It seems that i’m not currently doing anything except guides these days, oh well. This particular build is more known by public than builds ive done previously. AP Soraka was really viable pick back in Season 2, when nobody played AD or Assassins in general on the mid lane. Currently that is very typical pick, thats why you hardly see AP Soraka these days due that reason. I’m not sure what will happen to Soraka when Season 4 starts, since ive heard that riot going to overhaul Taric, Soraka, Janna, Alistar quite a lot.
To see the video guide please go to this link – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=piUJDZy9Tl0
Strengths & Weaknesses
With every champion there is stuff they excel at and stuff they lack, here is rundown of AP Soraka. Always remember these factors, when you decide to pick AP Soraka.
- Extremely good wave-clear with Astral Call (Q).
- Magic Resistance Aura + Temporary Armor Buff
- Global Presence with Ultimate
- Very hard to get out of lane after she receives blue or Athene’s unholy grail
- Astral Call (Q) is very relevant spell even if you’re behind in laning phase, it will compensate greatly on lategame.
- No escape spell
- Cannot deal with Assassins or AD Midlaners
- Lacks high burst damage
- High cooldowns on heals
For while i thought Magic penetration would be really effective on quints, but then again her (Q) reduces enough, so i do not feel that is necessary. I run my usual AP per level, Armor flats, AP Flat quints and magic penetration reds. Taking magic resistance to blues is good idea since Soraka isn’t that AP Dependent early.
Taking something out of utility tree might not be bad idea in this case, but i never do that myself so i went my standard so that would be 21/9/0 so hard offensive and taking few key things at defensive. I have one rank on attack speed which is useless, which can be switched to anything else.
Hopefully these items won’t huge nerfs on Season 4, otherwise AP Soraka will become meaningless. Nonetheless there is few good choices for items to Soraka, although everything depends on do you want to damage heavy or is this kinda support type of damage (Abyssal Scepter + Morello). So that leads to two viable different choices A) Supportive B) AP Carry. Ive made Situational build to be supportive and core items as AP carry.
Final Tips & Video Guide
AP Soraka is very situational champion and i do not advise picking her in case you do not know what your doing. There is certain match-ups where she is very weak and in few very strong. I advise using her only in premade rankeds or with a team who knows what they are doing. She doesn’t fit to very well with most team comps out there.
- Twisted Fate
Finally i would you to take a look the video version of the guide, its semi-vague compared to text version, but you get general idea how powerful AP Soraka can be in best situation. Also if you found the video helpful please subscribe to my Youtube channel and like the video.