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  • Classic Skin Skingallerybutton
  • Lord Darius Skingallerybutton
    975 RP / 23-May-2012
  • Bioforge Darius Skingallerybutton
    975 RP / 13-Nov-2012
  • Woad King Darius Skingallerybutton
    975 RP / 17-June-2013
  • Dunkmaster Darius Skingallerybutton
    (Legendary) 1820 RP / 13-Oct-2014


  • Darius was designed by CertainlyT.
  • Darius is voiced by Chuck Kourouklis.
  • Darius' name derives from the Persian word "dariush", which means "kingly".
    • Darius was also the name of a Persian king who was also called "Darius the Great".
  • The visual effects designer for Darius's log-in screen was Anthony Possobon.
  • He was in production long before the Journal of Justice Issue was released with a character of similar looks. [1]
  • Darius doesn't care for titles or privileges―he simply uses what power he attains in the service of Noxus [2]
    • Similarly, he isn't a crazed, bloodthirsty maniac, contradicting what people would believe. He's more of a cold-blooded killer, moving through the battlefield with powerful, but precise, movements, striking with deadly force where it matters most. He takes pride in combat, but there's no primal bloodlust that he constantly needs to sate. Unpredictable sadists don't always make the best commanders [3].
  • Darius was the first champion to have a special animation while using Recall.png Recall or Teleport.png Teleport, in which he lifts his axe upward and looks up.
  • Darius and his brother DravenSquare.png Draven are the first related champions to be released back to back. Coincidentally, they both have the same level of attack speed.
  • Darius is one of the 9 champions who do not have a single skill that scales off ability power; along with ZedSquare.png Zed, DravenSquare.png Draven, GarenSquare.png Garen, KalistaSquare.png Kalista, OlafSquare.png Olaf, RivenSquare.png Riven, TalonSquare.png Talon and VayneSquare.png Vayne.
  • When his ultimate, Noxian Guillotine.png Noxian Guillotine, is used, the model of his classic skin will change to be spattered with blood.
  • Darius' Noxian Guillotine.png Noxian Guillotine is referred to as "Sudden Death" within the game's files.
  • Darius' Crippling Strike.png Crippling Strike is referred to as "Hamstring" or "Noxian Tactics" in some cases within the game's files. 
  • There used to be a buff icon when Darius' movement speed was increased through Hemorrhage.png Hemorrhage, with the following text: "Aggression - The carnage of war enlivens Darius, increasing his movement speed."

DariusSquare.png Classic Darius

  • Both of Darius' jokes have him trying to spin while shouting "Noxus!" as a reference to GarenSquare.png Garen and the popular "Spin-To-Win" joke. However, Darius has difficulty performing the move and, in one of said jokes, wonders how Garen does it.
  • Darius shares a quote with QuinnSquare.png Quinn. "Stay alert."

DariusSquare.png Dunkmaster Darius

  • He shares a quote with ViSquare.png Vi: "Get dunked"!
  • He has two similar taunts for FiddlesticksSquare.png Fiddlesticks and NocturneSquare.png Nocturne: "Spooky".
  • He shares a quote with DravenSquare.png Draven and KatarinaSquare.png Katarina: "Too easy".
  • Many of his quotes have the word "Dunk" in it.
  • All of his quotes when he is buying items have an advertisement twist.
  • One of his quotes: "I don't play the game, I am the game." could be a reference to WWE wrestler Triple H, who is known as "The game".
  • His joke: "Nothing but dunk", is a direct reference to Michael Jordan's Big Mac advertisement.
  • Noxus Air is a reference to Nike Air shoes, ones that many basketball players wear.
    • The name could be specifically referencing Nike's Air Jordan line of shoes.
  • It currently has the most taunts ingame.
  • His taunt for AsheSquare.png Ashe, "Dat fail", is referring to how many players say "Dat Ashe" as a joke for how Ashe sounds like the vulgar slang for butt, (ass), and how people say "Dat ass".
  • His joke: "I'm in the business of dunking, and business is good." is referring to the Megadeth album Killing is my Business, and Business is Good.
DariusSquare.png Original Darius [S|L]
  • In his splash art, Beatrice (SwainSquare.png Swain's raven) appears on the battlefield.
  • In Darius' classic splash art, a shadowy figure can be seen who resembles AatroxSquare.png Aatrox.
  • Though this can also be a regular Noxian soldier, as the ones illustrated in the Journal of Justice look very similar to the figure.
DariusSquare.png Lord Darius [S|L]
  • This skin has a close resemblance with SwainSquare.png Tyrant Swain [S|L], possessing copper-trimmed grey armor inlay with green stones of similar shade to Tyrant Swain's ability VFX, and dark red cloth. The correlation is further strengthened by this skin's raven motif, seen on his raven-headed belt buckle, several claw-like ornaments, and in the skin's splash art, several green stones on his axe aligned in such a way as to mimic Beatrice (SwainSquare.png Swain's multi-eyed raven).
    • This skin may possibly represent Darius empowered by Swain following the latter's ascension to High General, the highest position of power in Noxus; this also offers an explanation as to why DariusSquare.png Lord Darius [S|L]'s eyes glow.
DariusSquare.png Bioforge Darius [S|L]
  • This skin gives off a green glow whenever he uses an ability.
DariusSquare.png Woad King Darius [S|L]
  • In the splash art, Darius can be seen fighting Frost serpents, feared beasts originating from Lokfar and who are mentioned in OlafSquare.png Olaf's lore.
  • He bears a striking resemblance to Mel Gibson as William Wallace from Braveheart.
    • It was formerly known as "DariusSquare.png Norse King Darius".
  • He shares this theme with AsheSquare.png Woad Ashe and QuinnSquare.png Woad Scout Quinn.
  • When using this skin, Darius's abilities emit a frost-like effect.
DariusSquare.png Dunkmaster Darius [S|L]
  • This skin was a fan suggested skin and is inspired by numerous memes that portray DariusSquare.png Darius's Noxian Guillotine.png Noxian Guillotine as a Basketball dunk.
  • This skin refers to the job that Darius might have had, similar to DravenSquare.png Primetime Draven.
  • On the back of Darius's shirt, a symbol of SionSquare.png Sion's axe (and as well as the Noxus Crest) can be seen.
  • In the Taiwanese client, the skin is called "Slam Dunk Darius", a reference to the famous Japanese animation/comic, "Slam Dunk".
  • Many of his animations are influenced by famous basketball moves.
    • In his walking animations, Darius dribbles a basketball.
    • When he ults and Recalls Darius does a Michael Jordan slamdunk.


  • Darius has formed an alliance with SwainSquare.png Jericho Swain, seeing him as a leader with the mind and determination to bring Noxus to glory. With Swain, Darius works to unite the nation behind his vision of true Noxian strength.
    • Darius's view of Swain is almost entirely pragmatic. He will loyally follow Swain's orders, but it's more chain-of-command than father-son relationship.
    • Darius is somewhat suspicious of the Black Rose. He understands that they've used deception and trickery to help in Swain's rise, but he's concerned that he doesn't know the depths of their conspiracies.
  • Darius doesn't have much respect for SionSquare.png Necromancy: if one died in battle, they didn't deserve to survive.[4]
    • Although, on the other hand. Darius definitely would have looked up to Sion's legacy, had it not been tarnished. When Darius sees Sion, he sees what he might become the day his strength fails him. It's not a fate he approves of.[5]
  • He has no personal issues with GarenSquare.png Garen - he thinks the man is a fool, following a meaningless code of "honor", but he doesn't have a burning hatred for him. He would relish killing Garen in battle though, proving Noxian strength triumphs over the most iconic image of Demacian values [6].
  • Darius is DravenSquare.png Draven's older brother. The two together were known as "The Blood Brothers".
    • Family bonds can be strong, and a family can become a foundation of strength. It can become easy for weak people to use their family name as a crutch, though, resulting in the kind of self-serving aristocracy that Darius sought to topple. It's clear that Darius felt a responsibility to keep his brother safe and alive - whether that was from love or pragmatism remains to be seen.


Main Theme
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Darius League Of Legends Login Screen With Music

Login Screen

Darius's Theme
Related Themes
Dunkmaster Darius's Theme

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League of legends Dunk Master Darius preview

Dunkmaster Darius Art Spotlight

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Darius Champion Spotlight

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Dunkmaster Darius



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