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Sona Build Guide by MancerNecro

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League of Legends Build Guide Author MancerNecro

Sona - Supporting Harmoniously

MancerNecro Last updated on December 15, 2012
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Team 1

Ability Sequence

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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.



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Executioner
 
 

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Honor Guard
 
 

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Utility: 21


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Introduction

There are a few champions that I have played and immediately liked. Sona was one such champion that appealed to me, namely because she was a music-wielding champion that can really make a difference in teamfights, despite having very passive skills.


Sona is very different from the other support champions, she is a passive area of effect (AoE) support champion. Her skills are not very game changing on their own - they are very passive, and the effects can only be felt over a certain period of time.

For example, her heal spell, Aria of Perseverance, heals very little, especially compared to Soraka's heals, but gives bonus Armour and Magic Resistance (MR). The bonus of 15 points into each stat (or 30 for the champion being healed) does not make a gamebreaking change on activation, but stacks up over time in preventing more damage than what you can heal from being inflicted.

Likewise, Sona's Hymn of Valor provides a bonus of 20 to Attack Damage (AD) and Ability Power (AP). The AD and AP bonuses that Hymn of Valor provides will help your teammates deal a lot more extra damage.


The main perk of Sona is that her auras affect all nearby champions. This means that her entire team can benefit from her passive auras The auras will not make a difference on their own, but throughout the course of an entire teamfight, they will help your team mitigate and deal just enough damage to outlast the opponent.


However, Sona is not just about passive plays. With her skillset, Sona offers quite a good amount of burst as well. At level 1, Hymn of Valor --> Power Chord is a huge amount of burst.

As you gain levels, the amount of burst that Sona can put out increases. Sona's burst only drops off towards mid-late game when enemy champions start building more HP since Power Chord scales only with levels.


So, Sona is the champion for you if you like having a strong teamfight presence, supporting your team fully by maximising your whole skillset: Boosting your allies with your auras while spreading damage and CCs around the opponents team. A well played Sona will put a huge dent into your opponents' attacks and defenses.



Sidenote: Sona can be played AP mid as well for an unexpectedly high amount of burst. I will briefly touch on how an AP Sona can be built in a few sections towards the end of the guide.


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Proclaimer

--==Guide is currently incomplete==--
I will try to complete the guide by the end of the next weekend.