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Diana Statistics for Mcbaze

Author's performance with Diana compared to the ranked average.

Value
Average
Games Played
49
7
Win %
43
43
Kills
7.2
7.1
Assists
5.1
6.6
Deaths
4.9
7.1
KA:D Ratio
2.5
1.9
Gold Earned
11.9K
11.8K
Creep Score
192.7
125.8
Average

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Summoner Spells Back to Top

4.png   - Flash is the best all around summoner and should always be taken. Used for escaping. flash and using "Moonfall" to secure a kill or to initiate. Ect.




14.png - Your job as Diana is to assassinate the most Fed carry on the enemy team, this is easiest with ignite because of the extra true damage and healing reduction it brings. 




12.png - Teleport should only be used if you are top lane and know how to use it efficiently. (For dragons and to help the team out). 

New Runes Back to Top

Abilities Back to Top

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Passive
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"MoonSilver Blade" -  Dianas passive is an auto attack cleave that does extra damage to a small radius around you every third attack. This scales very well and become a huge burst of damage later in the game. This is also what makes Dianas laning phase not as bad as people think because the third auto can make you win a trade. 

"Crescent Strike" - Dianas Bread and Butter. This skill is your harass, your combo starter and your strongest ability. If you can hit 3 or more targets with this ability every teamfight you would be doing a lot of damage. The bad part about it is if you miss this ability you feel kind of useless for the next 4 seconds.

"Pale Cascade" - This is what makes Diana so tanky compared to other assassins. You have 1 sheild as soon as you activate it then when the orbs touch an enemy minion or champion they pop granting another sheild. It has a low CD so you can use it whenever you need to negate enemy harass. Also this is what makes you win most trades because you negate half the damage they did. I also like to use this ability to get CS I cant reach or to clear a big wave.

"MoonFall" - This ability pulls any enemy around you towards you and cancels any ability they are using. This is a really good intiation tool and is really good vs champion like nidalee and j4 where you can cancel their gap closers if you time it right.

"Lunar Rush" - Dianas ultimate is a long range gap closer that has its cooldown reset if the target is hit with her Crescent Strike first. It does about the same damage as crescent strike but can be used as many times as you want as long as you continue to hit your Q. An experienced Diana player knows when you need to his your Q before using R or if you have enough damage without having to use your Q first. 




- Always max Q  because it is your only form of ranged harass and does a ton of damage when you start to get 
items. 

- In some matchups it is smart to start W first to negate lvl 1 damage as you shove the wave. Will go more into detail with this later in the guide.

Items Back to Top

Starting Items

    Standard Start
    Sustain start against hard harass matchups

Core Items

    Core items. Always rush hourglass first.
    Sorc shoes if enemy team does not have a lot of CC.
    Vs any team with a lot of hard CC
    Only rush if enemy team has 2-3 AP. (mid/top/jungle)

Situational Items

    Nashors is very good for splitpush/tanks
    Vs heavy AP comps and you need more MR
    Vs heavy AD comps
    Vs 2 ad 2 AP comps and you are getting focused
1076_64.png1076_64.png1076_64.png - I pretty much always rush 3 Dorans or Flask and 2 Dorans because it is a big power spike. Adds a lot of tankyness, Burst, and mana sustain so you dont run out of mana if your jungle isnt giving you blue. 

BOOTS: 

3020_64.png - Sorc shoes add a nice amount of burst when you have 3 dorans with it. Only go these boots if the enemy team does not have a lot of hard CC. ( Snares / Stuns )

3111_64.png - Merc treads are very nice if the enemy team has a lot of CC. I always buy merc treads vs these champions: 4_64.png,25_64.png,89_64.png,127_64.png.







3157_64.png - Hourglass is the best item in the game for Diana. As Diana you need to go all in and once you do their is no escape. Hourglass is nice when you Q > R > R > E to initiate for your team, then hourglass so you cant get focused and killed and let your team clean up the rest. 

- Hourglass should always be rushed first even if the enemy mid laner is AP. 

3089_64.png - Deathcap is the second best item on Diana. It gives a ton of AP so your W has a larger sheild and makes your burst a lot stronger. 


3001_64.png - Abyssal scepter should only be rushed when the enemy team has 2 -3 AP damage dealers or if the enemy mid lane can 100-0 you. 

RUSH ABYSSAL VS THESE CHAMPIONS: 1_64.png,127_64.png,45_64.png,7_64.png,84_64.png,134_64.png,63_64.png.

3100_64.png - Get Lich Bane BEFORE 3135_64.png if the enemy has not started to build a lot of MR yet.


3135_64.png - Get Void Staff BEFORE 3100_64.png if the enemy has already started to stack a lot of MMR so you can shred through it and still 1 shot those carries. 

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Situational Items



3285_64.png - Ludens Echo - *********Coming Soon*************


3115_64.png - Nashors Tooth - Get nashors when the enemy team is fairly tanky. Nashors gives you the sustained damage vs people you can just burst 100-0. This item is also very good for split pushing combined with your passive.

3027_64.png - Rod of Ages - A lot of people ask me if they should build ROA on DIana. Honestly the only time I will ever build ROA is against 31_64.png or 39_64.png to counter the true damage. The reasoning is because Diana already has a health steroid from her W which makes resistances a lot more valuable on her than health. Also you have to rush ROA as your first item and it slows how fast you can get your 3157_32.png.

3143_64.png - Get randuins as your 6th item if you need extra armor and then enemy team is very auto attack reliant. Examples : 24_64.png , 39_64.png157_64.png,2_64.png.

3026_64.png - Guardian Angel - Get GA if you are being focused really hard and the enemy has 2 AP and 2 AD damage dealers.

3102_64.png - Banshees Veil - Get this item if the enemy has a lot of AP and you need that extra MR as your 6th item. 











Matchups Back to Top

Click on a champion below to see the author's notes on that particular matchup.

  • Aatrox
    Medium
  • Ahri
    Medium
  • Akali
    Easy
  • Anivia
    Hard
  • Annie
    Hard
  • Azir
    Medium
  • Brand
    Hard
  • Cassiopeia
    Hard
  • Cho'Gath
    Medium
  • Darius
    Hard
  • Dr. Mundo
    Easy
  • Ezreal
    Easy
  • Fiora
    Medium
  • Fizz
    Hard
  • Galio
    Hard
  • Gangplank
    Easy
  • Garen
    Easy
  • Gnar
    Medium
  • Gragas
    Easy
  • Hecarim
    Hard
  • Irelia
    Hard
  • Jarvan IV
    Easy
  • Jax
    Hard
  • Jayce
    Easy
  • Karthus
    Easy
  • Kassadin
    Easy
  • Katarina
    Easy
  • Kayle
    Medium
  • Kennen
    Easy
  • LeBlanc
    Hard
  • Lissandra
    Medium
  • Malphite
    Medium
  • Malzahar
    Hard
  • Morgana
    Hard
  • Nasus
    Medium
  • Nidalee
    Easy
  • Olaf
    Medium
  • Orianna
    Hard
  • Pantheon
    Easy
  • Renekton
    Hard
  • Rengar
    Medium
  • Riven
    Hard
  • Rumble
    Easy
  • Ryze
    Medium
  • Shen
    Medium
  • Singed
    Medium
  • Sion
    Medium
  • Swain
    Medium
  • Syndra
    Medium
  • Talon
    Easy
  • Teemo
    Easy
  • Tryndamere
    Hard
  • Twisted Fate
    Easy
  • Veigar
    Easy
  • Vel'Koz
    Hard
  • Zed
    Medium

VS

Aatrox

Medium

Bring  14.png vs him. 

Levels 1 - 5 poke with Q. If he tried to trade just pop W and use your passive to out trade him. Only all in him if your 14.png is up and you have 2 - 3 1076_32.png`s or 3191_32.png.

VS

Ahri

Medium

Can range from really easy to really hard depending on skill of the ahri.  A good ahri will harass you and shove the lane early. So start Q and shove as much as possible while warding so she cant harass you under tower. Get your 3 1076_32.pngs and all in her at lvl 6.

VS

Akali

Easy

Bring 14.png even if you are top. As long as she doesnt out roam you, you 1v1 her all game. Rush  3001_32.png and have a pink.

VS

Anivia

Hard

Really annoying matchup. If you can get some jungle help early and pop her egg you can kill her at 6. If not she just gets obnoxious because of how easy it is to gank for her and her combo is dumb. Start 2041_32.png and try to roam and get fed!

VS

Annie

Hard

She owns you lvl 1 - 5. Start 2041_32.png and try to shove. If she doesnt let you shove just play safe. Try to get your jungle to gank for you pre 6 because annie has no mobility. Build 2 1076_32.png`s and Rush 3001_32.png. You win all at lvl 6 just wait for her to have no stun and no E.

VS

Azir

Medium
Not as hard anymore after his nerfs. 
Start 2041_32.png. Farm untill 6 and all in him at 6. Let him pop his ult then all in him again in like 20 seconds. Shove the wave as much as possible becuase if you have to farm under tower he will dominate you. 

VS

Brand

Hard

Surprisingly tough lane. If you dont dodge his skill shots hes gonna own you. If you can farm safe till 6 let him burn his Q or E so he cant stun you and all in him. Rush 3001_32.png

VS

Cassiopeia

Hard

Lvls 1-5 are really hard because of Cass early poke and all in potential. Start 2041_32.png and Dodge Cass`s Q so she cant twin fang you to death at lvl 2. Try to shove if you can but if shes putting too much pressure just farm with Q till 6 and you have 2 1076_32.png`s. Kill her at 6 by Q>W>R>E walk around her so she cant stun you with ult then Q>R and mix in ignite. 

VS

Cho'Gath

Medium

This matchup can be super easy or super hard. If the cho is good it can be really difficult, if hes not then it will be a breeze. Lvls 1-5 dont be afraid to trade with W and Q. Try to outshove him because if he shoves you in you wont be able to kill.


 Start 1076_32.png and go for a kill at lvl 6 after you went back and got 2 more dorans. 

The way to trade with cho is to Q > W > R run in circles around him so you can dodge his rupture and silence > then go back in with your combo again.

VS

Darius

Hard

Darius pretty much destroys you unless you get a gank. Start 2041_32.png and bring 12.png. Let him shove the wave my making him Q the wave. Trade his Q with your W so you dont take too much damage. Ask for a gank because he is very easy to gank and if he gets behind hes useless.

VS

Dr. Mundo

Easy

This matchup is just a farm lane if you dont bring 14.png.  If you do bring  14.png kill him at lvl 6. If you get behind  dont try to kill him because it wont happen. This matchup is a matchup where it is okay to rush 3027_32.png.

VS

Ezreal

Easy

People have playing ezreal mid a little bit and its a pretty easy matchup for Diana. 1-6 just shove the lane because he has no waveclear and will have to focus on farming. At lvl 6 if you hit a Q on him just use your full combo and he will have to at least blow a summoner spell or you will kill him.

VS

Fiora

Medium

Skill matchup. Bring 14.png if you want to kill her. Start Dorans ring and shove the lane for the first 3 waves. If you know you are safe you can continue to shove till youre 6 and all in her. Dont stick around with low HP or she will just ult you and you will have no answer for it. Rush 3 1076_32.pngs and 3157_32.png.

VS

Fizz

Hard

Actually a really hard matchup since the change to AD fizz. AP fizz was really easy but this new fizz hurts pretty bad. Start flask and just farm and ask for jungle help. If he misses his ult or you dodge it then you can all in him. But in a straight 1v1 he wins. If you can manage to fight him in your creep wave you can also win the trade. Rush 3001_32.png.

VS

Galio

Hard

He pretty much counters you all game. If its a good galio you wont ever kill him. Just farm or ask for a gank. Hes a solid counter to AP champs and assassins and you happen to be both. I recommend trying to shove and roam if you can but he also has solid wave clear.

VS

Gangplank

Easy

Bring 14.png.  If you dont bring ignite you probably cant kill him. There are 2 different kids of gangplanks: 


Harass gangplank - Will use his Q to poke you and not on CS. If you play vs this kind his mana will be gone quickly and you can just shove to turret.

Goldplank - He will only use his Q to farm creeps. If you play vs this then play aggressive but focus on your creeps and outCS him. 

VS

Garen

Easy

Garen is bad at extended trades. Just use your W when he comes to trade with you and get auto attacks off to proc your passive. Harass with Q but make sure to get CS with it at the same time because of the mana cost. 

VS

Gnar

Medium

Easy matchup 1-5. At level 6 he can set up a gank really easily. Just shove lane the whole time because gnar has no waveclear and cant do anything if you just shove and keep yourself warded. Bring 12.png and look for plays around the map after you shove. 

VS

Gragas

Easy

Easy matchup. Negate his barrel damage with your W. If he comes close just Q W and use your auto attacks to win the trade. You can also just shove lane if you want to play it safe. 14.png works very well vs him because of his passive to negate his healing. You can go 3001_32.png if you get behind. Go 3157_32.png if you get ahead. 

VS

Hecarim

Hard

This matchup can be really easy or really hard depending on the hecarim player and what summoners you bring. If you bring 14.png it can be easy by just shoving and fighting him in your creeps. If he all ins you just ignite him when he uses his W to negate the heal. If you bring 12.png he has the upperhand so you need to shove and look for plays around the map.

VS

Irelia

Hard

I usually win this matchup but it can go either way because Irelia is really OP. The trick to this matchup is just making really good trades to wittle her down then all in. If you bring 14.png use it when you go in so her ult doesnt heal her. If you bring 12.png you need to know how much damage you can do to her so you can trade her down to enough hp that you win the all in. Rush 3  1056_32.png  and 3157_32.png. This matchup takes practice and an understanding of Irelias Cooldowns. You need to play around her stun. If her stun is on CD then it is a good time to trade then walk away using the bushes so she cant Q to close the gap. Also, you should fight when her W is down. You can tell when her W is activated by the animation of her blade. 

VS

Jarvan IV

Easy

Easy matchup. If you dodge his flag Q combo he has no more damage left. J4 is bad at extended trades and you have too much sustained damage for him. Rush 3 1056_32.png and by the time you have 3191_32.png you can easily 100-0 him. 

VS

Jax

Hard

Tough matchup if the jax knows what hes doing. Its a lot like the irelia matchup where you want to trade when his  stun is down or when he is going for CS. You can scrap with him then when he puts his stun on, turn on your W to negate the damage. After level 11 he start to really own you so dont try to duel him if the lane went even. 

VS

Jayce

Easy

Pretty easy matchup. If he tried to jump on you just unleash your combo on him. Shove the lane till lvl 6 and ward up. At lvl 6 just all in him whenever you want because you delete him too quick for him to have an answer for it. 

VS

Karthus

Easy

Karthus can be an annoying matchup just because he can outrange your Q with his Q when he is CSing, and he outscales you. You want to shove the first 3 waves then last hit and freeze on your tower so your jungler can get an easy gank on him. Karthus is really easy to camp so tell your jungler to come for free kills. Kill him then roam and help your team before karth is a late game nightmare.

VS

Kassadin

Easy

You counter him really easily. Negate his Q damage with your W. Shove the wave and if he comes close just use your Q W and passive to chuck his Hp. You might want to start 2041_32.png just because he will out mana sustain you and it could force you out of lane if you dont back at the right times. 

VS

Katarina

Easy

Diana owns katarina hard. Always save your E to cancel her ult and if she comes to get CS pop your Wand use your passive to harass her. Shove lane and out roam her because if she gets a couple kills youre probably screwed. 

VS

Kayle

Medium

She can be annoying early. After nerfs shes not that bad though, at 6 just all in her and wait for her ult to drop then kill her. Ignite counters her hard. Start 2041_32.png.

VS

Kennen

Easy

Super easy for Diana. Shove lane because kennen has no wave clear unless he uses his E. If he uses his E just use your combo and chunk him. At lvl 6 just go all in and 100-0 him. I like to go 3157_32.png and 3111_32.png because he has so many stuns. 

VS

LeBlanc

Hard

This matchup can be very easy or very hard depending on your elo. Start 2041_32.png and try to shove the first 3 waves. If shes playing really aggressive just poke and farm with Q. When she goes to Q W you, use your W and you win the trade. If you can shove her into the tower you will out CS her and win the lane. Rush 3  1056_32.png  and 3001_32.png.

VS

Lissandra

Medium

You can start 1056_32.png in this matchup if you arnt new to Diana. Use W everytime lissandra Q is gonna hit you. Dodge her Q`s by going back and forth in and out of minions. At 6 you own her. The only tough part of the lane is 1-5.

VS

Malphite

Medium

Annoying lane. You can kill him at 6 if he doesnt have MR already. A lot of malphites rush armor even again Diana but if he doesnt than you have to try to out roam and out CS him. The only way you can kill him is with jungle pressure or if you hit 6 first.

VS

Malzahar

Hard

Pretty much impossible lane. He will just shove the lane and if you try to kill him he will ult you. Or he will just flash ult you and the jungle will kill you. Rush 3001_32.png because he can just 100-0 you. Farm and ask for jungle help.

VS

Morgana

Hard

Kind of a rough matchup because she can shove the wave as fast as you can and if you go in on her she will just ult and jungle will kill you or something. I like 2041_32.png in this matchup and try to out CS her and rush 3001_32.png

VS

Nasus

Medium

Super annoying champion. You need to kill him before he gets his first item or you cant 1v1. Either bring 14.png and try to kill  him or bring 12.png and make TP plays and really focus on CS.

VS

Nidalee

Easy

Nidalee is really easy because you can just sit behind minions and not get hit by spears. Also you can just free shove the wave and if she jumps on you in cat form you just pop your W and hit her with Q = free won trade. Also for the rest of the game you can just 1 shot her. I love playing vs nidalee because she just helps you get fed

VS

Olaf

Medium

Can be a tough lane if the olaf is good. The only thing Diana has going for her is her W blocks olafs true damage. You dont want to get in an extended trade with him or he will win. This matchup is okay to rush 3027_32.png or you can rush 3157_32.png both work.

VS

Orianna

Hard

This matchup can be pretty hard if ori gets jungle help or plays really agressive lvls 1-3. Her auto attacks get really annoying and can make it so you have no pressure in lane. You want to start 2041_32.png if you are inexperienced with the matchup because of all the harass she has. Try to shove the lane and if she lets you then thats great but if not just do your best to CS and ask for jungle help.

VS

Pantheon

Easy

This matchup is super easy. Just start with W and use it when he throws his spear at you. Start the lane with  1056_32.png and rush 3191_32.png after 2 more dorans. At lvl 6 you just destroy him all in. When he uses his E use your E to cancel it.

VS

Renekton

Hard

This lane is tough becuase he has no mana and can just bully you all lane. You can win this lane by letting him shove naturally because of his abilities and farming under tower. OR you can outplay him by baiting his stun and trading with your W. If you play off his cooldowns you can win. I recommend 12.png if you think you will lose lane. 

VS

Rengar

Medium

Matchup can be tough if you mess up. If he kills you once its basically over. Trick to this matchup is to constantly shove. If he jumps on you from the brush just pop your W and Q and kill him with your minions. I recommend 14.png for this lane because youre gonna be fighting a lot and it negates his W heal. 

VS

Riven

Hard

Riven owns you basically. You need to really play careful and use your minions when she engages on you. If she kills you once its over. You can start 1056_32.png  and just shove and use minion advtange pre 6. At 6 you really need to pay attention to her cooldowns beforeyou fight her. If you can get her to 60% hp before all in you can win it. Rush 3 dorans and 3191_32.png.

VS

Rumble

Easy

Pretty easy lane. Just trade with passive and W pre 6 and rush 3 1056_32.png and 3001_32.png. At lvl 6 just trade with 2 autos on minion Q - R then back off. When hes about 60% hp just all in and get a quick easy kill. 


VS

Ryze

Medium

Can be tough pre 6. The trick to this matchup is just to shove and ward up 1-6 then kill him at 6. Use W to negate his poke and help shove the lane. Bring 14.png and just own him at 6.

VS

Shen

Medium

Kind of an annoying lane because you cant really kill him. Since he has energy and a lot of sustain he just out sustains you the whole laning phase. I recommend starting 2041_32.png and really focusing on CS and at level 6 make sure if you lose vision of him to walk deeper in the lane incase he is ulting/tping so you can R > E to interrupt it. 

VS

Singed

Medium

If the singed proxy`s then the matchup will be very hard. If he doesnt it is really easy because you can shove him in and out CS him easy. Good singed  = Very hard matchup. Bad singed = super easy matchup. 

VS

Sion

Medium

Tough matchup becuase sion is rediculously OP. Start 2041_32.png and get 2 1056_32.png after that. The way you should play the lane is just quick trades. If he misses his E just go in Q W AA AA AA and if he goes to Q just use your E to cancel it. Then back off. YOu want to repeat this till hes low enough to all in. If you know you cna kill him make sure to walk infront of him so if he tries to ult away you will block it.

VS

Swain

Medium

A lot of people think this is a really hard matchup 1-6 but it isnt. You can start 1056_32.png and everytime swain puts it DOT on you just use your W to negate the damage and shove the wave. If you can shove and CS really well you will be way ahead because its really hard for swain to CS under tower. Rush 3001_32.png and bring 14.png or you wont be able to kill him post 6

VS

Syndra

Medium

This matchup comes down to unpredictable movement to dodge syndra Q. If she hits you with a lot of Q`s you will lose lane but 

VS

Talon

Easy

This matchup is really easy because talon 1-5 is even worse than yours is. If he comes up to hit a CS just use W Q and auto him. Also if hes just sitting back farming with his "Rake" just use your W to cancel the damage when you see him about to do it. Start 1056_32.png and all in him at 6. If he roams and gets a bunch of kills he can just 1 shot you so make sure to ward up and not let him roam. 

VS

Teemo

Easy

Can be annoying 1-5 but at lvl 6 its a really easy matchup. Teemo has no answer to your lvl 6 all in so if you can just survive 1-5 you basically win. I start 2041_32.png in this matchup and rush 3001_32.png.

VS

Tryndamere

Hard

This is probably the hardest matchup for me right now. Tryndamere lvl 1 is obnoxious because of the crits and you cant run away. You want to try to shove the lane so you have creep advantage and use W if he spins on you. You can either start 1056_32.png or 1029_32.png and 5 potions. Try them out and see which you like more. MAKE SURE TO BRING ARMOR RUNES! If he kills you one time the lane is basically over as he snowballs really hard.

VS

Twisted Fate

Easy

Freelo matchup. If he uses pick a card on you just cancel it with W. Shove the lane without taking too much poke and at lvl 6 you can just destroy him if you land a Q. You can even kill him under tower because hes so weak. 

VS

Veigar

Easy

Pretty easy lane especially with recent changes to him. Just start  3 1056_32.png and if you hit a Q 100-0 him at level 6. Also if he uses his stun all of his pressure is gone so look to engage when his stun is down. You need to rush 1057_32.png in this matchup though becasue his ult does so much damage.

VS

Vel'Koz

Hard

One of the hardest matchups for Diana early. He can shove harder than you at lvl 1 because he will W the wave. You want to hit him with as many Q`s as you can but also want to make sure the wave doesnt hit your tower. Start 2041_32.png and pick up early 1001_32.png to dodge his skillshots. If you dodge his spells you will be fine but if you dont he will kill you easily. DONT STAY IN LANE WITH LESS THAN 40% HP!

VS

Zed

Medium

very fun lane. Constant trades and can go both ways depending on skill. This matchup start 1056_32.png and shove 1-3. If he comes up for CS pop W and use your passive to chunk him. Dodge his shurikens cause they do a lot of dmg if they dont go through minions first. You can get a kill on him pre 6 if he gets greedy for CS. At lvl 6 if he ults you, you want to W Q R him then dodge his shurikens, then do your combo again. You win at lvl 6 if you play it right and have 3 dorans rings. Also dont get poked too hard at lvl 6 before he ults. You can just go in when youre both 100% hp but he cant. If youre both 50% he will probably win the 1v1

Pros and Cons Back to Top

Pros:


-Great skirmisher ( 2v2,3v3)
-Super fun to play
-Nobody plays her so she wont be banned
-Can 100-0 someone with 3 dorans rings
-No ult cooldown



Cons:

-No escape, when you go in you either kill or be killed
-Requires good decision making
-No kill potential 1-5
-Mana hungry early


Early game ( Levels 1 - 5) Back to Top

- Dianas Weakest part of the game is levels 1- 5. This is where most people struggle and fail then end up not liking Diana. I will teach you how to survive and out CS your opponent.


That being said do not be afraid to scrap with your opponent using your creep wave. You can even 2v1 the jungler once you play Diana enough to know her damage. An example of this is in the video below.




Level 1
Option 1: Take Q and shove wave by hitting all the minions and using your passive. Try to hit the champion with it also. 

Option 2: Start W to negate the only spell the enemy laner has and use it to shove lane. 
Levels 3-5

Shove the first three waves then STOP and WARD. After you ward start last hitting the creep wave and the lane will shove towards you so you are safe from jungle ganks. From this point you want to freeze the lane infront of your tower so the enemy jungle cant gank you and the mid laner cant harass you under tower. 

Your first back should be when you have ~950 gold so you can get 2 dorans a ward and some potions.


Power spike - Early Mid game (6-11) Back to Top

After you go back and get your 2 dorans and potions, you hit a big power spike as Diana. This is when you want to start looking for kills.  The combo is  2 autos ( to get your passive ready) Q > R > Ignite > E > R. This can 100-0 the mid laner and even the jungler. Most people underestimate Diana damage at this level and it can lead to a quick one or two kills which can get you snowballing hard. 


This is the most important part of the game to ward! You dont want to be trying to kill the enemy mid laner if the enemy jungle is near or you will die and fall behind. 

Warding spots: - These will keep you alive early - mid game!

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What to do when ahead:

-If you have killed the enemy laner once or twice, most of the time its better to just start shoving the lane and roaming to bot lane. TO WIN SOLO Q YOU MUST SNOWBALL YOUR BOT LANE. Most games are won by bot lane so I focus all of my roaming on bot. If you are 1-0 or 2-0 and have your 3157_32.png(Which you should by lvl 11), grab a 2043_32.png and a 3341_32.png to clear wards around your lane so you can roam to bot without being seen. If you can successfully gank bot lane 2+ times, you are on the right track to winning the game. 





What to do when behind:

-If the enemy jungle is camping you or you messed up in lane and died to the enemy mid laner, you need to STOP trying to kill them and start buying a lot of 2044_32.png to make sure you can see them if they roam. Ask for a gank from your jungle. Sometimes junglers wont gank your lane even if you are behind so at this point you just need to ward and farm as best you can to stay relevant for late game. IF you see your mid laner roaming bot you either SHOVE and take tower OR follow them to the lane they are roaming and counter gank. 

Mid game (11-16) Back to Top

Mid game is probably the strongest part of the game for Diana. During the mid game players are constantly clearing their lanes for farm and then rotating to group. Knowing this, you can use this to your advantage to get picks and force 4v5 teamfights. 


 - Get Vision

- Get sweepers

- Look for a carry to assassinate

- Fight around objectives


If your team is ahead you can get vision around dragon / Baron and catch an enemy coming to ward or facechecking a brush that you are waiting in. If you have only 2 kills you can 100-0 the enemy ADC or mid lane before they even have a chance to flash. If you are constantly getting picks using vision and taking objectives  you will win the game. League is about OBJECTIVES not KILLS. 

Late game (16 -18) Back to Top

Diana can fall off late game when everyone gets full build especially if the enemy carries have  3102_32.png. This part of the game is the most important to have vision because if one person dies you can lose. Your job is to assassinate the AP or AD carry OR have a strong initiate by diving in and catching somone with  your E and using 3157_32.png.

Teamfights Back to Top

Teamfighting with Diana can be tricky and difficult depending on the enemy team comp and the fed carries. Every situation in a teamfight is different and this is where you separate the good Dianas from the bad ones. Diana is an assassin but also works very well as an initiator so its up to you to know when its a good time to initiate or be patient in a teamfight and flank them like an assassin. 


When to initiate: Initiating as Diana can win games because you can Flash R E  hourglass to catch an enemy carry or (for example) panth is ulting and you can jump in and pull the enemy team together. This can work with many AOE ults your team might have. You only want to do this if you know your team can follow up.

When you play patient like an assassin:   If youre the only fed person on your team and you need to assassinate their carry, you want to wait for the initial CC to be blown and for the carry to take one step too far and you want to Q R Ignite R E and they should be dead if your fed. If you can kill their carry you basically win the fight. Its nice to sit over a wall where they dont have vision so the ADC cant see you and be ready to dodge your Q. 

About me Back to Top

Second best Diana player in the world! I only play Diana because she is a ton of fun and I love teaching other people how to play her! 


My stream: twitch.tv/Mcbaze 

Come hangout in the stream if you want to learn how to play Diana at a masters level! 
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