How to Play Soraka in League of Legends

Want to know how to play Soraka in League of Legends?

Soraka is one of the longest-running champions in League of Legends. She has been one of the queens of the bot lane in Season 1 and continues to dominate the support position 12 seasons later. 

With all the recent changes in the game’s meta, you might be looking for formidable support to use. 

Currently, Soraka is one of the best supports in the game. The Starchild specializes in keeping her allies alive during team fights providing massive heals even if it means sacrificing her own life. 

Soraka is a wanderer from the celestial dimensions beyond Mount Taragon. She gave up her immortality to protect the mortals from their violent instincts. 

She aims to spread the virtues of compassion and mercy to everyone she meets along her journey. Soraka even heals those who wish to harm her. Even after all she has seen, Soraka still believes that the people of Runeterra have yet to reach their full potential. 

In this guide, we’ll show you how to play Soraka in League of Legends. 

Let’s begin!

Abilities

Soraka is one of the best healers in League of Legends. If there’s one thing that she does best, it’s healing her allies. With the recent rework of her ultimate, she can now cleanse Grievous Wounds. 

Salvation (Passive)

Soraka Salvation

INNATE – Soraka gains 70% movement speed while approaching nearby allied champions that are below 40% of their maximum health. 

Starcall (Q)

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ACTIVE – Soraka calls down a star upon a target location, giving sight of the area before landing after 0.25 to 1 second (based on the range), dealing magic damage to all enemies within the radius. 

This also slows down enemies by 30% for 1.5 seconds. 

Hitting at least one champion returns the stardust towards Soraka, granting her rejuvenation for 2.5 seconds, which heals her every 0.5 seconds. This also gives Soraka bonus movement speed that decays over the duration. 

Astral Infusion (W)

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ACTIVE – Soraka heals a target champion with 100 / 135 / 170 / 205 / 240 (+70% AP) HP. If cast while rejuvenated, the health cost will be reduced by a percentage. 

Astral Infusion can’t be cast if Soraka’s health is below 5% of her maximum HP. 

Equinox (E)

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ACTIVE – Soraka creates a celestial zone at a target location, inflicting magic damage to enemy champions within the area at the time of cast. The zone then lasts for 1.5 seconds, silencing all enemies within its radius. 

After the duration, the zone detonates, dealing the exact magic damage to all enemy champions within the area and roots them for a period. 

Wish (R)

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ACTIVE – Soraka calls upon the stars, removing Grevious Wounds from herself and all allied champions before healing the entire team. This effect is increased by 50% on targets below 40% of their maximum health. 

Soraka Gameplay

While Soraka is excellent support, you’ll be walking a fine line when you decide to use her. Throughout the game, you’ll have to keep yourself topped up by utilizing your Starcall (Q) passive for health regen before passing the blessing to your allies. 

If you hit an enemy with your first skill and heal an ally afterward, they also get bonus health regen. 

However, you’d want to max out your Astral Infusion (W) first to get the most out of your heal. 

In the early game, your main role is primarily to support your carry. Make sure that they have enough health to stay in the lane and place wards in the river. This should give your carry a safe area to farm. 

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If enemy champions dive towards you, it’s best to utilize your Equinox (E) right on top of you so that enemies can’t use their abilities to get out. 

This strategy works best against assassin champions. 

Besides, Soraka is one of the few supports that doesn’t run a setup like Exhaust/Ignite with Flash. She gets a lot more value out of a Heal and Barrier combination, which keeps her effective HP pool high. You can choose either of the two together with Flash. 

During the mid-late game, your carry will most likely make a move to get some kills. In this stage, your goal is to provide support as much as possible. When ganking, be ready to top up your carry. 

Until the late game, you’d want to group up with your team to be effective. As an effective healer, you won’t provide much value if you keep going solo. 

Runes

Sorcery

Resolve

Bonus

  • +8 Ability Haste
  • +8 Magic Resist
  • +8 Magic Resist

Item Build

That wraps up our guide on how to play Soraka in League of Legends. For your questions and other concerns, please leave a comment below, and we’ll do our best to help. 

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