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Darius Build Guides, Runes and Items

Darius The Hand of Noxus

Find the best Darius build guides for League of Legends S12 Patch 12.9. 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 12.9 & Patch 12.8
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LoL Champion Darius Build Guide
LoL Champion Darius Build Guide

[12.8] JUST1KB'S DARIUS GUIDE!

Guide by Justkb updated April 28, 2022
  • In-depth
9.2
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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 May 7, 2022
  • In-depth
Season 12 Builds // Patch 12.9 & Patch 12.8
9.3
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LoL Champion Darius Build Guide
LoL Champion Darius Build Guide

Season 12 Darius Build Guide

Build by 88GodFather88 updated May 6, 2022
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LoL Champion Darius Build Guide
LoL Champion Darius Build Guide

Darius 12.9 Squishy Destroyer+

Build by NobuEune updated May 12, 2022
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Darius Build Guide
LoL Champion Darius Build Guide

OFF-TANK DARIUS (ADV. PLAYERS ONLY) TOP

Build by Hunter23 updated May 11, 2022
  • Off-Meta
New Guide
LoL Champion Darius Build Guide
LoL Champion Darius Build Guide

[WILDRIFT] [PATCH 3.2] Full Guide to get Fed and Destroy them with your own Wolf

Build by GodOfNoxus updated May 10, 2022
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LoL Champion Darius Build Guide
LoL Champion Darius Build Guide

Darius Guide Top Bruiser/Tank

Build by KC Sah ken updated May 9, 2022
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Darius Build Guide
LoL Champion Darius Build Guide

Darius Jungle Patch: 12.9

Build by AkimboTs updated May 16, 2022
  • Off-Meta
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LoL Champion Darius Build Guide
LoL Champion Darius Build Guide

Darius 12.8 Squishy Destroyer

Build by Guest updated May 4, 2022
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LoL Champion Darius Build Guide
LoL Champion Darius Build Guide

Classic Darius

Build by SlaveBoi updated May 15, 2022
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LoL Champion Darius Build Guide
LoL Champion Darius Build Guide

darius support

Build by skyhunter44 updated May 13, 2022
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LoL Champion Darius Build Guide
LoL Champion Darius Build Guide

Darius Build Patch notes 12.9

Build by Misakavy updated May 10, 2022
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Darius Build Guide
LoL Champion Darius Build Guide

Darius Rush down all!

Build by TheReal371 updated April 27, 2022
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Darius Build Guide
LoL Champion Darius Build Guide

Darius support

Build by Toothieroll updated April 27, 2022
  • Off-Meta
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Darius Build Guide
LoL Champion Darius Build Guide

Darius support

Build by Guest updated April 27, 2022
  • Off-Meta
Season 12 Guides // Other Patches
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LoL Champion Darius Build Guide
LoL Champion Darius Build Guide

✔️ [12.6] Real's ULTIMATE Darius Guide (All Match Ups)

Guide by LoLReal updated March 18, 2022
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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
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LoL Champion Darius Build Guide
LoL Champion Darius Build Guide

[12.3] Season 12 KiNG of Top - Darius Guide

Guide by Jewceratops updated February 7, 2022
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LoL Champion Darius Build Guide
LoL Champion Darius Build Guide

XYZ Grandmaster Darius Guide

Guide by Guest updated April 17, 2022
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LoL Champion Darius Build Guide
LoL Champion Darius Build Guide

[12.5] DARIUS JUNGLE - (LOW ELO/FOR FUN/NOT FOR RANKED!)

Guide by Justkb updated March 24, 2022
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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 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 12.9. 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 12.8: 513624 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Darius's Runes

Darius's Best Runes 49%

Win Rate 14026 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 49%

Win Rate 6839 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 51%

Win Rate 2474 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: Second Wind
Second Wind

Darius's Summoner Spells

Darius's Best Summoner Spells 50%

Win Rate 50189 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Darius's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 46%

Win Rate 8496 Games

Flash Ignite

Third Best

Darius's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 45%

Win Rate 4471 Games

Flash Teleport

Darius's Starters

Darius's Best Starter Items 49%

Win Rate 27469 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Trinket

Darius's Best Trinket 48%

Win Rate 48771 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Darius's 2nd Best Trinket 50%

Win Rate 9690 Games

Oracle Lens

Third Best

Darius's 3rd Best Trinket 52%

Win Rate 7508 Games

Farsight Alteration
Don’t forget
to Buy Wards
Patch 12.8: 513624 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Darius's Runes

Darius's Best Runes 56%

Win Rate 1841 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 70%

Win Rate 57 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: Overgrowth
Overgrowth
LoL Rune: Bone Plating
Bone Plating

Third Best

Darius's 3rd Best Runes 63%

Win Rate 131 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: Revitalize
Revitalize
LoL Rune: Bone Plating
Bone Plating

Darius's Summoner Spells

Darius's Best Summoner Spells 55%

Win Rate 6129 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Darius's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 53%

Win Rate 1199 Games

Flash Ignite

Third Best

Darius's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 49%

Win Rate 1397 Games

Ghost Smite

Darius's Starters

Darius's Best Starter Items 56%

Win Rate 3788 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Darius's 2nd Best Starter Items 53%

Win Rate 3480 Games

Doran's Shield Health Potion

Third Best

Darius's 3rd Best Starter Items 49%

Win Rate 1091 Games

Hunter's Talisman Refillable Potion

Trinket

Darius's Best Trinket 54%

Win Rate 6890 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Darius's 2nd Best Trinket 51%

Win Rate 2899 Games

Oracle Lens

Third Best

Darius's 3rd Best Trinket 56%

Win Rate 919 Games

Farsight Alteration
Don’t forget
to Buy Wards
Patch 12.8: 513624 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Darius's Runes

Darius's Best Runes 52%

Win Rate 1315 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 61%

Win Rate 59 Games

Precision
LoL Path: Precision
LoL Rune: Conqueror
Conqueror
LoL Rune: Triumph
Triumph
LoL Rune: Legend: Alacrity
Legend: Alacrity
LoL Rune: Coup de Grace
Coup de Grace

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

Third Best

Darius's 3rd Best Runes 60%

Win Rate 65 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: Overgrowth
Overgrowth
LoL Rune: Bone Plating
Bone Plating

Darius's Summoner Spells

Darius's Best Summoner Spells 53%

Win Rate 5373 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Darius's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 49%

Win Rate 1053 Games

Flash Ignite

Third Best

Darius's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 54%

Win Rate 225 Games

Ghost Ignite

Darius's Starters

Darius's Best Starter Items 53%

Win Rate 3277 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Trinket

Darius's Best Trinket 51%

Win Rate 5034 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Darius's 2nd Best Trinket 55%

Win Rate 1210 Games

Oracle Lens

Third Best

Darius's 3rd Best Trinket 51%

Win Rate 967 Games

Farsight Alteration
Don’t forget
to Buy Wards

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
460
30 / 35 / 40 / 45 / 50
9 / 8 / 7 / 6 / 5
Darius hefts his axe then swings it around, dealing 50 / 80 / 110 / 140 / 170 (+1.0 / 1.1 / 1.2 / 1.3 / 1.4 per attack damage) physical damage with the edge and 17.5 / 28 / 38.5 / 49 / 59.5 (+0.35 / 0.385 / 0.42 / 0.455 / 0.49 per attack damage) physical damage with the handle. Enemies hit with the handle do not take a Hemorrhage stack.

Darius restores 15−45% missing health per enemy champion and large jungle monster hit with the edge. The handle will not heal him nor apply a Hemorrhage stack.
W
Darius's Crippling Strike
Crippling Strike Darius's W Ability
Self
40
5
Darius' next attack deals 140 / 145 / 150 / 155 / 160% attack damage as physical damage and slows by 90% for 1 second.

This ability refunds its mana cost and reduces its cooldown by 50% if it kills the target. This ability triggers spell effects upon dealing damage.
E
Darius's Apprehend
Apprehend Darius's E Ability
535
70 / 60 / 50 / 40 / 30
24 / 21.5 / 19 / 16.5 / 14
Passive: Darius gains 15 / 20 / 25 / 30 / 35% armor penetration.

Active: Darius hooks with his axe, pulling, knocking up and slowing the target by 40% for 2 seconds.
R
Darius's Noxian Guillotine
Noxian Guillotine Darius's Ultimate (R) Ability
475
0
120 / 100 / 80 / 80 / 80
Darius leaps to an enemy and strikes a lethal blow, dealing 125 / 250 / 375 (+0.75 per bonus attack damage) true damage. For each Hemorrhage on the target, this ability deals an additional 0-100% damage, up to a max of 25 / 50 / 75 (+0.15 per bonus attack damage).

If this kills the target, Darius may recast this ability once within 20 seconds. At rank 3, this ability has no mana cost and kills refresh the cooldown completely.
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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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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