by DrCurvy

[2.3] Leona Guide - Dr. Curvy's Guide to Leona Support [In-Depth]

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Patch 2.3
July 12, 2021 08:43
Support

Dr. Curvy's Guide to Leona Support [In-Depth]

Heard of Bleeding Love by Leona Lewis? We are Bleeding Sun with Leona. Here is a support guide for this initiate tank queen! I will go through an in-depth breakdown of what items to build, and many more!

Pros

  • Tanky!
  • Good initiation
  • Easy to play!

Cons

  • Can get poked
  • Can get kited
  • Needs items to actually make a difference
  • You need your ADC to follow up, when you all-in

Leona Build

Best Build Guide for Leona

Starting Items
Cloth Armor
Null-Magic Mantle
Core Items
Protector's Vow
Dead Man's Plate
Zeke's Convergence
Adaptive Helm
Abyssal Mask
BOOTS & ENCHANTS
Locket Enchant
Redeeming Enchant
Plated Steelcaps
Mercury's Treads

Item Build Description

Additional information on the items

Leona starting items could vary, depending on what the enemy bot-lane is bringing to the table.

STARTING ITEMS

  • You would want to take Cloth ArmorCloth Armor when you think the ADC is a threat. For example, if the enemy ADC is a DravenDraven then you may want to mitigate his damage by buying this item first. It will branch out to the Armor items later on.
  • You would want to take Null-Magic MantleNull-Magic Mantle when you are against an annoying poke mage like a LuxLux . Engage supports like LeonaLeona usually get countered by these types of champions due to their short range and needs to find the right timing when do an all-in.

CORE ITEMS

As a support tank-engage champion, your job is to peel for the team and be a wall so the enemy team can't get to your team.

  • Protector's VowProtector's Vow is an item that could be your first or even second item. This is due to the passive, and it protects you and your nearby allies from a strong burst attack. It is really convenient to have it.
  • Dead Man's PlateDead Man's Plate is not only an item that gives you the armor and health that LeonaLeona needs, but this is the go to all-in item. I would suggest starting this first, but it could vary on your matchups or preference.
  • Zeke's ConvergenceZeke's Convergence is a best all rounder item. Not only does it give you Armor and Magic Resistance, but it also gives you Ability Haste and Mana, what a value meal. The passive is also strong, it's a good buff for the team. If you are against mixed teams, this item is for you.
  • Adaptive HelmAdaptive Helm is the item when there is a lot of magic damage on the enemy team. AkaliAkali and KatarinaKatarina are good examples of this.
  • Abyssal MaskAbyssal Mask is another Magic Resistance item, useful like the one mentioned before. But this is the aggressive version, so why not buy both?
  • As for the sixth item, it honestly depends on what your team needs. Try and adapt to it.

BOOTS & ENCHANTS

There's only a few options when comes to boots.

  • Plated SteelcapsPlated Steelcaps is for when you are against a heavy AD team, and it blocked the damage of attacks by 15%
  • Mercury's TreadsMercury's Treads is for when you are against a heavy AP team, and it reduces the duration of crowd control dealt to you. 

As for enchants you only have two options.

  • Locket EnchantLocket Enchant is probably the best enchant at the moment for supports. In a teamfight it will bring a huge shield to everyone on your team, so take advantage of it.
  • Redeeming EnchantRedeeming Enchant is the alternate version to the Locket EnchantLocket Enchant , not only it is cheaper but the AOE heal is pretty decent. Buy this, if you don't wanna wait for 300 gold.


Leona Runes

Best Runes for Leona

Keystone
Aftershock
Aftershock
Domination
Weakness
Weakness
Resolve
Adaptive Carapace
Adaptive Carapace
Inspiration
Pathfinder
Pathfinder

This is the go-to rune set for LeonaLeona , Aftershock is a very initiative rune to have. It gives you stats for when you try and immobilize a champion. If you are scared to initiate the enemy, this rune set will help with that issue.

Keystone
Font of Life
Font of Life
Domination
Weakness
Weakness
Resolve
Second Wind
Second Wind
Inspiration
Pathfinder
Pathfinder

Font of Life is the same as Aftershock, but immobilizing the champion will give a mark and if your allies hit that champion they get healed, which is honestly useful because they are getting sustained.

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
A must have Summoner Spell! Can be useful if there is a sudden engagements from the enemy team, and good saving your allies with your ultimate.
Exhaust
Ignite
Heal
If your ADC takes any other spell besides Heal, make sure you are the one who gets it. Heal is crucial to winning a trade and later a kill, so one of you must have it.

Combos

Learn how to maximize the champions potential

Zenith Blade
3rd
Shield Of Daybreak
1st

This is her level 2 combo, this is usually will be unexpected to the enemy team.

Eclipse
2nd
Zenith Blade
3rd
Shield Of Daybreak
1st

Now that you have her EclipseEclipse at level 3, which gives you magic and armor resistance, you don't need to feel scared going in. Just ping your ADC before going in.

Solar Flare
Ult
Eclipse
2nd
Zenith Blade
3rd
Shield Of Daybreak
1st
Ignite
Ignite

This is your level 6 combo, same thing as Combo #2 but, make sure you land center of your ultimate for the stun. If their low, ignite for the kill.

Leona Matchups & Counters

Detailed information on how to play matchups and counters

Blitzcrank
Easy
Blitzcrank
Seraphine
Easy
Seraphine
Braum
Medium
Braum
Sona
Medium
Sona
Nami
Medium
Nami
Rakan
Medium
Rakan
Lux
Hard
Lux
Janna
Hard
Janna
Lulu
Hard
Lulu
Soraka
Hard
Soraka
Alistar
Skill
Alistar
Leona
Skill
Leona

Ever since that width-hook nerf on BlitzcrankBlitzcrank he has been decent or meh. If you do get grabbed, try to counter initiate, and pop your EclipseEclipse to lessen damage dealt to you.

Leona

FINAL THOUGHTS

Leona is one of the most strongest engage champions, but she can get kited in the end. But her teamfigthing presence is really strong and you need to take advantage of it. I hope you guys liked this brief guide of LeonaLeona and I hope it helps you climb the rank ladder! 

Leona

WHERE TO FIND ME?

I hope you guys liked my LeonaLeona guide. This guide will be updated for each patch notes, so don't worry this guide won't get update (hopefully).

If you wanna know where to find me, I have a YouTube channel where I make Wild Rift videos & gameplays that are mostly based on supports! I am fairly new to YouTube so please go easy on me!

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPILYOnq1lF1h0WQJqtLFAg (My channel is Dr. Curvy - Wild Rift)

Thank you guys so much for watching! I will see you in the next guide I make, bye! :)

Comments
Look at the nice things other people said!
phenomenon
6 months ago
Adaptive Helm was removed, what would you suggest replacing it with?