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[Guide] Sion the Tanking/Nuking/Carrying UNDEAD BEAST

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Blitzwing

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10-27-2009

Sion, The Undead Champion
The history of war between Demacia and Noxus extends as far back as the founding of the respective cities in Valoran. A recent product of this conflict was the murderous Noxian warrior, Sion. Used by the Noxians as a human battering ram, Sion would be sent thundering ahead of Noxian troops. He would mercilessly slaughter foes with his large double-handed axe, Chopper. His complete disregard for caution would ultimately cost him his life, as he was captured and summarily executed by Demacian forces. The Demacians thought that the beheading of Sion would be the end of his bloodthirsty ways. Death, however, was merely the beginning. The famed Noxian assassin, Katarina, recovered Sion's remains and Noxian necromancers reanimated the behemoth to serve Noxus once again.

Sion emerged from the reanimation process even more brutal than before. His gaze alone would now stop foes dead in their tracks. His skin thickened considerably, increasing the amount of damage the already brutish beast could withstand. He could focus his rage into attacks that cause near-crippling damage at the expense of his own health. Finally, he could drain the very essence of life out of his foes, replenishing himself and his allies. The one thing, however, that the Noxian necromancers did not anticipate upon reanimation was Sion's change of loyalty; his new powers have given Sion a desire to seek his own glory in undeath as a champion of the Institute of War.

Stats
X Health 473 (+104 / per level)
X Mana 175 (+25 / per level)
X Move Speed 310
X Armor 17.75 (+3.25 / per level)
X Spell Block 30 (+0 / per level)
X Critical Strike 2.2 (+0.3 / per level)
X Health Regen 1.62 (+0.2 / per level)
X Mana Regen 0.76 (+0.04 / per level)
X Range 125

Skills

Feel No Pain - Sion has a 20% chance to ignore up to 30/40/50 damage each time he is attacked. The damage reduction is calculated before armor benefits are taken into account.

Cryptic Gaze - Sion's stare terrifies a single enemy, dealing damage and stunning them.
Blasts a single enemy, dealing 70 / 125 / 180 / 240 / 300 (+1 per ability power) magic damage and stunning for 2 seconds.
Cooldown
12 seconds
Cost
120 Mana
Range
550

Death's Caress - Sion surrounds himself with a damage absorbing shield. If the shield is not destroyed in 10 seconds then it will explode, dealing damage to surrounding enemies.
Sion surrounds himself with a shield which absorbs 120 / 170 / 220 / 270 / 320 (+1 per ability power) damage. If the shield is not destroyed in 10 seconds, it will explode, dealing 120 / 170 / 220 / 270 / 320 (+1 per ability power) magic damage to surrounding enemies.
Cast again to manually detonate.
Cooldown
2 seconds
Cost
50 / 65 / 80 / 95 / 110 Mana
Range
1

Enrage - While active Sion deals extra physical damage at the cost of health. Additionally, he gains maximum health permanently whenever he kills a unit.
Toggle: Increase Sion's damage by 25 / 35 / 45 / 55 / 65, and he gains 1 / 2 / 2 / 3 / 3 maximum health per kill.
Cooldown
0 seconds
Cost
Costs 6 / 8 / 10 / 12 / 14 Health
Range
1

Cannibalism - Sion consumes some of his enemies life force on each attack, leeching health to himself and nearby allies. The smell of flesh also renews Sion's fervor, increasing his attack speed.
Grants Sion 50 / 75 / 100% lifesteal and 50% attack speed for 20 seconds, additionally Sion's attacks heal surrounding allies for 25 / 38 / 50% of damage dealt.
Cooldown
90 seconds
Cost
100 Mana
Range
1



Hello and welcome to my guide. This guide is on how to build Sion to become a all round hero killer. Lets get started. Sion is a very versatile champion that is often underestimated. It's recommended items that the game says to get is tanking items. This however will not let Sion maximize his full potential. In my opinion, Sion should be a nuker.

Skill Build:
1:Enrage
2:Cryptic Gaze
3: Death's Caress
4-5eath's Caress
6:Cannibalism
7: Death's Caress
8: Cryptic Gaze
9: Death's Caress
10:Cryptic Gaze
11:Cryptic Gaze
12:Cryptic Gaze
13:Cannibalism
14-15: Enrage
16: Cannibalism
17-18: Enrage

Skill Justification
At lever one you should take Enrage for 2 reasons. If you would like first blood, enrage gives you +25 attack at a measly cost of 6 hp per hit. If you are laning with a hero with a slow such as Ashe or Twitch, you can easily do an extra 100 damage in the beginning. The second reason is for the bonus hp. If you are able to activate Enrage on right when you are about to kill an enemy, you gain 1 perma hp. If you are able to last hit extremely well, you will get about +40 hp before lvl 6. This can later on tremendously increase your hp. At level 2 you get the stun to chase and to save. By level 5 you should start killing/harassing by first activating shield, stun, run up, wait about 1 second, then manually blow up your shield. The reason you max out shield first is because it does more damage than the stun. At level six you take Cannibalism because it greatly improves your pushing ability. It allows you to kill towers faster while healing the tanking minions. You do not take Cannabilism at lvl 16 because this guide is on building a nuker not a pusher.

Items
1. Mejal's Soulstealer
2. Sorcerer's Shoes
3. Lich Bane
4. Zhonya Ring
5,6. Choose 2 out of 3 Abyssal Scepter, Archangel's Staff, Deathfire's Grasp

Item Justification
MOST IMPROTANT PART PLZ READ IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO SUCEED
The whole reason why Sion is the perfect nuker. Sion's abilitypower==>Spell damage
Ratio is 1:1. Yes that is right. If you have 600 ability power, your abilities will do 600 more damage.

Your first item you get is a amplifying tome and a hp pot. Hp gives you survivability and the tome helps you build either your mejal or shoes. After completing your mejal's and your shoes, you can choose whatever way you want for the remaining 4 items. IMO get Lich bane first.

Alt way:
First item is to get sapphire crystal and then finish up sheen for kills and to kill blue golem. Blue golem will also give yyou mana regen which you can benefit from.

To justify my statements this is what happens if Sion has all 6 items. He will have around 600 Ability Power

1. Death's Caress can either a) absorb 920 damage or b) deal 920 damage
2. Stun will do 900 damage
3. Death Caress will be able to wipe out a single minion wave. If enrage is on while you do this and enrage is lvl 5, you will get about 20 Permanent Hp
4. If you have Lich Bane, then everytime u use a skill your damage goes up by 600

THis is the Combo

Shield, Attack (600), stun (1500), Attack (2100), Manually Explode Shield (3020), Attack (3620). Thats right. If you follow the combo, you will do about 3620 damage to enemy not counting magic resistant. This is normally enough to kill of a single champion.

Champion Skills

1. Teleport
2. Purity/Ghost

Justification

1. Teleport lets you easily travel to set up ganks
2. Sion has bad mana in beginning so Purity will make up for it.

Strategy

You should lane with a champion with a slow. Often gank so you can rack up ability points from Mejal and also use it for mana refill.

Will edit sometime in future


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Blitzwing

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10-27-2009

Plz post stuff and feedback thx!


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sinuous

Member

10-28-2009

Tried it out for my last game of the night. oh man it was awsome i loved this hero before now i love him even more. 2 shoting most casters mid game FTW! thx for the strat man


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RamboBatman

Senior Member

10-28-2009

Generally a good guide, AP Sion is def the way to go. One suggestion, for opening items take the mana crystal and 2 hp pots. This helps your terrible early game mana pool and gets you to Sheen a lot faster. Early Sheen is a really good way to get early kills.


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Crazy Demon

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10-28-2009

I used to go straight up soul stealer too, but as I got into higher ELO matches, I found that its much harder to kill with your combo at early game. Furthermore, unless you're deliberately last hitting, it gets diffcult to get the last hit on the hero- so you'll find you're self running out of mana faster. As such, I go

-Saphire Crystal, 2 health pots
-Sheen, then sorc boots
-Then Soulstealer
-Lich Bane
-Zonya's Ring + Exiler

Sheen allows you to do around 125-150 dmg early game after casting a spell, and it allows you to grab the blue golem to fix your mana issues. As I said before about the soul stealer, you'll find yourself with a lot of mana problems unless you're last hitting the heroes- so the blue golem will be an integral part of your game play. I grab it as soon as I have 860 gold and am level 6(enough for sheen since you bought the crystal first), blue pill back to get items, use teleport to port near the golem and take it. From then on, I constantly gank until grab the golem everytime it spawns.

Ultimately, though, its up to you. I just prefer to grab Sheen and sorc boots first since its more reliable.


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Blitzwing

Junior Member

10-28-2009

i agree, you ahve to be good last hitter for this to be effective. thats why i get clarity for mana


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thegamenet

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10-28-2009

this is a great guide! I have included it into the Lol wiki - www.thelolwiki.com

Nice work man


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Engarde

Adjudicator

10-28-2009

Nice guide...just a quick note..summoner mana restore is called Clarity, not Purity. Other than that....very nice.


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Crazy Demon

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10-29-2009

I tried out your build a couple of times, and I'm going to have to say soulstealer as the first item is terrible compared to spahire --> sheen and sorc boots. Not only are you slow as ****, but have absolutely no mana pool beginning game- even clarity can't cover that, with its 270 sec cd.

Now clarity...this one has some merits. Its a great help early game, especially if you beef ur mana pool up with sheen. But I feel its kind of like smite for sion- absolutely useless late game. One game, I use it a total of two times and only in the first ten minutes- the rest of the time I either used the blue golem or had enough of a mana pool that I could get through a team fight. I think ghost or flash is a better choice, but I suppose its up to you


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Blitzwing

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10-29-2009

Thx, i might revise it.


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