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Champion Spotlight

LeBlanc Preseason Spotlight02:43

LeBlanc Preseason Spotlight

Recommended Items

Summoner's Rift
Starting Doran&#039;s Ring item Health Potion item2 Warding Totem item
Early Boots of Speed item Fiendish Codex item Lost Chapter item
Essential Sorcerer&#039;s Shoes item Morellonomicon item Rabadon&#039;s Deathcap item
Offensive Luden&#039;s Echo item Void Staff item
Defensive Zhonya&#039;s Hourglass item Abyssal Scepter item Hextech GLP-800 item
Consumables Health Potion item Vision Ward item Elixir of Sorcery item
Twisted Treeline
Starting Doran&#039;s Ring item2 Health Potion item
Early Boots of Speed item Needlessly Large Rod item Fiendish Codex item
Essential Morellonomicon item Sorcerer&#039;s Shoes item
Standard Wooglet&#039;s Witchcap item Void Staff item Luden&#039;s Echo item
Situational Rylai&#039;s Crystal Scepter item Abyssal Scepter item
Consumables Health Potion item Elixir of Sorcery item
Howling Abyss
Starting Boots of Speed item Fiendish Codex item Health Potion item4
Essential Morellonomicon item Luden&#039;s Echo item Sorcerer&#039;s Shoes item
Offensive Void Staff item Rabadon&#039;s Deathcap item
Defensive Zhonya&#039;s Hourglass item Abyssal Scepter item
Consumables Oracle&#039;s Extract item Health Potion item Elixir of Sorcery item

Tips

Playing As LeBlanc LeBlanc
Playing Against LeBlanc LeBlanc
  • Stunning or silencing LeBlanc will prevent her from activating the return part of Distortion.png Distortion.
  • Stay behind minions to make Ethereal Chains.png Ethereal Chains difficult to land and force her to use Distortion.png Distortion in a suboptimal manner.

Tricks

Ability Usage
  • LeBlanc LeBlanc is a prime candidate for a solo lane due to her high burst damage and her need to level up quickly. Distortion.png Distortion also provides her with a deceptively large radius of threat.
  • A quick way to cast any of Leblanc Leblanc's spells is to smart-cast them, either by remapping smart-cast spells to Q / W / E / R or holding shift and then hitting Q / W / E / R. When combined with the combo above you could potentially drop an enemy carry in one burst before they have time to avoid.
  • Distortion.png Distortion can be used as an escape mechanism as it can pass through thin walls.
    • Distortion.png Distortion can also be used to "juke" enemies by dashing to one location, running, then using the second activation to return to the casting point.
    • Never be afraid to use Mimic.png Mimic to double-Distortion.png Distortion out of a gank. Combined with Flash.pngFlash, this should make any ganks on LeBlanc LeBlanc difficult.
  • Distortion.png Distortion/Mimic Distortion.png Mimic Distortion allows LeBlanc LeBlanc to close the gap between her and her target.
  • Distortion.png Distortion/Mimic Distortion.png Mimic Distortion if timed right, can be used to follow opponents through walls since it counts as a dash.
  • If you have Distortion.png Distortion/Mimic Distortion.png Mimic Distortion and Flash.pngFlash up, try to use Distortion.png Distortion/Mimic Distortion.png Mimic Distortion and then Flash.pngFlash to travel a longer distance.
  • Distortion.png Distortion can also be used as a ganking tool as it can dash through enemies and has a second activation, that allows you to blink back.
    • Distortion.png Distortion can be used for turret diving, because LeBlanc LeBlanc can jump in for a kill under the turret, and teleport back to her location. Just make sure that everything is done within 3 seconds since the teleport location will be lost after 3 seconds and you may end up being killed by the turret.
    • LeBlanc LeBlanc can also towerdive by casting Distortion.png Distortion through a wall, unleash her combo and quickly blink back out. Keep in mind how quick you should be to cast your combo and how much health you and the enemy has. Don't forget the 3 seconds needed to retain the teleport location. Towerdiving from behind a wall can also be done in conjunction with Flash.pngFlash.
  • The second damaging part of Ethereal Chains.png Ethereal Chains can also trigger Sigil of Malice.png Sigil of Malice.
  • If you are being chased, throw Ethereal Chains.png Ethereal Chains on the pursuer for the slow and potential snare, giving you a better chance of escaping.
  • If you have used Ethereal Chains.png Ethereal Chains while you're chasing a single enemy, use Mimic Ethereal Chains.png Mimic Ethereal Chains to snare the enemy again and to insure the kill.
  • When you end up in a team fight, you should consider utility of your spells over damage, and consider using Ethereal Chains.png Ethereal Chains as your Mimic.png Mimic spell for a double slow and longer snare.
  • Do not use Mimic.png Mimic on a champion that has a spell shield. Use a basic ability to break the shield first, or wait for another way to break the shield.
  • Distortion.png Distortion then Shatter Orb.png Shatter Orb is the most reliable source of damage, since the duration of Distortion.png Distortion is long enough for you to escape without putting yourself out of position. But Shatter Orb.png Shatter Orb then Ethereal Chains.png Ethereal Chains is the safest source of damage, which gives you 4 seconds of powerful disables to kite enemy champions.
  • Shadow of the Rose.png Decoy can be used as a shield against skillshots such as Caitlyn Caitlyn's Ace in the Hole.png Ace in the Hole and Blitzcrank Blitzcrank's Rocket Grab.png Rocket Grab. Thus, it can be used as a utility shield for all sorts of situations if needed, such as stopping ultimates to save either yourself or help allies retreat.
  • You can also use Shadow of the Rose.png Shadow of the Rose as a vision. Try to send it to the jungle so as to scout through both bushes and river, thus warning for an incoming enemy jungler or other threats.
Mastery Usage
  • Thunderlord&#039;s Decree mastery 2016.png Thunderlord's Decree is almost certainly the best mastery for LeBlanc LeBlanc. Hitting an enemy with a spell and detonating the Sigil of Malice.png mark will also trigger Thunderlord&#039;s Decree mastery 2016.png Thunderlord's Decree, as the initial damage and the mark damage are counted as 2 abilities.
  • Executioner mastery s4.png Merciless goes particularly well with Morellonomicon item.png Morellonomicon. If a squishy or semi-squishy target takes the full brunt of LeBlanc LeBlanc's burst, they are almost certain to be under 40% health. From there, Executioner mastery s4.png Merciless helps LeBlanc LeBlanc to finish them off while Morellonomicon item.png Morellonomicon prevents them from being healed above the 40% threshold.
  • Expanded Mind mastery s4.png Intelligence will help LeBlanc LeBlanc maximize her cooldown reduction. At max rank and cooldown reduction, Distortion.png Distortion's cooldown will be 5.5 seconds, giving LeBlanc LeBlanc more mobilities for roaming and escape.
Item Usage
  • Doran&#039;s Ring item.png Doran's Ring is a great starting item on LeBlanc LeBlanc, as she can make effective use of all the stats it gives. The extra health especially is very useful during trades due to her mid range, and the on-kill passive has fantastic synergy with the bounces on Shatter Orb.png Shatter Orb.
  • The Dark Seal item.png The Dark Seal is dangerous to start with, but it can pay off if you're able to keep yourself alive or if your teammates can protect you well. However, you should never start with this item if you aren't completely confident that you can win lane without dying once.
  • Morellonomicon item.png Morellonomicon is a good item to rush on LeBlanc LeBlanc, offering mana sustain, ability power, and cooldown reduction.
  • Abyssal Scepter item.png Abyssal Scepter and Zhonya&#039;s Hourglass item.png Zhonya's Hourglass are good against magic and physical damage, respectively. Abyssal Scepter item.png Abyssal Scepter in particular will greatly enhance LeBlanc LeBlanc's burst potential against squishy targets.
  • Both Ionian Boots of Lucidity item.png Ionian Boots of Lucidity and Sorcerer&#039;s Shoes item.png Sorcerer's Shoes are good boots for LeBlanc LeBlanc.
  • Mejai&#039;s Soulstealer item.png Mejai's Soulstealer can be especially powerful, particularly if mid-laning. Be warned that due to her already snowbally nature, getting killed while using this item may cause her to fall even earlier in the game than necessary.
  • As an ability power carry, Rabadon&#039;s Deathcap item.png Rabadon's Deathcap is an essential buy.
  • Hextech Protobelt-01 item.png Hextech Protobelt-01 boosts LeBlanc LeBlanc's mobility even more, while offering more cooldown reduction and health.
  • Many enemies have magic resistance that increases as they level up. Buying a Void Staff item.png Void Staff as a last or second-to-last item will help LeBlanc LeBlanc's spells deal significantly more damage.
Countering
  • Be wary of LeBlanc LeBlanc's damage potentials when she has you Sigil of Malice.png marked.
  • Presuring her into using both her Distortion.png Distortion can set her up for a gank by a teammate from which she can't escape, as they both have long cooldown.
  • LeBlanc LeBlanc is extremely squishy so she is very vulnerable to hard crowd controls, such as stuns and suppression, and focus. Taking her out of the fight early prevents her from being able to burst down a carry.
  • Avoid minion waves that was Sigil of Malice.png marked while you've been marked as well. Shatter Orb.png Shatter Orb or Mimic Shatter Orb.png Mimic Shatter Orb will bounces on you and deals massive damage.
  • Both Ethereal Chains.png Ethereal Chains and Mimic Ethereal Chains.png Mimic Ethereal Chains are strong disengage tools. Create distance to avoid being Ethereal Chains.png rooted and seek to engage afterwards.
  • All of LeBlanc LeBlanc's spells deal magic damage, therefore any form of magic resistance will mitigate her damage significantly.
    • Banshee&#039;s Veil item.png Banshee's Veil offers a spell shield to negate 1 spell from LeBlanc LeBlanc. Its magic resistance and health will help tremendously in surviving LeBlanc LeBlanc's burst, while possibly blocking LeBlanc LeBlanc's initiation. As such, it is a recommended buy if going against LeBlanc LeBlanc.
  • After LeBlanc LeBlanc uses her Distortion.png Distortion and Mimic Distortion.png Mimic Distortion, she is at her most vulnerable as her damage and mobility are both dependent upon it.
  • Do not be tricked by her Shadow of the Rose.png decoys, try to save up abilities like ultimates during this situation, as the Shadow of the Rose.png decoy can be used as a shield against certain attacks and abilities, making them get wasted.
  • Watch out when you see LeBlanc LeBlanc missing from her lane. Her gank potential is very good and may result in you dying in a 2v3 or 2v4 fight.
    • Remember warn your teammates, when LeBlanc LeBlanc leaves your lane.
  • LeBlanc LeBlanc is surprisingly dangerous, especially when assassinating low-health champions due to Sigil of Malice.png Sigil of Malice, so beware.
  • Lissandra Lissandra is probably the best counter to LeBlanc LeBlanc for two reasons. First Lissandra Lissandra can outpoke LeBlanc LeBlanc in the laning phase thanks to Ice Shard.png Ice Shard and second, Lissandra Lissandra can use Frozen Tomb.png Frozen Tomb to negate LeBlanc LeBlanc's burst.
  • LeBlanc LeBlanc is notorious for being able to burst down AP mid laners. However, because she specializes on bursting one target, having your jungler gank during her dives will cripple her aggression significantly and cause her to fall off prematurely.
  • Warding brushes will make it harder for LeBlanc LeBlanc to juke using Distortion.png Distortion.

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