Sion Build Guide by Kog Maw
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As everyone knows, Sion have always been a champion that's underplayed and the few times he's picked, it's usually by low-elo (or low-div. as it is S4/S3) that play him as a Fiora and only uses his basics for damage, his stun is used for immobilising targets and his shield isnt used at all, I want to change that, I want more people to discover the power in AP-Sion, even though there are many build around here that is AP-based, there arent any good builds that is made for people in different divisions and is uppdated recently, I want to change that fact to. I hope with this little speach that you enjoy reading my guide to Sion and if you feel for it, leave a comment with tips and changes you would like to be added to this build!
Sion's unique playstyle
With Sion your goal in the mid-lane is to keep the lane, push it, and gank, of course it's good to win your lane, but to win your team's lanes is just as important, keep in mind that Sion isnt a lane-bully such as Rumble and Swain, and he isnt the bursty, ranged assassin as Ahri and Fizz, he's somewere in the middle, but what makes him very different from all the other bursters is that he doesnt has any mobility in the form och leaps and jumps, the only movement he can rely on is his ability to focus and avoid ganks with fast- and unpredictable escapes were he uses his base movement speed and his abilities. Even though this can be very effective, he isnt that good when ganked by an opponent, that's why the best solution is to stay uppdated of the map's movement and predict when the jungler is going to gank, also to ward at the right places and dont pick fights were you risk to be burned, losing HP is bad enough but if you stay to long in the flame you will fast become coal and die, this can lead to your mid being pushed, you can lose turrets, lose vision, lose the game, that's why Sion is such a hard champion nad why you need to learn the special play-style! Im sorry for the "WALL OF TEXT" and I will get better soon don't worry.
Liandry's Torment: You doesnt have any persisten damage, dont try to change that, you're a bursty champion, this item is also bad when ganking beacuse people will escape you if you have no burst damage.
Rylai's Crystal Scepter: This item is to expensive when you dont need it, the hp wont help you beacuse you will need deffensive stats mostly and even if you can place its passive on people with your shield it will only ruin your burst and you have a stun for cc, learn to use it or dont play Sion ^^'
Greater Seal of Armor
Greater Mark of Magic Penetration
Greater Glyph of Ability Power
Greater Quintessence of Ability Power
Explenation: You want to choose a runepage with armor seals beacuse you will need it to deffend yourself early game, the ad mid laners and the junglers will give you a really hard time if you dont have any protection, also seals suck in everything else (litteally).
Flat ability power will help you burst up alot, usually I play a page with flat magic resist but if you want to play it properly go flat ap.
I recommend to either go movement speed quints, flat ap or a mix, depends on how much you will gank and what build you will play.
Thank you very much! /Develoaper/creator of the build Kog Maw
Special thanks to:
MOBAFIRE for a great system and webbsite
RIOT GAMES for a great game
M4NSLAY3R on YOUTUBE for the video
PHOTOBUCKET for a nice webbsite were I can store my photos
- 2013-01-07: Build created!