Originally Posted by reaver99
How many times have you laned against a Sona? Level 1 heal gives you 40 health which is like one autoattack. Her range is also not that good - if you stay near your minions, Hymn has less range than her autoattack since it only prioritizes champions in a short range. If you stay by your minions and focus your harassment on her when she tries to get in range, she'll have to use all her mana healing herself rather than harassing and without Doran's she can be taken down pretty quickly. A lot of players don't know how to counter Sona in lane because she's new, but as they start figuring out you will definitely notice her squishiness.
I won't deny the possible effect of her newness, but I've been playing her a lot and I've been very impressed with her Q range. Now that I've practiced with it, I've been able to do a lot of run in, Q, run out without getting hit even when the enemy champ is obviously trying to get a shot in.
Maybe they're just bad, but I've been doing it pretty consistently, and her champ page shows it has a 700 range, which is longer than any auto (I think an 18 Trist is slightly longer, but whatever). She's definitely squishy, and is definitely weak 1v1, but with a competent lane partner as backup she can be fairly aggressive and/or hurt almost anyone who tries to push up on her. But if she doesn't keep range she's screwed.