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

Annie vs Lucian

How to Beat Lucian as Annie in LoL Lucian is in the b tier of champions
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How to Beat Lucian as Annie

based on 1,358 Annie vs Lucian matchups
Win Rate
50.4 %
K/D/A
2.37
Pick Rate
3.8 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

At MOBA Champion, we evaluate millions of recently ranked League of Legends games every week. Within our database, Annie battled Lucian 1358 times. With so many matchups for Annie versus Lucian provides us confidence in our ability to provide actionable statistics and a supported build to annihilate Lucian. This particular counter pairing is relatively rare. Annie fights Lucian in only 3.8% of her rounds.

Annie vs Lucian Matchup Summary

Annie does a ok job of countering Lucian. On average, she wins a acceptable 50.4% of matches the champions face each other in. In Annie versus Lucian rounds, Annie’s team is 0.2% less probable to gain first blood, implying that she probably won't get first blood versus Lucian.

Best Annie vs Lucian 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

Rylai's Crystal ScepterZhonya's HourglassVoid StaffHorizon Focus

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
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Q
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R
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Q
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Guide to Countering Lucian as Annie

Tips for Playing as Annie against Lucian

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 Lucian

Lucian has strong burst, but little sustained damage.

Piercing Light does not give Lucian extra Attack Range. He still needs to find a target in range to line up his shot. Avoid Piercing Light by anticipating the angle Lucian will choose.

Lucian cannot change the aim of The Culling. Take advantage of this by avoiding the angle of the bullets.

Annie vs Lucian Counter Stats

Annie Image
Win Rate
50.4 %
VS
Win Rate
49.6 %
Lucian Image
6.2
< Kills >
7.6
5.9
< Deaths >
6.3
7.8
< Assists >
6.1
1.43
< Killing Sprees >
1.8
142
< Minions Killed >
176
0.07
< Dragons Killed >
0.2
0.46
< Inhibitors >
0.51
840
< Physical Damage >
16,075
19,401
< Magic Damage >
2,508
1,235
< True Damage >
925
21,477
< Damage Dealt >
19,509
17,854
< Damage Taken >
20,813
10,819
< Gold Earned >
12,409
1.87
< Towers >
2.33
0.03
< Baron Takedowns >
0.07
1,270
< Total Healing >
2,254
13,410
< Experience >
12,689
20
< Vision Score >
19
9
< Wards Placed >
9
207
< Time Dealing CC >
36

How to Counter Lucian with Annie in LoL

The stats provided here feature some important Annie against Lucian counter statistics that may help us understand the differences and similarities between these two champs. Annie’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is better than Lucian’s ratio of NaN, highlighting that Annie may be more central to her team's team fighting potential than Lucian..

Annie typically has a slightly smaller longest killing spree than her opponent does. Typically, she takes a similar amount of damage to Lucian. This commonly reflects differing health capacities; however, it can also illustrate that the one champion has less mobility and thus is not able to kite away from additional harm when poked or engaged.

Differences between Annie and Lucian

Damage Types Compared

Annie
Lucian
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Annie
Lucian

Who is Better, Annie or Lucian?

Both League of Legends champions are great champions. Both have their pros and cons. In League's current meta, Annie usually fairs equally well when facing off against Lucian, with a 50.4% win rate. Therefore, Annie makes an ok counter to Lucian.

While Annie does have a higher winrate compared to Lucian, when on opposite teams, Annie also has a greater level of difficulty that makes her a more complex character to learn. You should be careful when picking Annie into Lucian.

Additionally, Annie has a good amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Lucian. This often makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when trying to counter champions with a ton of burst damage.

While there is not a single best champion overall in League of Legends, in Annie vs Lucian matchups, Annie is the better champ with a similar win rate, similar champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allies during team fights.

Annie is a decent counter to Lucian. Make sure you focus your strategy on maximizing your gold and cs and taking out objectives. If you are able to do that, you should hold your own as Annie against Lucian.

Additional Information for Annie Players

How We Calculated Our Annie vs Lucian Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Lucian as Annie, we analyzed 1,358 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 Lucian 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 truly master Annie to counter Lucian during both the early game 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 tips shown above, you will increase your win rate by a lot and be closer to League of Legends pro players.

Annie most often accumulates a similar amount of CS as Lucian. Champs who on average don't acquire many minion kills often don't need much CS to be effective, such as sup champs. They are capable of scaling properly off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champs with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, typically need a lot of items to be effective. In either case, try to exceed the numbers displayed here to do well.

The top items to focus on in your Annie versus Lucian build consist of Luden's Tempest, Rabadon's Deathcap, and Shadowflame. When Annie used at least these three items in her build, she did a lot better vs Lucian than with most other typical counter builds. In fact, Annie had an average win rate of 50.4% when playing against Lucian with this build.

To have the best probability of crushing Lucian as Annie, Annie players should equip 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 rune combinations we have analyed for Annie vs Lucian clashes, this mixture of runes resulted in the highest win rate. Moreover, these runes averaged a 50.4% winrate overall.

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