MLG fk u lol Since its Pre-Season ill update this guide! as for now everything stays pretty much the same. early game ganks aren't what they've used too which is nice for the bird. Anivia is one of the strongest AP burst mages in the game with 2 skills that both have an AP ratio of 1.0 [imgsmall=skills/anivia/q.png]and[imgsmall=skills/anivia/e.png]. Anivia heavily focusses on Mana supply and Ability Power so thats what we want to build on her. [title]Pros[/title] [.]High (unexpected) burst [.]One of the best farmers post 6 [.]Good early game harasser due to high auto attack range [.]Powerful ganking/team battle skills [.]AoE heavy kit including AoE stun/slow [.]Unique utility with a big ass wall [.]One of the best passives in the game [title]Cons[/title] [.]Lowest base HP in the game [.]Highly Reliant on Mana [.]Never knew birds were so slow [.]High skillcap [.]'Double' skillshot on Q [imgsmall=skills/anivia/q.png] to get double damage As u can see the Pros heavily outweight the Cons.
[imgsmall=skills/anivia/r.png] > [imgsmall=skills/anivia/e.png] > [imgsmall=skills/anivia/q.png] > [imgsmall=skills/anivia/w.png] [img=skills/anivia/r.png] This is your ultimate and farming skill. Max as fast as possible. [imgsmall=skills/anivia/e.png] This is the easiest point and click skill Anivia has. 1.0 AP ratio if the target is chilled. Too good to pass up. [imgsmall=skills/anivia/q.png] I always prefer to max my [imgsmall=skills/anivia/q.png] over my [imgsmall=skills/anivia/w.png]. A skillshot with a 1.0 AP ratio is just too good to level over an utility scaling skill as a burst mage. [imgsmall=skills/anivia/w.png] Max this last. Some people prefer to get a point in the wall at level 4, but i don't. I use the wall to keep my opponents a little longer in my [imgsmall=skills/anivia/r.png]. and I'll have that unlocked at level 6. So in my opinion the wall does little pre-6 C-C-C-COMBO BREAKER!: E > R > W > Q > E Start the combo with your [imgsmall=skills/anivia/e.png] quickly followed up by your [imgsmall=skills/anivia/r.png] so that your enemy will be 'chilled' by the time your [imgsmall=skills/anivia/e.png] lands. [imgsmall=skills/anivia/w.png] your enemies escape route and follow it up with a [imgsmall=skills/anivia/q.png] to deal even more damage and keep him even longer in your [imgsmall=skills/anivia/r.png]. After all that violence your [imgsmall=skills/anivia/e.png] should be off cooldown again so throw it at your opponent!
[title]Early game 00:00 - 07:xx[/title]00:00-7:xx Your early game as Anivia starts when your level 1 and ends when you'r level 6+ and got the second blue buff/RoA. In the early game you will want to [highlight]farm as much as possible [/highlight]while harassing your opponent with your huge autoattack range. Try to perform the following: Your [imgsmall=skills/anivia/q.png] has the same animation as your auto-attacks. A nice trick during laning phase is to auto-attack some minions and then time your Q [imgsmall=skills/anivia/q.png] when you should auto-attack. The enemy laner won't notice a strange pattern in the animation cycle and will usually not react fast enough to dodge the missile. Follow it up with an E and some auto-attacks to get the enemy laner below half health. Repeat once more and finish off with ignite to get an easy kill. [title]Mid game 07:xx - ?[/title] The mid game as Anivia starts when your level 6+ and have your blue buff/RoA. During the midgame I'll push the lane, farm wraiths/wolves and roam as much as possible while not missing creep waves. Anivia is a beast during small skirmishes so try to force a dragon fight. If thats not working well then try to focus on getting as much CS as possible and take the mid turret asap to apply pressure to the enemy team. [title]Late game[/title] The late game starts when most champions will have their rank 3 ults up. During the lategame you should try to keep all lanes pushed and teamfight as much as possible. preferably at choke points where u can split up the enemy team by using your [imgsmall=skills/anivia/w.png]. A great wall can turn a teamfight. When my team is behind and we are getting stomped I'll buy an oracles, ill bring 2 wards and try to set up an ambush in the jungle. Your wall is big enough to split the enemy team or to stop retreats so we can turn a 5v5 into a 3v5 and then slaughter the remaining 2 if they didnt run.
Updates for S4 will be made when the patch hits the live servers. To-do [.]Add a teamfight chapter. [.]Expand mid- and lategame section. [.]Add a lane matchup chapter [.]Add a Theorycrafting chapter