Nocturne vs Leona Counter Build

How to Beat Leona as Nocturne


We summarize our counter statistics from the millions of ranked League matches that we evaluate each and every week. This Nocturne against Leona matchup review resulted from an analysis of 16,204 ranked games where both champions opposed each other.

This counter pairing is relatively uncommon. Nocturne is forced to battle against Leona in only 5.0% of his rounds. Unfortunitally, Nocturne does a poor job of beating Leona. Typically, Nocturne wins a lowly 47.0% of games the champions face one another in. In Nocturne versus Leona games, Nocturne’s team is 2.0% less probable to get first blood, indicating that he probably won't get first blood versus Leona.

Matchups Analyzed


Win Rate


Team First Blood


Best Nocturne Items to Counter Leona

The most important items to use in your Nocturne versus Leona build include Guardian Angel, Youmuu's Ghostblade, and Death's Dance. When Nocturne incorporated at least these three items in his build, he did a lot better against Leona than with most other commonly used item sets.

Guardian Angel Item Youmuu's Ghostblade Item Death's Dance Item

Best Nocturne Runes to Counter Leona

To have the highest chance of crushing Leona as Nocturne, Nocturne players should take the Press the Attack, Triumph, Legend: Alacrity, Coup de Grace, Absolute Focus, and Gathering Storm runes. Of all the rune sets players chose for Nocturne vs Leona face-offs, this composite of runes resulted in the best win rate. We have also shown the best Leona runes to counterpick against Nocturne in order to help you grasp how she will probably be played against your champ.

Best Nocturne Runes

Press the Attack Rune Press the Attack
Triumph Rune Triumph
Legend: Alacrity Rune Legend: Alacrity
Coup de Grace Rune Coup de Grace
Absolute Focus Rune Absolute Focus
Gathering Storm Rune Gathering Storm

Best Leona Runes

Aftershock Rune Aftershock
Shield Bash Rune Shield Bash
Bone Plating Rune Bone Plating
Unflinching Rune Unflinching
Biscuit Delivery Rune Biscuit Delivery
Cosmic Insight Rune Cosmic Insight


The subsequent tables show several strategic Nocturne against Leona matchup stats that can help us explain the distinctions between this set of champs. Nocturne’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of 2.2 is worse than Leona’s KDA ratio of 2.5, demonstrating that Nocturne may be less central to his team's team fighting capability than Leona. This observation is in large part fueled by the differences in kills assists.

Battle Stats


Nocturne Stats
7.5 2.5
Leona Stats


Nocturne Stats
6.7 6.2
Leona Stats


Nocturne Stats
7 13
Leona Stats

Largest Killing Spree

Nocturne Stats
3.2 1
Leona Stats

Damage Dealt

Nocturne Stats
16247 7898
Leona Stats

Damage Taken

Nocturne Stats
28223 20056
Leona Stats

Objective Stats

Towers Destroyed

Nocturne Stats
5.3 5.3
Leona Stats

Inhibitors Destroyed

Nocturne Stats
0.9 0.9
Leona Stats

Dragons Killed

Nocturne Stats
1.9 2.1
Leona Stats

Barons Killed

Nocturne Stats
0.4 0.4
Leona Stats

Gold Earned

Nocturne Stats
11450 7918
Leona Stats

Minions Killed

Nocturne Stats
52 36
Leona Stats

Nocturne normally has a much larger longest kill spree than his counter does. On average, Nocturne receives more damage than Leona. This commonly reflects different amounts of tankyness; however, it can also indicate that the one champion has less mobility and thus is not able to flee from further damage when poked or engaged.

In Nocturne vs Leona matchups, Nocturne often gets a few more minion kills than Leona. Champions who on average don't finish with many minion kills typically don't need much CS to be effective. Instead, they are capable of scaling adequately off of their abilities alone. Yet, champions with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, usually need a lot of items to be effective. In either situation, try to outperform the averages displayed here to do well.

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How We Analyze Our Matchups

For this counter guide, we analyzed 16204 Nocturne vs Leona 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 Nocturne 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.