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Sylas Build Guide by ARTHEO



Updated on July 10, 2021
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Grasp of the Undying
Second Wind

Nimbus Cloak
Gathering Storm

+10% Attack Speed
+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+6 Armor


LoL Summoner Spell: Ghost


LoL Summoner Spell: Ignite


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Hi, I am ARTHEO also known as ARTHEO BEAR I am a Volibear 1 trick that plays Sylas when my main is banned. I'm also starting a new thing on Twitch: ArtheoBear every Wednesday I will be playing champions other than Volibear to increase my performance on how to play against these champions.

I have 1 mission and that is to play Freljord - Ice or Snow theme skins only with my STORMBRINGER RUNES known as the SHRINE BREAKER playstyle that I use for Volibear top lane. I will talk more in depth in this guide on how it works with Sylas and how you can dominate the top lane and crush every tower in the game!

I will talk about everything in this order for everyone to fully understand why I use all of these for this playstyle!

1. Playstyle
2. Runes
3. Spells
4. Build

I also love to add 1 tricks that I can duo with when I am playing my main Volibear, so please feel welcomed to join in while I am streaming. We can show how truly badass of a Sylas player you really are!


SHRINE BREAKER playstyle is all about breaking every tower in the game until there is nothing left! Early game taking down the first tower and collecting those plates for gold will allow you to buy these items to deal more damage to towers. After that you want to focus on getting the 2nd top tower then rotate to other lanes to take down those towers. You can use the Eye of the Herald to help clear towers faster. While they are busy with drake , is the perfect time to break down the gate tower and the inhibitor. This will free up your chance to get baron nashor buff and win the game.
Scales with health increasing the damage, but also granting each legendary item 100 health thanks to the mythic passive. This will increase damage with Demolish and Titanic Hydra allowing you to land more on-hit damage because of the slow.
The more health you have, the more damage you will deal in a cone hit to towers and targets. This is the most important damage item to scale with to split push, break towers, and kill anyone who tries to stop you.
This makes it extremely easy to break towers with Demolish and Titanic Hydra thanks to the passive, but also increased health and physical damage. The resists that it gives you while no allies are nearby synergies well with Frostfire Gauntlet's resists makes taking damage and diving towers much easier.

I use this for the bonus permanent health and heal combo with W Kingslayer. The bonus health will increase the damage with scaling health items Frostfire Gauntlet and Titanic Hydra as well as the rune, Demolish.

Health items increase the damage to towers, which synergize well with Titanic Hydra and Hullbreaker that deal increased damage to towers. health + physical damage will destroy towers fairly quick and only gets stronger as teh game goes on!

The more health you have, the more you will regenerate and heal while kiting out with Abscond only to go back in using Abduct healing with Grasp of the Undying + Kingslayer combo.

This will keep you relentless with tenacity and slow resistance, which increases the less health you have in fights making it difficult for them to control you as you will always be able to stick to them with Frostfire Gauntlet, Abscond, and Abduct. Even more relentless with Rylai's Crystal Scepter or movement speed items such as Dead Man's Plate or Force of Nature.

Increases movement speed when using a Summoner Spell and the best spell is Ghost giving you the ability to move through units aka minions allowing Sylas to easily stick to multiple targets with Boots of Swiftness, Frostfire Gauntlet, Chain Lash, Abscond, Abduct, Rylai's Crystal Scepter or movement speed items Dead Man's Plate and Force of Nature.

Scaling adaptive damage, which increases your damage towards the late game when you have AP items Rylai's Crystal Scepter and Nashor's Tooth. This will give Sylas hybrid damage with his passive: Petricite Burst with the combination of auto attacks and abilities. Most powerful with Titanic Hydra for the on-hit auto attacks and Nashor's Tooth with increased on-hit damage as well as abilities, which makes his passive even more deadly.

Help secure kills and snowball the lane and collect tower plates with Demolish. Also increases your chances to win 1v2 when the enemy jungler decides to gank your lane giving you the perfect opportunity to gain buffs, crest of insight + crest of cinders to increase your sustain and damage. Killing the enemy jungler will not only give you buffs, but allow you to gain level advantage over top lane making it extremely easy to kill and snowball.

Increase your ability to chase and reduce kiting, which pairs well with Chain Lash's slow, Kingslayer, Abscond, and Abduct. Nimbus Cloak ramps up the movement speed a the start of using a Summoner Spell, which can cut the time that Ghost needs to ramp up to its full movement speed, making it very easy to reach ranged champions with dashing actives or abilities. Pairs well with Frostfire Gauntlet and Rylai's Crystal Scepter's slows allowing you to keep ahead of enemies. The most unique is Ghost's duration is continued after a takedown, which allows Sylas to move onto the next target with ease and move through units with no interruption. This pairs even better with movement speed items such as Dead Man's Plate + Force of Nature giving you the ability to chase a target or escape multiple enemies coming for you.

Slows synergize well with Sylas's abilities that slow and dash to targets such as Chain Lash, Kingslayer, Abscond, and Abduct allowing him to always stick to enemies to apply the burn damage, which increases with health items. The magic damage aura synergizes well with his passive: Petricite Burst dealing damage to secondary enemies around him.

Staying mobile will allow you to keep applying slows + burn damage with Frostfire Gauntlet as well as apply on-hit damage from Titanic Hydra early game and Nashor's Tooth into the late game. Sitting on a Winged Moonplate will grant you 419 movement speed early game, but that is if you want to build movement speed items instead of AP into the late game or a hybrid of both. Dead Man's Plate and Force of Nature pair well with Boots of Swiftness as well as Nimbus Cloak and Ghost if you are looking for maximum chase, dive, dodge, and escape.

Smacking Sylas chains deals lots of damage with his auto attacks to targets and towers with Demolish. Synergizes well with his passive: Petricite Burst that deals mixed damage of physical and magic. With all of the movement speed options of Boots of Swiftness, Nimbus Cloak, and Ghost as well as slows from Frostfire Gauntlet will allow you to keep applying this devastating damage that scales with health that will only get stronger as the game goes on! This also gives Sylas the ability to clear waves with ease and save his mana for only when he needs to use it on a champion or to quickly split push.

Increasing damage to towers synergizes well with Titanic Hydra + Demolish's damage to towers and Frostfire Gauntlet's resists making Sylas very tanky to dive targets under tower with Nimbus Cloak and Ghost. Especially using the target's ultimate against them with Hijack.

Abilities will apply slow, which gives Sylas the ability to slow multiple targets in-between Frostfire Gauntlet's cooldown. No one will be able to escape from him and the hybrid slow + damage is devastating and makes tower diving very easy with Nimbus Cloak and Ghost. The health from this item will increase Frostfire Gauntlet, Titanic Hydra, and demolih's damage.

On-hit damage synergizes well with Sylas' passive: Petricite Burst that deals hybrid damage of magic and physical. The attack speed means more Titanic Hydra chain slaps as well as damage to towers with Hullbreaker. Gathering Storm's adaptive damage scales well with Nashor's Tooth's passive.

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