Annie Update Preview

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Morello

Lead Designer

05-19-2011
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Hey all,

Now that I'm back with the live team, I can give some update previews again! This week, we're going to try to get some Annie updates out. As always, this is subject to change or not go this patch if testing determines high risk or bugs.

  • Disintegrate
    • Ability power ratio increased to .7 from .6
    • Damage reduced to 80/125/170/215/260 from 90/130/170/215/260
  • Incinerate
    • Ability power ratio increased to .8 from .6
    • Damage reduced to 85/135/185/235/285 from 85/145/205/265/325
    • Mana cost reduced to 80/95/110/125/140 from 80/100/120/140/160
  • Summon: Tibbers
    • No longer gives experience on death
    • gold bounty increased to 50 from 15
    • Now gains health per rank: 1200/1600/2000
    • Now gains armor per rank: 30/50/70
    • Now gains magic resist per rank: 25/45/65
    • Lowered the duration to 45 seconds from 60 seconds
    • Area-of-effect burn damage is now 35 at all ranks from 40/60/80, but now has a 0.2 ability power ratio

The goal of this is to get Annie to basically have meaningful damage late game. Her design is really outdated in terms of base/AP ratios (.6 on a nuker is SO 2010!), along with making Tibbers more awesome. This does come at some cost of level 6 burst, but our goal is to make her still able to 1-2-3 squishy characters without AP early (the level 6-9 range). If this isn't the case, we'll increase the bases a little.

This one's close to my heart, as Annie is probably my most played character.


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nerfgot

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05-19-2011

fix matchmaking


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Santaclawws

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05-19-2011

changes to annie.. zz.


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Skybloop

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05-19-2011

Nice, she needed some small buffs to get on par with new champs.

Lol at "fix matchmaking" for first post. You realize the Lead Champion Designer has nothing to do with matchmaking, right? He's doing his job, making changes that have been due for a while.


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B o A

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05-19-2011

Yesssssssssss


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SharkBull

Senior Member

05-19-2011

You guys wanna play too? It'll be fun!!


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JohnPetrucci

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05-19-2011

well this is interesting.

you moved back to the live team?


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YYZed

Member

05-19-2011

Edit: Misread, I should get downvoted.

I think the tweaks are justified, her damage is lackluster lategame


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Jakobbb

Senior Member

05-19-2011

Not a bad update. Making Annie better late is always good. How about fixing LeBlanc's OP early game?


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Popcorn

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05-19-2011

Sweet!