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

Sylas vs Illaoi

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

How to Beat Illaoi as Sylas

based on 1,387 Sylas vs Illaoi matchups
Win Rate
41.7 %
K/D/A
2.03
Pick Rate
2.2 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

At MOBA Champion, we summarize millions of recently ranked League rounds each week. In our dataset, Sylas faced Illaoi 1387 times. Having so many games with Sylas vs Illaoi provides us confidence in our ability to produce enlightening stats and a recommended build to crush your opponent. This particular champ matchup is somewhat rare. Sylas encounters Illaoi in only 2.2% of his games.

Sylas vs Illaoi Matchup Summary

Unfortunately, Sylas has done a terrible job of beating Illaoi. Typically, he wins a lowly 41.7% of games the champs oppose each other in. In Sylas vs Illaoi matches, Sylas’s team is 0.2% more likely to obtain first blood. This indicates that he most likely will get first blood versus Illaoi.

Best Sylas vs Illaoi Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Doran's RingHealth Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
BootsLost Chapter

Core Sylas Items

~22 Mins
EverfrostZhonya's HourglassShadowflame

Optional Items

Cosmic 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 e
>
Last skill for Sylas to max out q

Runes

Precision Conqueror Presence of MindLegend: TenacityLast Stand
Inspiration Biscuit DeliveryCosmic Insight
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
E
9
W
10
E
11
R
12
E
13
E
14
Q
15
Q
16
R

Guide to Countering Illaoi as Sylas

Tips for Playing as Sylas against Illaoi

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 Illaoi

Avoid grouping up for Leap of Faith to reduce the number of Tentacles available to Illaoi.

Killing Tentacles whenever possible will make it much easier to win a fight against Illaoi.

When your spirit gets pulled out, fight back if you can. Dealing damage to Illaoi reduces the spirit's duration.

Sylas vs Illaoi Counter Stats

Sylas Image
Win Rate
41.7 %
VS
Win Rate
58.3 %
Illaoi Image
7.1
< Kills >
6
6.9
< Deaths >
6.2
6.9
< Assists >
4.5
1.64
< Killing Sprees >
1.39
125
< Minions Killed >
191
0.09
< Dragons Killed >
0.07
0.31
< Inhibitors >
0.76
712
< Physical Damage >
26,773
18,767
< Magic Damage >
683
1,192
< True Damage >
513
20,672
< Damage Dealt >
27,970
31,654
< Damage Taken >
32,871
10,780
< Gold Earned >
12,420
1.3
< Towers >
3.27
0.02
< Baron Takedowns >
0.02
7,024
< Total Healing >
7,703
13,353
< Experience >
15,437
18
< Vision Score >
17
8
< Wards Placed >
8
304
< Time Dealing CC >
75

How to Counter Illaoi with Sylas in LoL

The stats shown here show some significant Sylas against Illaoi matchup stats that can help us interpret the differences and similarities between the two. As an example, Sylas’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is better than Illaoi’s KDA ratio of NaN, indicating that Sylas may be more central to his team's team fighting capability than Illaoi..

Sylas normally has a similar longest kill spree as his enemy does. On average, he receives a similar amount of damage to Illaoi. This is usually reflective of differing health capacities, but it can also hint that the one champion has less mobility and thus is not able to flee from further damage when engaged or poked.

Differences between Sylas and Illaoi

Damage Types Compared

Sylas
Illaoi
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Sylas
Illaoi

Who is Better, Sylas or Illaoi?

Both League champions are great. Both have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In the game's current meta, Sylas usually loses when trying to fight Illaoi, with a 41.7% win rate. Therefore, Sylas makes a poor counter to Illaoi.

While Sylas does have a much lower winrate compared to Illaoi, when on opposite teams, Sylas also has a greater learning curve that makes him a more challenging champion to learn. You should expect to face a difficult match when picking Sylas into Illaoi.

Additionally, Sylas also has only a small amount of utility and CC, a similar amount to Illaoi. This makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when trying to counter champions with a lot of burst damage.

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

Sylas is a terribly counter for Illaoi. You will do well by focussing your strategy on increasing your CS and clearing objectives. If you do that, you should be able to stand on your own as Sylas against Illaoi.

Additional Information for Sylas Players

How We Calculated Our Sylas vs Illaoi Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Illaoi as Sylas, we analyzed 1,387 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 Illaoi 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 Illaoi during both the early game and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to gather a few extra tricks and insights into this matchup. If you mind the build and suggestions presented here, you should increase your win rate significantly and be closer to League of Legends pro players.

Sylas on average accumulates less CS as Illaoi. Champions who typically don't acquire much CS often don't need much CS to be valuable teammates, such as support champions. These kinds of champions are able to scale well off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champs with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, often need a lot of items to be effective. In either case, try to do better than the values reported here to do well.

The most important items to prioritize in your Sylas versus Illaoi build include Everfrost, Zhonya's Hourglass, and Shadowflame. When Sylas used at least these three pieces in his build, he did much better vs. Illaoi than with most other common counter builds. In fact, Sylas had an average win rate of 41.7% when countering Illaoi with this build.

To have the greatest likelihood of defeating Illaoi as Sylas, you should equip the Conqueror, Presence of Mind, Legend: Tenacity, Last Stand, Biscuit Delivery, and Cosmic Insight runes from the Precision and Inspiration rune sets. Of all the rune builds we have analyed for Sylas vs Illaoi counterpicks, this set of runes resulted in the greatest win rate. Notably, these runes gave a 41.7% win rate overall.

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