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

Malphite vs Sona

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

How to Beat Sona as Malphite

based on 1,463 Malphite vs Sona matchups
Win Rate
48.2 %
K/D/A
2.28
Pick Rate
2.8 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We produce our counter statistics from the millions of rated League of Legends rounds that we analyze each and every week. This guide on how to beat Sona as Malphite resulted from an evaluation of 1463 ranked matches where both champions engaged each other. This particular counter matchup is somewhat rare. Malphite fights Sona in only 2.8% of his rounds.

Malphite vs Sona Matchup Summary

Unfortunately, Malphite does a poor job of countering Sona. On average, he wins a lowly 48.2% of games the champions fight each other in. In Malphite versus Sona matches, Malphite’s side is 0.0% more probable to gain first blood. This indicates that he probably will get first blood versus Sona.

Best Malphite vs Sona Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Health PotionTear of the Goddess

Early Items

~5 Mins
Ruby CrystalCloth Armor

Core Malphite Items

~22 Mins
Frostfire GauntletThornmailForce of Nature

Optional Items

Frozen HeartZhonya's HourglassFimbulwinterBulwark of the Mountain

Summoner Spells

summonerflash summoner spell D
summonerteleport summoner spell F

Skill Order

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

Runes

Sorcery Arcane Comet Manaflow BandTranscendenceScorch
Inspiration Biscuit DeliveryTime Warp Tonic
Adaptive Adaptive Armor
Malphite's passive ability p
Malphite q ability q
Malphite w ability w
Malphite e ability e
Malphite's ultimate ability r
1
Q
2
E
3
W
4
Q
5
Q
6
R
7
Q
8
E
9
Q
10
E
11
R
12
E
13
E
14
W
15
W
16
R

Guide to Countering Sona as Malphite

Tips for Playing as Malphite against Sona

Armor naturally reduces the rate that attacks go through Granite Shield, so Brutal Strikes will strengthen the shield against physical damage.

Despite his abilities scaling on Armor, some games require Malphite to get Magic Resist. When those games occur, try getting Aegis of the Legion, Mercury's Treads, and Guardian Angel.

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.

Malphite vs Sona Counter Stats

Malphite Image
Win Rate
48.2 %
VS
Win Rate
51.8 %
Sona Image
4.5
< Kills >
2.2
5.3
< Deaths >
5.6
7.6
< Assists >
14.3
1.01
< Killing Sprees >
0.43
121
< Minions Killed >
17
0.11
< Dragons Killed >
0.07
0.42
< Inhibitors >
0.61
3,258
< Physical Damage >
1,346
12,099
< Magic Damage >
6,575
534
< True Damage >
367
15,892
< Damage Dealt >
8,289
19,101
< Damage Taken >
15,775
9,758
< Gold Earned >
8,097
1.69
< Towers >
2.45
0.03
< Baron Takedowns >
0.02
1,864
< Total Healing >
13,235
12,886
< Experience >
10,371
19
< Vision Score >
47
9
< Wards Placed >
22
740
< Time Dealing CC >
34

How to Counter Sona with Malphite in LoL

The stats shown here show some important Malphite versus Sona counter statistics that can help you interpret the distinctions between the two. For instance, Malphite’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is more than Sona’s ratio of NaN, showing that Malphite may be more central to his team's team fighting effectiveness than Sona..

Malphite typically has a slightly larger longest killing spree than his opponent does. Commonly, he takes more damage than Sona. This is usually reflective of different amounts of tankyness, but it can also indicate that the champion with increased HP has less agility and thus is unable to flee from further damage when engaged or poked.

Differences between Malphite and Sona

Damage Types Compared

Malphite
Sona
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Malphite
Sona

Who is Better, Malphite or Sona?

Both LoL champs are great champions. Both champs have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In League's current meta, Malphite usually loses when trying to fight Sona, with a 48.2% win rate. Thus, Malphite makes a bad counter to Sona.

While Malphite does have a lower winrate compared to Sona, when on opposite teams, Malphite also has a lower level of difficulty that makes him a less difficult champion to develop with. You should be careful when picking Malphite into Sona.

Furthermore, Malphite also has a very large amount of utility and CC, 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 Malphite vs Sona matchups, Sona is the better champ with a lower win rate, less champion complexity, and a similar amount of utility to help out your teammates during team fights.

Malphite is a somewhat poor counter to Sona. Make sure you focus your strategy on keeping up your CS and clearing objectives. If you are able to do that, you should hold your own as Malphite against Sona.

Additional Information for Malphite Players

How We Calculated Our Malphite vs Sona Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Sona as Malphite, we analyzed 1,463 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 Malphite 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 learn all of the intricacies of Malphite in order to counter Sona during both the laning and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to pick up a few extra tricks and insights into this matchup. If you listen to the build and tips displayed here, you should grow your win rate significantly and be closer to League of Legends pro players.

Malphite on average picks up much more CS relative to Sona. Champs who on average don't earn many minion kills typically don't have to have much CS to be valuable teammates, such as sup champs. They are able to scale well off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champs with a lot 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 best items to have in your Malphite versus Sona build consist of Frostfire Gauntlet, Thornmail, and Force of Nature. When Malphite incorporated at least these three items in his build, he did significantly better countering Sona than with most other common item sets. In fact, Malphite had an average win rate of 48.2% battling Sona with this counter build.

To have the greatest chance of coming out on top against Sona as Malphite, you should take the Arcane Comet, Manaflow Band, Transcendence, Scorch, Biscuit Delivery, and Time Warp Tonic runes from the Sorcery and Inspiration rune sets. Out of all the rune sets that we analyzed for Malphite vs Sona fights, this order of runes resulted in the highest win rate. In fact, these runes provided a 48.2% winrate overall.

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