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.
Karma's passive lowers her Mantra cooldown when she hits enemy champions with abilities and basic attacks. Deny her from getting free hits on you.
Karma's Soulflare erupts for bonus damage in the area in which it's placed. React quickly and escape the circle to avoid taking heavy damage.
Focused Resolve is a strong disengage tool. Create distance to avoid being rooted and seek to engage afterwards.
The stat comparisons provided here clarify several critical Azir against Karma matchup statistics that may help us grasp the distinctions between these two champions. Azir’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is better than Karma’s KDA ratio of NaN, demonstrating that Azir may be more central to his team's team fighting capacity than Karma..
Azir typically has a slightly larger longest kill spree than his counter does. Typically, he takes more damage than Karma. This is usually reflective of differing health capacities, but it can also imply that the champ with higher health has less mobility and thus is not able to flee from further harm when poked or engaged.
Both League of Legends champions are great. Both have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In League's current meta, Azir usually loses when trying to fight Karma, with a 48.4% win rate. Therefore, Azir makes a poor counter for Karma.
While Azir does have a lower winrate compared to Karma, when facing one another, Azir also has a much greater level of difficulty that makes him a more complex champion to learn. You still need to be cautious when picking Azir into Karmaas his relative depth means that you may not be able to reach his full potential without a significant amount of practice beforehand.
Furthermore, Azir also has some amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Karma. This often makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when facing champions with a lot of burst damage.
While there is not a single best champion for every situation in League of Legends, in Azir vs Karma matchups, Karma is the better champion with a lower win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allies during teamfights.
Azir is a somewhat poor counter to Karma. Focus your tactics on increasing your gold income and taking out objectives. If you are able to do that, you should hold your own as Azir against Karma.
To learn all of the intricacies of Azir in order to counter Karma 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 pay attention to the build and tips presented above, you should grow your win rate by a lot and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.
Azir usually accumulates much more CS compared to Karma. Champs who on average don't earn many minion kills typically don't require much CS to be effective, such as sup champs. They are able to scale properly off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champions with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, usually have to have several high cost items to be effective. In either case, try to do better than the values shown here to do well.
The most crucial items to use in your Azir versus Karma build include Luden's Tempest, Rabadon's Deathcap, and Shadowflame. When Azir combined at least these three pieces in his build, he did much better against Karma than with most other common counter builds. In fact, Azir boasted an average win rate of 48.4% when countering Karma with these items in his kit.
To have the highest chance of defeating Karma as Azir, Azir players should equip 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 Karma clashes, this set of runes yielded the highest win rate. In fact, these runes provided a 48.4% win rate overall.
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