Leona Build Guide by Aifee
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Hello guys, I'm back with another guide for Leona. Leona is a Tank/Support, who provides a lot of CC during teamfights and is tanky enough to initiate and dive on their back line. I find her best as a support, some people find her a good jungler too, her ganks are strong yet her camp clearing is slow. I think her ultimate is very strong since it can be used at a distance and the cooldown on it is very short.
In my guide I will discuss everything you need to know about Leona, such as her pros/cons, runes, masteries, items, abilities, summoner spells and more. I will also discuss general support strategies including warding and such.
I hope you enjoy my guide and it helps you play Leona. If you have any questions please leave a comment and I will respond as soon as possible. Also please leave a vote on my guide too.
Pros / Cons
+ Good CC and Utility
+ Doesn't use a lot of mana
- Skillshots with Zenith Blade and Solar Flare
Allows you to make clutch Shield of Daybreak, Zenith Blade, or Solar Flare
Basic support masteries except I got more in the defense, since Leona has to dive into teamfights or for laning phase turret dives. Armor mostly for ADCs too.
Greater Mark of Armor
Greater Seal of Armor
Greater Glyph of Magic Resist
Greater Quintessence of Health
Full tank runes to make you even tankier! This makes you very scary in lane and invulnerable to poke. Like this, you gain bush control.
Leona's spells charge any enemy unit damaged with Sunlight for 3.5 seconds. When allied champions deal any damage to those targets they consume the Sunlight debuff to deal 20 / 35 / 50 / 65 / 80 / 95 / 110 / 125 / 140 additional magic damage. This additional damage is counted as the ally's damage and it will benefit from their magic penetration. Leona is unable to activate the additional damage herself.
Shield of Daybreak
ACTIVE: Leona's next basic attack will be a shield slam, dealing additional magic damage and stunning the target for 1.25 seconds.
ACTIVE: Leona surrounds herself with a shield of sunlight, gaining bonus armor and magic resistance for 3 seconds. When the effect ends the shield bursts, dealing magic damage to enemies within 275 range of her. If Eclipse damages any enemies, the bonuses remain for an additional 3 seconds.
ACTIVE: Leona projects a solar image of her sword, dealing magic damage to all enemies in a line. Leona will dash to the last enemy champion struck, briefly snaring them as she does.
ACTIVE: Leona calls down a beam of solar energy to a target location. After a brief delay, it deals magic damage to all enemies within 250 range and slows them by 80% for 1.5 seconds. Enemies within 100 range are stunned for 1.5 seconds instead of slowed.
For the duration, the beam also grants vision in a radius of 350.