Space out your ability usage to get maximum effect from Petricite Burst.
Clever use of enemy ultimates can open up new possibilities to approach teamfights.
Wait for you or your enemy to reach low health before using Kingslayer for maximum effect.
Ahri's survivability is dramatically reduced when her Ultimate, Spirit Rush, is down.
Stay behind minions to make Charm difficult to land, this will reduce Ahri's damage potential significantly.
The stats shown here underscore several valuable Sylas against Ahri counter stats that can help you understand the distinctions between the two. As an example, Sylas’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is more than Ahri’s ratio of NaN, showing that Sylas may be more central to his team's team fighting potential than Ahri..
Sylas normally has a slightly larger longest kill spree than his matchup does. Typically, he takes more damage than Ahri. This commonly reflects different amounts of tankyness, yet it can also show that the champ with increased health has less agility and thus is not able to flee from further harm when engaged or poked.
Both League champs are great champions. Both champs have their pros and cons. In League's current meta, Sylas usually wins when playing against Ahri, with a 51.0% win rate. As a result, Sylas makes a good counter for Ahri.
While Sylas does have a higher winrate than Ahri, when facing one another, Sylas also has a greater level of difficulty that makes him a more challenging champion to develop with. You still need to be cautious when picking Sylas into Ahri.
Additionally, Sylas has only a small amount of utility and CC, a similar amount to Ahri. This often makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when facing champions with a lot of burst damage.
While there is not one best champion in League of Legends, in Sylas vs Ahri matchups, Sylas is the better champion with a similar win rate, similar champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allied champions during team fights.
Sylas is a decent counter to Ahri. You will do well by focussing your actions on increasing your CS and taking out objectives. If you can do that, you should do very well as Sylas against Ahri.
To learn all of the intricacies of Sylas in order to counter Ahri during both the early game and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to gather a few extra lessons on this matchup. If you pay attention to the build and suggestions shown here, you should increase your win rate significantly and be closer to League of Legends pro players.
Sylas often accumulates a similar amount of CS compared to Ahri. Champs who on average don't acquire much CS typically don't need much CS to be effective, such as supports. They are able to scale well off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champs with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, usually need many items to be effective. In either case, try to exceed the numbers shown on this page to do well.
The most important items to have in your Sylas versus Ahri build include Everfrost, Rabadon's Deathcap, and Zhonya's Hourglass. When Sylas included at least these three items in his build, he performed significantly better vs. Ahri than with most other common builds. In fact, Sylas boasted an average winrate of 51.0% battling Ahri with these items in his kit.
To have the best chance of beating Ahri as Sylas, Sylas players should take the Conqueror, Presence of Mind, Legend: Tenacity, Last Stand, Bone Plating, and Revitalize runes from the Precision and Resolve rune sets. Of all the rune combinations players used for Sylas vs Ahri clashes, this combination of runes resulted in the best win rate. In fact, these runes provided a 51.0% winrate overall.
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