This isnt really a post to make a statement but its supposed to show you and persuade you to play her mid!
Looking at how most high tiers are playing her in NA, shes really strong against Varya and Celeste. Samuel due to his kiting and Lorelai from her pool empowerment make it a little hard for her thoughz
I tried to find evidence find evidence besides a bunch of responses from tier 10s but due to the nerf for Roam Lyras, CP Lyra rose from that. I looked at VGPro and at her build and abilities path and i found a light piece that can help you think im proving my point correctly.
Thats the path of CP lyra and ill assume its for CP Lyra since that path isnt beneficial to Roaming. 53% Winrate for a assumed CP Lyra Build.
The Key to playing her in lane is to not use her Heavy Missile attack on the minion but only her Light Missiles. Unless u attack the enemy. I see most CP Lyras use their Heavy Attack then run out of energy before the 3 minute mark and leave them unable to teamfight.
When u get Alternating Current you can light attack the minion and that should bring it to 2/3 of its health, then u can double hit it to death. That way it takes u two Lights hits and one Heavy hit to kill it. Its makes lyra less prone to running down her Energy.
Her early game is alright but you really want to farm and farm until u get AC. Thats her core item that brings you online!
Since Midlane is mostly filled with CP Carrys, ill list how to play against them. But like one sentence since i get bored writing long pieces of writing. Im talking about early games for these heros since i dont want to write more ;-;
Samuel: Dont try to fight him, just dont, you’ll lose due to his kiting and perk. Just let farm and attempt to survive until u get AC. Thats when the tables turn. You will soon be able to kite him out with your basic attacks and Imperial Sigil BUT ONLY WHEN HIS DRIFTING DARK IS DOWN!!!
Celeste: Celsetes early game is hella prone to gettin her ass hit by something. Considering your only using her Light attacks against her minion, Throw out occasional Imperial Sigils and trade basic attacks with her. You might get hit by a Helio but your full Basic Attack completed deals more health to her than she does to you since ur a tank. While u basic attack, move always to prevent being hit by a helio.
Varya: Just farm, Varya is weak early game so u can tank a couple hits from her and maybe a Lightning Spear. Your B is really good against her.
Lorelai: Same as Samuel, avoid her and always move to prevent from being hit with her A.
When u unlock her last boost on her portal, u become a turret itself, including being stacked on DE
Crystal Piece and gun thingy <-- For all builds
My Build: Alternating Current–Dragons Eye–Broken Myth–Spellfire–Boots (preferably Halcyon Chargers or Warthreads for a more teamfriendly Lyra)-- Situation Defense
im tired of typing, maybe ill finish later… probably not
If u have questions, ill gladly answer them and proceed to force i mean persuade you to play her