Our League of Legends Sylas guide contains everything we know about the new Champion, and will be updated with tips and strategy advice for playing him.
A new Champion for League of Legends has just been confirmed on the game's official Twitter account. Titled Sylas The Unshackled, this is the first Champion to be unveiled since the release of Neeko towards the end of 2018.
In this article, we've pulled together everything we currently know about Sylas, although we're still waiting for a lot of official information to be confirmed. Rest assured that we'll add in all the extra detail as soon as it's announced by Riot.
As soon as the character hits the game we'll also add in tips for playing him. That way you can be sure of having a good head start on what to expect from the Champion in-game.
Here's the tweet containing the cinematic which gives us our first look at the new Champion, as well as an idea of how his abilities will work in-game:
Sylas has just hit the PBE, so we've linked some gameplay down below so you can get a better idea of how he plays and what he's capable of.
Do bear in mind that he's essentially still in a testing phase. Once the PBE is over, it's likely Riot will fine tune some of his abilities and their stats.
We've linked a video by League of Legends - The MVP below and it's a great montage of the best Sylas plays to hit the PBE.
Here's a quick breakdown of all his abilities:
- Passive: Petricite Burst - After casting a spell, Sylas' next basic attack whirls his chains around him, damaging nearby enemies.
- Q: Chain Lash - Sylas lashes out with his chains, damaging and slightly slowing enemies. After a brief delay, the intersection of the chains detonates, applying an increased slow and damaging enemies again.
- W: Kingslayer - Sylas lunges at a target with a powerful strike, damaging them and healing himself. If the enemy is at low health, the damage is increased; if Sylas is at low health, the heal is increased.
- E: Abscond / Abduct - Sylas dashes a short distance and shields himself. For a short time, he can recast the ability to whip out his chains, stunning, damaging, and pulling himself to the first enemy hit.
- R: Hijack - Sylas hijacks an enemy’s ultimate for his own use. Enemies can still use their ultimates if Sylas takes them. Sylas can take an enemy’s ultimate whenever Hijack is off cooldown, but can’t hijack the same enemy for a while after.
This video by Skin Spotlights highlights all of his abilities and it's well worth a watch!
This article is a work in progress and will be updated as soon as more official information is provided by Riot Games. Check back soon for another update.