Sona is quite versatile so she works well with just about any AD, though she does better with some more than others.
Usually Passive Lanes:
Ashe's laning isn't the strongest, and that's where Sona shines. Try to harass when you see an opening but don't go too crazy, since your only form of peeling for Ashe is your
, whereas Ashe has no escapes. Once she has some damage you should be able to start doing work, especially at level 6 where you both have ultimate's that can stun.
Harass her like crazy once she uses her level 1 crit. Her volley is on a high cooldown until level 7, so you should be able to poke her like crazy while you take minimal damage in return. Just don't get hit by her arrow, because you will most likely die quickly due to your low base stats.
Caitlyn and Sona are both strong laners, so with your
aura, Caitlyn benefits bonus damage. Her poke will be stronger because of that, and on top of Sona harass, you should be able to force your opponents out of lane quickly.
Laning against Caitlyn is a little tricky because of her traps. Try to take brush control quickly, and
her when she goes in for creeps or to harass your AD. Be careful not to take too much free damage though, because your heals are weak. If your AD doesn't know how to trade properly, just max
and try to keep them in the lane for as long as possible.
Both Corki and Sona deal a good amount of damage. Since Corki scales some off of AP, your
gives him bonus damage on some of his abilities. You should be able to poke your enemies down quickly, and probably pick up a few kills since Corki deals good burst damage and can all in when he sees an opportunity. When you are level 6 you should be able to
combo with your AD and pick up a kill almost every time.
Play safely when you are laning against a Corki. He can poke you down quickly and valkyrie to you when you're low for easy kills since you aren't very tanky. Try to
him down when you see an opportunity, but don't go full retard in lane, otherwise you will most likely die.
Fairly easy to get kills in lane with Draven since you both deal ridiculous damage. Harass as much as you can early for easy kills.
Laning against a Draven is quite hard for Sona. You die quickly if you get caught out of position. Your best bet is to
max and wait for an opportunity to get kills, or until your jungler comes to gank.
Strong level 1 burst with your
and Ezreal's Mystic Shot. Poke them down as much as you can and Ezreal can most likely pick up quick kills. At level 6 his ultimate and your
should be able to secure a kill almost every time.
Hide behind creeps when you try to harass Ezreal so he can't get free damage with his Mystic Shot. He's very squishy so he isn't hard to kill when you get level 6. If you play the lane smart you should be able to win it.
Your level 6 burst combo is amazing. Poke hard in lane and you can probably get kills before then though, since graves can just dash in and buckshot to finish opponents off.
You have more range than Graves so harass him when he goes in for creeps. Just be careful because he may dash to get in your face and buckshot you. Try not to let this happen because if you get caught out of position it will be a kill for him.
Harass when you see an opportunity, other than that though play safe. Kog has no hard escapes compared to other AD's and you have no strong peel until you get your
Take advantage of Kog's weak early game and harass him as much as possible to try to delay his late game for as long as you can. He should be fairly easy to get kills on.
You are both bursty champs, so you should be able to rack up a few kills in lane. Especially at level 6, your
locks an opponent down while her ultimate should be able to pick up the kill.
Laning against MF is a pain in the nuts. She can kill you quickly if you get caught out. Play the lane smart, harass when you can but try to not get caught out. If she doesn't get too far ahead it should be easy for you and your AD to try to kill her later on in the laning phase.
High burst damage and at level 6 you should be able to pick up kills. Poke the enemies early and you may be able to pick up a few kills before 6.
Sivir can kill you quickly if you take a full boomerang. Her passive gives her movement speed so more likely than not you will die if this happens. Make sure you
her when it isn't obvious otherwise you will give her free mana from her spellshield. Auto attack her when you can too, because she can't shield that. You also have range over her so it should be easy to harass her. Just don't get caught and you'll be fine.
Tristana's level 6 combo on top of your
should be a free kill every time your spells are off cooldown. Try to poke your opponents down when you are both nearing 6 to pick up a kill or two.
Harassing her early on is easy because her range is short. Take advantage of that as much as possible. Be weary of her jumping on you though, because if she gets a full combo off on you, you will more likely than not, die.
Try to play the lane safely until both you and Twitch hit 6. At 6 you could possibly pick up a kill if the enemies are somewhat low. You could also try to bait the enemy to you with Twitch stealth and use your
Twitch is very squishy, so getting him low shouldn't be too hard to get him low. Just don't let him get too many poison stacks on you when you trade with him, or you will lose the trade.
You and Urgot can do a fair amount of damage, and once level 6 rolls around you may be able to get a few kills. He isn't one of my favorite laning partners as Sona, but he still does a decent amount of damage, the only problem is his mana. Once he lands his bomb on someone, if you
at the same time you should be able to do about half of someone's health.
Urgot isn't too hard to harass as long as you don't get caught by his poison bomb. If you can avoid it you can do as much free damage as you want until it's cooldown is up again.
Laning with a Varus should be treated like laning with an Ashe just because of the fact that he has no real escapes. The plus side about Varus though, is that he does put out way more damage than Ashe does, so when you are aggressive you can capitalize on it and try to pick up some kills. Harass when you see an opening, and at level 6 try to combo your ultimates to rack up kills.
Laning against a Varus is a little tricky, especially since he has a heal debuff and outranges you by 50. As usual,
him when he goes in to farm, and when he gets his debuff on you (his AOE slow), wait it out before you heal. Your heal is already very minimal so it's best to get as much health back as you can (unless you're in the middle of a fight and you can't wait it out, then go crazy).
Vayne's early game is pretty weak, so you should try to play the lane passive-aggressively. If you harass well enough, Vayne may be able to capitalize on that and get a kill or two out of it with her condemn. Make sure to keep all the brushes warded if the enemy support uses the brush a lot too, so it's a guaranteed condemn when the opportunity presents itself. Your extra
aura are insanely strong with a Vayne, so when you see someone half health, or beside a wall, use your
and you should be able to get kills or force your opponent out of the lane.
Laning against a Vayne is usually fairly easy.
harass her every time she goes in for creeps, since her auto attack range is the same as your
and auto attack range. Be sure to not stand against walls when she is near though, because if you get caught by a condemn it may be the end for you due to being squishy. You should be able to blow her up really fast at level 6 with your
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Quinn's Q does a fair amount of damage, so try to harass early on with her. Since she has a blind it can help you be reckless when harassing their AD while taking minimal damage in return. At level 6 you guys should be able to combo them with your power chord+q/ult combo and her ultimate.
First of all, Quinn has a base range of 525 whereas Sona has 550, meaning free auto attack harass whenever she goes in for creeps. Her ultimate is also high risk high reward, so if she dashes onto you or your ad, seize this opportunity to ult her. She is not tanky at all, so if she isn't smart with her ult it is a free kill every time.
Laning VS Other Supports:
Easier to Play Against:
Harass him as much as you can before he hits level 2-3. He won't have a full combo before level 2, and no heal until level 3 (usually). Once he has his full combo play safely and harass him when he gets in your range, but don't run up to him to try to do some damage, because you will most likely be caught by him.
Blitzcrank is probably the most annoying support to lane against. If you get grabbed, you're pretty effed. Keep all your brushes warded for vision, and once he misses a grab you can go in to get some damage on your opponents. Other than that, play safely and use missed hooks to your advantage.
Janna is probably one of the best supports you can lane against. She has no hard poke and no real sustain unless she lands every shield. Try to bait her shield out and once it wears off use your
to harass them. You also have a lot of range over Janna, so be sure to auto attack harass as much as you can.
Leona is another extremely hard lane for a Sona. Harass her pre level 2, because she won't have her dash/stun combo. Once she gets level 2-3 play more safely. Treat a Leona lane like a Blitzcrank lane. Keep the brushes warded and once she misses her Zenith Blade go in to deal as much damage as you can. Once she is level 6 be careful because she can ult you from a long range. If you get caught you are most likely screwed. You can always try to counter initiate onto their AD if she uses her whole combo on you though, and you can possibly turn the fight around in your favor.
Laning against a Lulu is a hard match up, but it can go either way. You both deal a lot of damage, but the advantage Sona has over Lulu is that her
can keep her in the lane longer. Be smart when you harass Lulu, and once she uses all her health/mana potions you should be able to force her out of the lane.
I haven't played this match up much, but all I can really advise you to do is to avoid her bubble and out harass her. You will deal more damage in the end, and your ultimate is more effective because it locks people in place whereas you can easily avoid hers. As long as you don't get caught in her bubble you should be fine. This lane is pretty similar to a Taric lane in my opinion.
Nunu is fun to lane against. He can't sustain his AD at all, so harass as much as you can. Try to not to overextend and get caught by a snowball so his AD can deal free damage on you and you should be fine. Most likely you will win this lane. When Nunu uses his ultimate though, try to get both him and his AD in yours, which effectively stops his channel and stuns the enemy AD as well.
Soraka is annoying. She out heals almost all of your damage. Auto attack her so you don't burn through your entire mana pool, and use your
whenever you feel you have enough mana to do so. She is squishy and has no escapes, so once you get level 6 you may be able to pick up some kills. Try to not get baited by her heals, but other than that she isn't a threat in the lane.
Taric can be a tricky lane, but I feel like you can win it. As long as you don't get caught by many stuns, you should be able to harass him out of the lane. Keep the brushes warded so you know when he's going to try to go in for a stun,
him, and take a step back. Keep doing this and gradually he should run out of mana and you can start taking advantage of that.
I haven't really played this matchup often, but I would suggest to treat it as a Blitz lane. Hide behind creeps and abuse him whenever he misses a hook or tries to go in to get a soul. His resistances early are also very low so try to take this into account and take advantage of that, but other than that: hide behind creeps and treat this as a Blitz lane. If you have harassed the enemies to half, you could always try to bait a hook into an ult, but be wary of this - you could get blown up quickly.