My name is Sasha and I want to help those players who want to play Legion Commander.
If you already read one of my other guides you probably know I try to maximize the effective damage. In this guide I tried the same.
Usually I play a lot with Legion Commander and I always spend so much time to try things.
What kind of Hero?
Legion is a DPS hero. It means you need to balance the damage and attack speed.
Not a support but you can heal your teammates a bit with the Press the Attack. Also good on carries. It's just an option but very effective.
She is not a tank at all and also a very team based hero especially in early and mid game and sometimes in late game too.
Even if you have 200 duel damage you can lose the game if your team is bad (mostly in public) because Legion is squishy!
I would say one of my favorite heroes ever.
I think she is an OK jungler and sometimes you have to go into the jungle to complete your farm. For example against 2 ranged enemies you can't really farm but if you buy Soul Ring that can help a lot.
Ranged enemies won't let you farm at all! In this case I go to the jungle to COMPLETE my farm by neutral camps.
This ability is very underestimated! In early game this ability is amazing to harass or farm. Lot of legion just don't use it properly. It gives you temporally movement speed if you use it on heroes or creeps. More enemy means more speed.
If you can, use it before the Duel, if you need to escape, to kill Low HP enemies, farming camps/creeps/Spiderlings/ILLUSIONS. Yeah one of the best thing using this ability to kill illusions because more creeps/illusion means more damage.
|Always use this before every Duel. It gives you attack speed and healing bonus. Can heal yourself or your teammates.|
|This is your lifesteal. It's passive and it works when the enemy hits you.|
|Definitely it makes Legion a unique and fun hero. Dueling looks easy but it's not. You need to do it properly. I will explain in another section how to use it.|
The skill build depends on the lane and the enemies. That's why I prefer PRIORITY and not fixed skill build.
Mid or Lane
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My Build on level 6 is Usually 2 - 2 - 1 - 1
It's very good for farming and defending the tower. Duel is always the first priority no need to explain why. The 2nd skill is the Overwhelming Odds because it gives you the big farming potential. Press the Attack and Moment of Courage are equal I would say but I prefer PTA for supporting and healing. Level 1 MOC is enough to defend yourself.
If you want to jungling from the beginning.
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After level 6 my build is this 1 - 2 - 2 - 1
As you can see this is totally different than the Lane build because you need healing in the jungle. MOC gives you the healing ability and the PTA can boost your life regen and also provides attack speed.
Tips and Tricks
Basic Build but you can buy Ring of Protection instead of the Quelling Blade.
Middle or Solo Lane
Buy Bottle or Soul Ring ASAP please!
Iron Talon for to speed up the jungle income. Tango helps to survive the early stage.
Use Ion Talon on Big creeps first.
On level 1 the MOC is enough to heal you against easy camps and after level 2 the PTA can heal you completely.
Legion is a DPS hero, so we need to pick DPS items. It means attack speed is important. Damage come from the Duel, so we need to balance it.
They are the most effective items on Legion but the combination and the playstyle are different. It means they provides the best DPS in the right combo.
I give you some item build to show you the pro and con concept.
You can make your own build with these recommended items but Choose Wisely! some combination looks good but you will lose damage and attack speed.
I recommend the Assault Cuirass+ Black King Bar+ Desolator for mandatory items, so you have 3 more slots for your own combination.
I will show you how I play usually. Lot of players play differently but there are some crucial thing that we can't change.
Doesn't matter where you paly. Mid/Lane/Jungle Legion can play everywhere.
I prefer Dire TOP or Radiant BOT this way I can go to the jungle if I can't farm or if someone wants to be alone.
This is the farming stage. You have low damage.
You have only 1 job: Try to farm and survive (aka play safe).
When not to pick?
- If your team has no support DON'T pick Legion!
- I think Legion can't handle lot of disables and stuns. So, if the enemy team has 2+ disablers I don't recommend Legion.
You probably noticed the most scenario is about using Duel. And why is that?
Because enough Duel damage is like a Lite but permanent version of the Divine Rapier.
That's how Legion can be very strong and destroy enemies with a few hits.
Legion is basically a 1v1 hero. In Early and Mid game she needs help to be fat and win the game WITH the Team. Very fun to play with her.