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

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EG.Krepo [RC]
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Summoner Spells

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4.png- Flash is a great tool for initiating, chasing, and escaping.
3.png- Exhaust is used to mitigate damage from high burst champions. It will also greatly reduce the attack speed of an Ad Carry.
14.png-Mitigates healing as well does damage over time to ensure kills. Good against sustain lanes when your AD carry takes barrier/cleanse/heal. 


When you want to decide which summoner spell combination you're going to run, you have to factor in both laning phase and late game teamfights. Usually, I'd go for an ignite-flash combo to make the all-in engages a little more deadly. Bursting down a single target is what Leona does really well in laning phase.

If however the enemy ADC is very attack speed reliant and the enemy team has a lot of targets you'd like to exhaust in teamfights i.e. Zed, Syndra, Katarina (hard-engagers with a lot of front-loaded damage that comes out all at once), then you might be better off opting for exhaust.
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Runes

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Armor Marks/Seals and Magic Resistance Glyphs: for extra tanking capabilities. As Leona, you will be one of the main tanks on your team.

Health Quintessences: As Leona, you already have high resistances from your Eclipse (W) and runes, so these quints will allow you to tank a couple extra spells/auto attacks during close battles in lane.

Basically you want to get as tanky as you can get for the early all-in's level 2-3 as well as just in general Leona's W spell (eclipse) grants you a lot of bonus magic resist/armor which makes the hp quints definitely worth it. It can be up for a total of 6 seconds in a teamfight, and then they really pay off.

Alternatively, you can run gold per 10 quintessences if you feel you're going to have a rather passive laning phase and you struggle getting your items in time. If you want to lane passively and then build for teamfights, it might be the better approach. 
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Masteries

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Offense: 0
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Defense: 9
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Utility: 21

Normal Mastery page for tank supports.

Still testing Season 4 masteries. These are my current ones.

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Abilities

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Sunlight (Passive) - When Leona hits an enemy unit with any of her spells, a sunlight mark will be shown on them by a bright light. The marks will not stack and they can only be "proc'd" by an allied champion's basic attacks or spells to deal bonus magic damage. If possible when trading during laning phase, try to time your spells so that your AD carry will "proc" the sunlight marks as many times as possible for maximum damage if the situation allows it. More often than not, it's better to just stack your spells especially for beginners because you don't want your enemy to escape.

Shield of Daybreak (Q) - One big thing to note about your Q is it will reset your auto-attack twice. This makes it possible to kill wards in lane in the small window of time they are visible (even alone). Always try to use Q after auto-attacking. It is optimal when using Zenith Blade (E) to follow it up with an auto-attack and then use Q. This will give your AD carry time to auto attack to proc both the first mark and second mark of sunlight as well as giving you 2 auto-attack resets. However, you should just use Q after using Zenith Blade when the enemy champion has a way of getting away immediately (and immediately follow up with your ult). The reason I max it second is because I like to be able to E-Q to stun someone, and then flash to another person and stun them with my Q more quickly during team fights. This fits my style because the cooldown gets reduced significantly and allows me to be more aggressive.

Eclipse (W) - This ability adds to the aggressiveness Leona is able to put forward by giving her bonus defensive stats. In an aggressive situation, you want to use your W when your zenith blade is already in the air. This will ensure that your shield will be able to "proc" onto an enemy dealing damage and giving you more time with your bonus defenses. You also want to use it defensively if you are getting bursted because it will negate a significant amount of damage.

Zenith Blade (E) - Zenith blade is the skill that allows Leona to be aggressive. It gives Leona a gap closer so that she can apply her burst of spells.  If you land Zenith Blade, you can follow up by stun locking an enemy champion for 2.5 seconds.

Solar Flare (R) - AoE Stun with an extremely high range. I personally prefer to E-Q combo and then follow up immediately with a Solar Flare to keep the champion stun locked. It can also be used as a long range initiate, but most of the time you will be in the front line. Therefore, your longest range ultimate might not be able to be followed up by your team. As a beginner, you should try to focus on using the E-Q combo into ultimate.


Laning phase. It's best to engage with E into Q with W popped. However experienced players might read your movement and predict it. IF you're a 100% sure you can get a kill it can often be better to just flash stun someone with Q (and instantly R if you have it as well)

Post-6 the laning phase gets even better. You can also engage with your ultimate and follow up with E Q afterwards. It's a lot riskier, but if you can guarantee landing your ultimate, it might be the best approach.

Rule of thumb when learning Leona: It's better to fail 10 engages and land 1, than to never engage at all. You have to learn what you can and can not do, and that only comes through practice.
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Items

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Start With
Core
Situational

So first item start can be the standard 3 wards 1 pink 5 potions (you can even drop the mana potion and buy hp instead, up to personal preference)


However, in solo queue where less wards are generally required early, you can also start with rejubead, 2 wards, 1 pink, 2 health pots.

Core items: You only need boots of speed for a very long time on Leona. Generally I rush sightstone (normal one or ruby) and then build a locket. If i go locket, I often go sightstone, locket, ruby sightstone.

However, if I have a very good early game and my jungler isn't buying aegis quickly, I consider picking it up myself. However, I'll rush aegis and won't buy a sightstone then.

Alternative build is Philostone + doran's shield + ruby sightstone. 

Late game you want to get as tanky as possible and possibly get some CDR. Always look into buying boots of swiftness because they can lower the effectiveness of slows as well as giving you a really good speed bonus.
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Matchups

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18
1 year ago
Fantastic, nothing less, keep it up Mitch!
9
5 months ago
Totally outdated guide -1
wrong runes and items.... Doran shield ?
0 9 21 leona ---> WTF ????
---> leona hp regen has been nerfed she need to be more tanky with masteries now.
E should be up before Q...
NO morgana in counter support ! how is it possible?

PLEASE update this guide !

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1 year ago
very nice krepo tnx
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1 year ago
gj
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1 year ago
.. allow me to carry Yellowpete to victory.

Cocky, but very nice! ;3
25
1 year ago
Not really cocky, that's the support's job.
5
1 year ago
He has earned the right to say it over many championships. Krepo is the best support.
5
1 year ago
he is good but no madlife
3
8 months ago
support carries the carry
the carry carries the team.
5
1 year ago
Love you Krepo Keep Going, I wanna to see thresh =)
5
1 year ago
Can you explain to youre thougths on protecting youre adc (in solo que). If you use all your spells in the center of the teamfigth, isent that bad for your adc?

Do you go back to the adc after useing all your spells or do you play more defensiv if you know that the enemy toplane is fed?
0
1 year ago
I always end up using all abilities to engage, as a Leona, and then sometimes see our ad carry get blown up. It is difficult to find a nice balance. Though, ofcourse when the engage is perfect, they can't get to your ad carry.
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1 year ago
If my adc is constantly being focused (and with a good enemy team, this will happen) I try to engage with R, pay attention to my carry, and QE to the enemy who makes his way to my adc. If my carry can get away from them, I throw out an exhaust to ensure his or her safety.
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1 year ago
As long as you initiate with your R and E, you can still protect your support by using your summoner spells/abilities on the person coming to your adc.
The adc also has to stay back to let you do this.

I would rather my adc stay away from the cc and poke from the outside of the fight. If someone is coming towards them you can stun then and melt them down with the help from your adc.
If they are staying away from the fight you can focus on being a tank and stopping the fed/most dangerous enemy on their team.

It's all about your adc and personal preference really. Adapt.
0
1 year ago
Nice examples. Whole games played by Krepo, are excellent examples for perfect leona plays.
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1 year ago
No doubt about reading the whole guide carefully , started playing leona from watching your stream and most of these thing i actually feel that i've already learned from your stream (except the support counters) keep it up Mitch! :D
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1 year ago
I read this in your voice
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1 year ago
How does Zyra supp match against Leona? Any comments on that?
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1 year ago
Zyra is kinda strong against Leona if u are able to hit your E when u are used to. Another advantage is that zyra can easily outzone leona of the bush at the lane.
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7 months ago
Zyra is actually kinda weak vs leo, except in the levels 1-3. she can only poke and can never outtrade you when you hit your zenith blade. She is very low hp, so u can burst her at 6 and ehn timing your abilities right even before she can react with her ultimate. easy matchup as long as you dont get outpushed because then it is harder to dive due to the minions dont get outpushed and you'll be safe