Hey guys. Its me. Sion. The angry Sioneer. Ap sion is a forgotten champ? hes unviable in ranked? Yes he is forgotten, but no, he is extremely viable in ranked. Sion is a powerful early game beast, But common knowledge is he drops off hard. Thats what we have to fix. In this guide I will teach you everything about sion. How to hyper carry every single game in ranked. Pull yourself out of elo hell, and into platinum one day. My credentials? I have a near 1300 sion games in ranked. And Currently, I am in plat II solely off of sion. Im hoping to be diamond by the end of the month.
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9 armor yellows
9 magic resistance blues
9 magic pen reds
3 flat ap quints
(AP makes your shield take a little more damage early game. So do the armor and magic resistance)
Use common sense.
Engrave this into your brain. Mejais is Sion's haven. First off, you roam with sion. He is an incredible strong roamer with 2 skills that hit very hard early. To prevent late game decay, we need to ride on his early game to stack his mejais and continue snowballing. hard. its not uncommon for me to have 600-700 ap by 25 minutes in ranked. Theres nothing funnier going 19-0-7 before 2 of your enemies spam gg sion followed by rage quits. That being said, you also have to be a moderately good sion player to pull off mejais. If you want to ever play him in ranked, mejai's will make him as viable if not more than any champ. Dont play him in ranked if your not confident in yourself. /End story.
Every odd level. Get W. Every even level. Get Q. 11-15 is E. Get R last. its useless for sion's gameplay. Yes you can use your ult in a team fight, but if your against a good team, running into the middle slamming their adc, doin 100 damage while your shot out in 2 seconds is not a good idea. And that is also why I do not like lichbane. Too risky.
Start off Boots 2 hp pots and 1 mp pot.
First item you buy is Roaming boots followed by a flask.
Your first ap item is mejais.
Why so early? because you need it asap to roam. You need to get that snowballing started early game or else late game you wont take advantage of the ap mejai's gives. Rabadon's is followed by mejais. (Full mejais and Rabs gives about 400 ap) Next you Get DFG to instagib squishies, solely the adc or mid. Be smart when to use it, it'll make or break your team fight. Follow up with void staff for even more damage. And finish off with a zonyas. Your looking at 900+ ap full build (Max mejeis) if your playing right.
NO LICH BANE. I WILL SLAP YOU IF YOU GET THAT. STAHP
Your gonna get your W first. Sion has no mana pool. Its literally inexistant. You farm with your auto attack, and you have to farm very vigorously. Use your W sparingly, your not going B until you have at least 650 gold. If the enemy is harassing you with auto attacks, turn your shield on to block a few shots. Set up the creeps to be farmed, and blow the shield farming both the creeps and hitting the enemy champion (It takes practice). Its not a good idea to accept a gank from your jungler early because there is too much mana to lose if it doesn't go right. You need your roaming boots asap.
This is Sion's playground. And when I say playground. I mean, their Bot lane and top lane are GG. Roaming phase starts as soon as you obtain your roaming boots and continues until laning phase ends. The way this is done is very important. First you look at their top and bot champions and you make decisions based on enemy health. if you see a killable enemy champ, you charge up your shield, blow up the creeps in mid lane and sprint yo booty to that enemy champ. Make sure the mid lane doesnt see you leave. fall back and take the long way.
Pushed to our turret - Huddling at theirs. Either way, they are dead.
If enemy team is blue, blow up mid creeps then go the long way to bot. Run through wraiths, behind dragon, down to their tri. By the time you hit tri charge up your shield and get ready to kill someone. Same deal for top, if they are purple. You can still gank through river but its often warded. If they are overextend it wont ever matter if river is warded, you'll reach them faster than they can run to their turret. Roaming boots op.
Now behind the turret ganks are the bread and butter of sion. Basically you go to the bush behind the enemy turret, while they are mid to low hp. You make sure your team laner is ready to kill a noob. If you are doing this solo, make sure you are able to blow them up and get out. You charge up your shield, tank the turret, run to their champ, stun them, blow your shield on them, get out. The minimum level you can do this is lv 5 because your shield will be able to tank 1 turret shot, and will still be able to go off. later on, if laning phase is still going on, your shield will be able to tank up to 3 turret shots, giving you more time to get it right.
on a decent game you should have 400 ap by 25 minutes. That is 1320 damage from your burst.
A Great game, you would have 600+. Which is 1680 damage.
A bad game. 150+. which is 870 damage. Please dont be here </3
NEVER FORGET YOU HAVE A MEJAI'S. EVERY ASSIST COUNTS.
Anywho, You stay in the back. You pretend your veiger. I know. Its crazy. Before a team fight goes off you charge up your shield, so its ready to go off right away when it happens. when it does, you look for the best target you can reach. If their adc is in front, by all means blow him up. But if the adc is in the back protected by the jungler, by all means blow up the jungler. In instances where the adc or ap carry is extremely fed, then you wait for the initiation to start and find a way to reach them. it is your prime goal to blow up their carry IF they are that much of a problem.
You want to try to get more than 1 person hit by your shield safely. If you cant. You cant. After your Q - W go off. Fall back a little and wait for the next burst session.
A HUGE misconception with ap sion. "Hey mayne, ap sion useless late gaym. You blow up his shield, GG. No dayumage".
You stay in the back and have it prepared. Your doing it wrong if they have the opportunity to blow it. Even then, Its one big freakin shield.
Zonyas: Oh lawdie. If they storm you. Use it.
Galio Sion: Ok. Pretend your galio. Flash into the center of their whole team, blow up your shield and then zonyas. While they are frustrated trying to focus you, get your team to flood them. This tactic is extremely effective only if you are fed, and you are sure that your team will follow up in time.
Thats it folks. Happy Sioneering.