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Tankie: How to play Annie as a Tank

Last updated on March 29, 2012
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Ability Sequence

2
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Ability Key Q
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Ability Key W
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Ability Key E
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Ability Key R





Not Updated For Current Season

The masteries shown here are not yet updated for the current season, the guide author needs to set up the new masteries. As such, they will be different than the masteries you see in-game.



Masteries

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sunder
Archmage
 
 
 
 
 
 
Executioner
 
 

Offense: 9

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Honor Guard
Mercenary
 
 
 
 
 
 
1/
Juggernaut
 
 

Defense: 21

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Strength of Spirit
Intelligence
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mastermind
 

Utility: 0


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Introduction

Tankie (short for Tank-Annie) is not a commonly used strategy, which is strange because it's so incredible. In this guide, I'll be going over how to play Tankie.


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Skill Sequence

The main move you want when playing tankie is Molten Shield, because it allows you to really tank it up and get in there and own. When playing Tankie, the main reason people attack you is because you are Annie, normally a squishy and targetable champion. However, when playing tankie, you take advantage of this and pop molten shield whenever targeted. Generally I upgrade it 3rd in order to get some damage dealing moves for first blood and creep-kills. Molten shield is really only the good move you have when playing Tankie (besides Tibbers).


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Items

Tankie mainly wants health items because she is a tank and i suggest going quickly to a sunfire cape because it is the best item with Tankie. After that get Warmogs armor and then i don't really care what you do then. I suggest getting a thornmail or a force of nature depending on the situation. An atma's impaler would be cool after getting all those main tanky items.


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Unique Skills

The reason Tankie is any good is because of the aoe-damage over time abilities. First, Tibbers has the aoe-flame aura that really helps, and once you get sunfire cape, not only do you look sweet, but you have maximum flame powers to help take down groups of enemies and completely own. Tankie still pumps out tons of damage if she is not targeted that way.


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Ranked Play

Don't play Tankie in a ranked game. She is meant to be a joke strategy.


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Summary

In conclusion, Tankie is the best and I hope to see more of them out there.