Stay behind minions to make Charm difficult to land, this will reduce Ahri's damage potential significantly.
Ahri's survivability is dramatically reduced when her Ultimate, Spirit Rush, is down.
The stats provided here emphasize several strategic Samira vs. Ahri matchup statistics that can help you interpret the differences between this pair of champions. As an example, Samira’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is greater than Ahri’s ratio of NaN, showing that Samira may be more central to her team's team fighting capability than Ahri. This observation is in large part caused by the difference in kills.
Samira often has a slightly larger longest killing spree than her foe does. Commonly, she receives more damage than Ahri. This is usually reflective of different amounts of tankyness, yet it can also indicate that the champ with more health has less agility and thus is unable to flee from additional harm when poked or engaged.
Both League of Legends champs are great. Both have their pros and cons. In League's current meta, Samira usually wins when trying to fight Ahri, with a 51.6% win rate. Thus, Samira makes a good counter for Ahri.
While Samira does have a higher winrate compared to Ahri, when facing one another, Samira also has a greater learning curve that makes her a more complex champion to learn and master. You should be careful when picking Samira into Ahri.
Moreover, Samira also has only a small amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Ahri. This often makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when fighting champions with a lot of burst damage.
While there is not a single best champion in League of Legends, in Samira vs Ahri matchups, Samira is the better champ with a higher win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allies during team fights.
Samira is a decent counter to Ahri. Make sure you focus your strategy on maximizing your gold income and taking out objectives. If you can do that, you should be able to stand on your own as Samira against Ahri.
To truly master Samira in order to counter Ahri during both the early game and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to gather a few extra tips and tricks for this matchup. If you mind the build and suggestions shown above, you will increase your win rate by a lot and be closer to League of Legends pro players.
Samira on average gets a similar amount of CS as Ahri. Champs who typically don't earn many minion kills usualy don't need 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, champions with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, usually require a lot of items to be effective. In either case, try to exceed the numbers shown on this page to do well.
The top items to use in your Samira versus Ahri build consist of Immortal Shieldbow, Infinity Edge, and Bloodthirster. When Samira combined at least these three pieces in her build, she did much better countering Ahri than with many other typical item sets. In fact, Samira had an average winrate of 51.6% when countering Ahri with these items in her kit.
To have the best chance of beating Ahri as Samira, you should equip the Conqueror, Triumph, Legend: Bloodline, Last Stand, Taste of Blood, and Treasure Hunter runes from the Precision and Domination rune sets. Out of all the runes players used for Samira vs Ahri counterpicks, this order of runes resulted in the greatest win rate. Moreover, these runes gave a 51.6% win rate overall.
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