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Darius Build Guide by ZoloZoro

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League of Legends Build Guide Author ZoloZoro

Darius Gives Everyone Hemorrhages

ZoloZoro Last updated on February 20, 2016
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Ability Sequence

1
4
5
7
8
Ability Key Q
2
9
10
12
13
Ability Key W
3
14
15
17
18
Ability Key E
6
11
16
Ability Key R





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.



Masteries

5/
Fury
 
 
Sorcery
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Vampirism
 
 
5/
Natural Talent
 
 
 
 
 
Bounty Hunter
1/
Oppressor
 
 
 
 
 
Battering Blows
 
 
Piercing Thoughts
 
 
 
 

Ferocity: 12

Wanderer
 
 
Savagery
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Merciless
 
 
Meditation
 
 
 
 
 
Bandit
Dangerous Game
 
 
 
 
 
Precision
 
 
Intelligence
 
 
 
 

Cunning: 0

Recovery
 
 
5/
Unyielding
 
 
 
 
 
Explorer
1/
Tough Skin
 
 
 
 
 
Runic Armor
 
 
5/
Veteran's Scars
 
 
 
 
 
Insight
1/
Perseverance
 
 
 
 
 
Swiftness
 
 
5/
Legendary Guardian
 
 
 
 

Resolve: 18


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Introduction

Darius has been one of the most OP top laners in League of Legends since his addition to the game. Even with nerfs with previous patches, he still remains as a go to top lane champion for many a gamer due to his uncomplicated kit and low risk playstyle.

This guide will include:
-Runes
-Masteries
-Skill Sequence
-Pro/Cons
-Farming
-Team Work (Fights)
-Laning


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Runes

The runes I have chosen for this Darius build are quite standard for AD off tanks as they provide the necessary armour and MR for laning whist giving him some AD for early game fights. I have chosen the flat AD marks over the scaling AD marks as I feel that the early game damage bonus will allow you to get early kills and therefore faster items.


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Masteries

Taking the keystone mastery Grasp of the Undying allows you to out sustain your opponents and is very helpful in prolonged fights. The mastery Oppressor in the Ferocity Tree also gels with his kit as his W is a slow.


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Skill Sequence

-Max Q first for good amount of poke/sustain along with easier wave clear.
-Make sure to use your full combo with auto attacks for max damage on your ult.
-Darius can run out of mana quickly if you spam his abilities, be careful of that.
-When trading with your lane opponent, use E first to pull them in then W. If they try to run, Q for max range (max damage) and if they try to counter attack, let them then Q to restore the health you lost. This allows for almost perfect trading every time.


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Pros / Cons

Pros
-High AD
-Strong Early Game
-Great Out-Trade Potential

Cons
-Not Very Tanky
-Can be Stopped with Armour
-Combo Reliant


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Farming

-Use your Q to farm minions if trying to clear fast
-Your W resets the aa timer and refunds mana cost if used to kill a unit (last hit the cs)
-Your E will pull all units in its range so last hitting whilst trading is possible


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Team Work

Even though you are not building tanky, you are still the front line. Try to coordinate with your team before fights as you initiating could lead to a 1 vs 5 if not followed up with burst from your AP casters and AD carries.


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Laning

-Kill everyone
-Play agressively