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Sona Build Guides, Runes and Items

Sona The Maven of the Strings

Find the best Sona build guides for League of Legends S12 Patch 12.19. 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!

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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
6
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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

Mathematically Correct Sona

Guide by FearyPara updated August 9, 2021
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Sona Build Guide
LoL Champion Sona Build Guide

broke ***** sona

Guide by baginthecup updated August 4, 2021
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Sona Build Guide
LoL Champion Sona Build Guide

Eion's Sona Guide

Guide by EionThePepega updated April 21, 2021
  • In-depth
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Sona Build Guide
LoL Champion Sona Build Guide

[11.8] Ultimate Sona Guide TOP 50 SONA LAS

Guide by Magdaleno9 updated April 15, 2021
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LoL Champion Sona Build Guide
LoL Champion Sona Build Guide

Sona "support"

Guide by Guest updated February 16, 2021
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LoL Champion Sona Build Guide
LoL Champion Sona Build Guide

[11.10]Sona Support. How i like to play her.

Guide by losolkos updated May 21, 2021
  • In-depth
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Sona Build Guide
LoL Champion Sona Build Guide

[1.8] The Resurrection of Sona!

Guide by The Lotus Queen updated April 14, 2021
6.7
5
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LoL Champion Sona Build Guide
LoL Champion Sona Build Guide

"Sona, The Maven of the strings" Ultimate Guide

Guide by 6owon updated February 16, 2021
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LoL Champion Sona Build Guide
LoL Champion Sona Build Guide

Adapt to Any Situation

Guide by KiaCarCantDrive updated December 9, 2020
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LoL Champion Sona Build Guide
LoL Champion Sona Build Guide

Why?...

Guide by NormalOstrich updated September 9, 2021
  • Off-Meta
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LoL Champion Sona Build Guide
LoL Champion Sona Build Guide

[10.25] Small Sona Guide From a Trash Gold Player

Guide by 0mori updated December 17, 2020
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LoL Champion Sona Build Guide
LoL Champion Sona Build Guide

GOD AP SONA BUILD

Build by Crow00 updated November 26, 2020
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LoL Champion Sona Build Guide
LoL Champion Sona Build Guide

Sona / Seraphine DUO bot overshield broken

Build by CorbeauChantant updated September 14, 2021
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LoL Champion Sona Build Guide
LoL Champion Sona Build Guide

HOW TO BE A GIRLBOSS SONA GUIDE <3 [READ NOTES]

Build by favw updated August 9, 2021
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LoL Champion Sona Build Guide
LoL Champion Sona Build Guide

Sona Support

Build by Thunder1224 updated November 11, 2020
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LoL Champion Sona Build Guide
LoL Champion Sona Build Guide

Attack Sona. (Serious)

Build by Boston Plays Sona But Not updated August 21, 2021
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LoL Champion Sona Build Guide
LoL Champion Sona Build Guide

one shot sona

Build by Guest updated December 28, 2020
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LoL Champion Sona Build Guide
LoL Champion Sona Build Guide

Explosive Sona

Build by CFSoNa updated July 28, 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 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 12.19. 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 12.16: 469470 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Sona's Runes

Sona's Best Runes 55%

Win Rate 6616 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 64%

Win Rate 67 Games

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

Resolve
LoL Path: Resolve
LoL Rune: Revitalize
Revitalize
LoL Rune: Bone Plating
Bone Plating

Third Best

Sona's 3rd Best Runes 63%

Win Rate 92 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

Sona's Summoner Spells

Sona's Best Summoner Spells 52%

Win Rate 11381 Games

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Second Best

Sona's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 53%

Win Rate 9610 Games

Exhaust Flash

Third Best

Sona's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 55%

Win Rate 4241 Games

Flash Heal

Sona's Starters

Sona's Best Starter Items 53%

Win Rate 25751 Games

Trinket

Sona's Best Trinket 53%

Win Rate 24531 Games

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Second Best

Sona's 2nd Best Trinket 48%

Win Rate 1063 Games

Stealth Ward

Third Best

Sona's 3rd Best Trinket 49%

Win Rate 194 Games

Farsight Alteration
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Patch 12.16: 469470 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Sona's Runes

Sona's Best Runes 54%

Win Rate 230 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 0%

Win Rate Games

LoL Path:

LoL Path:

Third Best

Sona's 3rd Best Runes 0%

Win Rate Games

LoL Path:

LoL Path:

Sona's Summoner Spells

Sona's Best Summoner Spells 63%

Win Rate 177 Games

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Second Best

Sona's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 56%

Win Rate 456 Games

Flash Ignite

Third Best

Sona's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 51%

Win Rate 410 Games

Exhaust Flash

Sona's Starters

Sona's Best Starter Items 55%

Win Rate 914 Games

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Trinket

Sona's Best Trinket 56%

Win Rate 954 Games

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  • 2

Second Best

Sona's 2nd Best Trinket 39%

Win Rate 105 Games

Stealth Ward
Don’t forget
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Sona's Ability Order

Sona's Best Ability Order 75%

Win Rate 4 Games

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! Small Sample Size Warning * There is either not a lot of games played on this champion or the builds vary greatly, we have provided the top build but it does not have a high confidence rating so use your own discretion.

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
Accelerando: Sona gains 0.5 ability haste permanently for her basic abilities as she uses her abilities well which doesn't include her ultimate, up to a cap of 60 ability haste. Beyond that cap, further successful uses reduce her ultimate's remaining cooldown by 1.5 seconds each time instead.

Power Chord: Every 3 spell casts, Sona's next attack will deal 20−240 (+20% of ability power) bonus magic damage in addition to an additional effect depending on what kind of basic ability that Sona last activated.
Q
Sona's Hymn of Valor
Hymn of Valor Sona's Q Ability
825
50 / 55 / 60 / 65 / 70
8
Active: Sona deals 40 / 70 / 100 / 130 / 160 (+40% of ability power) magic damage to the nearest two enemies, prioritizing champions. She then begins a new Melody. Gain a stack of Accelerando for every champion you damage with this.

Melody: Sona gains an aura for a few seconds, granting allied champions an additional 10 / 15 / 20 / 25 / 30 (+20% of ability power) magic damage on their next attack within 5 seconds.

Power Chord - Staccato: Power Chord deals 28−336 (+28% of ability power) bonus damage.
W
Sona's Aria of Perseverance
Aria of Perseverance Sona's W Ability
1000
80 / 85 / 90 / 95 / 100
10
Active: Sona restores 30 / 50 / 70 / 90 / 110 (+20% of ability power) health to herself and a nearby allied champion, prioritizing the most wounded. She then begins a new Melody.

Melody: Sona gains an aura for a few seconds, granting allied champions a 25 / 50 / 75 / 100 / 125 (+30% of ability power) shield for the next 1.5 seconds. Gain a stack of Accelerando whenever you heal another injured ally and every time you protect another ally from at least damage with this shield.

Power Chord - Diminuendo: Power Chord also reduces physical and magic damage dealt by the target by 25% (+4% per 100 ability power) for 3 seconds.
E
Sona's Song of Celerity
Song of Celerity Sona's E Ability
400
65
14
Active: Sona begins a new Melody and grants herself 20% (+2% per 100 ability power) movement speed for 3 seconds, extended to up to 7 seconds if she doesn't take damage.

Melody: Sona gains an aura for seconds that grants allied champions 10 / 11 / 12 / 13 / 14% (+2% per 100 ability power) movement speed for 3 seconds.

Power Chord - Tempo: Power Chord also slows the target by 40% (+4% per 100 ability power) for 2 seconds.
R
Sona's Crescendo
Crescendo Sona's Ultimate (R) Ability
1000
100
140 / 120 / 100 / 100 / 100
Active: Sona strikes an irresistible chord, stunning any enemy it passes through for the next 1.5 seconds and dealing 150 / 250 / 350 (+50% of ability power) magic damage.

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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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

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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.

Just a fun question regarding Sona'a possibly new change to her E. For those who might not know, they're changing her E active from bonus movement speed to giving her extra range on her next attack, bonus range is 25/50/75/100/125. If it gets...

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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?

Just wondering for building her

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

So recently I've seen a lot of higher level players and professional players building [[doran's shield]] when playing support. Specifically I've seen a lot of [[leona]], [[thresh]], and [[lulu]] players building [[doran's shield]]. So I was...

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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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