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

Darius vs Shen

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

based on 3,673 Darius vs Shen matchups
Win Rate
50.4 %
K/D/A
1.89
Pick Rate
2.8 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We summarize our matchup statistics from the millions of recently ranked League of Legends matches that we get from Riot Games each and every week. Our guide on how to beat Shen as Darius came out of an analysis of 3673 ranked matches where both champs engaged one another. This particular champ pairing is fairly rare. Darius has to counter Shen in only 2.8% of his matches.

Darius vs Shen Matchup Summary

Darius has done a average job of countering Shen. On average, he wins a acceptable 50.4% of the time the champs oppose one another in. In Darius against Shen matches, Darius’s side is 0.0% more expected to obtain first blood, implying that he probably will get first blood against Shen.

Best Darius vs Shen Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Doran's ShieldHealth Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
Hearthbound AxeSheen

Core Darius Items

~22 Mins
Trinity ForceForce of NatureDeath's Dance

Optional Items

Maw of MalmortiusDead Man's PlateSterak's GageBlack Cleaver

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
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 Shen as Darius

Tips for Playing as Darius against Shen

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 Shen

Be ready to dodge Shen's taunt and punish him if he misses.

Once Shen reaches level 6, watch out for his global-range ultimate, which can turn fights quickly.

Darius vs Shen Counter Stats

Darius Image
Win Rate
50.4 %
VS
Win Rate
49.6 %
Shen Image
6.4
< Kills >
3.8
5.6
< Deaths >
5
4.2
< Assists >
10.3
1.48
< Killing Sprees >
0.87
166
< Minions Killed >
122
0.15
< Dragons Killed >
0.11
0.5
< Inhibitors >
0.4
15,309
< Physical Damage >
5,550
120
< Magic Damage >
6,053
3,694
< True Damage >
1,263
19,124
< Damage Dealt >
12,868
27,868
< Damage Taken >
24,337
11,929
< Gold Earned >
9,627
2.56
< Towers >
1.61
0.03
< Baron Takedowns >
0.03
6,001
< Total Healing >
2,440
13,890
< Experience >
13,363
18
< Vision Score >
19
8
< Wards Placed >
9
159
< Time Dealing CC >
548

How to Counter Shen with Darius in LoL

The stat comparisons shown here emphasize several vital Darius versus Shen counter stats that can help us distinguish the distinctions between these two champs. Darius’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is greater than Shen’s ratio of NaN, indicating that Darius may be more central to his team's team fighting effectiveness than Shen..

Darius normally has a slightly larger longest kill spree than his foe does. Commonly, he receives more damage than Shen. This commonly reflects differing health capacities; however, it can also indicate that the one champ has less mobility and thus is not able to flee from additional harm when engaged or poked.

Differences between Darius and Shen

Damage Types Compared

Darius
Shen
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Darius
Shen

Who is Better, Darius or Shen?

Both League of Legends champions are great champions. Both champs have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In League's current meta, Darius usually fairs equally well when taking on Shen, with a 50.4% win rate. As a result, Darius makes an ok counter for Shen.

While Darius does have a higher win rate than Shen, when they face off with one another, Darius also has a lower learning curve that makes him a less time consuming champion to develop with. You still need to be cautious when picking Darius into Shen.

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

While there is not a single best champion in League of Legends, in Darius vs Shen matchups, Darius is the better champ with a similar win rate, less champion complexity, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allies during team fights.

Darius is a decent counter for Shen. You will do well by focussing your tactics on keeping up your gold and cs and destroying objectives. If you do that, you should do very well as Darius against Shen.

Additional Information for Darius Players

How We Calculated Our Darius vs Shen Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Shen as Darius, we analyzed 3,673 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 Shen 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 Shen during both the lane and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to learn a few extra tips and tricks for this matchup. If you listen to the build and suggestions displayed here, you should grow your win rate significantly and be closer to League of Legends pro players.

Darius on average gets a similar amount of CS relative to Shen. Champs who typically don't acquire much CS often don't have to have much CS to be valuable teammates, such as support champions. These kinds of champions are capable of scaling properly off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champs with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, often require several high cost items to be effective. In either case, try to exceed the numbers reported on this page to do well.

The best items to use in your Darius versus Shen build consist of Trinity Force, Force of Nature, and Death's Dance. When Darius bought at least these three items in his build, he did much better vs. Shen than with most other commonly used counter builds. In fact, Darius boasted an average winrate of 50.4% when countering Shen with these items in his kit.

To have the best chance of vanquishing Shen 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 runes we have analyed for Darius vs Shen fights, this order of runes resulted in the greatest win rate. Notably, these runes provided a 50.4% win rate overall.

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