Power Spike (Early, Mid, Late)
general guide on how to counter Annie
Whenever Annie has her stun available, you need to respect her and play slightly safer. If you’re melee, stand back and wait for her to consume it before walking forward. Post level 6, respect Tibbers and her stun.
Pay attention to the number of stacks on her Passive. You can trade with Annie before she gets 2 stacks without the fear of getting stunned.
Annie is prone to poke even though her offers her some protection in trades. Try to poke her down with your abilities before committing to the all-in.
Items like Banshee’s Veil, Guardian’s Angle, QSS or Zhonya’s Hourglass are great against Annie as they protect you from her burst damage. If she gets ahead, make sure you invest in one of them.
In team fights, do not group too closely together as Tibbers is an AOE ability that can stun multiple members of your team if you’re grouped near one another. Stand close, but not super close that she can CC your whole team.
Annie’s lack of mobility and defensive stats make it hard for her to fight. Try to delay team fights as long as you can while you poke her down. If she is low, engaging or using her or TIbbers aggressively will be very dangerous for her.
Annie’s greatest power spike is when she hits level 6 and unlocks her Ultimate . Respect her damage output once Tibbers is primed and ready.
Annie is clearly stronger when her stun is ready, and when she has 3 stacks on her Passive. Whenever she has her stun ready, you need to respect her damage output and her ability to trade with you.
Annie is strong during the mid-game and in team fights (if she can get a multi-person stun). If possible, do not walk around the map alone and without your team. Stick to warded areas and try to stay away from her at all times.
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