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Sion Statistics for FP of Bel Air

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

Value
Average
Games Played
3
5
Win %
33
46
Kills
8.3
3.7
Assists
6.0
8.5
Deaths
12.0
5.2
KA:D Ratio
1.2
2.3
Gold Earned
13.2K
10.5K
Creep Score
187.3
158.7
Average
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Summoner Spells Back to Top

The ignite-flash combo is good for securing kills and dominating your midlane.

Sion is a heavy roam-depending champion so the teleport-flash combo would be an option for
more flexible ganks. (Musthave vs. Twisted Fate)

Exhaust is viable too, escpecially if you face high bursters like LeBlanc, Syndra or Annie

I wouldnt recommend ghost  because flash is just tooooo awesome for surprise engages or nice escapes

New Runes Back to Top

Abilities Back to Top

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

R > Q > W > E      provides good gank potential and cc / dmg

Items Back to Top

Starting Items

    enough sustain and mobility for most mid matchups

Core Items

    basic core
    if doing normal

Situational Items

    choose two (always trinity if ahead)

In my opinion, starting with dorans is the best you can do, not only because of the AP and life but the mana-reg on minion kill. You will be able to harass the enemy very good, without getting too low on mana.

Also, I expirienced, that you wont get below 50% health most of the time while laning because your shield protects you very well while poking the enemy to death. Thatswhy i recommend Dorans as the starting item and a ward instead of pots if you're more scared of the jungler.

Depending on your and the enemie's team compilation, you can decide to go more or less tanky or maybe go for risky-domination with Mejas Soulstealer

common item sequence:


1056_32.png2003_32.png->1056_32.png1001_32.png2044_32.png -> 3117_32.png->3023_32.png->1058_32.png3128_32.png->3157_32.png->3089_32.png->3135_32.png


Behind the core build:
3135_32.png Must have if more than 2 enemies (especially enemy APC or ADC) have a high mres (>150)
still one of my last items mostly

3128_32.png Provides a great amount of AP and helps you to shut down single enemy targets faster.

3174_32.png  The perfect item if you really have mana problems, also the CDR helps out pretty much  [will maybe try out a 40% CDR build]

3023_32.png If you're doing average in lane

Expirimental area:

3115_32.png since this item got reworked, I want to try out this as a special dueling item.
It procs very well with the aspd of your ultimate and since sion deals good dmg with autoattacks anyways, I would give it a try.

3153_32.pngalso nice with aspd and additional atk vs tanky teams (also the active is pretty cool)

3005_32.png3046_32.png    3065_32.png/3083_32.png - replace zhonyas / deathfire / void staff by theese items and you have a really heavy hybrid sion with improved tankyness.....if you feel like, go for it because it definitly works

Not to buy
3146_32.png has a nice active and stats but since sion doesnt benefit from spellvamp, this item is just overprized.

3116_32.png youre fast and have a stun...not really needed, also you have enough HP for an APC...better go for more dmg

3040_32.png No more recommended, after thinking about buying this i just shook my head
you want to snowball through the whole earlygame and the tear is just a waste of potential

3020_32.png nope! youre a runner...a beast!!!! the only shoes you can buy instead of 3117_32.png should be 3111_32.png if the enemy cc is too damn high!

3009_32.png gonna love or hate em, i dislike them since you get faster to gank other lanes with 3117_32.png + theyre cheaper

Matchups Back to Top

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

  • Ahri
    Medium
  • Akali
    Easy
  • Annie
    Medium
  • Brand
    Easy
  • Cho'Gath
    Medium
  • Fizz
    Medium
  • Gragas
    Medium
  • Katarina
    Easy
  • Kennen
    Medium
  • Kha'Zix
    Medium
  • Lee Sin
    Easy
  • Lux
    Medium
  • Master Yi
    Easy
  • Morgana
    Easy
  • Nidalee
    Easy
  • Orianna
    Easy
  • Swain
    Medium
  • Talon
    Easy
  • Twisted Fate
    Medium
  • Vi
    Easy
  • Vladimir
    Medium
  • Yasuo
    Medium
  • Zed
    Easy

VS

Ahri

Medium

Can jump out of shield range with her ult, but her skills are way easy to dodge.

VS

Akali

Easy

 2043_32.png

theese items are they key vs akali in any matchup.
Buy it and she wont be a threat.

VS

Annie

Medium

Annie can burst your shield down like hell....
but she's squishy

VS

Brand

Easy

Just dodge his skillshots and burst him down, hes squishy and has no mobility

VS

Cho'Gath

Medium

you cant kill him, neither he can kill you
farm and roam like a boss!

VS

Fizz

Medium

thanks to Guttsygibbon


Try to stun him when he engages on you with a dash.

If your shield is already activated pop it, otherwise kite and reengage.

Pretty skill-based matchup tho

VS

Gragas

Medium

The new Gragas is kinda tough since he can slow you with the barrel.

Gonna collect some more infos.

VS

Katarina

Easy

Her Ult is useless and she wont be able to get a scratch on you!
Play aggressive as hell.

VS

Kennen

Medium

VS

Kha'Zix

Medium

Pretty even, still you can trade vs him if you get your shield popped

Avoid getting caught without your minions due to his passive

VS

Lee Sin

Easy

If he accidently jumps under your tower, stun and kill him.

Otherwise just dodge his Q and you will be fine with your common poke-combo

VS

Lux

Medium

Attention, long range!
This is a pretty skill based matchup, try to dodge and then harass her as much as possible, also make sure your jungler helps you, getting the enemy blue

VS

Master Yi

Easy

No more AP Yi :'(

Easy now, just save your stun for his heal and poke with Shield

VS

Morgana

Easy

Morgana isnt easy killed by Sion, neither is she a counter to him like many people think.

Wait for her Black Shield to expire before you try to stun her, after that you just deal massive damage.

If your team wants to engage, smash her shield with your W and then simply stun her.

VS

Nidalee

Easy

Her spear can oneshot your shield but its easy to dodge.

Since her sustain and AA harrass is good you should care a little bit
while CSing the first levels.

Focus on roaming.

VS

Orianna

Easy

She is quishy like nothing else, you can outzone or kill her very easy at lv3

Try to dodge her ball and dont get kited too much (focus on zoning and farming if she dodges your combo constantly)

VS

Swain

Medium

wait for a gank until you snowball~
he can be really dangerous

VS

Talon

Easy

VS

Twisted Fate

Medium

its hard to reach and kill him, also he can countergank pretty much.
But he has no kill potential on you aswell.

I would recommend  TP + Flash and try to countergank if possible.
If you fall behind pretty much just push his lane when hes gone.

VS

Vi

Easy

one of the worst picks vs sion

Jungle Vi:
Most vis  walk on your lane while still charging their dash, just stun her and her dash is canceled. -> now you can also kite  or just shield her ult and run


Midlane Vi:
Nearly the same like jungle Vi, interrupt her dash and then poke with your shield

VS

Vladimir

Medium

Try to beat him early when he is weak,  play very agressive and maybe call your jungler to secure a kill.

Later he just has pretty much sustain and a moderate escape.

VS

Yasuo

Medium

He can dish out some nice damage and his engage with knockup is pretty hard aswell.

Try to pop his shield with AA before you poke him with your Q-W comb.

VS

Zed

Easy

Well I found out Sion truly is awesome vs the feared Zed.

Go for 21/9/0 masteries and disengage whenever he's ulti-ing you.
Stun him shield yourself and walk away until the ulti-dmg popped, then reengage and kill him.

Laning Phase I.I Back to Top

 Harass and Farm, you can outfarm especially weak champions when you're lv 2 or 3 after they dropped to less than 1/2 of their life.

After your first recall (or death, what i dont think because: "One does not simply kill a Sion on his lane!")
you get a 2. 1056_32.png and 1001_32.png. If you can afford it, buy some 2044_32.png because with your Ult, you can counterjungle like a beast, dont be afraid of ganks ;)  a low life jungler is easy done with that life sucking beast called Sion.

The last aim is to archieve these little things  3117_32.png. → next section  

Roaming Phase II.I Back to Top

 you got your 3117_32.png? Alright, lets roam!

 There are 2 simple rules to decide whether to roam or not:

  • 1. If your enemy is a good pusher like you, wait for him to recall before you gank the shit out of your enemies
  • 2. If he's not, push and gtfo of your lane  and gank if you cant kill him because he's too passive.
  •       **counterjungling or taking wraiths / wolfcamp is also an option**

 If you see there will be a gank at the botlane, go there too....your stun and ultra burst will be helpful.

 If you see your mate is getting killed while you're on his way, dont turn around....kill that goddam enemy,  because you can.

Never forget using your cannibalism (ultimate) when ganking, it can help your mates to survive.

II. Midgame Back to Top

Now its time to get a bit more passive,

you should have 3128_32.png now and/or maybe 3157_32.png , so you do a nice amount of dmg.
Always remember, you're an AP caster, so wait for your tanks / bruiser to initiate, -> pop your shield and  autohit with cannibalism. If you get focused retreat fast and kite, kite, kite because you're fast, have a shield and a stun.

If you have to initiate most of the times, because your jungler / top / sup are too passive or squishy make sure to buy a 3157_32.png as soon as you can afford it.

With this little item you can do a decent amount of damage and back off barely safe. (Example:  The enemy ADC comes out of position and noone in your team is able to react -> you shield flash stun pop ignite OP combo him to death, pop zhonyas and shield your way out of the mass while your team is finishing them -> as soon as your shield is ready to pop again return and do some extra damage.


You're also excellent in split-pushing due to your cannibalism.


III.I Lategame Back to Top

Now this is the time when playing AP sion gets tricky and where most ppl say hes useless.

Lets think about our situation now.
We should have those items 3117_32.png3128_32.png3023_32.png3089_32.png3157_32.png allowing us to shutdown the enemy ad or ap carry instantly.


After killing the carries watch out for your mates, with your cc and cannibalism you can safe your ad carry or other ones with low life.
Also focusing the carries is not always the best decision, if your ADC gets focused too hard by the enemy bruisers (example) protect him!
Do only chase enemies if your team doesnt need your help! Youre fast with   3117_32.png + 3023_32.png
But not fast enough to chase over the half map and come back before the tf is over.

You can also initiate fights with sion, just stun those enemies who are out of position and try to deal as much dmg followed by 3157_32.png active to get out of the focus alive...

about me Back to Top

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Ye, what can i say about myself?

I'm a german summoner hung around at platin ELO in season 3.

My chosen lane depends on my mood, so I don't really have a favorite lane but
I'll never get sick of playing Sion Mid.
I had 150 ranked games with Sion in S3, and a win ratio of 63% with an average KDA of  9/6/10.

Since I didn't play Sion very much this season and I'm gold3 now, my Sion spree will start again.
I will try to do at least 80% of my future games with him.

For questions about Sion or if you wanna play some rankeds, you can add me ingame.
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If you enjoyed this guide:
Please check out my AdTop-Sion guide aswell :)
http://www.lolking.net/guides/165854

Pros / Cons Back to Top

+:
- strong laning
- easy farming +health bonus for farm
- incredible burst
- sonic the hedgehog
- master of roaming + counterjungling
- almost unkillable badass
- can kite

-:
- melee champ
- relies on his shield
- underrated :(
- needs blue for best results

thoughts about the rework Back to Top

As we all know, the Sion rework is coming soon...

at first I was sad since I main Sion and really enjoy his kit.
But I have to agree with Riots plans to move the gameplay of LoL to another level,
removing all point n click stuns and "unskilly" mechanics.
Because of this, Sion was really hard / impossible to counter.


We all can be sure that AP Sion won't be playable anymore after the rework will be applied
but nevertheless, there is a chance that Sion mid will be stronger than before.


Lets take a look at his abilities

Glory in Death (passive):
Sion turns berserk once he loses all his health, gaining a full life bar along with significant attack damage, attack speed and lifesteal as he bleeds out. His abilities are all replaced by Death Surge, which gives him a huge but brief movement speed boost. Sion dies once his health drains out.

Not as effective as his previous passive but still good in Teamfights.

Decimating Smash (Q):
Sion plants his feet, rooting himself as he winds up and swings his axe in a broad area before him. Decimating Smash deals increasing damage the longer it’s charged, and once it’s at least half-charged, knocks up all caught enemies when unleashed.


AoE CC, wich is hard to hit but still very very nice.
You still want to gank other lanes with Sion and this ability provides a huge kit if used correctly
I will put some Screenshots or videos in here later after I comfirmed my thoughts.


Death Caress (W):

Passive: Sion earns bonus max health every time he kills a unit.

Active: Sion creates a bloody shield around him. If the shield stays intact for its duration, it explodes, dealing magic damage to all nearby enemies. Sion can also detonate the shield early by reactivating the ability.


Combination of his old W + E
A shield wich can safe you some farm and protects you from offensive poke like
80_64.pngor126_64.png  thatswhy its even useful to max this skill first if you're behind or have a hard laning phase.
This skill provides sion with a natural tankyness if you farm well.

His earlier bread and butter.
If the scaling is still good, I really can't complain. Especially if it scales with HP / AD

Roar of the Slayer (E):
Sion bellows in a target direction, damaging, slowing and shredding the armor of the first enemy struck. If Roar of the Slayer hits an enemy minion or jungle monster, Sion’s scream also knocks them back a significant distance. The thrown minion or monster then damages and slows all other enemy units hit.

Behaves like shyvannas E + syndras E (throws a minion not to stun but to slow + armorpen)
Gives proper chasing abilities.

Maybe also a nice poke.

Unstoppable Onslaught (R):
Sion starts charging in a target direction, building up speed as he moves and trampling enemy minions along his path. He can cancel his charge early, at which point he slams the ground, dealing area of effect damage to all nearby enemies. Otherwise, Sion charges an extremely long distance, only stopping once he hits an enemy champion, wall, or reaches the end of his charge. If Sion charges into an enemy champion, he knocks them up and deals area of effect damage; if he hits a wall, Sion stuns himself briefly and deals area of effect damage around him.

G f***ing G
As I told you before, you still want to gank with the new Sion and this will make it awesome.
Simply run from the midlane to bot at lightspeed and mess the enemies up.


Conclusion:
In my opinion, the new Sion will change a lot in the gameplay of Mid Sions but despite the fact that AP Sion will extinct, I'm positive that Mid Sion will live on!
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