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League of Legends Build Guide Author AES98

They see me rolling (out of ELO hell) (season 3)

AES98 Last updated on February 2, 2013
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Ability Sequence

Ability Key Q
Ability Key W
Ability Key E
Ability Key R

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Offense: 21

Honor Guard

Defense: 0


Utility: 9

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LeBlanc is my main champion for midlane in ranked (Of course I counter pick what's needed too :D) and I really feel comfortable with making this guide. I know what I am talking about since my average game (ranked) stats ATM with LeBlanc is 23-4-10 xD So follow this guide and become the legendary guy of your team. First rule = DONT FIRST/SECOND/THIRD PICK MIDLANE! Don't be that guy saying "I just have to mid so I am totally gonna instantlock mid :3" Just pick APC (Ability Power Carry) and ADC (Attack Damage Carry) as the 2 last positions in the "Ranked Que".

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Pros / Cons

So why play LeBlanc?



- She is actually the games best "one hitter" at the moment (personal opinion)
- She has amazing burst damage and silence them while doing it
- She has amazing mobility and is a really good champion for jukeing the enemy's really hard
- She has good farming to (my opinion)

- She is VERY squishy, and if the enemy's manage to silence, stun or root her, she is dead.
- She can not really do much when she has her spells on cooldown. She is a one hitter and then she is kind of useless for the 8 seconds before you onehit someone else again...
- She don't do much in teamfights.

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Team Work

There is only 1 thing to remember when you play LeBlanc. DON'T TAKE ALL KILLS FROM THE AD CARRY! Its REALLY important. If you die in a teamfight then they (your team mates) have no kills to live on, they get owned.

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Now you may be wondering "What the...?" (the Guardian Angel, the early Mejai's Soulstealer and more).
Well to you I say let me explain... I am almost every game expecting to become legendary within the 20 minutes mark (I am good with her and she is LeBlanc... Common) so why not get the Mejai's Soulstealer to boost my AP for free? I own my lane since early game and just want that bonus ("Free") AP. Then Rabadon's Deathcap is a MUST have on LeBlanc to boost your AP even more... But the Guardian Angel is IF you actually against all odd's get caught. Then you must have 1 extra chance to keep your stacks at the Meja's Soulstealer. Then just get more AP damage and magic penetration. You also like the slight tankyness from the Rylai's Crystal Scepter and you don't complain about the slow... But you only need this if you are not fed beyond belief. Which you are supposed to be.

So let's just go through it all (the items)

  • Mejai's Soulstealer = It is an item that only is good if you get fed. You are LeBlanc. You will get fed. Get the item fast and enjoy more free ability power.
  • Sorcerer's Shoes (with Enchantment: Homeguard upgrade) = The standard midlane boots. You want the magic penetration badly so just get it. Why the Enchantment: Homeguard? You will get fed but that dose not mean you can leave your lane forever. You want to get back fast so you don't miss any minion farm or experience. You can change that in lategame on full build. You should then get Enchantment: Alacrity instead.
  • Rabadon's Deathcap = This is your main damage / ability power increase except Meja's Soulstealer. It boost's all the ability power you get by 25 percent and it also gives a healthy 120 ability power itself.
  • Guardian Angel = You want it for the purpose of: keeping your stacks at the Meja's Soulstealer. And of course keep your killing spree up. Not giving the enemy team your "shutdown" gold. I know that all scream "the Zhonya's Hourglass is better". Well I say that you almost NEVER get caught with LeBlanc so there really is no need for it unless you face Talon.
  • Deathfire Grasp = This (the activate of the Deathfire Grasp) is improving your damage by 20 percent to the target you toss it at. Since you are a single target buster you like that extra damage. And it also gives you a healthy 100 ability power bonus.
  • Void Staff = It gives you your beloved magic penetration and some more (70 to be exact) ability power. If the enemy team buy any magic resistance, its worth it.
  • Abyssal Mask = It is a good item against enemy's who build magic resistance and do magic damage. You get some nice damage out of it and it really help against say: Galio.
  • Rylai's Crystal Scepter = It is an tanky item for mages. It gives you 500 HP and ability power and it gives you a really useful slow on magic damage. It combos with Liandry's Torment which also is good.
  • Liandry's Torment = It gives you even more magic penetration and a DOT (Damage Over Time) burn on spell damage. A free ignite actually (minus the healing reduction). It also makes you slightly tanky and gives just some ability power too. Overall it works really well when the enemy has alot of damage and magic resist, because then you also got Rylai's Crystal Scepter.
  • Zhonya's Hourglass = It gives that 1.5 second untargetable time that you need against one hitters like Talon. It really is just a situational item against other one hitters.
  • Iceborn Gauntlet = This item is just perfect. It gives more max mana, ARMOR, cooldown reduction, the Sheen effect (you deal more damage with your next basic attack after casting spells) and ability power.
  • Banshee's Veil = It is mostly for trying to "catch" some spells from like Kassadin, that if they hit you, you die (His silence for example).

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Now I will make a list of your worst nightmare.

Number 1 threat to LeBlanc = Galio

How do you play against him?;

He has CRAZY damage in earlygame and you really have to dodge his Resolute Smite. You can when he casts it ( Resolute Smite), Distortion right on top of him. You deal some damage against him and he don't hurt you. That is pure profit.

What items do you build against him and why?;

What you can do against him is get Abyssal Mask and Liandry's Torment. Why this is, it's because you need the magic penetration and magic resistance and ability power against him.

Number 2 threat to LeBlanc = Talon

How do you play against him?;

You must harass him as much as you can until level 4 and then really care. At level 4 he can start his silence mega damage combo and you are kind of in trouble if you don't know what to do. You have to "tower hug" (Stay close to your turret at all times) and then HIT YOUR Ethereal Chains! If you do you can get a "root-silence" combo and then nuke him to the next dimension. You really shoud get a pink ward somewere in your lane and then stay close to it so you can cast spells at him while he has his ultimate active.

What items do you build against him and why?;

You really can benefit from untargetable seconds, since he is a "one hitter". That's why I get the Zhonya's Hourglass. You also like to get Kage's Lucky Pick, because you will not get to farm much at all. If you leave the place were your pink ward / tower is you will most certainly instantly die. You find more about this at the builds section but otherwise go with your normal build.

Number 3 threat to LeBlanc = Mordekaiser

How do you play against him?;

He dose not onehit you like Talon, but the problem is that thanks to his passive Iron Man(He gets a shield for a percentage of the damage his spells deal), we can't hurt him at all. You have to gank other lanes were you can find "Easy" kills to still get fed. Also really try to not let him damage you. Not that you HATE the damage, but then he wont get his passive to trigger. Dodge all you can and just harass him in lane until you can get him low enough for a kill. Then you win against him lategame if you are fed and he isn't.

What items do you build against him and why?;

Kind of your normal build but since you have to dodge his damage you won't be able to farm so good. That's why you get Kage's Lucky Pick. That's about it.

Number 4 threat to LeBlanc = Kassadin

How do you play against him?;

When he casts his Null Sphere at you you take damage and get SILENCED! Then he has some time to do free damage to you and you can not really fight back. So then just call for your jungler all the time and ask for babysit. You have to silence Kassadin so your jungler can be able to gank, without Kassadin just Rift Walk:ing out. So then once again you win until level 6. You should really care there after. He if you can surprise him, like ganking your own lane, you can silence him before he silences you. If you manage to do that you can instagib him.

What items to get against him and why?;

Since you won't get to farm so much get the Kage's Lucky Pick and the Banshee's Veil to catch some of his Null Sphere's. Then go almost go with your normal build.

Number 5 threat (and last) to LeBlanc = Cho'Gath

How do you play against him?;

He is the one hitters worst nightmare... He is not another one hitter... He is a tanky, high CC (crowd controle (stuns, slience and so on) and high damage melee mage. He is really annoying cause you cant do much about him. Just play REALLY aggressive agains him until level 7 (His level 7) and then you start to care ALOT and then call for your jungler. You once again really should start to roam and get fed that way. Then just out farm him with kills from the ganks and start to one hit him too. Just try to dodge his knock up, but he will still scream at you (The silence). There is not much to do about that.

What items do i build against him and why?;

Go with the normal build but switch place of the Rabadon's Deathcap and Mejai's Soulstealer because you will not get to fed against him in lane. Only when you gank, and you will not gank from level 1 so get Mejai's Soulstealer after Rabadon's Deathcap.

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Ranked Play

The enemy team are never sure what to do when they meet a LeBlanc mid... It always gets funny (for your team) when they fail mid and their team rage at their midder :3 As I said with this build my overall ranked stats with LeBlanc right now is 23-4-10... Is it just me or can someone be happy with those stats? I can at least. This build is free ELO for you.

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You really should be able to roam after the 3-0-0 mark (Ca: 6:00) and gank if you feel like some more feed would be nice (Its always nice with more feed :D). So LeBlanc's EXTREME mobility (She has 2 "Flash-in-a-can" spells, Distortion and then Mimic the Distortion) making her a fast ganker who can go the other ganking path's (Like if you are to gank lets say top. Then you run up the river and then they have a ward in the gank bush... Well then you jump over at the Baron Nashor wall (if you are blue team) and come in from "Try brush". You get a free kill and they go "WHAT!?!?! I had a ward!". We like :D To gank botlane you can actually towerdive for a one hit from level 6 and just go around via blue buff or "Try brush".

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Your summoner spells are ALWAYS supposed to be Flash and Ignite. There is no other summoner spell combo that is this good for mage's. This simply is the best, and LeBlanc can actually run out of mana or get her Distortion and Mimic on cooldown so you still need Flash.

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My aggressive 21-0-9, focusing on raw ability power and cooldown reduction give you a really good "Snowballing" (get several early game kill) chance. If you "Snowball" your team have won the game.

Summoner's Wrath gives you that little extra bonus AP when your ignite is on CD.

Sorcery gives you CDR (Cool Down Reduction) which always is good to have on an APC.

Blast gives you more scaling AP so you will get more AP lategame... Worth investing in since you get 18 AP. All that from 1 mastery is good. REALLY GOOD.

Arcane Knowledge gives you more MRP (Magic Resist Penetration) and then you get to deal even more damage.

Havoc lets you deal more damage with 2 percent at 3 points. That is alot in game. You need that.

Mental Force gives you even more AP. More AP for APC.

Spellsword gives you more damage on your SCARY basic attacks... Its worth it, even though its just a small buff.

Archmage give you more AP via percent... That is really good and stacks with Rabadon's Deathcap.

Executioner lets you deal more damage to targets on low health, which get REALLY FREAKING FUNNY, since you are a one hitter.

Summoner's Insight gives you CDR on your Flash. Seems legitimate don't you think?

Meditation gives you mana regain. What is the APC that relies on mana without mana?. Not much...

Expanded Mind gives more max mana. I don't complain.

Mastermind gives you CDR on your summoner spells. More Flash and Ignite for APC is always a good thing.

Runic Affinity let's you keep Crest of the Ancient Golem longer.

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Greater Seal of Magic Resist

Greater Mark of Magic Penetration

Greater Glyph of Ability Power

Greater Quintessence of Ability Power

These runes are changeable.

Seals: Greater Seal of Magic Resist gets you more MR against the other midlane champion. Always a good thing.

Marks: Greater Mark of Magic Penetration lets you penetrate more MR and then you get more damage. You are LeBlanc. You like that.

Glyphs: Greater Glyph of Ability Power gives you more flat AP. A solid choice.

Quintessences: Greater Quintessence of Ability Power gives you even more flat AP. More damage for APC is always good.

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Skill Sequence

Ability Sequence
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

Sigil of Silence gives you most of your damage. Take a point in it at level 2, and max it first.

Distortion is your great escape tool. And it works really good to initiate too. Take a point in it at level 1 so you don't have to waste Flash in the beginning, but max it second.

Ethereal Chains is just CC so take a point in it at level 3, and max it last.

Mimic is what makes you flexible and scary. Level it when you can. Its hard to master this spell but if you do its GG WP, you win.

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She is an AWESOME champion, but people almost always call you noob for playing her but if it gives you ELO its totally worth it :3. I say get out there and rape some unexpecting midders who think they will have an easy time winning their lane. Think again summoner!