Originally Posted by MemoryLapse
Darius capitalizes on positioning errors? No. Darius has a huge range around him that other champions cannot encroach upon lest they receive an unfavorable exchange. You are correct that he has a low skill cap to be played effectively, but regardless of skill cap the hero's kit is extremely one sided compared to any similar champion (AD based melee bruiser).
Darius gets free range to farm at lvl 1 if he is fighting any other AD bruiser. Meanwhile his opponent must stay outside of his range waiting for him to spin so they can dash in and get a few last hits and get back out side of his range.
You normally are required to actually do some work in a lane to create that situation. Darius gets free lane dominance at lvl 1. This is, in my OPINION, imbalanced.
Can Darius be countered? Yes of course!
I am not implying there are no ways to beat Darius in a lane. The problem is that you are forced to use a different type of champion to do so. You need to use either a ranged champion, or an AP based melee champion. I think you should be able to have counters to a champ WITHIN that champ's archetype. That way one can put another AD bruiser against him and expect a reasonable fair exchange.
Currently this is not the case.
What darius are you playing against that gets free lane dominance? Just as shyvana you can bait him in to swinging with ease. Remember that his spin has to hit you at max range for it to hurt, so run at him and turn a few times. Repaet until he swings. When he misses, and he will, you go in and drop your superior kit on him, and get out before spin is back.
What's that? Darius got frustrated and decided to E you in to him (and lets suppose it didn't miss) now it's on, and you get to pound on him until you feel like using your escape to leave (for shy it's burnout) because he has no ability to chase you. his speed boost from the bleeds will wear off faster than your escapse, so just choose wisely when to leave, and you're fine.
How do you eat an elephant? one bite at a time. If you know you can't survive going head long in to a fight against the guy, switch to a bite-by-bite tactic.