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

Sylas vs Kindred

How to Beat Kindred as Sylas in LoL Kindred is in the a tier of champions
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How to Beat Kindred as Sylas

based on 8,737 Sylas vs Kindred matchups
Win Rate
48.7 %
K/D/A
2.16
Pick Rate
3.2 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We produce our matchup statistics from the millions of rated League games that we get from Riot Games every week. This guide on how to beat Kindred as Sylas came out of an examination of 8737 ranked matches where both champs engaged each other. This counter pairing is relatively rare. Sylas is forced to battle against Kindred in only 3.2% of his matches.

Sylas vs Kindred Matchup Summary

Unfortunately, Sylas has done a dismal job of countering Kindred. Typically, he wins a acceptable 48.7% of games the champions face each other in. In Sylas versus Kindred rounds, Sylas’s side is 0.0% more likely to gain first blood. This indicates that he most likely will be able to get first blood versus Kindred.

Best Sylas vs Kindred Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Dark SealHealth Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
Dark SealFiendish Codex

Core Sylas Items

~22 Mins
EverfrostZhonya's HourglassShadowflame

Optional Items

Rabadon's DeathcapLich BaneShard of True IceVoid Staff

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

Inspiration First Strike Magical FootwearBiscuit DeliveryCosmic Insight
Resolve Second WindUnflinching
Adaptive Force Adaptive Force 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
Q
9
W
10
Q
11
R
12
Q
13
Q
14
E
15
E
16
R

Guide to Countering Kindred as Sylas

Tips for Playing as Sylas against Kindred

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 Kindred

Clear the Hunts Wolf activates on jungle camps to slow down Kindred's damage output.

Kindred is fragile - turn the pressure up on her, and she will be forced to play cautiously.

When Kindred uses Lamb's Respite get inside, it stops all champions from dying.

Sylas vs Kindred Counter Stats

Sylas Image
Win Rate
48.7 %
VS
Win Rate
51.3 %
Kindred Image
7.8
< Kills >
8
6.7
< Deaths >
6.9
6.7
< Assists >
6.9
1.74
< Killing Sprees >
1.82
82
< Minions Killed >
44
0.51
< Dragons Killed >
1.39
0.35
< Inhibitors >
0.47
479
< Physical Damage >
15,472
18,964
< Magic Damage >
3,563
951
< True Damage >
2,769
20,395
< Damage Dealt >
21,805
33,453
< Damage Taken >
26,883
11,037
< Gold Earned >
12,484
1.32
< Towers >
1.81
0.14
< Baron Takedowns >
0.35
7,162
< Total Healing >
6,877
12,909
< Experience >
13,171
19
< Vision Score >
23
7
< Wards Placed >
5
308
< Time Dealing CC >
195

How to Counter Kindred with Sylas in LoL

The stats shown on this page underscore several influential Sylas vs. Kindred counter stats that can help us appreciate the distinctions between the two. Sylas’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is better than Kindred’s KDA ratio of NaN, highlighting that Sylas may be more central to his team's team fighting effectiveness than Kindred..

Sylas often has a similar longest kill spree as his opponent does. Typically, he takes more damage than Kindred. This often reflects different amounts of tankyness, yet it can also indicate that the one champ has less agility and thus is unable to flee from additional harm when poked or engaged.

Differences between Sylas and Kindred

Damage Types Compared

Sylas
Kindred
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Sylas
Kindred

Who is Better, Sylas or Kindred?

Both League champions are great. Both champs have their pros and cons. In the game's current meta, Sylas usually loses when taking on Kindred, with a 48.7% win rate. Therefore, Sylas makes a bad counter to Kindred.

While Sylas does have a lower winrate compared to Kindred, when they face off with one another, Sylas also has a greater level of difficulty that makes him a more time consuming character to learn. You still need to be cautious when picking Sylas into Kindred.

Additionally, Sylas also has only a small amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Kindred. This often makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when trying to counter champions with a ton of burst damage.

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

Sylas is a somewhat poor counter to Kindred. Make sure you focus your gameplay on increasing your gold and cs and taking out objectives. If you do that, you should be able to stand on your own as Sylas against Kindred.

Additional Information for Sylas Players

How We Calculated Our Sylas vs Kindred Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Kindred as Sylas, we analyzed 8,737 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 Kindred 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 Kindred during both the lane and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to gather a few extra tips and tricks for this matchup. If you mind the build and stats presented above, you will grow your win rate significantly and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.

Sylas on average racks up more CS compared to Kindred. Champions who typically don't earn many minion kills usualy don't require 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, champs with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, often have to have a lot of items to be effective. In either situation, try to do better than the numbers displayed here to do well.

The top items to prioritize in your Sylas versus Kindred build include Everfrost, Zhonya's Hourglass, and Shadowflame. When Sylas combined at least these three pieces in his build, he did much better countering Kindred than with most other common builds. In fact, Sylas had an average winrate of 48.7% when countering Kindred with these items in his kit.

To have the highest likelihood of annihilating Kindred as Sylas, Sylas players should use the First Strike, Magical Footwear, Biscuit Delivery, Cosmic Insight, Second Wind, and Unflinching runes from the Inspiration and Resolve rune sets. Of all the rune sets players used for Sylas vs Kindred matchups, this set of runes resulted in the highest win rate. In fact, these runes provided a 48.7% winrate overall.

By default, tips, statistics, and builds on how to beat Kindred as Sylas are given for all skill levels, merged. To scope the stats and builds to a distinct skill level, you should use the selection menu at the top of this page.