Tips for a new Darius player?

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Malkshakevanilla

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11-26-2012

Just bought Darius. Any tips?


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Malkshakevanilla

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11-26-2012

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Malkshakevanilla

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11-26-2012

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Daedric101

Senior Member

11-26-2012

I suggest looking on youtube for the Darius spotlight video made by riotgames. They give great tips. Also if you don't like their builds, look up one on mobafire.


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OMG Kittens Meow

Junior Member

11-26-2012

Bind half the keys on your keyboard to Q, and the other half to your R.
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Profit.


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Zombie Horze

Senior Member

11-26-2012

One of the best top laners in the game as of right now. Build Merc, Frozen, Hexdrinker into maw. Pretty standard. You can build more tank if you need to. In lane you can trade with your q but it pushes the wave hard. You can also E them then follow up with your W and Q. That combo 6+ usually leads to a kill unless they are under tower or use summoner spells.

Late game you are either the peeler for your ADC or the killer going for theirs. If you get focused for some reason and are about to die without having used your ult, do it. It does good damage even without stacks and its true damage so you cant stop it. Aim for their ADC or AP carry.


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Warrrrax

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11-27-2012

Darius is an anti-bruiser bruiser. His range sucks and he is easily kited and has a hard time engaging vs any ranged champs. Unlike most bruisers he has no projectile to throw (nocturne, olaf, mundo), no slowing nuke (nasus), and no gapcloser(lots of people). This makes him terrible vs ranged harass.

HOWEVER, to compensate, he is extremely strong vs enemy melee champs with a short range non-melee axe swing harassment, high damage with his AxeSwing, autoattack, attackResetting Q, and bleed. His true damage ult counters the armor/MR stacking that many bruisers tend to do.


All this makes him a unique champ. Players that love melee bruisers all think hes OP as seen from that stupid response above.
Whereas the Ryze/Kennen type toplanes laugh at him and poke him to death.

The key to Darius in teamfights is SUSTAINED DAMAGE and TANKINESS. His axe CD is reaally fast and he can spam it during fights. His autoattacks hurt, and all his stuff builds up significant bonus damage from Bleed counters.
He also reallllly wants to be alive for when an enemy has 5 bleed counters and is near-death so he can Execute them.

The Stupid Darius Player builds tons of AD to get big numbers. He rushes in, gets off 1 or 2 Q,Ws and has to Ult before he dies when they only have 1 bleed counter.

The Smart Darius Player builds TANKY as heck, forcing enemies to expend tons of damage on him, or eat consistent damage from Axeswings and autoattacks, while Darius Executes them 1 by 1.


Darius mostly wants:
* Health
* A snare
* Armor
* Magic Resist
* Cooldown reduction.
* Attack Damage.
* Crit/AS is nice but underutilized.

So you can see that good items for him include:
* Frozen Heart
* Frozen mallet
* Hexdrinker/Maw
* Warmogs
* Spirit Visage
* Randuins
* Aegis of Legion
* Guardian Angel
* Sunfire cape (so so, if health needed)
* Banshee (so-so, for health,MR)
* Atma's (good lategame for armor/AD)


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Nowitsfair

Senior Member

11-27-2012

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Originally Posted by Warrrrax View Post
Darius is an anti-bruiser bruiser. His range sucks and he is easily kited and has a hard time engaging vs any ranged champs. Unlike most bruisers he has no projectile to throw (nocturne, olaf, mundo), no slowing nuke (nasus), and no gapcloser(lots of people). This makes him terrible vs ranged harass.

HOWEVER, to compensate, he is extremely strong vs enemy melee champs with a short range non-melee axe swing harassment, high damage with his AxeSwing, autoattack, attackResetting Q, and bleed. His true damage ult counters the armor/MR stacking that many bruisers tend to do.


All this makes him a unique champ. Players that love melee bruisers all think hes OP as seen from that stupid response above.
Whereas the Ryze/Kennen type toplanes laugh at him and poke him to death.

The key to Darius in teamfights is SUSTAINED DAMAGE and TANKINESS. His axe CD is reaally fast and he can spam it during fights. His autoattacks hurt, and all his stuff builds up significant bonus damage from Bleed counters.
He also reallllly wants to be alive for when an enemy has 5 bleed counters and is near-death so he can Execute them.

The Stupid Darius Player builds tons of AD to get big numbers. He rushes in, gets off 1 or 2 Q,Ws and has to Ult before he dies when they only have 1 bleed counter.

The Smart Darius Player builds TANKY as heck, forcing enemies to expend tons of damage on him, or eat consistent damage from Axeswings and autoattacks, while Darius Executes them 1 by 1.


Darius mostly wants:
* Health
* A snare
* Armor
* Magic Resist
* Cooldown reduction.
* Attack Damage.
* Crit/AS is nice but underutilized.

So you can see that good items for him include:
* Frozen Heart
* Frozen mallet
* Hexdrinker/Maw
* Warmogs
* Spirit Visage
* Randuins
* Aegis of Legion
* Guardian Angel
* Sunfire cape (so so, if health needed)
* Banshee (so-so, for health,MR)
* Atma's (good lategame for armor/AD)
dont build atmas don't build banshees, don't build spirit visage


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OmegaProject

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11-28-2012

Guide to Darius: http://www.solomid.net/guides.php?g=...us-build-guide
Good Luck!


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Warrrrax

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11-28-2012

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Originally Posted by Nowitsfair View Post
dont build atmas don't build banshees, don't build spirit visage
Wow, thanks for the extremely detailed and well thought out response. If you cant be bothered to even explain yourselfs, dont bother posting.


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