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Diana vs Leona

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Fighter Mage
Tank Support

How to Beat Leona as Diana

based on 4,305 Diana vs Leona matchups
Win Rate
52.6 %
K/D/A
2.47
Pick Rate
2.6 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We generate our matchup statistics from the millions of ranked LoL games that we analyze each week. This guide on how to beat Leona as Diana resulted from an evaluation of 4305 ranked games where both champs faced off against each other. This particular champ matchup is fairly rare. Diana fights Leona in only 2.6% of her games.

Diana vs Leona Matchup Summary

Diana does a good job of beating Leona. Normally, she wins a terrific 52.6% of games the champions face each other in. In Diana versus Leona matches, Diana’s side is 0.1% less probable to obtain first blood, indicating that she most likely won't be able to get first blood versus Leona.

Best Diana vs Leona Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
EmberknifeRefillable Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
Blasting WandDark Seal

Core Diana Items

~22 Mins
Sunfire AegisRabadon's DeathcapNashor's Tooth

Optional Items

Demonic EmbraceShadowflameZhonya's HourglassMorellonomicon

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: 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 Leona as Diana

Tips for Playing as Diana against Leona

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 Leona

When Leona activates Eclipse, you have three seconds to get away from her before she deals damage.

Only foes in the center of Solar Flare get stunned, so you can often avoid this if you're quick.

Diana vs Leona Counter Stats

Diana Image
Win Rate
52.6 %
VS
Win Rate
47.4 %
Leona Image
7.2
< Kills >
1.9
6.2
< Deaths >
6.1
8.1
< Assists >
13.1
1.63
< Killing Sprees >
0.32
64
< Minions Killed >
36
1.33
< Dragons Killed >
0.04
0.51
< Inhibitors >
0.39
2,581
< Physical Damage >
2,335
16,805
< Magic Damage >
3,913
1,236
< True Damage >
746
20,624
< Damage Dealt >
6,994
26,470
< Damage Taken >
21,150
12,342
< Gold Earned >
7,756
2
< Towers >
1.42
0.34
< Baron Takedowns >
0.01
6,374
< Total Healing >
1,922
13,933
< Experience >
10,380
20
< Vision Score >
46
5
< Wards Placed >
21
162
< Time Dealing CC >
110

How to Counter Leona with Diana in LoL

The stats shown on this page clarify several vital Diana against Leona counter statistics that can help you interpret the distinctions between this set of champions. As an example, Diana’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is more than Leona’s KDA ratio of NaN, showing that Diana may be more central to her team's team fighting capability than Leona. This observation is largely fueled by the difference in kills.

Diana typically has a much larger longest kill spree than her foe does. Commonly, she receives more damage than Leona. This commonly reflects different amounts of tankyness, but it can also hint that the one champ has less agility and thus is not able to flee from further harm when poked or engaged.

Differences between Diana and Leona

Damage Types Compared

Diana
Leona
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Diana
Leona

Who is Better, Diana or Leona?

Both League of Legends champs are great champions. Both champs have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In the game's current meta, Diana usually wins when taking on Leona, with a 52.6% win rate. As a result, Diana makes a good counter for Leona.

While Diana does have a higher winrate than Leona, when facing one another, Diana also has a greater level of difficulty that makes her a more time consuming character to develop with. You should be be fine when picking Diana into Leona.

Additionally, Diana has only a small amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Leona. This makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when fighting champions with a lot of burst damage.

While there isn't a single best champion in League of Legends, in Diana vs Leona matchups, Diana is the better champion with a noticably higher win rate, similar champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your team members during team fights.

Diana is an above average counter for Leona. Make sure you focus your tactics on increasing your CS and destroying objectives. If you can do that, you should be able to stand on your own as Diana against Leona.

Additional Information for Diana Players

How We Calculated Our Diana vs Leona Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Leona as Diana, we analyzed 4,305 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 Leona 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 Leona during both the early game and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to gather a few extra lessons on this matchup. If you mind the build and tips presented here, you will grow your win rate significantly and be closer to League of Legends pro players.

Diana typically picks up more CS relative to Leona. Champions who typically don't acquire much CS usualy don't require much CS to be effective, such as support champions. These kinds of champions are able to scale well off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champs with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, usually need several high cost items to be effective. In either situation, try to exceed the values shown on this page to do well.

The top items to prioritize in your Diana versus Leona build consist of Sunfire Aegis, Rabadon's Deathcap, and Nashor's Tooth. When Diana bought at least these three pieces in her build, she performed significantly better versus Leona than with many other common counter builds. In fact, Diana had an average winrate of 52.6% when countering Leona with these items in her kit.

To have the highest chance of annihilating Leona 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 picked for Diana vs Leona matchups, this blending of runes resulted in the best win rate. Notably, these runes averaged a 52.6% winrate overall.

By default, tips, stats, and builds on how to beat Leona as Diana are given for every ranked division. If you want to narrow the statistics and builds to an individual rank, you can use the selection menu located earlier on the page.