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Skill usage

  • Mirror Image.png Mirror Image's clone acts like a pet. It will take commands similarly to AnnieSquare.png Annie's Summon- Tibbers.png Summon: Tibbers. It is wise to manually control it for the means of confusing the opponent, as a clone heading in a nonsensical direction after being summoned clearly betrays the real LeBlancSquare.png LeBlanc to the enemy.
    • Remember to use ALT+RIGHT-CLICK to move your Mirror Image.png Mirror Image's clone.
    • Mirror Image.png Mirror Image's clone is a champion type unit and therefore can also be hit by abilities only able to target champions such as CaitlynSquare.png Caitlyn's Ace in the Hole.png Ace in the Hole. Take advantage of this by trying to encourage your enemies to use their powerful champion targeting ultimates on your clone by putting yourself out of sight and controlling your clone like she were the original.
    • Keep in mind that your clone's auto-attacks deal no damage which can give her away if an enemy notices this.
  •  Distortion.png Distortion provides LeBlanc with a deceptively large radius of threat.
    • A quick Sigil of Malice.png Sigil of Malice followed by Distortion provides little to no retiliation.
    • Distortion.png Distortion is an effective method of harassment, as re-casting the spell will cause you to flash back to your casting position, giving an opportunity to deal damage with minimal risk of taking significant damage.
  • If you are being chased, throw Ethereal Chains.png Ethereal Chains on the pursuer for the slow and potential snare.
  • The second damaging part of Ethereal Chains.png Ethereal Chains can also trigger the mark from Sigil of Malice.png Sigil of Malice.
  • 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.
  • A quick way to cast any of 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 react.
  • If your goal is to assassinate a single target quickly, cast Sigil of Malice.png Sigil of Malice on something and wait for it to come off cooldown before engaging. A Mimic.png Mimicked Q has a much larger burst on it's own than the standard spell, and this burst when followed up with the rest of your combo is usually enough to delete targets outright. Preventing them from ever retaliating.

Build usage

  • While it may seem unintuitive, Athene's Unholy Grail item.png Athene's Unholy Grail is actually one of the best core items for LeBlanc. It affords her some cheap magic resist to increase her durability in lane, virtually eliminates her mana problems, and most importantly it provides her a large bonus to cooldown reduction, which, because of her high base damage, drastically increases her overall damage.
  • Mejai'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.
    • It is worth noting that getting this item will likely make the enemy team redouble their efforts to shut LeBlanc down. Given that she is already a priority target early particularly if she does well, getting this will make you even more of an early-game target while delaying your build for an item that may not even reach gold efficiency if you are focused down.
  • Deathfire Grasp item.png Deathfire Grasp can be very powerful for LeBlancSquare.png LeBlanc as it covers AP and an additional spell in her combo with its Active, which will make her more of a threat in the later stages of a game.
  • Haunting Guise item.png Haunting Guise can be a good early game choice for LeBlancSquare.png LeBlanc, as it increases durability and damage, while also negating early game Magic Resistance. It can also replace Sorcerer's Shoes item.png Sorcerer's Shoes in many builds, allowing the use of other boots without sacrificing Magic Penetration.
  • Two Doran's Ring item.png Doran's Rings during early game provides cheap and highly effective stats.

Recommended builds

Summoner's Rift
Starting Doran's Ring item Health Potion item2 Warding Totem item
Essential Sorcerer's Shoes item Athene's Unholy Grail item Rabadon's Deathcap item
Offensive Deathfire Grasp item Void Staff item Morellonomicon item
Defensive Zhonya's Hourglass item Guardian Angel item Banshee's Veil item
Consumables Health Potion item Mana Potion item Sight Ward item Vision Ward item Elixir of Sorcery item
The Howling Abyss
Starting Boots of Speed item Doran's Ring item2 Health Potion item2
Essential Sorcerer's Shoes item Rabadon's Deathcap item Deathfire Grasp item
Offensive Abyssal Scepter item Void Staff item Liandry's Torment item
Defensive Zhonya's Hourglass item Twin Shadows item Athene's Unholy Grail item
Consumables Health Potion item Mana Potion item
The Crystal Scar
Starting Boots of Speed item Health Potion item2 Amplifying Tome item Ruby Crystal item
Essential Sorcerer's Shoes item Wooglet's Witchcap item Haunting Guise item
Offensive Void Staff item Blackfire Torch item Hextech Sweeper item
Defensive Abyssal Scepter item Moonflair Spellblade item
Consumables Health Potion item Mana Potion item
The Twisted Treeline
Starting Boots of Speed item Amplifying Tome item Health Potion item
Essential Sorcerer's Shoes item Wooglet's Witchcap item Haunting Guise item
Offensive Void Staff item Blackfire Torch item Morellonomicon item
Defensive Hextech Sweeper item Abyssal Scepter item
Consumables Health Potion item Mana Potion item

Countering

  • Investing in an early Negatron Cloak item.png Negatron Cloak for magic resistance will significantly reduce her burst damage. Later in the game, you can build it into a Banshee's Veil item.png Banshee's Veil and disrupt her combo. Otherwise, if you are playing a squishy mage or AD carry, she will be able to burst you down even late game due to good scaling. Do NOT neglect MR.
  • LeBlanc relies heavily on spell combos, especially with her Sigil of Malice.png Sigil of Malice and its mimic. Try to interrupt her spell combo in the middle of Sigil of Malice.png Sigil of Malice, as this will often force her back to wait for cooldown.
    • This makes Banshee's Veil item.png Banshee's Veil particularly effective against her as she has to land one of her non-targeted abilities before going full combo.
  • Be sure not to use a champion who relies on skillshots or delayed AoE damage to fight her, her quadruple moves (with both Distortion.png Distortions) can make her untouchable by champions such as  Lux,  Xerath, Diana, Ziggs or Zyra.
  • Try to scare LeBlanc a bit to force her to use her dashes prior to a gank , as the long cooldown will make her an easy target.
  • Mirror Image.png Mirror Image's clone does not carry buffs- use this to identify the real LeBlanc.
  • Always wait for her passive to trigger before targeting her with an ultimate like GarenSquare.png Garen's Demacian Justice.png Demacian Justice because otherwise she will most likely get away with Distortion.png Distortion.
  • LeBlanc is extremely squishy so she is very vulnerable to hard cc  and focus. Taking her out of the fight early prevents her from being able to burst down a carry.
  • Mirror Image.png Mirror Image's stealth does not break the auto attacking AI's lock on her; allowing the autoattacking AI to continue without interruption can finish her off.
  • 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 to juke using Distortion.png Distortion.
  • LeBlanc has poor farming capabilities; if you're unable to make trades safely, then simply clear minion waves quickly to force her back.

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