Break Sleep with your biggest damage source, since enemies who are asleep take double damage.
Paddle Star deals more damage the further it has flown. Casting it behind yourself before redirecting can deal tons of damage.
Sleepy Trouble Bubble travels further over walls. Find a hiding spot to set up for a long distance kill.
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 shown here clarify some valuable Zoe versus Sona matchup statistics that can help you explain the differences and similarities between the two. For instance, Zoe’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is better than Sona’s ratio of NaN, indicating that Zoe may be more central to her team's team fighting capacity than Sona. This observation is largely caused by the difference in kills.
Zoe typically has a much larger longest killing spree than her enemy does. Typically, she receives a similar amount of damage to Sona. This commonly reflects differing health capacities, but it can also hint that the champion with increased health has less agility and thus is unable to kite away from further damage when poked or engaged.
Both League of Legends champs are great champions. Both champs have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In the game's current meta, Zoe usually loses when trying to fight Sona, with a 45.3% win rate. As a result, Zoe makes a poor counter to Sona.
While Zoe does have a much lower win rate than Sona, when on opposite teams, Zoe also has a greater learning curve that makes her a more time consuming character to learn. You may get destroyed when picking Zoe into Sona.
Moreover, Zoe has only a small amount of utility and CC, a similar amount to Sona. This makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when fighting champions with a ton of burst damage.
While there is not a single best champion in League of Legends, in Zoe vs Sona matchups, Sona is the better champion with a much lower win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allied champions during late stage team fights.
Zoe is a bad counter to Sona. Focus your tactics on maximizing your gold income and taking out objectives. If you do that, you should be able to stand on your own as Zoe against Sona.
If you would like to truly master Zoe to counter Sona during both the early game and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to gather a few extra tricks and insights into this matchup. If you mind the build and tips displayed above, you will grow your win rate significantly and be closer to League of Legends pro players.
Zoe typically picks up much more CS as Sona. Champs who on average don't get much CS often don't have to have much CS to be valuable teammates, such as supports. They 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 a lot of items to be effective. In either case, try to surpass the values shown on this page to do well.
The most important items to prioritize in your Zoe versus Sona build include Luden's Tempest, Zhonya's Hourglass, and Shadowflame. When Zoe used at least these three items in her build, she performed much better when fighting Sona than with most other typical builds. In fact, Zoe had an average win rate of 45.3% when countering Sona with this counter build.
To have the greatest chance of annihilating Sona as Zoe, you should use the Electrocute, Taste of Blood, Eyeball Collection, Treasure Hunter, Biscuit Delivery, and Time Warp Tonic runes from the Domination and Inspiration rune sets. Of all the runes we have analyed for Zoe vs Sona counter picks, this mix of runes yielded the greatest win rate. In fact, these runes gave a 45.3% win rate overall.
By default, tips, statistics, and builds on how to beat Sona as Zoe are presented for all skill levels combined. If you would like to narrow the statistics and builds to a particular rank, you can use the selection menu located earlier on the page.