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LoL Champion Build Guides: Darius

Darius The Hand of Noxus

Find the best Darius build guides for League of Legends S12 Patch 12.1. The MOBAFire community works hard to keep their LoL builds and guides updated, and will help you craft the best Darius build for the S12 meta. Learn more about Darius' abilities, skins, or even ask your own questions to the community!

Season 12 Guides // Patch 12.1 & Patch 11.24
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LoL Champion Darius Build Guide
LoL Champion Darius Build Guide

✔️ [S12] Real's ULTIMATE Darius Guide (All Match Ups)

Guide by LoLReal updated January 20, 2022
  • In-depth
9.5
41
Votes
2
LoL Champion Darius Build Guide
LoL Champion Darius Build Guide

[12.1] Season 12 KiNG of Top - Darius Guide

Guide by Jewceratops updated January 7, 2022
  • In-depth
9.4
144
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19
LoL Champion Darius Build Guide
LoL Champion Darius Build Guide

[12.2] JUST1KB'S DARIUS GUIDE! - NEW VIDEO!

Guide by Justkb updated January 20, 2022
  • In-depth
9
12
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LoL Champion Darius Build Guide
LoL Champion Darius Build Guide

[12.1] Lord of Top Lane; A Darius Guide

Guide by Sporkintahn updated January 8, 2022
  • In-depth
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Darius Build Guide
LoL Champion Darius Build Guide

THE DUNK MAN IN ANY ROLE | COWARDICE WILL NOT BE TOLERATED

Guide by Belle19 updated January 4, 2022
  • In-depth
7
6
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2
LoL Champion Darius Build Guide
LoL Champion Darius Build Guide

[11.21] Byku`s Guide to Darius | DARIUS MAIN 400K

Guide by Byku2506 updated December 25, 2021
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Darius Build Guide
LoL Champion Darius Build Guide

How to Master Darius, in depth guide

Guide by Atomragnar updated December 15, 2021
Season 12 Builds // Patch 12.1 & Patch 11.24
8.6
284
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LoL Champion Darius Build Guide
LoL Champion Darius Build Guide

[12.1] dynlans dunking guide :)

Build by PandoraPanda14 updated January 5, 2022
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Darius Build Guide
LoL Champion Darius Build Guide

DAROMES FOOTWORK (ADV. PLAYERS ONLY)

Build by Hunter23 updated December 10, 2021
  • Off-Meta
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Darius Build Guide
LoL Champion Darius Build Guide

[12.1] Name A Better Jungler | S+ Jungle Darius Guide

Build by MrLou updated January 10, 2022
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Darius Build Guide
LoL Champion Darius Build Guide

[11.24] Darius Dark Harvest (TOP) It work actually

Build by PitLOL updated December 13, 2021
New Guide
LoL Champion Darius Build Guide
LoL Champion Darius Build Guide

Darius UltraMarico Style Haachama Crazy Power Rice was An Ex

Build by SeatedWeeb updated January 13, 2022
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Darius Build Guide
LoL Champion Darius Build Guide

Darius with the slows ( Might be good)

Build by dirtydan98 updated December 12, 2021
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Darius Build Guide
LoL Champion Darius Build Guide

Darius Dark Harvest

Build by Guest updated December 8, 2021
Season 12 Guides // Other Patches
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LoL Champion Darius Build Guide
LoL Champion Darius Build Guide

CHALLENGERS HATE HIM, ONE MAN DISCOVERS THE SECRET TO SOLOQ

Guide by Sandor Clegane98 updated December 6, 2021
  • In-depth
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LoL Champion Darius Build Guide
LoL Champion Darius Build Guide

[S12 UPDATED] Strength is Absolute Ω Rhoku's Darius Guide

Guide by Rhoku updated December 5, 2021
  • In-depth
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LoL Champion Darius Build Guide
LoL Champion Darius Build Guide

[11.23] DARIUS JUNGLE - (LOW ELO/FOR FUN)

Guide by Justkb updated November 29, 2021
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LoL Champion Darius Build Guide
LoL Champion Darius Build Guide

[11.23][Miniguide] Crit Darius - Dominate Toplane

Guide by Jewceratops updated November 25, 2021
  • Off-Meta
Season 12 Builds // Other Patches
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14
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LoL Champion Darius Build Guide
LoL Champion Darius Build Guide

Season 12 Darius Build Guide

Build by 88GodFather88 updated November 26, 2021
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Darius Build Guide
LoL Champion Darius Build Guide

Darius mid

Build by Guest updated November 29, 2021
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Darius Build & Runes

If you're looking for the best rune build for Darius we've got you covered. Below you can find the best items and runes to build for Darius, as determined by LeagueSpy's calculations of thousands of Plat+ League of Legends games. If you are already familiar with how to play Darius this is a great resource to quickly get a good rune selection for Patch 12.1. However, if you are a new Darius player we highly recommend reading through some of the guides above to learn why this build is strong on Darius!

Patch 12.2: 1145 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Darius's Top Items

Darius's Runes

Darius's Best Runes 49%

Win Rate 6897 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
Precision
LoL Path: Precision
LoL Rune: Conqueror
Conqueror
LoL Rune: Triumph
Triumph
LoL Rune: Legend: Tenacity
Legend: Tenacity
LoL Rune: Last Stand
Last Stand

Resolve
LoL Path: Resolve
LoL Rune: Unflinching
Unflinching
LoL Rune: Bone Plating
Bone Plating

Second Best

Darius's 2nd Best Runes 51%

Win Rate 2064 Games

Precision
LoL Path: Precision
LoL Rune: Conqueror
Conqueror
LoL Rune: Triumph
Triumph
LoL Rune: Legend: Alacrity
Legend: Alacrity
LoL Rune: Last Stand
Last Stand

Resolve
LoL Path: Resolve
LoL Rune: Unflinching
Unflinching
LoL Rune: Bone Plating
Bone Plating

Third Best

Darius's 3rd Best Runes 61%

Win Rate 152 Games

Precision
LoL Path: Precision
LoL Rune: Conqueror
Conqueror
LoL Rune: Triumph
Triumph
LoL Rune: Legend: Tenacity
Legend: Tenacity
LoL Rune: Last Stand
Last Stand

Resolve
LoL Path: Resolve
LoL Rune: Unflinching
Unflinching
LoL Rune: Conditioning
Conditioning
More Darius Runes

Darius's Summoner Spells

Darius's Best Summoner Spells 50%

Win Rate 22824 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Darius's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 47%

Win Rate 4387 Games

Flash Teleport

Third Best

Darius's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 47%

Win Rate 3474 Games

Flash Ignite

Darius's Starters

Darius's Best Starter Items 50%

Win Rate 16582 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Trinket

Darius's Best Trinket 49%

Win Rate 24333 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Darius's 2nd Best Trinket 51%

Win Rate 4361 Games

Oracle Lens

Third Best

Darius's 3rd Best Trinket 50%

Win Rate 3314 Games

Farsight Alteration
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Top Darius Players

Get match statisctics & builds Top Darius Players are using on LeagueSpy!

Patch 12.2: 1149 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Darius's Top Items

Darius's Runes

Darius's Best Runes 61%

Win Rate 57 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
Precision
LoL Path: Precision
LoL Rune: Conqueror
Conqueror
LoL Rune: Triumph
Triumph
LoL Rune: Legend: Tenacity
Legend: Tenacity
LoL Rune: Last Stand
Last Stand

Sorcery
LoL Path: Sorcery
LoL Rune: Celerity
Celerity
LoL Rune: Nimbus Cloak
Nimbus Cloak

Second Best

Darius's 2nd Best Runes 61%

Win Rate 64 Games

Precision
LoL Path: Precision
LoL Rune: Conqueror
Conqueror
LoL Rune: Triumph
Triumph
LoL Rune: Legend: Alacrity
Legend: Alacrity
LoL Rune: Last Stand
Last Stand

Resolve
LoL Path: Resolve
LoL Rune: Unflinching
Unflinching
LoL Rune: Second Wind
Second Wind

Third Best

Darius's 3rd Best Runes 60%

Win Rate 104 Games

Precision
LoL Path: Precision
LoL Rune: Conqueror
Conqueror
LoL Rune: Triumph
Triumph
LoL Rune: Legend: Tenacity
Legend: Tenacity
LoL Rune: Last Stand
Last Stand

Resolve
LoL Path: Resolve
LoL Rune: Unflinching
Unflinching
LoL Rune: Bone Plating
Bone Plating
More Darius Runes

Darius's Summoner Spells

Darius's Best Summoner Spells 55%

Win Rate 2416 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Darius's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 49%

Win Rate 475 Games

Flash Ignite

Third Best

Darius's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 48%

Win Rate 429 Games

Flash Teleport

Darius's Starters

Darius's Best Starter Items 52%

Win Rate 1908 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Trinket

Darius's Best Trinket 51%

Win Rate 2522 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Darius's 2nd Best Trinket 59%

Win Rate 529 Games

Oracle Lens

Third Best

Darius's 3rd Best Trinket 53%

Win Rate 417 Games

Farsight Alteration
Don’t forget
to Buy Wards

Top Darius Players

Get match statisctics & builds Top Darius Players are using on LeagueSpy!

Patch 12.2: 1151 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Darius's Top Items

Darius's Runes

Darius's Best Runes 64%

Win Rate 96 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
Precision
LoL Path: Precision
LoL Rune: Conqueror
Conqueror
LoL Rune: Triumph
Triumph
LoL Rune: Legend: Tenacity
Legend: Tenacity
LoL Rune: Last Stand
Last Stand

Resolve
LoL Path: Resolve
LoL Rune: Unflinching
Unflinching
LoL Rune: Second Wind
Second Wind

Second Best

Darius's 2nd Best Runes 60%

Win Rate 278 Games

Precision
LoL Path: Precision
LoL Rune: Conqueror
Conqueror
LoL Rune: Triumph
Triumph
LoL Rune: Legend: Alacrity
Legend: Alacrity
LoL Rune: Last Stand
Last Stand

Resolve
LoL Path: Resolve
LoL Rune: Unflinching
Unflinching
LoL Rune: Bone Plating
Bone Plating

Third Best

Darius's 3rd Best Runes 53%

Win Rate 877 Games

Precision
LoL Path: Precision
LoL Rune: Conqueror
Conqueror
LoL Rune: Triumph
Triumph
LoL Rune: Legend: Tenacity
Legend: Tenacity
LoL Rune: Last Stand
Last Stand

Resolve
LoL Path: Resolve
LoL Rune: Unflinching
Unflinching
LoL Rune: Bone Plating
Bone Plating
More Darius Runes

Darius's Summoner Spells

Darius's Best Summoner Spells 55%

Win Rate 2759 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Darius's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 52%

Win Rate 480 Games

Flash Ignite

Third Best

Darius's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 49%

Win Rate 521 Games

Ghost Smite

Darius's Starters

Darius's Best Starter Items 53%

Win Rate 2256 Games

  • 1
  • 2

Trinket

Darius's Best Trinket 52%

Win Rate 3293 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Darius's 2nd Best Trinket 53%

Win Rate 1061 Games

Oracle Lens

Third Best

Darius's 3rd Best Trinket 54%

Win Rate 353 Games

Farsight Alteration
Don’t forget
to Buy Wards

Top Darius Players

Get match statisctics & builds Top Darius Players are using on LeagueSpy!

Darius Counters

Learn 's counters and discover matchups where they have an advantage! When you're starting a game of League of Legends you should always keep in mind if you'll be at an advantage or disadvantage against your opponent, so you can know whether to bully them or play safe. You can find detailed breakdowns of each matchup on CounterStats, and you can also check out some Darius guides to see how to build and play against other champions you may find yourself up against!


This counter data is for Darius Top in Plat+ games. The percent shown is the enemy champion's counter rating against Darius. Counter rating is our own statistic that factors in counter kills, overall kills, early lead ratio, comeback ratio, and win percent to give the whole picture of that champion's effectiveness as a counter pick.

Darius Skins

Darius' Abilities

Darius's Hemorrhage
Hemorrhage Darius's Passive Darius's Passive
Self
Darius's Passive
Darius's Passive
Darius aims his attacks strategically, causing his target to bleed for 12 (+1 per champion level) (+0.3 per bonus attack damage) physical damage over 5 seconds. This effect stacks up to five times. Darius deals 300% damage to all monsters.

Reaching 5 stacks or killing an enemy champion with Noxian Guillotine activates Noxian Might for 5 seconds. During Noxian Might, Darius gains 30-230 bonus attack damage and applies max Hemorrhage stacks to enemies with basic attacks or Decimate's blade (depending on level).
Q
Darius's Decimate
Decimate Darius's Q Ability
425
30 / 35 / 40 / 45 / 50
9 / 8 / 7 / 6 / 5
After a 0.75 second delay, Darius swings his axe in a wide circle. Enemies struck by the blade take 50 / 80 / 110 / 140 / 170 (+1.0 / 1.1 / 1.2 / 1.3 / 1.4 per attack damage) physical damage and receive a stack of Hemorrhage. Enemies struck by the shaft take 35% damage and do not receive a stack of Hemorrhage.

Darius also heals himself for 15% of his missing Health for each enemy champion hit by Decimate's blade, up to a maximum of 45%. Decimate will also heal Darius from large monsters.
W
Darius's Crippling Strike
Crippling Strike Darius's W Ability
145
40
5
Darius's next attack severs a crucial artery, dealing 40 / 45 / 50 / 55 / 60% of his total attack damage as physical damage and slowing his target by 90% for 1 second.

If the target dies, the mana cost of Crippling Strike is refunded and the cooldown is halved.
E
Darius's Apprehend
Apprehend Darius's E Ability
550
70 / 60 / 50 / 40 / 30
24 / 21.5 / 19 / 16.5 / 14
Passive: Darius hones his axe, granting him 15 / 20 / 25 / 30 / 35% armor penetration.

Active: Darius sweeps up his enemies with his axe's hook, pulling them to him while briefly granting vision in the area around the pull. Enemies pulled by Apprehend are slowed by 40% for 1 second.
R
Darius's Noxian Guillotine
Noxian Guillotine Darius's Ultimate (R) Ability
460
0
120 / 100 / 80 / 80 / 80
Darius leaps to an enemy Champion and strikes a lethal blow, dealing 100 / 200 / 300 (+0.75 per bonus attack damage) true damage. This damage increases by 20% for each stack of Hemorrhage on the target up to a maximum of 200 / 400 / 600 (+1.5 per bonus attack damage) true damage.

If Noxian Guillotine is a killing blow, Darius causes all nearby minions and monsters to flee in terror and he can recast the ability for free within the next 20 seconds. This can occur multiple times in succession. At maximum rank, the cooldown will completely reset on kill.
Darius's Noxian Might
Noxian Might Darius's Passive Darius's Passive
Self
Darius's Passive
Darius's Passive
Reaching 5 stacks of Hemorrhage or killing an enemy champion with Noxian Guillotine activates Noxian Might for 5 seconds. During Noxian Might, Darius gains 30-230 (based on level) bonus Attack Damage and applies max Hemorrhage stacks to enemies with basic attacks or Decimate's blade.

Questions About Darius

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Help With Darius

Ok, so I really struggle with playing against Darius. If anyone has tactics for playing against him and winning and most importantly, having fun that have been TESTED AND PROVEN TO WORK against him, I would EXTREMELY GRATEFUL.

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How to Play early game as A top laner (Darius)

Same as the title says

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guiarme

quiero aprender a jugar LEAGUE OF LEGENDS pero no lo entiendo

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how do comment on people's guide

how do i coment on giudes like darius

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Darius vs Riven

I have serious trouble against Riven top as Darius is there and tips and or strategies to defeat her? please let me know if there is, because she is the one champion i fear top

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Who to buy? Darius or Kha'zix?

I am a lv 23 player that is wondering who to buy next as for some reason I can't decide. Both characters (Darius and Kha'zix) seem to fit my play style and look awesome at the same time. I am also a jungle assassin main that like burst damage, but...

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how to beat darius

how do you best [[darius]] as [[jax]] in top lane?? everytime i go vs a darius i always get beat really hard and i don't know what to do. i play safe i give up cs and i just really don't know how to beat him as [[jax]]

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Critical chance and life steal Darius?

Is There any critical chance and life steal Darius build out there for season 6 that can one shot squishy targets like adcs?

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Carry top laners

what are some good carry top laners that arn't perma bans like fiora gp or darius?

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What's a better item for Darius in the top lane?

Hi. :) Just wanted to ask if Triforce or the new Black Cleaver is viable building on darius? Usually i build him as an ad-bruiser because of his kit which makes him as an offtank/bruiser with tons of damage. :)

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darius vs azir

hi guys... i tried searching for a youtube video showing darius vs azir top since i had this match-up yesterday, and i can tell you honestly, it was hell, probably a good azir player but wth, I couldnt do ****, just watched him farm early game,...

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darius vs teemo

ok, i play darius ranked top, and every time i see a teemo i slap myself... please suggest, should i go straight for MR or build damage and just kill him? im still confused

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Woad king darius?

Anybody know when this woad king darius skin is being released?

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as darius viable?

i had the idea to build an attack speed darius to make his passive stack really fast. (my idea for a build was something like 2 phantom dancer, booots, wits end, malaydy, frozen mallet. is there anybody who tried or is willing to try this(i dont...

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