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

Darius vs Swain

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

How to Beat Swain as Darius

based on 6,466 Darius vs Swain matchups
Win Rate
48.5 %
K/D/A
1.88
Pick Rate
5 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We at MOBA Champion analyze millions of ranked League matches each week. In our database, Darius did battle with Swain in 6466 matches. Using so many games with Darius versus Swain gives us a lot of confidence in our ability to produce informative stats and a supported build to destroy your foe. This counter matchup is somewhat uncommon. Darius is forced to battle against Swain in only 5.0% of his rounds.

Darius vs Swain Matchup Summary

Unfortunately, Darius has done a dismal job of countering Swain. On average, he wins a acceptable 48.5% of games the champions face off with one another in. In Darius against Swain rounds, Darius’s team is 0.0% more probable to get first blood. This indicates that he most likely will be able to get first blood versus Swain.

Best Darius vs Swain Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Doran's BladeHealth Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
Ruby CrystalHearthbound Axe

Core Darius Items

~22 Mins
StridebreakerDead Man's PlateForce of Nature

Optional Items

Spirit VisageMaw of MalmortiusSterak's GageHullbreaker

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 MagicRes
Darius's passive ability p
Darius q ability q
Darius w ability w
Darius e ability e
Darius's ultimate ability r
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W
2
E
3
Q
4
Q
5
Q
6
R
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Q
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E
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Q
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E
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R
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E
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E
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W
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W
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R

Guide to Countering Swain as Darius

Tips for Playing as Darius against Swain

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 Swain

Swain's passive is very potent if you are immobilized. Make sure to be extra careful around enemies who have immobilizing effects.

High mobility counters all of Swain's basic abilities: Death's Hand does more damage the closer he is, Vision of Empire has a very long delay and Nevermove must start returning back to him to be dangerous.

Buying an item with Grievous Wounds will make Swain much easier to kill during his Demonic Ascension.

Darius vs Swain Counter Stats

Darius Image
Win Rate
48.5 %
VS
Win Rate
51.5 %
Swain Image
6.9
< Kills >
5.2
6
< Deaths >
6.3
4.4
< Assists >
10.5
1.56
< Killing Sprees >
1.18
161
< Minions Killed >
98
0.14
< Dragons Killed >
0.1
0.45
< Inhibitors >
0.45
16,095
< Physical Damage >
1,390
145
< Magic Damage >
18,606
4,077
< True Damage >
1,206
20,317
< Damage Dealt >
21,204
29,103
< Damage Taken >
27,495
11,775
< Gold Earned >
10,138
2.27
< Towers >
1.84
0.04
< Baron Takedowns >
0.02
6,032
< Total Healing >
7,980
14,054
< Experience >
12,219
17
< Vision Score >
30
8
< Wards Placed >
14
159
< Time Dealing CC >
304

How to Counter Swain with Darius in LoL

The stat comparisons provided here underscore several strategic Darius vs. Swain matchup stats that can help us grasp the differences and similarities between the pair. For instance, Darius’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is better than Swain’s ratio of NaN, demonstrating that Darius may be more central to his team's team fighting effectiveness than Swain..

Darius usually has a slightly larger longest kill spree than his enemy does. Commonly, he takes a similar amount of damage to Swain. This is usually reflective of differing health capacities, yet it can also illustrate that the champ with higher health has less mobility and thus is not able to kite away from additional harm when poked or engaged.

Differences between Darius and Swain

Damage Types Compared

Darius
Swain
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Darius
Swain

Who is Better, Darius or Swain?

Both LoL champs are great. Both champs have their pros and cons. In the game's current meta, Darius usually loses when facing off against Swain, with a 48.5% win rate. Thus, Darius makes a bad counter for Swain.

While Darius does have a lower win rate compared to Swain, when they face off with one another, Darius also has a much lower level of difficulty that makes him a less difficult character to pick up and master. You still need to be cautious when picking Darius into Swain.

Furthermore, Darius also has only a small amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Swain. This makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when trying to counter champions with a ton of burst damage.

While there isn't a single best champion for every situation in League of Legends, in Darius vs Swain matchups, Swain is the better champion with a lower win rate, less champion complexity, and a similar amount of utility to help out your teammates during team fights.

Darius is a somewhat poor counter to Swain. You will do well by focussing your actions on maximizing your gold income and clearing objectives. If you are able to do that, you should do very well as Darius against Swain.

Additional Information for Darius Players

How We Calculated Our Darius vs Swain Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Swain as Darius, we analyzed 6,466 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 Swain 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 in order to counter Swain during both the laning and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to learn a few extra lessons on this matchup. If you pay attention to the build and suggestions presented above, you will grow your win rate by a lot and be closer to League of Legends pro players.

Darius usually racks up more CS relative to Swain. Champs who on average don't take much CS typically don't require much CS to be effective, such as supports. They are capable of scaling properly off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champions with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, typically require several high cost items to be effective. In either situation, try to surpass the values reported here to do well.

The most crucial items to use in your Darius versus Swain build include Stridebreaker, Dead Man's Plate, and Force of Nature. When Darius incorporated at least these three pieces in his build, he performed a lot better vs Swain than with most other common item sets. In fact, Darius had an average win rate of 48.5% when countering Swain with these items in his kit.

To have the highest chance of coming out on top against Swain as Darius, Darius players should take the Conqueror, Triumph, Legend: Alacrity, Last Stand, Unflinching, and Bone Plating runes from the Precision and Resolve rune sets. Of all the rune builds players used for Darius vs Swain counterpicks, this set of runes yielded the highest win rate. In fact, these runes provided a 48.5% win rate overall.

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