Your Annie support build might change the result of the game, and we will give you every detail about it in this guide!
Annie has made a big comeback to the meta with patch 13.3. She was put in the nerfed champions category in the patch notes, but this was probably a mistake because she became a lot stronger.
After 13.3, her win rate jumped from 47% to 55% in soloQ. This LoL Annie Support Build Guide will focus on the items, runes, and ability order to get you started with playing Annie.
Also, we covered Annie mid in another article, you might want to check that out too.
Annie Support Build: Abilities
First, let’s look at the champion’s abilities before moving on to the Annie support build items.
- Annie gains a stack with each ability that she casts. At 4 stacks, your next ability will stun the enemy. It is crucial to control this passive and go into fights with your passive already stacked up. You can spam your E off cooldown to stack up your passive. Her passive taming is also important for Annie support build.
- Her Q is long-range damage-dealing ability. You can use it to poke your enemies in lane. Also, when your passive is up, it becomes a guaranteed point click stun.
- It’s a very simple ability that unleashes fire. This is an AOE ability so you can use this to wave clear and AOE stun with your passive.
E: Molten Shield
- This is a great ability that gives a shield, deflects damage, and gives her movement speed. You can use it to move around in the map, stack up your passive, or be harder to kill
R: Summon Tibbers
- You summon Tibbers on an area, and it does AOE damage. If you have your passive up, it also stuns the enemies in the area. After that, you have Tibbers chasing people and doing magic damage. You can click R to move Tibbers around
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- We used to max Q or W with this champion, but after the recent buffs to her E, she also became a great peeling support. Hence the order of the skill points we use has changed. While playing Annie Support, you should max E first, then W, and then Q.
There are different rune setups for Annie, but the one I found the most consistent is the Summon Aery setup. Here is how the setup looks:
- Summon Aery, Manaflow band, Transcendence, Scorch, Cosmic Insight, Hexflash
Annie Support Build: Items
When it comes to Annie support build, there is no debate. She has a core build that is acknowledged by many of the pro players. There are two core items that she needs to buy in order to be effective in combat:
- Shurelya’s Battlesong
- Rylai’s Crystal Scepter
The first one is Shurelya’s Battlesong. This item is great for Annie because it further boosts her engage potential with the active movement speed. Also, the stats that you get from this item is great too.
The second one is Rylai’s Crystal Scepter. This is simply because of the fact that Tibbers can apply Rylai’s slow on the enemies.
With the changes in 13.3, Tibbers has become much harder to kill, and once you drop it in the middle of the team fight, he just keeps slowing enemies.
These two items are necessary for Annie support build; after you have these core items, you can build your items depending on the situation.
If you have a hyper carry who needs AS you can build Ardent Censer, or if the enemy team has too much CC you can build Mikael’s Blessing, etc…