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"Darius isn't a crazed, bloodthirsty maniac but more of a cold-blooded killer moving through the battlefield with powerful, precise movements and striking with deadly force where it matters most. He takes pride in combat, but there's no primal bloodlust needing to be sated. Unpredictable sadists don't always make for the best commanders." - Harrow, writer for Riot. [4]

  • Darius's Trifarian Legion is probably based on the Triarii, the elite legion in the Roman Republic's early period;
  • Having been raised as an orphan, Darius doesn't care for titles or privileges, only to serve his empire through his Hemorrhage Noxian Might. [5]


DariusSquare Classic Darius [S|L]
DariusSquare Dunkmaster Darius [S|L]


DariusSquare Lord Darius [S|L]
  • Him being SwainSquare Swain's right-hand man implies this is Darius after SwainSquare Tyrant Swain [S|L] became Grand General of Noxus.
    • His armor has many a raven motif referencing BeatriceSquare Beatrice, the raven always perched atop SwainSquare Swain's shoulder.
      • His eyes glowing implies either empowerment or mind control (which one is uncertain)
DariusSquare Bioforge Darius [S|L]
  • His abilities glow green.
    • This and his production name being 'Zaun Knight Darius' implies he was augmented with techmaturgy in a fashion similar to UrgotSquare Urgot's resurrection.
DariusSquare Woad King Darius [S|L]
DariusSquare Dunkmaster Darius [S|L]
DariusSquare Academy Darius [S|L]
  • He references delinquents in South Korean high schools.
    • He shares a strong resemblance with JP, one of the main protagonists from the 2009 animated racing film Redline, down to the shoulder-spikes, band-aid on the left cheek, and blue hair.
  • He shares this theme with AhriSquare Academy Ahri [S|L], EkkoSquare Academy Ekko [S|L], and VladimirSquare Academy Vladimir [S|L].
DariusSquare Dreadnova Darius [S|L]


  • Darius has allied with SwainSquare Swain because he sees in the Master Tactician someone who can make Noxus rise.
    • Their relationship is strictly professional, more chain-of-command than father-son.
  • In Darius' eyes SionSquare Necromancy is cheating death to justify one's undeserved continued survival. [6]
    • Yet for him SionSquare Sion's legacy is an example. But when he gazes upon the Undead Juggernaut, he sees what might become of himself should he no longer be useful (or rather too useful should death come knocking) [7]
  • Darius holds GarenSquare Garen no grudge, he just thinks he's a fool chasing after a meaningless code of 'honor'.
  • Darius and his younger brother DravenSquare Draven are renowned as the 'Blood Brothers'.
    • Family ties are strong and can serve as the basis for one's strength, yet Darius sees self-serving aristocrats using theirs as a crutch for their weakness and as a result the perpetuation of stagnant leadership that needs to be removed and replaced.
      • With this in mind one cannot tell Darius providing and caring for DravenSquare Draven back in their childhood came out of love or even mere pragmatism. The comic Blood of Noxus seems to imply the former.