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.
Sylas's healthbar can be deceptive, watch out for his Kingslayer!
Try to fight Sylas when he isn't able to take your ultimate.
The stats shown here clarify several valuable Azir vs. Sylas counter stats that can help us understand the differences between the two. Azir’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is better than Sylas’s ratio of NaN, showing that Azir may be more central to his team's team fighting capacity than Sylas..
Azir normally has a similar longest kill spree as his enemy does. On average, he takes less damage than Sylas. This commonly reflects different amounts of tankyness; however, it can also indicate that the one champion has less mobility and thus is not able to escape additional harm when poked or engaged.
Both League champs are great champions. Both champs have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In the game's current meta, Azir usually loses when facing off against Sylas, with a 48.8% win rate. Thus, Azir makes a bad counter to Sylas.
While Azir does have a lower win rate compared to Sylas, when facing one another, Azir also has a much greater difficulty level that makes him a more difficult character to learn and master. You still need to be cautious when picking Azir into Sylasas his relative depth means that you may not be able to unleash his full potential without a lot of practice beforehand.
Furthermore, Azir also has some amount of utility and CC, a similar amount to Sylas. This makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when trying to counter champions with a ton of burst damage.
While there isn't one best champion in League of Legends, in Azir vs Sylas matchups, Sylas is the better champion with a lower win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your team members during late stage team fights.
Azir is a somewhat poor counter for Sylas. Make sure you focus your gameplay on increasing your gold income and taking out objectives. If you do that, you should be able to stand on your own as Azir against Sylas.
If you would like to learn all of the intricacies of Azir in order to counter Sylas during both the laning and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to learn a few extra tricks and insights into this matchup. If you mind the build and suggestions shown above, you will increase your win rate by a lot and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.
Azir on average gets a similar amount of CS relative to Sylas. Champs who on average don't earn many minion kills usualy don't need much CS to be effective, such as sup champs. They are able to scale well off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champions with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, typically require a lot of items to be effective. In either case, try to exceed the values displayed on this page to do well.
The top items to focus on in your Azir versus Sylas build include Liandry's Anguish, Zhonya's Hourglass, and Shadowflame. When Azir incorporated at least these three items in his build, he did much better countering Sylas than with many other typical counter builds. In fact, Azir had an average winrate of 48.8% battling Sylas with this build.
To have the highest chance of beating Sylas as Azir, you should take 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 we have analyed for Azir vs Sylas counter picks, this combo of runes yielded the highest win rate. Notably, these runes averaged a 48.8% winrate overall.
By default, tips, stats, and builds on how to beat Sylas as Azir are shown for every ranked division. If you would like to filter the statistics and builds to a particular skill level, you may use the selection menu earlier in the counter matchup guide.