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

Azir vs Zeri

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

based on 1,209 Azir vs Zeri matchups
Win Rate
46.7 %
K/D/A
2.19
Pick Rate
3.8 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We produce our counter statistics from the millions of recently ranked LoL games that we evaluate every week. This guide on how to beat Zeri as Azir resulted from an analysis of 1209 ranked rounds where both champs faced each other. This particular counter matchup is fairly rare. Azir fights Zeri in only 3.8% of his rounds.

Azir vs Zeri Matchup Summary

Unfortunately, Azir has done a terrible job of countering Zeri. Typically, he wins a lowly 46.7% of the time the champions oppose one another in. In Azir vs Zeri rounds, Azir’s side is 0.1% less probable to obtain first blood. This implies that he most likely won't get first blood versus Zeri.

Best Azir vs Zeri 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 DeathcapShadowflame

Optional Items

Nashor's ToothZhonya's HourglassVoid 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

Precision Conqueror Presence of MindLegend: AlacrityCoup de Grace
Sorcery Manaflow BandTranscendence
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
11
R
12
W
13
W
14
E
15
E
16
R

Guide to Countering Zeri as Azir

Tips for Playing as Azir against Zeri

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.

Azir vs Zeri Counter Stats

Azir Image
Win Rate
46.7 %
VS
Win Rate
53.3 %
Zeri Image
5.2
< Kills >
6.9
5.3
< Deaths >
5.3
6.4
< Assists >
7.2
1.21
< Killing Sprees >
1.54
177
< Minions Killed >
175
0.14
< Dragons Killed >
0.2
0.47
< Inhibitors >
0.58
1,014
< Physical Damage >
9,848
19,645
< Magic Damage >
11,511
932
< True Damage >
1,019
21,593
< Damage Dealt >
22,379
20,439
< Damage Taken >
19,979
11,506
< Gold Earned >
12,314
2.01
< Towers >
2.68
0.06
< Baron Takedowns >
0.07
1,552
< Total Healing >
2,380
14,108
< Experience >
12,834
20
< Vision Score >
20
9
< Wards Placed >
9
192
< Time Dealing CC >
128

How to Counter Zeri with Azir in LoL

The stats shown on this page clarify several valuable Azir against Zeri matchup stats that can help us understand the distinctions between these two champs. As an example, Azir’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is more than Zeri’s ratio of NaN, showing that Azir may be more central to his team's team fighting effectiveness than Zeri..

Azir often has a slightly smaller longest killing spree than his counter does. Commonly, he takes a similar amount of damage to Zeri. This typically indicates different amounts of tankyness, but it can also imply that the one champion has less agility and thus is unable to flee from additional harm when engaged or poked.

Differences between Azir and Zeri

Damage Types Compared

Azir
Zeri
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Azir
Zeri

Who is Better, Azir or Zeri?

Both League of Legends champions are great. Both champs have their pros and cons. In League's current meta, Azir usually loses when trying to fight Zeri, with a 46.7% win rate. Thus, Azir makes a poor counter to Zeri.

While Azir does have a lower winrate compared to Zeri, when facing one another, Azir also has a much greater level of difficulty that makes him a more complex champ to develop with. You should expect to face a difficult match when picking Azir into Zerias his relative depth means 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 Zeri. This often makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when fighting champions with a ton of burst damage.

While there isn't one best champion in League of Legends, in Azir vs Zeri matchups, Zeri 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 terribly counter for Zeri. Make sure you focus your tactics on maximizing your gold income and taking out objectives. If you do that, you should hold your own as Azir against Zeri.

Additional Information for Azir Players

How We Calculated Our Azir vs Zeri Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Zeri as Azir, we analyzed 1,209 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 Zeri 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

To truly master Azir in order to counter Zeri during both the early game 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 presented here, you will grow your win rate by a lot and be closer to League of Legends pro players.

Azir on average accumulates a similar amount of CS relative to Zeri. Champs who on average don't acquire much CS typically don't need much CS to be valuable teammates, such as support champions. They are able to scale well off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champs with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, typically require several high cost items to be effective. In either situation, try to surpass the values reported here to do well.

The best items to have in your Azir versus Zeri build include Luden's Tempest, Rabadon's Deathcap, and Shadowflame. When Azir included at least these three pieces in his build, he performed a lot better countering Zeri than with many other typical item sets. In fact, Azir had an average win rate of 46.7% battling Zeri with this counter build.

To have the best chance of defeating Zeri as Azir, you should take 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 rune combinations players used for Azir vs Zeri fights, this combination of runes yielded the highest win rate. Moreover, these runes provided a 46.7% win rate overall.

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