League of Legends Champion Darius Darius is in the a tier of champions


Fighter Tank
Darius is a fighter Role fighter
Difficulty Easy
Power Spike Early-Game
Hemorrhage ability p
Decimate ability q
Crippling Strike ability w
Apprehend ability e
Noxian Guillotine ability r

Darius Build

based on 120,949 matches
Win Rate
49.9 %
Pick Rate
11.1 %
Ban Rate
27.6 %

How We Come Up with Our Darius Builds

We process over 1 Million League of Legends games every day to bring you the most accurate Darius build so you can destroy your enemies and improve you win rate. We've broken down our Darius builds by rank, position, and enemy team type, so you can find the most accurate set of Darius core items and runes for any situation.

Darius Build Summary

Darius is a a decent top lane champ in League of Legends. His best rune sets are Precision Resolve. Including the highlighted runes shown below into your Darius build will provide you the additional bonuses to help him play well through the laning phase of the game and into the late game. You should focus on building up his q ability first.

Best Build for Darius


Starter Items

Time Target
Long SwordHealth Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
Plated SteelcapsHearthbound Axe

Core Darius Items

~22 Mins
StridebreakerDeath's DanceChempunk ChainswordMercury's Treads

Optional Items

Guardian AngelMortal ReminderSterak's GageMaw of Malmortius

Summoner Spells

summonerflash summoner spell D
summonerhaste summoner spell F

Skill Order

First skill for Darius to level up q
Second ability for Darius to level up e
Last skill for Darius to max out w


Precision Conqueror TriumphLegend: AlacrityLast Stand
Resolve ConditioningOvergrowth
AttackSpeed Adaptive HealthScaling
Darius's passive ability p
Darius q ability q
Darius w ability w
Darius e ability e
Darius's ultimate ability r

Darius Matchups Overview

More Gameplay Tips for Darius Players

Tips and Tricks

Make sure to hit enemy champions with Decimate as it will deal damage to enemies and heal Darius.

Purchase items to increase survivability in teamfights.

Darius FAQs

Q: What are some of Darius' greatest strengths?

A: Darius has a very strong early game that allows him to get ahead and stay ahead. Use your early game pressure! If you play passively, you will have a hard time catching back up in the mid- to late-game. It's important that you transition from your early game items into your final Darius build at the right time.

Q: What's one of Darius' biggest weaknesses?

A: Darius can be outplayed by experienced players on ranged champions, like Teemo and Ryze. His pull has a relatively short range. If he can't get up close and personal, he's relatively ineffective. This is especially troublesome in teamfights. He can be kited too easily. If your enemies are very mobile, add some additional mobility into you LoL Darius build.

Q: Why do some people dominate when playing Darius while I just suck?

A: Playing Darius is all about positioning. When he swings his axe, you need to make sure he's hitting with his blade and not the axe shaft. Don't be afraid to dive in. Your heal scales with the number of enemy's hit.

Additional Darius Build Insights

LoL Darius players will find him to be a difficult champ to build out properly. You'll notice that his build varies when he is fighting either diversified or homogenous team comps, showing you should not take the same Darius build every game of League of Legends

The most important items to incorporate into your champion's build are: Stridebreaker, Death's Dance, and Chempunk Chainsword. Those who included these items in their gear had a much higher winrate than players who went for other Darius builds. Likewise, if you are trying to beat a well-mixed enemy team comp, you should strongly consider getting yourself the Precision, and Resolve runes. In recent games, he won the largest percentage of his games when built with these runes.

We calculated our Darius build recommendations by examining 120,949 recently ranked LoL rounds with him in them. We only recommend the highest winrate Darius builds that have been used by ranked LoL players enough times for us to reccomend them. With so many games in our dataset, we are very confident in our suggested builds.