Originally Posted by warmachineares
i play alot of mid and own LB as well as every mid lane player and i know that Annie can counter LB and Veigar but if you put 2 good players 1 LB 1 anyone else LB should win almost every time her 1v1 is the by far the best in the game to anyone thats not a tank or a bruser all you can do with Annie is hope to god you land her stun as she dives at you if not your dead i say nerf her 1v1 ability and make her a bit stronger for a late game cause as of now she should shut down any mid player if that player knows how to play LB that is
I actually just had an idea about this. Her OP 1v1 ability is allowed because she supposedly has no team fight presence (I disagree but whatever). To remedy this, lower her ability to instakill anything that is not a tank, but add some AOE to her chains. Either make her chain similar to Leona's dash (where it passes through and damages multiple enemies, but only snares the last one), or make it so that at the end of the tether duration there is an AoE explosion around the enemy champ. This coupled with her blink gives her 2/4 abilities that are AoE (team presence) and when you consider that she can mimic her chains with her ultimate it would actually allow a skilled LB player to contribute to a team fight.
I'm not sure exactly how to directly nerf her 1v1 damage however. My vote would be to just simply lower the base damage of her Q and mimic Q. Not only will this make her more manageable in lane (its not like you can dodge her Q with anyone other than fizz/vlad), but it also gives incentive for the LB player to actually mimic something other than her Q.