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Poppy: Need Advice on Gaining Gold

Creator: Ferrick October 4, 2011 9:14am
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Hi. I am new here at MobaFire and a one month old player with very limited experience. I have played ranged and like it a lot but I am trying new things. I like Poppy but as the guides make it clear and from my own experience have found this to be true: She is horrendous at farming.

And when she is at the beginning level she is very slow at gaining gold in order to start at making a decent build. She is slow and laneing is her call in most instances but I find it difficult to keep her laned in order to gain both gold and experience. I find myself having to constantly returning to the store in order to recharge health and mana or I die. If done correctly from mid and especially end she can deal some heavy damage.

I know I have a lot to learn so constructive advice will be appreciated on this and anything else you can think of.

Thanks.
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She just has a really slow laning phase. Just grab brown boots and a sheen, once you have that it becomes easier. Practice last hitting more. That's just how it is with certain champions, mid-late game is where they shine.
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That's why I jungle poppy, because she can't farm safely while being attacked by enemy champions.
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There's no way, you'll not make much money farming. But you can use her extreme damage to kill enemies and get some gold.

Try to be careful too, if you have to go back and buy potions, you'll spend some money that could be used to buy items.

Lane with a good damage dealer and get fed. That's the easiest way.
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Thanks to all of you; much appreciated. I have been trying to learn her in custom games and everything you have written is dead on; it has been my experience as to what you have written.

I have a few more questions:

1. What boots do you recommend after the brown: Berserkers, Mercury Trends, or Swift?

2. How is she in actual live play especially from levels 1-6? What are your tips on survivability besides laning with a powerful damage dealer?

Thanks again.
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1. I dont think lvl 3 boots are good because you get Trinity Force and your W gives you mov speed when used.
So either Mercs or Berserker are nice choices.

2. Since you are practicing in custom games, pay attention to your positioning. Her stun is awesome. Another thing is that she doesnt hit the enemy after you push him/her.
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So if I understand you correctly in point #2 if I rush and stun then I need to make sure I manually hit, i.e. she doesn't automatically attack, correct?
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Ferrick wrote:

So if I understand you correctly in point #2 if I rush and stun then I need to make sure I manually hit, i.e. she doesn't automatically attack, correct?


Either stunning or just pushing, she doesnt autoattack, so you always have to do it manually.
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^ I think this may have been hotfixed.
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Jungling resolves all her farm issues and you can still get gold from kills.
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