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Diana Build Guide by Smartest2

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[S9] Smartest2's D1 Guide to Carrying With Diana Jungle/Top

By Smartest2 | Updated on August 29, 2019
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Choose Champion Build:

  • LoL Champion: Diana
    One Shot Jungle Assassin
  • LoL Champion: Diana
    Split Push Top Lane Carry

Runes: Standard Jungle Runes

Domination
Electrocute
Sudden Impact
Eyeball Collection
Ravenous Hunter

Precision
Legend: Alacrity
Coup de Grace
Bonus:

+10% Attack Speed
+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+6 Armor

Spells:

Every game as jungle
LoL Summoner Spell: Flash

Flash

LoL Summoner Spell: Smite

Smite

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Win 52%
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Ability Order Standard

Threats & Synergies

Threats Synergies
Extreme Major Even Minor Tiny
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None Low Ok Strong Ideal
Extreme Threats
Ideal Synergies

Introduction


Who Am I?



My name is Smartest2. I am a Diana Jungle main, and have been for about 2-3 seasons now.


What Rank Did I Reach With Diana?



I capped at Diamond 1 with Diana. I play in amateur tournaments, and my Diana typically has a 100% ban rate against me.

Why Do I Play Diana In The Jungle?



Honestly, it's just easier to farm the gold you need to hit your damage spike. Playing Diana in a lane is still good too, it's just a little easier to control the game as Diana from the jungle.

Why No Nashor's Tooth??



A lot of people really like Nashor's Tooth on Diana. It gives great damage over time with those autos. I just prefer my targets to die without needing to auto at all. All of the items in this build serve a very specific purpose, and I wouldn't be able to substitute out anything for Nashor's Tooth.
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Pros / Cons




Pros


  • Amazing Carry Potential
  • Easy To Pick Up
  • INSANE Damage
  • Great Mana Recovery From Passive
  • Hard To Shut Down If Ahead
  • Double Gap Closer Helps Stick To Enemies
  • Built In Shield
  • Split Pushes Like A MONSTER
  • Powerful Ganks After 6
  • Crazy Fast Clear Times After First Couple Levels

Cons


  • Is Vulnerable To Counter Jungling Early Game
  • Lack Luster Ganks Pre-6
  • Blue Buff Hungry (Sorry Mid Laner)
  • Can Take Time To Ramp Up
  • Requires Strong Game Knowledge To Master Diana In The Jungle





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Runes (Jungle)

What Runes Do I Run in the Jungle?



I keep it pretty straightforward and grab the Domination and Precision tree.

Domination Tree Explanation:



Electrocute gives us that nice little bit of extra burst which especially helps out early game.

Alternatives: None

Sudden Impact gives us a bit of extra armor/magic pen after we use our ult, helping dish out a little bit more damage overall.

Alternatives: none.

Eyeball Collection is what I personally take as it gives you some additional adaptive damage.

Alternatives: Zombie Ward

Ravenous Hunter is my personal favorite on this slot. I like the little bit of sustain you get from the spellvamp. Sometimes this can really save your life.

Alternatives: Relentless Hunter to get around the map faster.

Precision Tree Explanation:



Legend: Alacrity Helps us with some extra attack speed throughout the game. It helps make up for the lack of Nashor's Tooth attack speed. 100% necessary!

Alternatives: None

Coup de Grace is really nice because it increases our damage to champions with less than 40% hp, which is great for ganks. The temporary adaptive damage you gain on a takedown is nice too (10 adaptive damage for 10s).

Alternatives: Triumph
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Diana in the Top Lane


Diana Top in Season 9?



Diana is probably the strongest split pusher in League of Legends. If you take Lich Bane + Nashor's Tooth.. you can take out a tower in under 7s late game.




Under SEVEN SECONDS!? That's quite an exaggeration.. OR IS IT??

The Numbers


Go into practice tool and try it for yourself. You will take towers in the blink of an eye.

With the build included in this guide, I have won base races where I out-pushed 3 enemies on my own.


Tactics


I think split pushing is very strong in the meta right now, and late game there aren't many champions who can contest Diana. Even Tryndamere, who is known to be unstoppable late game, can't do anything if you get Zhonya's Hourglass.
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