by Leviachan

[2.0.0] Sona Guide - Sona 101

Patch 2.0.0
March 14, 2021 22:28

Sona 101

People really underrate Sona in WR. A lot of people think she does no damage and provides less utility than other supports like Soraka, Nami and Janna. I'll show you a guide how to carry with Sona and what you need to do in order to win with her.

Sona Build

Best Build Guide for Sona

Starting Items
Sapphire Crystal
Core Items
Tear of the Goddess
Rabadon's Deathcap
Locket Enchant
Ardent Censer
Harmonic Echo
Awakened Soulstealer

Item Build Description

Additional information on the items

Well first off. Sona is very very mana dependent. She needs tear pretty much in any build you play her in WR because there is no mana regen in this game unlike in the PC version.

Tear also works well to replace spellthief's edge since shes a scaling support. Rabadon's second buy is also pretty core for my build since you are looking to do massive heals and damage with your 1st skill and passive (Staccato).

It is up to you but if you think you need the boots upgrade first you can do that before getting Rabadon's.

The boot option is pretty much Ionian boot's every time cause of the new ability haste change.

Sona might be one of the best appliers of ardent censor since she has a low cd 2nd skill that can shield her entire team in 1 ability every 4 - 6 seconds. I would take ardent 4th if your team has a lot of AD champions or if your ADC is doing very well. If not I would go harmonic echo.

The final item is a flex pick you can go many options here. Soulstealer is a fun cheap choice that lets you use your ult more often. You can also build lichbane (it is not troll) since she uses Auto Attacks to use her passive and she frequently casts spells with her Autos.

PS: If you are VERY ahead in the match you can just build seraph's after Rabadon's.

Sona Runes

Best Runes for Sona

Summon Aery
Summon Aery
Gathering Storm
Gathering Storm
Pack Hunter
Pack Hunter

Just take these. Legit all S tier runes for Sona. (I swapped out brutal with gathering storm since Sona is a scaling support) Early game she wont be impacting the game much.

Skill Order

How to distribute skill points

Power Chord
Power Chord - Passive
Hymn Of Valor
Hymn Of Valor
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
Aria Of Perseverance
Aria Of Perseverance
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
Song Of Celerity
Song Of Celerity
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15

Summoner Spells

When to take which summoners

Generally you should be taking ignite in lane because of how much kill pressure it gives. Use ignite before the enemy ADC uses their heal since it reduces healing.
Always take this.
The only time you take heal is if your adc picks barrier.
Take this when enemy has multiple assassins, or high damage threats.

Sona Matchups & Counters

Detailed information on how to play matchups and counters


Just dodge her 1st ability and she should never be able to out trade you. Ignite is crucial against this matchup.


New Section


Look at the nice things other people said!
1 year ago
I don't think brutal is good idea
1 year ago
Exhaust might be better than ignite as it has same kill potential as ignite but more utility.