Originally Posted by Keitterman
if you don't hit him just right with that Q, he has the advantage. Also, his sustain will dominate Darius in the long run.
I've never seen anyone claim darius can range harrass with Q. It's so easy to avoid by taking either zero damage by baiting him in to using it, or by taking half damage by rushing at him.
I play Darius often and I find that people typically run away when a Darius comes at them. With that said, I also use run speed quints so I usually run faster than my opponents, making the Q easy to land. It's a relatively low mana cost which means if you miss one now and then, no big loss. Another thing is, if they do charge in for the reduced damage, they just made themselves vulnerable to his bleed, which mixed with ignite, tears people new bumholes.