Annie is great in team fights thanks to the large AOE on her Ultimate R. When paired with her Passive stun, she will be able to stun multiple champions if they’re grouped together.
Annie is really good at bursting down and ambushing squishy, low health enemy champions. Getting a few kills on Annie can make her Ultimate R incredibly scary. Look to pick off low health targets for easy kills.
She is really good at forcing the enemy Support to play safe and avoid overextending if she holds on to her stun for a period of time.
Your burst damage is almost non-existent when your Ultimate R is down. You will have to play safer and less aggressive while it is on cooldown.
You are weak against long-ranged poke due. If you cannot get into range of the enemy, you will not be able to play aggressive.
Regardless of the additional movement speed your E offers, Annie has little to no form of escape. If you’re over extended without your E to protect you, you will be an easy target.
0 - 15 min
Annie’s first power spike is at level 3 when she unlocks all 3 of her abilities. She can protect her ADC or herself with her E, which is traditionally taken third. This offers her more playmaking potential and also more survivability.
Annie will always be a little bit strong when she has her stun ready or almost ready. If the enemy looks to fight you while you have max stacks, you can quickly turn around the fight.
Annie’s best power spike in lane is once she unlocks Tibbers R. She can look for aggressive picks and Flash plays with Tibbers and her stun.
15 - 25 min
Annie is a team fighting champion thanks to the AOE on Tibbers R. As teams will start to group during the mid-game, it is plausible that she can land a multi-person stun with him.
When she has 2 points in her Ultimate R, she will be able to look for more aggressive plays around the map. She can also use her Flash to get picks too. She will put the second point in her Ultimate R at level 11.
Annie’s E will be on a shorter cooldown during the mid-game. This is good for her and her ADC as she will be able to protect them more frequently in mid-game team fights.
Annie’s pick potential in the late is incredibly high. Don’t be afraid to try and one-shot the enemy Support if you’re ahead. If you’re not ahead, don’t worry as you will still be able to protect your ADC with your E.
Annie is a great team fighting champion and as teams will be grouping in the late game. This allows her to get a multi-person R.
Although Annie has a lot of burst damage, she starts to fall off in the late game as squishy champions start to build defensive items.
Take control of the lane brushes and keep poking the enemy champions with your Q and W. You should easily be able to zone enemies off doing this.
The first item component is a significant power spike in this game. It will give Annie the incentive to use more spells and poke the enemy relentlessly to help her ADC.
Her most significant power spike is when she obtains her Ultimate R. She can easily burst people down and roam to other lanes using her E after stacking up her Passive.
She should be focusing on securing picks during this stage of the game with a fully stacked Passive and Q. Setting up multiple death brushes is her key to success during this phase of the game.
In the mid-game, she is powerful whenever her Ultimate R is up. Roaming to over-extended enemy lanes with her Jungler and lane ganking pushed up enemy lanes should give her a massive lead.
At this point, Annie will have her core items. This simply means that every squishy target on the map should be scared of Annie and her ability to one-shot them if they face checking a random brush.
Annie will have her complete build by now. Her ability to impact team fights will be at its peak, and she can easily flank and get kills on the enemy backline.
She won't have to worry a lot about being caught out of place without her Ultimate R to save herself during this game phase. That ability will pretty much be up almost all the time.
Annie can take over the game single-handedly if she manages to control the vision placement around the map. Any form of death brush will be lethal to enemies due to Annie's overall damage.