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Sona Build Guide by Jaycemerollin

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League of Legends Build Guide Author Jaycemerollin

♫♪♫ Sona mid ftw ♫♪♫

Jaycemerollin Last updated on March 25, 2014
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Ability Sequence

1
3
5
7
9
Ability Key Q
2
8
10
12
13
Ability Key W
4
14
15
17
18
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

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1/
Havoc
 
 

Offense: 21

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Legendary Guardian
 
 

Defense: 4

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bandit
Intelligence
 
 
 
 
 
 
Wanderer
 
 

Utility: 5


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Introduction

This is my first guide on Mobafire and i will start my first guide about my main , sona
i will soon make a guide on Janna mid and nami mid or top
Feel free to leave comments!
i am currently in silver 4 and i was able to get there thanks to sona mid ( with the help of my friends in duo ofc )


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Pros / Cons

Pros

: your enemy will think that you troll , and will not take you seriously
Has a HUGE burst
Has some sustain
Has many buffs and debuffs to help in teamfights
has one of the best ultimates in teamfights
Amazing poke with Q +( passive ) basic attack

Cons

: Super squishy : if you are caught in a hard CC ( Stun / knock up ) you will be dead / almost dead
Doesn't have many escapes
Your own team will think that you troll and will probably not let you mid , so first of all i suggest you try her in normal with your friends ( 4 of them + you so they let you mid ) , after getting better at sona mid ( wich is very easy ) try using her in ranked
( DONT , TRY , THIS , IN , BRONZE , as they will NOT let you mid with sona just because she's a support )


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Runes

Runes

Greater Mark of Magic Penetration
9

Greater Seal of Armor
9

Greater Glyph of Magic Resist
9

Greater Quintessence of Ability Power
3

Magic penetration marks : you're going AP , not AD or tank , so you'll need the Magic penetration
i suggeest using magic penetration not flat AP as it will give you a good damage early game , so later on you won't have trouble building AP
Armor seals and Magic resist glyphs : both of them are good , increases your defences greatly since sona is really squishy
AP quint : combined with the Magic pen. marks gives you a huge boost in early game


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Masteries

Masteries
1/5
4/1
3/5
1/5
3/5
3/1
1/
3/
1/
1/
2/5
2/1
3/1
1/1
1/5
Gives you a good combination of AP and some ad and ap penetration , and also , most importantly Arcane Blade wich gives you an awesome 5% AP to AA ( since you'll have to AA to apply most of your damage , wich is through your passive staccato )
In Defense , Enchanted Armor for bonus armor and MR
Recovery for more HP regen


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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
stack your passive twice when you first spaw by casting Q twice in base
grab your heal next for more sustain and next your song of celerity
then you focus on levelingR>>Q>>W>>E


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Laning phase

First of all after stacking your passie twice , head over mid lane and start farming , when you see the enemy champion near cast your Q and follow it up with staccato ( auto attack ) , the enemy should then back off a bit
Remember : never ever ever push your lane since you are super squishy and you dont have an escape except Flash
after seeing your enemy with less than half HP ( you must first have 2 stacks of your passive before using this combo )
cast your ult then Q follow it up by staccato ( auto attack ) and ignite if he didnt die , follow up with 2 ~ 3 basic attacks and he should be dead


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Match ups

Katarina easy :
she is melee , you will be able to harrass her very easly , she doesnt have CC , so you dont need to worry alot , if she uses her E on you and cast her ult , simply use Crescendo and start your basic sona combo + ignite and some AA or Q and she will die
Akali Same thing as katarina : pre level 6 you win her easly as she only have to hit you in melee in order to do damage , after the lv 6 , it will be like the same as vs a katarina so use the same strategy
Lux easy : dodge her CC ( wich is easy ) and she'll be totally useless , if you were caught in her Q , she will come near you and try to AA you , when she does that , you will use your Q ( if you have 2 stacks on power chord ) if not heal yourself up and cast E then Q her with 1 AA and she will run away , i Garente it
Malzahar medium ~ easy : he will cast his E on the minions so you MUST , M.U.S.T , stay away from them so you dont get affected by his DoT , now you might wonder how is it easy to lane vs a malz , where he is why , to do max damage he will tend to use his Null Zone right before casting his ult ,sona's skill have no cast time meaning you can move AND use them , so if you see him casting his W , simply use your Song of Celerity and get away from it , if he ults you without the null zone , he wont do much damage and you can heal it up easly
Veigar medium : he has very low health and defence and he will probably be building full AP , all you have to do is , go with rabadon + lich bane and then buy items that give magic pen and Hp
such as Liandry's Torment and Abyssal Scepter. try to not get caught in his E or take Clarity instead of ignite wich will minimize his damage output on you
Fizz medium : 1) he is melee
2)don't be scared and don't push your minion wave so he will have to come near tower to last hit , when he does that you can use Q + staccato ( AA ) on him
3) it is very important to dodge his ultimate since it has a HUGE slow and a knockup wich will give him enough time to kill you , so i suggest you take Clarity
Gragas: medium , he will aim his barrels at the minion wave to last hit , stay on the side of the lane ( don't forget to ward or you'll get ganked easly ) IF he uses his dash on you , run away while casting E if you don't have enough power chord stacks , use your heal , to heal up the damage and Q + basic attack , once he gets at half HP , use your sona combo to finish him off.
Heimerdinger: medium ~ hard: he will use turrets ===> he will push alot , here's the trick , hit his turrets , but dont destroy them , so he doesnt replace them with new ones , since he will be pushing , ask your jungler to gank for you very often , so when he ganks , hit the turret with 1 basic attack and use your Q to hit both heimer and turret ( if it doesnt hit the turret it's fine ) use staccato on him to do tons of damage , you should never stop moving while laning with him as hill turrets will hit you with their skill shot , only stop moving for CSing

Now you might be thinking , what is tough for sona to handle?
no one
jk tanky midlaners and assassins counter her
like talon with his "teleport" and silence , wich will not let you use the same combo like the one vs katarina and akali, mordekaiser , wich is super tanky , morgana with her CC , wich will not let you get close to her + her shield that will negate your ult


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Summary

use sona vs champs who dont have hard CC and who have burst damage
don't be scared if a champion comes at you ( unless you're out of mana / health ) if you look scared , the champion will take the chance to abuse his "powers"


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Some of my scores with sona ( not all )


^ sorry about bad language :x



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Note

This build is still under developement