Anivia Build Guide by Roofuslol
[11.5] Roofus' Grandmaster EUW Anivia OTP Midlane Guide
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+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
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Threats & Synergies
Kassadin with Everfrost is a must ban as Anivia player currently
Yone is easy for you as Anivia, just don't go ignite, cause if he goes Doran's shield with tp he has a free lane against you
you can W his ult and in lane make sure to not use Q aggressively when he has his dash up, in case he dashes to trade with you, you can use your q+e on him and you win the trade
Just stand behind minions so she can't hit charm on you, but make sure you are not standing in the minions, cause if you do she can hit minions and your champion with q.
a good Orianna will make your life hard
just make sure he doesn't snowball and cc him in fights so he can't ult. The matchup gets extreme hard, if he goes merc boots
you need seeker's early and have to q behind you when he ults you, but with Zhonya's and if you make sure he doesn't roam it's not that hard for you
Never waste your q, it's your only defensive spell against this teleporting monster and cancel her ult with w
that matchup is really easy, since you just outrange her and can just wall her if she runs towards you
everything with low range is pretty easy for you
since Verdant barrier is a thing, LB is not that hard when you just q while she is in w animation to damage you
Anivia really counters galio, since she can block his e, but his early waveclear makes him win the game without being on your lane
if you play it right he never gets in the range to ult you + you can clear his voidlings without any effort
if she jumps in just q her and walk away until her bomb is gone
not that hard honestly, just make sure to not q his windwall and know that he can dash on you through the minionwave. You usually just want to trade with autoattacks, ult and e when his windwall is up
Camille's whole kit counters Anivia
Viego mid is really good against Anivia, since you can't follow up e if he goes invisible and he has a dash
Viktor is one of the harder control mage matchups since he can cancel your ult with his ult, kite you very easily and has a lot of waveclear
you should dodge honestly
stand behind your minions so he can't e you and if he e's punish him for that
keep him on the lane and pressure him
verdant barrier/mercs help!
Champion Build Guide
Before we get started i just want to say that this is not an in-depth guide, however if enough people show interest i might go more into detail!
First of all Runes are a matter of the matchup and the playstyle you like. I can totally see the reason why player are going
Phase Rush, Presence of Mind, Manaflow Band, etc, but since this is my guide i will explain my playstyle and why i think my runes are currently the best on Anivia.
As you can already see in the runepage, Anivia is nothing like Anivia in season 10 anymore. For me she works the best rather as a burst mage than a control mage now.
Electrocute fits Anivia's burst playstyle the best
Anivia has permanent cc on Glacial Storm and stun on Flash Frost that makes you get a lot of bonus damage by going Cheap Shot
From Eyeball Collection to Ghost Poro has been one of the best changes for me. I think the value of having an extended ward that gives you more security of where the enemy jungler is, is way greater than some ap that you only get if you are snowballing and let's be real if the Jungler camps your lane, it's hard to snowball. I like to place the ward either early at enemy Crimson Raptor or pre minute 3 at the enemy jungle entrance
The out-of-combat movement speed is just simply the best choice
Magical Footwear gives you a lot of goldvalue and bonus movement speed, but you should exchange it with Perfect Timing in case you play against Zed or you need Mercury's Treads first against double ap cc mid/jungle like Syndra and Elise
I feel like Approach Velocity just got created for Anivia. The rune is absolutely godlike on her, cause you get movement speed, whenever you crowd control someone. You use the rune easily up to 50 times in 20 minutes and together with Luden's Tempest and Boots you get around +100ms when you hit someone with Glacial Storm or Flash Frost
How you should play with the runes all together:
First of all as you might wonder im neither running Presence of Mind nor Manaflow Band. From my experience you actually don't need these mana runes, Tear of the Goddess with a mana mythic item is usually enough. That being said
recall around minute 4, buying tear and using Teleport to get back on the lane is one of the most important things you have to do. I promise once you try out these runes in combination with the items you absolutely never want to play without that bonus movement speed ever again!
After hitting level 6 you are looking for fights and remember if you have only 200 Mana left without Teleport up, push the wave with the rest amount of mana and reset.
Against heavy crowd control enemy team compositions like: Gragas, Skarner, Galio, Ashe, Leona i would definitely run Legend: Tenacity as rune with something else from the Precision rune path instead of Inspiration
Itempath + Explanation
Why am i building Luden's Tempest and not Everfrost might be a question in your mind and when should you build
Liandry's Anguish ?
As i said i see Anivia rather as a burstmage than a controlmage nowadays. Even though the Gold value of Everfrost is way higher than Luden's Tempest it's not the optimal item choice on her in my opinion. That's simply, because Luden's gives you magic penetration that gives you more damage in the early game and lets you snowball in a fast paced meta! WIth Everfrost you need 2-3 more seconds to kill someone and you have to stay longer in fights to deal damage.
That's why i think Everfrost sounds good on Anivia, but is just a good looking bait.
Itempath + Explanation
Liandry's Anguish is the must go Mythic item, in case the enemies have 3 tanks / fighter .
Combine Liandry's Anguish with Demonic Embrace second for the biggest efficiency.
Situational items afterwards
Void Staff is extremely cheap and efficient right now, it's by far one of the best items in the game. Anivia only has raw damage and not any Shield or Heal abilities that scale with Ability power, that's the reason why Void Staff is remarkable on her and you should build it as soon as atleast 2 enemies go magic resistance
Archangel's Staff is by far the best item for her if the enemies have no magic resistances and you get some bonus mana on top
Zhonya's Hourglass is still one of the must buy items against engage heavy compositions and against Assassin .
I personally often build it as second item after Luden's Tempest and Sorcerer's Shoes and it synergizes just too well with Glacial Storm
Here you can see a clip of me killing FNC Upset, because of the Zhonya's Hourglass usage
These items are the most important ones on Anivia, the order when to build which item from these 3 depends on what you need and i think every other item is Tier 2 on her and very situational.
until then good luck on the Rift fellow Anivia player