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

Darius vs Nautilus

How to Beat Nautilus as Darius in LoL Nautilus is in the b tier of champions
Fighter Tank
Tank Support

How to Beat Nautilus as Darius

based on 4,931 Darius vs Nautilus matchups
Win Rate
51.3 %
K/D/A
1.98
Pick Rate
3.8 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We at MOBA Champion analyze millions of ranked League of Legends rounds each and every week. Within our data, Darius faced off against Nautilus 4931 times. Including so many games with Darius versus Nautilus gives us faith in our ability to provide useful statistics and a supported build to annihilate Nautilus. This particular champ pairing is somewhat rare. Darius encounters Nautilus in only 3.8% of his rounds.

Darius vs Nautilus Matchup Summary

Darius does a decent job of beating Nautilus. Normally, he wins a acceptable 51.3% of the time the champs clash against each other in. In Darius versus Nautilus games, Darius’s team is 0.1% less likely to gain first blood. This indicates that he probably won't get first blood against Nautilus.

Best Darius vs Nautilus Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Long SwordHealth Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
Hearthbound AxeSheen

Core Darius Items

~22 Mins
StridebreakerDead Man's PlateForce of Nature

Optional Items

Maw of MalmortiusBlack CleaverSterak's GageDeath's Dance

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 MagicRes
Darius's passive ability p
Darius q ability q
Darius w ability w
Darius e ability e
Darius's ultimate ability r
1
Q
2
W
3
E
4
Q
5
Q
6
R
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Q
8
E
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Q
10
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 Nautilus as Darius

Tips for Playing as Darius against Nautilus

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 Nautilus

While Nautilus is shielded, he is capable of dealing large amounts of area of effect damage with his basic attacks - consider taking down the shield if you have time.

If Nautilus uses Riptide right next to you, hold in place until the ripple effect finishes before running. Running early will run straight into the secondary explosions, causing you to take additional damage and slow.

Darius vs Nautilus Counter Stats

Darius Image
Win Rate
51.3 %
VS
Win Rate
48.7 %
Nautilus Image
7
< Kills >
2
5.9
< Deaths >
6.3
4.7
< Assists >
12.8
1.58
< Killing Sprees >
0.37
160
< Minions Killed >
37
0.14
< Dragons Killed >
0.06
0.49
< Inhibitors >
0.41
14,970
< Physical Damage >
2,236
154
< Magic Damage >
5,317
3,841
< True Damage >
849
18,965
< Damage Dealt >
8,402
27,888
< Damage Taken >
20,275
11,746
< Gold Earned >
7,781
2.4
< Towers >
1.44
0.03
< Baron Takedowns >
0.01
5,704
< Total Healing >
1,413
13,878
< Experience >
10,114
17
< Vision Score >
44
8
< Wards Placed >
21
162
< Time Dealing CC >
324

How to Counter Nautilus with Darius in LoL

The stat comparisons provided here clarify some vital Darius vs. Nautilus matchup stats that may help us distinguish the distinctions between the pair. As an example, Darius’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is greater than Nautilus’s ratio of NaN, showing that Darius may be more central to his team's team fighting effectiveness than Nautilus. This observation is in large part a result of the difference in kills.

Darius usually has a much larger longest kill spree than his counter does. Commonly, he receives more damage than Nautilus. This commonly reflects differing health capacities, yet it can also indicate that the one champion has less agility and thus is unable to kite away from additional damage when poked or engaged.

Differences between Darius and Nautilus

Damage Types Compared

Darius
Nautilus
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Darius
Nautilus

Who is Better, Darius or Nautilus?

Both League champions are great champions. Both have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In League's current meta, Darius usually wins when facing off against Nautilus, with a 51.3% win rate. As a result, Darius makes a good counter to Nautilus.

While Darius does have a higher winrate compared to Nautilus, when they face off with one another, Darius also has a much lower level of difficulty that makes him a less time consuming champ to learn. You should be careful when picking Darius into Nautilus.

Moreover, Darius also has almost no amount of utility and CC, a similar amount to Nautilus. This makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when facing champions with a ton of burst damage.

While there is not one best champion in League of Legends, in Darius vs Nautilus matchups, Darius is the better champion with a higher win rate, less champion complexity, and a similar amount of utility to help out your team members during late stage team fights.

Darius is a decent counter for Nautilus. Make sure you focus your gameplay on increasing your gold and cs and destroying objectives. If you do that, you should hold your own as Darius against Nautilus.

Additional Information for Darius Players

How We Calculated Our Darius vs Nautilus Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Nautilus as Darius, we analyzed 4,931 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 Nautilus 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 Nautilus during both the lane and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to pick up a few extra tips and tricks for this matchup. If you listen to the build and tips displayed here, you should grow your win rate by a lot and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.

Darius usually gets much more CS as Nautilus. Champs who on average don't get much CS typically don't have to have much CS to be effective, such as support champions. They are capable of scaling well off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champs with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, often require a lot of items to be effective. In either situation, try to do better than the numbers displayed on this page to do well.

The top items to use in your Darius versus Nautilus build include Stridebreaker, Dead Man's Plate, and Force of Nature. When Darius combined at least these three items in his build, he performed much better vs. Nautilus than with most other commonly used item sets. In fact, Darius had an average winrate of 51.3% when playing against Nautilus with this counter build.

To have the highest probability of beating Nautilus as Darius, you should use 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 players chose for Darius vs Nautilus matchups, this mix of runes resulted in the greatest win rate. In fact, these runes gave a 51.3% winrate overall.

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