Build Guide by Mojomaan
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Disintegrate = Fireball
Incinerate = Flamethrower
Molten Shield = Shield
Tibbers = Mr Bear :)
Energize = Stun
In this build I will tell you why I have chosen these items and the best way to play annie. I will include:
2. Item build
3. How to play as annie
4. Screen Shots
To start things off, this Annie build is not too get 30 kills and 3 deaths. This build is to help you stay alive and nuke as much as possible without dying, you will probobly end up getting more assists then kills, this is more of a survivability type of build, should not be used by a magical carry!
This is a all round build, you can buy elixers in between if you wish. I do, just dont have places because I buy them when I have the money.
Here is my build.
1: Ruby Crystal
2: Catalyst Protector
3: Boots of Speed
4. Sorcerer's Shoes
5. Rod of Ages
6. Amplifying Tomb/Blasting Wand
7. Amplifying Tomb/Blasting Wand
8. Giant's Belt
9. Rylai's Crystal Scepter
10. Thorn Mail = does not matter what order you buy the armour in
11. Banshee's veil = Preferbly Negatron cloak
12. Zhonyas ring = needlessly large rod first
Firstly, with Annie you do not need to get 700 ability power for her to be a successful ganker. She can use a wide variety of items to be a effective ganker. Annie starts as a very squishy character, with this in mind I always buy Ruby crystal first to boost my starting health.
I would charge my stun to 4 for these reasons:
<1> Once leveling to level 3 you use Molten Shield when near the enemy character which gives you stun. Then use your fireball skill to stun then flamethrower to finish the cycle.
<2> Gives you more of an element of suprise without the glowing rings around you
<3> Means you dont waste mana at level 1 for pointless attempts in gank (wasting stun)
If your laning with an ally always charge to 5 for first blood, if not dont waste you breath
Once you reach level 6 and you have Mr bear, you can now start to gank properly, seeing as Annie has one of the best ultimates you can try and gank mid or go to a lane. make sure you have stun up with tibbers, use flamethrower, ignite and then fireball. Fireball you can not miss, is also has a longer range, which helps when the stun wares off because they will be running away.
Past level 9 - 10 is when team fights usually occur, by this point you should never put yourself in danger of stuns/fears/taunts/snares, your a squishy character, wait for the tank to engage then use your tibbers (remember when using tibbers, you should always have stuns up) then you just spam skills from a distance, at this level you dont want to be near the main DPS or stuns and most of all. Dont be silly.
At level 15 - 18 you should have brought your thorn mail and/or banshee's veil. which means your not as squishy as most annies. you can outlast most other people on the battlefield so aslong as you just attacking the squishy's you should be fine.
Thorn mail and Molten shield hurts Attack DMG characters more then Annie, and banshee's veil to stop the first stun or hard hitting spell.
4. Screen shots will be up in a while. games down at the moment.
5. Videos soon.
More coming soon
Sorry about the typos aswell
Dont knock this build till you try it.
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