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

Azir vs Akali

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

based on 969 Azir vs Akali matchups
Win Rate
49.3 %
K/D/A
2.09
Pick Rate
3.7 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

At MOBA Champion, we evaluate millions of recently ranked League games each week. In our dataset, Azir faced Akali 969 times. Including so many games with Azir versus Akali gives us faith in our capacity to produce informative stats and a pro build to crush Akali. This particular pairing is relatively rare. Azir fights Akali in only 3.7% of his rounds.

Azir vs Akali Matchup Summary

Unfortunately, Azir has done a below average job of countering Akali. Normally, he wins a acceptable 49.3% of games the champions oppose one another in. In Azir against Akali rounds, Azir’s team is 0.0% more expected to obtain first blood, implying that he probably will get first blood versus Akali.

Best Azir vs Akali Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Doran's RingHealth Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
BootsAmplifying Tome

Core Azir Items

~22 Mins
Liandry's AnguishRabadon's DeathcapZhonya's Hourglass

Optional Items

ShadowflameNashor'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 MagicRes
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
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Q
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W
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Q
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W
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W
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W
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E
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R

Guide to Countering Akali as Azir

Tips for Playing as Azir against Akali

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 Akali

Akali can still be hit by area effect spells while obscured inside Twilight Shroud. Doing so will briefly reveal her position.

Return to base if your Health is low and Akali has her ultimate available.

Akali's Five Point Strike is powerful when used at maximum range and energy. Engage on her when she has low energy to maximize your chance of winning trades.

Azir vs Akali Counter Stats

Azir Image
Win Rate
49.3 %
VS
Win Rate
50.7 %
Akali Image
5.2
< Kills >
7.9
5.7
< Deaths >
5.2
6.7
< Assists >
5.1
1.22
< Killing Sprees >
1.77
172
< Minions Killed >
144
0.16
< Dragons Killed >
0.05
0.5
< Inhibitors >
0.34
1,358
< Physical Damage >
1,357
20,800
< Magic Damage >
18,740
1,011
< True Damage >
1,169
23,170
< Damage Dealt >
21,267
20,869
< Damage Taken >
26,962
11,588
< Gold Earned >
11,098
2.05
< Towers >
1.6
0.05
< Baron Takedowns >
0.02
1,447
< Total Healing >
2,409
14,289
< Experience >
14,030
19
< Vision Score >
17
9
< Wards Placed >
8
192
< Time Dealing CC >
60

How to Counter Akali with Azir in LoL

The stats provided here highlight several strategic Azir versus Akali counter statistics that can help us distinguish the differences and similarities between this set of champs. As an example, Azir’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is more than Akali’s KDA ratio of NaN, highlighting that Azir may be more central to his team's team fighting capability than Akali..

Azir often has a slightly smaller longest kill spree than his counter does. Commonly, he takes less damage than Akali. This often reflects differing health capacities; however, it can also show that the one champ has less agility and thus is not able to kite away from additional harm when poked or engaged.

Differences between Azir and Akali

Damage Types Compared

Azir
Akali
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Azir
Akali

Who is Better, Azir or Akali?

Both LoL champs are great champions. Both champs have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In League's current meta, Azir usually fairs equally well when playing against Akali, with a 49.3% win rate. As a result, Azir makes an ok counter to Akali.

While Azir does have a lower winrate compared to Akali, when on opposite teams, Azir also has a greater difficulty level that makes him a more complex champ to develop with. You still need to be cautious when picking Azir into Akalias his relative depth means that you may not be able to unleash his full potential without a lot of practice beforehand.

Additionally, Azir has some amount of utility and CC, a similar amount to Akali. This makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when facing champions with a ton of burst damage.

While there isn't one best champion for every situation in League of Legends, in Azir vs Akali matchups, Akali is the better champ with a similar 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 somewhat poor counter for Akali. Focus your actions on maximizing your CS and taking out objectives. If you do that, you should be able to stand on your own as Azir against Akali.

Additional Information for Azir Players

How We Calculated Our Azir vs Akali Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Akali as Azir, we analyzed 969 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 Akali 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 Akali during both the early game and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to pick up a few extra tricks and insights into this matchup. If you mind the build and tips shown above, you will grow your win rate significantly and be closer to League of Legends pro players.

Azir usually gets a similar amount of CS as Akali. Champions who on average don't take much CS usualy don't have to have much CS to be valuable teammates, such as supports. They are able to scale properly off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champions with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, often require several high cost items to be effective. In either case, try to exceed the numbers reported here to do well.

The top items to use in your Azir versus Akali build include Liandry's Anguish, Rabadon's Deathcap, and Zhonya's Hourglass. When Azir incorporated at least these three pieces in his build, he did a lot better against Akali than with most other commonly used counter builds. In fact, Azir boasted an average win rate of 49.3% battling Akali with these items in his kit.

To have the greatest chance of annihilating Akali as Azir, you should take the First Strike, Magical Footwear, Biscuit Delivery, Cosmic Insight, Manaflow Band, and Scorch runes from the Inspiration and Sorcery rune sets. Out of all the rune combinations players chose for Azir vs Akali LoL games, this mixture of runes yielded the highest win rate. In fact, these runes gave a 49.3% winrate overall.

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