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.
Taric's ultimate, Cosmic Radiance, has a long delay before its effect. Try to quickly assess whether to disengage the fight or attempt to kill his allies before it goes off.
Taric reduces his spell cooldowns by basic attacking enemies with Bravado. Try to kite him in teamfights and punish him for approaching the minion wave in lane.
The stats shown here underscore several significant Azir vs. Taric counter statistics that may help you explain the differences between these two champs. Azir’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is more than Taric’s KDA ratio of NaN, showing that Azir may be more central to his team's team fighting capability than Taric. This observation is in large part fueled by the difference in kills.
Azir usually has a much larger longest kill spree than his matchup does. Typically, he receives a similar amount of damage to Taric. This typically indicates different amounts of tankyness, but it can also illustrate that the one champion has less agility and thus is not able to kite away from further damage when engaged or poked.
Both LoL champions are great champions. Both have their pros and cons. In League's current meta, Azir usually loses when playing against Taric, with a 42.8% win rate. As a result, Azir makes a poor counter for Taric.
While Azir does have a much lower win rate compared to Taric, when they face off with one another, Azir also has a much greater difficulty level that makes him a more challenging champion to pick up and master. You should expect to face a difficult match when picking Azir into Taricas his relative depth means that you may not be able to reach his full potential without a significant amount of practice beforehand.
Furthermore, Azir also has some amount of utility and CC, a similar amount to Taric. This often makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when fighting champions with a lot of burst damage.
While there isn't one best champion in League of Legends, in Azir vs Taric matchups, Taric is the better champion with a much lower win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allies during team fights.
Azir is a garbage counter to Taric. Focus your play on increasing your gold and cs and clearing objectives. If you can do that, you should be able to stand on your own as Azir against Taric.
To learn all of the intricacies of Azir to counter Taric during both the laning and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to pick up a few extra lessons on this matchup. If you listen to the build and suggestions presented here, you will grow your win rate by a lot and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.
Azir usually gets much more CS relative to Taric. Champs who on average don't earn many minion kills often don't need much CS to be effective, such as sup champs. These kinds of champions are able to scale well off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champions with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, usually have to have a lot of items to be effective. In either case, try to do better than the numbers reported here to do well.
The top items to have in your Azir versus Taric build include Luden's Tempest, Rabadon's Deathcap, and Shadowflame. When Azir used at least these three items in his build, he performed significantly better against Taric than with many other typical item sets. In fact, Azir had an average winrate of 42.8% battling Taric with this build.
To have the highest chance of beating Taric 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 combinations that we analyzed for Azir vs Taric counterpicks, this composite of runes resulted in the best win rate. In fact, these runes provided a 42.8% winrate overall.
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