Sylas Build Guide by Kenchixx
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+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+15-90 HP (lvls 1-18)
Ability Order Standard
Threats & Synergies
Honestly you're screwed. This guy is tanky and you can't do anything against him.
It's a skill match up. If you can avoid using your second E and R into his windwall, you should be fine in lane. You have to play around his E Q poke and trade when Bone Plating is up.
Another skill match up, it depends how well you utilise her ultimate against her and if you can predict her movements. If you get caught out by her charm when you dash in, you're screwed. You need to work to bait that out.
Nerfed. She's really easy to fight against because you poke her out and your bone plating negates a lot of damage. If you use her ultimate you can completely destroy her.
Honestly just ban her. Her egg is BS and she can outplay you with her W and poke you out with Q, R and E.
Really hard to deal with because he pokes you out a lot. His W negates any CC and he can play really safe in his lane stopping your all-ins. If you can play around stealing his ult and helping other lanes you should be okay. Ask for ganks too.
His Q buff means you might jump straight into a stun. He can also push you back with his ult. If you can play around these your lane is easy, just watch out when he roams other lanes and let your team know the instant he's missing because he can roam with E.
Her poke is insanely strong. Her ultimate can destroy you, especially if you try to dive at the edge of her tower. If you can bait her ultimate and avoid poke, you should be okay.
He can't outpoke you. Trade when you have Bone Plating and you'll be perfectly fine. His ultimate is a get out of jail free card if you get ganked or mess up somehow.
Avoid his poke at all costs, Bone Plating may not protect you enough here. Try outplay his ultimate with your own, don't forget you can also teleport back to your shadow after using his ultimate.
His poke does nothing against your Bone Plating and if you're in your minion wave. Just focus on all-ins and you will absolutely destroy him. Your version of his ultimate will outscale his and you can get nasty ultimates off.
The moment he buys Zhonya's you might as well just focus on roaming. His poke is incredible and you can't all in if he has Zhonya's. He can outplay you pretty easily so be careful.
Avoid her poke as always. Your version of ultimate will outscale after a bit and you should try trade with her when you have Bone Plating.
Just avoid any poke and try to play around her ultimate. You should be fine if you play laning phase well.
He can easily outplay you with his E and he can poke you out. He's extremely strong so you may have a tough time if you don't get any ganks.
His E and R can be pretty devastating. He can cancel your engage and even cancel the healing part of your W which can make you lose an entire fight.
That's if the enemies have Sion. Take his ultimate and change the tide of the team fight.
Again, if enemies have Alistar. You can take his ultimate and dive 1v5 to kill them. Soak up damage for your team while outputting a lot and having time for your cooldowns to come up.
If the enemies have Malphite. Take his ultimate and you can change the team fight.
Champion Build Guide
I've done my fair share of testing builds for Sylas and I believe the one I have up for offer here is the best one for me. I have found it to have the perfect balance whilst making his Kingslayer shine which is insanely strong at the moment and you should abuse it while you can.
+ Strong poke with Electrocute
+ Insane healing power all across the board
+ Outscales enemy ultimates pretty much all the time
+ Can instantly change team fights by using enemy ultimates
+ Doesn't get boring, so many ways to play him
+ Highly satisfying heals and outplay potential
- If you get locked down you're dead
- Can screw up using ultimate sometimes
- Sometimes you get CC'd as you cast W and get no heal
- Your team will probably hate you because they think you're bad
► Always take ultimates that can guarantee a kill. These include ultimates from champions such as: Veigar, Karthus, Malzahar.
► Or take ultimates that can be of great utility for your team. These include ultimates from champions such as: Leona, Sion, Alistar, Malphite.
► At Level 1, you should focus on Abscond > AA > Abduct to poke out the enemy and proc Electrocute.
► Use your Kingslayer when below 40% Health to gain the most Health back.
► Be careful with your Hijack and manage its cooldowns. Sometimes you may not have the ultimate you need in a team fight or you may accidentally take the wrong one.
I will be updating this guide depending on the match ups I find in my own games and any tips I may discover. Thanks a lot, good luck.