TL;DR Guide for Diona

A guide by 2Board_on reddit who has given permission for us to post this - you can find the original guide on reddit here.

It is intended to be a brief overview of the strengths/weaknesses of the character, with the authors own opinions on the best currently available gear to pair with the character.

Overview & Passive

PSA #1:

A Support is like eating a hotdog with no condiments. Yeah, it'll still taste pretty good, but why eat a pretty good hotdog when you can eat a bomb ass hotdog instead?

PSA #2:

Both Diona's abilities scale off ATK. While her shield and healing do scale off HP, it's fairly low and not worth the investment. Literally everything about this character is a cat lovers wet dream


Passive

Complimentary Bar Food

When a Perfect Cooking is achieved on a dish with restorative effects, there is a 12% chance to obtain double the product.

E - Icy Paws

Diona shoots out cryo cat paws that home in on enemies. Grants a cryo shield on hit. STAYS WHEN YOU SWAP CHARACTERS. Number of paws hit = longer the shield lasts. Applies cryo to self for a tiny bit when shield forms.

IMPORTANT TIP: THESE CAT PAWS ARE DUMB AND WILL JUST ALL HIT THE SAME TARGET HALF THE TIME. EXTREMELY DEPENDS ON YOUR POSITION.


Cat's Tail Secret Menu

Characters shielded by Icy Paws have their Movement SPD increased by 10% and their Stamina Consumption decreased by 10%.

Shield makes you zoom zoom and stamina drains less (works with dash).

Icy Paws - Lvl. 8 Example Stats

Icy Paw DMG 67.1% per paw
Base Shield DMG Absorption 11.5% max hp+1299
Duration 2.4s per claw
Press CD 6.0s
Hold CD 15.0s

Q - Signature Mix

Diona kicks a cocktail shaker at her enemies. Does AoE cryo damage on hit and puts down a cryo field. Enemies in cryo field take cryo damage over time. Characters in the field heal.


Drunkards' Farce

Opponents who enter the AoE of Signature Mix have 10% decreased ATK for 15s.

Enemies do less damage when in the cryo field,

Signature Mix - Lvl. 4 Example Stats

Skill DMG 128%
Continuous Field DMG 84.2%
HP Regeneration Over Time 8.54% map hp+962
Duration 12.0s
CD 20.0s
Energy Cost 80

Weapons

WEAPON 1 (Recommended for rush hour service): Sacrificial Bow

How do I get it D: ?: It's time to roll boys (gacha)

Has base Energy Recharge scaling and makes Diona's E A LOT more forgiving.

PSA #3:

YOU CAN RUN ANY OF THE DAMAGE ORIENTED BOWS AS WELL. Sacrificial Bow makes holding E much more forgiving and helps to extend the shield duration. Favonius Warbow is a strong contender, and does better than Sacrificial Bow if your goal is to turn Diona into an energy orb slot machine.


WEAPON 2 (Recommended for that hangover early in the morning): Prototype Crescent

How do I get it D: ?: Forge (Prototype  x1, Crystal Chunk x50, White Iron Chunk x50)

Has base ATK scaling and weapon skill feels nice to open up with Diona.

Slingshot is also an incredibly easy placeholder weapon as well. If you don't have either, by all honesty, Recurve Bow is also a solid option early as it's 1) free to get in chests and 2) it provides HP scaling to make the shield and heal stronger.

ARTIFACTS

ARTIFACT 1 (Recommended for a drink on the rocks): Noblesse Oblige + Maiden Beloved (2 pieces each)

How do I get it D: ?: Noblesse Oblige at Clear Pool and Mountain Cavern Domain (AR 35 locked, 20 Resin per run). Maiden Beloved at Valley of Remembrance Domain (AR 30 locked, 20 Resin per run)

Noblesse Oblige - Makes Q do more damage (both explosion and tick).

Maiden Beloved - Makes Q healing much stronger.

Feel free to also run two 18% ATK+ sets, or 4-set Noblesse as it turns her into an ATK buff mule (sort of like a weak cryo version of Bennett Q). You can also take 2-set Retracing Bolide and 2-set Maiden to make the shield stronger too.


ARTIFACT 2 (Recommended for early brain freeze): The Exile

How do I get it D: ?: Any World Boss (40 Resin per run), or go steal some chests.

Ever see a cat poop out energy? You want to?

Summary

Main stats: HP% Sands / HP% Goblet / Healing Bonus% Circlet

Substats: CRIT% > CRIT DMG > ATK/Elemental Mastery > HP%/HP