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

Darius vs Xayah

How to Beat Xayah as Darius in LoL Xayah is in the b tier of champions
Fighter Tank
Marksman

How to Beat Xayah as Darius

based on 2,064 Darius vs Xayah matchups
Win Rate
51.6 %
K/D/A
1.93
Pick Rate
1.6 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We calculate our counter statistics from the millions of recently ranked League games that we review each week. Our guide on how to beat Xayah as Darius resulted from an examination of 2064 ranked matches where both champions battled each other. This particular counter matchup is relatively rare. Darius encounters Xayah in only 1.6% of his matches.

Darius vs Xayah Matchup Summary

Darius does a decent job of countering Xayah. On average, he wins a acceptable 51.6% of matches the champs face off with each other in. In Darius versus Xayah games, Darius’s team is 0.0% more probable to earn first blood. This implies that he most likely will get first blood against Xayah.

Best Darius vs Xayah Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Doran's BladeHealth Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
BootsDagger

Core Darius Items

~22 Mins
StridebreakerDead Man's PlateForce of Nature

Optional Items

Maw of MalmortiusSterak's GageDeath's DanceThornmail

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 Xayah as Darius

Tips for Playing as Darius against Xayah

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 Xayah

Xayah's Bladecaller will only root targets hit by 3 or more returning Feathers.

Make sure you are ready when you go for the kill. Untargetability from Featherstorm can quickly turn an ambush in Xayah's favor.

Long fights in the same area with Xayah will allow her to drop a lot of Feathers. Try to stay on the move!

Darius vs Xayah Counter Stats

Darius Image
Win Rate
51.6 %
VS
Win Rate
48.4 %
Xayah Image
6.9
< Kills >
7
5.9
< Deaths >
5.9
4.5
< Assists >
7
1.58
< Killing Sprees >
1.61
162
< Minions Killed >
173
0.13
< Dragons Killed >
0.3
0.47
< Inhibitors >
0.51
15,354
< Physical Damage >
18,818
138
< Magic Damage >
668
3,869
< True Damage >
1,112
19,362
< Damage Dealt >
20,599
28,745
< Damage Taken >
19,656
11,905
< Gold Earned >
12,124
2.39
< Towers >
2.42
0.04
< Baron Takedowns >
0.09
5,884
< Total Healing >
2,456
14,254
< Experience >
12,638
17
< Vision Score >
19
8
< Wards Placed >
9
162
< Time Dealing CC >
43

How to Counter Xayah with Darius in LoL

The stats shown here show several critical Darius vs. Xayah matchup statistics that may help us explain the distinctions between the pair. For instance, Darius’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is better than Xayah’s ratio of NaN, highlighting that Darius may be more central to his team's team fighting capacity than Xayah..

Darius normally has a similar longest killing spree as his counter does. On average, he receives more damage than Xayah. This often reflects different amounts of tankyness; however, it can also show that the champ with more health has less agility and thus is unable to kite away from further damage when poked or engaged.

Differences between Darius and Xayah

Damage Types Compared

Darius
Xayah
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Darius
Xayah

Who is Better, Darius or Xayah?

Both League champions are great champions. Both champs have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In the game's current meta, Darius usually wins when playing against Xayah, with a 51.6% win rate. Therefore, Darius makes a good counter for Xayah.

While Darius does have a higher win rate than Xayah, when they face off with one another, Darius also has a lower difficulty level that makes him a less complex character to learn. You still need to be cautious when picking Darius into Xayah.

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

While there isn't a single best champion in League of Legends, in Darius vs Xayah matchups, Darius is the better champion with a higher 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 Xayah. Focus your tactics on increasing your gold income and clearing objectives. If you are able to do that, you should do very well as Darius against Xayah.

Additional Information for Darius Players

How We Calculated Our Darius vs Xayah Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Xayah as Darius, we analyzed 2,064 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 Xayah 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 to counter Xayah during both the laning 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 stats displayed here, you will grow your win rate significantly and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.

Darius usually racks up a similar amount of CS as Xayah. Champions who typically don't take much CS typically don't have to have much CS to be valuable teammates, such as support champions. They are able to scale well off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champs with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, usually need a lot of items to be effective. In either case, try to do better than the values displayed here to do well.

The best items to focus on in your Darius versus Xayah build include Stridebreaker, Dead Man's Plate, and Force of Nature. When Darius bought at least these three pieces in his build, he did much better when fighting Xayah than with most other commonly used counter builds. In fact, Darius boasted an average winrate of 51.6% battling Xayah with these items in his kit.

To have the greatest likelihood of beating Xayah as Darius, Darius players should use the Conqueror, Triumph, Legend: Tenacity, Last Stand, Bone Plating, and Unflinching runes from the Precision and Resolve rune sets. Of all the runes that we analyzed for Darius vs Xayah clashes, this mixture of runes yielded the greatest win rate. Moreover, these runes averaged a 51.6% win rate overall.

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