Build Guide by thelightyagami
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After 10 games of running sona and getting new friends complementing my build i have decided to slightly alter and post my build for other players to learn possibly my new favorite champion since the shaco nerf. :(
Early game try to use Hymn of Valor (Q) to harrass opponents and give your ally some ap and damage. but do not be too ballsy. The mana potion is for level 2 when you start spamming heal and begin to feel your mana whittling down cause your stupid ashe or gankplank wont cool their jets and stand back and last shot.
Around the time you get your zhonyas you should be 3-3-3 that has beeen a fairly average score in games. Then the fun begins, your job is to spam q and w in battles and wait for the perfect time to ult and turn the battle in your teams favor. Your ult has a fairly short cooldown so go ahead and spam away if needed.
Late game should most likely not come for a while. but if it does, your job is keep everyone alive much like mid game, while having that finger ready to zhonyas cause you sir have a target on your back.
Hope this works for you as it has been for me. Have a good game.
Exhaust- Great for protecting yourself when that high dps champ actually makes it to you without blowing your ultimate.
Ghost- Great accent for chasing to get that last hit with your Q and passive combo, after 2 casts of course.
Ignite- Definatley a good item for support by cutting the other teams ability to heal a champion.
Flash- is good for escape and positioning for her ult or Q.
Clarity- good support in lane since you and hopefully your ally will be spamming and need mana.
Clairvoy- is good for ganking and overall support.
The Reason you start with dorans ring, is due to the mana regen, 15 Ability Power early, and of course the much needed hp. Start by rushing rod of ages and ionian boots, as mobility and survivability is a must, due to the ammount of mana rod of ages gives archangel is a safe second item. Now we have AP, a will of ancients will add an extra 70 ap to our build as well as 30 to allies builds, plus spellvamp. Your nuking allies will love you. We have a ton of ap why not Rabaddon's Cap as it adds more ap to our already outstanding ap, because more ap equals more useful Sona! Lastly a stunned sona is a useless sona, finish your build off with a banshee's veil as it blocks a spell as well as MR, Life, and Mana all needed components for our build.
Ionian boots > Sorc Shoes, Merc Treads, Boots of Swiftness
Rod of Ages > Deathcap (can swap the order if you're farming well), Hourglass, Archangels
Will of Anch > Archangels, Hourglass
Banshees Veil > Archangels, Hourglass, Rod of Ages, Aegis of Legion, Quicksilversash, Warmogg's
Your goal is to heal and deal small damage while everyone is tapped out. Also not to die since your auras are so useful.