Darius General Guide by ThatOneGuyTony
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Hi everyone, I'm ThatOneGuyTony, and this is my Darius The Hand of Noxus Guide. I worked hard to make this guide the best I could, and I would appreciate any and all feedback that you guys may provide. This guide is basic, quite aggressive I guess, but there's plenty of situational items and it's really up to you how you build him. Also i will be fixing and stuff on this guide here and there and Adding things to it so come by every few days to see new thing that Can and May help you improve your Darius Gamplay.
Pros / Cons
- So Much DAMAGE
- EZ to play
- If played right most kills
- people dont normaly try to attack you
- Targeted for CC in team fight alot
- Mana eater
- Silence destroys you
The Items That are great for Darius
Lets start out with boots i like
Berserker's Greaves for Darius because it increases his attack speed by 25% which helps put Hemorrhage to do more damage
Frozen Mallet which helps Your basic attacks slow your target's Movement Speed by 40% for 2.5 seconds so you can keep the damage output on them
Randuin's Omen which will also slow the targets movement speed and give you armor and health regen
Infinity Edge this will give you very big crits and make you hit really hard for thoes fast kills puls it is a high damage resource
Frozen Heart it will grant 99 Armor, 500 Mana and Reduces ability cooldowns by 20% and reduces the attack speed of nearby enemies by 20%. (1000 range)
The Brutalizer which will give you 25 Attack Damage and Reduces ability cooldowns by 10% and +15 Armor Penetration.
Greater Glyph of Magic Resist
Greater Mark of Attack Damage
Greater Seal of Armor
Greater Quintessence of Movement Speed
- Greater Mark of Attack Damage: Pick this simply, because it gives much more damage early game.
- Greater Seal of Armor:This will help you lane when you take hits, also helps later on at late game.
- Greater Glyph of Magic Resist:There are more AP champs then ad/as in the game so your going to want to get this to take there hits
- Greater Quintessence of Movement Speed:If you like to be able to chase / escape a little bit easier. Also gives you faster movement speed, which you may notice early game where you get to the lane faster.This is your Rune
I choose to maxDecimate first, because it's your main damaging ability, harassing skill and you benefit from it the most. It's damage is just amazing while leveling it up and it's cooldown isn't terrifying. Then I choose to max out Crippling Strike of course. It's your second damaging ability and leveling it up gives you the extra slow for movement speed, if you hit the enemy and it's damage output is also increased quite a bit. For the third, but not the least I choose to max our Apprehend. I don't find it necessary to level it up, just for the cooldown and armor penetration %, but of course they do help you, but not as much as Decimate or Crippling Strike . As always, choose Noxian Guillotine always when you can
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Fist you should start out with
Decimate -Darius swings his axe in a wide circle. Enemies struck by the blade take more damage than those struck by the handle.
Deals 70/105/140/175/210 (+0.7) physical damage to all nearby enemies in a circle. Champions in the outer half of the ability are struck by the blade, taking 50% additional damage.
Crippling Strike - Darius's next attack strikes a crucial artery. As they bleed out, their movement and attack speed is slowed. Crippling Strike's cooldown is lower the more bloodied its target.The next basic attack deals 120/140/160/180/200% damage and slows the target's movement and attack speed by 20/25/30/35/40% for 2 seconds.Crippling Strike's base cooldown is reduced by 1 second for each stack of Hemorrhage on the target.Cost30/35/40/45/50 manaRange0
After Crippling Strike they normaly start running thats when you use
Apprehend - Darius hones his axe, granting him passive armor penetration. When activated, Darius sweeps up his enemies with his axe's hook and pulls them to him.
Passive: Grants 5/10/15/20/25% armor penetration.
Active: Pulls in all enemies in front of Darius.
Then do like 3 auto attack's to get Hemorrhage - Darius aims his attacks strategically, causing his target to bleed.
Then finish them off with
Noxian Guillotine - Darius leaps to an enemy champion and strikes a lethal blow, dealing true damage. This damage is increased for each stack of Hemorrhage on the target. If Noxian Guillotine is a killing blow, its cooldown is refreshed.Leaps to target enemy champion and strikes a lethal blow, dealing 160/250/340 (+0.75) 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.Cost100 mana Range460
That is the Best Combo ive found with Darius to get the kill on the first try
Use Decimate between the warrior minions and Mage minions so you hit the hole groups.By doing this you can farm up a hole minion wave, it is realy helpfull.
I will try to get a picture up on were to stand soon.
OK lets talk TEAM WORK with darius. For Team Fights your role is quite simple in team fights, just target the squishiest target first as always and kill them. Darius should come in the fight near the mid fight because if he goes in first he gets CC like crazy and will take alot of damage and maybe die.Try to land as many Decimates as possible on the squishiest targets and slow escaping enemies with Crippling Strike and Apprehend then finish off with Noxian Guillotine or simply just let your team do the rest.He should never be the Tank for Baron why not? you may ask because yeah sure he could take the hits but he will take to much damage and get just above half health which then he could become a EZ target for after Baron kill Ganks.Also I know it is fun to get like 35+ kills in game but you should let your team get kills too so they dont get mad at you and plus leaving a few kills out for ur team wont hurt.Darius is a great Ganker to so you should try to gank at least a few times each match.
You are easily able to do 2vs1 with some feeds as long as you are facing squishy targets or under geared targets, but usually 2vs1 is not recommended unless you are 100% sure, that you are able to take on them both, but with my Guide you can do anything on Darius:D
READ:Just use the COMBO I have just up above in 1V2's and your GOLDEN
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