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Poppy Build Guide by ZoraDoom

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League of Legends Build Guide Author ZoraDoom

The Strongest Flower in League (Poppy Guide)

ZoraDoom Last updated on February 24, 2016
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Ability Sequence

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

5/
Fury
 
 
Sorcery
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
5/
Vampirism
 
 
Natural Talent
 
 
 
 
 
Bounty Hunter
1/
Oppressor
 
 
 
 
 
Battering Blows
 
 
Piercing Thoughts
 
 
 
 

Ferocity: 12

Wanderer
 
 
5/
Savagery
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
5/
Merciless
 
 
Meditation
 
 
 
 
 
Bandit
1/
Dangerous Game
 
 
 
 
 
5/
Precision
 
 
Intelligence
 
 
 
 

Cunning: 18

Recovery
 
 
Unyielding
 
 
 
 
 
Explorer
Tough Skin
 
 
 
 
 
Runic Armor
 
 
Veteran's Scars
 
 
 
 
 
Insight
Perseverance
 
 
 
 
 
Swiftness
 
 
Legendary Guardian
 
 
 
 

Resolve: 0



Threats to Poppy with this build

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Threat Champion Notes
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Singed Don't play like an idiot. You should win EASILY.
1
Taric Gems won't save him from you. It's simply outrageous.
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Introduction

Hi guys! Welcome to my Poppy guide. Here I'll be talking about her abilities, strats/tips, and why you should play her. If you're wondering/curious, I've played League since s5 and I've played Poppy since the rework and I can say she's great. Anyway, lets get to it!


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Pros / Cons

Pros

  • Bluky enough to
    be a tank and do plenty of damage
  • You can build her
    in so many ways
  • Has a great engage/disengage
  • Cute <3
  • Because of her passive, it procs
    TL and Grasp of the Undying
  • Her W gives her bonus defenses and stops dashes

Cons
  • She's bulky, but not very bulky
  • Her ult can be interrupted by any hard CC
  • Her buckler can be broken by enemy champs
    when on the ground
  • She can get kited pretty hard
  • Her W doesn't stop blinks or Flash


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Spells


You know to take this, but just in case you didn't know to...

Her mobility is kind of meh. so take this so you can get back to lane faster and to have better objective control.

You CAN take this, but it's not recommended. It would only be used for kill pressure, and I would only take it if I was going against someone like Garen.


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Items

The Black Cleaver and Trinity Force are the core items of the first two builds, as they both give CDR, AD, and HP with extra benefits. The Black Cleaver and sterack's gage are the core items of her last build, since you're going tank and the HP you get from both items are nice.

FB #1
-This is my normal build with her, and it's the most practical one I've used and enjoyed.

FB #2
-I would use this build if I was running Grasp of the Undying on Poppy, it also works with TL but I feel it's better with grasp.

FB #3
-This last build I would use if I was building straight tank with her, making The Black Cleaver and sterack's gage her core items.


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Skill Sequence and Skill Explaination

Ability Sequence
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

Let's talk about her passive Iron Ambassador. It gives her rane, bonus AP, and when she picks it up it gives her a little shield for 15% of her max health. Also, if her Buckler kills a target, it goes back to her regardless. It makes her a melee-range champ basically. On top of that, it procs TL and Grasp, making it amazing for her overall.
Her Q Hammer Shock is her main damaging spell. Low mana, high damage, and it provides a slow. It's wonderful to use in all stages in the game, great for trading and just doing all sorts of damage in duels and team fights.

Her next big ability is her E Heroic Charge. It's a point and click ability that charges poppy into an opponent damaging and carrying them with her. If she hits them against a wall, she stuns them for 1.6 - 2 seconds. It's her main engage, and when you get that stun it's beautiful. This makes her main damage combo E,Q,AA do SO MUCH DAMAGE.

Now lets talk about her W Steadfast Presence. It gives her bonus Armor and MR, and when active it gives her bonus movement speed and it also stops dashes but can't stop blinks or Flash. Not much to say about the ability. It helps you escape and that's about it.

Lastly, we have her ult Keeper's Verdict. IT. IS. AMAZING. Sort of. It deals 200 to 400 AD, and when active it slows her by 15%. When channeled it can be used as a skill shot to hit and launch enemies to their fountain no matter where you hit them. It also gives you true sight when they're airborne. If instant casted it knocks enemies straight up. This right here can be used for any situation, if you need to run away or if you need to re-position yourself to push them against the wall again. It also can extend the combo, for example: E,Q,AA,R,E,Q. It also can hit up to 3 targets in a small area at a time.


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Masteries

Masteries
5/5
1/1
5/1
1/1
5/5
1/1
5/5
1/1
5/1
1/1
These are the masteries I would take for Poppy. TL makes her do so much damage and like I've said in the last chapter, her passive procs it(activates it).

Masteries
5/5
1/1
5/5
1/1
5/5
1/1
5/5
1/1
5/1
1/1
These masteries I would also take for Poppy, since her passive procs Grasp. Take these masteries if you need to go bulky.


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Team Work

Her kit can make it so late game, she can help her carries by stunning people against the wall and launch people straight up with her ult. Champs that work well with her are the ones that can follow up with what she does and can do it efficiently like:




These are just some examples, there're plenty more champs that go well with her.


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Ranked Play

I feel like she would do well in ranked play, but can fall short due to other champs either out-classing her, or champs that can do her job better. Other than that though, she's definitely viable for ranked play.


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Summary

Overall, I love Poppy's rework. She's tanky, does good damage and is able to fight plenty of the top laners. Riot did a good job with this one, and I hope they can rework other characters that need some updates *cough* WARWICK *cough*. Anyways, thank you for reading, I'll be updating this guide time to time so keep an eye out and I hope this guide takes you to the TOP! ...Get it? Top? You know the role...I'll stop now. I'm also part of a team named TTG, if you want to check us out take a look at our Twitter! https://twitter.com/SocialTTG


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Guide Update Notes

Poppy guide published -(2/2/16)
Fixed some errors, fixed build #3 and added some more info -(2/12/16)
made the guide look a little nicer -(2/18/16)

Since there was a nerf recently made to Poppy, I'm gonna tweak the guide a bit. -(Currently Working On It)

Changed the names for all of my guides including this one. The 'How to' name wasn't eye catching -(2/24/16)

Adding a JG and Support portion to this guide soon... -(Future Date)