Sona Build Guide by Tumateuenga
Not Updated For Current Season
Not Updated For Current Season
Sona has no memory of her true parents. As an infant, she was found abandoned on the doorstep of an Ionian adoption house, nestled atop an ancient instrument in an exquisite case of unknown origins. She was an unusually well-behaved child, always quiet and content. Her caretakers were sure she would find a home quickly, but it soon became apparent that what they mistook for uncommon geniality was actually an inability to speak or to produce any sound whatsoever. Sona remained at the adoption house until her teens, watching in hopeless silence as prospective adopters passed her by. During this time, the caretakers sold her unusual instrument to anxious collectors, hoping to build her a trust. For a myriad of bizarre and unexpected reasons, however, it would be returned, or simply appear again outside the house.
When a wealthy Demacian woman named Lestara Buvelle learned of the instrument, she immediately embarked to Ionia. When the caretakers showcased the instrument for her, she rose wordlessly and explored the house, stopping outside Sona’s room. Without hesitation, Lestara adopted her and left a generous donation for the instrument. With Lestara’s guidance, Sona discovered a deep connection with the instrument which Lestara called an “etwahl.” In her hands, it played tones which stilled or quivered the hearts of those around her. Within months, she was headlining with the mysterious etwahl for sold-out audiences. She played as though plucking heartstrings, effortlessly manipulating the emotions of her listeners - all without a single written note. In secret, she discovered a potent and deadly use for her etwahl, using its vibrations to slice objects from a distance. She honed this discipline in private, mastering her gift. When she felt prepared, she went to the only place which could offer her a fitting recital: the League of Legends.
“Her melody moves the soul, her silence sunders the body.” -Jericho Swain, after attending her concert
Pros / Cons
+low cooldowns on skills
+good damage for a support
+easy to get assists using auras
+decent CC: ultimate and power chording
-very squishy in the beginning
-ridiculously low AP ratio on heal
-extremely vulnerable to CC
To be honest once you have mana regen you can harass a lane with Q and heal yourself so your not entirely dependent on a lane partner. Also if you play safe and stick with your lane partner you shouldn't die often neither should your partner.
Sight Ward or
Meki Pendant gives you a small mana regeneration but it's enough for you to help your lane partner and survive a viable amount of time.
I usually stay in lane till I have 955 gold (approximately 6-7mins in game) then head to base to buy my next items.
Once you have Tear your mana regeneration is acceptable and you shouldn't have to base again until you need to buy your next item. Boots are boots, if you don't know what they do you should uninstall. (Not going to lie...)
Once you have adequate gold you can buy a blasting wand or hold off till you can finish your Archangels.
Personally I love this item, Armour + Mana + CD Reduction. Obviously you build this into a Frozen Heart.
This is as far as I have been during a ranked game, when I'm in normal I just muck around.
Here are some other items to finish your build.
This item provides lots of mana, adequate magic resist and an aura which can come in handy if you have AP champions on your team.
This item provides Armour and Ability Power. Also the use of it's active can come in handy to survive death and heal yourself.
Final item in my build. More AP, the passive doesn't really matter with Sona as she doesn't attack alot but the HP boost is fantastic.
My Ranked Scores
Just to prove that this build actually works here are my scores for my ranking Sona.