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Cryptic Gaze provides a flat 2 second stun for all its levels, and also features a 1 to 1 AP scale. Not much to it though, just click, cast, stun and damage.
Death's Caress is an amazing ability, it costs almost no mana, does large AOE damage with 1 to 1 AP scaling, and provides a temporary shield. It does however have a 4 second cooldown before you can manually pop it to deal damage and if your enemy damages it to 0 it will deal no damage. That is bad. Always try to engage enemies with a shield that can be manually popped straight away. You want the damage more than you want the shield.
Enrage provides your AP caster with a large supplement of health and attack damage, something that almost all other AP casters lack. You want 1 point into this fast, it will add up.
Sion is the only character where you don't want your ultimate straight away. Totally based upon dealing physical damage it's not much use to our AP caster. However, it does heal a significant amount, especially when paired with Lich Bane, once you get used to actually casting it, it will save your life sometimes and is great late game.
You need the extra mana, Sion doesn't build mana very well naturally. Only use when you reaaaaally need to, it will get you extra kills if used right.
You will be travelling the map often, trying to feed off the side lanes. You need teleport to get back into your lane when needed.