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

Diana vs Zilean

How to Beat Zilean as Diana in LoL Zilean is in the s tier of champions
Fighter Mage
Support Mage

How to Beat Zilean as Diana

based on 3,915 Diana vs Zilean matchups
Win Rate
51.7 %
K/D/A
2.33
Pick Rate
2.4 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

At MOBA Champion, we evaluate millions of recently ranked LoL matches each and every week. In our database, Diana faced off against Zilean 3915 times. Including so many matchups for Diana versus Zilean gives us confidence in our ability to prepare enlightening statistics and a pro build to wreck Zilean. This particular champion pairing is somewhat rare. Diana has to counter Zilean in only 2.4% of her rounds.

Diana vs Zilean Matchup Summary

Diana has done a decent job of beating Zilean. Normally, she wins a acceptable 51.7% of the time the champions face off with each other in. In Diana vs Zilean games, Diana’s side is 0.1% more likely to earn first blood, implying that she most likely will be able to get first blood versus Zilean.

Best Diana vs Zilean Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
EmberknifeRefillable Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
Blasting WandDark Seal

Core Diana Items

~22 Mins
Sunfire AegisNashor's ToothShadowflame

Optional Items

Rabadon's DeathcapDemonic EmbraceZhonya's HourglassMorellonomicon

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
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Q
2
W
3
E
4
Q
5
Q
6
R
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Q
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W
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Q
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W
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R
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W
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W
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E
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R

Guide to Countering Zilean as Diana

Tips for Playing as Diana against Zilean

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 Zilean

Zilean is fragile if a team focuses on him, but otherwise he's very difficult to kill. Commit to killing him as a team.

If you're able to match Zilean's speed, it can sometimes be beneficial to wait until his ultimate has faded before landing the killing blow.

Diana vs Zilean Counter Stats

Diana Image
Win Rate
51.7 %
VS
Win Rate
48.3 %
Zilean Image
6.8
< Kills >
2.2
5.8
< Deaths >
4.6
6.7
< Assists >
12.5
1.54
< Killing Sprees >
0.45
64
< Minions Killed >
55
1.41
< Dragons Killed >
0.04
0.5
< Inhibitors >
0.49
2,663
< Physical Damage >
986
17,060
< Magic Damage >
9,062
1,224
< True Damage >
531
20,948
< Damage Dealt >
10,579
26,360
< Damage Taken >
16,995
12,188
< Gold Earned >
8,312
1.91
< Towers >
1.81
0.34
< Baron Takedowns >
0.01
6,635
< Total Healing >
6,038
13,976
< Experience >
11,748
21
< Vision Score >
42
5
< Wards Placed >
19
164
< Time Dealing CC >
170

How to Counter Zilean with Diana in LoL

The stat comparisons provided here feature some important Diana vs. Zilean counter statistics that can help us realize the differences and similarities between the pair. Diana’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is more than Zilean’s ratio of NaN, indicating that Diana may be more central to her team's team fighting capacity than Zilean. This observation is in large part a result of the difference in kills.

Diana normally has a much larger longest killing spree than her counter does. Commonly, she takes more damage than Zilean. This typically indicates differing health capacities, yet it can also indicate that the champion with more health has less mobility and thus is not able to kite away from additional damage when engaged or poked.

Differences between Diana and Zilean

Damage Types Compared

Diana
Zilean
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Diana
Zilean

Who is Better, Diana or Zilean?

Both League champs are great. Both have their pros and cons. In the game's current meta, Diana usually wins when taking on Zilean, with a 51.7% win rate. Thus, Diana makes a good counter for Zilean.

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

Additionally, Diana also has almost no amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Zilean. This makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when facing champions with a lot of burst damage.

While there isn't a single best champion overall in League of Legends, in Diana vs Zilean 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 teamfights.

Diana is a decent counter for Zilean. Make sure you focus your play on increasing your gold income and taking out objectives. If you can do that, you should be able to stand on your own as Diana against Zilean.

Additional Information for Diana Players

How We Calculated Our Diana vs Zilean Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Zilean as Diana, we analyzed 3,915 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 Zilean 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 learn all of the intricacies of Diana in order to counter Zilean during both the early game and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to gather a few extra tips and tricks for this matchup. If you mind the build and suggestions displayed here, you will grow your win rate significantly and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.

Diana often picks up a similar amount of CS as Zilean. Champs who on average don't acquire many minion kills typically don't require much CS to be valuable teammates, such as sup champs. These kinds of champions are able to scale properly off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champions with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, typically need a lot of items to be effective. In either situation, try to exceed the numbers displayed on this page to do well.

The top items to have in your Diana versus Zilean build consist of Sunfire Aegis, Nashor's Tooth, and Shadowflame. When Diana bought at least these three items in her build, she did much better when fighting Zilean than with most other common item sets. In fact, Diana boasted an average winrate of 51.7% when playing against Zilean with these items in her kit.

To have the best chance of vanquishing Zilean as Diana, you should equip the Conqueror, Triumph, Legend: Tenacity, Last Stand, Magical Footwear, and Cosmic Insight runes from the Precision and Inspiration rune sets. Of all the rune combinations we have analyed for Diana vs Zilean clashes, this sequence of runes yielded the best win rate. In fact, these runes provided a 51.7% win rate overall.

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