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Heimerdinger Build Guide by RezoneVerified

Middle 🔧[NEW] [Season 13.23 MIDLANE] MASTER TIER 8 MILLION MASTERY HEIMERDINGER 🔧

Middle 🔧[NEW] [Season 13.23 MIDLANE] MASTER TIER 8 MILLION MASTERY HEIMERDINGER 🔧

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Runes: High Burst / Squishy Team

1 2
Domination
Electrocute
Taste of Blood
Eyeball Collection
Treasure Hunter

Sorcery
Manaflow Band
Scorch
Bonus:

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

Spells:

1 2
Standard Summoner Set up for Electrocute
LoL Summoner Spell: Flash

Flash

LoL Summoner Spell: Ignite

Ignite

Threats & Synergies

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About Me

How is it going guys! My name is Rezone and I'm a Master Tier Midlane main. I peaked at 270 LP Master Tier in Season 9 and have 7.5 Million Mastery Points on Heimerdinger! I upload gameplays, guides, tips and pretty much any other League of Legends related content you could ever ask for!

I was the BEST HEIMERDINGER EUW in Season 7 & 8 and I'm best known for inventing the Holy Trinity of Tilt build on Heimerdinger a couple of seasons ago (Banner of Command, ZZ'Rot Portal and Rylai's)! I've also recently competed in TWITCH RIVALS where I played Heimerdinger ADC and came joint first against other streamers such as TFBlade.

I peaked 270 LP Master tier in Season 9 and this was due to my aggressive play style! I like to think that I bring my own unique playstyle to Heimerdinger! He's a very fun champion to play, and brings adaptability to his builds - and potentially changing every time you use his ultimate.

Summoner Spells

Flash

Ignite

Teleport

Exhaust
You will always want to take Flash when playing as Heimerdinger. Without Flash, you are highly immobile and most likely going to get camped. Flash and Ignite are my preferred Summoners because they allow me to get early kills pre-6. This in turn gives me an early power spike, which can lead to first blood and a potential snowball. Ignite also increases your kill pressure in the worse of matchups.

Flash is taken as your primary escape summoner and is especially valuable on an immobile champion like Heimerdinger. Flash allows you to make clutch escapes, or to get in range for that last auto or ability of a dying enemy.

Ignite suits my Heimerdinger playstyle. It offers additional kill pressure, turn around potential and will help me win lane.

Teleport in my opinion is only beneficial for pushing sidelines and generally splitting, Heimerdinger lacks severe gank potential due to him needing to set down his turrets in order to do any significant damage.

Exhaust is beneficial to negate burst, eg versus champions like Zed and Talon - but you can always buy an early Stopwatch to protect you versus their burst. Ignite will offer you turnaround potential and additional kill pressure. Plus, in these particular matchups, you can always throw your E to CC them and reposition.
Items

Ludens

Shadowflame

Pen Boots

Deathcap

Zhonya

Void
Heimerdinger’s build depends on multiple variables. I’ll break down what I build on Heimer, but let it be known that he is really versatile so you can build a lot of different items on him. There are few different approaches to builds for Heimerdinger especially in Season 13: Ludens/Liandries - Ludens and Liandries will be your main Mythics most of the time! We'll start off looking at a Ludens build which is a very aggressive build that I only go when focusing a very squishy team comp or laning vs someone with very low mobility. Generally my go to Mythic will be Liandry's Anguish but Luden's Tempest is definitely not a mythic to overlook!

Luden's Tempest is a great option for Heimerdinger. It offers great wave clear, extra trading potential in lane and tons of other useful stats including pen. If you’re ahead early, you could go for an early Hextech Alternator for extra damage and to further your lead, and then build Luden's Tempest straight after (delay your Mythic).

Shadowflame is slowly becoming a strong go to as a new addition to builds, many teamcomps consist of high end barrier casters or users so this choice helps mitigate their impact and increase your penetration. This works very well when purchased alongside Void Staff allowing you to melt enemies late game. Ludens is a fantastic choice as a Mythic to compliment this, having the extra penetration trickle in from the Legendary bonus means that you get a huge powerspike once you have 3 items.

Sorcerer's Shoes are the stable choice on Heimerdinger, these are rarely deviated from. They offer you extra pen and movement speed. Penetration is so important on Mages including Heimerdinger. It is also very good versus tanky team comps.

If you’re ahead, a Rabadon's Deathcap is a great suggestion because of the damage it provides. It also synergizes incredibly well with an aggressive playstyle with Electrocute and compliments your AP with every significant buy after it. When you’re against assassins like Zed or Talon, going for a Zhonya's Hourglass here is a great option because it prevents them from killing you - but again take into consideration delaying this if you are going Crown of the Shattered Queen.

Zhonya's Hourglass is usually a core build on Heimerdinger with him being relatively squishy and easy to lock down if he misses his grenade - if building Ludens as your Mythic then this should be potentially prioritised as a 3rd buy. It offers you extra protection and will help save your life throughout the remaining of the laning phase and in team fights. Heimerdinger is an unforgiving champion when being played into an Assassin matchup.

SITUATIONAL Morellonomicon in Season 13 is completely taken based on teamcomp alone, don't over buy on grievous wounds but also don't disregard them either - too many games are won or lost based on healing alone. You should go Morellonomicon when the enemy has a lot of healing champions on their team such as Vladimir, Soraka, Yuumi or any significant healing champions. If the enemy doesn’t have much sustain, you can go Horizon Focus instead. Take note: when laning against a champion with lots of sustain, getting an early Oblivion Orb will help reduce their sustain.

Your last item is Void Staff. The extra pen will come in handy versus teams and champions that are very tanky. It will ensure that your turrets deal tons of damage to the enemy in late game team fights.



When you’re up against teams that have multiple tanks (tank top/jungle and support), you should go for a Liandry's Anguish build instead. It is good versus champions such as Zac or Garen. As the Season has progressed Liandry's Anguish has become an increasingly popular mythic to play as its very low risk and works tremendously well into Heimerdingers kit. Having the ability to proc Liandry's Anguish with turret auto attacks makes laning and trading very easy at any point in the game.

Liandrys

Pen Boots

Void

Rylais

Deathcap

Zhonyas
You will then want to pick up Sorcerer's Shoes for the extra movement speed and penetration. Early pen is very strong against champions with lots of tanky stats. The bonus movement speed will also allow you to kite and escape them once they get on to you.

After that, your next item will be Void Staff which offers you even penetration which makes it easier for you to kill these tanky enemy champions. You can never have too much penetration in the early laning phase. It is also super helpful throughout the game.

The next item you should get is Rylai's Crystal Scepter. As most tanky teams consist of melee champions, this item allows you to kite around these melee champions and allow you to create a gap between you and them. Furthermore, this item synergizes incredibly well with your kit and the other items you'll buy.

After you’ve completed Rylai's Crystal Scepter, it’s time to get a Rabadon's Deathcap. It will heavily increase your damage output and make you a much bigger threat to the enemy. If you have to, you can get a Zhonya's Hourglass instead.

For your final item, you should get Zhonya's Hourglass. It will offer you a lot of extra protection in clutch situations in the late game. If you went this item 5th, then get Rabadon's Deathcap as your last item. However, if the enemy doesn't have someone who can one-shot you, Cosmic Drive is a great 5th or 6th item. Rylai's Crystal Scepter synergises incredibly well with Cosmic Drive too.

Runes

Electrocute

Taste of Blood

Eyeball Collection

Treasure Hunter
Arcane Comet is a viable rune for toplane or support. This is due to the nature of the champions you will be against - Fiora, Camille, Tahm Kench, Malphite, Irelia etc...These champions are mostly melee and having Arcane Comet allows you to consistently punish them for trying to get into range! With Heimerdinger having a high range auto-attack, there is no reason for you to not have a crazy early game lead/early kills! The only downside is that Arcane Comet is that it falls off drastically in team fights/late game. This is one of the main reasons I prefer to play Electrocute midlane, it's a high risk high reward playstyle but it allows Heimerdinger to thrive and scale into the late game.

Electrocute is a great keystone on Heimerdinger in the early game. Your turrets count towards the 3 hits needed, so you can proc it quite easily with an auto or two. Electrocute offers a lot of additional burst damage, while Summon Aery or Arcane Comet only offer poke. Electrocute is great throughout the game.

Taste of Blood is a standard rune for Heimerdinger. It offers him extra sustain in lane which increases his survivability. Out of this line of runes, there are not many options that would highly benefit Heimerdinger.

Eyeball Collection is a good rune for Heimerdinger as it gives him additional AP. Heimerdinger can get these stacks easily as he has a lot of poke, and quite good kill pressure.

The final rune to take on Heimerdinger is Treasure Hunter. This works tremendously well with Heimerdinger when playing super aggressive with constant pressure, you get rewarded early for gaining kills therefore allowing you to snowball. Heimerdinger is a strange champion where he falls behind quite fast when losing lane but can gain a huge lead with a small amount of gold. He thrives on itemization and power spikes.


For your secondary rune tree, go Sorcery with Scorch and Manaflow Band. Scorch helps with early game trading, while Manaflow Band offers you more mana which helps you throughout the game.
Abilities
Hextech Affinity is Heimerdinger’s Passive
P
Heimerdinger gains bonus movement speed when he is near an allied tower, or near one of his pre-placed Turrets. This extra speed can be especially helpful when combined with the movement speed buff of Ludens or movement speed reduction of Rylai's! Dodging skillshots can be extremely easy when utilising this correctly! Some people think that this is a lack lustre passive but its most definitely not, this is one of Heimerdingers hidden strengths.


H-28G Evolution Turret is Heimerdinger’s Q
Q
Heimerdinger periodically stocks up on turret kits, which he can have a maximum of 3. He can deploy one of these turrets at a target location that lasts until it is destroyed. If he places more than 3, the oldest one will be destroyed.

Casting his Ultimate and upgrading his turrets will deploy an Apex Turret which lasts for 8 seconds. The magic of Heimerdingers turrets is the fact they are coded as spells, this means they can proc the same things that spells would. This means that they can proc burns from Liandries and Demonic along with slows from Rylai's. This can be extremely useful when having all 3 or 4 turrets down at once, maximising damage or maximising slows!


Hextech Micro-Rockets is Heimerdinger’s W
W
Heimerdinger unleashes a wave of rockets that deals damage to the first target hit. For each rocket that hits a champion, the beam charge is increased for all his nearby turrets. Enemies can be hit by multiple rockets, but they will take less damage the more they’re hit.

Casting his Ultimate launches 4 waves of rockets. Targets receive less damage the more rockets they’re hit by. Ult W should only be used when you have a large amount of AP or aggressive build, early game this should not be prioritised as the damage can be very misleading. Unless you have 3 turrets down and the target is stunned for a long period of time it's much easier and efficient to use Ult Q.


Ch-2 Electron Storm Grenade is Heimerdinger’s E
E
Heimerdinger throws a grenade that stuns targets who it directly lands on. If the target is near the grenade, they will be slowed. If the grenade hits an enemy champion, all the turrets will gain 100% beam charge. Heimerdingers grenade takes some time to get used to as it isn't instant, it stays in the air for a short while. Mastering this allows you to flash, grenade or grenade then turret to instantly charge a beam.

Casting his Ultimate throws a larger grenade that bounces 3 times that deals damage, slows targets who are near it and stuns targets that are directly on top of it.


UPGRADE!!! is Heimerdingers’ Ultimate
R
Heimerdinger will empower his next ability. The empowered abilities damage is modified and has no cost. Heimerdinger’s Ultimate can also be used while he is CC’d.

Each Ultimate you use will depend on many factors. For example Ult Q is great for 1v2 or even 1v1 scenarios as it asks as a barrier or extra person in a fight, landing a grenade will shoot off its beam and allow you to do a great amount of burst damage.

Ult W is primarily used when you have a stable amount of AP and your target has been CC'd. You can easily 100-0 someone with this but only in the later parts of the game, don't get baited by using Ult W early! Most times Q or E will be the better choice.

Ult E is a fantastic way to play Heimerdinger into teamfights, combine this with 3 turrets and you will get a tremendous amount of CC aswell as damage!


H-28G Turrets
Heimerdinger’s turrets have a priority list on who to focus. Heimerdinger’s basic attacks apply a high priority mark which the turrets will focus. They will otherwise focus on champions who have recently attacked Heimerdinger. If none of those 2 instances exist, they will focus the closest target. The beam attack is a 100% charge that deals AOE damage to all enemies it passes through. They spawn with 0% charge, but charges are generated over time.

Unfortunately, turrets can be deactivated if Heimerdinger leaves their range. After 8 seconds, they will lose all their charge, lose sight and be easy to kill. They can be revived or reactivated if he moves back into range.

Apex Turrets
Apex turrets will always prioritize attacking enemy champions if they can. The basic attacks deal damage to nearby enemies and slow the target. The beam attack is a 100% charge that deals AOE damage to all enemies it passes through. They spawn with 0% charge, but charges are generated over time.

Pros and Cons
Every champion has some pros and cons, and Heimerdinger is no exception.

Pros

Lots of burst damage.

Is hard to gank by enemy Junglers.

Can land his CC on multiple enemies at once.

Heimerdinger has a lot of early game pressure.

He can easily turn around 1v2’s into favourable trades.

Flexible pick. He can be played in multiple lanes and in multiple roles.

Can prevent the enemy laner from roaming by keeping them pushed in.

Cons

Turrets can easily be destroyed if you place them poorly.

Very low base stats which makes him easy to kill.

Is mana hungry, especially in the early game.

Lacks early game burst to be a hyper carry.
Tips and Tricks
Here are some Heimerdinger Tips and Tricks to help you get started!


★When sieging a tower, the tower will focus your turret and quickly destroy it. It’s a good option to try and siege objectives when there is a cannon minion being focused by the enemy tower as it takes some time to kill. This allows your turrets to deal more damage to the tower before they die.

Heimerdinger has great objective control in the early game. Make sure you team up with your Jungler to take early Dragons and secure the Rift Herald.

★ When trying to steal the Baron from the enemy, use your turrets for vision, your empowered grenade for the steal, and your W for follow up damage. Heimerdinger’s damage output, especially when trying to steal objectives is heavily underestimated.

★ Use your empowered H-28G Evolution Turret when the enemy tries to gank your lane. It will help turn around the exchange.

★ When receiving an allied gank, your empowered CH-2 Electron Storm Grenade will be useful as it can CC the target and help you take them down.

★ Empowered Hextech Micro-Rockets shouldn’t really be used in team fights. You will find more use from your empowered CH-2 Electron Storm Grenade or H-28G Evolution Turret.

★ Fighting in high traffic areas and around objectives is good for Heimerdinger, as long as he can place some of his turrets down beforehand.

Heimerdinger can cheese very easily thanks to his turrets. Don’t be afraid to camp inside a high traffic bush and wait for the enemy to walk past before trying to execute them.


Heimerdingers playstyle has changed significantly since the durability patch along with most artillery or control mages. His playstyle is focused on poking more than ever with pressure and lane control at the core. Focusing on cs rather than early trades allows you to gain momentum in the lane and allows you to recall efficiently while having a stronger presence than your opposing laner. Playing like this pays off dividends as your turrets being buffed allows you to out sustain your enemy laner and forces them into an early recall/TP while allowing you to crash waves and get even further ahead. While doing this you must ward effectively and track the jungle the best you can as the constant pressure means that you are susceptible to ganks, especially against junglers or laners who have gap closers/dashes. You can be very mana efficient early by just using Electrocute procs, scorch and turret autos to slowly win trades.

Electrocute/Ignite is a burst heavy playstyle that works tremendously well into melee or low range matchups and team comps. I'd personally take this set up into something like a Sylas mid with a Lee Sin jungle, the reasoning being that I can burst either of them down during a gank and usually escape unharmed. This is obviously high risk high reward and takes some getting used to with champions being tankier than ever! You more than likely don't have any kill potential until level 4 or 5 so I'd focus on auto attacks to proc Electrocute and mana manage until then - I must iterate again that this is match up dependent but if pulled off allows you to snowball like an AP assassin. Never take Electrocute when playing against a tank heavy jungle like Zac or Serjuani regardless of the midlane matchup - this is when you transition to a potential poke orientated gameplay focused around comet.
Breakdowns
For more analytical breakdowns of Pro Players I'd suggest checking out these videos. They are focusing on Heimerdinger in the support role but the micro that gets focused on translates to any lane. The videos are long but breakdown every aspect of the game from start to finish.
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