Best Azir Build Guide | Runes | Spells | Items in LoL

Find out everything you have to know about the best Azir build, runes, spells, items and counters. The Shurima's Emperor is ready to dominate the mid lane!
Best Azir Build Guide | Runes | Spells | Items in LoL




Azir, Shurima's emperor is at the summoner's rift and it's ready to show you all his power. Let's discover the best runes, summoner spells, skill order, and the best mythic items for conquering sands and much more. Let's start!

Best Azir Build

Azir is not the top champion with the highest win rate or pick rate currently, however, the greatest Azir players can be an important piece in almost any team fight. For that reason, Azir build in the mid lane is focused on getting lower cooldowns for abilities and high DPS. Nowadays, Azir is one of the top powerful mid-lane champions who can use his sand soldiers to outplay any enemy.

Best Azir Build

Best Azir Runes

There are some rune set variations you can use for Azir mid-lane. First, you can use the inspiration rune set and First strike option, however, many azir players also choose the precision runes plus presence of mind, coup de grace, legend alacrity, etc. As secondary rune set, you can choose the sorcery path and manaflow band and scorch.

Best Rune Path

Inspiration

Sorcery

Best Keystone

First Strike

Best Slot 1 (Rune)

Magical footwear

Manaflow Band

Best Slot 2 (Rune)

Biscuit Delivery

Scorch

Best Slot 3 (Rune)

Cosmic Insight

Best Azir Rune Shards

When talking about rune shards for Azir, the best ones are the following: Offense (+10% attack speed), Offense (+9 adaptive force), and Flex (+8 Magic Resist). Azir is an amazing champion against low-range enemies, and these shards help him to stay alive and have a good laning phase.

Best Rune Shards

Effect

Flex

+10% Attack speed

Offense

+9 Adaptive Force

Defense

+8 Magic resist

Best Azir Summoner's Spells

Azir's early game is really weak and this champion spends a lot of mana. For that reason, using Flash and Teleport as summoner spells are a great idea to not lose many minions if you need to recall to restore mana.

Best Spells

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Flash

Teleport





Best Azir Abilities Order

Now you know the top Azir runes with the highest win rate, it's time to talk about Azir's skill order. Although Azir is not an easy champion to play with, the most important thing about Azir is learning how to use the sand soldiers properly. For that reason, you may level up Azir'r skills in this order: Conquering Sands (Q), Arise! (W) and finally Shifting Sands (E).

Best Azir Abilities Order

Best Azir items

As mentioned above, Azir build is focused on getting lower cooldowns and dealing a lot of magic damage with the final items. Even, in patch 12.16 Azir is one of the best mid-lane champions in competitive scenarios. So, let's discover more about the emperor of the sands Azir build.

Best Starter Azir Items

Azir mid is a great champion against melee champions, for that reason, you may start with Doran's ring and some health potions as starter items. But be careful, Azir's early game is not the best and you can spend too much mana in the laning phase. Try to farm well until you get one mana Azir item to solve this issue.

First Item

Second Item

Doran’s Ring

Health Potion

Best Mid Game Azir Items

In the mid-game, and depending on the enemy team composition, the best items are Luden's tempest, sorcerer's shoes, and zhonya's hourglass. Also, you may be starting to complete the rabadon's deathcap, which is an amazing power spike in the Azir build.

First Item

Second Item

Third Item

Luden's tempest

Sorcerer's shoes

Zhonya's hourglass

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Best Final Late Game Azir Items

In the late game is where Azir is powerful and can deal great damage with the emperor's divide (R), shifting sands, and sand soldiers. At this point, you should have these items: Luden's tempest, rabadon's deathcap, sorcerer's shoes, zhonya's hourglass, Nashor's Tooth, and Shadowflame.

First Item

Second Item

Third Item

Fourth Item

Fifth Item

Sixth Item

Luden's tempest

Sorcerer's shoes

Shadowflame

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Rabadon's deathcap

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Zhonya's hourglass

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Void staff

Best Final Late Game Azir Items



With these items, plus the runes selected (presence of mind, legend alacrity, coup de grace, sorcery manaflow band, etc), Azir is a powerful killing machine at the summoner's rift ready to melt tank champions and neutral objectives.

Best Champions to pair Azir with

If you're looking for a duo for managing League of Legends games with Azir, then Kayn, Kindred, and Hecarim are the best champions to pair with. Those champions can deal a lot of damage to enemies and take advantage of Azir emperor's divide ability. Just time your abilities properly to create a successful gank for the jungler.


Champion

Win Rate %

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Kayn

50%

Hecarim

48%

Kindred

44%

Strongest Champions against Azir

Corki, Malzahar, and Varus are those champions you may avoid in the mid-lane. The good news, those are champions with low pick rates in the game currently but be careful, Azir's win rate is too low against high burst/poke damage enemies in the mid-lane.

Champion

Win Rate %

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Corki

38%

Malzahar

38%

Varus

39%

Weakest Champions against Azir

Lastly, Azir is strong against Yasuo, Sylas, and Fizz. Those are low-range champions that Azir can easily bully during the laning phase. Just be careful against hard engage champions, in that case, you may consider getting a Zhonya's as Azir item to avoid the enemy damage.

Champion

Win Rate %

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Sylas

53%

Yasuo

52%

Fizz

51%

Finally, if you're interested in learning more about the best build for other champions, you can take a look at our guide about the best build Aurelion Sol League of Legends, or, if you want to dominate the bottom lane as support, check our guide about the best Bard build in League of Legends. See you at the summoner's rift!



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