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 new Pro Soraka build. i hope you enjoy reading the guide and playing the awesome champ.
For my runes i stack AP with some mana regen crammed in there. Because its easy enough to get all the CD reduction you could ever need from items i wanted that starting AP for bigger heals and harder hitting infuses. But depending on your play style you can change out the AP glyphs for CD reduction, so it boils down to 10 more AP or about 5.5% CD. If u feel you are to east of a target trade out the quints for the +26 hp ones, this will improve your early game. But if your team can call mia's and you can keep track of people in and out of the bushes the extra AP comes in handy.
Masteries are straight forward with any caster, but i added in the improved ignite to feed my need fore more AP, and lets face it the extra magic pen just dosent cut it. You can go 0/21/9 for more survivability but with no CD runes you can run into some problems early on, and you lose out on the extra AP with ignite.
I start off with doran's ring just because i need the HP early on, but u can jump straight to amp toem and use your four health bars as a bait to get some one to tower dive and the realize u can just heal it right back up. I then go for a fast mejai's even if your lane dosent get many kills this item pays off later with assist stacks. If you find your team cant keep the enemy team off you get an early catalyst and go rod of ages over will of the ancients. Hopefully you have had a few good team fights and have 5+ stacks of mejai's by the time you get Morello's Evil Toem, and they surrender at 20 because they cant out heal those awesome heals, but if they still want to go dont worry. Get a rabadon's next that 30% boost is a must have and finish up with a hourglass to troll.
What i find works out best for me is getting heal first just so you can push that first creep wave and not worry about dieing, i follow up with infuse so my partner can keep messing wwith the enemy chanps all game. I throw in a heal here and there and dotn worry about starcall. If your going to go for a kill just wait till they get low and stal it with infuse it does more than you think.