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Diana vs Maokai

How to Beat Maokai as Diana in LoL Maokai is in the s tier of champions
Fighter Mage
Tank Mage

How to Beat Maokai as Diana

based on 1,792 Diana vs Maokai matchups
Win Rate
53.4 %
K/D/A
2.49
Pick Rate
1.1 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We produce our counter statistics from the millions of rated League games that we evaluate every week. Our guide on how to beat Maokai as Diana resulted from an evaluation of 1792 ranked games where both champions clashed against one another. This particular counter matchup is relatively rare. Diana fights Maokai in only 1.1% of her games.

Diana vs Maokai Matchup Summary

Diana does a good job of countering Maokai. Normally, she wins a terrific 53.4% of games the champs clash against one another in. In Diana against Maokai rounds, Diana’s side is 0.0% more expected to get first blood, implying that she probably will get first blood against Maokai.

Best Diana vs Maokai Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
HailbladeRefillable Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
Blasting WandRecurve Bow

Core Diana Items

~22 Mins
Sunfire AegisThornmailNashor's Tooth

Optional Items

Rabadon's DeathcapDemonic EmbraceZhonya's HourglassShadowflame

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: 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
W
3
E
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 Maokai as Diana

Tips for Playing as Diana against Maokai

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 Maokai

The cooldown on Maokai's self healing is heavily gated on how many time you hit him with spells. Careful about wasting abilities on him.

Maokai will avoid taking damage while he's using Twisted Advance, so don't waste your spells.

Saplings will chase the first enemy that gets too close, but detonate after a few seconds or if they collide with other enemies. Be especially careful around brush sapling, as they are much more dangerous.

Diana vs Maokai Counter Stats

Diana Image
Win Rate
53.4 %
VS
Win Rate
46.6 %
Maokai Image
7.4
< Kills >
2.6
6.1
< Deaths >
6.2
7.8
< Assists >
11.1
1.69
< Killing Sprees >
0.5
65
< Minions Killed >
47
1.34
< Dragons Killed >
0.1
0.51
< Inhibitors >
0.37
2,810
< Physical Damage >
1,317
17,710
< Magic Damage >
13,365
1,254
< True Damage >
849
21,775
< Damage Dealt >
15,532
27,457
< Damage Taken >
24,310
12,507
< Gold Earned >
8,404
1.91
< Towers >
1.16
0.35
< Baron Takedowns >
0.02
6,829
< Total Healing >
6,067
14,210
< Experience >
10,909
21
< Vision Score >
39
6
< Wards Placed >
17
165
< Time Dealing CC >
380

How to Counter Maokai with Diana in LoL

The stat comparisons shown on this page feature some important Diana against Maokai counter statistics that may help you interpret the differences and similarities between the two. As an example, Diana’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is more than Maokai’s KDA ratio of NaN, highlighting that Diana may be more central to her team's team fighting capability than Maokai. This observation is largely caused by the difference in kills.

Diana often has a much larger longest kill spree than her opponent does. Typically, she takes more damage than Maokai. This commonly reflects different amounts of tankyness; however, it can also indicate that the champ with more health has less agility and thus is not able to escape additional harm when poked or engaged.

Differences between Diana and Maokai

Damage Types Compared

Diana
Maokai
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Diana
Maokai

Who is Better, Diana or Maokai?

Both League of Legends champions are great champions. Both champs have their pros and cons. In League's current meta, Diana usually wins when facing off against Maokai, with a 53.4% win rate. Thus, Diana makes a great counter for Maokai.

While Diana does have a higher win rate than Maokai, when on opposite teams, Diana also has a greater learning curve that makes her a more complex champ to learn and master. You should be be fine when picking Diana into Maokai.

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

While there is not a single best champion for every situation in League of Legends, in Diana vs Maokai 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 to Maokai. 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 Maokai.

Additional Information for Diana Players

How We Calculated Our Diana vs Maokai Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Maokai as Diana, we analyzed 1,792 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 Maokai 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 in order to counter Maokai during both the lane and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to learn a few extra tips and tricks for this matchup. If you pay attention to the build and suggestions shown here, you should increase your win rate by a lot and be closer to League of Legends pro players.

Diana typically gets a similar amount of CS relative to Maokai. Champions who on average don't get many minion kills typically don't have to have much CS to be valuable teammates, such as supports. They are able to scale well off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champs with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, often need many items to be effective. In either situation, try to exceed the values reported on this page to do well.

The ideal items to prioritize in your Diana versus Maokai build include Sunfire Aegis, Thornmail, and Nashor's Tooth. When Diana bought at least these three items in her build, she did much better versus Maokai than with most other typical item sets. In fact, Diana boasted an average winrate of 53.4% when playing against Maokai with this counter build.

To have the greatest probability of annihilating Maokai as Diana, Diana players should equip the Conqueror, Triumph, Legend: Tenacity, Last Stand, Magical Footwear, and Cosmic Insight runes from the Precision and Inspiration rune sets. Of all the rune builds players used for Diana vs Maokai counterpicks, this combo of runes yielded the greatest win rate. Moreover, these runes gave a 53.4% win rate overall.

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