Diana Build Guide by HeyDude3
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So if you're thinking of buy an good Ap mid / Jungle champion,Diana is the right one!
She's a pretty offensive champ on late game,even on early she can harass people pretty easy
resuming,she's very good for getting junglers in trouble when they gank your lane.
She's pretty hard to lane against,since she is completely unstoppable if well played.
i bough that champ some months after her release,and i'd say that she's the best midlaner ever.
I'll teach you how to play as Diana on Midlane.
Alright for the runes,i'm actually using
3 Greater Quintessence of Ability Power
9 Seal of Armor
9 Mark of Magic Penetration
9 Glyph of Magic Resist
With these runes,you'll get 15 AP at lvl 1 and an good defense/magic resist rate.
For me they're pretty good and works perfectly on early game and on late game for that extra defense.
It makes you feel more free to build an full AP champ,but you can also use her full AP rune page that's
3 Greater Quintessence of Ability Power
9 Seal of Ability Power
9 Glyph of Ability Power
9 Mark of Magic Penetration
It will give you an good ap rate but you'll be a little weak against enemy champions attacks.
Her masteries are basically 21-9-0,
Now you ask me "why does on almost all champs guides,they're using 21-9-0?".
It's basically cause she'll really need offensive masteries since she's an assassin,the Executioner will increase the posibility of getting kills when the enemy is on low hp and also The AP masteries will give an good ap rate.
The 9 on defense ,will get you an good defense rate and HP.
Utility masteries are mostly for supports and champs who doesn't really needs an dmg/defense.
Diana has many builds but from me you'll just get 2 I think they're the best builds for her.
When the game starts,if you see that you wont really use life potions,I'd buy an Doran's Ring it'll give you an great mana sustain,since she's an mana hungry champion,also a little bit of HP and AP,if you see that you'll get harassed on the lane phase,get Boots of Speed Health Potion2x and 1x Mana Potion.
When you reach lvl 6,ask for your jungler to hold the lane for you,go B and buy 2x Doran's Ring.
That's what you gotta do before you reach lvl 6,after you do it,the build will almost always be different,so i can't tell you what items to get,but as i said,i'll tell you 2 builds that are almost always used and they're pretty good.
This is the core item for almost all AP Bruisers it will GREATLY increase your Ability Power,getting you'r skills a lot of damage.
This item gets you Magic Penetration rate,also it gives you an good AP,it's pretty good when you're laning against that's your primary counter and also against high Magic Resist champions.
Rylai's Crystal Scepter
it's also an core item for her not as rabbadon but it's way too good basically it gets you an good HP/AP/Slow that's pretty good for every AP champ.
this item it's basicaly like Void Staff,it'll get you an good AP rate and Magic penetration,but it doesn't get you magic penetration at all it ignores magic resistance,and also gets you magic resist,that's good aginst AP champs.
This is an good item if well used,it can give you invulnerability for 2,5s that's good for when you're focused on team fights,Armor that's good for countering ad champions also an great AP Rate.
this is the best for her on some cases,you can also build Mercury's Treads.
that was her basic ap build.
this is an optional build for her,i dont really like it,but once i've tested it on an normal match and i got 17/4/12.
some people say it's good cause of her passive,some say it's just useless,but i think it's not useless,i think it's not good as the normal build for her, but it works pretty fine so you can try it.
this is the core item for this build it will increase your attack speed cooldown reuction an ap.
it's almost the same as Nashor's Tooth but it also gets you an extra Magic damage.
this is the another core item for her,since her pasive it's just activated on her 3rd hit,you'll get extra damage before activating the passive but it also increases your ap and mana.
as I've told you before,it's an core item for almost all ap champions.
Rylai's Crystal Scepter
it'll make your enemy get an high slow rate,for make sure that he won't run while you wait for your passive,also ap and hp.
know what,you can also try Berserker's Greaves but i don't recommend it.
as i said,i really can't give you the items order,you'll have to make it,because every game is different,i can just give you the core items for her.
Skill SequenceCrescent Strike
It's her core skill with it you can ult on enemy troops or champions without cooldown.
It has an good cooldown,and an good damage,it has an own skillshot design,it makes an smooth curve and on the end of it,it will have a little damage in a area of a circle.So keep in mind to hit people with that part of the skill,it'll be easier to target them with it,but when you go pro,you can try to hit them with the curve,it goes trough minions and walls so use it to harass on lane phase.
This is how i'm used to use her Q,i always go to opposite side to my enemy and the i use it i don't really know if this is the best way of hitting him,but for me it's the best way to hit him.
Her W Pale Cascade
make sure to just go on your opponent when this skill isn't on cooldown because this skill is perfect for her basically it gives an shield and 3 orbs that deal damage on contact.
She creates 3 balls that deals damage to anything they hit,and when the 3 balls explode,the shield gets fully restored!.
Her E Moonfall
This is her "Crowd controll" skill,or CC.
this is a pretty good spell since it can drag enemies trough walls,drag them close to Diana and giving them an slow,it's a pretty good skill for cancel and jump,if you can match the time that ziggs or tristana jump,it'll cancel they'r jump and drag them to you,cancelling they'r skill and also dealing an slow,it doesn't have damage,but it's the perfect CC for chasing/escaping.
Useful ways to use your E
Her R Lunar Rush
This is an awesome ultimate because even when you miss your Crescent Strike it'll have a way too low cooldown but it's not recommended to use this skill when you miss your Crescent Strike,just if it gets you an easy kill but also you can use it for stealing kills from your team mates ^^.
So explaining her ult.
When your Crescent Strike hits someone,it'll make that opponent who you've hit visible for 3 seconds,if you ult on that person,it'll consume the mark,making them no longer visible so keep in mind that you can only ult on an enemy after hitting them with your Crescent Strike if you do right you can ult twice on the same enemy.
Her Passive Moonsilver Blade
has an good damage i'd say way too good damage it's activated by every 3rd hit it'll deal an extra magic damage that can get stronger for how much ap you have but keep in mind that you only have 3 seconds to use the passive on someone after the second hit if you don't hit something on your 3rd hit,the passive will go back to 0 hits.
It also deals half damage to structures and it's an AoE (Area of effect) damage.
Pros / Cons
-Hard to escape from
-High HP for midlanes
-Counters many champions on mid
-Doesn't has many counters
-Good for ganking lanes
-Lots of aoe
-Doesn't like much CC
-Weak on Early Game
-Doesn't do well without items
This is the hardest champion you'll lane against he's WAY too hard since he has too many cc's including a silence and true damage meaning that you can't get close of him for too long.
This will be a pretty annoying match since he has too many escapes and you have too many skills for reach him try harassing him and rush Zhonyas then after you do it you can feel free to dive him.
This will be a pretty easy match they all say "omg akali omg omg" tell them "OMG DIANA" if you read this guide you'll for sure know how to beat her.
this will be a hard match as always try to harass him and then go for the kill.
this will be a medium match,try to flash after her and release your Crescent Strike,this is what i call "offensive flash" it'll force her to ult after you recover go on her and get the kill.
She wins the lane if you don't do well,she can easily counter Diana cause she has a lot of aoe and can harass Diana as much as Diana can harass her.
Make sure to miss her snared then when she uses it and miss you go for her she'll be forced to run,Diana can counter her easy as cake.
He can silence you and become invisible but that's not big deal i'd classify as a medium match.
you'll probably lose the lane since she doesn't really react against harass play safe till lvl 6 and then kill him just make sure to dodge his rockets cause it deals a lot of damage.
Pretty easy annie has a high dmg so does Diana Try going for her after she use her Q to farm and when she's witouth her stun.
This will probably be the most easy guy you'll beat on midlane since he's too weak for you try to harass him till lvl 6 and then kill him use your Moonfall if he try to ult because it'll cancel his ult.
Easy she's pretty annoying but if you get close of her she'll have to run for her plants i'm pretty sure she won't have time to do it.
This will get you in trouble since you can't just harass him because of his shield so watch it let he harass himself you'll probably will have to gank other lanes to get kills so try doing it since Mordekaiser uses HP on his skills let he hurt himself without getting you in trouble.
Oh yes,Anivia,NEVER,NEVER,Never dive her,only if her passive is off,but I recommend not to dive her so try harassing her and going for the kill when she's on half hp.
This will be an equal match because both champions have a good damage and high harass rate but he'll win if you just jump on him like a crazy brainless so try to using flash when he uses his Q when you flash also make sure to fight far away from your minions because of his ult.
Veigar is pretty easy to lane against,flash when he uses his stun,but NEVER stop on his front,try to always move,also don't let him farm much also his ult has an way too good damage you'll be forced to recall if you're on half hp.
you can also rush Zhonya's Hourglass and use it when he use his ult when he does you'll se an purple ball coming over you since it's an projectile you'll be able to dodge it with your Zhonya's Hourglass
Go4Him! consume his ult and when he's "ultless" you've gotta finish him as fast as you can cause if he uses his slow/speed buff you're not gonna get him easy.
she's pretty easy just dodge her Q then go for her if she uses her charm you still can get a kill but remember don't dive her if she has her ult.
this is pretty easy make sure to have your E when you go for her use it when she ults because it'll cancel her ult and she won't have that damage.
This you have uh 90% of chance of defeat so try to get your jungler to gank mid also don't waste your flash to reach him hold it for when you get the kill also fight far from the turrets if possible they're small but they do a lot of dmg,yordle stile!
She's pretty weak on midlane,just be carefull for her Rapel and stun,try not to dive her when she have these skills,also don't come close to her with too low hp her spider Q will kill you so try to not build much hp as much hp you have as much dmg she'll have.
she has an good damage and also an great kit and long cooldowns try to take advantage of her cooldowns also watch out for who's the real Le Blanc.
QQQQQQQQQ on her,dodge her Q's and be smart,if you've read the guide,you'll know her weak points and the strong points.
Well Dianas Passive Moonsilver Blade it's pretty good for farming,also i'll post an video about how to farm with her here soon,but by now,try to just last hit the minions,it's pretty good,you wont advance the lane,making your lane better for your jungle to gank and also you'll farm better,try to use your passive on the minion that's close to an enemy champion,or even use the passive on him.
Offensive Flash,that's the word,some midlaners are just slow,i meant,they'r brain isn't that good lol,take advantage of it,i'll upload an video about how to Offensive Flash,but by now you'll have to think fast, Flash+ Crescent Strike on him,if you do well,it'll for sure grant you an kill.
Thanks for reading!
this was my guide about:
she's my favorite champion and i love her so much ^^
hope you all enjoy it and have fun on fields of justice :D
Soon i'll be updating videos about how Farm,Use her Q,Her E,Passive and ganking without being jungler ^^
Thank you all <3
Also i'd like to share,this is the first of my guides and asap i'll be streaming,well i'm getting my account to elo hell,so soon i'll start streaming on English of me getting out of elo hell ^^ or at least trying to xD.
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