How to Win Zed vs Azir Counter Matchup Zed is in the a tier of champions

Zed vs Azir

How to Beat Azir as Zed in LoL Azir is in the a tier of champions
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How to Beat Azir as Zed

based on 1,129 Zed vs Azir matchups
Win Rate
53.1 %
K/D/A
2.5
Pick Rate
1.4 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

At MOBA Champion, we summarize millions of ranked LoL matches each and every week. In our data, Zed did battle with Azir 1129 times. With so many matchups for Zed vs Azir provides us a lot of faith in our capability to produce enlightening stats and a recommended build to annihilate Azir. This particular matchup is relatively rare. Zed is forced to battle against Azir in only 1.4% of his matches.

Zed vs Azir Matchup Summary

Zed has done a good job of countering Azir. On average, he wins a fantastic 53.1% of the time the champs fight one another in. In Zed against Azir matches, Zed’s team is 0.1% more likely to obtain first blood, indicating that he most likely will be able to get first blood versus Azir.

Best Zed vs Azir Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Long SwordRefillable Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
BootsSerrated Dirk

Core Zed Items

~22 Mins
EclipseYoumuu's GhostbladeEdge of Night

Optional Items

Black CleaverThe CollectorSerylda's GrudgeSerpent's Fang

Summoner Spells

summonerflash summoner spell D
summonerdot summoner spell F

Skill Order

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

Runes

Domination Electrocute Taste of BloodEyeball CollectionUltimate Hunter
Sorcery TranscendenceScorch
Adaptive Adaptive MagicRes
Zed's passive ability p
Zed q ability q
Zed w ability w
Zed e ability e
Zed's ultimate ability r
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Q
2
W
3
E
4
Q
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Q
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R
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Q
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E
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Q
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R

Guide to Countering Azir as Zed

Tips for Playing as Zed against Azir

Placing a Living Shadow before using Death Mark can give Zed a safe escape from combat.

Saving energy and spell cooldowns until you use your ultimate will maximize Death Mark's damage.

Quickly double tapping Living Shadow will teleport Zed to his shadow immediately for rapid escapes.

Advice to Win Against Azir

Try to think of Sand Soldiers as fire. Don't stand in the fire.

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.

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.

Zed vs Azir Counter Stats

Zed Image
Win Rate
53.1 %
VS
Win Rate
46.9 %
Azir Image
8
< Kills >
4.9
5.4
< Deaths >
5.8
5.5
< Assists >
6.5
1.81
< Killing Sprees >
1.16
146
< Minions Killed >
170
0.29
< Dragons Killed >
0.13
0.4
< Inhibitors >
0.46
19,107
< Physical Damage >
1,046
1,086
< Magic Damage >
18,422
1,355
< True Damage >
846
21,549
< Damage Dealt >
20,314
22,307
< Damage Taken >
20,853
11,960
< Gold Earned >
11,247
1.76
< Towers >
1.92
0.06
< Baron Takedowns >
0.05
3,550
< Total Healing >
1,496
14,145
< Experience >
14,014
19
< Vision Score >
19
7
< Wards Placed >
9
151
< Time Dealing CC >
187

How to Counter Azir with Zed in LoL

The stat comparisons shown here clarify several important Zed vs. Azir counter stats that may help you distinguish the differences between the two. Zed’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is more than Azir’s ratio of NaN, highlighting that Zed may be more central to his team's team fighting capability than Azir. This observation is in large part caused by the difference in kills.

Zed typically has a slightly larger longest kill spree than his counter does. On average, he receives a similar amount of damage to Azir. This is usually reflective of differing health capacities, yet it can also show that the champion with increased health has less agility and thus is not able to flee from additional damage when engaged or poked.

Differences between Zed and Azir

Damage Types Compared

Zed
Azir
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Zed
Azir

Who is Better, Zed or Azir?

Both LoL champs are great. Both have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In the game's current meta, Zed usually wins when taking on Azir, with a 53.1% win rate. Thus, Zed makes a great counter to Azir.

While Zed does have a higher winrate compared to Azir, when they face off with one another, Zed also has a lower difficulty level that makes him a less difficult champ to develop with. You should be be fine when picking Zed into Aziras his relative depth means that you may not be able to unleash his full potential without a significant amount of practice beforehand.

Moreover, Zed has almost no amount of utility and CC, a similar amount to Azir. This makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when facing champions with a lot of burst damage.

While there is not a single best champion overall in League of Legends, in Zed vs Azir matchups, Zed is the better champ with a noticably higher win rate, less champion complexity, and a similar amount of utility to help out your teammates during late stage team fights.

Zed is a great counter for Azir. Make sure you focus your actions on maximizing your CS and taking out objectives. If you can do that, you should be able to stand on your own as Zed against Azir.

Additional Information for Zed Players

How We Calculated Our Zed vs Azir Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Azir as Zed, we analyzed 1,129 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 Zed 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 learn all of the intricacies of Zed in order to counter Azir during both the early game and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to learn a few extra tricks and insights into this matchup. If you listen to the build and suggestions shown here, you will grow your win rate by a lot and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.

Zed typically gets a similar amount of CS as Azir. Champs who on average don't take much CS often don't require much CS to be valuable teammates, such as support champions. These kinds of champions are capable of scaling properly off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champions with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, often have to have several high cost items to be effective. In either situation, try to surpass the numbers shown on this page to do well.

The most crucial items to have in your Zed versus Azir build include Eclipse, Youmuu's Ghostblade, and Edge of Night. When Zed used at least these three items in his build, he performed a lot better when fighting Azir than with many other commonly used counter builds. In fact, Zed had an average win rate of 53.1% battling Azir with this counter build.

To have the greatest chance of beating Azir as Zed, you should take the Electrocute, Taste of Blood, Eyeball Collection, Ultimate Hunter, Transcendence, and Scorch runes from the Domination and Sorcery rune sets. Out of all the runes players used for Zed vs Azir clashes, this combination of runes resulted in the greatest win rate. Notably, these runes gave a 53.1% win rate overall.

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