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Heimerdinger Build Guide by Dr Kasper

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League of Legends Build Guide Author Dr Kasper

SUPPORT HEIMERDINGER: YOU BASH I'LL FOLLOW

Dr Kasper Last updated on December 30, 2011
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Ability Sequence

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

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sunder
Archmage
 
 
 
 
 
 
Executioner
 
 

Offense: 0

 
 
 
 
 
Durability
3/
Vigor
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Honor Guard
Mercenary
 
 
 
 
 
 
Juggernaut
 
 

Defense: 9

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1/
Mastermind
 

Utility: 21


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Introduction

Introducing a new way to build Heimerdinger... mostly everybody uses him as an AP champion. Well I'm here to stir things up and offer another viable option. SUPPORT HEIMERDINGER. The damage that this Heimerdinger does is less than stellar, instead, we focus on double laning and helping out our DPS teamate. AGAIN: you cannot mid or lane solo with this build.
We are going to take advantage of HEIMERDINGERS PASSIVE SKILL -> Techmaturgical Repair Bots
Heimerdinger gives himself, nearby allied Turrets and Champions 6/12/16/22 health regen per 5 sec. To help us push and sustain lanes with a partner.


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Pros / Cons

There are many pros/cons when playing a support character...

PROS
- Heimer is an excellent support champ with his passive and aura item carry ability
- Heimer's turrets are still pushy
- A much better end game than a traditional heimerdinger
- If your team is smart, the other team does not stand a chance
- Mad amount of assist kills

CONS
- Needs gold to buy his many items
- His damage output is greatly diminished
- Lacks an "escape" spell
- Targeted constantly when other team realizes he is carrying
- You always have to be with a DPS or High damage teamate
- CANNOT SOLO


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Runes

Our support Champion enjoys helping out other champions, but he has to live long enough to help out, so we focus on some AP, MR, Armor and Health regen.


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Masteries

This is not an offensive minded build, it's strictly support. So to help out our teamates, we need to survive, have mana regen for our turrets and lower our cooldown to place more helpful turrets for our teamates.


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Summoner Spells

Again, we are going support. So... support your team. Heal is obviously a noob spell, but it becomes essential in a support champion. Clarity will replenish teamates lost mana so they can continue bringing the pain.


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Items

Notice anything funny about the build?

All these items are AURA items. Designed to help out your team in the heat of battle.

Start off by building towards an Aegis of the Legions. With the nerf it suffered your turrets and minions don't get the boost, but can you imagine laning with a strong DPS champ and you are just helping out their damage output? All the while your turrets annoying the other team and demolishing minions...

GET SOME BOOTS!

Which boots you decide to upgrade will vary according to the situation you find yourself in. Mercury's threads are a good option simply because of their tenacity, but you can customize boots at your whim.

Mercury's Threads:
+25 Magic Resist UNIQUE Passive: Enhanced Movement 2 (does not stack with other Boots) UNIQUE Passive: +35 Tenacity (Tenacity reduces the duration of stuns, slows, taunts, fears, silences, blinds and immobilizes. Does not stack with other Tenacity items.)


Aegis of the Legions:
+270 Health +18 Armor +24 Magic Resist UNIQUE Aura: Nearby allied champions gain 12 Armor, 15 Magic Resist, and 8 Attack Damage.

After Aegis is complete, let's focus on doing a bit more damage than usual. While still offering up a good aura item for our team...

Abyssal Scepter:
+70 Ability Power +57 Magic Resist UNIQUE Aura: Reduces the Magic Resist of nearby enemy champions by 20.

After these items, you can build aura items up however it is more convenient to you. But personally I prefer this order:

Soul Shroud
+520 Health UNIQUE Aura: Nearby allied champions gain 10% Cooldown Reduction and 12 Mana Regen per 5 seconds.

Followed by:

Will of the Ancients
+50 Ability Power UNIQUE Aura: Grants nearby allied champions 30 Ability Power and 25% Spell Vamp

Ending it all with...

Frozen Heart
+99 Armor +500 Mana UNIQUE Passive: +20% Cooldown Reduction UNIQUE Aura: Reduces the Attack Speed of nearby enemies by 20%.

With this build and some competent teamates, the competion will be left dying as you pump up your teamates with insane stats.


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Skill Sequence

We're going to build turrets up first...
"Why?", you may be asking.
Simple, we want to get our max turrets as fast as we can to provide support to our awesome DPS or High Damage output teamate.

When you build and AP Heimerdinger you can easily rush rockets to maximize damage output, but in this case we are not building an AP heimerdinger.

Alternate Rockets and Grenades, as both offer good harrasment options for you as the game progresses. Grenades offer better support, but are more difficult to land. Rockets offer decent AP damage, long range, and extreme pokability but they tend to be unreliable.

Follow your teamate and let the fun begin...

1) Start by dropping down a turret in either of two places
a/ right smack dab in the middle of the enemy minion wave
b/ off into the bushes to protect a sneak attack

2) Let your partner demolish minions along with your turret, follow. BUT DO NOT PLACE A NEW TURRET DOWN.
> Once the enemy tries to engage both of you, THEN you can go ahead and set a turret down, the enemy will either have to focus on you or your turret, you can either run away a bit or let you turrets do some damage. Win/Win in my opinion.

3) Always stick close to your teamate, and if he/she has to go back to buy items, heal, etc. Go back and turret hug until he/she gets back.

* One important note*
LET YOUR TEAMATES KNOW BEFORE YOU START THAT YOU INTEND TO CARRY AND BE SUPPORT, OTHERWISE THEY WILL TRY TO HAVE YOU GO SOLO MID WHERE YOU ARE THE LEAST EFFECTIVE.

+++ In team fights, you have to go in with the rest of the team, because of your auras don't leave your teamates alone!! +++


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Summary

Support Heimerdinger is not for everybody, in fact I would recommend it only for people who have been playing with him for a while and know his weaknesses and strengths.

Try it out for yourself, and if you have any suggestions to better this support build go ahead and post, and I'll try it out for myself.

Thanks for Reading!!!!

Dr. K