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Poppy Build Guide by YoungTact

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[10.14] Tactician's GRANDMASTER Poppy Guide To TOP!

By YoungTact | Updated on July 10, 2020
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Runes: Standard Rune Page

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Resolve
Grasp of the Undying
Shield Bash
Bone Plating
Revitalize

Inspiration
Biscuit Delivery
Time Warp Tonic
Bonus:

+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+6 Armor

Spells:

Summoner Spells
LoL Summoner Spell: Flash

Flash

LoL Summoner Spell: Teleport

Teleport

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[10.14] Tactician's GRANDMASTER Poppy Guide To TOP!

By YoungTact
What is up guys, my name is Young Tactician and i'm a Grandmaster poppy main on the North American server bringing you this guide with over 1 Million mastery points on the champion!

I peaked Masters in s9 and now GrandMasters in s10 being known for my aggressive poppy play style.



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I'd say to pick poppy to specifically counter pick the enemy team Composition and to avoid blind picking her! Picking her into champions like Jax, Aatrox, Camille, Zac, Yasuo is perfect because you're able to deny what they're strongest at and you also beat them in top lane!

Here are some examples showcasing poppy's strength:



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Pros
+ Strong Counter Pick
+ Great CC and Peel
+ Sunfire Cape Abuser
+ Great versus all AD
+ Insane Early game

Cons
- Easily Kited
- Bad Blind pick
- Hard to Teamfight with
- No Hard Engage Compared to other Tanks ( Zac, Ornn)
- Primarily physical damage based
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+ General Sumonners that you take toplane.

: To understand teleport you have to understand wave management as a whole. But generally look to get your teammates ahead by teleporting bot lane or to jg skirmishes especially if your wave is shoved or to match the enemy Toplaners teleport. Mid/Late game you wanna look to split and teleport to a fight if one erupts or if you see a potential flank off a ward.



Grasp of the Undying works insanely well with Iron Ambassador towards why it's poppy's primary Keystone. Shield Bash Also works really well with your passive and allows you to get a lot of value out of it in consistent trades and giving you bonus armour and magic resist that also works with Steadfast Presence passive of increasing your armour and magic resist.

Bone Plating works really well at reducing burst from champions like Sett & Garen but Conditioning works a lot better versus champions Singed whom don't really get to burst you. Second Wind vs auto attacked harass based champions like Teemo or Kennen.

Revitalize is core because it works insanely well with Grasp of the Undying, Iron Ambassador shield as well as any other healing/shielding you may receive from outside sources like Janna's Eye Of The Storm

Taste of Blood works a lot better than biscuits in inspiration in my opinion because the healing from them is really really minimal and you barely even feel it. Relentless Hunter is an really good rune as it allows you to push any lead you get top into better map movement allowing for better flanks and roams so just an overall really good keystone.

I take armour or magic resist depending on who i'm facing and will double down on it if a bad matchup or the enemy team has a lot of it. If it is a good match ex: Aatrox i like to take two adaptive forces.

When it comes to itemization on poppy she is very diverse in terms of what you can build as a Tank and for that i say ALWAYS BUILD TO ADAPT TO ENEMY COMPOSITION. There is no linear build path for Poppy vs someone like Jax who ALWAYS builds Trinity Force. The only core item i'd say on poppy is Sunfire Cape but afterwards you HAVE to build according to your comp and the enemies. So here i'll drop some examples;

You have 8-0 a Master Yi and the enemy has 3+ AD? Build Knight's Vow for him. You have a Soraka on your team and they're 2+ AP? Spirit Visage Sounds good here.

A Good poppy player will always ADAPT to their composition and the enemies.

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Try to time your Iron Ambassador + Grasp of the Undying whenever its available onto the enemy for a free grasp proc.

Lane Harass Combo: Hammer Shock > Auto Space > Iron Ambassador + Grasp of the Undying

ALWAYS LOOK TO PICK UP SHIELDY after using Iron Ambassador.

If you cannot pick up your shield due to it landing in a bad spot, duck into the brush to drop minion aggro!

During this time use Steadfast Presence to interrupt any dash's the enemy may use onto you or to escape like Hookshot, Spinning Slash or Slice and Dice

If the enemy stands near terrain punish with Heroic Charge into a Lane Harass Combo!

If you Manage to Use your Lane Harass Combo more than Twice, you should look to go for an extended trade afterwards or all in them. Use your good judgement!

All in poppy Combo: Heroic Charge > AA > Hammer Shock > AA > Keeper's Verdict


Note that this is what you call a CC Chain, maximizing the duration that the opponent cannot move whilst doing as much damage as you can to them. You can also factor in incoming CC from an ally to keep someone perma CC'd.

Heroic Charge can also be used to escape or close the gap to repeat the Lane Harass Combo by using it onto a minion! Be Creative in your play!

You can buffer up your Hammer Shock before using Flash to catch your enemies off guard! Really useful to finish off low health enemies.


Keeper's Verdict can also be used as a Finisher! Just be careful not to send the enemy flying to their nexus instead. Example:

You can use your Iron Ambassador for an instant shield onto a low health minion or jungle plants like Blast Cone if you need it! Here's a clutch example:

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RAGDOLL & HEXTECH NO DEBATE.


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To conclude:

+General Lane Combo VS Melee is Hammer Shock > Auto Space > Iron Ambassador
+Use Keeper's Verdict to Split up team's in a Teamfight.
+Always Steadfast Presence important Dashs or its usually a dead Ability!
+Always pick up Iron Ambassador when trading!
+ Flash + Heroic Charge to catch enemies out of position!

The unconditional support that i got from my twitch viewers and youtube subscribers motivated me to release this guide hope you guys enjoyed it! ^.^

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