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Soraka Build Guide by Bobcho1



Updated on April 21, 2021
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nTurbo (2) | June 5, 2021 2:14pm
What's your stance on warmogs now that it only requires 1100 bonus health to be able to trigger the healing?
nTurbo (2) | June 3, 2021 9:02am
A few outdated things in the items section, Shurelya's active doesn't give bonus damage anymore and also Vigilant Wardstone no longer gives bonus MS nor extra stealth wards (sadly).
Asides from that still my favourite go-to Soraka guide!
Bobcho1 (1) | April 13, 2021 5:53am
nTurbo (2) | December 16, 2020 9:03am
For the "Full Build (Max heal power) why not replace the forbidden idol with a mikaels?
Forbidden idol only provides 10% heal/shield power while Mikael's gives 20%
Bobcho1 (1) | December 16, 2020 3:34pm
Yes, you are right, i just completely forgot about it. Remade that. This item set was meant to show Heal Power items build. Now i just put all Heal Power items in there. You can even use them all as in-game build if you, however, wish to sacrifice wards and boots items. This is the most possible amount of Heal Power that can be achieved in this game. It is fun in games that are not so serious. Wish(R) can full heal your whole team (maybe except too tanky players) in the middle of a teamfight. I've had fun. :D
nTurbo (2) | December 2, 2020 8:56pm
By the way, in the runes section you wrote that cosmic insight will let us spam abilities more, since 10.23 cosmic insight doesn't give cdr/ability haste anymore and now it only really affects summs and active items sadly.

Is cosmic insight still the best choice after the free boots in the inspiration secondary tree?
Bobcho1 (1) | December 3, 2020 4:00am
That was in "to do" section. I am sorry for being late. Runes were completely updated. Cosmic Insight is a very bad option right now. Especially with this build as it does not relay on active items. Since the change of Cosmic Insight, Sorcery secondary tree is better. You get the Ability Haste from Transcendence now. Yes, you don't have free enhanced boots anymore, but you have Nimbus Cloak which gives you a decent amount of bonus escape ability.
Thank you for commenting and pointing that out. Good luck in games and stay safe!
PhilFika | November 30, 2020 1:34am
So a Soraka Main here around 65-80% winrate Guardian is better than aery if the enemy has an assasin if no then and you know you are safe aery is good Barrier is an amazing rune on soraka even better with guardian giving you time to react to assasins (sometimes they still 1 shot you but still) Exhaust is better if you are afraid of the enemy team having a fed teamate that will 1 vs 9. Soraka has a huge poke and decent escape against anyone without no dashes since Q is a slow and if you throw E in a choke point and Q on the other choke point you 100% escape as a soraka u can most of the times solo kill a tank by just kiting it you need to shot call your team where to go and make sure they protect you with their lives. your W costs 0 hp most of the time since you ALWAYS hit spam your Q no matter what same in laning phase if your adc is low hp and you have w dont use it Just wait until you hit your Q and then use that W to give a bigger heal and give Ms and ofc save hp and technically mana since u heal more for same price. NOW the fun part as soraka When i am in low elo like plat I am infront not in the back line I am the one in the front i start fights and immidietly run away and kite I am the one to engage them since i know my team WILL NOT fight and will just let themselves die to poke or wait until an assasin can kill me as soraka Force the fights and make sure you win them. Now the items Imperial mandate is the best laning mythic for soraka Huge Giant Poke, And the MS if you build imperial mandate and staff of flowing water you are giving 40% ms to you and your adc each time they hit an enemy you hit with Q + it does 100 more dmg Sometimes the MS from staff of flowing water is better than attack speed and on hit dmg from censer

Now where i 100% disagree in your build is Redemption that item was really strong last season but this season its not even a 500hp heal at lvl 18 with a full build its just not worth it you can build many better items and visage is meh ? if they have full ap team and u want to heal yourself more and be tanky suure ? but its still meh just build an item that gives ap or something u need or zhonyas anything

How i max abilities at lvl 1 I pick Q lvl 2 E (W only if my adc has to recall bcs of low hp) lvl 3 W lvl 4 Q if i want poke since we cant win lane or we are hard winning, or W if i know we will get ganked or we are equal and need healing more than dmg then i always max W lvl 6 ofc R lvl 7 w if i remember correct at lvl 8 if u have only points in W then you have to put another point either in E or Q so i choose Q and at lvl 9 You have maxed W so at this point You have a soraka spike as i call it your W should have less than 1s cd or just 1s cd FORCE A FIGHT if u are equal or just a tiny bit behind if you are ahead on lane as soraka you can 99% of the time 2 vs 3 the enemy who cares about their jg you are lvl 9 just hit your Q and heal your adc use your E on the adc to zone the jg off or use the E to perma cc somebody rooted or if its a kat wait for her knife for her to jump on it then E or wait for ult to cancel it Soraka is a hard champion. Its an easy champion to understand hard champion to play correctly abilities are simple but so is your health you are easy to kill Khazix, Rengar these are your nightmares pretty much

also i disagree with you saying tristana is a counter actually you counter her if she jumps towards you just press E and Q on the spot she will land and she dies and ints Blitzcrank is not a threat with a good adc soraka counters all hook champs 50/50 if they hook you unless you have barrier and you are baiting its your fault you are dumb. If they hook your adc you win the trade so if you have a premade adc make him learn that he should let himself be hooked on purpose and always try to block hooks for you since u can out heal most enemy adcs
Bobcho1 (1) | December 2, 2020 1:55pm
The build just got updated. Main items and runes sections were remade. I agree about Redemption. However, it gives Heal Power and Ability Haste. The idea of this build is not focusing on HP. It is not Tanky Soraka build. I agree, Zhonya's Hourglass is a must if you have burst enemies that focus you. That is mentioned down below. Things are very situation-dependent, no guide can give you a perfect formula for winning. :)
Also, nice guide you got there about Soraka's gameplay. Thank you for sharing your Soraka knowledge with us! I am not into the "Soraka front line" idea of yours, but maybe that's just me. I just don't going yolo with enchanter supports.
About countering all hooks... meh :/

ps.: Having a premade ad carry that knows what is going on with Soraka on his side is whole another beautiful story.
PhilFika | December 7, 2020 2:21am
The soraka front line is a good idea if u know how to position yourself and u need to know where enemies are you need to make sure enemies jump on you and then just run just run run run and kite them Your Q+E is OP and allows you to escape everyone except like zac and champs that are just :/ but they jump at you you use Q as a slow,heal+ ms giver and you either throw E between you and them or infront of you so as you are running away the enemy gets rooted but thats worst case scenario in the best one your team will jump and kill him
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nTurbo (2) | November 29, 2020 12:45pm
Have you considered removing dark seal from the items list as since 10.23 it no longer gives benefits to health pots and now solely gives AP and a minor ammount of health? I feel it's not worth the 350g and item slot just for 5 ap per assist (unless you wanna go and ks for the extra 5 ap and stack..) which means at 10 assists which takes a while (at least in my games) you get a mere 65 extra ap and like 40 hp.

On top of it being a pain to stack, as a Soraka I tend to get focused a lot in lane during fights which means it'll be hard to maintain the stacks on it as well and so I feel without any other benefit (i.e. the now removed bonus to pots) it's not worth to run anymore.
Bobcho1 (1) | December 2, 2020 12:57pm
You are right, recently updated. Thank you.
Javiooli | November 29, 2020 10:02am
Add a warmog cuz this ***** dies faster than a fly.
Bobcho1 (1) | December 2, 2020 12:59pm
@ nTurbo +1
Spending money on tons of HP is not worth it. You just have to practice on positioning. Stay behind and let your damage dealers do the job.
Meanwhile you are keeping them alive from behind.
nTurbo (2) | November 29, 2020 12:38pm
The problem with that is that her w costs % hp, so you're spending a bunch of gold for just pure health which makes your w more expensive and also skipping out on a heal power item to build it too just to survive maybe a second longer.

On top of that to activate warmog's passive you'd have to buy more HP based items since the most extra hp you can get from good items on Soraka is 1k extra (totalled to about 2k hp) which means you're also giving out worse and worse heals since that's more item slots going to hp items instead of heal power items. As a soraka I usually sit far behind the frontline so that it's not easy for the enemy team to go on me, and if they DO decide to run through my entire team just to go on me I can simply just exhaust them, q or E them, and maybe even R to survive longer and try to kite until my team can pick them off. Even if they do still kill me I've gotten heals onto my team in that teamfight with my R and my team will have killed the diver by the time I die anyways, so the teamfight will hopefully still be winnable, especially if you still have redemption available.

Soraka relies a lot on positioning right so that enemies can't easily get to you and burst you, although against assassins that's kinda just what they do and there's no stopping that asides from getting a stopwatch and hoping they don't try and go back in to suicide for you after your stasis ends.
nTurbo (2) | November 20, 2020 11:55am
Definitely my favourite build since the item changes, also taught me how strong W maxing is
Bobcho1 (1) | November 24, 2020 12:22pm
Glad to hear. Spam W OP!
dabula (1) | November 11, 2020 7:29pm
I tried this build and got a S first try
Bobcho1 (1) | November 15, 2020 10:05am
Idleangelo (2) | October 26, 2020 6:42pm
Nice and clean guide, wanting to pick her up to improve my champion pool and this definitely helps! :D
Bobcho1 (1) | October 27, 2020 4:37am
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