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[3.1a] Leona Guide - So You Wanna Be A Leona Main? Patch 3.1B

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April 25, 2022 23:30
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So You Wanna Be A Leona Main? Patch 3.1B

Do you like tankiness? Do you like our long crowd control (cc)? Do you like the sun? Do you hate the moon? And do you like redheads with giant badass orange shield? Then Leona the Radiant Dawn is for you.

Pros

  • Have Thicc A$$ Armour and Magic Resist
  • Short Cooldown
  • Perma Stun BABYYYYYY
  • Tower Diving MONSTER

Cons

  • Weak Against True Damages and Penetrations
  • No Disengage
  • Low Mana

Leona Build

Best Build Guide for Leona

Starting Items
Cloth Armor
Null-Magic Mantle
Boots of Speed
Core Items
Protector's Vow
Locket Enchant
Zeke's Convergence
ARMOR ITEMS
Plated Steelcaps
Bramble Vest
Randuin's Omen
Dead Man's Plate
MAGIC RESIST ITEMS
Mercury's Treads
Abyssal Mask
Spirit Visage
Force of Nature
Boots
Ionian Boots of Lucidity
Mercury's Treads
Plated Steelcaps
Enchants
Locket Enchant
Shadows Enchant

Item Build Description

Additional information on the items

First and foremost, let me begin with this. The items you're seeing currently are MOSTLY NOT UPDATED. Please do take note that my item knowledge are based on the updated version of them. With that being said. LET'S BEGIN!


STARTING ITEMS


CORE ITEMS


ARMOR ITEMS


MAGIC RESIST ITEMS


BOOTS


ENCHANTS


Glossary :

  • Healer : Champions that can heal themselves and their allies like SorakaSoraka , SeraphineSeraphine , Font of LifeFont of Life , etc. 
  • Lifesteal/Physical or Magic Vamp : An effect that heals (a) champion(s) whenever they attack someone by using abilities, items, and runes such as OlafOlaf 's 2nd ability, Blade of the Ruined KingBlade of the Ruined King , Hunter VampirismHunter Vampirism , Fleet FootworkFleet Footwork , etc. 
  • Auto Attack Champion : Champions that Auto Attacks a lot like JinxJinx , Master YiMaster Yi , AsheAshe , etc.
  • Caster Champion : Champions that rely a lot on skillshots and abilities such as EzrealEzreal , ZiggsZiggs , SeraphineSeraphine , etc.
  • AD Champion : Champions that deals physical damage.
  • AP Champion : Champions that deals magic damage.
  • Hybrid Champion : Champions that deals both magic and physical damage.
  • CC Champion : Champions that have Hard and Soft Crowd Control (Stun, Slow, Blind, Silence, Root, Knock up, Knock back,)

Leona Runes

Best Runes for Leona

Keystone
Aftershock
Aftershock
Domination
Weakness
Weakness
Resolve
Conditioning
Conditioning
Inspiration
Pathfinder
Pathfinder

Keystone Rune

  • AftershockAftershock (RECOMMENDED): When you engage, you're kinda invulnerable until you press your 2Eclipse 
  • This will help reducing LeonaLeona 's damage taken and also a burst of damage around her after 2.5 seconds that deals magic damage but scale with your max HP.
  • Font of LifeFont of Life : This rune is good for a lot of tanks to give your allies free lifesteal but it can be countered with anti-heal so... I honestly like thicc LeonaLeona better.

Domintaion Rune

Resolve Rune

  • ConditioningConditioning (HIGHLY RECOMMENDED): Good against a team with a good team comp. Since you're gonna need both AR (Armor) and MR (Magic Resist) against them.
  • Hunter TitanHunter Titan : Good against a team with high crowd control (cc) to lock you down in a place.
  • Adaptive CarapaceAdaptive Carapace : Good against a team with a bad team composition.
  • LoyaltyLoyalty : Low value. Don't take it. You want LeonaLeona to be thicc so she can engage and ignore people's damage

Inspiration Rune

  • PathfinderPathfinder (HIGHLY RECOMMENDED): For HUGE roaming potential.
  • Hunter GeniusHunter Genius : Cooldown Reduction is often good for perma CC
  • Pack HunterPack Hunter : Ima chase you boi and I'm gonna be rich AF! jk. Good for bonus movement speed and a little bit of bonus gold.

Skill Order

How to distribute skill points

Sunlight
Sunlight - Passive
Shield Of Daybreak
Shield Of Daybreak
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
Eclipse
Eclipse
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
Zenith Blade
Zenith Blade
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
Solar Flare
Solar Flare
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15

Summoner Spells

When to take which summoners

Flash
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED: To Increase your Mechanics and Mobilities.
Barrier
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED: I don't know what it is but Leona's early game's tankiness is SUPER WEAK. Barrier will help you survive when engaging early fights if you really know how to bully the enemy with bushes and sweeping lens (scanning ward)
Ignite
RECOMMENDED: This allows you to secure your teammates' kills
Exhaust
RECOMMENDED: Due to its ability to reduce damage dealt and to slow the targeted enemy, this spell has become a spell for both defensive and offensive.
Heal
This spell is good to bait out your enemy. But if another ally has recently used Heal (30s after cast), your Heal will be half as efficient. It will be wise to not take double Heal in any game.

Combos

Learn how to maximize the champions potential

Auto Attack
AA
Shield Of Daybreak
1st
Auto Attack
AA

Auto Attack Reset Combo

  • Good for eliminating wards and eliminating towers.
  • Good to deal a 'stunning' amount of bonus damage. Get it? Cause her 1 Shield Of DaybreakShield Of Daybreak stuns people? Nevermind.
Zenith Blade
3rd
Shield Of Daybreak
1st
Solar Flare
Ult
Eclipse
2nd

Full Initiating Combo (CC Chain)

  • Ideally, you want to use this combo on enemy champion with less or no tenacity (CC reduction) at all.
  • The stuck stepsi- i mean, champion cannot be unstuck from the CC chain.
Zenith Blade
3rd
Solar Flare
Ult
Shield Of Daybreak
1st

Against Tenacity Champions

  • While on midair from your Zenith BladeZenith Blade , quickly cast your Solar FlareSolar Flare .
  • This will ensure that your CC chain will hit the targeted enemy hard.

What are Tenacity champions? 

Zenith Blade
3rd
Flash
Flash

Surprise Long Range Initiating Combo

  • You can't cast [flash] during your Zenith BladeZenith Blade animation but you can cast right before your Zenith BladeZenith Blade animation. So be very quick for this combo.
  • Can be used to chase someone and tell them, "You have no escape you little RAT!!"
  • Can extend your Zenith BladeZenith Blade 's range.
  • Can give your enemy a heart attack.
Shield Of Daybreak
1st
Flash
Flash
Auto Attack
AA

Surprise Initiating Combo

  • This combo is super good if you have multiple targets and if your Zenith BladeZenith Blade is not ready yet especially when you're in brush.
Zenith Blade
3rd
Flash
Flash
Shield Of Daybreak
1st

Changing Target

  • Good when the enemy have support that have a lot of tenacity and thicc shield.
  • You engage on high tenacity / someone who have HUGE shield on them with your 3 Zenith BladeZenith Blade but SIKE! That's not your REAL TARGET.
  • You [flash] > Shield Of Daybreak  towards the one that have no shield on them and have low tenacity.
  • This will also helps you to target someone who are further away than your initial target.
Zenith Blade
3rd
Flash
Flash
Shield Of Daybreak
1st
Auto Attack
AA
Solar Flare
Ult
Auto Attack
AA
Eclipse
2nd

Full Changing Target Combo

  • Right after this combo is finished, just spam your abilities when needed. ALWAYS find the right abilities on the right time
Zenith Blade
3rd
Solar Flare
Ult
Eclipse
2nd
Glorious Enchant
Shield Of Daybreak
1st
Auto Attack
AA

Changing Target to SUPER FAR enemy

Auto Attack
AA
Shield Of Daybreak
1st
Auto Attack
AA
Zenith Blade
3rd

Close Combat Engage

  • This can be used if a melee champions are face-checking a brush you're in.
Auto Attack
AA
Shield Of Daybreak
1st
Auto Attack
AA
Zenith Blade
3rd
Solar Flare
Ult
Auto Attack
AA
Eclipse
2nd

Close Combat Engage (Full)

  • This can be used if a melee champions are face-checking a brush you're in especially if it's a definite kill.

Leona Matchups & Counters

Detailed information on how to play matchups and counters

Lux
Easy
Lux
Karma
Easy
Karma
Braum
Easy
Braum
Sona
Easy
Sona
Soraka
Easy
Soraka
Lulu
Easy
Lulu
Nami
Easy
Nami
Ashe
Easy
Ashe
Twisted Fate
Easy
Twisted Fate
Amumu
Easy
Amumu
Veigar
Medium
Veigar
Rakan
Medium
Rakan
Thresh
Medium
Thresh
Annie
Medium
Annie
Blitzcrank
Medium
Blitzcrank
Kennen
Medium
Kennen
Sett
Medium
Sett
Pantheon
Medium
Pantheon
Orianna
Medium
Orianna
Galio
Medium
Galio
Malphite
Medium
Malphite
Yuumi
Hard
Yuumi
Shen
Hard
Shen
Janna
Hard
Janna
Seraphine
Hard
Seraphine
Senna
Hard
Senna
Morgana
Hard
Morgana
Alistar
Hard
Alistar
Brand
Hard
Brand
Leona

Advanced Tips & Tricks

LEONA'S BEST FRIENDS:


LANING PHASE



PASSIVE SunlightSunlight



1ST ABILITY Shield Of DaybreakShield Of Daybreak



2ND ABILITY EclipseEclipse



3RD ABILITY Zenith BladeZenith Blade



ULTIMATE ABILITY Solar FlareSolar Flare



(Will be updated soon)

Leona

GAMEPLAY

If you're looking about macro and micro wise on how to play Seraphine Support, visit my Support guide here:

https://wildriftguides.gg/guide/1071/introducing-support-role-the-backbone-of-the-team

Leona

REFERENCE

Leona

Appreciation

Thank you guys for all the supports. I GREATLY appreciate it! Even though I'm only and Emerald player (used to be Diamond 3), you guys still watch my guide. I just wanna say, for you support mains out there, you guys ARE AWESOME! Thanks for even exist and make our day. Wild Rift is a competitive game, winning and losing is just a part of it so KEEP YOURSELF MOTIVATED and BE DETERMINED! That's all from me! Enjoy playing your new main, LeonaLeona , the Radiant Dawn.

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