How to Win Kayle vs Sona Counter Matchup Kayle is in the s tier of champions

Kayle vs Sona

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

How to Beat Sona as Kayle

based on 1,823 Kayle vs Sona matchups
Win Rate
49.1 %
K/D/A
1.84
Pick Rate
2.7 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

At MOBA Champion, we summarize millions of recently ranked League matches each and every week. Within our database, Kayle battled Sona 1823 times. Including so many games with Kayle vs Sona gives us a lot of confidence in our capacity to produce informative stats and a solid build to shatter your foe. This counter matchup is somewhat rare. Kayle fights Sona in only 2.7% of her rounds.

Kayle vs Sona Matchup Summary

Unfortunately, Kayle does a dismal job of countering Sona. Normally, she wins a acceptable 49.1% of matches the champions oppose one another in. In Kayle against Sona matches, Kayle’s team is 0.0% more likely to gain first blood. This implies that she probably will get first blood against Sona.

Best Kayle vs Sona Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Doran's ShieldHealth Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
DaggerAmplifying Tome

Core Kayle Items

~22 Mins
RiftmakerRabadon's DeathcapNashor's Tooth

Optional Items

Lich BaneBlade of The Ruined KingZhonya's HourglassVoid Staff

Summoner Spells

summonerflash summoner spell D
summonerteleport summoner spell F

Skill Order

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

Runes

Precision Lethal Tempo TriumphLegend: AlacrityLast Stand
Resolve Bone PlatingOvergrowth
AttackSpeed Adaptive Armor
Kayle's passive ability p
Kayle q ability q
Kayle w ability w
Kayle e ability e
Kayle's ultimate ability r
1
E
2
Q
3
W
4
Q
5
Q
6
R
7
Q
8
E
9
Q
10
E
11
R
12
E
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E
14
W
15
W
16
R

Guide to Countering Sona as Kayle

Tips for Playing as Kayle against Sona

Kayle's attacks become incredibly powerful once she gains attack range from Divine Ascent. Play safe until then.

Kayle benefits greatly from Attack Damage and Ability Power, making hybrid items like Nashor's Tooth and Hextech Gunblade very effective on her.

Using Divine Judgment on a high-DPS ally can turn the tides of battle by giving your ally free reign to attack.

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.

Kayle vs Sona Counter Stats

Kayle Image
Win Rate
49.1 %
VS
Win Rate
50.9 %
Sona Image
5.2
< Kills >
2.2
5.6
< Deaths >
5.3
5.1
< Assists >
14
1.18
< Killing Sprees >
0.44
181
< Minions Killed >
17
0.13
< Dragons Killed >
0.07
0.57
< Inhibitors >
0.7
4,723
< Physical Damage >
1,383
11,201
< Magic Damage >
6,623
1,159
< True Damage >
341
17,084
< Damage Dealt >
8,348
21,050
< Damage Taken >
15,528
11,885
< Gold Earned >
8,090
2.64
< Towers >
2.69
0.06
< Baron Takedowns >
0.01
4,841
< Total Healing >
13,762
14,551
< Experience >
10,390
17
< Vision Score >
47
8
< Wards Placed >
22
210
< Time Dealing CC >
33

How to Counter Sona with Kayle in LoL

The stat comparisons provided here highlight several valuable Kayle vs. Sona matchup stats that may help us grasp the differences between the two. As an example, Kayle’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is greater than Sona’s ratio of NaN, indicating that Kayle may be more central to her team's team fighting potential than Sona. This observation is largely a result of the difference in kills.

Kayle normally has a slightly larger longest killing spree than her matchup does. On average, she receives more damage than Sona. This typically indicates differing health capacities, yet it can also hint that the one champion has less mobility and thus is not able to flee from further damage when poked or engaged.

Differences between Kayle and Sona

Damage Types Compared

Kayle
Sona
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Kayle
Sona

Who is Better, Kayle or Sona?

Both League of Legends champions are great. Both champs have their pros and cons. In League's current meta, Kayle usually fairs equally well when playing against Sona, with a 49.1% win rate. Thus, Kayle makes an ok counter to Sona.

While Kayle does have a lower winrate compared to Sona, when facing one another, Kayle also has a much greater learning curve that makes her a more complex character to develop with. You should be careful when picking Kayle into Sonaas her relative depth means that you may not be able to reach her full potential without a lot of practice beforehand.

Moreover, Kayle has only a small amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Sona. This makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when trying to counter champions with a lot of burst damage.

While there isn't a single best champion for every situation in League of Legends, in Kayle vs Sona matchups, Sona is the better champ with a similar win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allied champions during team fights.

Kayle is a somewhat poor counter to Sona. You will do well by focussing your strategy on increasing your CS and destroying objectives. If you are able to do that, you should be able to stand on your own as Kayle against Sona.

Additional Information for Kayle Players

How We Calculated Our Kayle vs Sona Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Sona as Kayle, we analyzed 1,823 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 Kayle 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 Kayle to counter Sona during both the early game and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to gather a few extra lessons on this matchup. If you listen to the build and suggestions displayed here, you will increase your win rate by a lot and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.

Kayle most often gets much more CS as Sona. Champions who on average don't acquire many minion kills usualy don't need much CS to be valuable teammates, such as support champions. They are able to scale properly off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champs with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, typically need a lot of items to be effective. In either case, try to exceed the values shown here to do well.

The top items to use in your Kayle versus Sona build include Riftmaker, Rabadon's Deathcap, and Nashor's Tooth. When Kayle incorporated at least these three items in her build, she did much better against Sona than with many other commonly used builds. In fact, Kayle boasted an average winrate of 49.1% battling Sona with this counter build.

To have the greatest likelihood of coming out on top against Sona as Kayle, you should equip the Lethal Tempo, Triumph, Legend: Alacrity, Last Stand, Bone Plating, and Overgrowth runes from the Precision and Resolve rune sets. Out of all the runes that we analyzed for Kayle vs Sona LoL games, this combination of runes resulted in the best win rate. Notably, these runes gave a 49.1% winrate overall.

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