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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 S13 Patch 13.1. The MOBAFire community works hard to keep their LoL builds and guides updated, and will help you craft the best Sona build for the S13 meta. Learn more about Sona's abilities, skins, or even ask your own questions to the community!

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 13.1. 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 13.1: 957143 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Sona's Runes

Sona's Best Runes 55%

Win Rate 26563 Games

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

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

Second Best

Sona's 2nd Best Runes 53%

Win Rate 6925 Games

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

LoL Path: Precision
LoL Rune: Presence of Mind
Presence of Mind
LoL Rune: Cut Down
Cut Down

Third Best

Sona's 3rd Best Runes 49%

Win Rate 2609 Games

LoL Path: Sorcery
LoL Rune: Arcane Comet
Arcane Comet
LoL Rune: Manaflow Band
Manaflow Band
LoL Rune: Transcendence
LoL Rune: Scorch

LoL Path: Inspiration
LoL Rune: Biscuit Delivery
Biscuit Delivery
LoL Rune: Cosmic Insight
Cosmic Insight

Sona's Summoner Spells

Sona's Best Summoner Spells 56%

Win Rate 9793 Games

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Second Best

Sona's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 54%

Win Rate 22509 Games

Exhaust Flash

Third Best

Sona's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 53%

Win Rate 35826 Games

Flash Ignite

Sona's Starters

Sona's Best Starter Items 54%

Win Rate 69857 Games


Sona's Best Trinket 54%

Win Rate 65448 Games

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Second Best

Sona's 2nd Best Trinket 46%

Win Rate 3469 Games

Stealth Ward

Third Best

Sona's 3rd Best Trinket 46%

Win Rate 639 Games

Farsight Alteration
Don’t forget
to Buy Wards

Sona Counters

Learn Sona'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.

Sona Skins

Sona's Abilities

Sona's Power Chord
Power Chord Sona's Passive Sona's Passive
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.
Sona's Hymn of Valor
Hymn of Valor Sona's Q Ability
50 / 55 / 60 / 65 / 70
Active: Sona deals 50 / 80 / 110 / 140 / 170 (+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.
Sona's Aria of Perseverance
Aria of Perseverance Sona's W Ability
80 / 85 / 90 / 95 / 100
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.
Sona's Song of Celerity
Song of Celerity Sona's E Ability
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 50% (+4% per 100 ability power) for 2 seconds.
Sona's Crescendo
Crescendo Sona's Ultimate (R) Ability
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


Latest Questions

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?

I've come with a good theory and I want to ask this question: CAN SONA + SERAPHINE WORK ON BOT LANE? We've seen players who made sona + taric...

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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.

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

How to boost ur team in teamfights to win as a support sona. Some tips how to be great supporter with sona? And tell me some good aura items.

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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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