Through the legs 180 dunk
against heavy cc
oh yea boots... just get one of these
Example Build against AD heavy
Example Build against Ap heavy
Balanced full build
Not Updated For Current Season
The masteries shown here are not yet updated for the current season, the guide author needs to set up the new masteries. As such, they will be different than the masteries you see in-game.
Threats to Darius with this build
|Nasus||just walk up to him and show him whos boss. try to deny stacks by hitting him with your combo when he goes in to stack|
|Garen||you can trade with him well. when he goes in on you to spin, kite back and use your Q|
|Malphite||don't stay in lane with less then 30 percent health. pretty easy to trade|
Why Play Darius?
If your looking for a good time, look no further. For I have crafted the perfect meatball ravioli sandwich just for you my friend. This build will one shot squishy's late game and your ult with hemorage is op. Just remember with great power, comes great responsibility. But really, I do enjoy using this build a lot. There is nothing like one shotting 5 people in a row with your Noxian Guillotine.
Pros / Cons
-Easier to get hemorage stacks(youmus)
-easy to snowball
-easy to play
-great team fighter
-good front liner
-Squishy if full damage
-struggles in lane against ranged champs
How to play the dunkmaster in a nutshell
Laning Like a True Noxian
In most cases in lane you want to play very aggressive and zone enemies from their cs. Zoning is when you basically stand near the enemies cs and say "hey if you want this your going to have to get through me first." For example when facing you want to punish him every time he goes to cs with a full combo. Eventually he gets too low and has to back, missing cs. If you are dominating in lane and playing far up always have a pink ward in the river bush to watch for jungles. However if you have a kill or two, you can 1v2 the jungler and laner in some situations. If the laner or jungler is low Kill them first to get your Hemorrhage then easily kill the other. It is very important to land your Decimate on both targets to maximize the healing effect.
Laning against counterpicksSometimes your going to have to face a or or basically any ranged champion that can kite you. When this happens just rush an item such as Hexdrinker / Spectre's Cowl against ap or Chain Vest / Ninja Tabi against ad.
Use your Apprehend in fights to interrupt dashes or pull enemies into your team. Use your Decimate when you can hit as many people as possible. Try to focus on getting your Hemorrhage stacks by getting a last hit with your Noxian Guillotine or attacking one person 5 times. if you have full stacks and a target is low health don't hesitate slam them into the dirt.
Study Dyrus's Darius for he is the true dunkmaster
Darius aims his attacks strategically, causing his target to bleed. This effect stacks up to five times. Enemies that reach max Hemorrhage cause Darius to gain Noxian Might, greatly increasing his damage.
This passive is extremely strong in lane phase and allows you to gain huge amounts of ad without any ad items. The extra damage is nice, but your auto attacks also cause a bleed effect similar to ignite which makes it very hard for enemies to survive with low health.
Decimate: Your Q is going to do insane damage once you pick up some items. When in fights spam This when you are low and try to land it on as many enemies as possible.
After a short delay, Darius swings his axe around himself, striking enemies in its path. Enemies hit by the axe's blade take 40/70/100/130/160 (+105% bonus Attack Damage) physical damage. Enemies hit by the handle take 50% damage (does not apply Hemorrhage).
Darius heals for 12% of his missing Health per enemy champion hit by the blade (max: 36%).
- Use your Decimate right after a Crippling Strike for an animation cancel
- Decimate is a great way to poke in lane while staying in your minion wave
- If you are on the run use your Decimate on a creep or enemy to gain a speed boost
Crippling Strike: This is great for securing cs and slowing fleeing enemies
Darius's next basic attack deals bonus physical damage and slows the target by 90% for 1 second.Crippling Strike refunds its Mana cost and 50% of its cooldown if it kills the target
- Always combo this with a basic attack(use right after AA)
- Use this on tank minion to make sure you secure it
- Use right before Decimate for animation cancel
Apprehend: Use This to force a trade with enemy laners. In fights This is great ability to pull backliners in to you if possible.
Passive: Darius gains 5/10/15/20/25% Armor Penetration.
Active: Pulls in all enemies in front of Darius and slows them by 40% for 1 second.
- You can use Apprehend immediately after a flash to catch enemies off guard
- Perfect for interrupting Dashes, Jumps, etc.
- against all in assassins like LeBlanc or Zed, use this as they jump in to interrupt their attack and sometimes get a free kill.
Noxian Guillotine: Now this is Darius's bread and butter ability that we all love. When you have full stacks this does INSANE damage.
Leaps to target enemy champion and strikes a lethal blow, dealing 100/200/300 (+75% bonus Attack Damage) true damage. For each stack of Hemorrhage on the target, Noxian Guillotine deals an additional 20% damage.
Maximum Damage: 100/200/300If Noxian Guillotine kills the target, it may be re-cast at no cost within 20 seconds.At rank 3, Noxian Guillotine unlocks - its cooldown resets entirely on kills and it no longer has a Mana cost.
- Try to use on low enemies
- Crucial in fights to get a last hit kill with Noxian Guillotine for instant Hemorrhage passive and Reset on ult
- If you are fed and have full Hemorrhage stacks don't be afraid to use this on adc with 1/2 to 3/4 health.... you will almost always kill them
Lane trading Combo--AA------AA
This is the basic Combo you will use in lane.
GET OVER HERE----AA----AA-
Use this combo on enemies trying to escape
Close Quarters Dueling ComboAA------AA----AA--
This is the bread n butter combo that will demolish enemies
Items Breakdown Part one: Core
When playing darius you want to get your 5 Hemorrhage stacks asap. The Youmuu's Ghostblade active increases your movespeed and attack speed. Allowing more autos to get the stacks faster. Youmuu's Ghostblade also gives flat ad and armor pen which synergizes with Apprehend's passive. Last of all the active movespeed will help with catching enemies kiting you
Black Cleaver is always a must buy on Darius Because of its stats and passives. The item grants 20% cool down reduction which will allow you to dunk more often. The 300 health allows you to play more aggressive with more health. Cleaver also gives you 55 damage which is excellent. The Passive Cleave shreds the enemies armor by 5% each time you deal physical damage to them. This passive combined with noxian might makes you even stronger when you reach the 5 stacks. The Cleaver will reduce their armor by 30%, you have bonus ad from noxian might and with armor pen runes and youmuus's... you just deal so much raw damage. This item is a MUST BUY!
I can not stress enough how good this item is I always get this item second to maximize the amount of gold income it will give me. Zz'Rot Portal will provide you with good defensive stats, health regen boost, and movespeed around any turret. You can throw this down early behind a turret that the enemy is trying to siege to try and prevent it. This item is also excellent for split pushing and applying so much pressure on the map. This item is a must buy and can literally win games.
The reason I buy this item is because of the passive heal- Instantly heal for 15% of all physical damage dealt. Area of effect physical damage only heals 5% for every unit affected
This synergizes with your Q, making the heal even better The 10% cdr is also really useful as well. This item is a great aggressive sustain item, which is why I pick it up almost every game I snowball.
Trinity Force is a decent buy on Darius because of the passive rage, which gives 60 movespeed after killing an enemy. This synergizes with well Darius's ult, after getting a kill with Noxian Guillotine you move faster to the next enemy. spellblade, the second passive, makes your next auto attack after an ability do 200% of ad on it. The stats this item gives is also very nice with health, damage, mana, attack speed, movespeed, and cdr and crit.
Greater Mark of Lethality
Greater Seal of Armor
Greater Glyph of Cooldown Reduction
Greater Quintessence of Attack Speed
- Greater Quintessence of Attack Speed: Darius has low attack speed, so by picking up attack speed quints we can fix this. Ther higher attack speed on Darius, the faster you can get your Hemorrhage passive rollin'
- greater mark of armor penetration: Armor pen marks work because of Apprehend's passive giving bonus percentage of armor pen, So pick these up almost always.
- Greater Glyph of Cooldown Reduction: Cooldown reduction glyphs are great because in the top lane you rarely face an ap champion. If facing an ap champ take Greater Glyph of Magic Resist instead. With higher cdr you can spam your abilities in skirmishes or trades, that one extra Q may save your life.
- Greater Seal of Armor: In the top lane you are most likely facing an ad based champion. So take armor seals, so you can have a stronger early game.
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