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

Darius vs Maokai

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

How to Beat Maokai as Darius

based on 1,400 Darius vs Maokai matchups
Win Rate
51.1 %
K/D/A
1.98
Pick Rate
1.1 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

At MOBA Champion, we analyze millions of recently ranked LoL games each and every week. In our data, Darius faced off against Maokai 1400 times. Including so many matchups for Darius vs Maokai gives us faith in our capability to provide useful stats and a recommended build to counter Maokai. This pairing is fairly rare. Darius has to counter Maokai in only 1.1% of his rounds.

Darius vs Maokai Matchup Summary

Darius has done a decent job of beating Maokai. Typically, he wins a acceptable 51.1% of the time the champions clash against one another in. In Darius versus Maokai matches, Darius’s team is 0.1% more probable to gain first blood, indicating that he most likely will get first blood against Maokai.

Best Darius vs Maokai Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Doran's BladeHealth Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
Hearthbound AxeSheen

Core Darius Items

~22 Mins
Trinity ForceDead Man's PlateForce of Nature

Optional Items

Death's DanceSterak's GageThornmailMaw 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

Runes

Precision Conqueror TriumphLegend: TenacityLast Stand
Resolve Bone PlatingUnflinching
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
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Q
2
W
3
E
4
Q
5
Q
6
R
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Q
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E
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Q
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E
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R
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E
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E
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W
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W
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R

Guide to Countering Maokai as Darius

Tips for Playing as Darius against Maokai

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 Maokai

The cooldown on Maokai's self healing is heavily gated on how many time you hit him with spells. Careful about wasting abilities on him.

Maokai will avoid taking damage while he's using Twisted Advance, so don't waste your spells.

Saplings will chase the first enemy that gets too close, but detonate after a few seconds or if they collide with other enemies. Be especially careful around brush sapling, as they are much more dangerous.

Darius vs Maokai Counter Stats

Darius Image
Win Rate
51.1 %
VS
Win Rate
48.9 %
Maokai Image
6.9
< Kills >
2.6
5.8
< Deaths >
6.2
4.6
< Assists >
11
1.57
< Killing Sprees >
0.49
163
< Minions Killed >
49
0.13
< Dragons Killed >
0.09
0.5
< Inhibitors >
0.38
15,761
< Physical Damage >
1,306
149
< Magic Damage >
13,591
3,892
< True Damage >
1,030
19,803
< Damage Dealt >
15,927
28,920
< Damage Taken >
23,651
11,853
< Gold Earned >
8,383
2.41
< Towers >
1.21
0.04
< Baron Takedowns >
0.03
6,091
< Total Healing >
5,719
14,180
< Experience >
10,781
17
< Vision Score >
38
8
< Wards Placed >
17
164
< Time Dealing CC >
377

How to Counter Maokai with Darius in LoL

The stats shown on this page underscore several influential Darius vs. Maokai counter stats that may help us appreciate the distinctions between this set of champions. For instance, Darius’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is better than Maokai’s KDA ratio of NaN, demonstrating that Darius may be more central to his team's team fighting potential than Maokai. This observation is largely caused by the difference in kills.

Darius usually has a much larger longest kill spree than his foe does. Typically, he takes more damage than Maokai. This commonly reflects differing health capacities, yet it can also illustrate that the one champ has less mobility and thus is unable to escape additional damage when engaged or poked.

Differences between Darius and Maokai

Damage Types Compared

Darius
Maokai
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Darius
Maokai

Who is Better, Darius or Maokai?

Both LoL champs are great champions. Both have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In the game's current meta, Darius usually wins when taking on Maokai, with a 51.1% win rate. As a result, Darius makes a good counter for Maokai.

While Darius does have a higher win rate compared to Maokai, when they face off with one another, Darius also has a lower learning curve that makes him a less complex champ to develop with. You should be careful when picking Darius into Maokai.

Additionally, Darius has only a small amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Maokai. 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 one best champion overall in League of Legends, in Darius vs Maokai matchups, Darius is the better champ with a higher win rate, less champion complexity, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allies during team fights.

Darius is a decent counter to Maokai. Make sure you focus your strategy on increasing your gold and cs and taking out objectives. If you are able to do that, you should do very well as Darius against Maokai.

Additional Information for Darius Players

How We Calculated Our Darius vs Maokai Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Maokai as Darius, we analyzed 1,400 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 Maokai 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 Maokai during both the laning and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to learn a few extra tricks and insights into this matchup. If you mind the build and suggestions displayed here, you should grow your win rate significantly and be closer to League of Legends pro players.

Darius usually gets much more CS compared to Maokai. Champions who typically don't take much CS often don't have to have much CS to be valuable teammates, such as supports. They are capable of scaling properly off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champions with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, usually require many items to be effective. In either case, try to exceed the numbers reported here to do well.

The most crucial items to focus on in your Darius versus Maokai build consist of Trinity Force, Dead Man's Plate, and Force of Nature. When Darius used at least these three items in his build, he did a lot better when facing Maokai than with many other common item sets. In fact, Darius boasted an average win rate of 51.1% battling Maokai with this counter build.

To have the greatest chance of vanquishing Maokai as Darius, you should take the Conqueror, Triumph, Legend: Tenacity, Last Stand, Bone Plating, and Unflinching runes from the Precision and Resolve rune sets. Out of all the rune combinations that we analyzed for Darius vs Maokai counters, this combination of runes yielded the greatest win rate. In fact, these runes averaged a 51.1% winrate overall.

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