How to Win Sion vs Janna Counter Matchup Sion is in the b tier of champions

Sion vs Janna

How to Beat Janna as Sion in LoL Janna is in the a tier of champions
Tank Fighter
Support Mage

How to Beat Janna as Sion

based on 2,111 Sion vs Janna matchups
Win Rate
48.5 %
K/D/A
1.43
Pick Rate
1.9 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We get our counter statistics from the millions of recently rated LoL matches that we get from Riot Games each and every week. Our guide on how to beat Janna as Sion came out of an evaluation of 2111 ranked games where both champions clashed against one another. This champ matchup is relatively rare. Sion fights Janna in only 1.9% of his matches.

Sion vs Janna Matchup Summary

Unfortunately, Sion does a dismal job of countering Janna. Typically, he wins a acceptable 48.5% of matches the champions fight one another in. In Sion against Janna matches, Sion’s team is 0.1% less likely to obtain first blood, indicating that he most likely won't get first blood against Janna.

Best Sion vs Janna Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Health PotionSteel Shoulderguards

Early Items

~5 Mins
KindlegemCrystalline Bracer

Core Sion Items

~22 Mins
HeartsteelSunfire AegisTitanic Hydra

Optional Items

Gargoyle StoneplateThornmailLord Dominik's RegardsHullbreaker

Summoner Spells

summonerflash summoner spell D
summonerteleport summoner spell F

Skill Order

First skill for Sion to level up q
>
Second ability for Sion to level up w
>
Last skill for Sion to max out e

Runes

Resolve Grasp of the Undying DemolishConditioningOvergrowth
Inspiration Minion DematerializerApproach Velocity
Attack Speed Adaptive Force Armor
Sion's passive ability p
Sion q ability q
Sion w ability w
Sion e ability e
Sion's ultimate ability r
1
W
2
Q
3
E
4
Q
5
Q
6
R
7
Q
8
W
9
Q
10
W
11
R
12
W
13
W
14
E
15
E
16
R

Guide to Countering Janna as Sion

Tips for Playing as Sion against Janna

Roar of the Slayer is a great setup ability to land a very powerful Decimating Smash.

You only have very slight turning ability during Unstoppable Onslaught, so make sure to use it in straight paths.

The Soul Furnace buff displays how much shield strength is remaining, use this information to time its explosion perfectly.

Advice to Win Against Janna

Save an interrupt ability for when Janna uses her ultimate.

Listen for the charge up sound on Howling Gale in case Janna is trying to hit you with it from off screen or from brush.

Janna's at her strongest when buffing another ally. If you can harass her ally, it will weaken her ability to fight you.

Sion vs Janna Counter Stats

Sion Image
Win Rate
48.5 %
VS
Win Rate
51.5 %
Janna Image
4.1
< Kills >
1.1
6.9
< Deaths >
5
5.8
< Assists >
15
0.87
< Killing Sprees >
0.15
165
< Minions Killed >
17
0.17
< Dragons Killed >
0.03
0.52
< Inhibitors >
0.57
14,472
< Physical Damage >
976
5,525
< Magic Damage >
4,520
570
< True Damage >
374
20,568
< Damage Dealt >
5,871
44,953
< Damage Taken >
16,156
11,330
< Gold Earned >
7,829
2.79
< Towers >
2.04
0.04
< Baron Takedowns >
0.01
3,544
< Total Healing >
9,699
14,545
< Experience >
10,847
16
< Vision Score >
51
7
< Wards Placed >
22
751
< Time Dealing CC >
303

How to Counter Janna with Sion in LoL

The stats shown here clarify several strategic Sion versus Janna counter statistics that may help you grasp the differences between this set of champs. As an example, Sion’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is more than Janna’s KDA ratio of NaN, showing that Sion may be more central to his team's team fighting capability than Janna..

Sion usually has a slightly larger longest kill spree than his opponent does. Typically, he takes more damage than Janna. This is usually reflective of differing health capacities, but it can also hint that the one champion has less mobility and thus is unable to flee from further damage when engaged or poked.

Differences between Sion and Janna

Damage Types Compared

Sion
Janna
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Sion
Janna

Who is Better, Sion or Janna?

Both League of Legends champs are great champions. Both have their pros and cons. In the game's current meta, Sion usually loses when facing off against Janna, with a 48.5% win rate. Thus, Sion makes a poor counter to Janna.

While Sion does have a lower winrate than Janna, when they face off with one another, Sion also has a lower learning curve that makes him a less time consuming character to pick up and master. You should be careful when picking Sion into Janna.

Moreover, Sion has a good amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Janna. This often makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when facing champions with a ton of burst damage.

While there is not a single best champion for every situation in League of Legends, in Sion vs Janna matchups, Janna is the better champ with a lower win rate, less champion complexity, and a similar amount of utility to help out your team members during late stage team fights.

Sion is a somewhat poor counter for Janna. Focus your strategy on maximizing your gold income and taking out objectives. If you can do that, you should be able to stand on your own as Sion against Janna.

Additional Information for Sion Players

How We Calculated Our Sion vs Janna Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Janna as Sion, we analyzed 2,111 matchups from recent LoL games. We use rigorous data cleaning and processing methods to ensure that our counter stats are of the highest quality. You can rest assured that the recommended build to counter Janna as Sion comes from real data and is not the fabrication of some random LoL player, as some other sites provide. You can use the filters at the top of the page to view the most relevant stats and items to your rank.

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Further Insights to Win this Matchup

To truly master Sion in order to counter Janna during both the laning and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to learn a few extra tips and tricks for this matchup. If you pay attention to the build and suggestions shown here, you will grow your win rate significantly and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.

Sion on average accumulates much more CS as Janna. Champions who on average don't earn much CS often don't require much CS to be effective, such as sup champs. These kinds of champions are able to scale well off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champs with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, typically require many items to be effective. In either situation, try to exceed the numbers displayed here to do well.

The most important items to have in your Sion versus Janna build include Heartsteel, Sunfire Aegis, and Titanic Hydra. When Sion incorporated at least these three items in his build, he did much better against Janna than with many other commonly used item sets. In fact, Sion boasted an average win rate of 48.5% when playing against Janna with this build.

To have the highest likelihood of beating Janna as Sion, Sion players should use the Grasp of the Undying, Demolish, Conditioning, Overgrowth, Minion Dematerializer, and Approach Velocity runes from the Resolve and Inspiration rune sets. Out of all the rune builds players used for Sion vs Janna face-offs, this mix of runes yielded the best win rate. In fact, these runes averaged a 48.5% winrate overall.

By default, tips, statistics, and builds on how to beat Janna as Sion are shown for all ranked divisions. If you want to filter the stats and builds to a distinct player tier, you can use the selection menu located earlier on the page.