Anivia Build Guide by Dvdave
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Threats & Synergies
Ahri is a very mobile champ making it very hard to land Q's and keep her in your ult. Since Anivia's cooldowns are so high if Ahri manages to dodge them you lose the match up. The only time you will be able to easily beat her will be lvl 1-5
Annie is a non mobile champ and you can easily trap her with your abilities while staying far enough she cant engage with her ult. Once you get the Rod of Ages and she is no longer able to one shot you the lane becomes an easy match up.
While Cass is a mobile champ she has a very short range. Also you are able to keep your back facing while she sits in your ult taking damage.
Nearly the only time you can ever beat a fizz is level's 1-3 after that he's simply too mobile for you to lock down and you will need to stay back and clear the waves. As a reminder never q before he uses his jumpthere will be very few instances where you should ever try to Q before his jump
Kass's Q will negate most damage you do to him and his burst is a lot higher then yours. make sure to stay back and wait for him to jump at you allowing yourself to get an easy Q then E Combo
Katarina is an EXETREMLY mobile champ making it very difficult to land your Q's and keep her in your ult. You need to wait for her to either jump on you so you can land your Q or try and pock her down with your ult and e while saving your Q for her jumps
Malz is not that bad of a match up for Anivia since he's is fairly low mobility. His only threat to you his with his ult and a jungle Gank but you can keep him back with your ult's slow and your Q's stun. Make sure to keep his shield down by throwing auto attacks at him every time he comes up to farm.
Leblanc is very mobile and as a result is a hard match up for Anivia. Make sure to poke with your Ult and E and save your Q's for when she tried to jump at you. Always try to throw your q where it's on a path that will go over both her orginal W mark and the spot she's jumping to to maximize your chance of being able to hit her with the stun.
Lux is by far one of Anivia's easiest match ups. She's low mobility allowing you to trap her in your ult and her own spells are fairly easy to dodge. You should be able to burst her before she is able to use her entire combo on you.
Orianna is typically a tough match up (depending on the orianna's skill level) since her Q and W range is farther then any of your abilities allowing her to poke you down fairly easily. Make sure to get your ult on her ever time she misses the q as it takes her a couple seconds to reset the ball
Yasuo is a usually not in your favour because of his knock up. That being said if the Yasuo only goes for his long range knock ups its fairly easy to bait out his wind wall with an auto have him dash at you and burst him immediately.
zed is typically an easy match up since when he jumps on you it's nearly a guaranteed Q for you. The only way he is able to win this match up is if he is able to get an early kill allowing him to burst you instantly. Although after your rod of ages this is typically pretty hard for him to do.
With Viktor it's nearly a 50/50 depending on how good the Viktor is. He does have high damage and is typically able to burst you down IF he can land it. it's the same thing vice vera as in you can burst him right away as long as you land your abilities
Twisted Fate is an alright match up for Anivia you are able to kite back with your ult and Q making it hard for him to get in range with his card. The way he will beat you though is through roaming since Anivia is a very slow champ and can't keep up with him. Make sure to try to always keep an eye on him since you can cancel his ult with your E and Q and PING MIA once you lose sight of him
Vel'Koz is typically a hard match up for Anivia due to his long range. If you are not able to burst him down immedialty by missing an ability he has no trouble bursting you down with just his ult.
With Syndra she can keep poking you as long as she lands her stun. The only way to beat her is to play extremely aggressive on her if she misses her stun since after that she will have no way to cancel your ult and is not a very mobile champ. That being said it's extremely difficult for you to attempt any engage on her if her E is up and she will typically come out the winner of any trade
Tali is a harder match up for Anivia since her Q range is alright and she has her knock up to cancel your Q stun and you Ult although is she missed her knock up on you you will nearly always win the match up.
Vlad is fairly easy to play against as Anivia. The hardest part of beating a Vlad is managing your mana. your. Kite back with your Ult and E when he approaches for his Q's. and if he uses his pool to get on top of you burst him down with your Q and E Combo.
Cleanse if you think you are going to be camped especially if the opposing mid laner has a lock down stun EX: Malzahar / Twisted Fate
Ignite if you are looking to play aggressively and try to secure kills especially against immobile champs EX: Viktor / Vladimir
Barrier if you want to stay back and farm up hoping to stall till late game. Also helps a lot with burst champs EX: Syndra / Katarina
The first way is by placing down your R Glacial Storm onto the enemy champion and cutting off their escape outside your ult with your W Crystallize and then using your E Frostbite (Which is your main damage) on the enemy champion (make sure to try to use it when your ult is fully formed for the 2x damage). Lastly save your Flash Frost once you know which way they are going to try to run out of your ult and throw it in that direction. Even if they are able to dodge your Q Flash Frost they will still be taking damage from your ult Glacial Storm and your E cooldown might reset by the time they get out.
The second way is if you are able to get a stun with your Q Flash Frost (make sure it fully passes through them before reactivating to get off the extra damage) then immediatly follow up with your E Frostbite before using your ult Glacial Storm and W Crystallize to either kite back or finish them off. Depending how how much your intial burst did to them.
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