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

Azir vs Ahri

How to Beat Ahri as Azir in LoL Ahri is in the b tier of champions
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How to Beat Ahri as Azir

based on 1,223 Azir vs Ahri matchups
Win Rate
49.1 %
K/D/A
2.09
Pick Rate
3.9 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We calculate our counter stats from the millions of ranked League games that we evaluate each week. This guide on how to beat Ahri as Azir came out of an examination of 1223 ranked games where both champs fought one another. This champion matchup is fairly rare. Azir is forced to battle against Ahri in only 3.9% of his games.

Azir vs Ahri Matchup Summary

Unfortunately, Azir has done a dismal job of countering Ahri. Normally, he wins a acceptable 49.1% of matches the champions fight each other in. In Azir vs Ahri games, Azir’s team is 0.0% more probable to earn first blood, implying that he probably will get first blood versus Ahri.

Best Azir vs Ahri Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Doran's RingHealth Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
BootsLost Chapter

Core Azir Items

~22 Mins
Luden's TempestZhonya's HourglassShadowflame

Optional Items

Rabadon's DeathcapVoid StaffNashor's Tooth

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 MagicRes
Azir's passive ability p
Azir q ability q
Azir w ability w
Azir e ability e
Azir's ultimate ability r
1
W
2
Q
3
E
4
Q
5
Q
6
R
7
Q
8
W
9
Q
10
W
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R
12
W
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W
14
E
15
E
16
R

Guide to Countering Ahri as Azir

Tips for Playing as Azir against Ahri

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 Ahri

Ahri's survivability is dramatically reduced when her Ultimate, Spirit Rush, is down.

Stay behind minions to make Charm difficult to land, this will reduce Ahri's damage potential significantly.

Azir vs Ahri Counter Stats

Azir Image
Win Rate
49.1 %
VS
Win Rate
50.9 %
Ahri Image
5
< Kills >
5.7
5.4
< Deaths >
4.8
6.3
< Assists >
7.7
1.18
< Killing Sprees >
1.31
178
< Minions Killed >
160
0.12
< Dragons Killed >
0.07
0.5
< Inhibitors >
0.47
1,004
< Physical Damage >
1,262
19,694
< Magic Damage >
13,051
933
< True Damage >
4,676
21,632
< Damage Dealt >
18,991
20,157
< Damage Taken >
20,256
11,495
< Gold Earned >
10,796
2.01
< Towers >
2.22
0.08
< Baron Takedowns >
0.02
1,493
< Total Healing >
4,721
14,165
< Experience >
13,716
20
< Vision Score >
20
9
< Wards Placed >
9
192
< Time Dealing CC >
68

How to Counter Ahri with Azir in LoL

The stats shown here emphasize several critical Azir against Ahri counter statistics that can help you understand the differences between the pair. As an example, Azir’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is better than Ahri’s ratio of NaN, indicating that Azir may be more central to his team's team fighting effectiveness than Ahri..

Azir usually has a similar longest killing spree as his matchup does. Commonly, he takes a similar amount of damage to Ahri. This often reflects differing health capacities; however, it can also hint that the champ with higher health has less agility and thus is not able to flee from additional damage when poked or engaged.

Differences between Azir and Ahri

Damage Types Compared

Azir
Ahri
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Azir
Ahri

Who is Better, Azir or Ahri?

Both LoL champs are great champions. Both have their pros and cons. In the game's current meta, Azir usually fairs equally well when playing against Ahri, with a 49.1% win rate. Therefore, Azir makes an ok counter to Ahri.

While Azir does have a lower win rate than Ahri, when they face off with one another, Azir also has a much greater level of difficulty that makes him a more challenging champ to develop with. You still need to be cautious when picking Azir into Ahrias his relative depth means you may not be able to unleash his full potential without a significant amount of practice beforehand.

Moreover, Azir has some amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Ahri. This makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when fighting champions with a ton of burst damage.

While there is not one best champion overall in League of Legends, in Azir vs Ahri matchups, Ahri is the better champion with a similar win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allied champions during late stage team fights.

Azir is a somewhat poor counter for Ahri. Make sure you focus your strategy on keeping up your gold income and destroying objectives. If you do that, you should hold your own as Azir against Ahri.

Additional Information for Azir Players

How We Calculated Our Azir vs Ahri Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Ahri as Azir, we analyzed 1,223 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 Ahri 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

If you would like to learn all of the intricacies of Azir in order to counter Ahri during both the lane and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to gather a few extra lessons on this matchup. If you listen to the build and stats presented here, you will increase your win rate significantly and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.

Azir often racks up a similar amount of CS compared to Ahri. Champs who on average don't acquire many minion kills often don't need much CS to be valuable teammates, such as supports. These kinds of champions are capable of scaling properly off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champions with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, usually require several high cost items to be effective. In either case, try to surpass the values shown on this page to do well.

The top items to focus on in your Azir versus Ahri build include Luden's Tempest, Zhonya's Hourglass, and Shadowflame. When Azir used at least these three items in his build, he did significantly better countering Ahri than with most other common counter builds. In fact, Azir boasted an average win rate of 49.1% battling Ahri with this build.

To have the greatest probability of annihilating Ahri as Azir, you 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 builds players used for Azir vs Ahri counterpicks, this set of runes yielded the highest win rate. Moreover, these runes gave a 49.1% winrate overall.

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