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.
It's easier to focus Soraka than the ally she is healing.
Take advantage of Soraka's long cooldown on Equinox if she uses it to harass.
Focus on attacking Soraka when she ever ventures to the frontline to heal her allies.
The stats shown here feature several important Darius against Soraka counter statistics that may help us grasp the differences between the pair. Darius’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is more than Soraka’s KDA ratio of NaN, demonstrating that Darius may be more central to his team's team fighting capability than Soraka. This observation is in large part a result of the difference in kills.
Darius usually has a much larger longest killing spree than his foe does. Typically, he receives more damage than Soraka. This often reflects different amounts of tankyness, but it can also hint that the one champ has less mobility and thus is unable to kite away from additional damage when poked or engaged.
Both League of Legends champs are great. Both champs have their pros and cons. In League's current meta, Darius usually fairs equally well when trying to fight Soraka, with a 50.8% win rate. Therefore, Darius makes an ok counter for Soraka.
While Darius does have a higher win rate compared to Soraka, when facing one another, Darius also has a lower learning curve that makes him a less time consuming character to learn. You still need to be cautious when picking Darius into Soraka.
Furthermore, Darius has almost no amount of utility and CC, a similar amount to Soraka. This often makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when trying to counter champions with a ton of burst damage.
While there is not a single best champion in League of Legends, in Darius vs Soraka matchups, Darius is the better champ with a similar 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 to Soraka. Focus your strategy on maximizing your gold and cs and destroying objectives. If you can do that, you should be able to stand on your own as Darius against Soraka.
To truly master Darius to counter Soraka during both the laning and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to learn a few extra tricks and insights into this matchup. If you pay attention to the build and tips presented here, you should increase your win rate by a lot and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.
Darius typically accumulates much more CS as Soraka. Champs who typically don't earn many minion kills usualy don't have to have much CS to be valuable teammates, such as sup champs. They are able to scale properly off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champions with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, usually have to have several high cost items to be effective. In either situation, try to exceed the numbers displayed on this page to do well.
The most important items to prioritize in your Darius versus Soraka build include Trinity Force, Maw of Malmortius, and Death's Dance. When Darius included at least these three items in his build, he performed much better when fighting Soraka than with many other typical counter builds. In fact, Darius had an average winrate of 50.8% when playing against Soraka with this counter build.
To have the best probability of crushing Soraka as Darius, you should equip the Conqueror, Triumph, Legend: Alacrity, Last Stand, Second Wind, and Unflinching runes from the Precision and Resolve rune sets. Out of all the runes players used for Darius vs Soraka LoL games, this combination of runes yielded the best win rate. Moreover, these runes gave a 50.8% win rate overall.
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