Darius - the Hand of Noxus
Primary: Fighter / Secondary: Tank
There is no greater symbol of Noxian might than Darius, the nation's most feared and battle-hardened warrior. Orphaned at a young age, Darius had to fight to keep himself and his younger brother alive. By the time he joined the military, he had already developed the strength and discipline of a veteran soldier. The first true test of Darius's resolve occurred in a crucial battle against Demacia, where the Noxian forces were exhausted and outnumbered. Darius's captain called for his troops to retreat, but Darius refused to accept such an act of cowardice. Breaking formation, Darius strode towards the captain and decapitated him with one sweep of his gigantic axe. Both terrified and inspired, the soldiers followed Darius into battle and fought with incredible strength and fervor. After a long and grueling battle, they ultimately emerged victorious.
Cost: 6300 IP or 975 RP
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★ Champion Spotlight
|☆ Decimate (Q) ☆|
|Darius swings his axe in a wide circle. Enemies struck by the blade take more damage than those struck by the handle.|
|Physical Damage||70/105/140/175/210 (+70% bonus Attack Damage)|
|Effects||Champions in the outer half of the ability are struck by the blade, taking 50% additional damage.|
|☆ Crippling Strike (W) ☆|
|Darius's next attack strikes an enemy's crucial artery. As they bleed out, their movement and attack speed is slowed. Crippling Strike's cooldown is lower the more bloodied its target.|
|Slow||Slows down target's attack and movement speed by 20/25/30/35/40% for 2 seconds|
|Boost||Crippling Strike's base cooldown is reduced by 1 second for each stack of Hemorrhage on the target.|
|☆ Apprehend (E) ☆|
|Darius hones his axe, passively causing his physical damage to ignore a percentage of his target's Armor. When activated, Darius sweeps up his enemies with his axe's hook and pulls them to him.|
|Passive||Darius's physical damage ignores 5/10/15/20/25% of his target's Armor.|
|Active||Pulls in all enemies in front of Darius.|
|☆ Noxian Guillotine (R) ☆|
|Darius leaps to an enemy champion and strikes a lethal blow, dealing true damage. This damage is increased for each stack of Hemorrhage on the target. If Noxian Guillotine is a killing blow, its cooldown is refreshed for a brief duration.|
|True Damage||160/250/340 (+75% bonus Attack Damage)|
For each stack of Hemorrhage on the target, Noxian Guillotine deals an additional 20% damage.
If Noxian Guillotine kills the target, Darius may recast Noxian Guillotine for 12 seconds.
★ Passive Ability
|☆ Hemorrhage ☆|
|Darius aims his attacks strategically, causing his target to bleed. This effect stacks up to five times.|
★ General Strategy
✔ Playing as
- Decimate is a powerful harassment ability. Strike an enemy from maximum range for the greatest effect.
- Noxian Guillotine does more damage the more attacks you can land prior to it. Hit five times for double damage.
- Darius benefits greatly from enhanced survivability. The longer you can prolong a fight, the more powerful he becomes.
✗ Playing against
- When Darius's axe grab is on cooldown, he is vulnerable to harassment attacks.
- Darius's ability to escape from fights is limited. If you have an advantage against him, press your lead.
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