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[10.15] Sorakabro´s guide - Carry With Soraka Top

By sorakabro | Updated on August 4, 2020
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Runes: Standard runes for optimal poke early and dmg

Sorcery
Summon Aery
Manaflow Band
Transcendence
Scorch

Resolve
Bone Plating
Revitalize
Bonus:

+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+6 Armor

Spells:

Summoners
LoL Summoner Spell: Barrier

Barrier

LoL Summoner Spell: Flash

Flash

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[10.15] Sorakabro´s guide - Carry With Soraka Top

By sorakabro
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Introduction
Hello, my name is SorakaBro and welcome to my Soraka guide.
I have been master in soloq and challenger in 5v5 from the years that have passed.

Why should You play Soraka?

Soraka is the type of champion that brings alot of heals and prevents the enemy team from killing your teammates. Soraka is the champion that keeps your team sustained with the heals and makes your team able to keep on fighting or siege turrets. If you like to play a massive healing support that prevents your team from dying this is the champion for you!

The key to success

Teamfights aren't always coordinated therefore your the link that should keep your team together. Your duty is to be healing your allies, healing the right ally at the right time and hitting your Starcall to slow the enemys. How to play soraka great is alot about having the right position and be able to heal the right targets, but the most important is to having fun playing soraka and outheal the damage your enemys deal.

My main account can be found here:

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At the moment iam high diamond mainly playing soraka.

I hope i can give you my insight

i have gathered from alot of years playing league and hopefully you can learn something from this soraka guide.

Let me know if you find

any incorrect/misleading information in the discussions. I will be happy to respond to any questions in regards to Soraka and League of Legends. Enjoy the guide & leave an up-vote/check out my Youtube channel if you want to support me and what I do!


Pros/Cons Back to Top

PROS

+Cross map playability with Global Heal
+Strong poke early game
+Increased movement towards low health targets
CONS

-Squishy
-immobility
-Can be punished easily when out of mana or out of position

Soraka's biggest weaknesses is her squishyness and immobility. The biggest challenges to deal with her weaknesses is her position.

Both in lane and teamfights soraka want to be behind her teammates and sustain the team up. The duty as soraka is to keep herself safe first, so she can assist her team with her healing.
Skills-Salvation (passive) Back to Top



Soraka runs faster towards nearby low health allies.
Skills-Starcall Back to Top




A star falls from the sky at the target location dealing magic damage and slowing enemies. If an enemy champion is hit by Starcall, Soraka recovers health and gains movement speed when moving away from enemy champions.

Calls down a star from Soraka to a target location. Enemies standing in the explosion radius take 70/110/150/190/230 (+35% Ability Power) magic damage and are slowed by 30% for 2 seconds.If Starcall hits a champion Soraka gains Rejuvenation for 4 seconds, which restores 14/16/18/20/22 (+0) health per second and grants 10% movement speed when not moving toward enemy champions.
Skills-Astral Infusion Back to Top




Soraka sacrifices a portion of her own health to heal another friendly champion.

Restores 80/110/140/170/200 (+60% Ability Power) health to another champion ally.If cast while affected by Rejuvenation, Soraka will grant her target its benefits for 0 seconds.Cannot be cast if Soraka is below 5% Health.
Skills-Equinox Back to Top



Creates a zone at a location that silences all enemies inside. When the zone expires, all enemies still inside are rooted.

Creates a zone at target location for 1.5 seconds, dealing 70/110/150/190/230 (+40% Ability Power) magic damage to enemy Champions in the cast radius. Enemy Champions standing in the zone are silenced until they leave. When the zone disappears, all enemy Champions still standing in the zone are rooted for 1/1.25/1.5/1.75/2 second(s) and are dealt 70/110/150/190/230 (+40% Ability Power) magic damage.
Skills-Wish Back to Top



Soraka fills her allies with hope, instantly restoring health to herself and all friendly champions.

Calls upon divine powers to restore 150/250/350 (+55% Ability Power) Health to all allied Champions. Wish's power is increased by 50% on each Champion below 40% Health.
Summoner Spells- Flash Back to Top

Cooldown: 300 seconds

Range: 400 (Smart cast)

Teleports your champion a short distance toward your cursor's location.
Summoner Spells- Barrier Back to Top

Cooldown:180 seconds

Range:Self

Barrier is a self-targeted summoner spell that shields your champion from damage for a few seconds.
Runes-Summon Aery Back to Top

PASSIVE: Attacks and abilities against an enemy Champion signals Aery to dash to them, dealing 10 − 40 (based on level) (+ 15% bonus AD) (+ 10% AP) Attack damage Ability power Adaptive damage. Heal power Healing, shielding, or buffing an ally signals Aery to dash to them, shielding them for 35 − 80 (based on level) (+ 40% bonus AD) (+ 25% AP) for 2 seconds.
Runes-Manaflow Band Back to Top

PASSIVE: Hitting an enemy champion with an ability permanently increases your maximum mana by 25, up to 250 mana.
After reaching 250 bonus mana, permanently restore 1% of your missing mana every 5 seconds.
Runes-Transcendence Back to Top

PASSIVE: Gain 10% CDR Cooldown Reduction‎ at Level 10.
Additionally, you gain either 1.2 bonus Attack Damage or 2 Ability Power (Adaptive) for every 1% Cooldown Reduction in excess of the cap.
ADAPTIVE: Grants bonuses based on which stat you already have the most bonuses for. Defaults to the first listed.
Runes-Scorch Back to Top

PASSIVE: Your next ability hit sets champions on fire dealing 15 − 35 (based on level) bonus magic damage after 1 second.
Cooldown
10 seconds
Secondary runes-Bone Plating Back to Top

Bone Plating


PASSIVE: After taking damage from an enemy champion, for 1.5 seconds, the next 3 spells or attacks you receive from the same enemy champion deal 25 − 50 (based on level) less damage.
Secondary runes-Revitalize Back to Top

Revitalize


PASSIVE: Grants Heal 5% Heal and Shield Power.
Outgoing healing and outgoing shielding is increased by 10% versus targets below 40% health.
Incoming healing, incoming shielding, self healing and self shielding are increased by 10% while you are below 40% health.
Your job! Back to Top
Your Job
As a Soraka Top, your main job is to get farm and assist your team with your global ult (Wish). I recommend play safe and trying to get athenes and redemption before you group with your team all the time, since thats when you got a powerspike that can turn the fights around in your favor.
But soraka have more duties she needs to keep her allies alive and peel for her carries, her strongest skills is her heals and thats her biggest advantage so dont forget to use it!

Early game Back to Top
Early Game
During the early game you want to try poke down the enemy toplaner with Starcall (Q) on cooldowns and auto attacks, but still try to hold your range to be safe. Save your silence Equinox(E) for when your getting ganked or try to escape or catch someone out. Why you shouldn´t use Equinox(E) for poke is because you will get low on mana very fast pre athenes so better to use it less and instead poke with your Starcall (Q).
Its very important that your careful with your wave management, you want most of the times the enemy toplaner to push you under your turret or optimal just outside your turret range. You are then very safe from getting ganked or 1v1 by the enemy toplaner and can safely farm early for later stages in the game. One of the most important things for a soraka top is to always check your teammates health and prepared to assist with your wish (R), it can be very clutch and turn fights around if its properly used.
If your pushing the lane and your jungle is invading you can try to assist him, but only if your walking path is safe!


Mid/late game Back to Top
Mid/Late game
This is where soraka shine!
Who should you focus to heal? As a thumb of rule just focus on assisting the strongest member in your team there´s no use of healing a adc that is 0-5 instead of a mid/toplaner that is 5-0.
In teamfights your main priority is to stay alive and behind your team so you can assist them. In the start of the fight try to use redemption on as many teammates as possible, and then focus your healing on the strongest player.
You want to use your Equinox (E) to silence the enemys that is diving into your team so they can´t escape and use your Starcall (Q) to kite. But your main focus is to keep your team alive and your strongest members.
Generally you dont want to use your R (WISH) on only 1 target if its a player that is getting caught and wont turn the fight. Its better to save your R (WISH)for a big fight.
Keep in mind as soraka you want to play slow fights, kite the enemys heal up and continue fighting.


Gameplay vs Kennen Back to Top
Gameplay vs Kayle Back to Top
Tips and Tricks Back to Top
Wish is a global ultimate When it´s safe you should look around the map for your teamates health bars, a good timing on Wish can be the matter of life or death, or the turn of a gank that gives your teammates a kill or hopefully a double kill.

Your ult heals 50% extra when allies are under 40% HP, its optimally to wait with using your Wish until they are below 40% HP for maximum effecient.

Starcall slows and damages all enemys inside the circle and activates Rejuvenation. Rejuvenation heal power heals every 0.5 seconds and grants 10% bonus movement speed when not moving towards enemy champions. Starcall on hit slows enemies by 30% for 2 seconds, it makes it perfect to use as a kiting ability.

Astral Infusion heals the target ally champion. Astral Infusion cannot be self-cast, nor can it be cast if Soraka is below 5% maximum health. This is the spell that heals your allies and you will probably use this spell the most.

Equinox Is used to silence your enemys. Soraka deals magic damage to all enemy champions in an area and creates a zone within that silences enemy champions standing on it.
After 1.5 seconds the zone detonates, dealing the same magic damage to all enemy champions within and briefly rooting them.
Ranked Climbing Back to Top

Ranked Climbing



Keep in mind these tips and steps is my own experience from playing alot of ranked and it have taken me to master in SoloQ.

First and foremost, if your team is toxic even in the slightest, just mute them. You can either do /muteall or just mute the individual thats taking up your time and mental. The most important to be able to communicate to your team is the pings, so muting the chat shouldn´t be such a big disadvantage.

Why /muteall?


Answer: I see so many people spamming like FF 15, Go Next, flame, being negative. The problem with this is if you let an individual make you feel that you need to chat you have already lost a big chance of winning the game. It is because your focus is shifting from thinking about the game, what the next play should be?, how you can improve?
Instead when you start talking with a individual that is negative and doesn´t produce anything for your team towards winning the game, you make it harder for your team aswell since when you start chat you change your focus from the game to the negative individual, that is just how the human brain is working, we have a hard time to focus on two things at the same.

Keep your champion pool small!


Why should I have a small champion pool?


Answer:If your goal is to climb in ranked from whatever rank you currently have, this tip is one of the most important tips.

Your champion pool should be ranging from 2-3 champions on a certain role. With this you will get used to the champions and have a greater chance of getting good at those and if your good on the champions you play you have a bigger chance of climbing. This isn´t a random tip, it is literally fact that maintaining small champion pools helps you climb more easily.

If you want to have the biggest edge in your climb, then you should play champions that is meta-oriented. You can check up wich champions is the best for your role on some tier-lists to help you get an idea of what champions are doing well in the current meta.

Choose optimal builds and runes!


With this I mean to get the highest possible chance of winning your games, you need to have the optimal builds and runes for the champions your playing. I see so many people with suboptimal builds and runes, that affect your winrate alot.
So please use the best possible builds and runes for your champions.


Focus on yourself!


You can´t control your teamates!


With this I mean League of Legends is a team game, but the only champion you can control is your own and with that it can easily build up frustration on your own teammates if they troll or missplay.

As I have already said you can only control yourself, and your main focus should always be on how you can improve. Improvement will give you a bigger chance of climbing in ranked, even if it is just a small improvement at a time. Just imagine that you build a house with bricks, you might only increase one brick/day but sooner or later your house of bricks is gonna be built. This is the same on how to improve in League, you maybe want to get better in trading in lane, then focus on that small piece of brick and when that is done you might want to get better on knowing jungle routes to prevent yourself from getting ganked etc, sooner or later you will get the rank you desire.

Focus on one skill for a day/week!


With this I mean before you start playing for the day decide what you want to focus on for that day. It might be that your cs is really bad then this whole day your main focus should be on getting better cs. It might be to get better at roaming then focus this day on just try to find the best possible roams.

This will help you to break down every skill you feel you need to improve on and make it alot easier to grasp for the human brain and track the progress.
Additional questions? Wish to support me further? Back to Top


If you have any additional questions, if I wouldn't explain something here properly, then feel free to visit me and ask me on my stream.

https://www.twitch.tv/sorakabro
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOmwSlpSJ3VNYQ4IQjxj6og?view_as=subscriber
https://twitter.com/brosoraka
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