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Soraka Build Guide by Amityoce

Support S9 Challenger Guide to Soraka S10 :)

Support S9 Challenger Guide to Soraka S10 :)

Updated on July 6, 2020
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Runes: Aery

1 2
Sorcery
Summon Aery
Manaflow Band
Transcendence
Gathering Storm

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
Standard High Elo Summoners
LoL Summoner Spell: Flash

Flash

LoL Summoner Spell: Heal

Heal

Recommended Items

Ability Order Skill Order for Soraka

Threats & Synergies

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Champion Build Guide

S9 Challenger Guide to Soraka S10 :)

By Amityoce
❤️About me ❤️

About Me



Hi guys Amity here, s6-s9 chall sup/jg main, known for ardent supports Rank 1 yuumi s9 OCE Rank 5 World,bringing you a informative series not just on mobafire but coming soon to youtube and twitch.

I am here to give some Insight guidance and help with how to climb, things to look out for and to help people get confident on support with proper patch support items/runes/ability skill up's, Matchups + Pro's and Cons, If you ever want to stop by my stream when Im streaming I am happy to talk, there is a strong strong misconception that supports cannot climb elo fast, as someone who has climbed to chall s6-s9 and has gone on 20-40 win streaks no duo with champions Like Nami/Sona/Soraka/Lulu I am here to prove you wrong.

Some good notes is Soraka right now in s10 is probably the strongest support outside of maybe yuumi :/ in SOLOQ in the right hands :) yay. and now im going to show you how to perfect your skills, Knowledge and game sense+ decision making, Laning phase and how to play teamfights!
Youtube coming soon with informative gameplay guides vods highlights and more.
❤️Abilities ❤️
Salvation EFFECT RADIUS: 2500


INNATE: Soraka gains Movement speed icon 70% bonus movement speed when moving towards allied champions below Health icon 40% of their maximum health.


Starcall TARGET RANGE: 800 EFFECT RADIUS: 235 COST: 45 / 50 / 55 / 60 / 65 MANACOOLDOWN: 8 / 7 / 6 / 5 / 4

Soraka calls down a star at the target area, granting Sight icon sight over it before landing after 0.25 − 1 (based on target range) seconds, dealing Magic damage magic damage and Slow icon slowing enemies hit by 30% for 2 seconds.

MAGIC DAMAGE:
85 / 120 / 155 / 190 / 225 (+ 35% AP)

TOTAL SELF-HEAL:
50 / 60 / 70 / 80 / 90 (+ 30% AP)

BONUS MOVEMENT SPEED:
15 / 17.5 / 20 / 22.5 / 25%

Hitting at least one enemy Champion returns the star dust toward Soraka, granting her Rejuvenation for 2.5 seconds, Heal power healing her every 0.5 seconds and granting her Movement speed to an ally decaying over the duration.
While Soraka is Rejuvenated she can Rejuvenate other allies with Astral Infusion Astral Infusion, granting them the same effects for the same duration.


Astral Infusion TARGET RANGE: 550 COST: 10% MAXIMUM HEALTH + 40 / 45 / 50 / 55 / 60 MANA
COOLDOWN: 6 / 5 / 4 / 3 / 2

HEAL:
80 / 115 / 150 / 185 / 220 (+ 60% AP)

HEALTH COST REDUCTION:
80 / 85 / 90 / 95 / 100%

If cast while Starcall, the health cost will be reduced by a percentage.

Astral Infusion cannot be cast if Soraka is below 5% of her maximum health.

Equinox
TARGET RANGE: 925 EFFECT RADIUS: 250COST: 70 / 75 / 80 / 85 / 90 MANA
COOLDOWN: 20 / 19 / 18 / 17 / 16


Soraka creates a celestial zone at the target location, dealing magic damage to enemy champions that were inside it upon creation. The zone then persists for 1.5 seconds, Silence icon silencing all enemy champions within it every 0.25 seconds.

MAGIC DAMAGE:
70 / 95 / 120 / 145 / 170 (+ 40% AP)

ROOT DURATION:
1 / 1.25 / 1.5 / 1.75 / 2

After the duration, the zone detonates, dealing the same magic damage to all enemy champions within and briefly rooting them.


Wish EFFECT RADIUS: GLOBAL COST:100 MANA COOLDOWN: 160 / 145 / 130


Soraka calls upon the stars, instantly healing all allied champions, and herself, which is increased by 50% on targets below 40% of their maximum
health.


HEAL:
150 / 250 / 350 (+ 55% AP)


Uses For Equinox


Equinox is only defensive tool, outside her Q slow and Rejuvenate.
Spamming it for damage in lane gives leaves you open to being engaged on, I hold this ability for 2v2 re-engages or If im getting a gank from my jungler and or Mid I will use it as a silence so they cant initially flash away, I slightly cast it infront of the enemy just so it hits them but so that they walk into it, Combined with my Q slow to hopefully root them.


If im turret diving the enemy botlane with my team, I will try to either E for the root/silence or E to prevent things like EKKO R escape, if ekko is silenced he cannot ult away :)


If I'm being chased by the enemy JG/ENEMY team mid/late game I will Pre-emptive E choke points so I can Q them to root them into an escape, Synergising with my Q movement speed buff. Shown in the picture below.

If I have a Fizz or a Zed Who is ulting or flashing on me I will E myself to Root them and Silence them into place And Exhaust them and Redemption myself. Worst case scenario is you're trading a fed MID for a Support always going to be worth late game.

If they are engaging on my mid/adc I will Redemption and use my E on my ally and then walk over and Q and W and R if they are low.

❤️Items❤️
Notes When building Soraka with her Items: I see alot of soraka's on twitch when I watch there gameplays rush Chalice of Harmony First This item does not benefit your botlane, THE ONLY TIME I WOULD EVER EVER BUILD THIS OVER FIENDISH CODEX is if I was vsing a dual mage botlane, and or APC botlane
Fiendish Codex+ Dark Seal for lane is ALOT of combat stats to be throwing away for unnecessary and un-needed mana regen and magic resist which usually is needed.
Mikaels Strong Benefits your heals and shields, makes your team not need to rush QSS's.

Athenes I GET THIS EVERY GAME AS A FIRST ITEM NO EXCEPTIONS, I DO NOT BUILD FORBIDDEN IDOL BEFORE THIS THAT IS GOLD INEFFICIENT AND DELAYS YOUR POWERSPIKE, THE COOLDOWN/AP/MR/PASSIVE OF ATHENES IS WAY TOO STRONG TO BE THROWN AWAY FOR 5% heals and shields.. INSANE!


Redemption Big aoe heal great for team fights proc's ardent for your team.


Ardent Strong for adc's, really good for champions like jax and any other auto attack ad champion ( will prio this item after ATHENE for the most part depending on team comps, REDEMPTION CAN PROC THIS!)

Ionian Boots UNIQUE: +10% cooldown reduction UNIQUE: Reduces summoner spell cooldowns by 10%. Really strong boots for most ardent supports I value both unique passives.


Shurelya's This is a fun item that gives bonus heal/shields extra hp+ and it gives you a great burst of movement speed for your team. Good for Peeling/Engaging and Disengaging.

Zekes Great Stats and really good on hyper carries I usually buy this item on all ardent supports after my core.




Mejais I usually buy a dark seal on my first back, If I get it close to 10 stacks I will upgrade it, gives you great combat stats mana/ and its cheap.
❤️Lane Matchups❤️
I have a youtube video Demostrating 1v2'ing botlanes as soraka/sona in diamond elo
with not so very talented adc's I suggest watching it, So you can see how I support in a non duo environment from unranked - Challenger. And Still control the lane at every aspect point.
The reason why I havent listed any enemy supports as threats in the lane matchups is because I believe in this state of meta that ardent supports we really have no bad matchups in the botlane,

Any Lane is winnable with strong mentality, Good Skills, Good Mechanics and Good Decision making. Do NOT FLAME YOUR ADC FOR BEING BAD.

With confidence practice and skill and game sense I believe champions like Lulu, Janna Soraka can be blindpicked into most matchups and come out ahead. A brief explanation:


They have longer range, stronger level 1's can get level 2 first. You can safely poke enemy adc's and zone supports/adcs from exp range in lane.



Vsing melee matchups: Leona, Naut Thresh, Blitz

Side Step there form of CC engage, and retailiate and poke, when they go to targon a minion use your Q on them and an auto or two, this will automatically win early game for you. Aslong as you don't put yourself in a position where you can get ganked the enemy botlane will be spamming for help.

You have an extremely strong disengage your Equinox
❤️Summoner Spell Breakdown❤️

Analysing and breaking down the s10 meta for support summoners on soraka.







Flash pretty standard rune on every support.


Summoner Spell HealWith Revitalise PASSIVE: Grants 5% Heal and shield power.
Outgoing healing and outgoing shielding is increased by 10% on targets below Health 40% health.
Incoming healing, incoming shielding, self healing and self shielding are increased by 10% while you are below 40% health.

This Rune matched withUNIQUE: Reduces summoner spell cooldowns by 10%.

I never run this rune on soraka I find it extremely invaluable to the team and to the lane, if I'm ever in a situation that i get hard engaged on or jumped by an assassin then I didn't do my job as a support and positioned incorrectly or poorly.

If you really want to run this rune then your adc will have to run heal, but as this meta is I Value exhaust on my adc.
❤️Pros And Cons ❤️
Pro's and Cons of Soraka


Pro's

She has the best and safest laning phase shes a lane bully she can deny enemys from even playing the lane.

She can 1v2 a lane safely using her E as a safety net.

She is incredible to blindpick and doesn't really have many bad matchups in the botlane.

She scales amazingly.

Her R is a global heal that can make cross map plays a reality.


CONS

She can easily be picked off in lane if you dont space yourself between yourself and the enemy.

She is squishier then most other supports.

She is often focused in team fights which is often a good thing since your adc will be free to fight as they please.

Requires good game sense to pull off.
❤️Helping Your Jungle❤️
This is exactly what it sounds like


You notice that your jungler is getting invaded or chased by the enemy mid/jg and you're closest to your turret then go and roam up and help him even being spotted by the enemy team can stop the enemies from chasing. Especially if you're in a 3v2 situation they will leave.


You have lane priority early game because you hit level 2 first, your jungler is being contested for scuttle HELP HIM!!!! you lose nothing for it and potentially get a kill or give your jungler a lead.

You have lane Priority because you read my guides and the enemy jungler is a stronger dueler level 1-6 so forcing a split map early game.
You're trying to assist your jungler so he can actually play the game.
this is one example of a scenario that could happen


Your enemy jungler (AS AN EXAMPLE COULD BE ANY CHAMPION)"Elise" started red side to level 2 gank the enemy top, Then he paths to your Blue Side Jungle before return ganking top because no sums.


you already know he didnt path to a full clear or red to blueside gank bot because he didnt walk over your trinket vision after his red.

So as a support you shove the lane in hard to prioritise assisting your jungler with clearing enemy blue buff/scuttle if anyone is going to collaspe on him, your enemy botlane cant collaspe without losing creeps. Enemy mid - did he exhaust all his mana to shove lane? Do you guys win the 3v3? your mid in a typical soloq environment probably wont collaspe in this scenario because he is shoved in and losing those waves of creeps is not worth your jungler getting a blue side clear.




This is just one situation where your jungler ( evelynn) is full clearing red side enemy jungle and is spotted topside, enemy jungle so your jungler typically will invade enemy blueside. This is fine, but if your botlane does not have prio then your jungler will get collasped on and die, he will then tilt and blame his entire team for him forcing a bad trade. thats why it is imperative to get lane pressure as a soraka you have the strongest level 1-2

⭐ If your lane has priority and you see your botlanes scuttle being contested walk over with your ad to help secure crab
❤️Early Game❤️

Early Game



I always start relic shield, Just dont see the need to run spellthiefs on soraka, its slightly extra damage but Relic shield provides health regen which helps and base hp.
Relic shield also helps with securing level 2 first.
If you're late to lane due to a bad leash/leashing or you were cheesed and had to go around the longway to lane your Q can proc your relic targon stacks when near execute range.
I try to always buy a pink each back if I can afford it!
A little tip in lane to get high success rate on landing Q's is to use it on an enemy thats in an animation to autoattack/cast this allows you to get high rate of hitting them.

If my jungle is starting topside pathing botside I will poke but let them shove into us and freeze it allowing our jungler to gank us, but if I see the jungle pathing bottom to top I will never allow my opponents to get the shove into me. I might be playing an "Ardent Support" But I will never submit lane pressure.

If the enemy jungler is pathing bot side because he started top, he didnt level two gank top/mid. You know his either full clearing botside or buff to buff ganking botlane, make sure in this case to respect the enemy jungler, even if you don't respect your lane opponents respect the 2v3 and let them shove into you. Freezing can be extremely valuable as it forces your enemy adc to either overextend his step into a gank/countergank by junglers. Or to take free poke uncontested.

Before Lane
I Try to ward the enemy raptors early with my team level 1, so I know if the jungler is pathing botside or midside level 2 or even buff to buff to top, its important to try and track enemy jungle 24/7 to mitigate you and your allies from dying most junglers have a pathing style whether it be generic or something different they have a pattern and its easy to read the pattern and ward with your jungler to secure map priority.

if the enemy team has a blitzcrank/thresh/pyke and morgana. I like to tell my team to 5man stack level 1 on the buff,so when they invade you will get some free kills. You would be surprised on how strong soraka level 1. Compared to almost all champions in the game She does have some insane damage and the Q slow is nice for prolonged fights. Even if your team has no good CC if you stack spike your aoe on the targets you should hard win the trade. Usually when people invade they expect the morgana/thresh/pyke/blitz to start the fight and dont even look at their own healthbars they just focus on the hook/bind hitting, Just dont grief a trade if you win it :) a kill is better then risking giving one away just back out :)


In Lane


I try to space myself in lane not just early game to hit all my Q's in a safe way and get some sneaky auto trades I want to keep distance at all times even when being aggressive. I try to hold my E for when the enemy support or enemy adc all in's to prevent an engage fight, Soraka typically wins trades and fights by prolonging trades into an all in. By forcing an all in vs an engage support you're typically giving them the momentum and power to fight back. thats why I disagree with champions like thresh/naut/rakan countering you in lane. The power of soraka is solely based on how you play her.

Bad Habits


Some things about supporting in general you want to stop doing as a bad habit and I have seen this not just by supporting or adcing but by watching players I have coached or by watching players in my games or even on the internet is you don't want to overcommit to a trade poke with spellthiefs or even with targon if your adc is not going to be their to fight with you on the first instance of the poke, Losing all your hp to give some lane presence is not a go my friend, especially if the lane is not in a place with minions to be trading.
❤️Mid Game❤️

Congrats you've made it to midgame



Now after you have gotten bot turret and even maybe dragon thankyou jungler :) you're thinking what do I do now??? and this might sound ridiculous but even in high elo the game macro and decision making can be lacklustre confusing or just ridiculous.
Thought process of rotations

Now you could go top lane to put your losing top in a better lane to come back to the game. But if dragon is still up - you're sacrificing dragon pressure by sending 2 top to a lane that may or may not have tp. Which is not that great decision making. But if your top is winning lane/ or just going even you could go mid, going mid with your adc is great and usually this is the lane I go to because this gives you the most map pressure you are equal distance to rift herald/dragon. Getting mid turret tier 1 or even tier 2 if you have rift herald opens alot of the map up to ending the game in the mid/late game which I will discuss in the late game section.

Note soraka is a bit of a squishy champ compared to other supports her only form of self peel is her E and her Q which she can help peel your team with, don't walk melee into the enemy team have good spacing between you and the enemys you dont need to throw a poke skill in a 2v4 situation. play it smart play it slow, use your pings. play team fights front to back never dive into frontline or crowd control.
❤️Late Game❤️

So you're at late game HMMMM



Soraka is of my favourite supports shes incredibly strong late game, during the late game, you're looking to ward up baron/enemy jungle deep at the entrances and secure vision so you can safely get objectives/picks, Try to always stay with your team especially vs rengars/shacos/evelynns and khazixs, this makes their jobs harder because they are essentially trading 1:1 for a support if they try to dive backline. which could either win you the game, give you baron or give you the possibility of an inhib if baron is not an option. Don't forget PINKS PINKS PINKS try to carry them at all stages of the game. Only exception is when you're going into full build. if you are playing for the final fight.. YOU WILL KNOW don't forget your elixir! you can also tell your team mates to get elixirs. Front to back is the key to victory in team fights and making sure you hold your E to prevent enemy's from flashing away/dashing jumping away using and holding your E to stop powerful channeling abilitys or using it on an enemy to peel yourself or team mates. DO NOT JUST WASTE IT FOR THE SAKE OF USING IT!!!!!!!


Thanks for getting this far, If i missed anything or you would like to see anything added/edited/changed in future guides please make sure to follow me on twitch/youtube I will be making more league content/educational content soon ❤️

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