Heimerdinger Build Guide by DoctorDingus
Rank 1 World Heimerdinger Bot - Breaking the Meta!By DoctorDingus | Updated on August 14, 2020
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Runes: Standart Runes
+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
Ability Order Way to go
Threats & Synergies
Outpokes, outranges and outdamages you. Lethality Varus is really annoying to play against.
Natural hardcounter to Heimerdinger. Can easily clear your turrets, outbursts you (without being in Exhaustrange) and if hit by one E its basically death.
Natural hardcounter to Heimerdinger. His kit makes it nearly impossible to stun him (not only can he dash as if on steroids - he also has a windwall that can block all your damage).
fast turret clear, good poke and survivability with E
Outranges, can clear turrets fast - hard to kill
Easy matchup, Kai´Sa has low range, low damage in early game - can be easily punished when going for cs
Easy clear of turrets, easy poke, easy outranges you - hard to kill
With exhaust really easy to kill, just be careful when standing behind minions/turrets to avoid huge damage
She has good turret clear, medium range (so she is punishable) and she can be outpoked in early
Easy matchup, if her support isn´t Lulu almost free matchup
Basically unkillable. Really strong champ in current meta.
He has good turret clearing, but simply place your turrets away of minion wave and he wont cause problems
Exhaust on this guy and he´s a free kill!
Impossible to stun, easy turret clearing medium range - hard cc support such as Rakan, Alistar, Sett, Nautilus can cause the win for your side!
with Exhaust he is killable, but he has good poke too and can easily clear turrets with his green weapon (sniper)
Unplayable. Just ban her honestly. Ashe seems like one of the best adcs right now.
Easy to follow up on his cc - especially free kill if hooked into your turrets
if Sett is played with Hexflash - almost every pull is freekill
good bard roams can win the game! Heimerdinger is able to passively gain farm while being 1v2. After level 6 every ult from Bard is basically free kill.
low kill pressure in lane but good poke and peel. With this pick you can´t die to ganks!
low kill pressure, but good poke. Soraka heals are op right now and she can make you feel like an undying god. Late game is won with this pick!
High kill pressure in lane. Hard on matchup depending, but can work out.
I personally think Morgana is bad with Heimerdinger. If Q hits, easy follow up tho.
especially on lower elos Heimer + Zyra is great zoning/poke comp!
On lower elos Leona + Heimer is freewin. Any kind of cc on enemy in this lane is a kill.
good kit overall. His W can pull you out of dangerous situations. CC is good, almost impossible to die in a gank. I recommend to tell your Thresh support to wait with his E until you threw your grenade!
good poke in lane but low kill pressure. In lategame it´s pretty much a freewin!
Lulu´s kit doesn´t synergize with Heimer at all
only recommended against offensive matchups/teamcomps (Draven/Yasuo for example on bot or Olaf/Yi etc. jungle)
Good champ with Heimer. Easy follow up on his cc.
with the new updates on Nami´s E she is good with Heimerdinger regarding poking in lane. Bubble is very unreliable tho.
easy follow up on binding and she has decent damage.
good poke, good cc - great laning phase
only decent against matchups in which his W is necessary ( Varus, MF, Syndra etc.)
good laning phase, but hard to survive ganks
hard to hit Alistar combo in higher elo - but I could imagine Alistar + Heimer being broken in lower elos
almost no synergy, but good against ultra hard engage comps
Champion Build Guide
My name is Fabian (better known as DoctorDingus) and I like to welcome you to my guide!
I´ve been maining Heimerdinger since s8 and collected over 2k ranked games and over 1.5 million masterypoints across all my accounts. This season I managed to be challenger for over 4 months. Also I am Rank 1 World on Heimerdinger on one of my smurfs Since the beginning I´ve always played Heimerdinger on bot and only played him mid when being filled. I personally think his true potential is on the bottom lane.
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Simply push all waves into turret, poke with your W wether you shoot the rockets through minions that are low hp and enemy champions behind them will be damaged or walk to side of lane (doesn´t matter if left or right side of the minion wave - just get yourself a clear shot) and shoot your W wider spread and not just tunneled. Like this:You´ll lose about 20% of damage by spreading them but have a higher chance of hitting! Especially in the late game when you have Luden's Echo and Liandry's Torment you will always deal tons of damage.
Best backport in early game would be Lost Chapter if you do not have enough gold at your first backport you can also buy one more Doran's Ring if they have alot of all in or poke and you need the extra hp. Dark Seal is a good item to buy, because of the extra ap+mana. If not just start buying the components of Lost Chapter. Boots of Speed I usually never buy before getting Lost Chapter.
Try to finish your Luden's Echo as fast as you can because that´s Heimerdinger´s first powerspike.
Keep in mind: Since we run Manaflowband if you have manaproblems in lane simply use your W only if Manaflowband is up and you won´t have any more problems!
NOTICE: If you do not have a turret behind you (Tier1 turret)(Tier1=first turret in lane) it´s not ideal to rotate there. Enemies could simply gank you with you being exposed in a very long lane without turretprotection. If dragon is coming up but in midlane there isn´t a turret left on your teamside (maybe just go back to botlane then).
After killing all tier1 turrets it´s ideal for Heimerdinger and his support to stick around midlane as much as possible. Since your champion has a lot of push power and good fighting potential you can easily clear mid wave and then get into fighting in enemy jungle, river etc.
NOTICE: Heimerdinger has high objective pressure (meaning he can fast clear it)
If you get one or more kills in teamfights after the 20 minute mark feel free to do baron! Turrets in baron pit will be placed like this:
If enemies decide to do baron but you are the only one alive or you want to go for a baron steal turrets have to be placed like this (doesn´t matter on which side your are coming from, you WANT to be above baron pit to go for safer baron steal).
Turrets are placed like this to steal:
number 5 would be that you use your W on baron (trying to last hit it). It is important to mention if you can hit enemy jungle or someone in the pit that is low hp angle your ultimate W differently (but do hit baron with it!)
The combo using Ultimate E and W will be thrown at 1k to 2k Baron hp (depending on your damage)!
See in this example!
Ultimate Q can also be used if enemy team is trying to engage on you and you try to block the way or giving them no opportunity to pass your turret and engage.
Ultimate W is rarely used in teamfights (only if a high priority target such as fed midlaner, heal support etc. is stunned/rooted/binded etc. and isn´t able to move for now and you could burst that target down).
Ultimate W is often used in lane when hitting a stun for example and target can be easily bursted.
Ultimate E can be used for stunning 3+ people in teamfights but only if you have follow up damage. If you are the only one in your team that actually deals damage I would´nt recommend using it, because you deal more damage using Ultimate Q or W.
Ultimate E is good for disengaging (enemie team is chasing you and you have a clear shot stunning/slowing them while chasing you).
Ultimate E can also be used to engage or if you have a chance of killing someone important in the backline of the teamfight.
Also try to stay behind your melee champions. But don´t be afraid of someone engaging you! Quickly drop your turret, try to stun the target and instantly have a free kill!