Originally Posted by ?odestár
You're right, she doesn't. Depending on the match-up Leona won't win every all-in at lvl 2 or 3, but that's playing Leona wrong if you can't. Part of laning Leona is trading before going in for the kill, and if you don't do it you will lose lane as Leona or go even against a support like Lulu or Nunu. Forcing the trade is how a Leona lane works. A well communicated lvl 2-4 trade can chunk the ad or support and force them to have very little presence meanwhile the Leona who mitigated a lot of the damage with her W started with more hp potions and was later able to force a double kill at level 6.
I played Leona as a main since s1, and although I don't do ranked often, I have enough experience to note a few things.
Leona's E doesn't have the best time against carries who can quickly reposition. Could be a bug, but i remember vividly one game where an Ezreal constantly Arcane Shifted every time I e'd him. It hit him, I began my dash to him, and he blinks away just as I arrive. Note that it was always a max range E. I had this happen with Vayne before as well. Max range E, hits Vayne, she tumbles just as I arrive.
Supports that disengage can easily stop Leona's aggression. Alistar, for one, can easily headbutt Leona the moment she E's in.
What I'm trying to say for this post alone, is that even a Leona "played right" can't always win lvl 2-3 fights against certain matchups.
Edit: Before someone points the obvious: This is clearly a smurf.