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

Sylas vs Malphite

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

How to Beat Malphite as Sylas

based on 2,294 Sylas vs Malphite matchups
Win Rate
55.5 %
K/D/A
2.36
Pick Rate
3.7 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We at MOBA Champion summarize millions of recently ranked League matches each and every week. Within our database, Sylas engaged Malphite in 2294 rounds. Including so many matchups for Sylas versus Malphite provides us confidence in our capacity to provide actionable stats and a solid build to wreck your enemy. This matchup is somewhat rare. Sylas encounters Malphite in only 3.7% of his games.

Sylas vs Malphite Matchup Summary

Sylas does a great job of beating Malphite. Normally, he wins a whopping 55.5% of matches the champions face off with one another in. In Sylas vs Malphite matches, Sylas’s side is 0.2% more likely to get first blood, implying that he probably will be able to get first blood against Malphite.

Best Sylas vs Malphite Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Doran's RingHealth Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
Amplifying TomeDark Seal

Core Sylas Items

~22 Mins
EverfrostRabadon's DeathcapZhonya's Hourglass

Optional Items

Void StaffMorellonomiconCosmic 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 e
>
Last skill for Sylas to max out q

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
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 Malphite as Sylas

Tips for Playing as Sylas against Malphite

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 Malphite

Malphite is one of a couple tanks who are capable of jungling. Watch out if he gets Smite.

If you're a physical damage character stay behind your allies when fighting Malphite. Ground Slam can significantly reduce your damage output.

Sylas vs Malphite Counter Stats

Sylas Image
Win Rate
55.5 %
VS
Win Rate
44.5 %
Malphite Image
8.1
< Kills >
4.1
6.6
< Deaths >
5.9
7.5
< Assists >
8.5
1.87
< Killing Sprees >
0.91
133
< Minions Killed >
121
0.11
< Dragons Killed >
0.1
0.44
< Inhibitors >
0.39
528
< Physical Damage >
3,734
20,731
< Magic Damage >
12,957
982
< True Damage >
589
22,242
< Damage Dealt >
17,281
31,038
< Damage Taken >
22,201
11,387
< Gold Earned >
9,732
1.77
< Towers >
1.58
0.02
< Baron Takedowns >
0.02
7,397
< Total Healing >
1,919
13,562
< Experience >
12,937
19
< Vision Score >
21
9
< Wards Placed >
10
319
< Time Dealing CC >
740

How to Counter Malphite with Sylas in LoL

The stats provided here underscore several vital Sylas versus Malphite counter stats that may help us explain the distinctions between these two champs. For instance, Sylas’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is greater than Malphite’s ratio of NaN, highlighting that Sylas may be more central to his team's team fighting effectiveness than Malphite. This observation is in large part fueled by the difference in kills.

Sylas normally has a much larger longest killing spree than his counter does. On average, he takes more damage than Malphite. This often reflects different amounts of tankyness; however, it can also indicate that the one champ has less agility and thus is not able to flee from additional harm when poked or engaged.

Differences between Sylas and Malphite

Damage Types Compared

Sylas
Malphite
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Sylas
Malphite

Who is Better, Sylas or Malphite?

Both LoL champions are great champions. Both champs have their pros and cons. In League's current meta, Sylas usually wins when trying to fight Malphite, with a 55.5% win rate. As a result, Sylas makes a fantastic counter to Malphite.

While Sylas does have a much higher win rate compared to Malphite, when they face off with one another, Sylas also has a much greater difficulty level that makes him a more challenging champion to pick up and master. You don't need to be too worried when picking Sylas into Malphite.

Furthermore, Sylas has almost no amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Malphite. This makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when trying to counter champions with a ton of burst damage.

While there isn't one best champion in League of Legends, in Sylas vs Malphite matchups, Sylas is the better champion with a noticably higher win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allies during late stage team fights.

Sylas is a great counter to Malphite. You will do well by focussing your strategy on increasing your CS and destroying objectives. If you can do that, you should do very well as Sylas against Malphite.

Additional Information for Sylas Players

How We Calculated Our Sylas vs Malphite Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Malphite as Sylas, we analyzed 2,294 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 Malphite 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 Malphite during both the lane and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to learn a few extra tricks and insights into this matchup. If you listen to the build and stats shown here, you should grow your win rate by a lot and be closer to League of Legends pro players.

Sylas often accumulates a similar amount of CS relative to Malphite. Champs who on average don't acquire many minion kills often don't have to have much CS to be valuable teammates, such as sup champs. These kinds of champions are capable of scaling well off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champions with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, usually have to have many items to be effective. In either situation, try to do better than the numbers reported on this page to do well.

The most important items to use in your Sylas versus Malphite build include Everfrost, Rabadon's Deathcap, and Zhonya's Hourglass. When Sylas combined at least these three pieces in his build, he performed much better countering Malphite than with most other typical builds. In fact, Sylas had an average winrate of 55.5% when playing against Malphite with this counter build.

To have the greatest probability of annihilating Malphite as Sylas, Sylas players should use the Conqueror, Presence of Mind, Legend: Tenacity, Last Stand, Biscuit Delivery, and Cosmic Insight runes from the Precision and Inspiration rune sets. Out of all the rune combinations players used for Sylas vs Malphite battles, this combo of runes resulted in the greatest win rate. Moreover, these runes gave a 55.5% win rate overall.

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