Landing Crescent Strike is critically important, but don't be afraid to miss. The cooldown is short and the mana cost is low.
Consider when to cast Lunar Rush without Moonlight and when to wait for another Crescent Strike.
Use Moonfall and Lunar Rush to stay on targets and activate Moonsilver Blade for extra damage.
Stand away from your creeps in a lane to take less collateral damage from Explosive Charge.
If you see Tristana activate Rapid Fire in a fight, stun her and try to back off until the spell dissipates.
The stats provided here highlight some critical Diana versus Tristana matchup stats that may help us interpret the differences and similarities between the two. Diana’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is greater than Tristana’s KDA ratio of NaN, indicating that Diana may be more central to her team's team fighting effectiveness than Tristana..
Diana usually has a similar longest kill spree as her counter does. Commonly, she receives more damage than Tristana. This commonly reflects differing health capacities, but it can also illustrate that the one champ has less mobility and thus is unable to escape further harm when poked or engaged.
Both League champs are great. Both champs have their pros and cons. In League's current meta, Diana usually fairs equally well when trying to fight Tristana, with a 49.8% win rate. As a result, Diana makes an ok counter for Tristana.
While Diana does have a lower winrate compared to Tristana, when they face off with one another, Diana also has a greater difficulty level that makes her a more complex champion to learn. You still need to be cautious when picking Diana into Tristana.
Moreover, Diana also has almost no amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Tristana. This often makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when trying to counter champions with a lot of burst damage.
While there is not a single best champion for every situation in League of Legends, in Diana vs Tristana matchups, Tristana is the better champ with a similar win rate, similar champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your team members during teamfights.
Diana is a somewhat poor counter for Tristana. You will do well by focussing your play on maximizing your gold income and destroying objectives. If you are able to do that, you should hold your own as Diana against Tristana.
To learn all of the intricacies of Diana to counter Tristana during both the lane and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to learn a few extra lessons on this matchup. If you pay attention to the build and tips presented here, you should increase your win rate by a lot and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.
Diana most often accumulates less CS as Tristana. Champs who on average don't take much CS often don't require much CS to be effective, such as support champions. These kinds of champions are capable of scaling well off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champions with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, typically have to have many items to be effective. In either situation, try to surpass the values reported here to do well.
The best items to focus on in your Diana versus Tristana build consist of Hextech Rocketbelt, Rabadon's Deathcap, and Shadowflame. When Diana incorporated at least these three pieces in her build, she did significantly better when facing Tristana than with most other commonly used item sets. In fact, Diana had an average win rate of 49.8% when countering Tristana with these items in her kit.
To have the highest likelihood of beating Tristana as Diana, you should take the Electrocute, Sudden Impact, Eyeball Collection, Treasure Hunter, Shield Bash, and Bone Plating runes from the Domination and Resolve rune sets. Of all the runes players picked for Diana vs Tristana counters, this mixture of runes yielded the greatest win rate. Notably, these runes averaged a 49.8% winrate overall.
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