Darius Wild Rift Build with Highest Winrate - Guide Runes, Items, and Skill Order

Author: Son Acton

Darius, the Hand of Noxus, is a force to be reckoned with on the Wild Rift battlefield.  This powerful fighter thrives on building items that make him tanky, unstoppable, and lightning-fast. His signature Bleed passive allows him to dish out devastating amounts of damage over time.  Ready to dominate as Darius? Check out this guide to master his brutal playstyle.

Darius Wild Rift

Darius Wild Rift

Patch 5.0c

Fighter Fighter - Lane: top

Damage: Physical

Power Spike

Difficulty

Damage

Toughness

Utility

CC

Mobility

Tier S
Win rate 50.81%
Pick rate 9.6%
Ban rate 29.8%
Darius Wild Rift Build
Darius: Wild Rift Build Guide

Darius's Item Build & Runes

Darius runes Win 69.13% and Pick 75.31%

  • ConquerorConqueror
  • Courage of the ColossusCourage of the Colossus
  • Bone PlatingBone Plating
  • OvergrowthOvergrowth
  • BrutalBrutal

Darius SP runes Mid with Win 42.22% and Pick 22.42%

  • ConquerorConqueror
  • Courage of the ColossusCourage of the Colossus
  • Bone PlatingBone Plating
  • OvergrowthOvergrowth
  • Giant SlayerGiant Slayer

Build Darius Wild Rift with the highest win rate

  • Item Trinity Force Trinity Force
  • Item Protobelt Protobelt
  • Item Sterak's Gage Sterak's Gage
  • Item Force of Nature Force of Nature
  • Item Guardian Angel Guardian Angel
  • Item Death's Dance Death's Dance

Darius Wild Rift China build

  • Item  Black Cleaver Black Cleaver
  • Item  Death's Dance Death's Dance
  • Item  Protobelt Protobelt
  • Item  Maw of Malmortius Maw of Malmortius
  • Item  Blade of the Ruined King Blade of the Ruined King
  • Item  Guardian Angel Guardian Angel

Darius Wild Rift item build third

  • Item  Trinity Force Trinity Force
  • Item  Sterak's Gage Sterak's Gage
  • Item  Quicksilver Quicksilver
  • Item  Death's Dance Death's Dance
  • Item  Randuin's Omen Randuin's Omen
  • Item  Spirit Visage Spirit Visage

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Darius Build Breakdown

Early Game

  • Plated Steelcaps into Protobelt: Let's get those boots on Darius first! With his short reach and lumbering pace, extra speed is crucial for closing the gap and getting those axe swings in. Upgrading to Protobelt is a no-brainer for even more mobility and a quick dash in for the kill.
  • Trinity Force: This powerhouse item is practically glued to Darius in the current meta. It's a triple threat – attack speed, movement speed, and that sweet passive boosting his attacks. He's gonna be a whirlwind of blades!

Mid Game

  • Sterak's Gage: Darius might be a powerhouse, but being slow makes him an easy target. Plus, crowd control spells can ruin his day. Sterak's Gage is his lifeline—that shield can be the difference between life and death, and the tenacity helps him shrug off those pesky crowd control effects.
  • Death's Dance: As a frontline fighter, Darius is going to soak up damage. This item lets him say, "Not today!" It softens the blows and gives him precious time to finish his targets, letting his Bleed effect do its deadly work.

Late Game

Now's the time for Darius to get tactical! Situational items are the name of the game:

Enemy stacked with magic users? Force of Nature answers the call. He'll shrug off those spells and zip around the battlefield.

Crowd control got him down? Time for AMARANTH TWINGUARD. Magic resist, armor, and most importantly, that sweet, sweet tenacity to break those snares and stuns.

Too much physical damage? Guardian Angel is his insurance policy. That second life is precious, and sometimes, the best defense is making the enemy hesitate to even attack the unstoppable Hand of Noxus.

Darius Wild Rift Runes

Let's round this build out with runes that make him an unstoppable force:

  • Conqueror:  Darius loves a good brawl, and stacking damage throughout a fight is his bread and butter.
  • Courage of the Colossus:  Extra shielding when he locks down a champ? Yes, please!
  • Bone Plating:  Mitigates some of that early game burst damage, letting him trade blows with confidence.
  • Overgrowth:  Steady health scaling keeps him tanky throughout the match.
  • Brutal/Giant Slayer:  Choose wisely – tailor his damage output to counter the enemy team's composition.

Darius position

Top.

Darius summoner spells

FlashIgnite

Darius ability 

Darius ability order

skill order cho Darius Wild Rift

Darius abilities

HEMORRHAGE HEMORRHAGE

Each of my basic attacks makes the enemy bleed, stacking up to 5 times for maximum pain! I like to build up those stacks before dropping Noxian Guillotine – it guarantees I'll finish them off.

DECIMATE DECIMATE

This is Darius's bread and butter! He swings his axe in a wide circle, smashing anyone caught at the edge of the blade. Hitting someone with this even heals me a bit.

It's a slow attack, so the enemy can see it coming. That means I need to be clever, finding ways to outsmart them and land it just right.  Since it's slow, I rarely use it on its own – gotta trap them first!

Speaking of traps, Darius is a big, slow lug on his own. That's why I always combine it with other skills.

All three of my abilities stack Hemorrhage, so a perfect combo means near-instant full bleed – they won't last long!

CRIPPLING STRIKE CRIPPLING STRIKE

My next attack gets a power-up and slows the enemy down. This one's got a short reach, so I've gotta get in their face first.

APPREHEND APPREHEND

This is how I kick off most fights – I yank an enemy toward me, slowing them and shredding some of their armor. Makes 'em extra squishy for the rest of my attacks!

NOXIAN GUILLOTINE NOXIAN GUILLOTINE

The skill that makes Darius a legend! If it finishes off an enemy, I can use it again right away.  Just imagine – a messy teamfight, everyone low on health, and BAM! Darius goes on a killing spree. Oh, and did I mention? This bad boy deals true damage, and gets even stronger based on those Hemorrhage stacks. Read that passive again, and you'll know exactly when to unleash it.

How to play Darius

Darius is a force to be reckoned with in the current meta, especially after his recent buffs. With over 200 games under my belt, I've learned that the key to playing Darius is harnessing the power of his Hemorrhage passive. Stack those bleed effects, and watch your enemies fall!

Here's the thing about Darius:

He thrives in drawn-out fights. The longer you trade blows, the more his passive stacks and the stronger he becomes.
His axe heals him with every swing. Feeling low? Decimate your enemies and regain that health bar!

Early Game

Facing a ranged bully? Play it safe under your turret until you hit level 3. But if it's a melee matchup, get ready to rumble from the start.

Here's a pro tip for landing your Decimate:  As you swing that axe, try moving in the same direction as your target. It makes that outer edge hit almost unavoidable – the tricky part is predicting their movement correctly.

Tanking physical damage? Grab those armor boots first, and feel the Noxian might flow through you.

Mid Game

This is Darius's time to shine. He's strong, durable, and ready to brawl. Play aggressively and try to close out the game during this phase.  Pop Sprint for extra speed when going into teamfights, and consider upgrading your boots to Protobelt for quick engages and escapes.

Late Game

By now, the enemy carries are probably packing a punch and have annoying crowd control effects. Be smart about when you dive into the fray – timing is everything.

Darius Combos

  • Basic Combo: E (Apprehend) -> W (Crippling Strike) -> Q (Decimate). This ensures you land all your abilities and maximize Bleed stacks.
  • Full Damage: E -> auto-attack -> W -> Q -> auto-attack -> R (Noxian Guillotine). Unleashes maximum damage, ensuring a kill if the enemy is low enough for your ultimate to execute.

Darius pros and cons

Pros

  • Packs a serious punch while being deceptively tanky.
  • Dominates those long, drawn-out fights.
  • True damage ultimate that resets – oh, the carnage!

Cons

  • Slow movement speed.
  • Short attack range.
  • Easy to kite.
  • Afraid of crowd control.

Conclude

Notice how Darius only needs a couple of core damage items before focusing on pure survival. That's because he's not lacking in the pain department – the Hand of Noxus needs to stay alive and swinging to truly dominate.  Hope this guide helps you unleash your inner Noxian warrior!

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