Soraka Build Guide by Phalanxdef
Not Updated For Current Season
LIZARD ELDER IS VIABLE ON EVER
For rest of game
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.
"Soraka is seriously worthless"
"**** Soraka, I don't even like MLP"
"Soraka doesn't even do damage, she's literally the easiest hero in the game"
DESPAIR NO MORE. Now with the introduction of Spirit of the Lizard Elder, Soraka can be an overwhelming strong support. Like pre-nerf Soraka who was banned in S2 for being gay as ****.
For my first day trying out Lizard Elder Soraka, I was fairly successful
IT'S TIME TO LEARN HOW TO PLAY THE EASIEST CHAMPION IN THE GAME AND GET SOME DAMN ELO
For Soraka Runes, you'll want passive play early game focusing on spamming heal, with gold quints to allow you to be more powerful late game with your Lizard Elder and starcall.
Thus, you will get 9 marks of armor so those pesky AD carries won't one hit you. Besides Draven, because he's terribly balanced and being allowed to hit 2 hit supports at L1 is fair.
Then, you will get jewseals for maximum income.
M.resist gylphs for no apparent reason, or CDR gylphs to heal more.
Then, investment banking quints for great returns.
Blargh, you'll want one point into summoner's wrath for exhaust, then the other 4 into cooldown reduction for more heals.
As for the 25 points into the support page, it's self explanatory. Gold, EXP, gold on autos, wards, biscuits, ect
Now, itemizing will depend on two vital points
1. The ratio of AP/AD on the enemy team/who's fed on the enemy team
2. Is your ADC a worthless sack of ****
For AD heavy teams, Locket of the Iron Solari or Frozen Heart is great. For AP heavy teams, rush a Runic Bulwark then get a Banshee's Veil or something.
If you are fed and your ADC is worthless, proceed to max your Starcall first and steal ALL of his cs. Then, rush a Spirit of the Elder Lizard and Liandry's Torment to carry your game. You will do tons of damage.
You will want Starcall at level one for teamfights. Otherwise, grab heal so your team can do golems if on blue side, wolves if on purple.
At level 2, grab E for mana heal. Usually in the laning phrase, you won't be using Starcall as much. You'll mostly be an afk ward and heal ***** until the teamfighting phrase begins.
Once teamfights begin, your true potential as lizard elder Soraka will shine and you will get tons of assists. You would get tons of kills, but your teammates are sly bursty bastards who will take your prey due to their greed. If one too many kills are stolen from you, just leave the game.
Exhaust, to cripple the enemy AD carry. Exhaust is pretty the greatest thing to happen for people going against fed AD carries; you'd think it'd just be not allowing a marathon runner to get a glass of water. But it's more like blowing off their limbs so they can't autoattack you.
Flash, for maximum ganking and starcall initiation potential. Also, escape.. sometimes.
Pros / Cons
Majority of cons are fixed by Elder Lizard
NO BUILT IN ESCAPES. NOT THAT YOU WOULD NEVER NEED TO ESCAPE, OF COURSE.
Your ULT is an AOE heal. Make sure to use it to nab assists globally, even if they don't need you to use it. You need "assist" money to help you get your Lizard Elder faster.
Also, use your mana heal as a silence more often; it's a great interruptor and a long silence.
Heal gives armor, and make sure to heal people before they get ignited.
Starcall is AOE, procs Lizard buff's passive with every shot, and has about a 0.9 sec cd with 40% cdr, it also reduces the enemy m.resist. Use it wisely, as it is your main damage skill
Remember, you don't need team work. Everyone that is not "me, I, myself, ect" is a ******. Make sure to treat them like so, and hold their hands every step of the way to victory.
Spirit of the Elder Lizard is op as balls. Soraka has always been lacking in the damage category, but this item provides everything Soraka requires. CDR, mana/health regen, and a ****load of damage.
Remember, every time you win a game
get good, why play?