Malzahar vs Azir Counter Build

How to Win Malzahar vs Azir Counter Matchup vs How to Beat Azir as Malzahar in LoL

How to Beat Azir as Malzahar

2,865 Malzahar vs Azir Matchups Analyzed

Win Rate


First Blood


Best Malzahar Items to Counter Azir

The best items to prioritize in your Malzahar versus Azir build include Rylai's Crystal Scepter, Demonic Embrace, and Liandry's Anguish. When Malzahar incorporated at least these three items in his build, he did significantly better when facing Azir than with most other typical builds.


5.3 | Malzahar Azir | 5.4


5.4 | Malzahar Azir | 6


7.9 | Malzahar Azir | 6.8

Best Malzahar Runes to Counter Azir

Summon Aery Rune Summon Aery
Manaflow Band Rune Manaflow Band
Transcendence Rune Transcendence
Gathering Storm Rune Gathering Storm
Presence of Mind Rune Presence of Mind
Coup de Grace Rune Coup de Grace
To have the best chance of annihilating Azir as Malzahar, you should equip the Summon Aery, Manaflow Band, Transcendence, Gathering Storm, Presence of Mind, and Coup de Grace runes. Out of all the runes players chose for Malzahar vs Azir matchups, this composite of runes yielded the best win rate. We have also included the best Azir runes to fend off Malzahar to help you infer how he will probably be built to try to beat your champ.

Runes Azir Will Likely Use to Counter Malzahar

Lethal Tempo Rune Lethal Tempo
Presence of Mind Rune Presence of Mind
Legend: Alacrity Rune Legend: Alacrity
Coup de Grace Rune Coup de Grace
Manaflow Band Rune Manaflow Band
Gathering Storm Rune Gathering Storm

Malzahar vs Azir Counter Stats Summary

The stats provided here emphasize several significant Malzahar against Azir counter stats that may help you figure out the distinctions between the two. As an example, Malzahar’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of 2.4 is more than Azir’s ratio of 2.0, showing that Malzahar may be more central to his team's team fighting capability than Azir.

Malzahar usually has a similar longest killing spree as his enemy does. Typically, Malzahar takes a similar amount of damage to Azir. This is usually reflective of different amounts of tankyness; however, it can also hint that the champion with higher HP has less agility and thus is unable to escape further damage when engaged or poked.

In Malzahar vs Azir matchups, Malzahar typically earns a similar amount of CS than Azir. Champions who on average don't earn many minion kills normally do not have to have much CS to be effective. They are able to scale properly off their abilities alone. Yet, champs with many minion kills, such as ADCs, usually need a lot of items to be useful. In either case, work to do better than the averages presented here to do well.

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Killing Spree

2.5 | Malzahar Azir | 2.4

Damage Dealt

19,569 | Malzahar Azir | 18,497

Damage Taken

15,353 | Malzahar Azir | 18,111

Gold Earned

11,504 | Malzahar Azir | 10,926

Minions Killed

173 | Malzahar Azir | 160


6.1 | Malzahar Azir | 5.1

Dragons Killed

2.2 | Malzahar Azir | 1.9

Barons Killed

0.5 | Malzahar Azir | 0.5


1.1 | Malzahar Azir | 0.9

Malzahar vs Azir Matchup Summary

We at MOBA Champion analyze millions of ranked League of Legends rounds each week. In our dataset, Malzahar faced Azir 2,865 times. Using so many matchups for Malzahar versus Azir provides us a lot of faith in our ability to provide enlightening statistics and a supported build to defeat your rival.

This champ matchup is fairly rare. Malzahar encounters Azir in only 3.5% of his matches. Malzahar does a great job of beating Azir. Normally, he wins a fantastic 57.0% of the time the champions face one another in. In Malzahar against Azir rounds, Malzahar’s side is 1.0% less likely to get first blood. This implies that he most likely won't be able to get first blood versus Azir.

How We Analyze Our Champion Counters

For this counter guide, we analyzed 2,865 Malzahar vs Azir 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 Malzahar 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.