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"I am the fury of the blizzard, the bite of the wind, and the cold of the ice. I am the Freljord." - AniviaSquare Anivia

An eternal guardian, the Cryophoenix has held a solitary vigil over the Freljord for a thousand lifetimes. Sensing a growing corruption of the land itself, Anivia joins the Avarosan profileicon Avarosan in the belief that a united Freljord can defeat the coming darkness.

Anivia is a being of the coldest winter, a mystical embodiment of ice magic, and an ancient protector of the Freljord. She commands all the power and fury of the land itself, Glacial Storm calling the snow and bitter wind to defend her home from those who would harm it. A benevolent but mysterious creature, Anivia is eternally bound to keep vigil over the Freljord through life, death, and Rebirth rebirth.

Anivia is as much a part of the Freljord as the never-ending frost. Long before mortals had ever set foot on the land's frigid tundra, she had lived countless lifetimes and died as many deaths. The beginnings and ends of her eternal cycle always heralded great change, from the calming of raging storms to the ebb and flow of ice ages. It is said that when the cryophoenix dies, an era ends; and when she is reborn, a new era begins.

Though Anivia's past lifetimes have faded from her memory, she knows her purpose: she must protect the Freljord at all costs.

When she was last reborn, Anivia witnessed the rise of a mighty and united human tribe. She guarded their lands with pride as they prospered, but such unity could not last forever. The great tribe fractured into three, and after that upheaval, Anivia watched the people of the Freljord become embroiled in battle. As she strove to calm the turmoil tearing her home apart, Anivia began to sense a greater threat: an ancient LissandraSquare evil growing deep within the earth. To her horror, she felt the pure magic of the ice itself become blackened and corrupt. Like blood in water, darkness crept into the Freljord. With her destiny so tied to the power of the land, Anivia knew if such evil took root in her home, that same darkness would find its way into her AniviaSquare heart [S|L]. She could no longer remain a mere guardian - the cryophoenix had to act.

Anivia soon discovered an ally in AsheSquare Ashe, the Frost Archer. Ashe too believed in unification as an end to the Freljord's perpetual strife, and Anivia offered the tribal leader her aid. Now, with war on the horizon, Anivia prepares to fight for peace, but she knows the inevitable truth of her destiny. One day, evil will rise from the ice, and she must destroy it - no matter the cost.

"Some say the world will end in fire, some in ice. AniviaSquare Anivia awaits the inevitable latter."

In most lore, the phoenix is a creature of fire that rises from its own ashes. What few know, however, is that phoenixes are elemental beings, formed by the eternal essences of their native world. Anivia was conceived on a world such as this - a being of the coldest winter, a creature of pure elemental ice.

On her world, Anivia was the protector of the frozen wastes and all those with the spirit to endure in such unforgiving places. She was consulted as a creature of great wisdom, one who could Rebirth not die and who had seen the world renewed several times. Somehow, Anivia knew that the day would come when she would be plucked from her home and pulled across worlds, and when that day came, she received the call with grace.

Seeing the imbalance and injustice on Runeterra, a world lacking elemental protectors, Anivia took her place at the League of Legends. Since her arrival, the Cryophoenix has chosen to live among the highest peaks of the Northern Ironspike Mountains, adjacent to the frozen wastes of Freljord. She has openly claimed this territory as her own protectorate. Surprisingly, Anivia has struck up a friendship with the yeti of this region - a friendship that grows deeper and deeper with each passing moon. She has formed a close bond with two League champions: NunuSquare Nunu (and WillumpSquare Willump) and the nomad princess AsheSquare Ashe.

In a move that caught the League by surprise, the Cryophoenix recently entreated the summoners of the Institute of War to research a means in bringing across others of her elemental fellows. As a champion, Anivia is revered with a sense of awe by most, but is not the most popular as most consider her unapproachable.

Previous Abilities

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Patch History

V7.22
  • Stats
    • Base health increased to 480 from 467.6.
    • Health growth increased to 82 from 70.
V7.14
  • Crystallize Crystallize
    • Removed: Giving vision around the cast area.
  • Glacial Storm Glacial Storm
    • Bug Fix: Fixed a bug where several forms of loss-of-control effects (fear, flee, taunt, knockback, and charm) weren't properly cancelling Glacial Storm.
V7.9
  • Stats
    • Magic resistance growth increased to 0.5 from 0.
V7.6
  • Flash Frost Flash Frost
    • Bug Fix: Slow no longer overrides her Glacial Storm Glacial Storm slow (giving movement speed back to affected enemies).
V7.5
V7.4 (Hotfix)
  • Glacial Storm Glacial Storm
    • Bug Fix: Fixed a bug causing the mark applied by a fully-formed Glacial Storm to fall off immediately after targets stop taking damage (rather than lingering briefly), preventing Anivia from proccing Frostbite Frostbite's bonus damage.
V7.4
  • AniviaSquare Blackfrost Anivia [S|L]
    • Bug Fix: No longer has two bones jut out of her neck when using her Joke emote.
  • Flash Frost Flash Frost
    • Bug Fix: Buffs on Anivia now correctly align on her body even when she flies around even when casting Flash Frost.
  • Glacial Storm Glacial Storm
    • Bug Fix: Classic Anivia no longer uses Blackfrost Anivia's falling particles.
    • Bug Fix: Buffs on Anivia now correctly align on her body even when she flies around even when casting Glacial Storm.
V7.2
  • Glacial Storm Glacial Storm
    • Bug Fix: Fixed a bug where empowered Glacial Storm indicator was visible through Fog of War.
V7.1
  • Glacial Storm Glacial Storm
    • Clarity: Visually flashes when it becomes fully formed.
    • Bug Fix: Now always takes 1.5 seconds to expand, rather than randomly between 1.5 and 1.75 seconds.
V6.23
  • General
    • Removed all references to Chill.
  • Crystallize Crystallize
    • Cooldown reduced to 17 seconds at all ranks from 25.
  • Frostbite Frostbite
    • Cooldown reduced to 4 seconds at all ranks from 5.
    • Removed: Double damage versus Chilled targets.
    • New Effect: Double damage to targets recently damaged by Flash Frost Flash Frost or by a fully formed Glacial Storm Glacial Storm.
  • Glacial Storm Glacial Storm
    • Time to fully expand reduced to 1.5 seconds from 3.
    • Base damage per second reduced to 40 / 60 / 80 from 80 / 120 / 160.
    • AP ratio damage per second reduced to 12.5% AP from 25% AP.
    • Fully formed damage modifier increased to 300% from 150%.
      • Maximum damage unchanged.
V6.22
  • Crystallize Crystallize
    • Bug Fix: Blackfrost Anivia's Crystallize visuals have been widened to match her other skins.
V6.19
  • Frostbite Frostbite
    • Base damage reduced to 50 / 75 / 100 / 125 / 150 from 55 / 85 / 115 / 145 / 175.
      • Chilled base damage reduced to 100 / 150 / 200 / 250 / 300 from 110 / 170 / 230 / 290 / 350.
V6.11
  • Glacial Storm Glacial Storm
    • Mana cost per second increased to 40 / 50 / 60 from 30 / 45 / 60.
V6.10
  • Glacial Storm Glacial Storm
    • Mana cost per second reduced to 30 / 45 / 60 from 40 / 50 / 60.
    • Cast range increased to 750 from 685.
    • Initial cast size increased to 200 from 150.
    • New Effect: Stasis icon Stasis no longer interrupts Glacial Storm.
V6.9
  • General
    • New ability icons
    • New basic attack particle
    • Basic attack projectile speed increased to 1500 from 1400.
    • Fixed an issue where her attack came from an unusual place during one of her animations.
  • Flash Frost Flash Frost
    • Base damage reduced to 60 / 85 / 110 / 135 / 160 from 60 / 90 / 120 / 150 / 180.
    • AP ratio reduced to 40% AP from 50% AP.
    • Stun duration increased to 1.1 / 1.2 / 1.3 / 1.4 / 1.5 seconds from 1 at all ranks.
    • Particle effect improved, including better clarity for opponents.
    • Floating damage text improved to help distinguish when the first part has dealt damage.
  • Frostbite Frostbite
    • Projectile speed increased to 1600 from 1200.
    • Particle effect improved.
    • Cast range reduced to 600 from 650.
    • Cast range now uses Range model er instead of Range center cr.
  • Glacial Storm Glacial Storm
    • New Passive: Increases Chill's movement speed Slow icon slow by 0 / 10 / 20%, for a total of 20 / 30 / 40%. Chill is applied by Flash Frost and Glacial Storm.
    • Removed: Chill's attack speed slow.
    • Now has a cast animation. Not a cast time.
    • Cast range increased to 685 from 625. Effectively the same as her attack range, barring edge/center-range differences.
    • Radius reduced to 150 from 400.
    • New Effect: Radius now increases to 400 over 3 seconds. At maximum size, enemies within the area take 50% bonus damage and are slowed by an additional 50%, for total to 50 / 60 / 70% with Chill. Additionally, the Chill debuff lingers for an additional 1 second when they leave the area (total 2 seconds).
V5.24
  • Glacial Storm Glacial Storm
    • Chill duration reduced to 1 second from 2.
    • Tether radius reduced to 1000 from 1200.
V5.22
  • Stats
    • Base mana increased to 396.04 from 346.04
    • Mana growth reduced to 50 from 53.
V5.18
  • General
    • Epic monsters are no longer immune to the Chill debuff, but will still resist the crowd control.
V5.12
  • General
    • New splash artwork
V4.19
  • Flash Frost Flash Frost
    • Fixed a bug where Anivia wouldn't cast Flash Frost in the direction of the cursor if she wasn't in range to cast it.
V4.18
  • Flash Frost Flash Frost
    • Cast indicator now also shows stun range.
    • New particle only seen by Anivia to show the stun range while in flight.
V4.5
  • Stats
    • Base armor increased to 14.5 from 10.5
  • Glacial Storm Glacial Storm
    • Now deals a tick of damage when cancelled.
V4.1
  • General
    • Basic attack missile speed increased to 1400 from 1100.
  • Flash Frost Flash Frost
    • Mana cost reduced to 80 / 90 / 100 / 110 / 120 from 80 / 100 / 120 / 140 / 160.
  • Crystallize Crystallize
    • Mana cost changed to 70 at all ranks from 70 / 90 / 110 / 130 / 150.
  • Glacial Storm Glacial Storm
    • Anivia now sees a proximity indicator while her ultimate is active.
V3.15
  • General
    • Texture update for all skins (except Blackfrost)
V3.5
V3.02
  • Rebirth Rebirth
    • Chat messages from Anivia will now have a custom champion name (Eggnivia) while she's in egg form.
V3.01
  • General
    • Fixed a bug where chat messages from AniviaSquare Anivia would display the incorrect champion name while she was in egg form.
V1.0.0.152
  • Stats
    • Movement speed increased to 325 from 300.
V1.0.0.147b
V1.0.0.142
  • Rebirth Rebirth
    • Assists are now properly scored when successfully reverting Anivia to her egg form.
V1.0.0.116
  • General
    • Revised tooltips
V1.0.0.113
V1.0.0.112
  • Glacial Storm Glacial Storm
    • Initial Mana cost reduced to 75 / 125 / 175 from 100 / 150 / 200.
V1.0.0.111
  • Rebirth Rebirth
    • Armor and magic resistance modifier changed to -40 / -25 / -10 / +5 / +20 from -40 / -20 / +10 / +40.
    • It now always shows the passive in the passive slot, and an additional buff in the buff bar with the current status (ready, active, or on cooldown)
  • Flash Frost Flash Frost
    • Fixed a bug where it stunned for 0.75 seconds instead of 1 second as the tooltip stated.
    • Fixed a bug where, unlike other skillshots, it could not be cast from out of range.
  • Glacial Storm Glacial Storm
    • Initial Mana cost increased to 100 / 150 / 200 from 25 / 35 / 45.
    • Additional Mana cost per second reduced to 40 / 50 / 60 from 50 / 70 / 90.
    • Slow duration reduced to 1 second from 2.5
V1.0.0.105
  • Crystallize Crystallize
    • Fixed a bug where it could trap champions inside for the duration.
V1.0.0.103
  • Stats
    • Health per level increased to 70 from 65.
    • Base attack damage increased to 48 from 45.
V1.0.0.99
  • Flash Frost Flash Frost
    • Pass-through damage will now break spell shields.
V1.0.0.94(b)
  • Stats
    • Base mana increased to 532 from 512.
  • Rebirth Rebirth
    • Armor modification increased to -40 / -20 / 10 / 40 from -50 / -30 / 0 / 30.
  • Frostbite Frostbite
    • Range increased to 650 from 600.
  • Flash Frost Flash Frost
    • Missile speed increased to 850 from 800.
    • Double-tap timer reduced slightly.
  • Fixed a bug with Glacial Storm Glacial Storm where additional damage ticks Mana cost more mana than displayed in the tooltip.
V1.0.0.87
  • Crystallize Crystallize
    • Fixed a bug where could be bypassed by Ghost Ghosted units.
  • Flash Frost Flash Frost
    • Tooltip corrected to correctly display that the cooldown is 12 / 11 / 10 / 9 / 8 seconds.
  • Glacial Storm Glacial Storm
    • Tooltip corrected to correctly display that the cooldown is 6 seconds.
V1.0.0.85
  • Stats
    • Base damage increased to 45 from 38.5
    • Damage per level reduced to 3.2 from 3.5
    • Base health regen increased to .93 from .88
  • Rebirth Rebirth
    • Removed the Rebirth Ready buff.
      • Added a buff for when it's on cooldown.
V1.0.0.83
V1.0.0.82
  • Stats
    • Movement speed increased to 300 from 290.
  • Rebirth Rebirth
    • No longer removes positive buffs.
    • Updated minimap icon for when activated.
V1.0.0.74
  • Rebirth Rebirth
    • Attacks against Anivia while she is in egg form will now properly trigger calls for help.
V1.0.0.70
  • Frostbite Frostbite
    • Range increased to 600 from 550.
  • Glacial Storm Glacial Storm
    • Cast range increased to 625 from 600.
    • Cooldown increased to 10 seconds from 6.
    • Mana cost reduced to 50 / 70 / 90 from 70 / 100 / 130.
V1.0.0.61
  • Rebirth Rebirth
    • Fixed a bug where some buffs caused the cooldown to reset infinitely.
  • Glacial Storm Glacial Storm
    • Slow duration reduced to 2.5 seconds from 3.
V1.0.0.58
  • Rebirth Rebirth
    • Fixed a bug where Anivia would sometimes not lose her buff and could go into egg form continually until the egg itself is destroyed.
V0.9.25.34
V0.9.25.24
  • Rebirth Rebirth
    • Now goes on cooldown even when it doesn't complete.
  • Flash Frost Flash Frost
    • Timer before it can explode reduced by 0.2 seconds.
  • Crystallize Crystallize
    • Push effect duration reduced.
  • Frostbite Frostbite
    • Base damage reduced to 55 / 85 / 115 / 145 / 175 from 55 / 90 / 125 / 160 / 195.
  • Glacial Storm Glacial Storm
    • Now cancels if Anivia is stunned/silenced.
V0.9.25.21
  • Rebirth Rebirth
    • Fixed a bug with Black Shield Black Shield causing the egg to be able to run around.
    • Armor modification reduced to -50 / -30 / -10 / 30 from -40 / -20 / 0 / 20 / 40.
  • Flash Frost Flash Frost
    • Fixed a bug that allowed it to be able to hit every unit on the map.
    • Line width reduced to 110 from 120.
    • Area of effect detonation reduced to 210 from 230.
  • Frostbite Frostbite
    • Range reduced to 550 from 650.
  • Glacial Storm Glacial Storm
    • Cast range reduced to 600 from 700.
    • Movement/attack speed slow reduced to 20% from 25.
V0.9.22.16
  • Rebirth Rebirth
  • Flash Frost Flash Frost
    • Cooldown increased to 13 / 12 / 11 / 10 / 9 seconds from 12 / 11 / 10 / 9 / 8.
    • New missile particle
  • Glacial Storm Glacial Storm
    • Now has a 1 second delay upon casting.
    • Removed an errant 'say'.
    • Movement/attack speed slow reduced to 25% from 30.
V0.9.22.15
  • General
    • New voiceover
  • Flash Frost Flash Frost and Glacial Storm Glacial Storm now trigger on-cast items.
  • Rebirth Rebirth
    • Armor changed to -40 / -20 / 0 / 20 / 40 from -36 / -24 / -12 / 12 / 24 / 36.
    • Egg now has a display name.
    • Cannot cast Cleanse Cleanse while reviving.
  • Glacial Storm Glacial Storm
    • Now shows a red circle if it is an enemy cast.
V0.9.22.7
  • Rebirth Rebirth
    • Egg now has set magic resistance (-36 / -24 / -12 / 12 / 24 / 36)
  • Glacial Storm Glacial Storm
    • No longer subject to global cooldown.
    • Updated tooltip to fit the other Toggle abilities.
V0.8.22.115
  • Rebirth Rebirth
    • Armor modified to -36 / -24 / -12 / 12 / 24 / 36 from -30 / -18 / -6 / 6 / 18 / 30.
  • Flash Frost Flash Frost
    • Base damage reduced to 60 / 90 / 120 / 150 / 180 from 80 / 110 / 140 / 170 / 200.
  • Frostbite Frostbite
    • Base damage reduced to 55 / 90 / 125 / 160 / 195 from 60 / 100 / 140 / 180 / 220.
    • AP ratio increased to (+ 50% AP)/(+ 100% AP) from (+ 40% AP)/(+ 80% AP)
    • Mana cost increased to 50 / 60 / 70 / 80 / 90 from 40 / 50 / 60 / 70 / 80.
V0.8.21.110
  • Increased base stats to line up closer to other champions' (Health, HP per level, HP/MP Regen, Armor per level)
  • Rebirth Rebirth
    • Armor scaling modified to -30 / 30 from -20 / 20.
    • Cooldown now only procs after a successful rebirth.
  • Flash Frost Flash Frost
    • AP ratio increased to (+50% AP) from (+40% AP).
    • Fixed casting freeze bug (effectively increased range by 200)
    • Chill slow duration increased to 3 seconds from 2.
  • Crystallize Crystallize
    • Cast range increased by 100.
    • Width increased to 400-800 from 200-600.
  • Glacial Storm Glacial Storm
    • Removed toggle-off cast animation.
    • AP ratio increased to (+ 25% AP) from (+ 20% AP)
    • Mana cost reduced to 70 / 100 / 130 from 80 / 110 / 140
    • Break distance increased by 100.
July 10, 2009 Patch
  • Added
    • Rebirth Rebirth - I
      • When taking fatal damage, Anivia will revert into an egg from which she will be gloriously reborn.
    • Flash Frost Flash Frost - Q
      • Anivia calls forth a piercing lance of ice that flies towards her target, damaging and slowing anyone in its path. After a long flight the shard will explode, damaging and stunning enemies in a small area. Anivia may prematurely explode the missile if she chooses.
    • Crystallize Crystallize - W
      • Anivia summons a wall of ice that blocks all movement.
    • Frostbite Frostbite - E
      • Anivia blasts her target with a freezing wind. This spell does double damage to anyone affected by an ice effect.
    • Glacial Storm Glacial Storm - R

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