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

Darius vs Azir

How to Beat Azir as Darius in LoL Azir is in the a tier of champions
Fighter Tank
Mage Marksman

How to Beat Azir as Darius

based on 1,721 Darius vs Azir matchups
Win Rate
52.4 %
K/D/A
1.95
Pick Rate
1.3 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We summarize our matchup statistics from the millions of recently rated League matches that we review each and every week. Our guide on how to beat Azir as Darius came out of an evaluation of 1721 ranked games where both champs battled one another. This champion matchup is somewhat rare. Darius has to counter Azir in only 1.3% of his games.

Darius vs Azir Matchup Summary

Darius has done a good job of countering Azir. Normally, he wins a fantastic 52.4% of matches the champions clash against one another in. In Darius against Azir games, Darius’s team is 0.2% more probable to obtain first blood. This indicates that he most likely will get first blood versus Azir.

Best Darius vs Azir Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Doran's BladeHealth Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
Long SwordSheen

Core Darius Items

~22 Mins
StridebreakerDead Man's PlateDeath's Dance

Optional Items

Force of NatureSterak's GageMaw of MalmortiusThornmail

Summoner Spells

summonerflash summoner spell D
summonerhaste summoner spell F

Skill Order

First skill for Darius to level up q
>
Second ability for Darius to level up e
>
Last skill for Darius to max out w

Runes

Precision Conqueror TriumphLegend: TenacityLast Stand
Resolve Bone PlatingUnflinching
AttackSpeed Adaptive MagicRes
Darius's passive ability p
Darius q ability q
Darius w ability w
Darius e ability e
Darius's ultimate ability r
1
Q
2
W
3
E
4
Q
5
Q
6
R
7
Q
8
E
9
Q
10
E
11
R
12
E
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E
14
W
15
W
16
R

Guide to Countering Azir as Darius

Tips for Playing as Darius against Azir

Darius benefits greatly from enhanced survivability. The longer you can prolong a fight, the more powerful he becomes.

Noxian Guillotine does more damage the more attacks you can land prior to it. Use Noxian Might to deal maximum damage.

Decimate is a powerful harassment ability. Strike an enemy from maximum range for the greatest effect.

Advice to Win Against Azir

Try to think of Sand Soldiers as fire. Don't stand in the fire.

Azir relies on his soldiers to deal damage and can only move them so often. Try to capitalize on windows of time when his soldiers are stationary.

Azir has immense damage over a prolonged amount of time but lacks the upfront burst of other mages. Try to burst him out before he can turn a confrontation around.

Darius vs Azir Counter Stats

Darius Image
Win Rate
52.4 %
VS
Win Rate
47.6 %
Azir Image
6.6
< Kills >
5.3
5.6
< Deaths >
5.4
4.3
< Assists >
6.7
1.47
< Killing Sprees >
1.23
167
< Minions Killed >
175
0.15
< Dragons Killed >
0.13
0.49
< Inhibitors >
0.49
14,473
< Physical Damage >
1,046
117
< Magic Damage >
19,793
3,709
< True Damage >
1,153
18,300
< Damage Dealt >
21,992
28,413
< Damage Taken >
20,178
11,880
< Gold Earned >
11,528
2.65
< Towers >
2.02
0.05
< Baron Takedowns >
0.06
5,856
< Total Healing >
1,440
14,284
< Experience >
14,158
17
< Vision Score >
19
8
< Wards Placed >
9
162
< Time Dealing CC >
190

How to Counter Azir with Darius in LoL

The stat comparisons provided here show some influential Darius vs. Azir matchup statistics that can help you distinguish the differences and similarities between the two. Darius’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is more than Azir’s ratio of NaN, highlighting that Darius may be more central to his team's team fighting capacity than Azir..

Darius typically has a similar longest killing spree as his opponent does. On average, he takes more damage than Azir. This commonly reflects differing health capacities; however, it can also hint that the one champion has less agility and thus is unable to escape further harm when engaged or poked.

Differences between Darius and Azir

Damage Types Compared

Darius
Azir
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Darius
Azir

Who is Better, Darius or Azir?

Both League champions are great. Both champs have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In the game's current meta, Darius usually wins when trying to fight Azir, with a 52.4% win rate. As a result, Darius makes a good counter for Azir.

While Darius does have a higher winrate compared to Azir, when on opposite teams, Darius also has a much lower difficulty level that makes him a less complex character to develop with. You don't need to be too worried when picking Darius into Azir.

Furthermore, Darius has almost no amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Azir. This makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when facing champions with a lot of burst damage.

While there isn't a single best champion in League of Legends, in Darius vs Azir matchups, Darius is the better champ with a noticably higher win rate, less champion complexity, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allied champions during teamfights.

Darius is an above average counter for Azir. You will do well by focussing your gameplay on maximizing your gold and cs and destroying objectives. If you can do that, you should hold your own as Darius against Azir.

Additional Information for Darius Players

How We Calculated Our Darius vs Azir Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Azir as Darius, we analyzed 1,721 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 Azir as Darius 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 Darius in order to counter Azir during both the lane and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to gather a few extra tips and tricks for this matchup. If you pay attention to the build and suggestions shown above, you should increase your win rate significantly and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.

Darius typically gets a similar amount of CS as Azir. Champs who typically don't get much CS usualy don't have to have much CS to be effective, such as sup champs. They are able to scale well off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champions with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, usually require many items to be effective. In either case, try to exceed the numbers shown here to do well.

The most important items to have in your Darius versus Azir build consist of Stridebreaker, Dead Man's Plate, and Death's Dance. When Darius incorporated at least these three pieces in his build, he performed a lot better against Azir than with most other typical builds. In fact, Darius had an average win rate of 52.4% when countering Azir with this build.

To have the best probability of defeating Azir as Darius, you should use the Conqueror, Triumph, Legend: Tenacity, Last Stand, Bone Plating, and Unflinching runes from the Precision and Resolve rune sets. Out of all the runes players chose for Darius vs Azir counters, this sequence of runes resulted in the greatest win rate. Moreover, these runes averaged a 52.4% winrate overall.

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