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Darius Build Guide by Poljca2

Top DARIUS FULL GUIDE PATCH 10.8

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Updated on April 28, 2020
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  • LoL Champion: Darius
    TANKY JUGGERNAUT DARIUS
  • LoL Champion: Darius
    LIFE STEAL MONSTER DARIUS

Runes: CLASSIC

1 2
Resolve
Grasp of the Undying
Demolish
Second Wind
Overgrowth

Sorcery
Nimbus Cloak
Gathering Storm
Bonus:

+10% Attack Speed
+6 Armor
+6 Armor

Spells:

LoL Summoner Spell: Flash

Flash

LoL Summoner Spell: Teleport

Teleport

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Champion Build Guide

DARIUS FULL GUIDE PATCH 10.8

By Poljca2
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~~INTRODUCTION~~
Hello! :D
This is not my first guide here, you can check others out on links bellow. I have masterly level 5 with Darius but I've been playing him on top since season 6. Really really fun champion to play :) Why? Maybe because you win every melee matchup and can deal with many ranged ones. Maybe cuz you deal 500 damage on level one with hemorrhage and ignite alone. Maybe cuz you enter teamfights with hemorrhage and just spam R until you get penta? Yea. Fun :) But there is dark side of Darius. Bad game. If you start first 5-10 minutes bad, there is probably no coming back. Some really heavy teamfight with baron might get you up but real hard. He is useful in teamfights always but not as close as fed Darius. So don't be greedy, farm and ward and you shall win almost every macthup! :)
Link: https://www.mobafire.com/profile/poljca2-751598/content/builds
PROS / CONS

PROS


-Scaling


-Huge AD and HP


-Teamfight carry


-Huge sustain


-1v5 potential


-Easy to master


CONS


-Greatly effected by cc and silence


-No gap closer


-Easily kited


-Weak without hemmorhage


RUNES JUGGERNAUT
-Grasp of undying is for sure the best rune to take for juggernaut build since it grants you (if you poke) up to 150-250 HP in later game and also increases your trade power in laning phase and late game game fights.
-Bone Plating is best option by me and makes your trades a lot stronger. Demolish can also be an option for better pushing but I prefer Bone Planting.
-Conditioning is great rune if you are going for armor items but if you choose to go for more AD, Font of Life is better.
-Unflinching can be highly useful against hard CC opponents like Maokai and later in game very useful in teamfights since a lot of cc is upon you. Best option since other 2 don't grant much high bonuses.
-Nimbus Cloak gives you movement speed when you ult so you can chase next victim of your ult which makes this rune very efficient and strong but absolute focus is also an option.
-Gathering Storm is quite self explanatory. Late game damage increase higher than on other runes.

-Choose runes depending on situation! (their team/your play style/your team)
Spells
-Chase and escape, always useful. Never replace it.

-Useful in roaming, coming back in lane, defending and overall map movement. Probably best option for Juggernaut build.

-Useful and good with passive but not as good as teleport on Jugger build. On Lifesteal build on the other hand, very useful! Might replace tp is some macthups...

-Against heavy movement and damage, specially useful against champions like Yasuo or Master Yi.
~ITEMS~

Darius relies on wise item choice! So I will sort you out quite flatly what and when to buy:

-Against long range matchup:start and normal tanky later


-Against strong AD:or in start and second item AR (Dead man's, Sunfire Cape, Ninja Tabi...)


-Teamfight capability:


-Hard CC/AP:(you can't do nothing more since QSS doesn't quite suit Darius but if you really suffer and you are already tank it can be an option)



~Also don't go overboard with some item sort (too tanky can make your damage fall off or too much AD can turn you squishy) but you can't go overboard with jugger items (AD and HP items) Sterack's Gage is main item for Darius! Always take it! It grants you 73.5 AD on level 18 and is very useful in both 1v1's and teamfights. Darius also has third biggest base AD on level 18 :3 with 147 base ad and just Sterack's Gage, you already have 220 attack damage and 450 with hemorrhage! Add that to your HP increased (shielded) by Sterack's and you are all set Juggernaut with just one item! Now, don't get hyped, that is level 18 stats. That means that you should take Sterack's third/fourth item and not first or second.
Skill Sequence
All three of his abilities are OP: Q has insane area damage and heal, W damage and low cooldown and E Ar pen and grab so if you use your combo good (AutoAttack, Q, AA, E/W, AA, W/E, AA) you get full hemorrhage in 3-4 sec! All three are good so what to max? You should max Q than W and E in the end. In lane, poke your opponent with Q but look out for mana! Darius has really low mana at low levels and it can be ate really quickly. If enemy is ranged, your poke should be E+AA+W+Q because that has the biggest chance of hitting. Missing E leaves you out of options for a quite while so try to hit it every time. Also, taking Transcendence against such enemies can be useful so you don't get much harassed while your E is on cooldown. Be careful who you Dunk in teamfights. If you don't seem to be able to stack up hemorrhage in teamfights, just wait for someone to fall low and ult him since killing with ult grants you instant hemorrhage.
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