LeBlanc Build Guide by Mini Shirazi
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This is my first guide ever so it might live up to all your needs but I will add things over time until everyone is happy!
So, this guide is about the mighty LeBlanc. I have played a lot with LeBlanc and I have read alot of guides and tutorials about her but I wanted to get my own guide out there since this build works really well for me.
Now you might ask,
This is why you want to play with LeBlanc:
LeBlanc is a super strong early-mid game champion, her role is to make sure that your team wins the game from the start until late game starts. Once late game starts your team will hopefully be superior over the other team since you have taken down all forms of threat during early-mid game.
She is one of the best burst-damage champions in the game and can kill an enemy in less than 2 seconds.
This is one of the few reasons to why you should get LeBlanc but you will get more reasons as this guide continuous.
Pros / Cons
+ Super strong in 1v1 battles
+ One of the best champions early-mid game
+ One of the strongest burst in the game
+ Incredible mobility
+ Great ganker
- Not that great late game
- Not that great in other lanes than mid
- Might get focused
- You need to have good reactions^^
- She have one skillshot, although, not always negative
Key by default!
: Mirror Image(Passive) - When LeBlanc drops below 40% Health, she becomes invisible for 0.5 seconds. When the invisibility fades, she creates a Mirror Image that deals no damage and lasts for up to 8 seconds.
Mirror Image has a 1 minute cooldown.
: Sigil of Silence(Q) - LeBlanc projects an orb towards her target, dealing magic damage and marking the target for 3.5 seconds. If the target takes damage from one of LeBlanc's abilities, the sigil will trigger, dealing damage and silencing the target.
Damage: 70/110/150/190/230 (+0.6) magic damage and marking the target for 3.5 seconds.
If the target takes damage from one of LeBlanc's abilities, the mark will trigger, dealing 20/40/60/80/100 (+0.3) magic damage and silencing the target for 2 seconds.
Cost: 70/75/80/85/90 Mana
: Distortion(W) - LeBlanc rapidly moves to a target location, dealing magic damage to nearby units. In the following 3 seconds, she can activate Distortion again to return to her starting location.
Damage: 85/125/165/205/245 (+0.6) magic damage to nearby units. In the following 3 seconds, she can activate Distortion again to return to her starting location.
Cost: 80/85/90/95/100 Mana
: Ethereal Chains(E) - LeBlanc flings illusionary chains towards a target location. If it hits an enemy unit, it will deal initial magic damage and slow their movement speed by 25%. If the target remains shackled for 2 seconds, the target takes additional magic damage and is unable to move.
Damage: 40/65/90/115/140 (+0.5) initial magic damage and slow their movement speed by 25%. If the target remains shackled for 2 seconds, the target takes an additional 40/65/90/115/140 (+0.5) magic damage and is unable to move for 1/1.3/1.6/1.9/2.2 second(s).
Cost: 80 Mana
: Mimic - LeBlanc can cast a more potent version of the previous spell she cast.
Damage: 10/25/40% increased damage.
Cost: 100/50/ Mana
Range: Depends on the ability copied
i have chosen(Ignite) and (Flash).
And this is why.
: When you burst an enemy down, the enemy might still have a little health left, and maybe your deathfire grasp is on cooldown or you don't have it yet. Then ignite is there to finish them off. Since it has a pretty good range you dont need to be super close to the enemy.
: LeBlanc does already have a great mobility so you might ask why you should get flash that gives you even more mobility?.
Here is the explanation:
Why you burst a enemy down and they still have some HP left but all your abilities and Ignite is on cooldown, the you can simply flash closer to the enemy and finish the of with a basic attack.
Or you just want to escape from a bad situation or get closer to an enemy. The possibilities are endless and overall flash is a beast skill that you cant live without once you get it.
The masteries that I have chosen are pretty self explanatory but I briefly go over them.
The masteries I have chosen in this tree will give you a ability power boost. This can be great for some extra damage. Because who says 'No' to extra AP?
This tree is useless from LeBlanc since LeBlancs only purpose is to jump in and finish an enemy off and then jump back. She is not there to tank or even be in the middle of any battle.
This tree is incredibly important since it will give you a cooldown down reduction on your flash by 15 sec. that might actually save your life or get you that kill. It also gives you improved mana regeneration, which is great for LeBlanc since you will run out of mana pretty quickly if you use your abilities a lot. More to that later.
The runes are as the masteries self explanatory but I will tell you what they are good for.
I have chosen flat AP runes and not scaling AP runes. Now, you might say that scaling AP runes gives your more AP but as I wrote earlier, LeBlanc is a early-mid champ and that is why she need the AP boost in the beginning and not over time.
Some might say that I should switch for some Health runes but that is useless too since LeBlanc is not there to take a heavy amount of damage.
But these runes are really expensive and will cost you a lot but they will at the same time help you so much.
This is the items you should get! And some situational items as well.
Start of round:
Standard, not much to say.
So we can stay in lane for a longer duration and not get forced to recall so the enemy get a level advantage.
This is the perfect boots for LeBlanc. Get easier kills by ignoring some of their Magic resist.
This item gives you the most AP out of all items in the game and is a solid first item for LeBlanc.
This gives alot of AP as well as a active that can secure a those kills when your abilities are or CD or your out of reach to auto attack.
It's magic penetration is incredibly important. But if the enemy don't build magic resist consider getting Zhonya's Hourglass instead.
If the enemy team is mostly a AD team or mixed then this item will save a lot of times. It's active will might save you as well or secure a win in a teamfight for you team.
This item is good but LeBlanc is not supposed to die in team fights, that means this item gets kinda useless, so I suggest getting this item "Abyssal Scepter" instead.
Gives you magic resist which is great against a strong AP team. It's passive is also really great as you will be able to deal a lot more damage.
So, it is not always easy to get a lot of kills and all that if you face a hard champion from the beginning. If you play draft mode, then if you see that the enemy picks a champion that is to hard for LeBlanc then consider to switch to another one.
Twisted Fate: Easy
Miss fortune: Easy
Start of the round
You must make sure that you get the mid lane since it will be really hard otherwise. LeBlanc is a 1v1 champ. and should not go against more than that. Also LeBlanc is famous for her ganking skills and the easiest way to bank is by being in middle lane.
Get the items that I listed above and go to mid and get ready.
This chapter will be pretty short but it is very important!
You will need the blue buff to be able to stay in your lane and harrasing the enemy.
A combo of all your attack will result in a mana bar that has less than half left.
Although you can't get the blur buff by yourself in the beginning so ask for some help by your teammates and they will probably help you. It's is even better if you can get help from you jungler.
Farming: It is really important that you farm and try to kill as many minions as possible. It is really important because it will give you gold and xp.
You should not attack the enemy in the beginning, you should instead wait until you get to level 6 and then try to take the enemy down.
How to take them down:
There are numerous ways that you can kill an enemy with LeBlanc but I am just gonna write a couple of them here. But first!
Wait for a good moment, when the enemy is not near her/his minions, position your self in a way that you can easily escape but at the same time being a great threat to your opponent.
Note: All keybindings are by default. Also, after every combo, hit W to get back to start position, if you started with W!
Use your "W", Quickly hit "Q" and and click the enemy and then quickly again hit "R" and click the enemy. By now your enemy should be dead, if not, then use your "E" or Ignite.
Ability sequence: W,Q,R, if not dead E or Ignite
Flash forward, hit "Q","R" and finish with "W". if not near use E or ignite
Ability sequence: Flash,Q,R,W, if not dead E or Ignite
Use "W", hit "E" and then hit "Q" and then "R".
Ability sequence: W,E,Q,E if not dead, Ignite
Hit "E", then hit "Q", then "R", finish with "W" if not dead, ignite
Ability sequence: E,Q,R,W if not dead, ignite
Thats how you can kill an enemy with a full HP bar or a little less.
If the enemy only have a little HP left then a combo of Q,R is enough!
Next step: Now its time for some free roaming:)
Continue to kill minions but as soon as a gank opportunity comes up on either bot or top lane, go there and just finish an enemy off with one of the combos listed above.
Thats it for early game. You can easily get 5-8 kills during this time!
If you read her abilities carefully you would have seen that LeBlanc can silence and snare. And with a combo of E,Q,R the enemy will get silenced for 4 seconds and then snared for 2.2 seconds if "E" is maxed out. This is excellent for mid game and late game as it will help your team catch up on an running enemy or making an fed enemy useless in a team fight.
But that is mostly for late game but it might help you in mid game too.
What happens in mid game?
-In mid games you will still kinda lane but it will a a lot more free roaming from both teams so you better be careful and not get ganked.
I suggest that you keep on doing what you have been doing from the start of the game but a little less laning.
If a team fight starts YOU MUST NOT BE IN CENTER! LeBlanc will get killed in less than a second so all that you have to do is just to stand back and when a enemy with low health tries to run away you can just "W" after him and finish them with a Q,R combo. If there are no enemies with low health try to use your "E" and help your team by snaring the difficult targets.
If your enemies are smart then they will probably be building some magic resist items so go for Void staff as soon as possible to still get them kills pretty easily.
But to do all this stuff what's important is that you get the kills early game. I have my self played a lot of games where my teammates have gotten the kills instead of me(I am not being a 12 year old complaining about KS and stuff but still), and that will result in, you not getting as much gold as you need and you won't be able to get the stuff you want, which result in a bad mid game.
As I stated before LeBlanc is not that great Late game but can support her team really well by silencing and Snaring the powerful enemies. I had it pointed out to me in the comments that she can still do some heavy damage and finish enemies of pretty easily, so I will try explain how.
Besides silencing and snaring enemy during late game LeBlanc can still do some heavy damage but you have to switch around the combos a little.
By the time of late game you do need to have Deathfire-grasp(DFG), otherwise you can't kill anyone.
So when you see an enemy not so close to his team, jump in with W,DFG,Q,R,Ignite/E. This way you will probably kill the enemy if not, the ignite will probably take them down. Then just W away to safety again.
But that will hopefully not happen since LeBlanc has a really great mobility.