Death Sentence and Flay can be combined in either cast order for powerful combinations.
Communication is key when making use of Thresh's lantern. Let your teammates know how you like to use it.
Thresh can collect souls without needing to kill units himself. Planning your map position to be near the most deaths will help to maximize soul collection.
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 on this page clarify several strategic Thresh vs. Annie counter statistics that can help us explain the differences and similarities between the pair. Thresh’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is greater than Annie’s KDA ratio of NaN, highlighting that Thresh may be more central to his team's team fighting potential than Annie. This observation is largely fueled by the differences in assists.
Thresh normally has a significantly smaller longest killing spree than his matchup does. Commonly, he receives a similar amount of damage to Annie. This commonly reflects differing health capacities, yet it can also show that the one champion has less mobility and thus is unable to escape further damage when poked or engaged.
Both League champs are great champions. Both champs have their pros and cons. In the game's current meta, Thresh usually loses when playing against Annie, with a 42.3% win rate. As a result, Thresh makes a poor counter for Annie.
While Thresh does have a much lower winrate than Annie, when they face off with one another, Thresh also has a greater level of difficulty that makes him a more complex character to learn and master. You should expect to face a difficult match when picking Thresh into Annieas his relative depth means you may not be able to unleash his full potential without a significant amount of practice beforehand.
Additionally, Thresh also has a lot of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Annie. This makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when trying to counter champions with a ton of burst damage.
While there is not a single best champion overall in League of Legends, in Thresh vs Annie matchups, Annie is the better champion with a much lower win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allied champions during late stage team fights.
Thresh is a trash counter for Annie. Focus your actions on maximizing your gold income and clearing objectives. If you do that, you should do very well as Thresh against Annie.
To learn all of the intricacies of Thresh in order to counter Annie during both the laning and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to learn a few extra tricks and insights into this matchup. If you mind the build and suggestions shown here, you will grow your win rate by a lot and be closer to League of Legends pro players.
Thresh often gets a lot less CS as Annie. Champions who on average don't take many minion kills usualy don't require much CS to be valuable teammates, such as supports. These kinds of champions are capable of scaling 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 do better than the numbers reported here to do well.
The best items to focus on in your Thresh versus Annie build include Locket of the Iron Solari, Knight's Vow, and Pauldrons of Whiterock. When Thresh used at least these three items in his build, he did a lot better when fighting Annie than with many other common builds. In fact, Thresh had an average winrate of 42.3% when playing against Annie with these items in his kit.
To have the greatest likelihood of beating Annie as Thresh, you should take the Glacial Augment, Hextech Flashtraption, Biscuit Delivery, Time Warp Tonic, Bone Plating, and Unflinching runes from the Inspiration and Resolve rune sets. Of all the runes players chose for Thresh vs Annie counterpicks, this combo of runes yielded the best win rate. Notably, these runes averaged a 42.3% win rate overall.
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