- One of the best Solo Top Traders
- Auto-Attack Enhancer (W) hits turrets and proc's Tri-Force
- Hard to build against due to Passive and True Damage
- Has a great AoE spell that also wave clears
- Great at, literally, "apprehending" people out of position
- Scaling true damage ultimate.
- Hard to go on Dunking Spree's due to some mana issues (Unless you get Triforce )
- Has no escape when Flash isn't up
Masteries for top lane:
- Has quite a few counters top lane, however a lot of it comes down to skill
Here are the bonuses from the offensive tree:
-Bonus attack speed
-cooldown on Ignite
-8% Armor penetration
-Bonus attack damage
From the defensive mastery tree:
-Bonus health (aprox. 138 at level 18)
- +5 armor and +2 magic resistance
-Reduces effectiveness of slows by 15%
-Reduces CC by 15 (stacks with tenacity)
-Reduces damage done by champions
-Reduces damage by 3%
-Increases bonus armor and magic resistance 5%
Top lane your role in the game is a little different. If you get shut down, you don't have to worry too much about it. Just farm as much as you can with your Q. I personally think no-one really counters Darius, but there are only people who can lane against him. For example, Jayce. Jayce is a great top laner, but at around level six, Darius beats Jayce. Here is a list of people Darius Counters, and who "counters" him.
: You can freely Q when she goes invisible, and you can pull her out of it, and slow her. Building Hextech and Merc Treads would be smart.
: Can easily fight her. Dodge her skillshots, and just Q her.
: He will beat you early game. If you can dodge his cleavers and know when to fight him, you should be good. Mid game you'll be able to beat him in a fight.
: Dodge his skill shots, use your W, spam Q, easy win. Ninja Tabi is strong here.
: You can beat malphite. Keep spamming Q on him, keep those hemorrhage stacks, and just farm to win.
: I wouldn't pick Darius against him. Merc treads, and Hextech are needed. Make sure you dodge his rupture, and watch out for his silence.
: This is a weird match up. You will beat Irelia early game, but she will beat you mid game. Then late game, it all about skill. Building armor won't do much, since she gets armor penetration. Frozen Mallet would be a good choice.
: Jax's stun and constant dodging will hurt you pretty bad. You won't be able to win in a straight up fight until later on. Farm the best you can, ask for junglers help. Wait to buy the Black Cleaver, and build Frozen Heart.
: Before level 6, Jayce can just poke you to death. Start armor and 5 health pots. Ask for junglers help, and just be smart.
: She will beat you before level 6. She has the range and damage needed to push you out of lane. If you can live long enough to farm to level 6, you're good. Also, watch out for her ult. Wait for it to end before you use your ultimate.
Same for jungle
ROLE IN TEAM FIGHTS:
Step 1: Save your E for the carry, or a chase.
Step 2: Focus one person until you get all of your hemorrhage stacks off.
Step 3: While doing step 2, spam your Q.
Step 4: Use your E and W to catch any one who's running.
Step 5: Now spam your ult.