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Build Guide by DocApoc
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I'll post some of my Win scores on here, as with all Mobafires you generally just post the stuff that makes you look incredible. And, while I do have my bad games as much as anyone else. Even my bad games usually go pretty well for me. Here are a few, I'd like to see how you do with the build good and bad.
Even a defeat isn't all bad
Lastly, this is my first guide and I'd love some criticism. Keep in mind that NO mobafire build is a sure-fire thing every time, changing out items based on the other team's structure is very important.(ex. An all AD/Melee team and you should probably not be buying the Veil).I use this build for BOTH my 3's and 5's matches. While I do play mostly 3's I have more recently started 5's and found it to work pretty well.
You can usually buy the Philosopher's Stone, Boots of Speed, and a Sapphire Gem on your first recall. Next time you come back to battle you're still not much stronger, but you have a lot more survivability. Poppy's abilities by themselves are already rather strong, this is why I don't rush the very powerful Sheen. Her stun and her D-Blow are enough to allow for either kills, or a few assists early game.
Once you have Sheen you're good to go, Sheen is a key item to building Poppy, it gives her the necessary Mana she needs while allowing for a HUGE increasing in her burst damage. Essentially it's designed for a slam to activate and then your D-Blow to destroy their hp. Doing so out of a bush for surprise or to a glass-cannon character will drop their health so quickly few will stay to fight, allowing for an easy chase and kill.
The Madred's Razor is there so that Poppy has SOME farming capabilities. Farming for Poppy is rather rough without any item assist.
Banshee's Veil keeps Poppy from feeding mid/late game and makes for phenomenal survivability. Being able to resist Ammumu, Nunu, or Galio's ult, with potential to interrupt it with a wall slam makes Poppy very valuable in team fights. The added bonus of a health boost isn't too shabby either. Choosing between a Negatron or a Catalyst while building is up to the player depending on what the situation is with the other team.
After that your survivability is in check and it's time to become a killing machine, Poppy is a mid-late game Champ. Her ability to kill comes around this time, when she can survive getting past tanks to get to the squishy meat casting behind them. Trin-Force and Madred's BloodRazor give Poppy the ability to destroy both Carries and HP based Tanks. (Also,sell off your Philosopher's Stone at some point during these builds in order to both free up a space and get 400 Gold)
Most matches are well and over around this point, however I put some options that can happen after this. With the increase to attack speed that come with building a Trin-Force and MB Poppy's auto-attacks are fast enough to pick up some life style. Staying toe-to-toe with another champion and just burst damaging them and slamming them into a wall at this point is not out of the question.
Waiting 'til level 2 however is best for the early kill, her damage output on Devastating Blow is just too amazing to pass up.
At level 6 she gets one of the greatest ultimates in the game! Her ability to ignore 4 (or 2) other champions damage while doing increased damage to your target. Keep in mind that while you're using Poppy's ult not even a turret can hurt you, but regardless of when you cast your ult, if that target dies so does your protection so be sure you have an exit route, whether it's away from other Champs or away from a turret. Also, sometimes it's best to not use the ultimate on the champion you're fighting. Casting the ult on a champion who is far or running away from you means that the champ you want dead can't even do damage to you, keep this in mind when selecting your targeting.
Rushing Devastating Blow is key with Poppy since all you want her carry for is a stun, her Q is where all her damage really is. Make that Q count and W and Ghost the hell out if you're in a bad place!
Her Ultimate allows for epic tower dives
It also allows for initiating fights
Her burst damage is incredible and with a little survivability she's able to get in and out of fights easily
Poppy has a HUGE tendency to over extend, teammates that are unaware of your intentions might not be able to catch up with a badly placed slam. Leaving Poppy amongst champions that can pick her off while she's floating out in the nether.
Poppy has manna issues. Even with Sheen it is likely you'll have to go back at times with full or near full health only to replenish your manna.