This build is OUTDATED. This means you will have to improvise to make it work. Builds are outdated when Power Pills (or Free Pills) are included in the strategy. Free Pills have been removed from the game because players stacked the pills with Power Pills Turbo.
I'll be honest, 90% of all the builds on this wiki our poorly made, hard-to-read, and even harder to understand, as well as being very flawed. So I decided why not make a build with pictures and names that explain what to do clearly. I decided to start with one of my favorites, Leon. He is one of the most skillful characters and so people need a good build. I'm going to try my best. This build emphasizes tounge grab damage and the speical abilities of Leon's sword. I hope you find this useful.
You need all these items for the build. I made it so if you click the picture, it will take you to the items wiki page if you want to read further into it.
I'm not going to make some big chart where one item leads to another and makes no sense, you welcome. First off, you need to buy items one at a time without maxing it for this build, and second you don't always know the name of the item, just the picture, and never why you want this item. I will tell you why you want each item which in turn makes the build more convincing. Anyways, enough bragging, here we go.
First thing you want to do is grab the free power pills and the tongue grab. The free power pills give you an early game boost vital because Leon's power comes in so late. The tongue grab because well... duh, its one of his main skills. After grabbing so more money get the speed boots, you need these because Leon is pretty much hit and kill, and if you miss runs, so you need these for quick getaways while invisible. Also grab invisibility if you have the money, if you don't save up and get it next upgrade.
Now we get to the real meat of the build. Save uo 400, and grab +9 damage via the morningstar piercing. This part is usually just to mess with their minds. If you are really weak while you save up for it, your enemies will take you as a bad player, and will go to attack you. But once you have nearly doubles tongue damage, you can take them on. Nest grab the Tongue Strecher so you can grab with greater ease and not miss because your tongue is your greatest source of damage. Now you wan't to beef up Leon with the Light Power Pills so he can take on the bigger foes. For the next few upgrades switch between upgrading spiked tongue and the backstab upgrade for the next 5 upgrades. You need the spiked tongue to deal massive splash damage and the backstab so when they run to go heal, it makes it all the easier to kill them. Now that you have that, get the Suprise Party Mask. Now you can come out of a cloak by stabbing them IN THE BACK, with a surprise party mask, then tongue them for -30 damage, never fails. Now you need to again switch between buying Muscle Fibers and Chainsaw Addon. This means you can finish off anything that has survived your deadly combo.
Lastly, grab the basic AI chip and the Blow Up Doll, use him as a shield and a bomb against turrets.It's that (not) simple. Prepare to own. Let me also point out the use of the Clover of Honour -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------->
Could also be used instead of the Chainsaw addon, it's less reliable, but has a much higher damage value.
Play Style and Tips
Alright, it's very hard to explain how to play a proper Leon, at leat the way this build demands you to. I have explained in the upgrade order what to do with each upgrade, but overall he's more tricky.
At the beginning of the game, you wanna stick back and cloak, destroy droids to help the team, get some cash, cloak whenever a enemy is near. The other team will think you're weak, you get free money and avoid death. Only attack players if you are with another team-mate that is either a pusher or a tank, or they are escaping at super low health and aren't a life stealing Clunk.
Towards the the middle game is where Leon starts to come out, you got some damage dealing upgrades and you're ready to attack. Go for it, attack everything but Clunk's, Skoldir's, and Froggy G's, due to their lifesteal and stun attacks. Go for the pushers and support, especially Coco's who's main tactic, running, isn't much good when you can pull her back. Now that your starting to rack up some kills, you can get your upgrades faster, but try not to die, teams tend to start to rely on you being there. The #1 thing to know to avoid deaths as any characters is don't overreach, if they have more health but are running, it's not worth it, only if they are at extremely low health. Now, be annoying, hit their turret a few times without droids to have the rush to it's aid, only to find you ready to kill them. Go kills creeps frequently, its ok if you drop out of the battle for a few seconds if it means you stay at full health, which is vital. Now, Leon CAN overreach sometimes, if your enemey is running follow them until they are away from their team-mates and tongue grab them towards you, or if your close enough, slash as long as you have Surprise Party Mask. Make your enemy's fear you, have them think that you have run away to regen health only to find you at full health chipping away at their turret with an army of droids you amassed while they were busy fight you. In other words, go do stuff while your invisble, make them think youre still hovering around when your not.
End game is fantastic for Leon, your teammates can now do large amounts of damage and you can finish them off. Remember his deadly combo, uncloak, slash, tongue, backstab. That is usually enough to finish them, as Leon should never attack enemies at full health. One great way to get kills is when all the turrets are gone and the enemies base is at low health, someone will usually guard it, but be too afraid of attack to go heal, even at low health, wait until they venture out a little and then destroy them, same goes for turrets.
Good Teams for Leon:
I hope my guide provided you with some insights on how to play Leon and I'm sorry for any spelling errors. Thanks for taking the time to read this huge build and I wish you the best of luck with your Leon.