Just picked up Darius in Wild Rift and looking for a few tips. Read on for our guide on the Hand of Noxus and you'll be dominating the enemy toplaner in not time at all.
Darius is one of the strongest early-game duellists in the game. We've opted for a set of extremely aggressive runes to help you tear down your opposing toplaner as soon as possible. Darius can charge up the Conqueror rune very quickly during a long, drawn-out trade. Brutal gives you a burst of offensive stats from as early as Level 1.
Spirit Walker, in green, allows you to resist slows, as Darius is incredibly vulnerable to being kited. In blue, Mastermind lets you snowball off of taking down towers, which won't be an issue at all, given how dominant Darius can be during the laning phase.
Here is the optimal skill order for Darius. Max out his abilities as outlined in the image below, making sure to level up his ultimate whenever you can.
Note: Depending on the matchup, it can be a good idea to pick up Crippling Strike from as early as Level 1 or 2.
Starting Items and Boots
The items you buy will vary heavily from match to match and is dependant on the enemy team composition. We've put together a list of the best items for Darius, ranked by their effectiveness. Items in bold are essential purchases that you'll buy in the vast majority of your matches on this champion.
Tips and Tricks
- Crippling Strike functions as an auto-attack reset. You can use it to chain auto-attacks and increase you damage output.
- Thanks to his passive, Hemorrhage, Darius will almost always come out on top during long trades against enemy champions. Don't be afraid to draw out encounters and land as many hits as possible.