I was going to agree with Mbirk but that last sentence saved you.
Yes, playing any sort of flimsy champ requires good map awareness. IF you have it, you seem unkillable as Sivir with proper warning can get out of a lot of situations. OTH is indeed used primarily to push towers or win teamfights but it has happened to me PLENTY that I have an oportunity to push a tower while OTH is down, do so and end up popping OTH as I run for my life from the punitive gank squad.
It wont happen every time, but it certainly happens enough that it can be discussed here. Throwing it out the window because it is optimal to use it at other times doesnt change the fact that its not a toggle ability and you still need to wait in that cooldown sometimes.
I do take offense at saying OTH is what makes Sivir better at tower pushing or that that ability is her tower pushing capability. That is just patently wrong. Sivirs pushing/tower destroying prowess comes from the mix of BB and Ricochet. It is the fact that she can destroy creep waves so quickly that makes her the best pushing champ. It has little to do with OTH (though it certainly helps in addition to her true pushing power). Its the fact that she destroys creeop waves in seconds and can attack a tower while doing it. This lets your creep wave beat on the tower freely. With proper map awareness, even if you dont take the tower you can use this to chip away at it very quickly. You can always come back to that lane after your enemy abandons it and push the creep wave back to the tower in a mattaer of moments.
In any case, Sivirs pushing and tower destroying ability comes from how easily she manipulates the creep wave. OTH is a bonus on top of that. As is Aegis, As is Rally and they all play a large role in this guide.
Sometimes EasymodeX I think you forget what we already covered in this guide (just joking around, dont take offense)
Still waiting for you to accept that invite by the way.
QUICKSLIDE, is there any chance of you compiling all of this information somewhere nice and easy so I can look over it later?
Or better yet, Mogri, could you add a "How to counter champions" to the actual guide?
I played a few games with this build a few nights ago, did pretty well. I played one game where I SSed Ashe's ult four times while we were still laning, but then the next game the Ashe knew how to counter me. She was baiting SSes then volleying once they were done, or she'd walk up to me and start auto-attacking. If I SSed and ran she'd let me go and farm, otherwise she'd pop her ult randomly so I wouldn't know when to SS it (point blank, so reaction time didn't matter either). I'd drop rally/OTH, but she still managed to get me down before I could get her. Honestly, I had no idea what to do in that situation.
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