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Leona Build Guide by pumba

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League of Legends Build Guide Author pumba

''Sunburn'' Leona

pumba Last updated on July 18, 2011
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Ability Sequence

1
5
7
12
13
Ability Key Q
2
3
8
15
17
Ability Key W
4
9
10
14
18
Ability Key E
6
11
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Ability Key R





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.



Masteries

 
 
 
 
 
Sorcery
Alacrity
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Brute Force
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lethality
Improved Rally
 
 
 
 
 
 
Havoc
 
 

Offense: 0

 
 
 
 
 
3/
Strength of Spirit
Evasion
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
4/
Veteran's Scars
Willpower
 
 
 
 
 
 
3/
Ardor
Reinforce
 
 
 
 
 
 
1/
Tenacity
 
 

Defense: 21

 
 
 
 
 
4/
Awareness
Expanded Mind
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Quickness
Blink of an Eye
 
 
 
 
 
Intelligence
Mystical Vision
 
 
 
 
 
 
Presence of the Master
 
 

Utility: 9


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VICTORY


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Heavy Armor Leona

Leona’s also described as “heavily armored and resilient,” suggesting that her passive might work in a similar way to Rammus’ armor-encouraging passive skill. A true tank needs to have no fear of jumping headfirst into a fight; the trade-off will likely be a diminished amount of total damage output, as having it both ways can get a little out of control (*ahem* Garen)

-Leona’s also described as “heavily armored and resilient,” suggesting that her passive might work in a similar way to Rammus’ armor-encouraging passive skill. A true tank needs to have no fear of jumping headfirst into a fight; the trade-off will likely be a diminished amount of total damage output, as having it both ways can get a little out of control (*ahem* Garen)


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Leona FACTS

-What we know for a fact: Leona is the long awaited response to fans demanding that there be a true, in-your-face-absorbing-your-damage female tank in LoL (Poppy and Kayle don’t cut the mustard in long-term tanking scenarios). Riot heard the cries for a gal guardian, and Leona was built from the sturdy foundation of fulfilling a tank role. Brandishing a sword and shield (another first for the series!), Leona’s best described, in the words of Travis George, as a “bad-*** female sun knight.” The fiery blaze of the sun appears to emanate from Leona’s shield, and her armor evokes that of a Warcraft paladin, albeit with a nice coating of “League of Legends sauce” (George’s words, not mine). Though everything discussed here is subject to change, her planned ultimate sounds like just about the coolest thing ever, like a super-move straight out of Final Fantasy.

-Ultimate (R)—Solar Flare: Leona shines a beam of light onto a large area from long-to-mid range, signaling to her teammates that it’s time to initiate a group fight. Your opponents better take heed as well—if they’re still standing in the beam after ~1-1.5 second delay, a gigantic meteor will come crashing down on top of them, stunning and dealing massive damage on impact.

-According to her fact sheet, Leona’s “main role in combat will center on disrupting groups of enemies.” Shen’s an all-star tank when it comes to disruption, thanks to his taunting Shadow Dash (E). But since that angle’s already covered, perhaps Leona’s disruption will be more in tune with her sun theme? It would be awesome to see the first true “blinding” ability in LoL—something akin to a targeted or skill-shot beam that, on contact, turns the player’s screen white and prevents them from casting abilities...Similar abilities exist in Bloodline Champions, and they’re incredibly satisfying for both parties, despite what you’d think. If you’re the one hitting the blind, you chuckle to yourself as your enemy runs around wildly swinging while your allies get away clean. If you’re the one being blinded, it gives a rush of adrenaline and you get massive bragging rights if you somehow nail an enemy even when you can’t see.


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Leonas Key takeaways

-Leona, the Radiant Dawn – a female true tank! While there have been several hybrids, Leona will fill a spot in teams that has traditionally taken by males. Leona has been built as a tank from the ground up, and wields the powers of the sun, with a focus on resilence, regeneration, and crowd control/player disruption.

-Leona’s ultimate is Solar Flare which “can threaten large groups of enemies at range, forcing them to scatter or suffer harmful effects” – sounds great to break up an opposing force and pick off the squishy targets quickly before a solid teamfight can occur!


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About Leona

Leona, the Radiant Dawn – a female true tank! While there have been several hybrids, Leona will fill a spot in teams that has traditionally taken by males. Leona has been built as a tank from the ground up, and wields the powers of the sun, with a focus on resilence, regeneration, and crowd control/player disruption.

Leona’s ultimate is Solar Flare which “can threaten large groups of enemies at range, forcing them to scatter or suffer harmful effects” – sounds great to break up an opposing force and pick off the squishy targets quickly before a solid teamfight can occur!



-The Riot Games team has been introducing a large number of female champions lately, although technically the latest one is a clockwork robot. Adding to that list, Leona is the game's first female champion designed specifically to fill a core tank role. In a game like LoL in which players can choose which champion to attack, the traditional role of tank has been augmented to create characters that players will want to mark as a high-priority target. This fiery paladin focuses on disrupting enemies during group fights, providing intense team-support that can't be ignored.

The only details we have on Leona's normal abilities are that they'll all be themed around crowd control, regeneration and resilience. Following that theme, her ultimate is an impressive area-effect damage spell with some nasty side-effects. Named Solar Flare, it's intended to force enemies to scatter from each other to avoid damage and stuns. The ability can be invoked at range and so can appear to come out of nowhere, making map awareness more important than usual when playing against Leona.


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Team Fight

IT'S GOOD TO USE SOLAR FLARE, THEN YOU ACTIVATE ECLIPSE, THEN ZENITH BLADE AND FINALLY SHIELD OF DAYBRAKE.

-Her ult seems perfect for kicking off a teamfight and trapping your enemies so that your teammates can unleash AoE-ability hell on them. Imagine with me for a moment: Sona ults, Leona drops a freakin’ asteroid on their heads, then Fiddlesticks and Miss Fortune let loose their ultimates while the entire enemy team’s HP bars melt away. Tears of future happiness are dripping down my cheeks just thinking about it. Lore-wise, Leona serves as a stalwart member of a sacred order of knights—no doubt she’s a pure-of-heart ally of Demacia.


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Summoner Spells

IT'S GOOD TO HAVE FLASH BECUSE LEONA DOESN'T HAVE ANY ESCAPING ABILITYES TO ESCAPE.
AND GHOST IS FOR SAME REASON , TO ESCAPE OR IF YOU ARE CHASEING SOMEONE.


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Items

In the end you can eitehr buy warmog's armor , shurelya's or randuin's omen depending on enemy team.