How to Win Gnar vs Azir Counter Matchup Gnar is in the b tier of champions

Gnar vs Azir

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

How to Beat Azir as Gnar

based on 220 Gnar vs Azir matchups
Win Rate
49.5 %
K/D/A
1.93
Pick Rate
1 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We get our counter statistics from the millions of rated League matches that we review each and every week. This guide on how to beat Azir as Gnar resulted from an evaluation of 220 ranked rounds where both champs fought one another. This champ pairing is somewhat rare. Gnar encounters Azir in only 1.0% of his games.

Gnar vs Azir Matchup Summary

Gnar has done a ok job of beating Azir. Typically, he wins a acceptable 49.5% of matches the champions face each other in. In Gnar versus Azir matches, Gnar’s side is 0.1% less expected to earn first blood. This implies that he most likely won't be able to get first blood versus Azir.

Best Gnar vs Azir Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Long SwordHealth Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
BootsLong Sword

Core Gnar Items

~22 Mins
Trinity ForceRanduin's OmenForce of Nature

Optional Items

Black CleaverHullbreakerThornmail

Summoner Spells

summonerflash summoner spell D
summonerteleport summoner spell F

Skill Order

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

Runes

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

Guide to Countering Azir as Gnar

Tips for Playing as Gnar against Azir

Position yourself next to walls to bait your enemies into getting stunned by your ultimate.

Managing your Rage is very important. Try to time out your transformations so you can get maximum benefit from both forms.

Know your strengths! Mini Gnar is fast, squishy, and has high sustained damage. Mega Gnar is slow, tough, and has high burst.

Advice to Win Against Azir

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

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.

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.

Gnar vs Azir Counter Stats

Gnar Image
Win Rate
49.5 %
VS
Win Rate
50.5 %
Azir Image
4.9
< Kills >
5.9
5.6
< Deaths >
5.3
5.9
< Assists >
6.2
1.16
< Killing Sprees >
1.44
166
< Minions Killed >
176
0.08
< Dragons Killed >
0.1
0.53
< Inhibitors >
0.52
15,491
< Physical Damage >
982
2,512
< Magic Damage >
18,401
429
< True Damage >
708
18,433
< Damage Dealt >
20,092
26,019
< Damage Taken >
18,369
11,287
< Gold Earned >
11,458
2.87
< Towers >
2.07
0.04
< Baron Takedowns >
0.05
3,546
< Total Healing >
1,345
14,320
< Experience >
14,104
18
< Vision Score >
20
9
< Wards Placed >
9
394
< Time Dealing CC >
179

How to Counter Azir with Gnar in LoL

The stat comparisons provided here feature several vital Gnar vs. Azir matchup stats that can help us explain the differences between the two. For instance, Gnar’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is better than Azir’s KDA ratio of NaN, highlighting that Gnar may be more central to his team's team fighting capacity than Azir..

Gnar normally has a similar longest kill spree as his counter does. Typically, he takes more damage than Azir. This commonly reflects different amounts of tankyness; however, it can also imply that the one champion has less mobility and thus is unable to flee from additional damage when engaged or poked.

Differences between Gnar and Azir

Damage Types Compared

Gnar
Azir
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Gnar
Azir

Who is Better, Gnar or Azir?

Both League of Legends champs are great. Both champs have their pros and cons. In League's current meta, Gnar usually fairs equally well when playing against Azir, with a 49.5% win rate. Therefore, Gnar makes an ok counter to Azir.

While Gnar does have a lower win rate than Azir, when they face off with one another, Gnar also has a lower learning curve that makes him a less time consuming champion to learn and master. You should be careful when picking Gnar into Aziras his relative depth means that you may not be able to unleash his full potential without a significant amount of practice beforehand.

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

While there is not a single best champion for every situation in League of Legends, in Gnar vs Azir matchups, Azir is the better champ with a similar win rate, less champion complexity, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allied champions during teamfights.

Gnar is a somewhat poor counter for Azir. Focus your gameplay on maximizing your CS and destroying objectives. If you can do that, you should do very well as Gnar against Azir.

Additional Information for Gnar Players

How We Calculated Our Gnar vs Azir Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Azir as Gnar, we analyzed 220 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 Gnar 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 Gnar in order to counter Azir during both the lane and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to learn a few extra tricks and insights into this matchup. If you mind the build and tips shown above, you will increase your win rate significantly and be closer to League of Legends pro players.

Gnar usually gets a similar amount of CS as Azir. Champions who on average don't acquire many minion kills typically don't need much CS to be effective, such as sup champs. 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, usually have to have several high cost items to be effective. In either situation, try to do better than the values shown on this page to do well.

The most important items to focus on in your Gnar versus Azir build include Trinity Force, Randuin's Omen, and Force of Nature. When Gnar incorporated at least these three pieces in his build, he performed a lot better when fighting Azir than with many other common builds. In fact, Gnar boasted an average winrate of 49.5% battling Azir with these items in his kit.

To have the best chance of annihilating Azir as Gnar, Gnar players should equip the Fleet Footwork, Triumph, Legend: Tenacity, Last Stand, Bone Plating, and Unflinching runes from the Precision and Resolve rune sets. Of all the rune combinations players used for Gnar vs Azir LoL games, this order of runes resulted in the best win rate. Moreover, these runes gave a 49.5% winrate overall.

By default, tips, stats, and builds on how to beat Azir as Gnar are given for all ranked divisions combined. If you would like to narrow the statistics and builds to a distinct division, you can use the selection menu located at the top of this page.