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Darius Build Guide by Disturbedkilla

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League of Legends Build Guide Author Disturbedkilla

[S5] Welcome to Dunk City! Play ball or get out

Disturbedkilla Last updated on January 12, 2015
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Ability Sequence

1
4
5
7
8
Ability Key Q
3
9
10
12
13
Ability Key W
2
14
15
17
18
Ability Key E
6
11
16
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.



Masteries

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1/
Havoc
 
 

Offense: 21

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Legendary Guardian
 
 

Defense: 9

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bandit
Intelligence
 
 
 
 
 
 
Wanderer
 
 

Utility: 0



Threats to Darius with this build

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Threat Champion Notes
1
Alistar Your E ignores armor his abilities are useless the only problem is his ult but at that time he has his and you have yours you have true damage
1
Akali Her ult just makes her closer to you Get some MR at start
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Introduction

Welcome to my Darius guide to dunking. I main Darius and I would like to share my knowledge of Darius to you. First things to note is the VS Champions thing is based on games I have played or remember so this is mostly personal experience. Hope you learn a lot from my guide. I do not play him like a tank and he is a major bully in lane the way I build and play him.


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Runes

This is my standard Runes page(I don't play him like a tank). The overall attack damage is good because Darius has a passive that ignores armor already(His E). The attack speed is mostly because when I first played him I noticed he had no attack speed and without attack speed less stacks for his passive when you do the combo. These may look like ADC runes but can't you benefit from it as well? Not only do you get more attack speed but you also get more AD and Armor.


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Masteries

I don't play Darius with tank Runes or because I find that he is a damaging monster the way I play him.

Masteries
1/5
4/5
3/5
1/1
1/1
3/5
1/1
3/1
3/
1/
2/5
2/1
1/1
3/5
1/1
Offensive
Gives great Damage etc Executioner and Devastating strikes.
The Blade and Spell weaving is great because of how it increases damage of your AA'S and Abilities.
Defensive
This gives your Armor and MR(Magic Resist) values bonus giving more Armor and MR.


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Items

This is what makes the AD Bruiser Darius. These items in Full build are what I generally build Darius like. If you need to know how to build against AP look at AP full build. The build order is left to right.

Item Sequence

Ravenous Hydra
3500

Boots of Swiftness - Homeguard
1250

The Black Cleaver
3100

Trinity Force
3733

Randuin's Omen
2900

Warmog's Armor
2850


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Abilities

===========================Darius' Abilites===================================
Darius' basic attacks and damaging abilities cause enemies to bleed for 12 / 15 / 18 / 21 / 24 / 27 / 30 / 33 / 36 (+ 30% bonus AD) magic damage over 5 seconds. This stacks up to 5 times for a maximum of 60 / 75 / 90 / 105 / 120 / 135 / 150 / 165 / 180 (+ 150% bonus AD) magic damage over the duration. Darius gains 5% movement speed for each bleeding enemy champion. This is what makes his ult do so much.

Active: Darius swings his axe, dealing physical damage to all enemies within a 425-radius area around him. Champions more than 270 units away from him are hit by his axe's blade, and will take 50% additional damage. THIS IS HIS MAIN DAMAGE OUTPUT SKILL

Active: Darius' next basic attack deals bonus physical 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.

Active: Darius leaps to an enemy champion and strikes a devastating blow, dealing true damage.
For each stack of Hemorrhage on the target, Noxian Guillotine deals an additional 20% damage. When Noxian Guillotine kills the target, it can be recast within the next 20 seconds. This can occur multiple times in succession.


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Skill Sequence

Ability Sequence
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
This is how to max your abilities as Darius. Always get a point in your R and max Q first then W,lastly E.
Your Q is your main source of damage and your W is great for destroying turrets or getting 2 or more stacks in because its an AA reset. The combo Darius has is pull them with E AA W Q.


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Pros / Cons

Pros
-Has an ult that does true damage
-E can catch people when they flash depending if they flash as you E or not
-E passive more armor pen
-Dunks
-Ult is also a great gap closer for a Q or E
-Can use ult more than once after killing someone
-Lane bully
-DunkMaster Skin is cool
Cons
-E is the only way to get a good combo in
-No escape
-If using combo to fight cant use more than maybe 2 dunks depending on fight.
-Can be kitted
-Silences are annoying
-Does not have an escape.
-Mana pots maybe needed early game


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Team Work

Your E is easy assists so if you don't want to ks use your E. Your E will probably start the team fight. Your dunks can easily help your team win. Can use E for team. You might be focused during Team fights because of your early game leading to kills and kills and kills. You can generally help your team out since you optimize in damage and kill the ADC(Attack Damage Carry) really easy which will help your team win the team fight.


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Farming

Don't always use your Q to farm. Use it as poke mostly. Best thing to do early at level one is to farm use Q if they get near it and wait till level two and get E so you lead the fight. If they auto you have YOUR minions that will target THEM and you do damage with an auto and Q.


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Combos

During a one v one use your Standard Combo and use ignite during the middle of it. When you get max stacks and dunk the ignite already did its magic so you just did true damage and a whopping ult that does true damage as well! That is a lot of true damage!
Standard Combo
Start with E then auto attack and add the auto attack AA reset W when they start running use Q
Other Combo
start Q then pull E slow them W Auto attack them AA When they start running Q Do the dunk move R when you have max stacks or they are low and ignite them to finish them off.
If they are low and you cant flash but have ult up
Use your true damage gap closer R pull them back E slow em W when they are running or to finish them off Q
If they are really low and you have your stacks up
ult for mega true damage R then use your q to apply more Q follow the standard combo


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Summary

Well hopefully now you all know how to use your Dunk move with skill and style(Draven is holding me at gunpoint I had to say Draven or a Draven Quote somewhere or else) Remember Dunking is love Dunking is life and always Dunk your opponents to victory! If you have any questions or suggestions please comment them and I will answer. Thank you for taking a look at my guide.