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.
Swain's passive is very potent if you are immobilized. Make sure to be extra careful around enemies who have immobilizing effects.
High mobility counters all of Swain's basic abilities: Death's Hand does more damage the closer he is, Vision of Empire has a very long delay and Nevermove must start returning back to him to be dangerous.
Buying an item with Grievous Wounds will make Swain much easier to kill during his Demonic Ascension.
The stats shown here underscore some influential Diana vs. Swain matchup statistics that may help us realize the differences and similarities between the two. Diana’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is greater than Swain’s ratio of NaN, indicating that Diana may be more central to her team's team fighting capability than Swain..
Diana usually has a slightly larger longest kill spree than her foe does. Commonly, she takes a similar amount of damage to Swain. This often reflects differing health capacities; however, it can also imply that the champion with more HP has less agility and thus is not able to kite away from additional harm when poked or engaged.
Both League of Legends champs are great champions. Both champs have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In the game's current meta, Diana usually fairs equally well when taking on Swain, with a 49.2% win rate. As a result, Diana makes an ok counter for Swain.
While Diana does have a lower win rate than Swain, when they face off with one another, Diana also has a much lower level of difficulty that makes her a less challenging champion to learn. You should be careful when picking Diana into Swain.
Furthermore, Diana also has almost no amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Swain. This often makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when facing 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 Swain matchups, Swain is the better champ with a similar win rate, less champion complexity, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allies during team fights.
Diana is a somewhat poor counter to Swain. Make sure you focus your play on maximizing your CS and taking out objectives. If you do that, you should do very well as Diana against Swain.
If you would like to learn all of the intricacies of Diana in order to counter Swain during both the lane and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to gather a few extra tips and tricks for this matchup. If you pay attention to the build and tips displayed above, you should grow your win rate by a lot and be closer to League of Legends pro players.
Diana on average accumulates less CS as Swain. Champions who on average don't earn much CS often don't need much CS to be valuable teammates, such as sup champs. They are capable of scaling well off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champions with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, typically need many items to be effective. In either case, try to do better than the values displayed on this page to do well.
The top items to use in your Diana versus Swain build include Sunfire Aegis, Rabadon's Deathcap, and Nashor's Tooth. When Diana combined at least these three pieces in her build, she did a lot better countering Swain than with most other common builds. In fact, Diana boasted an average win rate of 49.2% battling Swain with this build.
To have the greatest chance of annihilating Swain as Diana, you should take the Conqueror, Triumph, Legend: Tenacity, Last Stand, Magical Footwear, and Cosmic Insight runes from the Precision and Inspiration rune sets. Out of all the runes that we analyzed for Diana vs Swain counters, this mixture of runes resulted in the greatest win rate. Notably, these runes averaged a 49.2% winrate overall.
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