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Soraka Build Guide by millysenpai

Support Ambulance Soraka

Support Ambulance Soraka

Updated on June 1, 2021
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Runes:

Sorcery
Summon Aery
Manaflow Band
Celerity
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:

1 2 3 4
Summoner Spells
LoL Summoner Spell: Barrier

Barrier

LoL Summoner Spell: Flash

Flash

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Champion Build Guide

Ambulance Soraka

By millysenpai
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Hi my name is Milly. I'm 25 and British born Chinese. Currently just working as I have graduated University in Travel and Tourism Mangement in 2019. On the side from studying and working; I also stream on Twitch on the side, listed below. I also enjoy making cosplays with family, travelling and playing games! ❤
~Also streaming most days a week on Twitch, so feel free to stop by and ask questions if you're unsure about anything!

I started playing League in Season 4 and I've been Platinum since Season 6.

If this guide goes well I hope to make more guides soon :x
I've tried to colour co-ordinate the guide so it looks somewhat colourful ish?
If this guide has helped you in any way please Vote up & Share! :)

Here's my first Soraka Montage on YouTube if you wanna watch~
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bjdEGcOyznM&t
❥ Also if you didn't know I have a Sona Guide >here!<
❥ AP Lux Support Guide >here!<
❥ AP Lulu Support >here!<


Feel free to check some of my other links below ヅ

❥ Twitch ~ Twitch
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Introduction
I decided to make a guide as Soraka is one of my main champions in my pool and I love her!
Soraka is queen and I have all her skins now ♡♡

Also with this guide I have made seperate chapter titles so its easier to find information. As well as adding hyperlinks to items and champions and highlighting text to make it some what colourful or easier to read instead of it all as default font. And have added a range of threats and synergy champions that I have come across.

I'll try to keep this image updated as much as I can (Achieved on 31st March 2021) ♡
Recently had a nice win streak on my main with Soraka, sorry the games didn't last as long as I'd like so I could never finish with full build items :(
But I hope this gives you an idea of the items I used also stated in the guide! Even though there might have been a 45minute game almost but didn't reach full build :/ I always replace HP potions with the refillable potion so I save gold and it recharges every time I return to base and not spending 50g per pot or so.
Different items such as "Staff of Flowing Water" due to the enemy comp which would benefit AP users over AD. May not have a lot of kills, but main focus is getting assists and warding but also trying not to die to int the other team.

Faced a lot of high gold players in this match history.
(These matches were on the 1st February 2021)
Some wins from today on stream! (5th February)
I died more than I wanted to..
I hope this gives you an idea of different match ups in botlane. And still no full build items on Soraka, sometimes the ADC doesn't let me farm minions even when I have charges so I'm also missing out on gold to buy items, so sadge for me :(

Faced mid/low plat to gold players in these games.
(These matches were on the 5th February 2021)
This annoys me so much that its not align :<, some pretty victories but no full build items >.<
(These matches were on the 10th-12th March 2021)
Pros & Cons
I have conducted a pros and cons list of playing Soraka so you know what is expected D:

Pros
    ❣ Can heal often
    ❣ Global heal ultimate
    ❣ Goes well with most ADC's
    ❣ Good sustain in lane
    ❣ Can cancel abilities from opponents with Soraka silence

Cons
    ❣ Main focus in team fights :(
    ❣ Squishy target for assassins or so
    ❣ Can be poked out of lane to do any pressure
Abilities
Salvation (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 <:
Starcall (Q): If Soraka hits at least one enemy champion, she is also granted Rejuvenation for 2.5 seconds, which restores 100 / 135 / 170 / 205 / 240 (+30% of ability power) health and grants her a decaying 20 / 22.5 / 25 / 27.5 / 30% 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!
Astral Infusion (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. Healing amounts 90/125/160/195/230 and healing ratio of 70% AP.
Equinox (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.
Wish (R): Wish ability has a 50% increased heal on allied champions below 40% of their maximum health. Her R/Ult is amazing as no matter where you are on the map you can still ult to heal team mates, whether they are 1v1ing top or mid; you can always look and keep an eye out to help with heals to make sure they don't die during a fight or even to win the battle!
Summoner Spells
❥ I pick Flash on D and Barrier on F as others may choose the other way around, I don't have much of a reason to it but I feel more comfortable playing with the spells on D and F.

❥ 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. For example you may have a Yasuo ADC 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.

Exhaust is okay but it wouldn't be my ideal pick as in some team fights if they have a Tryndamere 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%.
Runes
Summon Aery: I choose Aery for all because her abilities offer 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.

Transcendence: This can be picked if you want to rush having 10% cooldown reduction by level 10 or even getting 40% cooldown as soon as possible. At level 10 you will receive 10% cooldown and when you hit 40% cooldown, you get AP (Ability Power) for any extra CDR. Since you are building and rushing cooldown reduction, you would probably find yourself overcapping in cooldown, so this would transition well into your build and does not waste any extra cooldown reduction
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.
Item Build
Relic Shield I've been building this support item for Soraka over Spellthief's Edge as it provides HP regen and 2-3 charges which allows you to execute minions that are below 50% hp for melee minions and 30% hp for ranged minions. After killing a minion with a charge will grant you and the nearest ally gold as well. I often build this over Spellthief's Edge as the passive grants gold faster so i'm able to build Soraka items more effiently, I feel more confident using this support item.

Spellthief's Edge should be a standard first item or the above 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.

Moonstone Renewer as a first item as well as it being Soraka mystic item. This gives healing, ability haste and 100% mana regen when fully completed. In my opinion its quite OP and have been building it first in almost every ranked game I've been in, when in combat the passive is proc'ed to increase healing by 12.5% which can be stacked up to 4 times. Late game with Moonstone Renewer is buff, most likely your team will never die because you'd keep them topped up with HP. But you may also be a focus during combat so becareful!
Since Moonstone renewer has received a nerf, I've been building this item here and there depending on the team comp/matchup. The passive empowers or protects ally champions nearby, it will grant you and them 25% bonus movement speed for 1.5 seconds which can be quite useful if you are starting a fight but also chasing after targets running away. The active when used will grant you and nerby allies 60% movement speed that decats of 4 seconds. This is also a Mythic item and this empowers allies other legendary items they have with 5 ability haste.
I use to go with Mobility Boots but changed into Ionian Boots of Lucidity, as these boots provide 20 haste/also CD 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. Mobility Boots 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.

Consider buying Ardent Censer as it provides +10% bonus healing and shielding power. It increases Soraka abilities and boosts your ADC attack speed and shielding them. This item helps proc Summon Aery which also makes it a good team buff team fighting. This is also a good early item for ADCs if you're worried about them taking too much damage/harass from the enemy botlane.

This item is basically the summoner spell Cleanse and it also consists of 15 Haste/CD, 20% healing and shielding. 50 Magic Resist and 100% mana regen. This item is extremely useful for removing CC for one ally as well as providing a small heal to the target. Very useful against champions abilities, for example Ashe's Enchanted Crystal Arrow, Leona's Shield of Daybreak or Solar Flare, Morgana's Dark Binding, Skarner's Impale and so on.

This has 50 AP, 10% Heal and Shield power as well as 100% Base Mana Regen, every time you use it on a ally it grants you and them an additional 15% movement speed and a small 20-40 AP for 3 seconds. The 20-40 depends on what level the ally is and this item is useful if you have AP users on your team comp. I personally don't build this item as in my games as we only have one AP or so and its not worth in my opinion as there are more helpful items to build. If you have a APC as your ADC then this item would also be ideal for a advantage in lane.

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 in and when you're dead. 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.

Personal preference on this item, but early game you don't need to upgrade to Mejai's straight away with it being Dark Seal is fine as you can start stacking stacks. Provides a small amount of health and AP for Dark Seal, after upgrading it, it will have an increased amount of health and AP. You gain 4 stacks for every champion killed and 2 stacks for assists, you can gather up to 25 stacks but upon dying you lose 10 stacks, also gain 5 AP for ever stack and added 10% bonus movement speed if you have at least 10 stacks. This item is used commonly for roaming champions, you can get it on Soraka and roam to help other lanes as well as having it after laning phase, as if allies are x amount of HP Soraka gains her passive to have increased movement speed to low allies which would stack together. If you decide to build this item try not to get caught and lose the stacks gathered as late game your allies might question why you have it if you cannot stack it as its pointless.



~ So these next items listed can be the can be used in the final build. I have listed a few depending on the matchup.
Chemtech Putrifier this item can deal magic damage to enemy champions and inflicts them with 40% grievous wounds for 3 seconds. Healing or shielding allied champions empower you and their next instance of samage against enemy champions within 5 seconds to apply 60% grievous wounds for 3 seconds. This item can be used for the whole team and used for anti healing, contains 20 ability haste, AP and 100% base mana regen.
Quicksilver Sash would be chosen if you have matchup with champions that have knock ups/roots/stuns and qith QSS it can help you out and remove all crowd control debuffs. Eg champions with long range cc engage such as Malphite, Sejuani; it might be useful against Malzahar ult, Skarner ult, Ashe ult, etc.
Zhonya's Hourglass upgraded version of Stopwatch which you can use more than once with a timer, this provides ability power, armour and 10% cooldown reduction. A better choice over Banshee's Veil and useful against champion ults such as Zed, Kayn, Fizz, etc.
Locket of the Iron Solari as it grants Armour and Magic Resist, with 20 haste/CD ; it also grants a decaying shield to nearby allied champions and yourself for 2.5 seconds. Most used to prevent damage in a smaller area. Locket is now a Mythic item as well, so if you build this you will not be able to get Moonstone Renewer, so consider your team matchup and which you think will be better for late game.
Banshee's Veil as it grants a spell shield that blocks the next enemy ability and is refreshed after no damage is taken from enemy champions for 40 seconds.
Useful against a champion like Malphite
Warmog's Armor is good but consider buying more health items as it can activate its passive and upgrading it to Warmog's Heart (3000 maximum health). More health = more healing provided for the team, especially warmogs heart restores 25% of maximum health every 5 seconds if damage hasnt been taken in 6 seconds.
Spirit Visage may be built depending on your enemy team comp, as it offers 10% cooldown reduction, 100% base health regen, 55 Magic Resist and on top of that this items passive increases all healing, regeneration and drain effects on yourself by 30%. I choose this because of the passive and increased healing is really good on Soraka as her main goal is to keep her team alive through the fight!
Mercury's Treads bought depending on the team comp, if you feel you need some Magic Resist or early MR in lane against a Mage support such as Neeko, Lux, Brand, Morgana, etc. Or build Ninja Tabi for Armour against AD (Attack Damage) champions..
Mobility Boots may be bought to roam and pressure others lanes if winning as well as to roam if their support is roaming too! It increases Soraka movement speed by +115 if out of combat for 5 seconds.
Plated Steelcaps replacement name for Ninja tabi, defensive boots as it gives 20 armour and the passive reduces incoming damage from all basic attacks by 12%. If you feel you're taking too much AA from the enemy or if you want to have a little more defense early then these would be an ideal pick.
Change Log / Updated
02/06/2021 - Added "Shurelya's Battlesong" & "Chemtech Putrifier" to item build & wow we hit 150k views ❤
14/04/2021 - Updated Guide title & thankyou for 134k!
31/03/2021 - Updated Soraka Rank EU #123 & 123,3k views!
21/03/2021 - Updated Soraka Rank EU #144 & 120,7k views c:
12/03/2021 - Updated Soraka EU #103 & 116K :)
10/03/2021 - Updated Soraka EU Rank & 115,4k!!
05/03/2021 - Wow what? omg surpass 100k milestone and onwards to 111,7k & 50 upvotes tyvm ❤
04/03/2021 - 91k c:
03/03/2021 - Updated Soraka Rank // 89,5k~
23/02/2021 - Changes to introduction section & 80k o:
21/02/2021 - Changes to Soraka buffs & guide title change // TY 77,9K~
~Added changes to "Abilities"
13/02/2021 - omg we made it to 70k views & 40 upvotes <3 | Feel free to join the discord server too!
12/02/2021 - Added information & changes for below items // ty for 66.9k
~Added "Mejai's Soulstealer"
~Updated "Redemption"
11/02/2021 - Changed information about Runes // 64,8k :)
10/02/2021 - Updated guide to [11.3] // ty 64,1k!
~Removed "Athenes Unholy Grail" (item removed)
~Changed "Alternative Full Build" items
~Added "Mejai's Soulstealer"
08/02/2020 - Updated mastery on Soraka // thanks for 60,5k views & 36 upvotes!
07/02/2021 - Few changes & updates // also thankyou for 58,8k!
~Added "Staff of Flowing Water", "Plated Steelcaps" and added information related
~Changed icons and names of items
~Updated "To Do List"
05/02/2021 - Added up to date EU/World Soraka Rank & new match histories~ // 55,4k views!
04/02/2021 - Added up to date Ranked for Soraka EUW & World as well as match history with soraka // tyvm for 51,9k views!
02/02/2021 - Thankyou so much for 50,1k <3
01/02/2021 - 48k!! & added item and information for "Mikael's blessing"
31/01/2021 - 46,5k views & if you enjoy the guide or find it helpful please vote up <3
30/01/2021 - Thankyou so much for 43,8k, I hope I can make the guide even better with more items, matchups, comparisons and much more! Lately my games haven't been reaching late game and end within 25 minutes so my Soraka builds are never full build :/
~Moved some items around, added "Staff of flowing water"
~Changed description of "Ionian Boots of Lucidity" and "Locket of the Iron Solari"
~Changed Soraka's ability information to be up to date with her buffs in [11.2]
~Removed "Twin Shadows" from items as its removed from the game
29/01/2021 - Added "Moonstone renewer" to items & 40,7k views?!!
28/01/2021 - Added more items to standard build & starter items, changes to "Ardent Censer" in item build
27/01/2021 - Changed title from [10.8] to [11.2], changed description of "Athene's Unholy Grail" and moved to a different section, added "Relic Shield" for item build & wow thankyou for 35k views ♥
14/10/2020 - Wow thanks for 30k and 27 upvotes (´∀`)♡ & updated to [10.19]
20/09/2020 - Yay 25k views!!
31/08/2020 - Thankyou for the 20k views ♥
11/06/2020 - OMG WE HIT 5K VIEWS!, thankyou so much for taking the time to visit and read my guide ♥
30/05/2020 - Updated guide to [10.11] & small changes to "Introduction".
24/05/2020 - Thankyou to UnleashTheBeast & Pallysftw91 for the RP and I now own all soraka skins, and also thankyou for the 10 up votes ♡
17/05/2020 - Yaaaay we reached 2500 views! ♥
15/05/2020 - Updated guide to [10.10] & updated from 2 skins to 1 missing for Soraka thanks to Pally :)
04/05/2020 - Added optional runes for sorcery.
03/05/2020 - Guide complete! ♥
02/05/2020 - Updated information banner, added information to Runes Chapter
01/05/2020 - Added icons, hyperlinks & made paragraphs neater.
30/04/2020 - Added information to About me, Introduction, Pros & Cons and Abilities.
29/04/2020 - Creating Soraka guide, need to add information to chapters as saving did not make a draft.
To Do List
- Add more information about threats and synergy champions
- Add more up to date match history with Soraka C:

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