Anivia Build Guide

September 29, 2013

Anivia is one of the most fun characters to play in the game of League of Legends. She is a strong AP carry type champion that typically will solo the middle lane against another AP carry.

Anivia is often times considered a “glass cannon”. However, the re-birthing ability of her passive gives her a significant strategic defensive advantage. She is most effectively played when she has some added health, allowing her take a reasonable amount of damage and sustain her ultimate. An early Rod of Ages is a great way to do this. She also of course needs plenty of mana to sustain all of her abilities. In fact, Anivia can be one of the biggest mana drainers in the game if you like to spam her abilities.

But the main thing Anivia needs is plenty of ability power. Without it, she is literally useless. After you’ve built up enough health and mana, buy virtually nothing but ability power. Anivia is incredibly powerful, and can literally win a teamfight virtually by herself when maxed out on ability power.

Know that Anivia tends to be weaker early on in the laning phase due to her low speed and other beginning stats. However, her egg gives her a massive strategic advantage, and she builds and scales extremely fast.

Personally, I use Anivia’s strengths to their fullest in the early game laning phase. It is more than possible (in fact, some would say it’s easy) to bait your enemy early on into diving in to kill you. And when they do, you’ll be saved by your egg, and you’ll hopefully be able to get a kill. Know that this only really works well when you are playing against people who are either new to the game, or are simply forgetful that Anivia has such a useful passive ability.

My first priority with her is to build a Rod of Ages. Once I have that, I can take her in a lot of different directions. Sorcerer’s boots are a must on her, but after that and Rod of Ages you can literally do whatever you want with her. There is a lot of freedom and flexibility given the fact that she has many different uses depending on the configuration of your team.

If you are looking for a guide on how to build Anivia, you’ve come to the right place. Here is an excellent video on the subject.

Good luck building and playing Anivia, one of my all time favorite League of Legends champions!

Category: Champion Builds

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