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

Darius vs Zoe

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

How to Beat Zoe as Darius

based on 1,600 Darius vs Zoe matchups
Win Rate
54.1 %
K/D/A
1.93
Pick Rate
1.2 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We summarize our counter statistics from the millions of rated League of Legends rounds that we evaluate each week. Our guide on how to beat Zoe as Darius came out of an analysis of 1600 ranked matches where both champs clashed against each other. This particular champion matchup is relatively rare. Darius has to counter Zoe in only 1.2% of his games.

Darius vs Zoe Matchup Summary

Darius has done a great job of beating Zoe. Normally, he wins a fantastic 54.1% of the time the champions face each other in. In Darius against Zoe rounds, Darius’s team is 0.0% more likely to gain first blood. This indicates that he probably will get first blood against Zoe.

Best Darius vs Zoe Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Doran's BladeHealth Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
BootsSheen

Core Darius Items

~22 Mins
Trinity ForceSterak's GageDeath's Dance

Optional Items

Maw of MalmortiusDead Man's PlateForce of NatureThornmail

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 Second WindUnflinching
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 Zoe as Darius

Tips for Playing as Darius against Zoe

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 Zoe

Zoe's Paddle Star deals more damage the further it has flown.

Zoe must return to her starting point after casting Portal Jump, making her vulnerable to a counterattack.

Sleepy Trouble Bubble travels further over walls. Stop Zoe from hiding in fog of war to prevent her from setting the spell up.

Darius vs Zoe Counter Stats

Darius Image
Win Rate
54.1 %
VS
Win Rate
45.9 %
Zoe Image
6.8
< Kills >
6.3
5.7
< Deaths >
5.3
4.2
< Assists >
7.3
1.55
< Killing Sprees >
1.39
163
< Minions Killed >
138
0.16
< Dragons Killed >
0.1
0.51
< Inhibitors >
0.43
14,721
< Physical Damage >
1,794
109
< Magic Damage >
16,793
3,784
< True Damage >
3,381
18,615
< Damage Dealt >
21,969
28,327
< Damage Taken >
18,110
11,877
< Gold Earned >
10,731
2.45
< Towers >
1.69
0.04
< Baron Takedowns >
0.03
5,792
< Total Healing >
2,125
14,142
< Experience >
13,032
17
< Vision Score >
21
8
< Wards Placed >
10
161
< Time Dealing CC >
133

How to Counter Zoe with Darius in LoL

The stat comparisons shown on this page emphasize some strategic Darius versus Zoe counter statistics that may help you understand the differences and similarities between these two champs. Darius’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is more than Zoe’s ratio of NaN, highlighting that Darius may be more central to his team's team fighting capacity than Zoe..

Darius usually has a similar longest killing spree as his foe does. Commonly, he takes more damage than Zoe. This typically indicates different amounts of tankyness, but it can also indicate that the one champion has less agility and thus is not able to flee from additional harm when poked or engaged.

Differences between Darius and Zoe

Damage Types Compared

Darius
Zoe
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Darius
Zoe

Who is Better, Darius or Zoe?

Both League champions are great champions. Both have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In the game's current meta, Darius usually wins when facing off against Zoe, with a 54.1% win rate. Thus, Darius makes a great counter to Zoe.

While Darius does have a much higher win rate compared to Zoe, when on opposite teams, Darius also has a lower level of difficulty that makes him a less challenging champ to learn. You don't need to be too worried when picking Darius into Zoe.

Moreover, Darius also has only a small amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Zoe. 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 one best champion for every situation in League of Legends, in Darius vs Zoe matchups, Darius is the better champion with a noticably higher win rate, less champion complexity, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allies during team fights.

Darius is a great counter for Zoe. Make sure you focus your gameplay on increasing your gold income and clearing objectives. If you can do that, you should be able to stand on your own as Darius against Zoe.

Additional Information for Darius Players

How We Calculated Our Darius vs Zoe Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Zoe as Darius, we analyzed 1,600 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 Zoe 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 to counter Zoe during both the lane 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 suggestions presented above, you should increase your win rate by a lot and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.

Darius typically racks up a similar amount of CS relative to Zoe. Champions who on average don't acquire much CS usualy don't require much CS to be effective, such as sup champs. These kinds of champions are capable of scaling well off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champions with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, typically need several high cost items to be effective. In either situation, try to exceed the values reported on this page to do well.

The top items to use in your Darius versus Zoe build include Trinity Force, Sterak's Gage, and Death's Dance. When Darius combined at least these three pieces in his build, he performed a lot better vs Zoe than with many other common item sets. In fact, Darius had an average winrate of 54.1% when playing against Zoe with these items in his kit.

To have the highest likelihood of crushing Zoe as Darius, Darius players should equip the Conqueror, Triumph, Legend: Tenacity, Last Stand, Second Wind, and Unflinching runes from the Precision and Resolve rune sets. Of all the rune sets players used for Darius vs Zoe LoL games, this mix of runes yielded the highest win rate. In fact, these runes gave a 54.1% winrate overall.

By default, tips, stats, and builds on how to beat Zoe as Darius are presented for all skill levels, merged. If you want to narrow the statistics and builds to an individual skill level, you should use the selection menu at the top of this page.