For 3 seconds gain 35 / 50 / 65 / 80 (+20% bonus Armor) Armor and
35 / 50 / 65 / 80 (+20% bonus MR) Magic Resist.
After the effect ends nearby enemies take 60 / 95 / 130 / 165
(+40% AP) magic damage. If an enemy is hit, Leona retains her defensive bonuses for 3 seconds.
Deals 60 / 115 / 170 / 225 (+40% AP) magic damage to enemies in a line.
Leona roots the last champion hit for 0.5 seconds and dashes to them.
Leona is a support champion. She excels at engaging with her heavy crowd control abilities and being that front-line tank for your team. With Leona, you can combo a lot of abilities to chain crowd control for a long amount of time. The most common combo that works really well especially early game is Zenith Blade then once you travel to the enemy you can use Shield of Daybreak to stun the enemy for a long period of time. Leona works great at all stages of the game getting stronger when the game gets later as you can buy more tank items to survive longer.
Leona does amazing with tank items that can help her survive longer when engaging in team fights. Warmog's Armor is a great first item for Leona. It's a huge tank item that gives him a lot of health and health regeneration, so if you get low on health, you can go out of combat and heal back up before looking to go in for another fight. Force of Nature is another excellent tank item for Leona, giving her more health and Magic Resist. The passive also means Leona will gain movement speed which helps her get into range to use her abilities.
With runes, we have the following:
Glacial Augment is a great Keystone for Leona. When hitting her Crowd Control abilities, she can slow the enemies and reduce their damage making it easier to stick on them and immobilize them more with more abilities.
Leona has multiple abilities that allow her to immobilize enemies. With Courage of the Colossus, Leona will gain a shield, making her even more difficult to kill as a tank.
Since Leona loves to engage and is generally at the front during team fights, she will take a lot of damage. Bone plating will help Leona take reduced damage from the first three instances of damage.
Overgrowth allows Leona to gain permanent health throughout the game when nearby minions or monsters are killed, meaning you don't even need to kill the minions or monsters to gain stacks. This will turn Leona into a super tank.
Hexflash gives Leona more opportunities to make plays throughout the game when Flash is on cooldown. Use hex flash in a bush or behind a wall to surprise your opponent and engage with Leona's combo.
Leona can struggle against ranged champions early on especially at level 1. The best thing to do at level 1 is to play safe, once you hit level 2 you can use your early combo on the enemies to try and get a good trade or maybe even potentially get an early kill. Once you hit level 5 and have Solar Flare available, you can start to look for more engages on the enemies. You can use your ultimate from range and follow that up with your other crowd control abilities. Make sure when you engage onto the enemy you use Eclipse which will give you a lot of resistance. Leona also has great roaming potential because of her amazing combo. You can go to mid lane and help your team out by trying to get an advantage or maybe even a kill on the enemy mid laner.
It's really important as a support to stay with your team! Your job is to try and get your team grouped up for a big team fight, this where you thrive. If you can get a huge combo off on the enemy team or an important target that you need to kill and your team can follow up and kill everyone you can win the game! If this is not possible the best option you have is to stick by your AD carry (Dragon Lane Champion). The AD Carry in your team is one of the main damage sources and keeping he/her alive is really important! Use all your crowd control available to you on the enemy and do your best to stay in your of your AD to keep them safe.
Overall Leona is a super fun champion to play! If you like being at the forefront of engages and being that big front line tank then she is the right champion for you! She can survive for a long time and use her crowd control to win the game.
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