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.
Orianna can only affect the area the Ball is around. Use this to your advantage.
Watch out for Orianna's Ball returning to her due to leashing. This may cause some unexpected situations.
The stats provided here underscore some vital Annie vs. Orianna counter statistics that may help us explain the differences between the pair. As an example, Annie’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is greater than Orianna’s ratio of NaN, indicating that Annie may be more central to her team's team fighting effectiveness than Orianna..
Annie often has a similar longest kill spree as her counter does. Commonly, she receives a similar amount of damage to Orianna. This typically indicates different amounts of tankyness; however, it can also show that the one champion has less agility and thus is not able to escape additional damage when engaged or poked.
Both LoL champions are great champions. Both champs have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In the game's current meta, Annie usually loses when facing off against Orianna, with a 48.5% win rate. Thus, Annie makes a poor counter to Orianna.
While Annie does have a lower winrate compared to Orianna, when facing one another, Annie also has a lower learning curve that makes her a less difficult character to learn and master. You still need to be cautious when picking Annie into Orianna.
Additionally, Annie also has a good amount of utility and CC, a similar amount to Orianna. This makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when facing champions with a ton of burst damage.
While there is not one best champion in League of Legends, in Annie vs Orianna matchups, Orianna is the better champ with a lower 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 for Orianna. You will do well by focussing your actions on keeping up your CS and clearing objectives. If you can do that, you should hold your own as Annie against Orianna.
To learn all of the intricacies of Annie in order to counter Orianna during both the laning and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to pick up a few extra tricks and insights into this matchup. If you mind the build and stats shown above, you should grow 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 relative to Orianna. Champions who on average don't get many minion kills typically don't need much CS to be effective, such as supports. 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, typically require several high cost items to be effective. In either case, try to do better than the numbers shown on this page to do well.
The most important items to use in your Annie versus Orianna build include Luden's Tempest, Zhonya's Hourglass, and Shadowflame. When Annie bought at least these three items in her build, she performed much better vs Orianna than with most other common item sets. In fact, Annie boasted an average winrate of 48.5% when countering Orianna with this counter build.
To have the greatest chance of crushing Orianna as Annie, you 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 sets we have analyed for Annie vs Orianna counters, this combination of runes resulted in the highest win rate. Moreover, these runes gave a 48.5% winrate overall.
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