How to Win Azir vs Aatrox Counter Matchup Azir is in the a tier of champions

Azir vs Aatrox

How to Beat Aatrox as Azir in LoL Aatrox is in the a tier of champions
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How to Beat Aatrox as Azir

based on 1,360 Azir vs Aatrox matchups
Win Rate
44.8 %
K/D/A
2.15
Pick Rate
4.3 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We produce our counter stats from the millions of recently ranked LoL rounds that we get from Riot Games each and every week. This guide on how to beat Aatrox as Azir came out of an examination of 1360 ranked matches where both champions clashed against each other. This champion pairing is relatively uncommon. Azir fights Aatrox in only 4.3% of his rounds.

Azir vs Aatrox Matchup Summary

Unfortunately, Azir does a terrible job of countering Aatrox. Typically, he wins a lowly 44.8% of games the champs oppose each other in. In Azir versus Aatrox matches, Azir’s side is 0.1% less expected to obtain first blood, indicating that he probably won't be able to get first blood against Aatrox.

Best Azir vs Aatrox Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Doran's RingHealth Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
Amplifying TomeLost Chapter

Core Azir Items

~22 Mins
Luden's TempestZhonya's HourglassShadowflame

Optional Items

Rabadon's DeathcapNashor's ToothVoid Staff

Summoner Spells

summonerflash summoner spell D
summonerteleport summoner spell F

Skill Order

First skill for Azir to level up q
>
Second ability for Azir to level up w
>
Last skill for Azir to max out e

Runes

Inspiration First Strike Magical FootwearBiscuit DeliveryCosmic Insight
Sorcery Manaflow BandScorch
AttackSpeed Adaptive Armor
Azir's passive ability p
Azir q ability q
Azir w ability w
Azir e ability e
Azir's ultimate ability r
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W
2
Q
3
E
4
Q
5
Q
6
R
7
Q
8
W
9
Q
10
W
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R
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W
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W
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E
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E
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R

Guide to Countering Aatrox as Azir

Tips for Playing as Azir against Aatrox

Be a bird!

Think of Emperor's Divide as a defensive ability first and foremost. Use it when the enemy engages on you or your allies. Remember that your team can walk through the soldiers summoned by Emperor's Divide and use this to your advantage when enemy melee champions engage on you.

In the lane, try to position your soldiers between the enemy's minions and the enemy champion. This way you can use them both to last hit and to project threat onto your lane opponent.

Be careful about putting down both of the soldiers stored by Arise! Unless you're going all-in, always have a soldier in your back pocket if you need to escape over a wall or if you misposition your other soldier and need damage now.

Advice to Win Against Aatrox

Keep your distance when Aatrox uses his Ultimate to prevent him from reviving.

Aatrox's Infernal Chains are easier to exit when running towards the sides or at Aatrox.

Aatrox's attacks are very telegraphed, so use the time to dodge the hit zones.

Azir vs Aatrox Counter Stats

Azir Image
Win Rate
44.8 %
VS
Win Rate
55.2 %
Aatrox Image
5
< Kills >
5.9
5.3
< Deaths >
5.1
6.4
< Assists >
5.5
1.14
< Killing Sprees >
1.3
173
< Minions Killed >
159
0.11
< Dragons Killed >
0.1
0.44
< Inhibitors >
0.47
971
< Physical Damage >
19,247
19,727
< Magic Damage >
67
1,089
< True Damage >
895
21,788
< Damage Dealt >
20,209
19,913
< Damage Taken >
31,089
11,183
< Gold Earned >
11,355
1.88
< Towers >
2.44
0.06
< Baron Takedowns >
0.03
1,424
< Total Healing >
12,029
13,765
< Experience >
14,203
19
< Vision Score >
17
9
< Wards Placed >
8
187
< Time Dealing CC >
234

How to Counter Aatrox with Azir in LoL

The stats shown here clarify several strategic Azir against Aatrox matchup statistics that can help us figure out the distinctions between the pair. As an example, Azir’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is better than Aatrox’s KDA ratio of NaN, highlighting that Azir may be more central to his team's team fighting effectiveness than Aatrox..

Azir normally has a similar longest kill spree as his foe does. Commonly, he takes less damage than Aatrox. This often reflects differing health capacities, yet it can also illustrate that the champion with more HP has less agility and thus is not able to kite away from further harm when engaged or poked.

Differences between Azir and Aatrox

Damage Types Compared

Azir
Aatrox
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Azir
Aatrox

Who is Better, Azir or Aatrox?

Both LoL champions are great. Both champs have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In League's current meta, Azir usually loses when taking on Aatrox, with a 44.8% win rate. Therefore, Azir makes a poor counter for Aatrox.

While Azir does have a much lower win rate compared to Aatrox, when on opposite teams, Azir also has a much greater difficulty level that makes him a more complex character to develop with. You should be very concerned when picking Azir into Aatroxas his relative depth means you may not be able to unleash his full potential without a significant amount of practice beforehand.

Furthermore, Azir also has some amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Aatrox. This often makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when trying to counter champions with a lot of burst damage.

While there isn't one best champion for every situation in League of Legends, in Azir vs Aatrox matchups, Aatrox is the better champion with a much lower win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your team members during late stage team fights.

Azir is a bad counter to Aatrox. Make sure you focus your actions on increasing your gold and cs and destroying objectives. If you can do that, you should hold your own as Azir against Aatrox.

Additional Information for Azir Players

How We Calculated Our Azir vs Aatrox Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Aatrox as Azir, we analyzed 1,360 matchups from recent LoL games. We use rigorous data cleaning and processing methods to ensure that our counter stats are of the highest quality. You can rest assured that the recommended build to counter Aatrox as Azir comes from real data and is not the fabrication of some random LoL player, as some other sites provide. You can use the filters at the top of the page to view the most relevant stats and items to your rank.

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Further Insights to Win this Matchup

To learn all of the intricacies of Azir in order to counter Aatrox during both the lane and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to gather a few extra tricks and insights into this matchup. If you listen to the build and tips presented here, you should increase your win rate significantly and be closer to League of Legends pro players.

Azir usually accumulates a similar amount of CS as Aatrox. Champions who on average don't acquire much CS often don't have to have much CS to be effective, such as support champions. These kinds of champions are capable of scaling well off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champs with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, typically have to have several high cost items to be effective. In either case, try to surpass the numbers displayed here to do well.

The most crucial items to focus on in your Azir versus Aatrox build include Luden's Tempest, Zhonya's Hourglass, and Shadowflame. When Azir combined at least these three items in his build, he performed much better when facing Aatrox than with most other typical item sets. In fact, Azir had an average winrate of 44.8% battling Aatrox with this counter build.

To have the highest chance of defeating Aatrox as Azir, Azir players should use the First Strike, Magical Footwear, Biscuit Delivery, Cosmic Insight, Manaflow Band, and Scorch runes from the Inspiration and Sorcery rune sets. Of all the rune sets we have analyed for Azir vs Aatrox clashes, this mix of runes yielded the greatest win rate. Moreover, these runes provided a 44.8% winrate overall.

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