Patch 9.22 3v3 Sona Build Guide

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Welcome to the METAsrc Sona build guide.

We've used our extensive database of League of Legends stats along with proprietary algorithms to calculate the most optimal build for Sona. This algorithm is able to determine the best summoner spells, item build order, skill order, runes reforged, rune stats, counters, and team mates. Reference it during all phases of the game to ensure that you always have an edge over the competition.

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Best Summoner Spells

Flash
Teleports your champion a short distance toward your cursor's location.
Flash
57%
Ignite
Ignites target enemy champion, dealing 70-410 true damage (depending on champion level) over 5 seconds, grants you vision of the target, and reduces healing effects on them for the duration.
Ignite
41%

Best Starting Items

Doran's Ring
+60 Health
+15 Ability Power
+5 Mana per 5 seconds


Passive: Basic attacks deal an additional 5 physical damage to minions on hit.
Doran's Ring
60%
Health Potion
Limited to 5 at one time. Limited to 1 type of Healing Potion.

Click to Consume: Restores 150 Health over 15 seconds.
Health Potion
52%
Boots of Speed
Limited to 1 pair of boots.

UNIQUE Passive - Enhanced Movement: +25 Movement Speed
Boots of Speed
48%
Tear of the Goddess
+250 Mana

UNIQUE Passive - Awe: Refunds 10% of Mana spent.
UNIQUE Passive - Mana Charge: Grants 4 maximum Mana on Mana expenditure (up to 3 times per 12 seconds).

Caps at +750 Mana.

Limited to 1 Tear item.
Tear of the Goddess
53%

Best Item Build Order

Archangel's Staff
+50 Ability Power
+650 Mana
+10% Cooldown Reduction


UNIQUE Passive - Haste: This item gains an additional 10% Cooldown Reduction.
UNIQUE Passive - Awe: Grants Ability Power equal to 1% of maximum Mana. Refunds 25% of Mana spent.
UNIQUE Passive - Mana Charge: Grants +8 maximum Mana (max +750 Mana) for each Mana expenditure (occurs up to 3 times every 12 seconds).

Transforms into Seraph's Embrace at +750 Mana.

Limited to 1 Tear item.
Archangel's Staff
69%
Sorcerer's Shoes
Limited to 1 pair of boots.

+18 Magic Penetration

UNIQUE Passive - Enhanced Movement: +45 Movement Speed
Sorcerer's Shoes
63%
Athene's Unholy Grail
+30 Ability Power
+30 Magic Resist
+10% Cooldown Reduction
+100% Base Mana Regen


UNIQUE Passive: Gain 35% of the premitigation damage dealt to champions as Blood Charges, up to 100 - 250 max. Healing or shielding another ally consumes charges equal to 100% of the heal or shield value, healing the ally for that amount.
UNIQUE Passive - Dissonance: Grants 5 ability power per 25% Base Mana Regen you have. Disables Harmony on your other items.

(Maximum amount of Blood Charges stored is based on level. Healing amplification is applied to the total heal value.)
Athene's Unholy Grail
63%
Lich Bane
+80 Ability Power
+7% Movement Speed
+10% Cooldown Reduction
+250 Mana


UNIQUE Passive - Spellblade: After using an ability, the next basic attack deals 75% Base Attack Damage (+50% of Ability Power) bonus magic damage on hit (1.5 second cooldown).
Lich Bane
59%
Ardent Censer
+60 Ability Power
+10% Cooldown Reduction
+50% Base Mana Regen


UNIQUE Passive: +10% Heal and Shield Power
UNIQUE Passive: +8% Movement Speed
UNIQUE Passive: Whenever you heal or shield an ally, you and your ally gain 10% - 30% Attack Speed and your attacks deal an additional 5 - 20 on-hit magic damage for 6 seconds.

This does not include regeneration effects. Bonus effects are based on target's level.
Ardent Censer
75%
Wooglet's Witchcap
+100 Ability Power
+45 Armor


UNIQUE Passive: Increases Ability Power by 25%
UNIQUE Active: Champion becomes invulnerable and untargetable for 2.5 seconds, but is unable to move, attack, cast spells, or use items during this time (120 second cooldown).
Wooglet's Witchcap
73%

Best Skill Order

Power Chord
After casting 3 spells, Sona's next attack deals bonus magic damage in addition to a bonus effect depending on what song Sona last activated.
Power Chord
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Hymn of Valor
Sona plays the Hymn of Valor, sends out bolts of sound, dealing magic damage to two nearby enemies, prioritizing champions and monsters. Sona gains a temporary aura that grants allies tagged by the zone bonus damage on their next attack against enemies.
Hymn of Valor
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Aria of Perseverance
Sona plays the Aria of Perseverance, sending out protective melodies, healing Sona and a nearby wounded ally. Sona gains a temporary aura that grants allies tagged by the zone a temporary shield.
Aria of Perseverance
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Song of Celerity
Sona plays the Song of Celerity, granting nearby allies bonus Movement Speed. Sona gains a temporary aura that grants allied champions tagged by the zone bonus Movement Speed on their next attack.
Song of Celerity
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Crescendo
Sona plays her ultimate chord, stunning enemy champions and forcing them to dance and dealing magic damage to them. Each rank reduces the base cooldown of Sona's basic abilities.
Crescendo
RRR

Best Runes Reforged

Sorcery
Empowered abilities and resource manipulation
Arcane Comet
Damaging a champion with an ability hurls a comet at their location, or, if Arcane Comet is on cooldown, reduces its remaining cooldown.

Adaptive Damage: 30 - 100 based on level (+0.2 AP and +0.35 bonus AD)
Cooldown: 20 - 8s

Cooldown Reduction:
Single Target: 20%.
Area of Effect: 10%.
Damage over Time: 5%.
Manaflow Band
Hitting an enemy champion with an ability permanently increases your maximum mana by 25, up to 250 mana.

After reaching 250 bonus mana, restore 1% of your missing mana every 5 seconds.

Cooldown: 15 seconds
Transcendence
Gain 10% CDR when you reach level 10.

Each percent of CDR exceeding the CDR limit is converted to an adaptive bonus of 1.2 Attack Damage or 2 Ability Power.
Scorch
Your next damaging ability hit sets champions on fire dealing 15 - 35 bonus magic damage based on level after 1s.

Cooldown: 10s
Inspiration
Creative tools and rule bending
Cosmic Insight
+5% CDR
+5% Max CDR
+5% Summoner Spell CDR
+5% Item CDR
Future's Market
You can enter debt to buy items. The amount you can borrow increases over time.

Lending Fee: 50 gold
Debt limit: 150 + 5/min
(Debt doesn't become available until 2 minutes)
Adaptive
+9 Adaptive Force
Adaptive
+9 Adaptive Force
HealthScaling
+15-90 Health (based on level)
Sona counters (over 51% win rate)
Caitlyn
Tier:Above Average
Score:47.82
Win Rate:56.34%
Pick Rate:3.84%
Ban Rate:0.82%
KDA Ratio:2.11
Caitlyn, the Sheriff of Piltover
+15.7
Diana
Tier:Strong
Score:54.93
Win Rate:62.48%
Pick Rate:3.86%
Ban Rate:1.34%
KDA Ratio:2.55
Diana, Scorn of the Moon
+15.7
Fiora
Tier:Above Average
Score:51.90
Win Rate:60.49%
Pick Rate:4.11%
Ban Rate:3.57%
KDA Ratio:2.03
Fiora, the Grand Duelist
+15.7
Jayce
Tier:Bad
Score:39.74
Win Rate:51.14%
Pick Rate:1.54%
Ban Rate:0.19%
KDA Ratio:2.08
Jayce, the Defender of Tomorrow
+15.7
Kennen
Tier:Below Average
Score:45.30
Win Rate:56.33%
Pick Rate:1.70%
Ban Rate:0.63%
KDA Ratio:2.26
Kennen, the Heart of the Tempest
+15.7
Lee Sin
Tier:Above Average
Score:54.28
Win Rate:57.96%
Pick Rate:6.81%
Ban Rate:1.94%
KDA Ratio:2.32
Lee Sin, the Blind Monk
+15.7
Lucian
Tier:Strong
Score:57.25
Win Rate:61.48%
Pick Rate:6.15%
Ban Rate:0.50%
KDA Ratio:2.58
Lucian, the Purifier
+15.7
Morgana
Tier:God
Score:65.41
Win Rate:55.73%
Pick Rate:12.56%
Ban Rate:11.40%
KDA Ratio:3.24
Morgana, the Fallen
+15.7
Rengar
Tier:Weak
Score:43.89
Win Rate:51.54%
Pick Rate:4.27%
Ban Rate:2.62%
KDA Ratio:2.02
Rengar, the Pridestalker
+15.7
Xin Zhao
Tier:Above Average
Score:48.56
Win Rate:57.01%
Pick Rate:3.68%
Ban Rate:1.00%
KDA Ratio:2.21
Xin Zhao, the Seneschal of Demacia
+15.7
Senna
Tier:God
Score:75.29
Win Rate:55.65%
Pick Rate:19.81%
Ban Rate:9.24%
KDA Ratio:2.93
Senna, the Redeemer
+12.6
Qiyana
Tier:Strong
Score:56.32
Win Rate:56.40%
Pick Rate:8.91%
Ban Rate:5.46%
KDA Ratio:2.32
Qiyana, Empress of the Elements
+11.5
Akali
Tier:Above Average
Score:53.10
Win Rate:59.21%
Pick Rate:5.44%
Ban Rate:3.50%
KDA Ratio:2.16
Akali, the Rogue Assassin
+9.0
Cho'Gath
Tier:Above Average
Score:54.50
Win Rate:55.61%
Pick Rate:7.41%
Ban Rate:5.91%
KDA Ratio:2.64
Cho'Gath, the Terror of the Void
+9.0
Jax
Tier:Strong
Score:61.19
Win Rate:55.67%
Pick Rate:11.26%
Ban Rate:18.39%
KDA Ratio:2.13
Jax, Grandmaster at Arms
+9.0
Mordekaiser
Tier:God
Score:80.13
Win Rate:65.13%
Pick Rate:14.90%
Ban Rate:24.91%
KDA Ratio:2.68
Mordekaiser, the Iron Revenant
+9.0
Nautilus
Tier:Strong
Score:58.09
Win Rate:55.29%
Pick Rate:10.44%
Ban Rate:3.13%
KDA Ratio:2.55
Nautilus, the Titan of the Depths
+9.0
Ryze
Tier:Strong
Score:60.39
Win Rate:61.98%
Pick Rate:8.65%
Ban Rate:1.90%
KDA Ratio:2.26
Ryze, the Rune Mage
+9.0
Warwick
Tier:Below Average
Score:44.28
Win Rate:52.36%
Pick Rate:3.85%
Ban Rate:0.87%
KDA Ratio:2.13
Warwick, the Uncaged Wrath of Zaun
+9.0
Kayn
Tier:God
Score:94.14
Win Rate:64.05%
Pick Rate:14.99%
Ban Rate:51.18%
KDA Ratio:2.58
Kayn, the Shadow Reaper
+7.3
Yasuo
Tier:God
Score:74.24
Win Rate:57.78%
Pick Rate:18.55%
Ban Rate:15.74%
KDA Ratio:1.94
Yasuo, the Unforgiven
+6.9
Pantheon
Tier:Strong
Score:60.03
Win Rate:60.94%
Pick Rate:7.89%
Ban Rate:6.92%
KDA Ratio:2.60
Pantheon, the Unbreakable Spear
+6.1
Sona is countered by (under 49% win rate)
Malphite
Tier:God
Score:62.22
Win Rate:56.43%
Pick Rate:11.10%
Ban Rate:15.16%
KDA Ratio:2.55
Malphite, Shard of the Monolith
-3.5
Renekton
Tier:Strong
Score:60.81
Win Rate:60.93%
Pick Rate:9.01%
Ban Rate:5.95%
KDA Ratio:2.36
Renekton, the Butcher of the Sands
-6.1
Aatrox
Tier:Strong
Score:55.37
Win Rate:58.33%
Pick Rate:6.27%
Ban Rate:5.92%
KDA Ratio:2.67
Aatrox, the Darkin Blade
-9.0
Brand
Tier:Strong
Score:60.59
Win Rate:62.19%
Pick Rate:7.85%
Ban Rate:5.82%
KDA Ratio:2.48
Brand, the Burning Vengeance
-9.0
Darius
Tier:God
Score:87.20
Win Rate:60.05%
Pick Rate:15.18%
Ban Rate:48.05%
KDA Ratio:2.38
Darius, the Hand of Noxus
-9.0
Dr. Mundo
Tier:Above Average
Score:51.07
Win Rate:57.63%
Pick Rate:4.87%
Ban Rate:6.71%
KDA Ratio:2.16
Dr. Mundo, the Madman of Zaun
-9.0
Ekko
Tier:God
Score:70.62
Win Rate:65.26%
Pick Rate:11.63%
Ban Rate:5.16%
KDA Ratio:3.00
Ekko, the Boy Who Shattered Time
-9.0
Garen
Tier:God
Score:78.79
Win Rate:56.62%
Pick Rate:15.47%
Ban Rate:39.04%
KDA Ratio:2.32
Garen, The Might of Demacia
-10.5
Amumu
Tier:Weak
Score:42.23
Win Rate:49.55%
Pick Rate:3.94%
Ban Rate:2.00%
KDA Ratio:2.23
Amumu, the Sad Mummy
-15.7
Cassiopeia
Tier:Above Average
Score:54.38
Win Rate:62.00%
Pick Rate:4.26%
Ban Rate:2.05%
KDA Ratio:2.32
Cassiopeia, the Serpent's Embrace
-15.7
Fizz
Tier:Above Average
Score:49.38
Win Rate:57.09%
Pick Rate:3.32%
Ban Rate:3.97%
KDA Ratio:2.56
Fizz, the Tidal Trickster
-15.7
Malzahar
Tier:Above Average
Score:52.95
Win Rate:54.84%
Pick Rate:8.02%
Ban Rate:4.87%
KDA Ratio:2.14
Malzahar, the Prophet of the Void
-15.7
Nidalee
Tier:Below Average
Score:45.38
Win Rate:56.95%
Pick Rate:1.15%
Ban Rate:0.10%
KDA Ratio:2.36
Nidalee, the Bestial Huntress
-15.7
Ornn
Tier:Below Average
Score:44.59
Win Rate:54.07%
Pick Rate:2.59%
Ban Rate:0.51%
KDA Ratio:2.30
Ornn, The Fire below the Mountain
-15.7
Syndra
Tier:God
Score:62.02
Win Rate:57.03%
Pick Rate:11.35%
Ban Rate:6.73%
KDA Ratio:2.52
Syndra, the Dark Sovereign
-15.7
Xayah
Tier:Weak
Score:41.78
Win Rate:52.04%
Pick Rate:2.39%
Ban Rate:0.76%
KDA Ratio:2.08
Xayah, the Rebel
-15.7
Zoe
Tier:Below Average
Score:45.51
Win Rate:55.52%
Pick Rate:1.84%
Ban Rate:0.73%
KDA Ratio:2.50
Zoe, the Aspect of Twilight
-15.7
Sona goes even with (49% - 51% win rate)
Annie
Tier:Above Average
Score:47.25
Win Rate:55.04%
Pick Rate:4.06%
Ban Rate:0.94%
KDA Ratio:2.20
Annie, the Dark Child
Ashe
Tier:Below Average
Score:43.99
Win Rate:53.62%
Pick Rate:2.70%
Ban Rate:0.33%
KDA Ratio:2.19
Ashe, the Frost Archer
Graves
Tier:Strong
Score:59.92
Win Rate:62.38%
Pick Rate:6.65%
Ban Rate:3.45%
KDA Ratio:2.78
Graves, the Outlaw
Katarina
Tier:Above Average
Score:51.55
Win Rate:61.13%
Pick Rate:2.66%
Ban Rate:2.26%
KDA Ratio:2.41
Katarina, the Sinister Blade
Kayle
Tier:Above Average
Score:48.24
Win Rate:54.67%
Pick Rate:4.94%
Ban Rate:3.25%
KDA Ratio:2.17
Kayle, the Righteous
Kha'Zix
Tier:Above Average
Score:52.64
Win Rate:59.26%
Pick Rate:4.24%
Ban Rate:1.66%
KDA Ratio:2.59
Kha'Zix, the Voidreaver
LeBlanc
Tier:Below Average
Score:43.92
Win Rate:53.07%
Pick Rate:2.01%
Ban Rate:0.68%
KDA Ratio:2.63
LeBlanc, the Deceiver
Master Yi
Tier:Strong
Score:54.70
Win Rate:57.48%
Pick Rate:7.46%
Ban Rate:12.29%
KDA Ratio:1.90
Master Yi, the Wuju Bladesman
Miss Fortune
Tier:Weak
Score:43.74
Win Rate:53.60%
Pick Rate:2.88%
Ban Rate:0.22%
KDA Ratio:2.04
Miss Fortune, the Bounty Hunter
Neeko
Tier:Above Average
Score:49.89
Win Rate:56.75%
Pick Rate:4.36%
Ban Rate:0.59%
KDA Ratio:2.41
Neeko, the Curious Chameleon
Nocturne
Tier:Above Average
Score:52.57
Win Rate:59.84%
Pick Rate:4.00%
Ban Rate:1.57%
KDA Ratio:2.51
Nocturne, the Eternal Nightmare
Orianna
Tier:Strong
Score:58.93
Win Rate:61.16%
Pick Rate:7.06%
Ban Rate:0.89%
KDA Ratio:2.78
Orianna, the Lady of Clockwork
Shen
Tier:Below Average
Score:46.40
Win Rate:54.79%
Pick Rate:2.77%
Ban Rate:0.50%
KDA Ratio:2.58
Shen, the Eye of Twilight
Sivir
Tier:Weak
Score:41.60
Win Rate:54.12%
Pick Rate:1.13%
Ban Rate:0.05%
KDA Ratio:1.99
Sivir, the Battle Mistress
Sona
Tier:Below Average
Score:45.64
Win Rate:58.05%
Pick Rate:0.76%
Ban Rate:0.05%
KDA Ratio:2.29
Sona, Maven of the Strings
Talon
Tier:Below Average
Score:43.99
Win Rate:55.19%
Pick Rate:1.74%
Ban Rate:0.85%
KDA Ratio:2.16
Talon, the Blade's Shadow
Tristana
Tier:Strong
Score:56.47
Win Rate:66.24%
Pick Rate:3.21%
Ban Rate:0.23%
KDA Ratio:2.27
Tristana, the Yordle Gunner
Udyr
Tier:Weak
Score:42.68
Win Rate:53.25%
Pick Rate:2.45%
Ban Rate:0.62%
KDA Ratio:1.99
Udyr, the Spirit Walker
Zac
Tier:Strong
Score:54.73
Win Rate:57.94%
Pick Rate:4.01%
Ban Rate:5.11%
KDA Ratio:3.66
Zac, the Secret Weapon
Zyra
Tier:Below Average
Score:45.84
Win Rate:56.39%
Pick Rate:1.87%
Ban Rate:0.36%
KDA Ratio:2.35
Zyra, Rise of the Thorns