Heimerdinger Build Guide by Instamid

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[S4] Healium Cureium and BURYum [Mid]

Instamid Last updated on December 17, 2013
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AP middledinger (Cheat Sheet)

Champion Build: Heimerdinger

Health 1700
Health Regen 14.4
Mana 1410
Mana Regen 18.7
Armor 115
Magic Resist 91.2
Dodge 0
Tenacity 0
Movement Speed 410
Gold Bonus 0
Attack Damage 103.24
Attack Speed 0.754
Crit Chance 0%S
Crit Damage 0%
Ability Power 502.39
Life Steal 0%
Spell Vamp 0
Armor Penetration 0
Magic Penetration 22.83
Cooldown Reduction 20%


Recommended Runes + Notes



Ability Sequence

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

Masteries

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1/
Havoc
 
 

Offense: 21

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tenacious
 
 

Defense: 9

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bandit
Intelligence
 
 
 
 
 
 
Wanderer
 
 

Utility: 0

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Introduction

Welcome to my very first mobafire guide! All Tips and Tops will be taken at heart, so please... feel free to comment on my guide and leave some feedback.

I've chosen to create one for my favorite champion at the moment. Heimerdinger!You might think: ''Why Heimerdinger? Hes so underplayed!''
Well that's exactly my reason to create this guide, many people i know don't know how to play Heimerdinger properly or think hes weak.

Im here to give you insights and tips on how to play Heimerdinger, to keep heimer easy to understand, and the new heimy's might learn a thing or 2 from this guide.

This build is not finished imo, so all tips on... how to improve it or what else to add are more than welcome!


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Pros / Cons

Pros

+ Very underestimated
+ Great pusher
+ High burst potential
+ Has AOE slow and stun
+ Fun to play! :D

Cons

+ squishy
+ slow movementspeed
+ long cd's
+ flash is only escape
+ hard to master


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Skill 's and what they do

techmaturgical repair bots

Heimerdinger grants himself, nearby allied H-28G Evolution Turrets, and nearby allied champions 10 / 15 / 20 / 25 / 30 health regeneration per 5 seconds.

This passive is just great. You have a free Rejuvenation Bead at lvl 1, which makes Heimerdinger able to stay in lane for a long time. Watch out though, to not stay in lane too long, this could be your demise aswell.
Also works well with Spirit Visage.

H-28G evolution turret

ACTIVE: Heimerdinger deploys a turret at the target location. Heimerdinger stores enough parts for a new turret every several seconds (affected by cooldown reduction) but can only keep a limited number of turrets in reserve. Up to 3 turrets can be deployed at a time and deploying a fourth turret destroys the oldest one.

Turrets have a short-ranged basic attack and a long-ranged laser beam. The laser beam is a pass-through skill shot that fires upon reaching 100% charge. The recharge time is 12 seconds but is affected by cooldown reduction. Turrets deactivate if Heimerdinger is more than 1000 distance away for longer than 8 seconds.


The turrets are Heimer's signature spell. I rank these up 1st because you can place 3 of them before the first minions arive and begin pushing right from the start. At rank 5 you can store up to 3 at a time and are an important source of Heimer's damage output.
The laser beams are much better than I thought they would be, The powered beam prioritizes champions.
Try to keep up 3 turrets at all times!

hextech micro rockets

ACTIVE: Heimerdinger unleashes a barrage of 5 rockets that converge on the target location and fan beyond it up to a maximum range, each rocket dealing magic damage to the first enemy it hits.
Enemies champions and neutral monsters that are hit by more than one rocket take 20% magic damage for each rocket beyond the first. Enemy minions take modified damage from each rocket.


This is your main source of poke and harassment. Don't spam it too much in the early game or you'll get mana starved. Also make sure you do one or 2 auto attacks when poking. And remember: ''position position position''.

CH-1 electron storm grenade

ACTIVE: Heimerdinger hurls a grenade at a targeted location, dealing magic damage and slowing enemies hit by 35% for 2 seconds. Enemies struck directly by the grenade are also stunned for 1.25 seconds.

This ability sends a grenade flying towards the location of your choice. Everything in the center gets stunned. the area around the blast gets slowed. Don't use this ability to poke or harass. Getting a stun off with this ability can set up a nice burst with UPGRADE!!! + Hextech Micro-Rockets + Ignite

UPGRADE!!!

ACTIVE: Heimerdinger empowers his next basic ability, also making it free to cast. Empowered abilities share the same cooldown as their basic form.
After Heimerdinger has had UPGRADE!!! active for 3 seconds without using another ability, he can reactivate it to cancel the empowerment and put UPGRADE!!! on a 3 second static cooldown. UPGRADE!!! will only go on its normal cooldown if Heimerdinger used an empowered ability.


Ok... I just LOVE this ability. You can either create a big turret which will fight for you.
Send a swarm of Hextech Micro-Rockets which will destroy your opponent.
or
Have a CH-1 Electron Storm Grenade bounce a couple of times stunning everything in its way
Ill get to more detail in the UPGRAAAADE!!!! section of this guide.


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Summoner spells

Flash is a good option for Heimerdinger, it will allow you to snatch up some kills with Flash + Hextech Micro-Rockets, which you wouldn't reach otherwise.

Ignite is a good option for Heimerdinger, it will allow you to secure kills when other champions enter your turret range and you manage to stun them with CH-1 Electron Storm Grenade

Ghost could work on Heimerdinger, gives him alot of kiting potential. Making him able to dodge most cc spells, while his H-28G Evolution Turret pound away on your opponent.

This could work if you were to play Heimerdinger toplane and you're a little farmed or fed. You could gank botlane and potentially get some kills/turret/dragon. Don't forget your lane though. your opponent will push!

No. There will be no revive soon anyway.

You could get this on Heimerdinger, will potentially save you from burst champions like LeBlanc or Talon, this opens up an opportunity for you to retaliate and potentially get a kill on them.

Heal could work to keep your turrets up that tad bit longer so that they can... oh who am i kidding. don't take this.

Heimerdinger is no jungler DO NOT TAKE SMITE!

could work against some ad opponents who would deal damage to you in a rapid succession with auto attacks. Exhausting the enemy will set up an easy to hit stun with your CH-1 Electron Storm Grenade.

Nah.


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Runes

Runes

Greater Quintessence of Ability Power
3

Greater Mark of Magic Penetration
9

Greater Glyph of Scaling Ability Power
9

Greater Seal of Scaling Magic Resist
9
Damage... nuff said

some early magic penetration is very nice for heimer. When the enemy jungler ganks your H-28G Evolution Turret will shred him. If you have 2/3 up and running.

Your passive Techmaturgical Repair Bots will make you able to stay in lane for a long time because of the great sustain it offers. So why not get stronger the longer you stay in lane?

Scaling MR against ability power opponents

Scaling armor against ad opponents.


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Your ult: UPGRAAAADE!!!!

You have 3 types of ult like stated above in the skills and what they do section.
Here i'll get in some more detail about your ult.

There are various of different techniques you can use as Heimerdinger.
+ will create H-28Q Apex Turret
UPGRADE!!! - ACTIVE: Heimerdinger constructs an Apex Turret that lasts for 8 seconds. The Apex Turret deals modified damage based on the rank in UPGRADE!!!; gains a 25% slow and 100% splash damage on its basic attacks; and the laser beam takes half as long to charge. The Apex Turret does not count toward Heimerdinger's turret limit, nor does it interact with his turret reserve.

when to use this?

You use Ult + Q when you're ganked and overextended but you got 2/3 normal turrets up. When your opponent midlaner or the jungler get in range of your turrets, stun them and watch how they crumble before your turrets!
*Note: You can also set up a quick baron at lvl 16 with 3 turrets + R + Q!

+ = Hextech Rocket Swarm
UPGRADE!!! - ACTIVE: Heimerdinger launches 4 waves of rockets in quick succession. Upgraded rockets deal modified damage based on the rank in UPGRADE!!!.

It sends out a swarm of rockets in a straight line or spread apart. I suggest using this only on locked down or stunned opponents so you can use its full potential.

+ = CH-3X Lightning Grenade
UPGRADE!!! - ACTIVE: Heimerdinger hurls a grenade that bounces up to 3 times, discharging on each bounce. Each discharge deals modified damage based on the rank in UPGRADE!!!, the slow is increased to 80% and the area of effect is larger. Enemies can only be damaged by the grenade once, but can be slowed and stunned multiple times if circumstances permit.

You will use this in teamfights to stun multiple opponents if you cannot find a way to get to the opponent teams carries.


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Itemization.

Items in order of importance, in my opinion:
RED = highly recommended
Decent/situational
Almost never, might sometimes be good

Banner of command
This item is MADE for [Heimerdinger] it seems. The stats of this item are good, the 20% cdr works towards getting new turrets quicker aswell, making it easier for heimer to have 3 turrets up and running at all times. Then there is the unique aura: ''Nearby allied minions deal 15% increased damage''. This works towards your turrets damage aswell!

Rabadons deathcap
I think i don't have to explain why this is good... TONS OF DAMAGE

spirit visage

Good buy against ap midlaners considering the MR you get. Then there is the passive: increases healing and regeneration effects by 20%. This synergises perfectly with your passive Techmaturgical Repair Bots

Zhonya's hourglass

Good buy against ad midlaners, and a good buy overall. When the enemy tries to burst you just get into stasis and let your turrets do the rest for you, this might save you in a couple of scenarios.

Rylai's crystal scepter

Rylai's passive states that it slows the enemy by 35% which makes your turrets able to deal more damage since the opponent will stay inside the turret range for a longer period of time.

Void staff

The void staff will greatly increase your damage, therefore i call it highly recommended.

abyssal scepter
This item is good in some situations, like when you're up against an opponent who's building heavy MR. It will reduce his MR and makes you deal more damage in the process.

banshee's Veil
Banshees will be a good item for when you're fed but you're opponent bursty champion is also fed. like [le blanc],[kassadin]. This will give you a greater chance of surviving their burst, which gives you the opportunity to burst them in return.


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Early game.

When you bought your items and get to your lane you immediately start with placing your turrets.
Here is an example of how you should place them.
The way the turrets are placed in the picture is just perfect, you have a place to find shelter, in case the enemy jungler ganks. And there arent many skills which would target all of them at the same time, making it harder for your opponent to destroy them.

Early game objective: keep farming and keep pushing. You'll end up with more farm than your opponent and you did damage to the turret.


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Getting ganked.

Yeah, im making a special chapter for this part. In my opinion Heimerdinger is the best at deflecting ganks and turning them into his favor. especially in the early game.

In this picture you can see a scenario i had once. You might think:Quickly flash towards the turret! You do not flash away. you stay right where you are and stun the one that gets closest to your turrets, in this case it'll be Shaco with his Deceive. This will enable your turrets to pound away on your opponent and you can finish him/her off with your Hextech Micro-Rockets + Ignite. And then you got yourself some nice double-buffs.
Doing this might take some practice, but it's really worth it.


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Counters and easy lanes.

RED = dangerous for Heimer
Decent matchup, good Heimers will win
fairly easy

Heimer can hold his pimp wrench strong against most mid champions. but there are some which are complete hell for him. But by trying to outsmart and ourplay (Heimer is a brain lol) you can defeat your opponent.

Karthus

Karthus should be fairly easy for you. Early game youll shove him back to his turret and make him spam his spells to get some farm, which will leave him mana hungry even though he can utilize Death Defied. Make sure that whenever he uses Lay Waste on your turrets you poke him or use your Hextech Micro-Rockets on him.

Ahri

A good Ahri can be troublesome however, you will receive an arsenal of tips here with which you can contain her and make sure she suffers.
When Ahri goes all in on you with her ult Spirit Rush, you can hide behind your H-28G Evolution Turret and dodge her Charm. when you did this you can consecutively throw your
CH-1 Electron Storm Grenade on her and she is most likely in your turretrange. landing a stun or slowing her will become an easy burst with your empowered Hextech Micro-Rockets

Orianna

If Orianna is smart, she will focus on destroying your H-28G Evolution Turret so you will never have any up. If she does not do this, you won your lane. make sure you spread your turrets. If you don't do this Orianna can easily use Command: Attack+ Command: Dissonance to destroy all of them at once. It's better to have her waste more mana on destroying them all. again make sure that whenever she walks into your turrets-range you use CH-1 Electron Storm Grenade and a empowered Hextech Micro-Rockets

Akali

You will be terror for Akali since she is a melee champion. she can secure some farm from a ranged distance with Mark of the Assassin. Just harass her as much as possible with auto attacks and when you think you can kill her use CH-1 Electron Storm Grenade and (empowered) Hextech Micro-Rockets

Syndra

This lady will make Heimerdinger cry. She will use your turrets against you, whenever the enemy jungler ganks and you use your UPGRADE!!! + H-28G Evolution Turret, she can just use Force of Will and throw it far away where it wont harm anyone. try to farm as much as possible and try to kill her with your E+RW combo.(don't rush banner of command against her, unless you feel comfortable enough with your opponent)

Morgana

Morgana is a worthy opponent for Heimerdinger. Morgana's Tormented Soil is pretty wide which can destroy your H-28G Evolution Turret immediately if they are all stacked together. Yeah you guessed it right... spread them so she has to use at least 3 Tormented Soil to get them all, which gives you time to place some new turrets.

Cassiopeia

Cassiopeia can be pretty annoying when she uses her expanding poison attack Miasma This might afflict multiple turrets at a time. but just like when you're against Morgana you can spread your turrets. If you want to know how to spread them effectively, i'll show you at the bottom of this chapter. Make sure that when Cassiopeia lands poison on you, you back off a little bit because she can follow that up with a barrage of Twin Fang which have their cooldowns nearly reset if the opponent is poisoned.

Talon

Talon is a very strong midlane pick for s4, but Heimerdinger can take care of him, make sure you poke talon alot in the early game. And every time he goes for a last-hit, you poke him with your auto attack.

Veigar

The key to winning this lane is also to keep your pressure up, every minion that dies to the turret is a minion missing in veigar's Q pocket Baleful Strike. Also, make sure you don't rush Rabadon's Deathcap against a Veigar. This since Veigar will almost instakill you with his Primordial Burst. Try to predict his Event Horizon and dodge it.

Anivia

Well here we go...
Once Anivia hits level 6 Heimerdinger will start to cry, Anivia can use Glacial Storm to remove all your turrets at once and most of your minion wave which will allow her to push harder than Heimerdinger. So when fighting Anivia you need to rework your whole thought process. If manage to kill Anivia with your magnificent CH-1 Electron Storm Grenade and Hextech Rocket Swarm, she will return with Rebirth. BUT that takes some time, if you can place 1 or 2 H-28G Evolution Turret near her eggform you can finish her off fairly quick.

Twisted fate

Against Twisted Fate you need to spread your H-28G Evolution Turret, or he might hit all of them with his Wild Cards. If Twisted Fate decides to use Pick A Card, and use it on your turret, he needs to come in the range of your turret making him vulnerable for your stun and poke. If he manages to destroy your H-28G Evolution Turret you can just place a new one.

Annie

Push, count annies abilities so you know when she can stun with Pyromania.
If Annie hits level 6 she can use Summon: Tibbers, as heimer you should try to kill the bear asap since it deals damage in an aura and can possibly destroy your turrets.
push and make the girl cry

Zed

Well, everyone likes to play against Zed. right?
Against zed, i'd advice you to get an early seekers armguard for the extra armor.
Keep pushing him under the turret.
When Zed reaches level 6 he can use Death Mark on you. Of course you prepared for this and you can stun him, amidst your turrets, after he teleported to you. Then it's murderino time! D:

Nidalee

Well, this cat can cause quite some trouble. She can mostly instakill your turrets with 1 spear
Your time to shine is when Nidalee gets to level 6 and thinks she can easily overpower you by jumping in with her cougar form.

This is a good way to spread your turrets.


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The jungle

Even though Heimerdinger is no jungler, but it is always important to keep track of the enemy jungler and jungle objectives.
(source of the picture + credits go to Obtains AKA bryun
You can check out his akali guide right here:

Spoiler: Click to view



Im new to league n wat is jungle?


The jungle is the bushy part in between the lanes. Here dwell some monsters, and some give buffs which ill explain in a bit. A jungler is a person in your team who keeps track of the objectives/buff and helps lanes if necessary

I will go through jungle objectives from most important to least important
Baron Nashor

Initial Spawn: (15:00) Respawn Time: (7:00)

Baron is the most important buff to keep track on while playing league of legends on summoners rift. It grants the buff: exalted with baron nashor . Also your team gets 900 experience and 300 gold.
Dragon

Initial Spawn: (2:30) Respawn Time: (6:00)

Dragon/Drake is the next important thing you should keep track of, giving an amount of global 190 gold, and experience to those who are near it can determine who wins games. You may think that 190 gold is not much, but in competitive matches any gold you have over your enemy is worth it. You often see team fights at Dragon/Drake solely for that purpose.
Redbuff

Initial Spawn: (1:55) Respawn Time: (5:00)

This buff grants the wearer the blessing of the lizard elder which makes your on-hit abilities and auto attacks slow the opponent with a small mini ignite and it makes you deal a little true damage.
Bluebuff

Initial Spawn: (1:55) Respawn Time: (5:00)

The blue buff grants the wearer: crest of the ancient golem . which grants you extra cooldown reduction and mana regen. This is good for heimer, now you can spam your poke on your opponent.
Neutral monster

These are the other neutral monsters, heimer won't be bothered with them alot. They give gold and experience.


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When to recall


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~Instamid


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Song to boost your morale while playing Heimerdinger


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Thanks for reading!

Thank you all for reading my guide, i put alot of effort in it and hope to be able to improve it in the future.

If you have any tips/tops, that would be great. And i'd love to hear some sounds in the comment-section/discussion.

[Note] As you can see, not all possible opponents for Heimerdinger are handled in that section. If you are struggling with a certain opponent that i didn't include. I'd be more then happy to help you out with that problem. Just send me a pm, or add me in game (instamid - euw)

Now get out there and show them what Heimerdinger can do!

DÓNGERS! UNITE!