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Diana vs Alistar

How to Beat Alistar as Diana in LoL Alistar is in the a tier of champions
Fighter Mage
Tank Support

How to Beat Alistar as Diana

based on 2,208 Diana vs Alistar matchups
Win Rate
51.7 %
K/D/A
2.54
Pick Rate
1.3 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We calculate our matchup statistics from the millions of ranked LoL games that we get from Riot Games each week. This guide on how to beat Alistar as Diana came out of an examination of 2208 ranked matches where both champions fought each other. This counter matchup is relatively rare. Diana has to counter Alistar in only 1.3% of her matches.

Diana vs Alistar Matchup Summary

Diana does a decent job of countering Alistar. On average, she wins a acceptable 51.7% of games the champs face each other in. In Diana versus Alistar rounds, Diana’s side is 0.0% more expected to gain first blood, implying that she most likely will be able to get first blood against Alistar.

Best Diana vs Alistar Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
EmberknifeRefillable Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
Blasting WandRecurve Bow

Core Diana Items

~22 Mins
Sunfire AegisZhonya's HourglassDemonic Embrace

Optional Items

Rabadon's DeathcapShadowflameNashor's Tooth

Summoner Spells

summonerflash summoner spell D
summonersmite summoner spell F

Skill Order

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

Runes

Precision Conqueror TriumphLegend: TenacityLast Stand
Inspiration Magical FootwearCosmic Insight
AttackSpeed Adaptive HealthScaling
Diana's passive ability p
Diana q ability q
Diana w ability w
Diana e ability e
Diana'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 Alistar as Diana

Tips for Playing as Diana against Alistar

Consider when to cast Lunar Rush without Moonlight and when to wait for another Crescent Strike.

Landing Crescent Strike is critically important, but don't be afraid to miss. The cooldown is short and the mana cost is low.

Use Moonfall and Lunar Rush to stay on targets and activate Moonsilver Blade for extra damage.

Advice to Win Against Alistar

When Alistar uses his ultimate, it's often better to move back and wait until the effect wears off before attacking him.

Alistar is very disruptive but very tough - try to target more fragile damage dealers.

Watch out for the Pulverize-Headbutt combo when around turrets.

Diana vs Alistar Counter Stats

Diana Image
Win Rate
51.7 %
VS
Win Rate
48.3 %
Alistar Image
7
< Kills >
1.8
5.9
< Deaths >
6
8
< Assists >
13.6
1.57
< Killing Sprees >
0.28
63
< Minions Killed >
35
1.33
< Dragons Killed >
0.04
0.52
< Inhibitors >
0.47
2,615
< Physical Damage >
1,179
17,107
< Magic Damage >
5,606
1,275
< True Damage >
716
20,998
< Damage Dealt >
7,502
25,630
< Damage Taken >
23,637
12,228
< Gold Earned >
7,601
2.06
< Towers >
1.75
0.34
< Baron Takedowns >
0.01
6,422
< Total Healing >
8,416
13,720
< Experience >
10,069
21
< Vision Score >
45
5
< Wards Placed >
21
164
< Time Dealing CC >
147

How to Counter Alistar with Diana in LoL

The stats shown on this page emphasize several vital Diana versus Alistar matchup stats that can help you understand the differences and similarities between the pair. For instance, Diana’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is greater than Alistar’s KDA ratio of NaN, showing that Diana may be more central to her team's team fighting effectiveness than Alistar. This observation is largely caused by the difference in kills.

Diana typically has a much larger longest kill spree than her foe does. Commonly, she takes a similar amount of damage to Alistar. This is usually reflective of differing health capacities, but it can also show that the one champion has less agility and thus is not able to escape further damage when engaged or poked.

Differences between Diana and Alistar

Damage Types Compared

Diana
Alistar
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Diana
Alistar

Who is Better, Diana or Alistar?

Both League of Legends champions are great champions. Both champs have their pros and cons. In the game's current meta, Diana usually wins when facing off against Alistar, with a 51.7% win rate. Therefore, Diana makes a good counter for Alistar.

While Diana does have a higher winrate compared to Alistar, when they face off with one another, Diana also has a lower difficulty level that makes her a less complex character to learn. You still need to be cautious when picking Diana into Alistar.

Furthermore, Diana has only a small amount of utility and CC, a similar amount to Alistar. This often makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when trying to counter champions with a ton of burst damage.

While there isn't a single best champion for every situation in League of Legends, in Diana vs Alistar matchups, Diana is the better champ with a higher win rate, less champion complexity, and a similar amount of utility to help out your team members during teamfights.

Diana is a decent counter to Alistar. Make sure you focus your gameplay on maximizing your gold income and destroying objectives. If you can do that, you should hold your own as Diana against Alistar.

Additional Information for Diana Players

How We Calculated Our Diana vs Alistar Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Alistar as Diana, we analyzed 2,208 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 Alistar as Diana 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 Diana to counter Alistar during both the laning and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to learn a few extra lessons on this matchup. If you mind the build and tips presented above, you should increase your win rate by a lot and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.

Diana most often picks up more CS compared to Alistar. Champions who on average don't earn many minion kills typically don't need much CS to be valuable teammates, such as support champions. They are capable of scaling well off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champs with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, often need several high cost items to be effective. In either situation, try to exceed the numbers reported on this page to do well.

The best items to prioritize in your Diana versus Alistar build include Sunfire Aegis, Zhonya's Hourglass, and Demonic Embrace. When Diana incorporated at least these three pieces in her build, she performed much better countering Alistar than with many other typical builds. In fact, Diana had an average win rate of 51.7% when countering Alistar with this counter build.

To have the best probability of annihilating Alistar as Diana, Diana players should use the Conqueror, Triumph, Legend: Tenacity, Last Stand, Magical Footwear, and Cosmic Insight runes from the Precision and Inspiration rune sets. Out of all the runes we have analyed for Diana vs Alistar LoL games, this set of runes resulted in the highest win rate. Moreover, these runes averaged a 51.7% win rate overall.

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