Consider when to cast Lunar Rush without Moonlight and when to wait for another Crescent Strike.
Landing Crescent Strike is critically important, but don't be afraid to miss. The cooldown is short and the mana cost is low.
Use Moonfall and Lunar Rush to stay on targets and activate Moonsilver Blade for extra damage.
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.
The stats shown here emphasize several vital Diana versus Azir counter statistics that can help you understand the differences between these two champions. Diana’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is greater than Azir’s KDA ratio of NaN, indicating that Diana may be more central to her team's team fighting effectiveness than Azir..
Diana often has a slightly larger longest killing spree than her opponent does. Typically, she takes more damage than Azir. This often reflects differing health capacities; however, it can also hint that the one champ has less agility and thus is unable to kite away from further harm when engaged or poked.
Both League champs are great champions. Both champs have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In League's current meta, Diana usually wins when taking on Azir, with a 55.2% win rate. Thus, Diana makes a fantastic counter for Azir.
While Diana does have a much higher win rate than Azir, when on opposite teams, Diana also has a much lower difficulty level that makes her a less time consuming champ to learn. You should be be fine when picking Diana into Azir.
Moreover, Diana has only a small amount of utility and CC, a similar amount to Azir. This often makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when facing champions with a lot of burst damage.
While there is not a single best champion for every situation in League of Legends, in Diana vs Azir matchups, Diana is the better champion with a noticably higher win rate, less champion complexity, and a similar amount of utility to help out your team members during late stage team fights.
Diana is a great counter to Azir. You will do well by focussing your actions on keeping up your gold income and destroying objectives. If you do that, you should be able to stand on your own as Diana against Azir.
If you would like to truly master Diana to counter Azir during both the lane and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to learn a few extra tricks and insights into this matchup. If you mind the build and stats displayed above, you will grow your win rate significantly and be closer to League of Legends pro players.
Diana typically gets less CS relative to Azir. Champions who typically don't acquire many minion kills often don't require much CS to be effective, such as support champions. These kinds of champions are able to scale properly off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champs with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, typically have to have a lot of items to be effective. In either situation, try to do better than the values shown here to do well.
The best items to use in your Diana versus Azir build consist of Sunfire Aegis, Zhonya's Hourglass, and Demonic Embrace. When Diana used at least these three pieces in her build, she performed significantly better when facing Azir than with most other typical builds. In fact, Diana boasted an average winrate of 55.2% when playing against Azir with this counter build.
To have the highest likelihood of beating Azir as Diana, you should take the Conqueror, Triumph, Legend: Alacrity, Last Stand, Magical Footwear, and Cosmic Insight runes from the Precision and Inspiration rune sets. Out of all the runes players picked for Diana vs Azir matchups, this composite of runes resulted in the greatest win rate. Moreover, these runes gave a 55.2% winrate overall.
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