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Sona Build Guide by HARMONEY
♫ BURST THEM WITH YOUR MELODY ♫ SONA MID GUIDE ♪ 8.13By HARMONEY | Updated on July 14, 2018
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Choose Champion Build:
❖ SONA VS. AP
❖ SONA VS. AD
Threats & Synergies
You can easily dodge her skillshots with your E and try not to get caught.
She pretty much can't do anything in lane without a gank, your ulti stops hers.
Just don't Q while shes invisible, it won't hit.
Dodge her abilities.
Your Q has more range
He can gapclose and chase so build some MR.
Stay away from your minions, he can destroy you if you misposition.
Take ignite if you can't have trouble figuring out which one is the clone.
Early might seem easy but if she builds off tank try to not build defensively.
Try to get as close to him as possible when he activates his w to make sure that his orbs don't hit you while dealing some damage.
Watch your minions and try to dodge her q in lane, get banshee's veil after lichbane.
He'll always be out of your q and aa range when he pokes so try to poke him when he goes in for cs.
Boring lane. all you can do is sit back and farm and let him do his thing.
Run when she activates ulti or try to survive till its gone to burst her.
Watch out for the Q and play safe, she can dodge your ulti easily if shes good.
I'd reccomend not picking sona.
Get barrier and hope for the best.
His stun's range is about ur aa range, poke with q and get teleport he probably will.
Play extremely safe and force him to roam. Hug turret and wish for the best.
His ulti can completely dodge ur q + aa if timed correctly, poke and ask for ganks before 6.
You can win trades easily as long as you dodge her q.
Don't get cc'ed by her.
Threats & Synergies
Dodge his abilities and don't give him the chance to gapclose.
Don't pick sona.
Don't get close.
She can gapclose easily so try to farm safely.
His windwall will be the end of you so try to burst him when his windwall is on cd.
No matter what your Sona playstyle is I think you should go for these runes in the primary tree if you're up against AP champions in lane. The secondary tree has a couple of options depending on the situation.
SECONDARY TREE OPTIONS
RESOLVE OPTION (if you're against champions that can burst)
INSPIRATION OPTION (If you're against champions that can shove waves in)
✦ ✦ ✦ ✦ ✦ ✦ ✦ ✦ ✦ ✦ ✦ ✦ ✦ ✦ ✦ ✦ ✦ ✦ ✦ ✦ ✦ ✦ ✦ ✦ ✦ ✦ ✦ ✦ ✦ ✦ ✦ ✦ ✦ ✦ ✦ ✦ ✦ ✦
PRIMARY TREE AGAINST AD
I find it hard to sustain in lane against AD champions with poke like talon and zed so picking up grasp is the best solution in my opinion since your w consumes so much mana early and scaling HP is vital if you wanna go down deal damage yet live long enough in fights to actually do something.
SECONDARY TREE OPTIONS
SORCERY OPTION (If you decide to start Dorans Shield)
INSPIRATION OPTION (If you find it hard to farm)
Minion dematerializer helps when the second cannon wave comes in, since you're probably going to be farming under turret which is hard, use it on cannon minions to freeze your lane till the next cannon wave comes in.
♪ insane lategame burst
♪ Heals are ridiculously good
♪ Ulti is more than enough to control a fight
♪ Can help teammates more than a support
♫ Extremely hard to farm under tower
♫ Mana hungry if you're spamming
♫ Once focused in fights it's hard to get out
♫ The gapcloser is a movement speed buff so enemies will have time to react
✔SPAM YOUR W WHENEVER POSSIBLE IN FIGHTS
✔GIVE MOVEMENT SPEED TO YOUR ALLIES WHEN THEY NEED IT
✔THINK OF THE TEAM
✔POSITION YOURSELF PROPERLY
✔USE FLASH WHEN NECESSARY TO ULT MULTIPLE PEOPLE
✖UNDER USE YOUR W IN FIGHTS
✖USE YOUR ULTI ON ONE PERSON IN FIGHTS
✖ROAM WHEN LANE IS PUSHED
✖TANK IN FIGHTS
✖BE A CRYBABY
Sona mid is a very risky pick, especially in high elo due to the weak early and low mobility. After playing so much sona support I realized that my late is really good but I could complete my build before the game is over, so I tried playing sona mid in season 4 and I was shocked at how much I could actually do. Playing sona mid enables you to finish your build faster and be useful.
Do you build tear?
I used to build tear then I stopped since the nature of the games has changed in LoL, over the past couple of years I've realized that games tend to end faster so building tear isn't really useful especially when you have barrier. Tear kinda sucks if you wanna be useful mid game.
I can't farm under tower, how do you do it?
Playing Sona a lot you get used to how she works as a champion and her aa and q, try to concentrate and see what you're doing wrong and how the minions are positions under tower. For example the closer the minions are to the tower the less damage it does to them so if a minion is at full health let the turret hit it twice then aa or q. If the minion is a bit far hit it with an aa let the turret land one shot then finish it off with another aa. These skills are vital and gained when you play enough of a champion. Not giving up is the key to success.