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Kennen vs Annie

How to Beat Annie as Kennen in LoL Annie is in the s tier of champions
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How to Beat Annie as Kennen

based on 362 Kennen vs Annie matchups
Win Rate
47.2 %
K/D/A
1.91
Pick Rate
1.7 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

At MOBA Champion, we summarize millions of ranked League of Legends matches each and every week. In our data, Kennen engaged Annie 362 times. Having so many matchups for Kennen versus Annie provides us a lot of faith in our capacity to prepare useful stats and a pro build to destroy your foe. This particular matchup is fairly rare. Kennen is forced to battle against Annie in only 1.7% of his matches.

Kennen vs Annie Matchup Summary

Unfortunately, Kennen has done a below average job of beating Annie. Typically, he wins a lowly 47.2% of games the champions oppose each other in. In Kennen versus Annie matches, Kennen’s side is 0.0% more probable to earn first blood, indicating that he most likely will get first blood versus Annie.

Best Kennen vs Annie Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Doran's BladeHealth Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
Amplifying TomeHextech Alternator

Core Kennen Items

~22 Mins
Hextech RocketbeltZhonya's HourglassShadowflame

Optional Items

Void Staff

Summoner Spells

summonerflash summoner spell D
summonerteleport summoner spell F

Skill Order

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

Runes

Sorcery Summon Aery Nimbus CloakTranscendenceScorch
Domination Taste of BloodTreasure Hunter
AttackSpeed Adaptive Armor
Kennen's passive ability p
Kennen q ability q
Kennen w ability w
Kennen e ability e
Kennen's ultimate ability r
1
Q
2
W
3
E
4
Q
5
Q
6
R
7
Q
8
W
9
Q
10
W
11
R
12
W
13
W
14
E
15
E
16
R

Guide to Countering Annie as Kennen

Tips for Playing as Kennen against Annie

You can stun your opponents by inflicting 3 Marks of the Storm upon them.

Lightning Rush can be used to initiate fights with its Energy return component, allowing him to use other abilities afterward.

You can land an initial Mark of the Storm debuff on an opponent with Thundering Shuriken, and then add to it with Electrical Surge.

Advice to Win Against Annie

Annie's summoned bear, Tibbers, burns opposing units around himself. Try to keep your distance from him after he's been summoned.

Summoner Smite can be used to help take down Tibbers.

Keep an eye out for a white, swirling power around Annie. It means she's ready to unleash her stun.

Kennen vs Annie Counter Stats

Kennen Image
Win Rate
47.2 %
VS
Win Rate
52.8 %
Annie Image
5.1
< Kills >
6
5.7
< Deaths >
5.7
5.8
< Assists >
7.4
1.16
< Killing Sprees >
1.4
147
< Minions Killed >
132
0.04
< Dragons Killed >
0.04
0.39
< Inhibitors >
0.45
2,048
< Physical Damage >
832
16,542
< Magic Damage >
17,704
629
< True Damage >
1,068
19,219
< Damage Dealt >
19,605
20,458
< Damage Taken >
16,795
10,578
< Gold Earned >
10,336
1.75
< Towers >
1.81
0.03
< Baron Takedowns >
0.02
2,490
< Total Healing >
1,242
13,333
< Experience >
12,800
18
< Vision Score >
17
9
< Wards Placed >
8
61
< Time Dealing CC >
186

How to Counter Annie with Kennen in LoL

The stat comparisons provided here highlight some influential Kennen vs. Annie counter statistics that can help us understand the differences between these two champions. For instance, Kennen’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is more than Annie’s KDA ratio of NaN, showing that Kennen may be more central to his team's team fighting capacity than Annie..

Kennen normally has a similar longest kill spree as his opponent does. Typically, he takes more damage than Annie. This often reflects differing health capacities, yet it can also imply that the one champ has less mobility and thus is not able to flee from further damage when poked or engaged.

Differences between Kennen and Annie

Damage Types Compared

Kennen
Annie
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Kennen
Annie

Who is Better, Kennen or Annie?

Both LoL champs are great champions. Both have their pros and cons. In the game's current meta, Kennen usually loses when trying to fight Annie, with a 47.2% win rate. Thus, Kennen makes a poor counter to Annie.

While Kennen does have a lower win rate than Annie, when on opposite teams, Kennen also has a lower learning curve that makes him a less time consuming champ to learn. You should expect to face a difficult match when picking Kennen into Annie.

Moreover, Kennen also has a good amount of CC and other utility, 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 one best champion overall in League of Legends, in Kennen 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 allies during teamfights.

Kennen is a terribly counter to Annie. Focus your gameplay on maximizing your CS and taking out objectives. If you do that, you should hold your own as Kennen against Annie.

Additional Information for Kennen Players

How We Calculated Our Kennen vs Annie Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Annie as Kennen, we analyzed 362 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 Kennen 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

If you would like to truly master Kennen to counter Annie during both the early game and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to learn a few extra lessons on this matchup. If you listen to the build and stats displayed above, you will grow your win rate significantly and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.

Kennen often picks up a similar amount of CS compared to Annie. Champions who on average don't earn many minion kills often don't have to have much CS to be valuable teammates, such as sup champs. They are able to scale properly off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champs with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, usually need a lot of items to be effective. In either situation, try to surpass the values displayed here to do well.

The most important items to have in your Kennen versus Annie build include Hextech Rocketbelt, Zhonya's Hourglass, and Shadowflame. When Kennen combined at least these three pieces in his build, he performed a lot better against Annie than with most other typical counter builds. In fact, Kennen had an average winrate of 47.2% battling Annie with these items in his kit.

To have the greatest chance of beating Annie as Kennen, you should use the Summon Aery, Nimbus Cloak, Transcendence, Scorch, Taste of Blood, and Treasure Hunter runes from the Sorcery and Domination rune sets. Of all the rune sets that we analyzed for Kennen vs Annie fights, this mixture of runes yielded the best win rate. Notably, these runes gave a 47.2% winrate overall.

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