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[13.10] Season 13 KiNG of Top - Darius Guide
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+10% Attack Speed
+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+10% Attack Speed
+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
Darius Passive Ability
Threats & Synergies
Play around her E cooldown. Only all in with sums.
Play around her E. Farm up and ping her missing, she can roam pretty well and snowball off your team.
If the Jayce is good this matchup should be unplayable for Darius. The key to too all in him the moment he swaps to Ranged Form. He has no Tools to deal with Darius for a while after swapping to his Ranged form.
Cancle 3rd Q and don't fight her with ult up. Kite her Q and make her use all her spells for movement and not for dmg.
Poke with Q and hook him before/while he uses the E. Can be run down after his E is down.
Dodge her Q's and play around her W cooldown since she can deny u the ultimate.
Play around his W cooldown OR hook him right before using ulti so he can not shield the damage.
Don't ever hook into her W. She hard outscales, so u need to get ahead early-mid.
Without sums he is easy to run down even with his blind up. Just don't get poked too hard to all in. Run past him when u are blinded, since u can not attack him anyway.
Avoid getting poked by her Q. She loses out on alot of energy if she does not hit. Play around her W cooldown and respect her E dmg since it has the most dmg in her kit.
Darius wins early. Do not fight in the cage. And play around the E.
Play around her W cooldown and don't all in into her ultimate.
Ignite Wukong level 6+ can 100-0 even into boneplate. But with his ult down he becomes killable. Use your passive to see if he uses his W.
Respect her Stacks and dodge the E. Hardly depends on how skilled the Irelia is. Hook before Q to guarantee a hit.
Boring to play against and almost impossible to kill in lane. Easy target to stack and does not have CC to stop Darius in skirmishes. Farming lane.
Dodge his Q's! Play around the Q cooldown it is pretty long early. With his ult up Aatrox is hard to kite and gets a masssive stat boost.
He can NOT kill you 100-0 because his dmg is pretty low. Easy to run him down when he has no E. Rush Mercs and go Armor in runes for early lane.
If you have to, give up cs early to not die pre 6 since he is way stronger early. Steelcaps rush. With ult and and ghost up he can not do anything.
Try to avoid fighting him while he has his E active. If he uses his 3rd Q into u run him down.
Can be annoying to deal with. Play around the E recharge/cooldown. Don't get poked too much.
Zone him from CS early. If he gets some too much stacks he is unbeatable 1v1. Without his wither he can be killed 1v1 early/mid game.
Do NOT fight inside his E or with his shield up.
All in her after she uses E or cancel it with hook and don't get poked by her W. Avoid taking short trades to a point where she can win the all in before u hit 5 stacks.
The goal should not be to kill him, since he is a weak champ out of lane. Don't dive him or fight close to his tower and he can't play the lane.
Don't let him trade and dash out. Run him down after his dash and just run behind him when he uses his W.
Do not underestimate her early power. Fight her with ghost up to not get kited by her insane movementspeed.
Don't throw all spells into his W. Don't short trade him or tank his entire E.
Dodge the Q and u are good to go.
Champion Build Guide
✦ Trinity Force|
synergizes with Darius kit very well. Weaker waveclear then [[STRIDEBREAKER]. Best Mythic for 1v1 in sidelane and to decimate tower.
✦ Divine Sunderer|
offers alot of sustain. The buildpath is not the best. Into champions that outsustain Darius Damage this Mythic is really strong. Good alternative Mythic to build in hard matchups.
this item makes it really hard to kite Darius. Once completed it is nearly impossible to escape Darius. Against a full ranged comp this item is a must buy. Very good item to push sidelane and quickly join skirmishes.
|2ND and 3RD ITEM|
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. Helps with the weakness of Darius getting kited.|
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.|
|allows Darius to skirmish much safer and offers good damage. Darius Hemorrhage keeps you in combat what gives a bigger shield. Good option if the enemy has burst damage. Since it scales with Base AD it works great with Trinity Force.|
|same stats as Sterak's Gage and offers good sidelane power. Downside is that there is no shield and the armor/magic resist are gone in teamfights.|
|good armor item that offers good survivability against burst. Really strong item to take over a game.|
Maw of Malmortius
|good item against AP burst. Also offers alot of dmg. Can't be bought together with Steraks tho.|
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.|
Only worth it if the enemy has atleast 300+ Armor or your entire team is AD and lacks the dmg to kill the enemy.
|good against a fed assassin/burst mage or champs with champs that heavly rely on their ultimates(Noc/Wukong/VI etc.). Also Darius Hemorrhage stacks last longer than Guardian Angel revive animation, so you don't lose your stacks immediately. Must buy if u are the wincon.|
|this item offers an insane amount of HP and you can bind the biggest threat. Also the HP scales insanely well with Sterak's Gage and Gargoyle Stoneplate.|
|offers good amount of survivability for Darius, but the buildpath is pretty bad. Lategame item choice.|
|OR||OR||Anti Heal Items depend on the game. There is no clear best item, but very often darius does NOT need antiheal.|
|OR||Either of those items are good items if you get killed by ADC or Autoattack heavy champs. Randuin's Omen vs crit based champs obviously.|
All other Tank Items are great for Darius, since late game his role is more that of a tank than a bruiser.
Trinity Force/ Stridebreaker into Dead Man's Plate or Force of Nature then Sterak's Gage and then tanky items. Works in most of the games if u don't want to think about items.
In the first 4 waves try to crash the 2nd or 3rd depending on matchup and let it bounce back into you and run the enemy down when the wave is close to your tower.
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 and you will fall behind very hard. Especially if you get dove on the 3rd wave.
If you can get firstblood lv1 against a TP user - reset! Do NOT stay and fight again.
!BUT League is very chaotic do not try the same every single game!
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. Playing it slow is almost always the best play.
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.
GROUP VS SPLIT
Depending on the amount of enemy engage options you need to group more or less. So for example against Tryn/Kata/X/Lulu your team should never get caught. But against Malph/Naut/X/Leona u should keep an eye on your team so they wont get engange on.
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. Your best bet is to get a 5 Stacks Noxian Guillotine on the enemy carry.
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