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Poppy Build Guide by Tauricus2017

Super Tank Poppy (STP)

By Tauricus2017 | Updated on September 27, 2020
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Choose Champion Build:

  • LoL Champion: Poppy
    Poppy Summoner's Rift
  • LoL Champion: Poppy
    NURF Poppy

Runes:

Resolve
Aftershock
Shield Bash
Conditioning
Overgrowth

Domination
Cheap Shot
Relentless Hunter
Bonus:

+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+8 Magic Resist

Spells:

1 2
With Early Game Kill Potential
LoL Summoner Spell: Flash

Flash

LoL Summoner Spell: Ignite

Ignite

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Champion Build Guide

Super Tank Poppy (STP)

By Tauricus2017
Poppy
Poppy is very strong champion with insane tankines. She is good in every way and can be played in multiple roles. Poppy has got nice all-in damage, Decent poke, fine movement speed, protection from ganks and much more. I really recommend playing her for her unique playstyle
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Summary Back to Top
Primary Tree Back to Top
RESOLVE



GRASP OF THE UNDYING

Grasp of the Undying
This rune gives Poppy much better sustain, harder poke and stronger late-game. It has got nice synergy with Trinity Force. Pick this rune against matchups that gets easy poked like Nasus

AFTERSHOCK

Aftershock
Possibly the best rune available for Poppy. It increases your all-in damage and protection when doing so. This effect has also nice synergy with Steadfast Presence and Conditioning making the protection even better.

GUARDIAN

Guardian
This is bad rune for Poppy in every role. When playing Poppy Top/Mid/Jungle you cannot even proc it because you are alone. And when playing Support Poppy you also do not want it mainly because standing always next to your ADC is not what you want to do.



DEMOLISH

Demolish
Poppy lags behind when it comes to pushing towers. So this rune is good If you think you can even get into the enemy tower. For example when you are facing against Kayle you cannot get into her tower because of her strong push.

FONT OF LIFE

Font of Life
Font of Life is very bad rune because of its futility in laning phase. Its passive do not even work on you. Making this rune good only when playing as support Poppy.

BONE PLATING

Bone Plating
Bone plating gives you high protection against assassin toplaners like Zed, Yasuo or Pantheon, Making their burst combos useless.



CONDITIONING

Conditioning
If you did not get it, Poppy is a Tank. This means you want as many armor and magic resistence as you can hold. Conditioning gives you both. Its power also makes your other armor & magic resist. items more effective.

SECOND WIND

Font of Life
This rune is very good against poke matchups like Pantheon or Lissandra. It makes their strong poke less effective and increase your sustain in early.

CHRYSALIS

Chrysalis
Very good rune for almost every matchup. The bonus health helps you incredibly well in early and the bonus AD is also pretty good. Pick what fits you more. Conditioning or Chrysalis?



OVERGROWTH

Overgrowth
Giving Poppy more max health is too good to be true. This rune just makes your late game very good.

REVITALIZE

Revitalize
I will pick revitalize and I will kill anyone who will stand in my way. Ill destroy towns and cites and heal myself for 5% more. MUHAHAHAHAHAHAH!!!!!

UNFLINCHING

Unflinching
This is good rune If you do not like Teleport. If you rather prefer picking Ignite or Exhaust you can take Unflinching for better escapes or all-ins
Secondary Tree Back to Top
DOMINANTION



CHEAP SHOT

Cheap Shot
Every Poppys Ability causes some form of CC. That means Cheap Shot actives many times. But it is still a little bit worse then Sudden Impact.

TASTE OF BLOOD

Taste of Blood

I usually do not pick it on Poppy, unless I am facing against Bully champion like Kennen.

SUDDEN IMPACT

Sudden Impact
Because most of Poppys damage comes from all-ins started by Heroic Charge, Sudden Impact is very good for her, making combos more effective.



RAVENOUS HUNTER

Ravenous Hunter
Poppy can not really benefit from Ravenous Hunter because of low overall damage.

INGENIOUS HUNTER

Ingenious Hunter
This rune is waste of time. Why would someone buy it. If you know please tell me it.

RELENTLESS HUNTER

Relentless Hunter
Out of combat movement speed is great for poppy. Sometimes I do not even pick Teleport because of Relentless Hunter.

ULTIMATE HUNTER

Ultimate Hunter
Honestly I am not fan of this rune. You do not need it. Of course If you have got a pineapple in your head and you always waste your Keeper's Verdict you should probably pick it.
Pros & Cons Back to Top
Pros


+ Tanky
+ Nice amount of CC
+ Game-changing R
+ Team champion
+ Fine damage
+ Easy to learn
+ Hard to be ganked
Cons


- Low sustain in the early
- Melee
- Hard in higher ELO
- Predisposed to True damage

Sumoner Spells Back to Top

Flash: Nice summoner spell for everybody. Gives you enough escape and save your life many times.

Teleport: Makes getting to lane easier and allows you to surprise enemies.

Ignite: Because Teleport got nerf, I rather recommend to pick something other. Ignite allows you to early kill and Exhaust allows you to catch enemies ro make their combos weaker.
Ability Explanation Back to Top
PASSIVE
ABILITY
Iron Ambassador (Passive): Poppy periodically throws her shield, dealing bonus damage based on your max HP and extending her AA range. Then the shield lands somewhere around the target. Catching the shield gives you shield (surprise!). If you last hit the target with Iron Ambassador the shield automatically come back.

Q
Hammer Shock (Q): Poppy smashes the ground in front of her, dealing damage ,slowing targets and creating unstable ground . After short delay unstable ground explodes, dealing the same damage again. I heavily recommend to farm with it or use it on stunned enemies.

W
Steadfast Presence (W): Poppy passively gains more armor and magic resist. based on her current armor and magic resist.. Active creates a ring around Poppy increasing her movenment speed. IF someone uses a dash ability like Fioras Lunge that goes through the ring, it just stops dashing.

E
Heroic Charge (E): Poppy dashes into the enemy, dealing damage and pushing him back. If the dash collides with the terrain, the enemy is stunned and takes bonus damage. Use this ability as a starter of your combo. Push the enemy into the wall and then use Hammer Shock so the hammer shock can trigger twice.

R
Keeper's Verdict (R): Poppy starts to charge her hammer then she smashes the ground and replace the enemies in front of her in the direction of their nexus. The power of the replacing is equal to time that she charged the hammer. You can also use it instantly to just damage and lunch enemies into the air.
Tips & Tricks Back to Top
  • Time your Steadfast Presence (W) properly. Using it too early or too late can be fatal.
  • Try to combine farming and poking together with your Hammer Shock (Q)
  • When you want to all in make sure your Heroic Charge hits a wall.
  • When you want to escape from fight, try to use environment to your advantage. For example: Now you are on Mid and you need to escape! So try to ward Raptors and then use Heroic Charge (E) through the wall.
  • The vision is key to victory. Buy Control Wards to never get ganked.
  • Never forget!!! League of Legends is a GAME. That means it is for fun. So do not flame your allies but rather enjoy the game :)
Best Items Back to Top
This item makes you very strong, very swift and also very durable. Its very good starting item against AD enemies. If you buy it you do not have to upgrade boots now because of UNIQUE Passive movement speed that it provides. I recommend buying every game.
Spirit visage is powerful starting item against AP enemies like Teemo or Rumble because it reduces their damage and makes you more durable. Also it increases effectiveness of all sources of health restoration by 30% (including health regeneration, life steal and spell vamp). That is very strong if you are going to buy Warmog's Armor.
I highly recommend buying this every game as 3rd or 4th item. It gives you high amount of mana (and that's nice because of Poppy's mana problems), armor, CDR and it also makes your farming a bit easier because of its UNIQUE Effect: Icy Zone which damages and slows enemies and minions in a large area whenever Moonflair Spellblade triggers.
Gargoyle Stoneplate is awesome item but only for awesome champions. And yeah, Poppy is awesome champion. GS gives you high amount of resistance against any tipe of damage. When there are 3+ enemy champions around you - the bonus doubles. You can also activate it to get giant health boost while lowering your AD for short duration.
Sunfire Cape gives you high amount of armour and high amount of HP as well. Unique Passive: Deals 26-40 magic damage to enemies around you every second. Because Poppy have got her hard contact CC she is able to keep enemies right in area of that passive. So this item is very good on her.
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20.10.2018 - PUBLISHED!!
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