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Darius Build Guide by NovaPKFR

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League of Legends Build Guide Author NovaPKFR

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NovaPKFR Last updated on May 26, 2012
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Ability Sequence

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





Not Updated For Current Season

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

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sunder
Archmage
 
 
 
 
 
 
Executioner
 
 

Offense: 9

 
 
 
 
 
4/
Durability
Vigor
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1/
Juggernaut
 
 

Defense: 21

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Strength of Spirit
Intelligence
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mastermind
 

Utility: 0


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Introduction

Hey Guys And Gals this is a guide to Darius the brand new champion. This champion is great at dealing tons of damage and just destroying his lane he is NOT A TANK do not treat him as one any armor or magic resist is to minimize the damage he receives. Be cautious when encountering him because odds are his axe will be the last thing you'll ever see




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Pros And Cons

Now here are some pros and cons about being Darius

Pros

Great at Dealing Damage
Passive is also a DOT
Good In Lane and Ganking
True Damage Ultimate
Knock Back And Slow



Cons
Very Squishy If Not Managed
Prone to long range
Low Escape Ability
Prone To CC




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Runes

To Start of ill explain which runes i chose to run this champion with and why i chose these runes

Greater Mark of Attack Damage: I Chose these to increase Darius' overwhelming damage and i thought it more important that he have more damage over Greater Mark of Desolation because his E ability provides armor penetration and steadily increases and coupled with his ultimate i decided he had enough true damage as it were

Greater Seal of Armor: Now This rune i chose because Darius Lacks armor and a way to take damage so i thought id give him a tiny bit more armor over say Greater Seal of Attack Speed because i feel that he dose not need to attack faster that's irrelevant if he continually starts dieing so i try to improve his survivability

Greater Glyph of Attack Damage: this rune again is to mostly improve Darius' Damage output rather than stacking say Greater Glyph of Mana because do to the way i believe Darius' play style should be i felt that i needed more damage then in need of mana which in early game he tends to run out.

Greater Quintessence of Desolation: now this rune is manly to make sure that Darius is just slamming through his enemies with as much damage as possible per hit and to keep him running at full steam

Runes

Greater Mark of Attack Damage
9

Greater Seal of Armor
9

Greater Glyph of Attack Damage
9

Greater Quintessence of Lethality
3


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Masteries

Masteries
1/5
3/5
4/1
1/1
2/5
3/1
2/1
4/1
2/5
1/1
1/1
1/5
3/1
1/1
1/

As far as masteries go i chose these to give Darius a bit more kick in his attacks and more armor to withstand attacks from champions and especially from minions because come lets be real you cant enjoy a kill if you die right after from being killed by minions


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Items

these items are mostly to give Darius the most possible damage along with survivability Giving him armor and attack damage manly focused on fighting AD champions


now these items do pretty much the same thing as the first builds which is increasing damage and survivability but this is mostly focused on being able to resist AP champions if that is whats giving you the most trouble


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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

now the first ability you should be getting isDecimate at 1,4,5,7,9 so you can begin harrasing early game and dealing pretty good damage to any melee champions that are trying to pick up minion kills. second should be your Apprehend which you should be getting at 2,10,12,17,18, because now you have the option of pulling your enemies toward you and any other of your fellow champions so you can deal a lot of burst damage and leave the with little or no health finally you should obtain Crippling Strike at 3,8,13,14,15 so you can begin to slow and really deal damage to your opponent's and finally Noxian Guillotine which you can grab at levels 6,11,16


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Summoner Spells

For Darius i tend to run Ghost and Ignite

Reasons for these Summoner Spells

Ghost

    helps catch up to escaping champions
    helps you run away from potentially fatal encounters
    good way to rapidly run to a certain place on the map when needed

Ignite
    helps deal extra damage to champions
    good for when enemy champion runs away with low health


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Tips

Here Are Some Useful Tips on how to use Darius

* Good Escape Combo: Ghost+ shurelya's reverie
* High Damage Combo: Apprehend + Decimate + Crippling Strike
* Initiate a Fight: Apprehend + Ignite + Hemorrhage


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Summary

Darius is a very high damage output champion which will make a good addition to almost any team its always good too pair him up with a champion that has good damage or CC. people that i found worcked very well with garen are Lux, Garen, Alistar, and Varus to only name a few. so go out there and show them the power of NOXUS!