How to Win Vel'Koz vs Sona Counter Matchup Vel'Koz is in the a tier of champions

Vel'Koz vs Sona

How to Beat Sona as Vel'Koz in LoL Sona is in the s tier of champions
Mage
Support Mage

How to Beat Sona as Vel'Koz

based on 1,244 Vel'Koz vs Sona matchups
Win Rate
50.4 %
K/D/A
2.56
Pick Rate
2.7 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

At MOBA Champion, we analyze millions of ranked LoL rounds each week. Within our database, Vel'Koz battled Sona 1244 times. Having so many matchups for Vel'Koz versus Sona gives us faith in our capacity to produce useful statistics and a recommended build to counter your foe. This particular matchup is relatively rare. Vel'Koz is forced to battle against Sona in only 2.7% of his matches.

Vel'Koz vs Sona Matchup Summary

Vel'Koz has done a average job of beating Sona. Typically, he wins a acceptable 50.4% of games the champs fight one another in. In Vel'Koz versus Sona games, Vel'Koz’s side is 0.0% more probable to gain first blood. This implies that he probably will get first blood against Sona.

Best Vel'Koz vs Sona Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Health PotionSpellthief's Edge

Early Items

~5 Mins
BootsSapphire Crystal

Core Vel'Koz Items

~22 Mins
Luden's TempestShard of True IceHorizon Focus

Optional Items

Rabadon's DeathcapShadowflameMorellonomiconZhonya's Hourglass

Summoner Spells

summonerflash summoner spell D
summonerbarrier summoner spell F

Skill Order

First skill for Vel'Koz to level up q
>
Second ability for Vel'Koz to level up w
>
Last skill for Vel'Koz to max out e

Runes

Sorcery Arcane Comet Manaflow BandTranscendenceScorch
Inspiration Biscuit DeliveryCosmic Insight
Adaptive Adaptive MagicRes
Vel'Koz's passive ability p
Vel'Koz q ability q
Vel'Koz w ability w
Vel'Koz e ability e
Vel'Koz's ultimate ability r
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Q
2
W
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E
4
Q
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Q
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R
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Q
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W
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E
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R

Guide to Countering Sona as Vel'Koz

Tips for Playing as Vel'Koz against Sona

Be very careful about when to use Life Form Disintegration Ray. Many champions have abilities that can interrupt the spell.

When laning, use Void Rift to kill minions while building stacks of Organic Deconstruction on your opponent. You can then follow up with your other abilities.

Shooting Plasma Fission diagonally and splitting at maximum range allows you to hit opponents that are out of the range of the initial missile, but is more challenging to pull off.

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.

Vel'Koz vs Sona Counter Stats

Vel'Koz Image
Win Rate
50.4 %
VS
Win Rate
49.6 %
Sona Image
5.1
< Kills >
2.1
5.4
< Deaths >
5.5
8.7
< Assists >
14.2
1.19
< Killing Sprees >
0.4
102
< Minions Killed >
18
0.11
< Dragons Killed >
0.06
0.54
< Inhibitors >
0.6
553
< Physical Damage >
1,469
18,766
< Magic Damage >
7,425
5,452
< True Damage >
474
24,772
< Damage Dealt >
9,369
16,510
< Damage Taken >
19,143
10,386
< Gold Earned >
8,308
1.94
< Towers >
2.27
0.04
< Baron Takedowns >
0.02
1,407
< Total Healing >
15,361
12,610
< Experience >
11,053
39
< Vision Score >
50
18
< Wards Placed >
23
211
< Time Dealing CC >
38

How to Counter Sona with Vel'Koz in LoL

The stats shown here emphasize some valuable Vel'Koz vs. Sona matchup statistics that may help you interpret the distinctions between the two. As an example, Vel'Koz’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is greater than Sona’s ratio of NaN, demonstrating that Vel'Koz may be more central to his team's team fighting capability than Sona..

Vel'Koz typically has a slightly larger longest kill spree than his counter does. Commonly, he receives a similar amount of damage to Sona. This commonly reflects differing health capacities; however, it can also indicate that the one champ has less mobility and thus is not able to escape additional damage when poked or engaged.

Differences between Vel'Koz and Sona

Damage Types Compared

Vel'Koz
Sona
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Vel'Koz
Sona

Who is Better, Vel'Koz or Sona?

Both LoL champs are great champions. Both have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In League's current meta, Vel'Koz usually fairs equally well when playing against Sona, with a 50.4% win rate. As a result, Vel'Koz makes an ok counter to Sona.

While Vel'Koz does have a higher win rate than Sona, when on opposite teams, Vel'Koz also has a much greater difficulty level that makes him a more challenging champ to pick up and master. You should be careful when picking Vel'Koz into Sonaas his relative depth means you may not be able to reach his full potential without a lot of practice beforehand.

Additionally, Vel'Koz also has some amount of CC and other utility, 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 one best champion in League of Legends, in Vel'Koz vs Sona matchups, Vel'Koz is the better champion with a similar win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allied champions during teamfights.

Vel'Koz is a decent counter to Sona. You will do well by focussing your tactics on increasing your gold and cs and taking out objectives. If you do that, you should do very well as Vel'Koz against Sona.

Additional Information for Vel'Koz Players

How We Calculated Our Vel'Koz vs Sona Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Sona as Vel'Koz, we analyzed 1,244 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 Vel'Koz 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

To learn all of the intricacies of Vel'Koz in order to counter Sona during both the early game and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to gather a few extra tricks and insights into this matchup. If you mind the build and tips displayed above, you should increase your win rate by a lot and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.

Vel'Koz typically picks up much more CS compared to Sona. Champs who on average don't get much CS typically don't need much CS to be valuable teammates, such as sup champs. These kinds of champions are able to scale properly off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champions with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, typically have to have a lot of items to be effective. In either situation, try to surpass the values shown on this page to do well.

The most important items to prioritize in your Vel'Koz versus Sona build consist of Luden's Tempest, Shard of True Ice, and Horizon Focus. When Vel'Koz used at least these three items in his build, he did much better versus Sona than with most other common counter builds. In fact, Vel'Koz boasted an average win rate of 50.4% battling Sona with these items in his kit.

To have the best probability of annihilating Sona as Vel'Koz, you should equip the Arcane Comet, Manaflow Band, Transcendence, Scorch, Biscuit Delivery, and Cosmic Insight runes from the Sorcery and Inspiration rune sets. Out of all the rune combinations players used for Vel'Koz vs Sona counterpicks, this blending of runes resulted in the highest win rate. Notably, these runes provided a 50.4% winrate overall.

By default, tips, statistics, and builds on how to beat Sona as Vel'Koz are presented for all ranked divisions combined. To filter the stats and builds to a distinct rank, you should use the selection menu located earlier in the counter matchup guide.