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

Darius vs Heimerdinger

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

How to Beat Heimerdinger as Darius

based on 2,839 Darius vs Heimerdinger matchups
Win Rate
47 %
K/D/A
1.87
Pick Rate
2.2 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We produce our counter stats from the millions of recently ranked League matches that we analyze each week. This guide on how to beat Heimerdinger as Darius came out of an evaluation of 2839 ranked matches where both champs fought each other. This matchup is relatively rare. Darius is forced to battle against Heimerdinger in only 2.2% of his rounds.

Darius vs Heimerdinger Matchup Summary

Unfortunately, Darius does a below average job of beating Heimerdinger. Typically, he wins a lowly 47.0% of the time the champs face off with one another in. In Darius versus Heimerdinger matches, Darius’s team is 0.1% more expected to get first blood. This implies that he most likely will be able to get first blood against Heimerdinger.

Best Darius vs Heimerdinger Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Doran's BladeHealth Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
Hearthbound AxeSheen

Core Darius Items

~22 Mins
Trinity ForceForce of NatureDeath's Dance

Optional Items

Maw of MalmortiusDead Man's PlateSterak's GageSpirit Visage

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
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R
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E
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E
14
W
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W
16
R

Guide to Countering Heimerdinger as Darius

Tips for Playing as Darius against Heimerdinger

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 Heimerdinger

Be wary of Heimerdinger's Upgrade!!!, as he can use it to find an answer to most trouble he gets into. Once his ultimate is down, go in for the kill!

It's better to destroy all of Heimerdinger's turrets at once with the help of creeps than to fight them one at a time.

Darius vs Heimerdinger Counter Stats

Darius Image
Win Rate
47 %
VS
Win Rate
53 %
Heimerdinger Image
6.9
< Kills >
5.2
6
< Deaths >
6.2
4.3
< Assists >
7.2
1.56
< Killing Sprees >
1.19
159
< Minions Killed >
150
0.15
< Dragons Killed >
0.19
0.41
< Inhibitors >
0.56
14,229
< Physical Damage >
850
116
< Magic Damage >
24,539
3,845
< True Damage >
1,134
18,191
< Damage Dealt >
26,525
30,295
< Damage Taken >
18,395
11,789
< Gold Earned >
11,162
2.12
< Towers >
2.18
0.04
< Baron Takedowns >
0.06
6,117
< Total Healing >
1,413
14,343
< Experience >
13,948
17
< Vision Score >
21
8
< Wards Placed >
10
218
< Time Dealing CC >
237

How to Counter Heimerdinger with Darius in LoL

The stats shown here feature some vital Darius versus Heimerdinger counter statistics that can help you understand the differences and similarities between these two champs. As an example, Darius’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is better than Heimerdinger’s KDA ratio of NaN, highlighting that Darius may be more central to his team's team fighting effectiveness than Heimerdinger..

Darius often has a slightly larger longest kill spree than his counter does. Typically, he receives more damage than Heimerdinger. This typically indicates different amounts of tankyness, but it can also show that the champion with increased health has less agility and thus is not able to kite away from further damage when engaged or poked.

Differences between Darius and Heimerdinger

Damage Types Compared

Darius
Heimerdinger
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Darius
Heimerdinger

Who is Better, Darius or Heimerdinger?

Both League champions are great. Both have their pros and cons. In League's current meta, Darius usually loses when playing against Heimerdinger, with a 47.0% win rate. Therefore, Darius makes a bad counter for Heimerdinger.

While Darius does have a lower win rate compared to Heimerdinger, when facing one another, Darius also has a much lower learning curve that makes him a less challenging champion to develop with. You should be very concerned when picking Darius into Heimerdinger.

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

While there isn't one best champion for every situation in League of Legends, in Darius vs Heimerdinger matchups, Heimerdinger is the better champion with a much lower win rate, less champion complexity, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allies during teamfights.

Darius is a trash counter for Heimerdinger. You will do well by focussing your gameplay on maximizing your CS and taking out objectives. If you can do that, you should hold your own as Darius against Heimerdinger.

Additional Information for Darius Players

How We Calculated Our Darius vs Heimerdinger Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Heimerdinger as Darius, we analyzed 2,839 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 Heimerdinger 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.

Further Insights to Win this Matchup

To truly master Darius to counter Heimerdinger during both the laning 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 tips presented here, you will increase your win rate by a lot and be closer to League of Legends pro players.

Darius typically picks up a similar amount of CS compared to Heimerdinger. Champions who on average don't take many minion kills often don't require much CS to be effective, such as sup champs. These kinds of champions are able to scale well off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champions with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, typically require several high cost items to be effective. In either situation, try to surpass the numbers shown here to do well.

The top items to have in your Darius versus Heimerdinger build include Trinity Force, Force of Nature, and Death's Dance. When Darius combined at least these three pieces in his build, he did much better when facing Heimerdinger than with many other commonly used builds. In fact, Darius had an average winrate of 47.0% when playing against Heimerdinger with this build.

To have the best probability of beating Heimerdinger as Darius, you should use the Conqueror, Triumph, Legend: Alacrity, Last Stand, Bone Plating, and Unflinching runes from the Precision and Resolve rune sets. Of all the rune builds players picked for Darius vs Heimerdinger face-offs, this blending of runes yielded the best win rate. Notably, these runes averaged a 47.0% win rate overall.

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