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.
If Shaco uses Deceive to enter a fight he won't be able to quickly use it again to get away. Work with your team to quickly focus him down.
If Shaco is doing well early-game, it is worth the investment to place Stealth Wards near his Jungle camps.
The stat comparisons shown on this page feature some strategic Darius against Shaco matchup statistics that can help you realize the distinctions between the two. Darius’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is better than Shaco’s KDA ratio of NaN, demonstrating that Darius may be more central to his team's team fighting effectiveness than Shaco..
Darius usually has a similar longest killing spree as his matchup does. Typically, he takes more damage than Shaco. This often reflects differing health capacities, yet it can also illustrate that the one champion has less agility and thus is not able to flee from further harm when poked or engaged.
Both LoL champs are great champions. Both have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In League's current meta, Darius usually loses when taking on Shaco, with a 48.7% win rate. Therefore, Darius makes a poor counter to Shaco.
While Darius does have a lower win rate than Shaco, when they face off with one another, Darius also has a much lower level of difficulty that makes him a less difficult character to learn. You still need to be cautious when picking Darius into Shaco.
Moreover, Darius has only a small amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Shaco. This makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when facing champions with a ton of burst damage.
While there isn't a single best champion in League of Legends, in Darius vs Shaco matchups, Shaco is the better champion with a lower win rate, less champion complexity, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allies during late stage team fights.
Darius is a somewhat poor counter for Shaco. You will do well by focussing your strategy on maximizing your gold and cs and taking out objectives. If you are able to do that, you should hold your own as Darius against Shaco.
To learn all of the intricacies of Darius in order to counter Shaco during both the laning and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to pick up a few extra tricks and insights into this matchup. If you pay attention to the build and stats displayed above, you should increase your win rate significantly and be closer to League of Legends pro players.
Darius most often gets much more CS compared to Shaco. Champions who typically don't earn many minion kills usualy don't require much CS to be effective, such as sup champs. They are able to scale properly off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champs with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, usually need many items to be effective. In either situation, try to surpass the values displayed on this page to do well.
The most crucial items to have in your Darius versus Shaco build include Trinity Force, Thornmail, and Dead Man's Plate. When Darius combined at least these three pieces in his build, he performed a lot better vs Shaco than with many other common counter builds. In fact, Darius had an average win rate of 48.7% battling Shaco with these items in his kit.
To have the highest chance of annihilating Shaco as Darius, you should use the Conqueror, Triumph, Legend: Tenacity, Last Stand, Second Wind, and Unflinching runes from the Precision and Resolve rune sets. Of all the rune combinations players used for Darius vs Shaco matchups, this combination of runes yielded the highest win rate. Moreover, these runes averaged a 48.7% win rate overall.
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