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Sion, in both colors

Last updated on July 16, 2014
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Top Lane
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Win 52%
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Ability Sequence

Ability Key Q
Ability Key W
Ability Key E
Ability Key R

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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.



Offense: 21

Legendary Guardian

Defense: 0


Utility: 9

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Hello guys, I am sekage, This also is my name on euw in case you want to add me. I'm a humble silver league player, and am new(playing for less than a year). Sion is a champ that i found to be very unpopular, and way out of the current meta, yet with insane hidden potential. Even though his skills and abilities are pretty simple, they still allow him to be an unchallenged duelist and teamfight dps and sustain champion(ad), or a single target nuker(ap). So I am now trying to increase this sexy looking champion through this guide, hopefully you will enjoy.(note: this is my first guide, and will probably suck bad and look boring. I do not blame you for disliking and downvoting it, however It would be great to give the build a try, and testing it).

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AD or AP?

To be honest, i play him in both ways. Each can suit into different matchups and teams, and though the same champions, they both are so different. AD is a more tanky form with a high dps and insane sustain, with unchallenged dueling potential. While AP is a heavy Burst champion which focuses on hardcore nuking, with a great laning phase duo to his shield, yet in team fights can be easily focused and taken out. Play him depending on who you are facing, and what your team needs.

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Were can sion lane?

Obviously, it is top lane. However surprisingly enough, AP sion can do really well in mid lane when he is matched up against champions that do not completely out range him.

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AD masteries

The usuals for an ad champion with off tank stats.

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AP masteries.

The usuals for ap mana needy casters.

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AP Runes.

Sion is a very mana hungry champion. These runes allow him to sustain using spells in early game, especially before a tear is bought. If you prefer more damage than mana sustain, AP for quaints and glyphs can be used. And Armor seals are helpful too

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AD runes.

All your damage comes from basic attacks. The more basic attacks you land,the more damage you do. Duo to enrage you already have a huge early game damage to last hit with. Here i just simply feel that because u have no ad scaling abilities, AS runes are more useful.

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Special Matchups.

Ever fight a jax as an ap sion? Well let me tell you something if you haven't. You (in my own opinion) can counter him. Your high poke and ability to block his damage with your shield, and stun him before he can spam his abilities on you can irritate any jax. The only real problem is that if he plays it safe enough, you really cannot kill him. I have never lost to a jax when i was an ap sion before. It just is too hard for a jax to kill you. Another matchup is ap Sion vs a katarina mid. This is another matchup that i have never lost before in my life either. You shield through her pokes, Stun her ult and can tank her damage with your passive. The fact that your abilities have a low cooldown makes it even better. Even fighting a kayle with ap sion goes to your advantage, but there it more depends on one's skill. Note that if any of these, kayle, jax or katarina somehow get a good headstart from you,( first blood for examply), you could be done for. AD sion can fight off some champs too, especially tryndamere. That is because you have more base ad than he has, better dueling ultimate, and harder cc. You pretty much outrank a tryndamere in everything, but mobility.

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The end.

Sorry for such a horrible guide guys. I still hope you learned a thing or two from these builds. Add me on euw as Sekage for any information, and thank you checking out my guild.