Jungling is one of the most volatile roles.

One patch could be dominated by early gankers like Lee sin and Elise, and then the next could see a rise of unkillable tanks like Sejuani and Zac. However, the current meta is one suited to champions who can farm their own as well as the enemy's camps as fast as possible in order to get a lead. One of the current best in the current farming meta is Lillia, the bashful bloom.

Let's take a look at how to play Lillia in my Lillia guide!

Lillia Guide: Why Would I Want to Play Lillia? 

Lillia's clear speed in the early game is one of the strongest to date. Her gank setup isn't the greatest pre 6, but once she has access to her ultimate, she can easily take opponents from full health to nothing either by herself or with some help from her team. 

Lillia's Abilities

Passive: Dream-Laden Bough

Lillia's abilities apply Dream Dust, which deals 5% of the target's maximum health total magic damage over 3 seconds, capped at 40 − 100 (based on level) damage against monsters.

Q: Blooming blows

PASSIVE: Lillia gains a Prance stack for 5 seconds whenever she hits at least 1 enemy with her abilities, stacking up to 5 times, with the duration refreshing from subsequent ability hits. Stacks are lost by one every 1 second when the duration ends. Each stack grants Lillia bonus movement speed.

ACTIVE: Lillia swings her censer around her, dealing magic damage to nearby enemies. Enemies hit within the outer edge of the area additionally take the same amount as bonus true damage.

W: Watch Out! Eep!

Lillia dashes to 150 units in front of the target area over 0.759 seconds, though not through the terrain, and deals magic damage in an area around the target spot. Enemies hit within the center are dealt  200% increased damage. Minions take 50% damage from this ability.

E: Swirlseed

Lillia lobs a seed at the target area that rolls forward indefinitely. The seed detonates upon colliding with an enemy or terrain upon landing or while rolling, dealing magic damage to enemies in a cone, slowing them for 3 seconds, and revealing them for 2 seconds.

Swirlseed will cast at max range if cast beyond that. The spot at which the seed will last collide with terrain is highlighted to Lillia while it is rolling.

R: Lilting Lullaby

Lillia casts a magical lullaby over all targetable enemy champions affected by Dream Dust, which arrives after 0.3 seconds and renders them drowsy for 1.5 seconds, slowing by 25%, increasing to up to 50% over the duration. After the duration, they fall asleep for a few seconds.

The next non-persistent, non-minion damage taken by the sleeping targets consumes the debuff to deal additional magic damage.

The most common skill path is to take Q at level one, level two take W, level three take E, and level six take R. You should ideally max Q followed by E, then finally W putting a point in R whenever possible.

lillia skills copy

Lillia's Build

Her mythic item is usually Liandry's anguish for some extra damage over time. Though - in the past - they have occasionally picked up a Moonstone renewer or Night harvester depending on team compositions in game. From here, she picks up a Zhonya's hourglass for some extra defense, and the stasis active synergizes well with her kit.

From here, her item options are

  • Rabadons deathcap, for an ability power multiplier
  • Morellonomicon, for anti healing
  • Void staff, for magic penetration
  • Banshee's, for a spell shield and magic resist
  • Dead man's plate, for more movement speed
  • Demonic Embrace, for even more damage over time and bonus tank stats

Her boots are usually Ionian boots of lucidity, sorcerer's shoes, or mercury treads.

Lillia's Runes

lillia runes

 This rune page allows Lillia to keep up with out-of-position opponents and burst them down either solo or with help from a laner.

Final Thoughts on How to Play Lillia Like a Pro

Lillia's attitude and demeanor do not reflect the true danger she posseses. She is, without a doubt, a jungler worth trying out, as she truly shines in this fast farming meta, and with proper positioning and follow-up, her abilities can ensure you can catch out an entire team.

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