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Diana vs Sona

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Fighter Mage
Support Mage

How to Beat Sona as Diana

based on 6,850 Diana vs Sona matchups
Win Rate
50.9 %
K/D/A
2.41
Pick Rate
4.1 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We calculate our counter stats from the millions of ranked League rounds that we evaluate each and every week. This guide on how to beat Sona as Diana resulted from an evaluation of 6850 ranked rounds where both champs fought one another. This particular pairing is relatively uncommon. Diana encounters Sona in only 4.1% of her games.

Diana vs Sona Matchup Summary

Diana does a average job of beating Sona. Typically, she wins a acceptable 50.9% of games the champs battle one another in. In Diana vs Sona matches, Diana’s side is 0.0% more probable to get first blood. This indicates that she most likely will be able to get first blood versus Sona.

Best Diana vs Sona Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Doran's RingHealth Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
Blasting WandDark Seal

Core Diana Items

~22 Mins
Sunfire AegisRabadon's DeathcapNashor's Tooth

Optional Items

Demonic EmbraceVoid StaffShadowflameZhonya's Hourglass

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: TenacityCoup de Grace
Inspiration Magical FootwearCosmic Insight
AttackSpeed Adaptive Armor
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
11
R
12
W
13
W
14
E
15
E
16
R

Guide to Countering Sona as Diana

Tips for Playing as Diana against Sona

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 Sona

Spread out when you see Sona so she can't make your entire team dance.

Kill Sona first, as she will heal up her team if left alone for too long.

Diana vs Sona Counter Stats

Diana Image
Win Rate
50.9 %
VS
Win Rate
49.1 %
Sona Image
6.9
< Kills >
1.9
5.8
< Deaths >
5.3
7.1
< Assists >
13.9
1.56
< Killing Sprees >
0.37
62
< Minions Killed >
16
1.41
< Dragons Killed >
0.06
0.52
< Inhibitors >
0.58
2,624
< Physical Damage >
1,519
16,506
< Magic Damage >
6,825
1,128
< True Damage >
350
20,259
< Damage Dealt >
8,695
25,794
< Damage Taken >
16,749
12,086
< Gold Earned >
7,863
1.96
< Towers >
2.31
0.34
< Baron Takedowns >
0.01
6,484
< Total Healing >
12,580
13,691
< Experience >
10,364
20
< Vision Score >
47
5
< Wards Placed >
22
166
< Time Dealing CC >
37

How to Counter Sona with Diana in LoL

The stats shown on this page emphasize some valuable Diana versus Sona counter statistics that may help us realize the distinctions between the two. For instance, Diana’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is greater than Sona’s ratio of NaN, demonstrating that Diana may be more central to her team's team fighting capacity than Sona. This observation is largely a result of the difference in kills.

Diana typically has a much larger longest killing spree than her foe does. On average, she takes more damage than Sona. This is usually reflective of different amounts of tankyness, yet it can also hint that the champion with increased health has less mobility and thus is not able to flee from further damage when engaged or poked.

Differences between Diana and Sona

Damage Types Compared

Diana
Sona
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Diana
Sona

Who is Better, Diana or Sona?

Both League of Legends champs are great champions. Both champs have their pros and cons. In League's current meta, Diana usually fairs equally well when taking on Sona, with a 50.9% win rate. Thus, Diana makes an ok counter for Sona.

While Diana does have a higher winrate than Sona, when facing one another, Diana also has a greater difficulty level that makes her a more difficult champ to learn. You should be careful when picking Diana into Sona.

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

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

Diana is a decent counter to Sona. You will do well by focussing your play on keeping up your gold income and taking out objectives. If you are able to do that, you should be able to stand on your own as Diana against Sona.

Additional Information for Diana Players

How We Calculated Our Diana vs Sona Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Sona as Diana, we analyzed 6,850 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 Sona 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 Sona during both the laning 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 presented here, you should grow your win rate significantly and be closer to League of Legends pro players.

Diana typically accumulates much more CS relative to Sona. Champions who on average don't take much CS typically don't require much CS to be valuable teammates, such as support champions. They are able to scale properly off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champs with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, usually need several high cost items to be effective. In either situation, try to do better than the numbers displayed on this page to do well.

The best items to focus on in your Diana versus Sona build include Sunfire Aegis, Rabadon's Deathcap, and Nashor's Tooth. When Diana used at least these three items in her build, she performed significantly better against Sona than with most other commonly used counter builds. In fact, Diana had an average win rate of 50.9% when playing against Sona with these items in her kit.

To have the best chance of coming out on top against Sona as Diana, Diana players should use the Conqueror, Triumph, Legend: Tenacity, Coup de Grace, Magical Footwear, and Cosmic Insight runes from the Precision and Inspiration rune sets. Of all the runes players chose for Diana vs Sona clashes, this mixture of runes resulted in the highest win rate. In fact, these runes provided a 50.9% win rate overall.

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