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Sona Build Guide by itsyourboyejp

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League of Legends Build Guide Author itsyourboyejp

Sona, the Incredible Aura

itsyourboyejp Last updated on October 7, 2012
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Ability Sequence

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13
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

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sunder
Archmage
 
 
 
 
 
 
Executioner
 
 

Offense: 0

 
 
 
 
 
Durability
Vigor
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Honor Guard
Mercenary
 
 
 
 
 
 
Juggernaut
 
 

Defense: 0

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1/
Mastermind
 

Utility: 30


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Introduction

Hello! This is my first guide to Sona, so uh, I hope you enjoy! :)

I put much work into this, and it would be nice to give me some suggestions so I can make it even better. Also, so I can make my future guides much better to learn off.


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Summary

The reason why I choose to build head-on aura is mainly because:

    She has many aura passives
    She has an OP healing skill
    When close to finishing build, VERY tanky with health
    Crescendo initiates fights very effectively
    Made to support like a boss


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Pro's & Con's

Pro's

    Crescendo initiates fights very well
    Wins teamfights often due to various auras
    Makes your ADC very sustainable
    Not as squishy/A bit tanky
    Very fun!

Con's
    May get boring after a while
    Must initiate at the perfect moment
    May cause the lost of a game if you KS the ADC
    Runs out of mana quickly early game
    Usually gets targeted first in teamfights


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Summoner Spells

The reason why I chose Exhaust is mainly because.. well.. you're a support. A support with a healing skill. So, that means you don't need to replace a useful summoner spell for Heal. Also, everyone on your team most likely has Ignite and Flash, or the person in mid has Clarity or Teleport, and obviously your jungler has Smite. And Flash is self-explanatory.


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Runes

I chose Greater Glyph of Armor and Greater Mark of Armor mainly because:

-Makes you tanky
-More chance of surviving teamfights
-Can retreat successfully
-Survive easily early game

And for Greater Seal of Gold and Greater Quintessence of Gold, well, obviously for gold because you're not supposed to lasthit your ADC's minions.


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Items

The items, you can replace a Sight Ward for a Vision Ward instead, if the other team has a stealth/assassin jungler.

Also, you may buy a Guardian Angel instead of a Frozen Heart if you usually die a lot in a teamfight and your team is still alive with 1/2+ HP left.

If your team is losing teamfights, and your ADC is getting targeted first, then you can also replace Frozen Heart with Zeke's Herald.

You can also buy a Boots of Mobility instead of Mercury's Treads or Ninja Tabi if your team pushed really hard early game, or viceversa, to get into the teamfights quicker to aid them.


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Skill Sequence / Team Work

Usually in early game, I just spam heal every time my ADC is one full bar or more low, and I harass with Q. Never use E unless you're chasing someone, or retreating.

In a teamfight, you should always stay in the midst of your allies, and when your tank (or CC) uses their ulti, you use yours right after it finishes, and then spam heal and Q. If they start running away or your team needs to retreat, use E and use Shurelya's Reverie. If your teammates are being chased and they cannot run away, use Locket of the Iron Solari, and spam Q, heal, and E.


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Farming

Don't lasthit any minions unless you have the lane to yourself (ADC died, ADC recalled, etc.), or it's late game and everybody's farmed, because when teamfights start to happen, you need most of the money to get all your buffs and auras.

You don't need to worry about leveling up, too, because as long as you're a good support and you get many assists, that will be your source.


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Proof

Send me pictures of your winning stats and games and I'll post them here!