“Darius is a hard lane but easy champion to beat post level 9, I like to start Doran's shield in this matchup because it keeps you safe early which is what you want, I also run second wind in this matchup instead of conditioning, also early ninja tabi's can be great in this matchup since movement speed is so valuable against darius and a lot of them take ghost+flash. I also personally buy Black Cleaver in this matchup first because the HP is important for surviving, I also build frozen mallet third item after death's dance since HP is the only counter to his true damage and the slow comes in handy vs darius. Another thing to keep in mind is you can use your E before he pulls you and your E will go off right when you get pulled to him so he doesn't even get an auto attack off so I always reccomend just E'ing if you think he is going to pull you worst case scenario is you just E away. You should win this matchup level 9+ and once you have black cleaver if you aren't too far down, also try to dodge his Q heal and try to hit your E if you can E into him as he Q's to dodge the outer heal that is the most ideal and you will win the 1v1, if you made mistakes in lane or fought when you shouldnt have and you're behind you should still be able to win level 13+ as long as it's 1v1. Basically this is a don't make big mistakes early on matchup.”
“I actually this this is a good matchup for Gwen.
Every Gwen player is banning Darius for no reason, you use your E to dash into him when he goes for a Q. Place your W at the beginning of the trade for a HUGE Armor Buff so he does very little damage.
Bramble rush is an option or you can rush Riftmaker with Plated Steelcaps.”
“Can be a difficult lane. Important thing is to block his W with your E and don't let him get his passive to 5 stacks on you. If you can't run out of his Q circle Q on him so you will be in the inner ring, denying him his heal. You outscale him quite well so just don't let him get ahead and you should win him. Early tabis also help quite a lot in this matchup. All in if he misses E, just be careful since most Darius's run Ghost so they will have kiting potential with it.”
“has high base dmg, need to be careful for his passive stacks, look for short trades and poke him out with q. Look to free the wave near your turret and setup ganks for your jg. Use your e on top of darius when he channels his q so he cant heal.”
“He's getting less oppressive but I'm keeping him in major threats because of how easily you can lose this matchup with the tiniest mistake. If he gets the first kill, it will be a rough lane, but if you get the first 2 kills, you're in good shape. Make an empowered W your last hit before dashing out of a trade so he can't pull you back in. Failure to do so will get you killed. Once he is half HP, look for a kill but you must avoid his Q sweet spot. I take ghost vs this matchup so he can't out speed you with spells unless he has Nimbus and you don't.
“Avoid picking Sion into Darius. This has been one of Sion's hardest matchups since the rework. It's not impossible to win this matchup though. Try to freeze your lane and look for when he tries to pull you and dodge it. You can win short trades with the help of your W but watch out for his all-in.
Take Grasp of the Undying or Glacial Augment and put 3 points in W first then max Q. 3 points in W is great here because it gives you enough shield to win short trades and burst him with the shield damage.
Sion's shield can be his highest damage ability, don't be afraid to use it offensively in many cases. Rush armor and health and ask for ganks. Darius is easy to gank because he has no mobility outside of summoner spells and you should be freezing your lane.
Be careful to not let Darius land everything on you and your jungler and win the 1v2.”
“Extremely Strong Kit in Lane. His lane can be Oppressing if you keep letting him trade with you.
Parry his Hook and he's a Sitting Duck. If you mess up you're in for a beating.
Parrying his W is good
You can Q into him when he uses his Q to deny the Healing.
If he somehow gets an early lead make sure you have Boots or you'll get Run-down.
“Do not let him get to 5 stacks of bleed, don't take all ins unless you can burst him, he will win extended trades with q healing and raw damage. Be unpredictable in your movements so he can't land Q. Take short trades from level 3 with e into q stun auto and w. Bramble rush into tier 2 boots helps with dodging q and reducing his healing. Early health stacking will be beneficial as his R true damage is a flat number.”
“Take Conq, Ignite, and Bone-plating. This lane isn't very hard if you play it right, but if you fuckup once he kills you. E when he uses his Q so you can deny him from hitting you with the outer part. If you're level 6 and he tries to Q again you ult him and he can't hit you with the outer part. Don't use W until he gets full stacks on you so you can block the most damage possible, and if he's level 6 block his ultimate with your W. Never waste W, if you do his veins will start popping and his ghost will activate. If he starts focusing somebody other than you in teamfights ult him away so he can't get 5 stacks on them. ”
“flash/ghost on darius is generally a really annoying lane to play. Annoying, but manageable. Just be sure to ONLY EQ1 in lane as anything more than that will have him pull you for free and you either straight up die or lose the trade. ”