Leona Build Guide by Primalfury
Not Updated For Current Season
This guide has not yet been updated for the current season. Please keep this in mind while reading. You can see the most recently updated guides on the browse guides page.
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.
Glad you found this Leona guide. This is a Leona guide that I have thrown together from all my Leona games and advice from other players I have come across. My goal here is not to make you an amazing Leona, because I can't do that. But to help you better understand how Leona is meant to be played, built and utilized. I have played Leona quite a lot since release and eventually realized that well she can be tanky and deal a good amount of damage thanks to her cc and auto attack reset from her Q. So what did I do? I built a tanky build that also allowed her to stand her ground against any dps that come her way. There are many ways to build Leona, and how you build her all depends on the enemy's team make up. The items shown above are not 100% what you should get, they are just a quick guideline. If you feel the other team is more heavy on the ability power side, lean more towards a Magic Resist instead of armor. Remember, you can build however you want. You don't have to completely use this build. It is only here to help.Thank you all. You made this possible. Thank you for your amazing support and feedback. This guide won't be that in depth as it actually is without your help. I updated my guide a lot since I released it due to helpful criticism and ideas of this community. Keep on doing such an amazing job!
The rune choice was so that my damage I deal can bypass some armor and even get a little more armor along the way. The CD reduction should be self explanatory.
The item build allows you to survive just about any champs and even kill some if you play right. Some of the items are easy to swap for others depending on the enemy team comp.
1-2 get your stuns. Getting you a sure first blood. Sure after your shield for ultimate tankyness!
Here is a quick and brief description of Leona's moves:
- Q: This spell is pretty much just like a standard shield bash that stuns the enemy and does damage. This is the spell which you will use to stun an enemy while still dealing some damage. It is also very useful for peeling an enemy off one of your carries.
- W: This spell gives Leona a shield for a short period of time and while active increases her magic resistance and armor. When the duration of the shield ends, it causes an explosion around Leona. If the explosion strikes an enemy it will put the shield back on her for a few more seconds. This is your spell which you will be using to farm after you get a Sunfire Cape. Don't forget this shield adds a fair amount of magic resist and armor, so if heading into a big team fight always put it on. We max this out first after our first 2 points.
- E: Leona shoots out a beam of light which looks like a sword that goes through everything but champions. It will attach to the farthest champion in its range, and pull you towards it. Picture Jarvan's flag drop + spear combo. This spell is very useful for engaging, getting in range for your entire combo, or saving team mates / peeling enemies.
- R: Pretty much just causes a small explosion in the radius shown. If enemies are hit in the center circle, it will stun them. If enemies are hit in the outer circle, it will slow them. This spell is very useful in team fights (IE: stunning/slowing a large group of people) or initiating on a gank.
Personally i prefer exhause and ghost to keep you up with people to stun them followed with an exhaust for those pesky ad and fast runners. Up to the player though.
All in all this build should give you a decent amount of damage along with epic survivability.
You need to remember you are the tank and need to stun. A team kill is better than a team death.