Darius Build Guide by maypix

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League of Legends Build Guide Author maypix

Darius - The Garen Of Noxus (Incomplete)

maypix Last updated on June 2, 2012
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Off Tank Build (Reccomended)


Fighter / Jungler

Ability Sequence

Ability Key Q
Ability Key W
Ability Key E
Ability Key R

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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.



Offense: 16

Honor Guard

Defense: 14

Strength of Spirit

Utility: 0

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Im not yet finished here, Here are some objectives I have to finish

Add Lane Matchups A - Z

Add Lane Partners

Add Warding Sections

Add Banners

Add Screenshots

Add Early,Mid,Late Gaming

Red - Not Finished
Green - Finished

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Hi Welcome To my Darius Guide,I make this guide to share you how I play Darius,Since he was release He was my favorite now,His Passive Hemorrhage is Unstoppable, Darius is a Champion for Summoners who like Last Hitting,Because His Ultimate Noxian Guillotine deals true damage,Which means Ignores Magic Resist and Armour..
Let Us Start The Guide now :)

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Pros / Cons

Pros / Cons


+ Tanky
+ Ultimate Can Be used In Last Hitting
+ Good Farmer
+ Ultimate deals true Damage
+ Apprehend gives you Armor Pen.

- Apprehend has long cooldown
- Apprehend has short range,Not Like Rocket Grab
- If Fed,You will be Focused in Team Fight
- Needs Some Attack speed to stack up Hemorrhage
- Melee Champion
- Dont have escape ability

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space Summoner's Wrath :Decreases Armor And Magic Resist By "5" when An Enemy is Exhausted
Brute Force :It Gives you 3 Atk Damage
Alacrity :It Gives you 4% Atk Speed To stack up Hemorrhage Faster
Weapon Expertise :Armor Penetration is Important to all ADs
Havoc :Increases Damage Dealt
Deadliness :0.5 Atk Damage per lvl
Lethality :Increases Critical Damage by 10%
Vampirism :Gives you 1% Life steal


space Resistance :It Gives you 6 Magic Resist,Helpful in Early Game,When Fighting In Lane with a Caster like Brand, Kassadin, To Avoid some Magic Damage In Early Game.
Hardiness :Gives you 6 Armour,Like Resistance It is helpful too in Early Game,To Avoid some physical damage from Heavy AD Champions like , Tryndamere, Master Yi
Durability :Gives you Health per lvl,This Mastery helps a lot,It gives you health per lvl that gives you more survival..!

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greater mark of desolation greater quintessence of desolation

greater mark of desolation :Gives you armor penetration to deal more damage.
Greater Mark of Attack Damage :gives you 0.95 Atk damage for early boost
Greater Mark of Armor :gives you armor to stay in lane Longer.

Greater Seal of Armor :Gives you armor to stay in lane longer
Greater Seal of Attack Damage :Like GMS gives Atk Damage for early boost!!
Greater Seal of Magic Resist :Gives you Magic Resist to avoid some Magic Dmg

Greater Glyph of Scaling Magic Resist :Gives magic resist per lvl
Greater Glyph of Attack Speed :Some Atk speed to stack up Hemorrhage faster.
Greater Glyph of Armor :If you dont want some Magic resist,Get this for more Armour

greater quintessence of desolation :Gives you Armor Pen. For early boost!
Greater Quintessence of Health :Gives you Health for early survival
Greater Quintessence of Armor :ARMOUR!!!

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Skill Sequence

(Innate): Darius' basic attacks and damaging abilities cause enemies to bleed for 12 / 15 / 18 / 21 / 24 / 27 / 30 / 33 / 36 (+0.4 per bonus attack damage) magic damage over 5 seconds, stacking up to 5 times.
Darius gains 5% movement speed for each bleeding enemy champion

This skill is Passive of Darius,This skill is Important to Noxian Guillotine,Try Stacking up to 5 stacks So your Ultimate deals additional Damage.

(Active): Darius deals physical damage to all nearby enemies in a circle around him. Champions in the outer half of the ability are struck by the blade, taking 50% additional damage.

This skill is your Main damage skill/Bread and Butter skill,Use this in harrasing and poking some enemies,Remember the range of this skill is just short.,Here is the example..
Dont spam this skill if you dont know that the champion will hit or not..

(Active): Darius' next basic attack deals additional damage and slows the target's movement and attack speed for 2 seconds.
Crippling strike's base cooldown is reduced by 1 second for each stack of Hemorrhage on the target.

This skill is One of your combo breaker,Do The Combo!, Apprehend> Crippling Strike> Decimate Noxian Guillotine> Apprehend(When escaping)> Ignite,When Needed.

Remember:This skill has 125 range .

(Passive): Darius Gain Some Armor Penetration
spaaaaaaace(Active): Darius Pull all enemies in front on him..

This skill is important to all Darius players,Save this when an ally will gank,When the enemy tries to escape,Strike him with Crippling Strike and pull him with an Apprehend..(From:Phreak)

(Active): Darius leaps to target enemy champion and strikes a lethal blow, dealing true damage. For each stack of Hemorrhage on the target, Noxian Guillotine deals an additional 20% damage.

The cooldown is refreshed if Noxian Guillotine kills the target, or if the target dies within 0.5 seconds after use

This skill is your last hitting skill,Save this when an enemy has low HP or when ganking,Remember,This skills deals true damage which means ignores Armour or Magic Resist.Means You Dont need to click the HP of the enemy to know the HP of that champion to execute them easily

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Starting Item

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Early Game Item

:This item is must get item in Early game items,It gives you health and gives you chance to slow enemies with your attacks,Upgrade this to Frozen Mallet or Trinity Force

:Take this item to gain more Atk speed and Movement speed,Stack up Hemorrhage Fast!,Upgrade this to Trinity Force or Phantom Dancer

:Some tanks really take this item because of its gold per 5 seconds,It also gives health,Upgrade this to Randuin's Omen

:If enemy team is an Heavy AP team,Take this item,Gives you shield if you take much magic damage,Upgrade this to Maw of Malmortius

:Gives you 430 health,Great!!,Upgrade this to Warmog's Armor or Frozen Mallet fast

:Gives you chance to slow the Atk speed and Movement speed of the enemy who hit you,Upgrade this to Randuin's Omen

:Atk Damage :D,Upgrade this to Atma's Impaler or Maw of Malmortius

Core Items

:This Item is important to AD carries,Gives you armor penetration,Stack this with Apprehend's Passive Armor Pen.

:Like Last Whisper,It gives you Armor Pen,Combine it Too with Apprehend's Passive Armor Pen.

:This is the most get item to Darius,Gives you High health and a 20 Atk Damage + Slowing Attack.

:Gives High Health + 350 health if Max stacked,Compared with Atma's Impaler,It gives you High Damage.

:If an enemy is a heavy AP team,Get this One,+ A percent of your health missing converts into a bonus attack damage,Combine this with Warmog's Armor

:Gives you High Atk speed rate,High Critical Strike Chance,And High Movement speed bonus,Stack up Hemorrhage fast.

: +60 Attack Damage and 12% Lifesteal,Grants +40 Attack Damage and 8% Lifesteal if Max stacked

:Must Get Items to Jungler Champions,+ Free wards every 3 minutes.

Late Item

shurelya's reverie

:(Active) Slows the Movement speed and Atk speed of Nearby enemies.Very Helpful when chasing someone.

:Converts 1.5% of your maximum health into bonus Damage,(NERFED),Combine this with health items like Frozen Mallet and Warmog's Armor

:If the enemy team is heavy AD like Tryndamere, Xin Zhao,Buy this one.Gives you High Armor and returns 30% of the damage dealt

:Revive your enemy when killed,Yes if you are building carry,Buy this because your the target in a teamfight.

:Shields you and your ally for a short duration,If you're building support Darius,Buy this one

shurelya's reverie :Like Locket of the Iron Solari,If you're building support Darius,buy this.,If you build philosopher's stone first,Straight that to this one.

:Buy this combining with Crippling Strike,Dealing Tons of damage.

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Summoners Spell

Preffered Spell

: the target champion Reducing their movement speed,Attack damage dealt,and ability and item damage dealt.

You're and Tanky Carry,Thats why I take this spell,If they have a really fed Tryndamere or Master Yi,Just Exhaust them fast,Their down.

:Teleports your champion for a short range where your cursor are pointing

Darius dont have an escape ability,Thats why I take this,It can flash through walls,But can be countered by Spinning Slash, Arcane Shift, Slice and Dice,etc.

Good spells

:Ignites and enemy unit,Dealing true damage per second and reducing healing effects by 50%

Finish an enemy running,Reducing healing effects to Dr. Mundo, Fiddlesticks and Tryndamere.

:Your champions ignore unit collision and gains movement speed for a short duration

This spell has lower cooldown than Flash,but it cannot have tricky moves like Flashing through walls,Can be countered easily by Wither, Time Warp,etc..

:deals true damage in to minion,neutral creeps,pets like Children of the Grave, Summon: Tibbers,etc..

Must Spell to get to all jungler champions,Deals high true damage into a minion,or neutral creeps,I dont play Darius as a jungler,See other Darius guides.

:Restore health to your champion and nearby allies.

Yes,Many people call this "noob spell",But Darius is a tank/off tank,So sometimes,I get this spell

:Teleports your champion to target tower,minion,or wards.

Remember: You can teleport into Noxius Trap and Demacian Standard.

Ignore if needed

I Dont take Cleanse, Mercury's tread solves all your problem

(LVL 1 - 11) = (JUNGLER) Smite + Ghost
(LVL 12 - 30) = (JUNGLER) Smite + Flash or Ghost or Exhaust

(LVL 1 - 11) = (PURE TANK) Heal + Ghost or Exhaust
(LVL 12 - 30) = (PURE TANK) Heal + Flash or Teleport

(LVL 1 - 11) = (BACKDOOR GUY) Teleport + Ghost or Exhaust
(LVL 12 - 30) = (BACKDOOR GUY) Teleport + Flash

(LVL 1 - 11) = (FIGHER NO TANKY ITEMS) Exhaust + Ghost
(LVL 12 - 30) = (FIGHTER) Exhaust + Flash

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:Gives you 25% Atk speed to stack up Hemorrhage fast.

:Enemy,HEAVY AD TEAM,+ Armor boots is needed.

:Cannot reach the enemy to execute them with Noxian Guillotine??,Buy this

:Jungle?,Mid Lane?,Ganker?,Get this

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Here,A map of Summoner's Rift.Where you should plant Vision Ward, Sight ward,and Wriggle's Lantern.

Blue:Saving You from gank/warding for setting teamfights.
Green:For Jungling/Counter Jungling
Violet:For Removing Vision Wards From Baron/Dragon,For Guarding Baron and Dragon

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Here is my Jungle Route

1.Go to The Blue Buff,Ask for a leash, Smite it when it reaches 475 health
2.Go to Wolves,Clear them easily by spamming Decimate.
3.Go To Wraiths,Like Wolves,Spam Decimate.
4.Go to Lizard Elder,Kill it by spamming Decimate,Reach Lvl 3
5.Go To Golems,Spam all your skills.
6.Gank Mid Lane Or Bot Lane
7.Go To Enemy Blue Buff,Kill it(If they dont have Jungler)
8.Go To their Wolves,Kill it
9.Go Back to your base and buy Wriggle's Lantern
10.Start Again

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Thats all guys,Thanks for reading my guide,Hey I have a favor check out my Talon Guide Here,Please Dont Downvote it,Those Trolls,Hehehe,Ok This is the end thanks for reading again.!! :D

Thanks to jhoijhoi for the template
Thanks to shamguy1 for the border

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June 2 2012 - Guide Published

June 3 2012 - Added Trinity Force to Late Items,Added Wriggle's Lantern In Core Items.And Added Warding Section