As the first true Lycan, Lucian possesses several superhuman abilities and is the strongest of his race. He is able to consciously shift between human and wolf form (as well as summon lupine claws, teeth, and eyes while in human form); and his strength and physical abilities are augmented in his wolf form.
Aside from his Lycan abilities, Lucian is also a capable leader and skilled in various areas, such as a strategist, blacksmith and a weapons user of both modern and medieval nature. In modern times, he no longer resorts to his Lycan form for combat, instead favoring the use of various weapons such as a pistols or a pair of wrist-mounted blades.
- Superhuman Endurance: Lucian is able to endure many injuries and show no sign of weakening, including landing on his feet after being hit by a speeding car. He is also able to withstand being shot with silver bullets, and has even endured the extremely poisonous effects of the Vampires' silver nitrate bullets for several minutes.
- Superhuman Strength: Lucian is powerful enough to enter into hand-to-hand combat with Vampires, including the Vampire Elder Viktor, even while in his human form, and goes into close combat with the first-generation Werewolves who by theory are stronger than many Vampires and newer Lycan breeds. When angered by one of his fellow Lycans, Lucian proves to be strong enough to lift him off the ground one-handed.
- Superhuman Healing: Lucian's wounds heal at a superhuman rate of speed, often within minutes. He is capable of forcing projectiles out of his body by sheer force of will, although he notes that it took him centuries to master this trick and the effort required is considerable.
- Superhuman Speed: He can run at very fast speeds, as seen when he chases down Selene's car.
- Superhuman Agility: Lucian can bend his body quickly and nimbly, including jumping into the air and landing on his feet after being hit by a speeding car. He is also easily able to climb up walls and jump from high ledges to the ground in human form without suffering any injury, landing on his feet in the process.