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.
Try to move away from allies when you see Pyroclasm being cast. The initial missile speed is slow, which should give your team time to react.
Brand must land an ability before his combo is able to get started. Dodging his Sear or Pillar of Flame will disrupt his rhythm.
Brand's passive allows him to excel against teams that cluster together. Be sure to split up against him.
The stats shown on this page clarify several valuable Azir against Brand counter statistics that can help us appreciate the distinctions between this set of champions. Azir’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is more than Brand’s ratio of NaN, indicating that Azir may be more central to his team's team fighting capacity than Brand..
Azir typically has a similar longest killing spree as his enemy does. On average, he receives a similar amount of damage to Brand. This is usually reflective of differing health capacities; however, it can also hint that the champion with higher HP has less agility and thus is unable to escape additional harm when poked or engaged.
Both LoL champs are great champions. Both have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In the game's current meta, Azir usually loses when taking on Brand, with a 46.5% win rate. As a result, Azir makes a bad counter for Brand.
While Azir does have a lower winrate than Brand, when on opposite teams, Azir also has a much greater difficulty level that makes him a more challenging character to pick up and master. You may get destroyed when picking Azir into Brandas his relative depth means you may not be able to reach his full potential without a lot of practice beforehand.
Moreover, Azir has some amount of utility and CC, a similar amount to Brand. This often makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when fighting champions with a ton of burst damage.
While there isn't a single best champion overall in League of Legends, in Azir vs Brand matchups, Brand is the better champ with a much lower win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your teammates during late stage team fights.
Azir is a trash counter for Brand. You will do well by focussing your gameplay on keeping up your CS and destroying objectives. If you are able to do that, you should hold your own as Azir against Brand.
If you would like to learn all of the intricacies of Azir to counter Brand during both the laning and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to pick up a few extra lessons on this matchup. If you listen to the build and stats presented here, you will grow your win rate significantly and be closer to League of Legends pro players.
Azir typically racks up more CS relative to Brand. Champions who typically don't acquire many minion kills often 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, champions with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, often require many items to be effective. In either case, try to surpass the numbers shown here to do well.
The ideal items to use in your Azir versus Brand build consist of Luden's Tempest, Rabadon's Deathcap, and Zhonya's Hourglass. When Azir included at least these three pieces in his build, he performed significantly better when facing Brand than with many other typical counter builds. In fact, Azir boasted an average winrate of 46.5% when countering Brand with these items in his kit.
To have the best chance of defeating Brand 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 combinations players used for Azir vs Brand matchups, this set of runes yielded the highest win rate. Moreover, these runes provided a 46.5% win rate overall.
By default, tips, stats, and builds on how to beat Brand as Azir are displayed for all ranked divisions combined. If you want to scope the statistics and builds to a particular rank, you should use the selection menu located earlier in the counter matchup guide.