This champions level 2 is incredibly strong. They can often gain a health advantage or Summoner advantage in the lane by playing aggressive and looking for an early all-in.
You have very good roaming potential once you have Boots of Mobility. This gives you tons of map pressure.
Whenever your Ultimate R is up, you have a lot of extra kill pressure. Look for picks whenever you have your Ultimate R up.
They will not be able to all-in the enemy at all if their ADC is constantly pushing the wave in the early game.
Can easily be poked down by ranged champions in the lane. Watching your positioning is key when playing as this champ.
Has to commit to all-ins. If you go in, you’ll be in an overextended position which could allow the enemy to turn the exchange around and kill you. Only go in when your allies are there to follow up.
0 - 15 min
Leona has an incredibly strong level 2, make sure you hit level 2 first and look for an aggressive play.
Staying healthy is key when playing Leona. If you get poked down, you’ll never be able to engage. When you’re waiting on your cooldowns, play safe and out of auto-attack range.
Use Leona’s strong roaming ability to move around the map and help your allies. Good times to roam are straight from base or when your ADC will be safe and will not die.
15 - 25 min
Group and stay with your team. Go to ward when you know where the enemy is so you do not get picked off and killed before an objective spawns.
Look for picks with your Ultimate R. Leona can quickly force objectives or team fights with ease if she can catch someone who walks too far forward.
Peel and protect your allies as much as possible in mid-game team fights. If you let them die, it’s going to be difficult for your team to win the fight. After engaging, retreat and peel for your ADC.
Stay grouped with your team. Do not leave your ADC’s side otherwise the enemy will capitalise on the fact that you’re not there to protect your ADC.
Peel for your carries in team fights. After using your E and Q, fall back and protect your allies and focus the nearest champion.
Look for picks with your Ultimate R. If you can catch someone out when the enemy is unorganised, you’ll be able to force a team fight or an objective afterwards.
Level 2 is a massive powerspike for Leona. This is because her main all-in combo is unlocked at that point, and it deals a lot of damage due to her Passive, provided she has follow-up from her ADC.
Her level 6 is another significant power spike in this lane. The Ultimate R is on a very small cooldown, and the range is quite massive. This allows her to set up her CC chain quite easily.
Boots are arguably one of the most important early game purchases for Leona. This unlocks her roaming potential, and she can terrorize other laners just by roaming around.
Leona will now have two points in her Ultimate R. The ability will be on a very low cooldown now, and she can quickly look around for picks on the enemy team.
Her W will be maxed out soon. This will give her a ton of protection when she decides to all-in someone. It will only bolster the strength and duration of Leona's all-in.
Once Leona gets her core items, she can protect both her team and herself at the same time. This means that she can peel for her carries quite easily.
Maxing out the Ultimate R will allow it to be on a very short cooldown. Leona will readily be available to look for picks in as soon as half a minute.
As she gets more items, she will be able to absorb a lot of damage very quickly. This will make her a very reliable engager, especially from the fog of war.
Leona's E and W will be maxed out during this game stage. She can look for picks frequently, and her Passive will allow her allies to burst down enemies with ease.