League of Legends Azir is the emperor of Shurima who is now ascended after his brutal murder.
The champion has never been hugely popular in casual play.
However, in higher or professional ELOs he has made a big impact on the game.
His standings amongst the best poke champions in-game make him great fun for mid-laners.
But, his kit can be a little tricky to understand, and most importantly, pull off.
This may be another reason why his play rate is so low amongst lower ELO players.
So, let's take a look at a guide on how to play Azir in League of Legends.
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Passive - Shurima's Legacy
Azir can summon the Disc of the Sun from the ruins of allied or enemy turrets.
Q - Conquering Sands
Azir sends all Sand Soldiers towards a location. Sand Soldiers deal magic damage to enemies they pass through and apply a slow for 1 second.
W - Arise!
Azir summons a Sand Soldier to attack nearby targets for him, replacing his basic attack against targets within the soldier's range. Their attacks deal magic damage to enemies in a line. Arise! also passively grants attack speed to Azir and his Sand Soldiers.
E - Shifting Sands
Azir shields himself briefly and dashes to one of his Sand Soldiers, damaging enemies. If he hits an enemy champion, he instantly readies a new Sand Soldier for deployment and halts his dash.
R - Emperor's Divide
Azir summons a wall of soldiers which charge forward, knocking back and damaging enemies.
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League of Legends Runes for Azir
Typical runes for Azir take him for his AD by running Conqueror, although Ap Azir works nicely too.
Usually, some players will take Summon Aery to assist Azir with the brilliant poke he has.
However, taking Conqueror means that he has much longer and better brawls and team fights.
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Farming is important for Azir to make sure that he can get those items to really boost him.
So, using Azir's poke-in lane for farming and to harass enemies is great to make sure you stay well ahead.
Maxing Azir's Q or E is great to help aid this process but maxing his Q first is the best way to maximise this.
Timing and knowing when to use Azir's ultimate ability is great not to annoy your teammates.
As a new player to Azir, being hyper-aware of the effects of your ult will help you make better decisions.
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