For optimal burst, try to combine Relentless Pursuit into Piercing Light.
Ardent Blaze actually explodes in a star pattern. Try to line it up so the spokes hit enemy champions.
Because of Lightslinger, Lucian benefits more from Attack Damage than he does from Attack Speed.
Once you have chosen an angle for The Culling, you cannot change it. Pick your moment well!
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.
Summoner Smite can be used to help take down Tibbers.
The stat comparisons provided here feature some strategic Lucian vs. Annie matchup stats that may help us appreciate the differences and similarities between the pair. For instance, Lucian’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is better than Annie’s ratio of NaN, demonstrating that Lucian may be more central to his team's team fighting capability than Annie..
Lucian usually has a similar longest kill spree as his enemy does. Commonly, he takes more damage than Annie. This typically indicates different amounts of tankyness; however, it can also illustrate that the champ with higher health has less agility and thus is unable to escape additional harm when engaged or poked.
Both League champs are great. Both champs have their pros and cons. In League's current meta, Lucian usually loses when playing against Annie, with a 48.6% win rate. Thus, Lucian makes a bad counter for Annie.
While Lucian does have a lower win rate than Annie, when they face off with one another, Lucian also has a greater learning curve that makes him a more complex champion to develop with. You still need to be cautious when picking Lucian into Annie.
Furthermore, Lucian also has only a small 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 isn't a single best champion in League of Legends, in Lucian vs Annie matchups, Annie is the better champion with a lower win rate, similar champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allied champions during team fights.
Lucian is a somewhat poor counter for Annie. You will do well by focussing your gameplay on keeping up your gold income and destroying objectives. If you do that, you should hold your own as Lucian against Annie.
If you would like to learn all of the intricacies of Lucian to counter Annie during both the laning and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to gather a few extra tips and tricks for this matchup. If you mind the build and suggestions displayed here, you will grow your win rate by a lot and be closer to League of Legends pro players.
Lucian most often racks up a similar amount of CS relative to Annie. Champs who typically don't take many minion kills often don't have to have much CS to be effective, such as supports. These kinds of champions are able to scale properly off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champions with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, typically need several high cost items to be effective. In either case, try to exceed the values reported here to do well.
The ideal items to prioritize in your Lucian versus Annie build consist of Rapid Firecannon, Stormrazor, and Navori Quickblades. When Lucian combined at least these three pieces in his build, he performed significantly better vs. Annie than with most other typical builds. In fact, Lucian had an average win rate of 48.6% when countering Annie with this counter build.
To have the highest chance of crushing Annie as Lucian, you should use the Press the Attack, Presence of Mind, Legend: Bloodline, Coup de Grace, Biscuit Delivery, and Magical Footwear runes from the Precision and Inspiration rune sets. Of all the rune builds that we analyzed for Lucian vs Annie battles, this blending of runes yielded the best win rate. Notably, these runes gave a 48.6% win rate overall.
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