Originally Posted by Morello
Annie gets zoned by most AP mids at this point, due to better ranges, zoning or ability to apply it - that coupled with larger windows of vulnerability while farming with Q meant that as players have improved, Annie has fallen behind.
These changes are mostly to help her in lane, where she had a hard time.
you know I was going to respond, but I think that trying to chase down players getting better by buffing low skill champions up to respond to them might not be a good thing. Rather than buffing champions that actually have a higher skill cap yet have issues laning. (Gragas, Talon, Viktor, ect.)
What's more, it seems odd that you're talking about AP mids getting zoned while you guys have left Viktor as is because you're assured that his damage is amazing, despite him actually having LESS options to get in to a fight than annie (due to a flash initiate off viktor often getting responded to faster than his stun will even hit them.)
Basically, I don't like buffing low skill champions at all, ever. I didn't like it when the situation was "you COULD play a hard champion... but why not just play annie? Can't screw up annie!"