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  • AniviaSquare.png Anivia's is a combo mage based on landing and combining her skills onto a single enemy. However, 3 of her skills can affect an area of effect, which increases her utility in various situations. Since her kit is focused on a quick combo and a finishing move for one enemy, being a utility combo mage with a great amount of crowd control, she is definitely a mid laner.
  • WEAK POINTS: Anivia is quite squishy, she has the lowest base Level 1 health (420) and one of the lowest healths on Level 18 (the second, with 1610) the lowest base move speed (325). She has high mana costs, 3 skillshots, high cooldown on her stun. She has a slow auto-attack animation and slow attack speed growth. Due to have low attributes, average base damage on her skills and big mana problems, she suffers on a weak early game.
  • STRONG POINTS: Anivia has one of the biggest auto-attack ranges. Her damage source comes from her amazing 100% AP ratio from the two hits of Flash Frost.png Flash Frost and the double damage on chilled targets from Frostbite.png Frostbite. Glacial Storm.png Glacial Storm is a great farming tool, making her an incredible pusher. With the propper positioning Crystallize.png Crystallize will push melee enemies away. As she has an incredible scaling ratio, her late game power is quite impressive.
  • Rebirth.png Rebirth will modify your armor and magic resist, depending on your level, it will drop or raise it. From Level 12 on, it will begin to get stronger, as it will raise your armor and magic resist value by 5 on Level 12 and 20 on Level 15.
  • Her combo is focused in a All-In-Combo, so she can kill a squishy target really fast without retaliation.
  • AniviaSquare.png Anivia's is good when fighting enemies that need to be in a specific spot (DravenSquare.png Draven, TrundleSquare.png Trundle for example), zoning them with her ultimate. Good against enemies that need a way to get closer, as she can still maintain distance with her range or crowd control (LeBlancSquare.png LeBlanc,KatarinaSquare.png Katarina for example). And is really strong against enemies that don't have any gap closer skills, since she have great disengage capabilities and can punish enemies that comes for chasing her. And as her ultimate have the same attack speed reduction as a Frozen Heart item.png Frozen Heart, she is quite strong against sustained damage.
  • The "Chilled" debuff applied by her Glacial Storm.png Glacial Storm and Flash Frost.png Flash Frost will leave a trail even if the enemy gets invisible.
  • Since Crystallize.png Crystallize creates an impassable area, it will interact with skills that need walls to have full effect. So champions like GnarSquare.png Gnar and PoppySquare.png Poppy can be really useful on the same team.
  • Crystallize.png Crystallize no longer does 1 true damage, however, will still draw tower aggro if it displaces an enemy champion.
  • Crystallize.png Crystallize grants vision of the area for the duration of the wall.

Skill usage

  • Flash Frost.png Flash Frost have a slow traveling speed alongside with  Frostbite.png Frostbite, Anivia's spells should be used carefully. As the slow speed make it possible for the enemy to use a shield, cure, or just dodge it.
  • As Flash Frost.png Flash Frost is a linear skill shot that hit all enemies in the path and can hit again for extra damage and stun on the detonation, it is advised to maximize it first, as it have more base damage, more utility and it can farm and harass at the same time.
  • It is generally recommended to time Rebirth.png Rebirth while under an allied tower or while you have your allies for protection. Do not count on your egg too much when you are alone and not under a tower. Low-level enemies can kill you because of the huge armor + magic resistance reduction and long revive time. Try to be aggressive in teamfights so you can deal good damage; be focused and let your team do the rest while they start working on your egg.
    • Rebirth.png Rebirth can be used to bait an enemy to commit to killing AniviaSquare.png Anivia when your jungler ganks that lane.
    • Despite having Rebirth.png RebirthAniviaSquare.png Anivia is fairly vulnerable to other harassment. Heavy hits can severely cripple her. Try to stop harassment by stunning your opponent before they can combo you to win tradeoffs.
  • AniviaSquare.png Anivia's basic combo is to place Glacial Storm.png Glacial Storm, place Crystallize.png Crystallize to block the opponent from escaping, and throw Flash Frost.png Flash Frost at in a line towards the edge of the wall to stun the opponent as they try to move then follow up with a Frostbite.png Frostbite.
  • Both the damage from passing through and the detonation of Flash Frost.png Flash Frost remove a spell shield from Banshee's Veil item.png Banshee's Veil. This means if you time it correctly and detonate Flash Frost.png Flash Frost right after it passed through an enemy with Banshee's Veil item.png Banshee's Veil's spell shield, it will dissolve and the detonation will deal full damage, stunning the target.
  • During the laning phase, use your auto-attacks to hide harassment attempts. Stand within attack range of an enemy champion and auto-attack minions with AniviaSquare.png Anivia. When the enemy doesn't expect it, launch a Flash Frost.png Flash Frost and charge straight at them; if you time it correctly, they will be chilled and stunned, and you'll be close enough to land a follow-up for tons of damage. This is an effective strategy because the start of many of AniviaSquare.png Anivia's spell animations look similar to the beginning of her auto-attack animation, and this can often catch an enemy, expecting an auto-attack, off-guard.
  • AniviaSquare.png Anivia's Flash Frost.png Flash Frost explosion area of effect is slightly bigger than the initial projectile's area, so try to hit the opponent twice with the spell by detonating it after it passes through them.
  • Anivia's wall has a cast time, so be sure to cast it WELL in front of the opponent. Just a little in front will block you off and push them away.
  • In the jungle, the wall, Crystallize.png Crystallize can completely block off a pathway. Allies can be blocked in/out as well so timing is essential.
    • In the jungle, Crystallize.png Crystallize can completely block the Blue SentinelSquare.png Blue Sentinel in its area. This allows you to kill it without taking any damage as it cannot reach melee range and attack.
    • Crystallize.png Crystallize grants sight, you can cast it in a bush to safely check them.
    • Crystallize.png Crystallize will grant assists if an enemy champion touches it before dying. Be careful of turrets targeting you if an enemy touches your wall.
    • Crystallize.png Crystallize can also be used to stop MaokaiSquare.png Maokai's Sapling Toss.png Sapling Toss and EliseSquare.png Elise's Volatile Spiderling.png Volatile Spiderling from running by placing it on top of the sapling, which prevents it from running anywhere, or pushing a minion into it, causing it to reassign its target.
    • It is also possible to disrupt channeled ultimates' animations by putting Crystallize.png Crystallize directly on top of the opponent. If done correctly will shift the opponent from his/her position, canceling the animation, but not the ability. This is useful if Flash Frost.png Flash Frost is on cooldown.
      • Be aware though that only the animation is stopped, so the abilities effects are still in effect until they are hit by a hard crowd control effect or take action.
  • Frostbite.png Frostbite deals double if the target is chilled by either Flash Frost.png Flash Frost or Glacial Storm.png Glacial Storm, so try to time it correctly.
    • Casting Frostbite.png Frostbite on an opponent and immediately placing Glacial Storm.png Glacial Storm on top of them will chill the target, allowing for a much quicker Frostbite.png Frostbite combo that will destroy your enemy.
  • Glacial Storm.png Glacial Storm is a great spell that can clear entire minion waves very quickly. Be sure to deactivate the spell when you don't need it as it will quickly drain your mana.
  • Glacial Storm.png Glacial Storm is an ideal tower taking ability, assuming you have Crest of Insight.png blue buff / high mana regen. You can drop your glacial storm on the wide gap of the turret where the minions come out. This gives a lot of enemy champions problems especially if they are melee due to them having to make the choice of walking through the storm and getting hit with a Flash Frost.png Flash Frost to Frostbite.png Frostbite combo or try to make their way around the small areas left not covered by the glacial storm setting up for an easy FF/FB combo. The same concept can be used from enemies playing offensively and attacking your tower.
  • AniviaSquare.png Anivia is a great pick against enemies that need to be in a specifit position, DravenSquare.png Draven, EzrealSquare.png Ezreal,and even VayneSquare.png Vayne,since her kit needs positioning and mobility. Your ultimate can make your Flash Frost.png Flash Frost easier to handle, and finishing with Frostbite.png Frostbite is almost a safe kill because the stun will stop your enemy in your ultimate, causing extra damage per second.
  • Because the slow auto-attack animation, high cooldowns and mana costs, farming with AniviaSquare.png Anivia can be hard. So staying safe before level 6 is crucial for a good early game. AniviaSquare.png Anivia has one of the biggest auto-attack ranges, and Flash Frost.png Flash Frost can be used for farming too, since it can hit two times and have a good area damage.
  • AniviaSquare.png Anivia need a large mana pool for spamming spells and for maintain her ultimate. Needs survivability since in the early levels, her passive reduces armor and magic resist values so building HP is useful. A combination of Rod of Ages item.png Rod of Ages and Seraph's Embrace item.png Seraph's Embrace will prove incredibly useful. They have some synergy since the more mana you have, the more AP you will get, and a stronger shield from the active, the great AP boost from them will, eventually, get stronger as the game takes progress.

Build usage

  • AniviaSquare.png Anivia has severe mana problems. Without Crest of Insight.png Crest of Insight, she can quickly run out of mana from many of her abilities, especially Glacial Storm.png Glacial Storm.
    • Chalice of Harmony item.png Chalice of Harmony, and eventually Athene's Unholy Grail item.png Athene's Unholy Grail, as your first item is a very useful purchase as it can sustain your mana, increase your damage output, and, along with the Crest of Insight.png Crest of Insight buff can lead to effortless AoE farming and pushing.
    • Due to the mechanic of Flash Frost.png Flash Frost and Glacial Storm.png Glacial Storm (you have to use both twice in order to activate and deactivate) AniviaSquare.png Anivia can gain bonus mana from Tear of the Goddess item.png Tear of the Goddess twice per spell. Buying an Archangel's Staff item.png Archangel's Staff and later transforming onto Seraph's Embrace item.png Seraph's Embrace,as a core item for Anivia,it will give everything that she needs,
    • A Catalyst the Protector item.png Catalyst the Protector is a great item to help AniviaSquare.png Anivia in her laning phase, giving her some much needed health and mana and can be built into a Rod of Ages item.png Rod of Ages later in the game.
    • Zhonya's Hourglass item.png Zhonya's Hourglass will have multiple utilities.Since your skills have 100% AP ratio,it will increase your damage significantly. The bonus armor will make your egg more resilient to damage and the active can be a life saver on team fights.
    • As a pure AP caster, Void Staff item.png Void Staff should be bought if you are having trouble with tankers and bruisers.
    • Even not being common, Muramana item.png Muramana can be incredible useful, since she can stack Tear of the Goddess item.png Tear of the Goddess faster. The extra damage added to your Frostbite.png Frostbite can result in a useful hybrid burst, as the bonus damage from Muramana item.png Muramana is physical.
    • Since Frostbite.png Frostbite have almost the same range of your auto-attacks and a low cooldown, Lich Bane item.png Lich Bane can be very useful. Right clicking on your enemy after casting Frostbite.png Frostbite will add extra damage from a safer place, as AniviaSquare.png Anivia has the third biggest attack range.
  • Due to the nature of her kit,being a combo mage based on crowd control and positioning of skill shots, Rylai's Crystal Scepter item.png Rylai's Crystal Scepter will boost your damage,gives more survivability as well upgrading your crowd control ability, making easier to handle your combos, as well making easier to catch enemies or prevent them from reaching you.
  • Guardian Angel item.png Guardian Angel will prove very useful. The armor and magic resist will make your egg tougher. Since AniviaSquare.png Anivia is a very squishy champion without any escape ability,the passive combined with Rebirth.png Rebirth can completely ignore the focus on you, since to bring you down, you need to be killed 3 times.
  • Sometimes Banshee's Veil item.png Banshee's Veil can be better than Guardian Angel item.png Guardian Angel. To avoid too much target skills or intense pokes, the passive will prove more useful than any other defensive item.
  • Because Anivia's damage comes from only three abilities and two of them have a 100% AP ratio on a "chilled" target, Rabadon's Deathcap item.png Rabadon's Deathcap is very beneficial in increasing her magic damage.
  • Liandry's Torment item.png Liandry's Torment in conjunction with Glacial Storm.png Glacial Storm can yield to devastating results. The flat penetration in conjunction with the damage per second, plus the upgraded burn for the passive, can make you a deadly presence on team fights.
  • Since Anivia can be very mana hungry, consider starting out with 2 Faerie Charm item.png Faerie Charms and 3 potions.

Recommended builds

Summoner's Rift
Starting Doran's Ring item Health Potion item2 Warding Totem item
Essential Sorcerer's Shoes item Rod of Ages item Archangel's Staff item
Offensive Rabadon's Deathcap item Void Staff item Liandry's Torment item
Defensive Zhonya's Hourglass item Athene's Unholy Grail item Guardian Angel item
Consumables Health Potion item Mana Potion item Sight Ward item Vision Ward item Elixir of Sorcery item
The Howling Abyss
Starting Boots of Speed item Tear of the Goddess item Faerie Charm item Health Potion item3
Essential Sorcerer's Shoes item Rod of Ages item Athene's Unholy Grail item
Offensive Archangel's Staff item Rabadon's Deathcap item Void Staff item
Defensive Zhonya's Hourglass item Abyssal Scepter item
Consumables Health Potion item Mana Potion item
The Crystal Scar
Starting Boots of Speed item Health Potion item3 Tear of the Goddess item Faerie Charm item
Essential Sorcerer's Shoes item Rod of Ages item Athene's Unholy Grail item
Offensive Archangel's Staff item Wooglet's Witchcap item Void Staff item
Defensive Abyssal Scepter item Guardian Angel item
Consumables Health Potion item Mana Potion item
The Twisted Treeline
Starting Boots of Speed item Sapphire Crystal item Health Potion item2
Essential Tear of the Goddess item Sorcerer's Shoes item Rod of Ages item
Offensive Archangel's Staff item Wooglet's Witchcap item Blackfire Torch item
Defensive Abyssal Scepter item Athene's Unholy Grail item
Consumables Health Potion item Mana Potion item


  • Try to destroy her egg from her Rebirth.png Rebirth to prevent her from coming back to life.
    • At early game, the egg is fairly weak, as it reduces her armor and magic resistance instead of increasing. Use this to your advantage.
      • Use knockback or pull effects to place the egg away from allies or turrets that can aid its survival.
  • When playing on Summoner's Rift, a good strategy against Anivia is to steal her blue buff. If you do that, Anivia will be heavily crippled, since she can't regenerate mana quickly enough, even with mana regeneration items, and if she tries to spam Glacial Storm.png Glacial Storm, Anivia will become out of mana very fast.
  • AniviaSquare.png Anivia is very squishy both early game and late game. It is recommended to solo her while she is weak early game.
    • Try to engage her when her Rebirth.png Rebirth is on cooldown.
  • Flash Frost.png Flash Frost will stun you if you are in the path of the spell. Try to move away from the path to avoid both the stun and damage. Keep ranged from her to avoid damage.
    • When escaping from her, move criss cross to avoid her Flash Frost.png Flash Frost from a distance.
  • Avoid confrontation with her in the jungle. Her Crystallize.png Crystallize can block you from escaping or chasing easily.
  • Keep in mind that the double damage effect in her Frostbite.png Frostbite only applies when you are hit by her Flash Frost.png Flash Frost or Glacial Storm.png Glacial Storm. It will not proc if you are slowed by abilities or Rylai's Crystal Scepter item.png Rylai's Crystal Scepter.
  • Crowd control effects that stop abilities from being cast, such as stuns or silences, immediately stop Glacial Storm.png Glacial Storm from being channeled. If Anivia is not guaranteed to die within the duration of such crowd control effects, it may be wiser to save them in expectation of Glacial Storm.png Glacial Storm to stop it from being channeled.

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