Leona Build Guide

LoL Leona Build Guide

The Best Leona Runes, Items, and Advice to Dominate Your Competition

142,739 Leona Builds Analyzed

Best Items for Your Leona Build

The most essential items to incorporate into your Leona build are: Sunfire Aegis, Abyssal Mask, Zeke's Convergence, and Knight's Vow. Furthermore, similar to our rune suggestions, you can also get great, focused, Leona item builds below for the specific enemy team composition you are battling in your ongoing match. Those who included these items in their builds had a greater winrate than players who went for other builds for Leona.

Leona Items to Defeat Focused Team Comps

Best Leona Runes for Your Next Build

Guardian Build Rune for Leona Guardian
Font of Life Build Rune for Leona Font of Life
Bone Plating Build Rune for Leona Bone Plating
Unflinching Build Rune for Leona Unflinching
Hextech Flashtraption Build Rune for Leona Hextech Flashtraption
Biscuit Delivery Build Rune for Leona Biscuit Delivery
If you are trying to beat a varied enemy team comp, you should strongly consider getting her the Guardian, Font of Life, Bone Plating, Unflinching, Hextech Flashtraption, and Biscuit Delivery runes. In recent matches, she won the greatest percentage of her rounds when built with these runes. Yet, if you are playing a more homogenous enemy team composition, such as an AP heavy or a tank focused team, you should instead scrollbrowse a little down to find the best Leona runes to win your particular game.

Leona Runes to Beat Dedicated Enemy Teams

Aftershock Rune to Fight a Specific Team Comp with a Good Leona Build Aftershock
Demolish Rune to Fight a Specific Team Comp with a Good Leona Build Demolish
Conditioning Rune to Fight a Specific Team Comp with a Good Leona Build Conditioning
Overgrowth Rune to Fight a Specific Team Comp with a Good Leona Build Overgrowth
Magical Footwear Rune to Fight a Specific Team Comp with a Good Leona Build Magical Footwear
Biscuit Delivery Rune to Fight a Specific Team Comp with a Good Leona Build Biscuit Delivery

Guide to Playing with Leona

  • Shield of Daybreak can be used offensively or defensively. Use it when engaging an enemy carry or to help your allied lane partner escape a gank.
  • Zenith Blade shoots an image of Leona's sword dealing damage to units it passes through and if it hits an enemy champion, Leona will dash to the last unit hit. Use this to get Leona to a squishy support in the rear or a carry that's farming effectively in lane.
  • Leona can cast Eclipse which provides her a boost of armor and magic resistance for 3 seconds, after which it deals magic damage to enemies around her. Use this during teamfights.

Summary

We calculated our Leona build recommendations by examining 142,739 recently ranked League games with her selected. We only advise the highest winrate Leona builds that were used by ranked LoL players enough times for us to advise them. With so many matches in our dataset, we are confident in our recommended builds.

Additionally, to see the top Leona build from a different skill rank, please choose a different one from the dropdown above. The calculated Leona builds will update to reflect that division’s meta.

FAQs About Leona

What makes Leona one of the best supports in League of Legends?

Leona has a ton of hard CC abilities. She has 3 in total. Beyond that, she can take a huge amount of damage. This makes Leona one of the biggest threats in the game. Most of the time you will use your ranged CC to initiate fights and engage, but you can also play very defensively and stop your carry from getting dived.

What is Leona's greatest strength?

Leona's greatest strength is her 3 stuns. She can often keep the enemy's best champion(s) stunned long enough to be burst down by her team. When Leona is on the battlefield, the enemy needs to focus on their positioning and try to flank or bait out your CC. Don't get out of position, and don't waste your abilities. If you can keep a cool head, you will do very well.

How should I build Leona to carry my team?

In general, Leona benefits most from items and runes that increase her survivability and CC. You should get plenty of health, armor, magic resist, and cooldown reduction in any good Leona build. If you want to see specific Leona items and runes to combat particular enemy team comps, check out our more specific build guidance above. We keep our builds and stats updated with the current meta.

What is Leona's greatest weakness?

The biggest weakness she has is her long cooldowns. This it somewhat mitigated by including CDR in your Leona build and by leveling her abiltiies up. However, it will always be true that you can do almost nothing while your abilities are on cooldown. She has a weak auto-attack and relatively little mobility without her E ability.

What are Leona's greatest threats?

You can check out Leona's counters to see who her biggest threats are in the current meta and patch. In general, champions with good poke or true damage are very threatening to Leona. Additionally, champions with lots of burst and mobility to take out your carry before you can stun them are also very threatening to Leona and her team.