I always build Bulwark because it's a must have, but after that I'm always unsure what to build next.
I usually go Philospher's > Merc Treads > Bulwark > Sightstone (although I grab Sightstone first in certain situations) and sometimes I mix in a Chalice somewhere.
I'm mainly debating between Will of the Ancients or Frozen Heart, but I'm open to any suggestions.
I never steal farm from whoever I'm laning with so a vast majority of my money comes from the tons of assists I wrack up and from checking on the dragon every chance I get and suggesting we take him down. I don't get a ton of money usually, but I almost always end with at least 9k.
If there's anything wrong with my build order or you have any suggestions at all I'd like to know.
Edit - I also snagged Iceborn Gauntlet a time or two and it seemed to work fairly well, is this a good item for Sona? --- The official Agrias Oaks of the FFXV board. PSN: CougheeCake
My typical final Sona build is Ruby Sightstone, Bulwark, CDR boots with Captain, Athene's Zeke's Herald if team is more AA based, WotA if more spell-based Archangel Staff/Seraph's Embrace
I also don't get a philo stone, but that's because I use Gold quints when I support and I tend to get plenty of assists anyways. Seraph's + Athene's makes it so you never have to worry about Mana again and can roll on QWE during teamfights, and gives a nice chunk of AP and CDR. Bulwark is just core on all Supports imo. Zeke's/WotA is more dependent on whether your team is more AA or spells, since it's usually my last item and will be seeing the most use in teamfights. --- Now Playing: BL2, TF2, LoL i5-3570k | Corsair Vengeance 8GB 1600MHz RAM | EVGA GeForce GTX670 FTW | Asus P8Z77-V LK | Western Digital 7200RPM 1TB HDD
Dear lord, why do you people have this much gold on Sona, are your games lasting 1.5 hours?
Ruby Sightstone Ionian Boots/Merc Treads Maybe Bulwark, in the event that you don't have a jungler or top who is better off with the defense. Locket Oracles/Wards/Wards/Pink Wards/more Wards/more Pink Wards. --- Posted from my Xbox360 with 360FAQS v1.1
I think I'll stick with Aegis instead of upgrading to Bulwark in the future and go for a Locket or Shurelyas instead. I think I'll skip Philosopher's from now on as well, so that should free up some space for the items ya'll have suggested.
Thanks for the suggestions and help everyone. Much appreciated. --- The official Agrias Oaks of the FFXV board. PSN: CougheeCake
Start faerie charm, 2 wards, 1 pink ward, 2 pots (2 blue for Sona)
1st back (depending on how much money I have)
Philos + 2-3 wards + boots
Then sightstone + 1-2 wards
I basically buy 1 or 2 wards every time I go back to nexus, so by the end of the game I usually end up with CDR boots, ruby sightstone, aegis and shurelyas, sometimes I get twin shadows as well. --- Kam~
Even with a ton of assists I never manage to build Seraph's / Athene's, I'm just too poor, but maybe that's because despite having Ruby Sightstone I always buy 2-3 wards each back and try to permanently have Oracle's during mid and late game, that's why I'm really poor, my build ends up something like:
Bulwark CDR Boots + Alacrity Shurelya's Locket Ruby Sightstone Twin Shadows (Or Shard of True Ice depending on my gp10 needs)
Sona is basically an aura turret with a kickass ult, but don't underestimate her damage, also make sure to make the right decision on which passive AA to apply and to whom. --- Signature for rent