The best champions outside of lane to counter 明烛 include 复仇之矛, 沙漠玫瑰, and 圣枪游侠. These champs are all great at countering 明烛 with win rates over 62%. Even if these 明烛 counter picks are not taken in the same position as you, it's not smart to take them into these matchups. They will likely crush 明烛.
Conversely, if the opposing team picks either 机械公敌 or 炼金术士, 明烛 mains should strongly think about choosing them, as they easily destroys these selections with win rates over 50% against each ofthem.