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

Azir vs Vi

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

based on 789 Azir vs Vi matchups
Win Rate
46.5 %
K/D/A
2.05
Pick Rate
2.5 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We calculate our counter statistics from the millions of recently ranked League rounds that we review every week. This guide on how to beat Vi as Azir resulted from an analysis of 789 ranked rounds where both champs battled each other. This counter pairing is relatively rare. Azir has to counter Vi in only 2.5% of his games.

Azir vs Vi Matchup Summary

Unfortunately, Azir does a awful job of beating Vi. Normally, he wins a lowly 46.5% of games the champions clash against one another in. In Azir against Vi matches, Azir’s side is 0.1% less expected to earn first blood. This indicates that he most likely won't get first blood against Vi.

Best Azir vs Vi 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 AnguishVoid StaffZhonya's Hourglass

Optional Items

Rabadon's DeathcapShadowflameNashor'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
12
W
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W
14
E
15
E
16
R

Guide to Countering Vi as Azir

Tips for Playing as Azir against Vi

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 Vi

Vi cannot be stopped while using her ult. Remember to save your displacement effects until after she's done charging.

Vi will shred your Armor and gain Attack Speed if she manages to hit you three times in a row. Try not to engage in extended brawls with her.

A fully charged Vault breaker deals double damage. If you see Vi start to charge you should back off or try to dodge it.

Azir vs Vi Counter Stats

Azir Image
Win Rate
46.5 %
VS
Win Rate
53.5 %
Vi Image
5
< Kills >
6.7
5.7
< Deaths >
5.7
6.7
< Assists >
8
1.17
< Killing Sprees >
1.55
169
< Minions Killed >
37
0.12
< Dragons Killed >
1.65
0.45
< Inhibitors >
0.49
1,028
< Physical Damage >
15,466
18,600
< Magic Damage >
218
1,068
< True Damage >
1,052
20,697
< Damage Dealt >
16,736
20,282
< Damage Taken >
26,405
11,223
< Gold Earned >
11,492
1.95
< Towers >
1.87
0.06
< Baron Takedowns >
0.3
1,379
< Total Healing >
7,718
13,833
< Experience >
13,156
18
< Vision Score >
23
9
< Wards Placed >
6
187
< Time Dealing CC >
263

How to Counter Vi with Azir in LoL

The stat comparisons provided here underscore several strategic Azir vs. Vi counter statistics that can help us explain the differences between the two. As an example, Azir’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is better than Vi’s ratio of NaN, demonstrating that Azir may be more central to his team's team fighting effectiveness than Vi..

Azir usually has a slightly smaller longest killing spree than his enemy does. Commonly, he takes less damage than Vi. This typically indicates different amounts of tankyness, but it can also illustrate that the champ with higher health has less mobility and thus is unable to kite away from further damage when poked or engaged.

Differences between Azir and Vi

Damage Types Compared

Azir
Vi
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Azir
Vi

Who is Better, Azir or Vi?

Both League of Legends champions are great champions. Both have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In League's current meta, Azir usually loses when trying to fight Vi, with a 46.5% win rate. Therefore, Azir makes a poor counter to Vi.

While Azir does have a lower win rate compared to Vi, when they face off with one another, Azir also has a much greater learning curve that makes him a more complex character to pick up and master. You may get destroyed when picking Azir into Vias his relative depth means you may not be able to unleash his full potential without a significant amount of practice beforehand.

Furthermore, Azir has some amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Vi. This often makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when trying to counter champions with a lot of burst damage.

While there isn't a single best champion in League of Legends, in Azir vs Vi matchups, Vi 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 trash counter for Vi. You will do well by focussing your gameplay on increasing your gold and cs and destroying objectives. If you do that, you should do very well as Azir against Vi.

Additional Information for Azir Players

How We Calculated Our Azir vs Vi Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Vi as Azir, we analyzed 789 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 Vi 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 truly master Azir in order to counter Vi during both the laning and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to learn a few extra lessons on this matchup. If you listen to the build and suggestions presented here, you will increase your win rate by a lot and be closer to League of Legends pro players.

Azir usually picks up much more CS relative to Vi. Champs who typically don't earn many minion kills typically don't have to have much CS to be valuable teammates, such as supports. These kinds of champions are capable of scaling well off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champions with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, usually require a lot of items to be effective. In either case, try to surpass the values displayed here to do well.

The best items to have in your Azir versus Vi build include Liandry's Anguish, Void Staff, and Zhonya's Hourglass. When Azir included at least these three pieces in his build, he did a lot better against Vi than with most other commonly used item sets. In fact, Azir boasted an average winrate of 46.5% when playing against Vi with this build.

To have the best probability of annihilating Vi as Azir, you should use 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 runes players picked for Azir vs Vi counter picks, this mixture of runes yielded the highest win rate. In fact, these runes gave a 46.5% winrate overall.

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