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Annie Statistics for dive into mist

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

Value
Average
Games Played
1,119
3
Win %
53
44
Kills
6.4
5.9
Assists
8.3
7.4
Deaths
5.3
6.7
KA:D Ratio
2.8
2.0
Gold Earned
11.9K
10.5K
Creep Score
166.1
131.1
Average
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Summoner Spells Back to Top

4.png Flash

Always in your inventory - doesn't matter if you are up against champions or caster minions (creep block op!!).



14.png Ignite

It's good summoner spell so you could keep pressure in lane you stand for. Targets like Azir 268.png, Brand 63.png, Lux 99.png are pretty squishy which lets you fire 'em up and burst down with that Annie's 1.png combo. Don't forget to ignite in early if you see that champion like Vladimir 8.png, Swain 50.png have a well sustain so that ignite would be efficient for entire 5 seconds.




12.png Teleport

Usually teleport pick  is good instead of ignite for easier counter ganks, faster roams. It takes 4,5 secs to cast which is risky to pick (*Everyone GTFO Annie is TP'ing to us!!*). Sometimes it is better to have ignite if there is mobile spell shielding champions (Sivir 15.png and Morgana 25.png). Plus if you already know that you can't kill that champion and you wanna farm as much as possible (Cho'Gath 31.png or Olaf 2.png is so annoying) the TP is best choice because you lose kill potential anyways.




11.png Smite

New strategy - now you take Spell Book Summoner%20Specialist.png?width=32 and go with summs Smite 11.png and Teleport 12.png. Ward in opponents jungle and if you are able, take big raptor. Clear few lanes, try trading. After you got enough gold, recall, change Smite 11.png to Flash 4.png and use Teleport 12.png to get to your lane. Next time you come back (around 16th min you should get one more shard) get Teleport 12.png changed to Ignite 14.png or Exhaust 3.png depending on what your team need for mid-late game. This is risky but efficient as you deny opponents experience in early levels as you will have reduced summs cooldowns.




7.png Heal

If you are with hook support, and your team - full ad, go Annie APC on bot side. Easy, no one expects and heal will give you couple moments to survive Karma's 43.png  ignite. (Please don't use heal as it would be ignite, holy crap, don't do my mistakes..) STILL WORKS.




6.png Ghost

This summoner is very good if you are willing to roam top or bot a lot for a kill or double. No, it is not a troll summoner for Annie. Ghost helps you out by catching immobile opponents, lets you roam, engage or escape from various situations.

New Runes Back to Top

SORCERY

Arcane%20Comet.png?width=64 This is primary. Secondary would be Electrocute.png?width=64for extra damage.
The%20Ultimate%20Hat.png?width=32 Good for cooldowns - after you cant your ultimate at least 5 times it will be reduced by 15% or Nullifying%20Orb.png?width=32 Defensive rune that works like hexdrinker. Best versus 7.png Leblanc and 142.png Zoe. Especially when flat MR (Magic Resist) is gone.
Celerity.png?width=32 Has the movement speed that some of us used to use. It is not 6 % but it is still good because gives 4% MvM (movement speed) and 8% of adaptive damage (Ap in this case) witch is from your movement speed.
Gathering%20Storm.png?width=32 Scaling damage is best. Don't ask just watch it.
DOMINATION
Taste%20of%20Blood.png?width=32 Good for sustain in lane as it restores some health while fighting or cheap%20shot1.png?width=32 is good if you gonna build early slowing abilities having items like 3116.png Rylai's or 3030.png Hextech GLP-400
 Ravenous%20Hunter.png?width=32 Good for in-lane sustain since it restores HP (Hit Points) while not only poking opponent but cs'ing as well. Relentless%20Hunter.png?width=32 This one is good only if you plan on roaming (this will give you extra movement speed witch stacks with Celerity.png?width=32 if you got in your previous tree (after completing its conditions))

Masteries Back to Top

Its usual mastery page. Annie is immobile champion which puts her into huge disadvantage. Sure later on you get boots and it will be fine. But there, in lane you wanna dodge some skills like Viktor's 112.png laser (God damn that annoying skill shot). That's what *Wanderer* and *Explorer* gives you. Running trough river  6.png you will be at any side lane in almost no time.

DEFENSE is IMPORTANT


Tho there is a safer mastery page setup against stronger pick like Zed 238.png , LeBlanc 7.png (Hey please camp mid she is so stron... O darn it - I'm dead..) or even tanky matchups just like Cho'Gath 31.png, Mundo 36.png and etc. The best way to get that sustain is to change Resolve into Ferocity tree and get point on FEAST. It gives you enough sustain to last in lane longer and plus you earn extra AP every level which helps to stall your power until mid when you need it the most.

DAMAGE! Wait wha..?


Sometimes you wanna go for more damage so you should sacrifice INTELLIGENCE mastery to PRECISION on Cunning and instead of FEAST go for EXPOSE WEAKNESS and stick with Ferocity tree. You can switch according preference of yours - wanna cookies or more damage while alone in lane with ASSASSIN mastery. The choice is yours. Don't forget to put 14.png to end suffer of theirs!

Abilities Back to Top

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

Passive


anniepassive.png Pyromania 
It's a 4 Stacks passive which fully stacked gives Annie a stun effect for any ability at besides moltenshield.png ( e - Molten Shield)
Playing a trick with 3rd and 4th stack your opponent can be easily fooled and some combos of 2 or even 3 spells could crush em without even realizing what just happened or how did Annie managed to generate 4th stun stack while she had only 2 in a first place! (WTF you had 2 fcking stacks how that stunned me?!)
Q Ability

disintegrate.png Disintegrate 
It's is an ability that is point click target main source damage in early levels. Last hitting with it is way more easier than with auto attacks (AA). Plus it costs nothing if u last hit with Q. Lasting with this ability refunds all mana and puts it on 50% lower cooldown. You wanna max it out since as I said it's main damage.

W Ability

incinerate.png Incinerate 
Another ability of Annie's that does an AOE (Area Of Effect) damage. It does the same damage to all in W cast range by any exceptions (so Yasuo's wall useless against Annie). Very useful to trick your opponent with Q+W combo. If you do an AA at the end of this combo it should proc a Thunder Lord Passive of mastery tree end that makes much damage that you would like to reconsider your strategy against Annie.

E Ability

moltenshield.png Molten Shield 
Molten Shield is as defensive status boosting power up. Its good to trick opponent, good to give yourself some extra Magic Resist and Armor and cheap way to get your CC (Crowd Control) (Passive). This ability should be learned if Annie's Players don't feel confident. Tho I learning it only from Level 7 - it's not really useful since I prioritise on winning my lane with damage dominance. For for early laning phase if you are poked very much with basics (melee assassins).

R Ability

infernalguardian.png Summon: Tibbers  
AOE Burst SkillShot that lasts for 45 Sec. It burns everyone standing near its radius dealing AOE damage. Just dont forget to press R to move your bear - you can benefit of it always if you need to get creep in a range or fool your opponents. And if you have 45 % CDRL Tibbers never leaves you cause his cooldown reduced to 44 secs! *Holly Molly I killed that BEAR already! what cd on ur R?*

Items Back to Top

Starting Items

    START WITH THIS ALMOST EVERY OF YOUR GAME.
    IT'S ONLY GOOD IF YOU ARE SURE YOU CAN'T KILL YOUR OPPONENT OR YOU ARE SO DAMN CONFIDENT (MASSIVE BM). AS WELL THESE GOOD AS FIRST BACK ITEMS - CHEAP AND EFFECTIVE.

Core Items

    THE MORE THE MERRIER THEY SAY. GET THESE TO MAXIMIZE YOUR BURST POTENTIAL.

Situational Items

    PERFECT ITEMS COMBO THAT WORKS VERY WELL AGAINST ALL TANKS (ESPECIALLY IF ENEMY TEAM GOT 3 KITEBLE CHARACTERS - NO SPIN FOR YOU DARIUS, HA!)
    THESE TWO ITEMS IS GOOD FOR ENGAGE OR CATCHING OFF-GUARD PLAYERS. PROTOBELT GIVES YOU EXTRA DAMAGE WHILE FROST QUEENS'S CLAIM LETS YOU TO HUNT DOWN RUNNING PLAYERS (YOUR NOT RUNNING FROM TIBBERS SIVIR*).
    GOOD MAGIC RESIST ITEM IF YOUR OPPONENT GOT AP MID AND JUNGLER. CONSIDER THIS ITEM AS 2ND OR EVEN AS 1ST IF YOU ARE CAMPED A LOT.
    THIS COMBO IS GOOD AGAINST CHAMPS THAT DOES AD DAMAGE - LETS YOU SURVIVE EXTRA TICK OF IGNITE AND ULTIMATES (YOU HAVE NO POWER ZED)
    Sorcerer's Shoes is always suggested to have just because of more MPen. Tho if you feel better having faster cooldowns - go for Ionian Boots of Lucidity. Especially if you lack of 300 gold, and you already got some damage.
When ever you go back first time make sure to keep 500 to 750 gold - You want to get 2nd Doran's Ring 1056.png, 1st tier of Boots Of Speed 1001.png and maybe a Potion 2003.png Control Ward 2055.png. Tho if you end up with less gold you might consider getting The Dark Seal 1082.png and Refillable Potion 2031.png (Seal makes 15% stronger healing from potions so you do not need to buy new one every time you come back).
Although your lane might be passive (it happens usually at top so you buy The Dark Seal 1082.png and Refillable Potion2031.png at the start) you can save gold for better item like Haunting Guise 3136.png (HP and some MPen)

Matchups Back to Top

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

  • Ahri
    Medium
  • Akali
    Easy
  • Anivia
    Medium
  • Aurelion Sol
    Medium
  • Azir
    Easy
  • Brand
    Medium

VS

Ahri

Medium

She have sustain, she got dashes once she reaches level 6, got one cc ability (Charm ahriseduce.png) and her range is bigger. What you want to do is dodge her Q ahriorbofdeception.png, walk away from her E. Be ready to harass whenever her abilities goes on cooldown. Basically if you Q disintegrate.png her she will be forced to use Flash 4.png otherwise Annie just 100-0 her.


As long as you decide to keep her in lane by pushing your wave under her tower, she wont be able to roam efficiently.

VS

Akali

Easy

Poke, poke and poke. Nothing to say. Get 2nd Dorna's Ring and poke more. She should be out of lane, losing not only gold for cs but experience as well.


Be careful of her W akalismokebomb.png (suggesting to have a pink ward in your inventory at laning phase) and be aware of her Level 6 - Shadow Dance akalishadowdance.png which might fool you causing to miss Tibbers infernalguardian.png. Make a Q disintegrate.png stun and then all in. (*Report Akali 84.png for feeding!* -They all flame). 

VS

Anivia

Medium

Anivia is immobile champion. Without her Q flashfrost.png she ain't that dangerous. Once you dodge it, it's time to act! But don't hesitate since cooldowns not that long either.

Level 6 is strong because of her point to click E frostbite.png. It's even stronger if she connects Q flashfrost.png or R glacialstorm.png. (And ey - DON'T FORGET HER PASSIVE or she will come back and kick ur butt bud.)

VS

Aurelion Sol

Medium

Flying dragon that needs to do nothing but stay in one place and manage his stars to do damage aurelionsolW.png. It hurts. W range is slightly bigger than Annie's 1.png auto attacks which means you must stay closer Aurelion Sol when his w expanded 136.png(aa).

Suggested to get ROA 3027.png for sustain and Rylais 3116.png for additional HP.

VS

Azir

Easy

*Holy Moly why this giant raptor at mid lane?*

Azir 268.png is one of those annoying characters you need to deal with. Usually if he uses W azirW.png and Q azirQ.png you are free to poke him until death in early levels. Yep he is yours. Just dodge everything - try forcing him to use his soldiers on you.
Pretty easy matchup since you are able 100-0 him.

VS

Brand

Medium

This matchup is as much hard as annoying as well. Probably you can be one shooted by him in early levels by his Q brandblaze.png, W brandfissure.png and E brandconflagration.png which triggers his passive.
If he uses at least one skillshot like Q, you can trade a free Q disintegrate.png or even full combo of yours to punish him. At level 6 you can 100 to 0 him without poblems. Don't walk into his E brandconflagration.png since that can let him kill you with 4 damage abilities cause you to lose lane.

Playstyle Back to Top

* In early game you usually should farm. Get some cs (creep score), spend some gold for your items, come back to lane, spam your emote (You can't come to Tibbers Tea party) and delete em of board. Repeat that. Pretty much it, heh... Is that right? *. Sorry but I have to disappoint you - that's not everything you need to do.


Early Game


In early game you need to farm up. Sure if you wanna aim for First Blood, go on. But during laning phase always danger awaiting in a bush. That's what they use to call a gank (Lee 64.png let me farm ffs). While Annie is immobile - she got no escape capabilities - the ganks might be really effective vs her. I would suggest you to ward up one side of rivers bush and hug that place. I'm not joking - hug that place, but not too tight so you could escape if jungler comes from another side. But if you see enemy running trough other side you might be calm running to other side. A huge gap between you and jungler should make everyone feel safe.



Mid Game


At early-mid game is when you reach Level 6. Then you have to decide - crush opponent in mid lane or roam and snowball other lanes instead. If you decide to win your lane even harder, go on. Tho once mid tower taken, you should consider getting other tier 1 towers in side lanes. But if decide to snowball in other lanes be prepared to give something in exchange - cs, gold, experience. Plus if you get nothing out of your roam, you will fall behind. In the other hand if it goes the way you planned, should get a kill for yourself or your teammate, some gold and maybe a tower. Good advice is always to roam to bot if you see enemy jungler at top side - dragon might be a free objective.


Mid-Late Game



There comes mid-late game where everyone probably took their 1st tier tower. Guess what - if you haven't farmed well - you are doomed (you can't argue with your teammates for taking your cs because they literally don't care about that). Just watch how these creeps fades in your eyes. Well basically what you need is to catch of guard carrys - 45.png Veigar ,119.png Draven  or 51.png Caitlyn . At Mid Game Phase probably should focus more on AP Carry, while on Late Game - ADC (but it always depends on what champion composition they have. Sometimes better to focus AOE AP Carrys like 63.png Brand or 112.pngViktor . But again it's always better to put Tibbers on both carrys so you don't need to decide which one is stronger and which one you should prioritise on.


Late Game



Don't die! Every second in game is important. But in Late Game it means the most because your death can lose a game. Your team lose main damage which means they lose team fight advantage for 40 seconds or so. Imagine what would be if you accidentally do a four man stun. That just would win your game eventually. If you would be dead at that time - the game is over without giving a chance to kick in. (*It's not my fault they caught me. Blame jungler!*)

About me Back to Top

          I am Gintas. I am from Lithuania living in small city and not famous at all. Studying at Marijampole College, IT specialty. Introvert but having a wish to make my own opportunity to do a full time stream.
          Started playing League of Legends Ranked games before the end of season 4. In preseason got put into silver 3 (love you Soraka 16.png). Later on I was stuck in silver 5 as adc main (The Kog'Maw 96.png was my favorite ADC (Attack Damage Carry) champion but now he is my 3rd favorite champion as mage - honorable place). 
         Although staying at Silver 5 was unpleasant for me, so I made some random games with Annie 1.png. Instant ranked games without practice (I had maybe 7 games in team builders before). Suddenly started to like that champion even tho I was terrible 4/7/5, 19/10/5, 10/9/5 (2015 September 24th). After few weeks of playing as Annie 1.png I started to look for some cool montages of Annie and found Annie's Bot montage. 
            That's where I got enough motivation so started to perform well enough to climb out to gold 5. Season 5 ended at silver 1 (TILT OP). 
At Season 5 - Silver V (Not 1.png Annie main yet)
At Season 6 I made in total of 1393 Annie games and achieved Platinum II Rank.
At Season 7 manage to get to Diamond V (overall took me 2073 games with Annie) and reached #75 Annie Rank in world on lolskill.

lolskill: (http://www.lolskill.net/summoner/EUW/Ann%CE%B9e).

All thanks to my teacher and friend (Shenny) that I were able to learn from.
Reached 75# Best Annie In World and 5#' Best Annie in EUW.
6th place in a world as most Annie Mastery Points having player

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NX5qvuapnLU - Montage Of Annie

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