Fire 90 Caliber Net away from the opponent to close the gap or hop over walls.
Avoid using Ace in the Hole in large team melees as it might be blocked by the wrong target.
Make use of her Yordle Snap Traps by placing them pre-emptively to ensure that you'll have one off of cooldown during combat.
Pale Cascade orbs only last a few seconds. Avoid Diana and engage her after the shield dissipates.
Diana can play very aggressively if she uses Lunar Rush without Moonlight, but you can punish her by slowing or stunning her when she has no way to get back into position.
Dodge Crescent Strike, or move to safety if you are affected by Moonlight.
The stat comparisons provided here underscore several valuable Caitlyn vs. Diana matchup stats that may help you interpret the differences between the two. As an example, Caitlyn’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is greater than Diana’s ratio of NaN, showing that Caitlyn may be more central to her team's team fighting capacity than Diana..
Caitlyn usually has a similar longest kill spree as her opponent does. Commonly, she takes less damage than Diana. This commonly reflects different amounts of tankyness, but it can also show that the one champ has less mobility and thus is unable to kite away from further damage when poked or engaged.
Both LoL champs are great champions. Both champs have their pros and cons. In the game's current meta, Caitlyn usually loses when facing off against Diana, with a 46.9% win rate. Thus, Caitlyn makes a bad counter for Diana.
While Caitlyn does have a lower winrate than Diana, when facing one another, Caitlyn also has a greater difficulty level that makes her a more challenging champion to pick up and master. You may get destroyed when picking Caitlyn into Diana.
Additionally, Caitlyn has only a small amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Diana. This makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when trying to counter champions with a ton of burst damage.
While there isn't a single best champion overall in League of Legends, in Caitlyn vs Diana matchups, Diana is the better champ with a much lower win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allies during teamfights.
Caitlyn is a bad counter for Diana. Focus your strategy on maximizing your CS and clearing objectives. If you do that, you should be able to stand on your own as Caitlyn against Diana.
If you would like to learn all of the intricacies of Caitlyn in order to counter Diana during both the early game and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to learn a few extra tips and tricks for this matchup. If you pay attention to the build and suggestions displayed here, you will grow your win rate by a lot and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.
Caitlyn often accumulates more CS as Diana. Champs who on average don't earn many minion kills often don't need much CS to be effective, such as sup champs. They are capable of scaling properly off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champs with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, usually need many items to be effective. In either case, try to do better than the numbers shown on this page to do well.
The best items to prioritize in your Caitlyn versus Diana build include Galeforce, Infinity Edge, and Bloodthirster. When Caitlyn used at least these three items in her build, she performed much better vs Diana than with most other commonly used counter builds. In fact, Caitlyn had an average win rate of 46.9% when countering Diana with this counter build.
To have the best probability of annihilating Diana as Caitlyn, Caitlyn players should equip the Lethal Tempo, Presence of Mind, Legend: Bloodline, Cut Down, Absolute Focus, and Gathering Storm runes from the Precision and Sorcery rune sets. Of all the runes we have analyed for Caitlyn vs Diana matchups, this mixture of runes resulted in the highest win rate. In fact, these runes gave a 46.9% win rate overall.
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