Darius Build Guide by n00b656
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Darius! Since he came out I decided I would go ahead and buy him. I played one custom game to try him out. After I did I was thinking, and decided he would be a great at Jungling, and I was right. I have yet to have a bad game with this build. Finish reading my guide and you will see why!
Pros / Cons
- Good Initiator
- Great Ganker
- Fast Jungler
- Stacking Damage Passive
- Good in Team Fights
- Ultimate is True Damage
- Darius is Focused a lot
- Does not have a good escape
- Must be Aggressive
- Easy to CC
- Bad Against Long Range
- Kill Stealing Ultimate(Most people think)
These are the main runes that I would use and why
Greater Mark of Attack Damage
Greater Seal of Mana Regeneration
Greater Glyph of Scaling Magic Resist
Greater Quintessence of Lethality
Greater Mark of Attack Damage is great because it helps so much at the beginning of the game and it allows me to chose a defensive item instead of an damage item.
Greater Glyph of Scaling Magic Resist will help a ton late game considering a lot of the items I like to buy in the build are defense items.
Greater Seal of Replenishment will help a lot when you do not have blue and it is down, and also with lane survivability.
Greater Quintessence of Desolation will just rip through early game tanks, which allows for a more successful gank.
I went 8/22/0 in my masteries because it allows you to stay in jungle a lot longer, and helps me early game with making a successful gank.
The items I chose, in my opinion are great. It makes for great damage output and it makes Darius very beefy.
I like to start out with Cloth Armor and Health Potion x5. After i get around 700 gold I go back and by Ninja Tabi and also buy a couple more Potions if needed. Ninja Tabi are great boots to get especially early game, it will allow you to come in quicker on ganks and move through your jungle faster, and it will stop a lot of incoming damage. Saving a lot of life early game, in and out of the jungle. After I finish out the boots I like to go ahead and start with a Vampiric Scepter, which will lead into an Wriggle's Lantern. But before I finish the Wriggle's Lantern I like to buy a Giant's Belt, it will make you extra tough to kill, and it shouldn't be too long before you have it. After you get your belt, go ahead and finish out your Wriggle's Lantern. Next I like to get myself a Frozen Mallet. Frozen Mallet is a great choice since as Darius you only have one slow, but with the Mallet you can keep them slowed. It will also Beef you up more, with health and damage. Once you finish your mallet go ahead buy The Bloodthirster. This will help a lot with lane survivability and helping yourself stay alive in fights especially 1v1. Next you will want to buy an Randuin's Omen. A lot of people seem to think Darius is not good in team fights for some reason. I completely disagree. But if you happen to have someone on your team that thinks so, maybe a Randuin's will help redeem yourself. It will also make yourself in team fights and or a 1v1. After that you Completed my build. You are free to buy yourself an Thornmail or an Force of Nature depending on what champions you are facing on the opposing team.
The only Summoner Spells I would use on Darius Jungle is Ghost and Smite. Having Exhaust is kind of redundant, considering you have a pull back and a slow. Using Ghost will help you make successful ganks and help you get through your jungle a lot faster. Using Smite is kind of a given. It will help you kill blue and red a lot earlier in the game.
Although many people may think Darius ultimate Noxian Guillotine is meant for kill stealing, it is not. Darius is a great character to feed, and is very easy to feed. If you are playing with friends and they do not mind feeding you it is a great strategy.
You can pull monsters and champions through walls. Keep that in mind if you are trying to steal the enemy teams buff, or steal it from someone taking yours.
Leave comments or message me and tell me what you think I should add to the build, or suggestions. I will be posting a video of game play here soon.