The debate over wp vs CP for anka is a reflection of the one thing I see wrong with Vainglory: an obsession over what is “meta”. Half the heroes aren’t used. The same few are banned. We all know this so I won’t go on.
Objectively speaking, there is no debate. CP Anka is far better than WP. It doesn’t mean WP couldn’t be effective or fun.
Build path aside, I recommend practing against bots. Dominate vs. very easy. Then easy. Then keep progressing up. The bots get surprisingly more challenging at hard and very hard.
If your goal is to play Anka in ranked matches, unfortunately you need to play into the META and go CP and snag a spellfire first item. If you don’t, you’re warned. You will get thumbs down for trolling, people will ping you all game, and you’ll eventually land on lpq.
As someone who likes to go off-META, I don’t see how wp anka would be nearly as fun as CP.
Good luck with her. She’s fun.