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.
Tidal Wave has a very long range but travels slowly, be aware of when it is coming your way as you can move out of its path.
Try to avoid fighting an opponent affected by Tidecaller's Blessing, it lasts a short duration so waiting it out can help you greatly.
Aqua Prison is a very powerful ability with a long cooldown, take advantage of the situation if Nami misses this ability.
The stats shown on this page underscore some critical Azir vs. Nami matchup statistics that can help you appreciate the differences and similarities between this pair of champs. Azir’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is better than Nami’s KDA ratio of NaN, highlighting that Azir may be more central to his team's team fighting capability than Nami. This observation is largely fueled by the difference in kills.
Azir typically has a slightly larger longest kill spree than his foe does. Commonly, he receives more damage than Nami. This is usually reflective of differing health capacities; however, it can also hint that the champion with higher HP has less agility and thus is unable to kite away from additional harm when engaged or poked.
Both LoL champs are great champions. Both have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In the game's current meta, Azir usually fairs equally well when trying to fight Nami, with a 49.7% win rate. Therefore, Azir makes an ok counter to Nami.
While Azir does have a lower win rate compared to Nami, when facing one another, Azir also has a much greater level of difficulty that makes him a more difficult champ to develop with. You should be careful when picking Azir into Namias his relative depth means that you may not be able to unleash his full potential without a significant amount of practice beforehand.
Additionally, Azir has some amount of utility and CC, a similar amount to Nami. This makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when facing champions with a lot of burst damage.
While there is not one best champion overall in League of Legends, in Azir vs Nami matchups, Nami is the better champ with a similar win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allied champions during team fights.
Azir is a somewhat poor counter to Nami. You will do well by focussing your play on maximizing your CS and clearing objectives. If you are able to do that, you should be able to stand on your own as Azir against Nami.
If you would like to truly master Azir in order to counter Nami during both the early game and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to learn a few extra tips and tricks for this matchup. If you pay attention to the build and stats shown above, you should increase your win rate significantly and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.
Azir most often picks up much more CS relative to Nami. Champs who typically don't acquire many minion kills usualy 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, champs with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, often have to have a lot of items to be effective. In either situation, try to exceed the numbers displayed on this page to do well.
The best items to prioritize in your Azir versus Nami build include Luden's Tempest, Zhonya's Hourglass, and Shadowflame. When Azir used at least these three pieces in his build, he performed a lot better countering Nami than with many other common counter builds. In fact, Azir boasted an average win rate of 49.7% when countering Nami with these items in his kit.
To have the greatest chance of vanquishing Nami as Azir, Azir players should take the First Strike, Magical Footwear, Biscuit Delivery, Cosmic Insight, Manaflow Band, and Transcendence runes from the Inspiration and Sorcery rune sets. Of all the rune builds that we analyzed for Azir vs Nami face-offs, this blending of runes yielded the highest win rate. In fact, these runes averaged a 49.7% win rate overall.
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