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Lucian vs Annie

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

based on 1,144 Lucian vs Annie matchups
Win Rate
45.4 %
K/D/A
2.17
Pick Rate
1.5 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We summarize our matchup statistics from the millions of rated League games that we analyze every week. This guide on how to beat Annie as Lucian came out of an examination of 1144 ranked games where both champs faced each other. This counter pairing is somewhat rare. Lucian has to counter Annie in only 1.5% of his games.

Lucian vs Annie Matchup Summary

Unfortunately, Lucian has done a terrible job of beating Annie. Typically, he wins a lowly 45.4% of games the champs face off with each other in. In Lucian against Annie matches, Lucian’s side is 0.1% more expected to gain first blood. This implies that he probably will be able to get first blood against Annie.

Best Lucian vs Annie Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Doran's BladeHealth Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
Long SwordNoonquiver

Core Lucian Items

~22 Mins
GaleforceThe CollectorSerylda's Grudge

Optional Items

Rapid FirecannonInfinity EdgeLord Dominik's RegardsEssence Reaver

Summoner Spells

summonerflash summoner spell D
summonerheal summoner spell F

Skill Order

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

Runes

Precision Press the Attack Presence of MindLegend: BloodlineCoup de Grace
Inspiration Magical FootwearBiscuit Delivery
AttackSpeed Adaptive Armor
Lucian's passive ability p
Lucian q ability q
Lucian w ability w
Lucian e ability e
Lucian'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
13
E
14
W
15
W
16
R

Guide to Countering Annie as Lucian

Tips for Playing as Lucian against Annie

Once you have chosen an angle for The Culling, you cannot change it. Pick your moment well!

Because of Lightslinger, Lucian benefits more from Attack Damage than he does from Attack Speed.

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.

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.

Lucian vs Annie Counter Stats

Lucian Image
Win Rate
45.4 %
VS
Win Rate
54.6 %
Annie Image
7.6
< Kills >
6.5
6.3
< Deaths >
5.7
6.1
< Assists >
7.8
1.77
< Killing Sprees >
1.48
173
< Minions Killed >
142
0.19
< Dragons Killed >
0.07
0.47
< Inhibitors >
0.51
15,855
< Physical Damage >
844
2,491
< Magic Damage >
19,539
921
< True Damage >
1,245
19,268
< Damage Dealt >
21,629
20,591
< Damage Taken >
17,550
12,349
< Gold Earned >
10,957
2.17
< Towers >
1.95
0.05
< Baron Takedowns >
0.02
2,617
< Total Healing >
1,366
12,584
< Experience >
13,425
19
< Vision Score >
20
9
< Wards Placed >
9
35
< Time Dealing CC >
205

How to Counter Annie with Lucian in LoL

The stats shown on this page clarify some critical Lucian against Annie counter statistics that can help us figure out the differences and similarities between these two champions. Lucian’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is greater than Annie’s KDA ratio of NaN, showing that Lucian may be more central to his team's team fighting effectiveness than Annie..

Lucian typically has a similar longest killing spree as his enemy does. On average, he takes more damage than Annie. This typically indicates different amounts of tankyness, but it can also indicate that the one champion has less mobility and thus is not able to kite away from additional damage when poked or engaged.

Differences between Lucian and Annie

Damage Types Compared

Lucian
Annie
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Lucian
Annie

Who is Better, Lucian or Annie?

Both League of Legends champions are great. Both champs have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In the game's current meta, Lucian usually loses when taking on Annie, with a 45.4% win rate. As a result, Lucian makes a poor counter for Annie.

While Lucian does have a much lower win rate than Annie, when they face off with one another, Lucian also has a greater level of difficulty that makes him a more complex character to pick up and master. You should expect to face a difficult match when picking Lucian into Annie.

Additionally, Lucian has almost no amount of utility and CC, a similar amount to Annie. This often makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when facing champions with a ton of burst damage.

While there is not one best champion overall in League of Legends, in Lucian vs Annie matchups, Annie is the better champ with a much lower win rate, similar champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your team members during team fights.

Lucian is a garbage counter to Annie. You will do well by focussing your actions on keeping up your CS and taking out objectives. If you can do that, you should do very well as Lucian against Annie.

Additional Information for Lucian Players

How We Calculated Our Lucian vs Annie Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Annie as Lucian, we analyzed 1,144 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 Lucian 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 learn all of the intricacies of Lucian in order to counter Annie during both the lane 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 suggestions shown here, you should grow your win rate by a lot and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.

Lucian on average racks up a similar amount of CS compared to Annie. Champs who typically don't earn much CS usualy don't require much CS to be effective, such as sup champs. These kinds of champions are capable of scaling well off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champs with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, typically have to have several high cost items to be effective. In either case, try to do better than the numbers shown here to do well.

The best items to focus on in your Lucian versus Annie build consist of Galeforce, The Collector, and Serylda's Grudge. When Lucian combined at least these three items in his build, he performed much better versus Annie than with many other common item sets. In fact, Lucian boasted an average winrate of 45.4% battling Annie with this counter build.

To have the best probability of crushing Annie as Lucian, Lucian players should equip the Press the Attack, Presence of Mind, Legend: Bloodline, Coup de Grace, Magical Footwear, and Biscuit Delivery runes from the Precision and Inspiration rune sets. Out of all the rune builds players chose for Lucian vs Annie fights, this composite of runes resulted in the highest win rate. In fact, these runes averaged a 45.4% win rate overall.

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