“Bird man is not a very strong champion til he has some items, and he also needs to be piloted /extremely/ well to even be slightly useful. You can easily push him in early game and his mana costs are atrocious for early game poking. Once you get 6 if you know where the jungler is you can freely R in his face to try to land an E. If he doesn't take Cleanse enjoy the free gold.”
Take Triple Rejuv beads against Azir.
Spin between him and his tower and he won't be able to shuffle to safety.
“Prioritize farming over trading, you can all in him level 6”
“Azir has LOTS of range and is a serious lane bully which makes it a difficult early game for Annie. He is squishy so if you can get up-close to him after lvl 6 you should be able to kill him, especially with jungler help.”
“I avoid long trades with him, as his sustained damage is too much for Lux to deal with - short trades are the way to go. I'll try to use my Q as he casts his soldiers and has a harder time reacting to skillshots. Being next to his tower post-6 is usually a bad idea if his R is up, a good Azir can quickly push me under his tower or cost me my Flash.”
“Skill match up, both have good range its just easier for Azir to utilize. When it comes to the 1v1, if you ever blow flash the shurima shuffle will kill you 100%.
You do get to perma farm though so it once again comes down to team fighting!”
“Hard matchup, he can shove you in as much as he wants. His only way of repositioning his soldiers is with Q. The moment he waste his Q, you want to dash in and punish him. That is the only window you got in this matchup.”
“Azir's early game damage and range can be very hard to matchup against in lane however this is fine let him push the wave if he wants too. If he is pressuring you under tower your Jungler should give you a gank and easy early game kill. Your main concern is avoiding his soldier's damage early game and focusing at farm at the same time.”
“Its very hard to farm agaisnt him , your should "try" to farm somehow and ask your jungler for gank . after you get protobelt , you can start to trade with him. and you have very high chance of killing him bcs he issquishy.
pretty much your early game is super hard. next , you need to worry about late game. in late , he is super strong , 4 to 5 hits and ur dead , only way to kill him is by doing a flash combo , or if he comes to your e q range.”
“I find this match-up quite even, but i would favor it slightly towards the Azir. In lane the idea is really to make trades as short as possible. After level 2 he has strong consistent damage that he can move to wherever you are. The best way to counter this is with long range Q poke and QW poke . This should beat out his base Q-auto trade and slowly pressure him out of lane. Anytime post 6, he is a major threat with his all in. Azir also has very similar scaling to Orianna, but the difference is to land his game-changing ult, he has to dash into battle. This is where you excel in changing teamfights from a safe distance. If your jungler comes to gank, try to make him use his dash aggresively to ensure the kill.
Recommend: Dmg Build or Vs AP Assasin if you fall behind.