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Darius
tier-1
P
Q

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W

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E

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R

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Toughest Matchups:
Volibear
43.8%
Yorick
45.4%
Wukong
46.2%
Tryndamere
46.9%
Kayle
47.8%
Lucian
48.1%
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Summoner Spells

Starting Items

Doran's Shield
Health Potion
Warding Totem (Trinket)

Core Build Path: 52.93% Win Rate (3526 Games)

Boots of Speed
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Ninja Tabi
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Phage
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Stinger
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Sheen
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Trinity Force
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Jaurim's Fist
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Pickaxe
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Sterak's Gage

Core Final Build: 53.67% Win Rate (1267 Games)

Ninja Tabi
Trinity Force
Sterak's Gage
Death's Dance
Spirit Visage
Thornmail

Runes: 50.10% Win Rate (4160 Games)

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Skill Order

Q

E

W

Damage Breakdown

80% AD

18%

Darius's Matchups

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Win Rate
49.9%
(-0.6%)
vs last patch
Pick Rate
8.5%
(-0.3%)
vs last patch
Ban Rate
36.6%
(-1.9%)
vs last patch

Playing against Darius

Key Insights
Avoid extended trades, as a fully stacked
P
gives him a massive AD spike and will apply max
P
stacks through normal means instead of one stack for 5 seconds.
The outer ring of
Q
deals bonus damage, heals for 15% missing HP (up to 3 champions hit), and applies
P
. If you’re melee, try to hug him when fighting.
W
resets Darius's auto attack.
R
deals bonus damage per
P
stack and can be re-cast for 20 seconds if it kills its target. At max rank, it resets its cooldown instead.
Power Spike
Has one of the strongest level 1's in the game because he can run an enemy down with
W
and can easily stack
P
.
Can survive and outplay ganks/skirmishes with
Q
's heal.
Strong all-in potentials at level 3 with his fast combo (
E
+ auto
W
+
Q
), and at level 6 with
R
.
Can handily take over teamfights after fully stacking
P
and using
R
over and over.
Phage
is his first item spike, as it increases his catch and all-in potential with its bonus movespeed on auto attacks.
Spikes hard at
Black Cleaver
/
Trinity Force
and
Sterak's Gage
/
Death's Dance
due to the cooldown reduction and survivability offered respectively.
Vulnerable
Completely immobile, leaving him exposed to ganks.
Extremely vulnerable to being kited by ranged champions or champions with high mobility.
Not very effective in teamfights without
P
and takes too long to stack it.
Needs a lead to stay ahead, and quickly falls off if he doesn't have one.
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