Diana's target may flash out of the AoE as it is a slightly delayed AoE effect.
Like similar effects, such as Double Strike and Headshot, there is a visible counter. Each of the three attacks in the cycle has a distinct animation and her blade will glow when the empowered attack is ready.
The area of effect is centered on Diana - not her target.
Active:Dianashields herself for up to 5 seconds and creates three spheres that orbit her for the duration, detonating upon contact with an enemy and dealing magic damage to all nearby enemies upon detonation.