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

Sion vs Xerath

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

How to Beat Xerath as Sion

based on 3,284 Sion vs Xerath matchups
Win Rate
48.8 %
K/D/A
1.52
Pick Rate
2.9 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We at MOBA Champion summarize millions of ranked LoL games every week. In our dataset, Sion faced off against Xerath in 3284 games. With so many matchups for Sion versus Xerath provides us a lot of faith in our ability to provide useful data and a solid build to crush your enemy. This particular champion pairing is relatively rare. Sion encounters Xerath in only 2.9% of his matches.

Sion vs Xerath Matchup Summary

Unfortunately, Sion has done a dismal job of countering Xerath. On average, he wins a acceptable 48.8% of matches the champions face each other in. In Sion vs Xerath matches, Sion’s team is 0.1% less likely to gain first blood, indicating that he probably won't be able to get first blood against Xerath.

Best Sion vs Xerath 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 StoneplateForce of NatureFrozen HeartThornmail

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
Adaptive Force 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
Q
2
W
3
E
4
Q
5
Q
6
R
7
Q
8
W
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Q
10
W
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R
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W
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W
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E
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E
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R

Guide to Countering Xerath as Sion

Tips for Playing as Sion against Xerath

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 Xerath

Xerath takes a long time to engage Rite of the Arcane. Watch for his spellcast animation and start dodging.

Xerath's range can be intimidating, but most champions who close distance with him can trade favorably.

Banshee's Veil will make it much harder for Xerath to land Shocking Orb on you.

Sion vs Xerath Counter Stats

Sion Image
Win Rate
48.8 %
VS
Win Rate
51.2 %
Xerath Image
4.6
< Kills >
5.6
7.1
< Deaths >
5.6
6.2
< Assists >
10.5
1.01
< Killing Sprees >
1.26
170
< Minions Killed >
82
0.17
< Dragons Killed >
0.07
0.54
< Inhibitors >
0.38
15,114
< Physical Damage >
653
5,830
< Magic Damage >
24,031
628
< True Damage >
882
21,573
< Damage Dealt >
25,566
48,191
< Damage Taken >
16,292
11,816
< Gold Earned >
10,724
2.77
< Towers >
1.54
0.04
< Baron Takedowns >
0.02
3,996
< Total Healing >
1,330
15,394
< Experience >
12,918
16
< Vision Score >
40
8
< Wards Placed >
18
777
< Time Dealing CC >
189

How to Counter Xerath with Sion in LoL

The stats provided here feature several valuable Sion vs. Xerath counter stats that may help you appreciate the differences between the pair. As an example, Sion’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is more than Xerath’s ratio of NaN, indicating that Sion may be more central to his team's team fighting effectiveness than Xerath..

Sion typically has a similar longest kill spree as his counter does. On average, he takes more damage than Xerath. This is usually reflective of different amounts of tankyness, but it can also imply that the champ with increased health has less agility and thus is not able to flee from additional harm when poked or engaged.

Differences between Sion and Xerath

Damage Types Compared

Sion
Xerath
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Sion
Xerath

Who is Better, Sion or Xerath?

Both League of Legends champs are great. Both have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In League's current meta, Sion usually loses when playing against Xerath, with a 48.8% win rate. Therefore, Sion makes a poor counter to Xerath.

While Sion does have a lower winrate compared to Xerath, when they face off with one another, Sion also has a lower level of difficulty that makes him a less time consuming champ to pick up and master. You should be careful when picking Sion into Xerath.

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

While there isn't a single best champion overall in League of Legends, in Sion vs Xerath matchups, Xerath 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 teamfights.

Sion is a somewhat poor counter for Xerath. You will do well by focussing your strategy on maximizing your CS and destroying objectives. If you do that, you should do very well as Sion against Xerath.

Additional Information for Sion Players

How We Calculated Our Sion vs Xerath Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Xerath as Sion, we analyzed 3,284 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 Xerath 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 Xerath during both the early game and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to gather a few extra tricks and insights into this matchup. If you mind the build and suggestions shown above, you will increase your win rate by a lot and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.

Sion typically racks up more CS relative to Xerath. Champs who on average don't get much CS typically don't require much CS to be effective, such as support champions. They are capable of scaling well off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champs with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, usually have to have a lot of items to be effective. In either situation, try to do better than the numbers displayed here to do well.

The top items to prioritize in your Sion versus Xerath build include Heartsteel, Sunfire Aegis, and Titanic Hydra. When Sion combined at least these three pieces in his build, he performed a lot better when facing Xerath than with many other common builds. In fact, Sion had an average win rate of 48.8% battling Xerath with this counter build.

To have the greatest probability of crushing Xerath as Sion, Sion players should use the Grasp of the Undying, Demolish, Conditioning, Overgrowth, Approach Velocity, and Minion Dematerializer runes from the Resolve and Inspiration rune sets. Of all the rune sets players picked for Sion vs Xerath battles, this combination of runes resulted in the greatest win rate. In fact, these runes provided a 48.8% win rate overall.

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