Darius Build Guide by f0gplegend
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Pros / Cons
Pros: HIGH DPS, STRONG ULT, ULT THAT HAS NO CD IF USED RIGHT, IS ONE OF THE BEST TANK DPS.
Cons: NO ESCAPE SKILLS, IF HE GETS DENIED EARLY GAME HARD TO COME BACK
For Ruins, I mostly go all out DPS top. My choice of runes is different from others.
For Mark I get armor penn (works great with his E).
For everything else I get attack speed. Because I don't have to worry about attack speed in game and can focus on some dmg dealing items.
If you want you could also put some armor in here and there.
For Summoner Spells I get Flash (it's a must because Darius has almost no escape skills) I get exhaust because it works great because it lets you use all of your skills on the target with out missing any because they can't run fast enough. you could get Ignite, but his passive is enough DOT, but plz if you're other team mates have exhaust grab Ignite for thous annoying healing champions.
Start with long sword and health pot. Then boots. try to stay in lane and last hit/kill for a madred's Razor. Build it into a wriggle's lantern (this way you won't have to buy wards!) Get Berserker's. After, try to stay in lane KILL!/last hit like a boss and get a Phase build it into a frozen mallet ( this way if they try to run you will have a slow to help you with your E). After that get Atmogs (Warmogs and Atma's impaler). Get a IE for more dmg ( at this point when enemy sees you they run/try to get back up. If they do... don't run kill um. you can probably 2v1 or 3v1). To get more dmg sell your Wriggle's and get a Bloodthirster. At this point you will be hell for other team.
Early game is really important for Darius. If he gets shut down early it is hard to come back. so, early game try to farm your heart out. If the enemy champion gets near you Q them and that should scare the hell out of them. If they don't leave they are ether over confident or stupid. after you Q auto attack, W, if they try to run, start laughing and E then Q and they are dead.
CAREFUL!!! don't spam your skills early game when farming/ denying last hits you will run out of mana fast. Just Q when the enemy gets close and last hit.
All I have to say here is buy Wards for god sake. you are top, you WILL get ganked. Darius has NO escape skills other then flash. So, if you get caught in ganks early game you are almost sure to die. SO BUYYYYYY WARDS!! Until you get Lantern!
Skill Sequence is easy for Darius. The only thing you have to make sure is you are in range for Q and E and R. make sure to hit the enemy with the steal part of your Axe with Q.
so, you're skill sequence is Q>auto attack>W>E (if they try run. if not just Q and W)> then when low HP ULT!.
you could also do Q< charge W<E< auto attack because W is on< Q< ULT
Most people saves ult until the end to ult everyone and try getting a Ace. But, whats the point of saving it when your team is doing dmg and you taking the credit leading some team makes to die.
In late game when you are about to go in team fight and you are the tankiest one in team use ULT then Q and the sq***y should be 2/4th HP down and the others 1/4th and your team should kill.