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LoL Champion Build Guides: Sona

Sona The Maven of the Strings

Find the best Sona build guides for League of Legends S12 Patch 12.1. The MOBAFire community works hard to keep their LoL builds and guides updated, and will help you craft the best Sona build for the S12 meta. Learn more about Sona's abilities, skins, or even ask your own questions to the community!

Season 12 Guides // Patch 12.1 & Patch 11.24
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LoL Champion Sona Build Guide
LoL Champion Sona Build Guide

⚡[12.1] Actioner's Sona Support S11⚡

Guide by Actioner updated January 14, 2022
  • In-depth
8.6
13
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LoL Champion Sona Build Guide
LoL Champion Sona Build Guide

[11.24] ❤ Sona Guide - You won't lose your lane again!

Guide by Nafnegle updated December 26, 2021
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LoL Champion Sona Build Guide
LoL Champion Sona Build Guide

AP Support Sona

Guide by millysenpai updated January 11, 2022
  • In-depth
New Guide
LoL Champion Sona Build Guide
LoL Champion Sona Build Guide

sona support 12.1

Guide by uTothBrush updated January 14, 2022
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Sona Build Guide
LoL Champion Sona Build Guide

[11.24] Killer Sona

Guide by KennSofine updated January 4, 2022
Season 12 Builds // Patch 12.1 & Patch 11.24
9.2
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LoL Champion Sona Build Guide
LoL Champion Sona Build Guide

Ambrosine Amy Teller's Sona Guide (Support/Mid/ADC)

Build by Ambrosine Amy Teller updated January 16, 2022
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Sona Build Guide
LoL Champion Sona Build Guide

Sona Carry

Build by Guest updated December 10, 2021
  • Off-Meta
New Guide
LoL Champion Sona Build Guide
LoL Champion Sona Build Guide

Sona

Build by Guest updated January 16, 2022
New Guide
LoL Champion Sona Build Guide
LoL Champion Sona Build Guide

AGGRO SONA ARAM BUILD

Build by Kaevv updated January 12, 2022
Season 12 Guides // Other Patches
8.2
15
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3
LoL Champion Sona Build Guide
LoL Champion Sona Build Guide

Shotgun Sona

Guide by Guest updated November 19, 2021
  • Off-Meta
Season 12 Builds // Other Patches
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Sona Build Guide
LoL Champion Sona Build Guide

[11.23] Sona top not troll

Build by Guest updated December 5, 2021
  • Off-Meta
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Sona Build Guide
LoL Champion Sona Build Guide

Bruiser Mid Lane Sona AD+AP

Build by mirelz199 updated December 3, 2021
  • Off-Meta
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Sona Build Guide
LoL Champion Sona Build Guide

sona

Build by Guest updated November 21, 2021
Season 11 Guides
9.5
270
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LoL Champion Sona Build Guide
LoL Champion Sona Build Guide

Deranged harp lady goes on indiscriminate rampage [11.20]

Guide by Luiscencias updated October 15, 2021
  • In-depth
9.2
85
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7
LoL Champion Sona Build Guide
LoL Champion Sona Build Guide

Hanjaro's Sona Supporting your way to Challenger.

Guide by Hanjaro updated September 21, 2021
  • In-depth
9.2
49
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LoL Champion Sona Build Guide
LoL Champion Sona Build Guide

[11.18] Chinese GM Sona Build Sleeper OP

Guide by 35OCE updated September 10, 2021
  • In-depth
9.2
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LoL Champion Sona Build Guide
LoL Champion Sona Build Guide

Support Sona - Dropping Beats On Your Enemies | Season 11 WI

Guide by SwelteringMuffin updated June 10, 2021
  • In-depth
8.5
11
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LoL Champion Sona Build Guide
LoL Champion Sona Build Guide

Sona Support Guide (from a real bronze player.)

Guide by KillMeKillMe updated September 10, 2021
  • In-depth
8.1
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LoL Champion Sona Build Guide
LoL Champion Sona Build Guide

[11.3] Pixel Pocket's Guide to Sona | With Video

Guide by Pixel Pocket updated February 5, 2021
  • In-depth
7.8
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LoL Champion Sona Build Guide
LoL Champion Sona Build Guide

[11.13] KeleiX13's Guide to Sona || :BOOBA:

Guide by KeleiX13 updated June 23, 2021
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Sona Build & Runes

If you're looking for the best rune build for Sona we've got you covered. Below you can find the best items and runes to build for Sona, as determined by LeagueSpy's calculations of thousands of Plat+ League of Legends games. If you are already familiar with how to play Sona this is a great resource to quickly get a good rune selection for Patch 12.1. However, if you are a new Sona player we highly recommend reading through some of the guides above to learn why this build is strong on Sona!

Patch 12.1: 441189 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Sona's Top Items

Sona's Runes

Sona's Best Runes 56%

Win Rate 8408 Games

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Sorcery
LoL Path: Sorcery
LoL Rune: Summon Aery
Summon Aery
LoL Rune: Manaflow Band
Manaflow Band
LoL Rune: Transcendence
Transcendence
LoL Rune: Gathering Storm
Gathering Storm

Resolve
LoL Path: Resolve
LoL Rune: Conditioning
Conditioning
LoL Rune: Revitalize
Revitalize

Second Best

Sona's 2nd Best Runes 56%

Win Rate 4881 Games

Sorcery
LoL Path: Sorcery
LoL Rune: Summon Aery
Summon Aery
LoL Rune: Manaflow Band
Manaflow Band
LoL Rune: Transcendence
Transcendence
LoL Rune: Gathering Storm
Gathering Storm

Resolve
LoL Path: Resolve
LoL Rune: Conditioning
Conditioning
LoL Rune: Revitalize
Revitalize

Third Best

Sona's 3rd Best Runes 55%

Win Rate 4504 Games

Sorcery
LoL Path: Sorcery
LoL Rune: Summon Aery
Summon Aery
LoL Rune: Manaflow Band
Manaflow Band
LoL Rune: Transcendence
Transcendence
LoL Rune: Scorch
Scorch

Precision
LoL Path: Precision
LoL Rune: Presence of Mind
Presence of Mind
LoL Rune: Cut Down
Cut Down
More Sona Runes

Sona's Summoner Spells

Sona's Best Summoner Spells 55%

Win Rate 23890 Games

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Second Best

Sona's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 54%

Win Rate 24215 Games

Flash Ignite

Third Best

Sona's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 56%

Win Rate 7015 Games

Flash Heal

Sona's Starters

Sona's Best Starter Items 55%

Win Rate 55993 Games

Trinket

Sona's Best Trinket 55%

Win Rate 53594 Games

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Second Best

Sona's 2nd Best Trinket 48%

Win Rate 3051 Games

Stealth Ward

Third Best

Sona's 3rd Best Trinket 46%

Win Rate 446 Games

Farsight Alteration
Don’t forget
to Buy Wards

Sona Counters

Learn 's counters and discover matchups where they have an advantage! When you're starting a game of League of Legends you should always keep in mind if you'll be at an advantage or disadvantage against your opponent, so you can know whether to bully them or play safe. You can find detailed breakdowns of each matchup on CounterStats, and you can also check out some Sona guides to see how to build and play against other champions you may find yourself up against!


This counter data is for Sona Support in Plat+ games. The percent shown is the enemy champion's counter rating against Sona. Counter rating is our own statistic that factors in counter kills, overall kills, early lead ratio, comeback ratio, and win percent to give the whole picture of that champion's effectiveness as a counter pick.

CR is Counter Rating, which is a combination of multiple counter factors. Counters shown are for Sona Sona Support

Sona Skins

Sona's Abilities

Sona's Power Chord
Power Chord Sona's Passive Sona's Passive
Self
Sona's Passive
Sona's Passive
Sona's basic abilities each generate a unique aura for 3 seconds that empowers her and all targetable allied champions who enter its radius, and they place her other basic abilities that are not on cooldown on a 0.5-second cooldown.

POWER CHORD: After casting 3 basic abilities, Sona's next basic attack has an uncancelable windup, deals 20−240 (+20% of ability power) bonus magic damage and applies an additional effect depending on the last basic ability cast (depending on level).

Power Chord resets Sona's basic attack timer.

Sona gains a stack of Accelerando each time she hits an enemy with Hymn of Valor or supports an ally with Aria of Perseverance. Each stack grants her 0.5 basic ability haste, up to 60 basic ability haste at 120 stacks, and each one gained thereafter instead reduces Crescendo's current cooldown by 1.5 seconds.
Q
Sona's Hymn of Valor
Hymn of Valor Sona's Q Ability
825
50 / 55 / 60 / 65 / 70
8
ACTIVE: Sona sends out bolts of sound that deal 40 / 70 / 100 / 130 / 160 (+40% of ability power) magic damage to the two nearest visible enemies, prioritizing champions.

AURA: Sona and tagged allied champions deal bonus magic damage on their next basic attack within 5 seconds.

Sona gains a stack of Accelerando for each bolt that damages an enemy champion.

POWER CHORD - STACCATO: Power Chord deals 40% bonus magic damage.
W
Sona's Aria of Perseverance
Aria of Perseverance Sona's W Ability
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80 / 85 / 90 / 95 / 100
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ACTIVE: Sona heals herself for 30/50/70/90/110 (+20% of ability power) and sends out a tone to heal the most wounded nearby allied champion for the same amount.

AURA: Sona and tagged allied champions receive a 25 / 50 / 75 / 100 / 125 (+30% of ability power) shield lasting up to 1.5 seconds.

Sona gains a stack of Accelerando whenever she heals a wounded ally or blocks a minimum amount of 25 / 50 / 75 / 100 / 125 damage from an ally with a shield through Aria of Perseverance.

POWER CHORD - DIMINUENDO: Power Chord reduces its target's size by 8% and damage output by 25% (+4% per 100 ability power) for 3 seconds.
E
Sona's Song of Celerity
Song of Celerity Sona's E Ability
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65
14
ACTIVE: Sona gains 20% (+2% per 100 ability power) bonus movement speed for 3 seconds, extended to up to 7 seconds if she doesn't take damage.

AURA: Tagged allied champions gain 10 / 11 / 12 / 13 / 14% (+2% per 100 ability power) bonus movement speed for 3 seconds.

POWER CHORD - TEMPO: Power Chord slows its target by 40% (+4% per 100 ability power) for 2 seconds, capped at a maximum of 99%.
R
Sona's Crescendo
Crescendo Sona's Ultimate (R) Ability
1000
100
140 / 120 / 100 / 100 / 100
ACTIVE: Sona plays an irresistible chord in a line in the target direction, dealing 150 / 250 / 350 (+50% of ability power) magic damage to all enemies within its path and stunning them by forcing them to dance for 1.5 seconds.

Questions About Sona

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can someone help me with the legendary item for sona

IDK what i should choose for Sona(also my fav champ)

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Seraphine + Sona is good at bot lane?

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HOW TO PLAY WITH PASSIVE SUPPORTS AS DRAVEN

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Change to my guide

In my sona guide, i have 2 styles of [[sona]] (AP + Normal). I want to reorganize it, by putting all of the stuff for AP Sona together first, and Normal Sona second. Im kind of scared that it will hurt my guide rating, and i just want to get...

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what champ to buy

right know i have 6300 IP anf i dont know who to buy karma and sona or only braum or thresh pls help

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Is there a ranged support that can reasonably be built as a tank?

Hey everyone, I'm fairly new to playing the game myself, but I've seen a lot of LCS in the last few years, so I know my way around fairly well. I main support at the moment, and I als enjoy playing toplane tanks. Is there a support that can...

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Regarding Sona's new (possible) change.

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Should Sona be nerfed?

My main bet for a win as support is Sona. I barely even have to put in any effort to end up with a score like (10/1/27), and I am no professional. When I play against her, I get smeared all over the Rift's floor. I know there are ways to counter...

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IBG on Sona support?

Considering Sona's ablity to buff her AAs for good poke and engage, would IBG be a good item for her? Sure it scales of physical damage, but the utility and all of the stats are beneficial to Sona.

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What is the role of a support in Season 3?

What exactly is the role of a support in Season 3? How important is it for supports to have a "full build" of support items like Locket etc? With the ward changes/trinket introduction in Season 4, how do you think this role will...

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What I have to do now in that League....

Hello Guys, I am an average player (currently in silver 5 EUW server) and i am really pissed. Normally I don't use such word, even in a public, cause i am calmed mostly but ... But in my recent rank games, I'll describe my current state as...

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Is tear of the goddess viable on Sona?

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When to build Doran's Shield as support and Why?

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Sona in game/teamfights

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What Summoner Spell is Best for Supports?

I am just getting into the support role and I am a little confused, which summoners are best for supporting? I see a lot of people taking [[exhaust]], but aren't [[clairvoyance]], [[clarity]] and [[heal]] good summoner spells for a support?...

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