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

Sylas vs Darius

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

How to Beat Darius as Sylas

based on 6,586 Sylas vs Darius matchups
Win Rate
48.2 %
K/D/A
2.11
Pick Rate
5.4 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

At MOBA Champion, we evaluate millions of recently ranked LoL games each and every week. In our dataset, Sylas faced off against Darius in 6586 games. Having so many matchups for Sylas vs Darius provides us faith in our capability to provide enlightening statistics and a solid build to defeat your opposition. This particular champ matchup is somewhat uncommon. Sylas encounters Darius in only 5.4% of his matches.

Sylas vs Darius Matchup Summary

Unfortunately, Sylas has done a below average job of beating Darius. On average, he wins a lowly 48.2% of matches the champs oppose each other in. In Sylas versus Darius games, Sylas’s team is 0.0% more probable to earn first blood, implying that he probably will get first blood versus Darius.

Best Sylas vs Darius Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Dark SealHealth Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
Dark SealLost Chapter

Core Sylas Items

~22 Mins
EverfrostCosmic DriveShadowflame

Optional Items

Lich BaneRabadon's DeathcapBanshee's VeilZhonya's Hourglass

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 e
>
Last skill for Sylas to max out q

Runes

Precision Conqueror Presence of MindLegend: TenacityLast Stand
Resolve Second WindOvergrowth
CDRScaling 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
Q
2
E
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 Darius as Sylas

Tips for Playing as Sylas against Darius

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 Darius

When Darius's axe grab is on cooldown, he is vulnerable to harassment attacks.

Darius's ability to escape from fights is limited. If you have an advantage against him, press your lead.

Sylas vs Darius Counter Stats

Sylas Image
Win Rate
48.2 %
VS
Win Rate
51.8 %
Darius Image
7.2
< Kills >
6.7
6.6
< Deaths >
6.1
6.7
< Assists >
4.6
1.63
< Killing Sprees >
1.53
133
< Minions Killed >
161
0.06
< Dragons Killed >
0.12
0.39
< Inhibitors >
0.47
527
< Physical Damage >
15,387
18,186
< Magic Damage >
139
1,359
< True Damage >
3,760
20,072
< Damage Dealt >
19,287
29,522
< Damage Taken >
27,711
10,831
< Gold Earned >
11,596
1.49
< Towers >
2.28
0.02
< Baron Takedowns >
0.04
6,584
< Total Healing >
5,888
12,997
< Experience >
13,758
17
< Vision Score >
17
8
< Wards Placed >
8
296
< Time Dealing CC >
159

How to Counter Darius with Sylas in LoL

The stats provided here feature several influential Sylas against Darius matchup stats that may help you realize the differences between the pair. For instance, Sylas’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is more than Darius’s ratio of NaN, highlighting that Sylas may be more central to his team's team fighting capability than Darius..

Sylas often has a similar longest kill spree as his counter does. On average, he takes a similar amount of damage to Darius. This often reflects different amounts of tankyness; however, it can also indicate that the one champ has less mobility and thus is unable to flee from additional damage when engaged or poked.

Differences between Sylas and Darius

Damage Types Compared

Sylas
Darius
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Sylas
Darius

Who is Better, Sylas or Darius?

Both League of Legends champs are great. Both have their pros and cons. In the game's current meta, Sylas usually loses when playing against Darius, with a 48.2% win rate. Thus, Sylas makes a poor counter to Darius.

While Sylas does have a lower winrate than Darius, when facing one another, Sylas also has a much greater learning curve that makes him a more time consuming champ to pick up and master. You still need to be cautious when picking Sylas into Darius.

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

While there is not one best champion in League of Legends, in Sylas vs Darius matchups, Darius is the better champ with a lower win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allies during teamfights.

Sylas is a somewhat poor counter to Darius. Focus your gameplay on keeping up your gold and cs and destroying objectives. If you do that, you should do very well as Sylas against Darius.

Additional Information for Sylas Players

How We Calculated Our Sylas vs Darius Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Darius as Sylas, we analyzed 6,586 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 Darius 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 truly master Sylas to counter Darius 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 mind the build and stats displayed above, you will increase your win rate by a lot and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.

Sylas often picks up a similar amount of CS relative to Darius. Champions who typically don't earn much CS often don't need much CS to be effective, such as support champions. These kinds of champions are able to scale well off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champions with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, often have to have many items to be effective. In either case, try to surpass the values displayed on this page to do well.

The ideal items to prioritize in your Sylas versus Darius build include Everfrost, Cosmic Drive, and Shadowflame. When Sylas used at least these three items in his build, he did a lot better against Darius than with many other commonly used builds. In fact, Sylas had an average win rate of 48.2% when playing against Darius with this counter build.

To have the best likelihood of defeating Darius as Sylas, you should equip the Conqueror, Presence of Mind, Legend: Tenacity, Last Stand, Second Wind, and Overgrowth runes from the Precision and Resolve rune sets. Out of all the rune combinations that we analyzed for Sylas vs Darius counters, this mixture of runes resulted in the greatest win rate. In fact, these runes averaged a 48.2% winrate overall.

If you need to see Sylas versus Darius tips and builds for a an individual skill level, feel free to select one from the selection menu provided above. By default, the stats and strategies displayed are computed using all games played with these champions.