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'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's Omen item Mikael's Crucible item
Consumables Health Potion item Control Ward item Elixir of Iron item
Twisted Treeline
Starting Doran'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's Crucible item Randuin's Omen item Banshee's Veil item
Consumables Health Potion item Elixir of Iron item
Howling Abyss
Starting Boots of Speed item Guardian's Horn item Health Potion item3
Essential Ninja Tabi item Frozen Heart item Locket of the Iron Solari item
Offensive Zeke's Convergence item Righteous Glory item Sunfire Cape item
Defensive Dead Man's Plate item Banshee's Veil item Randuin's Omen item
Consumables Oracle's Extract item Health Potion item Elixir of Iron item

Tips

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.

Tricks

Ability Usage
  • Maxing Eclipse.png Eclipse will allow for more durability and also the biggest burst damage. Maxing this ability is recommended when playing on bot lane as support.
  • Maxing Shield of Daybreak.png Shield of Daybreak will allow to Stun icon stun your opponent more often, while also increasing your DPS. Maxing this ability is recommended when playing on top lane as bruiser.
  • Try and save your Zenith Blade.png Zenith Blade for after an enemy uses a dash/blink.
  • Due to its low cooldown, Solar Flare.png Solar Flare 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 Solar Flare.png Solar Flare 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 an enemy you have damaged to allow for the most applications of Sunlight.png Sunlight get consumed.
  • Activating Eclipse.png Eclipse before getting in increases the chance of dealing damage, while activating it later allows to absorb more damage.
  • Remember that Solar Flare.png Solar Flare empowers her next attacks. Since each attack applies Sunlight.png Sunlight, it is good to attack an enemy one of your allies is attacking already.
  • Zenith Blade.png Zenith Blade combined with Shield of Daybreak.png Shield of Daybreak allow you to set up kills and are great tools when ganking.
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 support, Relic Shield item.png Relic Shield is an obvious choice. Not only it is made for melees, but also it's upgrade, Face of the Mountain item.png Face of the Mountain is more effective on her than Talisman of Ascension item.png Talisman of Ascension.
  • As a top lane, starting with Corrupting Potion item.png Corrupting Potion will allow effectively trade with your opponent. Thanks to it's burn component, you can come, Stun icon stun, then walk back and take a nice chunk of an opponent's health, while possibly healing from minions and restoring some mana. Versus harder match-ups, Doran's Shield item.png Doran's Shield is the way, and for easier - Doran's Ring item.png Doran's Ring.
  • Iceborn Gauntlet item.png Iceborn Gauntlet is very effective and must be taken when going offensive. Not only it greatly increases damage dealt with Shield of Daybreak.png Shield of Daybreak, but also combines well with high base attack damage and causes you to slow opponents hit and, if at full cooldown reduction, stick to them like nothing. Also it grants itself cooldown reduction and armor, which both are stats Leona Leona needs.
  • Abyssal Mask item.png Abyssal Mask is another offensive item - since she deals magic damage with all of her abilities, increasing it by 10% while gaining great defensive stats seems to be a good deal.
  • Dead Man's Plate item.png Dead Man's Plate furthermore increases the ability to stick to targets. It's hasting component allows for easier Shield of Daybreak.png Shield of Daybreaking your opponents. Even if it's slow component wastes in most situations, it's very good item to afford.
  • Titanic Hydra item.png Titanic Hydra is effective on all tanks that want to deal damage and Leona Leona is no exception here. When having another item granting health, this can deal great amount of damage - by attacking, then Shield of Daybreak.png Shield of Daybreaking, and then Titanic Hydra item.png hydring, all in a quick succession, you can deal vast amount of damage.
  • Frozen Heart item.png Frozen Heart is effective when facing enemies depending on attacks. But if you have reached the cooldown reduction limit with other items, try Randuin's Omen item.png Randuin's Omen instead. Having both is recommended when an enemy has two hypercarries, like an ADC and Master Yi Master Yi or Tryndamere Tryndamere.
  • Righteous Glory item.png Righteous Glory allows for easy initiation, allowing you to save Zenith Blade.png Zenith Blade for catching up escaping enemies. It grants health and armor to endure longer and mana and cooldown reduction to cast your abilities more.
  • When mostly supporting, Knight's Vow item.png Knight's Vow is the way. It allows you to assist your ally and get some wanted healing, while also decreasing damage they take.
  • When facing champions with big area of effect damage like Brand Brand or Fiddlesticks Fiddlesticks, Locket of the Iron Solari item.png Locket of the Iron Solari will greatly reduce the damage your team will take.
Countering
  • Leona can easily be kited after she uses her Zenith Blade.png Zenith Blade
  • Leona's Solar Flare.png Solar Flare has a small stun radius, so it can be easily avoided
  • If you are caught by Leona from her Zenith Blade.png Zenith Blade, you have a brief moment to Flash away before she can land her Shield of Daybreak.png Shield of Daybreak.
  • Leona's Solar Flare.png Solar Flare has a short cooldown, reaching down to 33 seconds. When fighting her, always assume she has one ready.
  • If possible, try to focus other team members. Leona Leona, being a tank, can absorb loads of damage, increased even more by Eclipse.png Eclipse, but can deal lock on one target at max with her Zenith Blade.png Zenith Blade and Shield of Daybreak.png Shield of Daybreak.

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