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

Diana vs Swain

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

How to Beat Swain as Diana

based on 8,454 Diana vs Swain matchups
Win Rate
49.2 %
K/D/A
2.38
Pick Rate
5.1 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We get our matchup statistics from the millions of recently rated League rounds that we analyze each week. This guide on how to beat Swain as Diana came out of an examination of 8454 ranked rounds where both champs opposed each other. This champ pairing is relatively uncommon. Diana is forced to battle against Swain in only 5.1% of her games.

Diana vs Swain Matchup Summary

Unfortunately, Diana does a dismal job of beating Swain. Typically, she wins a acceptable 49.2% of games the champs face off with each other in. In Diana versus Swain games, Diana’s team is 0.1% less expected to obtain first blood, implying that she most likely won't get first blood versus Swain.

Best Diana vs Swain Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
EmberknifeRefillable Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
Blasting WandDark Seal

Core Diana Items

~22 Mins
Sunfire AegisRabadon's DeathcapNashor's Tooth

Optional Items

Demonic EmbraceShadowflameThornmailZhonya'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: 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
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R

Guide to Countering Swain as Diana

Tips for Playing as Diana against Swain

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 Swain

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.

Diana vs Swain Counter Stats

Diana Image
Win Rate
49.2 %
VS
Win Rate
50.8 %
Swain Image
7.4
< Kills >
5.2
6.3
< Deaths >
6.1
7.6
< Assists >
10.7
1.67
< Killing Sprees >
1.19
63
< Minions Killed >
101
1.29
< Dragons Killed >
0.1
0.48
< Inhibitors >
0.43
2,839
< Physical Damage >
1,419
18,308
< Magic Damage >
18,628
1,248
< True Damage >
910
22,396
< Damage Dealt >
20,958
27,100
< Damage Taken >
27,765
12,334
< Gold Earned >
10,159
1.83
< Towers >
1.79
0.33
< Baron Takedowns >
0.03
6,610
< Total Healing >
8,358
13,910
< Experience >
12,362
20
< Vision Score >
29
5
< Wards Placed >
13
161
< Time Dealing CC >
311

How to Counter Swain with Diana in LoL

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.

Differences between Diana and Swain

Damage Types Compared

Diana
Swain
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Diana
Swain

Who is Better, Diana or Swain?

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.

Additional Information for Diana Players

How We Calculated Our Diana vs Swain Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Swain as Diana, we analyzed 8,454 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 Swain 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 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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