Leona Build Guide by Chippy

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League of Legends Build Guide Author Chippy

Chippy's Leona build, 9 min Dragon and Laning

Chippy Last updated on October 17, 2011
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Build 1 (Cheat Sheet)

Champion Build: Leona

Health 2896
Health Regen 50.4
Mana 1755
Mana Regen 27.6
Armor 186.8
Magic Resist 106.25
Dodge 0
Tenacity 0
Movement Speed 405
Gold Bonus 2
Attack Damage 159
Attack Speed 30.933
Crit Chance 10%S
Crit Damage 0%
Ability Power 55
Life Steal 0%
Spell Vamp 0
Armor Penetration 11.52
Magic Penetration 0
Cooldown Reduction 42.47%

Recommended Runes

Ability Sequence

Ability Key Q
Ability Key W
Ability Key E
Ability Key R

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The masteries shown here are not yet updated for the current season, the guide author needs to set up the new masteries. As such, they will be different than the masteries you see in-game.


Brute Force
Improved Rally

Offense: 0

Strength of Spirit
Veteran's Scars

Defense: 21

Expanded Mind
Blink of an Eye
Mystical Vision
Presence of the Master

Utility: 9

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There has been a lot of QQ'ing around forums and in games saying Leona can't jungle and her jungle is too slow to be useful. I how ever think this is just a bunch of people unable to use their brain to figure out how to do it. I Actually made this on the day of release of Leona but due to work and being lazy i didn't publish it. but here it is now with the basic understanding of how to jungle Leona and how to 9min dragon as Leona you will also be level 6 by this time if you haven't ganked a lane yet you may do that before dragon if you wish.

i will update this guide everytime there is a change to leona or jungle and with any info i have forgotten about from comments.

***Date Wednesday july 27th Guide Published***

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Masteries + Runes

Below are the masteries and runes i have done this guide with, i use 3 different rune pages and 2 different mastery pages to do this guide and i have killed dragon in 9-10mins with each one. and as you'll see they might not be the first runes that hit you in the face to take.

Main Jungle Rune Page:
9xGreater Mark of Desolation
3xGreater Quintessence of Desolation

2nd Jungle Rune Page:

3rd Jungle Rune Page:

Solo Lane Rune Page:
9xGreater Mark of Desolation
3xGreater Quintessence of Vigor

Masteries are as follows

Main Jungle Mastery Page:


Deadliness 3/3
Plentiful Bounty 1/1
Sorcery 4/4
Alacrity 4/4
Archaic Knowledge 1/1
Sunder 3/3
Offensive Mastery 2/2
Brute Force 2/3

Perseverance 3/3
Good Hands 1/3
Awareness 4/4
Utility Mastery 2/2

Alt Jungle Mastery Page:


Plentiful Bounty 1/1

Resistance 3/3
Hardiness 3/3
Strength of Spirit 3/3
Defensive Mastery 2/2
Harden Skin 2/3
Veteran's Scars 4/4
Ardor 3/3
Resistance 1/1

Perseverance 3/3
Good Hands 1/3
Awareness 4/4

Solo Lane Mastery Page:


Resistance 3/3
Hardiness 3/3
Strength of Spirit 3/3
Defensive Mastery 2/2
Harden Skin 3/3
Veteran's Scars 4/4
Ardor 2/3
Resistance 1/1

Perseverance 3/3
Spatial Accuracy 1/1
Awareness 4/4
Greed 1/1

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Summoner Spells

Flash + Smite - Standard

Lane Best Choices:

Teleport - This will help you to get back in lane, help on other lanes, help to gank. If your solo top this greatly helps your leveling and farming.

Flash - great defensive spell as well as it can be used to play aggrssive. Not to mention nearly every player will take flash, so picking it is countering there escape/engage

Ghost - Gives you a movement speed boost, if you pick it, make sure to spec for improved ghost.

Fortify - This spell is in right hands really great. It can help to kill champions when trying to tower dive, helping against backdooring, defends your towers if you leave lane to gank.

Exhaust - Get down their carry, help to escape, prevent enemies to escape. Pretty good.

Cleanse - This might be great against a lot of CC. I don't think it's the best choice for Leona but in certain situations and against certain enemies this can save your life more than once.

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Skill Order

For Jungle

Q at level 1 for the stun and quick single target damage out put
W at Levels 2-3-5 as the extra armor and damage is amazing not to mention this is probably her best skill for jungle
E at level 4 simply because it helps kills the creep camps quicker also gives you the possibility to pick up a gank in mid or top if someone is low.
R at level 6 well for obvious reasons.

For Solo Lane
R-W-E-Q you can max Q over E if you wish.

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Items Solo/general + Jungle

Solo/General items:
Regrowth Pendant + Health Potion - This is for high health regen and lane survibility

1st Back:
Philo Stone + Boots - For mobility and lane survibility

Upgrade Philo Stone later to counter your Boots pick

Elelisa's Miracle - If you feel you need the Tenacity then be be afraid about getting this item. if you got the CDR boots


Shurylia's Reverie - You can hook this one up for some much needed CDR, and a great speed boost for initiation. If your got the Tenacity Boots

Heart of Gold - grab this item up for some more GP10 and some much needed HP. Also Upgradable to Randuins Later in the game.

Sheen - Sheen grants her some much needed burst when trading blows with enemies in lane.

Upgrade boots Lucidity Boots OR Mercs - Remember which ever one you get upgrade your Philo Stone to the opposite version.

Phage to Trinity Force - I like getting the Phage for the slow + HP. Getting the Ruby Crystal and getting a quick Zeal is also an option. Finish up Trinity Force before moving on.

Banshees - This is to counter the enemy AP it gives you a good bit of health and MR as well as the spell absorb comes in very handy. if the enemy Team is AP heavy get this over Frozen Heart first.

Frozen Heart - Now this item is amazing on her in so many ways. Gives you all the armor you're going to need. Gives her the ability to shut down physical champions with it's passive. If the enemy team is AD heavy get this over banshees first

Possable Finish Items:

Force of Nature + Randuins

Black Cleaver + Starks

Warmogs + Atmas

Alternative Build:
Regrowth Pendant + Health Potion

1st Back:
Philo Stone + Boots

Heart of Gold - Upgrade boots - Phage - Trinity Force - Giants Belt - Wardens Mail - Negatron Cloak - Randuins Omen - Force of nature - Warmoggs Armor - Atma's impaler. ( Phil Stone is sold following this build not upgraded)

2x -> 1x -> -> 1x

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For jungle i use different runes and masteries and an altered item build, i start off with and 2x , and the jungle root goes Double Golems -> Wraiths -> Wolves then back to base buy and 1x , and clear Double Golems -> Wraiths -> Wolves then back to base to buy then go Red Lizard -> Double Golems -> Wraiths -> Blue Golems -> Wolves by now you'll be level 6 with both buffs, back to base and get pick up 1x then head to dragon and slay it! in around 9mins to 9mins 30sec.

Run down:
Double Golems -> Wraiths -> Wolves -> Base -> Double Golems -> Wraiths -> Wolves -> Base -> Red Lizard -> Double Golems -> Wraiths -> Blue Golem -> Wolves -> Base -> Dragon
2x -> 1x -> -> 1x

before you comment why did you flash into dragon, i did that as i started to walk to blue buff instead of red and to make up for the time i lost there and running into mid lane after killing wolves i flash the wall to make up for the time cap, you can how ever run around the wall.