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

Sylas vs Brand

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

How to Beat Brand as Sylas

based on 3,316 Sylas vs Brand matchups
Win Rate
46.1 %
K/D/A
2.06
Pick Rate
3.5 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

At MOBA Champion, we evaluate millions of ranked League matches each and every week. Within our dataset, Sylas faced off against Brand in 3316 games. Including so many matchups for Sylas vs Brand provides us a lot of confidence in our ability to provide actionable statistics and a supported build to counter your rival. This champ pairing is fairly rare. Sylas is forced to battle against Brand in only 3.5% of his matches.

Sylas vs Brand Matchup Summary

Unfortunately, Sylas has done a awful job of beating Brand. On average, he wins a lowly 46.1% of games the champions clash against one another in. In Sylas against Brand games, Sylas’s team is 0.1% more expected to get first blood. This implies that he most likely will be able to get first blood versus Brand.

Best Sylas vs Brand Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Dark SealHealth Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
BootsLost Chapter

Core Sylas Items

~22 Mins
EverfrostRabadon's DeathcapZhonya's Hourglass

Optional Items

Void StaffShadowflameCosmic DriveMorellonomicon

Summoner Spells

summonerflash summoner spell D
summonerdot summoner spell F

Skill Order

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

Runes

Precision Conqueror Presence of MindLegend: TenacityLast Stand
Resolve Second WindUnflinching
Adaptive Adaptive MagicRes
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
W
3
Q
4
W
5
W
6
R
7
W
8
Q
9
W
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Q
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R
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Q
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Q
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E
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E
16
R

Guide to Countering Brand as Sylas

Tips for Playing as Sylas against Brand

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.

Advice to Win Against Brand

Brand must land an ability before his combo is able to get started. Dodging his Sear or Pillar of Flame will disrupt his rhythm.

Try to move away from allies when you see Pyroclasm being cast. The initial missile speed is slow, which should give your team time to react.

Brand's passive allows him to excel against teams that cluster together. Be sure to split up against him.

Sylas vs Brand Counter Stats

Sylas Image
Win Rate
46.1 %
VS
Win Rate
53.9 %
Brand Image
7.9
< Kills >
5.5
7.2
< Deaths >
7.7
6.9
< Assists >
9.7
1.8
< Killing Sprees >
1.23
131
< Minions Killed >
71
0.09
< Dragons Killed >
0.16
0.35
< Inhibitors >
0.44
619
< Physical Damage >
772
19,826
< Magic Damage >
23,413
1,154
< True Damage >
1,138
21,600
< Damage Dealt >
25,323
32,617
< Damage Taken >
19,168
11,276
< Gold Earned >
10,253
1.4
< Towers >
1.65
0.02
< Baron Takedowns >
0.05
7,255
< Total Healing >
1,611
13,609
< Experience >
11,928
18
< Vision Score >
43
8
< Wards Placed >
21
302
< Time Dealing CC >
79

How to Counter Brand with Sylas in LoL

The stat comparisons shown on this page underscore some strategic Sylas against Brand counter statistics that can help us interpret the distinctions between these two champions. For instance, Sylas’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is greater than Brand’s KDA ratio of NaN, highlighting that Sylas may be more central to his team's team fighting effectiveness than Brand..

Sylas typically has a slightly larger longest kill spree than his matchup does. Typically, he receives more damage than Brand. This is usually reflective of differing health capacities, but it can also illustrate that the champion with higher HP has less mobility and thus is unable to flee from further harm when engaged or poked.

Differences between Sylas and Brand

Damage Types Compared

Sylas
Brand
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Sylas
Brand

Who is Better, Sylas or Brand?

Both League of Legends champs are great. Both have their pros and cons. In League's current meta, Sylas usually loses when trying to fight Brand, with a 46.1% win rate. Therefore, Sylas makes a bad counter to Brand.

While Sylas does have a lower winrate compared to Brand, when facing one another, Sylas also has a greater difficulty level that makes him a more challenging champ to learn. You should be very concerned when picking Sylas into Brand.

Moreover, Sylas has almost no amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Brand. This often makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when facing champions with a lot of burst damage.

While there is not a single best champion overall in League of Legends, in Sylas vs Brand matchups, Brand is the better champ with a much lower win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allied champions during late stage team fights.

Sylas is a bad counter for Brand. Focus your tactics on maximizing your CS and destroying objectives. If you do that, you should be able to stand on your own as Sylas against Brand.

Additional Information for Sylas Players

How We Calculated Our Sylas vs Brand Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Brand as Sylas, we analyzed 3,316 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 Brand 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

To learn all of the intricacies of Sylas to counter Brand during both the lane and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to learn a few extra lessons on this matchup. If you listen to the build and suggestions shown here, you will grow your win rate by a lot and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.

Sylas typically gets more CS compared to Brand. Champions who typically don't get many minion kills often don't require much CS to be valuable teammates, such as support champions. They are capable of scaling properly off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champs with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, typically have to have a lot of items to be effective. In either case, try to do better than the numbers reported on this page to do well.

The top items to focus on in your Sylas versus Brand build include Everfrost, Rabadon's Deathcap, and Zhonya's Hourglass. When Sylas combined at least these three items in his build, he did significantly better when fighting Brand than with many other common item sets. In fact, Sylas had an average winrate of 46.1% battling Brand with this counter build.

To have the greatest likelihood of coming out on top against Brand as Sylas, Sylas players should take the Conqueror, Presence of Mind, Legend: Tenacity, Last Stand, Second Wind, and Unflinching runes from the Precision and Resolve rune sets. Of all the rune builds that we analyzed for Sylas vs Brand LoL games, this combo of runes resulted in the best win rate. In fact, these runes averaged a 46.1% winrate overall.

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