How to Win Illaoi vs Sylas Counter Matchup Illaoi is in the a tier of champions

Illaoi vs Sylas

How to Beat Sylas as Illaoi in LoL Sylas is in the b tier of champions
Fighter Tank
Mage Assassin

How to Beat Sylas as Illaoi

based on 1,387 Illaoi vs Sylas matchups
Win Rate
58.3 %
K/D/A
1.69
Pick Rate
3.2 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We at MOBA Champion analyze millions of ranked League rounds every week. Within our dataset, Illaoi fought Sylas in 1387 rounds. Using so many games with Illaoi vs Sylas gives us confidence in our capability to provide useful stats and a pro build to crush your opponent. This particular champ pairing is relatively rare. Illaoi has to counter Sylas in only 3.2% of her matches.

Illaoi vs Sylas Matchup Summary

Illaoi has done a great job of countering Sylas. Normally, she wins a fantastic 58.3% of games the champs fight one another in. In Illaoi versus Sylas games, Illaoi’s team is 0.2% less probable to obtain first blood, implying that she most likely won't be able to get first blood against Sylas.

Best Illaoi vs Sylas Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Health PotionTear of the Goddess

Early Items

~5 Mins
BootsSheen

Core Illaoi Items

~22 Mins
Divine SundererThornmailDeath's Dance

Optional Items

Spirit VisageSterak's GageHullbreaker

Summoner Spells

summonerflash summoner spell D
summonerteleport summoner spell F

Skill Order

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

Runes

Precision Conqueror Presence of MindLegend: TenacityLast Stand
Resolve DemolishBone Plating
Adaptive Adaptive MagicRes
Illaoi's passive ability p
Illaoi q ability q
Illaoi w ability w
Illaoi e ability e
Illaoi's ultimate ability r
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Q
2
W
3
E
4
Q
5
Q
6
R
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Q
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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 Illaoi

Tips for Playing as Illaoi against Sylas

Leap of Faith is best used to follow-up a strong engage or when being engaged upon. Be careful about being the first one into a fight.

Tentacles are an immense source of power. Don't fight without them.

Spirits inherit their target's current health. If making a

Vessel

is your goal, try whittling your opponent's health down a bit first to make killing the spirit easier.

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.

Illaoi vs Sylas Counter Stats

Illaoi Image
Win Rate
58.3 %
VS
Win Rate
41.7 %
Sylas Image
6
< Kills >
7.1
6.2
< Deaths >
6.9
4.5
< Assists >
6.9
1.39
< Killing Sprees >
1.64
191
< Minions Killed >
125
0.07
< Dragons Killed >
0.09
0.76
< Inhibitors >
0.31
26,773
< Physical Damage >
712
683
< Magic Damage >
18,767
513
< True Damage >
1,192
27,970
< Damage Dealt >
20,672
32,871
< Damage Taken >
31,654
12,420
< Gold Earned >
10,780
3.27
< Towers >
1.3
0.02
< Baron Takedowns >
0.02
7,703
< Total Healing >
7,024
15,437
< Experience >
13,353
17
< Vision Score >
18
8
< Wards Placed >
8
75
< Time Dealing CC >
304

How to Counter Sylas with Illaoi in LoL

The stats shown here highlight several critical Illaoi against Sylas matchup statistics that can help us explain the distinctions between the two. As an example, Illaoi’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is better than Sylas’s KDA ratio of NaN, demonstrating that Illaoi may be more central to her team's team fighting capability than Sylas..

Illaoi usually has a similar longest killing spree as her foe does. Commonly, she takes a similar amount of damage to Sylas. This often reflects different amounts of tankyness, but it can also indicate that the one champion has less mobility and thus is unable to kite away from further damage when poked or engaged.

Differences between Illaoi and Sylas

Damage Types Compared

Illaoi
Sylas
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Illaoi
Sylas

Who is Better, Illaoi or Sylas?

Both League champs are great champions. Both have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In League's current meta, Illaoi usually wins when facing off against Sylas, with a 58.3% win rate. As a result, Illaoi makes a fantastic counter for Sylas.

While Illaoi does have a much higher win rate compared to Sylas, when facing one another, Illaoi also has a lower learning curve that makes her a less time consuming champion to pick up and master. You don't need to be too worried when picking Illaoi into Sylas.

Moreover, Illaoi 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 trying to counter champions with a ton of burst damage.

While there is not a single best champion overall in League of Legends, in Illaoi vs Sylas matchups, Illaoi is the better champ with a noticably higher win rate, less champion complexity, and a similar amount of utility to help out your teammates during teamfights.

Illaoi is a great counter to Sylas. Make sure you focus your strategy on increasing your gold income and taking out objectives. If you do that, you should hold your own as Illaoi against Sylas.

Additional Information for Illaoi Players

How We Calculated Our Illaoi vs Sylas Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Sylas as Illaoi, we analyzed 1,387 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 Illaoi 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

To truly master Illaoi in order to counter Sylas during both the early game and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to pick up a few extra lessons on this matchup. If you pay attention to the build and stats presented here, you will grow your win rate by a lot and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.

Illaoi usually accumulates more CS relative to Sylas. Champs who typically don't get much CS often don't require much CS to be effective, such as supports. They are capable of scaling properly off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champions with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, usually have to have several high cost items to be effective. In either situation, try to exceed the values reported on this page to do well.

The ideal items to use in your Illaoi versus Sylas build include Divine Sunderer, Thornmail, and Death's Dance. When Illaoi used at least these three items in her build, she did significantly better when fighting Sylas than with most other common item sets. In fact, Illaoi boasted an average winrate of 58.3% when countering Sylas with this build.

To have the best chance of vanquishing Sylas as Illaoi, Illaoi players should use the Conqueror, Presence of Mind, Legend: Tenacity, Last Stand, Demolish, and Bone Plating runes from the Precision and Resolve rune sets. Of all the rune combinations players chose for Illaoi vs Sylas LoL games, this mixture of runes yielded the greatest win rate. In fact, these runes averaged a 58.3% winrate overall.

By default, tips, statistics, and builds on how to beat Sylas as Illaoi are given for all skill levels combined. If you would like to filter the stats and builds to a specific division, you can use the selection menu located earlier in the counter matchup guide.