Get ready to challenge the world with Sonya! She is an extremely CC heavy Bruiser that can quickly take down anyone foolish enough to find themselves alone. Sonya will be added to the game as part of Official Launch on Wednesday the 17th.
Passive - Fighting Spirit
Increases damage effects through stacks for a short time. These effects persist only when Sonya is battling with an enemy Hyper.
Low Kick (A)
Charges forward and lands low kicks, doing damage and decreasing Movement Speed.
Super Punch (Q)
Leaps forward and lands powerful punches on enemies, decreasing Movement Speed through stacking effects.
Hip Throw (W)
Lunges forward and grab enemies, doing damage by throwing them backwards.
Enhances grapples for a short time and increases Movement Speed.
Takedown / Pounding (R)
Attempts a takedown on enemies by knocking them down and pounding on them. The pounding is severe enough to hit nearby enemies as well.
Using Sonya’s Skills Effectively:
Sonya is a very straightforward Brawler. Her setup skills with Low Kick and Super Punch will make the enemy unable to retreat very quickly. Once you have them weakened and slow, make sure to use her Accelerate skill before comboing into either Hip Throw or Takedown / Pounding. Make sure not to use them both one after the other though, as you want to space out your knockdowns to let your first skills come off of cooldown. Spacing your skills out properly should allow you to continue beating up your enemies while maximizing your passive damage stacks from Fighting Spirit. There is not much more to her than that! Be aware though as she does not have any quick escape skills so once you start a fight you had better be ready to end it!
Blue Judo Uniform, Open-Finger Gloves, Shrieking Blade, Shock Knuckles, Breath of Fire, Titan Combat Boots
Sonya is going to be in the frontlines taking a lot of damage so you’ll need to make sure that you are mixing some defense into your build. Blue Judo Uniform and Open-Finger Gloves provide some attack and defense on them which is a good balance. Shock Knuckles also strike that critical balance between damage and defense. You won’t want to be caught in the middle of a fight with an all attack power build as you will very quickly get eaten alive. Add Breath of Fire for an extra burst of damage when you are CC’ing a target. Because of her skill Accelerate you may even be able to swap out the boots for another damage / defense item if you are feeling adventurous. Sonya can be built quite a few different ways so get out there and test some combos!
Not sure what to build? As always, you can hop into our Discord to discuss itemization with other players.
You can blast into the battlefield with Sonya for a mere 15,000 GP or use a Hyper Coupon, which you can earn by leveling up and playing games.
Remember: She’s looking for a challenge!
~Hyper Universe Team