Zilean vs Azir Counter Build

How to Win Zilean vs Azir Counter Matchup vs How to Beat Azir as Zilean in LoL

How to Beat Azir as Zilean

656 Zilean vs Azir Matchups Analyzed

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First Blood


Best Zilean Items to Counter Azir

The ideal items to prioritize in your Zilean versus Azir build include Shurelya's Battlesong, Chemtech Putrifier, and Zhonya's Hourglass. When Zilean incorporated at least these three pieces in his build, he did a lot better vs Azir than with most other common item sets.


2.5 | Zilean Azir | 5.3


4.8 | Zilean Azir | 6


12.7 | Zilean Azir | 6.1

Best Zilean Runes to Counter Azir

Summon Aery Rune Summon Aery
Manaflow Band Rune Manaflow Band
Celerity Rune Celerity
Waterwalking Rune Waterwalking
Cheap Shot Rune Cheap Shot
Relentless Hunter Rune Relentless Hunter
To have the highest chance of defeating Azir as Zilean, Zilean players should use the Summon Aery, Manaflow Band, Celerity, Waterwalking, Cheap Shot, and Relentless Hunter runes. Of all the rune sets players chose for Zilean vs Azir counterpicks, this mixture of runes yielded the greatest win rate. We have also displayed the top Azir runes to fend off Zilean in order to help you understand how he will likely be built against your champion.

Runes Azir Will Likely Use to Counter Zilean

Arcane Comet Rune Arcane Comet
Manaflow Band Rune Manaflow Band
Transcendence Rune Transcendence
Scorch Rune Scorch
Presence of Mind Rune Presence of Mind
Legend: Alacrity Rune Legend: Alacrity

Zilean vs Azir Counter Stats Summary

The stats provided here highlight some influential Zilean versus Azir matchup stats that may help you appreciate the differences and similarities between the pair. For instance, Zilean’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of 3.2 is better than Azir’s ratio of 1.9, demonstrating that Zilean may be more central to his team's team fighting effectiveness than Azir. This observation is largely fueled by the differences in assists.

Zilean normally has a significant smaller longest killing spree than his opponent does. Commonly, Zilean receives a similar amount of damage to Azir. This often reflects different amounts of tankyness; however, it can also indicate that the one champ has less mobility and thus is not able to kite away from further harm when engaged or poked.

Zilean typically gets many fewer minion kills than Azir. Champions that do not acquire a lot of minion kills usually don't require much CS to be effective. They are capable of scaling well off their abilities alone. Yet, champions with plenty of CS, such as carries, typically have to have a lot of gold to be effective. In either situation, work to exceed the values shown here to do well.

By default, Zilean vs Azir tips, statistics, and build recommendations are given for all ranked divisions. If you would like to narrow the statistics and builds to an individual division, you can use the selection menu located earlier on the page.

Killing Spree

1.2 | Zilean Azir | 2.3

Damage Dealt

11,499 | Zilean Azir | 20,420

Damage Taken

15,692 | Zilean Azir | 17,916

Gold Earned

8,556 | Zilean Azir | 10,858

Minions Killed

54 | Zilean Azir | 162


5.8 | Zilean Azir | 5.2

Dragons Killed

2.1 | Zilean Azir | 2

Barons Killed

0.4 | Zilean Azir | 0.5


1 | Zilean Azir | 0.9

Zilean vs Azir Matchup Summary

We generate our matchup stats from the millions of recently ranked LoL games that we review each and every week. This Zilean against Azir matchup review resulted from an examination of 656 ranked rounds where both champions engaged each other.

This particular counter matchup is relatively rare. Zilean has to counter Azir in only 1.2% of his games. Zilean does a great job of countering Azir. On average, Zilean wins a fantastic 54.0% of matches the champs face each other in. In Zilean versus Azir games, Zilean’s side is 4.0% less probable to earn first blood. This implies that he probably won't get first blood against Azir.

How We Analyze Our Champion Counters

For this counter guide, we analyzed 656 Zilean vs Azir 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 Zilean 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.