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Sylas Build Guides, Runes and Items

Sylas The Unshackled

Find the best Sylas build guides for League of Legends S13 Patch 13.6. The MOBAFire community works hard to keep their LoL builds and guides updated, and will help you craft the best Sylas build for the S13 meta. Learn more about Sylas' abilities, skins, or even ask your own questions to the community!

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Sylas Build & Runes

If you're looking for the best rune build for Sylas we've got you covered. Below you can find the best items and runes to build for Sylas, as determined by calculations of thousands of Plat+ League of Legends games. If you are already familiar with how to play Sylas this is a great resource to quickly get a good rune selection for Patch 13.6. However, if you are a new Sylas player we highly recommend reading through some of the guides above to learn why this build is strong on Sylas!

Patch 13.6: 810484 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Sylas's Runes

Sylas's Best Runes 49%

Win Rate 28022 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
Precision
LoL Path: Precision
LoL Rune: Conqueror
Conqueror
LoL Rune: Presence of Mind
Presence of Mind
LoL Rune: Legend: Tenacity
Legend: Tenacity
LoL Rune: Last Stand
Last Stand

Resolve
LoL Path: Resolve
LoL Rune: Unflinching
Unflinching
LoL Rune: Second Wind
Second Wind

Second Best

Sylas's 2nd Best Runes 48%

Win Rate 8559 Games

Precision
LoL Path: Precision
LoL Rune: Conqueror
Conqueror
LoL Rune: Presence of Mind
Presence of Mind
LoL Rune: Legend: Tenacity
Legend: Tenacity
LoL Rune: Last Stand
Last Stand

Inspiration
LoL Path: Inspiration
LoL Rune: Biscuit Delivery
Biscuit Delivery
LoL Rune: Cosmic Insight
Cosmic Insight

Third Best

Sylas's 3rd Best Runes 49%

Win Rate 6984 Games

Precision
LoL Path: Precision
LoL Rune: Conqueror
Conqueror
LoL Rune: Presence of Mind
Presence of Mind
LoL Rune: Legend: Tenacity
Legend: Tenacity
LoL Rune: Last Stand
Last Stand

Resolve
LoL Path: Resolve
LoL Rune: Unflinching
Unflinching
LoL Rune: Second Wind
Second Wind

Sylas's Summoner Spells

Sylas's Best Summoner Spells 50%

Win Rate 54583 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Sylas's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 49%

Win Rate 47027 Games

Flash Teleport

Third Best

Sylas's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 46%

Win Rate 469 Games

Exhaust Flash

Sylas's Starters

Sylas's Best Starter Items 49%

Win Rate 11043 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Sylas's 2nd Best Starter Items 49%

Win Rate 215735 Games

Doran's Ring Health Potion

Third Best

Sylas's 3rd Best Starter Items 49%

Win Rate 26149 Games

Doran's Shield Health Potion

Trinket

Sylas's Best Trinket 54%

Win Rate 42340 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Sylas's 2nd Best Trinket 50%

Win Rate 15225 Games

Farsight Alteration

Third Best

Sylas's 3rd Best Trinket 45%

Win Rate 44802 Games

Stealth Ward
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Patch 13.6: 810470 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Sylas's Runes

Sylas's Best Runes 49%

Win Rate 54657 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
Domination
LoL Path: Domination
LoL Rune: Dark Harvest
Dark Harvest
LoL Rune: Sudden Impact
Sudden Impact
LoL Rune: Eyeball Collection
Eyeball Collection
LoL Rune: Treasure Hunter
Treasure Hunter

Inspiration
LoL Path: Inspiration
LoL Rune: Magical Footwear
Magical Footwear
LoL Rune: Cosmic Insight
Cosmic Insight

Second Best

Sylas's 2nd Best Runes 50%

Win Rate 8123 Games

Domination
LoL Path: Domination
LoL Rune: Dark Harvest
Dark Harvest
LoL Rune: Sudden Impact
Sudden Impact
LoL Rune: Eyeball Collection
Eyeball Collection
LoL Rune: Treasure Hunter
Treasure Hunter

Inspiration
LoL Path: Inspiration
LoL Rune: Future's Market
Future's Market
LoL Rune: Cosmic Insight
Cosmic Insight

Third Best

Sylas's 3rd Best Runes 51%

Win Rate 3574 Games

Domination
LoL Path: Domination
LoL Rune: Dark Harvest
Dark Harvest
LoL Rune: Sudden Impact
Sudden Impact
LoL Rune: Eyeball Collection
Eyeball Collection
LoL Rune: Treasure Hunter
Treasure Hunter

Inspiration
LoL Path: Inspiration
LoL Rune: Magical Footwear
Magical Footwear
LoL Rune: Cosmic Insight
Cosmic Insight

Sylas's Summoner Spells

Sylas's Best Summoner Spells 49%

Win Rate 89569 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Sylas's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 48%

Win Rate 77 Games

Ghost Smite

Third Best

Sylas's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 40%

Win Rate 116 Games

Smite Ignite

Sylas's Starters

Sylas's Best Starter Items 49%

Win Rate 28743 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Trinket

Sylas's Best Trinket 49%

Win Rate 81298 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Sylas's 2nd Best Trinket 43%

Win Rate 7081 Games

Stealth Ward

Third Best

Sylas's 3rd Best Trinket 88%

Win Rate 583 Games

Eye of the Herald
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Patch 13.6: 810443 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Sylas's Runes

Sylas's Best Runes 52%

Win Rate 2123 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
Precision
LoL Path: Precision
LoL Rune: Conqueror
Conqueror
LoL Rune: Presence of Mind
Presence of Mind
LoL Rune: Legend: Tenacity
Legend: Tenacity
LoL Rune: Last Stand
Last Stand

Resolve
LoL Path: Resolve
LoL Rune: Unflinching
Unflinching
LoL Rune: Second Wind
Second Wind

Second Best

Sylas's 2nd Best Runes 68%

Win Rate 53 Games

Precision
LoL Path: Precision
LoL Rune: Conqueror
Conqueror
LoL Rune: Presence of Mind
Presence of Mind
LoL Rune: Legend: Tenacity
Legend: Tenacity
LoL Rune: Last Stand
Last Stand

Inspiration
LoL Path: Inspiration
LoL Rune: Biscuit Delivery
Biscuit Delivery
LoL Rune: Cosmic Insight
Cosmic Insight

Third Best

Sylas's 3rd Best Runes 51%

Win Rate 1183 Games

Precision
LoL Path: Precision
LoL Rune: Conqueror
Conqueror
LoL Rune: Presence of Mind
Presence of Mind
LoL Rune: Legend: Tenacity
Legend: Tenacity
LoL Rune: Last Stand
Last Stand

Inspiration
LoL Path: Inspiration
LoL Rune: Biscuit Delivery
Biscuit Delivery
LoL Rune: Cosmic Insight
Cosmic Insight

Sylas's Summoner Spells

Sylas's Best Summoner Spells 50%

Win Rate 12307 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Sylas's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 51%

Win Rate 1933 Games

Flash Ignite

Third Best

Sylas's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 59%

Win Rate 51 Games

Teleport Ignite

Sylas's Starters

Sylas's Best Starter Items 50%

Win Rate 28859 Games

  • 1
  • 2

Trinket

Sylas's Best Trinket 47%

Win Rate 7451 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Sylas's 2nd Best Trinket 54%

Win Rate 4835 Games

Oracle Lens

Third Best

Sylas's 3rd Best Trinket 53%

Win Rate 2065 Games

Farsight Alteration
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Sylas Counters

Learn Sylas' counters and discover matchups where they have an advantage! When you're starting a game of League of Legends you should always keep in mind if you'll be at an advantage or disadvantage against your opponent, so you can know whether to bully them or play safe. You can find detailed breakdowns of each matchup on CounterStats, and you can also check out some Sylas guides to see how to build and play against other champions you may find yourself up against!


This counter data is for Sylas Mid in Plat+ games. The percent shown is the enemy champion's counter rating against Sylas. Counter rating is our own statistic that factors in counter kills, overall kills, early lead ratio, comeback ratio, and win percent to give the whole picture of that champion's effectiveness as a counter pick.

Sylas Skins

Sylas' Abilities

Sylas's Petricite Burst
Petricite Burst Sylas's Passive Sylas's Passive
300
Sylas's Passive
Sylas's Passive
After using an ability, Sylas gains a charge (max 3 charges). Sylas' attacks expend a charge to whirl his chains, dealing 130% (+25% of ability power) attack damage as magic damage to the main target and 40% (+20% of ability power) attack damage as magic damage to other surrounding enemies.

While he has at least one charge, Sylas gains 125% attack speed.
Q
Sylas's Chain Lash
Chain Lash Sylas's Q Ability
775
55
11 / 10 / 9 / 8 / 7
Sylas lashes his chains out, dealing 40 / 60 / 80 / 100 / 120 (+40% of ability power) magic damage and slowing by 15 / 20 / 25 / 30 / 35% for 1.5 seconds. The place where the chains intersect explodes, dealing a further 70 / 125 / 180 / 235 / 290 (+90% of ability power) magic damage.
W
Sylas's Kingslayer
Kingslayer Sylas's W Ability
400
60 / 70 / 80 / 90 / 100
13 / 11.25 / 9.5 / 7.75 / 6
Sylas lunges at an enemy with magical force dealing 70 / 105 / 140 / 175 / 210 (+90% of ability power) magic damage. Against champions, Sylas restores 25 / 50 / 75 / 100 / 125 (+40% of ability power) health, increased by 0-100% depending on his missing health.
E
Sylas's Abscond / Abduct
Abscond / Abduct Sylas's E Ability
400
65
14 / 13 / 12 / 11 / 10
Sylas quickly dashes, and prepares a recast for 3.5 seconds.

Recast: Sylas throws his chains, pulling himself to the first enemy hit, dealing 80 / 130 / 180 / 230 / 280 (+100% of ability power) magic damage and knocking up for 0.5 seconds.
R
Sylas's Hijack
Hijack Sylas's Ultimate (R) Ability
950
75
80 / 55 / 30 / 30 / 30
Sylas hijacks an enemy champion, allowing him to cast a copy of their ultimate ability, depending on his ultimate level and using his stats. Hijacking an enemy places a cooldown on them which is dependant on the enemy ultimate's cooldown. During which time Sylas cannot hijack them again. Sylas can only hold a hijacked ultimate for 90 seconds.
E
Sylas's Abscond
Abscond Sylas's E Ability
400
65
14 / 13 / 12 / 11 / 10
Sylas quickly dashes, and prepares a recast for 3.5 seconds.
E
Sylas's Abduct
Abduct Sylas's E Ability
800
0
Sylas's Passive
Sylas throws his chains, pulling himself to the first enemy hit, dealing 80 / 130 / 180 / 230 / 280 (+100% of ability power) magic damage, and knocking up for 0.5 seconds.

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