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

Azir vs Brand

How to Beat Brand as Azir in LoL Brand is in the b tier of champions
Mage Marksman
Mage

How to Beat Brand as Azir

based on 1,024 Azir vs Brand matchups
Win Rate
46.5 %
K/D/A
2.12
Pick Rate
3.2 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We get our counter stats from the millions of recently ranked League matches that we analyze every week. Our guide on how to beat Brand as Azir resulted from an evaluation of 1024 ranked rounds where both champs opposed one another. This champ pairing is relatively rare. Azir has to counter Brand in only 3.2% of his rounds.

Azir vs Brand Matchup Summary

Unfortunately, Azir does a pathetic job of beating Brand. Normally, he wins a lowly 46.5% of matches the champs battle one another in. In Azir vs Brand matches, Azir’s side is 0.1% less likely to get first blood, indicating that he probably won't get first blood versus Brand.

Best Azir vs Brand 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 TempestRabadon's DeathcapZhonya's Hourglass

Optional Items

Nashor's ToothShadowflameVoid 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
1
W
2
Q
3
E
4
Q
5
Q
6
R
7
Q
8
W
9
Q
10
W
11
R
12
W
13
W
14
E
15
E
16
R

Guide to Countering Brand as Azir

Tips for Playing as Azir against Brand

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 Brand

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.

Azir vs Brand Counter Stats

Azir Image
Win Rate
46.5 %
VS
Win Rate
53.5 %
Brand Image
5.6
< Kills >
5.2
5.8
< Deaths >
7
6.7
< Assists >
9
1.3
< Killing Sprees >
1.21
173
< Minions Killed >
74
0.14
< Dragons Killed >
0.18
0.43
< Inhibitors >
0.46
1,065
< Physical Damage >
700
19,722
< Magic Damage >
21,653
931
< True Damage >
1,047
21,719
< Damage Dealt >
23,401
21,726
< Damage Taken >
18,886
11,688
< Gold Earned >
10,150
1.9
< Towers >
1.92
0.05
< Baron Takedowns >
0.05
1,641
< Total Healing >
1,746
14,493
< Experience >
12,082
19
< Vision Score >
45
9
< Wards Placed >
21
188
< Time Dealing CC >
81

How to Counter Brand with Azir in LoL

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.

Differences between Azir and Brand

Damage Types Compared

Azir
Brand
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Azir
Brand

Who is Better, Azir or Brand?

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.

Additional Information for Azir Players

How We Calculated Our Azir vs Brand Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Brand as Azir, we analyzed 1,024 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 Brand 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.

Other Useful Resources

Further Insights to Win this Matchup

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.