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  • Classic Leona Skingallerybutton
  • Defender Leona Skingallerybutton
    750 RP / 13-July-2011
  • Valkyrie Leona Skingallerybutton
    520 RP / 13-July-2011
  • Iron Solari Leona Skingallerybutton
    975 RP / 10-Feb-2012
  • Pool Party Leona Skingallerybutton
    975 RP / 11-Sep-2013
  • PROJECT: Leona Skingallerybutton
    1350 RP / 08-Sep-2015

  • Classic Skin
  • Defender Leona
  • Valkyrie Leona


  • Leona was designed by Volty.
  • Leona was a direct response to fan requests for a female tank.
  • Leona is voiced by Wendee Lee.
  • Leona's name is Latin for lioness. Leon means Lion in French, Greek, Latin and Spanish as well.
  • Leona's appearance and personality are heavily inspired by IronStylus' wife; her face was drawn with Natalie Portman as a reference.[1]
  • Leona's final Splash Art differs from that of her Art Spotlight with the main difference being her hair.
  • Lionheart Leona was in development in 2011, but the skin was scrapped due to unknown reasons. It was suppose to be a crusader type themed skin.
  • As a "Chosen of the Sun", and with sun-based powers, Leona may be a reference to the Solar Exalted from the Tabletop RPG Exalted.
  • Since PantheonSquare.png Pantheon's and her place of origin is based on Ancient Greece, the Vergina Sun, a symbol unearthed in Ancient Macedonia may be the reason why her theme is the sun. In her work in progress poster, her shield has the complete Vergina Sun symbol with all 16 points, whereas in the classic skin, the Vergina Symbol on her shield appears to not have spikes on its bottom half.
    • It still has all 16 points but 5 of which are attached to the shield itself and not on the Vergina Symbol.
  • Leona's dance is similar to the Force-Shielder Class skill called "Shield Break" from Cabal Online.
  • Leona's passive, Sunlight.png Sunlight, is similar to Lux Lux's Illumination.png Illumination. The two differences are that Leona herself is unable to activate the mark while only Lux can activate Illumination, and that any damage from an ally can trigger Sunlight, while Lux can only trigger Illumination with an autoattack and her ultimate, Final Spark.png Final Spark.
  • Leona has a hidden passive that causes Sunlight.png Sunlight to deal 1 less damage to champions with sunglasses.[2]
  • Her title may be a reference to the video game Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn
  • Leona's Zenith Blade was chosen by the community to be forged by Man at Arms.
LeonaSquare.png Valkyrie Leona [S|L]
  • It is based off the valkyries, a host of female figures from Norse mythology who wander the battle fields retrieving slain warriors who are to be brought to Valhalla after a glorious death in battle. This is fitting as a skin for a true tank, who can to an extent decide who dies in battle by stunning key enemies and saving allies.
  • Leona's dress appears to become see through, showing her undergarments while hiding in the bushes in her Valkyrie skin - this is an unintentional graphical error. This due to the fact that the model has several layers and entering a brush causes the outer layer to become transparent.
  • She shares this theme with DianaSquare.png Diana.
LeonaSquare.png Iron Solari Leona [S|L]
  • The skin is based on Locket of the Iron Solari item.png Locket of the Iron Solari.
  • It has different spell effects for three of her spells:
    • Zenith Blade.png Zenith Blade sprouts phoenix wings during its trajectory.
    • Solar Flare.png Solar Flare leaves an imprint of the Iron Solari upon impact.
      Pool Party Leona Secret

      The Lunari insignia on her Pool Party skin

    • Eclipse.png Eclipse makes the phoenix on her shield open its wings to cover Leona's head.
  • The splash art has some ties to IronStylus, an avid Leona fan.
    • The overall avian theme to the skin and the scarlet macaws flying in the background pay tribute to IronStylus; he uses one of those birds as his avatar on the forums and he is a proud owner of similar birds.
    • The name of the skin shares its initials with his pseudonym.
LeonaSquare.png Pool Party Leona [S|L]
  • In the Pool Party Leona artwork, you can see Taric Taric skipping with Lux Lux whileEzreal Ezreal looks on with a jealous expression and bad tan and Nami Nami swimming.
    • This is poking fun at the rumors of Ezreal's love interest. Some official sources point at Lux, while some people in the fandom joke about a possible Taric/Ezreal relationship.  
  • Pool Party Leona has a hidden Lunari symbol at the bottom right of the back of her shield/surfboard.
  • Pool Party Leona was proposed by the community [3] [4] [5]
  • She shares this theme with ZiggsSquare.png Ziggs, LeeSinSquare.png Lee Sin, GravesSquare.png Graves, RenektonSquare.png Renekton, ZacSquare.png Zac, DrMundoSquare.png Dr. Mundo, LuluSquare.png Lulu, Rek&#039;SaiSquare.png Rek'Sai and DravenSquare.png Draven.
LeonaSquare.png PROJECT: Leona [S|L]
  • The theme behind Leona's LeonaSquare.png PROJECT skin is one of the possible outcomes for Runeterra. In this alternate, apocalyptic future, Leona is part of the PROJECT Initiative, where members are augmented with cybernetics and other futuristic technology.
  • On her promo page, she can be seen equipped with several enhancements:
    • Hyper-Pulse Driver, system software program connected to the Mounted 9ND08 Energy Shield which incapacitates hostile targets when activated.
    • Mounted 9ND08 Energy Shield, the shield itself is made out of energy plates and laser etched crux. Retractable energy plate engineered with titanium fittings provides maximum protection against burst attacks. Capable of blocking and stunning targets with operator energy assistance. Shield core is coated in lightweight polymer composite. Graphene latticework is designed for maximize mobility and weight distribution.
    • Ion Charge Shield, system software program connected to the Mounted 9ND08 Energy Shield which incapacitates hostile targets when activated and protects the user from hostile fire with a Ion Charged matrix.
    • H-Impact CTL Cylinder, The High Impact Control Cylinder is designed to target a hostile opponent and project the user towards it.
    • Unknown, coded as Solar Flare.png Solar Flare.
  • Her description is as followed: "Brilliance in pieces, shrouded in ethereal flame. Protector, light bringer. Lone voice. Stand and Fight. In death heavy fields, now still she stands, light washes over..."
    • Her fully decrypted description is a voice clip: "Will sacrifice anything to protect".
  • She shares this theme with FioraSquare.png Fiora, LucianSquare.png Lucian, MasterYiSquare.png Master Yi, YasuoSquare.png Yasuo, and ZedSquare.png Zed.


  • Leona was childhood friends with PantheonSquare.png Pantheon.
  • Leona and DianaSquare.png Diana are adversaries, with Diana being the "Chosen of the Moon" and Leona being the "Chosen of the Sun".
    • The "Chosen of the Moon" and the "Chosen of the Sun" depicted in the mural are not Diana and Leona, but their ancient predecessors.
    • Leona was not at the temple when Diana was sentenced to death. She will undoubtedly learn of what happened and come to confront Diana for what she's done to the Solari. While Leona was an apprentice to their teachings, the elders presented her with an entirely different face than they did Diana. To Leona, the Solari elders are her mentors and some of them she may have even considered her friends. She fully believed in the Solari ideal--protection of the weak, guidance for the lost--and, as good-hearted as Leona is, she may have been somewhat blinded by their light herself. How she reacts to the challenge Diana brings to everything she's come to believe remains to be seen. [6]
    • A post by IronStylus in the thread Diana's lore, Diana and Leona Leona may share a bond between one another as more than the "Chosen of the Moon" and the "Chosen of the Sun". This can only be implied by the quote "We want them to be intertwined, and without delving too far into assumptions and implications, without getting too detailed about their past relationship, what is more tragic than to have to kill someone that you love?".


Related Themes
League of Legends Music- PROJECT OVERDRIVE02:44

League of Legends Music- PROJECT OVERDRIVE

Pool Party Theme




Leona Art Spotlight07:10

Leona Art Spotlight

Art Spotlight

Leona Champion Spotlight06:09

Leona Champion Spotlight

Champion Spotlight

PROJECT Alpha Strike01:43

PROJECT Alpha Strike



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