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Champion Sneak Peek - Diana, the Scorn of the Moon

By NeeksNaman [2]

Not all creatures of the night are the sort that lurk in the shadows. A select few leap headlong into the fray, leaving enemies begging for sunshine. Shunned by Locket of the Iron Solari item.png the people of the sun, Diana Diana turned in isolation to the cold power of Moonsilver Blade.png the moon's glow. She Lunar Rush.png hurls herself into the heat of the fight, wielding Moonfall.png her crescent blade and unleashing Crescent Strike.png lunar energy with merciless ferocity. If you're awed by the darkness of the night, but never one to hide in the shadows, you're sure to be drawn to this knight of the moon and her relentless pursuit of vengeance.

Diana, Scorn of the Moon, Revealed

By NeeksNaman [3]

The tide of battle is turning, summoners. With ceaseless aggression, powered and protected by the lunar light, Diana Diana, Scorn of the Moon, controls and chases her enemies through the battlefield, leaving them no sunlight for solace.

Diana's high area of effect damage and defensive abilities make her an ideal jungler. Pale Cascade.png Pale Cascade creates three orbiting spheres that detonate and deal damage to any enemy that comes close, while protecting her with a shield that absorbs any incoming damage. If all three orbs are detonated, the shield effect is refreshed, allowing her to absorb even more punishment. This destructive shield, combined with a cleaving attack from her passive, Moonsilver Blade.png Moonsilver Blade, helps her deal out significant damage to multiple targets as she quickly tears through jungle camps.

Drawing power from the moon, Diana's kit revolves around her use of Crescent Strike.png Moonlight to prep her enemies for an incoming attack. The breakneck pace of Diana's gameplay and her relentless chasing potential are driven by the interplay between Crescent Strike.png Crescent Strike and her ultimate ability, Lunar Rush.png Lunar Rush. A unique curved skillshot, Crescent Strike.png Crescent Strike unleashes lunar energy in an arc, damaging any enemies in its path and simultaneously afflicting them with Crescent Strike.png Moonlight. Casting Lunar Rush.png Lunar Rush to teleport to an enemy afflicted by Crescent Strike.png Moonlight will reset the ability cooldown while consuming all active Crescent Strike.png Moonlight debuffs. Judicious use of Crescent Strike.png Moonlight combined with accurate casts of Crescent Strike.png Crescent Strike gives Diana incredible mobility and sustained damage throughout a long fight. While using Lunar Rush.png Lunar Rush only in combination with Crescent Strike.png Moonlight will give Diana the highest damage output over time, you may make a judgment call and accept the longer cooldown to either directly rush a vulnerable target or double tap a Crescent Strike.png Moonlight afflicted enemy for heavy burst damage.

Diana's kit really comes together in a team fight. After initiating with Crescent Strike.png Crescent Strike and Lunar Rush.png Lunar Rush, she can follow up with Moonfall.png Moonfall, drawing in and slowing all nearby enemies, holding them in range for Moonsilver Blade.png Moonsilver Blade and Pale Cascade.png Pale Cascade until Crescent Strike.png Crescent Strike is ready again. The added durability of her shield helps her survive heavy damage, while the mobility of a Crescent Strike.png Moonlight-enhanced Lunar Rush.png ultimate helps her pursue and assassinate high-value targets. With the complex interplay of her abilities, Diana's got the potential to control the jungle while executing quick ganks and threatening enemies in team fights.

Diana Screenshots
Abilities

Moonsilver Blade
Moonsilver Blade

Diana has increased Attack Speed. Every third strike cleaves nearby enemies for additional magic damage.


Crescent Strike
Crescent Strike

Diana swings her blade to unleash a bolt of lunar energy, afflicting enemies with Moonlight and dealing damage in an arc before exploding.


Pale Cascade
Pale Cascade

Diana creates three orbiting spheres that detonate on contact with enemies to deal damage in an area. She also gains a temporary shield that absorbs damage. This shield is refreshed if all three spheres detonate.


Moonfall
Moonfall

Diana Airborne icon draws in and Slow icon slows all nearby enemies.


Lunar Rush
Lunar Rush

Diana teleports to an enemy and deals magic damage. Lunar Rush has no cooldown when used to teleport to a target afflicted with Crescent Strike.png Moonlight.


The Creation of Diana: Art, Story and Sound

By NeeksNaman [4]

Inspiration for a champion's artistic design comes from many places: gameplay mechanics, champion personalities or a walk in the wilds, just to name a few. Sometimes new champions are even inspired by other champion stories, and so was the case with Diana Diana, Scorn of the Moon. While her artistic motif naturally pays homage to the moon, the art was further influenced by her relationship with Leona Leona and its transforming effect on her personality. The artists, animators, sound designers and creative designers envisioned Diana as a character long before they knew her as the champion we see today. A few of them came together to discuss Diana's origins and evolution through art, story and sound.

Live Diana Developer AMA on Reddit Friday

By NeeksNaman [5]

Diana Diana's development began with a heavily story-driven concept and along with her aggressive gameplay, she's now one of the most anticipated champions to join the League. To give you insight into the story of Diana's creation, three of her designers are holding a Reddit AMA this Friday, beginning at 12:00 PM Pacific Time. Join Devon 'Runaan' Giehl (Creative Design) Michael 'IronStylus' Maurino (Concept Art) and David 'Volty' Abecassis (Game Design) as they answer your most burning questions about the Scorn of the Moon, sharing the knowledge you'll need to blot out the Locket of the Iron Solari item.png sun and embrace the Moonsilver Blade.png heresy.

Inside Design: Scorn of the Moon

By NeeksNaman [6]

In our discussion about The Creation of Diana Diana, we looked at the how the Scorn of the Moon was inspired by another story within the League. This impact isn't limited to personality, art or sound. Diana's complicated tale affected her gameplay as well. Her kit reflects her tragic story and her relationships with Leona Leona, the Locket of the Iron Solari item.png Solari and the Moonsilver Blade.png moon. We spoke with a few of the Designers involved in execution of Diana's gameplay and they explained this aggressive champion's origins.

Media

Diana, Scorn of the Moon - Login Screen02:11

Diana, Scorn of the Moon - Login Screen

Lyrics [7]

Diana's Theme ('Daylight's End')

Ask not the sun why she sets
why she shrouds her light away
or why she hides her glowing gaze
when night turns crimson gold to grey.

For silent falls the guilty sun
as day to dark does turn.
One simple truth she dare not speak
Her light can only blind and burn.

No mercy for the guilty
bring down their lying sun.
Blood so silver black by night
upon their faces pale white.

Cruel moon, bring the end
The dawn will never rise again.


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