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Darius Build Guide by Jewceratops

Top [11.20] Season 11 KiNG of Top - Darius Guide

Top [11.20] Season 11 KiNG of Top - Darius Guide

Updated on October 11, 2021
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Runes: Easy Matchups

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Legend: Alacrity
Last Stand

Nimbus Cloak

+10% Attack Speed
+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+6 Armor


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LoL Summoner Spell: Flash


LoL Summoner Spell: Ghost


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[11.20] Season 11 KiNG of Top - Darius Guide

By Jewceratops

Trinity Force
synergizes with Darius kit very well. On the other hand the build path is really bad and the HP gained is really low. After 2+ items Trinity Force is better than other Stridebreaker.

Divine Sunderer
high HP and offers alot of sustain. Since his Noxian Might gives him tons of Bonus AD extra HP is always good on Darius. The buildpath is decent, sadly the mythic passive is not the best for Darius. Into tanks this item is REALLY good and since patch 11.20 it has become even better.

strong stats and high amount of HP. Darius scales well with HP since his Noxian Might gives him tons of damage. Darius has one of the highest base regens in game and the passive from Goredrinker offers extra damage when low HP. The buildpath is really good!( Ironspike Whip early gives enormous pushing power).

without the dash this item felt not as good, but there are still some Darius OTP's that have success with this item. With good positioning and if your team has a Frontline besides you this item makes it really hard to kite Darius. The build path is good, but other items just seem to have better stats or an better active/passive. Against a full ranged comp this item works well.

7% movement speed and attack speed for only 1k gold. If possible fit this in after mythic. It is pretty cheesy if Crippling Strike crits it does hurt alot.

Sterak's Gage
allows Darius to skirmish much safer and offers good damage. One of the best items on Darius. Extra HP and AD are great for Darius. Plus Darius Hemorrhage procs the passive and keeps you in combat for what also gives a bigger shield.

Black Cleaver
strong stats and offers movementspeed even from Hemorrhage. Downside is that there is no shield and the armor pen is not really needed since Apprehend's Passive is enough for most games plus Noxian Guillotine deals true damage.
If the enemy builds Serpent's Fang early Black Cleaver is a good alternative to Sterak's Gage.


Dead Man's Plate
the 40ms passive makes this item really strong on champs like Darius. Even tho it is expensive for it's stats it is worth it.

Force of Nature
good movementspeed item with HP and MR, buy this if enemy has a big AP Carry or 2-3 AP heavy champs.

Anathema's Chains
this item offers an insane amount of HP and you can bind the biggest threat (assassin, burst mage). Darius biggest weakness is getting killed before he can ramp up his damage. Also the HP scales insanely well with Sterak's Gage and Gargoyle Stoneplate.

Gargoyle Stoneplate
offers good amount of survivability for Darius, but the buildpath is pretty bad.

Wit's End
good magic resist item that offers on hit damage and movement speed.

Death's Dance
good armor item that offers good survivability against burst.


Guardian Angel
good against a fed assassin/burst mage. Also Darius Hemorrhage stacks last longer than Guardian Angel revive animation, so you don't lose your stacks immediately.

OR OR Anti Heal Items depend on the game. There is no clear best item.
Chempunk Chainsword
Mortal Reminder

OR Either of those items are good as 4th+ item if you need more resistance.
Force of Nature
Randuin's Omen

All other Tank Items are great for Darius, since late game his role is more that of a tank than a bruiser.

Darius job in Lane is to punish the enemy for using long cooldown spells. You want to setup a freeze and zone the enemy by threatening an all in. Don't short trade too much with the enemy or you won't have enough HP to get your passive in an all in before you die.


There are only a few champs that Darius can not beat with starting W Lv1. Against Meele try to get lv2 first and all in if possible. Against ranged farm as much as possible, but do NOT trade HP for minions. The enemy jungler can dive you on the canon wave and you will fall behind very hard.

The goal is to crash wave 3 and get a deep ward. This does not work against ranged champs or if you need to reset because of the Lv1/Lv2 all in.

After hitting Lv6 you want to look for all in windows after the enemy used a crutial cooldown.

Look to fight for objectives with your sums up. Try to avoid skirmishes without your Summoner Spells and time your sums with neutral objective timers.


Get your Noxian Might from a tank or low mobility champion before diving into the enemy team. Do NOT flash in 3+ enemy champions expecting to get the passive before they kill you.


Take as many ressources as possible. Enemy jungle should be your jungle. Deny as much ressources as possible by crashing waves in the tower and if possible zone the enemy away from the tower.


Depending on the amount of enemy engage options you need to group more against a Kled/Malph then u need against a Nasus/Fiora.

Darius Late game is more of a tank than a damage dealer. So you have to protect your team and look for good Flash Apprehend combos to pick someone.


At this point in game you just want to peel for your strongest carry. Stand next to them and deny the enemy a chance to kill them.

Darius Noxian Guillotine is a leap what enables him to jump over small walls. This works against Yorick Dark Procession, Anivia's Crystallize and Jarvan' Cataclysm. Snares or getting grounded on the other hand disables the ability to ult. So avoid spells like Cassiopia's Miasma.
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