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.
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.
Gwen needs to attack a few times to set up her damage, so try to get the jump on her.
Gwen's Hallowed Mist shroud will only follow her once, after that it will dissipate when she leaves.
Gwen must hit something to recast her Ultimate, try to evade her between casts.
The stat comparisons shown on this page show some valuable Azir vs. Gwen matchup statistics that can help us figure out the differences and similarities between the two. Azir’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is better than Gwen’s ratio of NaN, indicating that Azir may be more central to his team's team fighting capability than Gwen..
Azir normally has a similar longest killing spree as his enemy does. Commonly, he takes less damage than Gwen. This typically indicates different amounts of tankyness, but it can also indicate that the one champ has less mobility and thus is not able to kite away from additional harm when poked or engaged.
Both LoL champs are great. Both champs have their pros and cons. In the game's current meta, Azir usually fairs equally well when playing against Gwen, with a 49.5% win rate. As a result, Azir makes an ok counter to Gwen.
While Azir does have a lower winrate compared to Gwen, when facing one another, Azir also has a much greater difficulty level that makes him a more time consuming champion to learn and master. You still need to be cautious when picking Azir into Gwenas his relative depth means that you may not be able to unleash his full potential without a significant amount of practice beforehand.
Furthermore, Azir also has some amount of utility and CC, a similar amount to Gwen. This often makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when facing champions with a ton of burst damage.
While there is not one best champion overall in League of Legends, in Azir vs Gwen matchups, Gwen 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 Gwen. Focus your gameplay on increasing your CS and taking out objectives. If you can do that, you should do very well as Azir against Gwen.
To truly master Azir in order to counter Gwen during both the laning and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to learn a few extra tips and tricks for this matchup. If you pay attention to the build and stats displayed above, you should increase your win rate significantly and be closer to League of Legends pro players.
Azir often picks up a similar amount of CS relative to Gwen. Champs who typically don't take many minion kills typically don't require much CS to be valuable teammates, such as support champions. These kinds of champions are able to scale well off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champions with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, typically need several high cost items to be effective. In either case, try to exceed the values shown here to do well.
The ideal items to use in your Azir versus Gwen build consist of Liandry's Anguish, Nashor's Tooth, and Zhonya's Hourglass. When Azir bought at least these three pieces in his build, he did a lot better countering Gwen than with most other common builds. In fact, Azir had an average win rate of 49.5% battling Gwen with this counter build.
To have the highest likelihood of coming out on top against Gwen as Azir, Azir players should use the Lethal Tempo, Triumph, Legend: Alacrity, Coup de Grace, Transcendence, and Gathering Storm runes from the Precision and Sorcery rune sets. Of all the rune sets that we analyzed for Azir vs Gwen fights, this combination of runes resulted in the highest win rate. Notably, these runes provided a 49.5% winrate overall.
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