How to Win Gragas vs Annie Counter Matchup Gragas is in the b tier of champions

Gragas vs Annie

How to Beat Annie as Gragas in LoL Annie is in the a tier of champions
Fighter Mage
Mage

How to Beat Annie as Gragas

based on 385 Gragas vs Annie matchups
Win Rate
47 %
K/D/A
2.17
Pick Rate
1.8 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

At MOBA Champion, we analyze millions of ranked League matches every week. Within our dataset, Gragas faced off against Annie 385 times. Having so many games with Gragas vs Annie gives us faith in our capability to produce useful data and a recommended build to destroy your opposition. This particular champ pairing is relatively rare. Gragas fights Annie in only 1.8% of his rounds.

Gragas vs Annie Matchup Summary

Unfortunately, Gragas has done a below average job of countering Annie. Normally, he wins a lowly 47.0% of matches the champs oppose one another in. In Gragas against Annie rounds, Gragas’s team is 0.0% more likely to earn first blood. This indicates that he most likely will get first blood versus Annie.

Best Gragas vs Annie Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Doran's RingHealth Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
Sapphire CrystalAmplifying Tome

Core Gragas Items

~22 Mins
EverfrostZhonya's HourglassCosmic Drive

Optional Items

Fimbulwinter

Summoner Spells

summonerflash summoner spell D
summonerteleport summoner spell F

Skill Order

First skill for Gragas to level up q
>
Second ability for Gragas to level up e
>
Last skill for Gragas to max out w

Runes

Sorcery Phase Rush Manaflow BandTranscendenceGathering Storm
Resolve ConditioningRevitalize
Adaptive Adaptive Armor
Gragas's passive ability p
Gragas q ability q
Gragas w ability w
Gragas e ability e
Gragas's ultimate ability r
1
Q
2
E
3
W
4
Q
5
Q
6
R
7
Q
8
E
9
Q
10
E
11
R
12
E
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E
14
W
15
W
16
R

Guide to Countering Annie as Gragas

Tips for Playing as Gragas against Annie

Try to knock enemies back into your towers with Explosive Cask.

Try to combo Body Slam with Explosive Cask to set up kills for your team.

The damage reduction from Drunken Rage is applied when you start drinking, try to use it when you see damage coming your way.

Advice to Win Against Annie

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.

Gragas vs Annie Counter Stats

Gragas Image
Win Rate
47 %
VS
Win Rate
53 %
Annie Image
4.3
< Kills >
6.6
5.4
< Deaths >
6
7.4
< Assists >
7.1
0.96
< Killing Sprees >
1.45
116
< Minions Killed >
137
0.3
< Dragons Killed >
0.05
0.36
< Inhibitors >
0.4
1,363
< Physical Damage >
801
13,047
< Magic Damage >
17,582
546
< True Damage >
1,070
14,956
< Damage Dealt >
19,454
25,930
< Damage Taken >
15,768
9,949
< Gold Earned >
10,677
1.43
< Towers >
1.96
0.08
< Baron Takedowns >
0.02
9,787
< Total Healing >
1,179
13,002
< Experience >
12,886
20
< Vision Score >
20
8
< Wards Placed >
9
392
< Time Dealing CC >
194

How to Counter Annie with Gragas in LoL

The stats provided here clarify several important Gragas against Annie counter statistics that may help us realize the differences between this set of champions. Gragas’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is better than Annie’s KDA ratio of NaN, highlighting that Gragas may be more central to his team's team fighting potential than Annie..

Gragas often has a slightly smaller longest killing spree than his matchup does. On average, he takes more damage than Annie. This is usually reflective of differing health capacities, but it can also show that the champion with more HP has less agility and thus is not able to flee from further harm when poked or engaged.

Differences between Gragas and Annie

Damage Types Compared

Gragas
Annie
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Gragas
Annie

Who is Better, Gragas or Annie?

Both League champions are great. Both have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In the game's current meta, Gragas usually loses when facing off against Annie, with a 47.0% win rate. Therefore, Gragas makes a bad counter for Annie.

While Gragas does have a lower winrate compared to Annie, when they face off with one another, Gragas also has a lower difficulty level that makes him a less difficult champ to pick up and master. You should expect to face a difficult match when picking Gragas into Annie.

Furthermore, Gragas also has a good amount of utility and CC, a similar amount to Annie. This makes her just as valuable during teamfights, 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 Gragas vs Annie matchups, Annie is the better champ with a much lower win rate, less champion complexity, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allied champions during late stage team fights.

Gragas is a garbage counter to Annie. You will do well by focussing your play on increasing your CS and taking out objectives. If you do that, you should hold your own as Gragas against Annie.

Additional Information for Gragas Players

How We Calculated Our Gragas vs Annie Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Annie as Gragas, we analyzed 385 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 Annie as Gragas 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 learn all of the intricacies of Gragas in order to counter Annie during both the lane and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to pick up a few extra lessons on this matchup. If you listen to the build and tips presented above, you should increase your win rate by a lot and be closer to League of Legends pro players.

Gragas typically gets a similar amount of CS relative to Annie. Champions who typically don't take many minion kills usualy don't require much CS to be effective, such as supports. These kinds of champions are capable of scaling well off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champs with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, often have to have many items to be effective. In either case, try to do better than the values shown here to do well.

The top items to prioritize in your Gragas versus Annie build consist of Everfrost, Zhonya's Hourglass, and Cosmic Drive. When Gragas combined at least these three items in his build, he performed much better vs Annie than with most other common counter builds. In fact, Gragas had an average winrate of 47.0% battling Annie with these items in his kit.

To have the greatest chance of crushing Annie as Gragas, Gragas players should equip the Phase Rush, Manaflow Band, Transcendence, Gathering Storm, Conditioning, and Revitalize runes from the Sorcery and Resolve rune sets. Out of all the rune sets players picked for Gragas vs Annie counters, this combination of runes yielded the best win rate. In fact, these runes provided a 47.0% winrate overall.

By default, tips, statistics, and builds on how to beat Annie as Gragas are presented for all skill levels, merged. If you would like to filter the statistics and builds to an individual rank, you may use the selection menu earlier on the page.