Leona Build Guide by Driny
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Today i want to give you my Leona champion guide.I've been playing her for quite a while,and as Leona is my favorite champion as well as pretty much my best champion this should hopefully be an awesome guide.Let's get started.
|Damaging spells afflict enemies with Sunlightfor 3.5 seconds.When allied champions deal damage to those targets,they consume Sunlightdebuff to deal additional magic damage.|
Shield of Daybreak
|Leona uses her shield to perform her next basic attack,dealing bonus magic damage and stunning the target.|
|Leona raises her shield to gain Armor and Magic Resistance.When the duration first ends,if there are nearby enemies,she will deal magic damage to them and prolong the duration of the effect.|
|Leona projects a solar image of her sword,dealing magic damage to all enemies in a line.When the image fades,the last enemy champion struck will be briefly immobilized and Leona will dash to them.|
|Leona calls down a beam of solar energy,dealing damage to enemies in an area.Enemies in the center of the area are stunned,while enemies on the outside are slowed.|
Ignite or Exhaust?
|Ignites target enemy champion,dealing 70-140 true damage(depending on champion level)over 5 seconds,grants you vision of the target and reduces healing effects on them for the duration.|
|Exhausts target enemy champion,reducing their Movement Speed and Attack Speed by 30% for 2.5 seconds and reduces their damage dealt by 50% for the duration.|
1)Are there any AD Assassin on the enemy team?(like Zedor Kha'Zix)
2)Do they have any late game hyper carries?(like Jaxor Vayne)
3)Are you going against a sustain lane?
4)What AD Carry do you have laning with you?
5)Is it a hyper carry with a weak laning phase?
If you're against an assassin or hyper carries,you should consider Exhaust.If you're playing against both types then Exhaustis mandatory.You should also consider taking the spell if your ADC needs some extra protection( Vayne).When you go against a sustain lane, Igniteis even more useful because of the healing reduction.It's also a matter of personal preference.
Who's Leona? Pros / Cons
Tips and Tricks
Another trick with Leona is that due to her massive ranges,you can actually counter mobility pretty easily.This is one of the key things that separate a good Leona player from a great Leona player,as you can use your Zenith Blade onto your opponent when they're in the middle of casting their escape spell and you'll just jump to where they end up effectively making their escape completely useless,the same can be done with Solar Flare of course,sometimes it's just kind of luck to do this,but predicting the opponents mobility spells is a key thing that Leona's kit allows you to do really well.Lastly when starting fights you want to try to catch your opponent off guard,one of the best ways to do this it's something that i call a "turn bait",act like you're running away and when your opponents start to chase you instantly turn on them with Zenith Blade,due to the way Leona's animation work this catches people off guard pretty easily and can be use to start some awesome fights.Also you can try to use the corners around the map to deny vision onto you and start a fight from there,or one of the most pratical trick you can use is to engage instantly when your cooldowns come back up.People often will overestimate your cooldown as they get cocky and think that your cooldown will still be down for an extra second or two,so if you engage the instant that your cooldowns come up you can catch them off guard and they'll be unsuspecting.