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

Diana vs Nidalee

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

How to Beat Nidalee as Diana

based on 1,926 Diana vs Nidalee matchups
Win Rate
56.1 %
K/D/A
2.47
Pick Rate
1.2 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

At MOBA Champion, we evaluate millions of recently ranked LoL rounds each and every week. Within our dataset, Diana faced off against Nidalee in 1926 rounds. Having so many games with Diana vs Nidalee gives us a lot of faith in our capability to produce informative statistics and a pro build to destroy Nidalee. This particular matchup is somewhat rare. Diana has to counter Nidalee in only 1.2% of her matches.

Diana vs Nidalee Matchup Summary

Diana does a great job of beating Nidalee. On average, she wins a whopping 56.1% of games the champs oppose each other in. In Diana against Nidalee games, Diana’s side is 0.1% less expected to get first blood, implying that she most likely won't be able to get first blood versus Nidalee.

Best Diana vs Nidalee Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
EmberknifeRefillable Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
Blasting WandAmplifying Tome

Core Diana Items

~22 Mins
Sunfire AegisZhonya's HourglassDemonic Embrace

Optional Items

Rabadon's DeathcapShadowflameNashor's Tooth

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: AlacrityCoup de Grace
Inspiration Magical FootwearCosmic Insight
AttackSpeed Adaptive MagicRes
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
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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 Nidalee as Diana

Tips for Playing as Diana against Nidalee

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 Nidalee

Nidalee's Javelin Toss deals more damage the farther she is. If she is far away, it's imperative to dodge it.

Nidalee's Hunt debuff is only applied with Javelin Toss and Bushwhack. Avoiding being hit by these abilities will impair her ability to deal follow-up damage.

Nidalee's Takedown deals extreme damage to Hunted targets, but she has to get close to use it. Save your crowd control or defensive abilities for when she goes in for the kill.

Diana vs Nidalee Counter Stats

Diana Image
Win Rate
56.1 %
VS
Win Rate
43.9 %
Nidalee Image
7.4
< Kills >
6.9
5.8
< Deaths >
5.6
6.9
< Assists >
7.5
1.65
< Killing Sprees >
1.53
67
< Minions Killed >
41
1.36
< Dragons Killed >
0.98
0.55
< Inhibitors >
0.42
2,662
< Physical Damage >
1,257
16,992
< Magic Damage >
16,305
1,082
< True Damage >
753
20,737
< Damage Dealt >
18,315
25,818
< Damage Taken >
28,359
12,298
< Gold Earned >
11,188
2.02
< Towers >
1.63
0.34
< Baron Takedowns >
0.2
6,433
< Total Healing >
11,961
13,928
< Experience >
12,615
20
< Vision Score >
23
5
< Wards Placed >
6
157
< Time Dealing CC >
106

How to Counter Nidalee with Diana in LoL

The stat comparisons provided here emphasize some influential Diana against Nidalee counter stats that can help us grasp the distinctions between this set of champs. For instance, Diana’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is greater than Nidalee’s ratio of NaN, showing that Diana may be more central to her team's team fighting capacity than Nidalee..

Diana often has a similar longest kill spree as her enemy does. Commonly, she receives a similar amount of damage to Nidalee. This is usually reflective of differing health capacities, but it can also show that the one champ has less mobility and thus is unable to escape further damage when poked or engaged.

Differences between Diana and Nidalee

Damage Types Compared

Diana
Nidalee
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Diana
Nidalee

Who is Better, Diana or Nidalee?

Both LoL champions are great. Both champs have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In the game's current meta, Diana usually wins when playing against Nidalee, with a 56.1% win rate. Therefore, Diana makes a fantastic counter for Nidalee.

While Diana does have a much higher winrate than Nidalee, when on opposite teams, Diana also has a much lower difficulty level that makes her a less time consuming champion to develop with. You don't need to be too worried when picking Diana into Nidalee.

Furthermore, Diana has only a small amount of utility and CC, a similar amount to Nidalee. This often 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 for every situation in League of Legends, in Diana vs Nidalee matchups, Diana is the better champion with a noticably higher win rate, less champion complexity, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allies during teamfights.

Diana is a great counter for Nidalee. Make sure you focus your strategy on increasing your gold income and taking out objectives. If you are able to do that, you should do very well as Diana against Nidalee.

Additional Information for Diana Players

How We Calculated Our Diana vs Nidalee Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Nidalee as Diana, we analyzed 1,926 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 Nidalee 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 Nidalee during both the lane and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to gather a few extra tricks and insights into this matchup. If you pay attention to the build and stats displayed here, you should increase your win rate significantly and be closer to League of Legends pro players.

Diana most often accumulates more CS compared to Nidalee. Champions who on average don't earn many minion kills typically don't require much CS to be valuable teammates, such as supports. They are able to scale properly off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champions with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, usually have to have a lot of items to be effective. In either case, try to do better than the numbers shown here to do well.

The best items to use in your Diana versus Nidalee build include Sunfire Aegis, Zhonya's Hourglass, and Demonic Embrace. When Diana used at least these three items in her build, she performed significantly better vs Nidalee than with most other typical counter builds. In fact, Diana boasted an average win rate of 56.1% when playing against Nidalee with this counter build.

To have the greatest probability of crushing Nidalee as Diana, you should use the Conqueror, Triumph, Legend: Alacrity, Coup de Grace, Magical Footwear, and Cosmic Insight runes from the Precision and Inspiration rune sets. Out of all the rune builds players chose for Diana vs Nidalee face-offs, this blending of runes resulted in the highest win rate. In fact, these runes provided a 56.1% winrate overall.

By default, tips, statistics, and builds on how to beat Nidalee as Diana are presented for all skill levels combined. If you want to scope the stats and builds to a specific division, you can use the selection menu earlier in the counter matchup guide.