Anivia Build Guide by BattleBrad
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THIS GUIDE IS A WIP. WHILST I AM AWARE THAT IT IS FAR FROM COMPLETE I WANTED TO PUBLISH IT FOR FRIENDS TO USE IN THE MEANTIME. I WOULD APPRECIATE IT IF PEOPLE GAVE IT TIME TO DEVELOP RATHER THAN DOWNMARKING IT FOR BEING INCOMPLETE. THANK YOU.
So you've decided to try and play Anivia? It's a good job you've come here then. Anivia is one of those champions that is severely underplayed and underestimated. To most, she is simply another mage. What people don't realise is not only how challenging she can be to play but how beneficial she can be to any team composition.
Anivia was the very first character I played back in BETA. I have fond memories of spamming keys with no understanding of what I was doing merely to have my rear handed to me on a silver platter. Several years have passed, and now I feel as though not only is Anivia the hardest mage to master, but the most rewarding.
In this guide I aim to assist newebies and veterans alike, helping each individual to understand their own true potential when handling the Cryophoenix.
So sit back, relax, and read on.
Every champion in the League has their pros and cons, no matter how overpowered some may seem. It goes without saying that Anivia is the same. In order to play any champion well it is important to know and understand their strengths and weaknesses. Being able to take advantage of the strengths of a champion is what truly makes you good at playing them. The same is true for their weaknesses, and ensuring that you don't find yourself in any sticky situations.
+ Massive Damage
+ Great Crowd Control
+ Two Lives
- Resource Heavy
A champions abilities are what make them unique and Anivia is no exception. Whilst Anivia is capable of incredible burst damage she also possesses the ability to stun, slow and hinder enemies, ensuring their dispatch is a swift one. So without further ado, I introduce the line up.
Rebirth is one passive ability not to be underestimated. If Anivia takes fatal damage she is transformed into an egg and has all health restored. The egg form lasts for six seconds, during this time Anivia is completely immobilized; unable to attack, move or carry out any other action. It is now when Anivia is most vulnerable, still able to receive damage from any source. After the six seconds are up Anivia is transformed back, retaining the health of her egg form and the mana with which she originally died. This process does not count as a death and is similar to the unique passive of a Guardian Angel. The passive has a four minute cooldown, regardless of cooldown reduction.