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Azir Build Guides, Runes and Items

Azir The Emperor of the Sands

Find the best Azir build guides for League of Legends S13 Patch 13.1. The MOBAFire community works hard to keep their LoL builds and guides updated, and will help you craft the best Azir build for the S13 meta. Learn more about Azir's abilities, skins, or even ask your own questions to the community!

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Azir Build & Runes

If you're looking for the best rune build for Azir we've got you covered. Below you can find the best items and runes to build for Azir, as determined by calculations of thousands of Plat+ League of Legends games. If you are already familiar with how to play Azir this is a great resource to quickly get a good rune selection for Patch 13.1. However, if you are a new Azir player we highly recommend reading through some of the guides above to learn why this build is strong on Azir!

Patch 13.1: 817873 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Azir's Runes

Azir's Best Runes 44%

Win Rate 4560 Games

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Inspiration
LoL Path: Inspiration
LoL Rune: First Strike
First Strike
LoL Rune: Magical Footwear
Magical Footwear
LoL Rune: Biscuit Delivery
Biscuit Delivery
LoL Rune: Cosmic Insight
Cosmic Insight

Sorcery
LoL Path: Sorcery
LoL Rune: Manaflow Band
Manaflow Band
LoL Rune: Scorch
Scorch

Second Best

Azir's 2nd Best Runes 42%

Win Rate 3908 Games

Precision
LoL Path: Precision
LoL Rune: Conqueror
Conqueror
LoL Rune: Presence of Mind
Presence of Mind
LoL Rune: Legend: Alacrity
Legend: Alacrity
LoL Rune: Coup de Grace
Coup de Grace

Sorcery
LoL Path: Sorcery
LoL Rune: Manaflow Band
Manaflow Band
LoL Rune: Scorch
Scorch

Third Best

Azir's 3rd Best Runes 75%

Win Rate 52 Games

Sorcery
LoL Path: Sorcery
LoL Rune: Arcane Comet
Arcane Comet
LoL Rune: Manaflow Band
Manaflow Band
LoL Rune: Transcendence
Transcendence
LoL Rune: Scorch
Scorch

Domination
LoL Path: Domination
LoL Rune: Ultimate Hunter
Ultimate Hunter
LoL Rune: Cheap Shot
Cheap Shot

Azir's Summoner Spells

Azir's Best Summoner Spells 45%

Win Rate 17652 Games

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Second Best

Azir's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 47%

Win Rate 6279 Games

Flash Ignite

Third Best

Azir's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 46%

Win Rate 2219 Games

Flash Barrier

Azir's Starters

Azir's Best Starter Items 46%

Win Rate 24595 Games

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Second Best

Azir's 2nd Best Starter Items 42%

Win Rate 1806 Games

Corrupting Potion

Trinket

Azir's Best Trinket 48%

Win Rate 11718 Games

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Second Best

Azir's 2nd Best Trinket 44%

Win Rate 14264 Games

Stealth Ward

Third Best

Azir's 3rd Best Trinket 47%

Win Rate 1633 Games

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Patch 13.1: 817876 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Azir's Runes

Azir's Best Runes 49%

Win Rate 106 Games

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Precision
LoL Path: Precision
LoL Rune: Conqueror
Conqueror
LoL Rune: Presence of Mind
Presence of Mind
LoL Rune: Legend: Alacrity
Legend: Alacrity
LoL Rune: Coup de Grace
Coup de Grace

Sorcery
LoL Path: Sorcery
LoL Rune: Manaflow Band
Manaflow Band
LoL Rune: Scorch
Scorch

Second Best

Azir's 2nd Best Runes 47%

Win Rate 178 Games

Precision
LoL Path: Precision
LoL Rune: Conqueror
Conqueror
LoL Rune: Presence of Mind
Presence of Mind
LoL Rune: Legend: Alacrity
Legend: Alacrity
LoL Rune: Coup de Grace
Coup de Grace

Sorcery
LoL Path: Sorcery
LoL Rune: Manaflow Band
Manaflow Band
LoL Rune: Scorch
Scorch

Third Best

Azir's 3rd Best Runes 47%

Win Rate 109 Games

Sorcery
LoL Path: Sorcery
LoL Rune: Arcane Comet
Arcane Comet
LoL Rune: Manaflow Band
Manaflow Band
LoL Rune: Transcendence
Transcendence
LoL Rune: Scorch
Scorch

Inspiration
LoL Path: Inspiration
LoL Rune: Biscuit Delivery
Biscuit Delivery
LoL Rune: Cosmic Insight
Cosmic Insight

Azir's Summoner Spells

Azir's Best Summoner Spells 48%

Win Rate 1370 Games

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Second Best

Azir's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 49%

Win Rate 373 Games

Flash Ignite

Third Best

Azir's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 51%

Win Rate 63 Games

Exhaust Flash

Azir's Starters

Azir's Best Starter Items 48%

Win Rate 1720 Games

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Second Best

Azir's 2nd Best Starter Items 43%

Win Rate 109 Games

Corrupting Potion

Trinket

Azir's Best Trinket 47%

Win Rate 993 Games

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Second Best

Azir's 2nd Best Trinket 48%

Win Rate 860 Games

Farsight Alteration

Third Best

Azir's 3rd Best Trinket 50%

Win Rate 121 Games

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Azir Counters

Learn Azir's counters and discover matchups where they have an advantage! When you're starting a game of League of Legends you should always keep in mind if you'll be at an advantage or disadvantage against your opponent, so you can know whether to bully them or play safe. You can find detailed breakdowns of each matchup on CounterStats, and you can also check out some Azir guides to see how to build and play against other champions you may find yourself up against!


This counter data is for Azir Mid in Plat+ games. The percent shown is the enemy champion's counter rating against Azir. Counter rating is our own statistic that factors in counter kills, overall kills, early lead ratio, comeback ratio, and win percent to give the whole picture of that champion's effectiveness as a counter pick.

Azir Skins

Azir's Abilities

Azir's Shurima's Legacy
Shurima's Legacy Azir's Passive Azir's Passive
Self
Azir's Passive
Azir's Passive
Azir can resurrect a turret every 180 seconds. The turret deals an additional 15% ability power as physical damage but disintegrates over 60 seconds.
Q
Azir's Conquering Sands
Conquering Sands Azir's Q Ability
740
55
14 / 12 / 10 / 8 / 6
Azir orders all Sand Soldiers to an area, dealing 70 / 90 / 110 / 130 / 150 (+30% of ability power) magic damage to enemies they pass through and slowing them by 25% for 1 second.
W
Azir's Arise!
Arise! Azir's W Ability
500
40
1.5
Passive: Azir gains 15 / 25 / 35 / 45 / 55% attack speed. Upon having 3 or more Sand Soldiers, he gains an additional 30 / 50 / 70 / 90 / 110% attack speed for 5 seconds.

Active: Azir summons a Sand Soldier for 10 seconds. When Azir attacks an enemy near a Sand Soldier, he instead orders the soldiers to stab, dealing 50−150 (+55% of ability power) magic damage in their direction (depending on level).

This ability has 2 charges.
E
Azir's Shifting Sands
Shifting Sands Azir's E Ability
1100
60
22 / 20.5 / 19 / 17.5 / 16
Azir grants himself 70 / 110 / 150 / 190 / 230 (+60% of ability power) shield for 1.5 seconds and dashes to one of his Sand Soldiers, dealing 60 / 90 / 120 / 150 / 180 (+40% of ability power) magic damage to enemies he passes through.

If Azir hits an enemy champion, he stops and gains a Sand Soldier charge.
R
Azir's Emperor's Divide
Emperor's Divide Azir's Ultimate (R) Ability
400
100
120 / 105 / 90 / 90 / 90
Azir summons a wall of armored soldiers that charges forward, knocking back enemies and dealing 175 / 325 / 475 (+60% of ability power) magic damage. The soldiers remain, blocking enemy paths for 5 seconds.

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