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

Azir vs Kayle

How to Beat Kayle as Azir in LoL Kayle is in the a tier of champions
Mage Marksman
Fighter Support

How to Beat Kayle as Azir

based on 1,015 Azir vs Kayle matchups
Win Rate
47.8 %
K/D/A
2.21
Pick Rate
3.2 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We produce our counter stats from the millions of recently rated LoL games that we get from Riot Games every week. Our guide on how to beat Kayle as Azir resulted from an examination of 1015 ranked rounds where both champions battled each other. This counter pairing is relatively rare. Azir encounters Kayle in only 3.2% of his rounds.

Azir vs Kayle Matchup Summary

Unfortunately, Azir has done a below average job of countering Kayle. Typically, he wins a lowly 47.8% of games the champions face each other in. In Azir versus Kayle rounds, Azir’s team is 0.0% more expected to earn first blood, implying that he most likely will be able to get first blood versus Kayle.

Best Azir vs Kayle Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Doran's RingHealth Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
Sapphire CrystalAmplifying Tome

Core Azir Items

~22 Mins
Luden's TempestNashor's ToothZhonya's Hourglass

Optional Items

ShadowflameRabadon's DeathcapVoid 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
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W
2
Q
3
E
4
Q
5
Q
6
R
7
Q
8
W
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Q
10
W
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R
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W
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W
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E
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E
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R

Guide to Countering Kayle as Azir

Tips for Playing as Azir against Kayle

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 Kayle

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.

Azir vs Kayle Counter Stats

Azir Image
Win Rate
47.8 %
VS
Win Rate
52.2 %
Kayle Image
5.2
< Kills >
5.2
5.2
< Deaths >
5.2
6.3
< Assists >
5.6
1.24
< Killing Sprees >
1.19
174
< Minions Killed >
190
0.15
< Dragons Killed >
0.12
0.51
< Inhibitors >
0.57
1,027
< Physical Damage >
5,465
19,708
< Magic Damage >
11,809
854
< True Damage >
1,329
21,590
< Damage Dealt >
18,604
19,846
< Damage Taken >
23,057
11,487
< Gold Earned >
12,264
2.13
< Towers >
3.16
0.05
< Baron Takedowns >
0.05
1,498
< Total Healing >
5,970
14,102
< Experience >
15,082
19
< Vision Score >
18
9
< Wards Placed >
8
189
< Time Dealing CC >
218

How to Counter Kayle with Azir in LoL

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.

Differences between Azir and Kayle

Damage Types Compared

Azir
Kayle
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Azir
Kayle

Who is Better, Azir or Kayle?

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.

Additional Information for Azir Players

How We Calculated Our Azir vs Kayle Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Kayle as Azir, we analyzed 1,015 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 Kayle 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.

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Further Insights to Win this Matchup

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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