Sona Build Guide by Zepherith
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Not Updated For Current Season
The masteries shown here are not yet updated for the current season, the guide author needs to set up the new masteries. As such, they will be different than the masteries you see in-game.
Welcome to the guide for the new patch. Since the patch just came out I haven't played a game with this build yet but, it'll probably work due to the research I put into her skill changes. This guide will teach you how to play defensively and how you can save your lane partner in early and your team in late without spamming. Now Sona is a great support character due to her passiveand abilities passive aura effect. Each ability has a different aura for example:increases the AD and AP of nearby ally champions allowing for more damage output which can be a great way to help both AD and AP champs nuke the tanks and can cause the rest of the enemy to run in fear of your team's high damage output. Another example being the newly nerfedwhich now has its passive buffed making it now perfectly balanced. The reason I say it is balanced is because it's passive that gives bonus armor and magic resistance is now DOUBLED! Yes now with the heal that keeps the nearly dead tank alive to finish the fight, he also gains a severely sharp gain in armor and magic resistance making him even harder to kill! Now due to the nerf you will need to use the heal wisely, but I will get to the newly modified play style in the ability section. Now enough walls of text for the intro time to get down to the meat and potatoes... Mmmmm meat...
Now for runes:
Meh, gives you bonus AP at beginning of the fight why not...
Your going to be doing a little bit of fighting so these can come in handy.
If you have to ask...*sigh* don't play her...
Your going to be using a lot and I mean a lot of mana so yeah...
This will provide you with the necessary mana regen especially if you have.
If you have survival issues replace the runes with Armor and Magic Resistance (keep the quintessences they will keep you in your lane).
Pretty straight forward masteries you need the bonus gold and XP since your not gonna farm creeps...
Pretty straight forward again your going to support your lane partner so get the ones that support his defense and speed first...
Game Play Early-Late
Early Laning: Keep your guy alive let them farm and boost whatever they need to earn them that first blood without dying, first off tell them not to DIVE! When your teammate thinks its okay to dive tell them no because you need to have them near you at all times when you or him is not going back. Once you get enough gold from assists (because your going to be getting a lot since your job is to make sure he lives and the enemy dies) grab your stuff at the fountain and hurry the hell back. Once this phase is over thank god your partner was useful and get ready for team fights.
Mid Pushes, Ganks, and team fights: During this time your job is to make sure your team can handle the enemy in team fight while aiding in the combat with your. I know what your thinking "Durrrrr arn't support champs meant to stay back and spam heal?" SHUT UP AND GET READY TO HAVE YOUR MIND BLOWN!!! With the recent patch its become clear that Riot wants heals to be used to turn the tides of battle not for it to be a way your team can just sit there and auto attack people to death... So now yourmust be used sparingly for you to be a great asset to your team. Now if you feel your tank has not enough armor or magic resistance to make it out alive use your aria to give him both the heal and passive bonus to finish off those pesky little bastards. When your carries are barely dealing damage to the tank guess what time to use your Hymn to deal damage and give your carries the power to nuke the hell outta that tank with the passive! Now when your team is chasing after the final guy and your about to be able to get your team an ace with one ability! This ability allows your team mates to get a instant bonus to movement speed and also gives them even more speed with its passive effect. This will allow your ranged carry just enough time to take out that last enemy. Now if your team is getting ganked and your team can't handle the sudden attack use your song to give them the boost to get outta there! Not only will you save most or the entire team from getting facerolled you earn their respect for knowing when you guys need to GTFO there... Now this is when your playing with smart people if you do that then every one engages well... You probably want to remind them their health is low and they need to run...
If they still won't come run back because your the only one who stops them from getting an ace...
Late game or as I call it HELLISH BATTLES!: You simply follow the tactics from mid except you need to make sure everyone on your team is getting the support they need to both win and escape a team fight. Now when getting to the inhibitor make sure that you give them the AD and AP bonus so you can finish it quickly without any issues same goes for turrets and the nexus. Make sure you use the correct abilities at the right time so you get praised instead of yelled at. Make sure to check baron every once in a while with your CV and if they're getting him celerity your team and steal it quick and then wipe out the enemy champs.
Victory or Defeat: When your enemy's nexus or your nexus gets destroyed be a good sport and just say gg don't say bg noobs or gg noobs... Just be kind and honorable I mean it was a good game... Unless your whole team Disconnect at once and you were all alone then you can /all WHY!!!!?!!!!!!!!!!!! once and then get over it and surrender because 1v5 not good odds xD . Still always be a good sport.
This build may look strange but, it'll work if you tweak some of it. This guide is just a mold feel free to change it how you please due to either your playstyle preference or your needs to the current game. Thanks for reading this and vote to how you think I did. Suggestions and critisism (as long as it's appropriate) is always welcome. My Annie build is garbage I know, but I haven't updated it for a while I know I need to change Hextech Revolver gonna do that right now xD so stop telling me to do it! kthnxbye!