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How to Beat Annie as Azir in LoL Annie is in the s tier of champions
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How to Beat Annie as Azir

based on 450 Azir vs Annie matchups
Win Rate
44.7 %
K/D/A
2.11
Pick Rate
1.4 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We produce our counter statistics from the millions of ranked League of Legends matches that we review each and every week. This guide on how to beat Annie as Azir resulted from an examination of 450 ranked games where both champions fought one another. This particular champ pairing is somewhat rare. Azir has to counter Annie in only 1.4% of his matches.

Azir vs Annie Matchup Summary

Unfortunately, Azir has done a pathetic job of countering Annie. Normally, he wins a lowly 44.7% of the time the champions face off with each other in. In Azir versus Annie games, Azir’s team is 0.0% more probable to earn first blood. This indicates that he most likely will get first blood versus Annie.

Best Azir vs Annie 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 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
11
R
12
W
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W
14
E
15
E
16
R

Guide to Countering Annie as Azir

Tips for Playing as Azir against Annie

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 Annie

Annie's summoned bear, Tibbers, burns opposing units around himself. Try to keep your distance from him after he's been summoned.

Keep an eye out for a white, swirling power around Annie. It means she's ready to unleash her stun.

Summoner Smite can be used to help take down Tibbers.

Azir vs Annie Counter Stats

Azir Image
Win Rate
44.7 %
VS
Win Rate
55.3 %
Annie Image
5.4
< Kills >
6.5
5.7
< Deaths >
5.4
6.6
< Assists >
8.3
1.33
< Killing Sprees >
1.48
179
< Minions Killed >
150
0.15
< Dragons Killed >
0.06
0.47
< Inhibitors >
0.52
937
< Physical Damage >
663
19,618
< Magic Damage >
19,715
947
< True Damage >
1,232
21,503
< Damage Dealt >
21,611
20,792
< Damage Taken >
18,111
11,851
< Gold Earned >
11,193
2.04
< Towers >
2.48
0.09
< Baron Takedowns >
0.01
1,518
< Total Healing >
1,468
14,355
< Experience >
13,880
20
< Vision Score >
20
9
< Wards Placed >
9
193
< Time Dealing CC >
216

How to Counter Annie with Azir in LoL

The stat comparisons shown on this page highlight several critical Azir versus Annie matchup stats that may help us explain the differences and similarities between the two. Azir’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is more than Annie’s ratio of NaN, showing that Azir may be more central to his team's team fighting capability than Annie..

Azir often has a similar longest kill spree as his counter does. Typically, he takes a similar amount of damage to Annie. This often reflects differing health capacities; however, it can also illustrate that the one champ has less agility and thus is not able to escape further damage when engaged or poked.

Differences between Azir and Annie

Damage Types Compared

Azir
Annie
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Azir
Annie

Who is Better, Azir or Annie?

Both LoL champions are great champions. Both champs have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In the game's current meta, Azir usually loses when facing off against Annie, with a 44.7% win rate. Therefore, Azir makes a poor counter for Annie.

While Azir does have a much lower winrate compared to Annie, when on opposite teams, Azir also has a much greater learning curve that makes him a more time consuming champion to learn. You should expect to face a difficult match when picking Azir into Annieas his relative depth means that you may not be able to unleash his full potential without a lot of practice beforehand.

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

While there is not one best champion in League of Legends, in Azir vs Annie matchups, Annie is the better champ with a much lower win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allied champions during teamfights.

Azir is a garbage counter to Annie. You will do well by focussing your actions on maximizing your gold and cs and clearing objectives. If you can do that, you should be able to stand on your own as Azir against Annie.

Additional Information for Azir Players

How We Calculated Our Azir vs Annie Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Annie as Azir, we analyzed 450 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 Annie 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 to counter Annie during both the laning and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to pick up a few extra lessons on this matchup. If you pay attention to the build and suggestions presented here, you will grow your win rate by a lot and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.

Azir usually gets a similar amount of CS as Annie. Champs who typically don't earn much CS typically don't need much CS to be effective, such as support champions. These kinds of champions are capable of scaling well off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champs with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, typically have to have many items to be effective. In either situation, try to surpass the numbers shown on this page to do well.

The top items to focus on in your Azir versus Annie build include Luden's Tempest, Zhonya's Hourglass, and Shadowflame. When Azir combined at least these three pieces in his build, he performed much better versus Annie than with many other commonly used item sets. In fact, Azir had an average win rate of 44.7% battling Annie with this build.

To have the best probability of annihilating Annie as Azir, Azir players should take 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 players chose for Azir vs Annie fights, this blending of runes yielded the greatest win rate. In fact, these runes gave a 44.7% win rate overall.

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