Leonathe Radiant Dawn | Ranked #27 out of 50 in Support
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As a Support (100%)
Leona As a Support Counters: 82,41945,20928,4756,5061,650579 matches, 35 counter champions
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Tips Against Leona as a Support Tips Provided by MOBAFire Guide Authors
Navn says “Shouldn't be too bad if you take Unflinching with Exhaust. But still pretty annoying to deal with.”
FrostedSpark says “Dashing is her LVL 2 game as well as engage. Have your E ready and she's pretty useless. Only putting the dash champs in tiny to show how they've went from counter picks to no threat at all.”
crystalizinq says “Difficult to lock down but not impossible; position very safely and don't give her any easy ways in. Poking from a distance should be pretty easy. If you go even in lane you should be able to out scale.”
GrumpyKyuu says “Syndra will have a really hard time in lane against Leona. She has a huge amount of CC and can easily shut you down once she uses her E on you. I make sure to ban her most of the time.”
spirit legacy says “Her early is pretty bad vs Brand. Its almost the same as Alistar. Try to buffer your E and stand in front of your adc when you're grouped. That way she'll E your adc and you can just throw your Q behind your adc to cc her. However in certain high burst matchups try to avoid her E in any case. Zhonya + Rylas is heavily adviced to rush here. ”
Challenger Project says “Pre 6 we should win every time we go into her ADC IF WE ARE the one who starts the fight. However after 6 flow of the lane changes as her Ult has way more range then we do. As her late game is superior to ours we should focus on helping other lanes a lot. ”
Maxwell_Shaco says “Leona is very easy to lane against if your ADC plays around your boxes correctly.
When Leona engages she is placed directly on the position of that target. This means you can stand on your own boxes which will fear her if she engages, letting you get out of melee range to avoid her stun.”
Sellorio says “You need to go in to poke but if you do she can grab you and hold you down while your face gets melted. A good leona means you either get destroyed or you have to play very defensively and you lose out on a lot of souls.”
Cordiall says “Leona isn't necessarily a threat to Braum, though she is a threat to his ADC. Leona's powerful enough to fight most early-game ADC's 1v1, so if you ignore her and try to let your ADC just fight her, they'll probably lose. And while you can block her E with yours, she'll just fly to you and walk past you. Your best bet in most fights against Leona is to throw a Q BEHIND you to try to tag Leo with it after she engages on you, then stand between your ADC and theirs with your E up so that you can both beat up Leona until you can disengage.”
Eu como Miilena says “Tome cuidado com a ult e o E dela. Nos level 1 voce tem total vantagem sobre ela voce pode até pokear ela com seu auto ataque, se ela acertar você com o E use R+Q e seu W nela e tente se distancia dela com seu E ela é obrigada a recuar se não é estunada. o alcance dela é pequeno então pokear ela é algo muito fácil. ela tem grande quantidade de resistência então não foque ela, foque sempre o adc.”
PrismaticShield says “The cancer of bot lane is a hard matchup for pyke. You CAN escape her stuns but that means you have to keep everything to get out and you therefore cant really engage with a clear mind. Avoid her at all cost (BAN!)”
SunnySneezer says “You can poke her in early and stack your support item but the ADC's will decide the kill pressure you have in bot also the longer the game goes she gets tankier then with her ult you just can't approach her.”
Ionia King says “The only way leona will win against you in lane is if she focuses you and your adc can't win against the enemy adc. If she jumps on your adc you can cc her adc and leap back to your adc to give him a shield and help kill her.”
DtNikk says “Leona can be dangerous. Whenever she engages silence her and move away. Shurelyas and Locked are good in this matchup, for the MS and Shield respectively. Both support items are good on this matchup.”
AvengingAvacyn says “Leona is very similar to Rell and is very tanky. She can do what you do, but in different ways. She can be trouble to deal with because she has a lot of crowd control and if you get crowd controlled at the wrong time, you are a sitting tanky duck who can't help your teammates.”
TheFoolhardy says “Better player wins. She does basically everything you do but her E goes through minions, her W makes her take way less damage and her Q stuns you. A rather difficult but fun match-up!”
Nozul says “Mesma situação dos que estão nesse nível: alto engage, 3 skills que dão controle de grupo, alta resistência. Se você se posicionar mal, você morre no combo que ela pode dar. Jogue recuado. É interessante você comprar Mikael para aliviar um pouco o jogo do teu time.”
TheBlueImperial says “Leona is a very strong engage support but Rell can very easily shut down her E, you can make your carry almost untouchable to her even if she lands her R on them. Do not roam against her though, leaving your carry is a very bad idea against her.”
PumpkinMatters says “Quem iniciar primeiro, morre. É basicamente isso a briga Leona e Rell. Quando a iniciação começa, normalmente a vantagem é nossa, mas se você não respeitar o monstro que Leona é, o jogo acaba ”
beefyylol says “Even with double tenacity runes, you are still very vulnerable to dying early to Leona. But, once you escape laning phase, she becomes extremely useless compared to you. If you are in a higher elo (Diamond+), make sure your ADC is taking cleanse. ”
PumpkinMatters says “Who engages first, dies. That's basically it the matchup Leona x Rell. When the engage starts, normally we have the advantage, but if you don't respect the monster Leona is, the game is over”
bive says “Punish lvl 1. Harass with level advantage. Avoid when even lvl or lvl 6 onwards. If leona dashes in often you can call jungler to gank. Pull the minion wave near your tower so leona can't engage. Her ult cd is 1 min 30s.”
KalelPeique says “Cuidado Leona é um suporte muito forte no early game, jogar contra ela é realmente muito complicado, tenta focar o adc na maioria das vezes, tirando o adc da luta, é so matar ela.
Beware Leona is a very strong supporter in the early game, playing against her is really very complicated, tries to focus the adc most of the time, taking the adc out of the fight is easier, so when only her is left, KILL”
Discord231 says “A Leona no la considero un gran peligro pues, en las team fights le ganas, el problemas es que en early, sobre todo antes de tu nivel 6, no puedes ganarle un tradeo largo, y si tu adc se emociona es kill enemiga segura. Juega a respuesta, si tu inicias, ella fácilmente se tirara a tu adc, pero si ella inicia, tu puedes mitigar daño a tu adc, y llegar al de ella. ”
revu says “[ENGAGE]
It depends on how good Leona is playing. If she allows you to chunk her down to half-hp lvl1 you are good. Otherwise, respect her lvl2 spike and the fact that she can engage on you through minion wave. Generally if you are playing against tank/engage supports you want to help your adc gain a push priority by constantly attacking the wave or enemy laners, use created space to establish deep vision against enemy jungler and back off whenever needed.”
GuanaTv says “Contra Leona, Thresh consegue impedi-la de iniciar em seu carregador, protegendo-o e re-iniciando a luta contra o time inimigo.
(Against Leona, Thresh manages to stop her from starting on your carry, protecting it and restarting the fight against the enemy team.)”
Ms_Clair says “Leona is countered by janna. A good janna is able to use q to cancel the distance gained from leona's E ability, negating her engage. Leona can only pose a threat at level 6 where she's able to cc from afar OR if she flashing on top of you. ”
beeinthefranxx says “Dodge those q's MAWMA. Make sure youre safe when her q is up and when you know her ult is up level six. Poking Leona is fun, but getting cc;s for the durration of an Ashe arrow isnt. Playable matchup if you can get her ability timings good and dodge well.”
Gobomo says “Fuck Leona. Take advantage of her lack of engage Level 1, and try to zone her off from minions without letting her auto you to stun you. Ideally, your ADC can hit level 2 first, and you can get an early kill or at the very least poke her out enough to not want to engage. ”
neuroplasticity says “Tough matchup, Guardian is your best bet.
You want to play as aggressive as possible lvl 1 to generate a health advantage. From lvl 2 onwards you have to respect her engage with Zenith Blade (875 range).
You can win all in's if you managed to Pole the enemy ADC significantly early on but should look to freeze the wave just outside tower range early on since it leaves Leona with no angle to engage.
Look to bubble the ADC if she initiates onto yours.
Shurelya's, Redemption and Mikael's Blessing can all be reasonable items to counteract Leona's lockdown combo depending on teamcomp.
Flash her ult if necessary. As long as you don't get hit yourself you can disengage with your own ult.
Mooncurve says “flay her E if she hits it ( mechanics lel ), keep her away from your adc and you will probably win the skirmish ( unless their adc is more fed / has more dps than yours, retreat if it is ). Care her 6 powerspike as well, your ad might need to bring Cleanse if necessary”
yaemitskiuwu says “Leona is a better engage support than Thresh but Leona can't play passively. Always be mindful of Leona's skill cooldown and do not give her space. Her CC is insane and you don't wanna get hit by any of those or else you'll die asap. ”
gweh says “You win this matchup, you stealing armor is nice, Autoing her with her W active and aftershock up is nice. Like usual engage support matchups whoever goes in first tends to lose but you can win more often in this one than with alistar ”
Mr buckets says “Make sure to go Guardian and unflinching vs Leona, it's a skill matchup but you have many ways to counter her, her E will always make her land/appear behind her target, you can use this info to your advantage, stand close to a wall and use your q backwards into the wall when she uses her E on you, this will guarantee a stun before she can use her Q on you, now she is in a bad position and you should win the trade.”
Dotje says “When Leona hits level 6 you will have a problem. Before level 6 you can often save your adc an possibly outtrade Leona. Don’t hesitate to AA her if she’s going for relic shield stacks and when her E is on cooldown. If her adc is not in range to follow up on her engage make sure to punish her and maybe even kill her. If her adc is in range, try and cc the adc so he can’t follow up.”
eiensiei says “Poke her as much as you can early on. Save your Q and use it when she tries to E (her E passes through minions) you or your bot laner. You'll die if you get hit by her R, so expect it and dodge it at all costs.”
Doglightning says “With a aggro adc you can take ele and with a passive adc guardian. Leona E is a root so you can cast stealth before she gets stun off and run away and root her. You wanna be poking the adc as much as possible but do not use root as if you miss leona will turn and kill your adc. Just poke and look to counter engage on their adc.”
Twisted Tea Fate says “Try not to roam when Leona has her ult, she is very good at turret-diving and can easily tank 3-4 tower shots, you can kill her by using Gold card if she dives while you're around though. She's my go-to ban.”
Doglightning says “Barrier/cleanse. You literally cannot do anything. Before 6 if you get hit by e you will die. after 6 leona can ult where you ulted from making using zoe ult an instant death. Wouldn't choose zoe into this matchup”
PicklePantsLOL says “Don’t push the wave during the early game unless you’re about to crash it and recall. This will prevent Leona from all-in’ing you easily and will force her to take at least a few tower shots if she does go for an all-in.
If you have any form of mobility spell in your kit, make it a point to buffer it if you know that Leona’s E is about to hit you. Use the spell to move under your tower if possible as this will bring Leona under the tower and make her take turret aggro as well.
Once she gets her level six, she can tower dive quite easily with her Jungler and her ADC. Try not to stay around with extremely low HP as you will most probably get killed this way.
During team fights, Leona will try to CC the highest priority target with her Ultimate R. She may use her E on your frontline so that she gets in range of your backline so make sure to space away from her and not get hit by the center of her Ultimate. She will also rely on picks with her team so try to stick with your team as much as you can.”
Aerenax says “Leona is one of those hard engage supports that create some difficulties in laning phase. Play around her E and R and be very patient in lane, because you will outshine her in teamfights if you play it correctly.”
Rasta Da Masta says “Surprise! This matchup is fairly simple! If you can time her E dash, interrupting it with your satchel can deny most of her engage. As long as you don't get stunned by her R, you can prevent any aggression she may attempt.
Get to lane first and get level 2 before she does. Don't fight an even 2v2 without poking her before she engages.”
LegendaryOstrich says “You can flay Leona's E so you can stand on your ADC in case she ever tries to go in always be prepared to flay. Lantern your ADC to safety if she tries to use her ult. Try to get poke down on her as much as possible since you are slightly ranged you can auto her.”
Korippo says “Leona has CC on nearly every single ability and her hook goes through minions, leaving there to be no real counterplay as Yuumi unless you play far back and/or extremely smart. I really hate dealing with her and I haven't found an ideal way to go against her yet. Her roaming around the map will also be really annoying, especially if she runs Mobility Boots to get around for objectives as well.”
Distinger says “This matchup is personal preference. If you know how to play it out this can even be a level 1 difficulty.
All Leona players go berserk once they reach level 2, so you can start E level 1 to guarantee you have it if you don't get level 2 first.
Everytime she E's on you, just E backwards and she'll come with you and also be stunned, then just Q her into tower and she'll be dead.
You can take Aftershock if you have problems with her.”
0Banda says “ Leona is kinda useless against you, you can easily dodge her E with your W, or E if your ADC is close enough to you, same with her R, so be careful in wasting your cooldowns , and play safe if you are waiting for cooldowns
Against Leona go your normal build, and take Unflinching in your runes, just in case, but if you like going Revitalize then there is no problem”
Arcurath says “The amount of cc she has is insane. Play safe until level 6 or you die if she hits an E.
You outscale very hard speeding allies to juke her E or R later so she cant engage.
Her roams are decent tho.”
Hanjaro says “Her all in damage is scary, and she is unexpectedly tanky, even at level 1. Avoid her engages, and poke her down as much as you can. Keeping her low is the most important thing you need to do.”
Xexzuz says “Leona is probably the only CC support champ I hate playing against as morgana, she has many forms of CC so your Black Shield really wont save you often times. But if you can punish her early on for being so arggo then she will become irrelevant quickly.”
Hanjaro says “Leona has good range on her engage, coupled with a root, and a stun, along with good damage at low levels, and enough tankiness on her W to survive through your burst.
Stay at max range, peel your ADC!”
Luiscencias says “Bully the everloving crap out of this champion at level 1. Come to lane with your gloves on and then take them right off as soon as she hits level 2. Then you have to RESPECT her all-in and look for any safe opportunities to poke. Focus her ADC down at level 6, but don't let her run all over yours. ”
Hanjaro says “Yuumi is extremely weak when it comes to all-in engage, she hasn't got much peel and if she detaches, she will be bursted down - it's very hard for her to keep her ADC alive when she gets engaged on.”
lenithebot says “If Leona engages you can q then w her back away from her ADC or w her away from you and your adc. At level 6 you have a cleanse so it will be even easier to deal with her then. Since it is engage vs engage whoever engages first loses so try and look for roams. If you cant roam ask for a gank.”
AlysseaFaceUp says “She's a lot of engage, and his W gives her a lot of Magic Resist, so if she engages you, you'll deal her no damage.
You'll have to Max your W for Damaging her on time and try to bait her E.”
ARealFakeIdentity says “Against Leona you want to use your Ultimate defensively, Instead of using W to tank damage from an engaging Leona, you use it to avoid Leona's engage. Poking Leona when possible to avoid her engaging is also suggested.”
Jowoey says “Pay attention to the 2v2. If she has a Samira (or any aggressive ADC) for example it's almost never worth overextending trades because of how low her cooldowns are. You can kind of interrupt her E with your tornado but once she's level 6 it's tricky to play against Leona. Focus on trying to outroam her and surviving lane phase.”
Melyn says “Try to poke her from behind a big minion wave levels 1-2. Once she's level 3 (and especially 6), you can die very easily. Unless she's very low, try to turn on the enemy ADC if she engages on yours. Resolve secondary (see rune discussion) can help (and I run this).
Additionally, be aware of her in the mid/late game as she can pick you off very easily. Focus on counter engage instead of killing her, unless she is VERY low.”
Hanjaro says “Her all in damage is scary, and she is unexpectedly tanky, even at level 1. Avoid her engages, and poke her down as much as you can. Keeping her low is the most important thing you need to do. ”
Biotic says “You have to always respect her E range. Her amount of CC is brutal. She is a very scary Opponent paired up with a agressive Adc because every Leona E is a kill. After 6 you should win 2v2s. You outscale her hard.”
Hanjaro says “Leona has high damage, high base stats, and what feels like infinite CC. Don't get close to her when her engage tools are up, be careful of a flash all-in, poke her down when it's safe. One combo and you're dead!”
Lugos says “He gonna jump on you and cc lock you. Put your E under yourself when he engages so he cant use more skills on you. If he starts with R and then Q, and you couldnt dodge these skills you are most likely dead so always know where he is and position yourself safe.”
LIGHTBULB NA says “Extremely dangerous to play vs in lane, if she ever hits an E on you or your ADC prepare for the all in. I go with guardian and unflinching her engage is a little weaker and you may be able to turn on the enemy adc”
Skyzinho1775 says “I dont know why, people keep thinking Leona is hard to play against as Rakan. im going to give u a very cool trick, when leona engages on ur adc , u W to the enemy ADC sooooooo both u and leona cc'ed the ADC it means ur ADC dont do dmg to the other and same thing for her's.”
Guoblide says “Leona is a pretty easy matchup for Braum due to him being able to provide a lot of shielding and peel for his ADC when engaged on. Leona is a tanky Vanguard support who can play as an engage tank or as a peeler for her ADC. She spikes hard at Level 2 with access to her Zenith Blade engage, Level 3 where her Eclipse makes her insanely tanky, and Level 6 where her Solar Flare gives her engage and catch potential. In lane Braum should try and abuse his range advantage at Level 1 by poking Leona and her ADC with Winter's Bite. Since Leona has no mobility at Level 1 getting her and her ADC low and zoning them off of the minion wave should be easy. Try to get to Level 2 first and look for an engage option. Once Leona hits Level 2 her all-in potential becomes very scary. Try to play safe and stand near your ADC to defend them if Leona engages onto you with Zenith Blade. Unbreakable has a unique interaction with Zenith Blade. Since Zenith Blade counts as a projectile it will make Leona dash to Braum even if it hits another champion last due to Unbreakable redirecting projectiles. Leona is fairly easy to deal with if you make it so that Zenith Blade always dashes her to you because Leona has no other mobility tools making your ADC untouchable in lane. Leona continues to be force Braum to play defensive though up until Level 6 where Braum is able to peel and get picks easier with Glacial Fissure.”
Spection says “Very scary if she isn't properly respected. her CC potential is incredibly high and she can keep you locked out of the game for three seconds. Do not try to poke her and dodge her W. Taking E level 3 is pointless, as she will use all of her spells before engaging. ”
SigtheOutcast says “hate her with a burning passion. Is an engage support that doesn't care about your entire wave of minions, your damage, or your turret because riot gave her 5 hand jobs, a million dollars, and an all-expense paid trip to freelo-land.”
LilPaniniUwU says “Barrier/cleanse. You literally cannot do anything. Before 6 if you get hit by e you will die. after 6 leona can ult where you ulted from making using zoe ult an instant death. Wouldn't choose zoe into this matchup
GregStein says “It should be your easiest matchup if you focus all your abilities and summoners on the adc not leona. You'll be fine as long as you land your Q aftershock will give you all the resistances you need in addition to tenacity runes.”
very hot says “Try to stay close in turret range because if Leona ever tries to engage, W her into your turret for free gold. Be warned though – Leona can be surprisingly tanky with Aftershock + her W. ”
Billehz says “You can counter her engage with your charm, letting you sometimes turn around the engage and get some free kills or sums out of it, but if she goes in when your charm is down you cannot really do much about her”
Jaori says “She is way too tanky to be prioritised. Whenever she goes in, do the same and go for the adc. Your damage is higher and you will do the same thing better, while keeping the enemy carry stunned. In 2v2s on bot lane, throw her out with explosive cask, or throw the enemy adc in.”
Go Getter says “Leona is crazy strong and can stop your engages pretty whole heartedly and without much threat to herself. It's gonna be a dangerous staring contest with Leona.
Just focus more on peeling than engaging when she's around until you and your ADC get stronger.”
knif says “Leona's an engage support, which is scary to a small, squishy little fish, but I find her somewhat easier to deal with than the other engage supports as she's somewhat less threatening if you take her ADC out of the picture. Don't be afraid to poke early and be somewhat aggressive, as having Leona or her laner chunked before a fight makes trades a lot easier.”
dragonmasterc says “Leona is a lot more outplayable given the simple reason that you can use Mikael's to cleanse her ultimate for any of your teammates. It's not as useful against her other CC because of their short cooldowns, but she is less scary in general.”
Hanjaro says “She's highly tanky, with a huge burst damage lockdown combo. Dodge her abilities, and poke her down enough so she cannot engage without the threat of being turned on. Watch out for her post 6 as her ult has a long range, and one combo can spell your death.”
Bardificer says “You have good peel, and her engage is telegraphed. Set your W on your carry, then use Q to slow her down. If you're 6, just ult your adc and W them out. Your engage can catch her by surprise so don't be afraid to go in on her.”
4090409 says “PERMABAN at least after Trist gets nerfed or something happens to stop being such a common pick.
Leona completely counters anything you'd like to do in lane, and after level 6 unless you find a way to hack the game for your flash to have less cooldown than her ult, you will NOT be able to play the game vs a competent Leona.”
SupportTooEz says “This is my perma ban. If you detach from your adc to get passive proc, leona can stun you if she is good. This match up really depends on how good your adc knows to not get engaged on, max q second and just try and poke down the enemy adc.”
TKSedex says “Muito cc, preste atenção contra uma leona boa. lembre-se que você pode dar disengage levando ela pra uma box, se você vir que foi acertado pela lâmina zênite, de o seu Q pra uma box, assim ela vai te seguir.”
HerYandere says “Pure skill match up. Whoever engages the ADC first pretty much just wins. If you get ahead, you're fine for the rest of the game. Though if they do...don't die and roam as much as possible. Do not fight with her there unless you have numbers.”
ayoshe says “Leona is somewhat annoying to deal with, as she is a tanky, aggressive champion with a gap closer/lockdown and loads of CC. When she latches onto you with her E, try to root their ADC and kill them instead. Trading is almost impossible because your auto-attack range narrowly beats her E range. Poke safely with a few auto-attacks and Qs. After 6, her ultimate becomes dangerous and winning 2v2 will be difficult. Team-fighting should come across as decent otherwise, so look out towards late game.”
duusuhh says “Yeah you can harass her pre-6 all you want but once she has the power of the sun to fuck you its just kind of pointless. You can make sure its harder for her to leave after her all in but if she has full tenacity it doesn't really matter. ”
Esoterica says “Leona is more of a threat to your ADC than she is to you. Her weakness is a very inflexible engage, meaning if you kite her or avoid Zenith Blade (E) she cannot retaliate.
Keep trades as short as possible with WQE instead of waiting for chain to snare, as she can jump on you easily and take off half your health with her passive.”
edkemr says “RUN CLEANSE, INSPIRATION WITH ZHONYA AND COSMIC INSIGHT OR PRECISION WITH CUT DOWN.
Leona is one of the strongest supports in the game. Her playstile is pretty linear, but I find her always a problem, more of a personal one. She's basically unkillable and can all in you or your adc since level 2. Playing behind minions is not always the solution and after 6 you have to be very quick with the Cleanse button. Take E as second and still try to play around your range, but don't be greedy and don't overextend trades. She has also roaming potential, but since we are in Silver she'll probably stay always in lane during laning phase.”
Tockimo says “Leona shuts down alot of laningphases of Kennen because you won't get out of a trade easily.
You can't peel your adc from her engages as well as other supports can. Try to oneshot the enemy adc when he tries to follow up.”
Dotje says “Leona can be tough to deal with, she is able to get a lot of damage out due to her passive. What I suggest is trying not to get caught by her. Let your adc get caught instead, and if that happens polymorhp(W) the enemy adc to reduce their damage output. I also usually rush mikaels into this matchup because it makes and outplay possible. Unless you're dealing with lower rankings I take the guardians rune into this matchup, with aery you are able to poke a Leona down low enough to make her weak enough.”
Pyroxes says “She's extremely dangerous since she can get you killed if she catches you with an E. Try to safely poke her so she has to think twice before going in. Consider going Cleanse if she's paired with a Tristana/Kai'Sa.”
KeleiX13 says “Go VERY aggressive level 1 because she can't do anything about it unless you walk into melee range of her. Level 2, if you didn't poke her down enough, respect her and only auto her when she misses her E. Your Q outranges her E so you are able to poke her at max Q range but don't greed for more than that. If she goes in on you with high health, you're most likely dead or have to burn summs. Don't stack too close to your ADC, she can apply her passive onto both of you with a single E. Be wary of her relatively low CD ult. try to dodge the center and while you probably won't react fast enough to not be hit by the slow, E yourself/whoever else is slowed to negate most of the slow. Don't save your flash against Leona. A used flash isn't technically worth anything but 300 gold to the enemy ADC is.”
Discord231 says “A leona no la considero counter, pues en las team fights le ganas, el problemas es que en eraly, sobre todo antes de tu nivel 6, no puedes ganarle un tradeo largo, y si tu adc se emociona es kill enemiga segura. Juega a respuesta, si tu inicias, ella fácilmente se tirara a tu adc, pero si ella inicia, tu puedes mitigar daño a tu adc, y llegar al de ella.”
LilRidge says “Try to interrupt her (E) Zenith Blade with your your (E) Attract and Repel. This is very hard to pull off and will take some practice, but it will make sure your ADC survives and makes her all-in useless. Staying near your ADC should be priority as it will deter Leona from ever engaging. Don't ever leave your ADC alone while Leona is in the lane, especially if your ADC is short-ranged.”
The Last Rakan says “Ao contrário do que todo mundo pensa é o rakan que cauntera a Leona, o kit dela é agressivo, mas ela gastará em apenas uma pessoa e você é mais versátil que ela, caso ela venha em seus aliados, vá nos dela e deixe ela sem acompanhamento, caso ela vá em você e gaste tudo, você ainda estará na vantagem, só o Rakan para brilhar mais que o sol.”
Tauricus2017 says “Leona is a powerful CC based engage support that can lock down her enemies with ease. Her Zenith Blade (E) range is very low and so by keeping your distance you can survive easily. Her R is a bit tricky to dodge but by at least getting out of the centre should sometimes be enough. Play safe, poke when her E is on cooldown and be ready to dodge her R When you fear it might be coming.”
SpartanDumpster says “While Leona has a stun ability, which can be bad for Zilean, she lacks range. She'll likely try to E>Q you to stun you, so keeping your distance and avoiding her E is the key. As long as you can do this, she shouldn't be much of a threat. Make sure you're not in the center of her Ult, you can use your E to negate the slow at least somewhat, but you don't want to be stunned.”
Sakaita says “Degusting her e range is close enough to your auto range so try to do all the aggressive poking at level one to establish your dominance. after level 2 play more laid back and only poke when her e is off cooldown, you can try to bait it and then punish her for it.”
Kefochka says “Несмотря на весь контроль Леоны, который воплощается в сильное комбо, она ничем не сможет помочь своему адк. Тарик может внести больше урона за короткое время, а в размене убить адк Леоны и спокойно отойти назад.”
Katsdid2wU says “leona gets on top of you and just CCS you to death. Since you have one of the lowest base hp scaling in the game, you have to play safe into this champ. If she locks onto you and there adc follows up, your dead. ”
Starchase says “Try to poke her as much as you can lvl 1, even if she has an aggresive ADC she will not do that much.
Lvl 2 and on never detach from your ADC, she will combo you and insta kill you.
Care about her all in at lvl 6, it catches people off guard and it's pretty deadly if she hits someone with her R.
Tell your ADC to take cleanse to survive his lvl 6 all in and rush Mikael's Blessing.
You outscale her.”
Meewah says “Leona is a good threat against Thresh due to the fact she can stop thresh from roaming entirely, and also can 1v1 Thresh's adc in the early game, stopping him from doing an All-in on the enemy ADC”
Midas_Wail says “These champs like Leona, Alistar and Malphite are dependant on your ADC, they have engage, but not like a hook, a good ADC normally isn't as scared by this when they are playing safe.”
mellorpyke says “Never use E aggressively, look to bait out her E, if her E follows your E its even better, so you can time it to make her follow you under turret. If she engages on your adc, counterengage on the enemy carry, you should be able to win the 2v2 like that because you do more damage. If Leona has jungle pressure, this matchup becomes a nightmare, especially post 6 so make sure to place some vision!”
Takitsu says “Somewhat similar matchup to Alistar. Are you able to flay her E? Good makes this matchup a lot easier. You basically never want to kill leona. Even before she gets her W this champ is tanky beyond belief. Just go for their carry or try poking her for 10 damage. Post-6 Avoid clumping with a carry or get smited by the sun.”
AvengingAvacyn says “Your long-range strikes can keep her far away. If she manages to latch onto you, your W can shield/heal you and give you movement speed to get away, if you can survive the stun. When you're with your ADC, it's not a bad threat because your ADC can bombard her while she's trying to kill you. She usually doesn't expect your massive Q damage from a Support.”
unhben says “Same note as alistar, just hope that she hits a trap somewhere in lane or in a bush before she can hop onto you. This note doesnt apply as much though past level 6 in lane because she will just ult you and leap.”
losolkos says “You need to doge her abilites or she will stun you also you dont have much hp so if she will you on you E+Q you are in trobule but afer 6 you are just dead all you can do is use W and E to try to run.”
Discord231 says “A leona no la considero counter, pues en las team fights le ganas, el problemas es que en eraly, sobre todo antes de tu nivel 6, no puedes ganarle un tradeo largo, y si tu adc se emociona es kill enemiga segura. Juega a respuesta, si tu inicias, ella fácilmente se tirara a tu adc, pero si ella inicia, tu puedes mitigar daño a tu adc, y llegar al de ella. ”
Kadiyarch says “Leona is annoying because she can jump on you, and with an ADC like Tristana you will be dead instantly.
You have to maintain the enemy adc bellow 65% health so that if Leona go in, you can focus the enemy adc and kill him easily with your combo.”
Coo1breeze says “Like Galio, she can tank decent damage and lock down your ADC. Hooking her is an idiotic idea unless she is low on HP or you are ahead. Try to take it easy early game unless you have an opportunity to kill ADC quickly.”
Bear Gummies says “A good Janna player is one of the biggest Leona counters. I would overtly recommend comet over guardian so that you can poke her over and over again, so that she is too low to engage. The point of this is to blow her flash- there is absolutely nothing she can do to you without her flash.”
Jannito02 says “Leona, along Nautilus, will be one of your favorite bans when you want to use Yuumi. She can engage even if you're behind your minions with her E, and has a lot of CC. The best way to play against Leona is poking the enemy ADC, and if she engages your ADC, heal him and use your Q to damage the enemy ADC, get out of your carry and start hitting the enemy one, trying to ignore Leona and killing the enemy carry.”
EionThePepega says “An engage champion, my favorite. Go Resolve Rune Set and Relic Shield, while trying to use black shield after she uses E and root her cuz she's a free root if you get the shield before her Q.”
Gryndall says “This is like nautilus but she can hook you through platns. However it not does her worse enemy for us. Just Rise ur E plant near you. She won't be able to contunue follow us. + with Relais its rly good "grounding"”
xDopii says “This matchup depends on the player. If you are good enough to Flay her engage, she is pretty much useless. Leona is very strong right now, so always care for her engages and wait for her Aftershock to run out before counter-attacking.”
xDopii says “You don't really want to hook her into your team because it will allow her to easily land some CC onto them and she is also tanky so she won't die easily.
Try to bait her by walking up a little when being pushed into tower or near teammates. When she uses E, dash away so she follows you.”
Magdaleno9 says “GUARDIAN and you will feel so much better. If she catches you, with guardian you won't die, but if you think you can dodge her, take standard runes and punish her everyime she steps closer.”
EionThePepega says “Non Hook Engage Champ. Bully and Control her back to tower at level 1 to make her level 2 as late as possible, then after level 2 just Respect her existence until you have your own CC.”
Meepy says “Respect her level 2 and Level 6 and you should be fine. Leona snowballs very hard. If you fall behind in the early its probably GG. Try to harass her while she is Level 1. If you go even in Lane, or even get ahead there is no way Leona wins. You straight up outscale her”
vnillz says “Leona is just annoying, especially vs Nami. Once she hits level 6, it will be quite hard vs Leona. Though you can easily out trade Leona in early game (again, before 6). If she tries to engage, go for aqua prison on the adc - if you cannot get the adc, use your q immediately on Leona. This may be able to guarantee a kill on Leona, and if not; she will most likely be backing out with low health. You can also be able to AA Leona a lot easier since you have that range advantage!!”
Tradicale says “Leona is problematic for two key reasons: She can CC lock you before you get the chance to proc your Aftershock; and if you go onto the enemy AD she will 1v1 your ADC. Your best options against her are to roam more effectively, and to save your CC to peel your ADC after she looks for an engage.”
Jexeff says “A matchup that Thresh directly counters if played correctly. Thresh’s flay can be used negate Leona’s zenith blade entirely which is an essential large part of her kit. Remember to stay in range of your ADC to use your flay to prevent the engagement. It takes some practice, but something that can be learned very easily. Other than that, make sure to abuse her level 1. Since you are a ranged champion, you should be able to use your passive along with flay to get a large amount of damage on her before she hits level 2. ”
Wounds2 says “Leona has so much CC and damage that if you get hit by her stuns, you have a slim chance of living. Be careful around her and use your mobility to dodge her CC. It is unlikely that you win trades against her in lane too, so do everything you can to avoid fights while harassing with Q.”
icebombhunter says “Skill matchup. Bait her e and wait for her stun, then grab her, e her and go away because you will be really low, your adc will end the job or you will gain a flash, ignite her if you are confident. After 6 save e for dodging her ult and attack her and her adc. If she misses her e, e towards her adc and flash. Remember that if you die but kill her or her adc with your ultimate you gain 3 times the gold, so always worth even if your adc dies too.”
DavideLl98 says “If you're Leona's target, you're screwed. Maybe it's selfish, but you'll get more done by staying back than by protecting your ADC in a way that puts you on the front line. If Leona attacks your ADC, use everything you can to help him, use Q to stun your opponent, activate a portal, or use R.”
itizhelia says “She's really strong and you got to respect her all in capability since the overall stun chain she can provide to her team is insane while the damage output is still there and not only that but also her ability to be really tanky and take no damage while doing that.
Simply put it, respect her all in power and play as a peeler by W enemy adc whenever Leona catches your ADC off guard.”
Find0 says “This matchup is one of my favourite to play as ali. you just have to be smart with your cooldowns and peel your carry. if leona goes on your adc on your half of the lane you can easily knock her into tower. Be careful in this matchup as you are squishy - try to focus on interrupting her dash with your q
WIN CON IS PEEL”
Dotje says “Poke her as much as you can in the early game. Try to save your Q for when she wants to go in so you can cancel her dash. If your lane is going well you can try to kill her when her W is down. At level 6 you have to be very careful of her ultimate, but you should be fast enough not to get hit.”
Navn says “Get ready to W the enemy bot laner. If you don't, this lane is terrifying especially after she gets ult. Try to get as much damage in as you can at level 1. Otherwise, she has kill pressure at all times.”
Xeptron says “Leona isn't very big of a threat early game until level 6. Her Zenith Blade (E ability) is very easy to counter as Thresh by using flay. Whenever Leona decides to engage, flay her away to keep you and your AD safe. Keep in mind, if you ever use your flay in lane, leona will see it as a ''GO'' signal for her to engage since your flay is on cooldown. Don't let it happen.
After level 6, the game turns into a skill matchup. If Leona manages to hit her ultimate and stun you or any of your teammates, there is no way you can flay that. That's a free engage and a free stun - all Leona wants to do. Sometimes even hitting a slow can work for leona, so, be very CAUTIOUS!”
Frank6264 says “En línea Leona puede ser un enfrentamiento muy desfavorable especialmente si aprovecha cualquier oportunidad que pueda para lanzarse por ustedes o su ADC ya que permite que el ADC enemigo les baje mucha vida y eventualmente matarlos. Como con cualquier matchup contra cuerpo a cuerpo, traten de pokearla para que no pueda iniciarles y guarden distancias. Eviten pre nivel 6 ser alcanzados por la E de Leona porque puede ejecutar su combo y no será sencillo darse la vuelta a matarla. Recomiendo runas defensivas para este enfrentamiento.”
Sunedayz says “A lot of players struggle on this matchup. It's very volatile if she gets a lead on you. Poke as hard as you can level 1, and 2. She will not be tanky until level 3. Try baiting out her E, by walking forward looking for your W. Once you see she misses, or if the enemy ADC mispositions then you can poke. At 6, be aware of her trying to stun you with your ult. You can always peel your ADC at 6, but not yourself if your stunned.”
Quadliss says “She is tanky but it's a melee champ, you just poke him with you're box and dodge the grab. Becarefull she has a good CC. You can't really kill her before you have the liandry but if she make a mistake punish her because she has no escape. ”
Mhixy says “She can lock you down quite easily although you can usually just keep her from making that be worth it if you stay along-side your turret in lane phase and punish it pretty easily. But if you lose that lane and the carry becomes strong then your game is pretty much doomed.”
RedNBlue says “WATCH OUT!!!!!!! Leona will jump on you and stun you root you and do a ton of damage with her shield and everything combo and then her adc will blast you like you were a little strawberry cupcake with no wrapper in the middle of a concrete runway that is on top of a bamboo pipe. ”
CastratedSeal says “One of the hardest matchups. Take Guardian and start Relic Shield. Take Exhaust. Stay out of Zenith Blade's range and play passively in lane. Consider getting a Crucible after your Athene's.”
ANC Bence says “One wrong step and you are dead, be careful not to walk into her E range. Her engage is almost impossible to cancel with your Q. You can win lane by hovering just out of her E range baiting the spell and while it is on cool down you can poke.”
Prof Harambe says “Engages onto you then dies immediately. Since she is immobile, you can box her escape. If she hits your ADC, peel with a box or setup boxes your ADC can stand on. Like Rakan, will get bored and will just hurr durr into a bush and get herself killed. Usually really stupid players that walk into boxes all the time and usually rely on the champion's strength rather than their own gamesense or mechanics. Either way, you are a hard counter.”
Borusky says “Cara, se a pessoa pegou Leona contra você, faça-a se arrepender. Nesse estilo de jogo aí, você bate tanto nela que ela pode até kitar do jogo. Vale lembrar, Leona controla o sol, e você é um cara que gosta de água, e água apaga o sol. ”
PoseidonTroyano says “When you CC someone it's funny, but when another person does it to you it doesen't. She has a small advantage with her E, being able to reach you ingnoring both her and your team's minions, and after that she can use her Q. But if you know how to play against her, the match will go on your favour.”
ParadoxRoli says “Shouldn't hook her, after her first back. She has too much armor for your ADC to kill here fast. But you can outplay her near your tower. If enemy pushed in your side of the lane and you stand in tower range and your Q reaches your adc, then let leona jump on your adc, then pull her to your tower.”
DaejiBulgogi says “A matchup against Leona is not the end of the world. Although she has a great amount of CC with short cooldowns, you are able to Flay her Zenith Blade (E).
Laning against a Leona is similar to going against an Alistar. You will mostly be looking for the enemy to engage first then peel back and re-engage.”
EmpressBee says “Pre-6 this match up is skill dependent but slightly favors Leona. Nami should hold her Q until after Leona misses Zenith Blade unless it is a guaranteed kill. Post-6 this matchup favors Leona due to her extreme burst damage, tankiness, and engage.”
RondourDevil says “You get shut down in lane, so do not play. If you happen to blind pick into leona, freeze under tower and roam. If you engage onto leona, she will q you before the w knock-up occurs, and you will die. ”
just_juniper says “Leona is Zyra's hardest matchup. Poking her is never safe, she outroams Zyra. Either ban, dodge or pray that an ally can carry. You can't hide from her behind minions. You can't hide under tower. I'm even doubting if spawn provides safety against her. I'd rate her higher if I could.”
Guoblide says “Leona is a tanky engage champions and, lucky for us, Sett hard counters every tanky engage champion in the game. The only thing scary about Leona is her level 1 all in due to Sett having a relatively weak level 1. Her Shield of Daybreak is a 1 second stun on a 5 second cooldown so she can use this to all in with her ADC and force a Flash out of you or your ADC. Once you hit level two the lane becomes way easier for Sett. Look to focus on landing Facebreaker on the enemy ADC and going all-in on them. Leona can either focus on CCing you and letting your ADC deal damage or CCing your ADC and letting you 1v1 the enemy ADC. Try to aim the middle part of Haymaker at Leona when fighting her because the true damage can shred through her tanky base stats, item stats, and Aftershock stats. Position yourself next to your ADC in lane so if the Leona Zenith Blades onto your ADC then you can pull her out of the animation with Facebreaker. Leona doesn't have any bush checking abilities so Oracle Lensing or Control Warding the lane bushes and hiding in them can pressure a Flash engage and deny CS from the enemy ADC. Leona will most likely be the frontline for the enemy during teamfights so look to The Show Stopper her into her backline for massive AOE damage. If you have a good frontline then stick next to your ADC or carry and peel for them with Facebreaker and The Show Stopper when Leona and her team engages into you. Keep in mind that Leona can destroy Warding Totems without an Oracle Lens or Control Ward by auto attacking + Q animation canceling + auto attacking it.”
Veropena says “Skill matchup, where Thresh has an advantage IMO. It's quite simple, You dont want to start fights against her,or if you do, save your E to cancel her E. Try take quick trades when shes going for minions.”
FDiBA says “Leona is just a downright easy to play hard Crowd Control Champion. You have to respect Leona, she can just run at you without thinking. As long as you dodge her E you will be fine. Whenever she tries to run at you make sure you echo W or have your Echo ready. If she has Mobility Boots try hitting her with an abilitiy to deactivate her out of combat movement speed, otherwise she can get really close and can easily hit her abilities.”
Jum3h says “When Leona hits level 6 you can have quite the problem.
Before level 6 you can often save your adc and easily out trade Leona. If her adc is not in range to help, go for the kill on Leona.
It's often good to get early boots.”
DatKawaiiBunny says “Leona is so good this season. Her crowd control and extreme tankiness make going up against her a struggle.
❥ Play passive, and take Relic Shield. Also wait for her to make mistakes. ”
katt5 says “Poke her out as much as possible, but be careful once she reaches level 3. She has a ton of CC and a lot of damage early game. At that point, if she's high enough health to go in, its better to play defensively and stay ready to peel her off. ”
Tauricus2017 says “Safeguard her Zenith Blade and engage right after. Or you can let her Zenith Blade you and cast your ultimate right after - and because her Zenith Blade ports her behind you - you can throw her under turret or into your team..”
Adrichuwu says “She's just gonna lock on to you, without giving you any chance to react.
Keep in mind that you can outsmart her and disengage, but you have your ult once every 150-120 secs. she has her engage every 6 secs.”
jabana1290 says “Not as hard to play against as Blitz and Naut. If you can avoid her Q she mostly won't be able to CC you as much. While her skills are on cd stun and kill her ADC. After that, she is an extremely easy target.”
Skyzinho1775 says “After level 6 you win against Leona because if she hits you with her E you R immediately and she cant do anything and you go on the enemy ADC and shield your ADC and you should win.”
Lulu Main says “Your minions don't block Leona's E, and you always have to be in her range when you want to poke.
If she is too aggressive, try to dodge her E and poke down, because this way she wont able to do her job: She will too low.
If she is playing pretty good, your task is to protect your adc and really important to FOCUS THE ENEMY ADC.”
IndioXama says “Talvez uma das matchups mais difíceis. Se você for pego pela Lâmina Zênite dela, é Game Over. Ainda mais com atiradores ou caçadores que possuam Controle de Grupo (Jhin, Ashe, Xayah, Ivern, Evelynn, etc.). Tenha atenção ao usar Entrada Triunfal contra uma Leona, tenha certeza de que ela já gastou, pelo menos, o seu E.”
Jovy says “You can and should always intercept her E, and then she's very easy to deal with. She's tanky, but she's melee and can't harm you unless she's with her jungler, and she can't use her burst when you have your E up.”
KajiKumihoAkukei says “Leona is a great engaging champion, but she is very easy to poke.
If she goes on your AD carry, just fear her AD carry so he can't do damage and you should be fine.
If she engages on you, hope for the best and safe your cc for her AD carry, don't blow it on her.”
Jovy says “Leona isn't difficult to deal with because of how good Janna is at disengaging. Leona doesn't handle poke well and because she's melee, she may not be able to protect herself from poke. So long as she's low, she can't afford to go in and if she manages to go in, your kit counters her and you should be okay. Remember to interrupt her E.”
KajiKumihoAkukei says “Leona isn't the hardest match-up for Thresh because you can easily stop her from going all-in on you or your AD carry.
When she uses her zenith blade on you, just use flay to get her out of range to stun you.
If she uses zenith blade towards your AD carry, just throw your lantern to him and then engage on her AD carry, giving you the advantage in the fight.”
Tauricus2017 says “Poke her when she comes for CS. Try to avoid getting hit by Zenith Blade to stay alive. Attack when It is on CD and pay attention to her ultimate - Shuriken fliping it does the trick.”
Zulp says “Tied with Pyke for our biggest threat because she's all about hard CC, so when she goes in on your ADC she's already in melee range to do her thing. All you can do is try and peel. Remember to position well.”
sashadidntwalk says “A lot of CC that is hard to counter, focus on dodging her E's and not getting too close to her, try to act smart and fast when she drops her ult, try and save people with your W if she is not targeting you.”
Taric Support says “When she engages you can stun her ADC and you have wayyyyy more damage than she has in the early game, so that makes her engages very weak, as her ADC is taking a lot of damage. You will probably be able to stun her a lot of times when she looks for an engage, but you are both very tanky so it takes some times for both sides to kill eachother. ”
Vahlok says “Before lvl 6 you rekt her. After lvl 6 she rekts you. Why? You can stop her jump with your E, just use it right when she uses it. When you do it a couple of times, she will ult first and then use her E, making you useless. Probably a 50% matchup, so play it cleverly. She can also walk between you and her ally to tankyour hook.”
poopman42 says “you counter her hook incredibly, when she hooks onto you, E back to your turret or adc, she will follow you the whole way and is stunned after, from there just hook away from your adc and hopefully get her into ult range.”
gungallo says “Leona has 3 hard CCs and a damage reduction. Her E will root you, preventing you from W'ing to safety, and her Q and R are heavy stuns which can make or break a fight. In the rare event of a team filled with hard CC like Leona's, take Cleanse.”
Spection says “COMMON. A CC powerhouse that is pretty hard to kill as well, Leeona is not someone you want to deal with after the very early game. Apply serious pressure at your level 3 powerspike and try to pressure her and you might score a kill, setting her far enough behind to win you lane.”
ShroudedBRH says “She is disgusting to deal with due to being able to close the gap with zenith blade and lock you down. Respect her all in when she walks up and try to safely poke her down to deter. Avoid her zenith blade whenever possible.”
Mickeystick says “So the problem with Leona is that the matchup is based on what carry you are duo with in the bot lane. Squishy carries make this an insanely hard matchup since Leona gets to solo them 100 to 0, but tanky carries make this an insanely easy free win. In lanes where you have a squishy carry, try to save your hook to peel for your carry.”
Wicked Cherry says “Don't get caught by her and try to rush movement speed. If you can dodge her root (E) you'll have pretty much countered her combo. But watch out, she could still walk up to you and stun you if you're too close.”
Wicked Cherry says “Leona will be definitely one of your biggest problems. Her root with E double stun (Q+R) will be your death sentence - or your ADC's. Be passive, wait for her E and try to dodge it by anticipating when she'd be using it. Try not to stick too close to your ADC, this way she cannot stun both of you. Then try to use your W onto the enemy ADC to prevent damage.”
Wicked Cherry says “Well, what can I saw? Don't get too much into her range when her E is up which is like every 5 seconds if I'm not wrong. She's hard to play against because of her massive stun potential. Even if she all ins on your ADC, it's hard to keep alive. However, if your reflexes are quick you might be able to E Silence her so she can only root you or your ADC but can't stun. At 6+ she's your worst nightmare. Just always stay as far as possible but try to have as many wards out as possible.”
orbiterpluto says “One of your worst matchups. I would build tanky in attempt to compete with her. Your Q has greater range then her E. Bait out her engage. But if you engage first he gets an easy root and stun. Aim for the ADC in this case unless she is really in your face. This should probably be your ban but if you do play against her keep your distance and bait her engage. Then all in them. Preferably, you have a jungle or mid gank.”
QueerJunk says “You can stop her E with your ult, and bubble if you're lucky! You outscale her in lategame teamfights so long as you aren't getting one shot! Nami wins 52% of the time, Don't be scared! You got this!”
squidylich says “Yalls know how leona works. She's just very strong. this is a stand in for any champ with some sort of hook or similar ability. The matchup is very hard to learn, but if you can preliminarily switch to hammer form and e her away before she chain cc's you, you can win by sheer poke force”
ShanksMeister says “She can use her E through minions. If you get rooted then she'll all-in you and you're dead, even if you use your flash. Only poke her so you can proc your Manaflow and sit back and play to scale.”
Guffel says “Leona provides more damage with her passiv and more combat stats with her w than Alistar. She also usually has Aftershock which also gives her the upper hand in a 2v2. The key is to play passiv against her and use your W to disengage when she E's your ad or you. Try to roam when she isn`t in lane and make use of your phase rush. ”
brandbrandbrandbrandbrand says “Leona is an all in champion, she will catch you out and stun you, Target her adc and hope to god she doesn't kill you before you kill her adc. Aery is a viable keystone into leona as she has no way of escaping.”
Illumination says “Like Nautilus, Leona can technically CC you through the wave, but unlike Nautilus, her engage is dependent upon her ability to hit you with skillshots. Bully her Lv. 1 and between her cooldowns, but respect her Lv. 2 & Lv. 6 Power spikes. ”
chadboy48 says “Like Thresh , you need to be aware of her range , and respect her .
If she goes on your adc and you are damage , try to cc and focus the enemy adc as you will probably be able to turn it . If you are tanky , try to cc the enemy adc and get Leona off of your adc. ”
snukumz says “If she engages onto you she and her ADC can wreck you.
If you can avoid her engage then you can poke her into oblivion.
Punish her hard with your Q and auto attacks at level 1 since theres nothing she can do to stop you. Keeping her low on HP is important as she will be less likely to try to engage onto you.
At level 6 she becomes incredibly scary because you can just drop her ult on you and get a guaranteed engage and probably kill onto you. Keep as far away from her as you can once she gets level 6.”
snukumz says “Punish her at level 1, but after that you have to be very careful when playing against her, as her all-in, plus their ADC, will devastate you.
Once she hits level 6 she's even worse to play against than Nautalis, be very careful at level 6 and beyond.
The upside is that you can keep doing damage after she wrecks you haha.”
snukumz says “Punish her as much as possible at level 1 with your Q and auto attacks.
At level 2 and beyond be very careful.
If she does engage use your stun to zone off the enemy ADC so that you and your ADC can punish her for engaging. (this works best before she gets 6 and has no items)
Once she's get level 6 she's very scary so stay very far back. If you she her ults about to hit you you can quickly use your stun to zone off their ADC. ”
Dreadscythe95 says “She is very dangerous because her early game is deadly with massive CC and all-in potential. The problem here is that Swain doesn't have a very reliable disengage tool pre-lvl 6 becase his E stuns the enemy while it returns, which takes a lot of time considering that leonna jumps in your face and also there is a big possibility that your E will fail because in lane there are a lot of minions in front of you all the time. In late game, if you don't feed, you become a more reliable asset because of the dmg you put on the table combined with CC and area of effect dmg.”
thesophieset says “Leona is always dangerous, but you have a range advantage. Poke her down in lane with Q, don't let her get onto you and keep in mind that her E pulls her to the LAST target she hits – if she Es your ADC and you stand right behind him, she will pull herself to YOU.
Silence her if she engages onto her ADC, don't use your E to poke in lane because she can punish that very easily. Mikael's first is a must, try to sidestep or flash her ult if you must and wait for jungle help.”
asclpiuso says “sure level 1 you can maybe get away with poking her with Q's but keep in mind her E range is slightly longer than your Q poke range , making you very much dead if she manages to land her CC and the enemy adc actually follows up on it ( tldr: pray for tunnel vision on enemy adc's if she hits her CC or you are going to be spending a lot of time in the grey screen zone)”
Karashimi says “Leona has a lot of cc which can be hard to fight against but do the same and just q back off if you cant get your passive off in poke keep it dont try to always hit your passive make sure to E if she tries to engage E your adc away since it provides the movement speed you might be able to keep your adc away from getting cc'ed ”
Akja says “You have to play smart against a Leona, be careful not to get stunned while poking her as much as you can. If you can do this, you'll destroy her since she's very slow and has no movement abilities”
byakuganthresh says “It is really easy to play against Leona if you know what you are doing. Try to position yourself between your ADC and Leona. You can easily cancel her E with your Flay. She can never engage you if you play it right”
Metalbashev says “Tanky and hard to kill. Skill matchup. You can dodge her skillshots with your W if enemies or minions are around. Even if she stuns you after you engage, your movement speed will either be too much for her to do anything or will force her to root you or even ult you, wasting it on you and not ur team!”
Poro_King says “her early game and level 2 engage can be very dangerous, yuumi has a hard time against heavy cc and hard engage. Your adc should pick something mobile like lucian or something that counters the cc like sivir. Otherwise play deff, poke with q, farm under turrent and wait for the mid/late game”
Sq_09 says “The insane engage as well as the unbelieveable sustain she offers is a big oof for you. You can however peel for a stunned ally very well but there's almost no chance in really killing her. ”
Randomless says “I have never lost against a Leona as Senna. She's actually one of the best matchups for dark harvest senna because it's simply impossible for Leona to catch a skilled Senna player due to the absurd range difference.
Basically free stacks for both your passive and dark harvest.”
SynLynx says “A horrible matchup, never take Taliyah into Leona. Leona is in a very good spot meta wise right now, and her matchup against Taliyah is no different. She can negate much of your damage with your w, can lock you down super easily with her CC chain, and it's a bad idea to pull her toward you when she walks up to use her support item. Avoid her e range in lane and farm till late, you outscale her.”
Amityoce says “Leona can level 2 all in you accompanied by an aggressive adc like tristana this lane can feel somewhat hard. make sure to keep your space between you and her and use your Q on every time she targons a creep or when the enemy adc auto's a creep. you can go W second instead of E if your adc has been poked out of lane early for lane sustain”
rquoe says “If you allow her to catch you, you're pretty much dead. However, she's very susceptible to poke and can't engage safely if she's under half health, so try to slowly chip away her health from a distance to ensure your safety.”
Diogenes says “Leona is another champ what has a lot of CC which is deadly for you. Her only disadvantage in comparsion with you is her close rangeabilites, except her "Q" ofc. Try to avoid her "Q" and you´ll be fine most of the time. She is very annoying to deal with.”
Akja says “Similar to Nautilus, Leona gets really tanky after the first back and also has great power of initiation. However (Unlike Nautilus and Blitzcrank) her Lvl 1 is really weak, so you can try to let her as low as you can in Lvls 1 and 2 so she can't initiate.”
Keny McCormick says “Leona has lock down and engage that will really mess up your ADC. She isn't an extreme threat because it's easier to hit your W root on her and it's easy to poke her in lane. Her Ult has a much lower CD than you. If she engage on you, you might be toast. If she engages your ADC, look to kill the opponent ADC if you can't peel your ADC out of it.”
ThePandaEvan says “Leona has a lot of engage and CC, so you better save your Q and R for it. Engages can start as early as level 1. I suggest trying to ward the bot bushes when you can, (but still ward the other ones incase of ganks). Try to stay away from Leona and you can poke Leona's adc and her when your safe. For the most part, be defensive against this matchup.”
Abusable Yuumi says “Leona is undeniably busted at the moment and will likely stay one of Yuumi's biggest threats for a long time. If you're on her screen, you're too close.
Consider asking ADC to take Cleanse over Barrier.
Max E and hope your ADC doesn't walk into Zenith Blade. If they're good, you may need to build Mikaels second instead of third.”
P1nkward says “Pretty hard to activate Bop 'n' Block, since she can engage on you at level 2 (if you're no quick enough to get back to your ADC) and get First Blood. Play safe, and try to freeze your wave closer to your turret.”
netherlessss says “Leona Pre 6 is very easily to deal with. take Q level 2 instead of E to counter her E and save it for when she tries to engage on you. Position yourself infront of allies so she's more likely to target you. Once she hits six play safely and try to poke with W until you can win a fight even if she engages on you with R.”
JenaColada says “All-in support that can stun you are a big threat, because they neutralize you, which means you can't sustain your ADC. If she decides to go in E on the ADC instead. She won't want to stay in the E and she will try to move away, effectively buying you time to deal with the Leona and for the stuns to expire.”
HoneyQT says “Leona is a monster early, especially post-6. She can lock down someone and ensure their death, usually you or your ADC. While she sucks to go against early, she falls off harder than you late, and if you play really safe early she can't ruin your day too much.”
Cat Elf says “BOTH of her abilities will put your W on cooldown. If she times it right, she can literally just ignore your ADC as soon as you go out to give your ADC a shield, and run you down. It's insane. Just stay in your ADC and run away. I recommend Crucible or Redemption here. You want to Redemption when she ults your adc. ”
Mr Bison says “No inicio do jogo, quando sua cura é mais fraca, Leona pode tirar vantagem disso devido ao seu controle de grupo absurdo, caso seu adc tome todo o combo dela, salva-lo será uma tarefa dificil.”
tinietinytechz says “Normally I ask that my ADC takes cleanse into a leona matchup as her all-in potential is insane. If your ADC does take cleanse you can take heal with offers you but also the ADC to scale and get out of lane phase.”
DestroyerGaming says “Leona é um suporte chato de se jogar contra independente de quem você esteja, Então esteja atento a todo momento, quando ela utilizar o E, fique sempre na frente de seu adc para jogá-la para trás com o seu ESFOLAR(E) Para impedir de chegar no adc e stunar ele.”
PayyBack says “Don't blindly engage into Leona or her ADC, you'll end up losing whole trade and maybe even dying if you're not lucky.
IF you're going to W into her you'll regret it, trust me. She'll permanently stun you or will Q you just as you about to finish your knock up and if she succeeds, your W will be canceled and then you'll receive a follow-up stun from her.
Keep a safe distance and hold on to your E to dodge her abilities and W to peel off her ADC from your ADC if your carry gets caught.
Only engage when her abilities are on CD or when your jungler is ganking.
Kireihana says “Trading with her all-in is hard, but not impossible. I tend to always win if my ADC is on the same page as me and strictly focuses the enemy ADC when Leona engages on us. If there's any level of miscommunication, you should unfortunately expect to die.”
STEBMENOW says “If she engages onto you AND she has aftershock, you'll lose every trade. If she engages onto your ADC, then either you or your ADC'll probably have to bust a summoner spell or two to not die.
Poke her at a distance when her W is not up to weaken her so that she does not feel confident enough to engage.”
DarkGabumon says “Like other tank supports she is incredibly hard to deal with. Be careful for early all ins during, as she can snowball incredibly hard. Take exhaust if your against her and take points into W early if she's good at going in at the right times. Honestly it's just better to ban her.”
arbyun says “Just - annoying. She can even towerdive you and your ADC. The biggest problem against Leona is her ability to lock down your ADC, and chunk his life down due to her absurd damage for a tank. After your ADC, you just come next. Buy Mikael's, ask your ADC to take cleanse, make her overextend and ask for ganks from your jg, and overall just survive until mid. After that, you outscale her, and can answer her ult with your own in teamfights.”
Jointed says “Leona has a lot of great all-in potential and damage. With a little practice, Janna can break her combo with Howling Gale and disengage. This lane is pretty punishable when you get a feel for her cooldowns. Watch out post-6, her damage sky rockets and can be a real problem for your carry.”
Pognog says “Hard CC lockdown is very good against Zilean as he needs to be constantly casting spells and looking for opportunities to stun or use ultimate, and if you are focused down there is practically zero chance of survival. Best to keep at a distance and be ready to Flash if she tries to ult you.”
Larmack says “Scary because she can e you through the minions. If she misses her e, auto her to punish while it's down. You can try to bait out her e if she's pushed up too far and her adc can't follow up or if your wave is really big, but otherwise you'll mostly just be sitting on your adc.”
Stepoun James says “If you get hit with her Zenith Blade, you'll probably have a fraction of a second to ult yourself, if she misses it, you can easily turn on her since she doesn't have any mobility spells.”
TDKPBT says “She's very similar to malphite in that she's a tanky support that can lock people down. However, you can trade autos with her and come out on top. Plus, if she engages your carry, you can always engage hers, and you'll have a better damage.”
Hanjaro says “Like most squishy enchanters, Leona is a big threat as one combo generally sentences you to death. You can poke her down when her engage is on cooldown, but be careful of a flash all-in.”
Hanjaro says “If Leona catches you, you're dead without chance of escaping with her immense amount of CC. She has high base tankiness, making it harder to wittle her down. Dodge her abilities, care post 6.”
Hanjaro says “Leona has very high base tankiness, along with high burst damage through her combo. Be careful and try to poke her down, dodge her abilities and if she engages, root her so you can escape.”
GoBucket says “Walking CC. You both play very similar roles, but you outdamage her while she out CC you. Her lvl6 power spike is scary so be wary. It is a little risky engaging on her, BUT, you do have the advantage of disengaging with your E. So you CAN engage onto her, but she cannot engage onto you (unless she is inting). The lane is won by small margins, and will most likely depend on you managing to engage on to her ADC first and burst them down with your superior damage. If she goes onto your ADC, you can quickly E to safety and will win that trade because of her lack of damage and lack of escape. If she tries to go onto you to protect her ADC, then your ADC is clear to deal damage.”
Hanjaro says “She's tanky and has, what seems like, unlimited CC. You can interrupt her dash. Mostly going to be an even lane, but she has better tools than you for peeling, and high damage output. Take Mikael's.”
Ghionova says “She is an engager, forced to go aggressive. Cant be better. When you stay near by your turret and she pokes with E, use your E and hook her. Just act like you dont know whats gonna happen and she will E you. Many Leona players felt for that”
whybother34 says “Your e has an intresting effect with leona e. If you are using your e and leona e's you she will instantly dash too you. Use this to punish her diving a tank instead of the adc. She still dives hard so be sure to keep some distance at level 2. ”
Mystogan125 says “In lane, you can poke her or her adc with zephyr and punish her zenith blade with howling gale. You have to space well for this lane by not being in her e range.However, this push the lane and you are vulnerable to ganks. Furthermore, you can also become overaggressive where she can flash stun you and you are going to die. It's important to ping her roams as she can easily provide kills to enemies by stunlocking them”
Zefirez says “Recommended rune set: Conqueror.
Also be sure to buy Black Cleaver!
Nasty machup this one. She has extreme tankyness that scales hard into late game while you fall off over time.
They way i see it number one method is to engage her adc when she engages yours. She builds tank and more tank while you build damage and more damage.
This puts you in advantage - her potential to 1v1 kill your adc falls off, while yours to murder hers stays the same or even gets better if you don't feed.
You should go for enemy adc kill or driving them off with sliver of health, then help your adc with leo ensuring your adc get that kill - he needs the gold.
Later into game she'll be far more useful with her cc lockdown and tankyness unless you put her severly behind before that.
You may stay with your adc as stunbot peeler, or you may opt to splitpush - once again your damage is one thing she does not have and you gotta take advantage. ”
WhiteGoliath says “bro any champion with a dash you just need to E them, [[leona]] is an example, E her sword so she can't get the Q off. Get used to timing it cuz if it's too soon you'll get caught anyway. carefull with her ult!!”
Zefirez says “Nothing worse then a woman who can't keep her hands to herself.
Even a protective wall of minions won't stop her from jumping onto your adc and doing the dirty deed while you can't really peel her off until she's done.
That being said ap malph ain't no peaceful lamb himself and can just engage her adc. Also post 6 you hold the advantage - her ult has a big tell, yours is instant. You can literally ult outta her ult before it strikes right into the enemy adc!
Don't forget to watch your own ass pre 6. Unlike most supports, focusing malphite to delay his lvl 6 power spike and gain level advantage (less damage taken from his full combo) is a viable strategy and a reason for tanky leona to engage you instead of adc, as she can take the abuse from your lany buddy unless he's Draven or Lucian.”
Harly CZ says “Her high CC can ruin whole fight, because if Leona gets on your carry, she will stun it for a much longer time than you can stun enemy one, so for avoiding that, you can try co cancel her gap-closer E Zenith Blade with your E Flay.”
Laverenz says “Leona has a lot of CC making it hard for you to survive an engage against you. If you can time your E with her E, you will deny a stun from her. However, her ult will still be able to catch you and your ADC easily, as it is a ranged stun, you can't dodge, unless your ADC has some kind of jump, leap or blink. ”
Z-IKE says “When throwing you E, as it is coming back to root Leona she can counter with her own E and get behind you while simultaneously stunning you and dodging you E. Leona is a lock down champion so BAN her. The second she has you locked down the enemy bot lane would have killed you.”
Ahpulzz says “This is a high-action lane with the potential to snowball eitherway. Leona has a very strong engage so be sure to keep distance between her and your carry. You can actually flay her out of Zenith Blade with the correct timing, and she's very punishable after she engages.”
RagingJug says “See a pattern with Senna's threats?
Senna does poorly against tanks with hooks as her only real escape is flash.
Though you should be good as long as you poke while avoiding hooks.
Senna currently has about a 44.26% win rate into Leona.”
Ahpulzz says “Leona isn't much of a threat to you in lane, but she does possess a lot of burst in her combos. You can easily pillar/out-trade Leona once she E's onto you, so put yourself in between her and your AD carry. If she manages to latch onto your carry, immediately pillar away the enemy ADC to prevent them from proc'ing her passive. Once you gain your ultimate wait till Leona uses Eclipse and then ult her - you'll get her bonus armor and mr and make yourself even tankier.”
Chromuro says “Tanky (tom)boi with pretty much only hard CCs. She has 3 stuns for goodness's sake. Her engage starts with E, avoid that and you're good. Maybe don't let her get close to you too. And preserve your flash after level 6 for her R.
...go mercury and mikael asap ffs”
Hunipop says “50/50 with Leona. As long as you time your Q's with her Q, you shouldn't die as much. She still is very dangerous in lane, since she can easily force a waste of a Q from you for her chance.”
Vermeio says “Leona got better offensive, defensive and even more reliable tools than you have, and still not op. A well time W on her E can turn the tables of an engage. Her ult is better though, forcing you to stay away from your adc. It´s easy to anticipate her E, so punish with cruelty.”
Appler says “Dont you dare to walk up to her.
She is practically nothing if you dont come up to her, if she does walk up to you just walk away and use your Q.
Poke her down and stay a little bit away of your adc so both of you wont get ulted. If she goes in your ADC use your W and shield your adc.”
kametriz says “Como a leona é um champ de all in ao puxa-la ela provavelmente irá virar todas as suas habilidades no seu adc. E, assim como o Pyke, puxar ela cria uma abertura para ela acertar seu adc. Numa tf puxa-la é perigoso também, devido ao seu stun. ”
Zelsius says “Quite easy as soon as she engages E her and her adc, you have an advantage since you can utilize your passive best in this situation if she keeps sticking to your ADC keep hitting her and heal your ADC that way.”
GlacialWarlock says “Oh my God, Leona is so damn annoying.
She's not got much range, but most good Leona players know how to get in close without getting hit themselves and that's when they do the real damage.
I'd personally play safe against her or ban her every game, like I do.”
Axeloy says “Similarly to Thresh's match-up, Leona vs. Nami is purely skill-based. Nami can certainly bully Leona in lane, but Leona can very easily time an E well and go all-in, which is what she's best at. Hit your bubbles to prevent this. Sliiightly skewed in Nami's favor, but not enough to make Leona a mere minor threat.”
Defensivity1 says “She can easily engage on to you every time you attempt to poke the enemy adc with your q or auto attacks to proc kleptomancy off of your q when engaged on by leona you will most likely die to the enemy adc before level 6”
Sona Aria says “Leona is dangerous, but like most melee engage matchups, she has an extremely vulnerable level one. Walk into lane with chord ready, and abuse her last hits for relic shield. Create health advantages and push to level 2 first. Be aware of how close she is to level 2, and back off accordingly. Play around her e range pre 6, and abuse your large q range. After 6, be sjre not to overextend, lr be ready to expend flash.”
Haezard01 says “A kill lane. Make sure you don't trade with her until she uses her E. Her W max will block out most of the burst damage you might try on her. Try to burst the ADC and wait for mid-late game in where you outscale her.”
ZAZO says “If the Leona is good she will tear the lane apart... Her CC and tankyness is way too powerful against both you and your ADC. Try killing the enemy ADC first and then eventually killing her.”
Saethwyr says “The Nice thing about melee engage supports is that while taric has an okay engage, he excels at counter-engaging into an all in, especially if they focus the carry over him. that being said, a smart leona will save ult to deal with you engaging on her carry, so keep an eye out.”
Better Call Phil says “Ouch. Hard engage is very good against Pyke and Leona has it all.
Play safe, get Relic Shield.
Dodge her gap closer. If she hits you, spam the fuck out of your E towards safety.”
z4ki says “Leona maybe the only one champion have infinity cc (she have stun, temporary armor, root, and her ult can stun/slowed). I suggest keep your distance with Leona because if she land her E, she can combo with Q and R and help her ADC kill both of you in laning phase”
Hanjaro says “Leona is a slightly easier matchup than Alistar. Leona has strong directional engage that is extremely difficult for Pyke to peel his carries. This matchup unlike Alistar you can position to the side away from your carry and look to follow up CC enemy carry if Leona decides to engage. Also note, you can trade on Leona just like Alistar as long as enemy carry is not in follow up range of your carry while pulling/stunning Leona. Pyke E counters Leona E if she uses her E to you, E backwards away from your carry to stun her, and if it is possible to deal more damage with getting return traded on pull her even further back with your Q for optimal trade.”
Kian987 says “She's the easiest matchup you can have. Against her you have 2 engages. Your own E and her E. As soon as he uses E on you you can drag her right under your turret. When she realizes that you can abuse her E, she will be scared to use it. By picking Shen you're negating her E.”
Fruxo says “Stay away of her E range as if she catches you with her stun you are pretty much dead without your summoners and ult. She'll be looking for an all-in once she reaches level 6 so be careful of that.”
NirvanaBunny says “Leona isn't hard to deal with because of Janna's ability to disengage. Leona can't protect herself from poke because she's a melee support, and she's not super scary once her stun is down. Remember, if she is low she won't go all-in on you.”
N0ZOMI says “Leona like Alistar has great potential to engage and burst you down. Playing respectful is good way to approach the game. If she is out of position she can be killed without harder problems.”
Schuit says “This can be an annoying matchup depending on how well the leona plays. Yanking a leona allows her to get close enough to E your adc in most cases. and the enemies will mostly ignore you. While you may do insane burst damage at low levels, after using your abilities, you're mostly useless except through auto attacks/ignite. During this time, leona can keep your adc cc'd while their adc whittles them down.
After 6 however, you'll be able to make more of a difference, but there's still the problem of leona having even more cc after level 6. Add the usual ignite taken with leona to lower your healing, and this can easily turn against you.”
SawyerNelson says “Thresh has adavantage over a bad Leona, a good Leona has advantage over Thresh, her immediate flash stun is pretty unplayable. And you can't prod her like other supports wasting hook.”
semisomniac says “Leona, like Alistar, tends not to have much early, so you can poke hard... but once she gets level 3 and has access to her full combo you have to respect her engage. Level 6 makes it even worse.”
MichelGamingMK says “While you can poke Leona from a good range, you should always be ready to dodge her (R) - E - Q engage. You are very squishy so you are very vulnerable to Leona's chain CC, which will often lead to the enemy ADC\team having enough time to kill you.”
TeleportingWolf says “Kind of like a mild Blitzcrank. Her stun can be easy to dodge, but it's so short you sometimes don't even know it's coming. If she stuns you, it could be your demise. Try to get away if this happens, do not engage until it is safe.”
Rasta Da Masta says “Surprise! This matchup is fairly simple! If you can time her E dash, interrupting it with your satchel can deny most of her engage. As long as you don't get stunned by her R, you can prevent any aggression she may attempt.”
Guychk says “She is a lot like alistar. She needs to land her E to root you. When she lands her E, immediately flay her, to cancel her root. You can do this for your ADC the same, if he is also caught by Leona's root too. ”
Saecriru says “This match up is pretty easy to be honest, but can be hard at times depending on the enemy ADC. If your ahead in lane, just get Leona to go to you using her abilities, and just press R. The ADC would usually follow up when Leona stuns.”
DGNNYOmega says “Leona on her own likely can't kill you, but with an ADC by her side she is a nightmare. She will only take half of the damage you deal and proceed to crowd control the hecc out of you, making you an easy kill for her ADC.”
I love Lun Lun says “Leona can't outmatch us our silence and our heals can beat her.She is a tank making her way easy for her to poke us down and kill us since she can focus us but vision and slows can prevent that.Her ult is not that strong and mostly since she fights from a close range she will dive for a kill at lvl 2,if we take silence for a second spell she is quite done for.”
cilium says “- Leona is probably your hardest match-up because she has way too much burst and lock down.
You want to poke as much as you can so she can't all in you.
In case she does, you want to Q the ADC and if not possible Q her.
Wait for her to use her CC and then start draining if you're not already dead.”
Synk1904 says “If you are low hp and she hooks into you, you're dead. Apart from that be careful with her basic attack if you are advanced in the lane, she will stun you, and you might be in danger. Be careful with her R , she may stun you and your adc and if she does, you might be dead. Try to get ahead before lv6 since she is melee.”
Zefirez says “Really annoying lane. You can peel her off just fine, major Kudos if with you do it with Majestic Roar stopping her mid dash.
Problem is she can just as easily peel you off, as you need to run up to her adc, which means nearly guaranteed q stun from her.
As for her ult consider building Mikael's Crucible to free your adc while keeping distance from it yourself. Domination rune Ingenious hunter highly recommended if you go that way.”
Qwerty19 says “The only champ comparable to our cc amount. Becomes somewhat of a skill matchup but as long as our adc isn't caught out we outdamage her and she doesn't have sustain unlike with our runes.”
Lonxu says “You need brush control and poke to destroy her.
Even then the all-ins from Leona are seriously deadly.
Can't really cast spells on her when she has the aftershock resists up. So gotta kill the carry instead.
But still. Poking Leona is pretty important so that she is forced to recall or at least can't get clean kills.”
SawyerNelson says “Leona is pretty lame since she has such easy options of engage, if you play at max range you can constantly be baiting her towards you and quickly turn for some damage then run away. At almost all stages of the game if she lands and E or flash Q's you, you die. Try and dump all your abilities before going down at the very least. So long that you eat all her abilities if you get yours on the enemy ADC and your ADC is hitting them it can be a worth 1 for 1 trade.”
ChulohTV says “Leona is the Goddess of CC. The level of engage and lockdown she has on you is really dangerous. and just gets worse at level 6. Not recommended to go aggressive build unless you know for a fact you can outplay her and keep landing your Q so that she doesn't have enough HP to confidently engage your lane.”
Saeh says “Getting hit by leona's abilities will lock you out of the game for 1.5 seconds, or 3 if she ults you. Don't try to E her, instead E her adc and try to limit the amount of follow up they can do.”