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Sona Build Guide by Wellxdone11

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League of Legends Build Guide Author Wellxdone11

Sona S5 Support - Not Another Full AP Build

Wellxdone11 Last updated on March 20, 2015
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Ability Sequence

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Ability Key Q
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Ability Key W
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Ability Key E
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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

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Havoc
 
 

Offense: 0

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Legendary Guardian
 
 

Defense: 9

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Wanderer
 
 

Utility: 21



Threats to Sona with this build

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Threat Champion Notes
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Soraka If you take Ignite Or Morelo it'll be easy.
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Janna The best way to counter janna is to bait her shield (She will do it on the adc) and do the poke (Power chord) on janna so she can't shield herself *Magic*
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Introduction



Hi, I'm WellXDone11, I started playing League Of Legend in the end of Season 2 but I stopped playing because I was sh**. I fell in love with the Support role the first time I played Sona
That's my first guide on Mobafire and I hope you'll understand that a Support is better with Support item than Ap Item.
Support is more than a ''Filler Role'', you'll be the most important player in your team, you'll be the pillar of your team in a teamfight...Anyway I hope you'll understand the role of a REAL SUPPORT not another ''Full AP Support'' (Sorry I hate full AP Sona without any Support item like Ardent Censer (Best item in the game))

Enjoy :)

Season 3 stats (Didnt really play in Season 4)


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Sona:







Greater Mark of Hybrid Penetration
Masteries
2/5
2/5
1/1
3/5
1/1
3/5
3/1
3/1
1/5
3/1
1/5
1/5
1/1
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Pros / Cons

Pros


+ Easy to use
+ Poke Master # Power Chord
+ Auras
+ Large AoE Stun
+ VERY Good Late game
+ A Very Nice Personalitits

Why WellXDone Why ?

Easy To Use : Only One Skillshot and the ult is so large it's hard to miss.
Poke Master : You can Spam Hymn of Valor + Power Chord With Greater Mark of Hybrid Penetration = Poke Master, Nuff Said
VERY Good Late game : Enemy ADC is fed ? Not a big deal if you Crescendo him + Team if possible :)



Why WellXDone Why ?

Mana Hungry : If your ADC is getting poked you have no choice but to spam Aria of Perseverance
No Hard escape : You only have your Crescendo

Cons


- Squishy
- Mana Hungry(If you W a lot)
- No hard escape


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Spell


Sona's Passive is Power Chord.

After 3 ability casts, Sona's next basic attack will deal magic damage, with an additional effect depending on the last basic ability cast.
Power Chord Can be used in 3 different way from her last Spell (QWE)

Power Chord+ Hymn of Valor : Power Chord deals 40% bonus damage.
Well's Note : Always use that in early game to poke down the enemy ADC
Power Chord+ Aria of Perseverance : Power Chord will reduce the target's damage output by 20% (+ 2% per 100 AP) for 3 seconds.
Well's Note : Can be usefull late game to reduce the damage output of the enemy ADC
Power Chord+ Song of Celerity : Power Chord will slow the target by 40% (+ 4% per 100 AP) for 2 seconds.
Well's Note : Very good if you want to chase an enemy early/late game

The More You Know

Power Chord's bonus damage will go through Counter Strike and Riposte parry, while the triggering attack will be mitigated; however, this can miss and be blocked
Banshee's Veil will block Power Chord's damage.




Sona's Q Spell is Hymn of Valor.

Sona sends out bolts of sound that deal 40 / 80 / 120 / 160 / 200 (+60% of ability power) magic damage to the two nearest enemies within 700-range, prioritizing champions.

Basically, that the spell you'll use the most to poke down your enemy early game + Doesn't cost a lot of mana so that's the spell you'll spam early game to charge your Power Chord

The More You Know

Banshee's Veil will block the bolts. Tips of the day : Try to pop the Banshee's Veil of your enemy with your Hymn of Valor so your teammate can burst him down.








Sona heals herself and a nearby allied champion for 30 / 50 / 70 / 90 / 110 (+20% of ability power). The healing is increased by 0.5% for every 1% of the target's missing health.

Really weak early game but late game the heal is really good.

The More You Know

Aria of Perseverance will not heal minions or pets, but it will heal LeBlanc's Mirror Image, Mordekaiser's Children of the Grave, Shaco's Hallucinate and Wukong's Decoy (These units are considered champions for all intents and purposes).







Sona gains 13 / 14 / 15 / 16 / 17% (+ 2 / 4 / 6 %) (+ 7.5% per 100 AP) movement speed that decays down to the aura bonus over 3 seconds. The movement speed bonus is increased by an additional 2% for each rank in Crescendo.

That's the only spell you'll have to espace early lvl [-lvl 6]
Give a really good boost to get to the lane faster / to go in/out of a trade.


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Aura

Sona's Auras







Hymn of Valor's aura is a boost to Sona and allied champions whithin the range of the aura which is a bit small(~350 Range(As you can see from the picture above)) but even if it's is small, you can easily move to get in-range of everyone giving them the damage they might need to kill someone.


Sona and allied champions tagged with Hymn of Valor's aura deal 40 / 50 / 60 / 70 / 80 (+10 / 20 / 30) (+20% of ability power) bonus magic damage on their next basic attack within 3 seconds. The damage increases by 10 for each rank in Crescendo.




Aria of Perseverance's aura is another boost to Sona and allied champions within the range but this time, it'll give a shield to everyone within the aura.
I use that spell when we are IN the teamfight and i also try to atack the enemy ADC with my Power Chord active.
Aria of Perseverance is what make Sona the best Support in the game in a teamfight and you'll see why in my ''Choosing Item''.


Sona and allied champions tagged with Aria of Perseverance's aura are shielded for 40 / 60 / 80 / 100 / 120 (+ 10 / 20 / 30) (+20% of ability power) up to 1.5 seconds. The shield's strength increases by 10 for each rank in Crescendo.



Song of Celerity's aura is another boost to Sona and allied champions.
I like that spell because you can use it to chase, to escape and to slow with Power Chord this is also good when you save someone by speeding them and slowing the enemy chasing them with your Power Chord if you have it.


Allied champions tagged with Song of Celerity's aura gain 10 / 11 / 12 / 13 / 14 % (+ 2 / 4 / 6 %) (+ 3.5% per 100 AP) movement speed for 1.5 seconds. The movement speed bonus is increased by an additional 2% for each rank in Crescendo.


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Support Item


Frost Queen's Claim Give you Ap, Cdr, Mana Regen, Gold Generation and a CC.
Frost Queen's Claim+ Power Chord+ Song of Celerity and the enemy will be slowed...alot, wich is good for your Team/Adc.




Twin Shadows Give Ap, Even more Cdr, Movement Speed and another CC
Twin Shadows Is very good against stealth champ OR you can use it to chase someone.




Ardent Censer Give Ap, Even more Cdr, Even more Movement Speed and 100% Base Mana Regen

Ardent Censer Your heals and shields on another unit grant them 25% Attack Speed for 6 seconds...If you Aria of Perseverance the whole team, it mean that you give 25% Attack Speed for each of them...which is actually op.




I didn't talk about those items because it's too situational/you already know what it is/to do with it.

If you really want to hear my opinion about those items, let me know and i will do it.


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Some Screenshot



I saw Kalista in my team so i rushed an Ardent Censer first for even more attack speed for her --> GG



Same thing with Ezreal He was already fed so i rushed an Ardent Censer to help my team.




Yep, I changed my name.


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Conclusion

Well that's the end of my first guide on Mobafire, i hope you guys now know everything(almost) about the Support role.
If i missed something important, please let me know. :)


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To Do/Changelog

Changelog

Mar 21st, 2015 : Updated Hymn of Valor Power Chord
Mar 16th, 2015 : Guide Published
Dec 26th, 2014 : Guide Creation

To Do List

-Add Warding Chapter
-Add Runes Chapter
-Add Masteries Chapter ?
-Add Under-Tower Cs-ing ?
-Try new start Ancient Coin
-Add more things to do... ;-;