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Darius Build Guide by Sachikoic

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League of Legends Build Guide Author Sachikoic

Darius - Solo Top Shredder

Sachikoic Last updated on May 30, 2012
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Team 1

Ability Sequence

1
3
5
7
9
Ability Key Q
2
8
10
12
13
Ability Key W
4
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

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3/
Sunder
Archmage
 
 
 
 
 
 
1/
Executioner
 
 

Offense: 21

 
 
 
 
 
4/
Durability
Vigor
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Honor Guard
Mercenary
 
 
 
 
 
 
Juggernaut
 
 

Defense: 9

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Strength of Spirit
Intelligence
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mastermind
 

Utility: 0


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Changes

5/29/12: Added more depth to the text, colors and revised items a bit. Added a new build, more coming, these are just possible item choices.


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Introduction

Darius is a high-damage, tanky champion with an instantly refreshing TRUE DAMAGE ultimate on execution. He also has a slow, bleed over time passive, and a pretty nice pull as well.

Used properly, Darius can carry a game himself WHILE tanking nearly all of the enemy team's damage.

The items shown above are an example of a typical game I would play with Darius. Obviously, depending on the game and match-up, you will want to deviate from the build to be optimal against the enemy team.


THIS GUIDE IS STILL A WORK-IN-PROGRESS, IT WILL BE UPDATED FREQUENTLY, THANK YOU!


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Runes

Pretty standard, I take one Swiftness Quint for a little boost in speed, ARMOR yellows and MR blues. Reds have 3 ARMOR PEN and 6 PHYSICAL DAMAGE along with 2 PHYSICAL damage Quint for maximized early-mid game damage. Built with sustain, these have proven very strong for Darius. I would not suggest taking mana regen anything, because Darius is not as mana dependent as other top solo champions.

6 Greater Mark of Attack Damage
3 Greater Mark of Desolation
9 Greater Seal of Armor
9 Greater Glyph of Magic Resist
2 Greater Quintessence of Attack Damage
1 Greater Quintessence of Movement Speed


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Masteries

21-9-0. 9 in Defense for the extra HP and armor/MR for lane sustainability. 21 in Offense for more damage and a little bit of life-steal.


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Skill Sequence

Decimate level 1 for the damage and harass, followed by Crippling Strike at 2 and Apprehend at 4 and Noxian Guillotine at 6.

Max order: (R when you can) Q > W > E.


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Summoner Spells

Flash for escape and/or gap-closing, Ignite for damage-over-time that stacks with his passive bleed. Ghost can be substituted if you like, as well as Exhaust or Teleport if you really want to farm.


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Pros / Cons

PROS:

[*] Strong damage throughout the entire game

[*] Insane ultimate which deals true damage and stacks with passive (20% per stack of bleed)

[*] With sustain, pushes most tops out of lane with ease

[*] Great for team-fights and disruption

CONS:

[*] No sustain until Wriggle's Lantern

[*] No hard CC

[*] Must position to use Q effectively

[*] Need stacks of passive to use ult to full potential

[*] Not the tankiest solo top


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Farming

Last-hit minions, ward river and tri-bush if needed. Try not to over-extend and get ganked. Always keep your CS higher than your opponent's if possible. Push lane to their tower before Blue Pill.