Antenna effect is an important issue that critically impacts the reliability and yield of integrated circuits. The dynamic-programming-based (DP-based) layer assignment method has been adopted to minimize antenna violation by enumerating all possible solutions and pruning inferior solutions. However, the complexities of modern circuits have significantly increased, likely causing the DP-based method to consume much more runtime and memory space. In this paper, we propose a skillful method to effectively Diminish Antenna effect in Layer Assignment Stage (DALAS). Unlike previous work that needs to search for separator locations and thus requires exploring much more solution space, DALAS does not need to search for separator locations and can deal with local and global antenna effects while trying to keep total via count and total overflow minimal. Experiment results show that DALAS is the first work to expel all antenna violations with similar via count to that produced by previous works  for the benchmarks in ISPD'08 Global Routing Contest.