Why does Annie have the 2nd highest attack range in the game?

#1ShurikoPosted 11/14/2012 12:25:00 AM
I don't really get why she would even need it.

It just seems so random. Why do that
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#2DiplomacySCPosted 11/14/2012 12:25:25 AM
So she can actually do something in lane sides get raped.
#3Shuriko(Topic Creator)Posted 11/14/2012 12:26:44 AM
From: DiplomacySC | #002
So she can actually do something in lane sides get raped.


Ryze?
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#4DiplomacySCPosted 11/14/2012 12:28:49 AM(edited)
Shuriko posted...
From: DiplomacySC | #002
So she can actually do something in lane sides get raped.


Ryze?


What are you saying, that Ryze gets raped in lane? Yeah, especially early, but he scales a million times better than Annie. He's like a Vayne, weak laning but amazing late -- Annie is like a Varus, okay mid/late and yet still not stellar early.
#5Shuriko(Topic Creator)Posted 11/14/2012 12:29:23 AM
From: DiplomacySC | #004
Shuriko posted...
From: DiplomacySC | #002
So she can actually do something in lane sides get raped.


Ryze?


What are you saying, that Ryze gets raped in lane? Yeah, especially early, but he scales a million times better than Annie. He's like a Vayne, weak laning but amazing late -- Annie is like a Varus, okay mid/late and yet still not stellar early.


>annie
>not stellar early

wtf am i reading
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#6DiplomacySCPosted 11/14/2012 12:30:33 AM
Shuriko posted...
From: DiplomacySC | #004
Shuriko posted...
From: DiplomacySC | #002
So she can actually do something in lane sides get raped.


Ryze?


What are you saying, that Ryze gets raped in lane? Yeah, especially early, but he scales a million times better than Annie. He's like a Vayne, weak laning but amazing late -- Annie is like a Varus, okay mid/late and yet still not stellar early.


>annie
>not stellar early

wtf am i reading


Yeah if someone gets in ranged to get stunned she can do some damage, but her range is small, she's not mobile, she has no escapes, etc. She's incredibly outclassed by more standard mids in lane, and yet doesn't scale well enough to make up for it.
#7Dragonfable101Posted 11/14/2012 12:31:46 AM
DiplomacySC posted...
Shuriko posted...
From: DiplomacySC | #004
Shuriko posted...
From: DiplomacySC | #002
So she can actually do something in lane sides get raped.


Ryze?


What are you saying, that Ryze gets raped in lane? Yeah, especially early, but he scales a million times better than Annie. He's like a Vayne, weak laning but amazing late -- Annie is like a Varus, okay mid/late and yet still not stellar early.


>annie
>not stellar early

wtf am i reading


Yeah if someone gets in ranged to get stunned she can do some damage, but her range is small, she's not mobile, she has no escapes, etc. She's incredibly outclassed by more standard mids in lane, and yet doesn't scale well enough to make up for it.


If you get in range 1v1 and there's creeps around you usually die to her early.

Even annie bot can pull that off.
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#8Shuriko(Topic Creator)Posted 11/14/2012 12:32:33 AM
From: DiplomacySC | #006
Shuriko posted...
From: DiplomacySC | #004
Shuriko posted...
From: DiplomacySC | #002
So she can actually do something in lane sides get raped.


Ryze?


What are you saying, that Ryze gets raped in lane? Yeah, especially early, but he scales a million times better than Annie. He's like a Vayne, weak laning but amazing late -- Annie is like a Varus, okay mid/late and yet still not stellar early.


>annie
>not stellar early

wtf am i reading


Yeah if someone gets in ranged to get stunned she can do some damage, but her range is small, she's not mobile, she has no escapes, etc. She's incredibly outclassed by more standard mids in lane, and yet doesn't scale well enough to make up for it.



i don't think you've actually ever seen annie in a game

i mean i don't blame you she isn't exactly popular but you could at least not go lecturing on message boards
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#9DiplomacySCPosted 11/14/2012 12:34:40 AM
Dragonfable101 posted...
If you get in range 1v1 and there's creeps around you usually die to her early.

Even annie bot can pull that off.


Ignoring mids who are weak in lane (Karth, Ryze, TF, Vlad) the only champs that really lose to her in lane are, what... Ahri and Kat, I guess? Again if she gets in range to stun and combo you then it's scary, but a lot of mids can safely farm, harass, etc. without getting into Q/W/R's range. Her only consistent harass vs a competent player are her autoattacks.
#10RaytheRulerPosted 11/14/2012 12:35:23 AM
Maybe its cause she's so small, the range needs to make up the difference. Plus her wind-up is just so awkward, makes it difficult to cs (imo). Whenever I do play Annie though, her range never seems particularly large so this fact kinda confuses me.

And yeah, whats this junk about Annie and a non-stellar early game? I once harassed a Galio to death with Annie and I only needed red buff to do it. *nods and folds arms*