How to Win Irelia vs Sona Counter Matchup Irelia is in the b tier of champions

Irelia vs Sona

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

How to Beat Sona as Irelia

based on 1,981 Irelia vs Sona matchups
Win Rate
49.2 %
K/D/A
1.75
Pick Rate
2.6 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We at MOBA Champion summarize millions of ranked League rounds each and every week. Within our data, Irelia engaged Sona in 1981 rounds. Using so many games with Irelia versus Sona provides us a lot of faith in our ability to prepare enlightening data and a supported build to smash Sona. This counter matchup is fairly rare. Irelia has to counter Sona in only 2.6% of her matches.

Irelia vs Sona Matchup Summary

Unfortunately, Irelia does a below average job of countering Sona. On average, she wins a acceptable 49.2% of the time the champs fight one another in. In Irelia versus Sona rounds, Irelia’s team is 0.1% more likely to earn first blood. This implies that she most likely will get first blood against Sona.

Best Irelia vs Sona Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Doran's BladeHealth Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
Recurve BowVampiric Scepter

Core Irelia Items

~22 Mins
GoredrinkerBlade of The Ruined KingDeath's Dance

Optional Items

Guardian AngelWit's EndChempunk Chainsword

Summoner Spells

summonerflash summoner spell D
summonerdot summoner spell F

Skill Order

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

Runes

Precision Conqueror TriumphLegend: AlacrityLast Stand
Resolve Bone PlatingUnflinching
AttackSpeed Adaptive Armor
Irelia's passive ability p
Irelia q ability q
Irelia w ability w
Irelia e ability e
Irelia's ultimate ability r
1
Q
2
E
3
W
4
Q
5
Q
6
R
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Q
8
W
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Q
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W
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R
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W
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W
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E
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E
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R

Guide to Countering Sona as Irelia

Tips for Playing as Irelia against Sona

Defiant Dance is not interrupted by crowd control, try timing it for incoming disables.

Use Bladesurge to cover great distances by targeting low life minions on your way to champion targets.

Flawless Duet does not have a maximum travel distance, try using it in creative ways.

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.

Irelia vs Sona Counter Stats

Irelia Image
Win Rate
49.2 %
VS
Win Rate
50.8 %
Sona Image
7.4
< Kills >
2.1
6.8
< Deaths >
5.6
4.5
< Assists >
14.4
1.68
< Killing Sprees >
0.4
192
< Minions Killed >
17
0.13
< Dragons Killed >
0.07
0.48
< Inhibitors >
0.61
12,990
< Physical Damage >
1,364
5,160
< Magic Damage >
6,550
828
< True Damage >
397
18,979
< Damage Dealt >
8,312
26,149
< Damage Taken >
15,583
12,514
< Gold Earned >
8,026
2.32
< Towers >
2.44
0.03
< Baron Takedowns >
0.01
4,198
< Total Healing >
13,399
14,094
< Experience >
10,449
17
< Vision Score >
47
8
< Wards Placed >
22
77
< Time Dealing CC >
33

How to Counter Sona with Irelia in LoL

The stat comparisons shown on this page feature some influential Irelia vs. Sona counter statistics that may help us interpret the distinctions between these two champions. For instance, Irelia’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is more than Sona’s KDA ratio of NaN, indicating that Irelia may be more central to her team's team fighting effectiveness than Sona. This observation is largely caused by the difference in kills.

Irelia usually has a much larger longest kill spree than her opponent does. Typically, she receives more damage than Sona. This is usually reflective of differing health capacities, but it can also indicate that the one champion has less agility and thus is not able to flee from further damage when engaged or poked.

Differences between Irelia and Sona

Damage Types Compared

Irelia
Sona
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Irelia
Sona

Who is Better, Irelia or Sona?

Both LoL champions are great. Both have their pros and cons. In League's current meta, Irelia usually fairs equally well when facing off against Sona, with a 49.2% win rate. Thus, Irelia makes an ok counter for Sona.

While Irelia does have a lower winrate compared to Sona, when facing one another, Irelia also has a greater learning curve that makes her a more difficult character to learn. You should be careful when picking Irelia into Sona.

Additionally, Irelia has some amount of utility and CC, a similar amount to Sona. This makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when trying to counter champions with a lot of burst damage.

While there is not a single best champion overall in League of Legends, in Irelia vs Sona matchups, Sona is the better champion with a similar win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allied champions during teamfights.

Irelia is a somewhat poor counter for Sona. You will do well by focussing your play on keeping up your gold and cs and taking out objectives. If you can do that, you should hold your own as Irelia against Sona.

Additional Information for Irelia Players

How We Calculated Our Irelia vs Sona Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Sona as Irelia, we analyzed 1,981 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 Irelia 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

To truly master Irelia in order 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 pay attention to the build and suggestions shown here, you will grow your win rate significantly and be closer to League of Legends pro players.

Irelia usually gets much more CS relative to Sona. Champions who on average don't take much CS usualy don't require much CS to be effective, such as support champions. They are capable of scaling well off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champs with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, usually have to have many items to be effective. In either situation, try to exceed the values reported on this page to do well.

The most important items to prioritize in your Irelia versus Sona build include Goredrinker, Blade of The Ruined King, and Death's Dance. When Irelia combined at least these three items in her build, she performed significantly better versus Sona than with most other commonly used counter builds. In fact, Irelia boasted an average winrate of 49.2% battling Sona with these items in her kit.

To have the best probability of coming out on top against Sona as Irelia, you should take the Conqueror, Triumph, Legend: Alacrity, Last Stand, Bone Plating, and Unflinching runes from the Precision and Resolve rune sets. Out of all the rune combinations players used for Irelia vs Sona face-offs, this set of runes resulted in the best win rate. Notably, these runes gave a 49.2% winrate overall.

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