Originally Posted by pengwndude
the fact is that there are more complaints and arguments against AND for darius
he's easily one of the most debated champion
my argument is this
1. he bursts like a mofo. most burst champions are mages, and they are squishy. even non ap burst champs tend to be on the squishier side
is darius? nope.
2. even if darius SUCKS HARDER THAN A BLACKHOLE FULL OF VACUUMS, saaaaay, 0/10, you still can't 1v1 him. what kind of champion can't you 1v1 ever? tanks usually, but also usually they don't have high damage. i can't think of a match up that's ever safe to 1v1.
3. the worst thing is this. people always say kite him! don't let him hit you! harass him! HIS FRICKIN PULL. even as teemo, your poke is baaaaaarely out of his pull range. which means you're almost always in his pull range if you dare try to attack. jayce has a poke, but it has a moderate cooldown.
you can't farm, cuz he'll rip you to shreads. you can't fight him cuz he'll rip you to shreads.
a fight that's only kites. that's not a fight
Darius only gets damage if he BUILDS it. He only gets tanky if he BUILDS it. If he builds tanky he has to rely on his ult for everything, so he's gonna killsteal for the resets. If he built damage, he'll get blown up. I've 1v1'd Darius and won as almost every champion I played. Renek - Oh, you wanted to farm? EQWE says no. R says no to your R. Irelia - Honey Badger don't give a ****. Ahri - Keep on using that EQW harass, kite with R. Swain - WEQR, walk away. Repeat combo, use R in center of minion wave should he catch me. Viktor - Death Laser to the face, over and over and over. Riven - Nice pull and slow, too bad I got 4 dashes and a small stun. MF - Harass using minions, never quit harassing, ult and kill him. Hell I've killed Darius with KARMA, Shield + Heal denies ult, slow allows easy kiting, and all the while I just lololololol at Darius' failed attempts to kill me. I rip Darius to shreds in top lane, I've ripped a fed Darius apart when I was midding, and the Darius I 1v1'd as Karma rage quit shortly after the humilating death by support.
Also, the game is a TEAM game, you should be trying to avoid 1v1's, and should be trying to stick with the team. If Darius builds tanky just ignore him, maybe just peel him off your squishies. Also build a GA, Darius will hate you for it, counters everything about him. If Darius builds damage, he's normally quite Squishy, so burst him down. If he builds in the middle, focus him after killing the enemy squishies.