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Anivia Build Guide by DixonTheGuideMaker

Middle 💡Complete Anivia guide by Dixon 📜 12.14 ✅

Middle 💡Complete Anivia guide by Dixon 📜 12.14 ✅

Updated on August 4, 2022
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Cheap Shot
Eyeball Collection
Relentless Hunter

Presence of Mind
Coup de Grace

+10% Attack Speed
+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+8 Magic Resist


Flash + Ignite
LoL Summoner Spell: Flash


LoL Summoner Spell: Ignite


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Champion Build Guide

💡Complete Anivia guide by Dixon 📜 12.14 ✅

By DixonTheGuideMaker
Hello everyone and welcome to one of my guides! This guide contains useful information and general knowledge based on my own game experience + open source info from Internet about the champ 💡📚📈🔍

My name is Max, but you can call me Dixon as well. I'm from Ukraine so English is not my native language and I can do some mistakes (I'm sorry for that). However, you can also write me comments and I'm able to answer you in English, German, Russian and Ukrainian languages since I understand all of them, but in different levels of knowledge. 😄

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1. Anivia has one of the strongest Passives in the game. It can prevent her from dying which offers her tons of extra protection throughout the game.

2. Thanks to her wall Crystallize, Anivia has a lot of utility that can protect her and her allies. It can also increase her chances of surviving in skirmishes. It is really versatile and can also block the enemy off from entering a certain part of the map.

3. With your Ultimate Glacial Storm, Anivia’s sieging power is incredibly strong. With lots of mana, you can constantly push the enemy into the enemies Tower and force them to stay in the lane.

1. Whenever Anivia’s Passive is down, she is incredibly vulnerable to an all-in. Play safer whenever it is on cooldown.

2. Pre-6, Anivia has minimal threat in lane. She needs to play safe and wait for her level 6 power spike before she can start to lane properly. Focus on farming and playing safe in the early game.

3. Anivia relies heavily on mana throughout all stages of the game. She needs to get Tear as quickly as she can, and she needs every blue buff after the first one to constantly keep her Glacial Storm up.

This is one of the best passive skills that any mage would like to have in their arsenal. The passive is especially relevant at the beginning of the game, when Anivia has an extra life. Also, this skill works great in team fights, when opponents have to spend time destroying the egg in addition to Anivia. A relatively low cooldown allows Anivia to always count on a chance to resurrect, especially if the fight is not 1vs1, and you have an ally with you who, in case of death, can protect the egg. Please note that as the level increases, the protection of the egg also increases, so it will take more and more time for enemies to destroy it.

Is an excellent skill that not only deals magic damage, but can also slow down and stun multiple enemies at once. Proper use of this skill requires some practice, as the ice block flies slowly and sometimes it is necessary to predict the enemy's movement. It is very important that the ice block imposes a freezing effect on opponents for a while, which allows you to effectively use the Frostbite skill.

This is one of the most difficult in terms of using Anivia's skills. At first it may seem that the skill is meaningless, since it does not deal damage and generally does not interact with enemy heroes in any way, but by itself this is not so. In the vastness of League of Legends, there are generally very few skills that would create any obstacles on the map and just one of such, and the best of them is Anivia's skill. The applications of the ice wall are simply mass. You can block the retreat of enemies or, on the contrary, protect yourself from enemy attacks. At the last level of the skill, the wall becomes simply huge and can be used to block large ways. The wall works especially well with Anivia's ultimate.

In this skill, you should pay attention to the fact that it deals double damage to a frozen target, so it is better to use it in conjunction with Flash Frost or Glacial Storm. The advantage of the skill is that, unlike other skills, this is a directed skill that you can’t miss, but unfortunately it only works on one target.

Thanks to the ult, Anivia becomes just a godlike champion. Huge damage, large area of application (at the maximum size of the blizzard), the ability to move during the duration of the ult, slowdown, the ability to disable at the right time and a small cooldown. It's hard to imagine what else you can dream of. But for all this magnificence, Anivia has to pay with a huge mana cost.
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For a quick trade Q then AA Q. E AA to finish.

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Chunk your opponent by using R under them, then AA, E. R again and AA.

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Fast trade using Q, then E and quickly Q again.

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Trade post-6 by using Q then R AA. Reactivate Q, then E, AA and cancel your R.

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When in melee range quickly Q Q, then E, R and W to separate you and your target.

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Make it easier to land your stun by using R under your target then AA E. Q Q, then W behind your target and AA.

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Force your enemy to move by using R and then W behind them. Q AA Q, then E AA R.

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For a long trade Q towards your opponent then Q again. W behind your target, E and R underneath them, then AA. Finish with E AA R.
is one of core items for ability power based champions. The item gives your champion additional source of CC ability to root enemies.

is one of core items for ability power based champions. The item is good against tanks, heavy bruisers and all champions who buy or stack a lot of Health Points during a game.

is one of the best items in the game for mages who need to stack as much mana as possible.

is most effectively used against abilities that have a downtime before they can affect full damage to the target like Chum the Waters, Unleashed Power, Death Mark, Life Form Disintegration Ray, Death Lotus etc.

is a great item for most AP champions with burst type of damage, especially if the enemy team has a lot of champions with shields.

is a powerful item for pure ability power casters, and is also very effective on burst assassins and hybrid champions that take advantage of Lich Bane for additional burst. This item provides tons of pure ability power, but it shouldn't be bought early on since its passive gives you more profit when you already have some ability power.

is made to help magical champions to destroy their targets really quickly by ignoring almost half of enemy's magic resistance. This item works well against both tanks and squishy targets.

makes a good couple with Liandry's Anguish. This is a perfect item for champions with AOE abilities and works also well against champions who buy ot stack a lot of HP during a game.

is a strong item against magic damage but is most valued for its ability to prevent crowd control or counter poke damage. As such it is highly recommended to build Banshee's Veil when you are being focused by crowd control effects, or when the enemy has initiation or pulling abilities like Enchanted Crystal Arrow and Rocket Grab. Combined with Zhonya's Hourglass, Banshee's Veil will make you very resilient to both magic and physical damage.

is a very good item for ability power-based champions, as it allows you to ignore 18 points of your enemy's magic resistance. Sorcerer's Shoes are less efficient against enemies with high magic resistance. However, they synergize well with other magic penetration items, percentage items such as Void Staff in particular. It is possible to sell these boots at late-game once you have Void Staff, as the extra magic penetration is arguably negligible.

That rune is very good since it gives you a great boost on your burst damage that can makes the difference between a running 50hp opponent and a sweet boost of 300 gold in your pocket.

This rune gives your champion some amount of true damage which can be very useful to dominate of your enemy during the early game.

This rune gives you some amount of AD or AP whenever you score a takedown (but this amount of AD\AP gain is limited).

This rune gives a lot of movement speed out combat which is very helpful during all stages of the game and it can help you to chase down enemies or to group with your allies faster.

This rune is able to help you a lot with your mana or energy problems during team fights when you get lots of takedowns.

The rune increases your damage to enemies with low amount of HP. This rune is better that Cut Down and Last Stand if you can decrease health points of your enemy fast enough.

Flash is the most frequent choice of all players in League of Legends. Such popularity of the spell is caused by the fact that Flash is able to instantly teleport you on a short distance. This distance is enough to dodge some hostile abilities or to jump back and avoid an unexpected gank. With the help of Flash, you can overcome various obstacles like walls, pillars and other different obstacles. Flash is equally good to use for both attack and defense. This gives the spell some versatility. The summoner spell cannot be used if you have been silenced (you cannot use skills for some time). Also, Flash cannot be used under the effect of hard control abilities such as stun or fear.

Ignite provides players an offensive utility and damage spell that scales with level. A well-placed healing reduction debuff from Ignite can severely limit the effectiveness of enemy healing items, as well as healing abilities from champions like Soraka, Aatrox, Vladimir, Volibear and Warwick. It is considered a direct counter to Dr. Mundo, Soraka, Aatrox and Swain because they are reliant on their healing-based abilities. The healing reduction debuff also applies to life steal, omnivamp, etc.
EARLY GAME (average):
Anivia doesn’t spike at levels 2 or 3 like most champions. This is because she isn’t the strongest Mid laner in the early game and needs a lot of time to come online. Anivia’s first major power spike is when she hits level 6 and unlocks her Ultimate Glacial Storm. She can constantly push the enemy into their tower, which can prevent the enemy from roaming and assisting their allies. After Anivia has picked up her first component item and in conjunction with her Ultimate Glacial Storm, Anivia can push the wave quickly and clear waves with ease.

Up until level 6, look to play safe and farm as much as you can. Once you’ve got enough gold for Tear, recall so you can start stacking the item. As soon as you hit level 6, use your Ultimate Glacial Storm on the minion wave to keep it pushed into the enemies tower while remaining safe. Keep a constant eye on your mana bar regardless of how fast or slow you're pushing the wave. If you’re out of mana, you’re no threat to the enemy.

MID GAME (average):
During the mid-game, Anivia should have her Tear fully stacked. This will be very helpful for her as it will prevent her from running out of mana when using her Ultimate Glacial Storm. At level 11, Anivia will have 2 points in her Ultimate Glacial Storm. Not only will it heavily increase her damage output, but it will make it hard for the enemy to siege any objectives as she can easily clear the wave. Anivia is good in team fights, and the mid-game is usually when teams start grouping. This makes her a good mid-game champion.

Continue pushing the minion wave with your Ultimate Glacial Storm while remaining safe. Keep the waves pushed so the enemy is unable to do anything or siege any of your objectives. Rotate and move to objectives like the Dragon or Rift Herald and assist your Jungler in taking them. Anivia can help take these objectives incredibly fast. Make sure you have vision around your lane at all times. As you’ll be constantly pushing, you need to ensure your flanks are warded so you do not die while you’re overextended and pushing.

LATE GAME (strong):
In the late game, Anivia’s damage will be truly horrific. She will have multiple completed items, and her Ultimate Glacial Storm will deal tons of consistent damage. Teams will continue grouping in the late game. This helps Anivia as she can land a 5 person Flash Frost and her Ultimate Glacial Storm is an AOE tool. This means she can deal a lot of damage to targets if they’re grouped closely together. In the late game, Anivia will have very short cooldowns on most of her abilities. She will be able to look for picks more frequently and secure kills with her team. Her Flash Frost, in particular, will be on a very low cooldown in the late game.

Stick with your team throughout the late game. If you’re caught out of position, the enemy may be able to end the game. You need to ensure your Passive is up in team fights to increase your chances of winning. Counter pushes from the enemy team is a must in the late game. Stick with your team and use your Ultimate Glacial Storm to prevent the enemy from sieging objectives. This will make it hard for them to destroy your tier 3 towers. Keep your wall Crystallize off cooldown at all times in case you need to use it to disrupt the enemy or interrupt an engage. If you use it in the late game, you’re going to be vulnerable.

Be cautious around the minion wave as Yasuo will often use his Sweeping Blade to dash through the minion wave to get on to you. Stand outside and away from the minion wave at all times. Try to use your range advantage to harass and poke him down. Do not over-commit to doing this though as he could look to turn the exchange around. Playing around Yasuo’s Wind Wall will make killing him a lot easier. If you can, try to bait this ability out before committing to the all-in.

Avoid grouping too closely if the enemy has multiple knock-ups as it will allow Yasuo to get a really good Ultimate Last Breath off. Grouping but not standing on top of each other will reduce the effectiveness of his Ultimate Last Breath. Do not fight inside the jungle as it will make it easier for Yasuo to land his tornado Steel Tempest knock up and follow it up with his Ultimate Last Breath. Fighting in the open will make team fighting more effective for your team. CC is your best friend in team fights. Locking him down with CC will make it very difficult for him to stack his Steel Tempest, dash with Sweeping Blade and inevitably use his Ultimate Last Breath. Try to CC him as quickly as possible and take him down.

Yasuo is really strong once he has 100% crit chance. Thanks to his Passive, he can get to this stage quite quickly. Once Yasuo is level 6 and unlocks his Ultimate Last Breath, his kill pressure increases. You should play respectfully whenever his Ultimate Last Breath is up as he can quite easily kill you. Yasuo is really good in team fights if he is picked in a team with multiple knock-ups. Avoid grouping too closely otherwise, he could get a 5 person Ultimate Last Breath off.

Avoid trading with Irelia when she has her Passive stacked as she will out trade you. Keep an eye on the little bar under her health. When trading with Irelia, keep an eye on low health minions in your lane. Irelia may use her Bladesurge on the minion to escape the trade or run you down after a skirmish. Irelia benefits from extended trades. Try and avoid going for extended trades with her as she will always win them.

Try and lock Irelia down at the start of the fight. This will make it much harder for her to jump around your team and get resets on her Bladesurge. Avoid fighting too close together as it will allow Irelia to use her Ultimate Vanguard's Edge on multiple people and allow her Bladesurge to reset. Stand together but not super close together. Try and fight after Irelia uses her Flawless Duet as it is one of her best tools to start a fight. Ideally, try and also fight around her Ultimate Vanguard's Edge as it will reduce her chances of getting resets.

Irelia is very strong whenever she has her Passive fully stacked. Avoid fighting with her at this time. When Irelia hits level 6, her kill pressure intensifies as her Ultimate Vanguard's Edge is a very good duelling tool. Irelia benefits from extended trades, so try and avoid going for them whenever you can. Keep them short and sweet.

Anivia has a weak laning phase and often has trouble farming and trading. If she uses any abilities on the minion wave to last hit with, make sure you abuse the cooldowns. Don’t forget about Anivia’s Passive. It has a long cooldown, so once it’s been popped, make sure you try to kill her while she is most vulnerable. Call for assistance and ask for ganks while it’s down. Try and hold off from using any dashes that can help you dodge skill shots. Anivia’s Flash Frost and Crystallize can be deadly if you have no tools to get away from them. Make sure your dash is always up so you can dodge her Flash Frost.

Anivia is a very mana-hungry champion and will need blue buff as often as possible. While she is low on mana, use this as an opportunity to deny her farm. When you’re roaming around the map, make sure you keep an eye on the minion wave in mid. Anivia can push the wave very fast and you’ll lose a lot of Tower health if you’re gone for too long. Try and roam while she is in base so she can’t take your Tower. CC is your best friend against Anivia as she is squishy and immobile. But she does have tools to defend herself like her Flash Frost and Crystallize. To make locking her down easier, try to flank her rather than running directly at her to make it harder for her to escape.

Anivia needs to invest in mana early so she can farm easily. You can benefit from this by using your early advantage to win trades and gain a health lead. Whenever Anivia has her Passive up, her ability to survive all-ins is much higher. Try to look for frequent trades while her Egg is down, and call for assistance when needed. Anivia comes online when she has unlocked her Ultimate Glacial Storm as it allows her to farm much more effectively. She will have much more lane presence once her Ultimate Glacial Storm is unlocked and she will start to look for trades.

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Anivia is an ancient Freljordian demi-god who represents the eternal cycle of life, death, and rebirth, intrinsically associated with the changing seasons. To those who venerate her, she is the elemental soul of the Freljord — a symbol of hope, and a sacred catalyst of change.

Stories passed down through the ages often tell of how she rewards those who are kind and humble. On the rare occasion a mortal glimpses her—or at least claims to—she is described as a noble spirit-bird of ice, with glittering wings that span the heavens, and a piercing cry that can be heard over even the fiercest storm.

The songs of the nomadic Notai tribe tell how Anivia’s birth first brought snow into the world. When she burst from her giant egg of ice, tiny pieces of it were hurled into the sky, and it has fallen as snow ever since. And, according to the sagas of the Mourncrow tribe, the frigid winds that scour the Freljord originate from the first beats of her wings.

Indeed, the full power of winter is Anivia’s to command, and to those who seek to desecrate her homeland, she is a bitter foe. When roused to anger, she can cleave fortresses and mountains, and her screech can summon blizzards cold enough to shatter steel.

One of the most enduring and respected beliefs is that Anivia’s greatest gift to the Freljord was the creation of True Ice. Infused with elemental magic, this unmelting substance is pure and potent, and the greatest seers and ice-mages have long strived to use shards of True Ice to amplify their might, while weapons that have even a tiny sliver forged into them are deadly beyond belief.

When mortals first arrived in the Freljord, Anivia welcomed them. Seeing that they could not withstand the cold, she guided them to secluded valleys where they could shelter, become established, and slowly harden themselves against the elements. She nurtured and watched over them for those first precarious centuries—and they, in turn, worshipped her.

Anivia hoped that these newly arrived tribes would remain unified in defending the Freljord from outsiders… but slowly, infighting and blood-feuds became all too common, making an invasion inevitable. According to legend, a greedy southern king marched his warriors up through the mountains, seeking to claim dominion over the northlands and shackle their wild magic for himself. So enraged was Anivia at the outsiders’ hubris and disrespect that she blasted them with a snowstorm that lasted a century and a day. Scattered standing stones can still be seen on the Scouring Plain, which the locals claim are all that remain of that ancient army.

Other tales include the Avarosan legend of Ulla Shatter-Spear, an Iceborn warmother who was favored by Anivia for saving a young hawk from a rimefang wolf. Across her lifetime, the Cryophoenix protected Ulla from harm, and when she finally fell in battle, having witnessed almost a hundred winters, it is said that Anivia welcomed her with wings spread wide.

If all these legends are true, then Anivia must have witnessed the rise and fall of countless mortal civilizations. While there are still some dwindling remnants of those earlier times, most have long been forgotten, and buried beneath millennia of ice.

But death cannot touch Anivia herself. The sagas speak of how she has been struck down and slain a handful of times throughout history, though she is always reborn—for as long as the Freljord exists, her soul is immortal. While it may be hundreds or even thousands of years before she rises again, each rebirth coincides with the dawning of a new era. Thus, her appearance, while regarded as a wondrous blessing, is often the harbinger of something terrible on the horizon.

Once, it is said, she sacrificed herself against a march of towering Balestriders. Anivia knew she could not slay these colossal creatures, and so she plunged into the ice beneath their feet, shattering her own body in order to entomb them.

Recently, some claim Anivia has hatched from the egg once more, and that she has appeared before the new leader of the Avarosans—the Warmother Ashe. In her, perhaps Anivia sees one who may be able to finally reunite the Freljord.

Yet if the Cryophoenix has indeed returned, as more and more shamans and spirit walkers proclaim, then it must be asked: what great threat has she come to face?

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