How to Win Gragas vs Leona Counter Matchup Gragas is in the b tier of champions

Gragas vs Leona

How to Beat Leona as Gragas in LoL Leona is in the a tier of champions
Fighter Mage
Tank Support

How to Beat Leona as Gragas

based on 1,428 Gragas vs Leona matchups
Win Rate
47.8 %
K/D/A
2.31
Pick Rate
2.5 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We produce our counter stats from the millions of recently rated League of Legends matches that we review each week. This guide on how to beat Leona as Gragas resulted from an evaluation of 1428 ranked games where both champions engaged each other. This particular pairing is fairly rare. Gragas encounters Leona in only 2.5% of his matches.

Gragas vs Leona Matchup Summary

Unfortunately, Gragas does a below average job of countering Leona. On average, he wins a lowly 47.8% of matches the champions clash against one another in. In Gragas against Leona matches, Gragas’s side is 0.1% less likely to get first blood. This indicates that he probably won't get first blood versus Leona.

Best Gragas vs Leona Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Mosstomper SeedlingHealth Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
BootsAmplifying Tome

Core Gragas Items

~22 Mins
Night HarvesterRabadon's DeathcapShadowflame

Optional Items

Lich BaneVoid StaffZhonya's HourglassSeraph's Embrace

Summoner Spells

summonerflash summoner spell D
summonerteleport summoner spell F

Skill Order

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

Runes

Sorcery Phase Rush Manaflow BandTranscendenceScorch
Inspiration Biscuit DeliveryCosmic Insight
Attack Speed Adaptive Force Armor
Gragas's passive ability p
Gragas q ability q
Gragas w ability w
Gragas e ability e
Gragas's ultimate ability r
1
W
2
Q
3
E
4
Q
5
Q
6
R
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Q
8
E
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Q
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E
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R
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E
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E
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W
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W
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R

Guide to Countering Leona as Gragas

Tips for Playing as Gragas against Leona

Try to knock enemies back into your towers with Explosive Cask.

The damage reduction from Drunken Rage is applied when you start drinking, try to use it when you see damage coming your way.

Try to combo Body Slam with Explosive Cask to set up kills for your team.

Advice to Win Against Leona

When Leona activates Eclipse, you have three seconds to get away from her before she deals damage.

Only foes in the center of Solar Flare get stunned, so you can often avoid this if you're quick.

Gragas vs Leona Counter Stats

Gragas Image
Win Rate
47.8 %
VS
Win Rate
52.2 %
Leona Image
5.3
< Kills >
2.1
5.8
< Deaths >
6.4
8.1
< Assists >
13.2
1.17
< Killing Sprees >
0.36
103
< Minions Killed >
34
0.47
< Dragons Killed >
0.03
0.35
< Inhibitors >
0.43
1,602
< Physical Damage >
2,650
17,158
< Magic Damage >
4,311
765
< True Damage >
800
19,526
< Damage Dealt >
7,761
29,683
< Damage Taken >
22,690
10,609
< Gold Earned >
7,980
1.36
< Towers >
1.46
0.12
< Baron Takedowns >
0.01
8,805
< Total Healing >
2,264
13,420
< Experience >
10,605
21
< Vision Score >
47
8
< Wards Placed >
20
441
< Time Dealing CC >
129

How to Counter Leona with Gragas in LoL

The stat comparisons shown on this page emphasize some important Gragas versus Leona matchup statistics that can help us appreciate the differences and similarities between the two. For instance, Gragas’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is more than Leona’s KDA ratio of NaN, showing that Gragas may be more central to his team's team fighting capability than Leona. This observation is in large part caused by the difference in kills.

Gragas typically has a much larger longest kill spree than his matchup does. Typically, he receives more damage than Leona. This commonly reflects differing health capacities, but it can also imply that the one champion has less mobility and thus is unable to flee from further harm when engaged or poked.

Differences between Gragas and Leona

Damage Types Compared

Gragas
Leona
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Gragas
Leona

Who is Better, Gragas or Leona?

Both League champions are great. Both champs have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In League's current meta, Gragas usually loses when playing against Leona, with a 47.8% win rate. As a result, Gragas makes a bad counter for Leona.

While Gragas does have a lower win rate compared to Leona, when facing one another, Gragas also has a greater learning curve that makes him a more difficult champion to develop with. You should expect to face a difficult match when picking Gragas into Leona.

Furthermore, Gragas also has a good amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Leona. This makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when facing champions with a ton of burst damage.

While there isn't a single best champion overall in League of Legends, in Gragas vs Leona matchups, Leona is the better champion with a lower win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your teammates during late stage team fights.

Gragas is a terribly counter to Leona. Make sure you focus your actions on increasing your gold income and destroying objectives. If you can do that, you should be able to stand on your own as Gragas against Leona.

Additional Information for Gragas Players

How We Calculated Our Gragas vs Leona Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Leona as Gragas, we analyzed 1,428 matchups from recent LoL games. We use rigorous data cleaning and processing methods to ensure that our counter stats are of the highest quality. You can rest assured that the recommended build to counter Leona as Gragas comes from real data and is not the fabrication of some random LoL player, as some other sites provide. You can use the filters at the top of the page to view the most relevant stats and items to your rank.

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Further Insights to Win this Matchup

To truly master Gragas to counter Leona during both the lane and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to learn a few extra tricks and insights into this matchup. If you pay attention to the build and suggestions shown here, you will increase your win rate by a lot and be closer to League of Legends pro players.

Gragas usually accumulates much more CS relative to Leona. Champs who on average don't take much CS typically don't need much CS to be valuable teammates, such as supports. These kinds of champions are capable of scaling well off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champs with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, often have to have several high cost items to be effective. In either case, try to do better than the values reported here to do well.

The best items to use in your Gragas versus Leona build include Night Harvester, Rabadon's Deathcap, and Shadowflame. When Gragas bought at least these three items in his build, he performed a lot better vs. Leona than with most other common builds. In fact, Gragas had an average winrate of 47.8% battling Leona with these items in his kit.

To have the greatest probability of vanquishing Leona as Gragas, you should use the Phase Rush, Manaflow Band, Transcendence, Scorch, Biscuit Delivery, and Cosmic Insight runes from the Sorcery and Inspiration rune sets. Of all the rune builds players chose for Gragas vs Leona LoL games, this sequence of runes resulted in the best win rate. Notably, these runes gave a 47.8% win rate overall.

If you want to see Gragas vs Leona tips and counter stats for a a distinct rank, please select one from the selection menu above. At first, the statistics and guides shown are calculated using all games with data with both champions.