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.
Space out your ability usage to get maximum effect from Petricite Burst.
Vel'Koz is very dangerous if left alone in a fight. Try to focus him down early.
Vel'Koz has fairly low mobility and is vulnerable to ganks.
Life Form Disintegration Ray can be interrupted by stuns, silences and knockups.
The stats shown on this page underscore several significant Sylas against Vel'Koz matchup stats that may help you appreciate the differences between the pair. Sylas’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is greater than Vel'Koz’s ratio of NaN, demonstrating that Sylas may be more central to his team's team fighting capability than Vel'Koz..
Sylas often has a slightly larger longest kill spree than his opponent does. Typically, he receives more damage than Vel'Koz. This typically indicates differing health capacities; however, it can also indicate that the champ with more HP has less agility and thus is unable to escape additional harm when poked or engaged.
Both League of Legends champs are great. Both champs have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In the game's current meta, Sylas usually loses when facing off against Vel'Koz, with a 45.5% win rate. Therefore, Sylas makes a poor counter to Vel'Koz.
While Sylas does have a much lower winrate compared to Vel'Koz, when facing one another, Sylas also has a lower learning curve that makes him a less challenging character to develop with. You should expect to face a difficult match when picking Sylas into Vel'Koz.
Moreover, Sylas also has almost no amount of utility and CC, a similar amount to Vel'Koz. This often makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when facing champions with a ton of burst damage.
While there isn't one best champion in League of Legends, in Sylas vs Vel'Koz matchups, Vel'Koz is the better champ with a much lower win rate, less champion complexity, and a similar amount of utility to help out your teammates during late stage team fights.
Sylas is a garbage counter to Vel'Koz. Make sure you focus your strategy on keeping up your gold income and clearing objectives. If you can do that, you should hold your own as Sylas against Vel'Koz.
To truly master Sylas in order to counter Vel'Koz during both the lane and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to learn a few extra tricks and insights into this matchup. If you listen to the build and tips displayed here, you will grow your win rate by a lot and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.
Sylas on average gets a similar amount of CS as Vel'Koz. Champs who typically don't take many minion kills typically don't have to have much CS to be valuable teammates, such as sup champs. These kinds of champions are able to scale properly off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champions with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, typically have to have many items to be effective. In either case, try to surpass the numbers displayed here to do well.
The most important items to have in your Sylas versus Vel'Koz build include Everfrost, Rabadon's Deathcap, and Zhonya's Hourglass. When Sylas incorporated at least these three items in his build, he did much better against Vel'Koz than with most other typical counter builds. In fact, Sylas had an average winrate of 45.5% battling Vel'Koz with this build.
To have the highest probability of beating Vel'Koz as Sylas, you should equip the First Strike, Magical Footwear, Biscuit Delivery, Cosmic Insight, Second Wind, and Unflinching runes from the Inspiration and Resolve rune sets. Out of all the rune sets players used for Sylas vs Vel'Koz LoL games, this combination of runes resulted in the best win rate. Moreover, these runes gave a 45.5% winrate overall.
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