How to Win Samira vs Ahri Counter Matchup Samira is in the s tier of champions

Samira vs Ahri

How to Beat Ahri as Samira in LoL Ahri is in the b tier of champions
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How to Beat Ahri as Samira

based on 5,229 Samira vs Ahri matchups
Win Rate
51.6 %
K/D/A
2.14
Pick Rate
2.8 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We get our counter statistics from the millions of ranked League matches that we get from Riot Games each week. This guide on how to beat Ahri as Samira resulted from an analysis of 5229 ranked rounds where both champs battled each other. This particular counter matchup is somewhat rare. Samira has to counter Ahri in only 2.8% of her matches.

Samira vs Ahri Matchup Summary

Samira does a decent job of countering Ahri. Typically, she wins a acceptable 51.6% of matches the champions battle one another in. In Samira against Ahri games, Samira’s side is 0.1% more expected to gain first blood, implying that she probably will be able to get first blood against Ahri.

Best Samira vs Ahri Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Long SwordHealth Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
Vampiric ScepterNoonquiver

Core Samira Items

~22 Mins
Immortal ShieldbowInfinity EdgeBloodthirster

Optional Items

Guardian AngelRavenous HydraLord Dominik's RegardsThe Collector

Summoner Spells

summonerboost summoner spell D
summonerflash summoner spell F

Skill Order

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

Runes

Precision Conqueror TriumphLegend: BloodlineLast Stand
Domination Taste of BloodTreasure Hunter
Attack Speed Adaptive Force Armor
Samira's passive ability p
Samira q ability q
Samira w ability w
Samira e ability e
Samira's ultimate ability r
1
Q
2
E
3
W
4
Q
5
Q
6
R
7
Q
8
E
9
Q
10
E
11
R
12
E
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E
14
W
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W
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R

Guide to Countering Ahri as Samira

Advice to Win Against Ahri

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.

Samira vs Ahri Counter Stats

Samira Image
Win Rate
51.6 %
VS
Win Rate
48.4 %
Ahri Image
8.8
< Kills >
5.8
6.9
< Deaths >
5.7
6
< Assists >
8
1.95
< Killing Sprees >
1.31
161
< Minions Killed >
148
0.18
< Dragons Killed >
0.06
0.48
< Inhibitors >
0.44
18,727
< Physical Damage >
1,441
2,700
< Magic Damage >
14,049
534
< True Damage >
5,041
21,962
< Damage Dealt >
20,532
24,395
< Damage Taken >
19,947
12,689
< Gold Earned >
10,600
2.2
< Towers >
1.86
0.04
< Baron Takedowns >
0.02
3,287
< Total Healing >
4,320
12,552
< Experience >
13,618
17
< Vision Score >
20
8
< Wards Placed >
9
21
< Time Dealing CC >
64

How to Counter Ahri with Samira in LoL

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.

Differences between Samira and Ahri

Damage Types Compared

Samira
Ahri
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Samira
Ahri

Who is Better, Samira or Ahri?

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.

Additional Information for Samira Players

How We Calculated Our Samira vs Ahri Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Ahri as Samira, we analyzed 5,229 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 Ahri as Samira 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

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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