Use Moonfall and Lunar Rush to stay on targets and activate Moonsilver Blade for extra damage.
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.
Xin Zhao relies heavily on his Three Talon Strikes for damage and cooldown resets, so preventing him from finishing his combo will have a dramatic effect.
Xin Zhao is a powerful initiator with both his charge and ultimate dealing damage to all units around him. Try having your team stay spread out until he's used his ultimate.
The stats shown on this page highlight some critical Diana versus Xin Zhao matchup stats that may help us understand the differences between the pair. Diana’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is better than Xin Zhao’s ratio of NaN, indicating that Diana may be more central to her team's team fighting capacity than Xin Zhao..
Diana normally has a similar longest kill spree as her enemy does. Typically, she takes less damage than Xin Zhao. This often reflects differing health capacities, yet it can also illustrate that the one champion has less mobility and thus is not able to kite away from further damage when engaged or poked.
Both League champions are great champions. Both champs have their pros and cons. In the game's current meta, Diana usually loses when trying to fight Xin Zhao, with a 47.6% win rate. As a result, Diana makes a bad counter for Xin Zhao.
While Diana does have a lower winrate compared to Xin Zhao, when on opposite teams, Diana also has a greater level of difficulty that makes her a more complex champ to pick up and master. You should expect to face a difficult match when picking Diana into Xin Zhao.
Additionally, Diana has only a small amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Xin Zhao. This often makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when trying to counter champions with a ton of burst damage.
While there is not a single best champion overall in League of Legends, in Diana vs Xin Zhao matchups, Xin Zhao is the better champion with a lower win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your team members during late stage team fights.
Diana is a garbage counter for Xin Zhao. Make sure you focus your strategy on maximizing your CS and clearing objectives. If you do that, you should be able to stand on your own as Diana against Xin Zhao.
If you would like to truly master Diana in order to counter Xin Zhao during both the laning and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to pick up a few extra lessons on this matchup. If you listen to the build and tips presented here, you should increase your win rate significantly and be closer to League of Legends pro players.
Diana typically gets a similar amount of CS as Xin Zhao. Champs who on average don't get many minion kills often don't need much CS to be effective, such as supports. They are capable of scaling well off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champions with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, usually have to have a lot of items to be effective. In either situation, try to do better than the values displayed here to do well.
The top items to prioritize in your Diana versus Xin Zhao build include Hextech Rocketbelt, Rabadon's Deathcap, and Nashor's Tooth. When Diana bought at least these three items in her build, she did much better when fighting Xin Zhao than with most other commonly used builds. In fact, Diana boasted an average winrate of 47.6% when countering Xin Zhao with this build.
To have the greatest chance of beating Xin Zhao as Diana, you should equip the Electrocute, Sudden Impact, Eyeball Collection, Treasure Hunter, Manaflow Band, and Scorch runes from the Domination and Sorcery rune sets. Out of all the rune combinations players used for Diana vs Xin Zhao LoL games, this combination of runes yielded the greatest win rate. In fact, these runes provided a 47.6% winrate overall.
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