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.
Leaving the Smoke Screen's area of effect removes the harmful effect immediately.
Graves deals mostly physical damage so Armor is an effective counter.
The stats shown on this page feature several valuable Diana vs. Graves matchup statistics that can help us distinguish the differences and similarities between the pair. As an example, Diana’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is better than Graves’s KDA ratio of NaN, highlighting that Diana may be more central to her team's team fighting effectiveness than Graves..
Diana often has a similar longest kill spree as her enemy does. Typically, she receives a similar amount of damage to Graves. This is usually reflective of differing health capacities, yet it can also show that the champion with more HP has less agility and thus is not able to flee from further damage when poked or engaged.
Both LoL champs are great. Both champs have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In League's current meta, Diana usually wins when facing off against Graves, with a 53.3% win rate. As a result, Diana makes a great counter to Graves.
While Diana does have a higher win rate than Graves, when they face off with one another, Diana also has a greater difficulty level that makes her a more complex champion to develop with. You don't need to be too worried when picking Diana into Graves.
Furthermore, Diana has almost no amount of utility and CC, a similar amount to Graves. This often makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when trying to counter champions with a ton of burst damage.
While there is not one best champion overall in League of Legends, in Diana vs Graves matchups, Diana is the better champ with a noticably higher win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allied champions during teamfights.
Diana is a great counter for Graves. Make sure you focus your play on keeping up your CS and clearing objectives. If you can do that, you should hold your own as Diana against Graves.
If you would like to learn all of the intricacies of Diana in order to counter Graves during both the early game and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to pick up a few extra lessons on this matchup. If you pay attention to the build and stats presented above, you will increase your win rate significantly and be closer to League of Legends pro players.
Diana typically racks up a similar amount of CS as Graves. Champions who typically don't take much CS typically don't have to have much CS to be effective, such as sup champs. These kinds of champions are able to scale well off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champions with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, often require several high cost items to be effective. In either case, try to do better than the numbers reported here to do well.
The most important items to prioritize in your Diana versus Graves build include Sunfire Aegis, Demonic Embrace, and Shadowflame. When Diana bought at least these three pieces in her build, she did significantly better vs Graves than with many other typical builds. In fact, Diana boasted an average winrate of 53.3% battling Graves with this build.
To have the greatest probability of vanquishing Graves as Diana, Diana players should take the Conqueror, Triumph, Legend: Alacrity, Last Stand, Magical Footwear, and Cosmic Insight runes from the Precision and Inspiration rune sets. Out of all the rune sets players picked for Diana vs Graves counters, this composite of runes resulted in the greatest win rate. Moreover, these runes averaged a 53.3% win rate overall.
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