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.
Kill all of Zac's bloblets when he splits apart to stop him from reforming.
Silences, stuns, roots and knockups will all interrupt Zac when he is charging Elastic Slingshot.
Zac heals from the goo that separates from him. You can crush the goo pieces by stepping on them.
The stat comparisons provided here highlight several influential Darius against Zac matchup statistics that may help us figure out the differences and similarities between the two. Darius’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is more than Zac’s KDA ratio of NaN, highlighting that Darius may be more central to his team's team fighting capability than Zac..
Darius typically has a slightly larger longest kill spree than his opponent does. Typically, he takes less damage than Zac. This commonly reflects different amounts of tankyness, but it can also imply that the champion with more HP has less mobility and thus is not able to escape further damage when engaged or poked.
Both League of Legends champions are great. Both champs have their pros and cons. In the game's current meta, Darius usually loses when taking on Zac, with a 47.8% win rate. Therefore, Darius makes a bad counter to Zac.
While Darius does have a lower winrate than Zac, when they face off with one another, Darius also has a much lower learning curve that makes him a less difficult champion to pick up and master. You should be very concerned when picking Darius into Zac.
Additionally, Darius has almost no amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Zac. This often makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when fighting champions with a ton of burst damage.
While there isn't a single best champion in League of Legends, in Darius vs Zac matchups, Zac 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 teamfights.
Darius is a terribly counter for Zac. You will do well by focussing your gameplay on keeping up your gold income and taking out objectives. If you do that, you should be able to stand on your own as Darius against Zac.
If you would like to learn all of the intricacies of Darius in order to counter Zac 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 mind the build and suggestions shown here, you should increase your win rate significantly and be closer to League of Legends pro players.
Darius often picks up much more CS relative to Zac. Champions who typically don't get much CS typically don't need much CS to be effective, such as support champions. These kinds of champions are able to scale well off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champions with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, typically have to have many items to be effective. In either case, try to surpass the numbers reported here to do well.
The most important items to focus on in your Darius versus Zac build include Stridebreaker, Dead Man's Plate, and Death's Dance. When Darius included at least these three pieces in his build, he performed much better versus Zac than with many other commonly used builds. In fact, Darius had an average win rate of 47.8% battling Zac with this counter build.
To have the best chance of defeating Zac as Darius, Darius players should use the Conqueror, Triumph, Legend: Alacrity, Last Stand, Second Wind, and Unflinching runes from the Precision and Resolve rune sets. Out of all the rune builds we have analyed for Darius vs Zac counters, this composite of runes resulted in the highest win rate. Notably, these runes averaged a 47.8% win rate overall.
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