First of all be careful with her stun especially at level 6; as this little girl usually throws herself with her flash «the summoner’s spell», to use all her powers consecutively and in an instant literally erase the life of her enemies; so it would be advisable to keep your distance, as Annie’s weak spot is her short distance. If you use one of the following champions you will have a great advantage in the line phase, as they are direct counters and can attack from a great distance without allowing this crying girl to approach.
Annie’s counter champions
When you face an Annie you need to keep your distance, but you’ll also have to do damage little by little to weaken her and force her to retreat – with these champions you can do it easily.
A good option to face Annie is with Brand; basically it will be a fire against fire confrontation where you will have the advantage, since the short rank that has the little girl is not compared to the great distance that possesses the human torch; in addition Brand is a champion with an excellent combo that can also erase any Annie in the blink of an eye.
Oriana can cause annie a lot of problems when starting the game and even the whole line phase; if you have the ability to play with the oriana ball, it will be more than easy to annihilate that girl and her annoying bear. But beware of the ganks they can make to you; remember to put one or the other sentry to avoid them.
A simpler option when ending Annie is a Morgana; the combo of «Q» and «W» will make it easy to wear her out, as Annie has little range it will be necessary for her to get close to you, which will allow you to use your «R» next to your «E»; to avoid the stunned you may cause. Undoubtedly one of the easiest options to win the Mid line.
If you like geometry and play with a compass on the monitor you could use Speed; another champion who makes Annie suffer, so much so that it could prevent her from pharming; thanks to the skills kit the champion possesses. If you start the game with all the powers right, it’s almost certain that the little girl will have to return to her base, which will give you a good advantage at the start of the game.
Finally I remind you to always be attentive to Annie’s passive; you should always keep that in mind, when an Annie uses her stun correctly she can make an instakillf easily. Take advantage of her short range to not let her pharm and do as much damage as possible; you can also arm yourself with one of the following items, which will give you more advantage in the game.
Items that counter an Annie
As I said in the course of this guide; Annie is a powerful mid that you must take care of, as long as you stay away from her stunning you will be fine; with the following items to improve your chances of winning.
League of Legends objects
With mercury boots you’ll get a bit of magic resistance, but most importantly it will reduce the duration of stuns by 30%, which can make the difference between living or dying at the hands of an Annie.
Veil of the banshee or also known as Veil of the Fairy of Death
League of LegendsOther object that would allow to protect itself from Annie’s stunnings; it would be the veil of the fairy of the death, that grants a shield of spells that blocks the first enemy ability. So you should keep that in mind during your game.
The best spells against an Annie
It is always advisable to choose the spells you feel most comfortable with; an ignite to finish killing Annie or a barrier to resist her combination of spells are valid, if you think you have good reflexes you could use purification, which could save you from certain death. As a curious fact and if you’re playing as a jungle, the Smitese can use againstTibbers, so keep that in mind if you want to avoid that damage and the discomfort of the bear.
I recommend the following guides:
Annie is not the only champion being sought to counter on the Mid line, so I’ll leave you some guides that are probably very useful to you, against other champions very played on the center line: