“Go for trades the moment she Q's a minion or just go for Q poke. You can go for an all in as long as you're healthy enough to do so else she just Q-W ignite and you die. Be careful level 6 and onward, she has an advantage with R. Also make sure to not engage in a teamfight when you see that annie didnt use her stunned R yet because it can easly oneshot you + it cc's you which fks you hard. Verdant Barrier here is really good first item if you struggle a lot vs her because it removes her oneshot potential. Mercs is really good vs annie, if they have more cc's.”
“Annie's stun is really the only threat she has. Just try to not use Q when her stun is ready and you'll be good. When she uses Tibbers you can actually E Tibbers to throw him away from you, just be careful to not throw him too far away from Annie or he'll teleport back to her.”
“Even though this little girl bursts hard, she's very one dimensional because of her kit and just building Merc Treads vs. her with Barrier makes it a lot harder to kill you. Skill dependent again, the more confident the Annie is the harder it is for you, she can engage with Tibbers and also use Tibbers as a shield to block all of your damage.”
“Pretty defenseless, but she can be VERY annoying and dangerous after 6. Fight her after she's just used her stun, under perfect (for her) conditions, she won't have a stun again for 3 seconds. Her range nerf got reverted, so she can probably come out on top when you try to poke with AA be careful.”
“Not extremely hard but be a little careful of trading. Just don't go in when she has her passive up (the stun) and make sure you don't use all of your burst whilst she has her E up. Also be careful at level 6, try and bait her tibbers if possible by using W to go near her and come straight back out. A lot of Annie's will fall for this.”
“Start with cleanse and rush roa + merc treads. The only thing she can do is flash ult someone. When her flash is down, she can't make any "surprise" plays. ”
“Start Doran + 2 Pots if 1) You think you can outplay her and hit your W's to generate a kill at levels 3-5 or 2) You think she will burst you down post 6 (get an extra ring).
Start Corrupting if you think you will not hit your W's (or you will get poked down) and you rely more on wave clear/spammy poke (you will be way more squisher but more durable -- this is recommended if you are sure you will not get hit by CC spells and instantly die).
She can kill you only post 6. She can't really do much else early because you outrange her. BEWARE: compared to other matchups you will not be able to one shot her due to her E damage reduction. KEEP THAT IN MIND and you will be fine. Play to your strengths, roam first, kill her when you can but beware mid to late of her one shot potential. Get early magic resist and time warp tonic and you will be safe.
Pick Barrier if you feel you are going to get outplayed by her R.”
“Annie has high damage but needs time to get her CC so it's a winnable lane with good kiting.”
“Very vulnerable for ganks, just like you. You need to buy MR or she will kill you later when she lands an ult.”
“Be careful trading with her early. Try to wait out her spells. When she is level 6 be careful for her Flash + Tibbers engage.”