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.
Lucian has strong burst, but little sustained damage.
Piercing Light does not give Lucian extra Attack Range. He still needs to find a target in range to line up his shot. Avoid Piercing Light by anticipating the angle Lucian will choose.
Lucian cannot change the aim of The Culling. Take advantage of this by avoiding the angle of the bullets.
The stats shown on this page underscore some important Azir vs. Lucian counter stats that can help us explain the distinctions between the pair. As an example, Azir’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is greater than Lucian’s KDA ratio of NaN, demonstrating that Azir may be more central to his team's team fighting effectiveness than Lucian..
Azir often has a slightly smaller longest kill spree than his foe does. Typically, he takes a similar amount of damage to Lucian. This is usually reflective of differing health capacities, but it can also illustrate that the one champion has less mobility and thus is unable to escape additional damage when engaged or poked.
Both LoL champs are great champions. Both have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In League's current meta, Azir usually fairs equally well when trying to fight Lucian, with a 49.9% win rate. As a result, Azir makes an ok counter to Lucian.
While Azir does have a lower winrate than Lucian, when facing one another, Azir also has a much greater difficulty level that makes him a more difficult character to develop with. You should be careful when picking Azir into Lucianas his relative depth means that 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 Lucian. 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 Lucian matchups, Lucian is the better champion with a similar win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your teammates during teamfights.
Azir is a somewhat poor counter to Lucian. Focus your strategy on increasing your gold and cs and clearing objectives. If you are able to do that, you should do very well as Azir against Lucian.
If you would like to truly master Azir in order to counter Lucian during both the lane and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to learn a few extra lessons on this matchup. If you pay attention to the build and tips shown here, you will grow your win rate by a lot and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.
Azir most often picks up a similar amount of CS as Lucian. Champs who on average don't take many minion kills often don't require 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, champions with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, usually require several high cost items to be effective. In either situation, try to exceed the numbers shown here to do well.
The best items to use in your Azir versus Lucian build include Luden's Tempest, Rabadon's Deathcap, and Shadowflame. When Azir incorporated at least these three items in his build, he performed significantly better versus Lucian than with many other typical counter builds. In fact, Azir had an average winrate of 49.9% when countering Lucian with this counter build.
To have the best probability of defeating Lucian 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. Out of all the rune combinations that we analyzed for Azir vs Lucian LoL games, this mix of runes resulted in the greatest win rate. In fact, these runes provided a 49.9% winrate overall.
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