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Why is Sion the new FotM?

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AckNun

Senior Member

11-06-2011

Sion just seems to be one of those champions people don't understand how to counter against whether in lane or team fights. To put it simply people just go brain dead against him and get owned. For whatever reason I have no idea.


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Horuspinker

Senior Member

11-06-2011

he is just like Morgana, a remnant from a long lost meta that still has massively good ap ratios.

however ap sion is working outside its role and if history is anything to go by any champ working outside its intended role is eventually altered to fit back into its intended role.


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Timeo

Senior Member

11-06-2011

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he is just like Morgana, a remnant from a long lost meta that still has massively good ap ratios.

however ap sion is working outside its role and if history is anything to go by any champ working outside its intended role is eventually altered to fit back into its intended role.


Care to share what his intended role is? If Riot did not want him to be AP they'd kill his ratios looong loooong ago.


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Kalex Khan

Senior Member

11-06-2011

Do AP sions still sell all their AP gear late game for damage stuff?

If so, whatever they're buying would probably be the "intended role". So lets ask those people that question.


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Pogigod

Senior Member

11-06-2011

well if people know how people level AP sion's skills they should know its pretty easy to counter him, he levels shield and his health per minion kill, with one point in stun.... blow up his shield when he goes to use it and there goes 75% of his damage early game


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Timeo

Senior Member

11-06-2011

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well if people know how people level AP sion's skills they should know its pretty easy to counter him, he levels shield and his health per minion kill, with one point in stun.... blow up his shield when he goes to use it and there goes 75% of his damage early game


They level up shield, then Q then health, health is only one point at level 4. It gives AD, AP sion has 0 use of AP.

That being said the strategy is still valid. Blowing up his shield is possible for some champions but for others it is not. Esp if he grabs AP quints and AP/lvl blues.


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Duriel

Recruiter

11-06-2011

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Counters most AP mids.

Therefore he must be OP cause he breaks the current meta.


haha

if this were true cho'gath would be top pick for mid.
have not lost a single game where i went cho'gath in mid. =]


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BetaKitsune

Senior Member

11-06-2011

He has two insanely high ratios on his AP moves and his E gives him passive perm health for every minion kill he has so he'll have high hp naturally without buying any items to increase his health.


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bladeofwill

Senior Member

11-06-2011

Because no one was playing him when he was already strong.

Then some guy, probably streaming, was probably like 'hmm.. what to pick.. trololololo ap sion mid' and pwnt face with it.

And boom, new fotm.


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chide da jungler

Senior Member

11-06-2011

It's just been a long time since ppl have had to counter sion. If you see sion on the other team don't just auto-pilot an ap carry into mid, try a good ranged carry and beat him down.

Caitlyn can litterally Q his shield off him and reduce his farm to melee only.