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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 S13 Patch 13.1. The MOBAFire community works hard to keep their LoL builds and guides updated, and will help you craft the best Darius build for the S13 meta. Learn more about Darius' abilities, skins, or even ask your own questions to the community!

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LoL Champion Darius Build Guide
LoL Champion Darius Build Guide

Darius

Build by Guest updated May 28, 2022
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Darius support

Build by Toothieroll updated April 27, 2022
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LoL Champion Darius Build Guide

Darius support

Build by Guest updated April 27, 2022
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LoL Champion Darius Build Guide

qwerty

Build by Guest updated April 24, 2022
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LoL Champion Darius Build Guide

[12.5] Assassin Darius

Build by Koirth updated March 28, 2022
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LoL Champion Darius Build Guide

Darius Mid Assasin Be Like Water

Build by Guest updated March 23, 2022
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LoL Champion Darius Build Guide

Darius ok build

Build by SeatedWeeb updated March 22, 2022
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LoL Champion Darius Build Guide

Darius ultimate s12 guide

Build by Guest updated March 11, 2022
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LoL Champion Darius Build Guide

[S12] Darius JG Tank Speed Build

Build by MarcinDubiel21 updated February 26, 2022
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LoL Champion Darius Build Guide
LoL Champion Darius Build Guide

Darius Top Lane Carry 12.2!

Build by BigLindawg updated February 1, 2022
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LoL Champion Darius Build Guide
LoL Champion Darius Build Guide

Darius with the slows ( Might be good)

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

Darius Dark Harvest

Build by Guest updated December 8, 2021
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LoL Champion Darius Build Guide

Darius mid

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

Darius

Build by HiramBattle updated November 27, 2021
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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
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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
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9.5
222
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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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9.2
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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

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

Guide by Rhoku updated October 20, 2021
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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 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 13.1. 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 13.1: 610693 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Darius's Runes

Darius's Best Runes 48%

Win Rate 45996 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 47%

Win Rate 10714 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

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

Third Best

Darius's 3rd Best Runes 51%

Win Rate 5543 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

Darius's Summoner Spells

Darius's Best Summoner Spells 49%

Win Rate 99845 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Darius's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 48%

Win Rate 10275 Games

Flash Ignite

Third Best

Darius's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 45%

Win Rate 4921 Games

Flash Teleport

Darius's Starters

Darius's Best Starter Items 50%

Win Rate 45431 Games

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  • 2
  • 3

Trinket

Darius's Best Trinket 51%

Win Rate 14782 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Darius's 2nd Best Trinket 51%

Win Rate 13565 Games

Farsight Alteration

Third Best

Darius's 3rd Best Trinket 48%

Win Rate 92026 Games

Stealth Ward
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Patch 13.1: 610772 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Darius's Runes

Darius's Best Runes 50%

Win Rate 8358 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 48%

Win Rate 3018 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

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

Third Best

Darius's 3rd Best Runes 64%

Win Rate 56 Games

Precision
LoL Path: Precision
LoL Rune: Lethal Tempo
Lethal Tempo
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

Darius's Summoner Spells

Darius's Best Summoner Spells 52%

Win Rate 17759 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Darius's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 47%

Win Rate 3108 Games

Ghost Smite

Third Best

Darius's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 47%

Win Rate 2090 Games

Flash Ignite

Darius's Starters

Darius's Best Starter Items 52%

Win Rate 11157 Games

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  • 2
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Second Best

Darius's 2nd Best Starter Items 52%

Win Rate 9186 Games

Doran's Blade Health Potion

Third Best

Darius's 3rd Best Starter Items 48%

Win Rate 1244 Games

Mosstomper Seedling Health Potion

Trinket

Darius's Best Trinket 51%

Win Rate 18316 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Darius's 2nd Best Trinket 50%

Win Rate 5268 Games

Oracle Lens

Third Best

Darius's 3rd Best Trinket 53%

Win Rate 2506 Games

Farsight Alteration
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Patch 13.1: 610778 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Darius's Runes

Darius's Best Runes 52%

Win Rate 3602 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 65%

Win Rate 82 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: Revitalize
Revitalize
LoL Rune: Bone Plating
Bone Plating

Third Best

Darius's 3rd Best Runes 63%

Win Rate 70 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 9057 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Darius's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 47%

Win Rate 1274 Games

Flash Ignite

Third Best

Darius's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 49%

Win Rate 382 Games

Flash Teleport

Darius's Starters

Darius's Best Starter Items 51%

Win Rate 5868 Games

  • 1
  • 2

Trinket

Darius's Best Trinket 51%

Win Rate 8138 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Darius's 2nd Best Trinket 54%

Win Rate 1642 Games

Oracle Lens

Third Best

Darius's 3rd Best Trinket 53%

Win Rate 1482 Games

Farsight Alteration
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Darius Counters

Learn Darius' 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 13−39% 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)

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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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