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

Azir vs Xin Zhao

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

based on 356 Azir vs Xin Zhao matchups
Win Rate
44.1 %
K/D/A
2.12
Pick Rate
1.1 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We produce our counter statistics from the millions of recently rated League of Legends games that we review each week. This guide on how to beat Xin Zhao as Azir resulted from an analysis of 356 ranked games where both champs faced off against one another. This champion pairing is fairly rare. Azir has to counter Xin Zhao in only 1.1% of his rounds.

Azir vs Xin Zhao Matchup Summary

Unfortunately, Azir has done a pathetic job of beating Xin Zhao. Normally, he wins a lowly 44.1% of matches the champions oppose one another in. In Azir against Xin Zhao matches, Azir’s team is 0.2% less expected to get first blood, indicating that he most likely won't get first blood against Xin Zhao.

Best Azir vs Xin Zhao Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Doran's RingHealth Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
Amplifying TomeLost Chapter

Core Azir Items

~22 Mins
Luden's TempestZhonya's HourglassShadowflame

Optional Items

Nashor'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

Sorcery Arcane Comet Manaflow BandTranscendenceGathering Storm
Inspiration Biscuit DeliveryCosmic Insight
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 Xin Zhao as Azir

Tips for Playing as Azir against Xin Zhao

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 Xin Zhao

Xin Zhao is a powerful initiator with both his charge and ultimate dealing damage to all units around him. Try having your team stay spread out until he's used his ultimate.

Xin Zhao relies heavily on his Three Talon Strikes for damage and cooldown resets, so preventing him from finishing his combo will have a dramatic effect.

Azir vs Xin Zhao Counter Stats

Azir Image
Win Rate
44.1 %
VS
Win Rate
55.9 %
Xin Zhao Image
5.4
< Kills >
6.7
5.7
< Deaths >
6.3
6.7
< Assists >
8.1
1.29
< Killing Sprees >
1.58
167
< Minions Killed >
48
0.13
< Dragons Killed >
1.4
0.46
< Inhibitors >
0.51
985
< Physical Damage >
16,089
19,778
< Magic Damage >
1,559
1,057
< True Damage >
1,197
21,821
< Damage Dealt >
18,846
20,543
< Damage Taken >
32,569
11,313
< Gold Earned >
11,494
1.91
< Towers >
2.11
0.05
< Baron Takedowns >
0.28
1,465
< Total Healing >
13,115
13,796
< Experience >
13,079
18
< Vision Score >
22
9
< Wards Placed >
6
190
< Time Dealing CC >
433

How to Counter Xin Zhao with Azir in LoL

The stats shown here clarify several significant Azir against Xin Zhao counter stats that may help us figure out the distinctions between this set of champions. Azir’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is more than Xin Zhao’s ratio of NaN, indicating that Azir may be more central to his team's team fighting potential than Xin Zhao..

Azir normally has a similar longest killing spree as his opponent does. On average, he receives less damage than Xin Zhao. This commonly reflects different amounts of tankyness, yet it can also illustrate that the champ with increased HP has less mobility and thus is not able to escape further harm when poked or engaged.

Differences between Azir and Xin Zhao

Damage Types Compared

Azir
Xin Zhao
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Azir
Xin Zhao

Who is Better, Azir or Xin Zhao?

Both League of Legends champions are great champions. Both have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In the game's current meta, Azir usually loses when taking on Xin Zhao, with a 44.1% win rate. Thus, Azir makes a poor counter for Xin Zhao.

While Azir does have a much lower win rate than Xin Zhao, when on opposite teams, Azir also has a much greater difficulty level that makes him a more time consuming champion to develop with. You should be very concerned when picking Azir into Xin Zhaoas 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 CC and other utility, a similar amount to Xin Zhao. This often makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when fighting champions with a lot of burst damage.

While there is not a single best champion overall in League of Legends, in Azir vs Xin Zhao matchups, Xin Zhao is the better champ with a much lower win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your team members during teamfights.

Azir is a terribly counter to Xin Zhao. Focus your play on keeping up your gold and cs and destroying objectives. If you are able to do that, you should do very well as Azir against Xin Zhao.

Additional Information for Azir Players

How We Calculated Our Azir vs Xin Zhao Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Xin Zhao as Azir, we analyzed 356 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 Xin Zhao 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 to counter Xin Zhao during both the early game and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to gather a few extra tricks and insights into this matchup. If you pay attention to the build and suggestions displayed above, you will 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 Xin Zhao. Champions who typically don't acquire many minion kills usualy don't have to have much CS to be effective, such as support champions. These kinds of champions are able to scale properly off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champions with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, often have to have a lot of items to be effective. In either case, try to exceed the values shown here to do well.

The top items to prioritize in your Azir versus Xin Zhao build consist of Luden's Tempest, Zhonya's Hourglass, and Shadowflame. When Azir used at least these three items in his build, he performed a lot better when fighting Xin Zhao than with many other common counter builds. In fact, Azir boasted an average winrate of 44.1% when playing against Xin Zhao with these items in his kit.

To have the best probability of annihilating Xin Zhao as Azir, you should take the Arcane Comet, Manaflow Band, Transcendence, Gathering Storm, Biscuit Delivery, and Cosmic Insight runes from the Sorcery and Inspiration rune sets. Out of all the rune sets players picked for Azir vs Xin Zhao matchups, this mixture of runes yielded the greatest win rate. Moreover, these runes provided a 44.1% winrate overall.

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