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

Diana vs Nocturne

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

How to Beat Nocturne as Diana

based on 3,700 Diana vs Nocturne matchups
Win Rate
52.4 %
K/D/A
2.36
Pick Rate
2.2 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We produce our counter stats from the millions of rated League matches that we get from Riot Games each and every week. Our guide on how to beat Nocturne as Diana came out of an examination of 3700 ranked games where both champions clashed against each other. This particular champ matchup is relatively rare. Diana is forced to battle against Nocturne in only 2.2% of her games.

Diana vs Nocturne Matchup Summary

Diana does a good job of beating Nocturne. Normally, she wins a fantastic 52.4% of the time the champions fight one another in. In Diana versus Nocturne games, Diana’s team is 0.0% more expected to gain first blood. This indicates that she probably will be able to get first blood against Nocturne.

Best Diana vs Nocturne Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Doran's RingHealth Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
Blasting WandRecurve Bow

Core Diana Items

~22 Mins
Sunfire AegisRabadon's DeathcapNashor's Tooth

Optional Items

ThornmailDemonic 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
W
3
E
4
Q
5
Q
6
R
7
Q
8
W
9
Q
10
W
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R
12
W
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W
14
E
15
E
16
R

Guide to Countering Nocturne as Diana

Tips for Playing as Diana against Nocturne

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 Nocturne

Nocturne's Unspeakable Horror is broken with range, so try to save your movement abilities for when he casts it.

Stay close to your allies when Paranoia is cast - there is strength in numbers!

Diana vs Nocturne Counter Stats

Diana Image
Win Rate
52.4 %
VS
Win Rate
47.6 %
Nocturne Image
7.5
< Kills >
7.7
6.4
< Deaths >
6.1
7.6
< Assists >
8
1.71
< Killing Sprees >
1.78
66
< Minions Killed >
42
1.37
< Dragons Killed >
1.38
0.52
< Inhibitors >
0.4
2,750
< Physical Damage >
15,509
17,231
< Magic Damage >
1,399
1,284
< True Damage >
1,187
21,266
< Damage Dealt >
18,096
27,309
< Damage Taken >
31,134
12,616
< Gold Earned >
12,106
1.99
< Towers >
1.51
0.35
< Baron Takedowns >
0.26
6,610
< Total Healing >
10,874
14,369
< Experience >
13,671
21
< Vision Score >
20
5
< Wards Placed >
6
163
< Time Dealing CC >
566

How to Counter Nocturne with Diana in LoL

The stat comparisons shown on this page highlight several valuable Diana versus Nocturne matchup statistics that can help you grasp the differences and similarities between this pair of champions. As an example, Diana’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is greater than Nocturne’s ratio of NaN, showing that Diana may be more central to her team's team fighting capacity than Nocturne..

Diana typically has a similar longest killing spree as her enemy does. Commonly, she takes less damage than Nocturne. This often reflects differing health capacities; however, it can also hint that the one champion has less agility and thus is not able to flee from further harm when engaged or poked.

Differences between Diana and Nocturne

Damage Types Compared

Diana
Nocturne
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Diana
Nocturne

Who is Better, Diana or Nocturne?

Both League of Legends champs are great. Both have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In League's current meta, Diana usually wins when taking on Nocturne, with a 52.4% win rate. Thus, Diana makes a good counter for Nocturne.

While Diana does have a higher win rate than Nocturne, when on opposite teams, Diana also has a greater level of difficulty that makes her a more difficult character to develop with. You should be be fine when picking Diana into Nocturne.

Additionally, Diana has only a small amount of utility and CC, a similar amount to Nocturne. This makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when facing champions with a ton of burst damage.

While there is not one best champion overall in League of Legends, in Diana vs Nocturne matchups, Diana is the better champ with a noticably higher win rate, similar champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your team members during late stage team fights.

Diana is a good counter for Nocturne. You will do well by focussing your actions on keeping up your gold and cs and taking out objectives. If you can do that, you should do very well as Diana against Nocturne.

Additional Information for Diana Players

How We Calculated Our Diana vs Nocturne Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Nocturne as Diana, we analyzed 3,700 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 Nocturne 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 Nocturne 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 suggestions displayed here, you will grow your win rate by a lot and be closer to League of Legends pro players.

Diana usually accumulates more CS compared to Nocturne. Champs who typically don't acquire many minion kills usualy don't need much CS to be valuable teammates, such as support champions. These kinds of champions are able to scale properly off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champions with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, often have to have a lot of items to be effective. In either case, try to do better than the values reported here to do well.

The most crucial items to have in your Diana versus Nocturne build include Sunfire Aegis, Rabadon's Deathcap, and Nashor's Tooth. When Diana combined at least these three items in her build, she performed much better when fighting Nocturne than with most other commonly used builds. In fact, Diana boasted an average win rate of 52.4% when countering Nocturne with this build.

To have the best chance of crushing Nocturne as Diana, you should equip the Conqueror, Triumph, Legend: Tenacity, Last Stand, Magical Footwear, and Cosmic Insight runes from the Precision and Inspiration rune sets. Out of all the rune builds players picked for Diana vs Nocturne clashes, this order of runes yielded the highest win rate. Moreover, these runes averaged a 52.4% win rate overall.

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