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Diana Build Guide by Flexpoint

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League of Legends Build Guide Author Flexpoint

Descriptive Guide to S5 Diana Top

Flexpoint Last updated on April 12, 2016
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Ability Sequence

2
7
12
13
15
Ability Key Q
1
3
5
8
9
Ability Key W
4
10
14
17
18
Ability Key E
6
11
16
Ability Key R





Not Updated For Current Season

The masteries shown here are not yet updated for the current season, the guide author needs to set up the new masteries. As such, they will be different than the masteries you see in-game.



Masteries

Fury
 
 
5/
Sorcery
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Vampirism
 
 
5/
Natural Talent
 
 
 
 
 
Bounty Hunter
1/
Oppressor
 
 
 
 
 
Battering Blows
 
 
Piercing Thoughts
 
 
 
 

Ferocity: 12

Wanderer
 
 
Savagery
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Merciless
 
 
Meditation
 
 
 
 
 
Bandit
Dangerous Game
 
 
 
 
 
Precision
 
 
Intelligence
 
 
 
 

Cunning: 0

Recovery
 
 
5/
Unyielding
 
 
 
 
 
Explorer
1/
Tough Skin
 
 
 
 
 
Runic Armor
 
 
5/
Veteran's Scars
 
 
 
 
 
1/
Insight
Perseverance
 
 
 
 
 
Swiftness
 
 
5/
Legendary Guardian
 
 
 
 

Resolve: 18



Threats to Diana with this build

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Threat Champion Notes
1
Cassiopeia Not a difficult matchup. Her only chance to kill you would be before level 6, but after you get Abyssal, you'll destroy her. Just use Q to farm or use your W to mitigate incoming damage.
1
Dr. Mundo Easy lane. Just farm and try your best to out farm him. Your only chance to kill him will be level 6. After that, he'll just get too tanky. Get a Liandry's. It's a must. If you don't kill him before he get's Spirit Visage, you're in for a rough game.
1
Fizz I've been seeing a lot of AD Fizz top recently, and Diana is a strong pick against fizz. AP or AD, doesn't matter. Just harass with Q and if he tries to fight you just W, Q, and E him when he tries to run away. All in him level 6 and snowball.
1
Gnar Easy matchup. Since he has the lowest base stats in Mini-Gnar, just harass and combo him only when he is Mini. When he is Mega, stay away from him. Harass with Q and zone him.
1
Shen Farm lane. Just use your E to stop his ult. Shield his Q.
1
Teemo You wreck him level 6. Just wait to engage until after he uses his Q-blind.
1
Tryndamere You have some pretty good burst at level 6, so I'd harass him down and all in him. After he ults, just repeat and repeat and repeat until you kill him. IF you die in lane, you might as well just afk.
1
Vladimir Rush Abyssal and you destroy him. At level 6, just Q-E-R-W and when he pools, just walk away and when he comes back, repeat and slaughter him. His pool has a 20+ second CD so you'll be able to combo again before it comes up.
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Introduction

Hi, I'm AJ Sanchez (twitch.tv/flexpointlol) and I'm currently a Plat III Top Lane Main under the IGN - OhTheFlex (http://www.lolking.net/summoner/na/44017541)

I have a lot of experience in the top lane and after the recent buff to Diana's W Shield Speed, I figure I try to use her top lane.

I offer free lessons and coaching strictly because enjoy doing it. Email me at ajworksout@gmail.com for inquiries.


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Pros / Cons

Pros:
High Mobility for Chasing
Durable/Repetitive Shield
High Burst Level 6
Low Cooldowns
High base damage

Cons:
No Sustain
Poor Mana Pool
Weak Early Game
Poor mobility for escaping ganks


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Skill Sequence

If you're against heavy harass, max your W, but standard you max Q. Get a point in E level 2 if you have a gank friendly jungler like Jarvan or Panth as it would combo very well.


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Runes

If against AD,
x9 Attack Speed Marks
x9 Ability Power Glyphs
x9 Scaling Health Seals
x2 Armor Quints
x1 Ability Power Quint

If against AP,
x9 Attack Speed Marks
x9 Ability Power Glyphs
x9 Flat Health Seals
x2 Magic Resist Quints
x1 Ability Power Quint


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Spells

ALWAYS TAKE FLASH/TELEPORT

I make this guide with the expectation that you will ALWAYS TAKE WOLVES LEVEL 1 SO TAKE TELEPORT.


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Creeping / Jungling

If you are running away from people, remember that your Q reveals enemies including jungle creeps, so be smart and Q-R a camp over a wall to escape.


If you have time to burn or the wave is pushed, just take camps. You take them pretty fast with your passive.


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Team Work

With my build path, it'll make you bursty yet tanky. Diana is an initiator. Your goal is to land a Q on a carry, Ult onto them, E them for the CC, and then Zhonyas. Once you out of stasis, clean up everyone. Pretty simple. If you're really strong, group early.


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Farming

Diana has high base AD so farming won't be difficult. Her passive attack speed also makes the auto animation smooth. Just be weary of your passive bonus aoe damage. It can help get more cs or if used incorrectly, cause you to miss CS.


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How to Combo

Q-W-R-E

Simple, right?

There's a little more to it.
To maximize damage output, you must auto minions twice so that your passive comes up and then combo so that you deal your passive magic damage from your auto attack as well.

[AA-AA]-Q-W-R-E-AA


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Summary

In conclusion,

Diana is a very bursty Mage/Melee, but built correctly, can be a very good bruiser as well.

I only suggest you use Diana if you enjoy brawling in team fights. You're the initiator, so it takes a certain mentality to use her. Don't underestimate your damage! Sure, you may only have a negatron cloak and 1 Doran's Ring, but you're still bursty as hell.

Thank you for taking the time to review my guide :) Good luck in the field, and I hope I helped!