100%
votes
5
Dislike

LEONA BUILD GUIDE: Leona Top Lane. A hidden OP by Lord of Jalapeno

by Lord of Jalapeno (last updated over a year ago)

367,536 Views 5 Comments
9
Greater Mark of Attack Damage(+8.55 attack damage)
9
Greater Seal of Armor( +12.69 armor)
9
Greater Glyph of Magic Resist( +12.06 magic resist)
1
Greater Quintessence of Attack Damage( +2.25 attack damage)
2
Greater Quintessence of Movement Speed( +3% movement speed)
View Rune Details
Summoner Spells
View Summoner Details
4
21
5
mastery 1 mastery 1 0/1
mastery 2 mastery 2 0/4
mastery 3 mastery 3 4/4
mastery 4 mastery 4 0/2
mastery 2 mastery 2 0/4
mastery 3 mastery 3 0/4
mastery 4 mastery 4 0/1
mastery 1 mastery 1 0/3
mastery 2 mastery 2 0/1
mastery 3 mastery 3 0/1
mastery 1 mastery 1 0/2
mastery 2 mastery 2 0/2
mastery 3 mastery 3 0/3
mastery 4 mastery 4 0/1
mastery 1 mastery 1 0/1
mastery 2 mastery 2 0/3
mastery 3 mastery 3 0/4
mastery 2 mastery 2 0/1
4 Offense
mastery 1 mastery 1 0/1
mastery 2 mastery 2 0/3
mastery 3 mastery 3 4/4
mastery 4 mastery 4 0/2
mastery 1 mastery 1 3/3
mastery 2 mastery 2 1/3
mastery 4 mastery 4 0/1
mastery 1 mastery 1 2/2
mastery 2 mastery 2 2/2
mastery 3 mastery 3 1/1
mastery 4 mastery 4 0/1
mastery 1 mastery 1 1/1
mastery 2 mastery 2 0/3
mastery 3 mastery 3 3/3
mastery 1 mastery 1 1/1
mastery 2 mastery 2 1/3
mastery 3 mastery 3 0/1
mastery 4 mastery 4 1/1
mastery 2 mastery 2 1/1
21 Defense
mastery 1 mastery 1 1/1
mastery 2 mastery 2 3/3
mastery 3 mastery 3 0/3
mastery 4 mastery 4 0/1
mastery 1 mastery 1 0/1
mastery 2 mastery 2 1/3
mastery 3 mastery 3 0/3
mastery 4 mastery 4 0/2
mastery 1 mastery 1 0/4
mastery 2 mastery 2 0/1
mastery 3 mastery 3 0/3
mastery 4 mastery 4 0/1
mastery 1 mastery 1 0/2
mastery 2 mastery 2 0/4
mastery 3 mastery 3 0/3
mastery 4 mastery 4 0/1
mastery 1 mastery 1 0/1
mastery 2 mastery 2 0/3
mastery 2 mastery 2 0/1
5 Utility
View Mastery Details
Player Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Sunlight
QShield of Daybreak
WEclipse
EZenith Blade
RSolar Flare
View Skill Order Details

Runes

Masteries

mastery 1 mastery 1 0/1
mastery 2 mastery 2 0/4
mastery 3 mastery 3 4/4
mastery 4 mastery 4 0/2
mastery 2 mastery 2 0/4
mastery 3 mastery 3 0/4
mastery 4 mastery 4 0/1
mastery 1 mastery 1 0/3
mastery 2 mastery 2 0/1
mastery 3 mastery 3 0/1
mastery 1 mastery 1 0/2
mastery 2 mastery 2 0/2
mastery 3 mastery 3 0/3
mastery 4 mastery 4 0/1
mastery 1 mastery 1 0/1
mastery 2 mastery 2 0/3
mastery 3 mastery 3 0/4
mastery 2 mastery 2 0/1
4 Offense
mastery 1 mastery 1 0/1
mastery 2 mastery 2 0/3
mastery 3 mastery 3 4/4
mastery 4 mastery 4 0/2
mastery 1 mastery 1 3/3
mastery 2 mastery 2 1/3
mastery 4 mastery 4 0/1
mastery 1 mastery 1 2/2
mastery 2 mastery 2 2/2
mastery 3 mastery 3 1/1
mastery 4 mastery 4 0/1
mastery 1 mastery 1 1/1
mastery 2 mastery 2 0/3
mastery 3 mastery 3 3/3
mastery 1 mastery 1 1/1
mastery 2 mastery 2 1/3
mastery 3 mastery 3 0/1
mastery 4 mastery 4 1/1
mastery 2 mastery 2 1/1
21 Defense
mastery 1 mastery 1 1/1
mastery 2 mastery 2 3/3
mastery 3 mastery 3 0/3
mastery 4 mastery 4 0/1
mastery 1 mastery 1 0/1
mastery 2 mastery 2 1/3
mastery 3 mastery 3 0/3
mastery 4 mastery 4 0/2
mastery 1 mastery 1 0/4
mastery 2 mastery 2 0/1
mastery 3 mastery 3 0/3
mastery 4 mastery 4 0/1
mastery 1 mastery 1 0/2
mastery 2 mastery 2 0/4
mastery 3 mastery 3 0/3
mastery 4 mastery 4 0/1
mastery 1 mastery 1 0/1
mastery 2 mastery 2 0/3
mastery 2 mastery 2 0/1
5 Utility

Skill Order

Player Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Sunlight
QShield of Daybreak
WEclipse
EZenith Blade
RSolar Flare

Champion Matchups

Introduction

This might seem a bit troll tbh, but its not :D. ill tell you how i found this "hidden OP" champ as i call it. Me and my friends were trolling in 5v5 ranked queue and decided to go all support champs, and i went Leona. and completely crushed enemy riven at top. Since then i realised how strong Leona actually is as a bruiser. I will tell you guys how to build/play her top lane. She is so underrated and so fun to kill people with. Give it a try! I will try to keep it short and relevant, feel free to give feedback if i missed some important part etc. :)

Item Builds

What items i start with depends on my competition, duh.. Cloth 5 vs ad, boots if i need to be mobile, and flask/pendant vs harass lane.
Then i transition into either a philo stone or a spirit stone depending on how farmed i am, and try to build into a sheen so i will have it around lv 6+ = a lot of dmg = can win trades. then i try to get an aegis and continue my tri-force, for my transition into mid game. and i also try to stick in a kindlegem. Its a really good item for leona since its got CDR, and its upgrades are really strong aswell. For boots i like to get aegis always, since all ad champs are being so overplayed with brutalizers its nice to get a 10% dmg reduction.
During mid game i will try to build my core Tri, Runik and a kindlegem item. it gives a nice versitality of tankyness and killing power, and can be pretty altered according to enemy team.
Towards late game i build towards the role im playing, squishy killer ( IE > Sotd, this is really strong since you get full uptime on ur sotd while u stun combo ur target) , tank (randuins, banshee etc.), dmg ( Zephyr, hex tech, etc ).
i think u get the points :)

Laning / playstyle

During lane-phase u will be incredibly weak till lv 6 and sheen. it gives so much cc and damage. to get this dmg u need to time ur sheen procs for every two secs. which will give u 2x dmg on ur auto attacks, u should start with a little trade combo W,E,Q to bring enemy hp down a bit, then when ur CDs are back u just ult them and combo + ignite for easy kill.

Ur W is your primary ability, it gives u a lot of damage, and well needed resists, since it has a charge up timer, u can sneak attack from brushes with a W,E,Q combo, which will almost always win u the trade. Leona is also an ecxcellent gank receiver, since u have 3 stuns actually, ur Q stuns on hit, ur E stuns ur target briefly while u are traveling to them, and ur ulti is a ranged stun, so an enemy flashing isnt a problem.

As Leona u should try to push towers as much as u can to help ur team, and try to farm up and keep pressure at toplane, u push towers very fast if u time ur sheen proccs good, and ur Q can hit the tower. By keeping pressure the enemy Toplaner cant leave lane which will benefit you and your team till you become strong enough to be useful in team fights. Leona is also and excellent ganker, so if the oppurtunity comes go to midlane etc. And try keeping wards in enemy jungle, to catch their junglier at red buff etc.

During fights you should primarely go for enemy adc together with ur jungler. With ignite and all ur stuns together with some dmg items its an easy task. Leona also excels at protecting your own teammates, with her 3 stuns. But they are better used offensive since u utilise ur ranged stun and gap closer more.

Comments

July 13, 2013 - 10:37 PM #1

I think instead of Spirit Stone he meant to put the Philo stone there.

February 23, 2013 - 11:29 AM #2

I can see 2 reasons for the Spirit Stone to be here:



1. It can be evolved into a Spirit of the Ancient Golem, which is a very good tanky item, with the Tenacity you missed from boots



2. It allow you a better laning phase as the passive helps you with last hits

January 22, 2013 - 10:53 PM #3

WHY spirit stone?

January 14, 2013 - 12:10 PM #4

Why don't you add more points in the offense tree?

January 4, 2013 - 04:09 PM #5

Awesome guide!

Username
Don't have an account? Create One!