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Leona Mechanics Preview
06-28-2011 01:10 PM
David
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Leona Mechanics Preview
Quote:Greetings Summoners!

We wanted to give you a glimmer of insight into the mechanics of our newest champion, Leona, the Radiant Dawn.

Leona is a bit special because she’s our answer to a pretty popular fan request; a female tank! I think a good place to start is to answer “what exactly does ‘tank’ mean to us at Riot?”
  • Starts and initiates teamfights (usually via CC).
  • Soaks up damage.
  • May peel dangerous attackers off other vulnerable team mates.
  • Presents itself as an attractive target by causing long-term “threat” as the fight continues.

Leona does this by providing a low-cooldown, low-duration, single-target stun with a skillshot gap-closer to start. After she closes the gap to the enemy, she’ll be performing regular single-target stuns that really disrupt the fight or peel off a target from an ally once a fight has begun. Additionally, she has a defensive stance that allows her to soak up punishment pretty effectively and also discharges a wave of sunlight outward that causes significant damage. This mechanic acts as a sort of “soft taunt” that causes her to have some threat when she’s about to unleash a big chunk of damage, and makes her an attractive target.

Finally, her passive, Sunlight, causes all of Leona’s spells to debuff the target, causing the next attack from an ally to do additional damage. This really encourages Leona to mark high-priority targets and let her set up opportunities for her teammates. Her power increases with the length of the fight, a common tank trait (like Singed’s Poison Trail or Amumu’s Despair, for example).

We’re excited to be able to deliver something we’re really proud of to meet our players’ requests and expectations. Keep letting us know what you want – we do take your feedback seriously.

http://www.leagueoflegends.com/news/leon...cs-preview


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06-28-2011 06:03 PM
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RE: Leona Mechanics Preview
Her stun sounds a little like Amumu's Bandage Toss and the shield, your usual tanky shield. (+Ar/Mres or -damagetaken%)
Her passive sounds like Amumu's passive.
At least they're the ideas I got.
Looking forward to her.



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06-28-2011 06:06 PM
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RE: Leona Mechanics Preview
I´m also looking forward to her, she sounds cool enough. FINALLY a champion that I like just from reading bout them.



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The tale of a man who's caused so much pain
Demacia is the place he was raised
If you listen to me you'll be quite amazed
To learn why he's the king of the Rift
The enemy, they're all scared stiff
The heart of a team on mid lane pushes
The reason your foes stay out of the bushes.
The heat of a battle, Garen appears
Down the top lane runs a river of tears
A beacon of light, watch his enemies run
On his back eighteen cloaks of the sun
The lane seems clear but it's hard to say
Is he in the bushes, is he MIA?
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06-28-2011 09:09 PM
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RE: Leona Mechanics Preview
Female tank<3 *u*
okay, i'm female, but come on :u
them boobiesss.
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06-29-2011 12:15 AM
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RE: Leona Mechanics Preview
Hope the stun duration is relatively short like pantheons. Does she still have her sunlight lazer from the sky (hammer of dawn) ult?


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06-29-2011 06:24 AM
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RE: Leona Mechanics Preview
Seems like they want to make a low CD and low duration stun. With CR runes, Leona´ll be annoying as hell.
And what do you guys think, AP or AD? I think she´ll be AP, though I´d prefer she being AD.



Lock in your characters and let me explain
The tale of a man who's caused so much pain
Demacia is the place he was raised
If you listen to me you'll be quite amazed
To learn why he's the king of the Rift
The enemy, they're all scared stiff
The heart of a team on mid lane pushes
The reason your foes stay out of the bushes.
The heat of a battle, Garen appears
Down the top lane runs a river of tears
A beacon of light, watch his enemies run
On his back eighteen cloaks of the sun
The lane seems clear but it's hard to say
Is he in the bushes, is he MIA?
It's team fight time, he'll lead the charge
His scarf is long his sword is large.
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06-29-2011 01:25 PM
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RE: Leona Mechanics Preview
(06-28-2011 09:09 PM)Ridley Wrote:  them boobiesss.

DFC is far, far superior.

(06-29-2011 12:15 AM)Vampire Poop Wrote:  Hope the stun duration is relatively short like pantheons.

She's actually from the same area as Pantheon. Check dat lore.



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07-02-2011 09:38 AM
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RE: Leona Mechanics Preview
She look interesting to play!
She look interesting to play!



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07-07-2011 08:06 AM
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RE: Leona Mechanics Preview
(06-29-2011 01:25 PM)Cheekbones Wrote:  She's actually from the same area as Pantheon. Check dat lore.

That's what I thought at first.
But I confirmed it; they aren't related.

Leona's people reside on Mount Targon, and are called the Rakkor.
Pantheon's people reside on Mount Gargantuan and are called the Stanpar.



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07-07-2011 06:31 PM
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RE: Leona Mechanics Preview
It's the same area though, they aren't from the same ghetto, just from a ghetto, if you know what I mean?



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