Darius Build Guide by BadCosplayLux
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Example Build 1(Normal)
Example Build 2(Tanky vs AD)
Example Build 3(Tanky vs AP)
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Threats to Darius with this build
|Malphite||Malphite isn't really a damage dealer(unless its full AP Malphite), but he is pretty good at setting up ganks. So be careful if they have a jungler who deals high amounts of damage and isn't just another tank.(This includes Master Yi, Kha'Zix, Rengar, Rek'Sai, etc...)|
|Singed||He most likely won't deal very much damage, but he is very good at setting up ganks. If you have a 1v1 fight opportunity, fight him, and remember, don't chase him.|
My name is BadCosplayLux, and this is my first MobaFire guide I have made. My in-game name is Woffles, and I am Silver V(I know what your thinking, and yes, if you try hard enough you can be as good as me). I'm not amazing at this game, but i'm not horrible. But if there is one champion I am actually good at, its Darius. Darius, in my opinion, is one of the best top-laners there is. Being a tanky damage dealer, he can dunk even the toughest of foes. So please, try this build out. I have used this build time and time again, and every time it works amazingly well.
Pros / Cons
1. Strong early game
2. Very tanky
3. Still does alot of damage as tank
1. Weak late game if doesn't get fed
2. Mana issues early game(if you don't manage it properly).
3. Can be screwed over by gank before level 6.
Darius is a great lane bully, and capable of turning a gank into a 2v1 fight under his tower and getting a double out of it if baited right. He is also very good at setting up ganks with his pull and slow. In lane, you want to try and harass your opponent as much as possible. Keep them away from your minions with your Q, but don't spam your Q, or you will run out of manna pretty quickly. You have a pretty good trade potential before level 6, and an even better fight potential level 6 and after. If you see a good opportunity to kill your laning opponent, use this combo: Q(try to hit them with blade), E, AA, W, AA, Q, and R.(Note, you will most likely start off slow, but if you get a good gank from your jungler and get a kill from it, you will continue to snowball).
Let me just start of by saying, you should not be one of the champs that just pushes a lane super hard. You will be with your team, and you will have a huge role in team fights. What you want to do is land a good Q, followed up with an E, and then just focus one of the squishies(such as the adc or mid laner) and kill them with your ult. MAKE SURE NOT TO ULT TO EARLY! You get another 20 seconds to use your ult if it kills a target. This will be useful if you, I don't know, want to kill the other squishies. Just sayin'.