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League of Legends (LoL) Question: Why Is Annie Weak?

Posted in Champions | Tags: Annie 6,050

  • RazeMage

    Why Is Annie Weak?

    I know that the META doesn't really favor annie, but i think she is still pretty good. First of all, she got a really nice last hit help with her Q. It really helps her when ahe is outpushed since she doesn'treally have a nice waveclear. Her, W, well, it has a pretty high damage. Her E helps her a lot against ADC and auto attacker. Her R just makes assassin want to avoid her for some times. Her passive gives a lot of teamfight presence and also enable her to survive from ganks. Her base damage and AP ratio is pretty high. Her auto attack range enable her to poke a bit, especially against Yasuo. Buying Zhonya will help her fighting against her worst enemies, assassin.I think she is a bit underrated for her power.
  • Answers (9)

    HiFromBuddha (82) | December 14, 2014 3:51am
    Underplayed, yes. Weak, no.

    Really, I can't answer your question exactly because she isn't weak. People still do play her often. Heck, a challenger player called Annie Bot mains Annie and is now one of the highest rated in NA. He's pretty much proved that Annie is in a decent spot and can very much be played.

    Enjoyment is a big factor in whether or not people play a champion. Annie is a very simple and honestly, a bit boring of a champion. Remember that people play games to have fun. If someone isn't fun, then they won;t be played as much as the champions that are fun.

    The other one is the mobility. She isn't a safe laner, and a ganking jungler makes... I won't go there out of her. Assassins such as Zed and LeBlanc pretty much destroy her, and other longer range mages such as Azir and Xerath also give her trouble. In the bot lane, the disengage supports that are very popular right now ( Nami and Janna) also don't help her cause.

    Take this with a grain of salt, but I can see Annie making a resurgence again. With the jungle whooping almost every junglers ***, and all the ones that do survive the jungle not being very adept gankers until 6, I can definitely see her being played. We simply need to meta to shift a bit so Annie can make her appearance.
    RottedApples (57) | December 13, 2014 5:39am
    i didn't know she was weak
    Little_girl | March 18, 2015 12:30pm
    :( Why annie is weak? She is strong. Easy to play,farm and easy to late. :w
    theyouiporit (33) | December 19, 2014 7:21pm
    Who said that Annie is weak? IMO she's one of the most powerful mid laners lol
    RandomMoped (6) | December 17, 2014 12:56pm
    Annie weak lol
    Check her winrate, she's insanely good unless she's against Syndra
    Fiery Red | December 17, 2014 12:22am
    Annie was NEVER weak... Annie was one of my best picks since I started playing... If you're saying that Annie's weak is that YOU don't know how to use it or you don't like that kind of champion. ANNIE IS NOT WEAK SHE IS STRONG!!!
    Akio Nomura | December 13, 2014 8:28am
    Usually she need a flash to engage combo, because her range it's too low compared to other mid laners. She's not "weak", she's outranged badly. This season people played a lot Orianna, and she's known as one of her counters.. that's probably why she's out of meta.

    But, imho, she's still really stronk. I spectated two matches in D1 where both of the Annies were fed and carried. So it's up to your skill in the end, and your matchups.
    Janitsu (569) | December 13, 2014 8:29am
    she has super good range with Summon: Tibbers and that stun holds them in place for her to followup with Q and W
    crashstash5 (2) | December 22, 2014 1:01pm
    Annie is one of the strongest mid laners in the game . . . the only reason she isnt played is due to her simple kit not being ideal for complete outplays that everyone wants to achieve.
    IcyAuron (23) | December 15, 2014 6:26am
    What? Weak? Annie's the easiest champ in the game to play, because she's got insane burst damage, even more range than Anivia, very low mana costs, a powerful AoE stun, etc., etc. Annie's one of my least favorite champs to see, simply because she has to do so little to have such a huge impact on the game.
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