League of Legends: Wild Rift Darius Guide: Best Build, Runes and Gameplay Tips

The Hand of Noxus.

League of Legends Wild Rifts Darius is a Melee hero commonly played in Baron Lane. When playing Darius in the solo lane we can rank him as an S tier pick and a moderately difficult to play champion. Darius can deal massive Physical Damage to enemies. This champion can solo hold a lane due to his skill sets. In this guide, we will take a look at the best runes, spell, build, including tips, tricks, and strategies to pave your way to victory with Darius in League of Legends Wild Rift.

We have previously discussed how to master playing with other LoL Wild Rift heroes like Amumu, Master Yi, Jinx, Braum, Dr.Mundo, Akali, Yasuo, Singed, and Jax. So make sure to check these hero guides as well. For now, let’s focus on Darius.

Skill Analysis

Darius is a champion with the common five skill sets of one passive and four actives. In this Darius guide, let’s see what are his abilities in LoL Wild Rift, and when you can use which skill to get the best out of him.

Passive – Hemorrhage

Wild Rift Darius Guide

Darius’s basic attack and skills will make the enemy bleed for the next 5 seconds while dealing 12 amount of Physical Damage(12+30% bonus attack damage). This can be stacked up to 5 times and at full stacks, Darius gains Noxian Might(gaining 29 Attack Damage and applying full stacks of Hemorrhage instead of 1) for 5 seconds. You can check his passive under the HP bar, at full-stack it will show a mark on the enemy.

Skill 1 – Decimate

CD – 9.3/7.8/6.3/4.9
Mana – 35/40/45/50

By pressing this skill after a short time Darius swings his axe while dealing 39 physical damage(14+35% Attack Damage). If enemies are hit by his blade they will receive 110 physical damage (40+100%/115%/130%/145% Attack Damage); also Darius heals himself for 12% based on his every successful hit. This skill applies the Hemorrhage effect.

Skill 2 – Crippling Strike

CD – 6.3/5.9/5.4/4.9
Mana – 30

By pressing this skill his next enhanced basic attack will deal 21 Physical Damage (30%/40%/50%/60% Attack Damage) for 8 seconds. The Crippling strike will slow down the enemy for 1 second by 90%.

Skill 3 – Apprehend

CD – 17.6/15.6/13.7/11.7
Mana – 45

  • Passive -gains 15%/22%/29%/36% Armor Pen.
  • Active – Grabs enemies in front of him with the help of his axe while slowing them down for 1 second by 40%.

Skill 4 – Noxian Guillotine

CD – 78/68.3/58.5

Leaps to an enemy while dealing 100/200/300(100+75% bonus Attack Damage)amount of true damage and increasing Hemorrhage stacks by 20%. This will also activate the Hemorrhage effect. Executing enemy hero by this skill will instantly refresh your Guillotine CD and grants Noxian Might for 5 seconds.

Skill up methods for Darius

Unlock and level up Skill 1 until it’s maxed. Then start leveling up Skill 3 followed by Skill 2. Ultimate(Skill 4) whenever available.

Best Runes Setup and Spells for Darius in League of Legends: Wild Rift

Rune Setup

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Use Conqueror keystone to get bonus damage, at its max stack(Capped at 5). The stack(AD/AP) will increase whenever you hit an enemy champion with your attacks or abilities.


Brutal for AS/AP, penetration, This Domination rune grants 7 bonus Attack Damage and 2% bonus-armor penetration, or 14 Ability Power and 2% bonus-magic penetration (Adaptive)

Spirit Walker

Effective for Darius as he is a solo laner. It grants bonus health and slow resistance. Which will help him to survive on the battlefield without retreating much.

Hunter Genius

Set is as your last Minor runes to gain Ability haste upon taking down enemy heroes. This is a Minor 3 Inspiration Rune, which reduces the cooldown of the champion by 2.5% also.

Summoner Spell


Teleport a short distance forward or towards the aimed direction. Helps Darius to slay fleeing enemy and coming out of an uncertain team fight.


This spell will burn the target with 60-410 true damage (based on level) for 5s. Since Darius deals physical damage and is a melee hero so along with his Bleed effect this spell syncs well.

Best Builds for Darius in League of Legends: Wild Rift

Core Build

Wild Rift Darius Guide
Wild Rift Darius best build

Trinity Force

This is the core item for Darius. This will grant Darius +200 Max HP,+20 Attack damage,+40 Attack Speed,300 mana, and +25 Ability Haste. Not only that Attack and kills grants 20,60 movement speed respectively.

Gluttonous Glory

This is a very useful item for Darius. Build Gluttonous Greaves and then upgrade it to Gluttonous Glory. This enchantment will grant you +8% Physical Vamp and +8% Magical vamp; side by side Darius will gain 60% increased movement speed towards enemies and upon reaching he will release a shockwave which slows nearby enemies by 50% for 2 seconds.

Deaths Dance 

This is the second core item for Darius. Its unique passive will provide you +10% Physical Vamp and +35 Attack Damage. Cauterize will empower the Bleed effect on the enemy. Plus you will get +300 HP.

Streak’s Gage

It will provide you with +40 Max Health and +50% basic attack damage. But remember it is only applicable to melee champions. If you can successfully trigger its passive Lifeline(grants a shield=75% bonus health) Darius will receive 30% tenacity for 8 seconds.

Spirit Visage

This item will provide you with 350 max health,100% health regen and 10% Cooldown Reduction. As we know Darius is a physical vamp-based fighter so this item will enhance his abilities greatly. It will also provide you with some +45 magic resistance which will make you more durable in the early phase.

Guardian Angel

This item is handy in the late phase, and it will provide you +45 attack damage, 40 armour. But not only that, it’s generally used to resurrect Heroes. Upon taking a lethal blow from enemy champions your hero will be revived again with 50% base health and 30% mana. Remember it’s CD-180s.

Core vs AD/Assassin Champions

  • Trinity Force
  • Gluttonous Greaves (Gluttonous Glory)
  • Dead Man’s Plate
  • Death’s Dance
  • Streak’s Gage
  • Guardian Angel

Core vs AP Champions

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  • Trinity Force
  • Gluttonous Greaves (Gluttonous Glory)
  • Death’s Dance
  • Maw of Malmortius
  • Spirit Visage
  • Guardian Angel

Core vs Tank Champions

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  • Black Cleaver
  • Gluttonous Glory
  • Death’s Dance
  • Streak’s Gage
  • Mortal Reminder
  • Guardian Angel

League of Legends: Wild Rift Darius Gameplay Tips and Tricks

Darius is a very strong fighter who can hold Baron Lane easily. His skill sets have been made to dominate the whole battlefield when fed. Darius is better played as a solo fighter. He is a Tank killer. The Wild Rift’s map is a mirror so understand the map side before laning. According to his gameplay, we can break it down into three phases. Our League of Legends: Wild Rift Darius guide includes the perfect game plan for the early, mid, and late game in the game.

Early Game

Buy a Long sword and head towards Baron lane. Clear the first wave of minions. You may be ganked by the opponent’s support and ADR. Remember not engage unnecessarily. Your main duty is to protect your turret while maintaining the gold economy. Be aware of the minimap and place your ward at the rear bush. Try to utilize your burning effect upon enemies.

Wild Rift Darius Guide

Mid Game

This is the perfect time for Darius to build his core items. Do not feed just after completing your first item try to build Boot Enchantment. It will surely help you in the battlefield. First trigger passive on an enemy then pull them in your turret and execute them with your ultimate. Try to slay the enemy with your Skill 4, in this way you can easily use your ultimate again. Keep an eye on the Rift Herald. Rotate in mid whenever needed.

Late Game

This is the perfect stage for Darius when he shines the most. If the game goes according to the plan Darius should have rotated in mid after destroying enemies outer top turret. He can handle the 1vs4 situation at this stage. Remember, Darius lacks blink or stun but he can easily slow down the enemies so use your dash spell properly. You are now ready for a team fight; try to cast your combos like this-

Skill 1 + Skill 3 + Skill 2 + Ignite + Skill 4

You can also hide in the bushes and cast your Ultimate on squishy enemies. Always target enemy Carry; once the Noxian Might is activated, don’t hesitate to engage.

Champs Darius can counterChamps that counter Darius
Xin ZhaoAkali

Additionally, Darius forms strong pairs and serves as Best Combos with Draven, Camille, Blitzcrank and Fiora.

Final Thoughts

Darius is a newly launched Champion in LoL Wild Rift. Right now, he is in meta and since all of his abilities can deal massive physical damage; we can also build him as an initiator too. Do not build all attack items on him, combine defense item for better sustainability. Just use your short pull and ultimate on time and wreck the enemies down.

Use Darius and rank up easily in this season. With the above guide, you can easily practice Darius in LoL Wild Rift, and before heading to play ranked matches practice a little bit in the PVP mode.

That’s all for today’s League of Legends: Wild Rift Darius Guide. Do you prefer to use Darius in any other way? Let us know in the comment section below!

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Hi everyone,
For what I’ve experienced, 1st Skill is better used late on combo, and not as initiator. And it’s good late on combo because: 1-It heals, so you want to use it when your health goes down, not when engaging at full health; 2-It applies istantly max stack to all enemies hit, if one of them has max stack.

So, imho, is better to start with 2nd skill to slow, 1 or 2 aa, 3rd skill (even to reach if enemy flee), 2 aa (or 1 aa and 1st skill to heal if you need), Ultimate.

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