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Welcome - important facts
Hello my friends.
This is my very first Champion guide for Soraka my main support - champ. Soraka is love.
As u can see, this guide is not so super fancy like other ones, but trust me, u can not go wrong with my directions. I was really frustrated with Soraka after her remake - I loved the classic Sora, she was perfect. But now I got used to the new Soraka, she is definitely more of a challange to play now.
First of all I wanted to state the most important rules for Soraka players:
1. Don't die. Only die when there is no other way and you can save ur adc in the last second with ur W - then it's accaptable. It's super important to not die, every kill makes ur enemies stronger.
2. Connected to 1. - PLAY SAFE. Stay rather back and tower hug. Remember you have so much survivability with her.
3. Try to stay in lane as long as u can with ur adc. At least till u hit level 6. When you play safe, this is no problem.
4. After u turn Level 6: Observe your team members. This is the part where you can be the gamechanger with ur ult "Wish". Trust me this is so rewarding when u save the top's or mid's ***. People don't expect u to watch them, but you do it and save them. But remember! Don't lose focus on ur own lane! Multitasking it is :)
5. NEVER SURRENDER. As miserable as a game can start never surrender and play ur best and DO NOT FEED. There is always a way to turn around a game I have learned this multiple times. Trust me with this.
Information on the abilites.
I consider the starcall not that important like others maybe do. OFC it's still very important. You max Starcall as last: You only give it one point at the beginning. This one will save ur *** very oftenly. For instance when Blitz grabs u or Thresh, you don't flash back to your tower - u stay there and smack in a Starcall. It gives u life back - at the same time u cast Equinox. It will scare the enemy off. Ur adc should deal damage at the same time. Ur masteries and runes allow it to you to take some hits. Whenever u need life back to heal urself or ur adc, try to score a Starcall on ur enemies. Be careful with this - it's not always that easy. Try to prevision where ur enemies will go. So whenever you get in a fight put the Starcall on cooldown so you get life back!
W Astral Infusion - the Heal
With the right End-mastery you also put a short resistance buff on ur adc - like old-school Sora did it on a regular basis with her heal. :) So it's super nice when you heal infight. Always smack in a Starcall after u heal, so you get life back, don't forget this. ALWAYS keep ur adc's life high. With this ability of lifesteal (Q) and giving it on to ur adc per W you become a master of Soraka. :) This is the magic of Soraka. Practice this. You have to multitask. Always keep an eye on ur own health.(!)
E for Equinox
I love Equinox. This is ur harras ability in lane phase, that's why I love to max it early on. When both sides just def play and chilly farm - put an E under them from time to time. It will keep them back. But remember - better keep it for a fight, bc the cooldown is high.
But what is the real deal with Equinox?
It is super good to zone ur enemies or when u get followed. For example when u get followed by a Rengar - u can not escape and you are running. Put Equinox a few meters in front of you in the direction where you are running - you have to prevision if Rengar is following you in this direction. If he follows - he gets rooted to the ground and you can escape :) Sometimes you can even achieve a triple or even penta stun. It's not easy to master Equinox but with some practice u can do real tricks with it. :) For example when there is a teamfight always put Equinox under the enemies - try to find a place where can silence most of them at one time. :) If the enemy-team has a Katarina for example, save ur Equinox for her Ult, this is super important. Learn to master this cool CC and damage ability. :)
Please read Welcome section point 4.)
Ur Wish makes your team win. :-)
Information on Items.
It is very important to go "tanky" with Soraka. OFC not uber tanky but with the regular support items.
Trust me - The Locket of the Iron Solari is sooo super OP on Soraka - just imagine the shield-power and in addition ur WISH. It gives so much survivability for you and your team.
It's okay to only get tanky items at the beinning till mid/end game. Ur Runes give you the AP Power you need for the beinning, trust me. You are no damage dealer - you safe lives.
Please read the notes in Item section.
I hope you had fun reading my guide, guys :)
I really can't tell if this guide is for beginners or more experienced Soraka players. This is something I learned for myself from many many Soraka games.
And remember: You need some luck that you don't get team mates that are superbad or not open to learn. In my opinion League is kind of a luck game if you play by urself. It oftenly depends on how strong ur members and enemies are. But still - play always ur best and don't make your team weak because of you. SUPPORT TO WIN. :)