Azir·Top Guide

Shurima's LegacyP
Conquering SandsQ
Shifting SandsE
Emperor's DivideR
Win rate48.3%
Pick rate0.1%
Ban rate0.3%
Matches2 047-
Azir Top has a 48.3% win rate and 0.1% pick rate in Emerald + and is currently ranked D tier. Below, you will find a very detailed guide for Azir Top, where we explain strengths and weaknesses of the champion, powerspikes, and game plans for each stage of the game. Step up your game with our Azir Top guide!
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Azir Strengths & Weaknesses

Your ability to control a zone/area is quite strong and almost unparalleled.

You can dish out a lot of consistent damage if you are given the chance. Your sand soldiers and Passive make it much easier for you to stop all-ins in their tracks.

Very high sieging and pushing power when it comes to taking lane towers. Your Ultimate Emperor's DivideR provides you the luxury to both disengage and all-in the enemy team as per your requirement.


You are extremely squishy and hence are really weak to all-ins from the enemy team. The danger increases when you don't have your Ultimate Emperor's DivideR ready.

Due to your soldier positioning mechanic, any enemy champion who has a dash, or some other form of mobility spell, can prove to be a really hard target to catch out and kill for you.

Your own mobility can turn out to be a weak point for you. If the enemy manages to bait out your Emperor's DivideR in an aggressive way and then the enemy Jungler shows up for a gank, you will have a really hard time getting out of the situation without your Ultimate Emperor's DivideR.

Game plan
Early game
0 - 15 min
Azir is Weak

The early game should be focused on farming. The main goal is to get your first item quickly while making sure you don't get CC'd and all-in'd. Use your Arise!W and Shifting SandsE with the utmost discretion.

Shove the wave when possible and punish the enemy laner with your soldier-directed auto-attacks. It will slowly allow you to get a healthy lead in the lane after which you can either look to all-in or roam.

Once you get your Ultimate Emperor's DivideR, you should be able to do a lot more in this lane. The plan is still the same, whittle down your enemy first, and then look to all-in with your Ultimate Emperor's DivideR. Take the position of the enemy Jungler into account first.

Mid game
15 - 25 min
Azir is Average

When no team fights are occurring, put yourself in a side lane and look to split push and farm side waves. Watch what your team is doing in case you need to move to help them at all times.

Delay team fights for as long as possible while you try to harass the enemy with your long-ranged Conquering SandsQ and auto-attacks.

Use your Ultimate Emperor's DivideR defensively in team fights. Use it to protect yourself and your allies from the enemy frontline/assassins.

Late game
25+ min
Azir is Strong

Purchasing a Sweeper and playing around vision will be really good as you will be able to flank and 'Shurima Shuffle' the enemy backline into your team with your Ultimate Emperor's DivideR.

Be on the lookout to secure picks when inside the enemy Jungle. The enemy Support and Jungler will have to set vision up, which makes them prime pick targets. Get rid of them and then use the numbers advantage to win a fight.

If you see one of the enemy carries in the side lanes, see if you can flank them from the fog of war and kill them rapidly. This can be done very easily, even when the target is near their tower, due to your Ultimate Emperor's DivideR displacement distance.

Power Spikes
Early game0 - 15 min

When you hit level 6, more opportunities open up to you. For instance, you can look for aggressive plays or use your Ultimate Emperor's DivideR defensively. Your Ultimate Emperor's DivideR is a genuinely diverse tool that can help you gain a lead or prevent you from losing one.

After you’ve picked up your first component item, your Conquering SandsQ poke and damage will increase dramatically. Don’t be afraid to look for fights once you’ve picked up your first item.

While Azir’s poke is good, he is incredibly weak in the early game. Don’t trade too much before your first back, so you don’t fall behind. You need time to come online, so focus on farming and surviving the very early game.

Mid game15 - 25 min

Azir doesn’t spike at level 11 unlike a lot of champions. Keep this in mind during the mid-game as his Ultimate Emperor's DivideR may be less impactful compared to other champions on the rift.

At level 9, Azir will max his Conquering SandsQ. This is a good power spike for him as he can use it to poke the enemy down from afar. In conjunction with his Arise!W, he should be able to poke and farm from afar without dying to the enemy.

When Azir completes multiple items, he will be very strong and dish out a lot of damage in a short amount of time. Don’t be afraid to make more aggressive plays when you have an item or two.

Late game25+ min

Just like in the mid-game, Azir doesn’t spike at level 16 either. While an extra point in his Ultimate Emperor's DivideR will come in handy, it is not going to make or break him.

At level 13, Azir will max out both his Arise!W and his Conquering SandsQ. He should be a real terror at this stage of the game and he will be able to dish out a lot of damage in a short amount of time.

Paired with his level 13 power spike and picking up more and more items, Azir’s late game is very strong.

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