Soraka Build Guide by sorakabro
[9.10] Sorakabro´s guide - how to carry as soraka in s9By sorakabro | Updated on May 14, 2019
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+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
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I always ban pyke since his whole kit is overall really good vs soraka. He can also buy the Executioner's Calling that counter soraka alot.
Need to play around the cds of thresh ability when he misses a hook just go aggressive and punish him for it.
Need to play around the cds of blitz ability when he misses a hook just go aggressive and punish him for it.
Zyra is pretty good vs soraka since she have long range of her abilitys just try to play safe and use your e when off cd to procc your spellthief.
Nami is pretty much a skillmatchup, soraka is better on prolong fights like poke heal up and poke again. While nami is better on all ins. Try to not all-in vs nami and instead play it slow.
Braum is pretty easy to play vs as soraka just keep in mind of braums q when he missed that you can just punish him for free. But try still to use your range advantage so he wont procc his passive on you.
Lulu is a skillmatchup. Lulu is better on all-ins but soraka is better on long fights. So use it to your advantage play it slow poke her down slowly heal up and trade again.
Alistar can be pretty hard if you don´t manage to poke him down before lvl 2-3 so he can´t go in on you. After first base lvl 5-6 take care and just stay behind your adc and try heal him up if they engage.
We outsustain janna just play it slow and safe, let your adc do the most trading.
Fiddle is really hard for soraka, the silence and fear is really good vs her take care and play safe. Try save your silence (E) for when they go in or fiddle uses (W).
We outsustain Karma just play it slow and safe, let your adc do the most trading. But use your e and q to poke her down.
Rakan can be pretty tricky to play against, before lvl 6 soraka can be safe and try poke with q and e, after lvl 6 play behind your adc so you dont get w,r,flash combo´d of rakan.
Sona is pretty even matchup for soraka. You want to try poke sona down with your e and q from a safe distance. Let your adc do the most of the poking and sustain the adc up.
Draven is really strong and its the perfect companion for soraka. Soraka can just play behind the draven and heal him up.
Caitlyn is pretty strong with soraka since she have such a long range. Just help her poke and sustain her up.
Lucian is ok with soraka can do fast trades and sustain it up again.
Vayne is pretty bad with soraka since, vayne have low range and sorakas early isn´t the strongest. Try play it safe and let vayne farm it up, after lvl 6 you can maybe fight them.
Jinx and soraka is pretty bad together early since its easy to gank them and both champions have weak early game pressure.
Ashe and soraka is pretty bad together early since its easy to get ganked. Try to kite them with ashe and stand behind.
Ez and soraka is pretty good the early is abit weak with waveclear and pressure in lane but mid/late game it can be really good. Just try to poke in lane and play safe.
Tristana and soraka is strong together, good waveclear, good escape from ganks and scaling is good. Help tristana out early with poking and mid/late game play behind tristana and heal her up.
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[9.10] Sorakabro´s guide - how to carry as soraka in s9By sorakabro
I have been master in soloq and challenger in 5v5 from the years that have passed.
Why should You play Soraka?
The key to success
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At the moment iam high d1 mainly playing soraka support.
I hope i can give you my insight
Let me know if you find
+Cross map playability with Global Heal
+Strong poke early game
+Increased movement towards low health targets
-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.
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.
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.
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.
PASSIVE: While within 175 units of an allied champion, you raise your Guard. Allied champions you affect with unit-targeted abilities are also Guarded for 2.5 seconds, irrelevant of distance.
If you or a Guarded ally would take damage from an enemy champion or monster, you both first gain a shield for 70 − 150 (based on level) (+ 25% Guardian's AP) (+ 12% Guardian's bonus health) as well as 20% bonus Movement speed icon movement speed for 1.5 seconds.
Its important to see how your adc is playing is he following up when your aggressive or is he mainly focusing on lasthitting cs?
If your pushing the lane and your jungle is invading you can try to assist him, but only if your walking path is safe!
During this phase you want to play carefully when your trying to ward let your top/jungle assist you.
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.
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.
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.
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.