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

Diana vs Katarina

How to Beat Katarina as Diana in LoL Katarina is in the a tier of champions
Fighter Mage
Assassin Mage

How to Beat Katarina as Diana

based on 5,891 Diana vs Katarina matchups
Win Rate
52.3 %
K/D/A
2.44
Pick Rate
3.6 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

At MOBA Champion, we evaluate millions of ranked League matches each and every week. Within our data, Diana battled Katarina in 5891 rounds. Using so many matchups for Diana versus Katarina gives us confidence in our capability to produce useful statistics and a supported build to smash your foe. This matchup is somewhat rare. Diana is forced to battle against Katarina in only 3.6% of her matches.

Diana vs Katarina Matchup Summary

Diana does a good job of countering Katarina. Typically, she wins a fantastic 52.3% of matches the champs face one another in. In Diana vs Katarina matches, Diana’s team is 0.0% more likely to obtain first blood, implying that she probably will be able to get first blood versus Katarina.

Best Diana vs Katarina Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Doran's RingHealth Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
Blasting WandDark Seal

Core Diana Items

~22 Mins
Sunfire AegisRabadon's DeathcapNashor's Tooth

Optional Items

Void StaffDemonic EmbraceShadowflameZhonya's Hourglass

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: 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
E
3
W
4
Q
5
Q
6
R
7
Q
8
W
9
Q
10
W
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R
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W
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W
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E
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E
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R

Guide to Countering Katarina as Diana

Tips for Playing as Diana against Katarina

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 Katarina

Katarina's abilities deal magic damage, so even if she's building Attack Damage items, get magic resistance to counter her.

Try to save a disable for when Katarina uses her Death Lotus.

Diana vs Katarina Counter Stats

Diana Image
Win Rate
52.3 %
VS
Win Rate
47.7 %
Katarina Image
7.4
< Kills >
8.8
6.1
< Deaths >
6.2
7.5
< Assists >
6.1
1.69
< Killing Sprees >
1.91
68
< Minions Killed >
149
1.29
< Dragons Killed >
0.07
0.55
< Inhibitors >
0.37
2,747
< Physical Damage >
2,713
17,050
< Magic Damage >
18,129
1,219
< True Damage >
1,260
21,017
< Damage Dealt >
22,103
25,769
< Damage Taken >
24,413
12,370
< Gold Earned >
11,927
2.06
< Towers >
1.49
0.33
< Baron Takedowns >
0.02
6,138
< Total Healing >
3,023
13,869
< Experience >
13,399
20
< Vision Score >
15
5
< Wards Placed >
7
157
< Time Dealing CC >
24

How to Counter Katarina with Diana in LoL

The stat comparisons provided here clarify several influential Diana vs. Katarina counter stats that can help you figure out the differences and similarities between the pair. As an example, Diana’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is better than Katarina’s ratio of NaN, highlighting that Diana may be more central to her team's team fighting capability than Katarina..

Diana often has a similar longest kill spree as her enemy does. On average, she takes a similar amount of damage to Katarina. This is usually reflective of different amounts of tankyness, but it can also hint that the one champ has less agility and thus is unable to flee from additional damage when poked or engaged.

Differences between Diana and Katarina

Damage Types Compared

Diana
Katarina
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Diana
Katarina

Who is Better, Diana or Katarina?

Both League champions are great champions. Both champs have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In League's current meta, Diana usually wins when facing off against Katarina, with a 52.3% win rate. Thus, Diana makes a good counter for Katarina.

While Diana does have a higher win rate than Katarina, when they face off with one another, Diana also has a much lower learning curve that makes her a less challenging character to learn. You should be be fine when picking Diana into Katarina.

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

While there isn't one best champion overall in League of Legends, in Diana vs Katarina 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 team members during late stage team fights.

Diana is an above average counter for Katarina. Focus your gameplay on keeping up your gold income and destroying objectives. If you are able to do that, you should hold your own as Diana against Katarina.

Additional Information for Diana Players

How We Calculated Our Diana vs Katarina Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Katarina as Diana, we analyzed 5,891 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 Katarina 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 truly master Diana to counter Katarina during both the lane 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 mind the build and stats displayed above, you will grow your win rate significantly and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.

Diana often picks up less CS relative to Katarina. Champions who on average don't get much CS often don't require much CS to be valuable teammates, such as support champions. These kinds of champions are capable of scaling well off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champions with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, often require many items to be effective. In either case, try to do better than the values shown here to do well.

The most crucial items to focus on in your Diana versus Katarina build include Sunfire Aegis, Rabadon's Deathcap, and Nashor's Tooth. When Diana included at least these three pieces in her build, she performed significantly better vs. Katarina than with most other commonly used counter builds. In fact, Diana had an average win rate of 52.3% when countering Katarina with this build.

To have the best probability of beating Katarina as Diana, you should take the Conqueror, Triumph, Legend: Tenacity, Last Stand, Magical Footwear, and Cosmic Insight runes from the Precision and Inspiration rune sets. Of all the runes players chose for Diana vs Katarina face-offs, this order of runes yielded the highest win rate. Notably, these runes averaged a 52.3% win rate overall.

By default, tips, stats, and builds on how to beat Katarina as Diana are presented for all skill levels, merged. If you want to narrow the statistics and builds to a distinct player tier, you can use the selection menu at the top of this page.