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Skill usage

  • It is generally recommended to time  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 can be used to bait an enemy to commit to killing  Anivia when your jungler ganks that lane.
    • Despite having  Rebirth 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.
  •  Anivia's basic combo is to place  Glacial Storm, place  Crystallize to block the opponent from escaping, and throw  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.
  • Both the damage from passing through and the detonation of  Flash Frost remove a spell shield from Banshee's Veil. This means if you time it correctly and detonate  Flash Frost right after it passed through an enemy with 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  Anivia. When the enemy doesn't expect it, launch a  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  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.
  •  Anivia's  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 can completely block off a pathway. Allies can be blocked in/out as well so timing is essential.
    • In the jungle,  Crystallize can completely block the  Ancient Golem in its area. This allows you to kill it without taking any damage as it cannot reach melee range and attack.
    •  Crystallize grants sight, you can cast it in a bush to safely check them.
    •  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 can also be used to stop  Maokai's  Sapling Toss and  Elise's  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 re-assign its target.
    •  Crystallize deals 1 true damage - that's why you get an assist by placing a wall on the enemy.
    • It is also possible to disrupt channeled ultimates' animations by putting  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 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 deals double if the target is chilled by either  Flash Frost or  Glacial Storm, so try to time it correctly.
    • Casting  Frostbite on an opponent and immediately placing  Glacial Storm on top of them will chill the target, allowing for a much quicker  Frostbite combo.
  •  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 is an ideal tower taking ability, assuming you have 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 to  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.

Build usage

Recommended builds

Summoner's Rift
recommended items
Starting Crystalline Flask item Health Potion item2 Sight Ward item1 Warding Totem item
Essential Tear of the Goddess item Sorcerer's Shoes item Rod of Ages item
Offensive Archangel's Staff item Rabadon's Deathcap item Liandry's Torment item
Defensive Abyssal Scepter item Athene's Unholy Grail item Zhonya's Hourglass item
Consumables Health Potion item Mana Potion item Sight Ward item
The Howling Abyss
recommended items
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 Warmog's Armor item
Consumables Health Potion item Mana Potion item
The Crystal Scar
recommended items
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
recommended items
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

Countering

  • Try to destroy her egg from her  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.
  •  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 is on cooldown.
  •  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 from a distance.
  • Avoid confrontation with her in the jungle. Her  Crystallize can block you from escaping or chasing easily.
  • Keep in mind that the double damage effect in her  Frostbite only applies when you are hit by her  Flash Frost or  Glacial Storm. It will not proc if you are slowed by abilities or Rylai's Crystal Scepter.
  • Crowd control effects that stop abilities from being cast, such as stuns or silences, immediately stop  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 to stop it from being channeled.

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