Don't forget that enemies can also use your Magical Journey doorways, and that your ultimate can also hit your allies!
Let your Caretaker's Shrines charge up - they heal for a lot more when at full power.
It's important to collect chimes to improve your meep's attacks, but don't neglect your lane partner! Try to make a big entrance by bringing an ally into the lane with you with Magical Journey.
Spread out when you see Sona so she can't make your entire team dance.
Kill Sona first, as she will heal up her team if left alone for too long.
The stat comparisons shown here emphasize several influential Bard versus Sona matchup stats that may help you figure out the distinctions between these two champs. For instance, Bard’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is more than Sona’s KDA ratio of NaN, indicating that Bard may be more central to his team's team fighting effectiveness than Sona..
Bard often has a similar longest killing spree as his foe does. Typically, he takes a similar amount of damage to Sona. This often reflects differing health capacities, yet it can also show that the one champ has less agility and thus is not able to flee from additional damage when engaged or poked.
Both League of Legends champions are great. Both champs have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In the game's current meta, Bard usually loses when playing against Sona, with a 47.8% win rate. Thus, Bard makes a poor counter for Sona.
While Bard does have a lower win rate than Sona, when on opposite teams, Bard also has a much greater difficulty level that makes him a more challenging champion to pick up and master. You should be very concerned when picking Bard into Sonaas his relative depth means you may not be able to unleash his full potential without a significant amount of practice beforehand.
Moreover, Bard also has a good amount of utility and CC, a similar amount to Sona. This often makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when trying to counter champions with a ton of burst damage.
While there is not a single best champion in League of Legends, in Bard vs Sona matchups, Sona is the better champ with a lower win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your teammates during teamfights.
Bard is a terribly counter for Sona. You will do well by focussing your actions on maximizing your gold and cs and taking out objectives. If you can do that, you should do very well as Bard against Sona.
If you would like to learn all of the intricacies of Bard in order to counter Sona during both the lane and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to learn a few extra lessons on this matchup. If you listen to the build and stats shown above, you should increase your win rate by a lot and be closer to League of Legends pro players.
Bard typically accumulates a similar amount of CS relative to Sona. Champs who on average don't earn much CS often don't have to have much CS to be effective, such as support champions. They are able to scale properly off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champs with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, usually have to have several high cost items to be effective. In either case, try to exceed the values reported here to do well.
The top items to prioritize in your Bard versus Sona build include Locket of the Iron Solari, Dead Man's Plate, and Shard of True Ice. When Bard bought at least these three items in his build, he did much better when facing Sona than with most other commonly used item sets. In fact, Bard boasted an average winrate of 47.8% when playing against Sona with these items in his kit.
To have the highest chance of crushing Sona as Bard, Bard players should use the Guardian, Font of Life, Bone Plating, Unflinching, Zombie Ward, and Relentless Hunter runes from the Resolve and Domination rune sets. Of all the runes we have analyed for Bard vs Sona counters, this order of runes yielded the best win rate. In fact, these runes provided a 47.8% win rate overall.
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