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

Azir vs Sylas

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

based on 1,390 Azir vs Sylas matchups
Win Rate
48.8 %
K/D/A
2.18
Pick Rate
4.4 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We summarize our counter statistics from the millions of ranked LoL games that we analyze each week. Our guide on how to beat Sylas as Azir came out of an examination of 1390 ranked rounds where both champions clashed against each other. This particular champion matchup is somewhat uncommon. Azir encounters Sylas in only 4.4% of his matches.

Azir vs Sylas Matchup Summary

Unfortunately, Azir does a below average job of beating Sylas. Typically, he wins a acceptable 48.8% of the time the champs clash against each other in. In Azir versus Sylas rounds, Azir’s team is 0.2% less likely to earn first blood. This indicates that he probably won't be able to get first blood versus Sylas.

Best Azir vs Sylas Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Doran's RingHealth Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
BootsLost Chapter

Core Azir Items

~22 Mins
Liandry's AnguishZhonya's HourglassShadowflame

Optional Items

Rabadon's DeathcapMorellonomiconNashor'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
1
W
2
Q
3
E
4
Q
5
Q
6
R
7
Q
8
W
9
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
16
R

Guide to Countering Sylas as Azir

Tips for Playing as Azir against Sylas

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 Sylas

Sylas's healthbar can be deceptive, watch out for his Kingslayer!

Try to fight Sylas when he isn't able to take your ultimate.

Azir vs Sylas Counter Stats

Azir Image
Win Rate
48.8 %
VS
Win Rate
51.2 %
Sylas Image
5.3
< Kills >
6.6
5.6
< Deaths >
6.1
6.9
< Assists >
6.8
1.23
< Killing Sprees >
1.49
168
< Minions Killed >
133
0.12
< Dragons Killed >
0.08
0.47
< Inhibitors >
0.36
1,133
< Physical Damage >
505
20,498
< Magic Damage >
17,704
931
< True Damage >
949
22,564
< Damage Dealt >
19,159
19,616
< Damage Taken >
29,855
11,243
< Gold Earned >
10,634
1.99
< Towers >
1.72
0.05
< Baron Takedowns >
0.02
1,362
< Total Healing >
6,685
13,706
< Experience >
13,109
19
< Vision Score >
18
9
< Wards Placed >
8
183
< Time Dealing CC >
307

How to Counter Sylas with Azir in LoL

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.

Differences between Azir and Sylas

Damage Types Compared

Azir
Sylas
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Azir
Sylas

Who is Better, Azir or Sylas?

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.

Additional Information for Azir Players

How We Calculated Our Azir vs Sylas Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Sylas as Azir, we analyzed 1,390 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 Sylas 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 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.

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