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

Azir vs Zed

How to Beat Zed as Azir in LoL Zed is in the a tier of champions
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How to Beat Zed as Azir

based on 1,129 Azir vs Zed matchups
Win Rate
46.9 %
K/D/A
1.97
Pick Rate
3.6 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We summarize our counter stats from the millions of recently ranked LoL matches that we analyze every week. This guide on how to beat Zed as Azir came out of an examination of 1129 ranked matches where both champions fought each other. This pairing is relatively rare. Azir fights Zed in only 3.6% of his matches.

Azir vs Zed Matchup Summary

Unfortunately, Azir does a pathetic job of beating Zed. Normally, he wins a lowly 46.9% of the time the champions face off with one another in. In Azir against Zed matches, Azir’s side is 0.1% less probable to earn first blood. This indicates that he most likely won't get first blood versus Zed.

Best Azir vs Zed Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Doran's RingHealth Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
BootsLost Chapter

Core Azir Items

~22 Mins
Luden's TempestRabadon's DeathcapZhonya's Hourglass

Optional Items

ShadowflameNashor's ToothVoid 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 Armor
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 Zed as Azir

Tips for Playing as Azir against Zed

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 Zed

Zed's Shadow Slash can only slow you if his shadow hits you with it.

Zed receives bonus effect from Attack Damage items he purchases, so Armor is super effective against him.

After Zed uses his Living Shadow, he is at his most vulnerable as his damage, slow, and mobility are both dependent upon it.

Azir vs Zed Counter Stats

Azir Image
Win Rate
46.9 %
VS
Win Rate
53.1 %
Zed Image
4.9
< Kills >
8
5.8
< Deaths >
5.4
6.5
< Assists >
5.5
1.16
< Killing Sprees >
1.81
170
< Minions Killed >
146
0.13
< Dragons Killed >
0.29
0.46
< Inhibitors >
0.4
1,046
< Physical Damage >
19,107
18,422
< Magic Damage >
1,086
846
< True Damage >
1,355
20,314
< Damage Dealt >
21,549
20,853
< Damage Taken >
22,307
11,247
< Gold Earned >
11,960
1.92
< Towers >
1.76
0.05
< Baron Takedowns >
0.06
1,496
< Total Healing >
3,550
14,014
< Experience >
14,145
19
< Vision Score >
19
9
< Wards Placed >
7
187
< Time Dealing CC >
151

How to Counter Zed with Azir in LoL

The stats shown here show some significant Azir versus Zed matchup statistics that can help you explain the differences between the pair. For instance, Azir’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is greater than Zed’s ratio of NaN, highlighting that Azir may be more central to his team's team fighting capability than Zed..

Azir normally has a slightly smaller longest killing spree than his opponent does. Typically, he takes a similar amount of damage to Zed. This typically indicates different amounts of tankyness, yet it can also indicate that the champion with higher health has less agility and thus is unable to kite away from further harm when engaged or poked.

Differences between Azir and Zed

Damage Types Compared

Azir
Zed
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Azir
Zed

Who is Better, Azir or Zed?

Both League of Legends champs are great. Both have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In the game's current meta, Azir usually loses when taking on Zed, with a 46.9% win rate. Thus, Azir makes a bad counter for Zed.

While Azir does have a lower win rate than Zed, when on opposite teams, Azir also has a greater difficulty level that makes him a more difficult character to learn. You should expect to face a difficult match when picking Azir into Zedas his relative depth means you may not be able to unleash his full potential without a significant amount of practice beforehand.

Additionally, Azir also has some amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Zed. This makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when facing champions with a lot of burst damage.

While there isn't a single best champion in League of Legends, in Azir vs Zed matchups, Zed is the better champion with a much lower win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your team members during late stage team fights.

Azir is a trash counter to Zed. Focus your tactics on increasing your CS and taking out objectives. If you are able to do that, you should do very well as Azir against Zed.

Additional Information for Azir Players

How We Calculated Our Azir vs Zed Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Zed as Azir, we analyzed 1,129 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 Zed 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 learn all of the intricacies of Azir to counter Zed during both the laning and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to gather a few extra lessons on this matchup. If you mind the build and tips displayed here, you will grow your win rate significantly and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.

Azir often accumulates a similar amount of CS as Zed. Champs who typically don't acquire much CS often don't require much CS to be effective, such as supports. They are able to scale properly off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champs with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, typically need several high cost items to be effective. In either situation, try to do better than the numbers displayed here to do well.

The best items to have in your Azir versus Zed build include Luden's Tempest, Rabadon's Deathcap, and Zhonya's Hourglass. When Azir bought at least these three items in his build, he did a lot better against Zed than with most other common item sets. In fact, Azir had an average winrate of 46.9% when countering Zed with this counter build.

To have the best likelihood of coming out on top against Zed as Azir, Azir players should equip the First Strike, Magical Footwear, Biscuit Delivery, Cosmic Insight, Manaflow Band, and Scorch runes from the Inspiration and Sorcery rune sets. Of all the runes players used for Azir vs Zed counterpicks, this mix of runes yielded the greatest win rate. Moreover, these runes averaged a 46.9% win rate overall.

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