[14.3] Rank 1 Diana Guide
Your votes and comments encourage our guide authors to continue
creating helpful guides for the League of Legends community.
Runes: Tank Diana runes
+10% Attack Speed
+10-180 Bonus Health
+10-180 Bonus Health
Threats & Synergies
Kindred will almost always beat diana in a 1v1 and his ult completely counters her burst in teamfights. I would recommend banning kindred
Champion Build Guide
since you dont do as much burst and most of your damage comes from rotation of spells its important to be patient when playing tank diana, think of your e cooldown as your q cooldown, only ever use your e without reset if you need to and know you wont need a reset.
you have a massive power spike at nashors/sorcs so make sure to use it to take obj, fight, or plates
IMPORTANT: when playing tank diana all of your damage comes from your dark seal so it is important to protect your dark seal stacks and not go for fights you will lose your stacks in unless it is overall worth it for the game state.
When playing tank diana most of your damage comes from over time and you are very tanky, she uses a ton of mana so if you are not fighting in the jungle sometimes you will need blue buff or you will need to pay attention to your mana costs and not take too long of fights. with jaksho you become insanely tanky and still do insane damage assuming you have a good amount of dark seal stacks. You can use your q to stack your jak sho stacks before fighting so you can have extra armor/mr before committing to a fight. if you jump in without jak sho stacks a lot of the time you can get one shot
Q - Diana q will give vision on an enemy it hits so can use it to get over walls on unexpected enemies. You can also use diana q on minions as a gap closer to make a gank much easier. Most of the time all you need to make a successful gank is to dash on the enemy and ult, so its ok to use your q on the minion as a gap closer.
E - Diana e will reset if enemy has a passive stack on them from your Q, most people think you can only dash twice but you can actually dash 3 times. If you dash mid q and your q hits after your dash, the other enemies your q hits will still keep a passive stack, allowing you to reset your dash yet again, then finally dash to your target. For instance, you can q to an enemy, dash to the minions mid q, when your q hits the enemy you can dash to the enemy and it will reset again giving you a 3rd dash.
R - Diana ult will do more damage the more enemies it hits.
IMPORTANT: when playing tank diana its important to keep your mejai/seal stacks so usually you want to build mejais after jaksho but if youre fed enough and not worried about dying without jak sho you can finish mejais before jak sho but try to get jak sho asap to not lose your mejai stacks. same thing goes for rabadons, its a lot safer to build demonic first and cheaper but if im fed enough and can afford rabadons with enough mejai stacks i will buy rabadons before demonic