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Wild Rift Leona guide: Best runes, items, spells, tips and tricks, more

Armored in gold armor while bearing a terrible burden of ancient knowledge, Leona is a warrior infused with solar fire who defends Mount Targon with the Zenith Blade and the Shield of Daybreak.
Wild Rift Leona guide: Best runes, items, spells, tips and tricks, more

The new 2.1b update has arrived to League of Legends: Wild Rift, and with this, Riot has announced new changes including balance changes to some champions, items, and most importantly, new additions to the roster.

This time, new champions from Mount Targon have arrived at Wild Rift, seeking to impose their ideals against all those who dare to block their way to divinity.

Next, we will talk about the second new addition to the roster, known for being a powerful support champion endowed with the power of solar fire and who also stands out for her crowd control abilities: Leona, the Radiant Dawn.

Leona's active and passive abilities

Wild Rift Leona guide
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Her passive ability, Sunlight, permite que los hechizos que inflijan daño apliquen Luz Solar a enemigos durante 1.5 segundos. Cuando los campeones aliados hagan daño a esos objetivos, consumirán la Luz Solar para infligir daño mágico adicional.

Let's move on to her active skills:

  • Shield of Daybreak: When activated, Leona will use her shield to perform her next basic attack, dealing bonus magic damage and stunning the target.
  • Eclipse: Leona will raise her shield for damage reduction and additional armour and magic resistance. When its duration ends, and if there are nearby enemies, she will deal magic damage to them and extend the duration of the effect.
  • Zenith Blade: Leona will project a solar image from her sword, dealing magic damage to all enemies in a straight line. When the image disappears, the last enemy champion hit by it will be briefly immobilized, and Leona will rush towards it.
  • Ultimate - Solar Flare: Summons a beam of solar energy that deals damage to enemies in an area. Enemies in the centre of the area will be stunned while those outside will be slowed.

Best Runes and Spells for Leona

Leona is a champion who is difficult to deal with, as any engagement she manages to successfully make can easily be capitalized on a kill, and the range of her skills gives her a bigger advantage in team fights. These are her recommended runes:

  • Aftershock: Immobilizing an enemy champion grants additional armour and magic resistance, as well as unleashing a barrage of magic damage to nearby enemies.
  • Weakness: Increases your team's damage to opponents slowed or with crowd control effects.
  • Loyalty: You and your closest ally gain 2 armour and 5 bonus magic resistance.
  • Pack Hunter: Grants bonus movement speed when near an ally. Additionally, unique takedowns will grant you and the closest ally bonus gold.

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With Leona being used mainly in the bottom or Dragon lane as a support, her summoner spells allow her to aid allies to exterminate anyone, which goes along with her offensive capabilities.

  • Flash: Allows you to have more entry and escape options in case your immobilization abilities are not on hand, or just if you want to make sure your opponent gets affected by your skill shots.
  • Ignite: Use it as a tool to finish off enemies in case they want to escape with low health, as well as open a window of opportunity against enemies with lifesteal or healing abilities.

You can also use Exhaust for those tricky and slippy champions, since it reduces your enemies’ movement speed and their damage dealt for 2.5 seconds

Best items for Leona

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As for her items, these will be focused on improving and adapting Leona's defensive capabilities, depending on the composition of the enemy team and how you can contribute according to the needs of your allies in team fights, sieges and control of objectives.

  • Zeke's Convergence: By using your Ultimate, you will activate an icy storm around you, which will slow enemies and burn them with magic damage for a few seconds.
  • Protector's Vow: When you or your ally take damage, it will summon a shield of 125 fixed damage + a share of current ability power and additional health, along with a temporary bonus to movement speed.
  • Warmog’s Armor: At 2,500 or more maximum health, you can regenerate 5% of this per second, if you have not taken damage in combat for six seconds.

You can complete her composition of items with two variants, based on the primary enemy damage:

Physical Defense: Ninja's Tabi with Locket or Gargoyle enchant, Randuin's Omen, Dead Man's Plate, Thornmail or Winter's Approach.
Magical Defense: Mercury Threads with Locket or Gargoyle enchant, Abyssal Mask and Adaptive Helm.

Tips for Leona’s playstyle

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Leona is a champion who offers an unrivalled level of crowd control in the game, thanks to her stun and slow abilities, and her super defensive stats.

To use her properly, it is entirely up to you to have the initiative within fights to engage nearby enemies with your Zenith Blade, so you must always be aware of windows of opportunity and opponents' positioning to activate it at the right time.

Leona playstyle
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Done successfully, it will be up to you to apply stun combos to nearby targets thanks to her entire arsenal of abilities, giving you infinite options to take charge of any fight and take the upper hand in close duels and in the line phase.

If you want to focus as a support within the game, or you are looking for a champion that allows you to learn a bit of map awareness, as well as skill control, Leona may be one of your best options thanks to all this, so if you have the possibility of choosing her in a game, do not hesitate to choose it to show that you are capable with her.