Updated: December 29, 2020
Sona is the next champion on our list, and she is by far the one champion I’m most familiar with. I’ve personally been a Sona main since season 5 since I’ve first started playing League, and that naturally translated into Wild Rift as well.
The Maven of the Strings is an easy-to-play, easy-to-support type of champion because she has absolutely no skillshots, other than her ultimate ability. She has amazing heals, she can do plenty of damage, and she is viable for both beginners and experienced players alike. Of course, the builds may vary depending on the situation, but for the sake of the true support role, I’ll build her as a full support enchanter.
In this League of Legends: Wild Rift Sona guide you’ll find everything you need to know about the champion, from her skills and how to allocate them to her build, skill combo, and runes. This is what you will find in the Sona guide below:
– Sona’s skills
– Skill combos
– Skill level-up order
– Summoner spells
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League of Legends: Wild Rift Sona’s skills:
Power Chord (Passive)
After 3 spell casts, Sona’s next attack will deal bonus magic damage in addition to an additional effect based on what song Sona last activated.
Hymn of Valor (Skill 1)
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.
Aria of Perseverance (Skill 2)
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.
Song of Celerity (Skill 3)
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.
Crescendo (Skill 4 / Ultimate)
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.
How to combo as Sona:
Sona doesn’t exactly have a set combo, but rather an order of skills that you want to follow depending on what chord passive you want to proc. It’s very easy to play as Sona, because you don’t need to target any skills. Basically, you just need to learn the range of her Skill 1 to poke enemy champions and cast your Skill 2 and Skill 3 to buff allies.
Also, whenever you cast three different skills, you will be able to cast one empowered auto-attack that can have one of the following effects:
– Blue chord (Power Chord – Staccato): If this spell was last cast when Power Chord is ready, Power Chord deals 40% bonus damage.
– Green chord
– Purple chord (Power Chord – Tempo): If this spell was last cast when Power Chord is ready, Power Chord will also slow the target by 40% (+4% per 100 ability power) for 2 seconds.
In short, if you want to activate your Blue chord fast:
– Skill 3 -> Skill 2 -> Skill 1
– Skill 1 -> Skill 2 or Skill 3 -> Skill 1
If you want to activate your Green chord fast:
– Skill 1 -> Skill 3 -> Skill 2
– Skill 1 -> Skill 1 (after a couple of seconds of delay) -> Skill 2
If you want to activate your Purple chord fast:
– Skill 1 -> Skill 2 -> Skill 3
– Skill 2 -> Skill 1 -> Skill 3
– Skill 1 -> Skill 1 -> Skill 3
In what order to level up the skills?
For Sona, you can either max out first Skill 1 or Skill 2, but never Skill 3. It all depends on whether you want slightly more damage and auto-attack buffs or more healing/shielding power. I would recommend the following:
Level 1: Skill 1
Level 2: Skill 2
Level 3: Skill 1
Level 4: Skill 3
Level 5: Skill 4
Level 6: Skill 1
Level 7: Skill 1
Keep leveling Skill 1 until it’s maxed, then focus on Skill 2, and lastly on Skill 3, and keep adding1 point into your Skill 4 (ultimate) whenever possible.
The best summoner spells for Sona:
Exhaust: Exhausts the target enemy champion, reducing their movement speed by 20% and their damage dealt by 40% for 2.5 seconds.
Flash: Teleport a short distance forward or towards the aimed direction.
The best runes for Sona:
The best items for Sona:
I personally strongly believe in the tank Sona, although it’s a pretty off-meta pick. Iceborn Gauntlet has good synergy with her Skill 1 and empowered auto-attack Skill 2 (green chord), because it provides a lot of support for the team, in the form of slow and pseudo-exhaust.
Additionally, if the enemy has a lot of AP, Abyssal Mask can be a great choice since otherwise, Sona would die one-shot.
For more AP and if you are ahead, you could replace Abyssal Mask and Iceborn Gauntlet with Luden’s Echo and Lich Bane.
Ionian Stasis is the boot you want in case the enemy has a lot of all-ins or assassins that can one-shot Sona.
Ionian Redemption is the usual choice since it provides area AoE heal for all allies, and a little damage to the enemies caught inside.
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