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

Sylas vs Shyvana

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

How to Beat Shyvana as Sylas

based on 4,378 Sylas vs Shyvana matchups
Win Rate
47 %
K/D/A
2.21
Pick Rate
1.6 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We calculate our counter stats from the millions of recently rated League games that we get from Riot Games each week. This guide on how to beat Shyvana as Sylas came out of an evaluation of 4378 ranked rounds where both champions engaged one another. This champion matchup is fairly rare. Sylas is forced to battle against Shyvana in only 1.6% of his games.

Sylas vs Shyvana Matchup Summary

Unfortunately, Sylas does a below average job of beating Shyvana. Typically, he wins a lowly 47.0% of the time the champions face off with one another in. In Sylas vs Shyvana games, Sylas’s side is 0.2% more expected to gain first blood. This implies that he probably will be able to get first blood against Shyvana.

Best Sylas vs Shyvana Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Doran's RingHealth Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
Dark SealHextech Alternator

Core Sylas Items

~22 Mins
EverfrostRabadon's DeathcapShadowflame

Optional Items

Lich BaneVoid StaffCosmic DriveZhonya's Hourglass

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

Domination Dark Harvest Sudden ImpactEyeball CollectionTreasure Hunter
Inspiration Magical FootwearCosmic Insight
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
Q
3
W
4
W
5
W
6
R
7
W
8
E
9
W
10
E
11
R
12
E
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E
14
Q
15
Q
16
R

Guide to Countering Shyvana as Sylas

Tips for Playing as Sylas against Shyvana

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 Shyvana

Shyvana's Fury Bar indicate her ultimate can be activated. Harassing her when she's low on Fury can be very effective.

A significant portion of Shyvana's power is generated through aggression, making her weak against opponents who are able to keep their distance.

All of Shyvana's basic abilities hit multiple enemies in dragon form. It's important for opposing champions to not cluster while fighting her.

Sylas vs Shyvana Counter Stats

Sylas Image
Win Rate
47 %
VS
Win Rate
53 %
Shyvana Image
7.8
< Kills >
6.3
6.6
< Deaths >
5.6
6.8
< Assists >
7.1
1.75
< Killing Sprees >
1.46
88
< Minions Killed >
68
0.5
< Dragons Killed >
1.55
0.37
< Inhibitors >
0.52
636
< Physical Damage >
4,567
20,473
< Magic Damage >
16,346
1,043
< True Damage >
1,413
22,153
< Damage Dealt >
22,327
33,680
< Damage Taken >
33,074
11,189
< Gold Earned >
12,120
1.31
< Towers >
1.85
0.14
< Baron Takedowns >
0.3
5,932
< Total Healing >
2,408
13,210
< Experience >
14,051
18
< Vision Score >
21
7
< Wards Placed >
6
307
< Time Dealing CC >
582

How to Counter Shyvana with Sylas in LoL

The stats shown on this page show several critical Sylas versus Shyvana matchup statistics that can help you grasp the differences and similarities between the pair. For instance, Sylas’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is better than Shyvana’s ratio of NaN, showing that Sylas may be more central to his team's team fighting potential than Shyvana..

Sylas often has a similar longest killing spree as his counter does. Commonly, he takes a similar amount of damage to Shyvana. This often reflects differing health capacities; however, it can also indicate that the one champion has less mobility and thus is not able to escape additional damage when engaged or poked.

Differences between Sylas and Shyvana

Damage Types Compared

Sylas
Shyvana
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Sylas
Shyvana

Who is Better, Sylas or Shyvana?

Both League champions are great. Both champs have their pros and cons. In League's current meta, Sylas usually loses when taking on Shyvana, with a 47.0% win rate. As a result, Sylas makes a poor counter to Shyvana.

While Sylas does have a lower winrate than Shyvana, when on opposite teams, Sylas also has a greater difficulty level that makes him a more complex character to learn and master. You may get destroyed when picking Sylas into Shyvana.

Furthermore, Sylas also has almost no amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Shyvana. This often makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when fighting champions with a lot of burst damage.

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

Sylas is a terribly counter for Shyvana. You will do well by focussing your play on maximizing your gold income and destroying objectives. If you do that, you should do very well as Sylas against Shyvana.

Additional Information for Sylas Players

How We Calculated Our Sylas vs Shyvana Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Shyvana as Sylas, we analyzed 4,378 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 Shyvana 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 in order to counter Shyvana 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 displayed above, you will increase your win rate by a lot and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.

Sylas often gets a similar amount of CS relative to Shyvana. Champions who on average don't acquire many minion kills often don't need much CS to be effective, such as supports. They are able to scale well off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champions with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, often require many items to be effective. In either situation, try to do better than the numbers displayed on this page to do well.

The best items to have in your Sylas versus Shyvana build consist of Everfrost, Rabadon's Deathcap, and Shadowflame. When Sylas used at least these three pieces in his build, he performed a lot better when facing Shyvana than with many other common builds. In fact, Sylas had an average win rate of 47.0% when countering Shyvana with this build.

To have the highest likelihood of defeating Shyvana as Sylas, Sylas players should use the Dark Harvest, Sudden Impact, Eyeball Collection, Treasure Hunter, Magical Footwear, and Cosmic Insight runes from the Domination and Inspiration rune sets. Out of all the rune sets players chose for Sylas vs Shyvana LoL games, this mixture of runes yielded the highest win rate. Notably, these runes averaged a 47.0% win rate overall.

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