Dark Paladin (Leona)

Dark Paladin

Base Form

Leona

Awakened Form

Overview

Type Defense
Get From Light & Darkness Scroll, Temple of Wishes
Awakened Strengthen Skill: [Justice Strike]
Good For PvP in general
Skill Up Info Worth fully skilling up with Devilmons

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Stats

Grade ★★★★★ ★★★★★★
Level Min Lv. 35 Min Lv. 40
Normal
HP 4275 7260 5805 9885
ATK 261 444 355 604
DEF 309 525 420 714
Awakened
HP 4635 7875 6300 10710
ATK 271 460 368 626
DEF 347 589 471 801

 

SPD CRI RATE% CRI DMG% RES% ACC%
Unawakened 101 15 50 15 0
Awakened 102 15 50 15 0

 

Skills

Leader Skill: Increases the Critical Rate of ally monsters Guild Battles by 33%.

Skill 1: Justice Strike [400%ATK]: Attacks and stuns the enemy for 1 turn with a 15% chance.

  • Lv.2 Damage +5%
  • Lv.3 Harmful Effect Rate +5%
  • Lv.4 Damage +10%
  • Lv.5 Harmful Effect Rate +10%
  • Lv.6 Damage +15%

Skill 1: Justice Strike (Strengthened) [400%ATK]: Attacks and stuns the enemy for 1 turn with a 85% chance.

  • Lv.2 Damage +5%
  • Lv.3 Harmful Effect Rate +5%
  • Lv.4 Damage +10%
  • Lv.5 Harmful Effect Rate +10%
  • Lv.6 Damage +15%

Skill 2: Fury of Punishment [300%ATK x 2]: Attacks the enemy 2 times to remove the beneficial effect with a 75% chance each and provokes the enemy for 1 turn. Afterwards, counterattacks whenever you’re attacked for 2 turns. (Reusable in 4 turns)

  • Lv.2 Damage +10%
  • Lv.3 Effect Rate +10%
  • Lv.4 Damage +10%
  • Lv.5 Effect Rate +15%
  • Lv.6 Cooltime Turn -1

Skill 3: Internal Force (Passive): When the battle begins, balances the Defense and Attack Power so that the stat with the lower value will have the same value as the stat with the higher value. [Automatic Effect]

 

Rune Recommendations

Early – 3x Guard (DEF% / DEF% or CD% / DEF%)

PVP – Violent or Vampire / Revenge (DEF% / CD% / DEF%)

 

Patch Notes

Updated 2018.4.26

  • Added effect: counterattacks whenever you’re attacked for 2 turns. (Reusable in 4 turns)

 

Site Review

Dungeons:
  • GB10 – (Rating: 8.5/10) Leona with her High Defense and Attack is a good damage mitigator and nuker. Her 1st skill is also reliable for crowd control on enemy waves. You still have to pair Leona with utility supports to keep the boss debuffed with ATK break, Slow and Glancing hit.
  • DB10 – (Rating: 8.5/10) A good buff stripper and Damage Dealer (DD). With her high base Defense she can tank direct attacks from boss allowing her to work well on both Beginner, Mid-tier and Speed clear teams.
  • NB10 – (Not recommended) no utility skills and limited attack hits.
Scenario:

(Rating: 8.0/10) Leona can definitely clear stages but on slower times (no AOE damage)

Raids: 
  • R5 – (Not recommended) Only offers attack damage and self-sustain from high Defense which does not benefit to the overall survival of team.
  • Element Rift Beasts – Highly recommended for Light Beast Dungeon. Can bring in valuable contribution to remove the Distorted Shield.
ToA: 

(Not Recommended) Other units outshine Leona that works well in team plays.

PvP: 

(Rating: 9/10) Leona is a force to be reckoned on PvP. With her passive that replicates the highest stat and copies it on both DEF and ATK, she has a solid survivability and damage. She also has an important buff strip skill which is critical against immunity buffers and a counterattack skill which makes her an annoying target. Arguably the best Paladin for PvP battles due to her overpowered passive skill. Even her skill 1 is very reliable to stun and crowd control enemy units, she rarely glances because of her element neutrality to Fire, Wind and Water types.

How to Counter:

The plan to counter Leona involves a lot about her Passive Skill. Since she is primarily a DEF unit with an ATK stat replicating it, applying DEF break reduces her survivability and threat (take note that if you successfully land DEF break, you also reduce her current attack power). What’s more important is she has no immunity or cleanse. So as a team, land a successful DEF break and nuke her down before any cleansing or immunity happens. Another way to counter her is cast oblivion (ex. Tesarion) to remove the potential threat.

Other advice:
  • Her passive works so that the DEF and ATK will result to equal values. If you look at the base stats, it is only logical to raise and focus on building DEF because the stat growth per percentage is higher. So it is ideal to go DEF% / CD% / DEF% with more DEF substats.
  • No need to allocate ATK substats because it will be a waste, better go for SPD and RES subs to make Leona faster and slightly resistant to debuffs.
  • Pair her with immunity/cleansers to make your team a real threat in PvP
Editor’s Note:

What makes Leona special and a beast in PvP is her unique modifier from her passive skill. Due to this skill alone, she becomes a tanky nuker which is uncommon to most damage dealers in game. With that being said, always be careful against DEF breakers and Oblivion skilling units (which is also why most players are hesitant to use her in Arena / GW Defense). But when it comes to offense, she shines best alongside Cleansers and Immunity buffers. Rune her with DEF stats instead of ATK for a more efficient stat increase.

8.3
Our Rating
6
User Rating

Monster Rating

  • Dungeon - 7.5/10
    7.5/10
  • Arena Offense - 8.5/10
    8.5/10
  • Arena Defense - /10
    0/10
  • Guild War Offense - 8.5/10
    8.5/10
  • Guild War Defense - 8/10
    8/10
  • ToA - /10
    0/10
  • Raid - /10
    0/10
Overall
8.3/10
8.3/10
6/10
Comments Rating 6/10 (1 review)

Pros

100% activation of stun on 1st skill
Tanky and high damage due to passive
Buff remover

Cons

Vulnerable to debuffs and can be nuked

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