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.
Intentionally breaking a wall of The Box can allow a vulnerable ally to escape unscathed.
Thresh's Death Sentence has a long cast time. Watch for the cast to begin to take evasive actions.
Thresh relies on collecting souls for a portion of his defense and damage. Try punishing him when he moves to collect them.
The stat comparisons shown here show some significant Azir vs. Thresh matchup statistics that may help you understand the distinctions between this set of champions. As an example, Azir’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is better than Thresh’s ratio of NaN, demonstrating that Azir may be more central to his team's team fighting effectiveness than Thresh. This observation is in large part fueled by the difference in kills.
Azir typically has a much larger longest killing spree than his foe does. Typically, he receives a similar amount of damage to Thresh. This commonly reflects differing health capacities; however, it can also indicate that the champ with higher health has less agility and thus is unable to flee from further damage when poked or engaged.
Both LoL champions are great. Both have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In the game's current meta, Azir usually fairs equally well when trying to fight Thresh, with a 50.7% win rate. As a result, Azir makes an ok counter for Thresh.
While Azir does have a higher win rate compared to Thresh, when they face off with one another, Azir also has a greater learning curve that makes him a more complex character to learn. You still need to be cautious when picking Azir into Threshas his relative depth means that you may not be able to reach his full potential without a significant amount of practice beforehand.
Moreover, Azir has some amount of utility and CC, a similar amount to Thresh. 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 in League of Legends, in Azir vs Thresh matchups, Azir 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 teamfights.
Azir is a decent counter for Thresh. Make sure you focus your strategy on maximizing your CS and clearing objectives. If you are able to do that, you should do very well as Azir against Thresh.
To learn all of the intricacies of Azir to counter Thresh 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 mind the build and suggestions displayed above, you should increase your win rate by a lot and be closer to League of Legends pro players.
Azir most often racks up much more CS as Thresh. Champions who on average don't take much CS often don't require much CS to be effective, such as supports. They are capable of scaling well off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champions with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, often require many items to be effective. In either case, try to do better than the values shown here to do well.
The ideal items to prioritize in your Azir versus Thresh build include Luden's Tempest, Zhonya's Hourglass, and Shadowflame. When Azir used at least these three items in his build, he performed significantly better when facing Thresh than with most other commonly used counter builds. In fact, Azir had an average win rate of 50.7% when playing against Thresh with this build.
To have the highest probability of beating Thresh as Azir, Azir players should use the Conqueror, Presence of Mind, Legend: Alacrity, Coup de Grace, Manaflow Band, and Transcendence runes from the Precision and Sorcery rune sets. Out of all the runes players picked for Azir vs Thresh matchups, this order of runes resulted in the best win rate. Notably, these runes provided a 50.7% win rate overall.
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