Sona vs Illaoi Counter Build

How to Win Sona vs Illaoi Counter Matchup vs How to Beat Illaoi as Sona in LoL

How to Beat Illaoi as Sona

3,799 Sona vs Illaoi Matchups Analyzed

We produce our matchup stats from the millions of ranked League games that we get from Riot Games each and every week. This guide on how to beat Illaoi as Sona came out of an examination of 3799 ranked matches where both champs faced each other. This particular counter matchup is somewhat rare. Sona encounters Illaoi in only 1.9% of her rounds.

Sona has done a ok job of countering Illaoi. On average, she wins a acceptable 50.1% of games the champions fight each other in. In Sona vs Illaoi matches, Sona’s team is 0.1% more probable to gain first blood. This indicates that she most likely will be able to get first blood versus Illaoi.

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Best Sona Items to Counter Illaoi

The top items to use in your Sona versus Illaoi build include Moonstone Renewer, Shard of True Ice, and Staff of Flowing Water. When Sona included at least these three pieces in her build, she did much better vs Illaoi than with most other commonly used builds. In fact, Sona had an average winrate of 65.9% battling Illaoi with these items in her kit.

Best Sona Runes to Counter Illaoi

Summon Aery Rune Summon Aery
Manaflow Band Rune Manaflow Band
Transcendence Rune Transcendence
Scorch Rune Scorch
Presence of Mind Rune Presence of Mind
Cut Down Rune Cut Down

To have the greatest chance of beating Illaoi as Sona, Sona players should equip the Summon Aery, Manaflow Band, Transcendence, Scorch, Presence of Mind, and Cut Down runes from the Sorcery and Precision rune sets. Out of all the rune builds players chose for Sona vs Illaoi counterpicks, this blending of runes yielded the greatest win rate. In fact, these runes provided a 53.4% winrate overall.

We have also displayed the top Illaoi runes to counterpick against Sona to help you recognize how she will probably be kitted out against you.


2.5 | Sona Illaoi | 5.4


5.6 | Sona Illaoi | 6.3


14.8 | Sona Illaoi | 4.5

Sona vs Illaoi Counter Stats Summary

The stats provided here feature some important Sona versus Illaoi matchup statistics that may help us understand the differences and similarities between the two. As an example, Sona’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of 3.1 is greater than Illaoi’s ratio of 1.6, showing that Sona may be more central to her team's team fighting capability,capacity,effectiveness,potential than Illaoi. This observation is largely fueled by the differences in assists.

Sona usually has a slightly smaller longest kill spree than her enemy,opponent,foe,counter,matchup does. Typically, she receives less damage than Illaoi. This is usually reflective of differing health capacities, yet it can also show that the one champion has less mobility and thus is not able to kite away from further harm when poked or engaged.

In Sona vs Illaoi matchups, Sona often racks up much less CS than Illaoi. Champs who on average don't acquire much CS usually don't require much CS to be helpful to their team in LoL. Instead, they are able to scale properly off their skills and stats alone. Yet, champions with many minion kills, such as carries, usually need a lot of items to be effective. In either situation, work to do better than the values shown here to do well.

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Num. Killing Sprees

0.52 | Sona Illaoi | 1.23

Largest Multi-Kill

0.95 | Sona Illaoi | 1.42

Damage Dealt

10,518 | Sona Illaoi | 22,972

Damage Taken

16,170 | Sona Illaoi | 30,656

Healing Done

13,003 | Sona Illaoi | 9,078

Vision Score

44 | Sona Illaoi | 16

Gold Earned

8,267 | Sona Illaoi | 11,280

Minions Killed

19 | Sona Illaoi | 172

Dragons Killed

0.07 | Sona Illaoi | 0.09

Barons Killed

0.02 | Sona Illaoi | 0.02


2.31 | Sona Illaoi | 2.65


0.57 | Sona Illaoi | 0.6

CC Duration (sec)

28 | Sona Illaoi | 59

Experience Earned

10,805 | Sona Illaoi | 14,393

How We Analyze Our Champion Counters

For this counter guide, we analyzed 3,799 Sona vs Illaoi 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 Illaoi 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.