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

Sion vs Ryze

How to Beat Ryze as Sion in LoL Ryze is in the b tier of champions
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How to Beat Ryze as Sion

based on 329 Sion vs Ryze matchups
Win Rate
55.3 %
K/D/A
1.57
Pick Rate
0.9 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We produce our counter stats from the millions of ranked LoL games that we get from Riot Games every week. This guide on how to beat Ryze as Sion came out of an evaluation of 329 ranked rounds where both champs faced off against one another. This particular pairing is fairly rare. Sion has to counter Ryze in only 0.9% of his matches.

Sion vs Ryze Matchup Summary

Sion does a great job of beating Ryze. Normally, he wins a terrific 55.3% of games the champions face off with each other in. In Sion versus Ryze games, Sion’s team is 0.0% more expected to obtain first blood, implying that he probably will be able to get first blood versus Ryze.

Best Sion vs Ryze Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
HailbladeHealth Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
BootsRuby Crystal

Core Sion Items

~22 Mins
Sunfire AegisHullbreakerTitanic Hydra

Optional Items

ThornmailYoumuu's Ghostblade

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
Precision Legend: TenacityLast Stand
AttackSpeed Adaptive Armor
Sion's passive ability p
Sion q ability q
Sion w ability w
Sion e ability e
Sion's ultimate ability r
1
Q
2
W
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 Ryze as Sion

Tips for Playing as Sion against Ryze

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

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

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

Advice to Win Against Ryze

Crowd controlling Ryze during Realm Warp's windup will cancel the portal.

Ryze is especially dangerous to opponents that are marked with Flux.

Use Realm Warp's windup time to figure out how to deal with what may be coming out of the portal.

Sion vs Ryze Counter Stats

Sion Image
Win Rate
55.3 %
VS
Win Rate
44.7 %
Ryze Image
4.2
< Kills >
5.3
6.7
< Deaths >
5.6
6.3
< Assists >
6.7
0.91
< Killing Sprees >
1.21
162
< Minions Killed >
172
0.22
< Dragons Killed >
0.08
0.56
< Inhibitors >
0.37
12,415
< Physical Damage >
1,094
5,088
< Magic Damage >
20,007
718
< True Damage >
411
18,222
< Damage Dealt >
21,513
36,858
< Damage Taken >
24,388
11,493
< Gold Earned >
11,361
2.86
< Towers >
1.7
0.03
< Baron Takedowns >
0.03
3,209
< Total Healing >
2,948
14,485
< Experience >
14,340
17
< Vision Score >
19
8
< Wards Placed >
9
682
< Time Dealing CC >
140

How to Counter Ryze with Sion in LoL

The stat comparisons provided here clarify several important Sion versus Ryze matchup statistics that may help you understand the differences and similarities between the pair. Sion’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is greater than Ryze’s KDA ratio of NaN, demonstrating that Sion may be more central to his team's team fighting effectiveness than Ryze..

Sion usually has a similar longest killing spree as his counter does. Typically, he takes more damage than Ryze. This is usually reflective of different amounts of tankyness; however, it can also imply that the champion with higher HP has less mobility and thus is not able to escape additional damage when engaged or poked.

Differences between Sion and Ryze

Damage Types Compared

Sion
Ryze
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Sion
Ryze

Who is Better, Sion or Ryze?

Both LoL champions are great. Both champs have their pros and cons. In the game's current meta, Sion usually wins when facing off against Ryze, with a 55.3% win rate. Therefore, Sion makes a fantastic counter to Ryze.

While Sion does have a much higher win rate compared to Ryze, when facing one another, Sion also has a lower learning curve that makes him a less complex champ to learn. You should be be fine when picking Sion into Ryze.

Furthermore, Sion also has a good amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Ryze. This makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when fighting champions with a lot of burst damage.

While there isn't a single best champion in League of Legends, in Sion vs Ryze matchups, Sion is the better champ with a noticably higher 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 great counter to Ryze. You will do well by focussing your play on keeping up your gold income and destroying objectives. If you are able to do that, you should do very well as Sion against Ryze.

Additional Information for Sion Players

How We Calculated Our Sion vs Ryze Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Ryze as Sion, we analyzed 329 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 Ryze 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 to counter Ryze during both the early game and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to pick up a few extra tips and tricks for this matchup. If you listen to the build and stats displayed above, you will increase your win rate significantly and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.

Sion typically accumulates a similar amount of CS compared to Ryze. Champions who typically don't earn many minion kills typically don't need much CS to be effective, such as support champions. They are able to scale well off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champions with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, typically have to have several high cost items to be effective. In either situation, try to surpass the values reported on this page to do well.

The ideal items to prioritize in your Sion versus Ryze build consist of Sunfire Aegis, Hullbreaker, and Titanic Hydra. When Sion combined at least these three pieces in his build, he did significantly better against Ryze than with most other commonly used builds. In fact, Sion had an average winrate of 55.3% when countering Ryze with this counter build.

To have the highest probability of crushing Ryze as Sion, Sion players should take the Grasp of the Undying, Demolish, Conditioning, Overgrowth, Legend: Tenacity, and Last Stand runes from the Resolve and Precision rune sets. Out of all the rune sets players used for Sion vs Ryze battles, this sequence of runes resulted in the highest win rate. Notably, these runes gave a 55.3% win rate overall.

By default, tips, statistics, and builds on how to beat Ryze as Sion are given for all skill levels combined. To scope the statistics and builds to a particular division, you can use the selection menu located earlier in the counter matchup guide.