Soraka Build Guide by millysenpai
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+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
Ability Order Aggressive Lane
Threats & Synergies
Bard out trades Soraka in lane and roams often for chimes and helping other lanes.
Nautilus will focus Soraka in lane putting you behind, try to stand behind minions to avoid getting Qed and stun during lane.
Big threat in lane as you'll be main focus in laning phase and hooked over adc.
Ashe will most likely start W and poke you out of attacking
Soraka silence is ideal if Alistar focuses you.
Caitlyn's range out pokes you so its hard to land Starcall (Q).
Very aggressive laner and will focus as Soraka is squishy. If you can land Starcall (Q) it can slow Draven and possibly miss catching his axe.
Most likely use Death Mark (R) on Soraka during team fights so you cannot help team out.
Just like any other knockup champs, his Windwall (W) blocks Soraka Starcall (Q) from hitting.
Lux uses a lot of mana during early laning phase, make sure to dodge her Light Binding (Q) and Lucent Singularity (E).
Avoid taking damage in lane and try to poke with Starcall (Q) in chance of him playing more safe in lane.
Try to sustain her poke, at level 2 as they may engage a fight as Leona at level 2.
Soraka pokes Braum out of lane and hide behind minions so his Winter's Bite (Q) has low chance of hitting you.
Janna will only come towards you to throw Zephyr (W) and her Ult can be quickly finished due to Equinox (E).
Not much threat unless in laning phase you are focused. But your Starcall (Q) can be affective to gain back HP and slow Sona when coming in with her Hymn of Valor (Q). High chance of Sona poking the adc from csing in lane.
Not a extreme threat but Katarina hurts a lot especially during her Ult as well but can easily be stopped by Soraka Silence.
Annoying to play against in lane due to her plants and her root, I recommend getting crucible to remove any roots during team fight,
Nami is a cross between even and major threat as if her bubble hits you are unable to do anything for a few seconds and taking damage while in it. Her Ebb and Flow (W) can also bounce off you into healing herself as others, try to keep a distance and throw Starcall (Q) if you're confident and hitting.
Extremely annoying to lane against as hes constantly trying to pressure lane, make sure to keep bushes ward, watch map for control incase of his ult at level 6.
Pyke will try to hook you and try to root afterwards, make sure you silence with Soraka so he would not be able to.
Good combo with Ashe Volley (W) as her W will slow as well as using Soraka's Starcall (Q).
Chance of double root during laning phase as opponets run into Jinx's Flame Chompers! (E) and with Soraka Equinox (E) can also root targets if standing long enough.
Opponents standing in Caitlyn's traps gives Soraka time to either Starcall (Q) or Equinox (E).
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❣ Can heal often
❣ Global heal ultimate
❣ Goes well with most ADC's
❣ Good sustain in lane
❣ Can cancel abilities from opponents with Soraka silence
❣ Main focus in team fights :(
❣ Squishy target for assasins or so
❣ Can be poked out of lane to do any pressure
|(Passive)||Soraka gains 70% Movement Speed when moving towards allied champions below 40% of their maximum health, which means you run to those allies who are low or trying to escape. Soraka the saviour <: [/td]|
|(Q)||If Soraka hits at least one enemy champion, she is also granted Rejuvenation for 2.5 seconds, which restores 50 / 60 / 70 / 80 / 90 (+30% of ability power) health and grants her a decaying 15 / 17.5 / 20 / 22.5 / 25% movement speed buff over its duration. I love using her Q often in laning phase as it slows targets down, gives a small movement boost and heals Soraka also giving more health to heal your team mate!|
|(W)||Her W is used to heal allies, she cannot heal if her health is below 5%. I love how much healing she can do as well as using Starcall to regain health back to repeat if needed.|
|(E)||Her E is often used to silence opponents from using their abilities or even to cancel during team fights which is quite handy for those champions like Katarina. On top of that if opponents are still in the silence circle till it ends they are also rooted up to 2 seconds.|
[*] I choose Flash for Soraka get away or escape, I choose Barrier over Ignite or Exhaust as in team fights or laning phase I tend to get focused or the opponents try to dive under tower. Having Barrier also gives a small amount of shield or so to survive from ignite or last hits.
[*] Heal can be an alternative to Barrier/Exhaust or Ignite if you want to take extra heals or the ADC may take Barrier or Exhaust incase. Such a Yasuo that may take Flash & Exhaust. Or if your ADC takes Barrier then be expected to take Heal.
[*] Ignite might be good early depending on how your ADC is, it also depends if you can use ignite during fights in hopes it gets someone.
[*] Exhaustis okay but it wouldn't be my ideal pick as in some team fights if they have a Trydamere or Olaf, Exhaust has no real effect when they are in Ult, it may be useful for other champions but personally I prefer Barrier over other spells. Exhaust is standard or requested by other team mates as it slows the targetted champion by 30% and reduces their damage output by 40%.
Summon Aery: I choose Aery for all her match ups as it offers damage and shields. As you use Starcall for damage dealing so Aery will fly and hit opponents as well as her Equinox and her Astral Infusion healing with a small shield from Aery too.
|Manaflow Band: I thought Manaflow Band was a good choice for Soraka as she requires health and mana to restore health to allies. With more mana = more possible healing to allies; as stated after reaching 250 bonus mana it will restore 1% of the missing mana ever 5 seconds.|
|Celerity: All movement bonuses are 7% more effective on Soraka, which is helpful especially when keeping allies alive during fights. The guide is called Ambulance Soraka as shes fast and coming to help!|
|Scorch: The last rune is scorch which allows the next damaging ability hit sets champions on fire for 15-35 bonus magic damage based on level with a 10 second cooldown. So using Starcall will effectively deal magic damage.|
|Bone Plating: I think Bone Plating is a good choice as after taking damage from enemy champions it allows the next 3 spells or attacks will give Soraka between 30-60 less damage. Which is effective as in lane Soraka will be poked or focused and with dealing less champion is realiable.|
|Revitalize: This is extremely helpful to Soraka as her abilities provide healing and shields to allies. She provides 5% heals and shielding power. She also has an additional 10% heals and shielding to targets who are below 40% health. In total Soraka provides 15% heal and shield power.|
|Offense x2 + Defense x1: 1st Diamond for +9 Adaptive Power over attack speed and cooldown reduction. You do not need to take Time because with Soraka build you can easily obtain 40% cooldown reduction. 2nd Diamond over Armour and Magic Resist. Last rune is +6 Armour just for a little Defense and much more useful over Health but consider taking the circle for +8 Magic Resist if you find yourself up against a mage duo botlane or so.|
Optional Runes for Sorcery
[*] I have put additional runes below with explanation that you can also take instead of Celerity and Scorch.
|Gathering Storm: This rune is chosen quite often for Soraka as it provides AP (Ability Power) scaling and this can be handy if the game is dragged out. Gathering storm scales better over time which means more AP (Ability Power) for healing team mates.|
|Spellthief's Edge should be a standard first item for Soraka and 2 Health Potion, Spellthief Edge will be transformed to Frostfang and then into Shard of True Ice. This item needs to gather stacks before it can be transformed, the 1st upgrade will provide wards to help you ward around the map for vision. Each upgrade increases Soraka Adaptive Power, Gold generation, Health and increased base Mana regen.|
|Consider buying Ardent Censer as it gives Soraka +8% movement speed and +10% bonus healing and shielding power. It increases Soraka abilities and boosts your ADC attack speed. This item helps proc Summon Aery which also makes it a good team buff team fighting.|
|I tend to build Athene's Unholy Grail first as you can stack Athene's and spam the use of abilities more without worrying about mana so much. It grants 5 ability power for every 25% base mana regen as well as providing 10% cooldown reduction, magic resist and 100% base mana regen.|
|Redemption is another Soraka Wish (R) which grants health back but with mana too but a delay upon casting unlike her ult. You can use Redemption during team fights you're not in and out of range to help, the radius range is 5500 when hovering over it and will show you whats in range and whats not. You can also use Redemption when you're dead to help allies.|
|I use to go with Boots of Mobility but changed into Ionian Boots of Lucidity, as these boots provide +10% cooldown reduction and reduces Summoner Spells by 10%. Having a a lot of CDR early in lane can be quite helpful for your ADC and your team, once you hit level 6 your allies might rely and hope you have Wish to help them during a fight. Boots of Mobility provides +115 Movement Speed when out of combat for 5 seconds, I realised it would not make much difference during a team fight as you'll always be in combat till you die, till your team backs off or so. Especially with Soraka passive she gains 70% Movement speed to allies that are below 40% of their maximum health.|
~ So these next items listed can be the 6th and final item to the build. I have listed a few depending on the matchup.
Useful against a champion like Malphite
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