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Sion Build Guide by BahMaLasi

Sion AP Mid:6300 heroes don't stand a chance

By BahMaLasi | Updated on October 7, 2011

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To where? I should know. I can't remember. It all bleeds together. Does it matter? Noxus conquers. The rest? Trivial. So long... since I've tasted victory. The war wagon rocks. Rattles. A cramped cage. Pointless ceremony. The waiting. Maddening. Faster, dogs! There. Banners. Demacians and their walls. Cowards. Their gates will shatter. Thoughts of the massacre come easily. Who gave the order to halt? The underlings don't answer. No familiar faces. If I do not remember, neither will history. The cage is opened. Finally! No more waiting. WE CHARGE! Slings and arrows? The weapons of children! Their walls will not save them! I can taste their fear. They shrink at every blow as their barricades splinter. SOON! Noxian drums. Demacian screams. Glory isn't accolades; glory is hot blood on your hands! This is life! A thousand shattered corpses lie at my feet, and Demacian homes burn all around me. It's over too quickly! Just one more... The men stare. There's fear in their eyes. If they're afraid to look upon victory, I should pluck those craven eyes out. There is no fear in the Grand General's eyes, only approval. He is pleased with this conquest. Walking the field with the Grand General, surveying the carnage, I ache for another foe. He is hobbled, a leg wound from the battle? If it pains him, he does not show it. A true Noxian. I do not like BeatriceSquare.png his pet, though; it picks over the dead, having earned nothing. His war hounds were more fitting company. Demacia will be within our grasp soon. I can feel it. I am ready to march. The Grand General insists that I rest. How can I rest when my enemies still live? Why do we mill about? The waiting eats at me. I'm left to my own devices. The bird watches. It's unsettling. Were it anyone else's, I would crush it. Fatigue sets in. I've never felt so... tired. Boram? Is that you? What are you whispering? Where am I? Captured? Kenneled like some dog. How? There was... the battle, the razing of the fortress, the quiet of the aftermath. Were we ambushed? I can't remember. I was wounded. I can feel the ragged gash... but no pain. They thought me dead. Now, I am their prize. Fate is laughing. I will not be caged! They will regret sparing me. Demacian worms! They parrot kind words, but they are ruthless all the same. This place is a dank pit. They bring no food. There is no torture. They do not make a show of me. I am left to rot. I remember my finest hour. I held a king by his throat and felt the final beat of his heart through my tightening grasp. I don't remember letting go. Is this your vengeance, Jarvan? I hear the triumphal march. Boots on stone. Faint, through the dungeon walls. The cadence of Noxian drums. I shall be free. Demacian blood will run in the streets! No one came. I heard no struggle. No retreat. Did I imagine it? There is no aching in this stump. I barely noticed the iron boot. It's caked in rust. When did I lose my leg? 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Spells:

LoL Summoner Spell: Ignite

Ignite

LoL Summoner Spell: Flash

Flash

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Top Lane
Ranked #17 in
Top Lane
Win 53%
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Introduction

Hi,this is my first guide so be gentle~
I started playing Sion after being raped in ranked games by AP Sions.Most think "He only has two spells that scale with AP,he is more viable played AD".Well,don't be so sure.
AD Sion can only focus 1 person and can be melted(not to mention easy countered) very easy while AP Sion can do a simple combo to major damage all 5 and kill one instantly.
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Pros/Cons

Pros Cons

Very good farmer with Shield Very squeeshy early game

Great disabler Mana problems early

Extremely good ganker Can be countered easy
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Runes

For runes i get Mpen Marks(use it on any AP caster,it's SO MUCH BETTER then AP marks)
Mana regen per level seals(you need that mana,no,SRRSLY)
ABility per level glyphs(it can boost you up alot if you're underfed)
Ability power flat quints(it self explains i guess)
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Masteries

9/0/21-The 15%pen and bonus movement speed so damn good :)
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Items

Always start with a Doran ring,all the bonuses are esential."But what about health regen,what if we get owned mid?"Explained in gameplay section.
After i take boots and another Doran(if not enough then buy boots and 2 health pots if ur getting harassed)
Next big step farming for the needless and mobility.Why mobility?Because Sion is a beast ganker and you need that boost of speed so that your enemy laner doesn't have time to call miss or if you went rambo and died early and getting back to a team fight.
After getting rabba and lich you pretty much rhape almost any1.
Zhonya for the AP and Active(Q-W-Zhonya-Q-W-PROFIT!)
Abyssal is epic the bonus AP and Aura are simply divine for both you and your team.
Last but not least Deathfire is the cherry on top,if it's not finished then you need something to really finish ppl off.
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Skill Sequence

I have seen alot of people maxin Q first.DON'T DO THAT!
Q stuns the target for 1.5 seconds at all levels so why max it :|
By following this guide you max W and it is your main farming skill.
1 level in Q at lv 2 and you leave it there till 8.
1 level in R at lv 6 and leave it there till the last 2 lvs,you are only going to use it after battling an enemy and making your hp back.
Max my ulty last...WHAT?Yea you heard it,you need the additional hp that E gives so maxing it is a priority to R.
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Summoner Spells

Flash-Best Summoner spell ever!!!!Whether you run away or flash-W it's just amazing.Sion's Bread n Butter Summoner.
Ignite-Extreme Damage.Needed to finish off enemies at early levels.
Ghost instead of Ignite-Great spell but i feel that Ignite-Flash is much much better on Sion then Ghost-Flash.
Teleport-Good choice in some games.Good ganks and you can be back on your lane in no time!But i feel that it is not needed since your mobility boots make you fast enough.
Other spells are not needed.
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Farming

Oh yes,farming <3.
Always keep your E activated because it works with your W and gives you that so need extra hp <3.
If you cannot afford to last hit because of a good enemy laner just use your shield and pop it!:)
If an enemy is near try to stun and pop it so that it hits both him and the creeps but mainly just poke him so that he starts to fear you and stays back.Focus on farming!
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Gameplay

Early game:Just try to poke your enemy enough as to leave you farm.
Mid game:After getting mobility and 1xx AP go gank top or bot because it is an almost guaranteed kill(if your teammates don't suck that is)
Late game:By now you should have HP and with your passive you be quite tanky.Combo is:Q-Deathfire-W-Zhonya-R-Q-W)
And don't forget and this applies for the entire game,DO NOT GO FIRST IN TEAMFIGHTS for you will be focused and your shield will probably be wasted(fear,silence or stuns can prevent you from exploding it).
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Last thoughts

Thank you for visiting my guide and hope it helped you even just a little :)
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Sion AP Mid:6300 heroes don't stand a chance