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Darius Statistics for Jean Francois

Author's performance with Darius compared to the ranked average.

Value
Average
Games Played
787
7
Win %
56
42
Kills
6.1
5.7
Assists
4.9
5.6
Deaths
4.7
6.7
KA:D Ratio
2.3
1.7
Gold Earned
11.2K
11.5K
Creep Score
191.2
174.3
Average
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Summoner Spells Back to Top

4.pngIt is essential because it is the most powerful sommoner be offensive or defensive, particulary on Darius.
During Laning phase, the flash can be used to make Kill who you ball of snow to escape an imminent death. In fact, it is an easy way to finish an low ennemy, to get closer or to make the distance and Stall your time recharge . Also, when you can not 2v1 (do not forget that the seizure of 2v1 in a gank is the most time the best thing to do as darius . You have 0 escape, but a lot of damage and lifesteal, the use of fear of enemies and kill them )  the flash can be used to escape the gank. 

12.png: in lanning phase, tp lets you get full life after a bad trade or death without losing too much xp and gold.
During midgame, tp can be used to put pressure on the map.


Why tp INSTEAD of ignite if we want to snowball? 

Ignite Does not give much more damage and Does not help you survive When You are early ganked. In the best case, you will take a kill (wich You Could Possibly take without ignite) And Then die. At this point, even if you kill your opponent, it will just tp back and take advantage of the experience and control lane. your enemies can abuse you by ganking repeatedly deny your snowball.

New Runes Back to Top

Masteries Back to Top

Evolve masteries tree is best for Darius because of tough skin, swiftness, runic armor and insight that are useful to keep darius sustain and make u less kiteable. 


Why not Thunderlord instead of grasp ?

because evolve's tree is stronger, gives more sustain, grasp is stronger in a long duration fight than thunderlord that can be trigger only once.

Stormraider?

You can play stormraider vs ranged champion as Quinn, Lissandra and Kayle. Because when u catch an ennemy, 90% of the time, u will trigger it. Once triggered, you run fast enought to get at ennemy's melee even if they flash or jump out.


Fervor?

Fervor isn't worth to play with due to his recent nerfs, its better to play with graps or stormraider

Abilities Back to Top

Q
W
E
Q
Q
R
Q
E
Q
E
R
E
E
W
W
R
W
W
Passive
Q
1
4
5
7
9
W
2
14
15
17
18
E
3
8
10
12
13
R
6
11
16
dariuspassive.png: Is the main mechanic darius and your gameplay is based on it. Its an important source of damage as it gives you damage per second (dot) and upgrade your spells and autohits. Even if you get ad bonus not mean you have to keep autohitting, you can also use your spells.

dariuscleave.png: I'm always upgrading q first because it offers damage and the most important thing on darius, his lane's sustain. Q upgrading also improve laning control. This spell is very effective when you are low life.

dariusnoxiantacticsonh.png: Never take E but W at lvl 2 because it gives you so much more benefits. When you take W you make trades that are more effective because it increases your damage dealt, slow down the opponent and apply a stack that 
guide you easier to Hemorrhage. When you are against a ranged champion, if you have an opportunity to take E lvl 2 if you harrased your opponent level 1 before and you think you can get a kill easier with your grab, you can take it. But mostly, this case will not happen. taking second W can improve your chances of last hitting.

Why the update level dariusaxegrabcone.png place dariusnoxiantacticsonh.png ? :

W is only useful for his slow and it is not as good as E. Grab is scaling on its armor penetration that is very useful against tanky champions. In addition, Level 5 of each spell, E sees his cd reduced by 12 seconds instead of W that sees his cd reduced by 4 seconds.

dariusaxegrabcone.png : This spell can be used as a bump and engage. For example:. Yasuo can ULT on enemies that get grabbed. It does not give any stacks tho. Grab has more utility (match ups)

dariusexecute.png : This ult will be very useful against tanks to surprise your enemies. There are several ways to play with this ult, one way, including the fact to use your ult as a finisher, having reset and kill all your enemies. the other way, including the fact that you're in a 1v1 and use your ult as a burst and let your ennemy dying on your stacks

Be carefull because if you applied 4 stacks on your ennmy then use your ult, your ult will damage the enemy as 4 stacks and not 5.
Try using your ult before dying to help your allies and do maximum damage.

combos: 

  • Outranged: dariusaxegrabcone.png__AA__dariusnoxiantacticsonh.png__AAdariuscleave.png until Hemorrhage then autohiting like a retard until you can kill him with dariusexecute.png or just disengage if u start to get outdamaged
  • Melee range: AA__dariusnoxiantacticsonh.pngdariuscleave.png then just AA until he get ourange then  dariusaxegrabcone.png__AA__dariusnoxiantacticsonh.png__AA__dariuscleave.png then autohiting like a retard until you can kill it with dariusexecute.png. If get OUTDAMAGED, try to make distance with dariusaxegrabcone.png and  dariusnoxiantacticsonh.png

Tips:

  • dariusnoxiantacticsonh.pngdariuscleave.png W's animation can get canceled by pressing Q just after hitting the ennnemy with an W
  • dariusaxegrabcone.png . This is not only an offensive spell . When your grab your ennemy, it does cancel his autohit, when your enemy is at your melee, you can use this spell as a bump to gain distance and slow his chase.
  • dariusexecute.png : Its a lot like the others. It resets the timer from the dot.


Items Back to Top

Starting Items

    Good against champions that depends on autohit and mono spell.
    Best starter against riven and renekton, granting sustain and armor to keep your lane.
    Granting you a lot of damages and sustain to keep your lane.

Core Items

    Granting you distance control, damages and health. Kill potential.
    Granting you way more damage than phage, health, armor pen against tank and cd reduction to temporise.
    Granting you sustain, health, magical resistances against ap and cd reduction which helps you to temporise.
    Granting you health, armor, critic reduction and an actif that can control champions around you.
    Good against ad ennemy team based on autohit.
    Good against an ap control team.

Situational Items

    Really good against a ap team comp, can save you from an ap burst and giving you armor pen that are always usefull against tank.
    Really good item against true damage ennemy. For exemple Cho gath, Olaf.
    Good item against kite team because it grant you moove speed, health and armor.
    Can save you from an ennemy burst, giving you by the same way some health and ad.
    When the ennemy team have more than 3 ad or a based autohit comp.
    This item is usefull when you are fed and you get bursted too much even with sterak. With its recent up, this item is actually viable.
    Great item versus wombo combo teamfight enemies compo.
    Granting you lane and distance control to temporise and slow team comp reduction. With its recent nerfs, this boots isnt that good as tabi or mercurial atm.
    Very good item to cut swain's and mundo's sustain.
    great item when u already got ga, gives you more armor and mr when the ennemy team is based on both damage. offers you a possibility of splitpushing that darius doesnt have
Some things for example: Kite Team: 3009.png3742.png3065.png3071.png
                                             Ap monitoring team (2 or more ap): 3111.png3065.png3156.png3053.png
                                             Autohit a base model (3 or more ad): 3047.png3143.png3071.png3075.png


Most of the time, things must be adapted to the situation you are facing, is the best way to build your darius.

Matchups Back to Top

Click on a champion below to see the author's notes on that particular matchup.

  • Aatrox
    Easy
  • Akali
    Easy
  • Amumu
    Easy
  • Cassiopeia
    Hard
  • Cho'Gath
    Medium
  • Diana
    Easy
  • Dr. Mundo
    Medium
  • Ekko
    Medium
  • Fiora
    Medium
  • Fizz
    Medium
  • Gangplank
    Easy
  • Garen
    Easy
  • Gnar
    Hard
  • Gragas
    Easy
  • Graves
    Easy
  • Hecarim
    Easy
  • Heimerdinger
    Medium
  • Illaoi
    Easy
  • Irelia
    Medium
  • Jarvan IV
    Easy
  • Jax
    Medium
  • Jayce
    Medium
  • Karma
    Hard
  • Kassadin
    Easy
  • Kayle
    Medium
  • Kennen
    Hard
  • Kha'Zix
    Easy
  • Kled
    Medium
  • Lee Sin
    Medium
  • Lissandra
    Medium
  • Lulu
    Hard
  • Malphite
    Easy
  • Maokai
    Easy
  • Morgana
    Medium
  • Nasus
    Easy
  • Nautilus
    Easy
  • Nocturne
    Easy
  • Nunu
    Medium
  • Olaf
    Medium
  • Pantheon
    Medium
  • Poppy
    Easy
  • Quinn
    Hard
  • Rammus
    Easy
  • Rek'Sai
    Easy
  • Renekton
    Medium
  • Rengar
    Easy
  • Riven
    Medium
  • Rumble
    Medium
  • Ryze
    Medium
  • Shaco
    Easy
  • Shen
    Easy
  • Shyvana
    Easy
  • Singed
    Easy
  • Sion
    Easy
  • Skarner
    Easy
  • Swain
    Hard
  • Tahm Kench
    Medium
  • Talon
    Easy
  • Teemo
    Medium
  • Trundle
    Hard
  • Tryndamere
    Easy
  • Vladimir
    Medium
  • Wukong
    Easy
  • Yasuo
    Medium

VS

Aatrox

Easy

Starter : 2033.png

Recommended items : 3047.png3143.png3071.png

Pretty easy match up, just cancel his sustain by zoning him from minions. When you finish him with your ult when he got his passiv, you wont get your ult back so pay attention.
You can also cancel his only escape aatroxQ.png by grabbing him at the same time.

VS

Akali

Easy

Starter : 2033.png

Recommended items : 3111.png3065.png3156.png     2043.png

Easy match up, just pay attention to not be harrased for free. Buy some pink ward as soon as you can, it provides you free kill. You can also cancel his ult if you grab him at the same time.




VS

Amumu

Easy

Starter : 2033.png

Recommended items : 3111.png3071.png3156.png

No comments

VS

Cassiopeia

Hard

Starter : 2033.png

Recommended items : 3111.png3065.png3155.png

She will harass you, keep distance and when you won't be able to grab her.
Just wait your jungler to help you or a misspositionement to rush and grab her.
She has no escape so grab means kill.
Try to look behind when you think she is going to ult (personnal skill).

VS

Cho'Gath

Medium

VS

Diana

Easy

VS

Dr. Mundo

Medium

Starter : 2033.png

Recommended items : 3047.png or 3009.png   3071.png                              to cut his sustain : 3123.png
Pretty easy match up, he can't kill you and you can kill him if he tries to. He will basicly farm from distance with his Q.

VS

Ekko

Medium

Starter : 2033.png

Recommended items : if ap : 3111.png  3155.png3065.png if trinity ad :  3047.png3071.png 

This match is pretty balanced for each of you because you have both good win trades.
He is good against you because he has a boost of moovespeed that is very difficult to keep him at melee. So when he procs his passive and run away you need to grab him at full range when he will loose his moovement speed buff and it temporise your next W to stick him one more time. In this match up the hit and attack is very important. When you will ult him, he will ult aswell but you will still have your ult cd and the marks will still be applied. 

VS

Fiora

Medium

Starter : 1054.png2003.png

Recommended item : 3047.png3143.png3044.png
Push her. She wil trade by poking with her Q spell, you have to trade back with the outranged combo.
At 6 you have to deny her ult by sticking to a wall making one of her mark unprocable.
If she waits your ult to W it, just don't use yours.
You might be able to dariusaxegrabcone.pngdariusexecute.png instant so she will be cc by your E when u ult. I didn't try it against her since I've discovered this trick.

VS

Fizz

Medium

Starter : 2033.png or 1054.png if he plays ad

Recommeded items : 3111.png or 3047.png   3155.png3065.png

This matchup is all about sustain because more you are low life, more he deals. But you have more damage than him if you aren't low life.
Fizz is easy to push and harras undertower even if he will dodge some of your Q spell, his mana cost and cd are higther than yours.
Take tabi when he is playing ad trinity or based autohit build. 
Tke Mercurial ones when he is playing full ap.

VS

Gangplank

Easy

Starter : 1054.png2003.png

Recommended items : 3047.png3068.png3044.png

Gangplank is going to harras you with his Q all early lane, to counter it you need to push his lane and harass him under tower.
When he puts a barrel in the minion wave, you can delete it with AAdariusnoxiantacticsonh.png.
Gp will put barrel on bushes so play on the opposite side.
At a certain time, he will be able to push his barrel make sure to have a sunfire at this moment to depush waves.

VS

Garen

Easy

Starter : 2033.png

recommended items : 3047.png3071.png
Pretty easy match up, easy harass. You counter his resistances with your prenetration and ult.

VS

Gnar

Hard

Starter : 1054.png2003.png

Recommended items : 3047.png2033.png3071.png3053.png
He will harass you, keep distance and when you are going to grab him, he will jump away.
Just wait your jungler to help you or a gnar's misspositionement to rush him and grab when he will jump out. If you have too difficulty to keep your lane take a corrupting potion at your first back.

VS

Gragas

Easy

Starter : 2033.png

Recommended items : 3111.png3071.png3155.png

Easy af match up, pretty much as maokai. Just pay attention about his early damage.

VS

Graves

Easy

Starter : 2033.png

Recommended items : 3047.png3068.png3071.png

Easy one too, rush barmi's cinder. Since you get it, you can trade him even in his minions.
Try to engage him with your dariusnoxiantacticsonh.png to force his gravesmove.png then grab himto make easy kill or flash.

VS

Hecarim

Easy

Starter : 2033.png

Recommended items : 3047.png3071.png   3742.png or 3068.png or 3143.png  random armor item.

Easy match up, just pay attention about his early damage. When he is trying to escape with his hecarimramp.png wait until he is at the limit of your grab to dariusaxegrabcone.png him.

VS

Heimerdinger

Medium

Starter : 2033.png

Recommended items : 3111.png3065.png3156.png

Medium one, he is just going to push the shit out of you, try as good as you can to farm.
Once you get some items, try to make aggro phase. He still hard to kill even grabbed so pay attention. The best solution is to wait your jungler to help you.

VS

Illaoi

Easy

Starter : 2033.png

Recommended items : 3009.png or 3047.png   3071.png3053.png3068.png

Really interresting match up. Try to kill him before his 6 or this wont be possible ever.
Once his 6, DONT EVER BE TOUCH BY illaoiE.png coz you cant trade him if he does. If ou do, just run away but DONT TRADE HIM. Take Sterak to counter his massiv burst.

VS

Irelia

Medium

Starter : 2033.png or 1054.png

Recommended items : 3047.png3071.png3143.png

Try to kill her early levels if he starts ireliagatotsu.png. Rush hp to be able to trade her (Randuin first is super effective), if you start phage, he will outdamage you.

VS

Jarvan IV

Easy

Starter : 2033.png

Recommended items : 3047.png3071.png   3068.pngor3742.png

Try to kill him early levels. Try to take early armor if he goes full ad otherwise go black cleaver. Once hes ulting you, you wont be able to sustain so think about it.

VS

Jax

Medium

Starter : 2033.png

Recommended items : 3047.png3143.png3071.png

Pretty snowballing match up, try to make small aggro phase, do not make long aggro phase or he will outdamage you. His early isnt that bad so pay attention. His jaxcounterstrike.png cancel your dariusnoxiantacticsonh.png be carefull.
If he try to escape with jaxleapstrike.png, if timed, you can cancel it with your dariusaxegrabcone.png.

VS

Jayce

Medium

Starter : 2033.png or 1054.png

Recommended items : 3047.png3071.png   3068.png or 3742.png

He will harrass you early level, so dont show yourself too free. Once you get some items, try to make aggro phase. Try to engage him with dariusnoxiantacticsonh.png because he will escape with jayceE.png  then dariusaxegrabcone.png him to force his flash.
 

VS

Karma

Hard

Starter : 2033.png

Recommended items : 3111.png3065.png3155.png
She will harass you, keep distance and you won't be able to grab him.
Just wait your jungler to help you or a misspositionement to rush her and grab.

VS

Kassadin

Easy

Starter : 2033.png

Recommended items : 3111.png3071.png3156.png

Easy match up, try to kill him as much as you can before his 6 otherwise, he will escape every time.

VS

Kayle

Medium

Starter : 2033.png

Recommended items : 3111.png3071.png3156.png3065.png

Try not to get killed before your 6. Once you get some items, try to make aggro phase. he will be kind of forced to trade with you, you will out damage him. 
You can also dariusaxegrabcone.png then dariusexecute.png , in this case he wont be able to proc his ult.

VS

Kennen

Hard

Starter : 2033.pngor1054.png

Recommended item : 3111.png3065.png3155.png

He will harass you, keep distance and when you will grab him he will basicly run away with his E. Just wait your jungler to help you or a misspositionement to rush him and grab. If you have too difficulty to keep your lane take a doran shield at your first back.

VS

Kha'Zix

Easy

Starter : 2033.png

Recommended items : 3047.png3071.png    3068.pngor3742.png

Easy match, you out damage him at every level. Your dariusaxegrabcone.png counter his khazixE.png. Also, play near minions to reduce his damages.

VS

Kled

Medium

Starter : 2033.png

Recommended items : 3047.png3071.png3742.png

Kled is an medium match up since he can all in you and escape easily. Rush bc and try to make long trade, youre better in long trade. Try to harass him to make him loose his passiv, he is way weakier when without. But be carefull, he has 2 health bar so if you want to ult, keep it for mini-kled or you will waste it.

VS

Lee Sin

Medium

Starter : 2033.png

Recommended items : 3047.png3071.png    3068.pngor3742.png

Lee Sin got enought early damage to outrade you in your early levels so pay attention to no get touch by blindmonkqone.png. If he goes full ad, rush some armor, hp otherwise go black cleaver.
His ult will be principally used to make distance from you and your minions so think about it.

VS

Lissandra

Medium

Starter : 2033.png

Recommended items : 3111.png3156.png3065.png

I find this match really easy but it doesn't for everyone. Try not to be killed early levels.
Once you get items, try to engage him with your dariusnoxiantacticsonh.png because he will try to escape with his lissandraE.png. When he cast his spell, grab him at the moment he will press his spell back, it will cancel his spell and make her easy to kill.

VS

Lulu

Hard

Starter : 2033.png

Recommended items : 3111.png1054.png3065.png3155.png

She will harass you, keep distance and when you will never be able to grab her. Just wait your jungler to help you or a misspositionement to rush her and grab. If you have too difficulty to keep your lane take a doran shield at your first back.

VS

Malphite

Easy

Starter : 2033.png

Recommended items : 3111.png3071.png3155.png

Easy af match up, pretty much as maokai and gragas. Just pay attention about his early damage.

VS

Maokai

Easy

Starter : 2033.png

Recommended items : 3111.png3071.png3155.png

Easy af match up, pretty much as gragas. Just pay attention about his early damage.

VS

Morgana

Medium

Starter : 2033.png

Recommended items : 3111.png3065.png3155.png


Pretty annoying match up, morgana will just afk push her lane. You can't really do something since she will black shield when you are going to try to grab her. Try to farm as good as you can undertower.

VS

Nasus

Easy

Starter : 2033.png

Recommended items : 3111.pngor3009.png    3071.png

Easy match up, try to kill him early levels or at least deny him his cs. Be carefull to not let him farming as he want since he is outscaling you hardly.

VS

Nautilus

Easy

Starter : 2033.png

Recommended items : 3111.png3071.png3155.png

Easy match, youre outdamaging him at all levels.
When he use his grab to escape, try to grab him at the same time that the grab hit the wall, it will just cancel it.

VS

Nocturne

Easy

Starter : 2033.png

Recommended items : 3047.png3143.png3071.png

This match up is pretty easy but pay attention about his spell shield and his early damage.

VS

Nunu

Medium

Starter : 2033.png

Recommended items : 3111.png3155.png    3071.pngor3065.png

Medium match up due to his sustain and his harass. Try to rush early magical resistances otherwise the lane will be insane.

VS

Olaf

Medium

Starter : 2033.pngor1054.png

Recommended items : 3047.png3071.png   3742.pngor3083.png       Survive laning phase :  1055.png

Olaf will all in you all time, this is one of darius worst counter. Try not to be killed early levels due to his olafaxethrowcast.png. Rush early dorans, health. This is a lane based match up.

VS

Pantheon

Medium

Starter : 2033.pngor1054.pngor1029.png2003.png

Recommended items : 3047.png3071.png     3068.pngor3742.png, random armor item.

Be carefull to not be killed by his early harass. Take some early armor if you got some difficulty to stand your lane. Since you get some items, try to kill him. His passiv counter your dariusnoxiantacticsonh.png be carefull.

VS

Poppy

Easy

Starter : 2033.png

Recommended items : 3047.png3071.png3053.png

Pretty easy match up since you outdamage her at every level. Just pay attention about her early harass poppydevastatingblow.png and damage. Try not to play near walls due to her poppyheroiccharge.png stun. If she wants to ult, grab her at the same time, it will cancels it.

VS

Quinn

Hard

Starter : 2033.pngor1054.png

Recommended items : 3047.png3071.png    3742.pngor3143.pngor3068.png

Quin is a very hard match up, try to farm as much as u can. You are not supposed to kill her but you can always try to. If you want to, try to engage her with your dariusnoxiantacticsonh.png to force her quinnE.png then grab her. Pretty much as gnar or lissandra.

VS

Rammus

Easy

Starter : 2033.png

Recommended items : 3111.png3071.png3156.png

Easy match up, just pay attention about his early damage. Try to keep rammus at meele to counter his only escapepowerball.png. Also do not auto him when hes under defensiveballcurl.png.


VS

Rek'Sai

Easy

Starter : 2033.png

Recommended items : 3047.png3071.png3742.png


Easy match up, be carefull about early damage. 




VS

Renekton

Medium

Starter : 2033.png

Recommended items : 3047.png3071.png    3742.pngor3068.png

Play this really aggressively, do not let renekton touch minions, in this way he can't get any passiv. When he use he combo renektonsliceanddice.pngrenektonpreexecute.pngrenektoncleave.pngrenektonsliceanddice.png, grab him when he escape, he used all his spell so you are going to outdamage him. If you have early difficults to keep your lane, go on some armor items.

VS

Rengar

Easy

Starter : 2033.png

Recommended items : 3047.png3071.png3053.png3068.png


Easy match up, rengar will use bushes to get his cs, zone him from them.

VS

Riven

Medium

Starter : 2033.pngor1029.png2003.png

Recommended items : 3047.png3071.png3068.png

Pretty snowbally lane, start cloth and health potion to not get early killed. Rush bami's cinder then sunfire. Once you get bami's cinder, you can trade riven easily. If riven use her 3rd riventricleave.png to bump you, grab her at the same time to cancel her bump, once you countered her spell, you will kill her 100%.

VS

Rumble

Medium

Starter : 2033.png

Recommended items : 3111.png3155.png3071.png


This match will turn into a easy one if you aren't getting free poked. Try to go ad based build to not get os by 3151.png. Since he will push the lane with his rumbleflamethrower.png, engage him when you get your 3155.png. Once he use his ult, don't stay in it, try to moove away.

VS

Ryze

Medium

Starter : 2033.png

Recommended items : 3111.png3065.png3156.png

He will harass you during early game with spellflux.png, so don't stay close to minions. Once you get items, try to engage him but you need to get magic resist or he will os you. Also rush 3111.png because of his obvious  2 second root.

VS

Shaco

Easy

Starter : 2033.png

Recommended items : 3111.pngor3047.png   3071.png   3143.pngor3065.png3155.png

Easy match up, don't get baited into his box if he plays ap. 

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Shen

Easy

Starter : 2033.png

Recommended items : 3047.png3071.png3065.png

Easy match up, you out damage shen all game long.


VS

Shyvana

Easy

Starter : 2033.png

Recommended items : 3047.png3071.png   3742.pngor3068.png

Easy match up, you out damage shyvana all game long. Be carefull about his early damage.

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Singed

Easy

Starter : 2033.png

Recommended items : 3111.pngor3009.png   3071.png3065.png3155.png

Easy match up, don't get free harass by his poison. Try to check bushes before laning phase, to counter his early proxy.

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Sion

Easy

Starter : 2033.png

Recommended items : 3047.png3071.png3742.png

Easy match up, you out damage sion all game long. Be carefull about bushes, crypticgaze.png when cast in a bush, is invisible and can't be seen. When he cast hiscrypticgaze.png in front of you, grab him, it will cancel it.

VS

Skarner

Easy

Starter : 2033.png

Recommended items : 3047.pngor3111.png  3071.png3065.png

Easy match up, you out damage skarner all game long.

VS

Swain

Hard

Starter : 2033.png

Recommended items : 3111.png3071.png3156.png3065.png                               to cut his sustain : 3123.png

Swain will harass you all early long, try to farm as much as you can. Once you get 3123.png, you can try to trade him.



VS

Tahm Kench

Medium

Starter : 2033.png

Recommended items : 3047.pngor3111.png  3071.png3065.png3156.png

Medium one, harass him with dariuscleave.png, he can't respond. Once he get u at 2 stacks, try to disengage. If he keeps his shield to counter your ult, just do the combo dariusaxegrabcone.pngdariusexecute.png. He wont be able to press his shield.

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Talon

Easy

Starter : 2033.png or 1029.png2003.png

Recommended items : 3047.png3071.png3742.png3068.png      2043.png

This match up is pretty easy, once you get some armor, u can trady him easily. Make sure to have some pink ward to get some easy kill.


VS

Teemo

Medium

Starter : 2033.pngor1054.png

Recommended items : 3047.pngor3111.png  3071.png3065.png3156.png      2043.png

Try to survive early harass then, when u have some mr u can start trading him. Once u grab him, dont use your dariusnoxiantacticsonh.png or he will just blindingdart.png it and make it useless. Be sure he already used it. Pinks are really usefull to watch where he puts his ults.

VS

Trundle

Hard

Starter : 1054.pngor2033.png

Recommended items : 3047.png3071.png3053.png3143.png

Don't trade Trundle early lane, he will outdamage you. Wait to get phage or black cleaver to start trading. Trade him the same maneer as Jax, tempo your cd. Once he use his ult, just run away. Don't go full tank, his ult will make u useless.


VS

Tryndamere

Easy

Starter : 1054.pngor2033.png

Recommended items : 3047.png3071.png3143.png

Put a lot of pressure on tryndamere during first level. U need to rush tabi and randuin or he will outdamage u. When u trade him, keep your grab for his slashcast.png.

VS

Vladimir

Medium

Starter : 2033.png

Recommended items : 3111.png  3071.png3065.png3156.png

Early harass will make this match up a medium one. Rush mr items then start to trade him. When he use his vladimirtidesofblood.png try to hide yourself behind minions to not takes easy dmg. Once you get your mr items, you will outdamage him during trades.

VS

Wukong

Easy

Starter : 2033.png

Recommended items : 3047.png3071.png3068.png                            2043.png

Wukong will be a pain early game, he can harass you and escape easily with his combomonkeykingnimbus.pngmonkeykingdoubleattack.pngmonkeykingdecoy.png. Rush armor item to not get one shotted. Once u get somes, u can start trading him. If he tries to escape with monkeykingdecoy.png, grab where the clone is and put a pink ward to kill him.

VS

Yasuo

Medium

Starter : 1054.png

Recommended items : 3047.png3071.png3068.png3143.png

The most difficult part of this match up reside on the early game, yasuo has advantage during early levels vs darius. rush sunfire to outrade him. Once u get it, u easily trade him. Start to put a dariusnoxiantacticsonh.png to dariuscleave.png him easily coz he will dash everywhere. Also, if u have opportunities to fight without your minions, do it. When he use his 3rd yasuoQ.png(tornado) grab him at the same time, he won't be able to press r.

Introduction/Mindset Back to Top

The way I play darius is proper to me and I'll show you how it works.





Darius is a champion who has a lack of mobility, but his damages and sustain can outdamage any tank and even make 2V1 possible. Darius playstyle is not retarded as people can think because the idea that you have to autohit until your 5 stack, and then press r to kill everyone is stupid and only works if you are fed. in fact, when you play darius you need to keep a certain distance not just stay in melee like an idiot because in many cases where your oppenent will just outdamage you. the most effective way to fight is to use your spells and keeps a certain distance and be able to touch all your q, temporize with your grab and being able to reach your 5 stacks. Once reached, youre going to outdamage your ennemy most of the time
So when you play darius you must think like  'the best form of defense is attack' .

Laning Phase ( Early Game ) Back to Top

At the beginning of your lane your job is to put pressure by using your AA and Q with grasp when the enemy tries to take his lasthit, then disaggro cutting vision by going in the bushes. When you do this try to hit less minions as possibleto not hard push your lane. do not forget to last hit and not let your opponent pushes you. the best case is to put your enemy undertower to harass him with Q, but take care on tower aggro because of your stacks.

At 2:50 put wards on the bushes of the river. Most of the time u can not 1V2 until your 6 so be carefull, you must be aware of the ennemy jugnler because you are too sqishy. Then, continue to put pressure.

After level 6, you can often take 1V2, because you have a lot of damage, you can trade a 1 for 1 easily and if you are hard winning your lane, you can kill them both. If you want to take an 1V2, try first to make distance between ennemy jungler and you and by the same time, ty to put a maximum of stacks on your lane opponent.

You can also freeze your lane to deny your opponent and get safe from the ennemy jungler. 

Mid Game Back to Top

  • When you are fed, stay on lane and push until T2, put vision in the enemy jungle side and try to bait the enemy jungler to kill him. If the ennemy jungler isnt coming, keep denying your opponent.

  • When you are not thet good in your game, group up and try to catch, teamfight. Try also to protect your T2 and keep your lane pushed. 

Late Game Back to Top

Darius is not very good in his lategame keep sticking with your friends due to his is a lack of mobility. His tankiness and damage have less impact. However, you can make a good initiation with your grab.

Team Fights Back to Top

Darius is a good teamfighter in midgame but it has some default so you have to play perfectly. Darius doesnt have a lot of mobility so u can't reach backline so easily. So i usually protect my backline with my grab and W. Try to be in front of you backline too, youre not a Maokai so be carefull to not get one shotted. Be wise

When youre protecting your backline, try to trigger Hemorrhage on tanks to kill them quickly with your ult, then if you have the opportunity to flash in to apply passiv on ennemy carries and then one shoot them, u can.

I would not advise to flank because the best option to fight imo is to fight with your carries behind you.

Some videos of me Back to Top

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