How to Win Illaoi vs Sona Counter Matchup Illaoi is in the a tier of champions

Illaoi vs Sona

How to Beat Sona as Illaoi in LoL Sona is in the s tier of champions
Fighter Tank
Support Mage

How to Beat Sona as Illaoi

based on 1,050 Illaoi vs Sona matchups
Win Rate
47.3 %
K/D/A
1.33
Pick Rate
2.8 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We at MOBA Champion summarize millions of recently ranked League of Legends rounds each week. In our data, Illaoi faced off against Sona 1050 times. Including so many games with Illaoi vs Sona gives us faith in our capacity to produce actionable statistics and a recommended build to smash your rival. This champion matchup is relatively rare. Illaoi fights Sona in only 2.8% of her rounds.

Illaoi vs Sona Matchup Summary

Unfortunately, Illaoi does a dismal job of countering Sona. Typically, she wins a lowly 47.3% of matches the champs battle each other in. In Illaoi against Sona games, Illaoi’s team is 0.0% more likely to get first blood, implying that she probably will be able to get first blood against Sona.

Best Illaoi vs Sona Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Health PotionTear of the Goddess

Early Items

~5 Mins
Long SwordPhage

Core Illaoi Items

~22 Mins
Trinity ForceHullbreakerDeath's Dance

Optional Items

Sterak's GageThornmail

Summoner Spells

summonerflash summoner spell D
summonerteleport summoner spell F

Skill Order

First skill for Illaoi to level up e
>
Second ability for Illaoi to level up q
>
Last skill for Illaoi to max out w

Runes

Precision Conqueror Presence of MindLegend: TenacityLast Stand
Resolve DemolishBone Plating
AttackSpeed Adaptive Armor
Illaoi's passive ability p
Illaoi q ability q
Illaoi w ability w
Illaoi e ability e
Illaoi's ultimate ability r
1
Q
2
W
3
E
4
E
5
E
6
R
7
E
8
Q
9
E
10
Q
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R
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Q
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Q
14
W
15
W
16
R

Guide to Countering Sona as Illaoi

Tips for Playing as Illaoi against Sona

Tentacles are an immense source of power. Don't fight without them.

Spirits inherit their target's current health. If making a

Vessel

Leap of Faith is best used to follow-up a strong engage or when being engaged upon. Be careful about being the first one into a fight.

is your goal, try whittling your opponent's health down a bit first to make killing the spirit easier.

Advice to Win Against Sona

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.

Illaoi vs Sona Counter Stats

Illaoi Image
Win Rate
47.3 %
VS
Win Rate
52.7 %
Sona Image
5.2
< Kills >
2.3
6.6
< Deaths >
5.1
3.6
< Assists >
14.9
1.18
< Killing Sprees >
0.5
184
< Minions Killed >
18
0.08
< Dragons Killed >
0.08
0.68
< Inhibitors >
0.62
21,725
< Physical Damage >
1,427
525
< Magic Damage >
7,221
392
< True Damage >
431
22,643
< Damage Dealt >
9,080
29,284
< Damage Taken >
16,142
11,816
< Gold Earned >
8,233
3.12
< Towers >
2.49
0.02
< Baron Takedowns >
0.02
6,099
< Total Healing >
14,794
14,749
< Experience >
10,942
16
< Vision Score >
43
8
< Wards Placed >
20
53
< Time Dealing CC >
33

How to Counter Sona with Illaoi in LoL

The stats shown here underscore several strategic Illaoi vs. Sona counter stats that can help us explain the distinctions between this pair of champions. Illaoi’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is better than Sona’s KDA ratio of NaN, showing that Illaoi may be more central to her team's team fighting potential than Sona..

Illaoi often has a slightly larger longest killing spree than her foe does. On average, she takes more damage than Sona. This often reflects different amounts of tankyness, yet it can also illustrate that the one champion has less mobility and thus is not able to escape additional damage when poked or engaged.

Differences between Illaoi and Sona

Damage Types Compared

Illaoi
Sona
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Illaoi
Sona

Who is Better, Illaoi or Sona?

Both League champions are great champions. Both have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In League's current meta, Illaoi usually loses when taking on Sona, with a 47.3% win rate. Thus, Illaoi makes a bad counter for Sona.

While Illaoi does have a lower winrate compared to Sona, when they face off with one another, Illaoi also has a greater difficulty level that makes her a more difficult champion to learn. You should expect to face a difficult match when picking Illaoi into Sona.

Furthermore, Illaoi has only a small amount of utility and CC, a similar amount to Sona. This often makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when facing champions with a ton of burst damage.

While there isn't one best champion in League of Legends, in Illaoi vs Sona matchups, Sona is the better champion with a lower win rate, similar champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your teammates during team fights.

Illaoi is a trash counter for Sona. Make sure you focus your play on keeping up your gold and cs and taking out objectives. If you can do that, you should be able to stand on your own as Illaoi against Sona.

Additional Information for Illaoi Players

How We Calculated Our Illaoi vs Sona Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Sona as Illaoi, we analyzed 1,050 matchups from recent LoL games. We use rigorous data cleaning and processing methods to ensure that our counter stats are of the highest quality. You can rest assured that the recommended build to counter Sona as Illaoi comes from real data and is not the fabrication of some random LoL player, as some other sites provide. You can use the filters at the top of the page to view the most relevant stats and items to your rank.

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Further Insights to Win this Matchup

If you would like to truly master Illaoi to counter Sona during both the laning and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to gather a few extra tricks and insights into this matchup. If you mind the build and tips displayed above, you should increase your win rate by a lot and be closer to League of Legends pro players.

Illaoi typically picks up much more CS compared to Sona. Champions who typically don't get much CS typically don't require much CS to be effective, such as supports. These kinds of champions are able to scale properly off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champions with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, usually require many items to be effective. In either situation, try to exceed the numbers shown on this page to do well.

The top items to prioritize in your Illaoi versus Sona build include Trinity Force, Hullbreaker, and Death's Dance. When Illaoi bought at least these three pieces in her build, she did a lot better when facing Sona than with many other typical counter builds. In fact, Illaoi boasted an average win rate of 47.3% when countering Sona with this counter build.

To have the greatest likelihood of coming out on top against Sona as Illaoi, you should use the Conqueror, Presence of Mind, Legend: Tenacity, Last Stand, Demolish, and Bone Plating runes from the Precision and Resolve rune sets. Out of all the runes we have analyed for Illaoi vs Sona fights, this mix of runes resulted in the greatest win rate. Notably, these runes gave a 47.3% win rate overall.

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