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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.
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.”
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.”
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.”
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)”
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) ”
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.”
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.”
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.”
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.”
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.”
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.”
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.)”
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.”
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.”
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)”
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”
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”
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. ”
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 ”
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”
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.”
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”
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. ”
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.”
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.”
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.”
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.”
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.”
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. ”
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”
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”
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”
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.”
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.”
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.”
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.
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.”
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. ”
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”
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”
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.”
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.”
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.”
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.
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”
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.”
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.”
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. ”
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.”
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.”
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.”
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”
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.”
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.”
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.”
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.”
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 !!”
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.”
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.”
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.”
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.”
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.”
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. ”
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.”
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.”
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”
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.”
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.”
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.”
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Tips Against Sylas in the Jungle Tips Provided by MOBAFire Guide Authors
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.”
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”
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.”
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.”
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.”
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.”
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.”
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 E.so you can outheal him.Ban him sometimes.”
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”
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.”
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.”
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.”
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”
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.”
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. ”
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.”
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.”
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.”
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.”
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.”
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.”
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.”
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Tips Against Sylas in Top Lane Tips Provided by MOBAFire Guide Authors
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.”
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.
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.”
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.”
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.”
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)”
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.”
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.
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.”
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.”
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)”
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.”
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.”
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.”
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) ”
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.”
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.”
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.”
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.
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.”
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 !”
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 ”
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.”
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.”
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.”
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.”
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.”
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.”
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.”
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. ”
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”
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”
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.
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.”
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.”
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..”
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.”
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.”
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.”
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”
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.”
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.”
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.”
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.”
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.”
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.”
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.”
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”