Sion Build Guide by pileofpuke
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INTROHi i'm Pileofpuke and this is my Sion guide. I like to play Sion because he is fun, and easy to play. I think Sion would have to be one of the strongest characters in LoL. And very flexible meaning he can go tank, AD or AP.
- Excellent farmer
- Rips down squishes like their nothing
- Great pusher
- Amazing ganker with stun
- vulnurable to disables
- Haha. Can't think of any more cons. that just how good Sion is
Blinds the target (100% miss chance) and slows its movement speed by 40% for 3 seconds.
Your champion ignores unit collision and moves 32% faster for 14 seconds.
Feel No Pain - Sion has a 40% chance to ignore up to 30/40/50 damage each time he is attacked. The damage reduction is calculated before armor benefits are taken into account.
Cryptic Gaze- Blasts a single enemy, dealing 70 / 125 / 180 / 240 / 300 (+100% of ability power) magic damage and stunning for 2 seconds.
Cooldown 12 / 11 / 10 / 9 / 8 seconds | Cost 100 mana | Range 550
Death's Caress -Sion surrounds himself with a shield which absorbs 120 / 170 / 220 / 270 / 320 (+100% of ability power) damage. If the shield is not destroyed in 10 seconds, it will explode, dealing 120 / 170 / 220 / 270 / 320 (+100% of ability power) magic damage to surrounding enemies.
Cast again after 4 seconds to manually detonate.
Cooldown 4 seconds | Cost 70 / 80 / 90 / 100 / 110 mana | Range 1
Enrage - Toggle: Increase Sion's damage by 25 / 35 / 45 / 55 / 65, and he gains 1 / 1.5 / 2 / 2.5 / 3 maximum health per kill.
Cost 6 / 8 / 10 / 12 / 14 health | Range 1
Cannibalism - Grants Sion 50 / 75 / 100% lifesteal and 50% attack speed for 20 seconds, additionally Sion's attacks heal surrounding allies for 25 / 37.5 / 50% of damage dealt.
Cooldown 90 seconds | Cost 100 mana | Range 1
I play with 9/21/0 Masteries skills tree.
9 Points in Offence - for dps and to help you kill faster
21 Points in defense because he is a tank and survivability is always handy
Don't go full offence, it's not necessary.
Greater Mark of DesolationGreater Mark of Desolation
Greater Seal of Defense Greater Seal of Defense
Greater Glyph of Shielding
Greater Quintessence of Fortitude
I like these items for a 'Crit Tank' build because Warmog's armor and trinity force give you lots of hp and enrage + Warmog's passive extra HP per minion kill. and that putting you to about 4k hp after Warmog's you get Atma's Impaler for the damage + crit chance. With Infinity edge, trinity force, Atma's Impaler and phantom dancer all giving critical chance you have 80% crit chance + masters is about 83%. 250 damage, 83% crit chance and 4000 hp is quite good in my opinion.
As Sion you need to be at the front of a group ready to stun anybody that jumps out. try to target squishys and always have your shield on when your fighting. explode it if you can but normally somebody will have already done too much damage and your shield will have disappeared. if there's a chance that you might die make sure you use cannibalism.
Try to sit back and last hit minions and look for any opportunities to gank, harass or even kill if a squishy puts themselves too far forward. Don't forget Sion is a excellent ganker in 3v3 or 5v5 so use that to your advantage.
this is where you need to start to hang out with your team and help with team fights or team ganks. follow your team around but u should always be the first or seconds one to leave a bush to gank or whatever.
Now the end of the game has started you can start to really shine in 1v1s or team fights. make sure you have Enrage on all the time and remember your a good push to don't be afraid to go for a tower or inhibitor. if your the only tank on the team u should be the one to tank towers when the whole team is backdooring.
And there it is. My Crit tank Sion build. Thanks for reading and please rate and/or comment.