League of Legends Champion Leona Leona is in the a tier of champions

Leona

Tank Support
Leona is a tank Role tank
Difficulty Average
Power Spike Mid-Game
Sunlight ability p
Shield of Daybreak ability q
Eclipse ability w
Zenith Blade ability e
Solar Flare ability r
support

Leona Build

based on 69,847 matches
Win Rate
50.7 %
Pick Rate
6.1 %
Ban Rate
5.4 %

How We Come Up with Our Leona Builds

We process over 1 Million League of Legends games every day to bring you the most accurate Leona build so you can destroy your enemies and improve you win rate. We've broken down our Leona builds by rank, position, and enemy team type, so you can find the most accurate set of Leona core items and runes for any situation.

Leona Build Summary

Leona is a a decent utility lane champion in League of Legends. Her best rune sets are Resolve Inspiration. Adding the specific runes shown below into your Leona build will give you the additional bonuses to help her play well through the laning phase of the game and into the late game. Leona players should start by building up her w ability first.

Best Build for Leona

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Health PotionControl Ward

Early Items

~5 Mins
Ruby CrystalMobility Boots

Core Leona Items

~22 Mins
EvenshroudKnight's VowPauldrons of WhiterockMercury's Treads

Optional Items

Dead Man's PlateZeke's ConvergenceWarmog's ArmorGargoyle Stoneplate

Summoner Spells

summonerflash summoner spell D
summonerdot summoner spell F

Skill Order

First skill for Leona to level up w
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Second ability for Leona to level up q
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Last skill for Leona to max out e

Runes

Resolve Aftershock Font of LifeBone PlatingUnflinching
Inspiration Biscuit DeliveryApproach Velocity
CDRScaling MagicRes Armor
Leona's passive ability p
Leona q ability q
Leona w ability w
Leona e ability e
Leona's ultimate ability r
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E
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Q
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W
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W
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W
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R
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W
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Q
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W
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Q
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E
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R

Leona Matchups Overview

More Gameplay Tips for Leona Players

Tips and Tricks

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.

Leona FAQs

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

A: 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.

Q: What is Leona's greatest strength?

A: 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.

Q: How should I build Leona to carry my team?

A: 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.

Q: What is Leona's greatest weakness?

A: 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.

Q: What are Leona's greatest threats?

A: You can check out <a href="/champion/leona/counters/" target="_blank">Leona's counters</a> 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.

Additional Leona Build Insights

League of Legends Leona players may find her to be a complex champ to build out properly. You'll notice that her build varies when she is fighting either generic or specialized team comps, demonstrating you should not follow the same Leona build every round of League of Legends

The best items to include in your champion's build are: Evenshroud, Knight's Vow, and Pauldrons of Whiterock. Those who added these pieces in their setups had a significantly better win rate than those who utilized other item builds for Leona. Likewise, if you are battling a varied enemy team composition, you should really consider grabbing yourself the Resolve, and Inspiration runes. In recent games, she won the largest percentage of her rounds when equipped with these runes.

We calculated our Leona build suggestions by analyzing 69,847 recently ranked League of Legends rounds with her in them. We only recommend the best winrate Leona builds that were built by ranked League players enough times for us to suggest them. With so many games in our dataset, we are very confident in our suggested builds.