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Champion Spotlight

Leona Champion Spotlight06:09

Leona Champion Spotlight

Recommended Items

Summoner's Rift
Starting Relic Shield item Health Potion item Warding Totem item
Early Sightstone item Targon&#039;s Brace item Boots of Speed item
Essential Face of the Mountain item Locket of the Iron Solari item Boots of Mobility item
Aggressive Iceborn Gauntlet item Sunfire Cape item Righteous Glory item
Protective Frozen Heart item Randuin&#039;s Omen item Mikael&#039;s Crucible item
Consumables Health Potion item Vision Ward item Elixir of Iron item
Twisted Treeline
Starting Doran&#039;s Shield item Boots of Speed item Health Potion item
Essential Boots of Mobility item Locket of the Iron Solari item Frozen Heart item
Aggressive Righteous Glory item Talisman of Ascension item Banner of Command item
Protective Mikael&#039;s Crucible item Randuin&#039;s Omen item Banshee&#039;s Veil item
Consumables Health Potion item Elixir of Iron item
Howling Abyss
Starting Boots of Speed item Guardian&#039;s Horn item Health Potion item3
Essential Ninja Tabi item Frozen Heart item Locket of the Iron Solari item
Offensive Zeke&#039;s Harbinger item Righteous Glory item Sunfire Cape item
Defensive Dead Man&#039;s Plate item Banshee&#039;s Veil item Randuin&#039;s Omen item
Consumables Oracle&#039;s Extract item Health Potion item Elixir of Iron item


Playing As Leona Leona
  • Lead the charge and mark your foes with Sunlight.png Sunlight before your allies deal damage.
  • Shield of Daybreak.png Shield of Daybreak and Zenith Blade.png Zenith Blade form a powerful offensive combo.
  • You can absorb a huge amount of damage using Eclipse.png Eclipse, but you must stay near enemies to gain the bonus duration.
Playing Against Leona Leona
  • When Leona Leona activates Eclipse.png Eclipse, you have three seconds to get away from her before she deals damage.
  • Only foes in the center of Solar Flare.png Solar Flare get stunned, so you can often avoid this if you're quick.


Ability Usage
  • Maxing W will allow for more durability. Max W first if you want to be more durable in fights, as well as apply the most amount of sunlight
  • Maxing Q will allow for more CC. Max Q first if you wish to apply more pressure on enemies
  • Try and save your E for after an enemy uses a dash/blink
  • Due to its low cooldown, Leona's ultimate should be used whenever possible, including picking off enemies, chasing or even fighting epic monsters
  • During a teamfight, you should decide whether you want to use your Ultimate on a group of enemies or a backliner, based on who is more of a threat
  • If possible, try and wait for your teammates to attack and enemy you have damaged to allow for the most application of Sunlight and damage
  • Try activate your W first before initiating to increase the likelihood of damaging enemies and retaining the durability bonus
Mastery Usage
  • Bond of Stone or Strength of the Ages will allow for increased durability
  • Grasp of the Undying can be used if you wish to play more offensively
Item Usage
  • As a melee tank, Relic Shield is a must, which should eventually be upgraded to a Face of the Mountain
  • Sightstone should be purchased as soon as possible
  • Purchase Ninja Tabi or Mercury's Treads to increase your durability, whether to absorb autoattacks or reduce CC
  • Boots of Mobility will allow for roaming
  • Locket of the Iron Solari is essential against both Physical and Magic Damage
  • Frozen Heart or Randuin's Omen will allow for significant durability against AD
  • Banshee's Veil allows you to deny one ability and absorb a good deal of AP
  • A Sweeping Lens should be purchased after you have obtained a Sightstone, then swapped for an Oracle Alteration at level 9
  • Leona can easily be kited after she uses her E
  • Leona's ultimate has a small stun radius, so it can be easily avoided
  • If you are caught by Leona from her E, you have a brief moment to Flash away before she can land her Q
  • Leona's Ultimate has a short cooldown, so always be prepared for it
  • Be wary when Leona activates her W, as it may mean she is preparing to fight