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Darius Champion Spotlight

Recommended Items

Summoner's Rift
Starting Doran's Shield item Health Potion item Warding Totem item
Early Phage item Boots of Speed item
Essential The Black Cleaver item Mercury's Treads item
Defensive Dead Man's Plate item Spirit Visage item Warmog's Armor item
Situational Thornmail item Randuin's Omen item Titanic Hydra item
Consumables Refillable Potion item Control Ward item Elixir of Iron item
Summoner's Rift (Jungler)
Starting Hunter's Talisman item Refillable Potion item Warding Totem item
Early Stalker's Blade item Bami's Cinder item Boots of Speed item
Essential Stalker's Blade (Cinderhulk) item The Black Cleaver item Mercury's Treads item
Defensive Dead Man's Plate item Spirit Visage item Gargoyle Stoneplate item
Situational Randuin's Omen item Thornmail item Warmog's Armor item
Consumables Refillable Potion item Control Ward item Elixir of Iron item
Twisted Treeline
Starting Doran's Blade item Boots of Speed item Health Potion item2
Early Phage item Boots of Speed item
Essential The Black Cleaver item Mercury's Treads item
Defensive Dead Man's Plate item Spirit Visage item Warmog's Armor item
Situational Frozen Mallet item Randuin's Omen item Titanic Hydra item
Consumables Health Potion item Elixir of Iron item
Twisted Treeline (Jungler)
Starting Hunter's Talisman item Refillable Potion item Hunter's Machete item
Early Stalker's Blade item Bami's Cinder item Boots of Speed item
Essential Stalker's Blade (Cinderhulk) item The Black Cleaver item Mercury's Treads item
Defensive Dead Man's Plate item Spirit Visage item Warmog's Armor item
Situational Frozen Mallet item Randuin's Omen item
Consumables Health Potion item Elixir of Iron item
Howling Abyss
Starting Guardian's Horn item Boots of Speed item Health Potion item3
Essential The Black Cleaver item Mercury's Treads item Dead Man's Plate item
Offensive Sterak's Gage item Titanic Hydra item Frozen Mallet item
Defensive Locket of the Iron Solari item Spirit Visage item Warmog's Armor item
Consumables Oracle's Extract item Health Potion item Elixir of Iron item Corrupting Potion item

Tips

Playing As DariusSquare Darius
  • Decimate Decimate is a powerful harassment ability. Strike an enemy from maximum range for the greatest effect.
  • Noxian Guillotine Noxian Guillotine does more damage the more Hemorrhage attacks you can land prior to it. Use Hemorrhage Noxian Might for maximum damage.
  • Darius benefits greatly from enhanced survivability. The longer you can prolong a fight, the more Hemorrhage powerful he becomes.
Playing Against DariusSquare Darius
  • When Darius' Apprehend axe grab is on cooldown, he is vulnerable to harassment attacks.
  • Darius' ability to escape from fights is Crippling Strike limited. If you have an advantage against him, press your lead.

Tricks

Ability Usage
  • Remember that your ability to Apprehend pull in opponoments can be used through walls. Use this to ambush unaware opponoments for a quick kill, such as in the jungle against the jungler early or mid game.
Runes Usage
Item Usage
  • You should buy The Black Cleaver item The Black Cleaver on Darius as it syneries with his passive Hemorrhage Hemorrhage making it easy to stack up the armor reduction. After you've bought The Black Cleaver item The Black Cleaver you should try to only build tanky items as you will get enough ad from your passive once you've applied 5 Hemorrhage stacks of Hemorrhage or killed someone with Darius' Noxian Guillotine Noxian Guillotine.
  • The Dead Man's Plate item Dead Man's Plate is often very valuble to build on Darius due to his complete lack of mobility, while still giving some favorable extra stats.
Countering
  • Decimate Decimate deals reduced damage and does not apply Hemorrhage stacks of Hemorrhage if you are hit by the shaft. If you are cornered by him without any form of extra mobility to help you out, get very close to him in order to avoid his blade!
  • It's sometimes recommended not pick champions like NasusSquare Nasus or WukongSquare Wukong that has a weak early game if DariusSquare Darius has been picked, who happens to have a strong early game. Picking someone that can poke him well on the other hand such as GnarSquare Gnar or SwainSquare Swain can survive the lane better.
  • One of DariusSquare Darius's main weaknesses is his complete lack of mobility without the reliance on items. Once he enters a fight, he will have a hard time to escape.
  • Stacking armor is not a good idea against DariusSquare Darius because Noxian Guillotine Noxian Guillotine ALWAYS deals true damage based on the number of Hemorrhage Hemorrhage stacks and the passive part of Apprehend Apprehend has percent armor penetration. It is strongly recommended to stack health against him in order to reduce the damage of his ulti unless he buys The Black Cleaver item The Black Cleaver, Mortal Reminder item Mortal Reminder, Lord Dominik's Regards item Lord Dominik's Regards or Blade of the Ruined King item Blade of the Ruined King.
  • ALWAYS remember at level 16, Noxian Guillotine Noxian Guillotine completely refreshes its cooldown whenever he kills someone with his ult. Don't let Darius reach to that point because he will surely to get a pentakill on your team ESPECIALLY when your team composition are all squishies.


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