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Sion Statistics for HommingPoke

Author's performance with Sion compared to the ranked average.

Value
Average
Games Played
57
3
Win %
58
48
Kills
6.0
3.6
Assists
9.2
8.6
Deaths
4.0
5.0
KA:D Ratio
3.8
2.4
Gold Earned
12.1K
10.2K
Creep Score
169.5
152.0
Average
  • Author Champion Statistics
  • Guide Details

Summoner Spells Back to Top

Welcome everyone to my very first guide in LolKing. With further warning, i have studied the champion (spells, weaknesses, strong sides, TF relevance, etc.) just with the purpose of teaching other players about this wonderful big fella'. Now with this little introduction , let's get started:


Flash 4.png

A must-use tool for your everyday escapes/catching enemies. Sion does not have a lot of movility, and with nothing else but his ultimate to escape from danger, flash it's always required.

Teleport 12.png

Used for map presence. You will most likely grab teleport as your second spell 80% of the time. Teleport grants you a way to return to lane and don't get too behind in levels, it can be also used for quick ganks to a pushed bot lane, or secure an objective like dragon or towers. With this and his ultimate, Sion offers a great help to the whole team.

Exhaust 3.png

A weird pick for Sion these days. It's used to survive lane phase with strong AD melee champions (157.png,80.png,92.png,114.png). I do not trust this spell too much, since it's duration does not guarantee an escape from an engage, but it can be useful for countering junglers (59.png,64.png,11.png,62.png)

Ignite 14.png

An appealing tool for agresive laning phase. As always, reducing healing methods to other champions and adding some true damage to a well landed combo could mean a big difference, though, i do not use it that often since i rather help the rest of the team than asset some kills for myself.

New Runes Back to Top

Masteries Back to Top

Ferocity:

Sorcery: Your spells can do more damage!

Expose Weakness: Being a tank like Sion it's a great oportunity to engage over the enemy team, give the chance to your teammates to do the damage while you stand infront of your foes.

Natural Talent: it may be so little what changes, but the extra AP and AD helps to farm quite a lot really and poke your enemy

Oppressor: You're a CC machine!, make the best of it

Resolve:

Unyielding: Gives that extra help to keep yourself in lane

Though Skin: It's simple, you're a melee champion, you need to recieve less damage from your enemies

Runic armor: Makes that W way better!

Perseverance: it will be harder to kick you out of lane

Swiftness: You don't need more armor or MR, you already have what you need. With low movility, Sion needs this so he can escape from the horrible CC from other champions.

Grasp of the Undying: A must-use mastery, it helps you in trades to deal more damage and heal from your foe.


Abilities Back to Top

Q
E
W
E
E
R
E
W
W
W
R
E
W
Q
Q
R
Q
Q
Passive
Q
1
14
15
17
18
W
3
8
9
10
13
E
2
4
5
7
12
R
6
11
16

sionpassive.png Return from the death to deliver a message to your foes. Stick to them as much as you can!


crypticgaze.png It's the base of your CC, but the damage from it does not help that much

deathscaressfull.png The second most important skill in your set. Stops and deals damage

enrage.png Main source of your damage in lane. Shatters armor and slows your enemy. Use their own minions as bullets!

cannibalism.png Perfect for ganking an ally. Surprise your enemy team with your unexpected visit. In Late game this is your best chance to engage


Now, i don't like using too much the Ultimate, since it will give a constant affair to your enemy team and force them to always consider twice engaging with your team. Instead of spamming it in no-rewarding ganks, use it wise and prepare and ambush with another teammate (Your jungle or mid-laner) and team up with 3 or more people to crush everyone in sight.

About maxing E first, like i said, it's your main source of damage. Poke your enemy down and when the time it's right, slow it one last time to charge your Q, and finish up with your W, ultimate if it's completely necesary to secure the kill

W will grant you an sponge to enemy damage. If you use it right, your shield can also be a tool for harass.

If you get killed in middle of a fight, throw yourself again to their mid/Adc and block their damages, or simply distract them so they don't go after your team.


Items Back to Top

Starting Items

    My usual start up. The extra Ap and mana regen. it's useful with E
    Only needed if your enemy it's a tank
    If you think that you will not win lane for whatever reason, get these instead.

Core Items

    First back: Depends really what your lane enemy is.
    Try rushing these too
    First item depending in your lane enemy
    Agaisnt strong AD champions (Yasuo, Irelia, Fiora, Riven) try getting it as your second item
    Third item, helps dealing damage
    Typical late game build, if your enemy team does not have heavy damage, this is your build
    Heavy Ad composition
    Heavy Ap composition

Situational Items

    Push lanes pretty well, usually place it under tower
    Get this as fourth item if there's too much burst
    If your team lacks of AP
    For heavy damage

Basically, your whole gear should be tank-based. No need for deeper explanaition.

Matchups Back to Top

Click on a champion below to see the author's notes on that particular matchup.

  • Aatrox
    Medium
  • Akali
    Medium
  • Cho'Gath
    Hard
  • Darius
    Medium
  • Diana
    Medium
  • Dr. Mundo
    Easy
  • Ekko
    Easy
  • Fiora
    Hard
  • Fizz
    Medium
  • Gangplank
    Easy
  • Garen
    Easy
  • Gnar
    Medium
  • Graves
    Medium
  • Hecarim
    Easy
  • Heimerdinger
    Easy
  • Illaoi
    Medium
  • Irelia
    Hard
  • Jarvan IV
    Medium
  • Jax
    Easy
  • Jayce
    Medium
  • Kayle
    Easy
  • Kennen
    Hard
  • Kled
    Easy
  • Lee Sin
    Easy
  • Lissandra
    Easy
  • Malphite
    Medium
  • Maokai
    Easy
  • Master Yi
    Easy
  • Mordekaiser
    Medium
  • Nasus
    Easy
  • Nautilus
    Easy
  • Olaf
    Medium
  • Pantheon
    Easy
  • Poppy
    Easy
  • Renekton
    Easy
  • Rengar
    Easy
  • Riven
    Hard
  • Rumble
    Easy
  • Ryze
    Medium
  • Shen
    Easy
  • Shyvana
    Easy
  • Singed
    Easy
  • Tahm Kench
    Hard
  • Teemo
    Easy
  • Trundle
    Medium
  • Tryndamere
    Easy
  • Urgot
    Easy
  • Xin Zhao
    Easy
  • Yasuo
    Hard
  • Yorick
    Medium
  • Zac
    Easy
  • Zed
    Easy

VS

Aatrox

Medium
aatroxQ.png  Avoid at all cost!, you'll suffer if he lands his Q over you

Fair match-up, he does have sustain but not quite enough to deny all the damage you deal to him. Bait his Q if you can.

aatroxR.png Retreat if he ults!

VS

Akali

Medium
akalismokebomb.png  What a pest!

Akali it's the kind of champion who declines to trade until her level 6 of course. Try poking her down with your E and land your combo whenever it's posible.

akalishadowdance.png "Get off me!"
She will inmediately try to kill you when she gets 3 charges, the best you can do it's stay under your tower and wait for a gank. If she's low, try landing your ult on her and finish her up with your whole combo

VS

Cho'Gath

Hard
feralscream.png"Quit that!"
His silence can be quite the problem. He'll just cut you off and deal more damage that you can do. Poking him it's not efective at all since he has sustain, but since he's forced to push, hug your tower and farm until you can afford your first item.

feast.png"Effortless..."
We all know and hate his ultimate. Just play safe and don't let yourself get caught by his Q

VS

Darius

Medium
dariuscleave.png"Try your hardest"
His signature move, bait his Q whenever you can. While his Q it's in cooldown, try farming.

dariusaxegrabcone.png"Don't even try"
He'll pull you anytime, be prepared to slow him up, otherwise he'll just chew you up in 4 seconds.

VS

Diana

Medium
dianaQ.png"Too much light"
She'll always try landing her Q on you. Dodge it and she'll be out of condition

dianaE.png"Not again"
Pretty much like Darius, don't get caught or she'll destroy you

VS

Dr. Mundo

Easy
infectedcleavermissilecast.png"You call that a weapon?"
He'll just farm the whole laning phase, avoid his Q's and you'll be fine

sadism.png"Die already!"
Just bothersome, he'll use this mostly to escape.
If he dares to fight you, destroy him with your Q combo.

VS

Ekko

Easy
ekkoE.png"Pesky little brat"
He'll just spamm his E all the time, thinking that he'll eventually burst you down. Show him how it's done
ekkoR.png"Hard to kill"
He'll save up his ultimate to deny all the damage you've done to him/escape, just follow him up and he will not be able to keep up

VS

Fiora

Hard
fioraq.png"You cursed mosquito"
She'll keep snowballing you with her Q all the time, stay out of her range and you should be fine
fiorariposte.png"Stronger than it looks"
She'll stop your Q combo anytime or cancel your ultimate. Try baiting her counter with a half-charged Q.
Some Fioras decide to bring 14.png with them, and this is your main problem. Do not trade her at all, and farm safely under your tower until you get a Thornail.

VS

Fizz

Medium
fizzpiercingstrike.png"Slippery fish"
He's just annoying. He does not have the damage to finish you up in early levels before 6, but be careful if he tryes to engage on you with his ultimate.

fizzjump.png"What a shame"
I just hate this skill, makes him far more annoying than he is. Wait for him to land and pop your W before he does.

VS

Gangplank

Easy
parley.png"Argghhh, you suck"
Before back , it's a farm war. Try using this period and kill the little brat.

removescurvy.png"You'll need more than oranges"
His oranges can save him a lot of times, he'll deny all your damage when he gets Sheen, but keep pushing him and get the tower

VS

Garen

Easy
garenslash3.png"Quit that already"
His silence will bother you, but he will not be able to deal that much damage. Pop your W if he tryes to land his Q on you
garenbladestorm.png"Spin to win"
He's still annoying, but you're not going to lose. This trade is easy, keep hitting him and recover health with your mastery. Poke him down with your E and you should be fine.

VS

Gnar

Medium
gnarQ.png"it's just a toy"
He will keep poking you non-stop with his Q. Avoid it and you are good to go.
gnarW.png"I'm not hyped"
As always, he'll try and land the third hit on you, if he makes it, pop your W to deny his damage and poke him down with your E

Whenever he transforms, you'll have advantage. Keep yourself away from the wall and keep trading him until he goes back to normal.

VS

Graves

Medium
gravesclustershot.png"Just showing off"
Graves top can be a real pain with Sion, he'll keep poking you and then he'll try to finish you off. Poke him down before he gets the chance to get sustain
graveschargeshot.png"Not quite enough"
He'll keep going until you're low, and then , he'll ult in an attempt to kill you. Keep poking him down with your minions and land your combo. He'll eventually run out of mana, so use this chance to kill him

VS

Hecarim

Easy
hecarimrapidslash.png"You call that a swing?"
He'll probably try to snowball, but your combo it's way more powerful than his. Beat him down if he engages on you.
hecarimramp.png"Horses can't ride people"
He'll keep charging towards you until you quit the lane, but that's not happening, you deal way more damage than he does.

VS

Heimerdinger

Easy
h28gevolutionturret.png"You made a mistake"
there's not many Heimers in top lane anymore, but in case there is, he'll be done for, your E can be used on his turrets, so it's an easy poke

upgrade!!!.png"Making them bigger won't save you"

In case he ults with his Q, just walk away, since he cannot kill you at all. After being destroyed the turret, kill him!

VS

Illaoi

Medium
illaoiQ.png"What a slap"
She has sustain naturally, so i'ts hard for you to really beat her up fast. Still , she won't be able to heal if you avoid her Q's and E's.
illaoiR.png"You're trapped with me!"
She'll ult whenever you engage on her, so keep in mind that she deals far more damage than you and in less time.

Keep poking her and avoid her spells, and it's all good.

VS

Irelia

Hard
ireliagatotsu.png"Sting like a wasp"
She'll snowball you easily, and since you're building health, she has far more advantage. Her sustain won't let you kill her so easily, so wait up for a gank

ireliatranscendentblades.png"Fly like a butterfly"
She will engage on you with her ultimate, and since it has a low cooldown, she'll repeat this over and over again.

Irelia it's a hard match for Sion, since she has sustain naturally and her damage scales depending on your own health. Be careful

VS

Jarvan IV

Medium
jarvanivdragonstrike.png"I killed you once, i will kill you again!"
His poke it's somewhat dangerous, but he's not able to do it so often, show him how it's done with your E!

jarvanivcataclysm.png"A proper bury for a Prince"
He'll engage on you with his ult, at this moment, you have 2 chances; trade him or escape. With that small space, you have a little of advantage, since he will not be able to run from your ult. Use your combo to scare him off.

VS

Jax

Easy
jaxempowertwo.png"Imagine if i had a real weapon"
He'll try to jump over you with his E as well. Poke him down and use your Q to damage him over and over again.
jaxcounterstrike.png"A silly mistake"
He'll just try to trade you with his E on, and somehow, it can block your Q if it's not charged properly (A bug maybe?). Avoid the trade until his E runs out of time, and then, crush him

VS

Jayce

Medium
jayceR.png"So this is what the future looks like"
He'll poke you all the time, and if not, he'll snowball you since he has a double kit of skills.
You should be fine as long as you avoid his Q's
jayceE.png"You call that a hammer?"
He'll engage on you with this skill, and then push you away. If he repeats this combo, prepare yourself and land an E on him before he does, so he cannot run too far away.

VS

Kayle

Easy
kayleQ.png"There's no escape"
She'll slow you and then try to poke you down with her E, but that leaves a period of time for you to counter attack and use your E to land a Q. Your W should be able to block all the damage coming from her.
kayleR.png"Holy suffering"
She will not go down easy. She will ult whenever you try to trade her, and then she'll try to chase you. Do the same step over and over, eventually she'll die.

VS

Kennen

Hard
kennenshurikenhurlmissile1.png"Big targets are the best"
He's just flat annoying, he'll poke you over and over again until you die. There's not much you can do, just poking with your E and turret hug.

kennenshurikenstorm.png"Heart of the Tempest"
He's a pain to deal with in team fights as well, but you can stop him from ulting your team!. Stun him and slow him all the time, he will not be able to get close.

VS

Kled

Easy
kledQ.png"You're trespassing"
For some reason, he'll keep spamming you his Q, even though it doesn't do anything to you. If he gets close, beat him up
kledE.png"What a coward"
He'll avoid your charged Q whenever he has his E avaible, so just waste him up with your E.

VS

Lee Sin

Easy
blindmonkqone.png"Force is meaningless without Skill"
He'll try his best to snowball you, and with his pity sustain, he has a chance of surviving. Trades are quite easy , since you will damage him more.
blindmonkrkick.png"HIKUUUU"
It's just used for kicking you out of a trade, or trap you in a gank. Stay sharp

VS

Lissandra

Easy
lissandraQ.png"I've been killing your kind since Season 4".
She will keep poking you over and over again, but she will run out of mana, and you will be perfectly fine. Poke her back, she's squishy.
lissandraR.png"Not cold enough"
She will use her ultimate just to kill you, still, you're too tanky to be bothered, avoid her Q's and if she ults anyway, laugh away.

VS

Malphite

Medium
seismicshard.png"Rock solid"
With his shield on, you cannot really poke him easily, and his E will cut you off from a trade, so it's a poke contest.
ufslash.png"Smash!"
He will of course ult you when there's a gank, save up your own ultimate so you can escape easily.

VS

Maokai

Easy
maokaitrunkline.png"I'm a furnace, and you're wood"
He's pretty easy, even if he engages on you he will not deal enough damage to kick you off. Show him who's boss.
maokaidrain3.png"TIMBEEEER"
He will ult whenever he can, so trades become longer, and harder. You should be able to destroy him easily if you saved up your ult after his.

VS

Master Yi

Easy
alphastrike.png"Wuju Style"
He's just a mosquito, he'll Q whenever you charge yours. Poke him down and blast him with your shield.
highlander.png"Meep meep"
He'll try to kill you, but like before, you're too tanky, if you have boots, you're fine. Wait for him to run out of energy and kill him.

VS

Mordekaiser

Medium
mordekaisermaceofspades.png"Heavy metal"
His shield provides protection from your poke, but your CC should still stop him

mordekaiserchildrenofthegrave.png"That will leave a mark"
He will ult you whenever you're low, use your shield and slow him until he gives up on chasing you.

VS

Nasus

Easy
siphoningstrikenew.png"Who's a good boy?"
He will farm like any Nasus. Poke him while he's squishy and he'll be dead easily.

godofdeath.png"No hand will feed me more"
In late game, he's a true nightmare, but your CC will stop him right away and allow your team to kill him

VS

Nautilus

Easy
nautilusanchordrag.png"This Anchor just weighs me down"
he'll try to trade you with his Shield, but since you both have a lot of durability, there's truly no reward in that
nautiluspiercinggaze.png"Titan war"
Both having high capacity shields will make it a fair match, trades are sort of useless with this match...

VS

Olaf

Medium
olafaxethrowcast.png"Bro"
he'll keep poking you over and over again. Do the same. The problem is that he has sustain, build a Thornail as soon as posible.
olafrecklessstrike.png"Thunderlord"
His true damage can be a pain sometimes, but you should be fine if you avoid taking damage.

If he ults, walk away and stay under your tower, since Olaf it's one of the best duelers in the game.

VS

Pantheon

Easy
pantheon_throw.png"Without pause"
He'll try his best to poke you down, but as always, too tanky to bother. Poke him back, since he cannot block your spells
pantheon_grandskyfall_jump.png"Sparta!"
Eventually, he'll run out of patience with you and gank other lanes, mostly mid. Do a call whenever he's missing and be prepared to teleport

VS

Poppy

Easy
poppydevastatingblow.png"Not like this!"
She's just bothersome, but you will kill her easily. Just try not to get caught on a wall

poppydiplomaticimmunity.png"Up you go!"
She will try her best to keep you away in a teamfight, avoid her ult and you are good to go

VS

Renekton

Easy
renektoncleave.png"Crazy lizard"
He'll be agresive and try to snowball you, still, your E it's more than enough to keep him down.
renektonreignofthetyrant.png"Another clash"
His ultimate can be a pain sometimes, but he will mostly use it as a way to hold your damage whenever you catch him.

VS

Rengar

Easy
rengarQ.png"Heeeere, kitty kitty kitty".
He'll keep bouncing from brush to brush, be sure to land a W every once in a while to scare him off
rengarR.png"Tonight, we hunt!"
Be sure to buy a vision ward/Oracle alteration, so he cannot suprise you at all.

VS

Riven

Hard
riventricleave.png"Blade guarantee"
She's just like a bunny, she will jump everywhere and will try her best to harass you the whole laning phase.
rivenfengshuiengine.png"A broken blade it's more than enough for you"

Damn right, she will try to kill you inmediately after getting to level 6, Poke her down or she will get you in no time.

VS

Rumble

Easy
rumbleflamethrower.png"Let's make fireworks, baby"
he will keep on harassing you with his Q, but your E it's way better.

rumblecarpetbomb.png"Warning!"
Even though he's no match for you, he is still dangerous to the rest of your team. Prepare yourself to engage over them if he ults.

VS

Ryze

Medium
overload.png"They want my scroll!"
Pretty much a dangerous one in early game, but your poke should be enough to keep him away.
desperatepower.png"Surpryze".
He's a weird champion, he'll try to make ambushes with his team with his new ult, so watch out for Brushes.

VS

Shen

Easy
shenvorpalstar.png"A demonstration of superior judgement"
He's too tanky to even bother. Even if you can't kill him, neither can he, so just farm

shenstandunited.png"Join the party"
Warn your team whenever he reaches level 6, and if you catch him casting ultimate, stop him with your Q or Ultimate.

VS

Shyvana

Easy
shyvanadoubleattack.png"Dragon blood"
She's just annoying , but poke her down and you should be fine.

shyvanatransformcast.png"Not a descent dragon"
She will try her best to catch you in a trade, but your slow it's more than enough.

VS

Singed

Easy
poisontrail.png"The most unique champion"
Proxy farm, that's all i can warn you about, but he's eventually going to run out of mana and health, so catch him if you see him low. Your E maxed should be enough to never miss CS.
insanitypotion.png"You're driving me crazy"
He's gonna run around all the time, and split push even, so get a ZZ rot portal if you can.

VS

Tahm Kench

Hard
tahmkenchQ.png"A meal"
He's just too tanky to even bother, and he will destroy you if he catches you. Avoid trade at all cost

tahmkenchR.png"Stinky fish"
He's dangerous to you and your team, keep him away with your CC and let your team get rid of him

VS

Teemo

Easy
blindingdart.png"I don't even use basics"
He's annyoing, but easy and squishy, destroy him with your E

bantamtrap.png"Up for a minefield game?"
Your W it's enough for his traps.

VS

Trundle

Medium
trundleQ.png"Time to troll"
His Q it's a pain, he'll get your attack damage down and will out-trade you. Poking him seems uneffective, so wait for a gank instead.
trundleR.png"I will spamm Ctlr+3 now"

His ultimate denyes any kind of damage you have dealt to him, so just avoid a trade.

VS

Tryndamere

Easy
bloodlust.png"Your right arm it's weak"
Splitpushing machine, still, laning phase it's a breeze and you can totally beat him in early game.

undyingrage.png"Just 6 seconds?"
Your cc should keep him down until his ultimate runs out. You can kill him when you get your thornail.

VS

Urgot

Easy
urgotheatseekingmissile.png"We cannot hang out anymore"
He's a poking machine, but dependant on his E, avoid it and you're good to go

urgotswap2.png"I'm cool now"
His ultimate can set you or a teammate in a trap, be careful whenever you try to engage.

VS

Xin Zhao

Easy
xenzhaocombotarget.png"Stingy"
He is not that popular in top, but in case you're facing one, it's easy to poke him down and CC him with your Q. Hell try to get CS anyways, and that's the mistake you want
xenzhaoparry.png"I might be outnumbered"
He's still ulting, just catch him with your slows and that's it.

VS

Yasuo

Hard
yasuoQ.png"Hasaki!"
he'll spamm Q and E all day long, it's almost imposible for you to catch him, so just poke him and do tower hug.
yasuoR.png"Face the wind!"
He's an annoying one at all times, but a thronail should stop him

VS

Yorick

Medium
yorickspectral.png"Saggy flesh"
He's not that popular, but a good Yorick can be a pain. Poke him with his own ghouls!

yorickreviveally.png"Always going on about brains"
He's annoying, but you're stronger!, kill him whenever he wants to trade

VS

Zac

Easy
zacQ.png"I was not made for this"
He has sustain , yeah , also poke, but not enough damage. Poke him away and destroy him when he enters in blob state.

zacR.png"Bouncing time!"
He'll try to escape with his E or Ultimate. If returns, punish him hard.

VS

Zed

Easy
zedQ.png"The unseen Zed it's the easiest"
Poke him down with your E, he will not be able to survive at all in lane, so just keep forcing him to back

zedR.png"Embrace the shadows"
Literally embrace them, if he ults you , so you do!. He will spawn right over you, and your ult will crash with him with full damage.

Who am i? Back to Top

I'm not really one of the Top Sions, in fact, i consider that i'm still learning things about him. But thanks to him, i've reached Platinum division.

With some time, i'll keep updating this guide to make sure you guys can enjoy the experience and joy of being a tanky Sion.

Hope for now this is enough!

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