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

Azir vs Neeko

How to Beat Neeko as Azir in LoL Neeko is in the b tier of champions
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How to Beat Neeko as Azir

based on 411 Azir vs Neeko matchups
Win Rate
46 %
K/D/A
2.15
Pick Rate
1.3 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We get our counter statistics from the millions of ranked League of Legends rounds that we get from Riot Games each and every week. This guide on how to beat Neeko as Azir resulted from an examination of 411 ranked matches where both champs clashed against one another. This particular counter matchup is fairly rare. Azir has to counter Neeko in only 1.3% of his matches.

Azir vs Neeko Matchup Summary

Unfortunately, Azir does a awful job of countering Neeko. On average, he wins a lowly 46.0% of games the champs face one another in. In Azir vs Neeko games, Azir’s side is 0.1% less probable to gain first blood, implying that he probably won't get first blood versus Neeko.

Best Azir vs Neeko Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Doran's RingHealth Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
Sapphire CrystalAmplifying Tome

Core Azir Items

~22 Mins
Luden's TempestRabadon's DeathcapShadowflame

Optional Items

Zhonya's HourglassNashor's Tooth

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
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W
2
Q
3
E
4
Q
5
Q
6
R
7
Q
8
W
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Q
10
W
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R
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W
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W
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E
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E
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R

Guide to Countering Neeko as Azir

Tips for Playing as Azir against Neeko

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 Neeko

Pop Blossom's warning visuals are invisible if Neeko is disguised.

Standing behind minions against Neeko is very dangerous as Tangle-Barbs become stronger.

Azir vs Neeko Counter Stats

Azir Image
Win Rate
46 %
VS
Win Rate
54 %
Neeko Image
5.6
< Kills >
5.5
5.9
< Deaths >
5.6
7.1
< Assists >
8.1
1.3
< Killing Sprees >
1.22
173
< Minions Killed >
125
0.12
< Dragons Killed >
0.12
0.56
< Inhibitors >
0.56
1,124
< Physical Damage >
1,884
20,839
< Magic Damage >
16,443
939
< True Damage >
1,057
22,903
< Damage Dealt >
19,385
21,659
< Damage Taken >
20,693
11,790
< Gold Earned >
10,716
2.13
< Towers >
2.67
0.07
< Baron Takedowns >
0.03
1,563
< Total Healing >
2,040
14,527
< Experience >
13,353
19
< Vision Score >
29
9
< Wards Placed >
14
195
< Time Dealing CC >
192

How to Counter Neeko with Azir in LoL

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.

Differences between Azir and Neeko

Damage Types Compared

Azir
Neeko
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Azir
Neeko

Who is Better, Azir or Neeko?

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.

Additional Information for Azir Players

How We Calculated Our Azir vs Neeko Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Neeko as Azir, we analyzed 411 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 Neeko 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 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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