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Skill Usage

  • Annie Annie's strength as a mage comes from her decent laning phase with Disintegrate.png Disintegrate allowing her to last-hit without mana problems, and her exceptional AoE damage potential from Incinerate.png Incinerate and Summon- Tibbers.png Summon: Tibbers. Her Pyromania.png Pyromania allows her to lock up multiple targets in an area for a decent amount of time with her Molten Shield.png Molten Shield giving her both a convenient way to charge it and a good defensive boost.
    • Annie Annie's weaknesses include her short spellcasting range, which makes it difficult and risky to land a combo on the key targets in a fight. Pyromania.png Pyromania is Annie Annie's only form of crowd control, and while it is charging up she is very vulnerable to getting initiated upon.
  • During the laning phase, try to find a good balance between storing your stun for use on the enemy champions, and continuing to use your spells to maintain a strong creepkill count.
  • If you expect a level 1 teamfight, a good tactic is to use Incinerate.png Incinerate 4 times to get a stun ready before you leave the fountain. This can help turn the tide of an enemy invade or supplement your own to get you first blood.
  • Whenever you respawn or Recall.png Recall to the fountain, use Incinerate.png Incinerate and Molten Shield.png Molten Shield to gain charges on Pyromania.png Pyromania.
  • Sometimes it is smarter to approach an enemy with 3 Pyromania.png Pyromania charges instead of 4 to appear vulnerable. You can then quickly charge the stun with Molten Shield.png Molten Shield. It can also allow you to break Banshee&#039;s Veil item.png Banshee's Veil with a weaker spell before using a spell (especially Summon- Tibbers.png Summon: Tibbers) that stuns them.
    • This can also be an effective strategy to lure enemies into a false sense of security.
  • During the laning phase, use Disintegrate.png Disintegrate to last hit minions since it refunds its mana cost and halves its cooldown when it kills a unit. Use this to quickly stack Pyromania.png Pyromania.
  • Disintegrate.png Disintegrate can be used once Pyromania.png Pyromania is available to lock down a single target, as it is a targeted ability, saving more powerful abilities for follow up.
    • It is often better to use Incinerate.png Incinerate to stun as its effect is almost instant, compared to Disintegrate.png Disintegrate which has travel time and a disjointable projectile. On the other hand, it can be easier to miss if you misjudge the range.
  • While Incinerate.png Incinerate can take down groups of low health minions early game, positioning the cone so that it also routinely damages the enemy champion can be very useful. Dropping their health like this can be followed up with a big Summon- Tibbers.png Summon: Tibbers+Pyromania.png Pyromania burst for the kill.
  • Don't rely solely on Molten Shield.png Molten Shield to keep you alive. Its damage isn't great for countering AD carries with life steal, and early game its defensive properties are minimal at best. It is mainly used to charge up a stun.
  • When you have 3 Pyromania.png Pyromania charges you can cast Molten Shield.png Molten Shield while Disintegrate.png Disintegrate is in mid-flight to prime the stun and land it when your Q hits.
  • Annie Annie's Summon- Tibbers.png Summon: Tibbers can be controlled, like most pet units, by holding Alt or activating the ability again before moving.
  • Summon- Tibbers.png Summon: Tibbers or Incinerate.png Incinerate used in combination with Pyromania.png Pyromania results in Annie Annie having an AoE stun effect.
    • Incinerate.png Incinerate can be used as an AoE stun in replacement of Summon- Tibbers.png Summon: Tibbers, guaranteeing Tibbers to land and damage all the intended targets.

Item Usage

  • As a mage, Annie Annie benefits greatly from ability power, cooldown reduction, and mana-pool and regeneration bonuses. But because her abilities are relatively short ranged, she may also want to build some defensive stats - health, armor and magic resistance.
  • Disintegrate.png Disintegrate can quickly build up mana in items like Tear of the Goddess item.png Tear of the Goddess or Archangel&#039;s Staff item.png Archangel's Staff.
  • Rylai&#039;s Crystal Scepter item.png Rylai's Crystal Scepter is a great item for Annie Annie, as the health and area of effect slow allows Tibbers' AoE damage aura to constantly apply the slow debuff, making Tibbers excellent for chasing and kiting.
    • Combined with this, Liandry&#039;s Torment item.png Liandry's Torment can help in extended fights as Tibbers Tibbers' aura does constantly apply the health burn.
  • Rabadon&#039;s Deathcap item.png Rabadon's Deathcap works well for Annie Annie as a purely offensive item because of her high AP ratios.
  • Abyssal Scepter item.png Abyssal Scepter is a good option for Annie Annie when the enemy team has lots of magic damage. It provides magic resistance, but still contributes to her burst potential with AP and a magic resistance reduction aura and since none of her abilities exceed the 700 range, she can capitalize the aura to its full potential. 
  • As Annie Annie's ranges are very short compared to other mages, Boots of Mobility item.png Boots of Mobility can be an excellent choice for roaming to other lanes or closing the distance on key targets.
  • Rod of Ages item.png Rod of Ages can be a good choice in giving Annie Annie a bit of extra durability to accommodate her abilities forcing her to be relatively close to the action.
  • Aether Wisp item.png Aether Wisp and then Lich Bane item.png Lich Bane can be a viable option for providing a slight increase in mobility and an extra burst on autos.
    • Note that Annie Annie has a very long basic attack range, which coupled with her low spell range means Lich Bane item.png Lich Bane is particularly easy to use.
  • Distortion item.png Distortion can supplement the Flash.png Flash and Summon- Tibbers.png Summon: Tibbers initiation combo that Annie Annie is feared for by decreasing the cooldown on the spell and providing a small boost in mobility.
  • Because Annie Annie's Molten Shield.png Molten Shield reflects back auto attacks as magic damage in addition to armor and magic resistance boost, a Thornmail item.png Thornmail works relatively well on her (especially against a basic attack or attack damage heavy team).
  • While Annie Annie has been traditionally played as a solo lane champion, she can also excel as an aggressive support alongside a marksman in a duo lane. The combination of a long duration AoE Stun icon stun from Pyromania.png Pyromania, instant casting or targeted damage spells, and her high basic attack range makes Annie Annie a great threat even without gold and items.
    • However, Annie Annie provides no sustain. Poke-based champions such as Caitlyn Caitlyn, Ezreal Ezreal, Sona Sona, and Karma Karma can chip away at Annie and her laning partner's health from outside her range.
  • Since you will not be taking last-hits, charging Pyromania.png Pyromania is not as simple in the support role. With its low manacost and disposable nature, Molten Shield.png Molten Shield should be used to make sure Pyromania.png Pyromania is ready as much as possible.
  • Spellthief&#039;s Edge item.png Spellthief's Edge and its upgrades serve Annie well, since she can easily proc the gold bonuses with her long range basic attacks. Frost Queen&#039;s Claim item.png Frost Queen's Claim's active is a great way for Annie Annie to get close to targets for her combo, or simply buy time til she can charge Pyromania.png Pyromania for more crowd control.

Recommended Items

Summoner's Rift
Starting Doran&#039;s Ring item Health Potion item2 Warding Totem item
Early Boots of Speed item Catalyst the Protector item Needlessly Large Rod item
Essential Sorcerer&#039;s Shoes item Rod of Ages item Zhonya&#039;s Hourglass item
Standard Rabadon&#039;s Deathcap item Luden&#039;s Echo item Void Staff item
Situational: Rylai&#039;s Crystal Scepter item Abyssal Scepter item Morellonomicon item
Consumables Health Potion item Vision Ward item Elixir of Sorcery item
Howling Abyss
Starting Catalyst the Protector item Health Potion item4
Essential Rod of Ages item Luden&#039;s Echo item Sorcerer&#039;s Shoes item
Offensive Rabadon&#039;s Deathcap item Void Staff item
Defensive Zhonya&#039;s Hourglass item Rylai&#039;s Crystal Scepter item Abyssal Scepter item
Consumables Oracle&#039;s Extract item Health Potion item Elixir of Sorcery item
Crystal Scar
Starting Boots of Speed item Prospector&#039;s Ring item Health Potion item3
Early Sorcerer&#039;s Shoes item Catalyst the Protector item Needlessly Large Rod item
Essential Rod of Ages item Luden&#039;s Echo item Void Staff item
Standard Morellonomicon item Wooglet&#039;s Witchcap item Abyssal Scepter item
Situational: Rylai&#039;s Crystal Scepter item Liandry&#039;s Torment item Moonflair Spellblade item
Consumables Health Potion item Elixir of Sorcery item
Twisted Treeline
Starting Doran&#039;s Ring item2 Health Potion item
Essential Morellonomicon item Luden&#039;s Echo item Sorcerer&#039;s Shoes item
Offensive Void Staff item Rylai&#039;s Crystal Scepter item
Defensive Abyssal Scepter item Wooglet&#039;s Witchcap item Rod of Ages item
Consumables Health Potion item Elixir of Sorcery item


  • All of Annie Annie's spells deal magic damage, therefore any form of magic resistance will mitigate her damage significantly.
    • Banshee&#039;s Veil item.png Banshee's Veil offers a spell shield to negate 1 spell from Annie Annie. Its magic resistance and health will help tremendously in surviving Annie Annie's burst, while possibly blocking Annie Annie's initiation. As such, it is a recommended buy if going against Annie.
    • Quicksilver Sash item.png Quicksilver Sash is a cheaper alternative that allows you to cleanse her stun specifically instead of just one ability; however, it does not prevent the damage.
  • Do not underestimate the damaging aura from Annie Annie's Summon- Tibbers.png Summon: Tibbers. The longer the fight lasts, the more damage you will take from it.
    • Avoid focusing her Tibbers Tibbers when attacking Annie Annie. Tibbers Tibbers has a lot of health and damage, and killing Annie Annie kills Tibbers Tibbers as well. Focusing Tibbers Tibbers allows Annie Annie to finish you off with her spells if she is ignored.
      • Do not disregard Tibbers Tibbers completely, however. Its attack damage and damaging aura can easily put a tense fight against Annie Annie in her favor if left to attack you.
    • Alternatively, use ranged attacks and abilities to kill Tibbers Tibbers while keeping out of range of Annie Annie's spells, the advantage to this being that Tibbers Tibbers will most likely be easier to kill.
    • Tibbers Tibbers is considered a minion therefore Smite.png Smite and champion abilities that work on minions and monsters only (such as Syndra Syndra's Force of Will.png Force of Will and Nunu Nunu's Consume.png Consume), will work on him as well.
  • At lower levels, a Cho&#039;Gath Cho'Gath that uses Smite.png Smite and Feast.png Feast can kill Tibbers Tibbers immediately, and gain a stack of health.
  • Be alert for the visual effect that appears when the stun from Pyromania.png Pyromania is ready.
    • Because Disintegrate.png Disintegrate refunds mana when used to last hit minions, be cautious around an Annie Annie using autoattacks on minions. She is likely to have 3 stacks on Pyromania.png Pyromania and is waiting for someone to engage her. She will cast Molten Shield.png Molten Shield, allowing her to stun on her next spell.
  • Molten Shield.png Molten Shield acts similarly to Thornmail item.png Thornmail. Be careful when engaging her if you are using a champion that relies on auto-attacks.
  • Despite Annie Annie's long basic attack range, powerful stun, and powerful burst in spells, Annie's spells are short-ranged. As such, long range mages such as Lux Lux, Morgana Morgana, Ziggs Ziggs, and Xerath Xerath, and long range marksmen like Caitlyn Caitlyn, Kog&#039;Maw Kog'Maw or Tristana Tristana can easily zone Annie out and prevent her from using her spells effectively.
  • If there is an Annie on the enemy team, avoid being clumped thogether with your team. Some Annie Annie players are known for making unexpected Flash.png Flashes when they have their stun ready, casting Summon- Tibbers.png Summon Tibbers and stunning your entire team. This can be potentially game-breaking, especially if the stun affects your allied carries.
  • Don't be deceived by Annie's lack of Pyromania.png Pyromania stacks, she may have three of them and she is just baiting you on thinking that she does not have enough stacks to stun you. This may lead to unexpected kills.

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