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

Annie vs Katarina

How to Beat Katarina as Annie in LoL Katarina is in the a tier of champions
Mage
Assassin Mage

How to Beat Katarina as Annie

based on 1,494 Annie vs Katarina matchups
Win Rate
49.8 %
K/D/A
2.31
Pick Rate
4.2 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We produce our matchup stats from the millions of rated League rounds that we review each and every week. Our guide on how to beat Katarina as Annie resulted from an evaluation of 1494 ranked matches where both champs opposed each other. This particular pairing is somewhat uncommon. Annie has to counter Katarina in only 4.2% of her games.

Annie vs Katarina Matchup Summary

Annie has done a ok job of beating Katarina. Typically, she wins a acceptable 49.8% of games the champs fight each other in. In Annie vs Katarina rounds, Annie’s side is 0.0% more likely to get first blood. This implies that she most likely will get first blood against Katarina.

Best Annie vs Katarina Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Health PotionSpellthief's Edge

Early Items

~5 Mins
Sapphire CrystalAmplifying Tome

Core Annie Items

~22 Mins
Luden's TempestRabadon's DeathcapZhonya's Hourglass

Optional Items

Horizon FocusRylai's Crystal ScepterVoid StaffShadowflame

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 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
5
Q
6
R
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Q
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W
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Q
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W
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W
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W
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E
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R

Guide to Countering Katarina as Annie

Tips for Playing as Annie against Katarina

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 Katarina

Katarina's abilities deal magic damage, so even if she's building Attack Damage items, get magic resistance to counter her.

Try to save a disable for when Katarina uses her Death Lotus.

Annie vs Katarina Counter Stats

Annie Image
Win Rate
49.8 %
VS
Win Rate
50.2 %
Katarina Image
6.3
< Kills >
9.1
6.1
< Deaths >
6.3
7.8
< Assists >
5.7
1.4
< Killing Sprees >
2.01
139
< Minions Killed >
146
0.08
< Dragons Killed >
0.07
0.47
< Inhibitors >
0.37
957
< Physical Damage >
2,477
19,421
< Magic Damage >
17,953
1,222
< True Damage >
1,272
21,600
< Damage Dealt >
21,703
17,460
< Damage Taken >
24,850
10,621
< Gold Earned >
11,989
1.84
< Towers >
1.51
0.02
< Baron Takedowns >
0.02
1,164
< Total Healing >
3,051
12,995
< Experience >
13,327
18
< Vision Score >
16
9
< Wards Placed >
7
193
< Time Dealing CC >
24

How to Counter Katarina with Annie in LoL

The stat comparisons shown on this page show several strategic Annie against Katarina matchup statistics that can help us understand the distinctions between the two. For instance, Annie’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is more than Katarina’s ratio of NaN, showing that Annie may be more central to her team's team fighting potential than Katarina..

Annie usually has a slightly smaller longest killing spree than her enemy does. Commonly, she receives less damage than Katarina. This is usually reflective of differing health capacities, yet it can also imply that the one champion has less mobility and thus is not able to flee from further harm when engaged or poked.

Differences between Annie and Katarina

Damage Types Compared

Annie
Katarina
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Annie
Katarina

Who is Better, Annie or Katarina?

Both LoL champions are great. Both have their pros and cons. In the game's current meta, Annie usually fairs equally well when taking on Katarina, with a 49.8% win rate. Therefore, Annie makes an ok counter to Katarina.

While Annie does have a lower win rate compared to Katarina, when facing one another, Annie also has a lower level of difficulty that makes her a less challenging champ to develop with. You should be careful when picking Annie into Katarina.

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

While there isn't a single best champion for every situation in League of Legends, in Annie vs Katarina matchups, Katarina is the better champion with a similar win rate, less champion complexity, and a similar amount of utility to help out your teammates during late stage team fights.

Annie is a somewhat poor counter to Katarina. You will do well by focussing your gameplay on keeping up your gold income and destroying objectives. If you are able to do that, you should do very well as Annie against Katarina.

Additional Information for Annie Players

How We Calculated Our Annie vs Katarina Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Katarina as Annie, we analyzed 1,494 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 Katarina 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 learn all of the intricacies of Annie in order to counter Katarina during both the laning and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to pick up a few extra tricks and insights into this matchup. If you mind the build and suggestions shown here, you will increase your win rate by a lot and be closer to League of Legends pro players.

Annie on average picks up a similar amount of CS as Katarina. Champs who on average don't take many minion kills usualy don't require much CS to be valuable teammates, such as supports. They are able to scale well off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champions with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, typically need a lot of items to be effective. In either situation, try to do better than the values displayed on this page to do well.

The top items to use in your Annie versus Katarina build consist of Luden's Tempest, Rabadon's Deathcap, and Zhonya's Hourglass. When Annie incorporated at least these three items in her build, she performed significantly better versus Katarina than with many other common counter builds. In fact, Annie had an average win rate of 49.8% when playing against Katarina with this counter build.

To have the highest probability of defeating Katarina as Annie, Annie players should take the Electrocute, Cheap Shot, Eyeball Collection, Relentless Hunter, Manaflow Band, and Absolute Focus runes from the Domination and Sorcery rune sets. Out of all the runes players chose for Annie vs Katarina fights, this blending of runes resulted in the greatest win rate. Notably, these runes averaged a 49.8% win rate overall.

If you would like to get Annie versus Katarina tips and builds for a a distinct player tier, please select one from the selection menu above. At first, the statistics and strategies given are computed using every match run with these champs.