When Power Chord is active and I hit an unit (champion, turret, etc), I will deal extra damage and apply an effect based in my active aura (if it is a minion, neutral monster or champion).

Power Chord (Passive) (Innate): After casting 3 spells, Sona's next attack deals extra 8 + (10 × level) magic damage. This enhanced attack has an additional effect depending on which spell was cast last.

Does this also work on inhibitors?

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    May i know why the downvote ? so i can fix ? Thank you in advance =)
    – Michel
    Mar 22, 2012 at 21:12
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    I didn't downvote you, but it is probably because this question doesn't have an answer. It is either because it is a bug, or because they purposely programmed it not to. Without the designer/implementer commenting this is unknowable. Mar 22, 2012 at 21:17
  • I do know that there's a "bug" in how Sona's Power Chord works on Inhibitors in that, if you have 3 stacks, you don't consume the Power Chord buff on your next auto-attack if you're attacking an inhibitor. I've used it a few times. :)
    – Brandon
    Mar 22, 2012 at 21:22
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    This question is off topic/not constructive: meta.gaming.stackexchange.com/questions/2429/… Mar 22, 2012 at 21:23
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    @Brandon - that is what he is talking about. You attack and it looks like it PC's over and over, but doesn't do extra damage or consume the buff. Mar 22, 2012 at 21:24

2 Answers 2


This has been confirmed by Riot to be a bug, and it will be fixed in an upcoming patch.


just tested a fix for this—going to try to get it into the next release. looks like powerchord was set up to deal damage to inhibitors and the nexus (which is why it was consumed) but a bug was preventing it from being applied. we're just going to fix the bug, so sona will be able to powerchord inhibitors (and the nexus) when that goes out.

you can't diminuendo or slow structures though, so be mindful of that if you're going to use your passive for extra damage.

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    I would hope you can't slow structures. Then I'd never be able to sleep for fear of waking to that pinging sound...
    – Yuuki
    Aug 28, 2012 at 2:25

No, it does not.

Sona's passive deals damage to turrets, champions, minions, and creeps.
Sona's passive does not deal damage to (or get consumed by attacking) inhibitors or the nexus.

From leagueoflegends.wikia.com:

Power Chord will not trigger if attacking an enemy inhibitor or nexus, but the animation and sound will still play (over and over again, because the Power Chord is never actually spent).

Abilities that damage turrets

  • Thank you, for your reply. I was really annoyed about that sound.
    – Michel
    Mar 22, 2012 at 21:59

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