What are you supposed to do with Anivia?

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MBirk

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05-06-2010

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Originally Posted by Galgus View Post
How did Warwick only barely manage to take off a fourth of Anivia's health with his ultimate?

Must be the Quintessence ruins?
Level 9 ani, level 6 ww.


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Darkmana

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05-06-2010

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I just tried her out, and she seems totally worthless.

Shes a glass...snowball that slows down things with abilities that have short enough range to expose her to damage, and a wall that for some reason won't block skillshots- making it worthless compared to a good old stun.

She can't chase, she gets killed if someone looks at her funny, and she doesn't even have impressive damage.

What does she have going for her?
Ok I'm just going to assume you have no idea how to play her so heres a rundown of what she can do.

-Fire a nuke that slows anything it touches and stuns if you explode it on somone

-Can instantly nuke anything that is chilled by either her attacks, Ashe's or Nunu's using her icicle.

-Her wall can break up a team, trap someone, or stop someone from reaching her.

-Once she gets some decent AP she can **** nearly one shot someone with her slow+nuke combo.

-Due to her egg she can be extremely aggressive early game.

-She does have issues chasing sometimes until her wall gets leveled up but she is amazing at escaping.

So basically it just comes down to her being a bit more of a challenging champion to play than say Ashe which is why some people think she sucks. This is untrue.


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Wuumaster

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05-06-2010

Early boots help Anivia quite a bit. Since her AP ratios are pretty good, early AP is also handy.

Ideally, when you find someone you want to smash, you use one of the following.

1) Flash Frost (the skill shot), assume it hits and run in. Pop it just after it passes the target, and fire the Frostbite in their face. Then either retreat, or follow with auto-attacks, depending on how they react. It's important to pop the sphere *after* it passes the target - it does damage to everything it passes near, and then does the same amount of damage in an AoE when it pops (and also stuns things). You want to hit the guy with both the explosion and the proximity damage - note that the explosion has a larger AoE then the proximity damage.

2) Fire a Frostbite, and immediately begin a Glacial Storm on top of the target. The Frostbite will get the bonus damage if you do it quickly enough. Then you're free to follow up with Flash Frost/Frostbite combo when Frostbite is off cooldown. Just remember to turn off the Storm - it's painful to whoever's in it, but it's also painful on your mana. Best used in teamfights to slow/damage while setting up your combo.

Anivia is a lot like Ryze, she's very much an all-in nuker. You have to be able to do so much damage no one wants to get near you. Yes, they know you're squishy - just when compared to the damage you can throw out, they're just squishier! Add in the Egg passive and it becomes very risky for an enemy to approch you.

Crystalize (her wall) is used for a few things. It's handy to check brush, since it gives sight. At higher ranks it can be used to block off paths, so people chasing you have to use Flash or a Flash-like ability to keep chasing. It can also prevent people from running away during a gank by cutting them off. Further, simply placing it in the path of a fleeing enemy can screw with their pathing long enough for you (or your friends) to catch up and shatter them.

Anivia also greatly benefits from the Golem buff. She burns through mana fairly quickly (even with an Archangel's staff), and it can be hard to pick up cooldown reduction since you're probably focused on AP.

Zhonya's Ring is exceptional for the bird - that's a TON of AP along with a nice 2s stasis for the team fights.


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turtlejay

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05-06-2010

A good Anivia is an asset to her team. A bad Anivia will cause her team to lose. That ****ed wall can split your team as well as the enemy, and there is nothing like watching her drop the wall and run, while you are hacked to pieces on the other side.

Please play some practice games first? Thanks,

Jay


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