Consume allows Nunu to stay in a lane against ranged opponents.
It's often beneficial to delay the casting of Absolute Zero until the initial round of disables are used. Try to hang back before rushing into a team fight.
You can choose to interrupt Absolute Zero early for partial damage if an opponent is about to run out of range.
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 provided here clarify some strategic Nunu & Willump vs. Sona matchup statistics that may help us explain the differences between these two champions. As an example, Nunu & Willump’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is greater than Sona’s KDA ratio of NaN, showing that Nunu & Willump may be more central to his team's team fighting potential than Sona..
Nunu & Willump typically has a slightly larger longest kill spree than his opponent does. Commonly, he receives more damage than Sona. This commonly reflects different amounts of tankyness; however, it can also show that the champ with higher HP has less mobility and thus is not able to escape further damage when poked or engaged.
Both LoL champs are great. Both have their pros and cons. In League's current meta, Nunu & Willump usually fairs equally well when playing against Sona, with a 49.4% win rate. Therefore, Nunu & Willump makes an ok counter for Sona.
While Nunu & Willump does have a lower winrate than Sona, when they face off with one another, Nunu & Willump also has a greater level of difficulty that makes him a more challenging champ to develop with. You still need to be cautious when picking Nunu & Willump into Sona.
Moreover, Nunu & Willump has some 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 lot of burst damage.
While there isn't a single best champion overall in League of Legends, in Nunu & Willump vs Sona matchups, Sona is the better champ with a similar win rate, similar champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allied champions during late stage team fights.
Nunu & Willump is a somewhat poor counter for Sona. You will do well by focussing your actions on increasing your gold income and clearing objectives. If you are able to do that, you should be able to stand on your own as Nunu & Willump against Sona.
To truly master Nunu & Willump in order to counter Sona during both the laning and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to learn a few extra tips and tricks for this matchup. If you listen to the build and stats shown above, you will increase your win rate significantly and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.
Nunu & Willump usually racks up more CS as Sona. Champs who on average don't get much CS usualy don't need much CS to be valuable teammates, such as support champions. These kinds of champions are capable of scaling properly off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champions with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, typically require several high cost items to be effective. In either case, try to surpass the values shown on this page to do well.
The top items to use in your Nunu & Willump versus Sona build include Sunfire Aegis, Thornmail, and Dead Man's Plate. When Nunu & Willump bought at least these three items in his build, he did a lot better when fighting Sona than with most other common item sets. In fact, Nunu & Willump had an average winrate of 49.4% battling Sona with this counter build.
To have the best likelihood of crushing Sona as Nunu & Willump, Nunu & Willump players should take the Phase Rush, Nimbus Cloak, Celerity, Waterwalking, Triumph, and Legend: Tenacity runes from the Sorcery and Precision rune sets. Out of all the rune combinations players chose for Nunu & Willump vs Sona counterpicks, this combination of runes resulted in the highest win rate. In fact, these runes gave a 49.4% winrate overall.
By default, tips, stats, and builds on how to beat Sona as Nunu & Willump are shown for all ranked divisions combined. If you want to narrow the stats and builds to a particular division, you should use the selection menu earlier on the page.