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Can Sylas support work? I'm new

Creator: Uzef April 14, 2020 9:14am
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Okay so I'm a support main but i'm really bored and tired of not being anything except a cc machine that's helpless if left alone, So I tried a bit of Sylas support in normals and im absolutely stomping and carrying, however can it work ranked? is there much difference between ranked and normals? I'm in silver 4 and actually doing pretty bad so I took a break and that's when I've been testing all those different supports, I love Sylas as a character and his kit is really cool and has lots of outplay potential, I tried him mid and jg but I really REALLY suck at farming and last hitting as a mid laner and my clear speed in jg is bad. So If someone can tell me he's viable in higher elos as a support im 100% maining him and it'd reduce my ranked anxiety.

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His overall winrate and especially as a support is extremely low, so I'm kinda positive that he's not that viable. However, I may very well be wrong.

He could function in the lower elos, higher ones, probs not as much.
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Can you explain why he's not viable? He's got a good engage with his E and his W lets him comfortably tank a lot, His Q is basically there just for the passive reset and his best ability, R can be flexible and as support you'll always have 2 choices, can also roam mid and pickup something like Lux's R, He's similar to velkoz as a support and velkoz is viable from what I understand
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Usually the reason a champion isn't viable as a support is that they're too reliant on gold or levels to be effective. Support champions can do their jobs with very little gold or experience. The support mages like Zyra, Brand and Vel'Koz can be played without farming because their abilities deal a lot of reliable damage without the need for many items. Those 3 in particular basically just need Liandry's Anguish to deal potentially the most damage in the game.

If you want to play Sylas in bot lane, I'd recommend pairing him with a support Senna and have the Sylas take the farm. Senna enables a lot of melee champions to work as bot lane carries that don't normally go bot since she can help them get through laning phase and can function as an ADC without needing to farm.
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As it has been said, it's not really viable because of the gold he demands, and as a champion that has carry potential, it's kind of a waste putting him in a position where he won't be getting resources.

That being said, it can work, mostly because your opponents won't know how to deal with it, being such an odd pick. Chances are no one ever played against a Sylas support. It can work, but doesn't mean it's good.

Have you tried playing champions like Pyke, Senna and Brand? They get out of the "hit cc and pray your team will follow up".
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Thanks for all the helpful replies, His good items are indeed expensive so I can see why he's not that viable as a support, I really wish I could somehow in the future improve my last hitting skills and be able to play sylas again, until then I guess i'll try playing Pyke or Brand, I've already tried them both but no other support gave me the same satisfaction as Sylas, however I do think that the only reason i've been winning is because most of my opponents never expected to play against a Sylas support. Really a shame because I absolutely love Sylas..
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I mean it doesn't hurt to play it until it stops working, if you're winning and you're having fun. ;)
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