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

Sylas vs Azir

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

based on 2,516 Sylas vs Azir matchups
Win Rate
52.1 %
K/D/A
2.35
Pick Rate
0.9 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We generate our counter statistics from the millions of ranked League matches that we review every week. This guide on how to beat Azir as Sylas came out of an examination of 2516 ranked matches where both champs engaged one another. This particular champion pairing is fairly rare. Sylas fights Azir in only 0.9% of his games.

Sylas vs Azir Matchup Summary

Sylas has done a good job of countering Azir. Typically, he wins a terrific 52.1% of games the champs face off with each other in. In Sylas vs Azir rounds, Sylas’s side is 0.2% more likely to obtain first blood, indicating that he most likely will get first blood versus Azir.

Best Sylas vs Azir Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Mosstomper SeedlingHealth Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
Fiendish CodexHextech Alternator

Core Sylas Items

~22 Mins
Night HarvesterRabadon's DeathcapShadowflame

Optional Items

Cosmic DriveZhonya's HourglassMorellonomicon

Summoner Spells

summonerflash summoner spell D
summonersmite summoner spell F

Skill Order

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

Runes

Domination Dark Harvest Sudden ImpactEyeball CollectionTreasure Hunter
Inspiration Magical FootwearCosmic Insight
Adaptive Force Adaptive Force Magic Resist
Sylas's passive ability p
Sylas q ability q
Sylas w ability w
Sylas e ability e
Sylas's ultimate ability r
1
E
2
Q
3
W
4
W
5
W
6
R
7
W
8
E
9
W
10
E
11
R
12
E
13
E
14
Q
15
Q
16
R

Guide to Countering Azir as Sylas

Tips for Playing as Sylas against Azir

Wait for you or your enemy to reach low health before using Kingslayer for maximum effect.

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.

Advice to Win Against Azir

Try to think of Sand Soldiers as fire. Don't stand in the fire.

Azir has immense damage over a prolonged amount of time but lacks the upfront burst of other mages. Try to burst him out before he can turn a confrontation around.

Azir relies on his soldiers to deal damage and can only move them so often. Try to capitalize on windows of time when his soldiers are stationary.

Sylas vs Azir Counter Stats

Sylas Image
Win Rate
52.1 %
VS
Win Rate
47.9 %
Azir Image
7.8
< Kills >
4.9
6.3
< Deaths >
6.1
7
< Assists >
7
1.74
< Killing Sprees >
1.11
85
< Minions Killed >
158
0.55
< Dragons Killed >
0.09
0.39
< Inhibitors >
0.45
513
< Physical Damage >
1,180
19,558
< Magic Damage >
19,531
1,026
< True Damage >
667
21,098
< Damage Dealt >
21,378
33,954
< Damage Taken >
20,899
11,235
< Gold Earned >
10,811
1.59
< Towers >
1.9
0.15
< Baron Takedowns >
0.05
6,313
< Total Healing >
1,519
13,383
< Experience >
13,836
20
< Vision Score >
20
7
< Wards Placed >
9
322
< Time Dealing CC >
180

How to Counter Azir with Sylas in LoL

The stats provided here highlight some critical Sylas vs. Azir matchup stats that may help us distinguish the differences between the two. For instance, Sylas’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is greater than Azir’s KDA ratio of NaN, demonstrating that Sylas may be more central to his team's team fighting effectiveness than Azir..

Sylas typically has a slightly larger longest kill spree than his matchup does. Typically, he takes more damage than Azir. This typically indicates different amounts of tankyness, yet it can also indicate that the one champ has less mobility and thus is not able to escape further harm when poked or engaged.

Differences between Sylas and Azir

Damage Types Compared

Sylas
Azir
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Sylas
Azir

Who is Better, Sylas or Azir?

Both League champs are great champions. Both champs have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In the game's current meta, Sylas usually wins when taking on Azir, with a 52.1% win rate. Thus, Sylas makes a good counter to Azir.

While Sylas does have a higher win rate compared to Azir, when on opposite teams, Sylas also has a much lower learning curve that makes him a less time consuming champ to learn and master. You don't need to be too worried when picking Sylas into Azir.

Additionally, Sylas has almost no amount of utility and CC, a similar amount to Azir. This makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when fighting champions with a lot of burst damage.

While there isn't a single best champion overall in League of Legends, in Sylas vs Azir matchups, Sylas is the better champion with a noticably higher win rate, less champion complexity, and a similar amount of utility to help out your team members during team fights.

Sylas is a good counter to Azir. Focus your play on maximizing your gold income and taking out objectives. If you can do that, you should do very well as Sylas against Azir.

Additional Information for Sylas Players

How We Calculated Our Sylas vs Azir Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Azir as Sylas, we analyzed 2,516 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 Azir as Sylas 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 learn all of the intricacies of Sylas in order to counter Azir during both the early game and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to pick up a few extra lessons on this matchup. If you pay attention to the build and suggestions presented here, you should increase your win rate by a lot and be closer to League of Legends pro players.

Sylas often picks up less CS relative to Azir. Champs who on average don't take many minion kills usualy 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 skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champions with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, often require several high cost items to be effective. In either case, try to do better than the numbers shown on this page to do well.

The most crucial items to focus on in your Sylas versus Azir build include Night Harvester, Rabadon's Deathcap, and Shadowflame. When Sylas bought at least these three items in his build, he did much better against Azir than with many other common builds. In fact, Sylas boasted an average win rate of 52.1% when countering Azir with this build.

To have the greatest probability of vanquishing Azir as Sylas, you should take the Dark Harvest, Sudden Impact, Eyeball Collection, Treasure Hunter, Magical Footwear, and Cosmic Insight runes from the Domination and Inspiration rune sets. Out of all the runes players picked for Sylas vs Azir fights, this order of runes resulted in the greatest win rate. Moreover, these runes provided a 52.1% win rate overall.

By default, tips, stats, and builds on how to beat Azir as Sylas are presented for all skill levels combined. To scope the stats and builds to an individual division, you should use the selection menu located earlier on the page.