Azir Mini-Rework 2023: Ability Changes, Release Date, And More

Fahim Shahriar
By Fahim Shahriar
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Image Credit: Riot Games

The Emperor of the Sands is getting a mini-rework on League of Legends Patch 13.5.

Azir is currently one of the most prominent champions in competitive play. He is a highly contested pick in professional play and has over a 50% presence in all four major regions. His strong landing phase and unparallel team-fighting make him a crucial pick in team play.

But, unfortunately, this isn’t the case in terms of solo-queue. Azir currently has an abysmal 46% win rate in solo-queue with a 2.3% pick rate, the second-lowest win rate among all the mid-laners. Riot tried to fix some of his issues in Patch 13.4, but sadly, it wasn’t enough.

So for Patch 13.5, Riot plans to do an Azir mini-rework. According to Riot, the goal of the rework is to improve Azir’s solo-queue viability while taking some power away from Professional Play.

Riot Phreak announced the Azir mini-rework in a YouTube video.

YouTube video

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Azir Mini-Rework

Here are all the changes coming with the Azir Mini-Rework,

Base Stats

  • Base Health: 622 >>> 550
  • Base Mana: 380 >>> 320
  • Mana Growth: 36 >>> 40
  • Armor Growth: 4.2 >>> 5.0
  • Attack Damage: 52 + 2.8 per level >>> 55 +3.5 per level
  • Attack Speed Ratio and Base: .625 >>> .694
  • Attack Speed Growth: 3% >>> 4%

Shurima’s Legacy (P)

  • Duration: 60 seconds >>> 30 seconds
  • Cooldown: 180 >>> 90
  • Damage: 150 + 4 per minute + 15% AP physical damage >>> 230-410 based on Azir’s level + 40% AP magic damage
  • [Removed] 37.5% bonus damage to champions
  • [New] Applies Azir’s spell effects as a single-target spell
  • Health: 2550 >>> 3000
  • Armor: 60 + 1 per minute >>> 30-90 based on Azir’s level
  • Magic Resist: 100+1 per minute >>> 30-90 based on Azir’s level
  • Reduction While Far or Dead: 100 armor >>> 100 armor and magic resist

Conquering Sands (Q)

  • Magic Damage: 70/90/110/130/150 + 30% AP >>> 60/80/100/120/140 + 35% AP
    • 200 AP required to buff
  • Mana Cost: 55 >>> 65/70/75/80/85

Arise! (W)

  • Mana Cost: 40 >>> 30
  • [New] Solder Damage: 50/60/70/80/90 + 60% AP
  • Magic Damage: 50-150 + 55% AP >>> 50-200 + 60% AP (0-110+ new W damage)
  • [Removed] 3-soldier bonus attack speed
  • [Removed] Passive attack speed

Shifting Sands (E)

  • Mana Cost: 60 >>> 45

Release Date

The Azir Mini-Rework is currently in the PBE servers for testing and will hit the live servers on Patch 13.5, which will release on Wednesday, March 8, 2023.

Shahriar is a League of Legends writer at GameRiv. He enjoys playing Video Games, watching Anime, and browsing the internet for outdated memes.