How to Win Sylas vs Kog'Maw Counter Matchup Sylas is in the b tier of champions

Sylas vs Kog'Maw

How to Beat Kog'Maw as Sylas in LoL Kog'Maw is in the b tier of champions
Mage Assassin
Marksman Mage

How to Beat Kog'Maw as Sylas

based on 1,397 Sylas vs Kog'Maw matchups
Win Rate
47.6 %
K/D/A
2.11
Pick Rate
1.4 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

At MOBA Champion, we summarize millions of recently ranked League matches each and every week. In our dataset, Sylas engaged Kog'Maw in 1397 matches. With so many matchups for Sylas versus Kog'Maw provides us faith in our capability to provide actionable stats and a recommended build to destroy Kog'Maw. This counter matchup is fairly rare. Sylas encounters Kog'Maw in only 1.4% of his matches.

Sylas vs Kog'Maw Matchup Summary

Unfortunately, Sylas has done a poor job of beating Kog'Maw. On average, he wins a lowly 47.6% of matches the champions oppose one another in. In Sylas vs Kog'Maw rounds, Sylas’s team is 0.1% more likely to get first blood. This implies that he most likely will get first blood against Kog'Maw.

Best Sylas vs Kog'Maw Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Dark SealRefillable Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
BootsLost Chapter

Core Sylas Items

~22 Mins
EverfrostRabadon's DeathcapZhonya's Hourglass

Optional Items

MorellonomiconCosmic DriveShadowflame

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
Inspiration Biscuit DeliveryCosmic Insight
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
Q
9
W
10
Q
11
R
12
Q
13
Q
14
E
15
E
16
R

Guide to Countering Kog'Maw as Sylas

Tips for Playing as Sylas against Kog'Maw

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 Kog'Maw

Run away from Kog'Maw after he dies!!!!

The range on Living Artillery increases each rank.

Bio-Arcane Barrage allows Kog'Maw to kill Baron Nashor extremely early. It can be valuable to ward Nashor when Kog'Maw completes his Blade of the Ruined King.

Kog'Maw doesn't have a good escape ability, so he is especially prone to ganks.

Sylas vs Kog'Maw Counter Stats

Sylas Image
Win Rate
47.6 %
VS
Win Rate
52.4 %
Kog'Maw Image
7.2
< Kills >
7.4
6.6
< Deaths >
6.4
6.7
< Assists >
7.2
1.6
< Killing Sprees >
1.75
132
< Minions Killed >
160
0.08
< Dragons Killed >
0.17
0.4
< Inhibitors >
0.48
515
< Physical Damage >
10,355
18,510
< Magic Damage >
12,486
1,126
< True Damage >
2,597
20,152
< Damage Dealt >
25,439
30,413
< Damage Taken >
20,173
10,825
< Gold Earned >
11,898
1.55
< Towers >
2.1
0.02
< Baron Takedowns >
0.06
7,070
< Total Healing >
2,167
13,065
< Experience >
12,545
18
< Vision Score >
17
8
< Wards Placed >
8
301
< Time Dealing CC >
235

How to Counter Kog'Maw with Sylas in LoL

The stat comparisons shown on this page clarify some significant Sylas versus Kog'Maw counter statistics that may help us realize the differences and similarities between this set of champions. Sylas’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is greater than Kog'Maw’s ratio of NaN, demonstrating that Sylas may be more central to his team's team fighting potential than Kog'Maw..

Sylas often has a similar longest killing spree as his counter does. Typically, he takes more damage than Kog'Maw. This often reflects differing health capacities, yet it can also hint that the champ with more health has less agility and thus is not able to escape further damage when poked or engaged.

Differences between Sylas and Kog'Maw

Damage Types Compared

Sylas
Kog'Maw
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Sylas
Kog'Maw

Who is Better, Sylas or Kog'Maw?

Both LoL champs are great. Both have their pros and cons. In League's current meta, Sylas usually loses when facing off against Kog'Maw, with a 47.6% win rate. As a result, Sylas makes a bad counter for Kog'Maw.

While Sylas does have a lower winrate than Kog'Maw, when on opposite teams, Sylas also has a lower learning curve that makes him a less challenging champ to develop with. You should be very concerned when picking Sylas into Kog'Maw.

Moreover, Sylas also has only a small amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Kog'Maw. This often makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when fighting champions with a lot of burst damage.

While there is not a single best champion for every situation in League of Legends, in Sylas vs Kog'Maw matchups, Kog'Maw is the better champ with a lower win rate, less champion complexity, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allies during late stage team fights.

Sylas is a bad counter to Kog'Maw. Make sure you focus your actions on keeping up your CS and destroying objectives. If you can do that, you should be able to stand on your own as Sylas against Kog'Maw.

Additional Information for Sylas Players

How We Calculated Our Sylas vs Kog'Maw Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Kog'Maw as Sylas, we analyzed 1,397 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 Kog'Maw 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 learn all of the intricacies of Sylas to counter Kog'Maw 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 tips presented here, you should grow your win rate significantly and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.

Sylas usually racks up a similar amount of CS relative to Kog'Maw. Champs who on average don't earn many minion kills often don't have to have much CS to be effective, such as sup champs. These kinds of champions are capable of scaling properly off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champions with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, typically require a lot of items to be effective. In either situation, try to exceed the values displayed on this page to do well.

The top items to have in your Sylas versus Kog'Maw build include Everfrost, Rabadon's Deathcap, and Zhonya's Hourglass. When Sylas included at least these three items in his build, he did much better when facing Kog'Maw than with most other common item sets. In fact, Sylas had an average winrate of 47.6% battling Kog'Maw with these items in his kit.

To have the highest likelihood of coming out on top against Kog'Maw as Sylas, you should take 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 combinations players used for Sylas vs Kog'Maw LoL games, this set of runes resulted in the best win rate. In fact, these runes provided a 47.6% win rate overall.

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