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Sion Build Guide by kubsak26
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Runes: Best so far
++8 ability haste
+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
Threats & Synergies
To win you need to Play smart with minons to avoid and punish her Q. You can actually poke her easy i you pay attention to her cs'ing. Her best way to get close to you i stuning you with E and ult and you can dodge both it is actually easyer for you to hit her from range because of your slow. A whole matchup depends on that how well she cs with Q if good she will dodge your Q if no then you can abuse her for free. Unfortunately her late is good so you can't feed her no matter what. If you don't feel like you can outplay her with poke it's better to just play safe and farm.
He is surprisingly easy only thing that you need to be aware of is to hit your q before he jump on you but even if he does that he will not kill you instanty because of your w. You need to stay sharp in early and gently farm your minions until u get all 3 of your abilitis then start poking him carefully though. When you get some of your items youcan start serching some all in's. But remeber your main objective is to proc your dark harvest and stack w you will get kills eventually so don't do any risky play if you not sure you will succeed.
If you are annoyed by this champ in to this sion bulid counters her kinda. Early is hard because of her range but after you farm few minions and get some hp from items you can basically endure her little e q combo and hit her with your q and it would deal more dmg. Thankfully her e is not a stun so you can charge your q no worries. If you wanna all in her try to e her use your ult then w and q last do that to be sure she is not gonna be able to use her ult before you.
Ban if u can. He is very hard matchup because of his movement and dmg. You need to be quick with your q and dodge tornado as well as you can. If you feel confident to fight him try to bulid omen wouldn't really recomend that but u can try.
He has no range and movement if you play correct he will not gonna hit you at all. But if he hit's you it gonna hurt alot. just poke him low and all in with ult. you have enough range to not let him farm at all. and don't worry about his sustain to much it will help you proc dark harvest more often.
Easy matchup. Wait untill you will have all 3 of your abilitis and start poke. Surprisingly your poke ist much better then his. The only thing you need to be worry is his w you need to counter it with your q so don't be greedy with it and use it as fast as u can stun with it. If you don't you will lose a solid chunk of hp or he can even kill you with burst in early. Try to interupt his farm as much as posible with poke don't die and he will be useless in mid and late.
Not impossible but hard matchup. Again you need interrupt her q with yours. Fortunately you see when she start using q and she need to use it twice before stuning you so if you are not greedy there is no problem. Be careful tho if she conect to you she can kill you and it's hard to kill her when she is close because of her movement. Poking her is not easy because of her shield witch she can spam because she don't have mana. But if you will play safe and don't feed she will fade and will be weak in team fights compare to you.
Playing against him is actually simple but boring and tilting. His early is crazy good. It's not worth to fight him he will just kill you. His passive is very powerful in early and his kit is stronger then your on 1v1. For example if he know what he is doing he will never let you stun him with your q besause of his e. But if you gonna play safe under your tower and farm minions from range you will be ok. Because on late he suddenly becomes absolute trash. Really I think it's because of his lack cc and only one damaging range ability. So yeah if you not gonna feed him hard he will fade away. And don't worry to much even if he killed you 2 or 3 times it's not that much of a deal he still fades.
If you want to win against him you have to play perfectly. You need to be in the distance where he can't jump to you with E but were you can still reach him with your Q. Also while you do E&Q combo you need to wait out his E because if you hit him when he charge you will not interrupt the jump to do so you need to hit him when he starts moving after charge. And then if you dodge his Q's you will be the only one doing dmg but if mess any of this and he grab you you are basicly dead. He's W do so much consistant dmg that you can't out trade him when he is above 50% hp. And also because of his ult you basicly have 20% less hp. But lane isn't the only problem he is strong in team fights. So if you don't feel like you can play whole lane without mistakes then better just farm from range and don't feed him.
Pretty simple matchup. You not gonna kill him (because of his q and the passive) but also he not gonna kill you. But don't be greedy if you get to low he can end you with his ult. He deal small consistant dmg up close do if you gonna keep him on safe distance you don't need to worry. You may not kill him but you can get procs from poke. But in late he may be hard to deal with because of how tanky he gets. Still he don't have much cc so it's not that bad. In team fights you need separate him from your dmg dealers and don't focus him until you get some numbers advantege.
His only movement ability is his ult and his dmg is pretty low he also don't have much range other than q which you can block with your w efectivly. Because of that you can easly harrase him with your poke and get procs and farm w. In team fights you can take his ult on your self for free or even conter it with your ult. As a full tank he can't do much more then cc your team do just try to keep him on you or away from dmg dealers.
You are a counter to him. He have only on movment ability witch you can easily interrupt. Also this ability has longer cooldown than your e q combo because of that you can abuse him with unavoidable poke. And despite his sustain you can poke him effectively because of how squishy he is.
Kennen isn't a terible matchup. He don' t have a lot of hp so your poke is very dangerous for him if you hide behind minions you can avoid shurikens and if you do E&Q fast you can hit him even during his E. End if you hit your Q's you actually win all in's even if he use his ult when you hit your. He may of course farm from range and you can't do much about that but in this situation you will get leed in cs all tho in this senerio you will not get him out of the lane because of energy. The real problem is his late because no matter what his ult will make him viable and there is nothing you can do about that so your only option is to bulid mr to don't get too much dmg from it.
He can gank you early to give some lead. And his ult basically gives you enemis on the silver tray for your ult and max charge q.
You complement each other you have alot of cc and she has alot of dmg.
Nothing big just good dmg to help you kill. But if he is good and he will land his q you get nice 55% slow on enemy.
He is a second tank in team. He can help you in lane but it's better when you help him in jg because no many champs can run from you two especialy in jg. Also having two tanks is surprisingly effective.
Champion Build Guide
Ok hello everybody. I would like to apologize for my lack of updating in the past few weeks but I was working on this bulid a bit. And i realize that i need to change a lot. So I thought that is going to be better if i gahter all the needed info by playing and do one big update instead of making small ones all the time. I think it going to be less messy and more accurate this way.
Lane phase: On lane yor play style is all around poke. Your main way of poking is be doing a E&Q combo. You may ask why don't add W to this combo to pop it after hiting your Q. There are two reasons 1) W has smaller range than E and Q and often in order to hit it you will need walk near the enemy and you don't want to do that because it's needlessly dangerous and also you can just miss it which is especially bad because 2) W uses a lot of mana on the last level it uses the same amount of mana as both E and Q and mana managment is very important on sion because compared to other poke champs he don't have any mechanics to restor mana (like for example xerath passiv) and also you don't bulid any items that hlep you do that other than corrupting potion. Thats why you use only E and Q because they are relatively cheap and have the biggest probability of hiting your target from safe distance. Thats why you shouldn't be greedy doing it. You want your dmg be guaranteed rather then a bit higher. The combo may seem to be simple and yes when you using it against for example Malphite it is pretty easy because it is unlikely for him to dodge that but things get harder when your enemy has any form of movment or cc. When you are using Q you are unable to move and also if you weren't charging it for at list 1 second you not gonna knock up your target. Wich means that your enemy have a whole 1 second to get to you and negate your poke. It may seem like 1 second is not very long but for example Pantheon W let him jump to you and stun you in less than 1 second. Another thing if you get moved, stuned or knocked up while you are charging Q it will get canceled. All this means that if you didn't charged your Q for at least 1 and your enemy closed the gap between you two you probably lost the trade. Sion is not really a great close range fighter your abilitis don't benefit you in any way for being close to enemis. Also your dmg is not consistent. So in order to kill your enemy you want to poke him low from safe range then after you get health advantage you can go for all in with your ultimate. Thats why mastering your E&Q combo is so important you need to knock up your enemy before he can do something. You need to be quick cast E on minion and immediately start to charge Q if your enemy will not react just in time you get free poke. And also if don't know when you knock up someone mid jump you will iterrupt it. And thats you main goal against enemis with movement. But in order to pull it of your timing must be on point every time. Now you may think "what about cs" well if you get good you can get all wave by just doing combo on someone because thats all it gets. E and fully charged Q take all back line minions and get front line low enough to one hit them. So if you are wining you can swiftly push wave and if you are losing you can safely farm from range. You have enough dmg to get plates after wining fight or sending enemy to base. Also if you have a lead you can go to roam with your ult. Another thing is enemy jungle. Sion don't have any movement other then ult thats why you want rely on wards so don't forget to buy pink wards. But jungler can get to you either way so you need to save flash. So use it only if you need it don't engage the enemy but if you are sure that it will get you kill do it and if you below 75% of health and you don't know were is enemy jungler go back to base but if you are above 75% health you can try and fight jungler you win against many of them especially with help of your minions. Now if situation is tough and you are surrouned in order to run you need to use ult it's not a wast if it going to help you stay alive but if there is enemy in front of you you need to flash thru him and ult other wise you will hit him. But of course sometimes your flash and ult will be on cooldown and you can be attacked while extended. In this situation the best what you can do is to attack the most squishy enemy or already hurt one because even if you die you can still kill with your passive and 1 for 1 is ok. And last thing here your gole on laning phase. The main thing that you want to achieve is to get as much cs as possible in your situation is not even about gold but rather w stacks. The amount of stacks you get from laning phase will decide how useful you will be in mid and late game. And because of that it is worth to ult back on your lane to get whole wave of minions and only that.
Mid game: Mid game on sion is all most the same as late game so you can treat this part as everything after laning phase but i called that mid game because mid game is the moment when your play style change fron poking farmer to front line battle tank. In this part of the game sion shines the most. Sion is very strong in team fights because all most all of his abilitis are aoe's and he have a lot of cc. But there are 3 states in which you may be after laning phase. These are losing winning and going even. If you are winning you should be the one to start the mid game be destroying enemy tower by your self or with help of your jungle. After doing that group with your teammates start taking objectives like dragons, barons and towers especially mid lane towers. By doing this you will force enemy team to leave lanes stop farming and fight in team fights which you want to fight a lot because yiur team is more likely to win because of your very existance. If you are losing though you need to wait and farm under tower and protect it until your or enemy team don't start the mid game themselves and after they do join your team. Now in even situation you need to make a choice. Even situation is when your and enemy tower are on similar health and when it's not certain wich of you to will win a all in or if he just fiercely defend his tower. And the choice here is to leave the lane as it is and help your team or stay and go for the enemy tower. Choice determines how low the enemy tower is if it is around two last plates you can try but if it's higher then go help your team and you will possibly go back for it later in the game. Now no matter how you get in mid game rest is pretty straightforward. You just want to teame fight as much as you can the reason for it is your aoe cc which is the most significant thing in teame fights cc win games and you are able to do your own cc chain (R+Q) which last 3 seconds (if done correctly) that you can do instantly on maximally 5 enemis and also you will do a good dmg to them.
-ok laning phase
-easy wave clear
-good roam (ults)
-big inpact in team fights
-huge threat for squishies
-fun to play
-weak agains mobile targets
-hard to master
-no reall sustain
-hard early game
|Buff to your poke dmg. You can easly proc it when you E&Q someone.|
|It's just free bonus ad. You will complete it really fast in team fights if not in lane.|
|Your ult is a very powerful tool so you want to have it ready as often as possible.|
|Gives a good amount of armor for free. And because you don't bulid as much armor as tank you want any armor you can get.|
|In this bulid hp equals dmg and after buffs this rune is worth playing.|