Riot is planning to buff Sylas with the first patch 10.1 of the New Year 2020, bringing him back to life as mid lane dominating legend again, according to the Riot announcement.
Sylas had moments in the spotlight, especially in a competitive environment. At one point, he was constantly contested and acted as a powerful tool for team fights. But in solo queue, he hasn’t been quite as successful.
In his current form, he’s hit rock bottom and has a measly 45-percent win rate in both the jungle and mid lane positions. His weak laning phase and his overall lack of damage mean he can be easily abused. In the late game, he has potential with his game-changing ultimate, but he rarely has the opportunity to use it.
This time, Riot is focusing on his passive ability and nerfing his Kingslayer (W) ever-so-slightly, to try and put him in more of a balanced state.
Petricite Burst’s (Passive) primary target AP ratio is set to be increased from 20 to 25 percent, allowing him to chunk down his enemies and perform better in both the early and late game.
To combat and try to counterbalance the buff, the mana cost on Kingslayer is being increased from 45/45/50/55/60 to 70/80/90/100/110. This means Sylas players will have to be wary when engaging and keep note of their mana in extended team fight situations.
Overall, the changes should be a nice boost for Sylas, giving him the damage he needs to burst down his opponents. These changes should arrive with the first patch 10.1 of the New Year 2020.