Best Darius Counters in League of Legends

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Best Darius Counters in League of Legends

Do you need help to play and win against Darius in League of Legends? Do not worry; this article will help you pick the right champions to oppose him.


According to Mobalytics, Darius is one of the strongest top lane champions in the game right now, ranked S tier on their tier list. Darius has benefited greatly from the changes to Summoners Rift at the start of Season 13. Less jungle intervention means Darius players can take flash and Ghost and not worry about being bullied out of lane. Darius’s lane pressure is a gift to junglers as they should have enough pressure from the top lane in order to get the VoidGrubs. The question is, how do you stop Darius from taking over the top lane? This article will help you pick the correct champions that should put Darius in the dirt.

Best Darius Counters in LoL

Vladimir

Vladimir is an excellent punisher into Darius and should be fine laning against him, providing you play the lane correctly. Fortunately, even in the lower elos’, it is very obvious what Darius is trying to do the second he walks up to you. Darius’s E is a grab ability as he looks to lock you down. Combined with Ghost, this makes it very hard for players to escape Darius once he has grabbed them. Fortunately, Vladimir E allows him to become untargetable for a short duration, allowing you enough time to escape. Once his E is on cooldown, this is the best time to go for trades, as you can out-sustain him with your healing.

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Dr. Mundo

According to Mobalytics, Dr. Mundo is one of the best counters to Darius on Patch 14.5, with an above 53% win rate. As he levels throughout the game, Mundo should be able to out-heal Darius even with his passive active. Early on, the objective in this lane is to poke Darius down as much as possible. Try not to let the lane shove into Darius; he can quickly freeze the lane and chase you down. Although Mundo is a melee champion, his Q provides great poke and slow to frustrate Darius players, who could look for a premature all-in to avoid being poked down any longer. As the game progresses, Mundo should be an unkillable tank.

Kayle

Patience is the name of the game when locking in Kayle to go up against Darius. As she scales into the game, Kayle has an obnoxious amount of range poke that Darius can’t live with. Don’t underestimate Darius’s ability to all in. However, if he has enough health, he will look to grab you and could easily kill you. To put it simply, Kayle should look to scale into this lane. The longer it goes, the lower Darius’s kill pressure is. Avoid trading when you are both in low health, even if you have your ultimate. Darius’s abilities allow him to heal more the lower his health is, meaning he can turn a fight quickly and even outline your ultimate.

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Worst Champion To Pick Into Darius In League of Legends

Although he is an excellent tank in general, Sion is obviously going to be one of the worst Champions to pick into Darius in League of Legends on Patch 14.5. Sion is immobile when charging up his Q, this is a great opportunity to use your pull, as this will cancel the ability and leave Sion in danger of being killed. Sion’s health scales with his W so look to freeze the wave closer to your tower. This should reduce the amount of farm he can get, and he will be forced to use his ultimate defensively if you choose to engage on him when he is pushed up the lane.

Best Darius Duos League of Legends

According to Mobalytics, here are the best champions to play with Darius in League of Legends on patch 14.5. Please note that this article will be updated as new patches are released. For more information on when a new League of Legends patch will be released, check out our patch schedule article here.

  • Ivern
  • Rammus
  • Skarner

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Jordan 'Marn' is an esports journalist from across the pond. Jordan has a passion for telling stories about the esports titles he loves such as League of Legends and Call of Duty. He has written for Esportz Network, Unikrn and United Stand. Twitter: @official_marn