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Diana vs Caitlyn

How to Beat Caitlyn as Diana in LoL Caitlyn is in the a tier of champions
Fighter Mage
Marksman

How to Beat Caitlyn as Diana

based on 9,914 Diana vs Caitlyn matchups
Win Rate
53.1 %
K/D/A
2.43
Pick Rate
6 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We summarize our counter statistics from the millions of recently rated League of Legends games that we analyze every week. Our guide on how to beat Caitlyn as Diana came out of an evaluation of 9914 ranked games where both champions battled one another. This matchup is somewhat uncommon. Diana fights Caitlyn in only 6.0% of her games.

Diana vs Caitlyn Matchup Summary

Diana does a good job of countering Caitlyn. On average, she wins a fantastic 53.1% of matches the champs fight each other in. In Diana versus Caitlyn rounds, Diana’s side is 0.1% less probable to get first blood. This implies that she most likely won't be able to get first blood versus Caitlyn.

Best Diana vs Caitlyn Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Doran's RingHealth Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
Recurve BowDark Seal

Core Diana Items

~22 Mins
Sunfire AegisRabadon's DeathcapNashor's Tooth

Optional Items

Demonic EmbraceShadowflameZhonya's HourglassVoid Staff

Summoner Spells

summonerflash summoner spell D
summonerdot 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: TenacityCoup de Grace
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 Caitlyn as Diana

Tips for Playing as Diana against Caitlyn

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 Caitlyn

You can intercept Ace in the Hole's missile from hitting an ally if you stand in its path.

Keep behind allied minions if Caitlyn is harassing you with Piltover Peacemaker (it deals less damage with each subsequent target).

Diana vs Caitlyn Counter Stats

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

How to Counter Caitlyn with Diana in LoL

The stat comparisons provided here clarify several vital Diana versus Caitlyn counter stats that may help you realize the differences and similarities between the pair. For instance, Diana’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is more than Caitlyn’s ratio of NaN, highlighting that Diana may be more central to her team's team fighting effectiveness than Caitlyn..

Diana usually has a similar longest killing spree as her foe does. Commonly, she receives more damage than Caitlyn. This is usually reflective of differing health capacities, yet it can also hint that the champion with more HP has less mobility and thus is not able to flee from additional harm when poked or engaged.

Differences between Diana and Caitlyn

Damage Types Compared

Diana
Caitlyn
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Diana
Caitlyn

Who is Better, Diana or Caitlyn?

Both League champs are great. Both have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In the game's current meta, Diana usually wins when facing off against Caitlyn, with a 53.1% win rate. Therefore, Diana makes a great counter to Caitlyn.

While Diana does have a higher win rate compared to Caitlyn, when on opposite teams, Diana also has a lower level of difficulty that makes her a less difficult champ to pick up and master. You should be be fine when picking Diana into Caitlyn.

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

While there is not a single best champion in League of Legends, in Diana vs Caitlyn matchups, Diana is the better champion with a noticably higher win rate, less champion complexity, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allies during late stage team fights.

Diana is a great counter for Caitlyn. Focus your play on keeping up your gold income and destroying objectives. If you do that, you should be able to stand on your own as Diana against Caitlyn.

Additional Information for Diana Players

How We Calculated Our Diana vs Caitlyn Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Caitlyn as Diana, 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 Caitlyn 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

To truly master Diana to counter Caitlyn during both the early game and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to learn a few extra lessons on this matchup. If you listen to the build and tips presented above, you should increase your win rate significantly and be closer to League of Legends pro players.

Diana usually accumulates less CS relative to Caitlyn. Champs who on average don't take many minion kills typically don't require much CS to be effective, such as sup champs. They are able to scale properly off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champs with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, often have to have a lot of items to be effective. In either case, try to exceed the numbers shown here to do well.

The top items to have in your Diana versus Caitlyn build consist of Sunfire Aegis, Rabadon's Deathcap, and Nashor's Tooth. When Diana bought at least these three pieces in her build, she did significantly better vs. Caitlyn than with most other common item sets. In fact, Diana had an average winrate of 53.1% battling Caitlyn with this build.

To have the highest likelihood of defeating Caitlyn as Diana, Diana players should take the Conqueror, Triumph, Legend: Tenacity, Coup de Grace, Magical Footwear, and Cosmic Insight runes from the Precision and Inspiration rune sets. Out of all the rune combinations players chose for Diana vs Caitlyn clashes, this mix of runes resulted in the best win rate. In fact, these runes averaged a 53.1% winrate overall.

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