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Diana vs Zed

How to Beat Zed as Diana in LoL Zed is in the a tier of champions
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How to Beat Zed as Diana

based on 5,753 Diana vs Zed matchups
Win Rate
52 %
K/D/A
2.38
Pick Rate
3.5 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

At MOBA Champion, we evaluate millions of recently ranked League games each week. In our data, Diana did battle with Zed 5753 times. Having so many games with Diana versus Zed gives us faith in our ability to prepare useful stats and a pro build to wreck Zed. This counter pairing is relatively rare. Diana is forced to battle against Zed in only 3.5% of her games.

Diana vs Zed Matchup Summary

Diana does a good job of beating Zed. Normally, she wins a fantastic 52.0% of the time the champions face one another in. In Diana versus Zed matches, Diana’s side is 0.0% more expected to earn first blood. This implies that she most likely will be able to get first blood versus Zed.

Best Diana vs Zed Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Doran's RingHealth Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
Recurve BowDark Seal

Core Diana Items

~22 Mins
Sunfire AegisNashor's ToothShadowflame

Optional Items

Rabadon's DeathcapDemonic EmbraceZhonya's HourglassThornmail

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 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
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
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E
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E
16
R

Guide to Countering Zed as Diana

Tips for Playing as Diana against Zed

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 Zed

Zed's Shadow Slash can only slow you if his shadow hits you with it.

Zed receives bonus effect from Attack Damage items he purchases, so Armor is super effective against him.

After Zed uses his Living Shadow, he is at his most vulnerable as his damage, slow, and mobility are both dependent upon it.

Diana vs Zed Counter Stats

Diana Image
Win Rate
52 %
VS
Win Rate
48 %
Zed Image
7.3
< Kills >
8.1
6.1
< Deaths >
5.8
7.2
< Assists >
5.9
1.67
< Killing Sprees >
1.83
69
< Minions Killed >
144
1.31
< Dragons Killed >
0.3
0.51
< Inhibitors >
0.37
2,756
< Physical Damage >
19,386
16,928
< Magic Damage >
1,077
1,205
< True Damage >
1,276
20,889
< Damage Dealt >
21,740
26,844
< Damage Taken >
22,208
12,466
< Gold Earned >
11,985
1.96
< Towers >
1.55
0.35
< Baron Takedowns >
0.05
6,455
< Total Healing >
3,464
14,206
< Experience >
13,965
21
< Vision Score >
18
6
< Wards Placed >
7
161
< Time Dealing CC >
155

How to Counter Zed with Diana in LoL

The stat comparisons shown on this page show several critical Diana against Zed matchup stats that may help us realize the differences and similarities between the two. Diana’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is greater than Zed’s KDA ratio of NaN, indicating that Diana may be more central to her team's team fighting capability than Zed..

Diana usually has a similar longest kill spree as her enemy does. Typically, she takes more damage than Zed. This is usually reflective of different amounts of tankyness; however, it can also show that the champion with increased HP has less agility and thus is not able to escape further damage when engaged or poked.

Differences between Diana and Zed

Damage Types Compared

Diana
Zed
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Diana
Zed

Who is Better, Diana or Zed?

Both League champions are great. Both champs have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In the game's current meta, Diana usually wins when taking on Zed, with a 52.0% win rate. As a result, Diana makes a good counter to Zed.

While Diana does have a higher winrate compared to Zed, when they face off with one another, Diana also has a lower learning curve that makes her a less time consuming character to learn. You should be careful when picking Diana into Zed.

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

While there is not one best champion in League of Legends, in Diana vs Zed matchups, Diana is the better champion with a higher win rate, less champion complexity, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allies during team fights.

Diana is a decent counter to Zed. Focus your play on keeping up your CS and clearing objectives. If you can do that, you should hold your own as Diana against Zed.

Additional Information for Diana Players

How We Calculated Our Diana vs Zed Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Zed as Diana, we analyzed 5,753 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 Zed 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 truly master Diana in order to counter Zed during both the early game 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 listen to the build and stats displayed here, you will grow your win rate by a lot and be closer to League of Legends pro players.

Diana on average accumulates less CS relative to Zed. Champions who on average don't acquire much CS typically don't have to have much CS to be valuable teammates, such as supports. They are capable of scaling properly off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champs with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, typically require several high cost items to be effective. In either case, try to do better than the values displayed here to do well.

The top items to have in your Diana versus Zed build consist of Sunfire Aegis, Nashor's Tooth, and Shadowflame. When Diana included at least these three items in her build, she performed significantly better when fighting Zed than with most other typical item sets. In fact, Diana boasted an average win rate of 52.0% when playing against Zed with these items in her kit.

To have the greatest likelihood of vanquishing Zed 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 sets we have analyed for Diana vs Zed counters, this composite of runes resulted in the highest win rate. Moreover, these runes gave a 52.0% win rate overall.

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