Azir on release had a plague of bugs that made him incredibly difficult to play. Each patch for a few months came out with a set of bug fixes and minor buffs until finally he was free of bugs.
Then people realized how strong his kit is and the nerfing started. Azir is one of the highest skill cap champs in the game, with a number of difficult combos and hypercarry capabilities.
He’s the guy you always see in the montages. He’s capable of protecting your backline while still having enough damage to destroy the enemy team.
Passive – Shurima’s Legacy
Azir raises a turret from the ashes of a dead turret.
Q – Conquering Sands
Azir orders his soldiers to a target location, dealing damage and slowing anyone in their path.
W – Arise
Passive: Azir permanently has bonus attack speed. Active: Azir summons a soldier. These soldiers have a stack system, with Azir regenerating stacks every few seconds. Azir can auto-attack with these soldiers.
E – Shifting Sands
Azir dashes to one of his soldiers, dealing damage to enemies in his path and gaining a shield if he hits an enemy champion.
R – Emperor’s Divide
Azir calls a phalanx of soldiers forward. They knock back enemy champions, and stand still for a few seconds. Any enemy champions cannot pass through or dash over these soldiers.
Azir has very easily defined damage and movement zones. Think about rushing boots in order to dodge his soldiers attacks.
If Azir uses his E, he won’t have any escape except flash for a decent amount of time. That’s your turn to engage upon him.
Azir won’t have an escape until level 3. Try to get an early gank, to snowball your lane.
If Azir starts to use E directly at you, there’s a good chance that he’s trying to knock you back with his ult. Flash backwards so the ult misses you and you don’t get launched at his jungler.
Similar to Ziggs. If
Try to hit level 2 before him and go all in. He won’t have an escape, and your autos should be able to finish him off. Build Hexdrinker for optimal trades in
Your Tidal/Trickster can actually go over Azir’s wall. Don’t throw out your ult until he uses his e,