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

Azir vs Tahm Kench

How to Beat Tahm Kench as Azir in LoL Tahm Kench is in the a tier of champions
Mage Marksman
Support Tank

How to Beat Tahm Kench as Azir

based on 554 Azir vs Tahm Kench matchups
Win Rate
49.3 %
K/D/A
2.19
Pick Rate
1.8 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We calculate our matchup stats from the millions of ranked League of Legends matches that we review each week. This guide on how to beat Tahm Kench as Azir came out of an evaluation of 554 ranked matches where both champions battled each other. This champion matchup is relatively rare. Azir fights Tahm Kench in only 1.8% of his rounds.

Azir vs Tahm Kench Matchup Summary

Unfortunately, Azir has done a poor job of countering Tahm Kench. On average, he wins a acceptable 49.3% of matches the champions clash against each other in. In Azir vs Tahm Kench matches, Azir’s side is 0.1% less expected to obtain first blood, indicating that he probably won't be able to get first blood against Tahm Kench.

Best Azir vs Tahm Kench Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Doran's RingHealth Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
Amplifying TomeLost Chapter

Core Azir Items

~22 Mins
Liandry's AnguishNashor's ToothZhonya's Hourglass

Optional Items

Rabadon's DeathcapShadowflameVoid 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
1
W
2
Q
3
E
4
Q
5
Q
6
R
7
Q
8
W
9
Q
10
W
11
R
12
W
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W
14
E
15
E
16
R

Guide to Countering Tahm Kench as Azir

Tips for Playing as Azir against Tahm Kench

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 Tahm Kench

Watch out for Kench's Abyssal Dive - you can cancel it's channel with immobilizing crowd control effects.

When you see Tahm Kench use the shield from Thick Skin, remember that he just opted out of a good deal of healing. He will also not accumulate new gray health until Thick Skin comes off cooldown. Use this to your advantage!

Azir vs Tahm Kench Counter Stats

Azir Image
Win Rate
49.3 %
VS
Win Rate
50.7 %
Tahm Kench Image
5.2
< Kills >
3.9
5.4
< Deaths >
5
6.6
< Assists >
8.7
1.19
< Killing Sprees >
0.87
170
< Minions Killed >
114
0.11
< Dragons Killed >
0.05
0.51
< Inhibitors >
0.46
1,054
< Physical Damage >
2,400
20,655
< Magic Damage >
11,961
802
< True Damage >
598
22,512
< Damage Dealt >
14,960
20,257
< Damage Taken >
30,630
11,233
< Gold Earned >
9,695
2.01
< Towers >
2.12
0.06
< Baron Takedowns >
0.01
1,486
< Total Healing >
8,401
13,795
< Experience >
12,583
18
< Vision Score >
24
9
< Wards Placed >
11
189
< Time Dealing CC >
582

How to Counter Tahm Kench with Azir in LoL

The stats provided here highlight some strategic Azir against Tahm Kench matchup statistics that may help you interpret the differences and similarities between the two. As an example, Azir’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is better than Tahm Kench’s KDA ratio of NaN, indicating that Azir may be more central to his team's team fighting capacity than Tahm Kench..

Azir normally has a slightly larger longest kill spree than his foe does. Commonly, he receives less damage than Tahm Kench. This is usually reflective of differing health capacities, yet it can also indicate that the one champion has less mobility and thus is not able to kite away from further harm when engaged or poked.

Differences between Azir and Tahm Kench

Damage Types Compared

Azir
Tahm Kench
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Azir
Tahm Kench

Who is Better, Azir or Tahm Kench?

Both League champs are great. Both have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In the game's current meta, Azir usually fairs equally well when facing off against Tahm Kench, with a 49.3% win rate. As a result, Azir makes an ok counter to Tahm Kench.

While Azir does have a lower win rate compared to Tahm Kench, when facing one another, Azir also has a much greater level of difficulty that makes him a more complex champ to pick up and master. You still need to be cautious when picking Azir into Tahm Kenchas his relative depth means that you may not be able to unleash his full potential without a significant amount of practice beforehand.

Moreover, Azir has some amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Tahm Kench. This often makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when trying to counter champions with a lot of burst damage.

While there isn't one best champion overall in League of Legends, in Azir vs Tahm Kench matchups, Tahm Kench is the better champion with a similar win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your team members during team fights.

Azir is a somewhat poor counter to Tahm Kench. Make sure you focus your actions on increasing your gold and cs and destroying objectives. If you are able to do that, you should be able to stand on your own as Azir against Tahm Kench.

Additional Information for Azir Players

How We Calculated Our Azir vs Tahm Kench Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Tahm Kench as Azir, we analyzed 554 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 Tahm Kench 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

To learn all of the intricacies of Azir in order to counter Tahm Kench during both the early game 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 listen to the build and suggestions displayed here, you should grow your win rate significantly and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.

Azir often accumulates a similar amount of CS compared to Tahm Kench. Champs who on average don't take much CS often don't require much CS to be valuable teammates, such as sup champs. These kinds of champions are capable of scaling properly off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champs with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, usually have to have many items to be effective. In either case, try to surpass the numbers reported on this page to do well.

The top items to focus on in your Azir versus Tahm Kench build include Liandry's Anguish, Nashor's Tooth, and Zhonya's Hourglass. When Azir combined at least these three pieces in his build, he performed significantly better when fighting Tahm Kench than with many other common builds. In fact, Azir boasted an average winrate of 49.3% when countering Tahm Kench with this build.

To have the greatest chance of vanquishing Tahm Kench 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. Out of all the rune builds players chose for Azir vs Tahm Kench matchups, this sequence of runes resulted in the greatest win rate. In fact, these runes averaged a 49.3% winrate overall.

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