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How to Beat Bard as Sona

based on 919 Sona vs Bard matchups
Win Rate
52.3 %
K/D/A
2.92
Pick Rate
1.6 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We generate our matchup stats from the millions of recently ranked LoL rounds that we get from Riot Games each and every week. Our guide on how to beat Bard as Sona resulted from an evaluation of 919 ranked games where both champions faced each other. This matchup is somewhat rare. Sona has to counter Bard in only 1.6% of her games.

Sona vs Bard Matchup Summary

Sona does a good job of beating Bard. Normally, she wins a fantastic 52.3% of matches the champs face off with each other in. In Sona vs Bard games, Sona’s side is 0.1% less probable to gain first blood. This indicates that she most likely won't be able to get first blood versus Bard.

Best Sona vs Bard Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Health PotionSpellthief's Edge

Early Items

~5 Mins
BootsFaerie Charm

Core Sona Items

~22 Mins
Moonstone RenewerSeraph's EmbraceShard of True Ice

Optional Items

Chemtech Putrifier

Summoner Spells

summonerexhaust summoner spell D
summonerflash summoner spell F

Skill Order

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

Runes

Sorcery Summon Aery Manaflow BandTranscendenceGathering Storm
Resolve ConditioningRevitalize
Adaptive Adaptive Armor
Sona's passive ability p
Sona q ability q
Sona w ability w
Sona e ability e
Sona's ultimate ability r
1
Q
2
W
3
E
4
Q
5
Q
6
R
7
Q
8
W
9
Q
10
W
11
R
12
W
13
W
14
E
15
E
16
R

Guide to Countering Bard as Sona

Tips for Playing as Sona against Bard

Save Crescendo for the game-altering moment.

Well-timed uses of Aria of Perseverance will grant you maximum survivability.

Make sure to tag your allies while Sona's auras are active, but avoid getting caught out by enemies.

Advice to Win Against Bard

You can crush Bard's healing shrines just by walking over them. Don't let his allies take them without a fight.

Bard's opponents can also travel through his Magical Journey doorways. You can follow him, if you think it's safe.

Bard's ultimate, Tempered Fate, affects allies, enemies, monsters, and turrets alike. Sometimes it can be to your advantage to jump into it!

Sona vs Bard Counter Stats

Sona Image
Win Rate
52.3 %
VS
Win Rate
47.7 %
Bard Image
2
< Kills >
2.4
5.3
< Deaths >
4.9
13.5
< Assists >
12.7
0.39
< Killing Sprees >
0.49
17
< Minions Killed >
25
0.06
< Dragons Killed >
0.05
0.63
< Inhibitors >
0.48
1,612
< Physical Damage >
2,189
7,683
< Magic Damage >
8,089
378
< True Damage >
829
9,673
< Damage Dealt >
11,107
16,811
< Damage Taken >
18,280
7,960
< Gold Earned >
8,145
2.49
< Towers >
1.71
0.01
< Baron Takedowns >
0.01
12,634
< Total Healing >
5,451
10,250
< Experience >
10,610
50
< Vision Score >
56
23
< Wards Placed >
26
39
< Time Dealing CC >
255

How to Counter Bard with Sona in LoL

The stat comparisons shown here highlight several valuable Sona vs. Bard matchup statistics that can help you appreciate the differences between this pair of champions. Sona’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is greater than Bard’s ratio of NaN, indicating that Sona may be more central to her team's team fighting effectiveness than Bard..

Sona often has a similar longest killing spree as her opponent does. Typically, she receives a similar amount of damage to Bard. This commonly reflects differing health capacities, yet it can also illustrate that the one champion has less mobility and thus is unable to flee from further damage when poked or engaged.

Differences between Sona and Bard

Damage Types Compared

Sona
Bard
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Sona
Bard

Who is Better, Sona or Bard?

Both League of Legends champions are great champions. Both have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In the game's current meta, Sona usually wins when taking on Bard, with a 52.3% win rate. Thus, Sona makes a good counter for Bard.

While Sona does have a higher winrate compared to Bard, when on opposite teams, Sona also has a much lower level of difficulty that makes her a less time consuming champion to learn. You should be be fine when picking Sona into Bard.

Furthermore, Sona has a very large amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Bard. This makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when trying to counter champions with a ton of burst damage.

While there isn't a single best champion overall in League of Legends, in Sona vs Bard matchups, Sona is the better champion with a noticably higher win rate, less champion complexity, and a similar amount of utility to help out your team members during teamfights.

Sona is an above average counter to Bard. Focus your play on keeping up your gold and cs and clearing objectives. If you are able to do that, you should hold your own as Sona against Bard.

Additional Information for Sona Players

How We Calculated Our Sona vs Bard Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Bard as Sona, we analyzed 919 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 Bard as Sona 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 Sona to counter Bard during both the lane 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 pay attention to the build and stats presented above, you will increase your win rate significantly and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.

Sona most often accumulates a similar amount of CS relative to Bard. Champions who on average don't acquire much CS often don't need much CS to be effective, such as sup champs. They are capable of scaling well 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 case, try to exceed the values displayed on this page to do well.

The best items to have in your Sona versus Bard build include Moonstone Renewer, Seraph's Embrace, and Shard of True Ice. When Sona bought at least these three pieces in her build, she did a lot better countering Bard than with most other typical counter builds. In fact, Sona had an average win rate of 52.3% battling Bard with this counter build.

To have the highest chance of annihilating Bard as Sona, Sona players should use the Summon Aery, Manaflow Band, Transcendence, Gathering Storm, Conditioning, and Revitalize runes from the Sorcery and Resolve rune sets. Of all the runes that we analyzed for Sona vs Bard battles, this blending of runes resulted in the highest win rate. In fact, these runes gave a 52.3% winrate overall.

By default, tips, statistics, and builds on how to beat Bard as Sona are given for every ranked division. If you would like to scope the stats and builds to an individual rank, you can use the selection menu at the top of this page.