The 1-2-3 combo of Rocket Grab, Power Fist, and Static Field can devastate an individual opponent.
Using Blitzcrank's grab to pull an enemy into your tower range followed by a Power Fist will allow the tower to get several hits on them.
Summoner Smite can be used to help take down Tibbers.
Annie's summoned bear, Tibbers, burns opposing units around himself. Try to keep your distance from him after he's been summoned.
Keep an eye out for a white, swirling power around Annie. It means she's ready to unleash her stun.
The stats shown here clarify some strategic Blitzcrank vs. Annie matchup statistics that can help you realize the differences between the two. Blitzcrank’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is more than Annie’s KDA ratio of NaN, demonstrating that Blitzcrank may be more central to his team's team fighting effectiveness than Annie. This observation is largely caused by the differences in assists.
Blitzcrank typically has a significantly smaller longest killing spree than his counter does. Typically, he receives more damage than Annie. This commonly reflects differing health capacities, yet it can also imply that the one champion has less agility and thus is unable to escape further damage when engaged or poked.
Both League champs are great. Both champs have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In the game's current meta, Blitzcrank usually loses when taking on Annie, with a 48.4% win rate. As a result, Blitzcrank makes a bad counter to Annie.
While Blitzcrank does have a lower win rate compared to Annie, when facing one another, Blitzcrank also has a lower learning curve that makes him a less challenging character to develop with. You still need to be cautious when picking Blitzcrank into Annie.
Moreover, Blitzcrank also has a good amount of utility and CC, a similar amount to Annie. This often makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when trying to counter champions with a lot of burst damage.
While there is not a single best champion in League of Legends, in Blitzcrank vs Annie matchups, Annie is the better champion with a lower win rate, less champion complexity, and a similar amount of utility to help out your team members during team fights.
Blitzcrank is a somewhat poor counter for Annie. Focus your gameplay on maximizing your CS and destroying objectives. If you can do that, you should be able to stand on your own as Blitzcrank against Annie.
If you would like to truly master Blitzcrank to counter Annie during both the laning and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to learn a few extra tips and tricks for this matchup. If you pay attention to the build and stats presented above, you will grow your win rate by a lot and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.
Blitzcrank most often picks up a lot less CS compared to Annie. Champions who typically don't get much CS often don't need much CS to be valuable teammates, such as sup champs. These kinds of champions are capable of scaling well off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champs with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, typically have to have a lot of items to be effective. In either case, try to exceed the values shown here to do well.
The ideal items to use in your Blitzcrank versus Annie build consist of Locket of the Iron Solari, Zeke's Convergence, and Bulwark of the Mountain. When Blitzcrank included at least these three pieces in his build, he did much better when fighting Annie than with many other typical counter builds. In fact, Blitzcrank had an average win rate of 48.4% when countering Annie with this counter build.
To have the greatest probability of coming out on top against Annie as Blitzcrank, Blitzcrank players should use the Glacial Augment, Hextech Flashtraption, Biscuit Delivery, Cosmic Insight, Bone Plating, and Unflinching runes from the Inspiration and Resolve rune sets. Out of all the rune combinations that we analyzed for Blitzcrank vs Annie face-offs, this mixture of runes yielded the highest win rate. Moreover, these runes provided a 48.4% win rate overall.
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