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- Sylas is one of 11 champions that have an ability that infinitely stacks an effect:
, , , , , , , , , , and .
- Among these, Sylas is one of 8 champions that can stack a stat infinitely: , , , , , , , and .
- In Sylas's case, health if he steals . infinitely stacks his
- Sylas's name comes from Greek Σ(εε)ιλᾶς S(ee)ilas < Aramaic שְׁאִילָא Šeʔila, literally meaning "the asked-for [son]" (cf. Hebrew Šaʔul), passive participle of Semitic root-verb š-ʔ-l "ask", shared with .
- His name is probably based on the Christian martyr Silas , who, according to the book of Acts , was locked up and chained alongside Saint Paul. After an sudden earthquake his chains broke and the prison door opened, according to the story. Silas is usually pictured with broken chains in religious imagery depicting him.
- Sylas is the first champion to have an animation when he cancels his  .
- Sylas was the first champion released in 2019.
- The goals for Sylas were to create a Demacian villain and a champion who could steal spells.
- Influences for Sylas include Jason Statham, Huey Long, Kratos from God of War, Xander Cage, Tai Lung from Kung Fu Panda, Zaheer from The Legend of Korra, Bane from The Dark Knight Rises and Sagat and Cody from Street Fighter.
- During development  was tested as a skillshot but proved too unreliable.
-  and Sylas were in development at similar times and would result in confusing playtests due to both Sylas and Neeko changing appearances.
- Sylas' kit was designed around  , meaning he had to have a generalist kit in order to work with every ultimate in game.
- Sylas' placeholder models in development were  , , and .
- Some of Sylas' scrapped spells from development include:
- An ability where he would absorb any damage he took for a few seconds then detonate it against enemies.
- A skillshot that left a glyph on the ground that could be detonated with a subsequent skillshot.
- A spell that would break all crowd control effects on him.
- An iteration of  that would permanently mark as the Villain if he stole .
- An ability similar to  .
- Sylas was the most technically challenging champion developed by Riot.
- One of the potential directions explored for Sylas was an escape artist mage who purposely allowed themselves to be captured by Demacia in order to prove they could escape from any prison. However they did not account for petricite and were driven insane while incarcerated.
- Sylas' in development name was CopyCat.
- Sylas' placeholder visual effects include recolored in the place of . in the place of , in the place of and
- His theme has sections from Demacia Rising throughout its duration.
- The Warriors Cinematic Season 2020 Asset Pack includes models of him and his chains depicted in the cinematic.
- Sylas has no last name due to his family being on the lower end of the social spectrum. To be differentiated among others with the same name, they often refer to his name and his place of birth (Sylas of Dregbourne).
- Sylas was previously part of the Mageseekers, a branch of the Demacian military that arrested magic users, but was arrested himself after killing three people when he accidentally stole a young mage's magic.
- The victims were his mentor, another mageseeker, and the young girl, who was teeming with lightning magic.
- Sylas was always torn between his desire to be a "true" Demacian and his shame for identifying his fellow mages while in service to the Mageseekers.
- Sylas is around his early 30s.
- Despite hating current Demacia, he has no love for Noxus as well.
- Narratively, Sylas does not transform when  another user's magic, it is done mainly for gameplay clarity.
- He can syphon magic off the original user and use it for a time but the victim will recover and his stolen magic will deplete.
- His biography originally stated that his execution was to be hung by the neck, but was changed to a beheading after Lux: Issue 3.
- Sylas's shackles were originally built by Durand, who also designed 
, to restrain powerful demons like and . They were never intended for a human and using them on a mage like Sylas is overkill. That's why they are so big and caused him to suffer so much, but also what makes them a fearsome weapon in his hands.
- They are made of Petricite, Demacian Steel and gold.
- The scar on his abdomen is the result of an operation trying to remove his "magic" organ. (There was a short-lived theory that mages had a magic organ somewhere below the liver.) 
- Sylas dresses like a prisoner due to being previously incarcerated but continues to do so in order to appeal to the downtrodden masses.
- Sylas' chains are a symbol of the oppressed.
- On his right arm is the brand that Mageseekers burn into the skin of mages. The other pulsing lines on his arms are intended to be magic pulsing through his veins out into the manacles as they constantly drain his natural magic.
- Sylas is has anarcho-collectivist political views.
- Like a lot of revolutionaries, he's better at tearing down and has not thought much in the way of practical policy, what a non-hierarchical system would look like on a large scale.
- After starting the revolution in Demacia, he is now seeking the ancient Freljordian magic (presumably that of old gods like and ) and is developing alliance with the Winter's Claw to help with his cause.
- "I'm just a convict with a references !" "I'm no hero - just a Yordle with a hammer."
- "The mage shall inherit the earth." references the Gospel of Matthew. ("The meek shall inherit the earth.")
can be seen in the background of his splash art.
- This splash art is not canon, since is seen escaping a prison cell instead of his public execution.
- His splash art pose was inspired by Fullmetal Alchemist manga panel art.
- This skin shares the Lunar Revel theme with:
- This skin shares the Freljord theme with:
- This skin is his canonical appearance after the events of The Shackles of Belief.
- This skin shares the PROJECT theme with:
- and can be seen in the background.
- This skin shares the PROJECT theme with:
- Sylas formed a bond with while he was imprisoned. In exchange for information of the outside world, he would teach her to control her magic due to magic being outlawed in Demacia. He later manipulated her and used her power to escape.
- After escaping his execution, Sylas and his followers fought
and almost executed before fleeing.
- He had intended to execute Jarvan III, but then found out that the king was already mysteriously dead in the chamber he and his guard retinue had retreated to.
- He later forms an alliance with the Winter's Claw who later helps him attack Demacia.
- He encounters
who comes to aid Lux, Garen, and other Demacian soldiers during this attack.
- Lux got Durand's original texts, which include Galio's design specs, for Sylas to read. On the mention of the colossus, she states that she "knows" him as if speaking of a person and not as a statue. (She had befriended him when she was 13.) Sylas clearly found her wording odd but occupied with the texts, did not question her about it, apparently not realizing that Durand's wording on Galio meant that absorbing magic allows him to move on his own.
- Lux comics. knows certain truths about the and calls out their power during the events of
- Weninger et al. The Semitic languages, p. 299, 498
- Sylas Recall Cancel
- Sylas Goals
- Sylas Influences
- Sylas Influences 2
- Sylas Influences 3
- Sylas Influences 4
- Sylas Influences 5
- Sylas Influences 6
- Sylas Influences 7
- Hijack Skillshot
- Sylas Playtest Story
- Sylas Kit Design
- Sylas Placeholder Model 1
- Sylas Placeholder Model 2
- Scrapped Sylas Spell
- Scrapped Sylas Spells 2
- Kindlejack on Sylas Scrapped R
- Sylas Coding is Hard
- Potential Sylas Direction
- Sylas Temp Name
- Sylas Particles Placeholder
- JohnODyin on Sylas' Last Name
- Sylas' Shame
- Sylas' Age
- Sylas Transforming in Lore
- Can Sylas absorb magic?
- Sylas' Restraints
- Sylas' stomach scar
- Sylas' Appearance
- Sylas' Chain Symbolism
- Sylas's brand and veins
- JohnODyin on Sylas' Politics
- Sylas' thought on the consequences of his revolution
- Flesh and Stone