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.
Ziggs' ultimate, Mega Inferno Bomb, deals more damage in the center of the explosion.
Don't step on Ziggs' mines! They'll slow you and make it much easier for him to hit you with his other abiltiies.
Many of Ziggs' abilities have long cooldowns. Try catching him just after he's used his abilities.
The stats provided here highlight some vital Diana vs. Ziggs matchup statistics that can help you understand the differences and similarities between this set of champs. As an example, Diana’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is more than Ziggs’s KDA ratio of NaN, highlighting that Diana may be more central to her team's team fighting capacity than Ziggs..
Diana usually has a slightly larger longest killing spree than her opponent does. On average, she receives more damage than Ziggs. This typically indicates different amounts of tankyness, but it can also indicate that the one champion has less mobility and thus is not able to flee from additional damage when engaged or poked.
Both League of Legends champs are great champions. Both champs have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In the game's current meta, Diana usually wins when trying to fight Ziggs, with a 51.4% win rate. Thus, Diana makes a good counter for Ziggs.
While Diana does have a higher win rate than Ziggs, when facing one another, Diana also has a greater level of difficulty that makes her a more difficult champion to learn. You still need to be cautious when picking Diana into Ziggs.
Additionally, Diana also has only a small amount of utility and CC, a similar amount to Ziggs. This often makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when facing champions with a lot of burst damage.
While there isn't one best champion overall in League of Legends, in Diana vs Ziggs matchups, Diana is the better champion with a higher win rate, similar champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allies during team fights.
Diana is a decent counter to Ziggs. You will do well by focussing your strategy on maximizing your gold income and destroying objectives. If you do that, you should do very well as Diana against Ziggs.
If you would like to truly master Diana to counter Ziggs 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 pay attention to the build and tips shown here, you should increase your win rate significantly and be closer to League of Legends pro players.
Diana on average gets less CS compared to Ziggs. Champs who on average don't acquire much CS often don't require much CS to be effective, such as supports. They are able to scale well off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champs with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, usually need a lot of items to be effective. In either case, try to exceed the numbers displayed here to do well.
The most important items to prioritize in your Diana versus Ziggs build include Sunfire Aegis, Rabadon's Deathcap, and Nashor's Tooth. When Diana bought at least these three items in her build, she did significantly better when fighting Ziggs than with many other typical counter builds. In fact, Diana had an average win rate of 51.4% when playing against Ziggs with this build.
To have the highest probability of defeating Ziggs as Diana, you should take the Conqueror, Triumph, Legend: Alacrity, Coup de Grace, Magical Footwear, and Cosmic Insight runes from the Precision and Inspiration rune sets. Out of all the rune combinations players used for Diana vs Ziggs counter picks, this set of runes yielded the highest win rate. Moreover, these runes gave a 51.4% win rate overall.
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