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League of Legends Build Guide Author Gatekeeperteddy

Spit Some Bars with Concussive Sona [HUGE REHAUL NOT YET PUB

Gatekeeperteddy Last updated on December 31, 2015
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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

Fury
 
 
Sorcery
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Vampirism
 
 
Natural Talent
 
 
 
 
 
Bounty Hunter
Oppressor
 
 
 
 
 
Battering Blows
 
 
Piercing Thoughts
 
 
 
 

Ferocity: 0

5/
Wanderer
 
 
Savagery
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
5/
Merciless
 
 
Meditation
 
 
 
 
 
1/
Bandit
Dangerous Game
 
 
 
 
 
Precision
 
 
5/
Intelligence
 
 
 
 

Cunning: 18

5/
Recovery
 
 
Unyielding
 
 
 
 
 
Explorer
1/
Tough Skin
 
 
 
 
 
Runic Armor
 
 
5/
Veteran's Scars
 
 
 
 
 
1/
Insight
Perseverance
 
 
 
 
 
Swiftness
 
 
Legendary Guardian
 
 
 
 

Resolve: 12



Threats to Sona with this build

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Threat Champion Notes
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Janna Bait out her shield with auto attacks. Janna is almost as squishy as you, wreck her and her carry. Post 6 be cautious of her ult as it can be used offensively.
1
Zilean Dont walk into his Q's. Don't get slowed. Dont get baited in his ult.
1
Nunu People play Nunu support? His Snowball and his ULT HURTS. In this lane try to focus his ADC because he will just eat minions and heal. Also keep an eye on dragon.
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Introduction


Greetings Summoners, and Welcome to my first MOBAfire guide! I'm honored to educated my fellow musicians on my effective way to play Sona, Maven of the Strings. First thing that you should take into consideration is that this is not your ordinary guide and I worked hard to make sure it is updated and is in it's highest quality as my BBCODE experience expands. Oh, and I have to credit my best friends and BBCode Master: JhoiJhoi. Please vote, comment, and share. Enjoy!

ACTIVATE: CONCUSSIVE

It is me that they want to be. Spooky Ghost in the brush; Call it hide and seek. Cause I'm the best rapper on the Rift and with my Song of Celerity, I'm really swift. Don't try to be me, I'm one of a kind. When I buy my Lich Bane, they're gonna cry, gonna hide, gonna die. To ya Nexus, you better say "bye." But don't worry, you'll see in time, enjoy the guide, and let these Concussive Rhymes control your mind!





Table of Contents

I. All about Sona
Some information about the champion.
II. Pros and Cons
What does champion excel at? what do they struggle with?
III. Masteries
What masteries are ideal on this champion?


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All About Sona




Who Is Sona?
Sona is a ranged, mana-based, poke-support. She can be built as a mage too and is often described as a "low-skill champion". Most of which is accurate BUT most descriptions leave out the fact that without near-flawless positioning, just about any damage-based champion—fed or not—can obliterate her health bar.

Base Stats:
Health:482 – 1791
Health Regen:5.4 - 14.8
Mana:341 - 1106
Mana Regen:11.5 - 18.3
Range:550
Attack Damage:50 - 101
Armor:20 - 76.6
Magic Resist:30
Movement Speed:325

Testimonial
"Her melody moves the soul, her silence sunders the body."
― Swain, the Master Tactician


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Pros and Cons

Pros

+ High Poke
+ Built in Buffs
+ Team-fight Ultimate
+ Power Chord gives you more options
With her high poke she can dominate lane while buffing her ADC. This is perfect in teamfights so long as Sona can maintain her positioning. Her ult, is an AOE stun that can change teamfights. also gives you some "jack-of-all" characteristics.

Cons

+ Her haste only increases by one percent per level
- She is so squishy at all times of the game
- Her ult can be challenging to hit
- Her heal has horrible base heal & ratios
Description


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Summoner Spells

Summoner Spells


Flash: Take this on her 100% of the time. Don't fail flash cause you will need to safe it for + combo.



Ignite:

Sona has strong poke early game and can drop enemies quickly. I take this every game where I want to try to get an early kill to snowball my team.



Exhaust:

Take this to immobilize high priority targets such as assassins and high burst mages. This is also very good versus engage lanes.


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Skill Sequence

Ability Sequence
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Hymn of Valor
This is your only source of damage other than your passive and ult. Max it. Also, as soon as you spawn. You want to Q once if you're leashing your jungler or twice if top is going to leash them. Your Staccato Power Chord does the most damage out of all the others.
Aria of Perserverance
This spell will make you go OOM in three casts. With the removal of Mana potions you need to use this carefully. Your Diminuendo Power Chord reduces enemy damage. If your ADC is dueling an assassin or high burst mage you probably should use this.
Song of Celerity
Take this at either level 4 if you are getting camped or at level 8 if you want to invest in early damage. It's percentages increase by one percent every level so it's not the best haste and it requires hundreds of AP to be useful. The Tempo Power Chord also slows enemies. So if you simply need to peel someone off yourself or your carries. You should Q>W>E Auto then use the movement speed from the E to get away.
Crescendo
This is your ultimate. It costs 100 Mana and has 1000 Range. It has a moderate cooldown so use it wisely. Make sure to hit everyone with it in a teamfight. NOTE: You do not gain a stack of your passive when casting this spell.


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Runes

Runes

Greater Mark of Precision
9

Greater Quintessence of Scaling Cooldown Reduction
1

Greater Glyph of Scaling Cooldown Reduction
9

Greater Quintessence of Gold
2

Greater Seal of Scaling Health
9


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Masteries

Mastery Explanations
Masteries
5/5
1/1
5/5
1/1
5/5
1/1
5/5
1/1
5/5
1/5
Ferocity
: Gives spell damage AND ability power/
: Deals more damage while making you a bit more squishy.
: Both AP and AD. Makes you hurt a bit more.
: As you kill enemies you do more damage. Sorta like a passive Mejai's
Cunning
: Sona is already slow so she can use any bit of movement speed that she can get.
: More sustain in your potions
: Burst down people when they are lower.
: More gold as your ADC last hits minions
: Hit the CDR cap...and then some
: Do more dmg on your skills every 3 procs. When you have two stacks of Power Chord auto attack then Q then it will reset your auto.


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Items

Vision
Damage
Boots
You are rich


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Coming Soon

What's Coming Soon?


Now that I have the basics down I can finally say my guide is complete. It will NOT stay like this forever. I will continue to add more chapters and enhance the look. Some chapters that I will add soon are:
  • Positioning
  • Power Chord
  • Warding
  • Team-fighting