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Sona Build Guide by 35OCE

Support [11.18] Chinese GM Sona Build Sleeper OP

Support [11.18] Chinese GM Sona Build Sleeper OP

Updated on September 10, 2021
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Runes: Versing Heavy CC, Laning Enchanters

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Summon Aery
Manaflow Band
Gathering Storm

Presence of Mind
Legend: Tenacity

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


LoL Summoner Spell: Exhaust


LoL Summoner Spell: Flash


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Champion Build Guide

[11.18] Chinese GM Sona Build Sleeper OP

By 35OCE
About Me
Hey guys I am Three Five and welcome to my Grandmaster Sona guide. I'm a Grandmaster Sona player from OCE. I started playing Sona all the way back in season 3. Sona was a champion I played a lot of when I peaked top 100 in OCE in Season 9, I'd consider her my biggest comfort champ and I talk to many High Elo Sona players from different regions to constantly ensure I play her as well as I can. .
I regularly stream my gameplay on Twitch and tweet a lot on Twitter
Why Sona

Sona - Maven Of The Strings
Origin: Demacia
Speciality: Healing, Shielding, Speeding up, Healing, Shielding, Speeding up.
Why should you play this complicated champion? Sona is a great pick that can take over and destroy SoloQ games in the mid-late game. Sona can outscale all supports with ease, her aoe shield, heal and speed up with literally zero CD gives your enemies cancer. And leave the enemy team in the dust so hard that they will all chat 'Support Gap.'
Pros & Cons
+ High Scaling Mid-Late Game
+ Non AD-Dependant
+ High Utility To Team
+ Gives Opponents Cancer
+ Tons Of Healing
+ Tons Of Shields

All in all, Sona is a great champion on Support for soloq. In soloq, high scaling makes you overpowered in the mid to late stages of the game. Infinite shielding and healing and speeding up will destroy the enemy players mental.
- Lack of Laning Power
- Squishy at All Stages of Game
- Vulnerable to CC
- Hard to Play From Behind

Just like any other champion, Sona has her weaknesses. However, her strenghts heavily outweigh her weaknesses. When mastered and you know how to play around her weaknesses Sona will have dominating mid game power that you can transition to easy LP and plays.

This sorcery page shows the most efficient rune page for our baby girl Sona. The main keystone for Sona is Summon Aery. Summon Aery allows you to deal extra poke damage in lane as well as gives extra shield to your teammates when they’re buffed by Hymn of Valor, Aria of Perseverance and Song of Celerity. Summon Aery should be used in most of your games as it has insane synergy with Moonstone Renewer.
For the second row you always want to take Manaflow Band over the others. Manaflow Band gives you bonus max mana each time you damage an enemy with your Hymn of Valor. When you max out your Manaflow Band you will receive regenerate 1% of missing mana per second. This rune is very efficient on Sona as she relies on mana to spam her abilities to impact the game in the mid-game.
In the third row Transcendence is the ONLY viable option. It is very broken on Sona as it synergizes with her kit very well. The scaling ability haste is exactly what Sona needs as well as upon champion takedowns, it refunds cooldowns of her non-ultimate abilities. So she can spam those spells again.
In the last row you have two choices. Generally I would always take Scorch and this would help a little with Sona’s weak laning phase. Scorch enables extra poke damage in the early game so Sona would be trading HP better. But however Gathering Storm is a viable alternative. Gathering Storm scales giga hard into the late game and Sona’s power late game will be unstoppable – given that you survived the laning phase.

Presence of Mind gives amazing mana sustain in lane and during teamfights. Sona relies on her mana to be useful to the team. As especially after the rework, her cooldowns are getting much lower in the mid-game. Therefore having Presence of Mind is very important for her mana sustain.

If there are lots of CC on the enemy team, pick Legend: Tenacity. This reduces the time of you been crowd controlled. Then opt in for Mercury's Treads will give you total 51% tenancity when fully stacked. Which means if you were to get stunned by 3 seconds you will now only be stunned for 1.5 seconds. Sona is very vulnerable to CC and having 51% tenancity is so much more safer especially in teamghts.

Standard enchanter. 2x Adaptive Force and 1x Armor.
Spellthief's Edge
There is only one starting item that you want to go which is Spellthief's Edge. This item outperforms Relic Shield by a ton. Spellthief's Edge gives mana regen and is generally faster to complete it's passive gold generation.


There are two good mythics for Sona to choose from, however generally you would want to go Moonstone Renewer because it gives extra shielding and healing power.

Moonstone Renewer is a perfect choice for Sona. The stats it gives her are ideal for healing and shieling durin long teamfights. It allows her to constantly pump out hp and shields to her teammates. As well as achieving goal of giving your enemy team cancer.
Shurelya's Battlesong is the alternate. This item gives movement speed to all allies affected by your shields. This includes Aria of Perseverance shield. Along with Summon Aery, movement speed buff would ever stop. Your team will be even faster than a racecar. This item is good when your teammates picked low mobility champions and needs a bit of extra movement speed to either engage or kite. For example: Darius, Jinx, Trundle and etc.

Items explained

Time to explain the items other than the mythic.
Sona's item build is very straight forward. Chemtech Putrifier is the most broken support item you can ever find. 60% heal cut to any enemy champions that was damaged by an shielded ally. Alongside the AOE shield from Aria of Perseverance on all your teammtes,

Staff of Flowing Water is generally good on Sona as her Aria of Perseverance is AoE shielding, therefore she could buff her entire team if they are in vicinity. Same logic applies for Ardent Censer. I would usually pick one of these two items to purchase.

If you want more healing and shielding during the mid-late game, Cosmic Drive is a perfect item. It also gives lots of mobility as well as ability haste. My build path is usually Moonstone Renewer > Chemtech Putrifier > Cosmic Drive > Vigilant Wardstone

Last to talk about, Zhonya's Hourglass is a situational item on Sona. This item is to be considered when you instantly die whenever a teamfight happens. Or if there are assassins hunting you down. This item is to delay your death and hopefully enemy will be out of position when they commit too hard for you. As I said previously, you need to be alive to provide utility to your teammates.

Laning and Teamfights

Laning & Teamfight with Sona

Sona has poor laning powers, your objective in lane is to ONLY POKE WITH Q MAX RANGE AND GET STACKS ON YOUR PASSIVE AND GOLD. Avoid extended trades as you barely have any kill pressure early in lane. A lot of new Sona players always tries to go for extended trades and wants to try to get a solo kill but ended up dying and giving away gold to the enemy laners. So please keep in mind your laning objectives as Sona is a scaling champ.
In teamfights you always want to be extra cautious regarding your positioning. Sona needs to be standing together along her backline carries and spamming her Aria of Perseverance and Song of Celerity whenever available. Save your Crescendo for any assasins or potential threats to your carries. Also it is important to try use Power Chord with Aria of Perseverance in teamfights as it is very underrated. Your green Power Chord is a 30% damage reduction debuff which acts like a mini Exhaust.
In all words, stay alive, spam your spells, and you will watch your enemies cry and gain fat LP.

Thank you for reading to the end of my first guide on Mobafire! Please check me out on Twitch and Twitter and upvote this guide if you enjoyed. Until next time <3
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