump. This typically indicates different amounts of tankyness; however, it can also imply that the champion with more HP has less mobility and thus is unable to escape further harm when engaged or poked.

Lucian commonly totals many more minion kills than Nunu & Willump. Champs who on average don't amass many minion kills usually do not have to have much CS to be effective. Instead, they are able to scale fully off their abilities alone. Yet, champions with scores of minion kills, such as carries, usually require a lot of gold to be useful. In either situation, try to do better than the averages shown here to do well.

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How We Analyze Our Matchups

For this counter guide, we analyzed 54974 Lucian vs Nunu & Willump matchups from recent LoL games. We use rigorous data cleaning and processing methods to ensure that our counter stats are of the highest quality. You can rest assured that the recommended build to counter Nunu & Willump as Lucian comes from real data and is not the fabrication of some random LoL player, as some other sites provide. You can use the filters at the top of the page to view the most relevant stats and items to your rank.