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

Darius vs Kayn

How to Beat Kayn as Darius in LoL Kayn is in the s tier of champions
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How to Beat Kayn as Darius

based on 8,517 Darius vs Kayn matchups
Win Rate
49.8 %
K/D/A
1.9
Pick Rate
6.6 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We produce our counter stats from the millions of recently rated League of Legends matches that we evaluate each and every week. Our guide on how to beat Kayn as Darius came out of an examination of 8517 ranked games where both champions engaged one another. This particular matchup is relatively uncommon. Darius is forced to battle against Kayn in only 6.6% of his rounds.

Darius vs Kayn Matchup Summary

Darius has done a ok job of beating Kayn. On average, he wins a acceptable 49.8% of games the champs face off with each other in. In Darius against Kayn rounds, Darius’s team is 0.1% more expected to obtain first blood, indicating that he most likely will be able to get first blood against Kayn.

Best Darius vs Kayn Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Doran's BladeHealth Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
DaggerPlated Steelcaps

Core Darius Items

~22 Mins
Trinity ForceSterak's GageDead Man's Plate

Optional Items

HullbreakerDeath's DanceMaw of MalmortiusBlack Cleaver

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 Armor
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
E
3
Q
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 Kayn as Darius

Tips for Playing as Darius against Kayn

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 Kayn

When Kayn is in terrain near you, you will get a visual warning on the edge of the terrain he's in.

Umbral Trespass requires Kayn to damage a target first. Try to dodge Blade's Reach to deny him a long range cast of Umbral Trespass.

Damage Kayn while he's in Shadow Step to shorten its duration, or apply hard crowd control (stun, charm, knockup, etc) to end Shadow Step immediately.

Darius vs Kayn Counter Stats

Darius Image
Win Rate
49.8 %
VS
Win Rate
50.2 %
Kayn Image
6.8
< Kills >
6.9
5.9
< Deaths >
6.1
4.4
< Assists >
7.7
1.54
< Killing Sprees >
1.56
162
< Minions Killed >
40
0.14
< Dragons Killed >
1.35
0.47
< Inhibitors >
0.4
15,589
< Physical Damage >
17,248
155
< Magic Damage >
372
3,981
< True Damage >
1,378
19,727
< Damage Dealt >
18,999
28,709
< Damage Taken >
35,524
11,824
< Gold Earned >
11,902
2.38
< Towers >
1.36
0.04
< Baron Takedowns >
0.29
5,812
< Total Healing >
15,240
14,114
< Experience >
13,472
17
< Vision Score >
19
8
< Wards Placed >
5
160
< Time Dealing CC >
280

How to Counter Kayn with Darius in LoL

The stats shown here underscore some important Darius vs. Kayn counter stats that may help us realize the distinctions between the pair. Darius’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is better than Kayn’s KDA ratio of NaN, highlighting that Darius may be more central to his team's team fighting capacity than Kayn..

Darius typically has a similar longest kill spree as his foe does. Typically, he receives less damage than Kayn. This often reflects differing health capacities, yet it can also imply that the champion with increased HP has less mobility and thus is not able to kite away from additional harm when poked or engaged.

Differences between Darius and Kayn

Damage Types Compared

Darius
Kayn
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Darius
Kayn

Who is Better, Darius or Kayn?

Both LoL champs are great. Both have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In League's current meta, Darius usually fairs equally well when trying to fight Kayn, with a 49.8% win rate. Thus, Darius makes an ok counter for Kayn.

While Darius does have a lower winrate compared to Kayn, when facing one another, Darius also has a much lower difficulty level that makes him a less time consuming champ to pick up and master. You should be careful when picking Darius into Kayn.

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

While there is not one best champion in League of Legends, in Darius vs Kayn matchups, Kayn 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 team fights.

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

Additional Information for Darius Players

How We Calculated Our Darius vs Kayn Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Kayn as Darius, we analyzed 8,517 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 Kayn 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 in order to counter Kayn during both the lane and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to learn a few extra lessons on this matchup. If you mind the build and tips presented above, you will grow your win rate significantly and be closer to League of Legends pro players.

Darius usually gets much more CS as Kayn. Champs who on average don't acquire many minion kills usualy don't need much CS to be effective, such as supports. They are capable of scaling well off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champions with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, typically require many items to be effective. In either case, try to surpass the numbers shown on this page to do well.

The best items to have in your Darius versus Kayn build consist of Trinity Force, Sterak's Gage, and Dead Man's Plate. When Darius incorporated at least these three items in his build, he performed significantly better vs Kayn than with most other typical counter builds. In fact, Darius boasted an average winrate of 49.8% when playing against Kayn with this counter build.

To have the highest likelihood of annihilating Kayn as Darius, Darius players should take the Conqueror, Triumph, Legend: Alacrity, Last Stand, Unflinching, and Second Wind runes from the Precision and Resolve rune sets. Of all the rune combinations we have analyed for Darius vs Kayn battles, this sequence of runes resulted in the greatest win rate. Moreover, these runes provided a 49.8% winrate overall.

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