Without the reflect damage attribute of course ( only armor/MR, otherwise it would also reflect dragon/Baron/minions , making it unfair ) .
That would make Tibbers viable late-game (unless you plan on maxing molten shield first, lvl 1 until 14 will only give him 10 armor/MR) .
I think it is fair because not charging stun with the use of Molten Shield could mess up the stun charge ( saving it for casting it after tibbers is summoned not really a good option ) .
I sincerely believe this change could make her fill in the current list of viable AP mages !
- > 180 ranked games played in the past 2 Months as Annie on various accounts :
Edit: If molten's shield maximum values 80 armor/MR on tibbers might be a bit too much, even these values halvened (40 armor/MR boost) would clearly help !
Edit 2 : Well thanks for the feedback !
Even though the number of views on this forum site was very low, the replies have been resulting it to have a great amount of feedback !
Let's hope all of it will inspire Riot to make Annie a bit more unique than she already is .
Edit 3: Please keep this thread alive ( bump / upvote ) ! By doing so you give it a chance to fall under Riot's attention !
Edit 4 : Other possible changes for Annie :
Annie's problems have nothing to do with Tibbers dying too fast.
will render Annie unique in its genre, and possibly add her a kit for comptetitive gameplay !
i agree this would give tibber the extra ar/mr late game to live in aoe team fights and put pressure on the enemy team. not to mention the reflect would stop trolls with mallet from kiting him since the shield reflect = his aoe burn damage
i also think his move speed should be like 500 but that is clearly a bad thing
No, the reflect damage would be disastrous ! As an annie player I'm not asking for Riot to make her a perma-ban in ranked
Also, his movement speed is fine, any more would be an exploit for Rylai ( Tibber's aoe burn damage proccs Rylai's slows )
Imo change shield to absorb dmg+ the resists, rather than thornmail +resistance
Considering so, " thornmail + resistance " is necessary for her to be able to push correctly ( her incinerate puts minions very low, but doesn't kill them, it helps her farming cs ! ) .
Even though calling it a Thornmail might be due to confusion as it deals raw AP damage on hits .
Another idea to buff annie, make pyromania 3 spells instead of 4
While that sounds nice, I don't think it would do a whole lot for her. She needs some type of mobility boost to stand up to some of these other highmobility heroes. I always thought it would be nice to have a small movespeed boost on her shield, I think that would put her in a great spot, and she wouldn't be almost 100% dependent on using flash to initiate fights
One of the most difficult and most annoying fact is that when you play as Annie you have to communicate with everyone else. For once, you can't burst down no matter how hard you try on early levels without the help (not much, 200 dmg) from the jungler your mid opponent.
Moreover, any other champion is less mana dependent, and has more base hp (diana 568, annie 460). However, paired with some teamwork (and I imply there positioning) Annie is devastating. As such I think she isn't fit to have any rework done over her speed, nor any other statistings but the one that makes her able to cast Molten Shield on tibbers, I sincerely think it would be a big deal, thus favorising dives, dragon controls and even vision within the help of Tibbers ! (which is crucial when playing Annie)
It isn't ambitious nor not lore-friendly which is why I see this as a possibility of rework. It would have small effects but would still be noticeable if used properly.