Timing Flash Frost with Frostbite can lead to devastating combinations.
It can be very difficult for enemy champions to kill her egg early in game. Seize the advantage by playing aggressively.
Anivia is extremely reliant on Mana for Glacial Storm. Try getting items with Mana or going for a Crest of the Ancient Golem buff on Summoner's Rift.
Kai'Sa is very vulnerable to getting outranged by mages and long range carries.
Make sure to place wards in your blind spots so you can see Kai'Sa coming.
Kai'Sa is very good at picking off isolated enemies. Stick together against her.
The stat comparisons shown on this page clarify several important Anivia vs. Kai'Sa counter stats that can help us explain the differences between the two. Anivia’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is better than Kai'Sa’s ratio of NaN, indicating that Anivia may be more central to her team's team fighting capability than Kai'Sa..
Anivia often has a slightly smaller longest kill spree than her enemy does. On average, she takes more damage than Kai'Sa. This often reflects differing health capacities, yet it can also hint that the one champ has less agility and thus is not able to kite away from further damage when engaged or poked.
Both League champs are great. Both champs have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In the game's current meta, Anivia usually wins when facing off against Kai'Sa, with a 51.6% win rate. Therefore, Anivia makes a good counter to Kai'Sa.
While Anivia does have a higher winrate compared to Kai'Sa, when they face off with one another, Anivia also has a much greater learning curve that makes her a more difficult character to pick up and master. You should be careful when picking Anivia into Kai'Saas her relative depth means you may not be able to unleash her full potential without a lot of practice beforehand.
Moreover, Anivia has some amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Kai'Sa. This often makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when facing champions with a ton of burst damage.
While there is not one best champion in League of Legends, in Anivia vs Kai'Sa matchups, Anivia is the better champ with a higher win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your team members during teamfights.
Anivia is a decent counter for Kai'Sa. Focus your strategy on maximizing your gold income and taking out objectives. If you are able to do that, you should hold your own as Anivia against Kai'Sa.
If you would like to learn all of the intricacies of Anivia in order to counter Kai'Sa during both the early game and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to learn a few extra lessons on this matchup. If you listen to the build and tips displayed here, you should increase your win rate significantly and be closer to League of Legends pro players.
Anivia often racks up a similar amount of CS compared to Kai'Sa. Champs who on average don't take much CS typically don't require much CS to be effective, such as sup champs. They are able to scale well off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champs with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, often need a lot of items to be effective. In either case, try to do better than the values shown on this page to do well.
The most important items to focus on in your Anivia versus Kai'Sa build consist of Liandry's Anguish, Zhonya's Hourglass, and Morellonomicon. When Anivia used at least these three pieces in her build, she performed significantly better vs. Kai'Sa than with many other common counter builds. In fact, Anivia had an average winrate of 51.6% when countering Kai'Sa with this counter build.
To have the greatest chance of vanquishing Kai'Sa as Anivia, you should use the Electrocute, Cheap Shot, Eyeball Collection, Relentless Hunter, Presence of Mind, and Coup de Grace runes from the Domination and Precision rune sets. Of all the rune builds we have analyed for Anivia vs Kai'Sa LoL games, this order of runes resulted in the highest win rate. In fact, these runes averaged a 51.6% winrate overall.
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