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Darius Build Guide by rangerboi147

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League of Legends Build Guide Author rangerboi147

Darius, My Axe will SWEEP you off your feet!

rangerboi147 Last updated on February 13, 2013
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Ability Sequence

Ability Key Q
Ability Key W
Ability Key E
Ability Key R

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The masteries shown here are not yet updated for the current season, the guide author needs to set up the new masteries. As such, they will be different than the masteries you see in-game.



Offense: 21

Honor Guard

Defense: 9


Utility: 0

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Hello this is my first guide ever and I wanted to share it with everyone as I feel it is a very good build. I do hope to make more in the near future but first I am going to see how many votes I can get on this build. If you have a problem with this build or you have an improvement with the masteries just let me know, I will try it and see if it's worth replacing. Thank You

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Now most of you would not choose the items I have chosen as people think Darius is more attack damage but he is much more than that, as I was playing him one day I noticed on the tips section it said Darius becomes stronger the longer he survives. Choosing Warmog's Armor greatly increases his health and health regeneration, Phantom Dancer makes his passive Hemorrage stack quicker and the bonus movement speed is for quicker get away as Darius has no escape mechanism. Thornamil I pick if you are in a battle with a lot of attack damage users as it will return 30% of the damage. The Black Cleaver though you may already know this decreases your targets armor by 15 every stack and also having the bonus of giving you 55 attack damage.

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The masteries that I have chosen are a simple attack damage build because well Darius is affective with attack and I have also chosen the cooldown section of this tree as his move apprehend has a lot of cooldown, there is not much more I can say about this section as it is simple.

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Summoner Spells

Good Summoner Spells

Having Exhaust and Ignite is very effective with Darius. Exhaust slows the enemy enough just for you to catch up. Even with teemo which normally has a lot of speed gets slowed right down which makes enough time for you to use apprehend. While they are slowed there is no harm in using ignite to lower the champions health down a bit.

'Meh' Summoner Spells
Flash and Ghost can come in handy for the escapes but as with my build you would have roughly 400 movement speed which should be just enough for you to escape in case a gank is happening!

Bad Summoner Spells
Barrier and Clairvoyance (duh) are probably the worst spells for Darius. Barriers...who needs barrier on a very tanky AD? NO-ONE!
And we ALL know that Clairvoyance can give you the chance to see the enemy but I mean most times they would be scared of a Darius (I know I would be with this build!)

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Gameplay and Results

Now I have an ultimate way to play Darius but some of you may find it a bit difficult. I like to use Apprehend on enemies that are running away to pull them in, then I use Crippling Strike then decimate and a couple of basic attacks to get his passive up to 5 stacks then I will use Noxian Guillotine if the target is low health or if I am in trouble and I need to finish off the opponent quickly if his allies are coming for me.

Here in the first image (the top one) you see me use my build and get a good score. At the end of the game I changed my boots to Madred's Bloodrazor but I will tell you more about that in the next box.

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Alternative ITEMS

There are so many alternative items for Darius at the moment it's hard to name them all but I will name the ones I think are suitable for a change. Ninja Tabi, yes it's a good item to start off with but as you finish the build you will see you are getting left behind a bit, so we can't let that happen. If their team has a tank or at least someone with an amount of health higher than 3000 get Madred's Bloodrazor. This item comes in handy as you get attack speed, attack damage, and the ability to do more damage the more health they have. Most people I see have Maw of Malmortius by the end but which I do not understand why as even though it gives you attack damage, magic resist and a shield. I know that instead of having a shield you should at least have the stacks of Bloodthirster so you won't need that shield. So, please comment if you think there should be more alternative items and remember this is my first build so it's a little edgy.

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Pros / Cons

+Very tanky
+Can dish out a lot of damage
+Pisses off enemy! XD
+His passive is op!

-Can be poked by ranged champs
-If you don't kill with your ulti...suffer there cooldown!
-Needs a team-mate with cc to help lock the kill
-Very slow early game