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Sona Build Guide by Zetzuy
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Sona has no escapes and can be engaged on with hard CC with gap closers and can be killed with burst damage. That counters Sona. So what supports do well against sona. lets name three strong ones.. Leona, Alistar, & Taric. Leona: Leona at level 1 will take her Q. Which means she can deny any ward you place in her brush so always try to bait out her ward denial by baiting her Q with an explorer ward or warding before she reaches the tip of the brush. Your job level 1 is to have massive lane presence and deal tons of damage to leona. Start Faire charm to get that mana back.. Q all day level 1 its worth it.. at level 2 if Leona has less than 3/4 health its going to be tricky for her to engage with zenith blade. have your damage reduction aura up. If you ever get zenith bladed on you must flash or you will take way too much damage and lose lane presence. You don't have to flash if your positioning is good.. but most likely just flash. you can goo 100% to 0 in no time with just 3 autos from enemy adc.. not counting abilities. yea you'll die. always maintain presence and use your damage reduction on the enemy adc if leona enagages on your adc. once your leve 6 and leona enagages on your adc you must position yourself quikcly to ULT both leona and her ad even if you have to flash to do it. you'll win the skirmish. If you have no presence leona wins the lane.. if leona misses zenith blades they lose the lane. Now lets talk about alistar: You both have sustain, so you will most likely be at high health most of the time.. now you have to have strong lane pressnec level 1 as well same with the leona lane. If you hit level 2 first go in for a heavy trade. Its worth it. Make sure to keep ali at low health with your auto attack and force him to waste mana healing. if he haslow mana he can engage all that well. if you ever get headbutt pulved by alistar your most likely going to die.. he enagages once to burn your flash and once more to kill you.. so please.. maintain yourself away from alistar.. and try to harras him levels one-3 and then switch focus to harrassing enemy adc. at level 6.. if he ever engages drop the CC on both him and the ad.. same as with leona burn flash if you have to. Positioning is key. Now lets talk about taric: In a taric lane you want to focus only one target.. and taht target is not taric.. By all means tho.. if the taric sucks and he is out of position just punish him with a power chord and a q.. he should back away.. but dont do that after first back because his shatter max just makes him too tanky. focus on auto attacking the adc every time they CS or trying to maintain your lane presence.. taric lands a good stun on you .. you will take tons of damage.. have your slow, or your damage reduction ready for when taric stuns your adc.. easy way to do this is to have 2 stacks on your passive when he stuns just E and auto him.. he should be slowed enough to not be able to walk up to your adc to shatter.. allowing your adc to recover from the CC and you can now quickly change aura's. Go to your W for that armor and MR you give your adc.. and then for the counter harras. auto attack and then q both taric and the enemy adc.. W again to get the passive for damage reduction and auto the enemy ad again. and back away from any further trading. I will tell you biggest secret on bot lane. Doesn't matter how well you know your champion.. Don't ever react to the enemy.. be pro-active. know what to do before it happens.. if your lulu, you know if taric lands a stun you have to do three things.. shield your adc, glitterlance taric so he can't walk up to shatter and poly morph the enemy adc. If your taric and sona slows your adc.. you need to stun enemy adc. If your alistar and taric stuns your adc.. you need to pulverize him so he can't shatter your adc and you need to headbutt the enemy adc away to he can't land DPS.. All of this is part of being a support. Every role and position in this game is important.. And all the positions teaches you something different.. so find the one you like the most.
in team fights you focus the DPS and drop CC on viable front lines targets. In bot lane you want the most burst damage from you and your bot lane ADC. Don't hesitate to use your ult.. if you think about it.. you'll fail. Just do it.. its better to die trying to make a play.. than not making one at all.
Flash-ulting is really good one your good at positioning. Always remember that in the first 10 minutes of the game before your ADC gets a BF sword.. It's all about the Support. I play support for "Division Zair" and I'll be glad to invite anyone for Mechanics training At any time during the day. Just comment with your summoner name, and bring your adc or support with you. Good luck on the fields of justice.