The key to playing Lapu-Lapu is to assist in group fights and harass. Lapu-Lapu has no mana cost which allows him to spam his skills similar to Alucard. I recommend going for hybrid build for this hero as the basic attack of Lapu-Lapu is a let down and probably wouldn’t function as a carry. Skills wise, you may wish to use flicker for engagements and escapes.
As mentioned above, Lapu-Lapu does not have mana. Therefore, cool down timing is the only limitation of it’s abilities. To overcome this, include some items that will reduce cool skill’s down time. Lapu-Lapu is similar to the fighter version of Eudora/Aurora given it’s burst damage. Make full use of the ultimate to catch and stun enemy foes. Early-mid game time would probably be this hero’s peak.
Various cons of the hero Lapu-Lapu are Poor basic attack damage, Slow animation, Poor Crowd Control
Choosing the correct Emblem plays an important role in ranked matches. Be sure to select the correct Emblem before starting the game.
Given the poor basic attack damage, it is not wise to go for full damage build for Lapu-Lapu as it is not a carry. Hence, I recommend going for a hybrid build to include attack and tank items for this one. You may wish to change certain items to reduce the skill’s cool down time as well.
Items you may want to consider are:
Bloodlust Axe – +70 Physical Attack / +20% Cooldown Reduction / Unique Passive: Bloodthirsty: When skills cause damage, heals 15% of damage as HP for the hero.
Swift Boots – 15% attack speed / +40 movement speed. You require movement speed so you can roam to other lanes. An early speculation with boots will gives you portability in roaming from various lanes and wilderness camp to farm and gank
Hunter Strike – +100 Physical Attack / +10% Cooldown Reduction / Unique Passive: Pursue: Attack that enemy 5 times in a row and improves the hero’s movement speed by 30% for 2 seconds.
Blade of Despair – +130 Physical Attack / +25% Attack Speed / 10% Critical Strike Chance / Unique Passive Despair: Deals an extra 10% damage to an enemy in any abnormal state. What you need in this item is the physical attack boost to improve your bust damage output.
Max Justice Blade (Skill 1), when possible add Chieftain’s Rage (Skill 3), then Brave Stance (Skill 2)
Hero’s Faith (Passive):
Lapu-Lapu receives a layer of Bravery Blessing every time his skill hits an enemy hero. When it reaches 5 layers, hisnext basic attack will cause extra damage (this basic attack won’t be acritical hit) and generate a shield to absorb some damage for himself.
Justice Blade (Skill 1):
Light Blades State – Casts two whirling blades forward, dealing physical damage to enemies hit along the way out and back.
Heavy Sword State – Casts a giant flying wheel forward, dealing physical damage to enemies hit along the way and adding a slowing effect.
Brave Stance (Skill 2):
Light Blades State – Rapidly whirls dual blades, dealing physical damage to enemies along the way. If this ability hits an enemy hero, then Lapu-Lapu’s movement speed will increase for a short period of time.
Heavy Sword State – Rapidly whirls heavy sword and charges forward, dealing physical damage to enemies along the way. Lapu-Lapu’s physical and magic defence will increase after casting this ability.
Chieftain’s Rage (Skill 3):
Light Blades State – Combines dual blades into a heavy sword and swings it forward, dealing physical damage to enemies hit and stunning them. Afterwards, Lapu-Lapu will enter Heavy Sword State.
Heavy Sword State – Waves weapon, dealing physical damage to surrounding enemy units. Passive: Basic attack’s damage increases in the Heavy Sword State.
The mysterious waters to the south of the Land of Dawn are dotted with islands big and small. Here the land is fertile, the climate mild. Life thrives, and food is in abundance. People live lives of peace and happiness. But one day, a group of invaders came upon this peaceful land and disrupted the happy lives of the people. The chief of Makadan Island, Lapu-Lapu, refused to become anyone’s slave. The enemy has iron spears. We have brave hearts, he declared. Lapu-Lapu took up his twin blades and led his people into battle, slaying countless invaders. Under his leadership, they won victory and the respect of the enemy, free once again to live in peace. But this incident of outside invaders made our hero aware of the world beyond the island, and though beset by enemies, he packed his bags and began a journey to learn about this world.