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Annie Statistics for batttlejesus

Author's performance with Annie compared to the ranked average.

Value
Average
Games Played
50
4
Win %
52
44
Kills
8.8
5.7
Assists
7.5
7.4
Deaths
7.3
6.3
KA:D Ratio
2.2
2.1
Gold Earned
12.4K
10.3K
Creep Score
147.0
130.8
Average
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Summoner Spells Back to Top

4.png For that dank engage (100% needed)
14.png For the extra damage in lane (My go to spell)

6.png Ghost is not bad especially if you are against a skill shot match-up 
12.png If no one has teleport or you wanna gank bot/top

If you are low level and don't have any of these Summoner Spells go with 7.png and 6.png.
Some people like to take 3.png but I've never used it cause I prefer to burst everyone down with 14.png.


New Runes Back to Top

Masteries Back to Top

Masteries I run

These are the masteries I currently run. I only like these if I can kill my lane and snowball. This loadout of masteries is to kill my lane.


Interchangeable

Assassin and Secret Stash

With Assassin you get more kill potential in lane but, Secret Stash gives you better health potions

Savagery and Wanderer

Get Wanderer if you want to roam, Savagery if you have trouble CSing

Intelligence and Precision

Get Intelligence if you are running CDR runes

Bounty Hunter - Battle Trance - Double Edge Sword

If you think you can kill everyone on the team go Bounty Hunter. Battle Trance is better for Team fights. I probably won't go Double Edge Sword because it is too risky for my play style.

Meditation and Merciless

I prefer Meditation so I can poke more in lane due to the increased mana gen. If you want Merciless you can do more damage especially to tanks when they are lower health.

Abilities Back to Top

Q
W
Q
E
W
R
Q
W
Q
W
R
Q
W
E
E
R
E
E
Passive
Q
1
3
7
9
12
W
2
5
8
10
13
E
4
14
15
17
18
R
6
11
16

Max R>Q>W>E

Get moltenshield.png earlier if you are taking a lot of poke you may also want it later if you want to do more damage
infernalguardian.png Tibbers OP
disintegrate.png For the poke also point and click stun
incinerate.png For more damage and AoE stun
moltenshield.png To take less damage


Items Back to Top

Starting Items

    Normal Start
    Feeling Confident?
    Who needs vision anyways
    Get against Zed/Talon, or any AD assassin ASAP.
    Can the enemy Fizz one shot you? Get this.
    First back (low gold) Corrupting potion if you went refillable
    First back (high gold) Corrupting potion if you went refillable
    Situational first back, if you are losing lane or vs an ad mid
    May want to get this first back if you think you need it

Core Items

    First item choices, roa for standard start, morellonomicon for swain/vlad or if you want the cdr
    Second item, the boot represents getting your upgraded boots, ludens if you are winning lane, banshee's for a heavy ap mid, morellonomicon for cdr
    Boot options, Swifties/mobies for roaming a lot, sorcerer's for more burst, lucidity boots for cdr
    3rd item, rabadon's is good in any situation, rylai's if you want more utility, mejai's if you are doing amazing, zhonya's if you didn't get it before and you need it, liandry's if they have a lot of health
    4th item, same reasons as before but this time you might consider a void staff for the magic pen
    5th item, if you didn't get any of these get them now
    example build with 10% CDR runes, try to go for 30% cdr or 40% cdr in your build.

Situational Items

    Why are they so tanky? Oh wait with this now I can do damage.
    Is Zed and Talon bullying you? Is the enemy team murdering you constantly? Get Zhonya's for only 2900G.
    If you were forced to get null-magic mantle or the enemy team has a lot of AP go for banshee's.
    Sometimes you just need CDR. Get vs Melee Mids, especially assassins. Get first vs Vladimir and Swain
    If you're smurfing or a god.
    If they're really tanky. Get this with Rylai's.
    More one shot potential and better roams?! Shut up and take my money!
3027.png  Has an amazing passive that heals you and very good for laning and late game damage and health
3152.png  Awesome engage and active does a bunch of damage, however it got nurfed so I don't use it anymore. 
3116.png  Tibbers perma-slow and lots of health and AP
3089.png  TONS of AP and +35% AP is OP
3135.png  When the enemy team has a whole bunch of magic resist, get if there are 2 or 3 tanky people
3157.png  Super strong active and flash Tibbers engage and turn into a statue while Tibbers does the work
3009.png   When you want to roam a lot and don't need the extra damage
3158.png  When you want 10% CDR on spells and abilitys or when laning against an a melee assassin
3020.png  Super strong especially when ahead gives you more damage vs those with magic resist
3102.png  Cool passive and magic resist, I think it is super strong right now and gives CDR
3165.png  If you are against an assassin or want the CDR a bit costly tho
3285.png  If you are ahead this is a great item, gives you crazy burst and poke as well as movement speed. Can replace boots in late game
3041.png  If you are smurfing or you think you can get stacks, get this after 3027.png
3151.png  If the enemy team has 3 or more high health tanks, get this item, pair with 3116.png

Matchups Back to Top

Click on a champion below to see the author's notes on that particular matchup.

  • Ahri
    Medium
  • Akali
    Easy
  • Alistar
    Easy
  • Anivia
    Medium
  • Annie
    Hard
  • Aurelion Sol
    Medium
  • Azir
    Hard
  • Blitzcrank
    Easy
  • Brand
    Hard
  • Cassiopeia
    Medium
  • Cho'Gath
    Medium
  • Corki
    Easy
  • Diana
    Easy
  • Draven
    Easy
  • Ekko
    Medium
  • Ezreal
    Medium
  • Fiora
    Medium
  • Fizz
    Medium
  • Gangplank
    Medium
  • Gragas
    Medium
  • Heimerdinger
    Medium
  • Jarvan IV
    Medium
  • Jayce
    Medium
  • Jhin
    Easy
  • Karma
    Hard
  • Karthus
    Easy
  • Kassadin
    Easy
  • Katarina
    Easy
  • Kayle
    Easy
  • Kennen
    Medium
  • Kha'Zix
    Medium
  • LeBlanc
    Medium
  • Lissandra
    Easy
  • Lulu
    Medium
  • Lux
    Medium
  • Malzahar
    Medium
  • Mordekaiser
    Easy
  • Nidalee
    Easy
  • Orianna
    Hard
  • Pantheon
    Medium
  • Riven
    Medium
  • Ryze
    Easy
  • Sona
    Medium
  • Swain
    Medium
  • Syndra
    Hard
  • Taliyah
    Easy
  • Talon
    Medium
  • Teemo
    Easy
  • Twisted Fate
    Easy
  • Urgot
    Medium
  • Varus
    Easy
  • Veigar
    Medium
  • Vel'Koz
    Hard
  • Viktor
    Medium
  • Vladimir
    Medium
  • Xerath
    Hard
  • Yasuo
    Easy
  • Zed
    Medium
  • Ziggs
    Medium
  • Zilean
    Medium
  • Zyra
    Medium

VS

Ahri

Medium

Skill match up, you can 100-0 her at lv 6. Make sure you avoid her ahriseduce.png and count how many times she uses her ahritumble.png so you know when to all in. She has the range advantage with her ahriorbofdeception.png.

VS

Akali

Easy

Poke with AA and kill her at or before 6. At lv 6 she is super dangerous and you may want to get 3102.png.

VS

Alistar

Easy

Poke him down with AA. be careful of his lv 2 all in.

VS

Anivia

Medium

Can be hard. Dodge her flashfrost.png and burst her at 6. Get 3102.png if you are taking a lot of poke.

VS

Annie

Hard

Strongest champion right now, if possible ask for ganks if you think that she won't kill all of you. You may need a 5 man gank to kill her

VS

Aurelion Sol

Medium

Dodge her aurelionsolQ.png and make sure to stay within her aurelionsolW.png range. Can burst her at 6, make sure she doesn't roam with her aurelionsolE.png.

VS

Azir

Hard

Tough match up if the Azir is good. Farm under tower until 6, if you poke him down you can burst him. Don't fight him near his tower.

VS

Blitzcrank

Easy

Dodge the pulls and you're good. Deceptively powerful at lv 6

VS

Brand

Hard

He outranges you so try to dodge his combo and when he ults make sure to get away from other players and minions. Can burst him at 6. Make sure you get 3102.pngfirst item.

VS

Cassiopeia

Medium

As long as you play smart just farm till 6 and you can burst her. Try to predict her cassiopeiapetrifyinggaze.png and don't face her. 

VS

Cho'Gath

Medium

He probably won't kill you and you probably won't kill him. Play passive till jg comes.

VS

Corki

Easy

Once you hit 6 just burst him. He will roam if he gets his package. 

VS

Diana

Easy

Before 6 you can poke her down with AA and disintegrate.png. After 6 she can burst you and you can burst her. get 3102.png

VS

Draven

Easy

Burst him post 6 and poke a lot. Get 3191.png first item if you think you need it.

VS

Ekko

Medium

Try to get to 6 before him so you can burst him before his gets his ult. Make sure you poke when he goes for an auto. Try to save your 4.png so you can flash to him when he uses his ult to escape.

VS

Ezreal

Medium

EZ can poke you down but after 6 you can just 100-0 him. If it is AP Ezreal you can get 1033.pngif you need it.

VS

Fiora

Medium

make sure you stun with incinerate.png or infernalguardian.png so she can't fiorariposte.png. Try to bait out her fiorariposte.png if possible. get 3191.png first

VS

Fizz

Medium

Skill match up, can burst each other down at 6. Make sure you bait out her fizzjump.png. Rush 3102.png so he won't kill you. If he lands his fizzmarinerdoom.png just run unless you can burst him down before the fizz can.

VS

Gangplank

Medium

Make sure you kill the barrels and keep in mind that he has a cleanse withremovescurvy.png. Does a lot of damage with raisemorale.png. Easy to burst post 6.

VS

Gragas

Medium

Does good damage, tough to kill in lane and out ranges you. Poke with AA and disintegrate.png when he goes for CS. Careful of his sustain and his gragasexplosivecask.png. Don't try to fight him near his tower.

VS

Heimerdinger

Medium

He will just push up the lane like crazy, just farm under tower and if your jg comes to gank you, you can easily burst him down.

VS

Jarvan IV

Medium

Early game he is pretty easy you can poke him down a lot. Later on he gets a lot of damage and will be hard to burst down. If possible save your flash for his ult.

VS

Jayce

Medium

If you can dodge his poke you should be fine, he packs a lot of damage and make sure he is poked down before you all in him.

VS

Jhin

Easy

If you can dodge his poke, he has no escapes and is very squishy. When you hit 6 all in him.

VS

Karma

Hard

I put Karma as hard because she has a really strong early game and has more range then you. If you get some poke down enough so that you can get through the shield you can burst her. Get 3102.png to negate some of her damage.

VS

Karthus

Easy

Be careful of his Ult so get 3157.png to negate it, make sure you get boots early to dodge his karthuslaywastea1.png and be careful of his lv 2 all in. You should be able to burst him down at lv 6.

VS

Kassadin

Easy

Hit 6 before him and you might be able to kill him pre 6 due to his weak laneing phase. After 6 poke him down and make sure you land your stun and kill him before he can riftwalk.png away. After you get RoA get 3102.png.

VS

Katarina

Easy

Early game make sure you try not to stand next to your minions so she can't poke you easily. When she goes for a minion try to poke her. At lv 6 if she deathlotus.png you stun her with disintegrate.png so that you make sure you hit her.

VS

Kayle

Easy

Try to hit 6 before Kayle and you can burst her down before she gets her kayleR.png also try to bait her ult. Late game she out scales you so be careful at around 35 min.

VS

Kennen

Medium

If Kennen gets 3 stacks on you make sure you back off so he can't stun you. You should be able to burst him down post 6.

VS

Kha'Zix

Medium

You can kill him, he can kill you. Make sure you engage first and buy 3191.png.

VS

LeBlanc

Medium

Can be tough if the LB is good. Make sure you stun with disintegrate.png otherwise you could miss. save your incinerate.png for when her passive goes off. 

VS

Lissandra

Easy

You out range her and out burst her. Try not to stand behind minions when she uses her lissandraQ.png.

VS

Lulu

Medium

She can poke you down very easily however should not be able to kill you in lane. Be careful of ganks as Lulu is good at setting up ganks for their jungler.

VS

Lux

Medium

She out ranges you but you can easily burst her down at lv 6. She also has a comparable burst so you need to be careful. If you play the lane right you can all in her at around lv2.

VS

Malzahar

Medium

Auto attack him to get rid of his passive. Just farm in lane, he will be hard to kill. Be careful of alzaharnullzone.png these guys do so much dmg. If you are going to go kill him make sure you surprise him so he can't use alzaharnethergrasp.png.

VS

Mordekaiser

Easy

Careful of his dmg, poke him with autos and once you hit 6 you can kill him.

VS

Nidalee

Easy

Dodge her javelintoss.png and you can easily kill her post 6.

VS

Orianna

Hard

A good Orianna player will zone you like crazy. She can poke you down and have enough burst to kill you. When you are under tower on low health stay away from her ball, she can surprise you with orianadetonatecommand.png and kill you. If you aren't poked down and you surprise her before she can use her orianaredactcommand.png you can kill her easy.

VS

Pantheon

Medium

Be careful of his roams, make sure you ping mia if you think he will use his pantheon_grandskyfall_jump.png. Auto him to get rid of his passive and you can burst him down. Careful of his lv 2 all in.

VS

Riven

Medium

Can be annoying, make sure you keep your stun up as much as possible. Before you go all in try to bait her shield so you can burst her with the help of your jungler. Poking can be dangerous because of her damage if she can stun you.

VS

Ryze

Easy

He has a weak early game that you can abuse. Try to freeze the lane in the middle to deny him cs and hit lv 6 first to 100-0 him.

VS

Sona

Medium

She has very good early poke and sustain. Push her under tower until you hit 6 then you can go all in and kill her.

VS

Swain

Medium

Get 3165.png first thing to cancel out his healing. You probably can't kill him without help because of his sustain.

VS

Syndra

Hard

You will probably be forced to farm under tower until you hit level 6. Don't even try to poke her because she will out trade you. I consider this the hardest matchup for Annie, so if any of you have tips please tell me cause I almost always lose this lane. One thing I do know is rush 1033.png to soak up some of the damage.

VS

Taliyah

Easy

So far I haven't been up against a good Taliyah. Be careful of her taliyahQ.png in the beginning, just stand behind minions when laning vs her. At lv 6 you can easily burst her down and make sure that you be careful of her roams with her taliyahR.png.

VS

Talon

Medium

He has good burst at lv 6 and can be annoying at lv 3. lv 1-2 you can poke him down but post lv 3 can be dangerous. Make sure if you are going all in you bring a 2043.png to use vs his talonshadowassault.png.

VS

Teemo

Easy

Early lvs he will be weak and you can poke him. Bring 3364.png so you can see his bantamtrap.png and if he is invis. If he tries to go invis you can still hurt him with your incinerate.png and infernalguardian.png. He is very easy to burst down.

VS

Twisted Fate

Easy

Be careful of his roams and ping mia, go all in once he uses pickacard.png to cs you can get a lot of poke down. At lv 6 you can easily all in him.

VS

Urgot

Medium

I've never laned vs an Urgot before so this is pure speculation, make sure you don't stand near his tower because he will swap places with you. He out ranges you and can poke you down however you can probably kill him at lv 6.

VS

Varus

Easy

Just dodge his varusq.png and you can kill him easily at lv 6.

VS

Veigar

Medium

Try to deny him stacks and try to shut him down early. You can easily kill him early game but late game his veigarprimordialburst.png can do a lot of damage. Consider getting 3102.png early.

VS

Vel'Koz

Hard

Vel'Koz out ranges you like crazy, he has good poke and wave clear. I would get 3102.png first item and farm under tower. If he uses ult on you make sure you either run away or go in and stun him. Stunning him will cancel his ult.

VS

Viktor

Medium

Try to avoid his viktordeathray.png and make sure you don't stand in viktorgravitonfield.png for too long. I would farm under tower until I'm lv 6 and then I would all in him.

VS

Vladimir

Medium

Make sure you rush 3165.png and be careful of his empowered vladimirtransfusion.png. When he uses his vladimirtidesofblood.png stand behind minions. You probably won't be able to kill him in lane without help. 

VS

Xerath

Hard

This is a nasty matchup, he outranges you like crazy and if he lands his xerathmagechains.png will do a lot of damage. You can burst him down if you catch him off guard but more often then not you will get poked out of lane. I would rush 1033.png for a 3102.png.

VS

Yasuo

Easy

Be careful of his lv 1 and 2 all in. He will probably try to kill you with yasuoE.png. Stay away from minions as much as you can. Poke him when he tries to auto, make sure you start with an auto attack to pop his passive. When he uses his yasuoW.png you can use incinerate.png and infernalguardian.png to do damage. Everything else will get blocked.

VS

Zed

Medium

Try not to get poked too much and you will be fine make sure to rush 3157.png first item. At lv 6 he will probably try to all in you and he may be able to kill you if you are low. Make sure to stun him with disintegrate.png so you don't miss and you will be able to kill him if you get the first strike.

VS

Ziggs

Medium

Ziggs is kind of med-hard, he has good poke but it is easily dodgeable and you can burst him down lv 6. Be careful of his ziggsr.png it does a lot of damage.

VS

Zilean

Medium

He is annoying because of his ult and his bombs. Try not to get hit by them and if possible try to bait his ult to kill him. 

VS

Zyra

Medium

Zyra's plants are super dangerous and if there are a lot of plants around don't try to fight her. After she backs and there are very little zyraW.png on the ground then I would all in her.

Annie Tips Back to Top

General Tips

  • Annie is a very easy champion to play and only requires good positioning and situational awareness.
  • If you can, remember to check the mini map to see where the jungler is.
  • With the new changes the opponent can see how charged up your stun is.
  • You can CS with your disintegrate.png without using mana.
  • When you have your stun up you can zone the opponent.
  • When you have your stun up try to trade with the enemy laner.
  • Auto attacks proc thunderlords to try to trade with those too.
  • While in the fountain you can charge up your stun.
  • If the enemy is attacking infernalguardian.png use moltenshield.png.
  • Try to stun multiple people with infernalguardian.png or incinerate.png.

General tips for Mid-lane Back to Top

  • To get better you need to make sure you properly ward and buy pink wards so you don't get ganked by the enemy team.
  • You can watch streams that play Annie. Ex Annie Bot.
  • Practice Annie so you get used to her positioning.
  • Try different champions that you might face mid lane to better understand their kit and counter play.
  • If people flame you in chat don't let it get to you and just focus on playing your best.
  • Don't be afraid to ask for ganks from your jungler.
  • If a minion is about to die and your disintegrate.png won't get there in time use your incinerate.png it is almost instant.
  • Don't try to engage a teamfight as Annie unless you have 3157.png or your team will back you up.
  • Remember to ping MIA when your laner goes missing and caution the other lanes that they are roaming to.
  • If your laner roams you should follow them unless you are too far behind or too low health and need to farm.

Roaming Back to Top

How to Roam

  • To roam is to leave lane and go to another lane to usually help get a kill and snowball.
  • The first step is to slow push your lane into the enemy tower, so you don't lose too much cs.
  • Second is to communicate with your team to make sure there aren't any wards where you will go roam.
  • Third is to start walking over to the other lane.
  • Fourth is to kill all of them.

When to Roam

  • You almost always want to roam if the enemy laner is roaming however there are times when you should just take tower and CS.
  • If the enemy lane is pushed up you may consider roaming.
  • If there is a fight near you, you want to help out.
  • If your team is pushed up and can do a minion crash dive(See Below).
  • If the enemy jungler is in your jungle and you can kill them.
  • When you are ahead and think you can help the other lanes.
  • When you lost lane sometimes the only way to get back in the game is to roam for kills.

Roaming Tips

  • Use 2043.png to make sure that there are no wards where you are hiding.
  • If you plan to roam a lot you may want to consider getting 3341.png or 3364.png. These trinkets cancel wards so they don't see you.
  • Use pings to tell your team that you are coming.
  • Ask for what Summs the enemy has.
  • If the enemy has 7.png or has a lot of healing make sure you start with 14.png.
  • If you are spotted then just back or walk to your lane so you don't lose CS or exp.

Minion Crash Dive

  • This is when a lane is pushed up and there is minions under the tower.
  • Let the minions tank some of the tower before going in.
  • Make sure the tank or someone with a good escape that can de-aggro takes the tower aggro first then go ham on the enemy.
  • You can switch tower aggro if the tank is getting too low.
  • Start with 14.png then your combo.
  • The worst thing to do is go in early or not go all in and get everyone killed.
  • This is extremely hard to pull off but when done correctly you can get many kills and maybe a tower as well as drag/rift harold 

Annie Combos Back to Top

Classic Combos

Add 14.png to any of these combos

If you have 3152.png you can close the distance like 4.png 

  • Get stun up, disintegrate.png--incinerate.png--Auto, This is the classic poke and it procs thunderlords
  • Stun at 3 stacks, disintegrate.png--moltenshield.png--Auto--incinerate.png, you use disintegrate.png and while it is mid air you use your moltenshield.png this will get them stunned even at 3 stacks
  • Stun up, 4.png--infernalguardian.png--disintegrate.png--incinerate.png--Auto, you can add moltenshield.png anywhere to get the stun up again faster and take less damage
  • Stun at 3 stacks, moltenshield.png--4.png--infernalguardian.png--disintegrate.png--incinerate.png--Auto, this is to surprise your opponent

Work-In-Progress + World Domination Back to Top

  • Create Matchups Guide (done!)
  • Take over Antarctica and create a lab to study Dark Matter and Dark Energy
  • More In-depth Skill Descriptions
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About Me Back to Top

Who is this guy?

My in game name is BatttleJesus and I am currently Silver IV. This is also my first guide so it would be nice if you gave me some feedback. Also like the guide if you thought it was good, if not, don't murder me.

Oh gawd a Silver nub

Yeah... Well I don't really play ranked and, I don't always play league of Legends, but when I do, I always choose Annie. Don't believe me? (Scroll Down ↓)

Why do you like Annie?

Annie is the first champion I bought after I watched a video about easy champions for beginners. After that I almost solely played Annie till about level 25. I like Annie because she is very strong in the early game and it's fun to one-shot people.Screenshot (2).jpg


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6/3/16
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Added Matchup (not in-depth)
Title change

6/5/16
41k Views
Added more in the Masteries portion
Changed the Masteries slightly
Changed Items description to be more accurate
Added Roaming Portion

6/7/16
43.9k views
Added Matchups till Gragas

6/16/16
52k views
Matchups till Lulu

6/17/16
54k views
The rest of the Matchups

7/9/16
87k views
Redid item guide

7/12/16
92.5k views
Added Other Guides section

11/9/16
313.2k views
Changed Mastery Guide a little

11/27/16
347.2k views
Updated the items a bit

12/23/16
395k views
Added ghost to the summoner spells
Changed Item Build 

5/3/17
628.4k views
Updated items for patch 7.9
Updated About me
Updated Roaming
Updated General Tips For Mid-Lane
Updated Annie Tips
Updated Matchups
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