Soraka, the Starchild of Ionia, was the first of her kind. While there are many who tap into the rich magical energies of Valoran, she was the first to tap into the magic of the cosmos itself - the celestial sea in which it is theorized that Runeterra swims among other like bodies. While Runeterran magicians are limited by the finite (though tremendous) powers of runes, there have always been those who have searched to go further. Reaching beyond the terrestrial firmament of Runeterra, Soraka was capable of invoking the power of the stars, evolving beyond her kin. This power has changed her in fantastical ways - it is for this reason that she became known as the Starchild.
Though Soraka was once trans-human, Soraka has fallen since she let the most primal of emotions rule her. Warwick, a mercenary chemist in the service of Noxus, had caused untold suffering and death among Soraka's people. An alchemical genius who took no responsibility for the atrocities he'd caused, Warwick became known as ''the Deathmaker'' by the Ionian people. As Noxian murder and terror pushed ever-forward across her land, unstoppable anger and hatred welled within Soraka. She called down the power of the heavens to curse and forever change the Deathmaker, and she mutated the man into a werewolf - a wild, murderous beast. For this misstep, Soraka lost much of her power, sacrificing her trans-human ascension and sliding several steps down the evolutionary ladder in an instant. Though she is still a champion of the Ionian people, Soraka has joined the League of Legends in hopes of reversing her curse and redeeming herself in the eyes of the stars.
Though having fallen from grace, Soraka is nonetheless determined to once again be one with the stars.
why do i make this build?
well.. it's pretty easy, in my opinion alot of people don't know how to use soraka, all those items that are not really IT, so soraka is almost never played.
i hope that i can bring life in soraka with this guide.
When you use this build you will see that you are alot more then useless, you a bid tanky, with some nice dmg, great silence and big heals!
why do i use those runes? well, we need some AP at the start and you get a bunch with those runes + doran's ring. now i give u a bid armor and mres, your won't get as much damage as you normally do as soraka, it is really great!
masteries is easy, you might not get alot of minions, so i give you some gold per sec. we need a bid cooldown reduction, so we get it. then a little bid more ability power at the start can never hurt.
we start off with a doran's ringthis is a great starting item, gives you some health, some mana regen, and some ability power. just great! after this i give you the Ionian Boots of Lucidity
this is because this little cooldown reduction really helps for your heals etc.
after this i give you the Rod Of Ages wich you should start with catalyst the protector why you ask? because you really need some hp and mp, and it gives you some health and mana each time you level up! thats just great for your laning!, and why Rod Of Ages? thats because it gives you health, mana and ability power! since your in the middle of the fight alot, you need some survivability!
after this we go for the Aegis of the Legion this item just fits perfectly! nice for your team, and nice for your self. gives mres,armor and atk dmg. it really works great!
then we go for the Rylai's Crystal Scepter
This item is great for your team too, it slows every one because of you Q skill, give you some more Healh, and ability power! once you have this item you really rock! save your team mates alot and help destroy the enemy's.
After this we go for Rabadon's Deathcap
We need some Ability power now to boost your heals and stuff this gives you alot of ability power, so sick heals!
Now we get the Deathfire Grasp
This is because it gives you CD/ mana regen and ability power, and this great unique! sure you sell your doran's ring then, and so it will be on Number 1, so easy to use. this will scare some people, use your Q skill alot, and use that item, it does Magic dmg, and ur Q reduces thier mres. so nice dmg for sure! believe me this really works!
i get soraka some nice hp and a bid armor/mres because as u know. support gets target!
Starcall - A shower of stars falls from the sky, striking all nearby enemies for magic damage and reducing their magic resistance temporarily.
Strikes nearby enemy units for 60/85/110/135/160 (+0.4) magic damage and reduces their Magic Resistance by 8/9/10/11/12 for 8 seconds. This effect stacks up to 10 times.
Astral Blessing - Soraka blesses a friendly unit, restoring health and increasing armor for a short time.
Restores 70/140/210/280/350 (+0.45) health and grants 25/50/75/100/125 bonus armor for 5 seconds.
Infuse - If cast on an allied champion, restores mana to the target and sadly not any more to Soraka. If cast on an enemy champion, silences them for a few seconds and deals damage.
On Ally Cast: Restores 25/50/75/100/125 mana to the target. And sadly as i said befor, not to your self:(
On Enemy Cast: Silences the target for 1.5/1.75/2/2.25/2.5 second(s) and deals 50/100/150/200/250 (+0.75) magic damage.
Wish - Soraka fills her allies with hope, instantly restoring health to herself and all friendly champions.
Instantly restores 200/320/440 (+0.7) health to herself and all allied champions.
25000 (whole map)
Consecration - Increases surrounding allies' magic resistance by 16
ok, as you see i only level Q Skill one time, this is because you are a support. so you need your W and E skill the most. because when you can heal alot and give mana, your team mate can lane for ever, and so can you. thats the way soraka should be played in my opinion.
Your E skill is perfect, no costs. can silence and deal damage, and can give you mana! what do you want more. it's just perfect, thats why i level it alot, all Ability power champions will hate you for sure!
Never forget that your W skill also give Armor! so someone is getting attacked by an Attack damage char like xin zhao or so, heal him and he will get some nice armor, it gives 125 armor for 5 sec. thats alot!
hmm.. Heal and Flash it is.. yes indeed, i give you the Heal, because it's just an second Ulti when your teammates are in a 5v5 battle, it heals every one! and think about this, you have 3 heals right now. and you can heal up to 2000!
now why i pick flash? it's just great for escaping, you can flash over a wall or any thing, i just find it more effective then Ghost with Soraka.
What does she tell you?
"Let me guide you."
"Be free of your burdens."
"By the power of the stars."
"For peace of mind."
"I heed their call."
"Let me guide you."
"My path is clear."
"Do you always fight so poorly?"
"No, I'm not happy to see you. Yes, that is a horn growing out of my head."
About your silence
For Soraka Silence is the most powerful ability. But there are champions and abilities who don´t care if you silence them.
Ahri can dash forward for three times.
When Ahri use Spirit Rush and you Silence her, she can´t use other abilities or continue with Spirit Rush during Silence. But it won´t cancel her next dashes.
Flame that bounces between enemies.
Once he use it, it can´t be stopped with Silence nor Stun. The only way how to stop it is to kill Brand.
He flashes to the target location with a flock of crows around him.
This ability can be stopped during channeling. But once he jump to fight, you can only stop him from using other abilities like Terrify or Drain.
Spinning, spinning, spinning.
After using Judgment it´s better to keep distance, or kill him as quickly as you can. Because this ability you won´t stop.
Same like Fiddlesticks. But little more problematic, because of stun which you get.
A beam of light.
Even if it looks like channeling. Finales Funkeln can´t be stopped with Silence. But you can be sure, that when you have low HP, she will use it.
Damage, Stun and Damage.
I really hate this Ultimate. The only way is to escape on more range than 600, or you will get stun and damage again. .
Rolling with high speed.
When you see Rammus to rolling to you, it can´t be canceled, only stoped with shackle or stun. But when he is close to you, you can use Silence to prevent his Puncturing Taunt.
Dash, swing, dash..
His Ruthless Predator is for next attack. It can´t be stopped when he activate it.
Be sure to keep distance from Rumble. You can´t stop this Ability and it will hurt you enough.
I am not sure now, but it can be used even if he has stun right? Well, during Silence he can use it.
I will catch you.
Against Volibear it´s better to keep distance. This ability can´t be stopped and once he get to you, it usually your death if you don´t have Flash.
Spinning and knocking up.
This is similar to Garen. Once he start spinning, Silence won´t stop it.
i used this from the soraka build Soraka versus LoL so the credits go to this build.
Summary / Tips
Soraka is a powerful ally in battle, using her healing and mana restoration spells to keep the party moving forward.
You can use Wish on your allies from across the map to save them from otherwise fatal events.
Starcall's damage can really add up when used consecutively.
As told in the tips, soraka is very usefull when used right, she heals, does some nice dmg, and have some nice HP + armor and mres, with my item selection it gives your team some nice buffs, from the Aegis of the Legion it gives ur nearby team members 12 armor, 15 magic resist. and 8 damage, then your passive gives even 16 mres more, so it gives every one 31 mres. this is alot!
as i told you a while ago, i pick Deathfire Grasp as latest item, this is great when you first stack up your Q skill the Mres reduction is 12 per stack, it can stack up to 10 times! so 120mres less they will get, once Deathfire Grasp is magic damage 30% of thier current life. think about it, it damages alot! but sure it's the best to use it at the start if the fight, because it's not 30% of max hp but current hp, so when he have 1000hp it deals 300 damage, but when they have 100hp it only deals 30 damage. ( now lucky for us there is a minimum of 200 damage.
now here's one more thing that u really should know or not forget! u have this beautifull Bar at the left of ur screen where ur team members are shown, u can use ur skills on your team members alot easyer then u think, u can select em with ur F key's like F2 or F3, at the begin of the game u gotta look very carfull who is on wich spot. then when ur in a big battle so 10 people are running around like crazy, u just select ur skill that u want, then press like F2 or so to use it on him, u really gotta use that beautifull bar!
and one last thing, did u know that u can move ur items when u bought em? just click and hold and drag it to the slot u want the item!
i hope i helped you with this guide for playing soraka. i really find it a usefull champion. every game i play soraka this way, my team loves me. yes you need to get some skill with this champion..