The emperor of the sands is one of the most difficult characters to play in League of Legends; there are few people who learn his style of play and manage to apply it correctly, but those people who do become powerful opponents who can hardly be defeated; if you have happened that in the mid line you face this champion, and do not know how to defeat him, do not worry, today we will explain everything you need to know to counter an Azir.

Tips for playing against an Azir

  • Choose champions who possess a wide range of attack.
  • Position yourself away from the sand soldiers.
  • Azir’s turret is as dangerous as a normal one, so be careful to look for fights under its tower.
  • Azir depends a lot on his soldiers to inflict damage, but they can’t move constantly so try to position yourself well, if a person knows how to play well this champion will put the soldiers between your champion and the minions. So the most recommended against this character is to attack at a distance and if possible with skills that do a lot of damage without him being able to attack you, a good example of this would be the following champions.

    Counter champions of an Azir

    If you want to counter an Azir to such a point of humiliating him in the center line; the most advisable thing will be to use the following champions, which have a notable advantage on the emperor of the sands and will not be affected by the annoying soldiers that this champion uses.


    The first on the list and one of the most annoying for an Azir is Ziggs; which can cause a lot of damage at a safe distance, no matter where you place the soldiers. Since you’ll be able to gossip quietly and even attack the enemy from far away, it doesn’t take much practice with this bomber to beat your opponent.


    Like Ziggs, this champion will be able to attack comfortably from a distance, Xerath has one of the game’s long-range skill kits, giving him a direct advantage over the Emperor of Shurima. If you want to easily and comfortably win your line, remember these champions and you’ll win easily.


    This champion also has an advantage over Azir; however, it is only recommended to use her if you know how to play her, as Syndra is much more complicated to play than the characters mentioned above. But if you master it well, you’ll probably get several easy kills and you can race your team.


    The last of this list will be Fizz, this champion can not attack at a distance like the previous champions, but has a great mobility that will allow him to position himself in the best way. If you know how to combine correctly the «Q» and your «E», you will be able to enter, do damage and exit easily, without any Azir lowering your life and much less kill you.

    Always remember that when facing an Azir you will have two options; attack at a good distance or position yourself well, as they are the best ways to counteract the emperor of the sands, you can also take advantage using the following items.

    Items (Objects) that counter an Azir

    With the following items you will have a monstrous advantage in the Mid line; as long as you play with magicians at distances «like Ziggs or Xerath», as you will be able to obtain a considerable sustenance from mana, to attack continuously from a safe distance.


    This item is a good option if you plan to play the offensive; as it helps you maintain your mana and do a lot of damage at the same time, another important factor is that this item offers serious injuries. An effect that can help you win a game; if the composition of the enemy team is very strong.

    Athene’s Impious Grail

    If by bad luck you start badly in the central line this object can help you, with the Grail Impious Athene will get a considerable regeneration of manna, if we add to this a champion who can attack with powers at a distance, will become the nuisance number one for Azir, thanks to the intense pokeo that this combination can generate.

    The best spells against an Azir

    Choose the typical options that are used in the mid lane; if you play with a character with mobility like Fizz you could use the Ignition, but if you use characters at a distance the recommended thing would be to go with barrier.

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