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.
When Kayn is in terrain near you, you will get a visual warning on the edge of the terrain he's in.
Umbral Trespass requires Kayn to damage a target first. Try to dodge Blade's Reach to deny him a long range cast of Umbral Trespass.
Damage Kayn while he's in Shadow Step to shorten its duration, or apply hard crowd control (stun, charm, knockup, etc) to end Shadow Step immediately.
The stat comparisons shown here highlight several critical Azir vs. Kayn matchup stats that may help you grasp the differences between the two. As an example, Azir’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is greater than Kayn’s KDA ratio of NaN, demonstrating that Azir may be more central to his team's team fighting effectiveness than Kayn..
Azir typically has a slightly smaller longest killing spree than his opponent does. Typically, he takes less damage than Kayn. This is usually reflective of differing health capacities; however, it can also show that the champ with more HP has less agility and thus is unable to escape additional damage when poked or engaged.
Both League of Legends champs are great. Both champs have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In League's current meta, Azir usually loses when trying to fight Kayn, with a 48.0% win rate. As a result, Azir makes a bad counter to Kayn.
While Azir does have a lower win rate than Kayn, when on opposite teams, Azir also has a greater level of difficulty that makes him a more difficult champion to develop with. You should be very concerned when picking Azir into Kaynas his relative depth means you may not be able to reach his full potential without a lot of practice beforehand.
Additionally, Azir has some amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Kayn. This often makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when fighting champions with a ton of burst damage.
While there isn't a single best champion for every situation in League of Legends, in Azir vs Kayn matchups, Kayn is the better champion with a lower win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allies during team fights.
Azir is a bad counter for Kayn. Make sure you focus your tactics on increasing your gold income and taking out objectives. If you do that, you should hold your own as Azir against Kayn.
If you would like to learn all of the intricacies of Azir to counter Kayn during both the lane and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to gather a few extra tips and tricks for this matchup. If you pay attention to the build and suggestions shown above, you will grow your win rate significantly and be closer to League of Legends pro players.
Azir on average racks up much more CS compared to Kayn. Champions who typically don't take many minion kills typically don't have to have much CS to be valuable teammates, such as support champions. These kinds of champions are able to scale properly off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champs with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, usually require many items to be effective. In either situation, try to exceed the values reported here to do well.
The best items to use in your Azir versus Kayn build include Liandry's Anguish, Void Staff, and Zhonya's Hourglass. When Azir combined at least these three pieces in his build, he performed significantly better against Kayn than with many other common builds. In fact, Azir boasted an average winrate of 48.0% when playing against Kayn with this build.
To have the greatest chance of coming out on top against Kayn as Azir, you should use the Conqueror, Presence of Mind, Legend: Alacrity, Coup de Grace, Manaflow Band, and Transcendence runes from the Precision and Sorcery rune sets. Of all the rune combinations that we analyzed for Azir vs Kayn counters, this set of runes yielded the best win rate. Moreover, these runes provided a 48.0% winrate overall.
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