Annihilation Tips & Strategies
A collection of various tips and strategies used to help players when first starting out, or to help them further reach their full potential. Check the links in the explanations to get a clear idea of how to use these tactics.
- Tp rushing - A very old but still very useful tactic in Annihilation is setting a tp to an enemy base. This allows your team to either flood an enemy base with a bunch of leathers or bring a coordinated group with pots. TP rushing is often combined with skybridge rushing as it allows you to quickly get above an enemy base. A good map to use this tactic on is Castles, as the roof allows for many good tp spots! On most maps you can set a teleporter inside one of the towers closeby the nexus area to get your team really close to the enemy nexus.
- Skybridge rushing - skybridge rushing is a tactic that is often used on maps with an open nexus as it allows you to quickly get inside an enemy base. You start by making a bridge really high up in the air and start building towards an enemy base. If possible it is smart to go the builder or lumberjack class as you need a lot of building materials. Bring a launchpad consisting of for example an ironblock and a stone pressureplate, and set a tp to the skybridge and your team can easily get inside an enemy nexus! The launchpad allows you to jump off the skybridge without taking falldamage if you reach the ground within a certain amount of time.
- Riftwalker rushing - In the last few years, riftwalker rushing has become a very popular tactic. Have one of your teammates run to an enemy nexus with an invis potion or as a vampire / assassin and use the riftwalker ability to rift yourself with up to 3 others to your teammate. Bring good gear and strength potions and if executed properly, you will be teleported to your teammate inside an enemy base with good gear and potions. You cannot rift within an enemy proximity though. Another popular strategy is to get golden pickaxes and bows in phase 1 and riftwalker rush a bunch of leather to an enemy nexus. This tactic works really well on Canyon and Andorra for example.
The most up to date guide to check out is the Annihilation Quick Reference created by Mysterious_Seven which includes many things not necessarily included in here.
Many more guides exist, however, these are outdated (some of the information can be useful and thus will be left here):