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.
Kayle starts the game as a weaker melee champion. Try to put her behind before she ascends to her ranged form.
Divine Judgment only grants Kayle or her allies immunity to damage. Slows and stuns can still be applied, so trap them if they're being overzealous.
Kayle is usually a fragile target. If you see her ultimate cast on an ally, switch to attacking her.
The stats shown here emphasize several significant Azir vs. Kayle matchup statistics that may help us interpret the differences between the two. Azir’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is better than Kayle’s KDA ratio of NaN, highlighting that Azir may be more central to his team's team fighting effectiveness than Kayle..
Azir normally has a similar longest killing spree as his enemy does. On average, he takes less damage than Kayle. This often reflects different amounts of tankyness, but it can also imply that the champion with more health has less mobility and thus is not able to kite away from further harm when engaged or poked.
Both League champs are great. Both have their pros and cons. In League's current meta, Azir usually loses when trying to fight Kayle, with a 47.8% win rate. Thus, Azir makes a bad counter to Kayle.
While Azir does have a lower win rate compared to Kayle, when facing one another, Azir also has a greater level of difficulty that makes him a more challenging character to pick up and master. You may get destroyed when picking Azir into Kayleas his relative depth means you may not be able to reach his full potential without a lot of practice beforehand.
Furthermore, Azir has some amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Kayle. This 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 for every situation in League of Legends, in Azir vs Kayle matchups, Kayle is the better champion with a lower win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allies during late stage team fights.
Azir is a bad counter for Kayle. Focus your gameplay on keeping up your gold and cs and destroying objectives. If you can do that, you should do very well as Azir against Kayle.
If you would like to learn all of the intricacies of Azir in order to counter Kayle during both the laning and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to pick up a few extra tips and tricks for this matchup. If you pay attention to the build and suggestions displayed above, you should grow your win rate by a lot and be closer to League of Legends pro players.
Azir typically picks up a similar amount of CS compared to Kayle. Champions who typically don't earn many minion kills usualy don't need much CS to be effective, such as sup champs. These kinds of champions are able to scale properly off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champs with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, usually require several high cost items to be effective. In either situation, try to surpass the numbers shown here to do well.
The ideal items to prioritize in your Azir versus Kayle build include Luden's Tempest, Nashor's Tooth, and Zhonya's Hourglass. When Azir used at least these three pieces in his build, he did significantly better countering Kayle than with most other common builds. In fact, Azir had an average winrate of 47.8% battling Kayle with this counter build.
To have the greatest chance of coming out on top against Kayle as Azir, you 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 we have analyed for Azir vs Kayle face-offs, this blending of runes yielded the greatest win rate. Notably, these runes provided a 47.8% winrate overall.
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