Best Diana Build Guide | Runes | Spells | Items in League of Legends

Main a hybrid ability power assassin by mastering everything about Diana. Read this complete guide that teaches her build, runes, ability order, and many more!

Best Diana Build Guide | Runes | Spells | Items in League of Legends
Best Diana Build Guide | Runes | Spells | Items in League of Legends

Diana is one of the few champions released by Riot Games that is viable in the mid lane and can also be an assassin. However, since her update, players have started using her in the jungle because of her wave clear and early game strength. Here is a complete guide that teaches how to play Diana jungle and mid lane and tackles the best Diana build, runes, spells, and items (League of Legends).

Best Diana Build

Diana has insane carry potential in the late game. She can one shot carries, and if she maximizes the possible bonus attack speed. Unlike other assassins, she is a pure ability power champion, making it harder for enemies to counter her. Playing Diana is also easy. Follow this complete guide that will greatly increase your win rate!

diana league of legends build

Best Diana Runes

Even though Diana will be dealing magic damage every single time, the best primary rune for her is conqueror. Diana is not a hard champion to master, and following these runes will make her more manageable and stronger.

Best Rune Path Precision
Inspiration
Best Keystone Conqueror
Best Slot 1 (Rune) Triumph
Biscuit Delivery
Best Slot 2 (Rune) Legend: Alacrity
Cosmic Insight
Best Slot 3 (Rune) Coup De Grace

Diana is one of the few ability power champions that use conqueror as her main rune. Still, this is the strongest rune for her because she relies on attack speed to deal massive damage.

The supporting runes will make Diana even stronger because these allow her to get more attack speed and deal more damage against low health enemies.

Best Diana Rune Shards

You can run these rune set every single time. It is best to have a single offensive shard for the additional attack speed, one flex shard for the additional ability power, and finalize it with a defensive shard to have the ability to tank more damage in all stages of the game.

Best Rune Shards Effect
Offense
+10% Attack Speed
Offense
+9 Adaptive Force
Defense
+8 Magic Resist

Best Diana Spells

Like most champions, flash is the best summoner spell for Diana because of its versatility and value. You can flash to escape dire situations, combo with abilities, and even dip in team fights to assassinate enemies.

Best Spells Icon
Flash LoL Summoner Spell: Flash
Smite

For your second spell choice, you can either use smite for Diana jungle or ignite for mid lane. Both of these summoner spells are viable, but it really depends on the lane that you are playing

Best Diana Ability Order

Like most champions, Diana gets the best out of her abilities when she focuses on leveling up one at a time. The best ability that you should level up is crescent strike because it will have a lesser cooldown and higher damage, making it possible for you to use your ultimate whenever you please.

diana abilities order league of legends

Here is the correct skill order that you should follow when playing Diana. This works for either the jungle or mid lane.

Best Diana Items

No matter the lane, whether the jungle or mid lane, Diana will greatly benefit from being a hybrid assassin. Where she builds both tanky items and damage items that will greatly strengthen her auto attacks, managing league items are sometimes challenging, but in order to help you, here are the best items that you can build for her in all stages of the game!

Best Starter Diana Items

The best starting item for Diana jungle is an hailblade paired with a refillable potion. This greatly helps with her wave clear and sustain in the jungle. On the other hand, you can go for the good old Doran's ring and a single health potion on the mid lane.

First Item Second Item Third Item
Hailblade
Refillable Potion
Oracle Lens

Best Mid Game Diana Items

Even though Diana focuses a lot on attack speed, she still deals magic damage. So out of all the hybrid ability power items, Nashor's Tooth fits her the best. Always look to finish this specific item every single game.

First Item Second Item Third Item Fourth Item Fifth Item
Nashor’s Tooth
Sorcerer’s Shoes
Refillable Potion
Control Ward
Blasting Wand

Also, finish your sorcerer's shoes as soon as you get Nashor's Tooth. Get ready to build several items that will help you in the mid game. Make sure to adjust your build path depending on who you are fighting or how well you are doing at this point.

Best Late Game Diana Items

During this point, you should be able to tank at least several damages from the enemy team. These items will maximize Diana's DPS and her survivability during team fights. Make sure to use her third attack when trying to kill any champion because this will activate her passive, granting a higher chance to kill any enemy.

First Item Second Item Third Item Fourth Item Fifth Item Sixth Item
Nashor’s Tooth
Sunfire Cape
Rabadon’s Deathcap
Demonic Embrace
Rylai’s Crystal Scepter
Sorcerer’s Shoes

Some of these items also grant ability haste, but Diana does not need ability haste that much because she relies on her auto attack to kill enemies. 

Best Champions To Pair With Diana

These champions have high win rates when paired with Diana because they can easily follow up when Diana tries to assassinate a champion. Not only that, but they can also deal AOE crowd control that will disrupt the plans of the enemy team, making it easier for Diana to dip into the fight

Champion Win Rate % Icon
Mordekaiser 63.89%
Volibear 63.79%
Swain 61.29%

Strongest Champions Against Diana

These champions are extremely strong against Diana because they will be unfazed every time Diana tries to fight them. All of them will win skirmishes 99% of the time, so it is best for a Diana player to stick with her team when going against these champions. 

Champion Win Rate % Icon
Olaf 55.9%
Reksai 54.79%
Trundle 54.29%

Weakest Champions Against Diana

Three of the champions below will have a hard time going against Diana because they can’t keep up with her damage. These three being melee champions, will likely lose every skirmish and will not outtrade her in almost all situations. 

Champion Win Rate % Icon
Pantheon 41.21%
Lee Sin 41.84%
Gragas 42.86%