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

Sion vs Varus

How to Beat Varus as Sion in LoL Varus is in the b tier of champions
Tank Fighter
Marksman Mage

How to Beat Varus as Sion

based on 648 Sion vs Varus matchups
Win Rate
52.8 %
K/D/A
1.51
Pick Rate
1.7 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

At MOBA Champion, we evaluate millions of recently ranked LoL matches each and every week. In our dataset, Sion faced Varus in 648 matches. With so many games with Sion vs Varus provides us confidence in our capability to prepare enlightening data and a pro build to smash your opposition. This particular counter pairing is relatively rare. Sion fights Varus in only 1.7% of his games.

Sion vs Varus Matchup Summary

Sion does a good job of countering Varus. Typically, he wins a terrific 52.8% of games the champs face each other in. In Sion versus Varus matches, Sion’s team is 0.1% less probable to gain first blood. This indicates that he most likely won't get first blood versus Varus.

Best Sion vs Varus Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Doran's ShieldHealth Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
BootsLong Sword

Core Sion Items

~22 Mins
Sunfire AegisThornmailTitanic Hydra

Optional Items

Youmuu's GhostbladeHullbreakerForce of Nature

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
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
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R
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W
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W
14
E
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E
16
R

Guide to Countering Varus as Sion

Tips for Playing as Sion against Varus

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 Varus

If you are affected by Blight, Varus' abilities will deal extra damage to you.

When he gets a kill or assist, Varus temporarily gains Attack Speed and is much more dangerous.

You'll get bound in place if a tendril from Varus' ultimate, Chain of Corruption, reaches you. You can cause the tendril to die however by running far enough away from it.

Sion vs Varus Counter Stats

Sion Image
Win Rate
52.8 %
VS
Win Rate
47.2 %
Varus Image
4.4
< Kills >
7.9
7.1
< Deaths >
6.4
6.3
< Assists >
7.1
0.95
< Killing Sprees >
1.87
170
< Minions Killed >
163
0.2
< Dragons Killed >
0.26
0.6
< Inhibitors >
0.5
12,906
< Physical Damage >
14,852
5,616
< Magic Damage >
9,277
717
< True Damage >
1,177
19,241
< Damage Dealt >
25,308
40,264
< Damage Taken >
20,392
11,887
< Gold Earned >
12,375
2.98
< Towers >
2.18
0.04
< Baron Takedowns >
0.06
3,253
< Total Healing >
2,248
15,096
< Experience >
13,472
16
< Vision Score >
18
8
< Wards Placed >
9
683
< Time Dealing CC >
265

How to Counter Varus with Sion in LoL

The stat comparisons provided here feature some vital Sion against Varus counter stats that may help you interpret the differences and similarities between the two. Sion’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is greater than Varus’s ratio of NaN, showing that Sion may be more central to his team's team fighting capability than Varus..

Sion usually has a significantly smaller longest kill spree than his counter does. Typically, he takes more damage than Varus. This often reflects different amounts of tankyness, but it can also show that the champion with increased health has less agility and thus is not able to kite away from additional harm when engaged or poked.

Differences between Sion and Varus

Damage Types Compared

Sion
Varus
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Sion
Varus

Who is Better, Sion or Varus?

Both League champions are great. Both have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In the game's current meta, Sion usually wins when taking on Varus, with a 52.8% win rate. As a result, Sion makes a good counter for Varus.

While Sion does have a higher win rate compared to Varus, when on opposite teams, Sion also has a much greater learning curve that makes him a more difficult champ to develop with. You don't need to be too worried when picking Sion into Varus.

Additionally, Sion has a good amount of utility and CC, a similar amount to Varus. This makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when trying to counter champions with a lot of burst damage.

While there is not one best champion overall in League of Legends, in Sion vs Varus matchups, Sion is the better champion with a noticably higher win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your teammates during team fights.

Sion is an above average counter for Varus. Focus your tactics on maximizing your CS and clearing objectives. If you can do that, you should be able to stand on your own as Sion against Varus.

Additional Information for Sion Players

How We Calculated Our Sion vs Varus Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Varus as Sion, we analyzed 648 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 Varus 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 learn all of the intricacies of Sion in order to counter Varus during both the early game and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to learn a few extra lessons on this matchup. If you mind the build and stats presented above, you will increase your win rate by a lot and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.

Sion often racks up a similar amount of CS as Varus. Champs who typically don't get many minion kills usualy don't require much CS to be effective, such as sup champs. These kinds of champions are capable of scaling properly off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champions with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, usually require a lot of items to be effective. In either case, try to exceed the values displayed on this page to do well.

The most crucial items to have in your Sion versus Varus build include Sunfire Aegis, Thornmail, and Titanic Hydra. When Sion bought at least these three items in his build, he did much better vs Varus than with most other typical builds. In fact, Sion boasted an average win rate of 52.8% when playing against Varus with this counter build.

To have the best probability of vanquishing Varus as Sion, Sion players should equip 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 combinations that we analyzed for Sion vs Varus clashes, this blending of runes yielded the highest win rate. Moreover, these runes provided a 52.8% win rate overall.

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