Leona Build Guide by CaptainVougy
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Hello, this is my first time doing this kind of thing. Apologizes for any grammar mystakes, Im from Brasil so my first language is Portuguese. Im doing this buld to help the new players, I remember when I was a newbe, I always had my friends backng me up and that was the best thing ever. It really helped me a lot. I hope you guys like it, thank you very much for your attention.
On the upper slopes of Mount Targon, the warriors of Rakkor live and breathe only for war. However, Targon's peak is reserved for a special group of Rakkoran who answer to a ''higher'' calling. Members of this group, called the Solari, retire their mantles of war, choosing instead to devote their lives to reverence of the sun. According to legend, the Solari were formed by a warrior who could call the raw might of the sun down upon his enemies in combat. He claimed Mount Targon's summit, the point on Valoran closest to the sun, for his solar devotion, a tradition which generations of Solari have preserved to this day.
Leona's parents were traditional Rakkorans, both bred for the heat of battle. To them, Leona was a problem child. She was capable of fighting as fiercely as any other - including her childhood friend, Pantheon - but she did not share their zeal for killing. She believed that the true worth of a soldier lay in her ability to defend and protect. When it came time for her Rite of Kor, a ceremony in which two Rakkoran teens battle to the death for the right to bear a relic-weapon, Leona refused to fight. For this, the Rakkoran leaders ordered her execution, but when they tried to strike the fatal blow, sunlight burst forth, bathing Mount Targon in light. As it faded, Leona stood unharmed and her executioners lay unconscious around her. The Solari immediately claimed Leona, demanding that her sentence be repealed. She donned the golden armor of the Solari and they bestowed upon her the sword and shield passed down from the ancient sun-warriors of legend. The Solari helped Leona focus her abilities, and when she was ready she left to join the League of Legends.
''The sun's rays reach all of Runeterra, so too must the image of its champion.''
Sunlight: Damaging spells afflict enemies with Sunlight for 3.5 seconds. When allied Champions deal damage to those targets, they consume the Sunlight debuff 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.
The next basic attack deals an additional 40/70/100/130/160 (+30% Ability Power) magic damage and stuns an enemy for 1.25 seconds.
Cost: 45/50/55/60/65 Mana
Eclipse: 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.
Gains 20/30/40/50/60 (+20% of bonus Armor) bonus Armor and 20/30/40/50/60 (+20% of bonus Magic Resistance) Magic Resist for 3 seconds. When the effect ends, nearby enemies struck take 60/110/160/210/260 (+40% Ability Power) magic damage and Leona retains her bonus Armor and Magic Resist for 3 seconds.
Cost: 60 Mana
Zenith Blade: 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.
Strikes all enemies in a line dealing 60/100/140/180/220 (+40% Ability Power) magic damage. The last enemy Champion struck will be briefly rooted and Leona will dash to them.
Cost: 60 Mana
Solar Flare: 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.
Calls down a radiant beam of solar energy dealing 150/250/350 (+80% Ability Power) magic damage and slowing enemies by 80% for 1.5 seconds. Enemies in the center of the flare are stunned instead of slowed.
Cost: 100 Mana
Well, my skill sequence is based in my game experience. Start with Shield of Daybreak(Q), and in your level 2 with Zenith Blade, for the best Leona's combo. The rest order its your choice, but don't forget to upgrade the ultimate (R)Solar Flare whenever its possible.
I think of Leona as the best tank support of League of Legends because she has all that you need to help your team's AD Carry and win teamfights. Classic Leona's combo order:
1- Use ECLIPSE.
2- Use SHIELD OF DAYBREAK
3- Use ZENITH BLADE.
If it works and you hit your target, good.
The best thing to do is keep walking over your lane to distract the rival ADC and his SUP. Oh and desactivate the smartcash option If you use it. But If you want you can stay at and dominate the bottom lane brushes. And remember: always focus on the ADC, leave the SUP be, kill it later. You can combo too like that:
1- Aim the enemy ADC with ZENITH BLADE and when the mark of your skill reaches it use it immediately.
2- Quickly use SHIELD OF DAYBREAK and stun your target.
When you think that the enemy is escaping use Leona's ultimate SOLAR FLARE(R). Or you can use it before starting the combos.