Anivia Build Guide by xxseraphinaaxx
[S10] Anivia Jungle (Adventures With A Bronze)
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+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+10% Attack Speed
+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+10% Attack Speed
+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+15-90 HP (lvls 1-18)
Champion Build Guide
This guide is also going to be more like me recounting my games of Anivia Jungle, rather than actually being a guide. Of course, there will be some guide aspects, it's just not the main focus. As such, I'll keep updating with every Anivia Jungle game I play. This guide is purely so that I can learn jungle with the rest of y'all so don't flame me and feel free to leave a comment under this guide with any questions, comments or concerns of yours.
So one day I was just looking at my league stats from previous season 8 and 9. The ripe years I was just starting out playing league.
I looked at the jungle section for season 8 and well, my eyes might as well have popped loose from their sockets and rolled across the floor. I saw that the only champions that I ever played jungle back then were Anivia and, wait for it, Janna. Yeah I wanted to scream. I also vaguely remember doing Janna jungle, not knowing it was a troll pick. I looked closely at Anivia Jungle though. I've played Anivia every single role this season except for jungle. So I decided to make it happen.
With that, I recorded literally every struggle I went through in hopes that people out there who want to try this won't screw up AS badly as I did.
1. Start blue and never red
It seems obvious to anyone higher than iron but I was just worried I would execute so I took health over mana. Bad choice, to put it simply. You need mana to put out your spells constantly and when you run out, you can't clear camps anyway, making you more useless than if you just executed.
2. Only gank when there is a good opportunity close by; focus objectives and farming pre 6
If you play Anivia Jungle, be aware of the fact that you're not going to be able to gank nearly as well as your opponent jungler. You're going to make up for that by claiming as many objectives as possible and farming to always stay ahead of the opponent jungler.
3. Don't forget scuttles exist
This is obvious, but when you're running low on mana and health while jungling, it's a good idea to get scuttle to regain some back so you can continue without needing to back early. I forgot this quite a bit while playing jungle and backed when I could have gotten scuttle and just continued with getting more camps. Scuttles help you stay without backing and not fall behind. They're also pretty nifty for the extra vision they provide in river which is why I always keep an eye out for them.
Camps to go to (in order):
~Blue Buff; have your laner(s) leash you until 300 so you're not going to have that hard of a time
~Gromp; this is easy enough for Anivia to take down when she's level 2, assuming you didn't waste your smite on the leash
~Wolves; I don't know their exact names (proves how little I jungle) but they are what you'd wanna head to next
~Scuttle; take scuttle before the other team
From here, you take the other scuttle and continue on with your camps. I usually go krugs, then raptors, back, then go for red buff. Try to take dragons as soon as possible. You can gank bot lane to remove a few contesters and then take it.
You want to spam the E button like your life depends on it whenever you clear camps. Whenever Q is up, use it before E, as it E would then do double damage. Throw a few auto attacks back whenever you can and you'll clear camps fast enough.
You won't gank much as Anivia, but when you have to, here's how to do it. Hide in a bush and wait till the opponent walks back over to the safety of their turret after pushing up too far with no vision. Use your Q to stun them and wall them from safety. Assuming your team knows what to do, they'll see the opportunity right away and follow behind quickly. The opponent is then either forced to burn flash or die.
For my guide, I'll be talking about my first three games since those were the ones of... the most trial and error, shall we say? The first game I just went into it without expecting anything. I took my usual runes and some speed ones because that's always needed and prepared for the worst to occur. I was practically readying myself for that 0/20 KD.
The first game, however, ended a little differently than I anticipated. No, I didn't go 0/40 instead, that's insane. Instead, I went 4/0/13. That actually is FAR better than I expected.
Like most games, I did well, obviously. UNLIKE most games, all of my teammates were chill and talkative so we all ended up partying after again. League, bringer of salt, tears and friendships since 2009.
Like the idiot I was and as I mentioned before, I started red. I wasn't too sure how exactly I was going to approach it but I wanted to at least stay within 2 levels of the opposing jungler. I got a decent leash and was able to start a patty cake fest with the krugs, almost dying to them after. I had to chill around for a bit while waiting for the health potions to revive me from death's door before heading to raptor's.
Except... this is where I ran into a problem. I couldn't finish raptors without suffering close death. So, as any incompetent nincompoop, I backed like the scaredy-cat I was and still am proud to be. I made a lot more mistakes, ranging from forgetting about the existence of dragon, to losing control of my own jungle. It was a good thing that my Neeko top was able to carry the heck out of the team because I don't think we would have lived otherwise.
Surprisingly, the entire team thought it was cool that I was trying out Anivia Jungle. I wasn't necessarily good but HEY, at least they weren't flaming me. As a bronze player, I've had my fair share of being poached by anyone and everyone so the change in energy was refreshing to see.
I really wasn't able to contribute anything until I towards the very end where I got all my assists and kills there. If I could go back and do anything differently, I would have taken more risks. For some reason, I always play for KDA, even if I tell myself that I won't; I subconsciously do regardless. By risks, I mean engage in combat with the enemy jungler when we were at the same level, trust my mechanics when it comes to Anivia more and just gank lanes more constantly without overthinking about it.
Next game! As I mentioned, I was with said n i c e people from the game before. My second game ended up not being that long since we absolutely wrecked the other team with a score of 18-1 only 20 minutes in.
Take a guess. How many of those kills do you think were mine?
I'll give you a hint. Don't be surprised since it's the usual.
You got it yet? If you said ONE kill, you got it correct! Though I'll still give you the point if you said zero. To the people who got it correct, give yourself a pat on the back. You just KNOW how predictable I am.
The only thing that no one ever saw coming was that I still never died. I don't think that's a good thing since it means that I wasn't willing to take risks which is something I still refused to learn after the previous game, being the stubborn person I am.
Jungling for this game wasn't too unusual besides the fact that, oh I don't know, I still managed to be a level behind, even towards the end of the game. It's pretty unlucky and stupid of me, especially since my team was winning by a landslide. What's even more irritating is that the other jungler was an Ivern.
I'd say I still have a looong way to go before I can even stay afloat in an iron game.
With the game ending in a KDA of 1/0/2 for me, I'd say that while I'm not brain dead when it comes to being able to play, I still don't have a full brain. You catch my drift?
I still struggled to clear camps fast enough without dying and I found it draining to try and run, er, fly everywhere as Anivia since I'd head one direction in jungle before changing my mind and heading another then only to realize I shouldn't have changed directions in the first place. Does that ever happen to y'all jungle mains?
Making mistakes like that is something you want to avoid at all costs when it comes to being a very slow champ trying to trudge through the jungle.
For game numero trois, I again queued up with the same nice people from before. This game ended up being a victory for us - again! Which is always nice.
Of course, it wasn't anything I did on my part but more like the Neeko carried all of us once again. I, on the other hand, did the least damage on the team. By like a lot.
Me (Anivia Jungle): 6.2k dmg
Neeko Top: 25.1k dmg
Morgana Support: 10k dmg
Sivir ADC: 11.1k dmg
Lux Mid: 14.1k dmg
You see what I mean? This is just buffoonery. In the end, my KDA was 4/1/8 meaning that I FINALLY died for once. Sheesh. About time. I have a tendency to avoid dying for some reason. Look, even mobalytics agrees with me:
Either I'm really slippery or plain scared 99% of the time. I'm willing to bet it's the ladder.
Do I still even need to explain jungle? If I could, all I can say really is that I struggled hard with all camps. The opposing Evelynn did kill me for that one time early game and she probably would have absolutely slaughtered me even more if it wasn't for my team to carry the weight of my bag jungling.
At the end of my three trial games, I can finally say that while Anivia is for me, jungling is most definitely NOT. I'll continue playing Anivia (obviously) as I have been since I started playing league.
Actually, I've just realized something. If Anivia is the champion I've played most as Jungle this season, I don't even wanna know how bad I am at jungling as a whole. I get that it's bad but I'd rather keep the exact numbers under wrap to protect my self-esteem.
Well, I don't know about you but I've learned that I should not be trusted with jungling anymore. Period.
Anyone who says otherwise, I appreciate the encouragement but I don't think I can let anyone else suffer with my Anivia Jungle or any jungle, even in norms. Definitely not ranked games either. Never. Unless I feel masochistic that day or some other odd explanation.
In all seriousness, at the TRUE end, I think Anivia Jungle is cool and no salty flamers should stop you from trying what you want. Besides, despite what others may say, league, in the end, is only a game so it should be treated as such.
Have fun doing what y'all do best in league and don't be afraid to, y'know, send me replays of your attempts at Anivia Jungle.
I'll be waiting! :)
Wow. You actually made it to the end. Uh, thanks for hearing a bronze out? No really! Guide uploading hindsight, I never expected my guides to get any more than 100 views but over 20000 in total across all my guides is far more than I was expecting. And to get enough votes to have a score on my Anivia Support guide? That's something else I was never expecting either. I really hope you learned something from this guide and if not, I hope it was worth your time? If you have ANY critique for this guide, I'd really appreciate it if you could write out a comment listing them out or pm me directly. I'm still pretty bad at league, so that way, we can learn together. Again, thank you for even just viewing my guide. Sera is out.