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My choices :
Because utility masteries are way more useful on Sona and we're focusing on support, this is best. But we also want to be able to harass people and if possible HURT them. So magic penetration.
Sona is one of the highest mana consume rof LoL, so she needs insane mana regen. that's the reason for the Seals. i personnally even have Glyphs because i haven't bought flat CDR ones.
Quint of HP are used for early game because we take mana manipulator, which isn't a doran item.
Items i DO take
Innervating Locket :
Nice regens aura, awesome mana payback and heal, this is a deal.
Mercurie's tale :
best boots, especially coz they allow you to survive SO often
Soul Shroud :
On of the best aura's ingame. the CDR for team make you be able to engage more often, harass more, and gives yourself some suvivability and extra mana. Ther new receipe is especially intresting since Kindlegem is a good HP bonus coming with CDR for cheap. Nice midgame item.
Medjai's Soulstealer :
I only take this if i don't get focused toomuch, or if i manage to stay alive on fights, so don't take it too early, wait and see if it's worth it. i often finish games with 20 stacks. (Sona have almost every assist.)
Well if your tank doesn't wanna take it it's a very nice items for 2 reasons.
Combined with your W, it makes you grow to 120 armor/MR, which is nice survivability along with your high HP, and it also syngerize with your W for allies. awesome.
endgame item to ensure you big heals, and damaging Q's.
this build gives you 25% CDR, if you can get a blue sometimes you'll reach the 40 which means 3 auras nonstop during teamfights. It also gives you 100+ defense, and around 3k HP. and Finally up to 300 AP with medjai charged max.
How to use this ?
Always go on a lane with a mana partner, the one close to the golem (left or right but never top or bottom).
While on the way to the tower, use Q twice. not 3 times, twice. this allows you to double hit enemies with the third Q and your passive. If your partner manage to do some damage too, FB can be yours easily. I say 2 not 3 because you can decide when to pull the passive's trigger, whereas when you use it 3 times it's most certainly be thrown at a creep.
Use your Q either to harass or last hit mobs. stay focus on surviving and last hitting, harass is easily done (hit and run), but getting gold and surviving is most important.
As soon as teamfights occur you have to stay where your mates are. DO NOT go defend alone, let a carry do that. Why ? because your halo's and aura's make the groupe be WAY better. Going alone is wasting 90% of your abilities.
if you manage last hits well, you should buy some wards. I usually have as much last hits as the middle person when the laning phase ends. Remembe ryour core items aren's THAT expensive.
Don't hesitate to use your ultimate to stun someone running after you. with ultimate and E you should never die 1v1, always run.
on teamfights just make your Q and W aura's are always up, and spam them. use your utl to stun randomly on the middle/end of teamfight, and your team with often ace.
Questions ? critics ? please comment.