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.
You can step on Poppy's shield to deny it from her.
Poppy can stop nearby enemies from dashing with Steadfast Presence.
When Poppy starts to spin her hammer, she is charging Keeper's Verdict.
The stat comparisons provided here show some vital Diana against Poppy matchup stats that can help us explain the distinctions between the two. Diana’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is more than Poppy’s KDA ratio of NaN, demonstrating that Diana may be more central to her team's team fighting capability than Poppy..
Diana normally has a slightly larger longest killing spree than her foe does. Typically, she takes a similar amount of damage to Poppy. This is usually reflective of different amounts of tankyness, but it can also illustrate that the one champ has less agility and thus is unable to kite away from further damage when engaged or poked.
Both League champions are great. Both have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In League's current meta, Diana usually wins when playing against Poppy, with a 52.6% win rate. As a result, Diana makes a good counter for Poppy.
While Diana does have a higher winrate compared to Poppy, when facing one another, Diana also has a lower level of difficulty that makes her a less challenging character to pick up and master. You should be be fine when picking Diana into Poppy.
Additionally, Diana also has almost no amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Poppy. This often makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when trying to counter champions with a ton of burst damage.
While there is not one best champion overall in League of Legends, in Diana vs Poppy 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 team members during team fights.
Diana is an above average counter to Poppy. Make sure you focus your play on maximizing your CS and clearing objectives. If you are able to do that, you should hold your own as Diana against Poppy.
If you would like to learn all of the intricacies of Diana in order to counter Poppy during both the lane and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to gather a few extra lessons on this matchup. If you mind the build and stats displayed above, you will increase your win rate by a lot and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.
Diana most often racks up a similar amount of CS compared to Poppy. Champs who on average don't acquire many minion kills usualy don't require much CS to be effective, such as support champions. These kinds of champions are able to scale properly off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champs with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, often have to have many items to be effective. In either case, try to surpass the values shown on this page to do well.
The most crucial items to use in your Diana versus Poppy build include Sunfire Aegis, Rabadon's Deathcap, and Nashor's Tooth. When Diana included at least these three items in her build, she performed a lot better vs Poppy than with many other common item sets. In fact, Diana had an average winrate of 52.6% battling Poppy with these items in her kit.
To have the greatest chance of beating Poppy as Diana, you should use 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 chose for Diana vs Poppy matchups, this combo of runes resulted in the best win rate. Moreover, these runes gave a 52.6% winrate overall.
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