Sona Build Guide by oibazza
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Throw away what you know about 5-mans..
I'm not kidding... This is no longer slow, methodical, and calculated. This is people yelling a constant stream of curses at their computer because they have no idea what's going on and they die roughly two times more than they usually would.
You're supposed to die more... unless you follow my build with Sona.
It's been widely understood that Sona is squishy and difficult to build (very difficult to build) as an AP caster rather than the normal support. Let there be light, for there is now hope!
I love Sona (not like that... she doesn't even have nipples!) as support, but in this new way of playing it's a totally different ball game. She does more damage and, if build properly, can kite a great deal of the champions around the map (damn you Yi and all of your Zeals! I can still heal through it, though). Here's how we play...
Remember to think situational.. if you're getting away easily, don't build so beefy! Get that sexy cap with a face (I call it Rabbit Hans because I'm a child at heart) or if you're taking too much damage, build a Rylais before your Odyn's veil. Just remember that you will die.. a lot... just like everyone else.. That's how this new field of justice works.
GET THOSE BUFFS! Health, speed boosts (as long as nidalee/teemo/cait aren't putting traps on them), and the all-sexy SUPER BUFF! Nothing better than a giant, overly beefy Sona... it's like a "do no attack" buff.
Depending on what side you're on, you're going to call Drill or Refinery and you're going to let the two BEST go top (let's hope they listen). The other two will go down because it won't be as contested to begin. Here's where the fun starts.
You have a decision:
Push top with your companions (or idiots, depending on what 7 year old nephew decided to hop on his uncle's account... *sigh*)
Backdoor the hell out of their Refinery/Drill.
This game is about distraction and taking advantage of that distraction. NOT TEAM FIGHTS AND MINIONS. You will be needed for your massive heals, but you're in charge of keeping their team guessing and splitting them apart while running away mouthing, "haha, you can't catch me!" (you mouth it because your tongue was torn out, right? I forget the lore).
Finally... You will be able to do damage. Don't even be afraid to tower dive if you're with with someone, because you have GARRISON, you're building beefy, and you do damage! Also, don't be afraid to use your ulti to get away... These things happen.
Yeah, I have Heal, what are you going to do about it? Survivability is KEY if you want to keep in this fight and Heal will make that magic happen. This isn't the same game anymore! You need to know that staying alive as long as possible wins you the game. I think I "B" maybe once a game because, if I can "B", I can be back dooring a refinery while their team giggles over how they MIGHT catch the Drill directly under our base before being destroyed by our newly healed team... I digress...
Garrison... Wow... How i love this spell, especially for Sona... I'm not tower diving ANY beefy characters, but if I see a lonely little Sona, in all of her squishy, nippless, beauty, I'm taking her out with a Shaco and Garen behind me... OOPS! Garrison, Heal, Odyn's Veil, auto passive ability attack and Hymn of Valor (along with a couple sexy juke moves) and Sona has a triple kill! (I know, I was there). The same could be said in reverse.. You're Sona and you need to take out some douche under a tower that he controls... Whoops! your tower does 80% reduced damage and I hit you so hard your mother felt it! Even you Cho'Gath (is it pronounced "mother" for him or "apogihaobnaosieth?")
You need to be moving... boots of swiftness along with your "E" are going to make things happen. You're moving too fast for a great majority of the champions and, if they can catch you, the will catch you... regardless of flash or ghost.
Odyn's veil is sexy... hands down. If you want that extra POOF of damage, you got it. That, on top of health and mana makes for a great item. Just make sure you get that CATALYST FIRST!!! you level so fast that a catalyst the protector will have you seeing double from the amount of mana/health you're regenerating early game.
Priscilla's blessing is truly a blessing. You're a "Taker" ^_^ That means you need to run around taking towers, escaping, and getting it all done in a quick period of time. This item will get you where you need to be and quick.
Stay Beefy! Rylais will keep you alive and potentially slow them down. Who could ask for more?
Frozen heart... it all depends on who's throughly owning the crystal scar more.. 9 times out of 10 i've had to get frozen heart because I needed to slow them down and get my abilities off sooner. What you decide after that is up to you, but games don't tend to last long enough.
If the game does last long enough:
Zhonya's ring: AP and sitting under a Garrison'd tower for an extra two seconds could get you the kills.
I promise to update this and make it all pretty for you little ones who like pictures... This is just a rough draft to the amazingness that is Sona in the Crystal Scar (I very rarely come in anything less than second place in my games because of her). Just remember that you have to build beefy (the best champ I've seen in the crystal scar is a beefy NOCTURNE... weird, right?). If you have any questions, comment and I'll laugh heartily at your attempts to understand... This isn't a perfect build.. not yet... but I'm starting to twink her out quite a bit. Thanks for reading.