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

Diana vs Xerath

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

How to Beat Xerath as Diana

based on 5,953 Diana vs Xerath matchups
Win Rate
49.9 %
K/D/A
2.31
Pick Rate
3.6 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We at MOBA Champion analyze millions of recently ranked League games each week. In our dataset, Diana engaged Xerath 5953 times. With so many games with Diana vs Xerath provides us faith in our ability to provide actionable stats and a pro build to defeat your enemy. This champion pairing is fairly rare. Diana fights Xerath in only 3.6% of her games.

Diana vs Xerath Matchup Summary

Diana does a average job of countering Xerath. Normally, she wins a acceptable 49.9% of the time the champs clash against each other in. In Diana versus Xerath games, Diana’s team is 0.0% more likely to get first blood. This indicates that she most likely will get first blood versus Xerath.

Best Diana vs Xerath 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
summonerdot 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 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
E
3
W
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
16
R

Guide to Countering Xerath as Diana

Tips for Playing as Diana against Xerath

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 Xerath

Xerath's range can be intimidating, but most champions who close distance with him can trade favorably.

Banshee's Veil will make it much harder for Xerath to land Shocking Orb on you.

Xerath takes a long time to engage Rite of the Arcane. Watch for his spellcast animation and start dodging.

Diana vs Xerath Counter Stats

Diana Image
Win Rate
49.9 %
VS
Win Rate
50.1 %
Xerath Image
7.4
< Kills >
5
6.2
< Deaths >
5.1
6.9
< Assists >
9.9
1.67
< Killing Sprees >
1.16
67
< Minions Killed >
93
1.37
< Dragons Killed >
0.08
0.49
< Inhibitors >
0.4
2,623
< Physical Damage >
573
16,716
< Magic Damage >
21,158
1,227
< True Damage >
908
20,566
< Damage Dealt >
22,640
27,842
< Damage Taken >
14,942
12,601
< Gold Earned >
10,475
1.89
< Towers >
1.59
0.37
< Baron Takedowns >
0.02
6,866
< Total Healing >
1,182
14,410
< Experience >
12,459
21
< Vision Score >
36
6
< Wards Placed >
18
163
< Time Dealing CC >
179

How to Counter Xerath with Diana in LoL

The stats shown on this page feature some vital Diana against Xerath matchup statistics that may help you explain the differences and similarities between the two. As an example, Diana’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is better than Xerath’s ratio of NaN, indicating that Diana may be more central to her team's team fighting effectiveness than Xerath..

Diana usually has a slightly larger longest kill spree than her foe does. On average, she receives more damage than Xerath. This typically indicates differing health capacities; however, it can also indicate that the one champion has less agility and thus is unable to kite away from additional harm when poked or engaged.

Differences between Diana and Xerath

Damage Types Compared

Diana
Xerath
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Diana
Xerath

Who is Better, Diana or Xerath?

Both LoL champions are great champions. Both champs have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In League's current meta, Diana usually fairs equally well when taking on Xerath, with a 49.9% win rate. Therefore, Diana makes an ok counter for Xerath.

While Diana does have a lower win rate compared to Xerath, when they face off with one another, Diana also has a much lower learning curve that makes her a less difficult champion to pick up and master. You still need to be cautious when picking Diana into Xerath.

Furthermore, Diana has only a small amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Xerath. This often makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when fighting champions with a ton of burst damage.

While there is not a single best champion for every situation in League of Legends, in Diana vs Xerath matchups, Xerath is the better champ with a similar win rate, less champion complexity, and a similar amount of utility to help out your team members during teamfights.

Diana is a somewhat poor counter to Xerath. Make sure you focus your play on increasing your CS and clearing objectives. If you can do that, you should be able to stand on your own as Diana against Xerath.

Additional Information for Diana Players

How We Calculated Our Diana vs Xerath Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Xerath as Diana, we analyzed 5,953 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 Xerath 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

To truly master Diana to counter Xerath during both the early game and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to learn a few extra lessons on this matchup. If you mind the build and stats shown here, you will increase your win rate by a lot and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.

Diana often gets a similar amount of CS relative to Xerath. Champs who typically don't acquire many minion kills typically don't require much CS to be effective, such as sup champs. These kinds of champions 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 many items to be effective. In either situation, try to surpass the numbers displayed here to do well.

The most crucial items to use in your Diana versus Xerath build include Sunfire Aegis, Rabadon's Deathcap, and Nashor's Tooth. When Diana combined at least these three pieces in her build, she did much better when facing Xerath than with many other commonly used builds. In fact, Diana had an average win rate of 49.9% battling Xerath with these items in her kit.

To have the greatest probability of crushing Xerath as Diana, Diana players should use the Conqueror, Triumph, Legend: Tenacity, Last Stand, Magical Footwear, and Cosmic Insight runes from the Precision and Inspiration rune sets. Out of all the rune combinations players used for Diana vs Xerath matchups, this blending of runes resulted in the best win rate. Moreover, these runes averaged a 49.9% win rate overall.

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