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

Swain vs Diana

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

How to Beat Diana as Swain

based on 9,347 Swain vs Diana matchups
Win Rate
52 %
K/D/A
2.53
Pick Rate
4.9 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

At MOBA Champion, we analyze millions of recently ranked League of Legends games every week. Within our data, Swain engaged Diana in 9347 matches. With so many games with Swain versus Diana provides us faith in our capacity to produce useful data and a recommended build to annihilate your enemy. This particular champ pairing is relatively uncommon. Swain fights Diana in only 4.9% of his games.

Swain vs Diana Matchup Summary

Swain does a good job of countering Diana. Typically, he wins a whopping 52.0% of the time the champions face one another in. In Swain vs Diana rounds, Swain’s team is 0.1% more probable to gain first blood, implying that he most likely will get first blood against Diana.

Best Swain vs Diana Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Health PotionSpellthief's Edge

Early Items

~5 Mins
BootsLost Chapter

Core Swain Items

~22 Mins
Liandry's AnguishSpirit VisageZhonya's Hourglass

Optional Items

Rabadon's DeathcapSeraph's EmbraceFrozen HeartAbyssal Mask

Summoner Spells

summonerflash summoner spell D
summonerhaste summoner spell F

Skill Order

First skill for Swain to level up q
>
Second ability for Swain to level up e
>
Last skill for Swain to max out w

Runes

Precision Conqueror Presence of MindLegend: TenacityLast Stand
Resolve ConditioningRevitalize
Adaptive Force Adaptive Force Health Scaling
Swain's passive ability p
Swain q ability q
Swain w ability w
Swain e ability e
Swain's ultimate ability r
1
E
2
Q
3
W
4
Q
5
Q
6
R
7
Q
8
E
9
Q
10
E
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R
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E
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E
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W
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W
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R

Guide to Countering Diana as Swain

Tips for Playing as Swain against Diana

While laning, try to use Death's Hand's piercing damage to damage opponents from a safe distance.

Vision of Empire is quite difficult to land on its own, look for skirmishes around the map where enemies may be distracted or crowd controlled so you can land it more easily.

Demonic Ascension may make Swain very hard to kill but he's pretty easy to get away from. Try building items that can slow opponents to keep them in range if their mobility is overwhelming.

If you're having trouble rooting an enemy with Nevermove, try throwing it at opponents when they are near their minions so the explosion surprises them.

Advice to Win Against Diana

Pale Cascade orbs only last a few seconds. Avoid Diana and engage her after the shield dissipates.

Diana can play very aggressively if she uses Lunar Rush without Moonlight, but you can punish her by slowing or stunning her when she has no way to get back into position.

Dodge Crescent Strike, or move to safety if you are affected by Moonlight.

Swain vs Diana Counter Stats

Swain Image
Win Rate
52 %
VS
Win Rate
48 %
Diana Image
5.1
< Kills >
7.6
6.4
< Deaths >
6.5
11.1
< Assists >
7
1.15
< Killing Sprees >
1.72
78
< Minions Killed >
79
0.08
< Dragons Killed >
1.02
0.43
< Inhibitors >
0.44
1,526
< Physical Damage >
2,803
17,750
< Magic Damage >
18,985
1,004
< True Damage >
1,340
20,281
< Damage Dealt >
23,129
29,343
< Damage Taken >
26,642
9,871
< Gold Earned >
12,169
1.77
< Towers >
1.71
0.02
< Baron Takedowns >
0.27
9,172
< Total Healing >
2,260
12,226
< Experience >
14,003
33
< Vision Score >
20
15
< Wards Placed >
6
330
< Time Dealing CC >
147

How to Counter Diana with Swain in LoL

The stat comparisons shown here underscore some critical Swain against Diana matchup statistics that can help us grasp the differences between the two. As an example, Swain’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is more than Diana’s ratio of NaN, showing that Swain may be more central to his team's team fighting capability than Diana. This observation is in large part fueled by the differences in assists.

Swain typically has a slightly smaller longest killing spree than his counter does. On average, he takes a similar amount of damage to Diana. This commonly reflects differing health capacities, but it can also hint that the one champion has less mobility and thus is unable to flee from additional harm when engaged or poked.

Differences between Swain and Diana

Damage Types Compared

Swain
Diana
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Swain
Diana

Who is Better, Swain or Diana?

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

While Swain does have a higher win rate compared to Diana, when on opposite teams, Swain also has a much greater level of difficulty that makes him a more difficult character to learn and master. You should be careful when picking Swain into Dianaas his relative depth means you may not be able to reach his full potential without a significant amount of practice beforehand.

Moreover, Swain has some amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Diana. This often makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when fighting champions with a lot of burst damage.

While there isn't a single best champion overall in League of Legends, in Swain vs Diana matchups, Swain is the better champ with a higher win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your team members during team fights.

Swain is a decent counter to Diana. Focus your gameplay on keeping up your gold income and taking out objectives. If you are able to do that, you should be able to stand on your own as Swain against Diana.

Additional Information for Swain Players

How We Calculated Our Swain vs Diana Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Diana as Swain, we analyzed 9,347 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 Diana as Swain 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 learn all of the intricacies of Swain in order to counter Diana during both the lane and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to learn a few extra tricks and insights into this matchup. If you pay attention to the build and suggestions shown here, you will increase your win rate significantly and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.

Swain on average gets a similar amount of CS relative to Diana. Champions who on average don't acquire many minion kills usualy don't require much CS to be valuable teammates, such as support champions. These kinds of champions are capable of scaling properly off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champs with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, often have to have many items to be effective. In either case, try to do better than the numbers reported on this page to do well.

The best items to have in your Swain versus Diana build include Liandry's Anguish, Spirit Visage, and Zhonya's Hourglass. When Swain bought at least these three pieces in his build, he performed much better versus Diana than with many other commonly used item sets. In fact, Swain boasted an average winrate of 52.0% when countering Diana with these items in his kit.

To have the greatest likelihood of coming out on top against Diana as Swain, Swain players should take the Conqueror, Presence of Mind, Legend: Tenacity, Last Stand, Conditioning, and Revitalize runes from the Precision and Resolve rune sets. Out of all the rune builds we have analyed for Swain vs Diana clashes, this set of runes yielded the highest win rate. Notably, these runes averaged a 52.0% win rate overall.

By default, tips, stats, and builds on how to beat Diana as Swain are shown for all ranked divisions. If you would like to narrow the statistics and builds to a particular player tier, you may use the selection menu earlier in the counter matchup guide.