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Leona Statistics for Ctrl Alt Veigar

Author's performance with Leona compared to the ranked average.

Value
Average
Games Played
9
Win %
47
Kills
2.2
Assists
13.5
Deaths
6.1
KA:D Ratio
2.6
Gold Earned
9.6K
Creep Score
48.6
Average
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Summoner Spells Back to Top

4.png
Mandatory. Used for quick repositioning, dodging important skillshots and catching fleeing enemies.

14.png
My preferred 2nd spell for kill pressure (and healing reduction).

3.png
Good defensive option against AD assassins and fed AD carries.

7.png21.png
If you want some defense, but you're unsure what to pick, take one of these.

New Runes Back to Top

Masteries Back to Top

12/18/0 for the highest burst you can get your hands on. Thunderlord's Decree will help you with that.

Cunning Tree

  • Exchange Assassin for Secret Stash and Merciless for Meditation if you want more sustain/mana regen.
  • Taking Bandit over Dangerous Game makes no sense since you're not a poke champion.
  • Precision > Intelligence (if you don't play support). You will deal more damage.

Ferocity Tree

  • Everything for increasing damage. :)

Update: displays the passive's damage to Leona herself when allies proc it (patch 6.16)

Abilities Back to Top

W
Q
E
W
W
R
W
E
W
E
R
E
E
Q
Q
R
Q
Q
Passive
Q
2
14
15
17
18
W
1
4
5
7
9
E
3
8
10
12
13
R
6
11
16

Either max W or E first, they are your spells with the highest AP ratios (except your ult).

Against long ranged champion, max E first for better engage.

Against very mobile champions, W is the better choice for "safe" damage and some additional resistances.



Update (6.14): After using Solar Flare, Leona gains Incandescence for 5 seconds. During that time, Leona’s next 3/4/5 basic attacks gain +100 range, deal 30/40/50 (+0.15 ability power) bonus magic damage, and apply Sunlight.

Items Back to Top

Starting Items

    Normal start
    Sustain start / safe farming
    Aggressive start

Core Items

    you should have these almost every game
    good alternative to void staff against squishies.

Situational Items

    can all be useful. see explanations below

Start

Either 1056.png against most matchups, 2033.png if you want to farm passively or need to withstand lots of poke, 1082.png for a hyper-aggressive early game.


First Back

Aim for 1300g so you can get a 1058.png, which build into 3285.png.
Otherwise, a second 1056.png or 3113.png is fine as well.

Core Items

Since I like to go for the total burst, this is what my build often looks like:

1311.png3285.png3157.png3089.png3001.png3135.png

But oftentimes, I replace the 3135.png or 3001.png with a 3116.png or 3026.png so have some defense.

3020.png
Best boots in terms of raw damage. Replace with3158.png if you absolutely need cooldown reduction.

3285.png
One of your most important core items. Your burst will increase substantially.

3089.png
Tons of damage. Oh wait, wrong item...

3157.png
A little defense can always help in a critical situation.

3135.png
This item's sweet point is 60 MRes which almost every melee champion can reach easily. Since ranged champions don't have a MRes growth stat, 3001.png is a better alternative against them.

Situational Items

3027.png
If you opt for the (slightly) tanky path, this is your first item. COmbine it with other AP/Def items like 3116.png, 3151.png.

3041.png
The ultimate disrespect. If you're way ahead, go and stack it.

3100.png
This can add to your combo. Strong when you have a lot of AP. Can replace boots in the super late when you're fully built.

3174.png / 3165.png
Similar items. Both good for mana regen and cooldown reduction. Not really necessary, but there are stronger damage items out there.

3152.png / 3146.png
Both can heal your for 15% of your damage dealt (5% for areal damage). Very situational and better with tanky build; otherwise you won't have tankiness/time to heal back the damage taken.

Matchups Back to Top

Click on a champion below to see the author's notes on that particular matchup.

  • Akali
    Medium
  • Annie
    Medium
  • Azir
    Hard
  • Brand
    Hard
  • Fizz
    Medium
  • Heimerdinger
    Hard
  • Karthus
    Easy
  • Kassadin
    Medium
  • Katarina
    Medium
  • LeBlanc
    Medium
  • Lux
    Hard
  • Viktor
    Hard
  • Zed
    Hard

VS

Akali

Medium

Difficulty: 4/10 - 7/10

It all depends on who has more burst. She has more mobilty, but you have more CC on your side. Always have 2043.png in your inventory and whenever you fight and she uses her akalismokebomb.png, place the ward on top of it.

VS

Annie

Medium

Difficulty: 5/10 - 8/10

The little fire kid has really high burst and a long stun. Avoid it and you win the fight. She has no real skillshot to juke, but if you're fast enough, you can flash her infernalguardian.png and go all-in yourself.

VS

Azir

Hard

Difficulty: 7/10 - 9/10

He will poke the living hell out of you. Try to unload a full combo on him before ending the trade. When he azirR.png you, you can not use leonazenithblade.png to reengage, the wall will push you back.
Careful when pushing, he might azirR.png you into his turret.

VS

Brand

Hard

Dificulty: 8/10 - 10/10

Like yourself, he has a stun, but his lasts for 2 seconds at all ranks. His burst is one of the highest among mages right now

VS

Fizz

Medium

Difficulty: 6/10 - 8/10

He can easily all your skillshots with his fizzjump.png, so only engage when he just used it.
His burst is really high, but so is yours. Chain CC & 14.png him and you have a chance to kill him. If you snowball, he becomes very squishy compared to you.

VS

Heimerdinger

Hard

Difficulty: 9/11

Okay, I'll stop making jokes which involve killing turrets. Honestly though, this little fukker will make lane hell for you.
You can't farm and you'll regret if you every dare going in for a trade.

VS

Karthus

Easy

Difficulty: 3/10 - 5/10

Farming is annoying, but not overly dangerous. Your all-in is way stronger than his. Your leonasolarbarrier.png help mitigating damage from his defile.png. Kill whenever you feel like it.

VS

Kassadin

Medium

Difficulty: 5/10 - 7/10

After 6, his mobility is really high as long as he has mana. His passive allows him to take 15% less magic damage (not penetrable). If you manage to land a combo, you might be able to kill him, but usually only bring him to 20-30% HP, since he will probably build a 3027.png.
His nulllance.png shortly silences, but since you don't have channeled abilities, don't mind it.

VS

Katarina

Medium

Difficulty: 5/10 - 7/10

This has the potential to be an easy matchup, but her no-mana poke can easily drive out out of lane.
Post-6, save your leonashieldofdaybreak.png to interrupt her deathlotus.png, then you'll easily win the fight.
Important: chain your CC, don't use it all at once.

VS

LeBlanc

Medium

Difficulty: 6/10 - 8/10

Try to leonashieldofdaybreak.png her when she uses leblancslide.png on you. That way you can retaliate. Always activate leonasolarbarrier.png when she unloads her combo to reduce the damage taken. Only ever leonasolarflare.png her if you previously stunned her with leonashieldofdaybreak.png, otherwise she will just dash out.

VS

Lux

Hard

Difficulty: 7/10 - 10/10

Long-range burst mages are dangerous for you, her high range lets her play really safe. Try to always dodge her luxlightbinding.png, otherwise you will probably die post-6, if you're below 60% HP.
Only engage after she misses luxlightbinding.png, then you can potentially burst her down.

VS

Viktor

Hard

Diffficulty: 9/10 - 10/10

He has good CC, a shield and high burst - similar to you. But since he is ranged, he can unload his combo more easily. Avoid viktorgravitonfield.png at all cost! Try to dodge his viktordeathray.png, since it's his main damage source.

VS

Zed

Hard

Difficulty: 5/10 - 10/10

This matchup strongly depends on the 238.png's skill level. Every time he ults you, immediately ult yourself and activate leonasolarbarrier.png. This way, you can turn around the fight into your favor. If he wants to disengage, aim your leonazenithblade.png at his zedR.png's shadow.

Why play AP Leona? Back to Top

You must be asking yourself "Is this guy nuts? AP 89.png? Totally crazy!"

But hey, you don't need to believe me! Hop into a normal game and try it yourself, favourably with friends.

Playing AP 89.png is like being a crocodile waiting for prey. All you need is one good chance to strike and you will bring down your target (not necessarily full tanks).

You can trade pre-6, but your combo actually becomes creamy at level 6. Your full combo (at level 6) can easily take 60-70% of you target's health.

Changelog Back to Top

(Hopefully) Coming soon:

  • Playstyle

April 13th 2016

  • Updated for Patch 6.7
  • Added rune/mastery/item explanations

December 14th 2015

  • Added first matchups details
  • Updated for Patch 5.24

December 3rd 2015

  • Updated for Patch 5.23

November 23rd 2015

  • Guide created

About the Author Back to Top

Hey there, this is Chrymbor from EU West.
I really enjoy playing unusual picks.

If you have any questions or remarks to make about my guide, please leave a comment.

Also check out my other guides.

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