Darius Build Guide by Justkb
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Runes: CONQ STANDARD
+10% Attack Speed
+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+10% Attack Speed
+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+10% Attack Speed
+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+10% Attack Speed
+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+8 Magic Resist
Ability Order ABILITY ORDER
Threats & Synergies
This is a very difficult matchup! I would recommend taking Conq with Sorcery, this with nimbus clock and celerity. Your goal in this lane is to let her push and run her down with your Jungler at level 3. If this is not successful you need to make sure she burns, flash and that the jungle repeat ganks her. When trading try to save your E for when she gets greedy and Q's into you. If you can rush Tabi and phage with a bramble vest you can take favorable trades and look for the all in when she is below 50% HP. When she hits level 6 make sure that you disengage and fight her without ult! It's far too risky to fight her without as she can dodge your E very easily. I would just ban if I was you at the moment she is very strong into Darius.
Kennen When playing against Kennen make sure that you rush Merc's as soon as possible! Try and force trades after he uses E while also positioning behind minions to prevent his Q hitting you. This makes it harder for him to free trade you with Q, W. If you can get a gun early you can snowball against him hard with an early phage and you can always run him down after he uses E with ghost. You beat him hard late game as you can itemize very well into him.
This is a hard lane for Darius as Cassiopeia can poke from range and stay out of combat with Phase Rush. Make sure you dodge her Q as then she will have to waste her W to stop you from trading. Make sure that you start Dorans Sheild and rush Mercs treads! Your third item has to be an Adaptive helm!
More annoying than effective! Make sure that you take Dorans Shield and that you are able to get Q's off against him tower at level 2! Once you get Merc Treads you can safely Q his towers while trying to dodge his stun. If you can take out 2 towers without his response make sure you try to run him down and finish him off.
Laning against Jayce early is really difficult! He can disengage from your lockdown with his Hammer Form E as well as his kite ability in his gun form. In this lane, I take phase rush and try to stay healthy until level 3! At level 3 take a full E, W, Q trade and back out with phase rush. You should end up healthier than the Jayce! Try and bait the next trade with your jungle and run him down with Ghost after he uses Hammer form E. Rush Tabi's and take Dead man's third if you start to fall behind.
If you can land your E, it's fairly easy to reposition yourself behind her and run her down. If she plays very safe, try and freeze the lane and wait for your jungle!
Teemo is annoying, but as long as you don't die to him early he shouldn't be a problem! Try not to waste your W when you are blinded and wait out the duration before attacking! A Teemo's team fighting is dreadful, so make sure you have ghost and flash up and use him as a stacking tool when he falls out of position. If you find this matchup hard you can go phase rush and let the first 3 waves push, while staying healthy and running him down level 3 with ease. The only problem will be that you won't scale into the late game as hard compared to conquerer.
This is a skill matchup that favors Darius. Try to bait out his first Q at level 1 and then hit yours! Try to rush him at level 2 and force a big wave under his tower at level 3. You should be able to back on an extra Dblade and completely out trade him once the wave pushes back in your favor. If you get ahead, make sure you buy an executioner as this significantly reduces his healing. If you are ahead Aatrox shouldn't pose any threat to you. If you are behind, then build a bramble vest and wait till level 16 3 items to stomp him.
She is very annoying to lane against as she can go in and out of Darius's abilities. Rush mercs in this lane and try not to get hit by her empowered autos after she Q's. Only go in against her after she has used her shroud, and start trades with your Q.
Camille can be a problem early if you fail to respect her shield and her W. Make sure you are poking her with Q in the early laning phase, while also being wary of lane position. You can pull her out of the E2 so try and take extended trades once you have achieved this! Don't be fearful of taking early trade damage as you will mostly always win extended trades against her. Please be careful late game as she does outscale you! You need to press your lead during the midgame.
In all honesty, as long as you're not facing a challenger Fiora you really can't lose as Darius, contrary to popular belief. Start Dsheild and play inside your minions, when she goes to a Q trade with yours. Make sure that when she starts the engage you must wait for her W to then hit yours! You need to be really sneaky and mask when you use your E, for example, if she QAAW avoid the W then Q instantly E and run her down. Rush Bramble every time! Remember, you win at 5 stacks before 40mins! I see so many Darius players fearing Fiora but she has to play the lane a lot more cautiously and cleanly to create a lead for herself. One big issue I see is that players fear her scaling! In the current meta and state of the game, it is very hard for the game to go 40+ minutes so have confidence!
This lane is very annoying for Darius! He will constantly poke you down with Q and Grasp. Make sure you rush tabi and take trades when he has used his barrels. If you are smart enough, you can AA W to destroy the barrels quickly. Try to fight him at level 3 with E and force early trades. Good luck.
Go Phaserush and try to run him down at level 3 once the wave is near your tower! You can beat him at all stages of the game if you have higher HP than him and he has no E! Rush Tabi's and phage and look to bait his E! if you are losing early you can comeback into the game significantly at level 11 and once more at level 16. Try not to let him proc his passive too much as the movement speed will be too much to handle.
This is very favorable to Darius before level 6 so you need to abuse this. Force jungle pressure and control the waves so that you can freeze and stop her scaling harder. when she is 6 make sure you instantly disengage if she hits you with an E, and even if she doesn't try to not fight her inside tentacles. I would recommend going executioners early into a Tri - Ster and forcing any mistakes she makes with your jungler.
This lane depends on how well, Jax does in the early trading! If you can land 2 clean Q's without getting hit by his E at level 1 you can snowball the lane very hard! Make sure you take your E level 2 to disengage if he tries to leap on you! rush phage and try to get Trinity quickly to push your lead. Once he gets BORK the lane becomes difficult, you will need to purchase bramble and start to wait on Ster. Jax's main weakness is his tilt! Try to pressure him with the jungler and make sure he doesn't just get to free farm.
Kayle before level 6 is easy. Don't push the wave and try to force mistakes out of her at level 3. If you get a lead try to snowball by tower diving her and pressuring top hard. Be wary though if the game goes past 35mins she will beat you!
This is a purely skill-based matchup! If you can fight him within your wave you should win sustained trades. Make sure that you can avoid his Q as the heal reduction limits your sustain. You beat him until he hits level 11. Try not to trade with him if he has his W up as this increases his burst significantly. Once he dismounts try to get close and time your E with his Q. Kill him as fast as possible once he has dismounted.
This can be difficult if you allow him to get free trades off early. You have much better range, which means you can poke him down with E, Q, W at level 3, just don't make sure you are pushed as his Q and gap close will become a problem for you. I would recommend rushing phage and poking with Q, using the movement speed to avoid his Axe’s, while also ensuring the wave doesn’t perma push. Once you Hit level 6 with Phage and Tabi you can look to fight him if you can bait out his W.
Pantheon is heavily favored early game, but he falls off hard. If you manage to dodge his empowered Q you can engage him. Try not to use your ult until he has used his E, bait this out with Q’s and you E to get him in close. I would recommend waiting until level 6 to hard engage or waiting for a clear ganking opportunity.
Level 1 and 2 favor Darius, but at level 3 he can dodge your Q while also stunning you and escaping at the same time… try to poke with Q and bait out his E by stepping back inside the wave. If you manage to get a freeze off in lane it is very favorable for you as he must push up and burn his cooldowns to do anything. You do outscale Renekton but it is harder due to the Blade buffs. Try and fight him when you have at least Tri-ster alongside bramble and Tabi.
She is still ok, her changes make her lane sustain more annoying but she needed it, to be honest, just don't go for crazy trades and waste mana early. Look to build early tabi and hp and outlast her in long trades in which you win hard. I would also recommend going Grasp into this matchup, it is very successful at deterring a riven from short trades as you can end up gaining a lot from them while the wave still shoves in your favor. Also building HP vs Riven is very effective as this slows down her powerspike especially at level 6.
It can be difficult if you take a bad early trade. They usually take E first so try and farm within your wave. Look to poke with Q and once the wave is shoving you can run him down at level 3 once he uses W. He must use a lot of mana early to shove u in so try and capitalize on this and track his mana costs. Rush Mercs into this matchup. If the game goes too late he will just burst and poke you down with ease.
It can be difficult if you take a bad early trade. They usually take E first so try and farm within your wave. Look to poke with Q and once the wave is shoving you can run him down at level 3 once he uses W. He must use a lot of mana early to shove u in so try and capitalize on this and track his mana costs.
This is free for Darius if you can zone him from the wave as soon as possible. Make sure you land all the Q's you can so he has to heal with his Rage. You can abuse your range with W and E allowing him to be kited and poked inside both waves. Try not to fall behind in CS and make sure you rush tabi and phage.
This is not too bad for Darius as you will almost certainly have a base movement speed advantage. Rush phage and try and get on him as much as possible. you can land your E whenever he goes to auto the wave, just make sure he uses Phase rush and his W before hard engaging on him.
You can abuse Cho if he uses his Q too frequently within the wave. Once you have a freeze it is really easy to run him down with a Flash E, W, AA Q to then finish him off near his tower. This has a high success rate when Cho is at about 60% HP.
Rush Executioner's Calling. Make sure you avoid his Q with minions as this will automatically push the wave in your favor. make sure you can land your E, Q outside of his minions as this will invite ganks. You should be able to still beat him late game with your true damage and sustain with Q.
Garen is so free for Darius its kinda unreal. You can free poke him with Q and kite out his Q with your E. Make sure if he goes in hard you can still land a Q, W AA before his Q lands. The only way you lose is if you engage him at half hp and he has his ult up. Just keep poking him in lane and set up a nice engage once you are level 6 and have higher HP than he does.
Don't fight her when she has her passive stacked!!! make sure you are only fighting her inside her wave as she cannot stack her passive as easily. If you can dodge her E and then you can set up the rest of you engage with an easy Q into AA, W, AA E, AA, and R. It is easy for her to beat you once she gets blade now so wait until you have completed Trinity in order to re-engage her.
You win this matchup early, but you have to be able to get a sustainable lead otherwise he can come into the game post level 6. Make sure you get your passive as soon as you can and try to avoid his E, as this can ruin your Q hitbox. If you can cast your Ult early to avoid the shield and kite back the trade until your Q is off cooldown.
It is easier to beat Ornn now as you can get away with rushing phage into boots, then going Blade into this matchup. Make sure you always pull his E as he can chain cc you too death. Try and only fight him at level 6 until 13 and then at level 16.
You can win this matchup hard if you can dodge his E or if he uses his W prematurely. Try to stick to one side of him when trading with him as this will ensure his passive won’t shred you. Capitalize on the mistakes he makes as this will make as it is easy to do in this matchup. Watch out for your HP once he gets to level 6.
Just a big yikes tbh, I'm really confused at what the peeps at Riot HQ thought with this one? I guess they were too busy listening to all the Wu mains crying about his terrible win-rate. Just ban Wukong tbh, he has 2 ways to gap close inside your Q, his sustain can match Darius's while also having the chance to cast his Ult twice which can slow down stacking. The Blade Buffs just mean the only time in the game you can fight him is if he is somehow level 15 to your 16.
You can poke him and dominate every aspect of the lane here! just freeze and watch as his cs falls below 75% of yours. just make sure to ping missing as he can just press R on your mid laner and they will flame you for it.
Poke with auto's and run him down at level 3.if he dodges your Q with his E, press ghost and end him. if you get far enough ahead you can easily 2v1 the jungler as Moakai becomes a stacking tool.
One of the easiest Darius lanes. you bully him so hard that all you need to be careful of is constantly getting ganked. If you are a level up, on him and have over 50% more hp don't be afraid to attempt the 2v1!
Yasuo can only stand in lane against Darius at level 1 and 2. After this once he has shoved brainlessly, run him down with ghost and try to E his E to land an easy Q. Once he hits level 6, try to trade close and time his knock-up with your E so that he can't ult. Yasou does outscale you but the game should be over by then.
Sion eats your Q! make sure you are avoiding his Q and landing clean E's in lane. try and poke him down and force him out of lane early to start building a sustainable lead.
Auto-space him with your W like you would a Tryndamere. Make sure you play around his W, it's longer than everything you have apart from your E! If you can poke with Q and try to avoid fighting in minions. You beat him hard late game once u get some armor!! Try to all in him when he uses W and kill him before it comes back online!!
This is Darius favored, don't underestimate Shen's early burst. You can start to beat him hard at level 6, try to pressure waves so he doesn't ult, look to run him down once he has used his taunt.
As long as you try not to get a leash early you can handle his first wave pressure and absorb the minion aggro with your Q on him. Make sure you hard engage him as much as possible once you hit level 3 and also try to freeze when your jungler is topside! Easy lane once you get ahead but can be a nightmare if you somehow fall behind.
Yes.... she is back!!! Someone at Riot HQ thought lets buff her again because she's underperforming in bot lane..... Well guess what she is back in top lane. I would recommend to either dodge or if u can't wait till level 3 and try to run her down with jungle pressure. If she has barrier then you can't do much just wait till 6 and try to spit and snowball against her.
try not to get cheesed level 1 or 2 by his W damage. Make sure you engage him once his E has fully finished and his sheild depleted. You can easily run him down level 3 if he tries to engage on you and misses his E. If you are struggling rush Black cleaver and play around your jungler. Normally you would rush trinity into ster and snowball against him at all levels. The only scare might be if he is able to cheese you and somehow freeze early.
Champion Build Guide
Hi, My name is Just1kb. I've been a league player since the end of Season 2 and have experienced a lot during my time. I've peaked at 80lp Diamond 1 in season 9 and am now currently sat at 14LP in Diamond 1
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I never started out a gamer, i was unlucky as to how gaming was viewed around me growing up, i didn't have the luxury of Call Of Duty MW2 lobbies when i was younger or even growing up with any games console for that matter.i built my first PC when i turned 15 and started playing league ever since! I have never been naturally gifted when it comes to video games! it has taken me over 6 years of grinding and 6 years of learning to get where i am now! i hope this guide shows you some simple tips and ideas on how to improve your Darius gameplay! and i hope you tune in to my stream to say hi!! I Stream daily as part of the Fnatic Network on Twitch.tv/Just1kb.
I started playing league back in season 2, i had never played ranked and i only started to really climb when i could put more hours into the game! I have huge amounts of Darius experience in every ELO starting in Silver when I picked up Darius in S5. This guide provides the basics of playing Darius in EUW and how u can play him effectively and climb easily. This year i am currently aiming to get masters and hopefully higher!!!
This champion is tons of fun and **** anyone who says otherwise! Its no big secret that Darius doesn't have the skill expression other champions do, i think the most enjoyable thing about playing this champion is that he can highlight mistakes in your opponents game which makes playing him even more satisfying, the enemy player realizes they could of done more but they were just unable to due to the lack of positioning or not reading your cool-downs. This has actually led me to preferring to play against ranged counter picks in top lane, purely because they don't know their champion limits and they make way more mistakes! Happy Dunking people! I hope this guide helps at every rank! cheers, KB :D
+ Incredible amounts of damage.
+ Very difficult to kill due to his ability to heal back.
+ an win entire teamfights by himself.
+ Can punish mistakes very easily.
+ Able to turn a jungle gank into a double kill.
+ Free armour penetration.
+ He can go down but he is never out.
A feeding Darius can easily get back
into the game with a few kills in a team fight.
+ Good Survivability.
+ Helpful in team fights.
+ Ranged Skills.
+ Can deal TONS of damage.
+ Very low mana cost on ALL of his abilities.
+ Decimate deals massive damage if the enemy is hit properly.
+ Noxian Guillotine refreshed after a successful kill with it.
+ HE IS MADE FOR A PENTAKILL!!
- very easy to kite.
-Missing your E means death.
-In higher elo's landing your Q is difficult as its easy to spot.
-Falls off Post 40-50mins
-if u are behind early its a struggle.
Hemorrhage is the most important part of the Darius kit. The bonus AD you can get by reaching 5 stacks in teamfights or in lane can swing the gamestate in your favour at the right time. Everything you do in lane must be situated around this passive, as knowing when to trade passively with lower stacks and when to reach 5 stacks can influence how much of an early bully you are in lane! The bonus AD reaching 5 stacks gives you amplifies every other ability as they scale on this amplified damage. The key within teamfights is making sure you spend the maximum amount of time up with Noxian Might This way you can guarantee the maximum amount of damage.
Decimate(Q) is essential to master in order to effectively hit your enemies at the edge of the blade, It gives Darius massive amounts of 1v1,1v2 and 1v3 pressure as the healing you can get scales on how many targets you can hit with the edge of the blade (up to 3). It has a relatively low mana cost but you can run out easily if you try and spam it, make sure you use it effectively and only last hit with it when you are behind or in an unfavorable, or ranged matchup.
Crippling Strike (W) This is used as an auto reset to get Noxian Might quicker during a combo. It can also be used in conjunction with flash to get you quick and unexpected kills. It scales of Noxian Might and can be used on towers to split push effectively. It has a low cooldown and can be reset in half and the mana refunded when it is used as the killing blow. This is an essential tool when learning to last hit under your tower and its 90% slow is useful when keeping targets in range of your other abilities in order to get easy kills.
Apprehend (E) This ability is essential to doing well with Darius, landing this can grant you easy kills or assists. Using this well will make you effective even against ranged poke. The armor pen is really nice into tanks, and can help you transfer into the mid game. the best combo you should use with it is an (E) auto (W) as the (E) has a slow built into it. You can also (E) AA and w if you are fast enough as this will guarantee 5 stacks. Your (E) is essential in engaging in team fights as you can hook multiple people and engaging match winning team fights!!!!
Noxian Guillotine (R) The SLAM DUNK!! This ultimate is insane and can be essential in winning fights. This move is the ultimate finishing move!! Combined with your 5 stacks of Hemorrhage, you become an absolute monster in teamfights. At rank 3, if Noxian Guillotine kills its target, its cooldown resets completely!! You can combo this ability in a 2v1 in order to completely change the outcome of a lane once you hit level 6. You need to be careful as this ability counts as a dash, so any other moves for example Miasma cancel it.
Be careful when leashing jungles as your passive hurts now, i would recommend getting Red to 900hp and backing out! instead of 5 stacks. your sustain and clear from behind using the jungle camps is lightly buffed. Its not insane and the clear is still lackluster.
BONUS PHYSICAL DAMAGE 50/55/60/65/70% total attack damage ⇒ 40/45/50/55/60% total attack damage
COST 30 mana ⇒ 40 mana
E - APPREHEND
COST 45 mana ⇒ 70/60/50/40/30 mana
These nerfs will only hit lower skilled players who can't control their Mana correctly, i actually like this change as it means there can be some more skill expression when playing Darius.
The W change is acceptable as he is still really effective in low elo, just down to the champion being able to capitalistic on mistakes easily. It is now just as important to save your E, and use it to decide fights instead of wasting it!
ITEM BUILD Caulfield's Warhammer + Pickaxe + Vampiric Scepter + 625g ⇒ Caulfield’s Warhammer + Aegis of the Legion + Vampiric Scepter + 500g
STATS 80 attack damage, 10% cooldown reduction ⇒ 50 attack damage, 30 armor, 30 magic resist, 10% cooldown reduction
UNIQUE PASSIVE Stores 30% of all post-mitigation damage received and takes it as damage over time true damage ⇒ Stores 20% of all post-mitigation damage received for melee champions (30% for ranged champions) and takes it as damage over time true damage.
THIS!! THIS!!! THIS!!! LETS GOOOO!! This is massive for Darius it means that now we have another option once we finish tri-ster or cleaver-ster. the armor and MR alongside the Cool-down reduction means that our mid-game should be more rewarding and we shouldn't slow down too much into late game! The build path is nice as it allows us to choose the component required depending on if we are ahead or if we are falling behind!! nice job riot! i really like this change!!
19-03-2020 - tried Deaths Dance in a couple of games, i really like it!! i would argue that it is viable second if you go trinity first, not if you go cleaver due to the lack of HP and the need to get Sterak's for the damage amp! Make sure however you look at the team comps and build it around that first and foremost as the MR can become useless against a full ad comp as the damage doesn't make up for the efficiency. I would also argue that building Legion as a component after your Tri-Force or Black Cleaver is essential, then go Sterak's and finally finish your Deaths Dance afterwards!
20-03-2020 - i recommend getting DD third and then going situational, u still really need the Ster power spike second!
COOLDOWN 360 seconds ⇒ 420-240 (levels 1-18) seconds
(NEW)CAN'T CATCH ME Grants 3 seconds of 30-50% movement speed upon teleport completion based on character level (increased by 10% at levels 6 and 11)
Ghost is still OP, but i really like where they are heading with this! it might make TP viable on Darius in more situations but i wouldn't take it standard on him, maybe in clash or in master and above!
Dear Riot! i actually like this patch, i feel like Darius ban rate will fall due to these 'nerfs' but his overall skill expression and impact will likely stay stable!(in higher elo) i have a grave feeling that his win-rate will tank in low Elo, due to this mana change and people falling behind, building Deaths Dance and having no mana to back up the early E costs! But!!! we shall See!
1. Go Trinity whenever possible! This is down to the mana changes and sitting on an early sheen really helps you through to mid game!
2. Don't underestimate Gangplank! His passive make him deceptively strong and more and more players are picking him up again i have found!
3. Don't take Deaths Dance second! please go DD third or fourth, you need to get your Ster second, it is still very effective on Darius.
4. TP into certain match-ups is viable, for example Shen and now also Wukong if you need too.
5. Riven buffs are nothing to be afraid of for the next patch. from what i have seen they are only buffing her base health regen from 7-8.5.
6. Be prepared for Darius to stay like this for a while. at the moment he has a slightly negative winrate in Bronze, Silver, Gold and Plat. whereas in Diamond he has a slightly positive winrate! This is exactly what Riot intended and its commendable.
- Going to be posting a Phase Rush video soon! stay posted!
2. make sure that you play safer early as camp is more likely.
3. Corruption pot first back is not a bad idea at the moment.
4. look to bann champs such as Syndra and Ezreal, they are picked way more frequently and can hurt you alot in the current meta.
5. Tp is still not a great alternative to ghost.
6. Sett players are learning how to beat Darius quite comfatably which is a problem.
7. Going Blade third or fourth is actually fairly viable. If you build it first you need to be really far ahead as it is very punishable.
8. Man i hate this patch.....
1.Gnar will still be annoying, but the buffs won't really effect his laning against Darius. The E damage late game might cause some problems but as long as you trade with him near the end of his form change you should be ok.
2.You might start seeing some Kayn's top. Don't fear this! you can still destroy him as long as you long trade him! make sure you avoid his W at all costs as the slow is now 90% allowing him to dodge your Q if you use it too early.
3.Quinn might be played more so be carefull and read up on my matchup.
4.Wukong is not as bad anymore, aslong as you can bait out his E you are able to beat him alot easier now! Still be carefull at level 6 if you are below half hp.
5.Sanguine blade could become more viable due to the price if you are looking to split push on Darius, i would build it 3rd or 4th.
6. Good luck this patch everyone!!
2.Kled is easier to pressure. Kled's cooldown increases means that you can set the frequency of the trading early, as you have 3 more seconds to force him into a trade without his Q.
3. Moakie can be abused a bit harder. If you manage to get some more sustain earlier you can force Moakie out of lane due to his early mana costs.
4.Be careful of Soraka top. because her base damage has gone up again, you might see her in the toplane. Play safe and wait for ganks!! don't shove as she will bait with Barrier and call for Jungle help.
5.Twisted Fate will be played more. TF has been given loads of buffs in recent patches so please respect his level 6 and Gold card!
6.UDYR has placebo buffs! He won't do anything more than he already does, if he is picked into you kill him and if you have him on your team hope he is an OTP.
2. ADC buffs..... this is gonna be rough for Darius! Try and ban Vayne every single game. If you get into a lane vs Ezreal or lucian its still best to dodge.
3. ALways go Socery second!! The movespeed buffs to items such as Zeal, PD, RFC, Static and Runaan's is gonna make it even harder to Gap close.
1. NEWGHOSTING THE BUILD-UP Ghost's movement speed now activates instantly
NEWTAKEDOWN MS EXTENSION Ghost's increased movement speed duration now extends by 4-7 seconds (levels 1-18) when you get a takedown
MOVEMENT SPEED 28-45% (levels 1-18) ⇒ 20-40% (levels 1-18)
COOLDOWN 180 seconds ⇒ 210 seconds - This is insane for Darius!! nimbus is now a must and will be even stronger!!!
2. UPDATEDUNFLINCHING - Gain 10% slow resist and 10% Tenacity. Gain up to 20% more slow resist and Tenacity based on missing health. - really nice for situational matchups! however i would still be taking Sorcery second!!
Overall these changes will help darius alot concerning teamfighting!! it is essential that you can save your sums for team fighting as to get the resets!!!
2.Wukong is still doing very well into Darius i would consider banning him if you don't know who else to ban in this patch.
3. Another problem this patch is alot of champions Darius does well into are not getting the same amount of play time compared to last patch, as people are more inclined to outright counter him now instead of playing out the matchup. For example people would rather pick Quinn, Vayne or Wukong over Morde, sylas and yousu in the toplane comparably, even if these are comfort picks. For the first time in over a Year Darius has a negative wineate in Diamond+ EUW at 49% with a ban rate of 35%. I think if people just played out matchups this would be even lower! Lets hope these ghost buffs do the job in Patch 10.14.
2. Riven might be played more so take that into consideration.
3.Boring patch other than that for Darius.
2.Fiora is similar with her Q buff as she can use it more often and go for poke trades more in lane!
Nimbus Cloak got nerfed a bit but i feel like it is still the best choice for Darius just due to the mobility! but if you are struggling you can go bone plating and unflinching or even second wind.
3.Akalie will be more of a problem but she is easy to deal with once you know how!
4.The rest of the ADC buffs were necessary for them, its just if we see them in toplane it could be a slight issue.
5.When Yone gets released i feel like he wont be that much of a problem for a good Darius as you can bait his cool-downs and force out longer trades.
1. Aatrox has been buffed but i don't think this will make him too much more effective into a decent Darius if you play the matchup well enough.
2. You can actually gap close Cait a bit easier now!
3. Still ban Eve in low to mid elo!
4. Kai is going to be played a bit more but i still feel like Cait is overall stronger in the botlane.
1. Darius ban rate is acceptable now in high Elo!
2. I feel like nimbus might be swapped out for resolve very soon!
3. Still OP with ghost and not a champion without it, way too reliant on sums which i feel hinders his overall performance.
4. been playing a lot better this patch with him. Maybe due to indirect nerfs on other champions this patch.
5. Sona Lux lane gets slightly nerfed which is nice for High elo!
6. Yone nerf does nothing against Darius. Easy before, even easier now.
2. kayle adjust makes her slightly stronger in the Top lane, she will be able to trade for longer in lane with less resources.
3. Sett nerfs again benefit Darius in this matchup. You can buy an phage without the need to feel scared of his Q dmg now.
4. Shen nerfs are really nice for Darius. His shield is -10 at all levels.
5. Xin might be cheese picked possibly, his W change makes his trading very nice at early levels.
2. Akalie Q damage nerfed by 5 at all levels, this reduces her wave-clear especially early but she can still 1 shot you if they play the matchup poorly and don't respect her at level 6.
3. Aphelios is a champion again be cautious.
4. Irelia R has been buffed be careful of the small added burst it gives her especially at late game. However the laning phases doesn't change at all.
5. Lucian nerfs do nothing and he will still be played top and mid into most melee matchups.
6. Sivir makes a return, this could be an issue as she can speed up the entire enemy team if you look to hard engage with Ghost.
7. Vayne buffs are not a problem if you perma ban her every game.