Sona

Maven Of The Strings

Sona INFO

  • Sona was released on 21 September 2010 and can be purchased from the Riot Store for 3150 IP or 790 RP.
  • A power chord is a type of chord that consists of a doubled root note and the fifth. It's a key element of many styles of rock music.
  • Her appearance and the general musical theme bears certain similarity to the popular Vocaloid Hatsune Miku.
  • Each of Sona's abilities have varying ambient music, playing whenever its aura is active. When Hymn of Valor is the active aura, the League of Legends theme can be heard from the Etwahl. Hymn is a type of song, usually alluded to religiousness. In Greek, it means "song of praises", practically equivalent to the Islamic 'Dhikr'(chant of remembrance and/or praises).
  • When Hymn of Valor is the active aura, the League of Legends theme can be heard from the Etwahl. Hymn is a type of song, usually alluded to religiousness. In Greek, it means "song of praises", practically equivalent to the Islamic 'Dhikr'(chant of remembrance and/or praises).
  • Hymn is a type of song, usually alluded to religiousness. In Greek, it means "song of praises", practically equivalent to the Islamic 'Dhikr'(chant of remembrance and/or praises).
  • The term 'aria' in Aria of Perseverance is based on the Greek and Latin word 'aer', which literally means 'air'. Aria is a type of music denoting expressive melody with or without one's voice, and is usually applied in orchestral accompaniment especially in operas.
  • Sona's ultimate, Crescendo, actually triggers the dance emote in addition to the stun. Crescendo means "gradually becoming louder" in Italian, it refers to the amplification of volume instead.
  • In the U.R.F game mode (available in April 2014), Sona was deemed overpowered/obnoxious, and was ultimately disabled in non-custom games.
  • Sona once had the lowest armor in the game at starting level, 9 armor.

Sona Skins

Sona Pros

  • Extremely high early level burst when maxing Q.
  • Extremely strong auras which are not appreciated or taken into consideration by the opponent.
  • Good lane partner for any AD Carry, has poke, burst, sustain & utility. Literally an all in one.
  • She has an AOE Stun ability that can initiate or counter initiate.
  • A lot of versatility with power cord options (using the correct option in the right situation.  ie. slow over damage in some instances.
  • Extremely strong post 6.

Sona Cons

  • High mana costs for laning when spamming W overtime.
  • Can accidentally steal CS from duo lane partner with Q, thus pushing the wave.
  • Only 1 hard CC to peel for carries.
  • Squishy pre-6, one mistake can lose the lane.

Sona Counter Tips

  • Do not clump in teamfights in a line - as the Sona will make your whole team dance!.
  • Sona is extremely squishy at earlier levels. Try to coordinate an assault against her early.
  • Sona gives good overall utility and harrass, but her spells cost a lot of mana. Try to force her to spam them early game, then make a trade when she's low on mana.
  • Her Q poke doesn't target you if she can't see you, so hiding in an unwarded bush is a good way to lower her harass.

Sona DEV INFO

  • Sona is designed by Colt 'Ezreal' Hallam and reworked by Miyuki 'Shurelia' Mitsuhashi.
  • Sona is voiced by Erin Fitzgerald, who also voices Janna.
  • Sona's classic splash art from the 3.02 patch was drawn by Shilin Huang.
  • The name "Sona" is derived from the Latin prefix denoting sound, "son-", attached to the Latin suffix for feminine objects, "a".
  • Sona's name in Hindi means "gold".
  • Sona's name and abilities are closely related to "sonar", which is the technique that propagates sound to navigate, detects and also communicate. Sona's abilities greatly alludes to the 'active sonar' technology, which she emits pulses (in her case, waves) of sound.
  • A "maven" is someone highly skilled in a field who wishes to teach others in said field.
  • The name of Sona's weapon, the "Etwahl", is pronounced the same as the French word "étoile", which means "star". The Etwahl is likely a reference to the guzheng, a Chinese string instrument. "Etwahl" is also an anagram for "wealth", symbolizing her adoptive mother's only notable quality, as well as a reminder that it's Sona's source of power.
  • The Etwahl is likely a reference to the guzheng, a Chinese string instrument.
  • "Etwahl" is also an anagram for "wealth", symbolizing her adoptive mother's only notable quality, as well as a reminder that it's Sona's source of power.
  • On 28th of December 2015, a teaser was released on Sona's main League site page which consists of a short video (which starts with what sounds like a gun shot followed by a picture of Sona with smoke coming out of her mouth) and an updated animated champion icon (different appearance from her current splash art). The teasers were done for an upcoming champion release. In the code of her page, the teaser video is named "Dead Eye". There are also several teasers for Garen, Zed, and Vi; and a name called " Jhin" has also popped up in the coding of the page.
  • In the code of her page, the teaser video is named "Dead Eye". There are also several teasers for Garen, Zed, and Vi; and a name called " Jhin" has also popped up in the coding of the page.

Sona IS STRONG AGAINST

TrundleJannaLuluNunuMorganaVayneNami

Sona IS WEAK AGAINST

BlitzcrankLeonaThreshMiss FortuneDravenTaricNautilus

Sona IS GOOD WITH

EzrealMiss FortuneAsheCaitlynGravesVarusVayne

Sona IS EVEN WITH

JinxLissandraLuxAzirZiggsKassadinGnar

SONA STORY

Sona has no memories of her true parents. As an infant, she was found abandoned on the doorstep of an Ionian adoption house, nestled atop an ancient instrument in an exquisite case of unknown origins. She was an unusually well-behaved child, always quiet and content. Her caretakers were sure she would find a home quickly, but it soon became apparent that what they mistook for uncommon geniality was actually an inability to speak or to produce any sound whatsoever. Sona remained at the adoption house until her teens, watching in hopeless silence as prospective adopters passed her by. During this time, the caretakers sold her unusual instrument to anxious collectors, hoping to build her a trust. For a myriad of bizarre and unexpected reasons, however, it would be returned, or simply appear again outside the house.

When a wealthy Demacian woman named Lestara Buvelle learned of the instrument, she immediately embarked to Ionia. When the caretakers showcased the instrument for her, she rose wordlessly and explored the house, stopping outside Sona’s room. Without hesitation, Lestara adopted her and left a generous donation for the instrument. With Lestara’s guidance, Sona discovered a deep connection with the instrument which Lestara called an ‘etwahl’. In her hands, it played tones which stilled or quivered the hearts of those around her. Within months, she was headlining with the mysterious etwahl for sold-out audiences. She played as though plucking heartstrings, effortlessly manipulating the emotions of her listeners – all without a single written note. In secret, she discovered a potent and deadly use for her etwahl, using its vibrations to slice objects from a distance. She honed this discipline in private, mastering her gift. When she felt prepared, she went to the only place which could offer her a fitting recital: the League of Legends.

“Her melody moves the soul, her silence sunders the body.”
— Jericho Swain, after attending her concert

Sona Abilities

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.

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 and extends the duration of her aura for each ally she aids.

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 and extends the duration of her aura for each ally she aids.

Song of Celerity

Sona plays the Song of Celerity, granting herself bonus Movement Speed that decays over time. Sona gains a temporary aura that grants nearby allied champions bonus Movement Speed and extends the duration of her aura for each ally she aids.

Crescendo

Sona plays her ultimate chord, stunning enemy champions and forcing them to dance and dealing magic damage to them. Each rank increases the power of all aura effects.