Sion’s Best Skins in League of Legends (Ranked)

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Although it happened ages ago, Sion’s rework was one of the best that Riot has ever done.

They made him look and feel amazing!

However, you can always make him look even better if you’re willing to give up some orange essence/RP.

But from his whole skin library, which ones should you choose?

That’s what we’ll try to answer as we count down all of Sion’s skins, based on price, features, and overall appeal.

 

7. Barbarian Sion

Barbarian Sion Skin Splash Image from League of Legends
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Released: September 26th, 2010
Price: 750 RP

I know where Riot was coming from when they created this skin.

But it’s just a bit too bland for my liking.

Yes, giving him a big old axe and a Viking helmet is rather cool. But it just pales in comparison to every other Sion skin.

Plus, you completely lose his initial design choice of being brought back from the dead.

This just looks like your average big-picked warrior dude who happened to stumble upon to the Rift.

I will say that in your passive form, the design fits in rather nicely. But if you want a raging Viking just go play Olaf.

 

6. Hextech Sion

Hextech Sion Skin Splash Image from League of Legends
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Released: June 1st, 2010
Price: 520 RP

Although this skin might not be the best Sion skin out there, at least it has the correct idea.

It’s a very steampunk design with old machinery making up half of Sion’s body.

That part I really like.

And it gets bonus points for also having his “normal” side be covered in stitches.

The axe, on the other hand, I cannot get behind. It literally just looks like a hammer. And not even like a cool hammer.

Plus, Sion has other skins that dabble with technology and do a much better job. So this skin doesn’t even get novelty points as far as I’m concerned.

It does have a pretty sweet splash art, I’ll give it that much.

 

5. Warmonger Sion

Warmonger Sion Skin Splash Image from League of Legends
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Released: July 18th, 2011
Price: 975 RP

Visually, I love this skin.

The armor design with bones and teeth sticking out everywhere is such a good fit for the champion. And the black and red patterns really give off menacing vibes.

The axe looks distinguished and powerful, and the character model as a whole truly lives up to the skin’s name.

Although he isn’t as ripped up as the original, Warmonger Sion’s pale white skin still gives off the vibe that he was brought back from the dead – so I can’t even dock points there.

But with all of that being said, the skin just maxes out at “cool”.

Since there are no new particles or animations, the skin doesn’t really have the room to shine all that brightly. And since the theme of “LoL champion but in black armor” isn’t unique to Sion, this skin also loses out in the creativity department.

Solid skin overall, but definitely not the best there is.

 

4. Lumberjack Sion

Lumberjack Sion Skin Splash Image from League of Legends
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Released: January 24th, 2011
Price: 520 RP

I’m still amazed at how stupidly good this skin is.

It offers no new animations whatsoever and just makes you a lumberjack. That’s it!

And yet it feels so amazing to play, especially if you go full AD. There’s just something so fundamentally hilarious about kicking people in the shin as Lumberjack Sion, that Sion mains still frequently praise this decade-old skin.

And I can honestly say that I get it.

Design-wise, aside from just being a lumberjack, I also love how one of his hands is just a furnace. This touches upon the original theme and makes you look ever-so-slightly more deranged and dangerous.

The Terminator eye plus beanie combo also does wonders for the overall appeal.

So if you want a simple skin that’ll never get old, this is the way to go.

 

3. Mecha Zero Sion

Mecha Zero Sion Skin Splash Image from League of Legends
Credit: Riot Games

Released: April 13th, 2016
Price: 1820 RP

Okay, before you start bullying me on Twitter for not putting this skin at number one, let’s get some facts straight.

Mecha Zero Sion has the best ult animation in the entire line-up. That much is undisputed, because who doesn’t want to be a big train boy?

The emotes for this skin are also top-notch – as you literally hip thrust fear into your opponents.

However, the character model and the animations for the basic abilities are not S-tier.

Although I like the blue core that Sion is rocking, the overall model looks too clunky. And it looks too similar to basically every other Mecha skin in the game.

The ability animations are much of the same, as they’re rather bland futuristic particles used all the time.

So given that this is the most expensive skin in the game, and it only offers two S-tier aspects, I have to say that this isn’t the best Sion skin you could get.

It is close though.

 

2. Blackfrost Sion

Blackfrost Sion Skin Splash Image from League of Legends
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Released: April 15th, 2021
Price: 1350 RP

It was honestly a nightmare to pick between this skin, and the following one, but here we are.

Blackfrost Sion really is great – it makes you feel like a literal god.

Your axe looks like it has split entire planets in half. And this is arguably the only skin that can even make your E feel impactful.

The freezing particles around your W make it look a lot cooler too. And the fact that your ult has less sound effects than most skins – well, that means that you’re going to jump scare quite a few people.

The new backing animation is also awesome. It gives off heavy “being possessed by my own power” vibes.

And your passive form looks like it’s made out of the stars themselves.

So why is this skin not taking the gold?

Well, it’s just a style preference on my part.

As I said a few times already, I like it when Sion looks like he was rebuilt in a way after dying. And this skin doesn’t get that point across at all in my eyes.

 

1. Worldbreaker Sion

Worldbreaker Sion Skin Splash Image from League of Legends
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Released: April 9th, 2020
Price: 1350 RP

There’s a lot to say here, but first off: that splash art is straight fire and immediately cues you in that this dude is some ancient force that can destroy everything once awakened.

And the in-game character model actually gets that point across rather well too.

But Worldbreaker Sion has a ton of smaller details that also stand out:

One of your shoulders being a cog, and the bright green stone-like material on your arm and axe, all make you look quite ancient and quite artificial – which is a big plus in my book.

It’s almost as if you were asleep for thousands of years, only to me summoned to destroy some evil force.

Your backing animation also has quite the “King Kong” energy, once again enforcing the fact that you’re an absolute unit.

And your passive form looks like something straight out of the Ruination. Which also kinda emphasizes your dark power.

This skin really has everything you would want for Sion, both in terms of theme and effects.

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