LEONA: How to engage like a G
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.
LEVEL 1-2: You are the strongest champ in the game at level 1. Don't let anyone tell you otherwise. Invade every game, regardless of the risks. Sometimes you can catch them sleeping. Start Q. Use the bushes in lane levels 1-2 to control vision. Sit in YOUR bush and wait for the enemy to ward: Auto-Q-Auto the ward and it will immediately give your lane a +105 morale boost. After rolling the twelve-sided-dice and calculating the angles, windpspeed, and last month's taxes go ahead and engage level 2 with E-Q. Make sure your little brother (AKA your adc) is getting autos to pop your passive before reapplying Sunlight. Leona's MAD-STRONG in lane, so use your shorter cooldowns, tankiness, and surprising amount of damage to claim dominance. Killing at level 2 with Leona.is not only possible, but very common.
LEVEL 3: Here's your power-spike. Pop that W and you can land aoe damage against enemy laners. As long as you're not using it every time it's up you shouldn't run out of mana.
LEVEL 4: Here's your power-spike. Keep leveling up W: not only does it make you tanky, for every point you put in W the United States Government puts another dollar towards shutting down PETA.
LEVEL 5: Here's your power-spike. By this time in lane, you should have gotten a triple kill off of your enemy laners (killing the enemy adc twice in a row, of course).
LEVEL 6: Here's your power-spike. Leona has more lockdown than supermax prison, and a way lower escape rate. I'm talking like 3.5 full seconds of lockdown stun. You can take a bathroom break, read the Goblet of Fire and come back and that ***** is still stunned.
LEVEL 7: Level 7 is your power-spike. If you're winning lane, rush Bami's Cinder/Sunfire cape. If you're losing lane, you are a failure to your family. Just go roam. Don't bother coming home.
LEVEL 8: By now your team should be raging that you don't have a Sightstone. Flip a coin: if it's heads you should flip again, and if it's a second heads you should buy Sightstone. This is a proven method on decision-making. If it's tails, continue buildling Sunfire Cape.
LEVEL 9: This is your power-spike level. The game is probably entering what is known as "mid-game" AKA "Leona stop engaging 1v4 wtf are you doing man. Please ff@20 and 9x report."
LEVEL 10: As you can see by the skill order, by this time you should have 7 points in W (Eclipse) by this point. Good job keep it up proud of you.
LEVEL 10: I forgot to tell you this is your power-spike.
LEVEL 11: This is usually when I go afk for a lil' bit so in the spirit of that I'm going to skip a few levels of writing this guide.
LEVEL 14: This game is still going on? You're probably going to lose. Just call baron I guess.