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League of Legends Build Guide Author tahnerus

Darius,the toplane terror

tahnerus Last updated on March 2, 2013
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Ability Sequence

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

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Offense: 9

Honor Guard

Defense: 21


Utility: 0

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This is my second Guide and i am still sorry for my englisch.

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Who is Darius?
Darius is a 6300 champ.
He is of the most hated, and op called top laner since i started to play league.
Darius is a champ how has a great burst of true damage Noxian Guillotine.

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Summoner Spells

I preferre Flash, because you can start a team fight by Flash and Apprehend somebody in your team.
In the lane Flash is better to get away or to attack then, Ghost because enemy jungler or top will have a slow which will be strong enough to negate the Ghost and Flash cant get taken out so easly.

Is a nearly must have you need it to secure kills early and stop the ad carry from lifestealing, in the late game.
Ignite + 5x Hemorrhage can does a quarter of the enemy health when he is running away.

Is a option which i dont like so much, but its a grat tool for making a enemy nearly usless for a few seconds.

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With Darius you can play with full tank masteries(0 30 0), and also you can us the complet
damage masterie (21 9 0), but i think (9 21 0) is the best option on him, with that you get the
tankynes you need and a little bit damage as well as a little bit attackspeed for your passiv.

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I prefer these runes:


Greater Mark of Attack Damage

Greater Seal of Armor

Greater Glyph of Scaling Magic Resist

Greater Quintessence of Attack Damage
,because these runes give you nice damage and good armor and mr

But these runes are also possibile:

Greater Mark of Attack Damage

Greater Seal of Armor

Greater Glyph of Scaling Magic Resist

Greater Quintessence of Life Steal
,this runes are good later in the game best its combined bloodthirster

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When you are Laning against an ad champ you should start:
if you are laning against an ap like Rumble or Singed you can start:
9x 2xsight ward
then you should buy a , you should always have[icon= sight ward
size=50] and 1 or 2
finish your , or if you want an offensiv start buy a .
After your first life item you should buy a for your mid-game damage,
after that buy the other life item, or or against an havy ad team an , after that you should pick up an if you need one.
After that you should pick up your full off items, if your team allowed that, when the teamfights take long take a or for some heavy burst

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Laning Phase

When a champion wants a lvl 1 trade with you let him your Hemorrhage will hurt hard if you manage to take 5 stacks one lvl 1 you will nearly 100% first blood together with Ignite.
While farming harrase your enemy with your Decimate, but never forget that you push with that and when you get ganged you will have a real big problem, because you have no real escape tools.
when the enemy is going on you, use Decimate befor he reachs you (the 50% bonus damagezone)
than make an auto attcke and use Crippling Strike right after that, then just continue with auto attacks, when your enemy runs away use Apprehend to get him back to you.
when u reach lvl 6 you get your Noxian Guillotine which will be good for getting kills, thanks to the nerfed you dont need to kill your enemy, takes every good thinks that needs a little bit skill with this ult is not there anymore,just use it to take kills. Or if you are pretty bored xD.
One tipp: Dont forget to have always a ward out, because junglers like to gang you.

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Mid and Lategame

Your job in the Mid-and Lategame is to kill the Ad or Ap carry, you should get the one who is fed,
or in the late game where everybody has there items and not only the one with kills, you should
kill the Ad carry as primary target, dont forget to us Ignite if the Ad carry has strong Lifesteal, after him hunt down the Ap carry, top or jungle depends one who deals more damage, the rest xD.

Dont forget the normal stuff like stay to your team, dont fight in positions where the enemy team can figth better.
Dont take to many kills becaus Darius is easy to burst down.
Dont sell your boots, you have no speed steriods and the enemy will just move out of your way.

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Darius gets counterd by:
range: not important if its a range champ or a range skill,
heal: champions with strong selfheal,
these things are strong against him because he had no selfheal

is a hard lane for you but when you pull him he have a real problem,

range harras, heal and can trade with you past lvl 4 realy anoying

range harras and a nockback,e q can hurt

harras all day and can lift up in spider form to get away from you, in adition to that % damage always hurt.