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.
Olaf becomes more dangerous the lower life he is. Save your disables to finish him off.
Preventing Olaf from reaching his axe will minimize the amount of harassment he can cause in the laning phase.
Olaf has reduced defenses from damage during Ragnarok, despite being immune to disables. If you can't escape from Olaf during Ragnarok, try focusing your damage on him with your teammates.
The stat comparisons shown on this page underscore several valuable Sylas versus Olaf counter stats that may help us distinguish the differences between the pair. As an example, Sylas’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is more than Olaf’s ratio of NaN, highlighting that Sylas may be more central to his team's team fighting effectiveness than Olaf..
Sylas normally has a similar longest killing spree as his enemy does. Commonly, he takes a similar amount of damage to Olaf. This is usually reflective of differing health capacities; however, it can also hint that the one champ has less agility and thus is not able to kite away from further damage when engaged or poked.
Both LoL champions are great. Both champs have their pros and cons. In the game's current meta, Sylas usually loses when facing off against Olaf, with a 46.1% win rate. Therefore, Sylas makes a bad counter to Olaf.
While Sylas does have a lower winrate compared to Olaf, when facing one another, Sylas also has a greater difficulty level that makes him a more challenging champ to learn and master. You should be very concerned when picking Sylas into Olaf.
Moreover, Sylas also has only a small amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Olaf. This makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when facing champions with a lot of burst damage.
While there isn't a single best champion in League of Legends, in Sylas vs Olaf matchups, Olaf is the better champion with a much lower win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your team members during teamfights.
Sylas is a bad counter to Olaf. Make sure you focus your play on increasing your gold income and taking out objectives. If you are able to do that, you should do very well as Sylas against Olaf.
If you would like to truly master Sylas to counter Olaf during both the laning and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to learn a few extra lessons on this matchup. If you pay attention to the build and suggestions displayed above, you will increase your win rate by a lot and be closer to League of Legends pro players.
Sylas most often accumulates a similar amount of CS relative to Olaf. Champions who typically don't acquire many minion kills usualy don't require much CS to be effective, such as sup champs. These kinds of champions are able to scale well off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champs with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, often require many items to be effective. In either situation, try to exceed the values displayed on this page to do well.
The best items to use in your Sylas versus Olaf build consist of Everfrost, Rabadon's Deathcap, and Zhonya's Hourglass. When Sylas bought at least these three pieces in his build, he did a lot better when fighting Olaf than with most other typical counter builds. In fact, Sylas boasted an average winrate of 46.1% battling Olaf with these items in his kit.
To have the greatest chance of defeating Olaf 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 that we analyzed for Sylas vs Olaf battles, this sequence of runes resulted in the highest win rate. In fact, these runes gave a 46.1% winrate overall.
By default, tips, stats, and builds on how to beat Olaf as Sylas are given for every ranked division. If you want to scope the statistics and builds to an individual skill level, you can use the selection menu located earlier on the page.