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Yes, this is legit (surprised?). Heimerdinger is an extremely efficient backdoor character, because of his above average health and overall farming/pushing ability.
Warning: This build is very annoying for the enemy team and you will get lots of hate for it, I have yet to play a game using this build where I didn't get hate for it :)
Pros / Cons
-Wins games once you get your items and are able to tank turrets
-Is very tank-like so you can take lots of hits
-lots of armor not only helps with turrets but dragon as well to increase gold count
-has lots of mobility so you can cover multiple lanes
-Heimerdinger is not a team fight character (he is either pushing a lane or defending one)
-Doesn't get many champ kills, because Heimerdinger is not an initiator, nor does he deal lots of burst damage, he is a stationary fighter (meaning he stays near his turrets and that's it)
Dorans Ring - helps farm faster because of its ability power and mana regen.
Boots of Mobility - helps to run faster to backdoor and to cover your buddies lanes if they need you too. And helps to get away after you backdoor. (a must have!)
Rod of Ages - increases mana pool, and gives lots of health and ability power, very good on Heimerdinger.
Frozen Heart - increases mana pool, gives armor to tank turrets and Dragon, and lowers cooldowns so you can push faster and place turrets sooner.
Rylai's Crystal Scepter - Gives more Health and Ability power and magic damage slows enemies, another really useful item to help turrets slow and deal damage with using ulti.
Warmogs x2 - these are not needed to back door but are just really helpful, because at this point you got enough health and armor, so you might as well get more health to tank turrets longer.
How to Play
Farm Mid lane until you build your rylai's (of course defending other lanes that need assistance). Once you got your items built up to rylais, your ready to backdoor. Look for opportunities to pop up in a lane thats not occupied and push it as fast as you can (save your teleport). At this time the enemy team will come up to stop you, go to the opposite lane using teleport and push it as fast as you can.
Another way is to simply walk through their jungle and turret dive a lone turret. When doing this make sure you know where most their team is, or wait for their whole team to push. Then run up to the turret and place your turrets near it, tank all the turret damage, so your turrets will not die off. Once again the enemy team will probably try stopping you, use ghost to run back or teleport to a different lane and push that one as well.
Do not pay attention to team fights with this build, becasue Heimerdinger is not very useful outside his turrets and most team fights will move away from them.