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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 13.18. 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 13.18. 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!

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Patch 13.18: 150,759 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Sylas's Runes

Sylas's Best Runes 50%

Win Rate 51% Pickrate

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Resolve
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Second Best

Sylas's 2nd Best Runes 49%

Win Rate 15% Pickrate

Precision
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Third Best

Sylas's 3rd Best Runes 52%

Win Rate 13% Pickrate

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Sylas's Summoner Spells

Sylas's Best Summoner Spells 51%

Win Rate 50% Pickrate

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Second Best

Sylas's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 50%

Win Rate 49% Pickrate

Flash Teleport

Third Best

Sylas's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 52%

Win Rate 0% Pickrate

Exhaust Flash

Sylas's Starters

Sylas's Best Starter Items 50%

Win Rate 81% Pickrate

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Sylas's Core Items

Sylas's Best Core Items 55%

Win Rate 22% Pickrate

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Sylas's Runes

Sylas's Best Runes 51%

Win Rate 75% Pickrate

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Domination
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Second Best

Sylas's 2nd Best Runes 51%

Win Rate 9% Pickrate

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Third Best

Sylas's 3rd Best Runes 40%

Win Rate 7% Pickrate

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Sylas's Summoner Spells

Sylas's Best Summoner Spells 49%

Win Rate 59% Pickrate

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Second Best

Sylas's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 49%

Win Rate 21% Pickrate

Flash Gustwalker Smite

Third Best

Sylas's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 51%

Win Rate 20% Pickrate

Flash Scorchclaw Smite

Sylas's Starters

Sylas's Best Starter Items 48%

Win Rate 44% Pickrate

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Sylas's Core Items

Sylas's Best Core Items 53%

Win Rate 31% Pickrate

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Sylas's Ability Order

Sylas's Best Ability Order 50%

Win Rate 61% Pickrate

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Sylas's Runes

Sylas's Best Runes 51%

Win Rate 54% Pickrate

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Second Best

Sylas's 2nd Best Runes 49%

Win Rate 25% Pickrate

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Sylas's 3rd Best Runes 53%

Win Rate 7% Pickrate

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Sylas's Summoner Spells

Sylas's Best Summoner Spells 51%

Win Rate 70% Pickrate

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Second Best

Sylas's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 48%

Win Rate 29% Pickrate

Flash Ignite

Third Best

Sylas's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 61%

Win Rate 1% Pickrate

Teleport Ignite

Sylas's Starters

Sylas's Best Starter Items 50%

Win Rate 83% Pickrate

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Sylas's Core Items

Sylas's Best Core Items 54%

Win Rate 21% Pickrate

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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 MIDDLE 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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