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League of Legends Build Guide Author Gramps Tewks

Only You Can Hear Me~ (Full Support!)

Gramps Tewks Last updated on December 13, 2011
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Ability Sequence

1
3
5
9
12
Ability Key Q
2
4
7
10
13
Ability Key W
8
14
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Ability Key E
6
11
16
Ability Key R





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.



Masteries

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sunder
Archmage
 
 
 
 
 
 
Executioner
 
 

Offense: 0

 
 
 
 
 
Durability
3/
Vigor
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Honor Guard
Mercenary
 
 
 
 
 
 
Juggernaut
 
 

Defense: 8

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1/
Mastermind
 

Utility: 22


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Introduction

Hello and welcome to Only You Can Hear Me~; a Sona build guide of a different color!
I'm Gramps Tewks, and I'll be your curator as we explore the possibilities of playing with the Maven of the Strings!



Here's Phreak's Fan-Made Champion Spotlight, in which he highlights Sona's abilities, playstyle, and possible builds:



Please comment and rate in the comments section below; share your experiences playing with or against Karthus and/or put in your criticism about the guide itself.

Kudos to the incomparable JhoiJhoi for the template, which you can find here.

Onward, then!


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Pros / Cons

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Pros


+ Amazing support!
+ Dominate lane with a carry
+ Crescendo wins games!
+ Everyone loves you :)

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Cons


- Fairly squishy.
- Non-targeted abilities
- No ego allowed!
You are the keyboardist of the band ;)


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Masteries

Masteries
2/5
3/1
3/5
1/5
3/1
3/5
1/5
4/1
4/5
3/1
2/1
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Get Cooldown Reduction and Defense, Magic Penetration, and add great Utility here!


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Runes

Runes

Greater Mark of Lethality
9

Greater Seal of Armor
9

Greater Glyph of Magic Resist
9

Greater Quintessence of Health
3


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Summoner Spells


Clairvoyance: Scout the enemy when the game begins and every minute from there on out!
You are the eyes of your team.
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Flash: Excellent agility! Escape or position for Crescendo.


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Skill Discussion


  • Power Chord: Watch your spell count for this great harass!
    Learn to apply the correct effect with Power Chord as well.

  • Hymn of Valor (Q): An excellent farming and combat move!
    Aura: more damage.

  • Aria of Perseverance (W): Amazing team sustain!
    Aura: more defense.

  • Song of Celerity (E): shurelya's reverie on a stick!
    Aura: more speed.

  • Crescendo (R): Learn to use Crescendo in teamfights.
    You will win games because of this ability.


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Skill Sequence

Ability Sequence
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

Max Hymn of Valor and Aria of Perseverance together for an extremely powerful lane phase, then finish with Song of Celerity for the teamfights and chases that break out mid-late game!
Level Crescendo at 6, 11, and 16.


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Items

  • : Oh-so-good! Spam your abilities CONSTANTLY.
    You need this baby fully-charged for Archangel's Staff!

  • : An excellent buy with Tear of the Goddess on your first trip back!

  • kage's lucky pick: Gold per 10 is the bee's knees, pure and simple.

  • catalyst the protector: Health and Mana; an excellent base.

  • : Synergy with Sorcery and Enlightenment !

  • : Your core item!
    Rod of Ages, like Sona, is a behind-the-scenes hero.

  • : Collect on your Tear of the Goddess investment for an excellent kick!


    And just like that, you've finished your core build!


    kage's lucky pick


    Most games end right around here. If they go further:

  • : Cooldown Reduction, Armor, and Mana!

  • : Double AA Staff is c-c-crazy on Sona!

  • : Magic Resist, health, and a boost for Archangel's Staff!


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Gameplay

Early-Game

Sona is a babysitter who near-universally goes bot lane with a carry and keeps them safe while getting them fed. Ranged DPS like Caitlyn and Vayne are especially good!

Protect your carry with Aria of Perseverance and harass with Power Chord and Hymn of Valor; if you can, Crescendo so they get a kill (or two)!



Rainbow!

Mid-Game

Sona' mid-game begins once she's farmed out Rod of Ages!

Push your turret, farm, and help your teammates.

Late-Game

With Archangel's Staff, push to the the Nexus with your teammates!
Let the tougher ones initiate, cast Crescendo, and help your team finish the enemy!


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Summary

Sona isn't for the rampage-obsessed, or the glory seekers.
She's a champion of great poise and immeasurable impact, and is beloved by her teammates!

Can you hear her, Summoner?

~Gramps Tewks