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ToothlessKnight says “One of the few matchups where Sion actually thrives. Sion can bully Urgot very hard, but he will struggle 1v1 if urgot gets a lead. He will always be more useful in a 5v5 than Urgot, but he cannot match you in a sidelane late game so you can use this to pressure the enemy team. In lane it is best to use your E to escape and mitigate his Qs damage because by the time you can react to his Q windup and you react with E, he will knock you up and stun you. Once you get Black Cleaver he gets in a rough spot even with stacking armor as Urgot's passive does percent Hp damage as well.”
xPetu says “Recommended: Standard Runes & Teleport
Tips: If you E cancel his Q, he will get it back on a very short cooldown, but it's still the right decision in a lot of scenarios. Passive shield his Q and E poke. Save your W for after he dies, you can block his AAs (prevents him from life stealing) and save allies.”
I Am Goliath says “Keep in mind sions like to start in the lane bushes and try to get an early cheesey Q off so don't go near them. Similar to other tanks where he is hard to punish early but not a very difficult matchup, just more of a scaling matchup, try to have good movement against sion and dodge his Q's and R's as they're super predictable, you can also use your E to fling him out of his Q if you predict he is going to charge it up, remember if you're going to win the fight against sion to walk in front of where he wants to ultimate so he can't escape, you can also flash into his ultimate to cancel him from escaping. Cull is also a great early option again here since it's another scaling matchup, once you have Black Cleaver you should be trying to force fights, and especially once you get death's dance you should 100% win.”
Anoying bro5 says “Parry his Q if he often charges it or his health bubble. You can also use it on his Ult if he uses it poorly. If he has ult and you are winning, try to position yourself on top of him towards his escape route so he cant ult away. If you land your riposte early game when he wastes Q, you should win as his attack speed is already fairly slow. Take note of his W shield cooldown and play around it when possible as it can turn 1v1s.”
Sovereign Kitten says “Similar to Mundo, Sion is no different. High damage, high clear rate, and can engage level 6 pretty hard and pretty often. You can match his clear but barely, once again try to be there early game for his early ganks and avoid his (Q) invade cheese over walls. ”
BoilTheOil says “Take Conqueror. In lane look to interrupt his Q using your E. After he gets bramble + tabi you cannot kill him anymore so don't even try. Farm the lane out and outscale him in teamfights. In teamfights he's a free 4k health bomb for your ultimate.”
Phrxshn says “To out trade him dodge his Decimating Smash(Q) or if you can't interrupt his channel. Avoid being in front of Sion to dodge majority of his Damage. Dodge his Roar of the Slayer(E) to prevent from being slowed. If you dodge his skills, you should be able to out trade him. Consider flashing or be in front of his Unstoppable Onslaught to either prevent escape or his impact in team fights. (Fling stops casting on his Decimating Smash) (Mega Adhesive prevents Unstoppable Onslaught from being cast, but does not stop it) (Recommended Items: Rylai's Scepter, Demonic Embrace) (Sustained 1v1 Trades: Even) (Outscaling Edge: Even)”
The_Unf0rgiv3n says “Sion with comet is quite hard to deal with. If you get hit by the comet, try to reach his minions to dash around, otherwise he'll hit you with his Q knockup for sure.
BORK into Kraken Slayer = easy win.”
LiL Bunnie FuFuu says “Sion will always be tankier than you, do a lot of damage, and generally be hard to kill. His lane is not particularly oppressive, however. Thresh can interrupt Sion's Q, can avoid Sion's W, and is usually out of range to avoid being punished by Sion's E. He's also free grasp stacks.
Ganks at lvl 6 can be hard because he'll press R and run away. Punish him if he greeds for tower plating. ”
quinn adc says “Quinn's E actually CANCELS Sion's Q, but puts it on a 2 second CD. To play the matchup correctly, play back to dodge Sion E (just watch out for your minions and try to not stay in a straight line from Sion behind your minions so Sion will be unable to use his E on you).
Next, if Sion EVER charges Q, immediately vault him to cancel his Q, and then go for a quick PTA proc trade and back up before his Q comes back up (canceling his Q puts it on a VERY short 2 second CD, so don't be greedy).
99% of Sion's don't know that you can do this, but after you do this mechanic a few times, the Sion's will start reactivating their Q quicker.
However, Sion's Q ONLY knocks you up if it's charged for at least 1 full second. So, you must vault Sion very quick to avoid being knocked up, because otherwise Sion will Q you mid vault if you wait too long and actually cancel your Vault, putting you in a dangerous position.
Post 6, your goal is to try to side step his R (quite hard to do, but it's really the only option).
If Sion lands his R on you, then don't panic. If his R was fully charged, you will be stunned for 1.75 seconds, but if the charge isn't for long, it goes 0.75 seconds (the duration is .75-1.75 depending on his charge time).
If he lands R on you and he isn't charging for long, then you are quite safe because Sion will use Q after, but if you're stunned for 0.75 seconds, then you can vault away from his Q after safely because Sion will be unable to channel his Q for 1+ seconds to knock you up.
TLDR, just don't get hit by Sion's fully charged R, If you hear that Sion sound, then RUN FOREST, RUN!!! Go Lord doms 3rd to pen his armour, when you have it then you beat sion up later on (:”
Amphawn says “Dodge his Q and try not to get slowed by his E. If you do, Q and W away. When you hit 6 poke poke poke. Watch out for his ult though because he can use it as a gap closer and if he hits, he can get a full Q on you. Also be careful when you're poking as he can get an E off and potentially all in if you're in a bad position.”
iZeal says “You have 4 ways to interrupt his main source of damage, his Q. It's extremely hard for Sion to do anything against you until he gets tons of armor and even then you will make it impossible for him to apply meaningful CC.”
SunFalk says “He his tanky. His ult will make him go fast. He has a knock-up. He has a slow. - Sion will be knocking you up a lot, play safe behind minions and CS, out-sustain him and kill him. Play with sound for his ult.”
slogdog says “Very tanky, and does a surprisingly high amount of damage. You can use the side of your W to displace him, cancelling his Q. You can also place W you completely cancel his R. But he can also E your ghouls in return so uh be wary of that gank setup.”
Phrxshn says “To out trade him dodge his Decimating Smash(Q) or if you can't interrupt his channel. Avoid being in front of Sion to dodge majority of his Damage. Dodge his Roar of the Slayer(E) to prevent from being slowed. If you dodge his skills, you should be able to out trade him. Consider flashing or be in front of his Unstoppable Onslaught to either prevent escape or his impact in team fights. (Recommended Items: Go your typical build route) (Sustained 1v1 Trades: Even) (Outscaling Edge: Even)”
Raen says “If you won't play risky everything should be easy in this match up. If you will fall behind then it's hard for Jax to do something cuz he gets tankiness from his W and runes. Don't forget about his passive cuz he can still get you down after dying but your E counter his passive very well. Avoid coming close to bushes because he will try to make ,,invisible'' Q at you. At 1 lvl try to all in him. Botrk + Divine Sunderer if there is more armor stackers on enemy recommended.”
P1Legend says “Your highest chance of killing him is in the early game. Take Doran's Blade and go for early trades, bait out his Q and then all in. If he gets armor on his first back, buy the AP components and switch your playstyle to W - W poke instead.”
SaltCat says “Level 1 with full passive you win, level 2 also, use your E to cancell his Q, this match up isnt as hard as people think, ping when he is missing, use your Q to dodge his Q if your E isnt up”
Phrxshn says “To out trade him dodge his Decimating Smash(Q) or if you can't interrupt his channel. Avoid being in front of Sion to dodge majority of his Damage. Dodge his Roar of the Slayer(E) to prevent from being slowed. If you dodge his skills, you should be able to out trade him. Consider flashing or be in front of his Unstoppable Onslaught to either prevent escape or his impact in team fights. (Recommended Items: Go your typical build route) (Sustained 1v1 Trades: Even) (Outscaling Edge: Even)”
Fan22 says “Sion its a tank that scles hard in the lategame, and when he hits that point its complicate to stop him.
Run grasp and try to setup ganks for your jungler, sion doesnt have mobility aside from Flash and R.
In late game keep him away from
your team, demonic embrace or abyssal maks can help to deal extra damage to him.”
Phrxshn says “To out trade him dodge his Decimating Smash(Q) or if you can't interrupt his channel. Avoid being in front of Sion to dodge majority of his Damage. Dodge his Roar of the Slayer(E) to prevent from being slowed. If you dodge his skills, you should be able to out trade him. Consider flashing or be in front of his Unstoppable Onslaught to either prevent escape or his impact in team fights. (Unstoppable Force stops casting on his Decimating Smash) (Unstoppable prevents Unstoppable Onslaught from being cast, but does not stop it) (Recommended Items: Typical Route) (Sustained 1v1 Trades: Even) (Outscaling Edge: Even)”
Phrxshn says “To out trade him dodge his Decimating Smash(Q) or if you can't interrupt his channel. Avoid being in front of Sion to dodge majority of his Damage. Dodge his Roar of the Slayer(E) to prevent from being slowed. If you dodge his skills, you should be able to out trade him. Consider flashing or be in front of his Unstoppable Onslaught to either prevent escape or his impact in team fights. (Primal Howl or Infinite Duress stops casting on his Decimating Smash) (Warwick Control Crowd Abilities prevents Unstoppable Onslaught from being cast, but does not stop it) (Recommended Items: Blade of The Ruined King) (Sustained 1v1 Trades: Even) (Outscaling Edge: Even)”
PanthrickTV says “Not hard, not easy matchup.
(1) Spam your Q's at lane. (some poke)
(2) When he is casting his Q just jump on him and cancel his animation.
(3) Try to all in at lvl 2/3.
(4) Respect his passive
(5) Since he buy some items you can' t really kill him. Show the lane and roam.
(6) I recommend Teleport here when you want to roam a lot, but if you want to kill him early take Ignite.”
Phrxshn says “To out trade him dodge his Decimating Smash(Q) or if you can't interrupt his channel. Avoid being in front of Sion to dodge majority of his Damage. Dodge his Roar of the Slayer(E) to prevent from being slowed. If you dodge his skills, you should be able to out trade him. Consider flashing or be in front of his Unstoppable Onslaught to either prevent escape or his impact in team fights. (Recommended Items: Go your typical build route) (Sustained 1v1 Trades: Even) (Outscaling Edge: Sion)”
montybucket says “Sion has the same issue as Chogath. He doesn't do enough damage to you to kill you, and even late game you shred him with riftmaker and demonic embrace. Its pretty much a free lane. But be aware of his split pushing ability, as he can win a game 2/15 just because of that. ”
TroviStyle says “[Conqueror] Easy matchup, keep fighting him, as you are much stronger throughout the entire game. His Q is rather hard to predict with your W so just try to dodge it with your Q and engage on him. If you cant Q out of his Q run to an edge and W just before you leave, as that is the last chance for him to hit you. If he tries to roam with his ult you can stand in front of him and parry to get an easy kill”
SilverAvalanche says “Tank= easy matchup, you can either just stand close to him and Q though him when he tries to Q knock up you or just Q out if you are too far away. Try and dodge his slow ability and have E up if you are planning to kill him so you can escape with your life.
Try and ult his ult. And if you don't kill him before your first back, then buy tear. Since you need the mana to kill him when he becomes too tanky.”
Drake6401 says “ Sion is a skill matchup because both you you have outplay potential on each other. Renekton's dash is the main outplay method here because it bypasses Sion's slow so landing a stun Q is harder.
Because of your shield breaking W, this matchup has gotten much easier early game but you don't scale with him as well as the Spear of Shojin days.
Your goal to beat him is dash out of his Q range and use empowered W to break his shield. If he doesn't use his shield, just stun him then dash away and kill him later. Do not dash out his his Q is still up because he has a chance to lock you down for a really bad trade back.”
Rhoku says “TL;DR - EASIEST LANE. DON’T LET HIM FARM.
Sion is among the easiest lanes in the game. There is nothing he can do. Just be careful level 1 as he might be cheesing your redbuff or charging up his Q in a bush. In all honesty, there is no way Sion can actually solo beat you. Your E cancels his Q as well. You can very easily dive him. Your ultimate resets off of his passive form which is good to remember. You also get your passive if you stack it on his passive form. He can escape with R in level 6 but you should have a massive lead before then.”
The Rock Titan says “"[Grasp, Corrupting Potion, Q > W] - Sion is pretty hard but can't kill you that easily.
- He punishes you with his knock up when you try to farm, really annoying to deal with
- When he used his knock up for waveclear, this is a good time to trade with him. Try to do as much damage as possible before his spells come back up
- Try not to line youself up with him, you really don't want to get hit by his slow.
- A good Sion is probably going to win this lane 8 out of 10 times... If he's really good, you might want to stop fighting and focus on farming and roaming..."”
Quinncidence says “Immobile!
Another really easy lane for Yorick (unless you play vs Thebausffs).
Farm up and as soon as u have ur first item and cats/maiden ready, you will win.
Can also block his R engage with ur wall in teamfights.”
Amvill says “Has the tools to lane, but not to chase. I would recommend proxying since he cant really do much to you unless he ults. Liandry's is a good buy against him if you team doesn't already have a Liandry's user.”
Rhoku says “Free food. Your pull cancels his Q. Your ult stops him from escaping with his ult. He does no damage and has terrible innate resistances. Your only worry is if he returns with his passive and kills you but even then, its a small chance. Just poke him down and if he DARES walk up, pull him in and kill him. Just make sure he doesn't get to CS. You don't want him to be too tanky for your team to deal with.”
YasTilt says “You can interrupt his Q with your Tornado and you can block his E (If it isn't a minion) with your W. Try your best to stop him from Stacking HP's with his W. If he goes Full Tank and he buys a Bami Cinder, stop taking extended Trades. If he goes full Lethality, Take Armor/Death's Dance.”
FeedLaneGetCaryd says “(Conditioning+Armor+DBlade) A scaling matchup. Low elo Sion's sometimes like to start Q first and go into the lane bush so don't stay near it lvl 1. In all-ins stand between him and his turret for him to not escape with R. Also he's unstoppable during his ult and he can escape your R by using it correctly so keep that in mind.”
PK Noob says “You can easily dodge his CC abilities and burst Sion. Even if he does hit you with a fully stacked Q in a 1v1, you'll still win the fight. In team fights you can W his Q or just dodge it with your E.”
jmp_01_ says “Take Conqueror. Interrupt his Q - Decimating Smash by using your E - Facebreaker. After he gets Bramble Vest and/or Tabis you won't be able to kill him ever. So just scale, farm and ult him in teamfights because he has tons of bonus HP.”
Psychopathic Top says “
This matchup is easy if he goes tank, and easier if he goes full lethality. Nasus has too much sustain for Sion to deal with in lane. After level 6 and sheen, Sion will never be able to contest Nasus. The best he can do is try to stonewall, but you outscale and out teamfights him anyways. In lane, focus on dodging his Qs, which should be very easy to do, and farming up a storm so you will be a monster mid game. If Sion goes full lethality, he is wintrading, as it would be easier for you to kill him and he cannot stop your split at all.
Gospodin Bure says “Because Sion has a lot of skillshots and you have a lot of movement speed as long as you dodge his Q and E you can go in for a few autoattacks with passive and try to whittle him down.”
DippyDan says “Super Tank, but slow and easy to gank. If you are ahead he is very easy to chase. Huge stun if he lands max channeled Q. Very hard to predict Q since it has a very long channel time. TIPS:  Take easy vitals and just be up in his face and he won't land anything.  Lunge out of his Q or Parry if already used.  Can go Tri Force.”
Hecki says “[TINY] Maybe the easiest match-up for Aatrox. Go Conditioning with Dorans Shield. You can cancel his Q at any time and abuse the fact that he is immobile without his R (except if he goes Prawlers Claw).”
ArshieMeBob says “Mostly a skill matchup. You have to be careful with his Q's and the Jungler, since he can set up ganks well. If he is smart, he will rush Steelcaps, which basically makes trying to kill him near impossible. Just poke him, and remember he can't really kill you if you avoid his Q's.”
Unmasked Kayle says “[Standard runes] Problematic champion, his E through minions can setup a full combo and his value in teamfights is higher until late game. He can also match your splitpush efficiently. Keep in mind that his Q is invisible when cast from bushes and be mindful of his R long-range engage.”
SunOak says “Just farm early and look for all ins when he is charging his Q. Because of the Q charge timer he has you can always land your abilities on him for free. If you kill him dont forget his passive! Start cpot or dorans blade.”
Alan234 says “Any rune is fine. Get boots into swifties with w max second.
You basically have to dodge his skillshots and youre fine. If you dont dodge them you will die quickly. If it isnt the baus he will do mistakes and give you free harass. His q hitbox is a lot larger than it seems so always run perpendicular to it and you should be okay (same with his ult). Q him when he dies, because zombie sion deals a ton of damage. Sion w deals full dmg even if the shield is only 2 hp big so dont go for trades if you werent able to poke his shield down before it explodes.”
Mr. Popper says “You can kite him extremely easily, and run out of his Q (Decimating Smash) dodging his E (Roar of the Slayer) is important because it sets up most of his other abilities.
I recommend taking Fleet Footwork ”
aurus666lol says “After few changes in balance history, he is not big counter. I recommend playing around his E because any slows are killing Quinn, that's normal.
Maybe take Nimbus cloak from runes and Celerity instead of Absolute Focus.”
JaxIsAHobo says “A weird matchup, because you can choose to greed out or play slow in this matchup. Sion is actually extremely easy to kill early, so it's often worth it to greed out and look for trades into him. The matchup is as simple as just don't get hit by a charged Q, basically. You can leap out of it, you can sidestep it, you can even leap onto him before he charges it enough to knock you up and then auto him from behind. If he survives laning phase though, he becomes extremely tanky and hard to kill. BotRK into Sunderer is highly recommended. I also recommend freezing waves so he's denied gold/exp.”
RhinoStar says “Not hard matchup. He seems tankier than he is so just take fights vs him. Your passive will easily let you approach him. Poke is also not very hard, since his character model is pretty big.”
Iczere says “You want to destroy Sion in the early-mid game, otherwise, he'll become too tanky to handle in the late game. Wait for him to Q, then poke at him and deal as much damage as possible. Use your move quick to sidestep and dodge his Q and R, as getting hit with one of the two spells doom.”
Bombabo says “Not nearly as much of a threat to you as he used to be, but still capable of beating you early on if you don't play smart. Don't waste your mana on Q, and avoid engaging on him when his shield is off cooldown. If you can time your E to dash after the knockup of his Q, you will most likely win trades.”
Vandenelis says “generally just a farm lane, you can cancel his q with your w, using your q takes too much time, so your q won't cancel his q. if he goes tank you scale evenly. If he goes assassin you can kill him since level 9 and bully him later on.”
DarkyTheReal says “In this matchup you can cancel Sion's Q with your stuns, so he shouldn't be able to play. However, if he gets 1 or 2 kills he's going to be a monster, and he will destroy you. Just crash 3rd wave, recall and freeze lane on your tower and bully him when he tries to cs.”
XtheZ115 says “Sion is quite strong, but you can cancel his Q with your E. I usually let a Sion hit a few of his Qs early in order to lull him into a sense of false security, then ruin his day when he takes a bad Q. ”
Lupus_ToplaneMain says “parry his q hit to stun him, hit vitals and back off. Dont let him Farm. When hes low just all in him,but he still has a lot of dmg so be aware of that! His ult is easy to parry aswell. DONT FORGET HIS PASSIVE AFTER YOU KILL HIM!!!”
SettVEVO says “Another one of Sett's dream matchups, you can just imagine how you oneshot their backline with this huge zombie. But thats for mid to lategame. In terms of early game he actually can be harder than cho. If he is good he will constantly poke with E and Q, and will ult in when low enough. You can cancel his Q with your E but keep in mind it lowers its cd so he will have it up quickly. I actually prefer you have at least a little grit to W him while he Qs, it blocks his damage and he will take some in return. Always look to burst his W shield as its damage is pretty important for his trading. In teamfights look to ult him and nuke the enemy team.”
Byku2506 says “You can cancel Sion`s Q by draging him so if its good Sion just drag him immediately and beat his ass, dont stop freezing your lane. Dont fight too much when you have low hp. He always can revive after death.”
RTO says “If you can avoid his E, then the rest of his trade will miss you due to your mobility. You can out trade him on mistakes pretty easily. Important thing is dodging his E. Easy matchup if you can. ”
Fryx says “He can shield your q and you cant dodge the Q if he slows you with his E. If you are forced to match him play the lane carefully, abuse your passive to farm. Pick Grasp here max W and put him back into place.”
wff010 says “First off, it's a tank for you to throw into the enemy team. Second, you interrupt his q with both your e and your w. You can break his shield easily and his auto attacks don't hurt. Just all in and save your e for his q and your w for when he tries to q again. Permafreeze once you get a lead.”
qosmox says “Contest the push lvl 1. Take short grasp trades, and if you’re very close to him and he starts charging his Q past lvl 2, then just instantly taunt him to interrupt it and take a good trade.You should win extended trades using 6 emp. auto’s as long as you don’t get hit by a long-charged Q. Only start going for the extended trades after you hit lvl 3 though, short trades before then. Be mindful to not die to his passive if you kill him.”
CucumberSandwich says “Just save your Q to cancel his Q, and you shouldn't have a problem. Try to stay away from the minion waves too much, as he can E > Q and his minions will block your Q. You should be able to win trades with him pre 6, and poke him out of lane.”
Drygur says “Pretty easy lane, once he channels his (Q), you can dash out of the cone and look for a trade.
You can break his shield easily early on, just be careful to not take to much harass from his (E)!”
calbino says “Sion is an easy early game matchup, one I would prefer using Grasp against. Your Qs cancel his, and he has to walk up really close to use his W, and that means it'll be harder for him to dodge yours. He outscales you though, so watch out for that.”
RareParrot says “He will never kill you if you play smart, dont face check bushes as every single sion just camps them and charges q when hes 6 dont let him hit you with R because if he does ur cced for next 4 seconds. he will outscale you as a hyperscaling tank.”
oogoogerson says “Sion is just a bad champion. He should never be able to hit you with his Q. He is pretty hard to kill however because of how tanky he is and how he can stop your chase with his E and bail out of fights with his R. Take Teleport.”
Breadcrumbs says “Sion can be a pain, but overall, you kill him at basically all stages of the game. You can dash around his Q as well as cancel it with your E. He's basically a Cannon minion early meaning he's super easy to First blood. Don't underestimate his passive damage as well, it's not a fun way to die.”
SethPRG says “Lethality Sion is much more scary than Tank Sion for you, but the only scary thing there is the insane CC into tons of damage, plus the Prowler's Claw he can use, also on his undead form. Just save your E to interrupt his Q, same with your R and you should win. Just dodge getting hit by a minion with his scream, don't take the pointless slow. Alternatively, if he's running away with his R, you can quickly ult him in the same direction, and if timed right land in front of him, cancelling his R. His splitting with Demolish and suiciding your towers can be scary, so be aware of that ESPECIALLY if you have open inhibs or an open nexus. Never leave your base if you have an open nexus or you just lose VS Sion. Try to match his splitting if you can, but always be aware he can ult away or ult from a split into an objective team, and you can't catch him. In team fights, ult him into his team and follow up with your E, and that makes him pretty useless since he's not in the front line. Take Plated Steelcaps or Mercury Treads depending on the enemy team comp. If he has Grasp, build Exe or Bramble somewhat early. It's preferred to ult his undead body at least once to assert your dominance in this matchup.”
joelspaho121 says “Easiest darius matchup. D blade start with sorc tree. Sion can't win this matchup in anyway however you should know that he outscales you so dont keep the lane even for too long otherwise he will be unkillable. Save E when he charges Q to cancel it or you can try to reposition yourself outside of it and start autoing him as hes finishing charging Q. As soon as he tries to make a run for it drag him back with E. His damage doesnt match yours in anyway and hes immobile (outside of R). Free lane.”
El Leon Gnar says “Sion is a very strong tank but you should be able to dodge any of his Q's and just outtrade in lane. Don't use your E if he already has his knockup charged as he'll just cancel your jump and trade harder. One of the few lanes where I would recommend Sunderer over Stridebreaker.”
Kaizin says “The reason this matchup is difficult is Sion's ability to space himself from his opponent. If Sion starts charging his Q, it's generally a better idea to use your Q and run towards him, that way you get the movespeed and when he stuns you, your q will rest and you're able to get to him. Things to watch out for are his shield, try to either break it as soon as he uses it, because he can't recast to blow it up for roughly 1.5 seconds. Try to avoid getting hit by his E, because this makes it a lot easier for Sion to land his Q. Another thing is if Sion ults, you can avoid the CC by ulting just before he hits you. Divine Sunderer is very good against Sion if you're able to build it. As Sion stacks health throughout the whole game and your Divine Sunderer will be dealing more and more damage.”
ApollonATH says “You win early game without any trouble. When he charges Q you can Q to dodge it then go in or Q to cancel his Q then all in him for the kill.
You get outscaled dont let him farm for free”
SirGRC says “Worth a Ban: Maybe
Beef cake that will chunk you if you aren't careful. Make sure the fights aren't too close cuz of his passive. He is honestly fairly tricky to fight. Try and burst down his shield because if he can recast it then it will do a surprising amount of damage to you. ”
Humitaxx says “If you go against a Sion, then be careful about going with the tank build, since Sion will always outscale you in being a tank, so you will fall short in damage to kill him after a few minutes of staying even against him. If you want to play it safe, go with a regular Stride breaker - BOTRK build”
deathwalker7119 says “Try and dodge his Q, parry ult. You can parry Q if you realize a pattern in when hes using it. Parry the shield if you don't parry the Q, as when the shield pops it hurts a lot. Pretty easy tank matchup, just use Q to dodge his Q and watch out for the bush cheese/burst with R.”
UlisesFRN says “You hard counter him. If he tries to land a Q, E behind him and pummel him with AA and Q. Use your empowered W to break his shield and negate tons of his damage. Botrk is once again the best 1st item we can get by far. Just get it ASAP and see how his gigantic HP pool gets melt. You cant dive him if his Ult is up, and be carefull with his passive,since he deals lots of damage”
RealIreliaCarriesU says “You can only lose this lane if you literally play without your Q, you can avoid most of his abilities and make it really hard for him to to anything about it. However, he can get pretty tanky really fast so you might end up having a farm lane. This is really bad as he outscales you hard, same strat as malphite except you can fight him later levels no problem even if he gets bramble. Just avoid getting hit by his Q and fight with full passive and you auto win. Start Q and last hit the minions with Q to build up your passive, try to not shove him in so you can try and get lvl 2 first. If you do, level E immediately and land it on him. If you do you can chunk him hard or get his flash. Always be aggressive against Sion if you know where the enemy jungler is, as you have much higher sustain and his damage is low as long as you avoid his skill shots. Its a face roll lane after you get botrk as well.”
tibs2 says “Most of the time, I end up perma trading with Sion but somehow we both never die. Just q him if he q's you and he will get hit by q1 and q2 and the trade will be even. Good conditioning lane. ”
Noodles912 says “Easy lane but do not expect solo kills at all. Sion is really tanky and full of shields, so don't think about doing anything aggressive without your jg. Keep your distance and scale it up. Sion has low kill threat. You may not insta win laning phase, but you insta win the game.”
teemodumbstupid says “The easiest way to win this matchup is to turn on "Use movement prediction" in settings and move very unexpectedly. He will have a hard time hitting his Q on you if you move weirdly. You can win easily level 6. Take Conqueror. ”
jmp_01_ says “Strong scaling champ. Cancel his Q - Decimating Smash with your E - Facebreaker. Go for extended trades and definetly take a Blade of the Ruined King with you. He is the one you want to ult in lategame teamfights. Be careful of his passive - Glory in Death / Death Surge.”
Draconic56 says “Free food. Your pull cancels his Q. Your ult stops him from escaping with his ult. He does no damage and has terrible innate resistance. Your only worry is if he returns with his passive and kills you but even then, it is a small chance. Just poke him down and if he DARES walk up, pull him in and kill him. Just make sure he doesn't get to CS. You don't want him to be too tanky for your team to deal with.”
Kokob5 says “Not a hard one just don't let him land Q's for free. If you're in the Q use E to make him land a less painful one and trade back. Note that you can Dodge his Q with your R and sometimes after he exits his R for some reason when Mordekaier ults it does nothing and goes on CD so try to wait if you can.”
negoZoma69 says “Contrary to other tanks this isn't a free lane. That's because Sion gets beefy really fast and can chunk your HP hard if he slows you with his E. AP Neeko is not good at all vs Sion and gets outscaled, AD is a better option with early lifesteal/BOTRK rush.”
SleeplessX says “Try to leave his Q area so he has to cast it early for less damage, you can also attempt to W while he's charging but do it early or he will interrupt your dash and destroy you. He gets quite tanky but is very killable early, don't get run down by his zombie”
raede says “Screw Sion man. He will be annoying always unless he leaves the game from rage. I guess the best tip is just to always use your Q to cancel his Q. If you don't kill him at least once in lane or you're doubling his cs, you're doing it wrong and he will be a monster.”
bocchicken says “ nerfs on his early damage make it SLIGHTLY easier, but he will still outsustain you especially early.
Care for CC chain (R+Q) look for trades when his W is down, use YOU Q move speed buff to side step HIS Q”
KingNklaus says “Non existent treath Sion is one of the most fair champion in the game his damage is outplayable he can get a couple of good hits onto you but his lack of sustained damage and escapes will let you win pretty much any fight with him”
Pawn Sacrifice says “Another boring matchup... he's a pain in the ass... you can't activate the second part of your ultimate when he ulti - like Olaf -. He's almost unkillable - when well played -. The main source of his damage is AD.”
ToinoEscaca says “It's not a big threat, but we all know that his Airborne is annoying.
Make sure to not get CC'ed and you're fine.
Whenever he uses E wait for it to go away, you will lose the trade.
If he wants to get you when you are slowed by E, Tongue Lash (Q) him.”
Drumastermunch says “I'm not sure yet how to handle this guy, have to practice it. Just found out that if you stun his Q, he gets only 2s cooldown instead of the 10s. So, W his Q can still be effective, but don't overstay. If he has a lead, you are DOOMED”
LunaticDancer says “Easily manageable match up, just make sure to walk out of any of his danger zones. On level 2, you outtrade him, on level 6 he should have no realistic chance of beating you. Careful of his passive, best wall him off and protect your ultimate.”
SpyDaFX says “pretty easy to kill at all levels, you should go press the attack, but if they have more tanks other than him than go conqueror, since he will go armor, but you will most likely win lane early so it doesn't matter that much.”
Kil4fun says “His Q is really slow and you can dodge it. Don't get hit by his E and you'll have no problem taking almost 0 damage from him. You can burst his shield from range so he can't use it to waveclear or poke. He's fat and tanky but you have better poke as Kayle. ”
MarkFromSingedMains says “Sion is pretty much unkillable without jungler help. Other than that his Q is easy to dodge as well as his E, shouldn't pose much kill-pressure either way.
Updated to Major due to alcove synergy 20/11/19”
ModelitoTime says “He is just tanky really, just avoid the bushes early levels because alot of sions will go in the bushes to get a cheesy Q off you, other than that stay relatively close to him so if he tries to Q you in lane you can land a quick E and cancel his Q, this matchup isn't hard at all”
kingchas2 says “Only thing to really note is don't walk near bushes level 1. Most Sion's will wait there and try and Cheese you with a fully charged Q. Other than that he really can never kill you. Use your W to dodge his E in lane and keep it up while he is backed to help dodge his R.”
Dannala says “Sion has a lot of AoE potential, but you can break his shield and walk out of his Q so it's not terribly dangerous. Rappel always works as a last solution, as his fighting potential without those two are next to nill early on. He can shoot your spiderlings at you or away so he won't take damage from them but will lose most trades if he misses his Q. He's fairly easy to handle for Elise late game as well for similar reasons.”
JannaMainOTP800K says “Pre 6 you should make sure to cancel his knockup with your Q.
After he hits level 6 you should try to dodge his charge (Obviously). If he stops close to you either Q him or use R.
If he is about to hit you shield your self and R as soon as possible.
Alternatively panic and waste all the things you have just to die anyways”
Raideru says “Very easy matchup, whenever he goes to q the wave just jump on him get behind him beat him up the second he tries to walk away pop e then recast it and walk away after finishing the trade. This matchup in early game is always in Jax's favor”
LeSocair says “Avoid his Q and his E, take down his Shield asap with Q and/or AA's. He stays still when channeling Q, use this to your advantage.
Be careful after R, all his CC are knockups, you can't W them.”
EU_Toxicity says “You can cancel his Q with your E pretty much everytime. If he's rushing armor, get cleaver and don't let him farm. After level 6 try to run behind him when fighting so he can't ult away.”
Malol67 says “you can block everything on his kit with yours,
Your E for his W, your W for his Q.
Beware of his passive tho...
And never stay under his tower when he has ult up and he's coming to lane or you can get 100 to 0 under his turret.”
iZeal says “He has huge difficulties avoiding your Qs as his Q makes him stand still and he has no mobility. His % damage is based on his shield, so break it and he is left with flat damage which sucks for tanks. You can interrupt his Q with your E but don't wait too long as Sion can react to your animation and release his Q potentially stunning you. If you interrupt his Q it's on a 2 second cooldown and you can either try to dodge it or just use your Q as you can't possibly miss him. If you catch him, try to walk in front of his escape path so he can't just use his ult as escape tool. While you may have to bodyblock his initiation ultimates, it is mostly advisable to let someone else take the hit but then pull Sion so he cannot just chain-cc someone to death.
AWierdShoe says “
Contest the push level 1. Take short grasp trades, and if you’re very close to him and he starts charging his Q past level 2, then just instantly taunt him to interrupt it and take a good trade.You should win extended trades using 6 empowered Q’s as long as you don’t get hit by a long-charged Q. Only start going for the extended trades after you hit level 3 though, do short trades before then. Be mindful to not die to his passive if you kill him.
I Am Goliath says “You can cancel sion's Q with your Q if you're close enough to knock him back, you can also W to him to stop his ult or dodge his Q if you're fast enough. Try to push sion in early and make him farm under turret, overall he doesn't have much kill pressure on you.”
TrinityForceYasuo says “Level 1 let him use Q on the minion wave (he might be hidding in the bush) harass when he goes for minions. Lvl 2+ you can go in for pretty good, bait his W if you can and then go back, let it finish and go on CD then you can go back in and trade, keep in mind how big the minion wave is and also you can block his E with your W if he doesnt git a minion first. You can easily dash out of his Q with your E when fighting. Level 2 you have your power spike so look to make an all in fight where is good potential to get first blood or at least force a flash out of him (you have to freeze to make this possible so let him push towards you) and if he flashes spam ping it and let your jungle know that top is free gank and that you are freezing.”
StrikeX114 says “Sion's greatest threat comes in his passive, which allows him to pursue you after death, which is often when you are extremely vulnerable. This is a champion you would rather keep alive than dead. Otherwise, his threats are his ultimate and Devastating Smash (Q) due to their damage potential and stun.”
Saarlichenbog says “Sion might be a tank, have lots of CC and seemingly a lot of sustain which would make him higher up in the list of threats. However, his kit is so poorly designed for when Kalista jumps on top of him to which she can exploit all of the weaknesses he has, rooting himself in his Q and his very narrow E skillshot. By either demolishing him in lane or itemizing correctly, Sion will always be a step behind Kalista.”
Chessylex says “Almost non existent threat as his main damage comes from his Q which you can completely negate with your Q's as he has to charge it for at least a second for it to be useful. Try not to get hit by his Ult as it knocks you up and stuns you giving him a free maxed Q charge as you can't get in Q1 range in time to stop him charging it.”
Biko14CS says “Sion's greatest threat comes in his passive, which allows him to pursue you after death, which is often when you are extremely vulnerable. This is a champion you would rather keep alive than dead. Otherwise, his threats are his ultimate and Devastating Smash (Q) due to their damage potential and stun.”
Frostyfps says “You can only lose this lane if you literally play without your Q, you can avoid most of his abilities and make it really hard for him to to anything about it. However, he can get pretty tanky really fast so you might end up having a farm lane. This is really bad as he outscales you hard, same strat as malphite except you can fight him later levels no problem even if he gets bramble. Just avoid getting hit by his Q and fight with full passive and you auto win. Start Q and last hit the minions with Q to build up your passive, try to not shove him in so you can try and get lvl 2 first. If you do, level E immediately and land it on him. If you do you can chunk him hard or get his flash. Always be aggressive against Sion if you know where the enemy jungler is, as you have much higher sustain and his damage is low as long as you avoid his skill shots. Its a face roll lane after you get botrk as well.”
Defensivity1 says “Cpot is a must, poke him with 3-4 ghouls, you should be able to all in him level 2-3 with 3-4 ghouls
He scales very well and can ignore you completely when he has sunfire and titanic hydra, so need to be ahead before he gets there.”
Mordekaiserrrrrrr says “Sion is a strong champion all game, and his Q can do so much damage to you if you let him fully charge it. Luckily, you can E to cancel it. Also, you have a small advantage early on, and your level 6 is stronger than his in 1v1 fights. ”
SourTower says “Sion's tankyness and how much he fits in the current meta will wreck you down if you dont play safe enough. Dont try to engage on him and save your E's for stopping his q or dashing out of it. Farming safely and roaming will give you a winning opportunity.”
YoungTact says “Dodge his Q by walking out of it with W, E'ing to a minion (best way) or at him(doing this reduces his Q cooldown so dont advise unless u can kill). Apply basic lane combo until you can kill.”
ERNESTSAURUS says “CONQUEROR / SPELLBOOK SETUP - DORANS SHIELD / 3 REJUVENATION BEADS + POT =
Sion, similar to Singed, its a really player dependent matchup, Sion either goes Full lethality or damage to burst Nasus all game or he goes for a full tank build to make Nasus deal no Damage all game into him. Early on, I recommend watching out your jungle and walk with your wave (just like Singed) to prevent him of Proxy Farming your wave since Nasus wave clear early on sucks. In laning phase, if he is not in lane, he's mostlikely in the toplane brush trying to hit a fully charged Q (similar to Rengar) early on try to stay away from the brushes until you see him. Once you hit lvl 6 and Shen power spike he can't really punish you since your all in is way stronger than his and you can start doing extended trades against him, if he goes for a full lethality you will kill him easily but be carefull when he revives since he will deal a lot of damage, just quite him. Later on to the game, Sion will usually look to Splitpush if he is going full Lethality or Teamfight if he is going full Tank, Look to Splitpush and force him to match you, because of his R and fully charged Q, Its really difficult for Nasus to match his Teamfight making Splitpushing the best way to beat him, If he is full lethality you can just dive him as long as he doesn't have R and just used his Q, he can't match Nasus scaling but if he goes Tank just look to shove waves and look for a flank on the enemy team, you got to be really fast in this one since Sion R allows him to join Teamfights super quick.”
Grayified says “Lethal Tempo Runes and Build. Ignite + Flash. Long sword refillable potion. Sion matchup is all about looking to force extended trades. Level one build up a little bit of fury and look for a big trade (dodge his q!) and typically you can get a good amount of damage on him, get level 2 power spike and look for an allin. If sion plays it safe get the first two waves into turret and let the wave "bounce" back towards you (minion waves crash all the way into turret then it starts pushing back towards you.) One tip against sion players is that you have to watch out for his 2 cheeses. He can cheese your buff level 1 by late invading into killing himself on the buff then taking it with his passive. Another cheese a sion player will do is wait in the second brush top lane and full charge a Q from the brush to get the first 3 minions and deal a lot of damage to you. If you avoid being cheesed by both of those and are able to play the matchup straight up you should win the early laning phase. Whether you snowball against sion or not depends on how well you can extend a trade, and how well you can manipulate the minion wave to set up proper allins using the length of the lane to run him down (basically look to have the wave on your side of the lane.) Make sure every time you kill Sion that you run away immediately so that you dont die to his passive. A lot of this matchup as well is dodging his q so make sure while you are trading with him that you sidestep his knockup. Also after level 6, make sure that you are in between sion and his escape path so the he cant ult away from you during the all in. In the mid-late game splitpush if sion is too tanky, just shove him in and use your superior mobility to outrotate him and take extra waves, jungle camps or even look for a flank opportunity if you see one.”
I Am Goliath says “Easy matchup since he gets max HP from his W and basicaly stacks HP as well so your W will always do a ton of damage, not only that but you can dodge his Q with your E since it is a decent channel. If the Sion is smart he can be kind of hard to kill but you should always have pressure in this lane and it should be fairly easy.”
EntxRecoil says “Lethal Tempo Runes and Build. Ignite + Flash. Long sword refillable potion. Sion matchup is all about looking to force extended trades. Level one build up a little bit of fury and look for a big trade (dodge his q!) and typically you can get a good amount of damage on him, get level 2 power spike and look for an allin. If sion plays it safe get the first two waves into turret and let the wave "bounce" back towards you (minion waves crash all the way into turret then it starts pushing back towards you.) One tip against sion players is that you have to watch out for his 2 cheeses. He can cheese your buff level 1 by late invading into killing himself on the buff then taking it with his passive. Another cheese a sion player will do is wait in the second brush top lane and full charge a Q from the brush to get the first 3 minions and deal a lot of damage to you. If you avoid being cheesed by both of those and are able to play the matchup straight up you should win the early laning phase. Whether you snowball against sion or not depends on how well you can extend a trade, and how well you can manipulate the minion wave to set up proper allins using the length of the lane to run him down (basically look to have the wave on your side of the lane.) Make sure every time you kill Sion that you run away immediately so that you dont die to his passive. A lot of this matchup as well is dodging his q so make sure while you are trading with him that you sidestep his knockup. Also after level 6, make sure that you are in between sion and his escape path so the he cant ult away from you during the all in. In the mid-late game splitpush if sion is too tanky, just shove him in and use your superior mobility to outrotate him and take extra waves, jungle camps or even look for a flank opportunity if you see one.”
Darrkescru says “Runa : Aery , Grasp
Tente matar ele antes do lvl 6 fique atento pra desviar do E dele que da slow e quebra sua armadura e desvia do Q dele (não se aproxime das moitas que ele pode canalizar o Q invisivel)
Rushar : Nashor ou Liandry's”
ZergDood says “He scales a lot an has a lot of roaming potential with his R, but that's when he actually scales. Use your tools (E to a minion, W to run away) to avoid his Q, zigzag towards him and take some trades against him. Take your shield and it's hammer time. Your Q will hurt A LOT, specially in early levels. Try using it when he Q's and you got out of range. This matchup can be really fun, specially because of the tankiness of both. Have fun AFK farming!”
qazx1427 says “Sion's ult can be stopped with your W, which is really satisfying to watch. He has no real mobility, so just buy Liandry's, lock him down, and get some free kills. Remember that E slows, so use that when he reanimates to nullify the speed boost.”
Ayanleh says “You can pull him to cancel his Q when hes channelling but dont ult him when hes channelling his Q as it will cancel your ult. As other tanky matchups passive + conqueror makes it even easier.”
HIGH TEST TOP88 says “He's extremely weak earlygame so abuse the shit out of him and smash his face in, later on he has the potential to give you some absurdly high damage ultimates. He can dodge your R with his and that's where the good news end for sion, you cancel his Q with your E, smash his face in and break his shield.
Twist21 says “Sion is pretty easy to beat , you just have to dodge his q and you will win the all in.I recommend going fleet runes so you can stick to him better and start dorans shield.Flash and TP for sums since he is a tank and you want to avoid fighting him after his first item.”
Shumair says “It's hard to find a really good Sion player but when you do, it's essential to know some basic tricks in the matchup in order to win. Firstly, you should never face check bushes or he can catch you off guard with a full power Q. Another trick is to E him whilst he charges his Q to cancel it. You can ult him if he's already in his ult animation but if he ults mid cast of your ult then it'll cancel yours. Due to this you should only ult him whilst he charges his Q as he won't be able to counter ult. Build standard Rylai's etc vs tank sion but vs AD go for Seeker's.”
wallobear53 says “Avoid the lane brushes during the early stages of the game and keep the warded to avoid getting knocked up and CC’d by Sion’s Q. This also applies to the side brush at the river entrance.
Always try to trade with him if he is mispositioned or when you have a minion advantage on him. He won’t be able to retaliate effectively and will have to give up CS in order to return damage to you.
While farming, make it a point to avoid his E as he can easily slow you and set a gank for his Jungler with his Ultimate and Q. You will need to set some deep wards if you happen to be an immobile champion as Sion’s CC is quite hard to avoid once you get hit by his E.
NullPC says “Sion is interesting as he can just go even in lane and destory in team fights or get hit by your R and see 25% of his increased heath not matter. Overall cancle his Q with your E and let your passive shred him.”
ModxLoL says “Sion is pretty easy to play around; short trades are very straightforward. Just make sure you save your E to get out after or you will take return damage from his Q. Be careful about taking long trades as you might think it’s a good idea to keep hitting him after you CC him while he’s charging his Q. He actually gets a refund on the cooldown of his Q when it gets cancelled, so he’ll still be able to hit you with it on your way out.”
Stiwy says “Keep your E to cancel his Q's channeling. This lane shouldn't be hard as long as you don't get hit by a fully charged knockup.
Go for the usual Conqueror + Black Cleaver combination and avoid being trampled by his ult.
BloodyDream81 says “Match up simple et assez semblable à Malphite et Maokai, petite particularité, quand tu le vois charger son A, tu peux l'interrompre en utilisant ton E, ce qui t'évitera le bump et t'assureras de le tuer facilement, essaie également d'éviter son E qui t'applique un méchant slow, et qui te fera louper le kill.
Fais toutefois extrêmement attention au passif de Sion qui le fais ressusciter pour une courte durée après sa mort, ne cherche pas à l'affronter ça ne sert a rien, utilise ton Z pour le ralentir est court, il fais de très gros dégâts sous cette forme, et pourrait facilement te surprendre !
Astuce : Botte de rang 2 et phage assureront une victoire facile ”
Dantheman81 says “Sion is one of the tankiest champions in the whole game and can go in and escape with his ultimate if things so south. If he builds full AD he will be able to kill you very easily; especially when dead. This should be a pushing game as you want to end before he becomes unkillable.”
Xplor says “Sion AoE's are so slow that you can avoid them all. All you have to do is to poke him as much as possible and go all-in whenever possible.
Past level 6 you will have an even better chance with Yorick.”
Darrkescru says “O bixin chato, use impeto tenta sempre desviar do E dele pois te causa slow caso você tome proca o impeto e sai correndo de perto, o problema e que no começo ate da para matar o sion mas depois ele fica tão tank que fica imortal, o melhor jeito de ganhar e tentando pushar a wave pokeando ele e fazendo ele perder CS”
Angela du Seithr says “Bien que Sion puisse être un problème avec ses larges AOE et Optimisation Glaciale, il est en réalité très prévisible. Wardez les bushs et évitez de vous mettre dans l'angle des sbires afin d'être le plus pénible pour lui.”
MateuszNH says “If he goes AD he is easy as fuck,otherwise even matchup.
Just jump on him and W behind so you miss his Q or get much lower dmg without CC. Don't get cheese by him in the bushes. Your are stronger in all ins.”
report singed ty says “Fling him if he tries to charge a Q, sidestep his minion punching thing and wait out his shield. ALWAYS stand infront of where he wants to ult so he cant use it as an escape when fighting him.
If you screw these steps up though he will do tons of damage and you die.”
unrealPR0D16Y says “Try to use your W after he Q's. You getting knocked up will cancel the ability.
Likewise, your Q cancels his Q.
Also be mindful of his passive, Sion coming back from death could prove to be an issue. ”
VIP Titan says “Sion just a tank boi. He also one of the melee range poke champion. In late game he will be super tanky. So make sure rush ruined king.
Dodge his Q abilities since it does loads of damage.
Try not to dive this man since he got W which equals to his max health.
Max E or Q!
Starci says “This is a very hard lane, since he can just hold his Q until your parry runs out. And if you use it late, there's the chance he will trigger it early and still stun you. Or he can trigger it before the bar is full so even if you parry it, you won't stun him. Then, after 6, he can just ult in your face and stun you. Very hard lane.”
Discord Rengar Mains says “Sion's a scaling tank who actually has a good laning phase if he plays it correctly, and his W passive means that the longer the game goes on the more he will be able to tank. If you don't get a lead early on you will be forced into a farm lane in which neither of you have tremendous kill potential on each other. If you get a lead you can try pushing tower soon-ish and roam since he can't follow you super well without tp and ult down (his R cooldown is fairly high). If he gets a lead you will never ever kill him and he can throw you around like a ragdoll until the game ends.
The key to this lane is abusing the first 3 levels the most you can, you are stronger than him until at least level 6 and if you manage to kill him early you can snowball off of it. Be careful with jumping directly to him if you are not near a bush you can go back to, he can slow you with E, aa you for a bit, Q you, and then explode W for a fair chunk of damage. If you want to all in him you have to do it very early and making sure you will not eat a Q the moment you jump in, because he will instantly win the trade otherwise unless you have Emp W ready. You can also try baiting his shield (it has a big cd early game) and then wail on him abusing the fact he has lost one of his main sources of tankiness. Lane gets harder when he gets tabi, and it becomes a waste of time to try to kill him the moment he gets sunfire cape- but it's bearable and you can at least try to pressure other lanes.
Ignite is only good if you are 100% sure you will kill him very early, else his shield will make it useless, so TP is less risky. Conqueror works good against him since most of your trades with him will be long if you dodge his Q, but Grasp has its uses.”
ShinyEmo says “Easy to melt mid to late but annoying early. Dodge his Q's and gg. Look out for his passive and try to push the lane because he is more likely to continuously push and destroy turrets. Teleport will be a good choice to prevent him from pushing. ”
lugzinho says “Following him when he R's with your R is really fun to watch.
Just abuse his early game as much as you can cuz late game he'll just be a Thick Brick Wall which can tank 3 Nexus Turrets at the same time.
If it gets too tanky to the point he wins fights, just push the leane and look for roams with your R or TP (if you brought it)”
Thr3shPrinc3 says “This is one of the easiest matchups for you. You can cancel out his Q with your flay and deny him from getting damage aswell as stopping him from landing hard CC. The Sion will most likely start to instant cast Q so if you see him starting to do this rather save your flay so that you can flay him AFTER his Q slows you. Don't be scared of fighting him early game as you can outpoke him and kill him quite easily. Sion scales really well so be careful of facing him alone late game, but all in all I would say this is a matchup you win quite easily.”
ForgottenProject says “Sion is a very annoying matchup for newer Fiora players
Save your Parry for his R that you can predict easily
Don’t waste parry on his Q, just dash behind him or out of it
You win after level 6 unless he builds Bramble Vest and Ninja Tabis
If you are winning the fight and he runs away, walk in front of him, so he can’t ult away
Use your ult/vital MS to do this”
Trial_By_Barrel says “Play safe, farm and poke and dodge his Q's if you can do this you may not be able to kill him but you'll be able to keep him from getting too big. Make sure to ask for ganks and watch our for ganks since a fed Sion is a nightmare.”
Pedrokis says “Realmente só vai ser uma matchup difícil se o JG dele te campar, já que você espanca ele se você buildar Cutelo Negro como primeiro item. / Abusa do seu E pra desviar do Q e possivelmente da ult dele.”
Daedralus says “You can demolish this guy in a way that will make him RQ. If he is charging, latch your Q on him. You will not get stunned even if you get hit, and if you do get hit, you will heal it off anyway. His main damage will thus be gone which was probably not even fully charged due to your counter-attack. His ult is the only real problem you might face. But the fun fact is, if he starts running away with it, you can ult at him yourself and counter the 2 contact ults with each other ;). Your damage reduction from E is also essential if he lets towards you as it will block a lot of damage. I believe you can also latch on this ult to deny his knock, but that should be a little difficult to pull off.”
BeautifulWinter says “You do a lot to him once you hit 6 however due to his tankyness you need to play passive until you can ult him.
If you do get him you should probably try to get away from his corpse as it might be able to kill you after death.”
Big Belly Bop says “Watch out for his E and try not to be linear to him. This lane is simple but he will become very tanky eventually. Poke him and get free stacks to start scaling. Flash + TP, Doran's Blade + 1 HP, Sustained Damage rune page.”
ExfIamed says “As long as you dodge his Q and W his slow you win, try not to unload all your damage while he has his shield up just walk with him until it expires and then unload. Incredibly easy matchup.”
mightydylan101 says “Sion does a lot of damage early and if he goes either full AD, AP or tank he can still kill you until late game. His Q can stun you and will easily do half your health. Stay super back and safe farming until either lane is over or you're sure that he wont be able to punish you hard in a trade. Most of the time you wont be able to trade him unless somehow you get fed early or he just sucks.”
ProgettoYorick says “Sion is discreet only for the reason of being tank, being in lane against him is feasible.
Advice from OTP: being main both can tell you to think about the farm and keep control of the map for any Tp (like the dragon). Watch out for ganks.”
Xelaadryth says “Top lane Sion nowadays is really easy to harass though he gets really tanky really fast, it's almost impossible to get hit by his stun so just focus on countering his hard push and doing as much poke damage as possible before his shield starts getting too big to break. Try to position yourself so he can't easily harass you down by hitting minions at you, it hurts a lot more than you'd think. It shouldn't take long before you can't hurt him at all anymore.”
Skarner Main says “Sion stay away from the bush level 1 when you are in lane sion players normaly stand there to get a cheese on their opponents when you get some items you beat this guy care for his passive and always go sideways when he Q you ”
Atlascrower says “Dont get engaged by his R, this could be your Death if his the Jungler is there. The Lane should be pretty easy, as long as you farm enough. He can tank the most of your Damage during Laning Phase and deals more to you as you to him.”
Poppu says “He pushes the wave stronger, more CC, and better set up for ganks. Recommended to play for teamfights and peel or disengage. He scales into the late game. To trade, make sure you take out his W, which is his shield, after that his damage is reduced by 40%. You can also E him out of his Q, but make sure to save W to run because it resets his Q CD by 50%.”
Lynboe says “Même si le champion est très tank, cela ne veut pas dire qu’il est impossible de le punir car il n’a pas d’escape, une fois que vous l’avez attrapé avec votre E vous pourrez simplement lui courir après et l’imploser.
Mais pour cela vous devez gagner la lane très tôt, une fois que Sion prend un peu d’avance il devient rapidement impossible à tuer, même avec un wave management il sera très facile de lui rouler dessu.
Face à Sion, l’ont conseille de commencer avec une Doran’s blade afin de jouer de manière très agressive.
Jnewbringspain says “Sion is very difficult because of the amount of CC, damage, and health. It is hard to win trades because of the massive shield he gets. Try your best to avoid his Roar of the Slayer, as it will drop your armor. Leap Strike to avoid Decimating Smash. Build BOTRK first in this matchup for some better sustain and tank shred.”
PandaSenpai101 says “Very easy matchup. Q in for vitals, parrying his Q is quite easy, and constantly push him in and make him recall. This makes him usually use his ultimate to lane, making his Q the only CC ability.”
Devitt45 says “Trade with Sion every now and then. After a trade, focus on farming and healing back up with your passive. Be careful around bushes, they can make his Q invisible. When trading like this, you are either going to make him recall or die. If he does die, use your Q to run away while pressing W.”
ImpossibleLogic says “As long as you don't get hit by his Q's you win easy. When he goes to Q a minion wave as, Sion's frequently do, you can Q him and cancel his Q from there you can follow up with a combo. He can do nothing about just watch out for when you go for this him E R'ing you setting him up to almost one shot you.”
DrMoneybags says “Inting Sion can be pretty annoying in general, but not so much for Kled. Dash and Q through his Q and easily break his shield with your W. With conqueror, he should never be able to sit in lane unharmed. Just be careful of ganks since he has a ton of crowd control. His passive is only a problem if you get dismounted while killing him.”
OnionMilkshake says “Aslong as you dont get hit by his Q's you win easy when he goes to Q a minion wave as Sion's frequently do you can Q him and cancel his Q from there you can follow up with a combo he can do nothing about just watch out for when you go for this him E R'ing you setting him up to almost one shot you
Khazem says “One of the more obnoxious tanks to deal with due to his many ways to keep you away from him and punish you for moving too close. Avoid using your E as gap closer and instead use it to tank his Q when necessary. You should be able to get damage in on him quite often but never underestimate his ability to retaliate hard even without damage items.”
The Lost Drawing says “Es mas fácil cuando tomas un poco de ventaja sobre el ya que el es 'meele' y tu tienes mas movilidad que el.
>>> Juega con 'Conquistador' y 'Golpe bajo' con 'Cazador Voraz' y runas de Resistencia Mágica (MR)
>>> Cada vez que cargue su 'Q' castigale con una 'Q' tuya por un costado o cancelala con tu 'E' pero su enfriamiento en este caso lo recupera en 2 segundos mas o menos asi que no te confíes
>>> No te ponga entre tus súbditos ya que te mete su 'E' y 'Q' de manera mas facil
>>> Si no tienes visión de el no te pegues a los arbustos ya que es normal que te hagan 'traps' ahí con su 'Q' cargada al máximo y la neta a nivel 1 baja mucho”
ElleryTheViking says “Pre 3 you hammer him. There's very little he can do to stop you. Just hit him with E's and a Q where you can. Post 6 he's a little difficult to bring down. Your best bet is pre 6 before he gets too tanky.”
E61K says “Start Doran's Blade and go for Conqueror. You outright destroy Sion since he is an immobile tank. Bash his head in whenever he comes close. Freeze the wave on him right outside of your tower and force him to walk up, don't shove him in. You don't want to shove him in since, by doing that, you allow his W to scale give him free farm. It's also worth noting that your E cancels his Q. Post-6 block his escape route by standing in the way of it.”
SwiftOblivion says “Strengths: High base damage, Poke, Tanky. Weaknesses: Out-scaled, Low Mobility, Predictable CC. He can take quite a bit of punishment but with a predictable stun, HP stacking, and low mobility he's a pretty easy target for Fiora to just jump in and start proccing vitals. Don't go too ham though as his early game damage and passive are nothing to scoff at especially if he tries to poke you down with Arcane Comet or go Full AD for some reason. You can also riposte his Ultimate so keep that in mind. If he goes AD or the Suicide Split Push Sion build, that makes it that much easier for you to 100 to 0 him because she shouldn’t be able to out-damage you with the amount of sustain and AD you have. Dodge or Riposte his Q, get out of range of his W or pop it before he can use it, Side step his E, and Riposte his Ultimate and the matchup should be pretty easy once you’ve gotten used to it. Buying at least tier-1 boots early is recommended if you are having trouble dodging his E and or his Q. Side step to the left or right for both, never up or down.”
Miracle Matter says “This matchup can be surprisingly difficult simply because Sion's raw damage is ridiculous. You do have ways to beat him, though. First: If he ever begins charging his Q, double-bomb him. It will stun him and interrupt the cast. Be wary; it will only go on a partial cooldown, and come up again within a few seconds.
He can kill you if he Ults into you before you have some Zz'Rot Armor, so until then, harass from a safe distance.
Second: Take the 'tanky alternative' build mentioned above, where you build Iceborne instead of Lucidities/Lich Bane. This also frees you up to take Boots of Swiftness or Merc Treads to reduce the efficacy of his slow if you'd like.”
Daniloooo says “Ezy to dodge his Q and E but still can do a lot of dmg if not dodged. U have more range so you should be good. Ward up and watch for ganks his JG prob gonna come to help him take you out.”
SeaWeeb says “Is very tanky but his gap closing is tied to his ult. Don't let him get a good q off and if he dies disengage with E if you have it. If he gets a lead he will be very hard to bring down.”
Evil Lightning says “I'll admit it, Sion is a pretty good tank in the current meta. But Aatrox is the one champ where all of strengths KIIINDA fall flat. Hell, you're actually LESS clunky compared to Sion. (maybe thats why Aatrox has that one line regarding axes)”
Proxxecube says “Again, a tank, so nothing to be fearful of. Just parry his CC, and poke him whenever possible, as he can't auto in time after you hit a vital. All in with your ult if you may get too low after he dies.”
polarehare says “A real pain in the a**, bute, because you play close the hitbox for his Q is less wide the closer it is to him, and in 1v1's he cant really use his E on minions, he also has an annoying shield that is quiet the obstacle when trading so watch out, best thing to do is bait his shield, dodge his E and get close to where its hard for him to hit you with his Q.”
Omega best says “Sion is tank and he does damage, there is not much you can do but try fliping him at the right moments and when he uses his decimated slam then attack him or when your jungle comes then attack him too.Play very safe, avoid being poke with his E and build armor and call for ganks.”
Beartrand says “You can just basically right click Sion to death. Finish him off with a bite of your W. He isn't a very fast moving champion, so it's gonna be easy to proc your Conquerors and hit your empowered autos with your ult.”
Zachlikespizza says “Sion is a lane bully, he'll try to whittle you down with his q and e but you can play around this, use your q to stop his q and your e to dodge his e. Only look for kills against him early game as he'll become far too tanky.”
Demon Lord AC0 says “You'll out trade him in most of the cases unless he buys a lot of armor early on. Just dodge his skills and you'll be fine. Start Doran's Shield and Rush BORK into Merc Treads, and keep your crit chance rising as you build Bork, like I showed in the items section. You'll need crit for the armor Pen on your ult”
TakeLPlease says “has tons of armor and health late game. Use their health and armor early game as an advantage. Late game will be hard to take them down. They will also deal lots of damage if you don't take them out early game, so beware. His passive can also deal damage after his death, so use your own damage to kill him before he can kill you.”
whybother34 says “You see sion support or sion overall you lock trundle in and have fun. Let's name why you're so good against him. Your pillar can not only stop his q channel but also his ult since he stops on terrain. He gets more health from his w passive so your ult takes even more from him. He's a tank support without much good initiation save his ult but you got that covered. This is all you could want in a lane opponent, great tank stats for your ult, no hard engage that you have to peel off, and you counter him. ”
joelblack says “Tanky AF. Just do normal tank build and chill. He can't do much unless you go in, and late game you will be a lot more useful to your team. Watch out for the new kamikaze Sion (He will kill himself by running to tower, for the goal of taking as many towers as possible.) Abuse this by getting a huge lead, and then roam.”
Ashnard says “Sion is hands down the strongest toplane tank currently. You can beat him pretty easily early with his immobility, but once he gets an item, he becomes pretty much unkillable for you. Spacing out your kit hits to stop his own can be quite effective at that point, as every time you cancel it, his q goes on 2 second cooldown.”
thedunkening111 says “A pushover, although that fully charged Q can be nasty. When he slows you, he'll probably walk up. Zenith blade onto him so you get behind him and start autoing. He'll either complete his Q or cancel, When either of those happen, kill the guy with everything you've got.
galvapheonix says “ Sion is one of the tankiest champions in the whole game and can go in and escape with his ultimate if things so south. If he builds full AD he will be able to kill you very easily; especially when dead. This should be a pushing game as you want to end before he becomes unkillable.”