Sion tips?

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Aimewow

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02-06-2011

I want to try Sion, and I was just wondering if there were any tips people had when playing him?


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Forty Bass

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02-06-2011

get a stun with you and go AD/crit


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Carados

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02-06-2011

Go AP. AD is a bad gimmick build.

Let's put it this way: When TreeEskimo or Roku streams, how many AD Sions to do you see?

Point being proven. You're giving up survivability and burst damage to be a weak melee carry without any of the needed abilities of a melee carry. You're better off playing Yi or Tryndamere, who are just as good laners and scale better.


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Shiromatsu

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02-07-2011

AD Sion isn't that bad, but his presence isn't as intimidating as an AP Sion.

If playing AD it is a good idea to go AD/crit because he already has a tonne of lifesteal and AS so it will just make him beast. Because of the HP building from his E his HP can get fairly high too so he isn't squishy like a lot of melee DPS.

For AP Sion build a Deathcap + Lich Bane and you can dominate. My item build usually goes Sapphire Crystal > Mejaj > Sorc Boots > Sheen > Lich Bane > Deathcap. It is difficult to get stacks at first because he has no AP therefore no real power but you can either KS a few times (your team will thank you for it when your Q and W are doing over 700 damage each) or just try get some kills in your lane which isn't too difficult with a well timed stun.
Note, stun the squishy you want to kill so they don't run away while you run up to them, they can't pop your shield while stunned and also it does a huge amount of damage with some AP.


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THEFailTech

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02-07-2011

I love using mundo against AP sion, One Cleaver is usually enough to take down that shield early game and that's half your damage gone.


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DrDragun

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02-07-2011

AP is beast mode for 25 minutes, but after the Banshee Veils come out it's time to pick up GA and Cleaver. He is like Kassadin in the sense that he is a 2-shot nuker and at least Kassadin can pop Banshee veils with riftwalk. Once you have Voidstaff, Deathcap, and Lichbane the incentive to add a little more AP for 10% more juice on your nukes is less than a little survivability and a rounded DPS item (his 2 steroids are alright).

If this build sounds expensive it is because Sion is regularly 250+ cs, only a short distance behind Sivir on blowing up creep waves.


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Yellow Jester

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02-07-2011

how the hell stupid do you have to be to go AP sion?

Have you ever played against an AD sion that actually knows how to farm? They'll have their Winfinity Edge, boots, and some other item by 25 minutes. You don't know horror until you've tried to stop an AD sion from killing your entire team.


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ComradeHX

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02-07-2011

AD Sion is awesome in teamfights.

Remember that his lifesteal heals teammates... and that he can also farm well(leaving only one level of Q and concentrate on E while maxing W second).

Go AD + some armor and CDR(frozen heart takes care of most mana problem AND provide lots of CDR, add that with a Youmuus) + IE.