Heartsteel Darius Build

Heartsteel Darius build with runes and items. Heartsteel Darius guide offers in-depth how-to play, skill order and tips. Play Heartsteel Darius build in League of Legends Patch 14.13!

Updated: 2024-05-16 ()
ARAM Build Guide for champion Darius and build Heartsteel.
Heartsteel Darius ARAM build.
Darius ARAM modifiers
DMG done +5%
DMG taken NORMAL

TLDR

Starting items
Giant's Belt should be final item in your build.
Ruby Crystal should be final item in your build.
Quick Skill Order
Darius ability Decimate should be leveled first.
Q
Darius ability Apprehend should be leveled second.
E
Darius ability Crippling Strike should be leveled third.
W
Final items
Plated Steelcaps should be final item in your build.
Heartsteel should be final item in your build.
Kaenic Rookern should be final item in your build.
Titanic Hydra should be final item in your build.
Thornmail should be final item in your build.
Overlord's Bloodmail should be final item in your build.
Quick Runes
Major rune Grasp of the Undying from Resolve tree.
Minor rune Precision.
Summoner spells
Pick Mark as your Summoner Spell.
Pick Flash as your Summoner Spell.

Heartsteel Darius Runes

Resolve
Resolve major tree Grasp of the Undying rune.
Resolve major tree Aftershock rune.
Resolve major tree Guardian rune.
Resolve major tree Demolish rune.
Resolve major tree Font of Life rune.
Resolve major tree Shield Bash rune.
Resolve major tree Conditioning rune.
Resolve major tree Second Wind rune.
Resolve major tree Bone Plating rune.
Resolve major tree Overgrowth rune.
Resolve major tree Revitalize rune.
Resolve major tree Unflinching rune.
Precision
Precision minor tree Absorb Life rune.
Precision minor tree Triumph rune.
Precision minor tree Presence of Mind rune.
Precision minor tree Legend: Alacrity rune.
Precision minor tree Legend: Haste rune.
Precision minor tree Legend: Bloodline rune.
Precision minor tree Coup de Grace rune.
Precision minor tree Cut Down rune.
Precision minor tree Last Stand rune.
Passive
Passive tree Adaptive Force rune (+9 Adaptive Force).
Passive tree Attack Speed rune (+10% Attack Speed).
Passive tree Ability Haste rune (+8 Ability Haste).
Passive tree Adaptive Force rune (+9 Adaptive Force).
Passive tree Move Speed rune (+2 Movement Speed).
Passive tree Health Scaling rune (+10-180 Health (based on level)).
Passive tree Health rune (+65 Health).
Passive tree Tenacity And Slow Resist rune (+10 Tenacity and Slow Resist).
Passive tree Health Scaling rune (+10-180 Health (based on level)).

How to play

  1. You rush Heartsteel #1 unless it is going to be hard to proc it - they are all ranged and just poke you. Then you start slow with Guardian's Horn.
  2. After Heartsteel, you can rush Titanic Hydra (more fun, damage and some survi) AND/OR Sundered Sky or just go full tank - depending on if you are behind and if your team needs more damage.
  3. Sundered Sky is very good damage item for this build. It scales off your HP (so Grasp, Heartsteel, Overgrowth). It gives damage and pretty good sustain in fights. Remember to switch targets to maximize the effect!
  4. This is auto attack oriented Darius build, so do it! Especially if running with Titanic Hydra and Sundered Sky as well.
  5. Guardian's Horn is a surprisingly good item for its price. You can keep it for a very long time (or even have it as 6th item).
  6. Triumph is better (heal + gold), but if you want to have easier time with your mana, go Presence of the Mind.
  7. You need to adapt your items to the game. Enemy team heavy on AP? Buy MR. They heavy on AD? Buy Armor. You need some damage? Well buy that.
  8. Remember to consume your Heartsteel procs!
  9. Remember to consume your Grasp of the Undying procs!

Tips and Tricks

Riot
  1. Decimate is a powerful harassment ability. Strike an enemy from maximum range for the greatest effect.
  2. Noxian Guillotine does more damage the more attacks you can land prior to it. Use Noxian Might to deal maximum damage.
  3. Darius benefits greatly from enhanced survivability. The longer you can prolong a fight, the more powerful he becomes.

Skill Order

  • Darius [object Object] ability.
    Q
    Decimate
  • Darius [object Object] ability.
    W
    Crippling Strike
  • Darius [object Object] ability.
    E
    Apprehend
  • Darius [object Object] ability.
    R
    Noxian Guillotine

Items

Starting items
Giant's Belt item.
Ruby Crystal item.
Starting items vs poke
Guardian's Horn item.
Ruby Crystal item.
Boots
Mercury's Treads item.
Ionian Boots of Lucidity item.
Plated Steelcaps item.
Rush this
Heartsteel item.
Dmg items
Additional considerations for these items is advised!
Titanic Hydra item.
Sterak's Gage item.
Sundered Sky item.
Wit's End item.
Overlord's Bloodmail item.
Blade of The Ruined King item.
Good tank items
Warmog's Armor item.
Fimbulwinter item.
Jak'Sho, The Protean item.
Good MR items
Abyssal Mask item.
Force of Nature item.
Kaenic Rookern item.
Spirit Visage item.
Hollow Radiance item.
Good Armor items
Sunfire Aegis item.
Iceborn Gauntlet item.
Randuin's Omen item.
Frozen Heart item.
Unending Despair item.
Thornmail item.
Dead Man's Plate item.
Situational items
Zeke's Convergence item.
Trailblazer item.
Knight's Vow item.
For the last fight
Additional considerations for these items is advised!
Elixir of Iron item.
Elixir of Wrath item.
Example final build
Plated Steelcaps item.
Heartsteel item.
Kaenic Rookern item.
Titanic Hydra item.
Thornmail item.
Overlord's Bloodmail item.