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League of Legends Build Guide Author eXXidus

Soraka full Support

eXXidus Last updated on February 24, 2011
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Team 1

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

 
 
 
 
 
Sorcery
Alacrity
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Brute Force
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lethality
Improved Rally
 
 
 
 
 
 
Havoc
 
 

Offense: 0

 
 
 
 
 
Strength of Spirit
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Evasion
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
4/
Veteran's Scars
Willpower
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ardor
Reinforce
 
 
 
 
 
 
1/
Tenacity
 
 

Defense: 21

 
 
 
 
 
4/
Awareness
Expanded Mind
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Quickness
Blink of an Eye
 
 
 
 
 
Intelligence
Mystical Vision
 
 
 
 
 
 
Presence of the Master
 
 

Utility: 9


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Introduction

First of all i just like to say: Soraka is amazing, she is favourite of all champs and will always be. If ur searching for a support champion (and really SUPPORT ONLY) then ur right here!

Soraka is the most fail champion if u got no team, which u can support ... so prepare for a loose in low elo / normal games if u pick her without a team

But im on 1550 elo now and won up to now with soraka every game i made since the new patch (+80 def buf on heal)


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Runes

Hi.

I made lost of games with her trying out many different ways of my Runebuilds and there are only 2 that are worth being on a SORAKA!

Marks: Magic Penetration - Reds are kinda useless on her, but still Magic Pen is the most viable Rune for her on Marks. Its kinda nice that ur silence makes a bit more dmg and in l8 game u penetrate the enemies magic res with ur starfall even more

Seals: FLat Defense! Why def? Because ur a Support - ur wether supposed to kill nor supposed to run out of mana (because of ur mana refresh) so its the best to go for tankyness

Glyph: Cooldown Reduction 4tw! With cdr runes and ur items u reach very fast ur max cd and can heal and silence almost everytime

Quints: And there we go ... as Soraka u should play as a babysitter, which means first of all ur never alone! And as a babysitter u DONT last hit - Most of my games i got about 10 creep kills or some more when the game last longer and i get some last hits in the end with my starfall. So there are 2 Quints that are good for u 1) Gold / sec - that u dont lack out of money because u shouldnt get Minionkills as long as a carry is with u on ur lane 2) Experience that u can fast lvl up even with babysitting someone all the time


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Masteries

And to come to ur masteries.

In my opinion there is only 1 good way (for a pure support soraka) to make ur masteries and this is 0-21-9

The dmg reduction / def / mr / dodge / health is 100% what ur soraka is in need of give it to her :)


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Skill Sequence

I made 2 Different skill-sequences depending on ur enemies. Because of i made the Guide for Support Soraka only i didnt make a 3rd one for - Soraka Solo lane - Because i think this is just a waste of n1 support (even if some High elo player do it - or play sora as a ad carry ... i just hate to pick her out of her support role)

first: prio infuse - heal - ulti - starfall

Infuse in prio over heal? why u ask? this is very much depending on a) ur lanepartner b) the enemies team.

If u got a lane partner which is in very hard need of mana u can think about infuse over heal.
Or if the enemies cast very much u can do it also.

Starfall is not needed in the begin so i always start it at lvl 12 (here will start the most full teamfights where ur -mr can help very much)

second: heal - infuse - ulti - starfall

if the enemies got u under pressure by harassing very well and cc´ing ur team its recommended to max heal as fast as possible to make sure ur lane will not die.

Also if the enemies got a very badass jungler like trundle / udyr / shaco which have very high movespeed / invis / stun abilities for a gank its recommended that u dont refuse to skill ur heal fast.


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Items

So now to one of the Main parts for Soraka!

Start with a Manipulator which gives u mass mana and make ur team stay very long on lane until u have to go back first.

The first time u go back u should have money for at least boots and 1 ward (i prefer going back if i got the money for boots + 3 wards so i go and place 2 wards for my mid lane and 1 for my bot lane + drag control

After this i build kindlegem (item for my soul shroud and nice cdr for begin)

Then watch out (if wards are in need buy them u dont need ur money). If u got money to fix ur Soul Shroud do this and from this point on i mostly concentrate on Wards - so everytime i go back to base from now i take a minimum of 3 wards with me and place them on nice spots (drag, enemies blue, baron, enemies red)

My 2nd item i build is most of the time mr boots because ur very vulnerable for ccs with Soraka.

3rd Item Heart of Gold, which gives u nice income over time (and u dont last hit so its very useful) - depending on enemies (if we need much movespeed / movespeed boosts - for chasing or running away - i go shurelyas before this item)

then if i got the money i buy the parts missing for Randuins (which makes ur soraka nice tanky with a imba active (just dont forget to use it in teamfights) - if u dont play with actives forget about randuins and better get Shurelyas instead.

The next items are 100% depending on ur enemies / teammates:

1) Starks: If ur team does quite good (and consists out of much dps) and dont need more support than they allready get Starks is the best option for u to build for the nice aura

2) Legion: The enemies are much based on AP and / or the one that is annoying ur team is a caster - Legion is ur item!

3) Shurelya: Ur team cant reach the enemies team, because they are weak - but fast
Ur enemies got some very high burst dmg but low dps u need it to run away until all burst is done

4) Frozen Heart: Ur most of the times the main target and the enemies got hard dps - So talk this item and slow them down to no attackspeed :)


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Summoner Spells

There is not much to say then:

1) CV
2) Flash


This are the most useful spells .. Flash to get out of the teamfight if they focus u (or get away from ganks)

And CV - ur the support (and hopefully the only) so take cv for ur team with u ... it helps so much, prevent from getting ganked, helps on start covering blue buff / red buff


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Ranked Play

Soraka is my Mainchamp on Ranked games since the new Patch because the +80 def heal is just IMBA

I upload every of my games on lolbase.net here a list of some sora games, but if u watch my profile there u can just klick the games and im sure u find some sora games:

http://www.lolbase.net/matches/view/EUr94044776
http://www.lolbase.net/matches/view/EUr94018735
http://www.lolbase.net/matches/view/EUr93927591


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Pros / Cons

Pros:

  • U are an amazing Support champion, with the best Heal ingame
  • U got the best heal and in addition it gives the one that got healed +80 def (lvl 5)
  • U can silence the strong casting targets in ur opponents team and make them useless
  • U are for sure one of the best babysitter for any ad carry, because u need very less farm
  • WIth a Sora in team the enemies team is warded usually

Cons:
  • Ur very weak in the early game, so if the enemies got a ashe + stun play very defensive else u can be very fast a 1 hitter :)
  • u dont farm much (which is not really a con because u let ur carry farm)
  • if ur alone - ur lost ... u cant defend a tower alone vs 2 or even against 1 its hard
  • if ur team do nothing - prepare for a loose because u cant carry it


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Creeping / Jungling

Dont do it! jungling on Sora suxx more than everything else.


Creeping - As said many times before ur not supposed to get creep kills (my standard in soraka games is about 10-30 creep kills in lategame)


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Team Work

Well teamwork - this is the only part Soraka is here for! :)

in a Teamfight u only know 2 positions!

1) enemies || ur team || u in the back

2) enemies |u|ur team

hehe now the explanation to this 2 positions:

1)

Ur whole team is in front of u and ur as wide in the back as possible (that u still can heal and make nice pressure

This position is very helpful and recommended for the early and mid game because ur not really tanky at this time of game

2)

u bait the enemies team by letting them think ur alone and they just kill u very fast and run away then. Ur team has to be very near and u have to spam ur starfall to stack up the mr reduces on ur enemies.

This position is very nice for lategame when u finished some of ur tanky items (randuins prefered) so ur not that squishy to die in 1 sec or 1 stun.

so u harass the enemies with starfall to reduce their mr and make them loose some life - in the moment where they stun / cc u ur team has to come and u use ur randuins and flash behind ur team. If they stop harassing u everything is perfect - if they dont - its much more than perfect .. so just heal urself and try to life as long as possible. Always make sure before u die to use ur ultimate which buffs ur team very hard.

If u baited them and they get u down (most of the times) ur carry or ur team killed 1 enemy too, which makes the combat really easy (4v4 - 1 team has missing sora - 1 team has missing carry / tank / dps and ur team also got ulti heal which means they are in a good shape usually)