Use Moonfall and Lunar Rush to stay on targets and activate Moonsilver Blade for extra damage.
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.
Nidalee's Javelin Toss deals more damage the farther she is. If she is far away, it's imperative to dodge it.
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.
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.
The stat comparisons shown on this page feature several influential Diana against Nidalee counter stats that can help us grasp the differences and similarities between the pair. For instance, Diana’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is more than Nidalee’s ratio of NaN, demonstrating that Diana may be more central to her team's team fighting capability than Nidalee..
Diana normally has a similar longest kill spree as her enemy does. Typically, she receives less damage than Nidalee. This is usually reflective of differing health capacities, but it can also show that the champion with increased HP has less mobility and thus is unable to flee from further damage when poked or engaged.
Both LoL champs are great. Both have their pros and cons. In League's current meta, Diana usually wins when taking on Nidalee, with a 56.8% 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 learning curve that makes her a less complex character to learn and master. You should be be fine when picking Diana into Nidalee.
Additionally, Diana has almost no amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Nidalee. This often makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when facing champions with a lot of burst damage.
While there isn't a single best champion overall in League of Legends, in Diana vs Nidalee 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 allies during team fights.
Diana is a great counter to Nidalee. Make sure you focus your actions on maximizing your gold and cs and destroying objectives. If you do that, you should do very well as Diana against Nidalee.
If you would like to learn all of the intricacies of Diana to counter Nidalee during both the laning and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to pick up a few extra tricks and insights into this matchup. If you pay attention to the build and suggestions shown above, you will grow your win rate significantly and be closer to League of Legends pro players.
Diana on average racks up more CS relative to Nidalee. Champs who on average don't earn many minion kills often don't have to have much CS to be valuable teammates, such as supports. These kinds of champions are capable of scaling properly off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champs with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, usually need several high cost items to be effective. In either case, try to exceed the numbers reported on this page to do well.
The most important items to focus on in your Diana versus Nidalee build consist of Hextech Rocketbelt, Zhonya's Hourglass, and Shadowflame. When Diana used at least these three items in her build, she did a lot better when facing Nidalee than with many other typical builds. In fact, Diana had an average win rate of 56.8% battling Nidalee with this counter build.
To have the best likelihood of vanquishing Nidalee as Diana, Diana players should use the Electrocute, Sudden Impact, Eyeball Collection, Treasure Hunter, Manaflow Band, and Scorch runes from the Domination and Sorcery rune sets. Of all the rune combinations that we analyzed for Diana vs Nidalee face-offs, this blending of runes resulted in the highest win rate. Moreover, these runes provided a 56.8% winrate overall.
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