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League of Legends (LoL) Question: Why no one plays Heimerdinger ?

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  • Tatticadanit0

    Why no one plays Heimerdinger ?

    Hi guys im here for asking a question: Why no one plays heimerdinger ? he has an OP pushing power and his rockets can destroy the entire enemy team when he has his ulti activated, also he can blind/stun the entire enemy team. so why his popularity is only 0,70% ?
    thank you for the upcoming answer
    P.S. im italian so my english sucks
  • Answers (8)

    Embracing (353) | February 20, 2013 2:41am
    He is a good pusher but his main problems are that he can't do proper initiative attacks and he's very squishy and immobile.

    He does well when enemies are baited into his turrets but his e is too unreliant, his w drops all on bruisers in teamfights, his turrets can't move along with the teamfights, and he has no other reliable sorts of damage besides his w. He can't initiate a fight well as well and can hardly touch the enemy carries unless in skirmishes early on.

    He's getting a rework don't worry.
    Embracing (353) | February 21, 2013 1:27am
    If you stay in lane until mid lane the enemy laner will roam and snowball while you can't do anything l0l as a mid laner you can NEVER sit in lane and farm all day.
    And as a caster you need to have a presence in the fight. Against any smart enemy you won't be able to dive the carries wihtout being destroyed.

    And define "ranked match"
    you can play anything in silver, gold, hell even plat
    FalseoGod (316) | February 20, 2013 1:00pm
    Because Syndra will throw your towers to baron
    Tatticadanit0 (1) | February 20, 2013 5:35am
    Thanks for the answer ! :D
    LordofSloths | February 20, 2013 4:53am
    actually, I disagree. When I play mid Heimer, I stay in lane until midgame, ganking a few times with perfectly placed turrets dropped in the enemy's escape path. Movement 3 boots help a lot with ganking. During teamfights later in the game, i save my turrets for when the fight breaks out, when the other team commits to the fight, I kite around the focused area and drop turrets near the "squishies" of the fight. To be efficient with Heimer in ranked matches, you just need to be good at reading the other team's movements and acting accordingly :D
    A Chubby Baby (290) | February 20, 2013 3:19am
    HE IS?
    KingPudding (26) | February 21, 2013 11:56pm
    Heimer is barely played due to his difficulty and misunderstanding. Most people believe its all about the turrets. Then they are unable to do damage cause they have only maxed one skill. He is really strong if you have a team who can communicate well though.
    Kog Maw (18) | March 1, 2013 1:06pm
    If you have maxed out your HexTech Missiles, heimy will be a very strong poker, plus he haves a blind/stun, it's pretty much a mysterius why nobody plays him, it's probably beacuse he's so dependant on his turrets!
    EwNshadowkid | January 11, 2015 1:41am
    Heimerdinger became famous because of me
    Chaos Servent | February 21, 2013 8:12pm
    I used to play as Heimer all the time, but he has been nerfed horribly. His rockets have a 10 second cooldown, his turrets now take almost 30 seconds to activate per turret, and his stun is slower, longer cooldown, and his ult has become all but useless because of these nerfs. The rockets can't be spammed anymore because of the cooldown, his turrets are easier to destroy and are longer to resurrect, his stun can't guarantee a kill because of the nerfs that end up stacking against heimer. Other champions, other less useful champions are now OP against heimer. Last game I saw a heimer, I was picking on him with Swain, a champion I used to pick on as heimer.
    Dill Money (5) | February 21, 2013 10:01am
    The Dinger's amazing pushing ability is always preyed upon by the enemy jungler, especially since dinger doesnt have any mobility. He excels in forcing a fight around baron or dragon, especially if it is the enemy team attempting it, b/c he can bait the enemy into turret-filled brush or block off escape routes.
    Jungledinger is hella op, he barely takes any dmg, and can counter jungle surprisingly well if he strategically sets his turrets similar to Shaco when he sets his boxes in places guaranteeing his enemy wont escape.
    The Dinger's pushing capabilities can be abused to bait a gank from the enemy jungle, allowing your jungle to set up a strong countergank beforehand. With help from teleport or lvl 5 boots, heimer can actively apply pressure on ALL THREE LANES. Just set one turret in each lane and yourself mid. I hope riot adds cc to one of dinger's ability. A slow on his rockets would improve his ability to avoid ganks, and would make the dinger a scary ganker :). Plus his walking animation is dumb af.
    sk1llzn00bz (17) | February 21, 2013 5:30am
    Because he pushes his lane to smellerine and have no reliable gap closer to escape ganks. That is a very dangerous combination.

    He can be good though, just very situational. You can counter a lot of roamers and gankers, such as Evelynn, by forcing her to stay in lane to clear waves at her turret. This can be easily achieved with other mids as well (Lux and Orianna both pretty much oneshot minion waves...), so it's not really that great.

    His poke is also very effective for shutting down some melee champs, most notably mordekaiser, since you can basically prevent his passive, and outpush him. Some melee champs (Kassadin, Katarina) owns Heimer because they can get in and out of range quickly, so they can basically avoid poke and chunk back effectively.

    My advice is to use heimer as a counterpick.
    Shaddofokkusu (5) | February 20, 2013 8:08pm
    I've had a lot of good games mid as Heimer thanks to his turrets it's easy keep a team fight under control with them. Yes he is under used since there are better used APC's , but a skilled player who knows how to take advantage of some of the new-er players not knowing how to counter Heimer he can be used pretty effectively. I will agree with the blind and stun being unreliable, but only outside of him using his ult. Most of the end game you will be relying on their team to be baited into the turrets yes, but if you deploy them in the middle of a big team fight rather than pre-placing them you can do some good with him. His rockets I do feel need better ratios or some sort of effect behind them because most of the other APC's have a 2nd effect on top of damage behind an ability unlike Heimers'.
    Nighthawk (684) | February 20, 2013 9:05am
    heimer can do well, but atm his range sucks in comparison to other apc's, his stuns aoe range is basically nonexistent and the blind barely helps, his ult is basically useless since basically everything on ult should be moved to his skills/passive. Early and mid he's pretty good but later on he sucks **** because Orianna or Karthus etc do everything better then he does while either being less immobile or bringing other things to the table that heimer doesn't have. You can still play him well, but he takes to much skill for to little reward.
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