Rod of Ages Sylas Build

Rod of Ages Sylas build with runes and items. Rod of Ages Sylas guide offers in-depth how-to play, skill order and tips. Play Rod of Ages Sylas build in League of Legends Patch 14.11!

Updated: 2024-05-22 ()
ARAM Build Guide for champion Sylas and build Rod of Ages.
Sylas Rod of Ages build for ARAM. Safe build with infinity mana and lots of sustain.
Sylas ARAM modifiers
DMG done +5%
DMG taken NORMAL

TLDR

Starting items
Tear of the Goddess should be final item in your build.
Ruby Crystal should be final item in your build.
Sapphire Crystal should be final item in your build.
Quick Skill Order
Sylas ability Kingslayer should be leveled first.
W
Sylas ability Abscond / Abduct should be leveled second.
E
Sylas ability Chain Lash should be leveled third.
Q
Final items
Mercury's Treads should be final item in your build.
Rod of Ages should be final item in your build.
Lich Bane should be final item in your build.
Zhonya's Hourglass should be final item in your build.
Rabadon's Deathcap should be final item in your build.
Seraph's Embrace should be final item in your build.
Quick Runes
Major rune Dark Harvest from Domination tree.
Minor rune Precision.
Summoner spells
Pick Mark as your Summoner Spell.
Pick Flash as your Summoner Spell.

Rod of Ages Sylas Runes

Domination
Domination major tree Electrocute rune.
Domination major tree Dark Harvest rune.
Domination major tree Hail of Blades rune.
Domination major tree Cheap Shot rune.
Domination major tree Taste of Blood rune.
Domination major tree Sudden Impact rune.
Domination major tree Zombie Ward rune.
Domination major tree Ghost Poro rune.
Domination major tree Eyeball Collection rune.
Domination major tree Treasure Hunter rune.
Domination major tree Relentless Hunter rune.
Domination major tree Ultimate Hunter rune.
Precision
Precision minor tree Absorb Life rune.
Precision minor tree Triumph rune.
Precision minor tree Presence of Mind rune.
Precision minor tree Legend: Alacrity rune.
Precision minor tree Legend: Haste rune.
Precision minor tree Legend: Bloodline rune.
Precision minor tree Coup de Grace rune.
Precision minor tree Cut Down rune.
Precision minor tree Last Stand rune.
Passive
Passive tree Adaptive Force rune (+9 Adaptive Force).
Passive tree Attack Speed rune (+10% Attack Speed).
Passive tree Ability Haste rune (+8 Ability Haste).
Passive tree Adaptive Force rune (+9 Adaptive Force).
Passive tree Move Speed rune (+2 Movement Speed).
Passive tree Health Scaling rune (+10-180 Health (based on level)).
Passive tree Health rune (+65 Health).
Passive tree Tenacity And Slow Resist rune (+10 Tenacity and Slow Resist).
Passive tree Health Scaling rune (+10-180 Health (based on level)).

How it works

  1. You rush Rod of Ages.
  2. You play as Mage with more emphasis on sustain and mana.
  3. You buy AP items and adapt to an enemy team.

How to play

  1. Playing Rod of Ages Sylas, your default rush is of course - Rod of Ages. You want to stack its passive as early as possible.
  2. Rod of Ages gives sustain with its second Passive. It recovers both health and mana.
  3. You can play this build very safely. Sustain from Rod of Ages alone is very powerful in ARAM. If you want to sustain even harder, you can get Kaenic Rookern (anti poke), Spirit Visage (more sustain) and even get Second Wind (more from Resolve rune tree.
  4. In cases, when an enemy team is full of tanks and HP stackers and you need to counter them, go Liandry's Torment.
  5. Adapt to an enemy team. They full of tanks and they rush MR? You rush Void Staff as #2 or #3 item. Their team is Soraka, Mundo or champs with healing? Rush Oblivion Orb as #2 item (upgrade to Morellonomicon as 4th or 5th item). They stack HP? You buy Liandry's Torment.
  6. Somebody is going after you each fight? Their assassins are focusing you on sight? Always getting R by Fizz? Rush Zhonya's Hourglass.
  7. Good MR item that works well with Rod of Ages is Spirit Visage and Kaenic Rookern.
  8. Max Chain Leash (Q) if you cannot go in. Max Kingslayer (W) otherwise.

Tips and Tricks

Riot
  1. Wait for you or your enemy to reach low health before using Kingslayer for maximum effect.
  2. Space out your ability usage to get maximum effect from Petricite Burst.
  3. Clever use of enemy ultimates can open up new possibilities to approach teamfights.

Skill Order

  • Sylas [object Object] ability.
    Q
    Chain Lash
  • Sylas [object Object] ability.
    W
    Kingslayer
  • Sylas [object Object] ability.
    E
    Abscond / Abduct
  • Sylas [object Object] ability.
    R
    Hijack

Items

Starting items
Tear of the Goddess item.
Ruby Crystal item.
Sapphire Crystal item.
Rush this
Rod of Ages item.
Rush this #2
Seraph's Embrace item.
Boots
Mercury's Treads item.
Ionian Boots of Lucidity item.
Sorcerer's Shoes item.
Plated Steelcaps item.
Good items
Stormsurge item.
Zhonya's Hourglass item.
Rabadon's Deathcap item.
Lich Bane item.
Blackfire Torch item.
Shadowflame item.
Luden's Companion item.
OK items
Banshee's Veil item.
Cosmic Drive item.
Lich Bane item.
Horizon Focus item.
Against high MR
Additional considerations for these items is advised!
Void Staff item.
Cryptbloom item.
Sustain even harder
Warmog's Armor item.
Kaenic Rookern item.
Spirit Visage item.
Counter enemy
Additional considerations for these items is advised!
Oblivion Orb item.
Morellonomicon item.
Liandry's Torment item.
For the last fight
Additional considerations for these items is advised!
Elixir of Sorcery item.
Elixir of Iron item.
Seeker's Armguard item.
Example final build
Mercury's Treads item.
Rod of Ages item.
Lich Bane item.
Zhonya's Hourglass item.
Rabadon's Deathcap item.
Seraph's Embrace item.