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Sylas Counter Stats

Sylas Counters
Middle Lane
Ranked #54 out of 59 in Mid Discover all Mid champions who counter Sylas. Use our statistics and learn how to counter Sylas in League of Legends and win in Champion Select! Sylas Data for all roles taken from 147,184 matches.
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Middle Lane (52%) Sylas Middle Lane Counters: 76,437 matches, 53 counter champions

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Tips Against Sylas in Middle Lane Tips Provided by MOBAFire Guide Authors

lkycch says “He will steal your ultimate and give his team a free revive, meaning that your speciality is no longer... well, special. Your jungler can gank him early and shut him down, so that even if he does steal your ult, he won't have the damage himself to be useful. Remember: Summoner's Rift is a 5V5, not a 1v1. You don't have to stay in lane and suffer a losing matchup!”
Polarshift says “You dont deal burst damage, so this fella will take short trades and heal it all back up when hes low. You wont be able to kill him till you are scaled up. Always dodge his second E, because that is most of his damage. Getting Abyssal Mask will help a lot in this matchup since he needs to get into melee range.”
Yeager says “Pre-6 he can only get to you if he hits the second part of E. If you can dodge that, he can't activate aftershock so he will lose the trades if you keep your distance. He is melee, so you can use your range advantage to poke him and get control of the lane early. Don't get baited when you see him at low hp and rush in. People always underestimate the healing from his W. ”
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Drewmatth Taliyah says “MELEE = PUSH EARLY (LEVELS 1-2) - CARE FOR GANKS! (SPAM Q'S TILL 50-60% MANA). Corrupting because of his annoying sustain. You might supplement it with a Doran's Ring i you feel his burst is high and that he can play well. Can be a rather difficult matchup if you get camped due to his CC spell and how easy he can reach you. Use your WE to push him away from you when needed and if you miss it trying to engage on him or to kill him back off because he can turn on you and you won't have much to protect yourself. Usually he cannot 100-0 you but some MR will work. On Roaming be careful because he can steal your ult (PING IT if so!!). Also beware of his sustain and heals - it can outplay you sometimes. Ignite helps greatly in this matchup but if you feel you are going to get outplayed get something defensive such as heal/barrier.”
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eiensiei says “Lux out-ranges him and I'll go for passive procs as long as there's at least 1 minion betweens us. I'll trade with him if I land my Q, as my Q-AA-E-AA deals more damage than he does through my W. Important to remember that his W heals more when he's low on HP and it can come as a surprise, even at early levels. Later on I'll try to Q+E+R without letting him get close to me.”
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Sylvan Lore says “Sylas is a very strong melee midlaner that does quite well into mages. Orianna does not win this lane 1v1, but can build quite efficiently into him to be more useful lategame. Sylas also struggles to effectively use Orianna ult. I strongly recommend building lost chapter and following that up by immediately rushing Morellonomicon to counter his healing super early on.”
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Twitch.Tv-LimitBreaker88 says “Go ignite for his W, you outscale him hard and with lethal tempo, he can't win long fights against you. Stay at max range, poke him and when he goes deep, ignite him for a free kill. He has very long CDS. Try yout best to avoid his Chains (E)”
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Phrxshn says “This match-up will be dependent if you can dodge his skillshots or not. Dodge his Chain Lash(Q), Kingslayer(W), Abscond/Abduct(E), and Hijack(R). All of his skills are linear. Take note that his Kingslayer(W) will heal him if not avoided. (Sustained 1v1 Trades: Even) (Outscaling Edge: Sylas) (Recommended Items: Morello's, Rylai's Scepter) (Fling overrides his Abscond/Abduct) (Fling overrides Kingslayer) (Mega Adhesive prevent casting on Abscond/Abduct and King Slayer) ”
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crabbix says “If you can dodge his second e, you're likely to win. Stun him when he pauses to throw the chains”
fwii says “Avoid trading with him unless you can one shot him. The healing on his W is insane and his return damage is really high. Killable at level 6 with Ignite. ”
Dr Eggmund says “Sylas has everything, a great heal, shield, mobility, damage etc. So what you need to do is farm up and hit the mid game power spike, stand behind minions in order to negate the chance of using his chain dash on you.”
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Glasletter says “Quite a fun matchup, the worst part of it is that he can steal your ult and hit your team pretty hard with it.”
xAsuta says “His early game is not as strong as yours. Just dodge his chain stun after his dash and all in him. But please don't underestimate his healing during the fight!”
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Fuzzmonkey says “Poke him as much as possible during early and never let him get to W range since he'll be able to heal off of you. ”
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Fuzzmonkey says “Quite a hard matchup, best thing to do is to bait his E, and try to all in him without getting into his W ranged so he can heal again. Make sure you ignite him at the start of the all-in.”
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Yuki H. says “Consider running Conqueror in this matchup, along with buying an executioner's. Though he outsustains you, you have the range advantage as his Q dmg is almost negligible in the early game. He will be constantly looking to E to dodge your Q, then E again onto you to start a trade. Keep in mind you will 9 times out of 10 win all-ins from full HP with executioners at level 6 unless you are far behind. Above all, focus on not dying unnecessarily to ganks and not getting baited by his low health when he has W up, as a fed Sylas is extremely oppressive once he starts ramping up tank stats with seekers/ninja tabis.”
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RedFire2055 says “He can kill you only when you are behind or when he gets help. Not a true threat but his engage and ultimate are versatile. ”
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bobqinxdd says “Powerful aftershock abuser, dodging his Q and E and keep your distance from his W to win trades”
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Hullos says “Poke works great as he needs to get close to heal off you. As long as you dodge the chain it is a for sure flash or kill. But still his all in is strong and your ult is good for him. ”
Impossible2Gank says “He can keep spamming out the waves and prevent you from planting boxes in meaningful places nearby however if he doesn't have a clue on the matchup it'll be much easier.”
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OverjarlZane says “Skill match but he has the upper hand. Lots of burst. I suggest maw build and AP Assassin runes.”
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ThePandaEvan says “Sylas has extreme damage while having a gap closer, which makes him hard to deal with. Trade with him level 1 as Sylas gets a insane power spike level 2-3 since he gets his gap closer and combo. Try to save your E for if he dashes in and try to dodge Sylas's E a lot because if you get hit by it, you lose the trade. You can Q+E him if Sylas misses his E. Make sure to keep your distance so he can't heal.”
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BloooodTV says “D-Blade. This champ just beats you 1v1. All you can do is try and windwall he E2 because it actually does a surprising amount of damage. If they play correctly ou just auto lose. Outscales you. Take Conq.”
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LunarVortex says “Sylas doesn't have much kill pressure on you in the lane unless you miss every Q. Play around his E cooldown and try to spellshield it. However, he gets amazing value out of stealing your ult.”
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Sushi_Cat says “Pretty easy matchup. Sylas does not have the burst or sustained damage to compete with you once you each get your first item. Even before then, it is hard for Sylas to kill you due to your W. Just be aware he can send you or your teammates to Death Realm if he wants. (Sidenote: if Sylas uses your ult and you use your ult in the same place, you can have an epic 2v2 in Death Realm.)”
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TheFwnK says “This guy is your nightmare. If its Aftershock Sylas its over for you, just wait for your Jungler to gank. Try not to die you and the jungler. (This guy can 1v2)”
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TimRhabey says “Sylas is really hard to play as gragas since he has too much sustain and alot of CC, he can cancel your engage with ease and punish you really hard right after, also if he steals your ult your team is gonna be in big trouble. Use the electrocute rune setup so you can trade better.”
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Tatty says “Really depends on the runes choice if conquer no point in even trading him tbh. Farm shove way and look for kills in other lanes”
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Shazzaam says “Cull with Future's Market and farm up. If he steals your R watch out since every charge procs his passive and deals a lot of damage.”
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ToHadesWithYou says “His dives are dangerous and his heal is a lot. He can't really use your ulti except to land his E. Also be carefull for his roams.”
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Coldsong says “Sylas used to be a pretty hard matchup for Talon, but due to multiple nerfs including his E shield being removed, it got easier. Be careful when you E next to him, as it will make his second E super easy to hit.”
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XayLies says “Situational. He can be a Monster or a Loser. Depending on your Team's Ultimates and the player's skills. Windwall his E to prevent him to use your own ult on you.”
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Fadedreformed says “One of the easiest matchups for Kassadin, does he try to trade you you shall win by playing close to your tower. After he goes for an all in ignite him the second you see his w animation and kill him. After this lane should be really easy”
DaggerTV_ says “Sylas will always aim for a heal with his w. If you can ult before you will reduce 60% of that heal. If he steals your ult, he most likely will deal more damage in average conditions because of him bulding pure ap (most of the times). Aim to bully him from far and then big engage on him with primary ult after you doged his stun(s)”
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Proma says “Currently my perma ban. Sylas is beatable with a gank but he's hard to solo kill and he cantlock you down and easily sustain a lot of hp with his W. ”
Proma says “Any start If you engage on him he can sustain back with his W and then trade back with you since you're in melee range. Wait for ignite to be up and wait for jungler to gank you. Current perma ban”
economistastonks says “He has a huge load of sustain, it will be a hard lane. You need to land your stun in order to win the trade. You need to rush executioner's again Sylas. ”
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ItzJavAgain says “Quite a lot of damage and healing, bruiser like you,try to avoid his Q poke and second E,get mercs and anti-healing(executioners)your uit is not that useful for him at all but dont understimate his damage”
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Midlane God says “He wins most of trades cuz of his W heal combined with conqueror. After he use miss his E u can go for a trade.”
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SkellyBirb says “Stay behind minions and he can't engage. Your ultimate is situational so he can't do much to use it effectively always. Heal any damage he deals with shrines.”
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Veralion says “HoB/Sword. Rush Executioner's. Press F for Sylas, another casualty of overloaded kits being too damn good in pro play. In this episode of drastic Sylas reworks, he's worse early than ever! Good for us! His winrate is something like 44% last time I looked at it. They took away his animation cancels so now he can't whip you like a dominatrix and instantly stack Conq, which is great. They shunted most of his damage into his Q explosion and E2, so put on your happy feet and keep creeps between you until you are ready to trade. If he engages level 2 you should trade fairly evenly, and he will lose HARD at 3. Try to juke or block the E2 if he initiates, then trade back. His W does less damage but more healing, so drop your Ignite on him nice and early. He can steal your ult and yeet away once in a while, which is annoying. Transforming gives him your entire kit with fresh cooldowns, but you'll probably kill him before he can make use of them. Sylas does not build make effective use out of Shyvana's kit, so using your ult against you is actually a really bad idea. Respect E poke while he's a fake dragon and avoid flame patches. If it turns into a dragon duel, also stay close and rotate around him. He won’t be used to how hard E is to hit at close range and will probably miss. Better dragon wins! If things go poorly and he gets a lead, remember that he has a ton of very high ratios on his kit now, so make sure to respect him. A lot has to go wrong for that to happen, though. ”
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DabiDabi says “Sylas is tanky and can heal most of his HP back after taking a combo from Talon, all in him after he uses his heal, and hope for the best. XD”
Veigarv2 says “I ban this champion when im playing karthus midlane because he perma steals your ultimate.”
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Filosh says “Ult stealer. He really likes to get into your "intimate space" with his E”
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Grimkyle says “sylas is one of the most annoying matchups for fizz because his w which you can cancel with your e when you see him launch himself but its nearly impossible to do unless you have low ping and he does it fast the only time I dodge it is when its max range. Due to sylas's W alone he automatically wins trades aginst you. during laneing phase when you reach level 3 q + auto + w(auto reset to proc elect that eazy) then e the fuck out before he stacks his conq or w when you reach 6 you can look to all in him with your ult and ignite him to stop him from healing from conq and his w he might try to ult you with your ult but you can simply e the fish or the shark sylas scales great in the late game which mean instead of void staff you should be getting morello which has pen health ap and grievous wounds ”
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BCota says “Really annoying since his W heals him back to full along with his insane AP ratios he hurts a lot and can duel really well. Ask for ganks to make it easier on you. Pre-6 freeze wave under tower and poke him he can only Q you . After 6 Use Q+Autos to poke him down all in but make sure to ignite. Tip: your pool denies his healing and puts it on CD”
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Haywyre says “You'll never win trades due to his w. Try to take really quick jab trades when safe and ask for help.”
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Frixen says “You can manage this one by poking him, and avoiding his all-in ability. It's quite tough considering he can steal your ultimate, has incredible sustain and he can get on you. Keep very safe distance, and look for roams only in lanes that are HARD winning, otherwise, he will follow you with your ulti, and it will turn bad. Or just roam whenever he cannot have your ultimate.”
Defensivity1 says “dodge his q and ur fine”
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Lunasta says “Try always to engage, if he engages you you'll take LOTS of damage, and probably die if you're having difficulties against him, don't stay near your tower or else he'll ult you and burst you down, try to waste his mana by pushing the wave and building Grievous Wounds”
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GnarZing says “Take Lethal Tempo or Conqueror. When he dashes, his chains are usually coming right after, so immediately sidestep. He will almost always steal your ult when available, so Don't stand near walls. ”
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Big Shawn says “Sylas is somewhat broken, but also not. If the both champs are, in terms of gold lead, even, then Ekko should be able to win the trades. Just cause of his burst damage compared to Sylas. But he will get quite annoying when he steals your ultimate ability.”
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Snow Day Zoe says “hit your e and you win. his ult becomes useless.”
leprosyy says “Ultisine W atarsanız ve sürekli gir çık yaparak canını azalttıktan sonra all in yaparken ignite bırakarak kesebilirsiniz. size kombosunu yapıp kaçıyorsa peşinden gidip takasa devam edin.”
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xtrinity01x says “Skill matchup. keep in mind that he can still stun you even if he's rooted. don't get too close or he'll jump on you and demolish you. pretty fun matchup not gonna lie.”
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ThatOneKatMain says “Kind of scary his healing is insane and since he builds protobelt he will be tankier than you. Try to dodge his e and dont try to fight him when he has your ult since thats your only advantage on him.”
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Zoe Sparklepop says “Skill Matchup He can dodge your ult with his E and W after your burst to heal some back so get some anti heal or adapt to him by seeing if he does it in a burst combo, if he does you can wait for it and then retaliate. Him stealing your ult isn't THAT good for him but of course better than nothing Just try to poke him and stay behind minions parallel to him.”
Siderman5 says “He is one of the biggest counters of you. It will be a hard matchup, but if you play safe and just farm or roam, you can survive somehow till the endgame, where you won't be so strong, but at least Sylas won't be that strong too, because he only gets really strong if you give him free kills in early or mid game. One thing what you shouldn't forget about him, is that if he steals your ult, he can easily escape from ganks, or roam to other lanes, so focus and ping your team if Sylas steals your ult and goes to roam.”
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Mpegial says “Not hard to kill in the slightest, but! if they know what they are doing be careful, the poke and the crowd control can really hurt you badly if it is timed for a gank and make it hard for you to recover.”
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SirDrPotato says “More info in the match up section”
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maxtenj says “Sylas is pretty bad for you as your ult is really good with him and will out trade you constantly.”
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snukumz says “He's pretty easy to deal with unless he gets on top of you, in which case he'll wreck you. Try to stay back and poke him. If you can land your knock up you can combo him and kill him. If he ults you try to knock him up and ult him back, your ult is better since it applies stacks of your passive and can do true damage, his can't do either. ”
1256 says “he went from being a healbot to a q poke machine, annoying but winnable easily, dodge chains and either answer or go away, you outscale fleet+dom, electro if confident”
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AZIR MEN says “Dodge his second E. He can kinda do stuff with your ult. Poke him down, watch out for his Q poke (does a lot of damage.) Take conq or electrocute”
Pentakai says “Dodge his E and second Q explosion and you win the lane easily. Wait for his magic shield to expire before going in. You outscale him.”
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only yasuo play says “If you windwall his e you win trades. Make sure to ignite early in an all in because of how insane his w is. ”
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SicKitty says “so far hes just been a pain in the ass, stay far way from him at all times and dont go in for tower till he for sure tps back to base or jng finaly ganks your lane for once and kills him”
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SimonNGarfunkel says “You have better range than him, poke him down. If he ever dares to E up to you, W behind but don't swap. Stay in the middle of the wave and auto+E, keep auto until shadow about to expire then throw Q and swap back. Keep ignite for lv6 all in. He might steal your R and R you right after you appear from ult. Chances are you've played enough Zed 1v1 to know what to do next. Triple q ignite his ass the moment he appears behind you. Keep auto since you have conqueror for a guaranteed kill”
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MaxskeProductions says “Must kill early, he will out-scale you and perma heal your damage. Do not let him steal your ULT late game!”
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CallMeDaddyGR says “Sylas.......i hate this guy, at level 1-2 you should be able to freely poke him without him being able to do much so take advantage of that, but after 3 he does win an all in fight so try to poke him and use your skillls to dodge his stun and take as short trades as possible like q him then w, q him again e and retreat, you wanna do your best to bait his stun and then you can re-engage but keep in mind that after level 6, his skill set makes your ult more dangerous when he uses it”
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Raf Rivens says “In my opinion Sylas can be one of the easiest matchups . But you know it depends on you , jungler , roams”
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panger 174 says “se cura una banda, yo tendria cuidado si es bueno pero si la jugas bien le ganas elec cometa libro”
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Gageowago says “ So the 10.1 changes to Sylas seem to maybe transition him to more of an all in one shot playstyle. I will have to play against him to determine who wins trades, but his W is no longer a pseudo-execute. You can charm him if he lands his e on you to stop him immediately, but now he isn't self-stunned for nearly as long. Sylas can't hit his only cc through minions so stay behind them after he uses his dash. If he steals your ult and you are low you are dead. Sylas has more dashes than Ahri when he has her ult. I would recommend playing more reactionary and defensive until you learn this matchup better. His main damage now comes from his e hook and passive.”
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Debonair Karma says “He's not in a very good spot right now but his ult is pretty dangerous even for Karma. Late game he can use it to RE his team and shield them or himself for 1k hp. Take ignite/teleport/barrier.”
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topal says “galio is made to smash ap meele's (only dianna is an even matchup) and sylas is the perfect example.Just inform your teammates when he steals your ult.”
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Noodles912 says “Play safe till level 6. After level 6, the game should be a piece of cake. Wait till he randomly uses Q, then jump on him and E+AA+W. His ult is pointless to use on kassadin, so he really doesnt have many tools to work with. Easy lane if played properly.”
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Papapostolou says “This guy is getting on my nerves. You must dodge his E (The dash) and you should be fine. Although he is so strong, don't understimate him or his damage. I suggest buying a Full morello here. ”
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Lil Tidepod says “Sylas has really low mobility and some terrible range. Stand back from the minion wave and force it under his turret. He won't lose too much farm but it'll be enough to give you a solid lead in items. One thing that's really important is to dodge his grab. It initiates all of his combos. He won't like laning against you because of your ultimate. Try and stop him from roaming so he can't go get other champion's ultimates. I'd do this by staying in lane as much as possible and forcing the wave under his turret.”
PRoli03 says “You have the range advantage and can poke him quite well but a good engage from him and you are in danger”
Sanctuar says “Sylas can be a bully in lane, but not as much as a threat as it looks. In order to stay even with his waveclear, a Protobelt is strongly recommended. Warn your team in case he stole your ultimate because that's where things can get dangerous in a fight. ”
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Tortoise_Maniac says “- Start W - You can max W if you're looking to 1v1 and out-trade sylas. - Alternatively you can max Q and try to push him in, playing more around your jungler - Try to Q the wave and Sylas to match his natural waveclear - You lose extended fights and he beats you in the sidelane - Also, be careful of him stealing your R and roaming - Don't let him get free W's on you in lane, you can just outpoke him”
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ZombieZack1 says “Sylas is a Hard Match up for Lux because your Ult is good with Him, He can Heal up tons and Deal high Burst, I recommend Buying a Morellos and he should be Fine after that”
Capparelli says “Play around his heal when fighting him he won't want to use it until he gets lower if hes smart so back off before that, if he wastes it early in the trade just fight him and burn through his health, if you're going for an all in Ignite when you start it so his healing is reduced”
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JacWilly says “Take conqueror as fights will be extended, buy an executioners on first back.”
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BigBushMan says “Personal favorite to permaban, His in lane sustain and healing in fights is ridiculous. Rushing Executioners Calling is a good idea, and then transitioning into a Morellonomicon later in the game as a 3rd or 4th item. He will win fights early easily, and level 6 is dangerous as he can steal your ult and do the same damage you could do, if not more. Very hard matchup in general, look for a freeze and jungle help.”
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yungkanna says “Sylas can just heal all the damage with his ability”
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serruh says “like camille, he needs to get into melee range to trade with you. yes his heal can be annoying with some levels but it also costs a shit ton of mana, make him regret taking every threat since you can just make him take more dmg than he does to you(yes, even after healing). he's also paper and cannot play the game first few levels so look to abuse him every time he goes for a cs.”
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Noodles912 says “Waveclear, cc, healing, mobility, and shark robbing. Just avoid fighting him when he has all his abilities, and roam a lot. If you are low, stay away. If he uses Q, try to trade. Save E for his second part of E. Look to burst him with corrupting potion. PTA is recommended.”
awarded shoe says “Depend on his rune page, if he takes Conqueror, don't trade with him lvl 6, his ult will be same as your's but with Conqueror effect ”
Viktor Mid by awarded shoe | Viktor Player
Prenora says “being melee, he's pretty easy to land abilities and harass on early, your stolen ultimate doesn't offer him much when you can do it right back.”
Blowin' Bubbles with Nami Mid by Prenora | Nami Player
Kami_EU says “Even matchup, more skilled player mostly comes out on top, whether it's off macro knowledge or the knowledge to play around cooldowns. Ignite cuts Sylas' W heal, use it accordingly. You can also Windwall the first cast of Sylas' R. ”
P0rk0 says “allways try to fight inside a minion wave so he cant connect his E, if he misses free trade for you.”
1Recycle Bin1 says “V.hard matchup play the laning phase safely and roam when you can.”
1Recycle Bin1 | Only Fools Hesitate!【10.8】 by 1Recycle Bin1 | Katarina Player
Zontasuna says “Can steal you your perfect R, throw you in the air and use your R vs you, just be careful”
Zontasuna's Katarina Build by Zontasuna | Katarina Player
Yas Yasu Yasuo says “Steals your ult and does more damage than you. Rush Hexdrinker when needed and call your jungler for ganks.”
HottestFapper NA says “Pretty hard, he beats your DPS and healing , so try not to all in unless hes 100 hp and you have ult.”
The Middle Fiddle That Could by HottestFapper NA | Fiddlesticks Player
G7_Zeke says “He's also cancer. Heals half of his HP in one ability. And kills you with your very own ult. I usually just ban Sylas because of how much I despise him.”
Insane Off-Meta Akali Guide by G7_Zeke | Akali Player
Zeyan says “Hard to punish due to your low kill pressure in lane, his ultimate ap ratio combined with the fact he is considered to be the ball for Orianna ult is very deadly, I.E E2->R”
Orianna Guide by Zeyan | Orianna Player
Gogicha55 says “You can kill him early on rather easily but don't underastimate his healing and don't take free Q pokes cuz you will get low enough for him to be able to 1shot you. early on he's pretty mana hungry so he will have to back early on if he doesn't start corrupting pots so you can just shove and roam”
Small And Simple Talon Guide by Gogicha55 | Talon Player
ekkologix says “Another pain in the ass , but is still winable, dodge his skill's , the problem here is whenever u go for trade he'll just awnser with lower cdr and a Super sustain , he usually win the trade and can steal your broken ultimate.”
In-Depth Ekko Build Guide!! { Mid/Jg/Top } by ekkologix | Ekko Player
8wolf says “His burst and waveclear is insane and has pretty good mobility. His ult stealing ability is extremely potent and poses different threats every game. Poke from a distance and be extremely careful for his e.”
NebuIa says “Very annoying, very tanky. Just try to e him whenever he gets near you, respect the healing on his w. He shouldn't be able to kill you early.”
In-Depth Challenger Zoe Main Guide by NebuIa | Zoe Player
TheBlueImperial says “He's just too squishy since his shield got removed. Sure he's got burst but you're a giant Petricite statue with heavy magic damage reduction and shield.”
[10.5] Galio Wanna Smash (Mid/Support) by TheBlueImperial | Galio Player
Je Suis Azir says “He is just an annoying fuck but you can basically shit on him after 20 minutes no matter what. You outscale him, if you are a better player, doesn't matter how ahead he gets. Go ignite, be mindful of his E, and try to poke him out as best you can. ”
[Season 10] Azir Build : DOMINATE MID LANE by Je Suis Azir | Azir Player
N4wt says “Kind of annoying, but not a huge threat. Get some healing reduction, and try to dodge his abilities. He can steal your ult, so play around that. ”
[10.4] Kayle Mid Guide (Diamond+) by N4wt | Kayle Player
cobbzy says “Pretty difficult lane. A good sylas player will poke hard and all in often so make sure to take Doran shield and ask for jungle pressure. ”
Understanding Katarina: A Full Guide [10.4] by cobbzy | Katarina Player
MachyFDW says “If played correctly , Sylas is a hard matchup for Yasuo , but it is winnable as long as you ignite at the right time for Sylas´ W , King Slayer and dodge his second E cast.”
SEASON 10 [10.5] A beginers Guide to Yasuo by MachyFDW | Yasuo Player
sekkondsEU says “Anti AP Steals your Ult. He outrades you most of the time. Be careful, shove, roam.”
CupOLatte says “Your ult is useless for him but he has enough mobility to dodge your E. Watch out for his chain grab since it'll be what he starts his combo and will probably kill you unless you're fed.”
Zoe Guide [CupOLatte] {10.3} by CupOLatte | Zoe Player
lunox says “You do more damage up front, but his sustain is scary, wait till you have him under 50% before going all in.”
Season 10 Assassin Diana Guide by lunox | Diana Player
DravensBukkake says “TP matchup. Ever since he got a magic shield, he became too difficult to kill in a 1v1. He has burst damage, healing, shield and gap closers. Doesn't mean its still a win in terms of a matchup though. He can't really kill you, unless he lands his E which is a short range. If he E's, walk back and sideways to try dodge it. If he lands/when in doubt, E away as well. You two both shove fairly equally, and Sylas can setup ganks/skirmish better than you can, and its very difficult to try solo kill him like I mentioned. However, he's still melee. Setup soldiers around minions and give him a difficult time farming. Rush stinger early to match his shove. Be very weary if he steals your ult. If he lands his E gap closer, he can also insec you.”
[S10] 10.1 - New Conq Azir - Combos, Builds, Runes, Matchups by DravensBukkake | Azir Player
Mid Win Repeat says “In a lane where the Sylas and Taliyah have equal skill on their respective champions, the Sylas will come out on top. It is possible to stomp him with some jungle help or if you poke him well during lane you can 100-0 with a full combo. Kiting is key on this match up.”
[10.1] Top Ten Taliyah NA Mid Guide by Mid Win Repeat | Taliyah Player
MarkeleleYasuo says “Really easy matchup, dodge his q explosion and use your windwall on his r or his second e, fight him as much as you can”
S10 Yasuo Midlane Guide by MarkeleleYasuo | Yasuo Player
SupaSnor says “I fking hate this matchup, this dumb ass champion can lash out so much dmg while while standing inside of you its just stupid, luckily not allot of people play him atm. ”
[10.1] - Australian Troll by SupaSnor | Aurelion Sol Player
Braddik says “this champ sucks just q his q and even if he hits you with his e and you have your abilities up you can full combo to outrade him. poke early and absorb his q damage”
CHAD KASSADIN 1V9 GUIDE by Braddik | Kassadin Player
Tayna says “You can cc him every time he tries to kill you lol the only problem is his ult, because if he grabs a nice ult then you should worry”
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Garybaldo says “Never a good idea to pick Swain into Sylas, he can get on your face without any effort, his magic shield and W healing will be a pain in the ass, he outpushes you too, he can even use your ult better than you since he has multiple dashes... Just ban Sylas”
[9.23] I look out upon humanity, and see only a feast... by Garybaldo | Swain Player
Fairy Tale says “If you play against sylas dont even try to fight him after lvl 3. Just push wave and go roam”
worddog says “Skill dependant matchup. Better player wins.”
Ekko Mid 9.23 by worddog | Ekko Player
Novok says “Sylas doesn't have a lot of early damage against Morde. His E gives him a little magic shield which is annoying but doesn't stop you from killing him.”
[Preseason 10] To the Shadowrealm by Novok | Mordekaiser Player
Tchouvline says “Sooo, your game vs Sylas will be tough and hard, you must be sure to engage with R AND with the help of your jungler. ”
[9.21] Middlesticks, a genius pick ! (including matchups !) by Tchouvline | Fiddlesticks Player
Euphoric Toaster says “Sylas wants to jump on his opponent to get his W and empowered autos off but Heimer counters close range champions by simply out bursting them. If you don't get immediately oneshot by them, you will oneshot them instead. Poke/harass and deny him a lot early since hes melee. Stay behind minions and your turrets so he cant E onto you, but if he does get onto you use the RQ + Q > E > Q > W combo for the most burst against him. If he just goes tank or hybrid tank, pick up an early Void Staff or else he will likely be able to tank your damage and run you over. Morellonomicon is also very good against him, but if you have Ignite already its not a priority. Also, laugh at enemy Sylas players as they fail to use any of your Ultimates correctly.”
[9.21] S8/S9 Diamond - Midlane Heimerdinger - In-Depth Guide by Euphoric Toaster | Heimerdinger Player
J Husky says “This n palabra can steal your ulti and use your healing and spams his abilities. He has a shield and a stun. You can dodge them, yeah, but he is spamming all the time and can kill you without landing all the abilities. Yep, disgusting.”
Vladimir - Exploiting the potential by J Husky | Vladimir Player
chloric says “Ban worthy. You have better laning, but once he steals your ult mid game and gets his team ahead, you're fucking screwed. Thanks for gutting him riot. No offense Sylas Mains.”
Shwaggy says “He can get on you and pretty easily out-sustain your damage early/mid if hes not behind.”
DanDosXR says “He can destroy you if you let him get too close. Play safe, poke with your E and try to bait him into diving you when you're under turret or getting ganked. If he does dive you, use the ult to do damage and push him into your team/turret.”
Nuclear Bomber AP Shyvana Mid - Hidden Meta by DanDosXR | Shyvana Player
Wizboy73 says “you outpoke him, he cant do too much with your R since its not upgraded, dont allow him to stun you for free, bait him into pulling himself into your W.”
Guide to Learning Viktor by Wizboy73 | Viktor Player
Massive Nuts says “Him stealing your ult is the main reason why he can be so annoying, but other than that, a safe distance can be enough to get the damage advantage”
Zilean mid hypercarry [S9 Diamond] by Massive Nuts | Zilean Player
AwesomeTeddyBear says “Completely counters Ekko. His level 2 is better than yours, he can steal your ult. Top ban for sure.”
The best Ekko guide. by AwesomeTeddyBear | Ekko Player
Pusan says “Because of Sylas R is veigar low against it”
Veigar Mid Full Guide by Pusan | Veigar Player
kiewe says “Just stay around minions a lot and you're good.”
LUX ONE SHOT by kiewe | Lux Player
Vispectra says “Slippery but handsome bastard, this guy got out of jail and can surely get out of a trade, he is an anti mage like you now after the changes and although they buffed him he still remains rather lackluster against you. His poke with Q can be negated with yours and if you dodge his E you should be able to slip in a Q E or even a W before walking away. This problem with this lane is he will often take your ult and early he can cover more distance than you can with just an E and your R.”
Massadin Guide season 9 for mid lane! (9.17) by Vispectra | Kassadin Player
Best Akali Fra says “With Qiyana, Sylas is extremely powerfull against Akali !! You can try to trade him but he will get advantage on your trade with stun (E) and regen (W/Z). You need to put him down before he get level 6, ask your jungler to gank more often then possible !!”
Guide Akali S9 (MID) by Best Akali Fra | Akali Player
Michelaengelo says “He'll beat you in lane and steal your ulti with his own scaling. Unless you have a good team you won't beat him”
[9.15] IN DEPTH Karthus mid guide 65% winrate by Michelaengelo | Karthus Player
quinniston says “Pretty easy to deal with, just try to dodge his abilites, you're ranged you should be good ”
Comini says “Thats a bad mathcup for Kat, but as all her matchups, you can outplay and win 1v1 against him. In that matchup you will never be able to have prio mid, the usual thing to do is just farm safe and win skirmishes with your jungler. (ban Sylas)”
AKFoxy7 says “My best bet is to ban him always if you want to play Qiyana, since your ult is so valuable and it can change the flow of a teamfight, and if he builds w/ aftershock it's very hard to kill him.”
Drewkemia says “His early game tankiness and the healing from his W makes it really hard to get an early game kill. If you can't kill him before 6 I would suggest looking for a roam.”
Drewkemia's Talon Guide by Drewkemia | Talon Player
Zeprius says “Try not to fight him just farm and wait for your jungler”
kilgta says “Hes really good in lane against you. Play this lane like you would versus Zed. You counter him in late game and teamfights if you use your ult for him and he doesnt ult you with your own ult first.”
[9.14]Easy way to higher elo by kilgta | Malzahar Player
unownreality says “Sylas has gap closers, which is one of the major counters to lux. Otherwise his damage is outscaled by yours. Always stick besides minions and do your best to roam WITH sylas”
[Mid] [9.14] Making Light Work of Climbing Elos by unownreality | Lux Player
Latarnia40 says “ Use your range advantage. Watch out if he steals your ultimate.”
Basic AP Glacial Augment Ezreal Guide by Latarnia40 | Ezreal Player
maplecat21 says “Dodge the E and you're set. Be careful of standing in your own ult for too long, though.”
Eternal Winter - Controlling the Game through Waveclear by maplecat21 | Anivia Player
RagexAddict says “Not only can this champion copy your ultimate and use it against you, he can also heal through his kingslayer ability, which heals him for more if he is at low health. Be mindful of when he steals your ultimate in lane; Once he uses it against you, it will be a while before he can use your ultimate against you again.”
Envel says “Pretty Annoying with his heal/CC and if he steals your ultimate.”
SrSuders says “Es ist ziemlich schwierig gegen einen guten Sylas Spieler anzukommen. Das vernünftige Traden ist ziemlich schwer umsetzbar. Die Sylas E sollte man beim Einsatz, ausklingen lassen, ausser er ist kurz vor dem Tod.”
Moignonsuper says “You don't want to taste your own medecine.”
[9.13] Railgun Lux by Moignonsuper | Lux Player
LyndonK9 says “Sylas is pretty annoying with his shield and healing, but he is melee so auto and poke him. Sidestep his E. Get morello's to prevent his healing.”
9.12 Ahri Guide by LyndonK9 | Ahri Player
KatAirlines says “He's clearly broken. May god help you..”
Dark Harvest Katarina Pro Guide by KatAirlines | Katarina Player
TotallySugoi says “Extremely bad match-up. Don't stand too close to let him hook to you. This is a matchup where you 100% want to upgrade to morello ASAP due to his ridiculous healing.”
Lux Midlane, The Queen of Burst by TotallySugoi | Lux Player
Pyrexini Autism says “In my opinion and experiences against Sylas it is a very tricky matchup even tho he has a very small winrate.”
ONESHOTPLANK - GANGPLANK ONESHOT GUIDE. by Pyrexini Autism | Gangplank Player
Yenwai says “his Q and all in potential with E make him a threat with jungle pressure, but if you play to passive hell just steal your R and roam with it witch is VERY bad for your team, what i recommend is to stay warded on the sides of mid and dance around your minions, staying out of his passives area and using minions to block his E, you need to push while doing this so he cant just clear out your minions, if he tries to hard to engage he will take big minion damage and give you a free trade and maybe even a kill if you have enough minions and silence his W.”
What i've learned from getting M7 on Malzahar by Yenwai | Malzahar Player
Schmigo says “He can steal your Ultimate so place good daggers and always have your E ready”
KATARINA BRONZE GUIDE (9.12) by Schmigo | Katarina Player
SkinnyDots says “-If he steals your R you just have to R first and let him R and then u just triple Q him -Insane healing tho -Builds Hourglass ”
ParkChnm says “As long as you dodge his E, it shouldn't be too bad. If he goes for a Q, punish him for it. If he uses his E, you can bait him into a minefield.”
[9.11] Beginner's Guide to Ziggs by ParkChnm | Ziggs Player
Bughans says “Meh, he ain't that much of a challenge. Just survive laning phase, and DON'T Get him fed. Your ult is virtually useless to him, so that's a good thing.”
AP RAKAN MID - 100% FOOLPROOF EPIC GUIDE by Bughans | Rakan Player
Helnakensbrorsa says “Poke with Q and do small trades with electrocute. After lvl 3 you can't win. At 6 you can win if he wastes his W. Otherwise he beats you. ”
Kassawin by Helnakensbrorsa | Kassadin Player
Best Karth NA says “You win hard early, however if he somehow gets a lead he has high kill potential on you. If he steals your ult, don't be afraid to exhaust him in order to minimize the damage he deals to your teammates. Just try to keep him shoved in early on and build up a cs lead, and then punish him for his roams by keeping the wave shoved. ”
How to Win Every Game on Karthus by Best Karth NA | Karthus Player
BoopForTheTroops says “He has so much AOE Damage so dodge it or he will destroy you. watch for his stun since its his main combo.”
9.10 Solo Carry Space Noodle Guide by BoopForTheTroops | Aurelion Sol Player
CharmingFeather says “If he steals your ult it is basically playing against yourself, you both have a shield, many dashes, a charm, and knock up. So in other words be very cautious especially about diving.”
[9.9] Rakan's Bad Midlane? I Disagree! by CharmingFeather | Rakan Player
SmokeyEggs says “Sylas can comeback from losing trades because of his absurd W. Know this by baiting out his E so you can get a good trade in. He can also push lanes as well as you so always outpush and out roam him. Also by stealing your ult, it makes him even way harder to kill.”
ryze4thewin says “doge his e and you will win”
RYZE UPON THEM by ryze4thewin | Ryze Player
QueenBrie says “He takes aftershock and fricks you up big time, his tankiness and mobility can be a big bummer when you try and trade with him, just farm in lane and poke him with your Q's whenever he steps in range and roam if you can't solo kill him”
Vladimir for harry by QueenBrie | Vladimir Player
xispy420 says “Aftershock sylas is pain in the ass,try to fight him when his aftershock is down or look out for ganks ”
Ready to set the world on fire by xispy420 | Brand Player
AzureArmatt says “Sylas is an interesting champion. Going against him is kind of like fighting yourself once he hit lvl 6. The only way to win against him is to hit your charm when he's vulnerable so you will disrupt his combo and make him and easy target for your spells. In exchange for his "power" he has quite low hp pool so if you land your burst on him when he's 50% HP it should be game over for him most of the time.”
Easy guide for everybody on how to play Ahri by AzureArmatt | Ahri Player
ninjashmon2 says “Sylas is not so much of a counter to Irelia but still he is pretty strong and dangerous.”
FAKERS GUIDE TO IRELIA, Mid and Top S:9 by ninjashmon2 | Irelia Player
ninjashmon2 says “Sylas is not a very big threat to yasuo but is still something. Sylas gets a shield with his E and can stun him with it too. Sylas is a champion that steal other ultimates with his ultimate which is not good for you if you'r up against a Sylas, because sylas can still you'r ult and can use his E to knock you up so he can ult you with you'r own ult.”
Yasuo Mid Lane Guide: Insane Damage! by ninjashmon2 | Yasuo Player
Lobex says “aftershock sylas is gg, you have to win by him being REALLY awful or by roaming”
pappychap says “kill yourself aftershock abuse moment ”
Iron Dome Xerath by pappychap | Xerath Player
Olenka05 says “Care in early. He can kill you on 3rd lvl when played properly.”
Escape to gold with one champ by Olenka05 | Veigar Player
homeshake says “sylas has extremely good mobility and early game dmg. Suggest playing very safe and using minions to avoid stun at all costs.”
CRITICAL KAYLE - REWORKED 9.5 by homeshake | Kayle Player
SerbianMafia says “Sylas can destroy katarina in lane and in late for sure. His damage and heal is on other level. Try to farm in lane with q and trade only when his w or e is down. ”
Healing like a God with Kat by SerbianMafia | Katarina Player
thedonk says “Avoid his chain after his dash. Make sure he doesn't heal with his W by staying out of range. You don't want to go into melee range with him so fight him using your chains.”
[9.6] My Leblanc Guide Of Deceit by thedonk | LeBlanc Player
overweight_zoe says “Overtuned champ right now but still not unbeatable. Play the match up as you would vs a Fizz and you'll be fine. ”
make noobs sit while they pee with zoe by overweight_zoe | Zoe Player
Jammy158 says “Skill matchup. Sylas's Q slow, as well as his shield and heals are very annoying when you trade. His E is windwallable and it's the only ability to proc his Aftershock rune. You will eventually outscale him.”
Low Elo's Guide to Yasuo by Jammy158 | Yasuo Player
Jenkinsu says “Harass him, but do not approach. If he dashes towards you run and try to dodge the hook. Chances are you wont make it out alive if he catches you”
Lethality Jinx: The Money Lord by Jenkinsu | Jinx Player
lol mid laner says “when he e fall back then run in the get your combo don't get to close or he will do some crazy damage with his w ”
Jhin Mid OP by lol mid laner | Jhin Player
Eli The Bat says “Relatively new champ.... Dont have so much info on laining against him.... All I know is he has a little much sustain so.... be carefull when 1 v 1ing him....”
Kat Best Waifu by Eli The Bat | Katarina Player
Catitao says “Overheal! Overheal! Fuking Overheal”
Im not drunk, I swear by Catitao | Malzahar Player
rimzaki says “save ur sanguine pool hims W if he stole ur ultimate it useless for him he hasnt range like u simple lane”
The Ancient Bloodlord Vladimir Guide by rimzaki | Vladimir Player

In the Jungle (25%) Sylas In the Jungle Counters: 37,480 matches, 43 counter champions

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reganakers says “Sylas's early jungle clear is quite slow and will leave him on very low HP. I would look to invade and try to catch him or keep him from taking his camps, if you can deny some camps then he will struggle to outscale you.”
ak521 says “ He'll probably try to rush squishies, and his damage isn't "low", but if he's ahead he'll do a TON of damage. He's good at duels and outplaying, he can dodge your Q with his dashes, and he can steal your ultimate. It sounds like a nightmare and it kind of is, just don't let him get ahead- power farm if necessary.”
Doubtfull says “Sylas is very weak in the early game. Take advantage of his bad clear and look to invade if you can. Once he gets redsmite and a jungle item he can win 1v1's. ”
Doubtfull's Challenger Rek'sai Guide by Doubtfull | Rek'Sai Player
Riealone says “Whether mid or jungle, your ultimate is too strong for stealing. Get heal reduce. Early he is weak and you should use, but later be careful and get MR, because he can easily kill you. Sylas jungle is just so out of meta right know, that's why he isn't really a threat”
colingogo says “Steals your ult, lots of mobility/sustain, and usually buys merc treads. Be careful when fighting him.”
[10.19] Colingogo's Challenger Evelynn Guide by colingogo | Evelynn Player
LambWolf says “Sylas has weak first clear so just try to invade him pre 6.”
Kindred the Solo Carry Machine 10.19 by LambWolf | Kindred Player
FrostForest says “Really unhealthy clear and slow clear speed Look to invade and punish him ”
How I play Jarvan IV like a Challenger in Season 10 Updated by FrostForest | Jarvan IV Player
TheInkKingLoL says “Sylas is extremely powerful. He's pretty weak early game so you can take advantage of that, but is a very powerful scaling champion. Watch out. Build Black Cleaver/Sterak's Gage AND Death's Dance into him.”
[10.19] Sett Jungle Guide by TheInkKingLoL | Sett Player
NixLychee says “You will out duel him, and your ult is a bad one for him to steal (unless it's out of desparation). Pretty easy matchup. If he gets ahead somehow, you can just get Greivous Wounds, and he'll die quickly. Invade him, his clear is slow and unhealthy.”
[10.19] Lee Sin: The Man, The Myth, The Legend by NixLychee | Lee Sin Player
PsiGuard says “This champ kinda sucks as a jungler right now, so he's pretty easy to fight. You can outfarm and outduel him early. If you're paying attention, you can block his attempt to steal your R and put his R on cooldown. If you're worried about him getting strong mid-game, buy Executioner's Calling to mitigate his W healing.”
The Nocturnomicon by PsiGuard | Nocturne Player
Aas112mm says “If he go mid you'd probbaly do fine, but if he goes jungle he will bully and DEMOLISH you early game, you cant out damage him because of his healing, he can gank better than you and you wont be able to win 1v1 against him in any stages of the film.”
Ap Malphite Jungle Guide by Aas112mm | Malphite Player
PsiGuard says “This champ is weak from behind as a jungler which usually means you can snowball the early game for free. If he somehow does get strong, make sure you or your teammates get healing reduction.”
Rek'Psi by PsiGuard | Rek'Sai Player
Suseri says “If you have enough damage there's not much he can do about it. You can dodge his Ult with your Q, it's hard to time but very rewarding.”
[S10] The Best Master Yi Guide by Suseri | Master Yi Player
SnakeTastic says “you out tank him most of the only watch out if he copies your R”
Snakes Dr.mundo jungle guide by SnakeTastic | Dr. Mundo Player
bluelunged says “If he steals your ultimate, warn your team and be careful, don't let him use it. I've seen a lot of sylas with 6 or more of my R stacks.”
In Depth Cho'gath Jungle <3 [Updated for 10.18] by bluelunged | Cho'Gath Player
classicnoob says “Dumb,Busted,Anooying,champ. this dude can literally 1V1 YOU in late do you know how much healing he has? Get a BT For a better copy of his you can outheal him.Ban him sometimes.”
57K YI (10.10)+Matchups And Chapters. by classicnoob | Master Yi Player
manco1 says “Sylas has been nerfed plenty of times, but his early game is still strong. Avoid 1v1ing but you can work around him by farming and ganking.”
Mr.eeveePkmnAndMore says “Most of this guys damage is not able to be blocked by wind wall. So you will have a hard time fighting him. Not impossible. just really really hard”
Updated Yasuo Jungle Build! by Mr.eeveePkmnAndMore | Yasuo Player
0__.0 says “he use my feast on me ! or he steal trynd ult !!!!!! even worse!”
new better cho'gath by 0__.0 | Cho'Gath Player
Dopamine_influx says “You're stronger at all points if he doesn't snowball, so just be in his face.”
[CHALLENGER 900 LP] How to play rengar like DOPAMINE ! Becom by Dopamine_influx | Rengar Player
Jogress says “Sylas is kinda an assasin. Also, he can make good use of Lillia's R. I seen this matchup only once - when i countered enemy Lillia by Sylas. Was an easy game, but i can't say that Lillia played well, so... An even matchup for now I may note: Sylas has extremely bad first clear. But good dueling power. Take that into account”
Jungle Lillia - Tips and Tricks! (with detailed notes) by Jogress | Lillia Player
DarkArbalist613 says “If you dodge his Abilities you win any fight, but he scales really hard so try to kill him early on so he cant snowball any harder than you can. This matchup is weird because depending on who you have on your team it can be harder or easier. If he has a Malphite ult your Screwed, but if he has like a Soraka ult or something you win.”
AWierdShoe says “Invade his opposite side. Sylas has the unhealthiest clear out of all jungle champs in the game. If you keep on invading him when he's low he will never scale and you will keep outdueling him. Make sure to avoid his Q and his second E with your E, and be careful if he steals your ultimate to try and finish you off. Rush Executioner's Calling to really throw him off and deny his healing.”
Double-Down on the Double-Barreled Jungler by AWierdShoe | Graves Player
Comrade Eshgrim says “His healing is ridiculous and he will prevent you from killing him by stealing your ult. You can invade him early on with red buff cheese but best not to tickle him when he has built items.”
Path of the Eternal Hunters / Simple, quick guide by Comrade Eshgrim | Kindred Player
Winston5D says “Can steal Taric ult.”
Master Yi Guide Your Ticket Out of ELO HELL (Jungle/Funnel) by Winston5D | Master Yi Player
Kamisore says “You can look for an early invade since his first clear puts him at really low health, otherwise look for counterganks in lanes where he has no good ults to steal. Otherwise you cna look for crossmap plays.”
RENGAR | Lethality Rengar Jungle Guide by Kamisore | Rengar Player
Luzyni says “MOTHERFUCKER, you cant do anything in late game against him, so what happens in early game? your best opportunity to kill him is actually lvl 5 or lvl 7,8 without R, why without R? because Sylas players love your R, they wish your R, and with your R, this is like a match up with ekko but more difficult, because he can cc, tons of damage, heal, and with you R he will heal more. if he gets spiritual apprentice, you DO NO DAMAGE 4.0”
Break Their Time by Luzyni | Ekko Player
NotMyRENGAR says “this guy is a real danger for amumu.he can catch you and if he steals ur ult he can be more usefull in team fights”
Rank 1 Amumu Ap build by NotMyRENGAR | Amumu Player
0neTrickWukong says “Sylas stinks. Don't like facing him. ”
0neTrickWukong JG Build by 0neTrickWukong | Wukong Player
Guena says “Can çalma ve hareketliliği fazla olduğundan (ki bu şu an için haddinden fazla bir durumda ve nerflenmesini bekliyorum) Sylas'a yakalandığınız anda iş sizin için kesin olarak bitmiş demektir.”
Evelynn TR Guide by Guena | Evelynn Player
SavageFy says “Sylas's damage, healing, mobility and clear time are an extreme threat for Amumu. You want to avoid him early game. Sylas often looks to invade Amumu's jungle early.”
Multiple Amumu Jungle Builds by SavageFy by SavageFy | Amumu Player
Sorrowful Prince says “First clear is as bad as yours and he is reliant on cheese ganks. Camille wins 1v1 so you can go for an early invade. If you countergank him he's doomed. Stay on the side of the map where he is and abuse him. ”
Crazy Fly Camille Jungle by Sorrowful Prince | Camille Player
Ehxakt says “Dont fight him. Dont focus him. You can chain cc him if needed.”
[10.9] Platin Zac Main Guide In-Depth by Ehxakt | Zac Player
Mowser says “Sylas is a huge annoyance to fight, if he is fed he will shred you and be unkillable due to his insanely strong heal which he will use to heal all of your burst and leave you with nothing. late game he will steal your ult and win teamfights with it. very big issue but not as bad as yasuo.”
The right way to play Ornn by Mowser | Ornn Player
Nico449c says “If you avoid hes e you should properly win about all fights he got a quite good gank and burst damage so use your early ganking potential to get your team ahead and yourself then you should have no problem with him.”
Forazz says “Same as Warwick. Sylas has an extreme health regeneration. Ekko's Ultimate is one of the best in the entire game, Sylas can steal it and have a multiple use with it. If he hits level six first, the game is almost over for you.”
Forazz's Jungle Ekko Guide by Forazz | Ekko Player
tsiami says “He can kill you 1shot please dont pick shaco if they have sylas ”
[10.8] Shaco win 1 vs 5 by tsiami | Shaco Player
Agrakonis says “He can reduce your time using Lethal Tempo because of his E stun. He can steal your R to either engage or escape AND he will heal more than you ever can. Very hard to play against in all phases of the match.”
Sanhulks says “CHAMPION MATCH UP. ✅ WARWICK 56 % WR✅ VS SYLAS 44 % WR ”
Soulreaperjin says “Don't try to pick a fight on him unless you have a level advantage to help you out, but otherwise he can just steal your R and spam E on you. Alternatively wait for team mate to help you out.”
Super Saiyan Shyvana bruiser/juggernaut build by Soulreaperjin | Shyvana Player
OGPOTATOJEFFSHACO says “could be dangerous but not a counter. ”
0kruemlmonster says “Can't do very much. Dodge his E and you're fine.”
[s10] a Master Yi Jungle Guide by 0kruemlmonster | Master Yi Player
SR Trogo says “He can cancel your R, but what is worse is that he can steal it and deal tons of damage, specially because he builds full ap and you know how good is that scaling. Fortunately you have far better early pressure and he can't fight early objectives as well as you do.”
Nunu & Willump rolling to gold [Season 10] by SR Trogo | Nunu & Willump Player
Hamstertamer says “Can oneshot you and steal your ult.”
Hamster's guide to Karthus jungle by Hamstertamer | Karthus Player
FinsFridays says “Never underestimate Sylas. Very small mistakes from you will heavily reward him.”
The Kayn (9.19) by FinsFridays | Kayn Player
4by3 says “He is a tough matchup, its annoying to play against since he has so much AOE to fight against and because he's a mag he duels you easily.”
[9.19] AD Jungle | 4by3's Indepth Shaco Guide by 4by3 | Shaco Player
GachaBoyGM says “He may steal your ult so be careful.”
The beautiful killer by GachaBoyGM | Evelynn Player
Shieldss says “The dudes early game damage is just stupid. The counter king for all APC.”
Ekko JG - The boy who shattered elo dreams by Shieldss | Ekko Player
ADEFILDER says “Your R is usefull he can steal it and supress adc or assasin.”
Ultimate Slow Warwick Resident Sleeper (9.17) by ADEFILDER | Warwick Player
GundayMonday says “He's impossible for you to kill by yourself (heals too much), and will steal your ultimate and one shot one of your carries. I ban him every game.”
The Ultimate Sejuani Guide by GundayMonday | Sejuani Player
Yzroma says “Same reasons than Riven.”
[9.15] 980k Diamond OTP Vi guide by Yzroma | Vi Player
Yzroma says “Sylas régénère autant que ce que tu lui infliges. Il peut éviter ton Q. Ne le combat pas seul et ne tente pas de le dive, il volera ton ultime pour s'en servir contre toi.”
[FR 9.15] 980k Diamant OTP Vi Guide by Yzroma | Vi Player
pixelhidef says “Dodge, I've died to my own R. It isn't fun... He has quick clear, can heal and dash away from your engages. If you must play , do objectives here and out farm for item advantage. He scales into late game, so pray while you play.”
9.15 Nunu & Willump - S+ Tier Jungler by pixelhidef | Nunu & Willump Player
PROJECT STAR says “Cuz of his Counter ult + his W passive”
Tanky Ekko [jungel-Top] any Seasons! by PROJECT STAR | Ekko Player
steamsy16 says “Sylas can CC you to the ground while dealing tons of damage at the same time, but your movement speed with Hec can dodge some abilities.”
quinceeeee says “People usually think that Sylas is nerfed, but HE IS NOT. His W is now even stronger than before, and his passive deals more damage to a single target, which means he is stronger in soloing. Try to call for 2v1 if he tries to steal your Krabs or Chomp.”
MORDE JUNGLE FULL AP FOR CC TEAMS by quinceeeee | Mordekaiser Player
Zee Led says “Sylas can be annoying, because he can steal your ultimate. If he's fed, it can be a real problem.”
Whisky's Karthus Guide for WInners by Zee Led | Karthus Player
Bielu1337 says “Don't let him to catch you with his E. If he's trying to go in just catch him with Q.”
[S9] Lux Jungle works by Bielu1337 | Lux Player
1MellonHead1 says “Being able to steal your ult and the sustain he has is scary but was nerfed heavy.”
Kayn Build to both Darkin, Assasin(9.8) by 1MellonHead1 | Kayn Player
deamonfate says “Sylas is just dirty at the moment, his burst v sustain v bulk... It's difficult to brawl him. If he decides to hunt you down - you're gonna have a difficult game.”
How To: Shaco by deamonfate | Shaco Player
WiskeyANDGin says “he cant really outscale you and outsustain you, try and dodge his q and wait dodge whatever ult he has with yours”
Kayn builds by WiskeyANDGin | Kayn Player
DorianYT says “Sylas Lifesteal and his Power in early are pretty damn strong.”
ZaRetheWest says “Sylas is broken champion,u cant stop him if he got first kill.If u want to won game against Sylas,buy Spirit Visage,and dont be 2 much agressive.”
Shaco Jungle Guide S9 - ZaRetheWest by ZaRetheWest | Shaco Player
Optimal Pancake says “Pretty dang strong. Good amount of cc, self healing is crazy. Probably opt for red form here.”
[9.3] A very ok guide to Kayn by Optimal Pancake | Kayn Player

Top Lane (21%) Sylas Top Lane Counters: 31,466 matches, 51 counter champions

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I Am Goliath says “Start Doran's Blade in this matchup, This matchup is fairly easy for urgot since hitting E should be easy for you with him being meele, plus a lot of sylas players will try to E in on you and then you can just E them and kill him, Executioners calling is recommended in this matchup since he heals a ton with W and they usually run conqueror, I just go for trades whenever my E is up in this matchup and it's smooth sailing, if you miss E then just back off until it's back up. and try your best to dodge his Q's as well. If he steals your ultimate try your best to either dodge it or kill him first, if you guys both ult at the same time, whoever gets the other person low enough first for the pull wins.”
GoliathGames' Ultimate Guide to Urgot (1M+ Mastery Points) by I Am Goliath | Urgot Player
Ayanleh says “This matchup has also not changed, still an easy matchup if not easier as morde has stronger sustained damage now.”
A Guide To Playing Mordekaiser by Ayanleh | Mordekaiser Player
Sovereign Kitten says “This matchup is dependant on the main rune Sylas chooses. Aftershock or Electrocute dictates how you should be fighting him. You need to by all means use your minions to body block his (E) dash into his (E) chain CC, especially if he is running Aftershock. If he misses this ability, make sure to run him down. He is squishy as hell if he misses. If he does hit you, however, there is not much you can do, because you let him land the ability and you're going to be taking a shit ton of damage. Throw your (R) on his (R) to track where he places them or buy Oracle Lens to remove the mushrooms he placed. ”
THE PASSIONATE GUIDE TO TEEMO by Sovereign Kitten | Teemo Player
Pathetic Singed says “Your W cancels his E first cast, but other than that there's little to say regarding this match up other than "Dodge his Q and E".”
[10.19] Mark's Guide to Singed: Desert Rose MonkaS by Pathetic Singed | Singed Player
Rhoku says “TL;DR - EASY LANE. DON’T EAT TOO MUCH POKE. KEYSTONE DOESN’T MATTER. DSHIELD IS A GOOD START BUT DBLADE WORKS IF YOU ARE CONFIDENT ABOUT BEING ABLE TO DODGE HIS POKE. Sylas is not a difficult matchup for Darius at all. He might have an easier time in midlane but not up here in top. Sylas is somewhat difficult to land your first Q on due to his shield dash and him being able to pull himself to you. But other than that he is very free to fight against. Just grab a Dshield as it should be enough on its own to negate his poke. And poking you is all he can do as if he ever gets in the range of your W or E, he is just dead. Freeze him off of farm and kill him if he ever steps up. If he ever becomes and issue, get executioner’s calling as it helps a lot against his healing. Unless the Sylas is smurfing vs you, you should be able to beat his face in.”
[10.19] Strength is Absolute Ω Rhoku's Darius Guide by Rhoku | Darius Player
lol Wero says “Similiar to the Riven lane.”
[10.19] S9/S10 Masters AD Crit Neeko Top Guide by lol Wero | Neeko Player
Drake6401 says “The only real threat Sylas holds is his disgustingly high healing at low HP. Executioner's Calling is required. While two of his abilities are skillshots, it's much less likely to be the one who looks to engage so he will be aiming from point blank. You out burst him but he will look to chase you with his E. Side step the chains if you can't dash. When going for the kill, saving your W for the killing shot is a good plan to hopefully burst him down before he can get a huge heal off.”
Complete Guide to Renekton by Drake6401 | Renekton Player
qasddsa says “Sylas is difficult to deal with before you hit level 6. I recommend freezing the wave early on so he cannot easily pressure you - he will auto push with his abilities in most cases anyway. Once you hit level 6, it all depends on your ability to kite him to dodge his abilities and whoever uses R first. You should take note, however, that he can only heal from W if he does damage to you, which means you can predict when he'll use it to negate it with R, denying his heal. The typical Sylas combo will look something like (auto > E, auto > E2, auto > Q, auto > W, auto) or (Q>AA>E>AA>W). We can see now that Sylas players tend to use their W at the end of the combo or when they're disengaging. Finally, I recommend taking PtA and picking up a Hexdrinker early on”
Raen says “Annyoing with those CCs and heals, Mercury + Executioner's will be useful vs Sylas. Remember about his W healing increased by 50% against targets below 40% health so be careful diving him or trying to kill when you got low hp. After Trinity and Wits End you should win fight ”
Anoying bro5 says “You win if you dodge his Q and land your Q pokes. Parry his stun which is predictable as he dashes right before stunning. If he steals your ult, hes trolling. You will hit the vitals faster and you know how they work. Get executioners as your second item to prevent his healing from his W and if he does complete your ult.”
[10.19] Fiora Handbook (Top / Mid) (+ Match-up Guide) by Anoying bro5 | Fiora Player
DasGrauen_ says “Not really a Skillmatchup anymore.. I mean his shield is now AP... Get hit by his 2nd Q and his E = He executedes you with your own ult. Hit and outtrade him/Poke him down and execute him would be the thing you should do :) xD (Patch 9.20: Sylas is pretty dead now)”
[10.19] Pykë Top/Midlane Guide - Did I support right? by DasGrauen_ | Pyke Player
iZeal says “Get Executioner's Calling and punish him for his shitty laning phase. Remember that he only has 1 untargeted dash with which he can evade your W while his W is too short by itself and also puts him into your Q3 range.”
[Patch 10.19] iZeal's Aatrox compendium by iZeal | Aatrox Player
LoLReal says “Not played often but cannot do anything against Morde. We out trade him at all points, only annoying part about Sylas is he can steal our ult (arguably one of the best in the game) and use it against you/your team. Morellos 3rd item is decent here.”
LoLReal says “Not a big threat, the Sylas lane is pretty straightforward. He can't trade with us efficiently as a melee caster. Executioners Calling is very good in this lane because his W does heal him an annoying amount. Don't take too much poke from his Q and if he's spamming it let him push the wave and freeze under turret. This lane shouldn't be a problem, play standardly. ”
Ravenborne says “Do not get poked down. You can outtrade and outdamage him. Pretty straightforward.”
[10.16] Ravenborn's Darius Guide by Ravenborne | Darius Player
TwistedDemon says “Poke him early game, and bait him into getting closer to you. You should win the all in, assuming you don't get hit by everything he throws at you. Very killable, if you play properly.”
[S10] TwistedDemon's Karthus Guide by TwistedDemon | Karthus Player
Do1HaveTh3Sauce says “Sylas jungle is easy to go against because your R is almost useless if he tries to steal it. Just be aware of him on the map, so your lanes know when he is ganking, but in fights you do more burst damage.”
All Roles (Except ADC): Nidalee *Now With Jungle Match up De by Do1HaveTh3Sauce | Nidalee Player
Phrxshn says “This match-up will be dependent if you can dodge his skillshots or not. Dodge his Chain Lash(Q), Kingslayer(W), Abscond/Abduct(E), and Hijack(R). All of his skills are linear. Take note that his Kingslayer(W) will heal him if not avoided. (Sustained 1v1 Trades: Even) (Outscaling Edge: Even) (Recommended Items: Executioner's, Blade of the Ruined King) (Jaws of the Beast follows his Abscond/Abduct) (Jaws of the Beast follows Kingslayer)”
Phrxshn's Guide To Warwick by Phrxshn | Warwick Player
Fan22 says “Since sylas its insane in Mid-late game and can heal like crazy, he an be a big threat even when behind, but things get worse, since he can steal your R and also Get fre HP like us. Honestly him and Sett are some of the better bans you have. If you end up agaisnt him either Mid or top, i reccomend going thornmail or morellonomicon and getting magic resistance, your W and R can shutdown sylas easily.”
The Monster of the Void [10.19] Cho'Gath Top by Fan22 | Cho'Gath Player
ERNESTSAURUS says “FLEET FOOTWORK / SPELLBOOK SETUP - DORANS SHIELD / 3 REJUVENATION BEADS + POT = Sylas has come back to the meta with the recent Fleet Footwork and Hextech GLP-600 Build, the problem with it is that since he maxes W for lifesteal, similar to Nasus E, its Mana cost increases with levels. Due to his Passive he will usually push the wave to your side of the lane so you can easily set up a freeze and try to scale. Once you hit lvl 6 and Sheen, you beat him by doing a fight forcing him to steal your R and him using it (if you need you can use yours) since he has double the cooldown as soon as you have yours, you force an all in with you having yours and him not being able to steal yours. This is mostly due that whenever he steals your R, since Nasus R has an AP scaling "aura" damage, he will severly outdamage you (remember it doesn't reduce the cooldown of HIS Q). Later on you outscale him really easily and depending on how much CC does the enemy team composition have and how fed is the Sylas (if he is) you can choose either to Splitpush or Teamfight.”
[10.19] How to get Gold with Nasus, In Depth - All Matchups by ERNESTSAURUS | Nasus Player
chrisorion says “He'll only win if you get hit by his E. You win if you dodge his Q and parry E. Remember that his W heals him a ton when he's low so get Executioner's Calling later. Level 6 you win as most Sylas don't know how to proc Fiora's ultimate fast.”
One Step Ahead! - Fiora Top by chrisorion | Fiora Player
Phrxshn says “This match-up will be dependent if you can dodge his skillshots or not. Dodge his Chain Lash(Q), Kingslayer(W), Abscond/Abduct(E), and Hijack(R). All of his skills are linear. Take note that his Kingslayer(W) will heal him if not avoided. (Sustained 1v1 Trades: Even) (Outscaling Edge: Even) (Recommended Items: Abyssal Mask, Possibly Morellos) ”
Phrxshn's Guide To Malphite by Phrxshn | Malphite Player
StrikeX114 says “His primary threats come in the form of Kingslayer and Abduct (W & E, respectively). Steer clear of his attacks, and he won't pose too much of a threat.”
BeerLoL says “Parry chain pull and rush exec. Ez clap home boy.”
Bombabo says “Sylas is surprisingly hard to fight, due to the damage from his passive, his quick in-and-out playstyle, and the absurd amount of healing he gets from his W. Don't forget that he can steal your ult, too.”
How 2 Crab on 'em with Urgot by Bombabo | Urgot Player
laoshin3v3 says “Conqueror Wait for him to use his Second E it's easy to react to”
[10.18] Lao's Fiora - Every Matchup by laoshin3v3 | Fiora Player
Urgotem says “Refer to Match Up Section”
Urgodzilla says “Get magic resist and healing reduction, because Sylas players usually max W. Be careful if he steals your R, it might be too tough to handle.”
Urgot, The Dreadnought by Urgodzilla | Urgot Player
Ashookaa says “after 6 its just who use ult better but before just dogde Sylas spells and when u blows everything just use q + e + w combo ”
♥|Lillia Top|♥ Look who's blooming now! by Ashookaa | Lillia Player
Nematsu says “If you can dodge the e, then maybe you have a chance”
Pew-Pew Orianna by Nematsu | Orianna Player
NullPC says “not really that deadly to you as you beat him in mele and can get a super easy E off of his engage not to menton you shred him faster than he shreds you even if he takes your ult you win”
A comprehensive guide to Urgot top by NullPC | Urgot Player
LeSocair says “New champion. He heals a lot! Not much information since he's primarily a MidLaner, but still, he gets pretty strong, his Q slows a lot, his W deals tons of damage and heals him up a lot if he's low health and his E is up almost all the time, it gives him a shield so he's also quite resistant while trading. Think of him as an AP riven.”
The Ultimate 1mill+ Masters(S9) Gangplank Guide [10.16] by LeSocair | Gangplank Player
LeSocair says “He heals a lot! Not much information since he's primarily a MidLaner, but still, he gets pretty strong, his Q slows a lot, his W deals tons of damage and heals him up a lot if he's low health and his E is up almost all the time, it gives him a shield so he's also quite resistant while trading. Think of him as an AP riven.”
The Ultimate 1mill+ Masters(S9) Gangplank Guide [10.16] by LeSocair | Gangplank Player
bocchicken says “this is death. say goodbye.”
[10.16] Toplane STOMP Malphite Guide by bocchicken | Malphite Player
9690 says “D-Blade. This champ just beats you 1v1. All you can do is try and windwall he E2 because it actually does a surprising amount of damage. If they play correctly ou just auto lose. Outscales you. Take Conq. ”
Yone Top - Your enemies wont forget you by 9690 | Yone Player
gsaeyx says “Go full AD. Poke him down with q. If he is in a position to go in on you just save your q for his engage. ”
EntxRecoil says “Lethal Tempo Runes and Build. Ignite + Flash. Long sword refillable potion start. Sylas has really good short trades but his sustained damage sucks. Tryndamere has pressure against Sylas level 1 and level 2 and can look for all ins early. Look for extended trades versus him, and if you are all inning him pre-6 make sure you ignite him to reduce his healing on his W. Post 6 Sylas can steal your ultimate making it harder to dive/allin him HOWEVER, what you can do is force sylas into taking your ultimate and wait out the cooldown of the ultimate (he cant resteal your ultimate for double your ultimate duration) and then all in him. Also what you can do is use your ignite a second or 2 AFTER sylas uses your ultimate and then ignite him and run away. Sylas can only heal with his W on champions so if you ignite him and run away you can actually just kill him with ignite since he cant heal thru it like tryndamere can with trynd Q. In the mid-late game you want to catch sylas out away from turret so you can beat him 1v1. It is extremely difficult to dive Sylas under his turret because of his ability to steal your ultimate, you would either have to burst him before he uses your ultimate or you would have to force him to use ultimate before you have to use yours to beat him. Really good items to start out with against Sylas especially if you are ahead is tiamat into executioners so you can proc the grievous wounds from the tiamat aoe range, and that way you dont have to ignite for grievous in the all in, u can instead ignite for the kill 2 seconds after he uses your ultimate that he stole from you.”
FoggedFTW2 Tryndamere Guide by EntxRecoil | Tryndamere Player
BloodyDream81 says “Match up gratuit, dès qu'il fait l'erreur d'utiliser ses sorts de manières agressive punis le instantanément en le trainant sur la lane, il ne pourra rien faire, son perso est totalement counter le tien ! Si tu vois toutefois que le joueur à l'air bon, et que tu rencontre des difficultés, achète rapidement excutionner calling, cela devrait résoudre le problème ! Astuce : Prendre rush phasique t'assureras un kill facile !”
Darius Top by BloodyDream81 | Darius Player
Mohid97 says “Weak early game and can seem like you can take lane easy but two things to remember against sylas first of he scales one of the most hardest in the game so after mid he usually wins fights. Second of he can steal your ult so you need to watch your health as well ”
Tankgot by Mohid97 | Urgot Player
Kingarthur720 says “Lethal Tempo Runes and Build. Ignite + Flash. Long sword refillable potion start. Sylas has really good short trades but his sustained damage sucks. Tryndamere has pressure against Sylas level 1 and level 2 and can look for all ins early. Look for extended trades versus him, and if you are all inning him pre-6 make sure you ignite him to reduce his healing on his W. Post 6 Sylas can steal your ultimate making it harder to dive/allin him HOWEVER, what you can do is force sylas into taking your ultimate and wait out the cooldown of the ultimate (he cant resteal your ultimate for double your ultimate duration) and then all in him. Also what you can do is use your ignite a second or 2 AFTER sylas uses your ultimate and then ignite him and run away. Sylas can only heal with his W on champions so if you ignite him and run away you can actually just kill him with ignite since he cant heal thru it like tryndamere can with trynd Q. In the mid-late game you want to catch sylas out away from turret so you can beat him 1v1. It is extremely difficult to dive Sylas under his turret because of his ability to steal your ultimate, you would either have to burst him before he uses your ultimate or you would have to force him to use ultimate before you have to use yours to beat him. Really good items to start out with against Sylas especially if you are ahead is tiamat into executioners so you can proc the grievous wounds from the tiamat aoe range, and that way you dont have to ignite for grievous in the all in, u can instead ignite for the kill 2 seconds after he uses your ultimate that he stole from you.”
Let the anger take over - In depth Tryndamere guide top by Kingarthur720 | Tryndamere Player
Space69420 says “Sylas shouldn't be too hard to kite but don't let him get on top of you”
Karma Top/Mid Lane by Space69420 | Karma Player
Alan234 says “Any rune is fine. You can hard harass him early. Be careful of long trades later on where he can prock w twice (usually means you lose). Sylas is surprisingly squishy so you can blow him up. You can bait him if you think you will win by allowing him to hit his e. In all ins his ult isnt very useful against you because it takes so long.”
[10.14] Alan234 - #1 EUW 900LP Chall Teemo Top OTP by Alan234 | Teemo Player
Darrkescru says “A maioria das vezes e uma lane facil, use aery e orbe anulador pokea ele ate a morte e sempre tente usar seu ignite antes de ele tentar se curar com o W ”
Teemo apenas basico. (PT-BR) by Darrkescru | Teemo Player
Angela du Seithr says “Votre ultime est votre pire cauchemar, Sylas s'en servira pour récupérer ses sorts et pour pouvoir ainsi vous remettre un combo juste derrière. L'anti-heal ne le gêne pas tant que ça une fois qu'il a le Visage Spirituel et il fait assez mal même sur les longs trades.”
[10.15] Lillia on the Top Lane [FR] by Angela du Seithr | Lillia Player
SpyDaFX says “for both tank sylas and ap sylas u win at level 6 with tiamat and ur ult (unless he's ahead). tank sylas is really hard for renek and you should play against him they way u play against teemo. but for ap sylas - From my experience against him, you will always win at level 6, his ult is useless and ur ult gives you more sustain with Q than his W, you can trade at level 2 if he didnt start W (use E+w+E combo), at level 3 you can trade but only short trades. go conqueror, rush Tiamat, he's very sqishy.”
1v9 Carry Renekton Top/Mid Complete Guidr by SpyDaFX | Renekton Player
Nabura says “Stay inside your minion wave and he will never land E. Doran's Blade with PTA will DESTROY Sylas level 1. He won't expect it.”
Mid/Top Kayle Guide Season 10 by Nabura by Nabura | Kayle Player
Nyx Adachi says “Le bloqueas mucha parte de su dmg, cortacuraciones necesario y ojo cuando te robe la ulti”
Guia De Shen S10 Para Salir de Oro y otros elos by Nyx Adachi | Shen Player
Flompers says “Skillmatchup. The w is very annoying. When he runs away while fighting dont chase him if you dont have q or flash up because he will have his cooldowns back up and he may be able to kill you.”
Vi Top | Destroy these kids by Flompers | Vi Player
ACE4291 says “does big damage but you can destroy him. his r is useless against you. ”
(10.13) The Kench Guide to Try out! by ACE4291 | Tahm Kench Player
Numberjack says “Seeing the pattern? Multiple jump ins. Heals himself easily too. But at least Sylas is a little on the squishy side, so he is easier for your jungler to gank. His ability to steal Yuumi's ultimate to help a LOT in team fights sort of sucks for your team.”
Battlecat Yuumi (updated: post E cost -nerf) by Numberjack | Yuumi Player
DirtyDishSoap says “No matter what you try, this broken champion will outscale you, and he's even worse when he takes Maiden. He'll outdamage, outheal, and there's not a lot you can do even with the wall. Just sit under your turret and hope he just ooms himself early. He's not a common pick for top lane, but if he is, play it VERY CAREFULLY.”
Yoloick - Washed up low Diamond player by DirtyDishSoap | Yorick Player
CourtesyD0Prata says “Rush executioner's call and watch out wich Ult he haves / Rushe chamado do Carrasco e cuidado com que Ult ele tem.”
CourtesyD0Prata's Yasuo guide S10 EN-US / PT-BR by CourtesyD0Prata | Yasuo Player
Sq_09 says “Same as with most 'extreme' threads he can just close up easily and stick. He does high amounts of damage and if he steals your R, you're in big trouble. Also you don't normally start with MR items so you need some time to get sustain vs him. Consider buying mercs actually. ”
Ashe toplane, the slowing menace (Fun build) by Sq_09 | Ashe Player
Beatport Expo says “You can fight him head-on but his healing is annoying to deal with because It prevents you from killing him early on. NOTE : If he's slightly ahead of you, you'll notice that he can fight you without risking too much”
SabinX says “Executioner and a bit of MR and you will outlast him easily. If he steals his ult it's in your favor since your ult deals close to no DMG without decreasing their armor.”
Wukong TopLane - Armor Reduction Build & Guide by SabinX | Wukong Player
ShaharKarisi says “Try to play around his W, his sustain is a threat to you. him taking your ultimate can be scary, when he has Shyvana's R, call for a gank.”
TrinityForceYasuo says “Really annoying match up, try not to get his by his Q ( at least the 2nd part of it) , his E is first part is a dash and he gets a small shield 2nd part is where you have to play around the minions as much as you can when you see he's trying to make a play on you, be around the minions dance around them and if there arent a lot and you see you gonna get exposed and able to get hit use your W and you should be fine. Cant say a lot about his W its not a skill shot so. So overall try to play inside the minion waves and let him use at least his Q and then go for a trade. Play that match up a few times and you will get used to it”
Captain Dantems says “Tente nao tomar as skills dele, pokea e toma cuidado com ganks.”
Como ser o próximo Rei do Barril (1 Milhão de maestria) by Captain Dantems | Gangplank Player
SuPIeX says “Easiest lane in my opinion. You can easily out trade and run him down all day. Your Q silence destroys his ability to fight back so you can bully him throughout the entire laning phase.”
Low elo Easy Useful Garen Guide 10.11 by SuPIeX | Garen Player
Auntbetsie says “Really easy to play against, but as Tryndamere he can be really annoying in a team fight as he can just steal your alt and can change the tide of the team fight as of that. ”
*WORK IN PROGESS*TRYNDAMERE TOP LANE GUIDE by Auntbetsie | Tryndamere Player
Discord Rengar Mains says “Fairly easy match up after the heavy nerfs Sylas received throughout his lifetime. The only things you need to be wary of are his W heal and the fact his E ratio is huge, but his early damage is VERY poor and any sort of healing reduction item cripples him, which in turn opens him up for the kill. Do note he scales HARD as the game goes on and if he gets a lead you can be in for a world of pain, so make sure things don't get to that point. If you ever get ahead however congrats, it's become a 5v4. Ignite is good if you want to pressure him early, but you don't strictly need it, so TP is an option. Conqueror and HoB work best. ”
Rengar Mains Community Guide ft. ScrubNoob, CallMeExiled, P1 by Discord Rengar Mains | Rengar Player
Itreallyhim says “Skill matchup, Can be deadly if they play well, He can steal your ult and therefor your stats. Just play smart and dont overextend, Past 6, Try not to get ganked or he might kill your ally.”
itreallyhim's Mordekaiser Guide! [100% Matchups] by Itreallyhim | Mordekaiser Player
Senpai Broccoli says “High heals, high engage potential, high CC, high damage, and decent tankiness, Sylas is a very dangerous champion. He Isn't a glass cannon in any category, but is more of a In-Your-Face fighter who can easily sustain the damage you throw at him. His ultimate wont have much effect on you, but all of his other attributes are very difficult to deal with. If you can avoid close range and Doge his CC dash, then you can Poke easily and potentially pull off a kill. As long as you can keep him from getting kills and getting many minions, he should be bearable early game.”
Senpai Broccoli's Lethality thresh by Senpai Broccoli | Thresh Player
ItsPaulygon says “Skill matchup. If he can hit his skill shots, you will have a hard time. Also be very weary of his heal since it's a lot. Avoid his knock up and you can win lane.”
ArcLiner says “Sylas scales significantly faster than you, keep your distance and don't let him heal off W”
Raid Boss Swain Top by ArcLiner | Swain Player
SuperPopo7 says “Fight early game, and hold your W whenever you can to remount ”
Rusty Toplaner says “Win: Will add more later”
[10.5] The Steel Shadow - Guide by Rusty Toplaner | Camille Player
Nerkas says “He always was a counter to Swain, but when they made him max W, this lane became so much more in favor of Sylas.”
Swain, The Ultimate Teamfight Carry in 9.19 by Nerkas | Swain Player
abihe4dy says “Extremely mobile. Easy engage”
Every Build Path for Kayle Top by abihe4dy | Kayle Player
lugzinho says “Well Sylas got another rework and he actually became a lot harder to fight against even with his low armor early (but it scales like hell onto later in the game), his W healing buff can really screw with you but at least he doesn't have the "execute" on it anymore and his damage is just NUTS right now.Be very careful of this guy.”
ForgottenProject says “Very easy matchup for Fiora Parry his E if you can, if not parry anything.. Dodge his Q and his DPS is much lower than you Hit vitals faster than him and you win, most sylas players won’t be good at it.. Build Executioners first item to stop him from healing half ur all in..”
(Season 10) Rank #1 NA Fiora Guide by ForgottenProject by ForgottenProject | Fiora Player
The Lost Drawing says “Tienes mucho que cancelarle y con suerte le cancelas su curacion. Cuidado que mete mucho daño”
Poppy la Carry by The Lost Drawing | Poppy Player
Braddik says “Wait for him to waste his E and then all in him, and you'll always win. Pretty easy lane”
TheBiskoppen says “Sylas has a lot of dmg on e, try and make him miss it and safe enpowered w for after he heals.”
Crazy Crocman (Low Elo Match ups get gold+ ez pz) by TheBiskoppen | Renekton Player
Micorvus says “He has a lot of magic damage and can steal your ult. And yeah, he is also too mobile to Swain's spells ”
Praise the Lord by Micorvus | Swain Player
ExfIamed says “Is a pretty easy matchup where hes squishy but he has pretty good damage output and a huge heal so you wanna get executioners and be careful about being low near him he can still your ult and use it against you, but hes squishy and once you get executioners hes incredibly easy to deal with.”
ExflamedMMask's Indepth Climbing Guide for Garen in S10 by ExfIamed | Garen Player
9690 says “Not played often but cannot do anything against Morde. We out trade him at all points, only annoying part about Sylas is he can steal our ult (arguably one of the best in the game) and use it against you/your team. Morellos 3rd item is decent here.”
Mordekaiser [V10.4] Speed (Movement Speed + Attackspeed) by 9690 | Mordekaiser Player
Loevely says “Champion got gutted. His E shield is useless and his whole play-style is very predictable. Conq or HoB to utterly decimate him in lane. ”
(10.3) In-Depth Rengar Top Guide by Loevely | Rengar Player
Corin_devaliere says “He depend so much of his passive to deal damage, our W blocks all the incoming damage, he is maybe your easiest match up”
Crushing Top and Support with SHEN (CHECK THE RUNES) by Corin_devaliere | Shen Player
ENX Kai says “New chain reactor is a monster. Insane burst damage. Still has viable healing in his kit. Get some MR and try not to get outplayed by Conqueror.”
Jnewbringspain says “Not too hard, but you'll need to be careful of a couple things. Firstly, he can steal your ult AND stack Feast just like you can, so he can indeed become very tanky if you let him steal your ult a lot. Secondly, be careful of he Kingslayer ability. It will heal him, and the heal is almost double if he's below 40% health. You'll need to treat him similar to Volibear, poke him down to a certain threshhold, then go all in and execute with Feast. You'll want to do short trades then disengage with Sylas during lane phase. You can win fights going all in, but it is not recommended to do so.”
Cho'God - Hybrid Damage/Tank Top Lane! by Jnewbringspain | Cho'Gath Player
Guantecillo says “Puedes anular su pasiva con tu Q, y recuerda que Sylas no puede sacarle mucho provecho a tu R.”
Guía de Teemo en español (En proceso) by Guantecillo | Teemo Player
evilneon says “Will steal your iceberg.”
Rhinoface says “Pretty even lane. Try to stay at your ability range so he can't W you, and fight in minions to avoid his knockup. When he steals your ult, ult after he ults. ”
400k Mastery Mordekaiser Top/Mid/ADC ALL MATCHUPS by Rhinoface | Mordekaiser Player
Poppu says “Sylas can be outplayed pretty easily, build MR and you can lane safely. I suggest not trading with him as much, he heals when he has lower HP and can outplay. Try to outdamage him asap.”
[Patch 9.19] In-Depth Guide For Poppy Top! by Poppu | Poppy Player
Aizo says “AP healers are very difficult to itemize against, lucky for us he isn't SO strong that you can't kill him in the midgame but he definitely excels in earlygame fights which is where you are weak so be careful”
CHALLENGER Maokai Top OTP Guide by Aizo | Maokai Player
CrimsonAngel1 says “After sylas uses his main combo on you, he has no abilities left. Fight him on cd.”
Aa Guide Aabout Aatrox. Aatrox Guide. by CrimsonAngel1 | Aatrox Player
Necrops says “With Sylas just abuse your lvl 1 and 2 powerspike, he does not have enough damage to beat you at this point of laning phase.”
9.16 Mantheon Top Build by Necrops | Pantheon Player
Angela du Seithr says “Sylas est fort, mais cette fois il ne peut pas tirer partie de votre ultime. Vous avez toutes les armes pour le vaincre si vous prenez de l'anti-heal et de la résistance magique. Vous faites mal et il ne peut pas tirer profit de vos compétences.”
[9.16] Pantheon's Fall by Angela du Seithr | Pantheon Player
Devitt45 says “This is an easy match up. Just try to avoid his poke and he will run out of mana. Just be careful when you are low and he is level 6. You will easily be able to kill him though, and only gets easier as you get black cleaver and your Infinity Edges.”
Crit Master Garen Carry Guide by Devitt45 | Garen Player
Jnewbringspain says “He does too much damage for you and he can also sustain with his W heal. It's pretty common knowledge that he has too much shit in his kit. The only thing I like about this matchup is that he will most likely be mediocre at best when using your ultimate. Shen's ultimate takes a ton of time to master, and a lot of awareness to use at the right time, while also having to be aware of your surroundings so you don't get interrupted. Other than that, avoid fighting him.”
Save Your Teamates! Top Lane Shen by Jnewbringspain | Shen Player
Tior123 says “Sylas is not a threat whatsoever, your ult is next useless on him, you just outduel him. Only thing to watch out for is at level 3 you lose to him.”
Volibear Top: The Low Elo Chomper by Tior123 | Volibear Player
Killerbarrett says “At much as people hate this guy if you're going against him top lane, He's a piece of cake. Stealing your ult gives him phoenix stance but you can still kill him since he's also a melee champ.”
Crit-Dyr (Crit Udyr) by Killerbarrett | Udyr Player
ImpossibleLogic says “Don't worry about Sylas. While it is possible he receive some buffs in next patch, he has been gutted and is no longer a threat.”
The Only Aatrox Guide You Will Ever Need by ImpossibleLogic | Aatrox Player
Hunterlogic says “You completely smash Sylas.”
Un-killable Mordekaiser Guide (9.12) (Matchups Included) by Hunterlogic | Mordekaiser Player
GinWinsky says “He steals your ult. If you don't have it up, don't fight him. If late-game, just do it anyway because while he has your ult, he doesn't do damage against you.”
[Top/Jungle/Mid] Anubis, unleash! by GinWinsky | Nasus Player
FunkySoul says “I hate this matchup, but it's still completely manageable for me. Sylas is horrid when it comes to mana, so just dodge his Q pokes and don't get all in'd. Soon, you can turn the tide of battle.”
[9.11] FunkySoul's Guide to Tryndamere (Top & Jg) by FunkySoul | Tryndamere Player
ascaridevito says “he isnt a threat to you, but cause he can steal your ult, he will get a lot stronger because of you being there.”
Cho´Gath A.K.A Endgamegod tank build by ascaridevito | Cho'Gath Player
Andinex says “Try to survive this lane, if he knows what hes doing you are in trouble”
Manplank by Andinex | Gangplank Player
DrMoneybags says “Sylas was pretty overtuned on release, and is only really played mid now. Sometimes you'll see him top. With Executioners Calling to reduce his healing, this should be pretty easy. Plus, he gains very little for stealing your ultimate in a 1v1. If he uses your ultimate to roam, be sure to ping.”
Qubert64 says “Bramble and some MR and he loses. Block some autos and you win.”
Shen 9.10 S9 (Chapters Coming Soon) by Qubert64 | Shen Player
TheNinjaRoid says “You can fight him if even or ahead after you get some items, and can farm. Just be careful of his W, he heals for a fair amount of health.”
Ultimate Nasus Guide from a Nasus OTP - Patch 9.9 by TheNinjaRoid | Nasus Player
GalathBoiz says “He can out-traded you in laning phase with his W,he will steal your Ult and kill your whole team if he gets a lead. Play safe, punish him if he try to do smt stupid”
Sink 'em all _ Top lane Pyke Guide by GalathBoiz | Pyke Player
Tokor says “CRIMINAL SCUM ! Soyez bien prudent en early/mid game et jouer vraiment autour de vos powerspikes. Au bout d'un moment, Sylas n'aura plus les dégâts pour vous tuer rapidement et vous pourrez aisément le renvoyer dans sa prison d'origine.”
Saiyan02 says “This matchup is mostly in your favour. Your all in and CC is to strong for him. Take ignite, Build some MR and its most likely over for Sylas”
Everything you need to know about Xin Zhao by Saiyan02 | Xin Zhao Player
Saiyan02 says “This matchup is mostly in your favour. Your all in and CC is to strong for him. Build Merc Traits and it´s over for Sylas.”
Everything you need to know about Xin Zhao by Saiyan02 | Xin Zhao Player
Sion says “I don't have much experience with fighting him so just get an exe's and make sure you only go for trades when he engages on you. Also since you ARE the Sion, you should know how to dodge him when he ults you with ur ult”
Low-elo stomper AD Sion by Sion | Sion Player
lollmao says “be carefull of his e, he can escape your e and q, and with w he can turn the tables on you. early mr would be effective on him”
darius build by lollmao | Darius Player

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