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

Darius vs Zilean

How to Beat Zilean as Darius in LoL Zilean is in the s tier of champions
Fighter Tank
Support Mage

How to Beat Zilean as Darius

based on 2,997 Darius vs Zilean matchups
Win Rate
50.1 %
K/D/A
1.81
Pick Rate
2.3 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We at MOBA Champion summarize millions of ranked League rounds every week. In our data, Darius engaged Zilean 2997 times. With so many games with Darius vs Zilean provides us a lot of confidence in our capacity to prepare useful statistics and a recommended build to obliterate your opposition. This champion pairing is somewhat rare. Darius encounters Zilean in only 2.3% of his games.

Darius vs Zilean Matchup Summary

Darius does a ok job of beating Zilean. Typically, he wins a acceptable 50.1% of games the champions fight each other in. In Darius vs Zilean matches, Darius’s side is 0.1% more probable to earn first blood, implying that he most likely will get first blood against Zilean.

Best Darius vs Zilean Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Doran's BladeHealth Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
Hearthbound AxeSheen

Core Darius Items

~22 Mins
Trinity ForceSterak's GageDeath's Dance

Optional Items

Maw of MalmortiusBlack CleaverDead Man's PlateForce of Nature

Summoner Spells

summonerflash summoner spell D
summonerdot 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 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
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Q
10
E
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R
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E
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E
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W
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W
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R

Guide to Countering Zilean as Darius

Tips for Playing as Darius against Zilean

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 Zilean

Zilean is fragile if a team focuses on him, but otherwise he's very difficult to kill. Commit to killing him as a team.

If you're able to match Zilean's speed, it can sometimes be beneficial to wait until his ultimate has faded before landing the killing blow.

Darius vs Zilean Counter Stats

Darius Image
Win Rate
50.1 %
VS
Win Rate
49.9 %
Zilean Image
6.3
< Kills >
2.3
5.8
< Deaths >
4.7
4.2
< Assists >
12.4
1.41
< Killing Sprees >
0.47
166
< Minions Killed >
55
0.14
< Dragons Killed >
0.04
0.45
< Inhibitors >
0.51
15,215
< Physical Damage >
994
130
< Magic Damage >
9,417
3,681
< True Damage >
701
19,026
< Damage Dealt >
11,112
28,451
< Damage Taken >
17,204
11,693
< Gold Earned >
8,392
2.32
< Towers >
1.87
0.04
< Baron Takedowns >
0.01
5,705
< Total Healing >
6,170
14,117
< Experience >
11,745
17
< Vision Score >
43
8
< Wards Placed >
20
161
< Time Dealing CC >
168

How to Counter Zilean with Darius in LoL

The stats shown on this page clarify some influential Darius against Zilean counter statistics that may help us distinguish the differences between the two. For instance, Darius’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is greater than Zilean’s KDA ratio of NaN, indicating that Darius may be more central to his team's team fighting capacity than Zilean. This observation is in large part fueled by the difference in kills.

Darius normally has a much larger longest killing spree than his enemy does. Commonly, he receives more damage than Zilean. This typically indicates different amounts of tankyness; however, it can also hint that the one champion has less mobility and thus is unable to escape further harm when engaged or poked.

Differences between Darius and Zilean

Damage Types Compared

Darius
Zilean
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Darius
Zilean

Who is Better, Darius or Zilean?

Both LoL champs are great. Both have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In the game's current meta, Darius usually fairs equally well when taking on Zilean, with a 50.1% win rate. Thus, Darius makes an ok counter to Zilean.

While Darius does have a higher winrate compared to Zilean, when facing one another, Darius also has a much lower level of difficulty that makes him a less challenging champion to pick up and master. You still need to be cautious when picking Darius into Zilean.

Furthermore, Darius also has almost no amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Zilean. This often makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when trying to counter champions with a lot of burst damage.

While there is not a single best champion in League of Legends, in Darius vs Zilean matchups, Darius is the better champ with a similar win rate, less champion complexity, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allied champions during teamfights.

Darius is a decent counter to Zilean. Focus your actions on keeping up your CS and destroying objectives. If you are able to do that, you should be able to stand on your own as Darius against Zilean.

Additional Information for Darius Players

How We Calculated Our Darius vs Zilean Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Zilean as Darius, we analyzed 2,997 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 Zilean 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 Zilean during both the laning and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to pick up a few extra tricks and insights into this matchup. If you pay attention to the build and tips displayed here, you should increase your win rate by a lot and be closer to League of Legends pro players.

Darius usually gets much more CS compared to Zilean. Champions who on average don't get much CS often don't require much CS to be valuable teammates, such as support champions. These kinds of champions 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 many items to be effective. In either situation, try to do better than the numbers reported here to do well.

The most crucial items to have in your Darius versus Zilean build include Trinity Force, Sterak's Gage, and Death's Dance. When Darius combined at least these three items in his build, he did much better vs. Zilean than with many other commonly used item sets. In fact, Darius had an average win rate of 50.1% battling Zilean with these items in his kit.

To have the highest chance of coming out on top against Zilean as Darius, you should take the Conqueror, Triumph, Legend: Tenacity, Last Stand, Bone Plating, and Unflinching runes from the Precision and Resolve rune sets. Out of all the runes we have analyed for Darius vs Zilean face-offs, this composite of runes resulted in the best win rate. Moreover, these runes averaged a 50.1% winrate overall.

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