Diana is sitting at about a 55% winrate and no one seems to be talking about it.
You'll also notice that assassins make up something like 7 of the top 8 most popular midlaners, with the only non-assassin being Yasuo.
Really, I think midlane has been in too strong of a trend of removing mages and adding more and more assassins:
Karthus was deleted from the lane;
Akali was reworked back into a midlane assassin but had her pre-6 weakness removed;
Qiyana was released, and has the same 1-shot burst as most assassins but now does so while hard-CC'ing you;
Ekko was buffed ~3x in a row and one-shots mages if he touches them once while being unpunishable because he ults out if he fucks up;
Pyke was released and he solokills midlane mages easily -- or E's out back to stealth for free if he fails;
Diana's only weakness (abusable pre-6) was removed so now she's another mobile matchup that bullies the mages that used to bully her;
Doran's Shield was buffed, and now many assassins start Doran's shield and their health regen actually outlasts the mana bar of immobile mages, so you can't kill them even with near-perfect accuracy -- which is disproportionately difficult given how mobile these champions are.
The most frustrating thing about this for me is that classic mages - Xerath, Vel'Koz, Anivia, Zilean, Karthus, Brand, Ziggs, etc. -- none of them are allowed to be talked about without EXCUSE ME WHAT ABOUT SYNDRA? WHAT ABOUT SYNDRA HUH??? SHE'S STRONG
In other words, Syndra is a gatekeeper on all of the classic immobile mages. Their weakness to the mobility/assassin creep isn't allowed to be talked about just because she'll be used as a go-to "nope mages are fine" example.
Lastly, you'll notice that many of the best performing assassins are AP assassins - so reddit cries for nerfs to AP items, and mages are sitting here barely clinging to viability while being told their items are going to be nerfed.976 Read the full article on Reddit