This champion was updated in the latest Patch 3.5a

Darius Build Guide for Wild Rift

Build Darius with confidence with the help of WildRiftFire's build guides. Whether you are completely new to Darius or looking to refine your playstyle, we will help you take your Wild Rift game to the next level. Learn Darius's abilities in detail, the best items to build, which skills to level first, and more. Darius is ranked Tier S (Solo Lane) in our Champion Tier List
Darius
Darius Baron Lane Jungle The Hand of Noxus
Patch 3.5a
Recommended Role Solo Lane
Solo Build S Jungle Build A+

Darius' Item Build

Starting Item
Long Sword
Long Sword
Core Items
Black Cleaver
Black Cleaver
Death's Dance
Death's Dance
Sterak's Gage
Sterak's Gage
Boots
Plated Steelcaps
Plated Steelcaps
Protobelt
Protobelt
Final Build
Black Cleaver
Black Cleaver
Death's Dance
Death's Dance
Sterak's Gage
Sterak's Gage
Spirit Visage
Spirit Visage
Randuin's Omen
Randuin's Omen
Plated Steelcaps
Plated Steelcaps
Protobelt
Protobelt

Darius' Spells & Runes

Summoner Spells
Flash
Flash
Ignite
Ignite
Runes
Conqueror
Conqueror
Triumph
Triumph
Second Wind
Second Wind
Demolish
Demolish

Darius' Skill Order

Hemorrhage Hemorrhage (Passive)
Decimate
  • Decimate
Crippling Strike
  • Crippling Strike
Apprehend
  • Apprehend
Noxian Guillotine
  • Noxian Guillotine
Quick Skill Order
Decimate
Apprehend
Crippling Strike

Darius' Item Build

Starting Item
Long Sword
Long Sword
Core Items
Black Cleaver
Black Cleaver
Death's Dance
Death's Dance
Sterak's Gage
Sterak's Gage
Boots
Plated Steelcaps
Plated Steelcaps
Protobelt
Protobelt
Final Build
Black Cleaver
Black Cleaver
Death's Dance
Death's Dance
Sterak's Gage
Sterak's Gage
Spirit Visage
Spirit Visage
Randuin's Omen
Randuin's Omen
Plated Steelcaps
Plated Steelcaps
Protobelt
Protobelt

Darius' Spells & Runes

Summoner Spells
Flash
Flash
Smite
Smite
Chilling Smite
Chilling Smite
Runes
Phase Rush
Phase Rush
Triumph
Triumph
Hunter - Titan
Hunter - Titan
Nimbus Cloak
Nimbus Cloak

Darius' Skill Order

Hemorrhage Hemorrhage (Passive)
Decimate
  • Decimate
Crippling Strike
  • Crippling Strike
Apprehend
  • Apprehend
Noxian Guillotine
  • Noxian Guillotine
Quick Skill Order
Decimate
Apprehend
Crippling Strike

How to play Darius



Darius is a Baron Lane Bruiser. When playing Darius, it is important that you play around his passive, Hemorrhage, trying to get as many stacks as possible to be able to deal the most amount of damage with his auto attacks and abilities. Darius is a strong champion at all stages of the game, he does really well during team fights and can also split push when he is ahead.

Darius can also be played in the jungle; make sure to check the alternative build at the top of the page! The build is very similar to the Baron Lane build. Phase Rush helps Darius when ganking and in team fights so he can get stacks to execute enemies with his Ultimate. Make sure you swap your summoner spell to Smite.


E
AA
W
Q
AA
AA
Ultimate

Darius's Abilities


Hemorrhage (Passive)

Attacks cause enemies to bleed, dealing physical damage over a few seconds and can be stacked up to 5 times. Upon reaching full stacks, Darius gains Noxian Might for a few seconds, gaining bonus attack damage and applying full stacks of Hemorrhage instead of 1.

This passive helps Darius out a lot during longer fights so don't be scared when looking to go in and engage, because once you get full stacks you will deal a lot of damage.

Decimate (1)

Darius swings his axe around him after a delay dealing physical damage. Hitting enemies with the outer part of Decimate deals bonus physical damage and heals himself for each champion hit, applying Hemorrhage. It's important to make sure you always hit enemy champions with the outer part of Decimate, so it's best to use it when the enemies are crowd controlled or slowed.

Crippling Strike (2)

Empowers Darius' next attack to deal additional physical damage and slow enemies for a second. This ability counts as an auto-attack reset, meaning when you auto attack you can activate the ability and it will attack straight away so the delay will be reduced.

Apprehend (3)

When you first get Apprehend, you gain a passive. The passive grants Darius armor penetration meaning that Darius doesn't need armor penetration in his build. For the active Darius pulls in enemies in front of him, slowing them for a few seconds. This is Darius' way to gap close. It helps Darius a lot when chasing down the enemies. You can combo Apprehend with Flash or Protobelt to surprise the enemy and increase the range of the pull.

Noxian Guillotine (Ultimate)

Darius leaps to execute a champion. He deals true damage and the damage is increased per Hemorrhage (Passive) stack. Killing the target with Noxian Guillotine refreshes its cooldown and grants Noxian Might for a few seconds, also causing nearby minions and monsters to flee for a few seconds.

This is Darius' signature move. It's really important to not use this Ultimate until right at the end when you know you have enough damage to kill the enemy with Noxian Guillotine. If you are able to get a kill, you can keep pushing forward to keep on getting kills and resets.

Darius Build Breakdown


Black Cleaver
Death's Dance
Sterak's Gage
Spirit Visage
Randuin's Omen
Plated Steelcaps - Protobelt

Darius uses a mixture of both damage and tank items that work well with his kit. Black Cleaver is a must on Darius, he gets a lot of Max Health, Attack Damage from the item and being able to reduce the enemies armor and gaining movement speed when stacking your passive is very important. Sterak's Gage is a great example of a tank item that works well with Darius. It gives him some health and when he is low on health he gets a shield to keep him alive longer.


For runes, we have the following:

Conqueror

As a fighter, Darius will be in fights a lot attacking and using his abilities to an enemy champion. He can get stacks really quickly so he is able to do more damage and get a lot of physical vamp when fully stacked

Triumph

You will be in fights a lot so being able to heal a bit of health per takedown is nice and doing more damage to champions on low health works well with Noxian Guillotine to deal more damage for the resets.

Second Wind

Second Wind greatly helps Darius during the laning phase. It allows him to heal up so he can stay in the lane longer, and the effect is doubled for melee champions like Darius.

Demolish

Demolish works well with champions that love to push in the laning phase and try to get as many tower plates as possible. It helps you push and destroy towers very quickly which can give you and your team a huge advantage.

Flash
Ignite

For summoner spells, Flash is a must on most champions. It's a great spell to get out of a situation or if you are trying to go in for the killing blow. For the 2nd spell, it's best to go for Ignite. This helps Darius to get an early advantage in the laning phase and helps him deal extra damage.

Early Game


Darius does alright in the early game. You have to find the right opportunity to go in and fight. Make sure you take full advantage of your Decimate making sure you hit champions with the outer ring to heal and apply a stack of your passive. If you're able to get stacks on the enemy champion early you can use your Apprehend to pull them in to help get the 5 stacks. Once you reach 5 stacks Darius will get increased attack damage which will help win you battles in the early game.

Late Game


With Darius, once you get to the late game and you have your core items the best thing you can do as Darius is teamfight with your team. In a team fight, your main goal is to get on top of the enemy backline! Use your Apprehend to hook the enemy carries, chase them down with your abilities and dunk them with Noxian Guillotine. One thing to note with the Ultimate is if it gets the killing blow the cooldown will reset! Meaning if you time it correctly you can use your ultimate multiple times during a teamfight which makes it an amazing ability.

Conclusion


Darius is a great and fun champion to play. He can win at all stages of the game. If you are looking at a tanky champion that can do a lot of damage and can chase down the enemies then Darius is the perfect champion for you.


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