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Anivia Build Guide by Terry Tugboat
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Anivia - The Cryopheonix
Anivia is my main caster in LoL due to her being great in Mid and Laning, through out this beginners guide il show you how you can use Anivia's abilites offensivly and defensively in 1v1 fights and 5v5 battles. I highly recommend using Anivia in middle-lane due to her CC (crowd control) and her massive damage output. I hope you find this guide helpful and use Anivia in the future.
This passive ability activates when Anivia loses all her health, turning her into an egg form for 6 seconds. In this mode you're unable to attack or move but this comes in handy when your underneath your own tower.Without mana Anivia is just a giant Rebirth bait.
Anivia throws a Crystal Sphere at the targeted destination, this how ever is a skill shot so you have to manually target its path. This applies a frost affect and damages who ever it goes through, on explosion it will stun anyone in the proximity of the sphere.
Quick Tip: Hit Q again when Flash Frost is in mid-flight to stun a target at close range.
This allows you to summon a wall of ice which can block enemy and allied champions from moving through, however this can be countered with a Flash or any leap ability such as Slice and Dice
Quick Tip: Crystallize can reveal FoW (Fog of War), this is helpful when scouting a bush or nuterual creature such as Dragon .
This ability, Frostbite is where Anivia gets all her major damage from. When the target is frozen it will do double damage. Combine this with Flash Frost or Glacial Storm will take off around 40-50%+ health off an enemy.
Anivia's Ult which is gained at level 6, helps your team alot in team fights due to its damage, slow and radius it can change the tide of battle. This is a streaming ability so be cautious of stuns, taunts or anyother type of abilities which can interupt this stream. This is also great for clearing giant waves of minions.
This section will explain my choices of these Masteries,Items and Summoner Spells.
As you can see, the masteries focus on offensive traits. Anivia is a fragile champion with alot of damage output, so I keep her that why whilst sacrifising health & armour for damage. The reason why the utility tree has points for Runic Affinity ,is due to Anivia having low mana early game (level 1 - 8).
Blue Buff gives Anivia extra cool down and mana regen allowing you to pepper the enemy with spells all you want. Ask a teammate for assistance if you believe you cant solo them. They spawn at 1:55, you will be able to see them in the bottom-left and uper-right of the minimap.
In team fights focus the first champion who comes in range (unless he/shes a tank), start of with planting Glacial Storm (R) then Frostbite (E) behind it to greatly weaken the champion. If possible try to summon a Crystallize (W) wall in the middle of the team or to block off the 2-3 to cut the enemy team in half, this makes it extreamly easy for your teammates to clean up the cut off champs. Keep refreashing Glacial Storm (R) so that its beneath the champion your teammates are focusing. Relentlessly spam your Flash Frist (Q) to stun them if theyre ranged or fleeing from your teammates. Try to block off the closest exit point for the enemy to trap them, allowing your team to clean up.
If losing, drop Glacial Storm (R) on your enemies chase route and try to hit them with Frost Flash (Q). If you can, try to summon Crystallize (W) behind you blocking the enemy off.
Mid Lane - Low Health (getting chased)
Stun them with Flash Frost (Q) and run towards your tower, remember dont use your Crystallize (W) yet. When at your tower, tempt the enemy to towerdive you. If he/she does pop Crystallize (W) behind them and allow them to kill you. This will make your passive Rebirth to activate making you slowly repawn under the tower, due to them hitting you it will agro the tower and do major damage and likely to kill them for Crystallize (W) is blocking them giving you a free kill.
Pushing your Lane
As Anivia you have alot of crowd control, placing a Glacial Storm ontop of them will make them retreat. If not reply with Flash Frost and Frostbite to make run back to their tower. If versing a short ranged champion or melee, place a Crystallized wall to the diagnol left of the turret to make a pocket for you and your minions. This will funnel the enemy into 2 gaps making it easy to pull of a stun and fall back. Do this for your teammates when theyre pushing aswell, keep the damage dealers away from your teammates as they hit the tower.
- Terry Tugboat
V1.1 - Added more infomation (1+ rep for Infectious Lepar) Date:26/03/2012
V1.2 - No changes since after handful of patches: 20/05/2012
V1.3 - No changes after Draven Patch: 08/06/2012
V2.0 - 2 builds are now avalible, adding Athene's Unholy Grail to the build and item info
V2.1 - No changes made after Rengar patch, Riot fixes Anivia's slow bug