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Lex is a low floor champion, but a high ceiling. He's great for new players or someone to main, but not good for an average player to just pick up simply because there are better options for that. The problem with Lex is that the enemy team needs to feed hard on him. He gets items and credits faster than most champions, but he has no burst abilities besides Pursuit which doesn't work against groups that well. Pursuit is best with discovery because that's Lex's burst talent. However, Lex has great roaming potential and can intercept a 2 v1 with Death Hastens for an easy win. He is also good at going around the point taking out the healers and running back. His two drawbacks are his screen shake when he fires fast and the Discovery slot machines (just call it slots, but not the passive because it's different) randomness.

Talents to Use
Build Section
Notes

The first you get is Discovery which is your starting talent and good at low-skilled environments.

Discovery
Discovery

Discovery

Retribution

Increase the damage you deal to your Retribution target by 30%.

Level 1

Notes

Bursting with potential (get it?), but relies on slots and the ability to aim as well with the smoothie aim.

Heroism
Heroism

Heroism

Combat Slide

Gain Immunity to Crowd Control and reduce your damage taken by 90% while using Combat Slide.

Level 1

Notes

This is so bad. The reason why is because you usually HAVE to run this with a slide reset build, but getting shot during sliding isn't the problem, it's after. Lex's slide lasts too short even with the max distance. People can compare this to Mokoa and it would good on him so why not Lex, but Mokoa has a large hitbox to tank damage for your team. Lex just slides around and not killing anyone or helping the team. Overall, it can be used, but stay clear of this talent in Ranked.

Death Hastens
Death Hastens

Death Hastens

Weapon

Your weapon shots deal 680 damage every 0.7s, but your Ammo count is reduced.

Level 1

Notes

If this was his normal gun instead of his present smoothie shaker, Lex would be so much better. Death hastens is like Andro's Cursed Revolver, but if Andro's original gun was bad. This is like Cassie, but instant travel. 680 times 3 equals 2040 which is big damage. Plus, heads shots are a whopping 1100 damage at an effective range. It also helps to poke.

Builds
Notes

These builds are good, but you can tweak them.

Standard
Warrants Out

Warrants Out

Combat Slide

Increase your Movement Speed by 40% for 2s after Combat Slide ends.

Level 4

Juke Boots

Juke Boots

Armor

Increase your maximum Health by 200.

Level 4

Commencement

Commencement

Combat Slide

Increase the travel distance of Combat Slide by 10%.

Level 1

Justice Served

Justice Served

Retribution

Heal for 15% of your maximum Health after getting a Killing Blow on your Retribution target.

Level 1

The Hunted

The Hunted

Retribution

You gain 50% Lifesteal against your Retribution target.

Level 5

Notes

The mark buff means the marked package is mandatory. I think I got this somewhere.

Mark 2 Speed
Warrants Out

Warrants Out

Combat Slide

Increase your Movement Speed by 50% for 2s after Combat Slide ends.

Level 5

Juke Boots

Juke Boots

Armor

Increase your maximum Health by 250.

Level 5

Inescapable

Inescapable

Retribution

Increase your Movement Speed by 15% while you are within 60 units of your Retribution target.

Level 3

Requip

Requip

Combat Slide

Generate 2 Ammo after activating Combat Slide.

Level 1

Commencement

Commencement

Combat Slide

Increase the travel distance of Combat Slide by 10%.

Level 1

Notes

Another version.

Auto Aim
Compel

Compel

In Pursuit

Reduce the Cooldown of In Pursuit by 6s.

Level 5

Wicked Don't Rest

Wicked Don't Rest

Combat Slide

Reduce the Cooldown of Combat Slide by 15% for each enemy hit by your weapons.

Level 3

The Hunted

The Hunted

Retribution

You gain 30% Lifesteal against your Retribution target.

Level 3

Fortitude

Fortitude

In Pursuit

Heal for 75 for each shot hit while using In Pursuit.

Level 3

Assail

Assail

In Pursuit

Generate 3 Ammo after activating In Pursuit.

Level 1

Notes

I don't why you're playing Lex, the other person with the L is better at this.

Ammo Hastens
Requip

Requip

Combat Slide

Generate 6 Ammo after activating Combat Slide.

Level 3

Assail

Assail

In Pursuit

Generate 6 Ammo after activating In Pursuit.

Level 2

Well-Oiled

Well-Oiled

Weapon

Increase your Reload Speed by 20%.

Level 4

The Hunted

The Hunted

Retribution

You gain 50% Lifesteal against your Retribution target.

Level 5

Compel

Compel

In Pursuit

Reduce the Cooldown of In Pursuit by 1.2s.

Level 1

Notes

Ammo Spam

Ammo Slide
Wicked Don't Rest

Wicked Don't Rest

Combat Slide

Reduce the Cooldown of Combat Slide by 25% for each enemy hit by your weapons.

Level 5

Assail

Assail

In Pursuit

Generate 6 Ammo after activating In Pursuit.

Level 2

Requip

Requip

Combat Slide

Generate 6 Ammo after activating Combat Slide.

Level 3

Warrants Out

Warrants Out

Combat Slide

Increase your Movement Speed by 40% for 2s after Combat Slide ends.

Level 4

Compel

Compel

In Pursuit

Reduce the Cooldown of In Pursuit by 1.2s.

Level 1

Notes

Spam Ammo

Items for Feeding
Cauterize

Cauterize

Weapon

Your weapon shots reduce the effect of healing on your target by 25% for 1.5s.

Level 1

Life Rip

Life Rip

Weapon

Your weapon shots gain +10% Lifesteal.

Level 1

Kill to Heal

Kill to Heal

Armor

Getting a kill or elimination heals you for 300 Health.

Level 1

Nimble

Nimble

Armor

Gain 7% Movement Speed.

Level 1

Notes

All of these are good. You can just buy these items if you don't need anything else. This is the feeding layout.

Anti Skye or CC
Cauterize

Cauterize

Weapon

Your weapon shots reduce the effect of healing on your target by 25% for 1.5s.

Level 1

Illuminate

Illuminate

Armor

Increase the range at which you see nearby stealthed targets by 15 units.

Level 1

Haven

Haven

Armor

Reduce the Damage you take from Direct attacks by 7%.

Level 1

Life Rip

Life Rip

Weapon

Your weapon shots gain +10% Lifesteal.

Level 1

Blast Shields

Blast Shields

Armor

Reduce the Damage you take from Area of Effect attacks by 7%.

Level 1

Resilience

Resilience

Armor

Reduce the duration and effectiveness of Crowd Control and Slows by 20%.

Level 1

Notes

Crazy how you need a buy plan for Skye. Just replace the wining items for defensive options to be more reliable.

Spamming
Cauterize

Cauterize

Weapon

Your weapon shots reduce the effect of healing on your target by 25% for 1.5s.

Level 1

Deft Hands

Deft Hands

Weapon

Increase your Reload Speed by 20%.

Level 1

Chronos

Chronos

Armor

Reduce the Cooldown of all your abilities by 10%.

Level 1

Morale Boost

Morale Boost

Armor

Increase your Ultimate charge rate by 10%.

Level 1

Life Rip

Life Rip

Weapon

Your weapon shots gain +10% Lifesteal.

Level 1

Wrecker

Wrecker

Weapon

Your weapon attacks deal 20% increased Damage to Shields.

Level 1

Bulldozer

Bulldozer

Weapon

Your weapon shots deal 20% increased Damage to Deployables, Pets, and Illusions.

Level 1

Notes

Just burn the enemy to the ground. Pursuit counts as a weapon shot so free money. Literally. Discovery with Ammo Spam (Tweak the Death Hastens build) is toxic.

Matchups
Champion Section
Weak Against
CassieKinessaStrixRuckusRaumMakoaKhanAtlasBarikAsh
Notes

Lex doesn't have a strong match-up as he wrecks equally. I would say, in a forced 1 v1 situation, Lex would struggle against these if equally skilled and being able to slide.

Can kill easily if good enough -Against
AndroxusAshAtlasBarikBomb KingBuckCassieCorvusDredgeDrogozEvieFernandoFuriaGrohkGroverImaniInaraIoJenosKhanKinessaKogaLexLianMaeveMakoaMal'DambaMojiPipRaumRuckusSerisSha LinSkyeTalusStrixTerminusTiberiusTorvaldTyraViktorVivianWilloYingZhin
Notes

I mean, he doesn't counter anything really, but has no glaring weakness besides crowd control or the lack of in his kit. Or any burst.

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