Skill usage Edit
- Sometimes it is smarter to approach an enemy with 3 Pyromania charges instead of 4 to appear vulnerable. You can then quickly charge the stun with Molten Shield. It can also allow you to break with a weaker spell before using a spell (especially 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, try to find a good balance between storing your stun for use and continuing to use your spells to maintain a strong farming game.
- Disintegrate can quickly build up mana in items like or .
- A good tactic at the start of a game is to use Incinerate 4 times to get a stun ready before you leave the fountain. This can help turn the tide of a first battle, and aid you in getting first blood.
- Summon Tibbers or Incinerate used in combination with Pyromania results in Annie having an AoE stun effect.
- Don't rely on 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 combo.
- While 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/ Pyromania burst for the kill.
- Annie's Summon Tibbers can be controlled, like most pet units, by holding Alt or activating the ability again before moving.
- During the laning phase, use Disintegrate to last hit minions since it refunds its mana cost when it kills a unit. Use this to quickly stack Pyromania.
- Incinerate can be used as an AoE stun in replacement of Summon Tibbers, guaranteeing Tibbers to land and damage all the intended targets. Likewise, Disintegrate can be used once Pyromania is available to lock down a single target, as it is a targeted ability, saving more powerful abilities for follow up.
Build usage Edit
- is a great item for 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.
- is a must for Annie like with any burst mage that needs high AP.
- is a good option for 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.
- enchantment and can be used to make Tibbers very difficult to escape (Tibbers movespeed will be 420).
- can be an excellent choice for Annie given her potential to kill targets in a single rotation. The 20% increased Magic Damage from "Doom" debuff can help Summon Tibbers's aura and benefit other teammates that deal primarily Magic Damage. The cool down reduction is a nice bonus as well.
Recommended builds Edit
|The Howling Abyss|
|The Crystal Scar|
|The Twisted Treeline|
- All of Annie's spells deal magic damage, therefore any form of magic resistance will mitigate her damage significantly.
- offers a spell shield to negate 1 spell from Annie. Its magic resistance and health will help tremendously in surviving Annie's burst, while also usually blocking Annie's opener, which is typically a stun.
- is a cheaper alternative, and allows you to block her stun specifically, instead of just one ability.
- Do not underestimate the damaging aura from Annie's Summon Tibbers. The longer the fight lasts, the more damage you will take from it.
- Avoid focusing her Tibbers when attacking Annie. Tibbers has a lot of health and damage, and killing Annie kills Tibbers as well. Focusing Tibbers allows Annie to finish you off with her spells if she is ignored.
- Alternatively, use ranged attacks and abilities to kill Tibbers while keeping out of range of Annie's spells, the advantage to this being that Tibbers will most likely be easier to kill.
- Tibbers is considered a minion therefore Smite and champion abilities that work on minions and monsters only (such as Syndra's Force of Will and Nunu's Consume), will work on him as well.
- A Cho'Gath that uses Smite and Feast can kill Tibbers immediately, and gain a stack of health.
- Be alert for the visual effect that appears when the stun from Pyromania is ready.
- Molten Shield acts like a . Be careful when engaging her if you are using a champion that relies on auto-attack.