Heimerdinger Build Guide by Yoshida
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Hey, my name is Mike (aka ***uchan). I've been playing League of Legends for over a year now and although I admit I'm not very good, I do have a lot of fun. This is my first ever guide so feel free to comment as any tips would be appreciated. With this guide I hope to show you how to defend like a boss, with Heimer. Zemiazas posted a great guide on the various roles and strategies used in Dominion and is certainly worth taking a look at. Zemiazas' Guide to Dominion Roles and Teamwork
Main rune set
CH-1 Concussion Grenade
The early health boost, ability power, and mana regen give Heimer a nice well-rounded start. You shouldn't have much of any problems while you try get your tier 2 boots and rylai's.
Boots of Speed
Get to that first point even faster.
As a defender these items are all Hiemer needs to hold his points without worry.
Move a little faster and do more damage. This plus your runes and masteries are all the magic pen you will ever need.
Rylai's Crystal Scepter
You need the health to survive the initial burst when you get dived and with the extra health you will. The ability power speaks for it self and the slow will allow you to kite around the turret when your ultimate isn't up.
This will save your life and even earn you kills while waiting for your team. Turrets + Upgrade + Garrison + Zhonya's means if you want to keep a capture point you will keep it and earn some kills even when facing the whole enemy team.
These are the items I almost always get after Zhonya's if the game hasn't ended yet.
Serious damage. Clear whole waves and push even better.
Survivabilty and another nuke. The magic damage reduction is especially nice for surviving just about any burst from magic damage dealing champions
Some health and AP. This will make it hard for anyone to hide from you. With the passive you can throw your grenade into a bush or over a wall to find people and have enough time to see where they are going.
Your Role as Heimerdinger on Dominion
Hiemerdinger does best on dominion not by running around the whole map trying to capture points, or trying to kill other champions, but by defending 1-2 points at a time and pushing minions to capture the others. The bottom lane and the two points at each end are the only places Hiemer needs to be. At the beginning of each game always take bot either by yourself or with one other at most. After you've captured your teams bottom point lay down a turret near at the edge of the capture point towards the jungle (middle of map). Proceed to push, push, and push bottom lane while keeping an eye on your capture point. The rest of your team should be preoccupied with the top three points while you continue to push and build a huge wave. So far I've had trouble trying to push against a good singed but with just another damage dealer or a tank he's not much trouble. Because Heimer is such a great defender, it won't matter if the enemy team sends multiple champions to stop you from pushing. If they send 2, 3, or even 4 champions, Heimer can last long enough for help to arrive, or even come out on top. While the enemy team is preoccupied with you, your team can easily capture the other points. Now if they choose to ignore you, you can just push and take their points fast because of the minion waves. If you have both of the bottom capture points as Heimer then all you need to do is defend and try to push the next lane only if it's safe to do so.
This is the first guide I've ever written for any game. As such it's still a work in progress. I hope to provide more detail with pictures of turret placement and controlling bottom lane. I am by no means an amazing league of legends player. I only play league of legends to have fun and the purpose of this guide is to show how I play Hiemer to have fun on Dominion, so that others may also see how fun he is. I apologize for any grammar or punctuation mistakes. I made this guide in a hurry and as I update I'll try fix any mistakes I notice. I ask that you try this build before voting and any tips on improving my guide would be appreciated.