Spirit Rush enables Ahri's abilities, it opens up paths for Charm, helps double hitting with Orb of Deception, and closes to make use of Fox-Fire.
Use Charm to set up your combos, it will make landing Orb of Deception and Fox-Fire dramatically easier.
Initiate team fights using Charm, and chase down stragglers with Spirit Rush.
The stat comparisons shown on this page feature several influential Ahri versus Samira counter stats that can help us distinguish the differences between the two. Ahri’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is greater than Samira’s KDA ratio of NaN, highlighting that Ahri may be more central to her team's team fighting capability than Samira..
Ahri often has a slightly smaller longest kill spree than her counter does. Typically, she takes less damage than Samira. This often reflects differing health capacities; however, it can also indicate that the one champion has less mobility and thus is unable to kite away from additional harm when poked or engaged.
Both League of Legends champions are great champions. Both champs have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In the game's current meta, Ahri usually loses when trying to fight Samira, with a 47.1% win rate. Thus, Ahri makes a poor counter for Samira.
While Ahri does have a lower win rate compared to Samira, when they face off with one another, Ahri also has a lower level of difficulty that makes her a less complex champion to learn and master. You should expect to face a difficult match when picking Ahri into Samira.
Furthermore, Ahri also has a good amount of utility and CC, a similar amount to Samira. This often makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when facing champions with a ton of burst damage.
While there isn't a single best champion for every situation in League of Legends, in Ahri vs Samira matchups, Samira is the better champion with a lower win rate, less champion complexity, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allied champions during teamfights.
Ahri is a terribly counter for Samira. You will do well by focussing your gameplay on increasing your CS and destroying objectives. If you do that, you should do very well as Ahri against Samira.
If you would like to truly master Ahri in order to counter Samira during both the lane and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to learn a few extra tips and tricks for this matchup. If you listen to the build and tips presented above, you will grow your win rate by a lot and be closer to League of Legends pro players.
Ahri typically racks up a similar amount of CS relative to Samira. Champions who on average don't acquire many minion kills typically don't require much CS to be valuable teammates, such as supports. They are able to scale well off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champs with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, often have to have a lot of items to be effective. In either case, try to exceed the values reported here to do well.
The top items to prioritize in your Ahri versus Samira build include Luden's Tempest, Rabadon's Deathcap, and Horizon Focus. When Ahri used at least these three pieces in her build, she performed significantly better versus Samira than with many other commonly used builds. In fact, Ahri boasted an average win rate of 47.1% when countering Samira with this build.
To have the best probability of vanquishing Samira as Ahri, you should take the Electrocute, Taste of Blood, Eyeball Collection, Ultimate Hunter, Transcendence, and Manaflow Band runes from the Domination and Sorcery rune sets. Of all the rune combinations players chose for Ahri vs Samira counterpicks, this mix of runes yielded the highest win rate. In fact, these runes provided a 47.1% winrate overall.
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