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And **** happens... I'm loving singed.. And yes I also loved Leona and Taric, AP Tanks may just be my thing. But c'mon. LOL isn't this easy, I know it. Aside from unranked games where singed is kinda good... I want to see my girl Leona Dominate... not in a kill streak way, but Leona is one of the great support heroes that a newbie like me could play. Where is Leona Love?
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No love for melee supports in solo queue because lots of ADCs are ******* who can't follow a teammate up on an engage. Instead of going in after you land a perfect Zenith Blade, they're going to walk backwards into bush, let enemies kill you, then type:

mlg360l33th4lo (Ezreal): WTF STOP FEEDING
[All] mlg360l33th4lo (Ezreal): REPORT LEONA PLS

Ask in champion select if they know what your passive does and what your abilities do. If they actually answer you then you can expect decent teamwork. Otherwise, pick a safer support; better to play a safer role than risk being abandoned by your fellow teammates-who-are-only-teammates-due-to-matchmaking.
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Satella wrote:

No love for melee supports in solo queue because lots of ADCs are ******* who can't follow a teammate up on an engage. Instead of going in after you land a perfect Zenith Blade, they're going to walk backwards into bush, let enemies kill you, then type:

mlg360l33th4lo (Ezreal): WTF STOP FEEDING
[All] mlg360l33th4lo (Ezreal): REPORT LEONA PLS

Ask in champion select if they know what your passive does and what your abilities do. If they actually answer you then you can expect decent teamwork. Otherwise, pick a safer support; better to play a safer role than risk being abandoned by your fellow teammates-who-are-only-teammates-due-to-matchmaking.


Except that Taric is probably the number 1 picked support right now? I don't have the actual statistics, but I'm pretty sure he's in top 3.

Anyways, the reason Leona isn't picked too much is that she forces lanes to play aggressively. This can be a good thing, but it can also mean that you get ganked, or your ADC can start falling behind in farm. If they also counter your engage somehow, you have no real way of disengaging and running away. Leona can also be fairly squishy against certain lane matchups (*cough* Taric *cough*). She is a strong support, but her kit isn't exactly the most versatile for laning phase, which is why other supports are usually picked over her.

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Leona can also be fairly squishy against certain lane matchups (*cough* Taric *cough*).

What? She gets so many free tank stats that you should win every trade you go into and thus can force Taric into blowing his mana on healing instead of other things.
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Satella wrote:


What? She gets so many free tank stats that you should win every trade you go into and thus can force Taric into blowing his mana on healing instead of other things.


The main reason she is tanky is because of those free tank stats. Taric is just as tanky, if not more tanky, and he easily removes her armor with his Shatter. It's quite appalling how squishy she is when she doesn't have W on, and Taric's Shatter pretty much nullifies that. At least, that's how the matchup went when I used to main support. Maybe my knowledge is slightly outdated, but that's how I remembered it.

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Nah, you need rank 5 in Shatter to fully nullify the armor bonus of rank 1 Eclipse (and remember that Taric gives up his own armor bonus to W you). It's not the most ideal of lanes, but definitely not a bad one if you play your cards right.
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That's true, I just remembered back when I used to play Leona against Taric, I would get melted super hard due to his Shatter, and when I played Taric against Leona, she would melt really quickly due to Shatter + Radiance. Again, haven't played that matchup in a while, so it might actually be a more even lane.

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Armor actually counters flat armor pen and armor reduction. Believe it or not, Leona is probably one of the better supports to choose against a taric for that reason.

But yeah, satella is right. Leona isn't as safe as a pick because in soloqueue, a leona could land a perfect Zenith Blade, and the ADC would give the leona a look kinda like this:


And then walk away while leona gets stomped

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Leona is actually great if you duo queue with a friend who plays adc.
I remember in s2 running a Leona+ Graves combo, worked quite well! Also she might be a formidable choice when paired with Tristana for extreme lane dominance after lvl 6.
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That cat is awesome. LOL

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