How to Win Darius vs Vel'Koz Counter Matchup Darius is in the a tier of champions

Darius vs Vel'Koz

How to Beat Vel'Koz as Darius in LoL Vel'Koz is in the s tier of champions
Fighter Tank
Mage

How to Beat Vel'Koz as Darius

based on 2,479 Darius vs Vel'Koz matchups
Win Rate
47.3 %
K/D/A
1.75
Pick Rate
2.5 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We produce our counter statistics from the millions of recently ranked LoL games that we analyze each and every week. Our guide on how to beat Vel'Koz as Darius came out of an evaluation of 2479 ranked rounds where both champs fought each other. This counter pairing is somewhat rare. Darius encounters Vel'Koz in only 2.5% of his matches.

Darius vs Vel'Koz Matchup Summary

Unfortunately, Darius has done a poor job of beating Vel'Koz. Typically, he wins a lowly 47.3% of the time the champs face each other in. In Darius against Vel'Koz games, Darius’s team is 0.1% more expected to earn first blood, indicating that he most likely will be able to get first blood versus Vel'Koz.

Best Darius vs Vel'Koz Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Doran's BladeHealth Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
BootsHearthbound Axe

Core Darius Items

~22 Mins
Trinity ForceSterak's GageDeath's Dance

Optional Items

Maw of MalmortiusForce of NatureDead Man's PlateSpirit Visage

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
1
W
2
Q
3
E
4
Q
5
Q
6
R
7
Q
8
E
9
Q
10
E
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R
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E
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E
14
W
15
W
16
R

Guide to Countering Vel'Koz as Darius

Tips for Playing as Darius against Vel'Koz

Darius benefits greatly from enhanced survivability. The longer you can prolong a fight, the more powerful he becomes.

Decimate is a powerful harassment ability. Strike an enemy from maximum range for the greatest effect.

Noxian Guillotine does more damage the more attacks you can land prior to it. Use Noxian Might to deal maximum damage.

Advice to Win Against Vel'Koz

Vel'Koz has fairly low mobility and is vulnerable to ganks.

Life Form Disintegration Ray can be interrupted by stuns, silences and knockups.

Vel'Koz is very dangerous if left alone in a fight. Try to focus him down early.

Darius vs Vel'Koz Counter Stats

Darius Image
Win Rate
47.3 %
VS
Win Rate
52.7 %
Vel'Koz Image
6.9
< Kills >
5.3
6.4
< Deaths >
6
4.3
< Assists >
9.3
1.56
< Killing Sprees >
1.2
167
< Minions Killed >
89
0.14
< Dragons Killed >
0.09
0.46
< Inhibitors >
0.5
15,115
< Physical Damage >
536
134
< Magic Damage >
18,077
3,928
< True Damage >
5,484
19,177
< Damage Dealt >
24,098
30,749
< Damage Taken >
16,634
12,114
< Gold Earned >
10,291
2.29
< Towers >
1.79
0.04
< Baron Takedowns >
0.02
6,524
< Total Healing >
1,357
14,595
< Experience >
12,343
18
< Vision Score >
42
8
< Wards Placed >
20
170
< Time Dealing CC >
197

How to Counter Vel'Koz with Darius in LoL

The stat comparisons shown here feature several influential Darius vs. Vel'Koz matchup statistics that can help us appreciate the differences between the two. For instance, Darius’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is greater than Vel'Koz’s ratio of NaN, demonstrating that Darius may be more central to his team's team fighting capacity than Vel'Koz..

Darius often has a slightly larger longest killing spree than his enemy does. Typically, he receives more damage than Vel'Koz. This commonly reflects differing health capacities, yet it can also indicate that the champ with increased health has less mobility and thus is unable to kite away from further harm when poked or engaged.

Differences between Darius and Vel'Koz

Damage Types Compared

Darius
Vel'Koz
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Darius
Vel'Koz

Who is Better, Darius or Vel'Koz?

Both League champions are great champions. Both have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In League's current meta, Darius usually loses when taking on Vel'Koz, with a 47.3% win rate. Therefore, Darius makes a bad counter for Vel'Koz.

While Darius does have a lower win rate compared to Vel'Koz, when on opposite teams, Darius also has a much lower level of difficulty that makes him a less challenging champion to develop with. You should expect to face a difficult match when picking Darius into Vel'Koz.

Moreover, Darius has almost no amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Vel'Koz. This often makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when fighting champions with a ton of burst damage.

While there is not one best champion overall in League of Legends, in Darius vs Vel'Koz matchups, Vel'Koz is the better champ with a lower 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 bad counter for Vel'Koz. Focus your play on increasing your CS and clearing objectives. If you do that, you should hold your own as Darius against Vel'Koz.

Additional Information for Darius Players

How We Calculated Our Darius vs Vel'Koz Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Vel'Koz as Darius, we analyzed 2,479 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 Vel'Koz 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 to counter Vel'Koz during both the early game and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to learn a few extra lessons on this matchup. If you mind 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 most often gets more CS compared to Vel'Koz. Champs who on average don't take many minion kills usualy don't require much CS to be valuable teammates, such as sup champs. They are capable of scaling well off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champions with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, usually need a lot of items to be effective. In either case, try to exceed the values reported on this page to do well.

The top items to prioritize in your Darius versus Vel'Koz build consist of Trinity Force, Sterak's Gage, and Death's Dance. When Darius combined at least these three pieces in his build, he did much better countering Vel'Koz than with many other common counter builds. In fact, Darius had an average winrate of 47.3% battling Vel'Koz with these items in his kit.

To have the best chance of vanquishing Vel'Koz as Darius, Darius players should use the Conqueror, Triumph, Legend: Alacrity, Last Stand, Bone Plating, and Unflinching runes from the Precision and Resolve rune sets. Out of all the rune combinations players chose for Darius vs Vel'Koz matchups, this combination of runes yielded the greatest win rate. Notably, these runes gave a 47.3% winrate overall.

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