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League of Legends Build Guide Author sweetlovin

Omnidinger

sweetlovin Last updated on March 18, 2013
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Burst/Jungle

Ability Sequence

3
8
9
11
13
Ability Key Q
2
4
5
7
10
Ability Key W
1
14
15
16
17
Ability Key E
6
12
18
Ability Key R





Not Updated For Current Season

The masteries shown here are not yet updated for the current season, the guide author needs to set up the new masteries. As such, they will be different than the masteries you see in-game.



Masteries

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1/
Executioner
 
 

Offense: 21

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Honor Guard
 
 

Defense: 0

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pickpocket
Intelligence
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nimble
 
 

Utility: 9


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Introduction

I average about 50% with Heimerdinger in ranked. However I started playing before I truly understood him. LoL Wiki displays a play style difficulty so low, you would assume a trained monkey could do it. Make no mistake, Heimerdinger is as difficult as they come. Interestingly enough, he can also be adapted to fill any role.


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Strength & Weakness

Regardless of your build, Heimerdinger is a glass cannon. Your objective is to poke from beyond enemy range, and use your H-28G Evolution Turret as a deterrent from the enemy getting too close. There are certain champions, either with extreme range or extreme gap closers that you should not even play Heimerdinger if you are going to face them mid:


Naturally there are champions that a skilled Heimerdinger will excel against. And by "Excel" I mean he can out-push and cut the opponents CS by forcing them to retreat to the tower. (Its pretty rare that you see Heimerdinger beating opponents over the head via wrench.);
Most of these champions depend heavily on a linear skillshot, which can be blocked by H-28G Evolution Turret. Additionally, you are great against most AD mele, or ad ranged champions without a roll or dash. Stay clear of Graves, Vayne, and Ezreal.

But what about the dreaded Kassadin!?

I've found you can out-poke him in most cases. Trading a Hextech Micro-Rockets for a Null Sphere here and there is usually worth it with your Techmaturgical Repair Bots. He is certainly a champion you don't want to let free farm, so keep the lane pushed and let him split CS with the tower.


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Strategy

The concept is similar for both solo lane and team fighting. If you are looking for a "nuke-your-face-off" AP, then this champion isn't for you. Heimerdinger in a team fight excels in holding position just outside of enemy turret range, allowing your AD carry to knock it down and sustaining your team with Techmaturgical Repair Bots in drawn out fights. H-28G Evolution Turret serves a dual purpose of deterring the opponents from starting a fight, and keeps minion waves pushed. Make sure your team knows this. Charging in for a tower dive usually results in your death, where an enemy team charging into your H-28G Evolution Turret has severe consequences for them.


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Key-Points

H-28G Evolution Turret to defend skill shots, or just outside of enemy turret range to keep a lane pushed.
    Ward if you are concerned of ganks.
    Kite, Kite, Kite.
    Hold
CH1 Concussion Grenage for defensive purposes, it will save you from most gank attempts. NEVER throw it at max range when they can dodge it.