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.
Pop Blossom's warning visuals are invisible if Neeko is disguised.
Standing behind minions against Neeko is very dangerous as Tangle-Barbs become stronger.
The stats shown on this page clarify some significant Azir vs. Neeko matchup stats that may help you grasp the differences and similarities between the pair. Azir’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is more than Neeko’s KDA ratio of NaN, demonstrating that Azir may be more central to his team's team fighting effectiveness than Neeko..
Azir normally has a similar longest killing spree as his foe does. On average, he takes a similar amount of damage to Neeko. This typically indicates different amounts of tankyness, but it can also indicate that the one champion has less agility and thus is not able to escape further 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 loses when trying to fight Neeko, with a 46.0% win rate. As a result, Azir makes a poor counter for Neeko.
While Azir does have a lower winrate compared to Neeko, when on opposite teams, Azir also has a much greater difficulty level that makes him a more difficult character to learn. You should expect to face a difficult match when picking Azir into Neekoas his relative depth means that you may not be able to reach his full potential without a lot of practice beforehand.
Additionally, Azir also has some amount of utility and CC, a similar amount to Neeko. This often makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when facing champions with a ton of burst damage.
While there isn't one best champion for every situation in League of Legends, in Azir vs Neeko matchups, Neeko is the better champion with a much 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 Neeko. Focus your gameplay on increasing your CS and taking out objectives. If you can do that, you should hold your own as Azir against Neeko.
If you would like to learn all of the intricacies of Azir in order to counter Neeko during both the early game and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to gather a few extra tricks and insights into this matchup. If you listen to the build and stats displayed above, you will 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 relative to Neeko. Champs who on average don't take many minion kills usualy don't require much CS to be valuable teammates, such as sup champs. These kinds of champions are capable of scaling well 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 case, try to do better than the numbers shown on this page to do well.
The most important items to focus on in your Azir versus Neeko build include Luden's Tempest, Rabadon's Deathcap, and Shadowflame. When Azir combined at least these three pieces in his build, he did significantly better vs. Neeko than with most other typical builds. In fact, Azir boasted an average win rate of 46.0% battling Neeko with these items in his kit.
To have the greatest probability of coming out on top against Neeko as Azir, Azir players should use 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 Neeko face-offs, this set of runes resulted in the highest win rate. Notably, these runes provided a 46.0% win rate overall.
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