Why don't people tank Anivia?

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Heliostorm

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02-15-2011

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Originally Posted by Beefofdoom View Post
All trolling aside.

Anivia as a tank would get focused like hell, the very point of being a tank. Not only that, she would have her passive, which is the undisputed best passive in the game for a tank. +50 resistances and all your health back? Once you die, like a proper tank should, you would get EVEN MORE FOCUS as an egg. And you know what? Then you use your guardian angel. Then you have your Zil revive you.
1. Why would anyone focus tank Anivia?
2. Why would any decent Zil player ult the tank?
3. Why would anyone give blue to a tank Anivia? (@ZACK)
4. Why would anyone build tank Anivia?


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c4ke333ter

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02-15-2011

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Originally Posted by DreamCuri View Post
Once won a game with AP WW and Tank Anivia.

The enemy actually said he couldn`t believe he was losing to a Tanky Anivia and AP WW.
Funny stuff.

WW healed too much, Anivia refused to die. <3
its called magewick :P


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Abedeus

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02-15-2011

I tank as Anivia all the time. And by tank I mean I deal so much damage, enemies try to focus me down and throw everything to kill me, and when they do, my team will just kill them without having to deal with their AoE and ultimates and summoner spells.


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Beefofdoom

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02-15-2011

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Originally Posted by PhantomX10 View Post
Pretty sure egg gives you negative of whatever your armor and mres are, so even though it will take them longer to kill you the first time (while you do considerably less damage), they will shred you once you hit egg form.
http://leagueoflegends.wikia.com/wik...he_Cryophoenix

By the time you get teamfights, it should be at least level 2 or 3, which would either not hurt much, or begin to help. My bad though, it's +40 not +50.


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Woldere

Senior Member

02-15-2011

I kinda like it...

Imagine a Abyssal/Randuins/FrozenHeart/Aegis/WotA/SorcShoes Anivia

-Max CDR walls
-Max CDR iceblasts
-+500 mana for ult CC
-AS/MS debuff (randuins)
-AS debuff (frozen heart)
-20Mpen debuff
-30AP + 20% spell vamp team buff
-Aegis teambuff
-100AP and 40Mpen for Aniva herself.

brrrrrr


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Beefofdoom

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02-15-2011

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Originally Posted by Woldere View Post
I kinda like it...

Imagine a Abyssal/Randuins/FrozenHeart/Aegis/WotA/SorcShoes Anivia

-Max CDR walls
-Max CDR iceblasts
-+500 mana for ult CC
-20Mpen debuff
-AS/MS debuff (randuins)
-AS debuff (frozen heart)
-30AP + 20% spell vamp team buff
-100AP and 40Mpen for Aniva herself.

brrrrrr
Could you tell me how that goes? I don't have her myself, but thought it would be fun to try.


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TravagGames

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02-15-2011

or people just ingore the egg


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Qualm

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02-15-2011

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Originally Posted by Beefofdoom View Post
Anivia as a tank would get focused like hell, the very point of being a tank.
No... it's not.

The point of being a tank is NOT to be able to soak up damages. Taking damage for no reason is never a good thing, even if you are built to survive. The reason of building tank is to be able to survive while landing disables and also to be able to get to their carries without getting blown up by their focus fire. As an example, you won't be able to land many taunts on their carries if you build dps Shen.

Just being able to take damage is worthless, and while anivia can do more, she doesn't require much survivability in order to do so due to her long range.

On top of that, she has great AP scaling.


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ThunderZero

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02-15-2011

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Originally Posted by Beefofdoom View Post
Anivia as a tank would get focused like hell,
In my opinion, your argument breaks right there. If I saw an Anivia trying to build tank, she would get bumped down to the bottom of the list of people to focus because she wouldn't be bursting me with her double AP ratios, and R + E combos don't do enough base damage when I have more than just starter items and no MR.

She's got a slow and a stun (a ridiculously annoying to aim one), but she's still got 300 base movespeed, so I personally don't think it would be too hard to avoid her in a teamfight. Really, the wall is the only thing that goes for your case, but then she's just a Trundle who doesn't dominate the jungle and can't cripple your tanks and carries alike.

It might work against a team who focuses Anivia out of reflex, but against a competent team, she wouldn't be of much use.


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02-15-2011

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Originally Posted by DreamCuri View Post
Once won a game with AP WW and Tank Anivia.

The enemy actually said he couldn`t believe he was losing to a Tanky Anivia and AP WW.
Funny stuff.

WW healed too much, Anivia refused to die. <3
I don't believe that for a second

Pure Magewick, and Tanknivia WINNING!?!?!?!?

Unless the other team had a twitch or a leaver/feeder I highly doubt it

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