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Caitlyn vs Diana

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Marksman
Fighter Mage

How to Beat Diana as Caitlyn

based on 9,914 Caitlyn vs Diana matchups
Win Rate
46.9 %
K/D/A
2.28
Pick Rate
7 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We produce our counter statistics from the millions of recently rated LoL matches that we get from Riot Games each week. This guide on how to beat Diana as Caitlyn came out of an analysis of 9914 ranked games where both champions clashed against one another. This champion matchup is relatively uncommon. Caitlyn has to counter Diana in only 7.0% of her games.

Caitlyn vs Diana Matchup Summary

Unfortunately, Caitlyn has done a awful job of beating Diana. On average, she wins a lowly 46.9% of games the champs oppose one another in. In Caitlyn vs Diana matches, Caitlyn’s team is 0.1% more probable to gain first blood. This indicates that she most likely will get first blood against Diana.

Best Caitlyn vs Diana Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Long SwordRefillable Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
PickaxeNoonquiver

Core Caitlyn Items

~22 Mins
GaleforceInfinity EdgeBloodthirster

Optional Items

Guardian AngelThe CollectorPhantom DancerStormrazor

Summoner Spells

summonerexhaust summoner spell D
summonerflash summoner spell F

Skill Order

First skill for Caitlyn to level up q
>
Second ability for Caitlyn to level up w
>
Last skill for Caitlyn to max out e

Runes

Precision Lethal Tempo Presence of MindLegend: BloodlineCut Down
Sorcery Absolute FocusGathering Storm
AttackSpeed Adaptive HealthScaling
Caitlyn's passive ability p
Caitlyn q ability q
Caitlyn w ability w
Caitlyn e ability e
Caitlyn's ultimate ability r
1
Q
2
W
3
E
4
Q
5
Q
6
R
7
Q
8
W
9
Q
10
W
11
R
12
W
13
W
14
E
15
E
16
R

Guide to Countering Diana as Caitlyn

Tips for Playing as Caitlyn against Diana

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.

Advice to Win Against Diana

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.

Caitlyn vs Diana Counter Stats

Caitlyn Image
Win Rate
46.9 %
VS
Win Rate
53.1 %
Diana Image
6.4
< Kills >
7.4
5.8
< Deaths >
6
6.8
< Assists >
7.2
1.48
< Killing Sprees >
1.69
169
< Minions Killed >
66
0.21
< Dragons Killed >
1.31
0.52
< Inhibitors >
0.51
17,124
< Physical Damage >
2,686
1,283
< Magic Damage >
16,977
788
< True Damage >
1,190
19,196
< Damage Dealt >
20,854
18,535
< Damage Taken >
26,719
11,755
< Gold Earned >
12,426
2.49
< Towers >
1.95
0.05
< Baron Takedowns >
0.35
3,099
< Total Healing >
6,533
12,331
< Experience >
14,092
18
< Vision Score >
21
8
< Wards Placed >
5
73
< Time Dealing CC >
162

How to Counter Diana with Caitlyn in LoL

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.

Differences between Caitlyn and Diana

Damage Types Compared

Caitlyn
Diana
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Caitlyn
Diana

Who is Better, Caitlyn or Diana?

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.

Additional Information for Caitlyn Players

How We Calculated Our Caitlyn vs Diana Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Diana as Caitlyn, we analyzed 9,914 matchups from recent LoL games. We use rigorous data cleaning and processing methods to ensure that our counter stats are of the highest quality. You can rest assured that the recommended build to counter Diana as Caitlyn comes from real data and is not the fabrication of some random LoL player, as some other sites provide. You can use the filters at the top of the page to view the most relevant stats and items to your rank.

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Further Insights to Win this Matchup

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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