You can send the Maiden down a lane alone, be careful though, as she represents a large portion of your combat power.
You do not need to cast Awakening to regain the ability to cast Last Rites.
The Maiden will attempt to assist you in a fight, so choose your targets well.
Dodge Crescent Strike, or move to safety if you are affected by Moonlight.
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.
Pale Cascade orbs only last a few seconds. Avoid Diana and engage her after the shield dissipates.
The stat comparisons provided here feature several strategic Yorick vs. Diana matchup statistics that may help us realize the distinctions between the two. For instance, Yorick’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is greater than Diana’s ratio of NaN, showing that Yorick may be more central to his team's team fighting effectiveness than Diana..
Yorick often has a slightly smaller longest killing spree than his counter does. Commonly, he takes a similar amount of damage to Diana. This typically indicates differing health capacities, but it can also show that the champ with increased health has less agility and thus is not able to escape further harm when poked or engaged.
Both League champions are great. Both champs have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In League's current meta, Yorick usually loses when playing against Diana, with a 48.3% win rate. Therefore, Yorick makes a poor counter to Diana.
While Yorick does have a lower win rate than Diana, when they face off with one another, Yorick also has a greater difficulty level that makes him a more time consuming character to learn and master. You still need to be cautious when picking Yorick into Diana.
Furthermore, Yorick also has almost no amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Diana. This often makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when facing champions with a ton of burst damage.
While there isn't one best champion overall in League of Legends, in Yorick vs Diana matchups, Diana is the better champ with a lower win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allies during late stage team fights.
Yorick is a somewhat poor counter for Diana. You will do well by focussing your strategy on increasing your CS and clearing objectives. If you can do that, you should do very well as Yorick against Diana.
To truly master Yorick to counter Diana during both the laning and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to pick up a few extra tips and tricks for this matchup. If you pay attention to the build and tips shown here, you should increase your win rate by a lot and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.
Yorick on average gets more CS as Diana. Champs who typically don't earn much CS often don't require much CS to be valuable teammates, such as support champions. These kinds of champions are able to scale properly off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champions with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, often require a lot of items to be effective. In either situation, try to exceed the values reported here to do well.
The most crucial items to have in your Yorick versus Diana build include Divine Sunderer, Hullbreaker, and Titanic Hydra. When Yorick incorporated at least these three pieces in his build, he performed a lot better against Diana than with many other typical builds. In fact, Yorick had an average win rate of 48.3% when playing against Diana with these items in his kit.
To have the best likelihood of coming out on top against Diana as Yorick, you should use the Grasp of the Undying, Demolish, Second Wind, Overgrowth, Presence of Mind, and Legend: Bloodline runes from the Resolve and Precision rune sets. Of all the runes that we analyzed for Yorick vs Diana counterpicks, this combination of runes resulted in the best win rate. In fact, these runes gave a 48.3% winrate overall.
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