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

Annie vs Irelia

How to Beat Irelia as Annie in LoL Irelia is in the b tier of champions
Mage
Fighter Assassin

How to Beat Irelia as Annie

based on 1,216 Annie vs Irelia matchups
Win Rate
49.6 %
K/D/A
2.31
Pick Rate
3.4 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

At MOBA Champion, we analyze millions of recently ranked LoL games every week. In our data, Annie did battle with Irelia 1216 times. Having so many games with Annie vs Irelia gives us confidence in our capability to prepare actionable statistics and a pro build to shatter your opposition. This champ matchup is relatively rare. Annie encounters Irelia in only 3.4% of her games.

Annie vs Irelia Matchup Summary

Annie has done a ok job of countering Irelia. Normally, she wins a acceptable 49.6% of the time the champions oppose each other in. In Annie versus Irelia matches, Annie’s team is 0.1% less likely to get first blood. This indicates that she probably won't be able to get first blood versus Irelia.

Best Annie vs Irelia 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 DeathcapZhonya's Hourglass

Optional Items

Void StaffRylai's Crystal ScepterMorellonomiconShadowflame

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 Cheap ShotEyeball CollectionRelentless Hunter
Sorcery Manaflow BandAbsolute Focus
Adaptive Adaptive MagicRes
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
5
Q
6
R
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Q
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W
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W
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Guide to Countering Irelia as Annie

Tips for Playing as Annie against Irelia

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 Irelia

Beware of wasting your high impact spells on Defiant Dance.

Pay attention to Ionian Fervor stacks and try to engage Irelia when it is down.

Minion waves greatly enhance Irelia's mobility, beware fighting her inside one.

Annie vs Irelia Counter Stats

Annie Image
Win Rate
49.6 %
VS
Win Rate
50.4 %
Irelia Image
6.3
< Kills >
7.5
6.2
< Deaths >
6.9
8
< Assists >
4.8
1.4
< Killing Sprees >
1.66
137
< Minions Killed >
195
0.07
< Dragons Killed >
0.11
0.45
< Inhibitors >
0.5
909
< Physical Damage >
14,078
19,221
< Magic Damage >
5,751
1,332
< True Damage >
936
21,463
< Damage Dealt >
20,766
17,963
< Damage Taken >
29,436
10,692
< Gold Earned >
12,819
1.83
< Towers >
2.24
0.03
< Baron Takedowns >
0.04
1,282
< Total Healing >
4,804
13,252
< Experience >
14,463
19
< Vision Score >
17
9
< Wards Placed >
8
201
< Time Dealing CC >
90

How to Counter Irelia with Annie in LoL

The stats shown here highlight some important Annie vs. Irelia counter statistics that can help us explain the differences and similarities between the pair. As an example, Annie’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is more than Irelia’s ratio of NaN, showing that Annie may be more central to her team's team fighting capability than Irelia..

Annie normally has a similar longest kill spree as her matchup does. Commonly, she receives less damage than Irelia. This is usually reflective of differing health capacities, but it can also show that the champion with increased health has less agility and thus is not able to flee from additional harm when engaged or poked.

Differences between Annie and Irelia

Damage Types Compared

Annie
Irelia
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Annie
Irelia

Who is Better, Annie or Irelia?

Both LoL champions are great champions. Both champs have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In the game's current meta, Annie usually fairs equally well when trying to fight Irelia, with a 49.6% win rate. As a result, Annie makes an ok counter to Irelia.

While Annie does have a lower winrate than Irelia, when they face off with one another, Annie also has a greater learning curve that makes her a more difficult champ to pick up and master. You still need to be cautious when picking Annie into Irelia.

Furthermore, Annie also has a good amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Irelia. This makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when facing champions with a lot of burst damage.

While there is not one best champion overall in League of Legends, in Annie vs Irelia matchups, Irelia is the better champ with a similar win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your team members during teamfights.

Annie is a somewhat poor counter for Irelia. Focus your tactics on keeping up your CS and taking out objectives. If you are able to do that, you should hold your own as Annie against Irelia.

Additional Information for Annie Players

How We Calculated Our Annie vs Irelia Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Irelia as Annie, we analyzed 1,216 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 Irelia 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

To learn all of the intricacies of Annie to counter Irelia during both the laning and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to gather a few extra lessons on this matchup. If you listen to the build and tips shown above, you should increase your win rate by a lot and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.

Annie usually racks up a similar amount of CS as Irelia. Champs who typically don't get many minion kills typically don't require much CS to be effective, such as sup champs. These kinds of champions are able to scale properly off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champs with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, often require a lot of items to be effective. In either situation, try to exceed the values displayed on this page to do well.

The most important items to have in your Annie versus Irelia build include Luden's Tempest, Rabadon's Deathcap, and Zhonya's Hourglass. When Annie incorporated at least these three items in her build, she performed a lot better vs. Irelia than with many other commonly used item sets. In fact, Annie had an average win rate of 49.6% battling Irelia with these items in her kit.

To have the best likelihood of defeating Irelia as Annie, Annie players should use the Electrocute, Cheap Shot, Eyeball Collection, Relentless Hunter, Manaflow Band, and Absolute Focus runes from the Domination and Sorcery rune sets. Of all the rune combinations we have analyed for Annie vs Irelia matchups, this mix of runes yielded the greatest win rate. In fact, these runes averaged a 49.6% winrate overall.

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