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

Darius vs Gwen

How to Beat Gwen as Darius in LoL Gwen is in the b tier of champions
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How to Beat Gwen as Darius

based on 1,684 Darius vs Gwen matchups
Win Rate
53.4 %
K/D/A
2
Pick Rate
1.6 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We generate our counter statistics from the millions of recently rated League of Legends matches that we analyze every week. Our guide on how to beat Gwen as Darius came out of an analysis of 1684 ranked rounds where both champs faced each other. This particular counter matchup is somewhat rare. Darius is forced to battle against Gwen in only 1.6% of his rounds.

Darius vs Gwen Matchup Summary

Darius does a good job of beating Gwen. Typically, he wins a whopping 53.4% of games the champs fight each other in. In Darius against Gwen matches, Darius’s side is 0.1% more expected to earn first blood. This indicates that he probably will be able to get first blood versus Gwen.

Best Darius vs Gwen Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Doran's BladeHealth Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
Long SwordHearthbound Axe

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 Second WindUnflinching
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 Gwen as Darius

Tips for Playing as Darius against Gwen

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

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.

Advice to Win Against Gwen

Gwen's Hallowed Mist shroud will only follow her once, after that it will dissipate when she leaves.

Gwen needs to attack a few times to set up her damage, so try to get the jump on her.

Gwen must hit something to recast her Ultimate, try to evade her between casts.

Darius vs Gwen Counter Stats

Darius Image
Win Rate
53.4 %
VS
Win Rate
46.6 %
Gwen Image
7.2
< Kills >
5.7
5.8
< Deaths >
6.2
4.4
< Assists >
4.6
1.64
< Killing Sprees >
1.29
162
< Minions Killed >
148
0.16
< Dragons Killed >
0.27
0.51
< Inhibitors >
0.51
15,926
< Physical Damage >
2,974
136
< Magic Damage >
10,866
4,102
< True Damage >
5,645
20,165
< Damage Dealt >
19,486
28,238
< Damage Taken >
28,886
11,954
< Gold Earned >
11,409
2.48
< Towers >
2.31
0.05
< Baron Takedowns >
0.08
5,485
< Total Healing >
4,674
14,233
< Experience >
14,142
17
< Vision Score >
16
8
< Wards Placed >
7
158
< Time Dealing CC >
107

How to Counter Gwen with Darius in LoL

The stat comparisons shown on this page emphasize several strategic Darius versus Gwen matchup stats that may help you understand the differences between the pair. As an example, Darius’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is greater than Gwen’s ratio of NaN, indicating that Darius may be more central to his team's team fighting potential than Gwen..

Darius usually has a slightly larger longest killing spree than his enemy does. On average, he takes a similar amount of damage to Gwen. This is usually reflective of differing health capacities, yet it can also illustrate that the champion with higher health has less agility and thus is not able to kite away from additional damage when poked or engaged.

Differences between Darius and Gwen

Damage Types Compared

Darius
Gwen
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Darius
Gwen

Who is Better, Darius or Gwen?

Both League of Legends champs are great. Both have their pros and cons. In the game's current meta, Darius usually wins when trying to fight Gwen, with a 53.4% win rate. Therefore, Darius makes a great counter to Gwen.

While Darius does have a higher winrate compared to Gwen, when facing one another, Darius also has a lower level of difficulty that makes him a less difficult champion to learn. You don't need to be too worried when picking Darius into Gwen.

Additionally, Darius also has only a small amount of utility and CC, a similar amount to Gwen. This makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when facing champions with a lot of burst damage.

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

Darius is a great counter to Gwen. Make sure you focus your actions on keeping up your gold income and destroying objectives. If you do that, you should do very well as Darius against Gwen.

Additional Information for Darius Players

How We Calculated Our Darius vs Gwen Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Gwen as Darius, we analyzed 1,684 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 Gwen 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 truly master Darius in order to counter Gwen 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 suggestions presented above, you will increase your win rate by a lot and be closer to League of Legends pro players.

Darius typically gets a similar amount of CS as Gwen. Champions who on average don't get much CS typically don't need much CS to be effective, such as supports. These kinds of champions are capable of scaling properly off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champs with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, often require many items to be effective. In either case, try to do better than the numbers reported here to do well.

The ideal items to have in your Darius versus Gwen build include Trinity Force, Dead Man's Plate, and Force of Nature. When Darius combined at least these three pieces in his build, he did much better versus Gwen than with most other common counter builds. In fact, Darius had an average winrate of 53.4% battling Gwen with this build.

To have the greatest chance of coming out on top against Gwen as Darius, Darius players should equip the Conqueror, Triumph, Legend: Alacrity, Last Stand, Second Wind, and Unflinching runes from the Precision and Resolve rune sets. Of all the rune combinations that we analyzed for Darius vs Gwen LoL games, this blending of runes yielded the greatest win rate. Notably, these runes averaged a 53.4% win rate overall.

By default, tips, stats, and builds on how to beat Gwen as Darius are presented for all ranked divisions combined. To filter the stats and builds to a specific skill level, you may use the selection menu located earlier in the counter matchup guide.