Darius·Top Guide

Power Spike

Crippling StrikeW
Noxian GuillotineR
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Win rate51.3%-
Pick rate5.4%-
Ban rate10.0%-
Matches230 273-
Darius Top
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Darius Strengths & Weaknesses

Darius is one of the strongest early game champions in the game. You can use this advantage to gain an early lead.

Extended trades work in the favour of Darius thanks to his Passive. He will win almost every auto-attack battle. This makes him a great duelist in low ELO as many players like to constantly fight.

Is really good in team fights thanks to his Ultimate Noxian GuillotineR which can be reset if he gets the killing blow with it.


Darius is really easy to kite. As he is immobile, champions with dashes, range advantage or poke make it difficult for Darius to get on to them and kill them.

He falls off in the late game. Darius is an early to mid game champion and once it gets to the later stages of the game, his strengths become weaknesses.

His Ultimate Noxian GuillotineR is crucial in team fights to take down key targets. If he miss-times his Ultimate Noxian GuillotineR, his damage output will be reduced heavily and it may cost him the team fight. This is why he needs to cast his Ultimate Noxian GuillotineR as soon as the enemy gets into health range.

Game plan
Early game
0 - 15 min
Darius is Strong

Use Darius’ early game aggression to get a lead in the lane. Gaining a significant health or kill lead over the enemy will increase your chances of winning the game.

Always go for extended trades as often as you can on Darius. Thanks to your Passive, you’ll always come out ahead in most cases.

Use your level 6 power spike to get kills in lane and start to snowball. Your Ultimate Noxian GuillotineR can be used as an execute, so it should help you get a lead.

Mid game
15 - 25 min
Darius is Strong

When no team fights are occurring, look to split push and try to fight the enemy who tries to stop you. Darius is a strong 1v1 champion and can fight most laners who are put up against him.

Look to use your Ultimate Noxian GuillotineR at the last possible second in every fight. Getting resets on your Ultimate Noxian GuillotineR will increase your chances of winning the fight.

When you do team fight, look to peel and focus the closest enemy champion. You’re Darius, not an assassin and you’ll struggle to kill anyone alone. But, you can soak damage and deal loads at the same time.

Late game
25+ min
Darius is Average

Peel for your allies and keep them alive for as long as possible. If you’re ahead, try to take down the enemy backline. If you’re not strong, use your ApprehendE to peel for your allies.

Stick with your team in the late game. Do not split up or walk away from them otherwise the enemy may try to pick you off or initiate a 4v5 fight when you’re away from your team.

Flank in team fights to make getting on the enemy backline easily. Make sure you’re near your team at all times so you can get in the fight fast.

Power Spikes
Early game0 - 15 min

Darius is one of the strongest early game champions in the game. Make sure you’re looking to fight constantly to gain a lead.

After Darius has completed his first component item, his Passive and overall damage output can be extremely obnoxious. If you were able to gain a kill before picking it up, you will have a severe advantage over the enemy which you should look to increase.

When Darius hits level 6, he can use his Ultimate Noxian GuillotineR to execute a target. Look for aggressive plays and all-ins when your Ultimate Noxian GuillotineR is up for additional kills.

Mid game15 - 25 min

At level 9, Darius would’ve maxed out his DecimateQ. His all-in potential and kill pressure is still very good during the mid-game.

At level 11, Darius will put a secondary point in his Ultimate Noxian GuillotineR. If he gained a slight lead in the early game, he will be tough to handle in the mid-game, and he should be able to kill any enemy who tries to prevent him from split pushing.

During the mid-game, Darius should’ve completed a couple of items. He should be able to deal a lot of damage to targets, and also be somewhat tanky. The items he picks up makes him a huge problem during this stage of the game.

Late game25+ min

Darius starts to fall off in the late game, but he is still powerful. He falls off as other champions start getting items that counter him, and many champions will be tankier, which makes it harder for him to kill them.

At level 16, Darius’s Ultimate Noxian GuillotineR will be an essential tool in team fights. As it can deal a considerable amount of damage and as it is an execute- he will be able to take down targets and use the reset to kill multiple targets.

By this stage of the game, Darius should be near max build. As he builds items that enhance his damage and offer him protection, he will be relatively tanky and challenging to take down.

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