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.
While transformed by his ultimate, Nasus is stronger than most champions in the League. Engage him only if you have a clear advantage.
Nasus is prone to being kited. Try not to engage him at full Health.
Max rank Wither is a very effective counter to Attack Damage characters, so try to avoid getting caught alone by it.
The stats shown here show several critical Annie vs. Nasus matchup statistics that can help us explain the differences between the two. For instance, Annie’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is greater than Nasus’s ratio of NaN, highlighting that Annie may be more central to her team's team fighting potential than Nasus..
Annie often has a similar longest killing spree as her counter does. Commonly, she takes less damage than Nasus. This is usually reflective of different amounts of tankyness, but it can also illustrate that the champ with increased health has less mobility and thus is not able to escape additional damage when poked or engaged.
Both LoL champions are great champions. Both champs have their pros and cons. In the game's current meta, Annie usually fairs equally well when playing against Nasus, with a 50.2% win rate. Thus, Annie makes an ok counter to Nasus.
While Annie does have a higher win rate than Nasus, when they face off with one another, Annie also has a greater difficulty level that makes her a more complex champion to pick up and master. You should be careful when picking Annie into Nasus.
Additionally, Annie also has a good amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Nasus. This often makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when fighting champions with a lot of burst damage.
While there isn't a single best champion for every situation in League of Legends, in Annie vs Nasus matchups, Annie is the better champ with a similar win rate, similar champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allied champions during teamfights.
Annie is a decent counter for Nasus. Focus your tactics on maximizing your gold and cs and clearing objectives. If you do that, you should hold your own as Annie against Nasus.
If you would like to truly master Annie to counter Nasus during both the early game 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 pay attention to the build and stats shown here, you should grow your win rate significantly and be closer to League of Legends pro players.
Annie most often accumulates a similar amount of CS relative to Nasus. Champions who typically don't earn many minion kills often don't need much CS to be effective, such as sup champs. They are able to scale properly off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champions with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, typically need many items to be effective. In either case, try to exceed the values reported here to do well.
The best items to prioritize in your Annie versus Nasus build consist of Luden's Tempest, Rabadon's Deathcap, and Shadowflame. When Annie bought at least these three items in her build, she performed a lot better countering Nasus than with many other common item sets. In fact, Annie had an average winrate of 50.2% when countering Nasus with this build.
To have the best chance of coming out on top against Nasus 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. Out of all the rune builds players chose for Annie vs Nasus matchups, this mix of runes resulted in the best win rate. Notably, these runes provided a 50.2% win rate overall.
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