New Jungle Leona Build Guide
Welcome to the wonderful world of Leona Jungle!
Okay so "why Leona?" Well, Leona is very good at CC, which allows her to have very strong interrupts, teammate saves, chases, and overall bullying, which leads to her getting hit often out of general annoyance from enemies, which works out due to her natural high Armor and MR thanks to her W, which we can then increase further thanks to the new item "Jak'Sho, The Protean." Then we can take all of that Armor and MR and act as both a damange sponge for our teammates, and to deal damage ourselves through Thornmail, Rammus style.
For starters before we even start the match, builds, now I did mention before using a tank build, however, she does have AP scaling on all of her abilities, so you may choose to go with the second build instead, it is a very normal "Burst Damage" build utilizing Luden's Tempest and Electrocute, using this build, we are far less tanky and way more easy to kill, but we do far more damage than we did before now. Pick whatever you like or whatever you think will do better in the match-up and experiment with both.
Now that the match starts, take whatever Jungle item you need for whichever build, if you're playing tank you can choose to also take Green Egg over Blue if you are fighting other slow Champs.
After this, we go for casual full clear, head for Red Buff, Golems, Raptors, Wolves, Froggo/Blue Buff then the other, followed by checking river for Scuttlebug.
Now, our main engagement tool is going to be our E, using it, if we land it on a Champ, it will instantly dash us to their location, which allows us to go over walls as long as it connects, as soon as we land our E, we prompt to start our W and then immediately go for a Q stun, that way our W pops its explosion just after the stun ends, giving them as little time to react as possible, if you're playing tank here, just try to be a target and to harass the enemy until they die or your teammate decides to get away or you get low HP, otherwise, try to be safe.
Something to keep in mind is that our E pierces through all minions and all monsters, only stopping at first Champion hit, but it does have travel time, and it is a dash and not a teleport, meaning things like an Enemy Thresh R can stop us dead in our tracks.
Once we have our ultimate, if you can, try to press R directly after hitting Q if you're playing tank, or if you're playing as a Burst Mage, try to hit it after hitting your E and then Hitting Q and then W.
If you are VERY good, since our Ultimate Stuns you can also prompt to use your ultimate to cut off someone's escape or stop them as they run so that you can get close enough to land a E so that you can close distance and then CC for your teammates.
Below are the builds;
Quick Leona Tank Jungle Build
Best Overall Build
Quick Leona AP Jungle Build
Best Overall Build