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

Darius vs Zac

How to Beat Zac as Darius in LoL Zac is in the s tier of champions
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How to Beat Zac as Darius

based on 3,781 Darius vs Zac matchups
Win Rate
47.8 %
K/D/A
1.9
Pick Rate
2.9 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We at MOBA Champion evaluate millions of recently ranked LoL games each and every week. In our data, Darius battled Zac 3781 times. Including so many games with Darius versus Zac gives us a lot of confidence in our capability to produce actionable stats and a solid build to smash your opposition. This pairing is relatively rare. Darius is forced to battle against Zac in only 2.9% of his matches.

Darius vs Zac Matchup Summary

Unfortunately, Darius has done a below average job of countering Zac. Normally, he wins a lowly 47.8% of games the champions clash against one another in. In Darius versus Zac rounds, Darius’s team is 0.1% more likely to get first blood. This implies that he most likely will be able to get first blood against Zac.

Best Darius vs Zac Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Doran's ShieldHealth Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
Long SwordSheen

Core Darius Items

~22 Mins
StridebreakerDead Man's PlateDeath's Dance

Optional Items

Maw of MalmortiusForce of NatureSterak's GageThornmail

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 Second WindUnflinching
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
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E
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E
14
W
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W
16
R

Guide to Countering Zac as Darius

Tips for Playing as Darius against Zac

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 Zac

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.

Darius vs Zac Counter Stats

Darius Image
Win Rate
47.8 %
VS
Win Rate
52.2 %
Zac Image
6.6
< Kills >
5.1
5.8
< Deaths >
4.8
4.4
< Assists >
11
1.51
< Killing Sprees >
1.16
168
< Minions Killed >
45
0.14
< Dragons Killed >
1.23
0.47
< Inhibitors >
0.42
15,776
< Physical Damage >
1,084
126
< Magic Damage >
14,062
4,237
< True Damage >
1,536
20,139
< Damage Dealt >
16,683
28,623
< Damage Taken >
35,943
11,892
< Gold Earned >
10,735
2.44
< Towers >
1.4
0.04
< Baron Takedowns >
0.31
5,936
< Total Healing >
34,662
14,116
< Experience >
12,849
17
< Vision Score >
21
8
< Wards Placed >
6
157
< Time Dealing CC >
469

How to Counter Zac with Darius in LoL

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.

Differences between Darius and Zac

Damage Types Compared

Darius
Zac
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Darius
Zac

Who is Better, Darius or Zac?

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.

Additional Information for Darius Players

How We Calculated Our Darius vs Zac Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Zac as Darius, we analyzed 3,781 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 Zac 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 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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