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Darius Build Guide by Zeirus24

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League of Legends Build Guide Author Zeirus24

Darius Guide (Toplane Crusher)

Zeirus24 Last updated on August 16, 2016
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Ability Sequence

1
4
5
7
9
Ability Key Q
2
14
15
17
18
Ability Key W
3
8
10
12
13
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

Fury
 
 
5/
Sorcery
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
5/
Vampirism
 
 
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
 
 
 
 
 
5/
Runic Armor
 
 
Veteran's Scars
 
 
 
 
 
1/
Insight
Perseverance
 
 
 
 
 
Swiftness
 
 
5/
Legendary Guardian
 
 
 
 

Resolve: 18



Threats to Darius with this build

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Threat Champion Notes
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Garen Simple Matchup. DoT him, don't let him heal, kill him. Care for his ult
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Introduction

My name is ItHurtsToBeYou and I'm currently a Gold (II) player maining Darius.
Darius was the champ that got me from Bronze and Silver to Gold and I had a lot of fun climbing. At the moment I'm trying to climb to Plat with mediocre sucess but I'm sure I will get it this season :)


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Pros/Cons

Why play Darius?

- FUN

- nearly unbeatable melee lane

- great at killing any champ due to natural armorpen

- DUNKMASTER

- can comeback easily



- Struggles against ranged

- falls off late game

- gets banned a lot


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Skill Sequence

For maxing spells:

Ability Sequence
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Most people max W second but thats just wrong. Maxing W only reduces it's cooldown while maxing E gives you up to 25% armor pen AND more pulls.


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Spells

As for how to use the skills:
Always start with Apprehend to get them close and slow them for 40%, then give them a smack with Crippling Strike so they are slowed 90% and you have an easy time landing your Decimate
You can also just use Decimate to poke
The importance when using Decimate lies within the fact that you need the blade to hit so position good.
You win most trades by giving your enemy five stacks of Hemorrhage and then disengaging since they will not take five times bleed dmg + the additional bleed you get by gaining 40-200 bonus AD from Hemorrhage
For when to ult:
You need to get a feeling for when to ult. I ult when I know for sure they will die (e.g. ult on four Hemorrhage stacks to get the fifth stack and let them bleed to death (that's the time to show your mastery icon if you have one :D)
Also try to chain ults. As you probably know Darius gets a fresh cast with NO mana cost of Noxian Guillotine for the next 20 seconds and after executing someone or giving five stacks of Hemorrhage to someone every next hit (basic attack or ability) will add five stacks to ANY target (refreshes on champions). That means DUNK > hit > DUNK > hit > DUNK etc... (that's the fun part)


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Items

My favorite Item on Darius is Titanic Hydra just because it adds a nice burst in the early game that ├Żou keep until the game ends. You could go for a The Black Cleaver first but I prefer the Titanic start.
After getting Titanic and Cleaver you basically just need Armor and Magic Resistance.
For that Dead Man's Plate, Randuin's Omen, Spirit Visage and Thornmail are perfect. I usually get two of these and then get Warmog's Armor to get that nice regen going especially with Spirit Visage


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Farming

When farming use your Q for poking AND farming at the same time and use your W for last hits because it's fast and you get 100% mana and 50% CD back.
Zone your enemy and get a huge CS lead.


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Conclusion

I hope you all learned a bit about Darius and if you decide to play him
HAVE FUN :D



This was my first guide so please be gentle :O