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

Darius vs Nidalee

How to Beat Nidalee as Darius in LoL Nidalee is in the b tier of champions
Fighter Tank
Assassin Mage

How to Beat Nidalee as Darius

based on 1,453 Darius vs Nidalee matchups
Win Rate
55.4 %
K/D/A
1.93
Pick Rate
1.1 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We get our matchup statistics from the millions of rated League of Legends rounds that we review every week. Our guide on how to beat Nidalee as Darius resulted from an analysis of 1453 ranked rounds where both champions faced one another. This particular pairing is relatively rare. Darius encounters Nidalee in only 1.1% of his matches.

Darius vs Nidalee Matchup Summary

Darius does a great job of countering Nidalee. Normally, he wins a terrific 55.4% of the time the champions oppose each other in. In Darius against Nidalee matches, Darius’s team is 0.1% less probable to gain first blood, indicating that he probably won't be able to get first blood against Nidalee.

Best Darius vs Nidalee Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Doran's BladeHealth Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
Ruby CrystalLong Sword

Core Darius Items

~22 Mins
StridebreakerForce of NatureDeath's Dance

Optional Items

Dead Man's PlateMaw of MalmortiusSterak's GageThornmail

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 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
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 Nidalee as Darius

Tips for Playing as Darius against Nidalee

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 Nidalee

Nidalee's Javelin Toss deals more damage the farther she is. If she is far away, it's imperative to dodge it.

Nidalee's Hunt debuff is only applied with Javelin Toss and Bushwhack. Avoiding being hit by these abilities will impair her ability to deal follow-up damage.

Nidalee's Takedown deals extreme damage to Hunted targets, but she has to get close to use it. Save your crowd control or defensive abilities for when she goes in for the kill.

Darius vs Nidalee Counter Stats

Darius Image
Win Rate
55.4 %
VS
Win Rate
44.6 %
Nidalee Image
6.7
< Kills >
7.1
5.7
< Deaths >
5.9
4.3
< Assists >
7.3
1.51
< Killing Sprees >
1.61
160
< Minions Killed >
39
0.15
< Dragons Killed >
1.01
0.52
< Inhibitors >
0.45
14,695
< Physical Damage >
1,365
124
< Magic Damage >
16,767
3,708
< True Damage >
1,011
18,528
< Damage Dealt >
19,144
27,805
< Damage Taken >
28,351
11,688
< Gold Earned >
11,291
2.46
< Towers >
1.61
0.04
< Baron Takedowns >
0.23
5,747
< Total Healing >
11,671
13,925
< Experience >
12,529
17
< Vision Score >
23
8
< Wards Placed >
7
156
< Time Dealing CC >
104

How to Counter Nidalee with Darius in LoL

The stat comparisons provided here underscore some valuable Darius versus Nidalee counter statistics that can help us understand the differences and similarities between the pair. For instance, Darius’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is more than Nidalee’s KDA ratio of NaN, showing that Darius may be more central to his team's team fighting capability than Nidalee..

Darius often has a similar longest kill spree as his counter does. Commonly, he receives a similar amount of damage to Nidalee. This often reflects differing health capacities, but it can also indicate that the one champ has less agility and thus is unable to flee from further damage when engaged or poked.

Differences between Darius and Nidalee

Damage Types Compared

Darius
Nidalee
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Darius
Nidalee

Who is Better, Darius or Nidalee?

Both LoL champs are great. Both champs have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In League's current meta, Darius usually wins when trying to fight Nidalee, with a 55.4% win rate. Thus, Darius makes a fantastic counter to Nidalee.

While Darius does have a much higher win rate than Nidalee, when on opposite teams, Darius also has a much lower difficulty level that makes him a less time consuming champion to develop with. You should be be fine when picking Darius into Nidalee.

Additionally, Darius has almost no amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Nidalee. This makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when fighting champions with a lot of burst damage.

While there isn't a single best champion in League of Legends, in Darius vs Nidalee 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 allied champions during late stage team fights.

Darius is a great counter for Nidalee. You will do well by focussing your actions on keeping up your gold income and clearing objectives. If you do that, you should do very well as Darius against Nidalee.

Additional Information for Darius Players

How We Calculated Our Darius vs Nidalee Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Nidalee as Darius, we analyzed 1,453 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 Nidalee 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

If you would like to truly master Darius in order to counter Nidalee during both the lane and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to gather a few extra lessons on this matchup. If you mind the build and suggestions shown above, you will grow your win rate significantly and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.

Darius typically picks up much more CS as Nidalee. Champions who on average don't get much CS often don't need much CS to be valuable teammates, such as support champions. They 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, typically need a lot of items to be effective. In either situation, try to do better than the values reported on this page to do well.

The most important items to prioritize in your Darius versus Nidalee build include Stridebreaker, Force of Nature, and Death's Dance. When Darius combined at least these three pieces in his build, he performed much better versus Nidalee than with most other common builds. In fact, Darius boasted an average win rate of 55.4% when playing against Nidalee with these items in his kit.

To have the greatest probability of defeating Nidalee 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 runes that we analyzed for Darius vs Nidalee counters, this composite of runes resulted in the highest win rate. Notably, these runes provided a 55.4% win rate overall.

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