How to Win Diana vs Gwen Counter Matchup Diana is in the a tier of champions

Diana vs Gwen

How to Beat Gwen as Diana in LoL Gwen is in the b tier of champions
Fighter Mage
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How to Beat Gwen as Diana

based on 3,586 Diana vs Gwen matchups
Win Rate
52.5 %
K/D/A
2.51
Pick Rate
2.2 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We at MOBA Champion analyze millions of ranked League of Legends matches each week. In our data, Diana fought Gwen 3586 times. Using so many matchups for Diana versus Gwen gives us a lot of confidence in our ability to provide actionable statistics and a supported build to wreck your enemy. This pairing is relatively rare. Diana encounters Gwen in only 2.2% of her rounds.

Diana vs Gwen Matchup Summary

Diana does a good job of countering Gwen. Typically, she wins a whopping 52.5% of the time the champions fight each other in. In Diana vs Gwen games, Diana’s team is 0.0% more expected to obtain first blood, indicating that she most likely will be able to get first blood against Gwen.

Best Diana vs Gwen Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
EmberknifeRefillable Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
Blasting WandDark Seal

Core Diana Items

~22 Mins
Hextech RocketbeltRabadon's DeathcapZhonya's Hourglass

Optional Items

Demonic EmbraceShadowflameNashor's ToothMorellonomicon

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: AlacrityLast Stand
Inspiration Magical FootwearCosmic Insight
AttackSpeed Adaptive Armor
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 Gwen as Diana

Tips for Playing as Diana against Gwen

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 Gwen

Gwen must hit something to recast her Ultimate, try to evade her between casts.

Gwen needs to attack a few times to set up her damage, so try to get the jump on her.

Gwen's Hallowed Mist shroud will only follow her once, after that it will dissipate when she leaves.

Diana vs Gwen Counter Stats

Diana Image
Win Rate
52.5 %
VS
Win Rate
47.5 %
Gwen Image
7.4
< Kills >
6
5.9
< Deaths >
5.8
7.4
< Assists >
4.7
1.67
< Killing Sprees >
1.37
64
< Minions Killed >
161
1.38
< Dragons Killed >
0.17
0.55
< Inhibitors >
0.52
2,763
< Physical Damage >
2,985
17,194
< Magic Damage >
12,272
1,201
< True Damage >
5,689
21,159
< Damage Dealt >
20,946
26,323
< Damage Taken >
28,979
12,431
< Gold Earned >
11,645
2.02
< Towers >
2.41
0.35
< Baron Takedowns >
0.06
6,542
< Total Healing >
5,801
14,048
< Experience >
14,428
21
< Vision Score >
16
5
< Wards Placed >
8
164
< Time Dealing CC >
111

How to Counter Gwen with Diana in LoL

The stat comparisons provided here clarify some important Diana against Gwen counter stats that may help us appreciate the distinctions between the pair. As an example, Diana’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is better than Gwen’s ratio of NaN, indicating that Diana may be more central to her team's team fighting effectiveness than Gwen..

Diana normally has a similar longest kill spree as her foe does. On average, she takes a similar amount of damage to Gwen. This often reflects differing health capacities, but it can also illustrate that the one champ has less agility and thus is not able to kite away from additional damage when engaged or poked.

Differences between Diana and Gwen

Damage Types Compared

Diana
Gwen
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Diana
Gwen

Who is Better, Diana or Gwen?

Both League of Legends champions are great champions. Both champs have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In League's current meta, Diana usually wins when playing against Gwen, with a 52.5% win rate. As a result, Diana makes a good counter to Gwen.

While Diana does have a higher win rate compared to Gwen, when on opposite teams, Diana also has a lower level of difficulty that makes her a less challenging champ to develop with. You don't need to be too worried when picking Diana into Gwen.

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

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

Diana is an above average counter to Gwen. Focus your strategy on maximizing your gold income and taking out objectives. If you can do that, you should be able to stand on your own as Diana against Gwen.

Additional Information for Diana Players

How We Calculated Our Diana vs Gwen Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Gwen as Diana, we analyzed 3,586 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 Gwen 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 Gwen during both the early game and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to gather a few extra lessons on this matchup. If you pay attention to the build and stats displayed above, you should increase your win rate significantly and be closer to League of Legends pro players.

Diana on average gets less CS as Gwen. Champs who typically don't acquire many minion kills typically don't require much CS to be valuable teammates, such as supports. 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, typically require a lot of items to be effective. In either situation, try to do better than the values shown on this page to do well.

The ideal items to prioritize in your Diana versus Gwen build include Hextech Rocketbelt, Rabadon's Deathcap, and Zhonya's Hourglass. When Diana bought at least these three items in her build, she performed significantly better vs Gwen than with many other commonly used builds. In fact, Diana boasted an average win rate of 52.5% battling Gwen with this build.

To have the greatest chance of defeating Gwen as Diana, Diana players should use the Conqueror, Triumph, Legend: Alacrity, Last Stand, Magical Footwear, and Cosmic Insight runes from the Precision and Inspiration rune sets. Of all the rune sets players chose for Diana vs Gwen counter picks, this order of runes resulted in the best win rate. Notably, these runes averaged a 52.5% win rate overall.

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