Soraka Build Guide by Yizbenlazzer
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Welcome to Yizbenlazzer's Soraka guide. This is my first REAL guide, so please bear with me. I play a lot of Soraka, and I wanted to share this my build and strategy with everyone. I play Soraka as a Support, and if you are into doing hardcore supporting and helping your teammates, Soraka is the champion for you!
Runes for Soraka are rather simple. It doesn't really matter that much which runes are of which type, but basically you want to have Cooldown Reduction, Mana Regen, and Ability Power somewhere in there.
For Masteries, you want to go as far down the utility tree as possible, grabbing increased gold and increased experience gain. In lane as a support you wont be able to last hit, and you wont gain as much XP as the carry unless you can be near every single last hit which isn't likely. Maxing out the Utility tree and getting Mastermind is a MUST for Soraka. For support Soraka, grab the armor and magic resist in Defense with the leftover points, and as a more AP Soraka get the AP masteries in offense.
I play Soraka as an "Aura" support, meaning that I want to provide as many auras as possible. Try not to take boots until you have at least Philosophers Stone, unless you desperately need the bonus movement speed. Put off on boots as long as possible, but I usually get Tier I boots after Philosophers Stone and Upgrade to Ionian Boots of Lucidity after Shurelya's.
Shurelya's Reverie is a MUST-GET for Soraka, or almost any support champion. I rush Shurelya's AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. I cannot emphasize enough how important Shurelya's is. I will cover a little more about Shurelya's in a later section.
After Shurelya's, take a look at your team. If you're team has a lot of AD, get Zeke's Herald. If your team is mainly AP, get Abyssal Scepter. If your team is taking lots of damage and/or your team is squishy, get Aegis of the Legion.
Usually, I get Zeke's Herald first and then Aegis. After that I get Abyssal Scepter. It's all situational, analyze your team and decide what order of these items is right for you.
After these three items, you can grab a Rabadon's Deathcap if you think you need more AP for your heals, or a Will of the Ancients for more Auras. You should analyze your team and decide which is best for you.
Not much to say about this, usually at the beginning of games I ask the AD Carry that I'm laning with two questions: What ability to get at level 1, and what ability to max first. That way, I suit the AD Carry's needs so that if he says he is usually starving for Mana, I get Mana, and if he says he's squishy, then I get mana first. Make sure what you get is what the carry wants/needs.
I usually get Flash and Clairvoyance, but Heal, Clarity, Exhaust, and Promote all work, depending on situation. I don't know how many times I've saved my lane from a potential successful gank by the other team by clairvoyancing at the right time.
So that's Soraka for you. Remember that as the support, you are there to help your carry and to set up kills. Every game, my goal is to go 0/0/20/0 or better. Try to shoot for goals like mine, and you will become a better support. Thanks for reading my guide and please upvote me on my first ever MOBAFIRE Guide!