Sylas, the Unshackled
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Patch 11.7 One For All Sylas Build Guide

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Welcome to the METAsrc Sylas build guide.

We've used our extensive database of League of Legends stats along with proprietary algorithms to calculate the most optimal build for Sylas. This algorithm is able to determine the best summoner spells, item build order, skill order, runes reforged, rune stats, counters, and team mates. Reference it during all phases of the game to ensure that you always have an edge over the competition.

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Best Summoner Spells

Smite
Deals 390-1000 true damage (depending on champion level) to target epic, large, or medium monster or enemy minion. Restores Health based on your maximum life when used against monsters.
Smite
69%
Flash
Teleports your champion a short distance toward your cursor's location.
Flash
69%

Starting Items

Win %
Buy %
Emberknife
Emberknifecoin350

10% Omnivamp vs. Monsters
  • Sear: Damaging Monsters burns them for (60 + 30% Ability Power + 5% bonus Attack Damage + 2% bonus Health) magic damage over 5 seconds.
  • Challenging Path: Smiting 5 times consumes this item upgrade your Smite to Challenging Smite. Challenging Smite marks champions for 4 seconds. During this time, you deal 48 - 125 (based on level) bonus true damage to them over 2.5 seconds on hit and take 20% reduced damage from them.
  • Huntsman: Killing Large Monsters grants bonus experience.
  • Recoup: Regen up to 8 - 18 (based on level) mana per second when in the Jungle or River.


Consuming this item grants all item effects permanently. If you have gained more gold from minions than jungle monsters, gold and experience from minions is heavily reduced. Healing is not reduced on AoE attacks.

Emberknife
Amplifying Tome
Amplifying Tomecoin435

20 Ability Power
Amplifying Tome
Refillable Potion
Refillable Potioncoin150

Active - Consume: Consumes a charge to restore 125 Health over 12 seconds. Holds up to 2 charges and refills upon visiting the shop.
Refillable Potion
Stealth Ward
Stealth Wardcoin0

Active - Trinket: Place a Stealth Ward on the ground that lasts between 90 - 120 seconds, is Invisible to enemies but grants your team vision of the surrounding area. Stores up to 2 Stealth Wards, generating a new Ward every 240 - 120 seconds.
Stealth Ward
67%
8%
Hailblade
Hailbladecoin350

10% Omnivamp vs. Monsters
  • Sear: Damaging Monsters burns them for (60 + 30% Ability Power + 5% bonus Attack Damage + 2% bonus Health) magic damage over 5 seconds.
  • Chilling Path: Smiting 5 times consumes this item upgrade your Smite to Chilling Smite. When smiting champions Chilling Smite deals 20 - 156 (based on level) true damage and steals 20% of their Move Speed for 2 seconds.
  • Huntsman: Killing Large Monsters grants bonus experience.
  • Recoup: Regen up to 8 - 18 (based on level) mana per second when in the Jungle or River.


Consuming this item grants all item effects permanently. If you have gained more gold from minions than jungle monsters, gold and experience from minions is heavily reduced. Healing is not reduced on AoE attacks.


Hailblade
Amplifying Tome
Amplifying Tomecoin435

20 Ability Power
Amplifying Tome
Refillable Potion
Refillable Potioncoin150

Active - Consume: Consumes a charge to restore 125 Health over 12 seconds. Holds up to 2 charges and refills upon visiting the shop.
Refillable Potion
Stealth Ward
Stealth Wardcoin0

Active - Trinket: Place a Stealth Ward on the ground that lasts between 90 - 120 seconds, is Invisible to enemies but grants your team vision of the surrounding area. Stores up to 2 Stealth Wards, generating a new Ward every 240 - 120 seconds.
Stealth Ward
65%
8%

Best Item Final Build

Ionian Boots of Lucidity
Ionian Boots of Luciditycoin900

20 Ability Haste
45 Move Speed

  • Gain 12 Summoner Spell Haste.


''This item is dedicated in honor of Ionia's victory over Noxus in the Rematch for the Southern Provinces on 10 December, 20 CLE.'


Boots
Ionian Boots of Lucidity
73%
Everfrost
Everfrostcoin3400

80 Ability Power
250 Health
600 Mana
20 Ability Haste


Active - Glaciate: Deal (125+35% Ability Power) magic damage in a cone, Slowing enemies by 65% for 1.5 seconds. Enemies at the center of the cone are Rooted instead (30s cooldown).

Mythic Passive: Grants all other Legendary items 15 Ability Power.


Lost Chapter+Kindlegem+Blasting Wand
Everfrost
69%
Mejai's Soulstealer
Mejai's Soulstealercoin1600

20 Ability Power
100 Health

  • Glory: Gain 4 stacks for a champion kill or 2 stacks for an assist (up to 25 stacks total). Lose 10 stacks on death.
  • Dread: Grants 5 Ability Power per stack of Glory. Gain 10% Move Speed if you have at least 10 stacks.


Obtained Glory stacks are preserved between this item and Dark Seal.


Dark Seal
Mejai's Soulstealer
88%
Zhonya's Hourglass
Zhonya's Hourglasscoin2600

65 Ability Power
45 Armor
10 Ability Haste


Active - Stasis: You become Invulnerable and Untargetable for 2.5 seconds, but are prevented from taking any other actions during this time (120s cooldown).


Seeker's Armguard+Stopwatch+Fiendish Codex
Zhonya's Hourglass
60%
Cosmic Drive
Cosmic Drivecoin3000

75 Ability Power
200 Health
20 Ability Haste

  • Spelldance: If you have at least 160 Ability Power, gain 20 Ability Haste and 10 - 30 Move Speed.


Fiendish Codex+Kindlegem+Amplifying Tome
Cosmic Drive
81%
Morellonomicon
Morellonomiconcoin2500

80 Ability Power
250 Health

  • Affliction: Dealing magic damage applies 40% Grievous Wounds to enemy champions for 3 seconds. If the target is below 50% Health, this effect is increased to 60% Grievous Wounds.


Grievous Wounds reduces the effectiveness of Healing and Regeneration effects.


Blasting Wand+Oblivion Orb+Ruby Crystal
Morellonomicon
62%
Stealth Ward
Stealth Wardcoin0

Active - Trinket: Place a Stealth Ward on the ground that lasts between 90 - 120 seconds, is Invisible to enemies but grants your team vision of the surrounding area. Stores up to 2 Stealth Wards, generating a new Ward every 240 - 120 seconds.
Stealth Ward
68%

Best Skill Order

Petricite Burst
After casting a spell, Sylas stores a charge of Petricite Burst. Sylas's basic attacks will expend a charge and whirl his energized chains around him dealing bonus magic damage to enemies hit. While Sylas has a charge of Petricite Burst, he gains attack speed.
Petricite Burst
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Chain Lash
Sylas lashes his chains out, intersecting at his targeted location dealing damage to and slowing enemies.

After a delay, magical energy explodes from the intersection point dealing damage.
Chain Lash
QQQQQ
Kingslayer
Sylas lunges at an enemy with magical force dealing execute based damage and healing himself against enemy champions.
Kingslayer
WWWWW
Abscond / Abduct
Sylas dashes to a location. Sylas can recast the ability to throw his chains out, pulling himself to an enemy he hits.
Abscond / Abduct
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Hijack
Sylas steals the enemy's ultimate ability and can cast it freely.
Hijack
RRR

Best Runes Reforged

Precision
Improved attacks and sustained damage
Conqueror
Basic attacks or spells that deal damage to an enemy champion grant 2 stacks of Conqueror for 6s, gaining 2-5 Adaptive Force per stack. Stacks up to 12 times. Ranged champions gain only 1 stack per basic attack.

When fully stacked, heal for 9% of the damage you deal to champions (6% for ranged champions).
Presence of Mind
Damaging an enemy champion increases your mana regeneration by 1.5-11 (80% for ranged) mana per second for 4 seconds. All energy users gain 1.5 energy per second, instead.

Takedowns restore 15% of your maximum mana or energy.
Legend: Tenacity
Gain 5% tenacity plus an additional 2.5% for every Legend stack (max 10 stacks).

Earn progress toward Legend stacks for every champion takedown, epic monster takedown, large monster kill, and minion kill.
Last Stand
Deal 5% - 11% increased damage to champions while you are below 60% health. Max damage gained at 30% health.
Domination
Burst damage and target access
Ravenous Hunter
Omnivamp: 1.5% per Bounty Hunter stack.

Bounty Hunter stacks are earned the first time you get a takedown on each enemy champion.

Omnivamp is only 33% effective when dealing area of effect damage or damage through pets.
Taste of Blood
Heal when you damage an enemy champion.

Healing: 18-35 (+0.2 bonus AD, +0.1 AP) health (based on level)

Cooldown: 20s
Adaptive
+9 Adaptive Force
Adaptive
+9 Adaptive Force
Armor
+6 Armor

Best Item Build Order

Emberknife
Emberknifecoin350

10% Omnivamp vs. Monsters
  • Sear: Damaging Monsters burns them for (60 + 30% Ability Power + 5% bonus Attack Damage + 2% bonus Health) magic damage over 5 seconds.
  • Challenging Path: Smiting 5 times consumes this item upgrade your Smite to Challenging Smite. Challenging Smite marks champions for 4 seconds. During this time, you deal 48 - 125 (based on level) bonus true damage to them over 2.5 seconds on hit and take 20% reduced damage from them.
  • Huntsman: Killing Large Monsters grants bonus experience.
  • Recoup: Regen up to 8 - 18 (based on level) mana per second when in the Jungle or River.


Consuming this item grants all item effects permanently. If you have gained more gold from minions than jungle monsters, gold and experience from minions is heavily reduced. Healing is not reduced on AoE attacks.

Emberknife
Refillable Potion
Refillable Potioncoin150

Active - Consume: Consumes a charge to restore 125 Health over 12 seconds. Holds up to 2 charges and refills upon visiting the shop.
Refillable Potion
Amplifying Tome
Amplifying Tomecoin435

20 Ability Power
Amplifying Tome
Boots
Bootscoin300

25 Move Speed
Boots
Ionian Boots of Lucidity
Ionian Boots of Luciditycoin900

20 Ability Haste
45 Move Speed

  • Gain 12 Summoner Spell Haste.


''This item is dedicated in honor of Ionia's victory over Noxus in the Rematch for the Southern Provinces on 10 December, 20 CLE.'


Boots
Ionian Boots of Lucidity
Lost Chapter
Lost Chaptercoin1300

40 Ability Power
300 Mana
10 Ability Haste

  • Enlighten: Upon levelling up, restores 20% max Mana over 3 seconds.


Amplifying Tome+Sapphire Crystal+Amplifying Tome
Lost Chapter
Kindlegem
Kindlegemcoin800

200 Health
10 Ability Haste


Ruby Crystal
Kindlegem
Emberknife
Emberknifecoin350

10% Omnivamp vs. Monsters
  • Sear: Damaging Monsters burns them for (60 + 30% Ability Power + 5% bonus Attack Damage + 2% bonus Health) magic damage over 5 seconds.
  • Challenging Path: Smiting 5 times consumes this item upgrade your Smite to Challenging Smite. Challenging Smite marks champions for 4 seconds. During this time, you deal 48 - 125 (based on level) bonus true damage to them over 2.5 seconds on hit and take 20% reduced damage from them.
  • Huntsman: Killing Large Monsters grants bonus experience.
  • Recoup: Regen up to 8 - 18 (based on level) mana per second when in the Jungle or River.


Consuming this item grants all item effects permanently. If you have gained more gold from minions than jungle monsters, gold and experience from minions is heavily reduced. Healing is not reduced on AoE attacks.

Emberknife
Blasting Wand
Blasting Wandcoin850

40 Ability Power
Blasting Wand
Everfrost
Everfrostcoin3400

80 Ability Power
250 Health
600 Mana
20 Ability Haste


Active - Glaciate: Deal (125+35% Ability Power) magic damage in a cone, Slowing enemies by 65% for 1.5 seconds. Enemies at the center of the cone are Rooted instead (30s cooldown).

Mythic Passive: Grants all other Legendary items 15 Ability Power.


Lost Chapter+Kindlegem+Blasting Wand
Everfrost
Dark Seal
Dark Sealcoin350

15 Ability Power
40 Health

  • Glory: Gain 2 stacks for a champion kill or 1 stacks for an assist (up to 10 stacks total). Lose 4 stacks on death.
  • Dread: Grants 5 Ability Power per stack of Glory.


Obtained Glory stacks are preserved between this item and Mejai's Soulstealer.

Dark Seal
Mejai's Soulstealer
Mejai's Soulstealercoin1600

20 Ability Power
100 Health

  • Glory: Gain 4 stacks for a champion kill or 2 stacks for an assist (up to 25 stacks total). Lose 10 stacks on death.
  • Dread: Grants 5 Ability Power per stack of Glory. Gain 10% Move Speed if you have at least 10 stacks.


Obtained Glory stacks are preserved between this item and Dark Seal.


Dark Seal
Mejai's Soulstealer
Seeker's Armguard
Seeker's Armguardcoin1000

20 Ability Power
15 Armor

  • Witch's Path: Killing a unit grants 0.5 Armor (max 15).


Amplifying Tome+Cloth Armor
Seeker's Armguard
Refillable Potion
Refillable Potioncoin150

Active - Consume: Consumes a charge to restore 125 Health over 12 seconds. Holds up to 2 charges and refills upon visiting the shop.
Refillable Potion
Fiendish Codex
Fiendish Codexcoin900

35 Ability Power
10 Ability Haste


Amplifying Tome
Fiendish Codex
Zhonya's Hourglass
Zhonya's Hourglasscoin2600

65 Ability Power
45 Armor
10 Ability Haste


Active - Stasis: You become Invulnerable and Untargetable for 2.5 seconds, but are prevented from taking any other actions during this time (120s cooldown).


Seeker's Armguard+Stopwatch+Fiendish Codex
Zhonya's Hourglass
Fiendish Codex
Fiendish Codexcoin900

35 Ability Power
10 Ability Haste


Amplifying Tome
Fiendish Codex
Cosmic Drive
Cosmic Drivecoin3000

75 Ability Power
200 Health
20 Ability Haste

  • Spelldance: If you have at least 160 Ability Power, gain 20 Ability Haste and 10 - 30 Move Speed.


Fiendish Codex+Kindlegem+Amplifying Tome
Cosmic Drive
Oblivion Orb
Oblivion Orbcoin800

30 Ability Power
  • Cursed: Dealing magic damage applies 40% Grievous Wounds to champions for 3 seconds.


Grievous Wounds reduces the effectiveness of Healing and Regeneration effects.


Amplifying Tome
Oblivion Orb
Morellonomicon
Morellonomiconcoin2500

80 Ability Power
250 Health

  • Affliction: Dealing magic damage applies 40% Grievous Wounds to enemy champions for 3 seconds. If the target is below 50% Health, this effect is increased to 60% Grievous Wounds.


Grievous Wounds reduces the effectiveness of Healing and Regeneration effects.


Blasting Wand+Oblivion Orb+Ruby Crystal
Morellonomicon

Summoner Spells

Win %
Pick %
Smite
Deals 390-1000 true damage (depending on champion level) to target epic, large, or medium monster or enemy minion. Restores Health based on your maximum life when used against monsters.
Smite
69%
100%
Flash
Teleports your champion a short distance toward your cursor's location.
Flash
69%
98%
Teleport
After channeling for 4 seconds, teleports your champion to target allied structure, minion, or ward and grants a Move Speed boost. The cooldown of Teleport scales from 420-210 seconds depending on champion level.
Teleport
75%
1%
Ignite
Ignites target enemy champion, dealing 70-410 true damage (depending on champion level) over 5 seconds, grants you vision of the target, and reduces healing effects on them for the duration.
Ignite
100%
1%

Trinkets

Win %
Buy %
Stealth Ward
Stealth Wardcoin0

Active - Trinket: Place a Stealth Ward on the ground that lasts between 90 - 120 seconds, is Invisible to enemies but grants your team vision of the surrounding area. Stores up to 2 Stealth Wards, generating a new Ward every 240 - 120 seconds.
Stealth Ward
68%
87%
Oracle Lens
Oracle Lenscoin0

Active - Trinket: Scans around you, warning against hidden enemy units, revealing invisible traps and revealing (and temporarily disabling) enemy Stealth Wards for 10 seconds (90 - 60s cooldown).
Oracle Lens
74%
25%
Farsight Alteration
Farsight Alterationcoin0

Active - Trinket: Reveals an area and places a visible, fragile Ward up to 4000 units away. Allies cannot target this Ward with Summoner Spells or Abilities (198 - 99s cooldown).
Farsight Alteration
67%
3%

Mythic Items

Win %
Buy %
Everfrost
Everfrostcoin3400

80 Ability Power
250 Health
600 Mana
20 Ability Haste


Active - Glaciate: Deal (125+35% Ability Power) magic damage in a cone, Slowing enemies by 65% for 1.5 seconds. Enemies at the center of the cone are Rooted instead (30s cooldown).

Mythic Passive: Grants all other Legendary items 15 Ability Power.


Lost Chapter+Kindlegem+Blasting Wand
Everfrost
69%
59%
Liandry's Anguish
Liandry's Anguishcoin3400

80 Ability Power
600 Mana
20 Ability Haste

  • Agony: Deal up to 12% bonus magic damage to Champions based on the target's bonus Health (maxed at 1250 bonus Health).
  • Torment: Dealing damage with Abilities causes enemies to burn for (15 + 1.5% Ability Power) + 1% max Health magic damage per second for 4 seconds.


Mythic Passive: Grants all other Legendary items 5 Ability Haste.


Lost Chapter+Fiendish Codex
Liandry's Anguish
74%
10%
Hextech Rocketbelt
Hextech Rocketbeltcoin3200

90 Ability Power
350 Health
15 Ability Haste


Active - Hex Bolt: Dash in target direction, unleashing an arc of magic missiles that deal (125 +15% Ability Power) magic damage. Then, gain 30% Move Speed towards enemy champions for 1.5 seconds (40s cooldown).

Mythic Passive: Grants all other Legendary items 5 Magic Penetration.

Supersonic's dash cannot pass through terrain.


Hextech Alternator+Ruby Crystal+Blasting Wand
Hextech Rocketbelt
73%
8%
Riftmaker
Riftmakercoin3200

80 Ability Power
300 Health
15 Ability Haste
8% Omnivamp

  • Void Corruption: For each second damaging enemy champions, deal 2% bonus damage (max 10%). At maximum strength, the bonus damage is dealt as true damage instead.


Mythic Passive: Grants all other Legendary items 2% Omnivamp and 8 Ability Power.


Leeching Leer+Blasting Wand
Riftmaker
65%
7%
Night Harvester
Night Harvestercoin3200

90 Ability Power
300 Health
15 Ability Haste

  • Soulrend: Damaging a champion deals an additional (125 +15% Ability Power magic damage) and grants you 25% Move Speed for 1.5 seconds (40s cooldown per champion).


Mythic Passive: Grants all other Legendary items 5 Ability Haste.

Damaging a new champion will extend the duration of the Move Speed bonus.


Hextech Alternator+Ruby Crystal+Blasting Wand
Night Harvester
80%
4%
Luden's Tempest
Luden's Tempestcoin3400

80 Ability Power
6 Magic Penetration
600 Mana
20 Ability Haste

  • Echo: Damaging Abilities deal an additional (100 + 10% Ability Power) magic damage to the target and 3 nearby enemies and grants you 15% Move Speed for 2 seconds (10s cooldown). Dealing ability damage to Champions reduces this item's cooldown by 0.5 second, up to 3 seconds per spell cast.


Mythic Passive: Grants all other Legendary items 5 Magic Penetration.


Lost Chapter+Blasting Wand
Luden's Tempest
67%
4%

Boots

Win %
Buy %
Ionian Boots of Lucidity
Ionian Boots of Luciditycoin900

20 Ability Haste
45 Move Speed

  • Gain 12 Summoner Spell Haste.


''This item is dedicated in honor of Ionia's victory over Noxus in the Rematch for the Southern Provinces on 10 December, 20 CLE.'


Boots
Ionian Boots of Lucidity
73%
38%
Sorcerer's Shoes
Sorcerer's Shoescoin1100

18 Magic Penetration
45 Move Speed


Boots
Sorcerer's Shoes
65%
31%
Mercury's Treads
Mercury's Treadscoin1100

25 Magic Resist
45 Move Speed
30% Tenacity


Tenacity reduces the duration of Stun, Slow, Taunt, Fear, Silence, Blind, Polymorph and Immobilizing effects. It has no effect on Airborne or Suppression.


Boots+Null-Magic Mantle
Mercury's Treads
72%
16%
Plated Steelcaps
Plated Steelcapscoin1100

20 Armor
45 Move Speed

  • Reduces incoming damage from Attacks by 12%.


Boots+Cloth Armor
Plated Steelcaps
57%
10%
Berserker's Greaves
Berserker's Greavescoin1100

35% Attack Speed
45 Move Speed


Boots+Dagger
Berserker's Greaves
50%
1%