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

Darius vs Zed

How to Beat Zed as Darius in LoL Zed is in the a tier of champions
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How to Beat Zed as Darius

based on 4,394 Darius vs Zed matchups
Win Rate
51.3 %
K/D/A
1.95
Pick Rate
3.4 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We produce our matchup stats from the millions of recently rated League of Legends games that we get from Riot Games each and every week. This guide on how to beat Zed as Darius resulted from an evaluation of 4394 ranked games where both champs clashed against each other. This particular matchup is fairly rare. Darius fights Zed in only 3.4% of his matches.

Darius vs Zed Matchup Summary

Darius has done a decent job of beating Zed. Normally, he wins a acceptable 51.3% of the time the champions fight each other in. In Darius against Zed matches, Darius’s side is 0.1% more probable to obtain first blood. This indicates that he most likely will be able to get first blood against Zed.

Best Darius vs Zed Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Doran's BladeHealth Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
Hearthbound AxeSheen

Core Darius Items

~22 Mins
StridebreakerDead Man's PlateForce of Nature

Optional Items

Sterak's GageRanduin's OmenDeath's DanceMaw of Malmortius

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
Q
2
W
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 Zed as Darius

Tips for Playing as Darius against Zed

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 Zed

Zed's Shadow Slash can only slow you if his shadow hits you with it.

Zed receives bonus effect from Attack Damage items he purchases, so Armor is super effective against him.

After Zed uses his Living Shadow, he is at his most vulnerable as his damage, slow, and mobility are both dependent upon it.

Darius vs Zed Counter Stats

Darius Image
Win Rate
51.3 %
VS
Win Rate
48.7 %
Zed Image
7
< Kills >
8
5.8
< Deaths >
5.8
4.3
< Assists >
5.6
1.58
< Killing Sprees >
1.81
166
< Minions Killed >
145
0.14
< Dragons Killed >
0.3
0.51
< Inhibitors >
0.37
15,360
< Physical Damage >
19,041
146
< Magic Damage >
1,090
3,978
< True Damage >
1,487
19,484
< Damage Dealt >
21,619
28,734
< Damage Taken >
22,018
12,054
< Gold Earned >
11,954
2.46
< Towers >
1.56
0.04
< Baron Takedowns >
0.06
5,897
< Total Healing >
3,313
14,372
< Experience >
13,926
17
< Vision Score >
18
8
< Wards Placed >
7
166
< Time Dealing CC >
152

How to Counter Zed with Darius in LoL

The stat comparisons provided here clarify several valuable Darius versus Zed matchup stats that can help you appreciate the differences and similarities between the pair. As an example, Darius’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is better than Zed’s KDA ratio of NaN, indicating that Darius may be more central to his team's team fighting capacity than Zed..

Darius typically has a similar longest killing spree as his enemy does. Commonly, he takes more damage than Zed. This often reflects differing health capacities, but it can also illustrate that the champ with increased health has less mobility and thus is unable to flee from additional damage when poked or engaged.

Differences between Darius and Zed

Damage Types Compared

Darius
Zed
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Darius
Zed

Who is Better, Darius or Zed?

Both League of Legends champs are great. Both have their pros and cons. In the game's current meta, Darius usually wins when facing off against Zed, with a 51.3% win rate. Therefore, Darius makes a good counter for Zed.

While Darius does have a higher win rate than Zed, when facing one another, Darius also has a much lower difficulty level that makes him a less time consuming champion to learn. You should be careful when picking Darius into Zed.

Moreover, Darius has only a small amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Zed. This often makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when fighting champions with a lot of burst damage.

While there is not a single best champion for every situation in League of Legends, in Darius vs Zed matchups, Darius is the better champion with a higher win rate, less champion complexity, and a similar amount of utility to help out your team members during teamfights.

Darius is a decent counter to Zed. Make sure you focus your play on maximizing your gold and cs and destroying objectives. If you do that, you should be able to stand on your own as Darius against Zed.

Additional Information for Darius Players

How We Calculated Our Darius vs Zed Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Zed as Darius, we analyzed 4,394 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 Zed 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 Zed during both the early game 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 pay attention to the build and tips presented here, you will grow your win rate significantly and be closer to League of Legends pro players.

Darius on average accumulates a similar amount of CS as Zed. Champs who typically don't acquire many minion kills often don't need much CS to be valuable teammates, such as supports. They are able to scale properly off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champions with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, usually have to have several high cost items to be effective. In either situation, try to exceed the values shown on this page to do well.

The most important items to use in your Darius versus Zed build consist of Stridebreaker, Dead Man's Plate, and Force of Nature. When Darius bought at least these three pieces in his build, he did much better vs. Zed than with most other common counter builds. In fact, Darius had an average winrate of 51.3% when playing against Zed with this build.

To have the greatest chance of defeating Zed as Darius, Darius players should equip the Conqueror, Triumph, Legend: Alacrity, Last Stand, Bone Plating, and Unflinching runes from the Precision and Resolve rune sets. Out of all the rune sets we have analyed for Darius vs Zed face-offs, this mixture of runes resulted in the greatest win rate. Moreover, these runes gave a 51.3% winrate overall.

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