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Poppy Viable Mid

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Hey,

I was just wondering if Poppy is a viable mid. I was watching Sk Ocelote, and he went Poppy mid against cassiopia and utterly destroyed her in lane. I think it is very viable. If so, who would she counter and who would she be countered by? What do you guys think?

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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep | Commend by animorte » April 22, 2012 10:59am | Report
Most people find it extremely difficult to place poppy these days. She can work best in Top or Jungle, though her jungle can be slow. She is great Bot with the proper support. I personally think you can put anybody wherever you want as long as know how to play the champion and can deal with your enemies, providing situations and such. I have this thought process because I don't care much for a meta-game, as long as your team is balanced.

Poppy is really good at dropping squishies. She is extremely powerful. The biggest thing that counters her is having good positioning (high map awareness), being more mobile than her, or hard CC.
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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep | Commend by MildlyMalicious » April 22, 2012 11:07am | Report
She's well known as an anti-ad carry champ. Though, all she's ever played at anymore is solo top or jungle. Works with the right comps but as a mid champ? I can't see it working.
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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep | Commend by tehAsian » April 22, 2012 11:14am | Report
Poppy's skill set is better at top, but imba SpamHappy says Poppy is viable everywhere.
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Yes, tune in to Spamhappy. Learn something.
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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep | Commend by Khazem » April 22, 2012 11:36am | Report
I've seen Malmortius do it quite succesfully against pretty much any mid he's faced. It basically requires a lot of MR runes and some patience as the first couple of levels can be annoying.

It definitely looks viable though, I've been meaning to try it myself. I don't really know who would 'counter' her but it does work against most popular picks.
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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep | Commend by Vitigam » April 22, 2012 12:11pm | Report
Cool, but when Ocelote when against Cass, he was very agrresive early game pre-6 and he was dealing a good ammount of damage and coming ahead in trades.
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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep | Commend by tehAsian » April 22, 2012 12:39pm | Report
That's probably because Poppy can dodge Cass' Qs with a speed boost or Heroic Charge and therefore avoiding Twin Fang in trades.

Also, Devastating Blow is near impossible to trade with >_<
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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep | Commend by JMastiff » April 22, 2012 5:59pm | Report
I already jokingly said she should go Mid in other Poppy thread and was working on it. I'm quite happy someone else gone with it too. It also shows how versatile she can be (top with armor tanky runepage, mid with mres).

She theoretically have huge anti-burst potential due to her passive and that should cover her meele range disability to farm safely. If you learn to position yourself carefully and go with mresist runepage you should win the lane. Mresist items (lategame MoM is quite obvious choice for her) should also be considered. Tho I'm quite supprised he won vs. sustain dps ap like Cassio, I'd rather see her doing fine vs bursty champs.
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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep | Commend by b3astliness » April 22, 2012 9:17pm | Report
Poppy gets shutdown by Kassadin for sure because of his silence; he has to play carefully pre-6. Malzahar also might be a potential counter am not really sure about that one but i see him fulfilling the same role.


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