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- 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,wich 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 definitly 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 and the double damage on chilled targets from Frostbite. Glacial Storm ,is a great farming tool,making her an incredible pusher.With the propper positioning Crystallize will push melee enemies away.As she has an incredible scaling ratio,her late game power is quite impressive.
- 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.
- Anivia's is good when fighting enemies that need to be in a especific spot( Draven, 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( LeBlanc, 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 punishing enemies that comes for chasing her.And as her ultimate have the same attack speed reduction as a ,she is quite strong against sustained damage.
- The "Chilled" debuff applied by her Glacial Storm and Flash Frost,will leave a trail even if the enemy gets invisible.
- Since Crystallize creates an impassable area,it will interact with skills that need walls to have full effect.So champions like Gnar and Poppy can be really useful on the same team.Be careful. Crystallize deals 1 true damage,so it will draw tower aggro if you accidentaly hits an enemy champion.
- Crystallize is an area created by Anivia,so it will grant vision of the area for the duration of the wall.
- Flash Frost have a slow traveling speed alongside with 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. 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 adivised to maximize it first,as it have more base damage,more utility and it can far mand harass at the same time.
- 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 . This means if you time it correctly and detonate Flash Frost right after it passed through an enemy with '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 reassign 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.
- 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.
- Anivia is a great pick against enemies that need to be in a specifit position, Draven, Ezreal,and even Vayne,since her kit needs positioning and mobility.Your ultimate can make your Flash Frost easier to handle,and finishing with 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 Anivia can be hard.So staying safe before level 6 is crucial for a good early game. Anivia has one of the biggest auto-attack ranges,and Flash Frost can be used for farming too,since it can hit two times and have a good area damage.
- Anivia need a large mana pool for spamming spells and for maintain her ultimate.Needs surviability since in the early leves,her passive reduces armor and magic resist values,and on the latter stages of the game,she needs to be revived,so,build HP is useful.So a combination of and will prove incredible useful.They have some synergy since the more mana you have,the more AP you will get,and more shiled from the active,the great AP boost from them will,eventually,get stronger as the game takes progress.
- Anivia has severe mana problems. Without Crest of the Ancient Golem, she can quickly run out of mana from many of her abilities, especially Glacial Storm.
- , and eventually , 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 the Ancient Golem buff can lead to effortless AoE farming and pushing.
- Due to the mechanic of Flash Frost and Glacial Storm (you have to use both twice in order to activate and deactivate) Anivia can gain bonus mana from twice per spell. Buying an and later transforming onto ,as a core item for Anivia,it will give everything that she needs,
- A is a great item to help Anivia in her laning phase, giving her some much needed health and mana and can be built into a later in the game.
- 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, should be bought if you are having trouble with tankers and bruisers.
- Even not being common, ,can be incredible useful,since she can stack faster.The extra damage added to your Frostbite can result in a useful hybrid burst,as the bonus damage from is physical.
- Since Frostbite have almost the same range of your auto-attacks and a low cooldown, can be very useful.Right clicking on your enemy after casting Frostbite will add extra damage from a safer place,as 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, will boost your damage,gives more surviability 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.
- will prove very useful.The armor and magic resist will make your egg tougher.Since Anivia is a very squishy champion without any escape ability,the passive combined with Rebirth can completly ignore the focus on you,since to bring you down,you need to be killed 3 times.
- Sometimes can be better than .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, is very beneficial in increasing her magic damage.
- in conjunction with Glacial Storm can yield to devastating results.The flat penetration in conjuntion 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 s and 3 potions.
- Try to destroy her egg from her Rebirth to prevent her from coming back to life.
- 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, Anivia will become out of mana very fast.
- 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 .
- 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.