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

Azir vs Poppy

How to Beat Poppy as Azir in LoL Poppy is in the b tier of champions
Mage Marksman
Tank Fighter

How to Beat Poppy as Azir

based on 642 Azir vs Poppy matchups
Win Rate
49.1 %
K/D/A
2.11
Pick Rate
2 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

At MOBA Champion, we evaluate millions of recently ranked League games every week. In our database, Azir fought Poppy 642 times. Using so many games with Azir versus Poppy gives us a lot of faith in our capacity to provide actionable stats and a supported build to counter your foe. This particular counter matchup is fairly rare. Azir fights Poppy in only 2.0% of his games.

Azir vs Poppy Matchup Summary

Unfortunately, Azir does a dismal job of beating Poppy. On average, he wins a acceptable 49.1% of games the champions face off with one another in. In Azir against Poppy rounds, Azir’s team is 0.2% less expected to earn first blood, implying that he most likely won't get first blood against Poppy.

Best Azir vs Poppy Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Doran's RingHealth Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
BootsAmplifying Tome

Core Azir Items

~22 Mins
Liandry's AnguishZhonya's HourglassShadowflame

Optional Items

Rabadon's DeathcapNashor's ToothVoid 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
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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 Poppy as Azir

Tips for Playing as Azir against Poppy

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 Poppy

You can step on Poppy's shield to deny it from her.

Poppy can stop nearby enemies from dashing with Steadfast Presence.

When Poppy starts to spin her hammer, she is charging Keeper's Verdict.

Azir vs Poppy Counter Stats

Azir Image
Win Rate
49.1 %
VS
Win Rate
50.9 %
Poppy Image
5.3
< Kills >
5.4
5.7
< Deaths >
5.3
6.7
< Assists >
8.8
1.22
< Killing Sprees >
1.26
173
< Minions Killed >
60
0.15
< Dragons Killed >
1.06
0.45
< Inhibitors >
0.45
1,020
< Physical Damage >
12,775
20,244
< Magic Damage >
2,486
845
< True Damage >
1,118
22,110
< Damage Dealt >
16,380
21,096
< Damage Taken >
27,895
11,543
< Gold Earned >
10,622
1.96
< Towers >
1.76
0.06
< Baron Takedowns >
0.22
1,557
< Total Healing >
6,882
14,107
< Experience >
13,146
20
< Vision Score >
23
9
< Wards Placed >
7
193
< Time Dealing CC >
639

How to Counter Poppy with Azir in LoL

The stat comparisons shown on this page underscore several strategic Azir vs. Poppy matchup stats that may help you distinguish the distinctions between the two. For instance, Azir’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is more than Poppy’s ratio of NaN, indicating that Azir may be more central to his team's team fighting capacity than Poppy..

Azir often has a similar longest killing spree as his counter does. On average, he receives less damage than Poppy. This often reflects different amounts of tankyness, but it can also show that the one champ has less mobility and thus is unable to kite away from additional harm when engaged or poked.

Differences between Azir and Poppy

Damage Types Compared

Azir
Poppy
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Azir
Poppy

Who is Better, Azir or Poppy?

Both League champions are great. Both have their pros and cons. In League's current meta, Azir usually fairs equally well when facing off against Poppy, with a 49.1% win rate. Thus, Azir makes an ok counter for Poppy.

While Azir does have a lower winrate than Poppy, when on opposite teams, Azir also has a much greater level of difficulty that makes him a more complex character to pick up and master. You should be careful when picking Azir into Poppyas his relative depth means you may not be able to reach his full potential without a lot of practice beforehand.

Moreover, Azir also has some amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Poppy. This makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when fighting champions with a lot of burst damage.

While there is not one best champion for every situation in League of Legends, in Azir vs Poppy matchups, Poppy is the better champ with a similar win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your team members during teamfights.

Azir is a somewhat poor counter to Poppy. You will do well by focussing your gameplay on increasing your CS and clearing objectives. If you do that, you should do very well as Azir against Poppy.

Additional Information for Azir Players

How We Calculated Our Azir vs Poppy Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Poppy as Azir, we analyzed 642 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 Poppy 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 truly master Azir in order to counter Poppy 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 pay attention to the build and tips shown above, you will increase your win rate significantly and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.

Azir most often gets more CS relative to Poppy. Champs who on average don't acquire much CS usualy don't have to have much CS to be valuable teammates, such as supports. These kinds of champions are able to scale properly off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champions with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, typically have to have several high cost items to be effective. In either case, try to exceed the numbers displayed on this page to do well.

The best items to have in your Azir versus Poppy build include Liandry's Anguish, Zhonya's Hourglass, and Shadowflame. When Azir combined at least these three pieces in his build, he performed significantly better when fighting Poppy than with many other common item sets. In fact, Azir had an average winrate of 49.1% battling Poppy with this build.

To have the best probability of coming out on top against Poppy as Azir, you should equip the First Strike, Magical Footwear, Biscuit Delivery, Cosmic Insight, Manaflow Band, and Scorch runes from the Inspiration and Sorcery rune sets. Of all the rune combinations players used for Azir vs Poppy clashes, this combination of runes yielded the highest win rate. Moreover, these runes averaged a 49.1% win rate overall.

By default, tips, stats, and builds on how to beat Poppy as Azir are displayed for all ranked divisions combined. If you want to filter the statistics and builds to a distinct skill level, you can use the selection menu located earlier on the page.