The Hand Of Noxus

Darius INFO

  • Darius was released on 23 May 2012 and can be purchased from the Riot Store for 6300 IP or 975 RP.
  • Darius is 6 feet 5 inches (196 cm) tall and weighs 266 lbs (121 kg).
  • Darius was the first champion to have a special animation while using Recall or Teleport, in which he lifts his axe upward and looks up.
  • Darius and his brother Draven are the first related champions to be released back to back.
  • Darius is one of the 11 champions who do not have a single skill that scales off ability power; along with Draven, Garen, Kalista, Kindred, Illaoi, Olaf, Riven, Talon, Vayne, and Zed.
  • When his ultimate, Noxian Guillotine, is used, the model of his classic skin will change to be spattered with blood.
  • Darius' Noxian Guillotine is referred to as "Sudden Death" within the game's files.
  • Darius' Crippling Strike is referred to as "Hamstring" or "Noxian Tactics" in some cases within the game's files.
  • There used to be a buff icon when Darius' movement speed was increased through Hemorrhage, with the following text: "Aggression - The carnage of war enlivens Darius, increasing his movement speed.".
  • Noxian Might was originally called "Blood Frenzy". The name was changed due to players feedback that it didn't fit his character. Noxian Might being the most popular replacement name suggested.
  • According to Tahm Kench's taunt, Darius is quite old.

Darius Skins

Darius Pros

  • Strong lane presence.
  • Deals mixed damage making him hard to itemize against.
  • Very strong execute that resets on kills.
  • Damage stays relavant throughout the entire game if itemized properly.

Darius Cons

  • Susceptible to ganks.
  • Easily kited in teamfights if misplayed.
  • Not much utility outside of E.
  • Falls off if not farmed.

Darius Counter Tips

  • Once his Apprehend is on cooldown, he is incredibly easy to kite.
  • Denying him a reset on his ultimate with a shield/heal will significantly lower his damage output in a teamfight.
  • Stay out of his Apprehend range if possible.
  • When you run away try to stay out of Darius' Q as it will give him 5% movement speed and do more damage.


  • Darius was designed by CertainlyT.
  • Darius is voiced by Chuck Kourouklis.
  • Darius' name derives from the Persian word "dariush", which means "kingly". Darius was also the name of a Persian king who was also called "Darius the Great".
  • Darius was also the name of a Persian king who was also called "Darius the Great".
  • The visual effects designer for Darius's log-in screen was Anthony Possobon.








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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.

Seizing momentum from this victory, Darius led his now fiercely loyal troops in a devastating campaign against Demacia. After proving his power on the battlefield, Darius turned his gaze homeward. He saw a Noxus riddled with weakness, where greedy, complacent nobles drained the nation’s strength. Seeking to restore his country to greatness, Darius took it upon himself to reshape the Noxian leadership. He identified weak figureheads and violently removed them from their positions of power. Many in Noxus saw Darius’s cull as an attempt to seize power, but he had a different plan for the throne. He had been watching the rise of Jericho Swain with keen interest. In Swain, Darius saw a leader with the mind and determination to bring Noxus to glory. Now allied with the Master Tactician, Darius works to unite the nation behind his vision of true Noxian strength.

“A united Noxus could control the world – and would deserve to.”
— Darius

Darius Abilities


Darius aims his attacks strategically, causing his target to bleed. This effect stacks up to five times. Enemies that reach max Hemorrhage cause Darius to gain Noxian Might, greatly increasing his damage.


Darius winds up and swings his axe in a wide circle. Enemies struck by the blade take more damage than those struck by the handle. Darius heals based on enemy champions hit by the blade.

Crippling Strike

Darius's next attack strikes an enemy's crucial artery. As they bleed out, their Movement Speed is slowed.


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.

Noxian Guillotine

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.