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Conq + Sorcery, Aggro Runes
My Favourite/Phase rush
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New Glacial Darius by iZeal
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+10% Attack Speed
+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
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Irelia is a pretty easy for you as a Darius. Your goal is to simply make sure that Irelia does not complete her trade and disengage from you. She simply cannot stand up to your lane pressure, giving you complete control of the lane and many kills if she is dumb enough to attempt to fight you. Don't get outplayer too hard level 1 and this is a free lane. Also, be careful when diving her. She has a lot of tools to delay her death, meaning that she will keep you under turret long enough to kill you sometimes. Just poke her down to like 40% health if you want to kill her under turret and just destroy her. Phase Rush works with this lane as you do not need the extra damage from Conqueror to beat her. Know that in teamfights, she will be a problem for your team if you do not shut her down hard in lane. But even if it gets to teamfights, her just diving in means that you can get 5 stacks from her and murder her team.
Tricky matchup. This is due to the fact that, especially from my experience, although Rumble players aren't common, they know their shit more often then not. But that is no issue. It is vital in lane not to stand in front of his flames and just take the damage. He has tools to poke you down, meaning that you want to stand behind your minions to avoid him poking you. But the good thing is that he is melee, which allows you to just Q him away from farm. Remember that in an all in, he really can't stand too much of a chance against you. Try to fight him when he overheats(when his bar is completely red). But don't just stand there and let him auto you, do your auto+w combo and kite him out a bit. Although Conqueror will be really helpful in terms of trades, I found that Phase Rush allows me to secure more kills as his shield and his slows with the rockets are enough for him to just out run me at times. DON'T STAND IN HIS ULTIMATE.
Pretty fucking annoying champion but beatable if you play correctly. Take Conqueror as the extra damage is VITAL. Ornn's damage is a bit weird in that it is just riddled with cc. All inning him is not too good of an idea when you are both on low health as he will just stunlock you into oblivion, keep clapping you and shielding himself to avoid damage. He is quite easy to outplay though. To dodge his flame breath, walk sideways. The brittle is only applied by the last breath. His headbutt thing is also telegraphed, allowing you to grab him out of it. YOU CAN ALSO CANCEL HIS ULTIMATE. Just grab him when his red goat thing comes to him right when it is on him and he won't be able to hit you with it.
Cho'gath is quite annoying but is no problem for you. He is like you in that he has an ability to make you disappear when you are low on health. But he does not quite have your immense damage and etc. The thing annoying with Cho'gath is that he has crazy sustain in lane. You have to make sure to win trades hard, as more often than not, he will just heal it all back up. The thing with this matchup is that there are a lot of bad chogath players who cannot hit the skill shots. This means an easy lane. But against the better Cho'Gaths, it is gonna take some dodging and whatnot in order to stay clear of his cc and his silence. But this guy cannot kill you in an all in no matter what. Also, be REALLY carefull when diving a chogath. If he hits you with a knock up while you are under his turret, you are dead 100%. I personally take Phase Rush into this to counter act his slows and whatnot. But Conqueror is good too.
Easy matchup to be honest. Just try not to get taunted into a large wave of minions. Shen cannot do SHIT against you in a 1v1. But he is good at setting up ganks for his jungler. So watch out for ganks. Ward and all that shit. Against Shen himself, try to pay attention to where his sword is to understand what he is gonna do. Do not waste your auto+w reset when he is in his blocking thing. But it does not block your Q or your Ultimate so just Q him when he gets into it. I take Phase Rush as I don't need extra damage to kill him. Also, him taunting me means that with Phase Rush, I will just be running at him at full speed anyway.
No Sion would pick Sion into you. There is nothing he can do against you except sit under his turret and pray for his jungler. Just check on your buff so that he doesnt steal it, be careful in line because he might be hiding in brush with a fully charged Q, and always walk in front of him so that he cannot ult away. You cancel his Q with your pull too. There is nothing he can do against you. Kill him a few times and zone him off of ALL farm. This hurts him a lot since Sion needs farm with his health stacking. Take whatever you want in terms of runes tbh. I just go for Phase Rush.
Maokai is a bit like Sion. But he does have the tools to disengage from you which makes him a bit more difficult to kill. He is also good at setting up ganks for his jungler. But the lane is yours so just zone him off of farm and chop him up if he wants even the tiniest amount of gold.
For me, Malphite is soo fucking annoying. Why? Because no matter how hard you smash him in lane, no matter how little farm he has, he will STILL be useful to his team. Its fucking stupid. But hey, at least he is a free kill most of the time. He doesn't even have the CC to trap you, just the attack speed/move speed slow to prolong his life. But with Phase Rush, you can just catch up to, and end this pathetic idiot. Phase Rush + Cleaver or Conqueror + Triforce both work against him.
A good Camille is difficult to beat as she will be able to hit you with her massive burst and then just escape. But a good Darius CAN beat her. Remember that once she dishes out her second Q, there is not much else she can do. This means that she is just free food. If she wastes her hook shot, just pop your ghost and destroy her. Her sweeper range is same as your Q, meaning that if you see her try to hit you with it, just ready your Q as you will hit her back immediately and heal back some of the damage she dealt to you. Her all ins are weak so abuse that. She does have a great way to stop you from escaping which is her ultimate. So, say she has a massive wave on her side of the lane and is freezeing it. You might want to be careful as she can just hook shot to you and trap you in her ultimate so that you cant escape under your turret. And if her jungler comes in after that its game over for you really.
Mundo is very annoying to deal with as he has a reliable way to farm while standing 20 fucking lightyears away from the minion wave which means that you won't be able to freeze very effectively. But the good thing is that once you do catch him, there is not much he can do against you. Remember to buy executioners. The thing with Mundo is that most Mundo players, pop their ult when Mundo is at low HP. But the cost for his Ultimate is a bit high. Not to mention how your executioners will reduce his healing. This means that the second he pops his ult, provided you have 4-5 stacks on him, there will be a brief window where his health will be low enough for you to execute him with your ultimate. Be careful of his damage and don't force anything as Mundo is quite dangerous. I take Phase Rush so that his cleavers don't slow me down but you can take Conqueror too if you feel like you will be able to kill him with the extra damage fast. Taking ignite is an option for this lane but I found more use out of ghost.
Pretty easy early on. You have full control of the wave meaning that you can just farm him for kills. But be careful as if you make a mistake, he will be able to kill you. And Nasus can ruin your day with just one kill. His Wither also allows him to setup ganks for his jungler. It is also the most annoying fucking CC ability in the game which is why I take Phase Rush into him. Conqueror is nice but it just won't do against him. Your priority in this lane is to win it HARD early on and end as fast as possible. Nasus will mostly stay in his lane meaning that you can keep abusing him to get free farm and kills if he is behind enough. Just don't ult him before he uses his ultimate as you will just miss it. Also, stand out of his circle when fighting him. It reduces your armor.
Not someone who can beat you in a fight per say. But he does have immense lane control which allows him to force you into a horrible spot lane wise. All you gotta do early on is to walk your minions to lane. Ward your jungle entrances so that he can't proxy as freely. Phase rush and ghost together will give you enough movement speed to chase him down. He is not tanky enough early game in order to beat you in a fight though. Just don't follow his posion trail if you aren't gonna reach him. If he is in front of you like a normal laner, you have complete control over the lane as him even walking up means that he is risking like, half of his health. Watch out for his flip as he can flip you under his own turret to kill you and he can flip you behind him to disengage. Also, you can't use your ultimate if he has you in that circle, sticky aoe ability. Just get out of it and dunk him. If he makes a single mistake, he is very easy to kill though, even if you are multiple kills behind.
BE CAREFUL LEVEL 1. His level 1 all in is disgusting as his crits to crazy damage. Do NOT let him stack his fury passive and you should be able to destroy him in trades. The longer you leave him to attack the minions, the less and less of a chance you have at beating him. A lot of Tryndameres run Ignite too which means that he can easily cheese you and snowball out of control. His ultimate cooldown is kinda low so don't expect it to be down when your ultimate is down too. Speaking of your ultimate, he has a way to delay his death by 5 seconds. What you want to do against his is to just kite him. Unless he is using that bullshit AP tryndamere build, you should be able to dance around him, hitting him with a Q or two to keep your 5 stacks until his ultimate runs out. Then you just ult and kill him. If he is going AP tryndamere, you better abuse his early and kill him because if you don't, your teams in for a massive headache. Also, Tryndamere tends to scale up to the point where he can beat you late so try not to let the game last for too long.
You HAVE to take the second wind rune from the resolve tree one way or another. I personally go Phase Rush with Sorcery main tree with resolve secondary tree where I take Overgrowth and Second Wind. Ingame I get Doran's shield. Shield with Second Wind means that you heal back a LOT from being attacked. If they hit you, just back off for a few seconds while being in XP range for the minions and then you will just heal up ridiculously fast. Gnar is a bit easier because his AA range is shorter but Gnar can actually beat you in all ins provided your health is low enough. You do NOT want to all in when you are at like <40% of your health. Mega Gnar has enough stuns to just make sure that you won't be able to attack him during which he can just kill you. Against Gnar, rush Ninja Tabis. If you can, try to kill him level one. Really stupid Gnar players will let you walk up to them and Q them. After that you can just start autoing. With Phase Rush, you will have enough movespeed and slow resist to catch up to him and take his flash. Level 2 is where you want to start playing passively. If you damaged him enough level 1, you can just pull him and then kill him level 2/3 later in lane. But know that a smart Gnar will NEVER engage you until you have low enough health. You HAVE to make sure to use your pull correctly. For these poke matchups, missing your E leads to your death. If they push you under turret, they might get cocky and try to hit you while you are under turret. You can just pull them at that point and chase them down. If you can get them to take like 2 turret shots its a guaranteed kill most of the time. Taking ghost into these matchups makes them SO much easier as once you hit your pull, you can just activate ghost and run up to them. For Gnar, it is important to make sure to not position yourself between him and the turret BEFORE he jumps. Unless you're clean af and can just predict his jump. Yes. It is possible to use your pull to cancel his jump. You simply have to time it correctly.
Garen is not too difficult of a matchup really. Just don't make too many mistakes and you're good. Level 1, his grasp Qs hurt a lot, meaning that you want to Q him and just run into your minions so that he can't hit his Q. If he gets into your minions and Qs you, just all in him and murder his ass. Be careful not to just your damageing abilities when he uses his W, as it will just cancel your damage. Also, it is good to stand next to your minions so that his E does less damage. The thing bad with him is that if you kill anyone except him, you get Villain which means that he can just kill you, no matter how hard you outplay him. He can also kill you in lane if you are low enough, as his execute is based on missing health unlike ours which is just flat damage. But his Ultiamte is Magic so Merc boots will kinda help out with that. They also will reduce his silence. If you are clean, try to activate your W, JUST as he hits his Q to keep him close enough to fuck him over once the silence is over.
He is similar to Tryndamere in terms of it not being wise to fight him at all Level 1. But the thing is, the Olaf player, by picking Olaf, HAS to get fed. Otherwise, his team is going to be in a very tough spot as Olaf tends to fall off, becoming really useless. Like I said, don't fight him level 1 because it is simply insane and there is NO way you can beat him. He is a champion that you have to kite a little bit so that he does not just stand there and spam you with his autos. Try to dodge his axes when fighting him and even use your pull to stop him from getting his axes back if possible. There is not much to say honestly other than "don't die early" and to just fight him normally.
Fairly easy matchup. She cannot stand up to you in lane. Take control, farm, make sure she does not get any farm and just make sure that she eats a q if she tries to touch the minions. But be careful when you are between Poppy and a wall as she can just stun you against it. If you are even, it is not the best idea to fight her when both of you are on low health. Her movespeed and her stun will keep you pinned down long enough for her to just kill you. A good Poppy can use her MS to dodge your Q as well so try to set her up for it with a W or an E. But this all depends on how good a Poppy is. If she is bad, it is just freelo. If she is good, then you should be a tiny bit careful. The worst part about her for us is her ultimate though. Generally, any disengage destroy you in teamfights. I did not put her at difficult level 3 for her laning. I did it because of her ultiamte. A good Poppy will identify you as the threat and take you out of the teamfight immediately which is just bad news. Smash her in lane and then just roll her team so that even without you, your team can still win teamfights. Conq helps you stomp her faster and Poppy
Very annoying champion to deal with. Although his Q poke does attract minion aggro, a good Vlad will be able to keep his distance from you. But the thing is, he is very weak against ganks. But lets assume that you jungler is an idiot and you are pretty much on your own. The thing with Vlad is that his range is JUST above your pull range so while he is doing the animations for his autos and his q, just walk up to him and pull him. Then you can just go crazy on him with auto+w. Early on, you might want to save your Q and wait until he uses his blood pool. A lot of Vlad players will use their pool to dodge your Q. If he positions badly, it is also possible to just run him down with Ghost and then just pull him back if he tries to pool away. Basically, in an all in, he cannot beat you, even WITH his healing. So if you are able to force him into a fight then you're good. Phase Rush is a MUST as you have to keep up with him. You could take Ignite if you want to, as your 5 stacks of bleed + ignite will be a guaranteed kill. You may also get executioners but I've found that Phage is better as it allows me to catch him. Up to your preference really.
This is possibly my FAVOURITE lane matchup. No bullshit poke. No dumb shit. Just two MANLY ass champions beating the crap out of each other. The matchup with Renekton is a bit tricky. Keep in mind that Renekton can instantly kill you if you are on low health. If you are on less than 300 health after level 3, be REALLY careful. Good Renektons will dash in, do their combo and get out. You just have to keep him in the fight in order to beat him. You have the advantage level 1 and can also beat him level 2. Level 3 onwards you have to be REALLY careful as he can pretty much destroy you in trades. Conqueror is a must as this lane is an all out brawl. Your Q is also important. Not too much because of the damage but because of the heal. Try to hook him when he uses his dash, don't ult him before he uses his own ultimate and be sure to kite him. You cannot let this guy be all up in your face all the time. Your Q lets you do your damage a bit far away from him. So you can pretty much let him waste his dash, and just run around him using your Q on his and your W, stacking up your passive and not letting him touch you. Doing this will save you when you are really low on health, often times even getting you a kill. This is why ghost is so important. Renekton does tend to fall off around Level 13 onwards. If you cannot beat him reliably, just try to farm up, play safe and you will just outscale him.
New Aatrox is tricky. But not as tricky as old Aatrox. You gotta dodge his Qs. Otherwise he will just eat you up. Don't fight him level 1. Just Q him and back off. Here his Qs will be even easier to dodge as he does not have his E. Ghost will help a LOT as a lot of his Damage is avoidable. If he uses his chain thing on you, just walk sideways or towards him even. To be honest there is not really any super secret mechanic to this fight. You just have to be REALLY good at dodging and this is pretty free as he does not really have a very reliable way to escape you.
He is like Vlad really. The thing to note is that when he stuns you, you can just pull him towards yourself and auto w and then Q so that he runs into it. But most Ryze players will run Phase Rush which will make it hard to catch him. Not too hard if you yourself have Phase Rush too. The pull auto+W will proc your Phase Rush. You can then just pop ghost and all in him. Remember to not stand next to the minions when you have his ball thing around you as you will just get poked out of lane. Ryze early is quite terrible so if you just force him to fight you its pretty easy. But getting to him is the hard part and good Ryze players make that very hard. Also, you can use your E to cancel his ultimate.
He is a bit easier to deal with than Ryze and Vlad as his range is just shorter. If he throws out his stun, just walk sideways and destroy him. Some dumb Swain players will pull you towards him for his combo which is EXACTLY WHAT YOU WANT. Just pull him when he gets in range and destroy him. Phase rush is really good in this lane. Just try not to get stunned too often and try to throw a Q in so that he doesn't poke you out. If his healing with the ultimate gets out of hand, you can get executioners but in my experience, I haven't found that to be necessary.
This is similar to Renekton in terms of it being a brawl up toplane. But Renekton's damage comes in burst. He has MASSIVE dps. Standing there and just letting Trundle beat you down is a great way to just get shit on. You HAVE to kite him. Try not to fight him level 1 as his bite allows him to just out damage you. Your Q outranges his slightly so you kinda have that going for you. His pillar is great at setting up ganks for his team and his ultimate just nullifies your usefulness at times. If he uses his ult on you, simply W or pull him and just run away. You WILL lose UNLESS, he is low hp and you KNOW you can kill him with your ultimate. Without his ult, he can't really do too much against you. Trundle also falls of really hard lategame. But instead of becoming completely useless like Olaf, he becomes like a supporty tank. He is usually a great target to get 5 stacks on in teamfights. Tabis are good.
Riven is a tricky matchup. You are just gonna have to be the better player if you want to beat her. Her burst is very dangerous at times and she can just 100-0 you with her ultimate if she catches you off guard. Try to predict where her ultimate is gonna go and try to flash it. Level 1, if you level up your w, she is pretty easy to kill if she attacks you with her Qs. But the lane changes the second she gets her E. The shield dash. It allows her to get away, dodge your Q and to even engage and get her in range for her stun. You kinda have to make sure to just not die. Tabis are great against her and you probably need to get them in addition to a chain vest or something. Like at that point she shouldn't be able to kill you unless you're like 5 kills behind. Try to exploit her cockiness and kill her quick when she doesn't expect it. She is still a squishy champion in melee range after all. If you catch her when her abilities are on cooldown, she is an easy kill. If she catches you with your abilities on cooldown, then you are dead. You can use your e to cancel her third Q that does the knock up. Also, if you have ghost, you can just pop it and run her down once she does her entire combo. A lot of Rivens think they can just get away but if you successfully continue the fight and make it an all in with Ghost and your CC, she is free food. Don't fight her when ur on low HP. You can use Grasp or Conqueror for this lane.
This matchup depends HEAVILY on how good the Yasuo is. You mostly do not want to fight level 1 and 2 other than a few Qs as he can just ruin your laning phase. Level 3, the lane is YOURS. If he tries to attack you, then you can just instantly kill him as he cant do much to stop you from getting 5 stacks. If you try to Q him and he dashes through you to dodge it, try to walk towards where he was standing so that he gets hit by the back of your Q. Also, if he gets his tornado, you can cancel it by pulling him JUST as he throws it out or dashes into you to do that spinny wind thing. This way, although you will be knocked up, he will also be stunned so that he won't be able to ult.
The Rengar matchup is HEAVILY dependant on how good the Rengar player is. The general idea is to just stay away from him when he has 3 stacks of ferocity up. Especially in level 1 and 2. His damage with his ferocity Q is absolutely insane and he can just take down your entire health bar in a blink of an eye. Just get away from the minion wave and his jump range as soon as he gets 3 ferocity stacks. Trust me when I say that you won't win against him that way. Once you have not died and have all of your abilities, the lane shifts in your favor. The second Rengar jumps on a minions auto+w and Q him. If he tries to run back into the bush, pull him and get your 5 stacks and beat his ass. You should just control the minion wave and NOT let him touch it really. Also, make sure to not let him get inside his bush. Once he is in his bush, he is guaranteed to dodge your Q as he just jumps onto you. If he doesn't change his playstyle from level 1 and you have more than 70% of your health left, he does not stand a chance. But then there are the GOOD Rengar players. These guys will just get onto you, hit you with a Grasp proc and then W + W out. They will walk away unscathed while you will take some damage. But they will do this multiple times meaning that you will eventually be poked out. The trick when they do this is to save your E. Them going into you means you will have some stacks on them. Pull the Rengar back with your E AFTER he uses his empowered W. Then just go ham. If you die early, Tabis are a great buy. Also, when its level 6 and he is not in lane, ping like crazy as his ult gives him insane roaming potential. Level 6, he should also not be able to fight you.
Lissandra is so fucking annoying to deal with. Think of it like a Vlad lane but she has higher range, an escape from a gank AND AN ABILITY THAT CAN COMPLETELY FUCK YOU UP IN A TEAMFIGHT. Her ultimate is so goddamn annoying to deal with. Stack up on Tenacity. For this lane, you might have to go for the "safe runes" with Fleet footwork and change the bone plating into unflinching. Go Merc boots ingame after Phage. This way, the tenacity will prevent you from getting stunlocked and you should have a somewhat healthy laning phase. Try to use the movement speed from Fleet Footwork to land a Q and then just back off. You do not want to get hit by her root on her W. Try to predict when she is going to teleport to her Ice Claw and pull her. This will most likely be towards the end when it opens. Just before it opens, pull her so that she is stunned and cant tp to her claw. Try to dodge her ice skill shot thing. The thing with her root is that if she is close enough to root you, then you are close enough to pull her to yourself. So if you just want to do a quick trade instead of all inning, then its worth to auto + w and then do a Q before she teleports away. Like other Ranged champions, she can't quite fight against your pressure in an all in. But she does have the tools necessary to survive your all ins. Try to get a kill or two and wait for her to make mistakes. You should at the very least walk out of this lane while being even with her. Try to work together with your team more and just be more useful in teamfights.
Pantheon is similar to Rengar in that level 1 and 2, he has complete dominance over the lane. All you can do is hit him with a Q. Staying in farming range for too long means that he will just spam you with his Qs which will just poke you out of lane. But the thing is, if you survive until level 3, he is fucked. His range is not high enough as you can just Q him while he throws his spear and shit. And if he stuns you as you are doing your Q, then he is in for a treat. You can simply cancel his E with your pull and just mercilessly trash him. His Ignite might help him but just be careful and don't die. If you beat Pantheon, the enemy team is left with a 4v5 as he is just fucking useless when behind. Remember that even if he blocks your auto attacks, your bleeds stacks still apply. In this lane, it is always good to do auto first to remove his shield AND THEN do W for the enhanced damage. To be honest you just gotta be careful early on and he is free food. Ping like crazy when he is missing after level 6 too. If you are clean as shit, you can just pull him WHILE he is jumping to you to stun you as this will just guarantee his death.
Gangplank is very annoying to deal with. His Parrley allows him to just hit you with like 150 damage shots every 3 seconds level 1. Like you would fight Rengar, just be a little passive level 1 and 2. Try to hit the minion wave with your Q as you want level 2 as fast as possible. For this lane, I would go for the Safe runes with Phase Rush. Remember your Dorans. Gangplank SUCKS at all ins. Darius ROCKS at all ins. Put the two togetheeeer. Just fuck him up. If you are able to keep him in a fight, then he is just toast. Remember to always hit his barrels. Some gangplanks might not expect you to do auto+W to his barrels. Its free 10 gold. If he dares to get in your range just pull him and do Auto + Q. Why not w? Because of his Orange. His orange can just cancel the slow which is not what you want at all. Pull auto q should activate Phase Rush which means that he won't be able to kite you. I mean if you pop your ghost then yes, using you W early on is worth it as you will catch up to and kill him anyway but baiting out his orange is a great way to just murder him. Some GP players will wait for your ult to use their orange which miight delay his death by a bit. Overall, GP sucks at all ins and once you get ahead, he is just free food as you can dive and destroy him.
Fiora is so Anti-Darius its crazy. She is kinda like Riven but with a 1000 gold tax that you have to pay if you want to survive in this lane. Her heals from her vital procs are absolute cancer which is why Bramble Vest is such an important buy against her. Bramble + tabis are great vs her. Her Riposte can also block your ultimate but a lot of Fioras will use it to block your Q. Try to be unpredictable against her. Like, say you got 5 stacks on her. Instead of ulting her to kill her, ult her when it WONT kill her so that she does not expect it. Also, if she has her ultimate on you, just go up against a wall and block one of the vitals so she just dances around you and dies. Unfortunately, no matter how hard you smash her, she DOES scale up lategame and will beat you eventually. Your job is to A) Make sure she does not get fed B) Get fed yourself and C) End the game as fast as possible. BE CAREFUL LEVEL 1. She can just hit all her procs before you know it and immediately destroy you.
This lane is HELL for you. Jayce is one of the most annoying lanes in the game. He has ranged poke, disengage move speed boost, a way to wave clear from fog of war, a gap closer, shit tons of slows, sustain, in built tankiness in hammer for and just everything. DONT FEED HIM. thats tip number 1. Tip number 2, ALL IN HIM. you have to all in him and KILL HIM. he simply does wayy to much damage for you to all in him a second time. Try to pull him under turret, try to walk behind him so he cannot disengage and just use ghost to run up to him and smash him. Second wind + Dorans is a must, along with Tabis and Chain vest. Phage helps reach him but really, its better to get tabis first. You can also pull him towards you when he does that thing in hammer stance when he spins in the air and dashes to you.
Against an Illaoi, you gotta go the default Conqueror+resolve runes. This is gonna be a brawl. Thing number 1 to look our for, her E. If this thing hits you, she has won the trade already. Get the fuck away. Hide behind your minions and try to bait it out. If her E does NOT hit you, then she is free food and you can just smash her in lane. With ghost, dodging her tentacles is a breeze and Illaoi players are easy to predict. Also, when she ults you AND has your E spirit thign, just get out of there. You won't win unless she is on relatively low HP and you can kill her before she hits you and your spirit with her tentacles.
Fun lane. Kled has a good all in. Your all in is even better. The thing with him is that he cant really do much to stop you from getting your 5 stacks in an all in. If you manage to dodge his chain, then you can easily kill him. If he is missing, ping your team like crazy because his 6 gives him great ganking potential. You also want to make sure to not ult him when he is on Skaarl. This will just negate your damage as it will kill only Skaarl. He is kinda like Renekton in terms of staying around him while being on low hp being suicide. He CAN dodge your Q by using his dash which makes him a bit tricky to deal with. But you know the drill. Don't feed him and you're good to go.
Early on, Urgot is able to poke you with decent damage. You will be able to react with a Q since his range is not that great. Urgot is among the lines of a big meaty tank that you can stack your passive off of and destroy. Him slowing himself down only makes him an easier prey to destroy. His dash can also be predicted and you can just pull him out of it fairly easily. The thing with Urgot is to just never let him get your health low. Urgot builds health regularly which is the best counter to flat true damage, with him being able to instantly kill you when you are on 25% of your health. Don't let him hit you with more than 2 of his shotgun feet and make sure to hit your Qs so that he doesnt just execute you.
TAHM KENCH IS ONE OF THE ONLY PEOPLE IN THE GAME WHO CAN BEAT YOU IN AN ALL IN WHEN EVEN. This is due to the fact that you have to destroy his health bar TWICE. The good thing is that he cannot properly respond to your Q spam. Just poke him out with Q and if he dares stay in lane when he is low hp enough, just destroy him. He is very annoying in teamfights as well, as he can save someone from getting ulted by you AND can eat you so that you don't destroy his team.
Jax is easy to beat for Darius early on. As a Darius, you have to missplay HARD in order for the Jax to get a kill on to you. Your Q goes through his counter strike, your AA range means you will be able to kite him, and, as long as you don't waste your W on his counter strike, he should have no way to escape. The thing with Jax is that he will beat you EVENTUALLY. If Jax is allowed to farm and get his items, he will just beat your face in. You are A LOT better at teamfighting than him though. And him jumping in gives you someone to stack your passive off of. He will be looking to split push a lot so as long as you are ahead, you can have the lane on lockdown, dive him with your jungler and get an easy, free turret.
This little fuzzball is a MASSIVE headache to fight against. First off, if he has a mark of his stun thing on you, stay far from him, wait for it to go away, and then get back into the lane. Although his all ins are quite weak, his poke makes farming an absolute hell for you. Not to mention how he has a busted ultimate for teamfights. Try to get help from your jungler but if thats not possible, try to just be even with him in lane so that he does not get out of control.
Wukong is a bit tricky to deal with. The second you buy a chain vest, he cant really beat you anymore as you will survive long enough to get your 5 stacks and just end him. His build is quite squishy meaning that he won't survive you for too long. But if he gets a kill on you level 1 or 2, prepare for hell on earth. He can just oneshot you no matter how much resistances you build up. Whats worse is that he can also oneshot EVERYONE ELSE in your team and has an incredibly powerful teamfighting ultimate as well. Your goal is to just not feed him and to try to wait for his mistakes so that you can kill him. If you Q him and he goes in on you, then just go ham on him as his all ins in lane are pretty weak. If you want to see where he goes when he leaves his clone behind, just use a sweeper. Remember to not ult his clone.
Kayle is an absolute nightmare. There is only going to be 1 opportunity to win lane. Levels 1, 2 and 3. If you do not get a kill during these levels, then you have lost the lane. The thing with Kayle is that she always levels her ranged AOE autos. So if you were to close the gap and hit her melee, she would effectively have no abilities to use against you as you are already melee range. You HAVE to kill her then and there. If you want, you could take Ignite or Ghost to help you finish the job. You gotta snowball hard on her and kill her fast. Letting her rule the lane will ruin everything. Phase Rush is okay here.
Yorick is a great pick against Darius as there is not much you can do against his prison thing. He can have complete safety while his Ghouls do his dirty work for him. The trick is to make sure that Yorick does not get to build up his ghouls. You HAVE to not let him touch the wave. Darius beats Yorick. But Yorick AND his ghouls, beat Darius. With your Ghost, you might be able to kite his ghouls but I don't think thats too reliable. Tabis are a good buy and you also need Conqueror in order to bash his face in. You might need help from your Jungler to beat him if you are behind. But a Yorick with enough ghouls can easily 2v1. If he gets fed, then you can kiss all 3 of your top turrets goodbye.
Screw this champion. Quinn is quite possibly your worst lane matchup. The amount of counter play she has is TINY. If you are able to predict her headbutt thing then you can kill her with phase rush. But if not, then you are kinda fucked. Pull, auto+w. it activates phase rush. also activate your ghost. Then jsut run her down and kill her quick. This is the ONLY way you can kill her as her headbutt thing slows you. If you let her get a kill on you, your team is fucked. Ping her missing as much as possible. Good luck.
Read the Gnar matchup as it contains tips for fighting Teemo too. Alright here goes. Phase Rush + Resolve WITH SECOND WIND. Second wind+ Dorans shield are VITAL if you wanna survive in this lane. There are 2 types of Teemo players. The ones that poke with auto, the ones that poke with Q. The ones that poke with their Auto attacks are FREE FOOOD. The ones that poke with their Q are a nightmare. Since the auto attack teemo is pretty much free as you just pull+ghost+fuckhisshitup, I will be trying to explain the Q spammer Teemos. Teemo's range makes it a bit harder to kill him level 1 but if he is dumb/low elo enough, he is easy to kill. Understand that there are only like 3-4 champions in the game can beat Darius in an all in. If you manage to all in him when both of you have equal but high health, then you can easily just dump on him. The thing with Q spammer Teemos is that they will be Qing you off Cooldown meaning that if you manage to catch him with a hook, then you can immediately do your auto+W into a Q, with him not being able to counter it. Again, if you are able to fight him when you both are high health in an all in, he is free food. Do not forget your sweeper. If you just play safe until level 6 and then just engage on him, you can just 100-0 him. With sweeper, he does not have a combat ultimate and is squishy, making him an easy kill.
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