Build Guide by Pat Kaps

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League of Legends Build Guide Author Pat Kaps

LeBlanc, The Mage Assassin

Pat Kaps Last updated on November 4, 2010
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Ability Sequence

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

Not Updated For Current Season

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: 9

Strength of Spirit
Veteran's Scars

Defense: 0

Blink of an Eye
Mystical Vision
Presence of the Master

Utility: 21

First off I'd like to say that LeBlanc is one of the most fun champions I have played in a long, long time. She is like a mixture of Akali, Kassadin, and Shaco in one. I like to call her: Shakaladin (kidding). No but seriously she is all three of them combined into one. Akali: High burst, and has a spell that "procs" extra damage. Kassadin: Long silence, and blink ability. Shaco: Has a clone that if mastered can win team fights, 1v1, and help escape ganks.

Immense damage
Excellent chaser
Better than Kassadin at escaping
Mana efficient
Terrific harasser

Tough to master
Squishy before Rylai's


Mirror Image (Passive): When LeBlanc is brought below 40% health, she instantly becomes stealthed for half a second. When the stealth fades, she creates a Mirror Image that deals no damage and lasts for up to 8 seconds. This can only occur once per minute.

Sigil Of Silence: Cooldown: 6 seconds, Mana Cost: 60/75/70/75/80

LeBlanc projects an orb towards her target, dealing 80/115/170/215/260 (+60% of ability power) magic damage and marking the target for 3.5 seconds. If the tartget takes damamage from one of LeBlanc's abilities, the mark will trigger, dealing 20/40/60/80/100 (+30% of ability power) magic damage and silening the target for 2 seconds.

Distortion: Cooldown: 20/18/16/14/12 seconds, Mana Cost: 60/70/80/90/100

LeBlanc rapidly moves to a target location, dealing 90/130/170/210/250 (+60% of ability power) magic damage to nearby units. In the following 3 seconds, she can activate Distortion again to return to her starting location.

Ethereal Chains: Cooldown: 10 seconds, Mana Cost: 70

LeBlanc flings illusionary chains towards a target location. If it hits an enemy unit, it will deal 45/70/95/120/145 (+40% of ability power) initial magic damage and slow their movement speed by 25%. If the target remains shackled for 2 seconds, the target takes additional 45/70/95/120/145 (+40% of ability power) magic damage and is unable to move.

Mimic (Ultimate): Cooldown: 30 seconds, Mana Cost: 100/50/0

LeBlanc can cast the previous spell she cast. The mimicked spell deals 20%/35%/50% increased damage.


Okay here's the deal, I'm going to show you exactly how much damage you can do as LeBlanc.

260 + 130 (Mimic: Sigil of Silence) + 250 + 100 + 50 (Distortion + Mimic: Sigil of Silence trigger) + 260 (Sigil of Silence) + 145 + 100 (Ethereal Chains + Sigil of Silence trigger) + 145 (Ethereal Chains trigger) + 410 (Ignite) = 1850 damage! Remember, this is WITHOUT ABILITY POWER AND LICH BANE!!!

Summoner Spells

Flash - While in queue people always ask me, "Why flash? She has a built in blink ability." Well, her "blink" (Distortion) has a short range so it doesn't go through many walls. Plus the "Flash, Distortion, Mimic: Distortion" is excellent at escaping ganks.

Ignite - Use as a finishing ability at early/mid game. Also helps to reduce healing and regeneration, perfect against life steal, Mundo, Morgana, Mordekaiser, etc.

Stages of the Game

Early Game - Level 1-6: Try to take mid and purchase an amplifying tome and one health pot. Use Sigil of Silence's range to harass you're opponent. By level 2 they should be missing about 2-3 bars of health (varies by max health), Select Distortion and start the real harassment. Auto attack the mage minions and when your opponent comes near quickly hit them with Sigil of Silence and immediately use Distortion. If timed properly the silence and bonus damage should trigger from Sigil of Silence. DON'T BE AFRAID TO USE THIS NEAR THE TOWER! If you use Distortion outside of the tower's range, and you're quick enough, you can blink in and out before the tower can shoot at you.

Mid Game - Level 6-12: If you don't have at least one kill or Sorcerer Shoes yet then you need either be more aggressive or gank. The most powerful combo so far is to use Mimic: Sigil of Silence -> Distortion -> Sigil of Silence -> Ethereal Chains if they are not dead yet then follow up with ignite and another Sigil of Silence (the snare from Ethereal Chains should allow Sigil of Silence to come off cooldown). Try to do this combo as often as possible, it will keep your opponent out of lane or keep them too far to farm.

End Game - Level 12-18: By now you should have quite a bit of kills and a ton of AP. Most "squishies" will die to just Mimic: Sigil of Silence and Distortion. Usually the "squishies" will buy Banshee's Veil (very, very annoying). The most efficient way to deal with Banshee's is to use Sigil of Silence to "pop" the Veil. (DO NOT USE MIMIC TO "POP" THE VEIL) Due to Banshee's Veil's health and magic resist you're target might be harder to kill than you think, it will take more than 3 seconds so your "blink" back from Distortion will not be available so make sure they are either alone or you know for a fact that you can escape.

Item Build

Start off with anand aand head off to mid. After enough harassment and hopefully a kill, port back to base and pick up a pair of. If you're smart you'll head to either bottom or top and get some ganks. Once you have enough money pick up aand a. 700 Gold later build a. Go get some kills and push a couple of towers and you'll have yourin no time. If they start to stack magic resistance get a; if they don't, pick up afor some extra burst. Now your last item is situational (like always): If they still have too much magic resistance go grab an, too many stuns? Be smart and get yourself a. If they have a ton of health purchase aand don't forget to use it's active when they have MAXIMUM health. If you wanna feel like Rambo go and get aand kick some ***.