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

Azir vs Malzahar

How to Beat Malzahar as Azir in LoL Malzahar is in the a tier of champions
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How to Beat Malzahar as Azir

based on 820 Azir vs Malzahar matchups
Win Rate
46.3 %
K/D/A
2.4
Pick Rate
2.6 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We at MOBA Champion evaluate millions of ranked League of Legends matches each and every week. In our database, Azir battled Malzahar in 820 games. Including so many games with Azir versus Malzahar gives us confidence in our capability to produce informative statistics and a pro build to shatter Malzahar. This particular champion matchup is relatively rare. Azir encounters Malzahar in only 2.6% of his games.

Azir vs Malzahar Matchup Summary

Unfortunately, Azir does a pathetic job of beating Malzahar. Normally, he wins a lowly 46.3% of games the champs battle one another in. In Azir vs Malzahar matches, Azir’s side is 0.0% more expected to gain first blood. This implies that he most likely will be able to get first blood versus Malzahar.

Best Azir vs Malzahar Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Doran's RingHealth Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
BootsAmplifying Tome

Core Azir Items

~22 Mins
Liandry's AnguishRabadon's DeathcapNashor's Tooth

Optional Items

ShadowflameZhonya's HourglassVoid 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
1
W
2
Q
3
E
4
Q
5
Q
6
R
7
Q
8
W
9
Q
10
W
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R
12
W
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W
14
E
15
E
16
R

Guide to Countering Malzahar as Azir

Tips for Playing as Azir against Malzahar

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 Malzahar

Malzahar is especially dangerous when he has built up his Void Swarm.

Avoid minion waves that have been affected by Malefic Visions. You never know when they may die and pass the Visions onto you.

When Malzahar hits a spell on enemies affected by Malefic Visions, the Visions are refreshed.

Azir vs Malzahar Counter Stats

Azir Image
Win Rate
46.3 %
VS
Win Rate
53.7 %
Malzahar Image
5.2
< Kills >
4.4
5
< Deaths >
5.1
6.8
< Assists >
7.3
1.23
< Killing Sprees >
1.04
177
< Minions Killed >
179
0.16
< Dragons Killed >
0.12
0.45
< Inhibitors >
0.58
935
< Physical Damage >
460
18,698
< Magic Damage >
18,567
875
< True Damage >
611
20,509
< Damage Dealt >
19,639
20,199
< Damage Taken >
17,187
11,561
< Gold Earned >
11,267
1.86
< Towers >
2.7
0.07
< Baron Takedowns >
0.03
1,601
< Total Healing >
1,217
14,297
< Experience >
14,380
19
< Vision Score >
20
9
< Wards Placed >
10
192
< Time Dealing CC >
437

How to Counter Malzahar with Azir in LoL

The stat comparisons shown here show some strategic Azir vs. Malzahar counter stats that may help us understand the differences between the two. Azir’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is greater than Malzahar’s ratio of NaN, indicating that Azir may be more central to his team's team fighting effectiveness than Malzahar..

Azir usually has a similar longest killing spree as his enemy does. On average, he receives more damage than Malzahar. This is usually reflective of differing health capacities, yet it can also illustrate that the one champ has less agility and thus is not able to escape additional harm when engaged or poked.

Differences between Azir and Malzahar

Damage Types Compared

Azir
Malzahar
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Azir
Malzahar

Who is Better, Azir or Malzahar?

Both LoL champs are great. Both have their pros and cons. In League's current meta, Azir usually loses when taking on Malzahar, with a 46.3% win rate. As a result, Azir makes a poor counter for Malzahar.

While Azir does have a lower win rate than Malzahar, when facing one another, Azir also has a much greater difficulty level that makes him a more complex champion to learn and master. You should be very concerned when picking Azir into Malzaharas his relative depth means you may not be able to unleash his full potential without a lot of practice beforehand.

Furthermore, Azir also has some amount of utility and CC, a similar amount to Malzahar. This makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when facing champions with a ton of burst damage.

While there is not a single best champion for every situation in League of Legends, in Azir vs Malzahar matchups, Malzahar is the better champion with a much lower win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your team members during late stage team fights.

Azir is a terribly counter for Malzahar. You will do well by focussing your strategy on keeping up your gold income and taking out objectives. If you can do that, you should hold your own as Azir against Malzahar.

Additional Information for Azir Players

How We Calculated Our Azir vs Malzahar Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Malzahar as Azir, we analyzed 820 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 Malzahar 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 to counter Malzahar during both the lane and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to pick up a few extra tricks and insights into this matchup. If you listen to the build and tips shown above, you will grow your win rate significantly and be closer to League of Legends pro players.

Azir usually picks up a similar amount of CS relative to Malzahar. Champions who typically don't take many minion kills often don't require much CS to be effective, such as supports. They are capable of scaling well off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champions with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, usually need many items to be effective. In either case, try to do better than the numbers shown on this page to do well.

The most important items to prioritize in your Azir versus Malzahar build consist of Liandry's Anguish, Rabadon's Deathcap, and Nashor's Tooth. When Azir bought at least these three pieces in his build, he performed much better when fighting Malzahar than with many other common builds. In fact, Azir had an average winrate of 46.3% when playing against Malzahar with this counter build.

To have the greatest likelihood of defeating Malzahar as Azir, you should take the First Strike, Magical Footwear, Biscuit Delivery, Cosmic Insight, Manaflow Band, and Scorch runes from the Inspiration and Sorcery rune sets. Of all the runes players picked for Azir vs Malzahar LoL games, this set of runes yielded the best win rate. Moreover, these runes provided a 46.3% win rate overall.

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