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

Olaf vs Darius

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

based on 699 Olaf vs Darius matchups
Win Rate
49.2 %
K/D/A
2.03
Pick Rate
4.7 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We generate our matchup statistics from the millions of ranked League of Legends games that we get from Riot Games every week. Our guide on how to beat Darius as Olaf came out of an analysis of 699 ranked matches where both champs faced off against one another. This particular pairing is somewhat uncommon. Olaf encounters Darius in only 4.7% of his rounds.

Olaf vs Darius Matchup Summary

Unfortunately, Olaf does a poor job of beating Darius. Typically, he wins a acceptable 49.2% of the time the champions face off with one another in. In Olaf vs Darius rounds, Olaf’s team is 0.0% more expected to earn first blood. This implies that he probably will be able to get first blood versus Darius.

Best Olaf vs Darius Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
EmberknifeRefillable Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
Long SwordIronspike Whip

Core Olaf Items

~22 Mins
GoredrinkerSterak's GageDeath's Dance

Optional Items

Spirit VisageThornmail

Summoner Spells

summonerhaste summoner spell D
summonersmite summoner spell F

Skill Order

First skill for Olaf to level up q
>
Second ability for Olaf to level up e
>
Last skill for Olaf to max out w

Runes

Precision Conqueror TriumphLegend: AlacrityLast Stand
Inspiration Magical FootwearApproach Velocity
AttackSpeed Adaptive Armor
Olaf's passive ability p
Olaf q ability q
Olaf w ability w
Olaf e ability e
Olaf'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 Darius as Olaf

Tips for Playing as Olaf against Darius

Olaf can combine Berserker Rage, Vicious Strikes, and Ragnarok at low life to become deceptively strong.

The bonus healing granted by Vicious Strikes amplifies your Life Steal from all sources as well as heals from allies.

Advice to Win Against Darius

When Darius's axe grab is on cooldown, he is vulnerable to harassment attacks.

Darius's ability to escape from fights is limited. If you have an advantage against him, press your lead.

Olaf vs Darius Counter Stats

Olaf Image
Win Rate
49.2 %
VS
Win Rate
50.8 %
Darius Image
6.9
< Kills >
7.5
6.6
< Deaths >
6.2
6.5
< Assists >
4.3
1.58
< Killing Sprees >
1.64
65
< Minions Killed >
159
1.2
< Dragons Killed >
0.15
0.46
< Inhibitors >
0.5
11,743
< Physical Damage >
14,238
151
< Magic Damage >
142
5,350
< True Damage >
4,100
17,245
< Damage Dealt >
18,481
30,933
< Damage Taken >
26,940
11,529
< Gold Earned >
11,909
1.87
< Towers >
2.45
0.26
< Baron Takedowns >
0.04
9,373
< Total Healing >
5,433
13,187
< Experience >
14,076
19
< Vision Score >
17
6
< Wards Placed >
8
444
< Time Dealing CC >
155

How to Counter Darius with Olaf in LoL

The stats provided here underscore some influential Olaf vs. Darius counter stats that may help you interpret the differences and similarities between this pair of champions. Olaf’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is greater than Darius’s ratio of NaN, highlighting that Olaf may be more central to his team's team fighting capacity than Darius..

Olaf often has a similar longest killing spree as his counter does. On average, he takes more damage than Darius. This is usually reflective of differing health capacities, but it can also hint that the champ with more HP has less mobility and thus is unable to kite away from further damage when engaged or poked.

Differences between Olaf and Darius

Damage Types Compared

Olaf
Darius
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Olaf
Darius

Who is Better, Olaf or Darius?

Both League champions are great. Both champs have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In League's current meta, Olaf usually fairs equally well when taking on Darius, with a 49.2% win rate. Thus, Olaf makes an ok counter for Darius.

While Olaf does have a lower win rate compared to Darius, when on opposite teams, Olaf also has a greater level of difficulty that makes him a more complex champion to pick up and master. You should be careful when picking Olaf into Darius.

Additionally, Olaf also has only a small amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Darius. This makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when facing champions with a ton of burst damage.

While there isn't a single best champion for every situation in League of Legends, in Olaf vs Darius matchups, Darius is the better champion with a similar win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your teammates during teamfights.

Olaf is a somewhat poor counter to Darius. Focus your actions on increasing your CS and clearing objectives. If you are able to do that, you should do very well as Olaf against Darius.

Additional Information for Olaf Players

How We Calculated Our Olaf vs Darius Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Darius as Olaf, we analyzed 699 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 Darius as Olaf 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 truly master Olaf to counter Darius during both the lane and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to learn a few extra tips and tricks for this matchup. If you mind the build and tips shown above, you will increase your win rate significantly and be closer to League of Legends pro players.

Olaf on average gets less CS as Darius. Champions who typically don't acquire many minion kills often don't have to have much CS to be effective, such as supports. 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 require many items to be effective. In either case, try to exceed the numbers displayed here to do well.

The ideal items to focus on in your Olaf versus Darius build consist of Goredrinker, Sterak's Gage, and Death's Dance. When Olaf incorporated at least these three pieces in his build, he performed significantly better when fighting Darius than with most other commonly used builds. In fact, Olaf boasted an average winrate of 49.2% when countering Darius with this build.

To have the highest probability of beating Darius as Olaf, you should take the Conqueror, Triumph, Legend: Alacrity, Last Stand, Magical Footwear, and Approach Velocity runes from the Precision and Inspiration rune sets. Of all the rune sets players used for Olaf vs Darius face-offs, this sequence of runes resulted in the best win rate. Moreover, these runes provided a 49.2% winrate overall.

By default, tips, stats, and builds on how to beat Darius as Olaf are shown for all skill levels combined. If you would like to filter the statistics and builds to a particular skill level, you can use the selection menu located earlier in the counter matchup guide.