Leona Build Guide by BaLoRi
My Full Tenacity & Immortal Leona Builds (All Lanes: Top
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Runes: Full Tenacity Support Version
+8 ability haste
+10% Attack Speed
+8 ability haste
My nickname is BaLoRi, I am an Educational Content-Build Creator that is part of Fnatic and Fnatic Network, that I got 1 goal every single time. To create the MOST POWERFUL builds for each champion, that will give you the FREE ELO that you really want and rank up with your own skills in any DIVISION you want while of course having fun and enjoying the game!
With this build you will have around 60-70% win ratio all across the Elos!
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Leona with this build is easy, almost unkillable and SUPER FUN TO PLAY! Cause you will take ZERO CC from your enemies!
Hope to enjoy your Elo Boost!
Our Full Tenacity build is a combination of Sustain and item effects that will give your team everything they need to be victorious no matter the situation. With this build Leona become a really strong from early to full late game Tank/Support Champion. You will be able to tank an insanely big amount of damage against any Champion and help your team with what they need MOST, someone to do the engages, tank all the damage, CC all the enemies and win every single team fight while staying always alive!
For me Leona is by far the STRONGEST support (and not only) champion, the reason is simple and most people can't understand that. Leona has everything you need, 3 type of stuns (and slow if you miss the center of your ultimate), damage and INSANELY BIG SUSTAIN from both AD and AP type damage cause of your W and Aftershock also her passive Sunlight allow your teammates to do an extra amount of damage FOR FREE!
But why to choose to play with the Full Tenacity build? Cause this build use everything Leona has and take it to the next level. Leona always is a champion that will do the "engage" that means you will go IN FIRST, so you will probably die first if you got stunned while trying to secure your combos, this build will give you up to 75% Tenacity, this means that anything that will hit you, stun or slow will be reduced by 75%, the 1 second stun will become ~0.3 seconds, sounds good? Trust me it’s INSANE.
Leona Cooldowns for her skills are pretty low, you can use your Shield of Daybreak W and Zenith Blade tons of times in each team fights, what you need to secure that? NOT TO BE STOPPED by anything and to sustain an INSANELY big damage while doing that.
So in full build you will have the following stats:
3700+ HP, 50+ Ability haste, 65-75% Tenacity and a really big amount of Armor and Magic resist. But it’s not just that, cause of our runes choices you will have an even bigger sustain cause of Triumph this will give you 12% of your missing health back after each kill/assist you take, this means you will go in, fight as long as you want, kill 1 or 2 and get back again for the rest 3.
Here is a taste of what you can do with our Immortal-Tenacity Leona Top Lane
This build will make your favorite Leona to be STRONGER than EVER and will secure your wins even in the hardest games that the SUPPORT will make the difference.
Lets talk about the combinations and why they are worth:
For the Support build version
Resolve + Precision
Aftershock One of the most powerful runes for Immortal type Support champions, this rune will give you a big amount of armor and magic resist after doing CC to your enemy, for Leona it means with 3/4 of her skills! The reason we are choosing this over Grasp of the Undying is cause as support you need to GO IN INSTANT and you wont have time to be in combat for 4 seconds to fully use the effect right away! The same apply as JUNGLER as well, if you are Top or MID, you will choose to follow the second build rune version that we will describe below!
Font of Life Bonus HP heal to the allies that will focus your CC target, this will apply for all of your teammates and it will be a very powerful support effect that its heal will also be multiplied by 20% cause of the power of Redemption
and another 5-15% if you choose to play with Revitalize over Unflinching
Conditioning Another useful and sustain pick, this is a MUST pick for our build, cause it will give a big amount of permanent armor/magic resist after 12mins of the game! (9 bonus armor and Magic resistance and increases your total armor and magic resistance by 5%.)
Unflinching Our Full Tenacity build needs this, 10% bonus Tenacity that goes up to 30% while losing HP! Something that will make you an absolute MONSTER the more you fight!
Revitalize This rune is super powerful and finally will be an option for Leona as well, cause now we got a shield effect with Fimbulwinter and a Heal effect with Redemption, making both of these effects to increase by 5-15%!!
Triumph This will give you back 12% missing health and bonus gold of each Assist/kill you will be doing in the game. Super useful cause you will need it after engaging 1v5 all the time!
Legend: Tenacity The MUST PICK rune for our build as Support, this will give you total 30% Tenacity at full stacks! Together with Unflinching Mercury's Treads and Elixir of Iron you will have the MAX TENACITY and the ability to go all in and take zero CC from any champion!
For the Top/Mid or Jungle (As Jungler You can play with both versions but choose Aftershock instead)
Resolve + Domination
Grasp of the Undying While being in combat you will have the ability to do 4% of your max HP as dmg and also heal of your 2% of your HP plus 5 bonus health each time you activating it, that means that you will become stronger and stronger the more you fight!
Demolish You can also go for Font of Life but if you want a more Solo approach then go for this rune instead to do bonus damage to the towers and get them faster in order to move to other lanes and start destroying all!!
Second Wind gain health regeneration equal to 6 (+ 4% of your missing health) over 10 seconds that together with Doran's Shield will make you have so much sustain from early till late game that you will be insanely powerful just cause of this combination of rune-item!
Revitalize Bonus 5-15% HEALS and SHIELDS, a must to have rune, that working incredible good with your Spirit Visage and Redemption that will help you survive against anything and if you got a support with a shield-heal like Janna Yuumi etc. will make you even STRONGER!!
Cheap Shot Leona is one of the highest cc champion with her skills in the game, so this rune will give you bonus TRUE damage after each cc you (or your allies) are doing to the enemy targets!
Ravenous Hunter Damage to heal, one of the most op runes to have in this game. Cause of the combination of items that we are playing we will heal from EVERYTHING, skills, hits, runes plus items! And all of this will be multiplied by 40% from Revitalize and Spirit Visage
So what these runes will give you, no matter if you choose the Solo Lane or Support versions? Insanely big sustain with combination of Armor/Magic resist bonuses, Tenacity that will make you walk your way to the team fights and useful runes effects that will make you unkillable!
Leona will always going to be one of the strongest champions in the game and with our Balorian’s style we made her EVEN MORE POWERFUL!
Now that you fully understood how to choose your runes, it's time to start understanding our Items!
This explanation will be for both Support and SOLO(Top/Mid or even Jungle) Roles, cause only the runes will be different (Check above) while item build will be the same only with small differences that you will for sure fully understand on your own as you continue reading!!
As support, you will always start with Relic Shield and Health Pots its the strongest support item for our build. And also you will help your allies last hit better and give you much more gold as well! Overall the support items are the most gold efficient items in the game, they are getting upgraded on their own while you just need to last hit creeps for your ADC!
As Laner, you will start with Doran's Shield, this item is one of the MOST GOLD Efficient items in the game, will give you everything that you need to survive early and together with the Second Wind you will have a double regeneration effect to keep yourself healthy while fighting!
At your first back you will focus to have 1100-1250 Gold, and you will buy Bami's Cinder and a Refillable Potion that you will keep almost all game long, what I love about the new mythic change is that you can buy any item you want and fully use the stats for your own benefit to be something MORE than just a support!
After getting Bami's Cinder the next part item that you will focus on getting is going to be Bramble Vest this item will give you armor and also an amazing heal reduction effect to the attackers, super powerful especially if you are playing against heavy heal type champions like Soraka Yuumi etc.
The first to complete item will be the mythic item that we will play with is going to be Sunfire Aegis this item will give you HP, Armor, Magic Resist, Ability Haste, a DOUBLE damage per second around you and bonus tenacity for each legendary item that you will complete!!
**This item alone will make powerful enough to not need your allies to kill an ADC solo, but remember to watch for the level or item advantages first.
If you are playing with the Mobility-Tenacity Leona Build version then you will finish instead of Sunfire Aegis the Turbo Chemtank a powerful and cheap item for the Support Build version that will also give you very OP stats, HP, Armor, Magic Resist, Huge Ability Haste and movement speed effect for YOU and your ALLIES to make sure you will always reach your enemies within seconds, plus of course a damage and AOE Slow effect, with each legendary item you will gain HP and Ability haste to make yourself even stronger, more Ability Haste means less CD for your skills making Leona EXTREMLY Dangerous if left alone!
After finishing our Sunfire Aegis for Top/MID/Support/Jungle roles or Turbo Chemtank ONLY as SUPPORT, then we also need to buy an item part that we need to stack in order to finish the item later on, this item is going to be Tear of the Goddess with this you will have enough mana to spam your skills more and not have overall mana problems later on and especially in full late game at all, one of the major problems of Leona with our builds was the mana problems cause of how recent we can use our Q-W-E with the huge amount of ability haste that we got! So Tear of the Goddess that will be finished into Winter's Approach as a 3rd item will be the solution to EVERYTHING!!
The second item that we will finish is going to be Thornmail an item too powerful to ignore, not only you will have armor-hp and repel damage, but you will also have a second heal reduction effect while CC the target that will reduce the heal effects from the enemy by 60%, for Leona this stat alone is CRAZY, cause all of her skills can activate it, Thornmail as Leona is a must to have, especially with the game right now to be as crazy with the heals as it is right now!
As Third item we will start building one of the MOST OP items that exist for our Immortal builds, this will be Winter's Approach a super cheap item that will give you HP, Tons of MANA to spam your skills, %Mana to HP effect and NON-STOP SHIELDS every time you are slowing (R) or CC (Q-E) your enemies, that means in the entire teamfight, cause you will always have something to CC your enemies with (3 total skills)
Now you got sustain and you got damage, so our next option will be a more team-focus item, the 4th item for your Full Tenacity build will be Redemption an item that will make you EVEN STRONGER, HP, Ability haste, 20% bonus HEALS and SHIELDS for you and your allies and a heal AOE almost global range effect that will heal you and your allies (plus it will get multiplied by 20%) and also will do 10% MAX TRUE DAMAGE to all of the enemies in the area!
As support you will always have the support item that we bought level 1 as last slot, not a bad as an item, Bulwark of the Mountain will give you enough stats with almost free of a cost and also you will have the words that are super useful.
BUT, if the game is going to full late game and you need to have your last item, then your only choice will be Warmog's Armor and everything that you will ever need in the game is now completed, HP, Ability haste, 200% hp regen and the ability to go FULL HP with a fountain like healing while being out of combat in order for you to be ready and go in AGAIN fight after fight a super powerful tool that lots of people cant understand, this game is about how good you can trade and stay healthy, this item will give you that and EVEN MORE!
Another option is to skip Redemption and go right away for Warmog's Armor sooner. If you want to keep having the wards in the game, overall as you can understand Warmog's Armor is an incredible powerful tool to have and you can always choose it over Redemption for a more Solo Carry type of build!
Also cause of the mythic item that we are playing with Sunfire Aegis we will also get 20% more Tenacity from the Legendary items that we completed, making you even more UNSTOPPABLE than before!
And of course never forget to buy Elixir of Iron this item together with your Mercury's Treads Unflinching and Legend: Tenacity they will give you all the TENACITY you need to never be stopped by any kind of ability!! Also don't forget that our build is also an utility build that helps your teammates reach insanely big movement speeds, and Elixir of Iron will also give an extra movement speed bonus to those who following you with your engage!
So your FULL Support Leona BUILD will look like this:
Sunfire Aegis/ Turbo Chemtank Thornmail Mercury's Treads Winter's Approach Redemption Bulwark of the Mountain Elixir of Iron
or without the support item (super late)
Sunfire Aegis/ Turbo Chemtank Thornmail Mercury's Treads Winter's Approach Redemption Warmog's Armor Elixir of Iron
Now as SOLO LANER Immortal Leona you got some small changes, first of all you will always follow the Sunfire Aegis item path with the benefits that we talked above. You can choose to build Redemption if you want or completely skip it for Demonic Embrace OR Warmog's Armor if you are not going to skip it and follow the build path of Sunfire Aegis, Thornmail, Mercury's Treads Winter's Approach Redemption
THEN For Last item as SOLO Laner Leona you got the following options:
1. Spirit Visage, this item especially while having Winter's Approach fully stacked and Redemption is a must to have, you will have HP, Magic Resist, HP Regain and the most INSANE passive effect of an item in the entire game, 25% BONUS HEALS and SHIELDS as stats. To understand right now what that means, you got 5-15% Bonus heals and shields with Revitalize, 25% With Spirit Visage and another 20% FROM Redemption with a total of 50% - 60% Bonus Heals and shields towards yourself and 25% to 35% Bonus heals towards your allies, that will help Redemption to do more heal to them you are going to be an UNSTOPPABLE IMMORTAL MONSTER!!!! Forget about being a support, you are going to be a solo Carry. Damage, Sustain, Immortality the perfect combination of things that you need to win every game.
2. Warmog's Armor as we talked about above, this item is going to give you everything that you need to carry games easily by not being low HP outside the combat and to have the ability to reengage as many times as you want. The most gold efficient item in the entire game.
3. Demonic Embrace Another powerful item that we can use to carry games easily, AP, HP, %HP to AP effect and also a %Max HP Damage effect that will help you melt any kind of enemies against you!
So for Leona Top/MID/Jungle the build will look like these:
Sunfire Aegis Thornmail Mercury's Treads Winter's Approach Spirit Visage Warmog's Armor Elixir of Iron
Sunfire Aegis Thornmail Mercury's Treads Winter's Approach Redemption Spirit Visage Elixir of Iron
Sunfire Aegis Thornmail Mercury's Treads Winter's Approach Demonic Embrace Warmog's Armor Elixir of Iron