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

Darius vs Pyke

How to Beat Pyke as Darius in LoL Pyke is in the a tier of champions
Fighter Tank
Support Assassin

How to Beat Pyke as Darius

based on 5,655 Darius vs Pyke matchups
Win Rate
49.9 %
K/D/A
1.89
Pick Rate
4.4 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

At MOBA Champion, we evaluate millions of recently ranked League of Legends rounds each week. Within our dataset, Darius did battle with Pyke in 5655 rounds. With so many games with Darius versus Pyke provides us faith in our capacity to produce useful stats and a pro build to suppress Pyke. This champion pairing is somewhat uncommon. Darius fights Pyke in only 4.4% of his rounds.

Darius vs Pyke Matchup Summary

Darius has done a ok job of countering Pyke. On average, he wins a acceptable 49.9% of the time the champs face each other in. In Darius against Pyke games, Darius’s side is 0.2% less probable to earn first blood. This implies that he most likely won't be able to get first blood versus Pyke.

Best Darius vs Pyke Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Doran's ShieldHealth Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
Hearthbound AxeSheen

Core Darius Items

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

Optional Items

Force of NatureDeath's DanceThornmailMaw 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: 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
Q
2
W
3
E
4
Q
5
Q
6
R
7
Q
8
E
9
Q
10
E
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R
12
E
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E
14
W
15
W
16
R

Guide to Countering Pyke as Darius

Tips for Playing as Darius against Pyke

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 Pyke

Pyke regenerates a significant amount of damage he has taken from enemy champions, but only when you can't see him!

When Pyke is hidden nearby in his Ghostwater Dive, sharks will circle underneath your feet.

Try not to stand near low health allies. If Pyke executes them using Death From Below, you might be next on the list.

Darius vs Pyke Counter Stats

Darius Image
Win Rate
49.9 %
VS
Win Rate
50.1 %
Pyke Image
6.9
< Kills >
6.7
6.1
< Deaths >
6.5
4.6
< Assists >
8.4
1.55
< Killing Sprees >
1.55
163
< Minions Killed >
40
0.14
< Dragons Killed >
0.07
0.49
< Inhibitors >
0.36
15,357
< Physical Damage >
8,212
142
< Magic Damage >
17
3,877
< True Damage >
2,407
19,376
< Damage Dealt >
10,637
28,333
< Damage Taken >
20,527
11,854
< Gold Earned >
9,540
2.37
< Towers >
1.2
0.04
< Baron Takedowns >
0.01
5,609
< Total Healing >
4,354
14,136
< Experience >
10,440
17
< Vision Score >
57
8
< Wards Placed >
27
163
< Time Dealing CC >
83

How to Counter Pyke with Darius in LoL

The stats shown on this page underscore some important Darius against Pyke matchup stats that can help us interpret the differences between the two. As an example, Darius’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is greater than Pyke’s KDA ratio of NaN, highlighting that Darius may be more central to his team's team fighting capability than Pyke..

Darius often has a similar longest killing spree as his foe does. On average, he receives more damage than Pyke. This commonly reflects differing health capacities, but it can also show that the champion with increased HP has less mobility and thus is not able to escape further damage when poked or engaged.

Differences between Darius and Pyke

Damage Types Compared

Darius
Pyke
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Darius
Pyke

Who is Better, Darius or Pyke?

Both League of Legends champs are great champions. Both champs have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In League's current meta, Darius usually fairs equally well when facing off against Pyke, with a 49.9% win rate. As a result, Darius makes an ok counter to Pyke.

While Darius does have a lower win rate compared to Pyke, when on opposite teams, Darius also has a much lower learning curve that makes him a less time consuming champion to pick up and master. You should be careful when picking Darius into Pyke.

Additionally, Darius also has almost no amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Pyke. This often makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when facing champions with a lot of burst damage.

While there is not one best champion overall in League of Legends, in Darius vs Pyke matchups, Pyke is the better champion with a similar win rate, less champion complexity, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allied champions during team fights.

Darius is a somewhat poor counter to Pyke. Focus your actions on keeping up your gold and cs and destroying objectives. If you do that, you should hold your own as Darius against Pyke.

Additional Information for Darius Players

How We Calculated Our Darius vs Pyke Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Pyke as Darius, we analyzed 5,655 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 Pyke 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 Pyke 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 above, you should increase your win rate by a lot and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.

Darius often accumulates much more CS compared to Pyke. Champions who typically don't earn much CS often don't require much CS to be valuable teammates, such as sup champs. These kinds of champions are capable of scaling properly off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champions with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, often require several high cost items to be effective. In either situation, try to do better than the numbers reported here to do well.

The top items to prioritize in your Darius versus Pyke build consist of Trinity Force, Sterak's Gage, and Dead Man's Plate. When Darius used at least these three pieces in his build, he did significantly better when fighting Pyke than with many other commonly used counter builds. In fact, Darius boasted an average winrate of 49.9% when playing against Pyke with these items in his kit.

To have the highest chance of beating Pyke as Darius, Darius players should equip the Conqueror, Triumph, Legend: Alacrity, Last Stand, Unflinching, and Bone Plating runes from the Precision and Resolve rune sets. Out of all the rune sets we have analyed for Darius vs Pyke counter picks, this combination of runes yielded the best win rate. Notably, these runes averaged a 49.9% win rate overall.

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