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Anivia, or Brand

Creator: Calibern September 29, 2011 5:17pm
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I play Annie as my mage, but in ranked games nobody is stupid enough to not ban her, or not choose her. Therefore I feel like I need a new champion. I almost have 6.3k so I'm thinking of getting Brand cause he was so fun when I played him. Then there is Anivia I played one game with her, I like the way she feels, and skill set, but I fed badly. I've seen Anivia absolutely own in mid, and destroy everything in sight during team fights. So Anivia, or Brand? I ask my friends, and they are sick of hearing me say Brand or Anivia (4 said Brand, and 4 said Anivia), so which one?
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Brand and Anivia.

Both are great.

Brand is better though, although he will be banned often as well if your opponents are smart. He's far superior to Annie.
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Considering that you are an Annie player, you should pick Brand. Since Anivia uses ice to deal damage, that could bring unexpected results.

Brand can destroy teams during a teamfight too. Of course Anivia can AoE stun if you hit everyone and her ult has a good AoE too, but Brand's skills are awesome and they have AoE as well.

You have two different kinds of mage. From all the Brands and Anivias I've ever seen playing, Brand is more aggressive.
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Anivia also has great utility with her wall. Brand does do great damage, but sometimes utility wins team fights. Singling out 2 enemies from a team could seriously decrease their damage output for the rest of the fight. Also attack speed debuff on he ultimate could come in handy. (Not trying to sound bias, but I like playing devil's advocate)
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That's one reason why I really like Anivia. A proper wall will wreck a team or save an ally. But a bad wall can completely screw you over. I've seen Anivia's kill their carry by walling them off with the enemy team.

That Ashe got screwed...
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Beeswarm17 wrote:

That's one reason why I really like Anivia. A proper wall will wreck a team or save an ally. But a bad wall can completely screw you over. I've seen Anivia's kill their carry by walling them off with the enemy team.

That Ashe got screwed...


lmao, I have seen that too. Its so incredible, free kill.

If you think utility can help during battles, choose Anivia.
If you prefer to deal extreme damage, choose Brand.
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IMO, Anivia's better. Free GA, AoE slow that doubles as a stun, AoE/DoT slow and, a will to assist escapes/kills.
Brand has massive damage though.

Summary:
Anivia: Better caster in general. Harder to learn. Sucks is mobile team fights.

Brand: "Larger" damage output due to passive+ mass AoE skills. 1/2 of his output is skillshot based. His ult is random in it's hits. Sucks when they spread out.
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If you fed with Anivia, I'd suggest Brand since you're an Annie player (they're fairly similar). Brand has a strong laning phase and transitions nicely into mid and late game. Anivia's a bit more squishy, though she can be just as aggressive. I wouldn't suggest Anivia unless you're quite good with her. Just wait until she's on rotation and try her again before buying her.
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Brand. You can build anything and still deal good DMG. Your passive is OP.

Im carrying myself in solo que with Brand. Currently 1440 and 7-0 with Brand! o.O
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Yeah I hate to post basically the same thing more than once but Brand is basically the best AP caster in the game.

You're getting so much damage per AP and even your passive is geared towards damage.

Why even bother playing an AP if you're not gonna deal tons of damage? Let a support like Janna and a jungler like Trundle with less farm take the utility, and have your solo lane be an atomic bomb.

It's the logic behind Vayne being a good carry, because she just blows you up.

So anyway, not gonna post without supporting my logic more but, Brand is better because he deals A LOT more damage, every piece of gold you pick up is going into more damage which is something most caster's can't say, and you can get utility in other champions like Janna and Trundle wherever you need it.
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