Sion

The Undead Juggernaut

Sion INFO

  • Sion was released on 21 February 2009 and can be purchased from the Riot Store for 1350 IP or 585 RP.
  • His dance is a reference to Chris Farley Chippendale Audition, as seen here. Sion's old dance is reminiscent of "Moskau" by Dschinghis Khan. A side-by-side comparison can be seen here.
  • Sion's old dance is reminiscent of "Moskau" by Dschinghis Khan. A side-by-side comparison can be seen here.
  • Sion was one of the first six champions designed, along with Singed, Annie, Sivir, Twisted Fate and Lee Sin.
  • Sion was one of the champions available for the Noxian pool during the Ionia vs. Noxus match, and was one of the selected champions.
  • Sion's old passive, Feel No Pain was possibly taken from the Warhammer 40,000 table top game, where it is a special rule that gives units a chance to ignore wounds.
  • Sion is one of several champions that can, in theory, infinitely increase a stat by using an ability. Sion can continuously increase his maximum health with Soul Furnace's passive. The others are Bard, Kindred, Nasus, Thresh and Veigar.
  • Sion's ultimate, Unstoppable Onslaught is inspired by the X-Men's Juggernaut character.
  • Sion, as of the moment, is the only champion who has undergone a full rework to not receive a traditional skin, unlike Trundle, Karma and Sejuani.
  • Due to his new ultimate, Unstoppable Onslaught, Sion is, along with Caitlyn, Lissandra, Varus, Vi, Xerath and Ziggs, one of the few champions that can CC themselves.
  • Due to his new passive, Glory in Death, Sion becomes the 5th champion to have an ability that allows attacking after death. The other four are Karthus's Death Defied, Kog'Maw's Icathian Surprise, Yorick's Omen of Death and Zyra's Rise of the Thorns.
  • The maximum achievable life steal by a playable champion is 244.86% on Sion thanks to his passive, Glory in Death. To reach this amount, he must: Have maximum ranks in the Vampirism and Second Wind masteries. Have three Greater Quintessences of Life Steal. Have one Bloodthirster, four Ravenous Hydras, and a Spirit Visage. Be affected by a teammate's Zeke's Herald aura. Be at less than 25% health while being under the effects of Sion's Glory in Death and Second Wind.
  • Have maximum ranks in the Vampirism and Second Wind masteries.
  • Have three Greater Quintessences of Life Steal.
  • Have one Bloodthirster, four Ravenous Hydras, and a Spirit Visage.
  • Be affected by a teammate's Zeke's Herald aura.
  • Be at less than 25% health while being under the effects of Sion's Glory in Death and Second Wind.

Sion Skins

Sion Pros

  • Exceptionally high base damage potential with very good "toe to toe" brawling capability.
  • Can focus largely on building tanky and still remain a relevant threat.
  • Good surprise engagement potential with a well timed ult.
  • Strong crowd control in certain situations, infinite passive HP scaling, and has a % max HP damage ability.

Sion Cons

  • Lumbering and predictable with easily avoidable abilities.
  • Crowd Control dependent in order to unlock full potential.
  • Ult is unresponsive and easy to dodge.
  • Limited mobility leads to being vulnerable to kiting and poke.

Sion Counter Tips

  • Try to burst down Sion's shield - this will prevent the shield from dealing any damage, cutting his damage down in half.
  • After Sion has died, have someone on your time stun him when he goes berserk otherwise he will chase down your team.
  • Reposition after killing him to get away from his Glory from Death.
  • Player made terrain will interrupt his ultimate. This makes champions such as Trundle, Jarvan, Azir, and Anivia very valuable to have on your team against a Sion.

Sion DEV INFO

  • Sion was designed by Colt 'Ezreal' Hallam.
  • The original Sion was released on February 21st, 2009.
  • Sion's HP record is currently 86 323. It can be found here.
  • Sion is voiced by Scott McNeil, who also voices Hecarim and Maokai. Old Sion was voiced by J.S. Gilbert, who also voices Battlecast Prime Cho'Gath, Dr. Mundo, Gragas and Udyr.
  • Old Sion was voiced by J.S. Gilbert, who also voices Battlecast Prime Cho'Gath, Dr. Mundo, Gragas and Udyr.
  • Sion's VU promo page was leaked on the Korean LoL site before its intended release on all the servers, here is the text in Korean.

Sion IS STRONG AGAINST

LeBlancNasusKassadinAnnieAatroxTryndamereTalon

Sion IS WEAK AGAINST

GarenNasusMorganaRivenJaxPantheonDarius

Sion IS GOOD WITH

PantheonTalonPoppySingedDariusTaricAhri

Sion IS EVEN WITH

TryndamereMaster YiLeonaRivenTaricVolibearCorki

SION STORY

BLOOD.

SMELL IT.

WANT. ACHING. NEED!

CLOSE NOW. THEY COME.

NO CHAINS? FREE! KILL!

IN REACH. YES! DIE! DIE!

Gone. Too quick. No fight. More. I want… more.

A voice? Unfamiliar. I see him. The Grand General. My general.

He leads. I follow. Marching. To where? I should know. I can’t remember.

It all bleeds together. Does it matter? Noxus conquers. The rest? Trivial. So long… since I’ve tasted victory.

The war wagon rocks. Rattles. A cramped cage. Pointless ceremony. The waiting. Maddening. Faster, dogs!

There. Banners. Demacians and their walls. Cowards. Their gates will shatter. Thoughts of the massacre come easily.

Who gave the order to halt? The underlings don’t answer. No familiar faces. If I do not remember, neither will history.

The cage is opened. Finally! No more waiting. WE CHARGE!

Slings and arrows? The weapons of children! Their walls will not save them!

I can taste their fear. They shrink at every blow as their barricades splinter. SOON!

Noxian drums. Demacian screams. Glory isn’t accolades; glory is hot blood on your hands! This is life!

A thousand shattered corpses lie at my feet, and Demacian homes burn all around me. It’s over too quickly! Just one more…

The men stare. There’s fear in their eyes. If they’re afraid to look upon victory, I should pluck those craven eyes out. There is no fear in the Grand General’s eyes, only approval. He is pleased with this conquest.

Walking the field with the Grand General, surveying the carnage, I ache for another foe. He is hobbled, a leg wound from the battle? If it pains him, he does not show it. A true Noxian. I do not like his pet, though; it picks over the dead, having earned nothing. His war hounds were more fitting company.

Demacia will be within our grasp soon. I can feel it. I am ready to march. The Grand General insists that I rest. How can I rest when my enemies still live?

Why do we mill about? The waiting eats at me. I’m left to my own devices. The bird watches. It’s unsettling. Were it anyone else’s, I would crush it.

Fatigue sets in. I’ve never felt so… tired.

Boram? Is that you? What are you whispering?

Where am I?

Captured? Kenneled like some dog. How?

There was… the battle, the razing of the fortress, the quiet of the aftermath. Were we ambushed? I can’t remember.

I was wounded. I can feel the ragged gash… but no pain. They thought me dead. Now, I am their prize. Fate is laughing. I will not be caged! They will regret sparing me.

Demacian worms! They parrot kind words, but they are ruthless all the same. This place is a dank pit. They bring no food. There is no torture. They do not make a show of me. I am left to rot.

I remember my finest hour. I held a king by his throat and felt the final beat of his heart through my tightening grasp. I don’t remember letting go. Is this your vengeance, Jarvan?

I hear the triumphal march. Boots on stone. Faint, through the dungeon walls. The cadence of Noxian drums. I shall be free. Demacian blood will run in the streets!

No one came. I heard no struggle. No retreat. Did I imagine it?

There is no aching in this stump. I barely noticed the iron boot. It’s caked in rust.

When did I lose my leg?

I still smell the blood. Battle. It brings comfort.

The hunger gnaws. I have not slept. Time crawls. So tired.

How long?

So dark. This pit. I remember. Grand General. His whispering. What was it?

Not who I think.

Fading. Mustn’t forget.

Message. Cut. Remember.

“SION – Beware ravens.”

FREE ME!

BLOOD.

Sion Abilities

Glory in Death

After being killed, Sion will reanimate himself with rapidly decaying Health.He can move and attack during this time. He gains 100% Lifesteal, attacks extremely fast and will deal an additional 10% of his target's maximum Health as physical damage on hit. Max 75 bonus damage against monsters.All of his abilities are replaced with Death Surge, which grants him a burst of Movement Speed.

Decimating Smash

Sion charges a powerful swing in an area in front of himself that will deal damage to enemies when released. If he charges for enough time, enemies hit by the swing will also be knocked up and stunned.

Soul Furnace

Sion shields himself and can reactivate after 3 seconds to deal Magic Damage to enemies nearby. When Sion kills enemies, he passively gains maximum Health.

Roar of the Slayer

Sion fires a short range shockwave that damages and slows and reduces the Armor of the first enemy hit. If the shockwave hits a minion or monster, it will be knocked back, damaging and slowing all enemies that it passes through.

Unstoppable Onslaught

Sion charges in a direction, ramping up speed over time. He can steer his charge slightly with the mouse cursor location. When he collides with an enemy he deals damage and knocks them up based on the distance he has charged.