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SionSquare.png Sion's a stubborn and tanky behemoth capable in both the solo lanes and jungle of Summoner's Rift. With slow and telegraphed attacks, Sion thrives when he chains his assault together, and revels in the thick of battle.


Sion’s early game power lies in the brute strength and implied threat of his abilities. Smart positioning allows Sion to aim Decimating Smash.png Decimating Smash – which deals plenty of damage along with a hefty knock-up when fully charged – over both his and the enemy’s minion frontline, forcing Sion’s opponent to choose between securing valuable last hits and staying healthy in lane. But as he levels up, Sion’s able to start asserting his dominance with increasing confidence. Using Roar of the Slayer.png Roar of the Slayer to slow his rival and shred their armor, Sion can line up and reliably deliver more meaningful damage with Decimating Smash.png Decimating Smash. Meanwhile, Soul Furnace.png Soul Furnace gives him a shield strong enough to negate a meaningful chunk of the enemy’s retaliation should his opponent go toe-to-stump with Noxus’s faded glory, or offers enough defense to keep Sion alive as he retreats.

Even if the enemy laner decides to shove lane and force Sion to last-hit minions under his tower, he still has a couple of tricks to help him earn the gold he needs to itemize. Standing outside his turret’s range, Sion can take advantage of Soul Furnace.png Soul Furnace’s shield to tank minion damage as he winds up Decimating Smash, which is broad enough to pummel an entire minion wave. And with the enemy laner far from their tower, Sion’s perfectly positioned to call on his jungler and take a kill. He’s a beast during friendly ganks thanks to Decimating Smash.png Decimating Smash and Roar of the Slayer.png Roar of the Slayer, which provide enough crowd control to let his ally deal their damage. Things are a little less favorable during enemy ganks, however: with slow base speed and no dashes, Sion’s an extremely immobile champion who relies on his shields, slows and health to keep him alive as he trudges back to his tower.

That immobility disappears – albeit briefly – once Sion hits level six. Unstoppable Onslaught.png Unstoppable Onslaught is a monstrous ability, capable of charging Sion halfway across Summoner’s Rift. It has numerous uses, including chasing down fleeing enemies and escaping otherwise deadly encounters. Most enticing, though, is the roam potential Sion gains with his ultimate. Though he’s somewhat cumbersome to aim as he charges, there are few sights more awesome than a full-speed Sion barreling directly toward an unsuspecting suspect a full lane away.


With his sturdy frame and area of effect abilities, Sion’s also well-placed to make his presence felt in the jungle. All of his basic abilities give him tremendous clear speed, and while he can attempt ganks before he unlocks his ult, he needs to either approach his overextended victim from the direction of their own turret, or work with crowd control-centric allies to deal his full damage salvo. Once he earns access to Unstoppable Onslaught though, things change significantly. The ability’s extreme range and tricky aim make Sion most effective when he ganks up the lane. By starting his charge well behind the action, Sion’s able to barrel into the thick of the fight with relative reliability, knocking his target into the air before butchering them with Decimating Smash.png Decimating Smash and Roar of the Slayer.png Roar of the Slayer.


While Sion’s a terrifying enough prospect in the early game, he truly comes into his own once teams group and fight together. He thrives in the heart of battle, triggering Soul Furnace.png Soul Furnace before charging in with Unstoppable Onslaught.png Unstoppable Onslaught to initiate the bloodshed. Once in the enemy’s midst, he works best aiming his abilities to strike as many targets as possible, disrupting his opponents with both the crowd control and sheer damage output of his attacks. Sion’s presence demands attention, but even after the enemy team finally cuts the great man down, their work’s not done. Glory in Death.png Glory in Death provides Sion with a chance to enact his revenge after falling, giving him huge attack damage and attack speed and making the undead juggernaut a colossal threat even beyond the grave.


Works well with: Struggles against:
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Enchanted Crystal Arrow.png Enchanted Crystal Arrow, Volley.png Volley and Frost Shot.png Frost Shot all slow Sion’s enemies, allowing him close distance and set up his punishing but slow attacks.

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The movement speed boosts from Ardent Blaze.png Ardent Blaze and dashes from Relentless Pursuit.png Relentless Pursuit make LucianSquare.png Lucian a nimble and slippery target for SionSquare.png Sion's sluggish attacks. Death comes quickly to Sion’s enemies, but the Undead Juggernaut has to get his hands on his victim first.

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SionSquare.png Sion and NautilusSquare.png Nautilus combined form an unrelenting crowd control nightmare for the enemy team. Together, they have more than enough slows, stuns and knock-ups to disrupt multiple targets while their damage dealers take their toll.

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AzirSquare.png Azir isn’t just nimble enough to dash away from SionSquare.png Sion – he also has plenty of zone control and crowd control of his own to hinder Sion’s already lumbering gait. And while Unstoppable Onslaught.png Unstoppable Onslaught is an immense engagement tool, Emperor's Divide.png Emperor's Divide blocks Sion’s charge and nullifies his immediate engagement potential.

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Though SionSquare.png Sion's a somewhat lumbering giant, ZileanSquare.png Zilean's Time Warp.png Time Warp gives him all the movement speed he needs to chase down targets and power into the enemy team. Zilean can also plant a Time Bomb.png Time Bomb on Sion to complement his staggering area of effect damage.

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Nevermove.png Nevermove and Decrepify.png Decrepify give SwainSquare.png Swain the tools he needs to keep Sion at bay, and while other mages meet a quick demise at SionSquare.png Sion's axe, Swain has the inherent tankiness – particularly when he activates Ravenous Flock.png Ravenous Flock – to withstand his damage output.

Recommended Builds

Summoner's Rift
Starting Doran's Shield item Health Potion item Warding Totem item
Essential Mercury's Treads item Sunfire Cape item Banshee's Veil item
Offensive Ravenous Hydra item Iceborn Gauntlet item Maw of Malmortius item
Defensive Randuin's Omen item Warmog's Armor item Frozen Heart item
Consumables Health Potion item Mana Potion item Sight Ward item
The Howling Abyss
Starting Boots of Speed item Doran's Shield item Rejuvenation Bead item Health Potion item
Essential Mercury's Treads item Sunfire Cape item Orb of Winter item
Offensive Iceborn Gauntlet item The Black Cleaver item
Defensive Banshee's Veil item Randuin's Omen item Locket of the Iron Solari item
Consumables Health Potion item Mana Potion item
The Crystal Scar
Starting Boots of Speed item Prospector's Blade item Health Potion item
Essential Sunfire Cape item Ravenous Hydra item Mercury's Treads item
Offensive The Black Cleaver item Trinity Force item
Defensive Randuin's Omen item Spirit Visage item Frozen Heart item
Consumables Health Potion item Mana Potion item
The Twisted Treeline
Starting Boots of Speed item Doran's Blade item
Essential Tiamat item Sunfire Cape item Mercury's Treads item
Offensive Ravenous Hydra item Maw of Malmortius item The Black Cleaver item
Defensive Banshee's Veil item Randuin's Omen item Frozen Heart item
Consumables Health Potion item Mana Potion item

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