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LoL Champion Build Guides: Darius

Darius The Hand of Noxus

Find the best Darius build guides for League of Legends S11 Patch 11.19. The MOBAFire community works hard to keep their LoL builds and guides updated, and will help you craft the best Darius build for the S11 meta. Learn more about Darius' abilities, skins, or even ask your own questions to the community!

Season 11 Guides // Patch 11.19 & Patch 11.18
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LoL Champion Darius Build Guide
LoL Champion Darius Build Guide

[S11 NEW ITEMS] Strength is Absolute Ω Rhoku's Darius Guide

Guide by Rhoku updated September 17, 2021
  • In-depth
9.3
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LoL Champion Darius Build Guide
LoL Champion Darius Build Guide

[S11] What is a King to a God? Rhoku's Darius Jungle Guide

Guide by Rhoku updated September 17, 2021
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LoL Champion Darius Build Guide
LoL Champion Darius Build Guide

✔️ [11.19] Real's COMPLETE Darius Guide (All Match Ups)

Guide by LoLReal updated September 27, 2021
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9.2
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LoL Champion Darius Build Guide
LoL Champion Darius Build Guide

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

Guide by Justkb updated September 24, 2021
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LoL Champion Darius Build Guide
LoL Champion Darius Build Guide

[11.19] JUST1KB'S DARIUS GUIDE!

Guide by Justkb updated September 22, 2021
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LoL Champion Darius Build Guide
LoL Champion Darius Build Guide

[11.18] Lord of Top Lane; a Darius Guide

Guide by Sporkintahn updated September 15, 2021
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LoL Champion Darius Build Guide
LoL Champion Darius Build Guide

[11.19] Season 11 KiNG of Top - Darius Guide

Guide by Jewceratops updated September 24, 2021
  • In-depth
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Darius Build Guide
LoL Champion Darius Build Guide

[11.19][Miniguide] Crit Darius - Dominate Toplane

Guide by Jewceratops updated September 24, 2021
  • Off-Meta
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Darius Build Guide
LoL Champion Darius Build Guide

Darius Guide

Guide by Sidrome updated September 21, 2021
  • In-depth
New Guide
LoL Champion Darius Build Guide
LoL Champion Darius Build Guide

Sh*t on Irelia with poggers Darius

Guide by BCKTHUNDR updated September 21, 2021
Season 11 Builds // Patch 11.19 & Patch 11.18
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Darius Build Guide
LoL Champion Darius Build Guide

Galeforce Darius (Darius with his Dash Back)

Build by gladosstolemycake updated September 27, 2021
  • Off-Meta
New Guide
LoL Champion Darius Build Guide
LoL Champion Darius Build Guide

Sachow de darius papai

Build by sachow updated September 24, 2021
New Guide
LoL Champion Darius Build Guide
LoL Champion Darius Build Guide

Split push darius/Team fighting

Build by Guest updated September 22, 2021
New Guide
LoL Champion Darius Build Guide
LoL Champion Darius Build Guide

Full Move Speed Darius

Build by Guest updated September 14, 2021
Season 11 Guides // Other Patches
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LoL Champion Darius Build Guide
LoL Champion Darius Build Guide

Mathematically Correct Darius

Guide by TTS Kasimir updated June 28, 2021
  • Off-Meta
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LoL Champion Darius Build Guide
LoL Champion Darius Build Guide

[11.6] Darius' Ultimate Guide by Dystrex

Guide by Dystrex updated March 24, 2021
  • In-depth
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LoL Champion Darius Build Guide
LoL Champion Darius Build Guide

[Patch 11.1] iZeal's Darius compendium

Guide by iZeal updated January 7, 2021
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LoL Champion Darius Build Guide
LoL Champion Darius Build Guide

[11.13] Lao's Darius - Witness true strength!

Guide by laoshin3v3 updated June 30, 2021
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LoL Champion Darius Build Guide
LoL Champion Darius Build Guide

[11.9] How to Darius in S11

Guide by Zaloufi updated April 27, 2021
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LoL Champion Darius Build Guide
LoL Champion Darius Build Guide

[11.5] Ravenborn's Darius Guide

Guide by Ravenborne updated March 6, 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 11.19. 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 11.19: 22326 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Darius's Top Items

Darius's Runes

Darius's Best Runes 50%

Win Rate 4727 Games

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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 50%

Win Rate 1801 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 54%

Win Rate 719 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
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Darius's Summoner Spells

Darius's Best Summoner Spells 51%

Win Rate 15015 Games

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Second Best

Darius's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 46%

Win Rate 5193 Games

Flash Teleport

Third Best

Darius's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 46%

Win Rate 2302 Games

Flash Ignite

Darius's Starters

Darius's Best Starter Items 48%

Win Rate 10091 Games

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Trinket

Darius's Best Trinket 48%

Win Rate 17739 Games

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Second Best

Darius's 2nd Best Trinket 51%

Win Rate 3095 Games

Oracle Lens

Third Best

Darius's 3rd Best Trinket 51%

Win Rate 2634 Games

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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
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40
7 / 6.5 / 6 / 5.5 / 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
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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.

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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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