MID Lane Diana
ALWAYS ON START!
Threats to Diana with this build
|Ezreal||at lvl 6 ur combo anhillates him|
|Teemo||If you see one of these walking alone, kill it in a combo as its free feed, I bet diana her combo is designed to kill one of these in 1 go|
|Veigar||His laning phase is a joke, he is instakillable at 6 but beware his stun!|
Hello and welcome to this guide for Diana Mid lane and Jungle Assassin.
I dont expect it to be perfect but I would like to receive constructive criticism in comments
As noted this is a Diana guide and this is the way I build her and that leads to very fun games where u will be hated for the kills u make :)
pls do not get demotivated by the sheet and read this guide thoroughly, I have avoided walls of text :)
I also did not add items to make my character sheet look impossible, aside from what other guides say, you cannot have +700 AP and 4000 health, the way this guide is setup you will have a view of how the champion will be ingame with the core build and not as if she is equipped with every possible offensive and defensive option.
Diana is a mid lane assassin with high mobility and exquisite nuking abilities, it takes time to get a feel with her way of playing and the punishments of failing, but it is very rewarding to be able to play her at a more decent level.
I will be updating this guide regulary and atm it is still in progress of updating & finishing it.
Please read, test and Upvote
Pros / Cons
|Since Diana has no real escape this is a must have|
|Ignite is the spell that I recommend you. It's for securing early kills and shutting down Health Regeneration tanks like Dr. Mundo late game. I take it because it will add an additional damage spell to your kit that will help you as an assassin.|
|VS someone like Zed this is a very usefull tool, its reduces his damage by 50%|
|Moonsilver Blade is a VERY powerful yet VERY neglected passive. It makes farming quite easy and late game this passive is one of the reasons why she is so bursty. This skill is the reason why Stinger & Nashor's Tooth are very viable on Diana since it scales quite high with AP, and gives a Lich Bane even more punch.|
|Crescent Strike This is your bread and butter. use this to harass your opponent before level 6. Though this is a skillshot some better aiming skills are required due to the fact that it curves to the right towards target location. This also applies the Moonlight debuff, revealing every enemy for 3 seconds.|
|Moonfall The perfect tool to keep the enemy close or pull him back in, it will also slow the enemy|
|Lunar Rush(Ultimate) Perfect chase material with good amount of damage and a very low cooldown|
|=> => =>||Always start off with Crescent Strike as it is your main harass ability max this first, after that pickup some sustain with Pale Cascade to be able to soak the damage. On level 4 you can also drop the point in Moonfall and opt for Crescent Strike for more damage, picking Moonfall on level 5. Since Moonfall is mainly a utility skill you will max this last. As usual pick Lunar Rush whenever you are able to.|
Greater Mark of Magic Penetration
Greater Seal of Armor
Greater Glyph of Magic Resist
Greater Quintessence of Ability Power
Item Purchase Plan
BEWARE!: As each of these builds will make you able to win almost any 1vs1 encounter without losing nearly no Health.
NEVER EVER engage a tank! You will NEVER win against a tank, not 1 scenario.
Avoid High health targets as Darius until you are midway through the builds
After your start!
There are generally 3 routes you can take depending on the Midlane Matchup you got.
|Early Route #1: Zhonya's or Abyssal's|
|Only take this route when you are facing heavy AD and have started with Cloth Armor & 5x Health Potion or when versus Hard Counter AP and you started with Crystalline Flask & 5x Health Potion|
Early Start #1 followup build
|Early Route #2: Stinger|
Only take this route when you are facing champions with MELEE basic attacks and skillshots comparable with Diana, good examples are Akali, Katarina, Diana HERSELF!,...
WHY? because Early game these champions will poke you with their skillshots but to get a kill or to finish the job they will have to come up close and personal, and this is where Diana her Moonsilver Blade comes into action..
EXAMPLE OF THE EXPLANATION
Early Start #2 followup build
|Early Route #3: Lich Bane|
Only take this route when you are facing champions with RANGED basic attacks and the ability to deny you feed, Ex. Malzahar, Ahri, ...
these midlane matchups usually have ALOT of starting AP since their builds arent that broad and you cannot risk falling behind, so you have to strengthen your attacks, the best way to this is rushing an early Lich Bane, having Sheen or Lich Bane at level 6 will make you able to kill them swiftly due to your autoattack, since your ultimate wont be able to finish them at level 6. This will result in an AP race which you have to win, reach the Rabadon's Deathcap in this build ASAP!
Early Start #3 followup build
I have put every section into spoilers to have a better overview!
Midlane Matchups & Other Matchups
Click on desired Champion icon to goto the explanation:
Here you can see some of my games played and the scores achieved, please do take in mind that the items are not build in the order that they are portrayed.
I switch them from places because I like my Health Potion or Crystalline Flask on 2.
- 22/01/2015 Put Several sections into spoilers to make the guide less long and easier to navigate
- 21/01/2015 Added Jungle Build, Jungle Guide, "Vs.Champions" Section
- 13/03/2014 Adjusted Route #1 with AP resistances for hard counters(Since I forgot about those) & Added more midlane matchups
- 11/12/2013 Adjusted Masteries and Runes, S4 ready
- 04/12/2013 Corrected Typo's
- 25/11/2013 Added Scores, fixed code mistake in Runes, Started designing Matchups
- 24/11/2013 Updated Item Sequence: added 2 last options. Added Scores
- 23/11/2013 Updated Runes, added first Item Sequence option
- 22/11/2013 Added Masteries, Runes, changes to Moonlight Combo
- 21/11/2013 Created Guide, added Build, Introduction, Pros/Cons, Ability Set, Moonlight Combo