How to Win Annie vs Caitlyn Counter Matchup Annie is in the s tier of champions

Annie vs Caitlyn

How to Beat Caitlyn as Annie in LoL Caitlyn is in the a tier of champions
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How to Beat Caitlyn as Annie

based on 2,074 Annie vs Caitlyn matchups
Win Rate
49.5 %
K/D/A
2.41
Pick Rate
5.8 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

At MOBA Champion, we evaluate millions of recently ranked LoL games each week. Within our dataset, Annie faced off against Caitlyn 2074 times. Using so many games with Annie versus Caitlyn gives us a lot of confidence in our capacity to prepare enlightening stats and a pro build to crush Caitlyn. This particular counter pairing is somewhat uncommon. Annie is forced to battle against Caitlyn in only 5.8% of her rounds.

Annie vs Caitlyn Matchup Summary

Annie does a ok job of countering Caitlyn. On average, she wins a acceptable 49.5% of the time the champions clash against each other in. In Annie versus Caitlyn games, Annie’s side is 0.2% less expected to gain first blood. This indicates that she most likely won't be able to get first blood versus Caitlyn.

Best Annie vs Caitlyn Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Doran's RingHealth Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
BootsLost Chapter

Core Annie Items

~22 Mins
Luden's TempestRabadon's DeathcapShadowflame

Optional Items

Horizon FocusRylai's Crystal ScepterVoid StaffZhonya's Hourglass

Summoner Spells

summonerflash summoner spell D
summonerdot summoner spell F

Skill Order

First skill for Annie to level up q
>
Second ability for Annie to level up w
>
Last skill for Annie to max out e

Runes

Domination Electrocute Taste of BloodEyeball CollectionRelentless Hunter
Sorcery Manaflow BandAbsolute Focus
Adaptive Adaptive Armor
Annie's passive ability p
Annie q ability q
Annie w ability w
Annie e ability e
Annie's ultimate ability r
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Q
2
W
3
E
4
Q
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Q
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R
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Q
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Guide to Countering Caitlyn as Annie

Tips for Playing as Annie against Caitlyn

Molten Shield is a good spell to cast to work up to Annie's stun, so sometimes it's beneficial to grab at least 1 rank in it early.

Striking killing blows on minions with Disintegrate enables Annie to farm extremely well early in the game.

Storing a stun for use with her ultimate can turn the tide of a team fight.

Advice to Win Against Caitlyn

You can intercept Ace in the Hole's missile from hitting an ally if you stand in its path.

Keep behind allied minions if Caitlyn is harassing you with Piltover Peacemaker (it deals less damage with each subsequent target).

Annie vs Caitlyn Counter Stats

Annie Image
Win Rate
49.5 %
VS
Win Rate
50.5 %
Caitlyn Image
6.5
< Kills >
6.6
5.8
< Deaths >
6
7.5
< Assists >
6.9
1.45
< Killing Sprees >
1.52
141
< Minions Killed >
170
0.08
< Dragons Killed >
0.24
0.44
< Inhibitors >
0.58
854
< Physical Damage >
17,465
19,736
< Magic Damage >
1,345
1,259
< True Damage >
920
21,850
< Damage Dealt >
19,731
18,399
< Damage Taken >
19,425
10,910
< Gold Earned >
12,104
1.81
< Towers >
2.71
0.02
< Baron Takedowns >
0.06
1,410
< Total Healing >
3,203
13,532
< Experience >
12,556
19
< Vision Score >
19
9
< Wards Placed >
9
209
< Time Dealing CC >
77

How to Counter Caitlyn with Annie in LoL

The stats provided here show several significant Annie against Caitlyn matchup statistics that may help us understand the differences and similarities between the two. For instance, Annie’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is greater than Caitlyn’s KDA ratio of NaN, showing that Annie may be more central to her team's team fighting potential than Caitlyn..

Annie often has a similar longest kill spree as her counter does. Typically, she takes a similar amount of damage to Caitlyn. This typically indicates differing health capacities; however, it can also indicate that the one champion has less mobility and thus is not able to kite away from additional damage when engaged or poked.

Differences between Annie and Caitlyn

Damage Types Compared

Annie
Caitlyn
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Annie
Caitlyn

Who is Better, Annie or Caitlyn?

Both League champs are great champions. Both have their pros and cons. In League's current meta, Annie usually fairs equally well when playing against Caitlyn, with a 49.5% win rate. Thus, Annie makes an ok counter to Caitlyn.

While Annie does have a lower win rate than Caitlyn, when facing one another, Annie also has a greater learning curve that makes her a more difficult champion to pick up and master. You still need to be cautious when picking Annie into Caitlyn.

Furthermore, Annie also has a good amount of utility and CC, a similar amount to Caitlyn. This often makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when trying to counter champions with a ton of burst damage.

While there isn't a single best champion overall in League of Legends, in Annie vs Caitlyn matchups, Caitlyn is the better champion with a similar win rate, similar champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allies during late stage team fights.

Annie is a somewhat poor counter to Caitlyn. Make sure you focus your tactics on increasing your gold and cs and taking out objectives. If you are able to do that, you should hold your own as Annie against Caitlyn.

Additional Information for Annie Players

How We Calculated Our Annie vs Caitlyn Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Caitlyn as Annie, we analyzed 2,074 matchups from recent LoL games. We use rigorous data cleaning and processing methods to ensure that our counter stats are of the highest quality. You can rest assured that the recommended build to counter Caitlyn as Annie comes from real data and is not the fabrication of some random LoL player, as some other sites provide. You can use the filters at the top of the page to view the most relevant stats and items to your rank.

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Further Insights to Win this Matchup

If you would like to truly master Annie in order to counter Caitlyn during both the laning and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to gather a few extra tricks and insights into this matchup. If you listen to the build and stats presented above, you will increase your win rate significantly and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.

Annie on average racks up a similar amount of CS as Caitlyn. Champions who typically don't earn many minion kills often don't have to have much CS to be effective, such as sup champs. They are capable of scaling well off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champs with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, often require several high cost items to be effective. In either situation, try to do better than the numbers displayed on this page to do well.

The most crucial items to have in your Annie versus Caitlyn build include Luden's Tempest, Rabadon's Deathcap, and Shadowflame. When Annie used at least these three items in her build, she did a lot better when facing Caitlyn than with many other commonly used counter builds. In fact, Annie boasted an average winrate of 49.5% when playing against Caitlyn with this build.

To have the highest likelihood of defeating Caitlyn as Annie, Annie players should take the Electrocute, Taste of Blood, Eyeball Collection, Relentless Hunter, Manaflow Band, and Absolute Focus runes from the Domination and Sorcery rune sets. Of all the rune sets we have analyed for Annie vs Caitlyn counter picks, this mix of runes resulted in the greatest win rate. Moreover, these runes averaged a 49.5% win rate overall.

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