How to Win Nasus vs Azir Counter Matchup Nasus is in the s tier of champions

Nasus vs Azir

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

How to Beat Azir as Nasus

based on 458 Nasus vs Azir matchups
Win Rate
51.7 %
K/D/A
1.95
Pick Rate
0.9 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We at MOBA Champion summarize millions of recently ranked League of Legends matches each and every week. In our data, Nasus did battle with Azir 458 times. Using so many matchups for Nasus versus Azir gives us a lot of confidence in our ability to produce useful data and a recommended build to suppress your enemy. This champion pairing is fairly rare. Nasus has to counter Azir in only 0.9% of his rounds.

Nasus vs Azir Matchup Summary

Nasus does a decent job of beating Azir. Normally, he wins a acceptable 51.7% of matches the champions face each other in. In Nasus vs Azir games, Nasus’s team is 0.0% more likely to earn first blood. This indicates that he probably will be able to get first blood against Azir.

Best Nasus vs Azir Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Cloth ArmorHealth Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
Long SwordSheen

Core Nasus Items

~22 Mins
Divine SundererThornmailFrozen Heart

Optional Items

Gargoyle StoneplateHullbreakerSpirit Visage

Summoner Spells

summonerflash summoner spell D
summonerhaste summoner spell F

Skill Order

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

Runes

Precision Fleet Footwork TriumphLegend: TenacityLast Stand
Resolve Second WindUnflinching
CDRScaling Armor Armor
Nasus's passive ability p
Nasus q ability q
Nasus w ability w
Nasus e ability e
Nasus's ultimate ability r
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Q
2
E
3
W
4
Q
5
Q
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R
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Q
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W
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Q
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W
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R
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W
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W
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E
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R

Guide to Countering Azir as Nasus

Tips for Playing as Nasus against Azir

Paying attention to last hitting with Siphoning Strike will have a large impact at the end of a game.

If you have low defenses, people will focus you down even during your ultimate. Try buying some survivability items even in your DPS builds.

If you're solo, Spirit Fire is a great way to farm a lane. It can be bad if you're in a lane with 2 and you push too far. Find the right balance between Siphoning Strike last hits and AoE farming.

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.

Nasus vs Azir Counter Stats

Nasus Image
Win Rate
51.7 %
VS
Win Rate
48.3 %
Azir Image
4.7
< Kills >
5.8
5.5
< Deaths >
5.7
6
< Assists >
6.7
1.13
< Killing Sprees >
1.36
149
< Minions Killed >
174
0.22
< Dragons Killed >
0.15
0.58
< Inhibitors >
0.57
10,434
< Physical Damage >
1,128
5,368
< Magic Damage >
20,153
453
< True Damage >
773
16,256
< Damage Dealt >
22,055
31,848
< Damage Taken >
19,246
11,325
< Gold Earned >
11,639
2.89
< Towers >
2.19
0.05
< Baron Takedowns >
0.06
3,618
< Total Healing >
1,497
14,452
< Experience >
14,511
17
< Vision Score >
20
8
< Wards Placed >
9
370
< Time Dealing CC >
190

How to Counter Azir with Nasus in LoL

The stats shown on this page feature some critical Nasus vs. Azir matchup stats that may help us distinguish the differences and similarities between the pair. Nasus’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is better than Azir’s KDA ratio of NaN, highlighting that Nasus may be more central to his team's team fighting effectiveness than Azir..

Nasus usually has a similar longest kill spree as his counter does. Commonly, he receives more damage than Azir. This often reflects different amounts of tankyness, yet it can also show that the one champion has less mobility and thus is not able to escape further harm when poked or engaged.

Differences between Nasus and Azir

Damage Types Compared

Nasus
Azir
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Nasus
Azir

Who is Better, Nasus or Azir?

Both League champions are great. Both champs have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In the game's current meta, Nasus usually wins when taking on Azir, with a 51.7% win rate. Thus, Nasus makes a good counter to Azir.

While Nasus does have a higher winrate compared to Azir, when on opposite teams, Nasus also has a lower difficulty level that makes him a less challenging champion to pick up and master. You still need to be cautious when picking Nasus into Azir.

Additionally, Nasus also has almost no amount of utility and CC, 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 isn't one best champion for every situation in League of Legends, in Nasus vs Azir matchups, Nasus is the better champion with a higher win rate, less champion complexity, and a similar amount of utility to help out your teammates during late stage team fights.

Nasus is a decent counter to Azir. Focus your play on increasing your CS and taking out objectives. If you can do that, you should hold your own as Nasus against Azir.

Additional Information for Nasus Players

How We Calculated Our Nasus vs Azir Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Azir as Nasus, we analyzed 458 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 Nasus 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 Nasus in order to counter Azir during both the laning and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to pick up a few extra tips and tricks for this matchup. If you pay attention to the build and tips displayed above, you will increase your win rate by a lot and be closer to League of Legends pro players.

Nasus typically accumulates a similar amount of CS compared to Azir. Champs who on average don't take many minion kills usualy don't have to have much CS to be valuable teammates, such as sup champs. They are able to scale well off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champs with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, usually have to have a lot of items to be effective. In either situation, try to surpass the values shown on this page to do well.

The top items to have in your Nasus versus Azir build include Divine Sunderer, Thornmail, and Frozen Heart. When Nasus bought at least these three items in his build, he performed a lot better countering Azir than with most other commonly used item sets. In fact, Nasus had an average winrate of 51.7% battling Azir with this build.

To have the highest probability of crushing Azir as Nasus, Nasus players should take the Fleet Footwork, Triumph, Legend: Tenacity, Last Stand, Second Wind, and Unflinching runes from the Precision and Resolve rune sets. Out of all the rune combinations players used for Nasus vs Azir counter picks, this mix of runes yielded the greatest win rate. Notably, these runes provided a 51.7% winrate overall.

By default, tips, statistics, and builds on how to beat Azir as Nasus are displayed for all skill levels combined. If you want to scope the stats and builds to a specific skill level, you can use the selection menu earlier in the counter matchup guide.