Sion Build Guide by Datfatassgamer
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welcome to the greatest top laner ever, Sion.
Now I know what you're thinking how can he be the best? He's not played in pro tournaments or at the top of the tier lists. Now you see this is exactly why sion is goo, if he were to be played in the LCS or other world class tournaments the game would just be an instant win for the side he is on and he would have to be banned every game. Also since he isn't played none thinks he is any good and will be that much more painful for them when you humiliate them with your superior intellectual and physical might.
Your aim when playing sion is to farm up, scale your E, dominate your laning opponent, and carry your team.
This build aims to make sion into a life stealing beast, you will constantly be gaining max HP thanks to your E and your life steal and damage will make you into an unstoppable rampaging war machine. With this build you will be able to mow through the entire enemy team with ease and emerge almost completely unharmed or you can just heal up by whacking away at a few minions.
Rushing early life steal and attack speed on Sion lets you fully capitalize on his early damage through his E and will help you deal with tankier champions through its passive.
Ravenous Hydra will help when you inevitably take on multiple enemies at once and will also assist you with your farming. Note that Hydra's AOE kills also stack your E!
The other items in the build will just turn you into more of a beast and are all tailored to different situations. The Black Cleaver and Spirit Visage are my favorites as the Black Cleaver helps you dig into the enemies tanks whilst the Spirit Visage will just make you even more difficult to kill by providing both magic resist and more value from your insane life steal.
If you combine all the benefits from these items It's easy to see how quickly Sion can get out of hand and crush even large groups of enemies with ease.
Now as many of you may know Sion has incredibly high early damage with his E active and thus can duel anyone at low level, you can win almost any early trades and when you hit level 2 **** gets serious.
Your early dueling ability will make it a breeze to farm whilst punishing your enemy for coming anywhere near your minions, any time he comes up to farm give him a chop or two and he'll be running scared. once you hit level 2 and have access to your stun you will be able to easily engage on your opponent since you have been poking him whilst farming and either force him to back or get an early kill, either way you will almost immediately assert your dominance over the lane and show him that he has no hope of fighting you.
Pros / Cons
+ Has a very strong early game
+ Has great scaling with his E
+ His Q is the longest non-ultimate stun in the game
+ His ultimate makes him near impossible to fight 1v1
+ His ultimate is a huge help in team fights
+ He is extremely sexy
- Can sometimes be kited
- Has no gap closers
- Is susceptible to early ganks
Hope you all enjoy this guide and are able to put it to good use!
Now, go forth and prove the might of Sion!!!