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.
Pantheon's Aegis Assault makes him invulnerable from the front. Get behind him or wait it out.
Be careful near Pantheon if your health is low - a thrown Comet Spear executes low health enemies.
Grand Starfall gives several seconds of warning before Pantheon arrives. Use this time to get out of the way or to form a plan to deal with him.
The stat comparisons shown on this page feature some influential Azir vs. Pantheon counter stats that can help you appreciate the distinctions between these two champs. As an example, Azir’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is better than Pantheon’s ratio of NaN, showing that Azir may be more central to his team's team fighting potential than Pantheon..
Azir usually has a slightly smaller longest kill spree than his counter does. Commonly, he takes less damage than Pantheon. This often reflects differing health capacities; however, it can also show that the champion with increased health has less agility and thus is unable to flee from further damage when engaged or poked.
Both LoL champs are great. Both champs have their pros and cons. In League's current meta, Azir usually fairs equally well when taking on Pantheon, with a 49.8% win rate. Therefore, Azir makes an ok counter to Pantheon.
While Azir does have a lower winrate compared to Pantheon, when facing one another, Azir also has a much greater difficulty level that makes him a more complex champion to develop with. You still need to be cautious when picking Azir into Pantheonas his relative depth means that you may not be able to unleash his full potential without a lot of practice beforehand.
Moreover, Azir has some amount of utility and CC, a similar amount to Pantheon. This makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when facing champions with a lot of burst damage.
While there isn't one best champion in League of Legends, in Azir vs Pantheon matchups, Pantheon 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 teamfights.
Azir is a somewhat poor counter to Pantheon. Make sure you focus your strategy on maximizing your CS and clearing objectives. If you are able to do that, you should do very well as Azir against Pantheon.
If you would like to truly master Azir in order to counter Pantheon during both the early game and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to pick up a few extra tips and tricks for this matchup. If you pay attention to the build and suggestions shown above, you will grow your win rate significantly and be closer to League of Legends pro players.
Azir usually accumulates more CS as Pantheon. Champions who typically don't earn much CS typically don't have to have much CS to be effective, such as supports. They are able to scale well off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champs with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, often have to have a lot of items to be effective. In either situation, try to do better than the numbers displayed here to do well.
The ideal items to focus on in your Azir versus Pantheon build include Luden's Tempest, Rabadon's Deathcap, and Shadowflame. When Azir combined at least these three items in his build, he performed much better vs Pantheon than with many other typical item sets. In fact, Azir boasted an average winrate of 49.8% when playing against Pantheon with this counter build.
To have the greatest probability of defeating Pantheon 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. Out of all the rune sets players picked for Azir vs Pantheon fights, this combination of runes resulted in the best win rate. In fact, these runes gave a 49.8% winrate overall.
By default, tips, stats, and builds on how to beat Pantheon as Azir are given for all skill levels combined. To narrow the statistics and builds to a specific rank, you can use the selection menu located at the top of this page.