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Sion Build Guide by Sunfire230

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League of Legends Build Guide Author Sunfire230

The Solo Headcutter - True way to play AD Sion

Sunfire230 Last updated on January 29, 2012
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Ability Sequence

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





Not Updated For Current Season

The masteries shown here are not yet updated for the current season, the guide author needs to set up the new masteries. As such, they will be different than the masteries you see in-game.



Masteries

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3/
Sunder
Archmage
 
 
 
 
 
 
1/
Executioner
 
 

Offense: 21

 
 
 
 
 
Durability
3/
Vigor
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Honor Guard
Mercenary
 
 
 
 
 
 
Juggernaut
 
 

Defense: 9

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Strength of Spirit
Intelligence
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mastermind
 

Utility: 0


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Introduction

Hello,I'm Sunfire230 from EUW server.
I made this guide because i played ad sion nowadays and i liked the raping:D
So,i this guide i'm gonna show you some builds/tips for true Sion play.(i've written this cause i think AP sion is viable only in early/mid game.)
He's a great tanky carry cause he does not need any tank items thanks to: Enrage farming.


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Runes

Easy part:You will need lots of armor penetration because you deal physical damage and not sure to buy armor pen items. Last Whisper/ Youmuu's Ghostblade
- Greater mark of Desolationx9
- Greater quintessence of desolationx3


And because u wont buy much resistance:
- Greater Seal of Armorx9
- Greater Glyph of Magic Resistx9


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Masteries

The masteries are simple, you need everything for physical damage in offense,the last 9points to defense: Resistance and Hardiness gives minimal defenses+ Vigor for lane sustain.


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Items

So lets explain items.
First,the generic build:
-Start with Vampiric Scepter --- this will give enough sustain near your high damage.
-get Boots of Speed --- minimal movement speed boost you will need.
- Zeal --- your first dps item,give movespeed to chase attack speed for fights and minimal crit to show your enemies who you are!
-Lets finish Berserkers greaves --- Ice attack speed and further movement boost.
-Farm to Phantom Dancer --- Doubles [[zeal]'s effectiveness.
-Get Infinity Edge for further crit increase.
-In early-late game you wil have much HP thanks to Enrage so Atma's Impaler will give a nice damage boost and a bit physical defense
-For 5th items i like to buy a Spirit Visage so i can increase effectiveness of my ult+MR and CD reduction comes well.
-Last items is The Bloodthirster --- U will need that lifesteal if your ult is on Cd.

Situational Items:
- Wit's End vs high magic magic damage or Thornmail/ Rammus
- Quicksilver Sash:vs suppressers like Warwick and Malzahar
- The Black Cleaver:against really high armor
- Frozen Mallet for chasing.


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Skill Sequence

You will max: Enrage first great damage and you will need the farmed health.
Secondary the Death's Caress which gives minimal defense in fights/duels.
The last will be Cryptic Gaze because it wont hit hard and the cd reduction if not much/lvl.
And of course take on Cannibalism whenever you can.


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Summoner Spells

I prefer Ghost+ Exhaust because u will chase many people,and Sion's main weakness is the missing of gap closer skill.Secondary:this mastery: Summoner's Wrath

Others:
Flash:nice,you can open and get running opponents or juke through walls.
Ignite:vs healing/sustain chars or finishing low hp champs.
Teleport:if solo top and you have to leave your lane itS nice
Cleanse:against massive cc.
I havent mentioned many,i think i dont have to explain.


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Pros / Cons

Pros:
-Best late game hero(near Veigar and Nasus
-awesome damage
-great sustain
-powerful 1v1 and teamfighter
-tanky without tank items.

Cons:
-needs much farm
- Ignite is big weakness
-no gap closer


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Play

Early game:focus on creep kills,in melee range attack sometimes the enemy for harass,care for ganks.After lvl 6 you can 1v2 vs not tanky targets
Mid game:coninue farming,be aggressive,push turrets.
Late game:farm moar!!!!! and be in every teamfight casue Cannibalism can save your team!


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Summary

Sion is a great character with high damage in full game and tanky without anything.
Be careful don't attack the tank:D

Thanks for readin:
Sunfire230-EUW