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

Sylas vs Heimerdinger

How to Beat Heimerdinger as Sylas in LoL Heimerdinger is in the s tier of champions
Mage Assassin
Mage Support

How to Beat Heimerdinger as Sylas

based on 2,181 Sylas vs Heimerdinger matchups
Win Rate
43.6 %
K/D/A
1.97
Pick Rate
2.3 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

At MOBA Champion, we summarize millions of ranked League rounds each week. In our data, Sylas faced Heimerdinger in 2181 matches. Using so many games with Sylas versus Heimerdinger gives us faith in our capability to produce useful stats and a recommended build to obliterate Heimerdinger. This champ pairing is fairly rare. Sylas encounters Heimerdinger in only 2.3% of his games.

Sylas vs Heimerdinger Matchup Summary

Unfortunately, Sylas has done a awful job of countering Heimerdinger. On average, he wins a lowly 43.6% of the time the champs clash against each other in. In Sylas versus Heimerdinger games, Sylas’s side is 0.1% more probable to earn first blood. This indicates that he probably will be able to get first blood against Heimerdinger.

Best Sylas vs Heimerdinger Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Doran's ShieldHealth Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
Amplifying TomeDark Seal

Core Sylas Items

~22 Mins
EverfrostZhonya's HourglassShadowflame

Optional Items

Rabadon's DeathcapCosmic DriveBanshee's VeilMorellonomicon

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 WindUnflinching
Adaptive Adaptive Armor
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
E
9
W
10
E
11
R
12
E
13
E
14
Q
15
Q
16
R

Guide to Countering Heimerdinger as Sylas

Tips for Playing as Sylas against Heimerdinger

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 Heimerdinger

It's better to destroy all of Heimerdinger's turrets at once with the help of creeps than to fight them one at a time.

Be wary of Heimerdinger's Upgrade!!!, as he can use it to find an answer to most trouble he gets into. Once his ultimate is down, go in for the kill!

Sylas vs Heimerdinger Counter Stats

Sylas Image
Win Rate
43.6 %
VS
Win Rate
56.4 %
Heimerdinger Image
6.9
< Kills >
5.7
6.8
< Deaths >
6.5
6.5
< Assists >
7.4
1.58
< Killing Sprees >
1.31
129
< Minions Killed >
144
0.07
< Dragons Killed >
0.2
0.31
< Inhibitors >
0.58
526
< Physical Damage >
1,003
17,268
< Magic Damage >
26,587
947
< True Damage >
912
18,741
< Damage Dealt >
28,503
31,397
< Damage Taken >
18,231
10,713
< Gold Earned >
11,252
1.36
< Towers >
2.31
0.02
< Baron Takedowns >
0.08
6,680
< Total Healing >
1,454
13,241
< Experience >
13,697
17
< Vision Score >
23
8
< Wards Placed >
11
380
< Time Dealing CC >
228

How to Counter Heimerdinger with Sylas in LoL

The stats shown here clarify several influential Sylas vs. Heimerdinger counter stats that may help us grasp the distinctions between the two. Sylas’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is greater than Heimerdinger’s KDA ratio of NaN, showing that Sylas may be more central to his team's team fighting potential than Heimerdinger..

Sylas usually has a similar longest killing spree as his foe does. On average, he receives more damage than Heimerdinger. This often reflects different amounts of tankyness; however, it can also show that the one champion has less mobility and thus is unable to kite away from further harm when engaged or poked.

Differences between Sylas and Heimerdinger

Damage Types Compared

Sylas
Heimerdinger
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Sylas
Heimerdinger

Who is Better, Sylas or Heimerdinger?

Both LoL champions are great champions. Both champs have their pros and cons. In League's current meta, Sylas usually loses when trying to fight Heimerdinger, with a 43.6% win rate. As a result, Sylas makes a poor counter to Heimerdinger.

While Sylas does have a much lower winrate compared to Heimerdinger, when on opposite teams, Sylas also has a lower learning curve that makes him a less complex character to pick up and master. You should expect to face a difficult match when picking Sylas into Heimerdinger.

Furthermore, Sylas also has only a small amount of utility and CC, a similar amount to Heimerdinger. This makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when fighting champions with a ton of burst damage.

While there isn't one best champion for every situation in League of Legends, in Sylas vs Heimerdinger matchups, Heimerdinger is the better champion with a much lower win rate, less champion complexity, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allied champions during team fights.

Sylas is a garbage counter to Heimerdinger. Focus your tactics on maximizing your gold income and destroying objectives. If you can do that, you should be able to stand on your own as Sylas against Heimerdinger.

Additional Information for Sylas Players

How We Calculated Our Sylas vs Heimerdinger Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Heimerdinger as Sylas, we analyzed 2,181 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 Heimerdinger 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 truly master Sylas in order to counter Heimerdinger during both the early game and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to pick up a few extra tricks and insights into this matchup. If you listen to the build and stats shown here, you will grow your win rate by a lot and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.

Sylas typically picks up a similar amount of CS as Heimerdinger. Champs who on average don't acquire much CS typically don't need much CS to be valuable teammates, such as support champions. These kinds of champions are able to scale properly 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 exceed the values shown on this page to do well.

The ideal items to focus on in your Sylas versus Heimerdinger build consist of Everfrost, Zhonya's Hourglass, and Shadowflame. When Sylas included at least these three items in his build, he performed significantly better when facing Heimerdinger than with most other commonly used builds. In fact, Sylas boasted an average win rate of 43.6% when countering Heimerdinger with this build.

To have the highest chance of vanquishing Heimerdinger as Sylas, Sylas players should use the Conqueror, Presence of Mind, Legend: Tenacity, Last Stand, Second Wind, and Unflinching runes from the Precision and Resolve rune sets. Out of all the rune combinations that we analyzed for Sylas vs Heimerdinger fights, this composite of runes yielded the best win rate. Notably, these runes provided a 43.6% win rate overall.

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