How to Win Akali vs Sylas Counter Matchup Akali is in the b tier of champions

Akali vs Sylas

How to Beat Sylas as Akali in LoL Sylas is in the b tier of champions
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How to Beat Sylas as Akali

based on 6,392 Akali vs Sylas matchups
Win Rate
49.1 %
K/D/A
2.34
Pick Rate
4.9 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

At MOBA Champion, we evaluate millions of recently ranked LoL rounds every week. In our dataset, Akali fought Sylas in 6392 matches. Using so many games with Akali vs Sylas gives us faith in our capacity to prepare actionable stats and a solid build to wreck Sylas. This counter matchup is fairly uncommon. Akali has to counter Sylas in only 4.9% of her rounds.

Akali vs Sylas Matchup Summary

Unfortunately, Akali has done a poor job of countering Sylas. Normally, she wins a acceptable 49.1% of matches the champs fight each other in. In Akali vs Sylas matches, Akali’s team is 0.1% less expected to get first blood, implying that she most likely won't get first blood against Sylas.

Best Akali vs Sylas Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Dark SealHealth Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
Amplifying TomeSorcerer's Shoes

Core Akali Items

~22 Mins
Hextech RocketbeltRabadon's DeathcapZhonya's Hourglass

Optional Items

ShadowflameDemonic EmbraceMorellonomicon

Summoner Spells

summonerflash summoner spell D
summonerdot summoner spell F

Skill Order

First skill for Akali to level up q
>
Second ability for Akali to level up e
>
Last skill for Akali to max out w

Runes

Domination Electrocute Sudden ImpactEyeball CollectionUltimate Hunter
Precision Presence of MindCoup de Grace
Adaptive Adaptive MagicRes
Akali's passive ability p
Akali q ability q
Akali w ability w
Akali e ability e
Akali's ultimate ability r
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E
2
Q
3
W
4
Q
5
Q
6
R
7
Q
8
E
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Q
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E
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R
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E
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E
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W
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W
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R

Guide to Countering Sylas as Akali

Tips for Playing as Akali against Sylas

Akali excels at killing fragile champions. Let your team initiate and then strike at the people in the back.

Twilight Shroud offers safety in even the most dangerous situations. Use that time to save up energy for a quick strike later.

Advice to Win Against Sylas

Sylas's healthbar can be deceptive, watch out for his Kingslayer!

Try to fight Sylas when he isn't able to take your ultimate.

Akali vs Sylas Counter Stats

Akali Image
Win Rate
49.1 %
VS
Win Rate
50.9 %
Sylas Image
8.2
< Kills >
7.3
5.9
< Deaths >
6.8
5.6
< Assists >
6.8
1.85
< Killing Sprees >
1.64
139
< Minions Killed >
130
0.05
< Dragons Killed >
0.08
0.35
< Inhibitors >
0.39
1,596
< Physical Damage >
558
20,663
< Magic Damage >
19,964
1,258
< True Damage >
1,124
23,518
< Damage Dealt >
21,647
25,908
< Damage Taken >
30,828
10,994
< Gold Earned >
10,883
1.35
< Towers >
1.55
0.02
< Baron Takedowns >
0.02
2,606
< Total Healing >
7,255
13,377
< Experience >
13,125
16
< Vision Score >
17
8
< Wards Placed >
8
57
< Time Dealing CC >
297

How to Counter Sylas with Akali in LoL

The stats shown here underscore some valuable Akali against Sylas counter statistics that can help you appreciate the differences and similarities between the pair. As an example, Akali’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is greater than Sylas’s KDA ratio of NaN, demonstrating that Akali may be more central to her team's team fighting potential than Sylas..

Akali typically has a similar longest kill spree as her foe does. On average, she receives less damage than Sylas. This commonly reflects differing health capacities, but it can also indicate that the champ with higher health has less mobility and thus is unable to kite away from further damage when poked or engaged.

Differences between Akali and Sylas

Damage Types Compared

Akali
Sylas
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Akali
Sylas

Who is Better, Akali or Sylas?

Both LoL champs are great champions. Both have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In the game's current meta, Akali usually fairs equally well when taking on Sylas, with a 49.1% win rate. Therefore, Akali makes an ok counter to Sylas.

While Akali does have a lower winrate compared to Sylas, when on opposite teams, Akali also has a greater learning curve that makes her a more time consuming champ to learn. You should be careful when picking Akali into Sylasas her relative depth means that you may not be able to reach her full potential without a significant amount of practice beforehand.

Moreover, Akali also has only a small amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Sylas. This often makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when fighting champions with a ton of burst damage.

While there isn't a single best champion for every situation in League of Legends, in Akali vs Sylas matchups, Sylas is the better champion with a similar win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your team members during teamfights.

Akali is a somewhat poor counter for Sylas. You will do well by focussing your play on increasing your CS and taking out objectives. If you are able to do that, you should hold your own as Akali against Sylas.

Additional Information for Akali Players

How We Calculated Our Akali vs Sylas Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Sylas as Akali, we analyzed 6,392 matchups from recent LoL games. We use rigorous data cleaning and processing methods to ensure that our counter stats are of the highest quality. You can rest assured that the recommended build to counter Sylas as Akali comes from real data and is not the fabrication of some random LoL player, as some other sites provide. You can use the filters at the top of the page to view the most relevant stats and items to your rank.

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Further Insights to Win this Matchup

If you would like to truly master Akali in order to counter Sylas during both the lane and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to learn a few extra tips and tricks for this matchup. If you mind the build and tips presented here, you will increase your win rate by a lot and be closer to League of Legends pro players.

Akali usually racks up a similar amount of CS as Sylas. Champs who typically don't get much CS typically don't have to have much CS to be valuable teammates, such as supports. These kinds of champions are able to scale well off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champions with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, typically need a lot of items to be effective. In either situation, try to do better than the numbers reported on this page to do well.

The most important items to use in your Akali versus Sylas build include Hextech Rocketbelt, Rabadon's Deathcap, and Zhonya's Hourglass. When Akali used at least these three pieces in her build, she performed much better when facing Sylas than with many other typical counter builds. In fact, Akali had an average win rate of 49.1% battling Sylas with these items in her kit.

To have the best chance of beating Sylas as Akali, you should use the Electrocute, Sudden Impact, Eyeball Collection, Ultimate Hunter, Presence of Mind, and Coup de Grace runes from the Domination and Precision rune sets. Out of all the rune combinations we have analyed for Akali vs Sylas LoL games, this mix of runes resulted in the highest win rate. Notably, these runes provided a 49.1% win rate overall.

By default, tips, stats, and builds on how to beat Sylas as Akali are presented for all skill levels combined. If you want to filter the stats and builds to a particular division, you can use the selection menu located at the top of this page.