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.
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.
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.
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.
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.