Sona vs Malzahar Counter Build

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

How to Beat Malzahar as Sona

5,294 Sona vs Malzahar Matchups Analyzed

We at MOBA Champion summarize millions of ranked League of Legends rounds each and every week. In our database, Sona fought Malzahar 5294 times. Having so many games with Sona versus Malzahar gives us confidence in our capability to prepare enlightening stats and a supported build to defeat your opponent This particular champ matchup is somewhat rare. Sona is forced to battle against Malzahar in only 2.7% of her rounds.

Sona has done a good job of beating Malzahar. On average, she wins a whopping 52.1% of matches the champions face off with each other in. In Sona against Malzahar matches, Sona’s side is 0.1% more likely to obtain first blood, indicating that she most likely will be able to get first blood versus Malzahar.

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Best Sona Items to Counter Malzahar

The best items to prioritize in your Sona versus Malzahar build include Shurelya's Battlesong, Shard of True Ice, and Staff of Flowing Water. When Sona incorporated at least these three items in her build, she did much better versus Malzahar than with most other typical counter builds. In fact, Sona boasted an average winrate of 64.4% when playing against Malzahar with these items in her kit.

Best Sona Runes to Counter Malzahar

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

To have the greatest chance of beating Malzahar as Sona, you should use the Summon Aery, Manaflow Band, Celerity, Scorch, Presence of Mind, and Cut Down runes from the Sorcery and Precision rune sets. Out of all the rune builds players picked for Sona vs Malzahar clashes, this mixture of runes resulted in the greatest win rate. Notably, these runes provided a 55.6% winrate overall.

We have also displayed the top Malzahar runes to fend off Sona in order to help you realize how he will likely be played versus you.


2.5 | Sona Malzahar | 4.7


5.4 | Sona Malzahar | 5.5


14.5 | Sona Malzahar | 7.3

Sona vs Malzahar Counter Stats Summary

The stats shown on this page highlight several influential Sona vs. Malzahar matchup statistics that may help you figure out the differences and similarities between this set of champions. Sona’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of 3.1 is more than Malzahar’s KDA ratio of 2.2, indicating that Sona may be more central to her team's team fighting capability,capacity,effectiveness,potential than Malzahar. This observation is in large part fueled by the differences in assists.

Sona typically has a slightly smaller longest killing spree than her enemy,opponent,foe,counter,matchup does. Commonly, she receives a similar amount of damage to Malzahar. This often reflects differing health capacities, but it can also show that the one champ has less agility and thus is not able to kite away from further damage when poked or engaged.

Sona often takes a lot fewer minion kills than Malzahar. Champs who on average don't acquire very much CS usually don't need much CS to be effective. Instead, they are capable of scaling fully off of their abilities alone. Yet, champs with plenty of minion kills, such as hyper-carries, usually require a lot of gold to be useful. In either situation, work to best the values shown here to do well.

If you want to view Sona x Malzahar tips and matchup stats and build suggestions for a a distinct skill level, feel free to select one from the selection menu provided above. At first, the stats and build suggestions given are computed using every match completed with both champions.

Num. Killing Sprees

0.51 | Sona Malzahar | 1.07

Largest Multi-Kill

0.93 | Sona Malzahar | 1.25

Damage Dealt

9,707 | Sona Malzahar | 19,350

Damage Taken

15,378 | Sona Malzahar | 14,516

Healing Done

12,746 | Sona Malzahar | 945

Vision Score

46 | Sona Malzahar | 19

Gold Earned

8,242 | Sona Malzahar | 11,100

Minions Killed

18 | Sona Malzahar | 170

Dragons Killed

0.07 | Sona Malzahar | 0.12

Barons Killed

0.02 | Sona Malzahar | 0.04


2.6 | Sona Malzahar | 2.29


0.63 | Sona Malzahar | 0.56

CC Duration (sec)

27 | Sona Malzahar | 371

Experience Earned

10,542 | Sona Malzahar | 13,838

How We Analyze Our Champion Counters

For this counter guide, we analyzed 5,294 Sona vs Malzahar 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 Malzahar 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.