How to Win Darius vs Annie Counter Matchup Darius is in the a tier of champions

Darius vs Annie

How to Beat Annie as Darius in LoL Annie is in the s tier of champions
Fighter Tank
Mage

How to Beat Annie as Darius

based on 1,884 Darius vs Annie matchups
Win Rate
49.8 %
K/D/A
1.8
Pick Rate
1.5 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We produce our counter statistics from the millions of rated LoL games that we review every week. Our guide on how to beat Annie as Darius came out of an examination of 1884 ranked games where both champions faced off against each other. This champion matchup is somewhat rare. Darius has to counter Annie in only 1.5% of his rounds.

Darius vs Annie Matchup Summary

Darius does a average job of beating Annie. Normally, he wins a acceptable 49.8% of matches the champs face one another in. In Darius vs Annie matches, Darius’s team is 0.1% more probable to get first blood. This indicates that he most likely will be able to get first blood versus Annie.

Best Darius vs Annie Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Doran's BladeHealth Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
BootsRuby Crystal

Core Darius Items

~22 Mins
Trinity ForceDead Man's PlateForce of Nature

Optional Items

Maw of MalmortiusSterak's GageDeath's DanceThornmail

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

Runes

Precision Conqueror TriumphLegend: AlacrityLast Stand
Resolve Bone PlatingUnflinching
AttackSpeed Adaptive MagicRes
Darius's passive ability p
Darius q ability q
Darius w ability w
Darius e ability e
Darius's ultimate ability r
1
W
2
Q
3
E
4
Q
5
Q
6
R
7
Q
8
E
9
Q
10
E
11
R
12
E
13
E
14
W
15
W
16
R

Guide to Countering Annie as Darius

Tips for Playing as Darius against Annie

Darius benefits greatly from enhanced survivability. The longer you can prolong a fight, the more powerful he becomes.

Noxian Guillotine does more damage the more attacks you can land prior to it. Use Noxian Might to deal maximum damage.

Decimate is a powerful harassment ability. Strike an enemy from maximum range for the greatest effect.

Advice to Win Against Annie

Annie's summoned bear, Tibbers, burns opposing units around himself. Try to keep your distance from him after he's been summoned.

Keep an eye out for a white, swirling power around Annie. It means she's ready to unleash her stun.

Summoner Smite can be used to help take down Tibbers.

Darius vs Annie Counter Stats

Darius Image
Win Rate
49.8 %
VS
Win Rate
50.2 %
Annie Image
6.8
< Kills >
6.2
6.1
< Deaths >
5.8
4.2
< Assists >
7.8
1.52
< Killing Sprees >
1.41
161
< Minions Killed >
139
0.15
< Dragons Killed >
0.07
0.45
< Inhibitors >
0.45
14,577
< Physical Damage >
851
130
< Magic Damage >
19,337
3,815
< True Damage >
1,478
18,523
< Damage Dealt >
21,667
28,965
< Damage Taken >
17,660
11,837
< Gold Earned >
10,702
2.29
< Towers >
1.86
0.03
< Baron Takedowns >
0.02
5,752
< Total Healing >
1,268
14,147
< Experience >
13,210
17
< Vision Score >
19
8
< Wards Placed >
9
167
< Time Dealing CC >
202

How to Counter Annie with Darius in LoL

The stats shown here emphasize some important Darius versus Annie counter stats that may help us interpret the differences and similarities between the pair. Darius’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is better than Annie’s KDA ratio of NaN, showing that Darius may be more central to his team's team fighting capability than Annie..

Darius normally has a similar longest killing spree as his counter does. Typically, he receives more damage than Annie. This typically indicates different amounts of tankyness; however, it can also indicate that the one champion has less agility and thus is not able to escape further damage when poked or engaged.

Differences between Darius and Annie

Damage Types Compared

Darius
Annie
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Darius
Annie

Who is Better, Darius or Annie?

Both League of Legends champs are great champions. Both have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In League's current meta, Darius usually fairs equally well when playing against Annie, with a 49.8% win rate. As a result, Darius makes an ok counter for Annie.

While Darius does have a lower win rate compared to Annie, when facing one another, Darius also has a much lower learning curve that makes him a less challenging champion to pick up and master. You still need to be cautious when picking Darius into Annie.

Furthermore, Darius also has almost no amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Annie. This often makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when trying to counter champions with a ton of burst damage.

While there isn't a single best champion in League of Legends, in Darius vs Annie matchups, Annie is the better champion with a similar win rate, less champion complexity, and a similar amount of utility to help out your team members during teamfights.

Darius is a somewhat poor counter for Annie. Focus your gameplay on increasing your gold and cs and clearing objectives. If you are able to do that, you should do very well as Darius against Annie.

Additional Information for Darius Players

How We Calculated Our Darius vs Annie Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Annie as Darius, we analyzed 1,884 matchups from recent LoL games. We use rigorous data cleaning and processing methods to ensure that our counter stats are of the highest quality. You can rest assured that the recommended build to counter Annie as Darius comes from real data and is not the fabrication of some random LoL player, as some other sites provide. You can use the filters at the top of the page to view the most relevant stats and items to your rank.

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Further Insights to Win this Matchup

To learn all of the intricacies of Darius to counter Annie during both the lane and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to pick up a few extra lessons on this matchup. If you listen to the build and stats shown here, you should grow your win rate by a lot and be closer to League of Legends pro players.

Darius most often picks up a similar amount of CS compared to Annie. Champions who typically don't get many minion kills usualy don't require much CS to be valuable teammates, such as support champions. These kinds of champions are able to scale well off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champs with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, often have to have a lot of items to be effective. In either case, try to exceed the numbers shown here to do well.

The best items to prioritize in your Darius versus Annie build include Trinity Force, Dead Man's Plate, and Force of Nature. When Darius incorporated at least these three items in his build, he performed a lot better countering Annie than with most other typical counter builds. In fact, Darius boasted an average winrate of 49.8% when countering Annie with this build.

To have the highest chance of defeating Annie as Darius, Darius players should take the Conqueror, Triumph, Legend: Alacrity, Last Stand, Bone Plating, and Unflinching runes from the Precision and Resolve rune sets. Of all the runes players picked for Darius vs Annie counters, this mixture of runes yielded the highest win rate. In fact, these runes averaged a 49.8% winrate overall.

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