League of Legends is a great free to play online game. Within the game there are over 150 champions that you can choose to play from. Each champion in League of Legends has their own backstory and lore. Let’s learn more about Annie and how to play Annie in the game!
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The last years of Noxus’s ruler, Boram Darkwill, were a time of uncertainty. A lot of people with magical abilities left the capital, searching for more peaceful places to live. Among these people to leave was a witch, Amoline and her husband, Gregori the Gray.
This young couple finished their small home before winter and the arrival of their first baby girl. While pregnant, Amoline would sit by the fire, sewing a toy for her yet to be born child. Just as she finished sewing the stuffed bear, she went into labor and Annie was born. Annie took to this stuffed bear quickly.
When she was a toddler, Annie and her father became ill. During the night, Annie started to burn with fever. She became very hot, so hot that her mother could no longer hold her.
Amoline decided to get some icy water from the river nearby. Gregori woke the next morning, weak from his sickness, Annie was found in her crib, perfectly healthy playing with her stuffed bear, Tibbers. Amoline was gone, never to be seen again.
Annie believed her mother would one day return. Gregori would often find her sitting in her mother’s rocking chair near the fireplace, hugging Tibbers, staring into the crackling fire, where before, there had only been cold ashes.
After years passed, Gregori met Leanna and her daughter, Daisy. They became a family. Annie was excited for a playmate, but found it hard to get used to because she’d been an only child. Whenever her fiery temper erupted, Leanna was left uneasy. Gregori had to keep the uneasy peace between the three.
Daisy and Annie would play together in the untamed wilderness. One day there was an accident and Daisy was found dead. Leanna blamed Annie, taking her anger out on Tibbers. Annie was horrified, her rage boiling unchecked. Finally she released her latent and powerful pyromancy. The bear was brought to life within a protective fire.
After the flames extinguished and the dust settled, Annie was left orphaned and alone.
Thinking that most adults were like her stepmother, Annie kept to the outskirts of her homeland avoiding people. Sometimes she would use her adorable exterior to be taken in and given food and clothing. Fire and death awaited anyone foolish enough to try parting Annie from her bear Tibbers.
Annie now wanders the forests of Noxus, protected by Tibbers, unaware of the dangers around her and the danger she poses to others. She hopes to one day find someone like herself to play with.
Every champion in League of Legends has a passive and 4 abilities which are used by pressing “Q”, “W”, “E”, and “R” on a keyboard during game play. “R” is considered an ultimate ability and is usually the most powerful ability. Each ability has a cool down, which means you have to wait some time before you can cast it again.
Annie’s abilities use mana. So you will have to watch your mana bar during the game. If your mana runs out, you will not be able to cast spells until it fills up.
Passive – Pyromania. Annie’s passive applies after casting 4 spells. Her next offensive spell will stun the enemy target.
Q – Disintegrate. This ability is a mana infused fireball. Annie hurls this fireball which will deal damage and if the ability destroys the target, the mana cost is refunded.
W – Incinerate. When you use this ability, Annie casts a cone of fire, which damages all enemies in the area.
E – Molten Shield. Annie gains a shield, a burst of movement speed, and damages all enemies that attack her with basic attacks.
R – Summon: Tibbers. This is Annie’s ultimate ability. She summons her stuffed bear Tibbers to life, damaging any enemy in the area. While Tibbers is summoned you are able to control his movements. He can attack and also burns enemies that are near him. If Annie dies while Tibbers is summoned, Tibbers will gain movement speed and ferociously attack the enemy that killed her.
How To Play Annie
Annie is an easy to play champion when first starting out. Her abilities are easy to learn.
During early game, start with your Q. Focus on last hitting minions with your Q. Everytime you last hit a minion with this ability, the mana is refunded. Pay attention to when your stun is available on your passive and use it on the enemy.
Get your W next and than your E.
Your Q, W, and R are the abilities that work with your passive. After you cast your abilities 4 times, the next time you cast your Q, W, or R will stun the enemy.
Your Q has longer range than your W. Q will only stun one champion when available, while your W and R will stun all champions caught in the area.
Use your E to boost your movement speed. Stun the enemy with Q, this allows you to get closer to damage with your W.
When you have your R up, land a stun with your Q or W and than use R while the enemy is stunned. This will burst your enemy significantly and allow Tibbers to finish the enemy off, if they are not dead already.
Tips And Tricks
Last hit with your Q in order to have the mana cost refunded. This will allow you to use your abilities more.
Harass your opponent with auto attacks and your Q. Annie has long ranged attacks and her Q is long range as well.
Land the stun from Q when it is up and then walk up to get your W in range.
Use E often. It is a low cost ability and counts towards the stun on your passive.
Look to roam the other lanes and use your stun to help your teammates win lane.
During team fights, land stuns in order to create an advantage. Look for champions you can burst down quickly. Annie’s stuns and burst damage makes her a very strong champion.
How To Play Annie As Support
Anne has been played as support as well. She actually makes a great support. Play around the stun on your passive. Only play aggressive when it is up. Land the stun in order to lock the enemy down, or use it to stop the enemy from attacking.
Use your R in team fights to stun as many enemy champions as you can. This will lock down the enemy team so your team can finish them off.
Flash is a great summoner spell to have as Annie. Use it to quickly close gaps and stun with your abilities to surprise the enemy.
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