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Poppy Statistics for The Torkys

Author's performance with Poppy compared to the ranked average.

Value
Average
Games Played
2
Win %
45
Kills
4.2
Assists
7.7
Deaths
5.5
KA:D Ratio
2.2
Gold Earned
9.9K
Creep Score
131.1
Average
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Summoner Spells Back to Top

Your mobility options:

6.png It makes 78.png stronger, because she needs speed to do her work. You can also escape from bad situations with that summoner spell.

4.png If that hits your playstyle more, take that. It is also better against champs with gap closers to save your carries.

Your support spell options:

3.png It makes the enemy carry to easier kill, and exhaust can save your allies' lives too.

14.png If neither of your teammates have ignite, take it yourself. It is also good against heal supports too.

New Runes Back to Top

Masteries Back to Top

This is my mastery page to 78.png. That allows you to be aggressive, be a tank, but still survive.

Abilities Back to Top

Q
E
Q
W
Q
R
Q
E
Q
E
R
E
E
W
W
R
W
W
Passive
Q
1
3
5
7
9
W
4
14
15
17
18
E
2
8
10
12
13
R
6
11
16

In 90% of the time you will need poppydevastatingblow.png first. But if your ADC wants to go aggressive Level 1 and he/she is want to get first blood, secure it with by taking poppyheroiccharge.png first.


poppypassive.png IRON AMBASSADOR


It is a really good passive to: 

  • Protect yourself in early game by picking up the shield.

  • Harass the enemy ADC with it.

  • If you bought 3302.png, proc the passive from a much safer distance.




poppydevastatingblow.png HAMMER SHOCK

 

It is your main damage output ability. Because it damages from 65% to 120% (!) of your AD and deals maximum health damage, increases the slow and it reduces the cooldown if you level it up, max it first. Things you can do with it:

  • Help your ADC farm.

  • Harass enemies.

  • As a damaging tool in teamfight.




poppyparagonofdemacia.png STEADFAST PRESENCE


You will became a nightmare of 18.png, 5.png, 157.png and of course 107.png with this spell. Use it wisely, and in the right moment. Keep your carries in that area. You should take it in level 3 if the enemy ADC have dash (for example 18.png, 236.png, 67.png and  51.png), otherwise take it on level 4. Max it last.



poppyheroiccharge.png HEROIC CHARGE


It is a really cool ability. You can use it to:

  • Usually you will tackle enemies into a wall.

  • Save an ally by pulling the enemy ADC or 53.png away.

  • Pulling enemy carries into your team (True Insec 64.png play... 18.png)




poppydiplomaticimmunity.png KEEPER'S VERDICT


This is a funniest ultimate in the game, but it can be also very useful. You can:

  • Instantly use it: make sure that you are even close to your target(s), and it can be a free 3157.png against them. With this you can wait your team to kill these people, or help your teammates running away.

  • Charge it: in that case you can win the fight if you use it properly, or leave the teamfight. Also, in lane you can save your ADC's life.

Items Back to Top

Starting Items

    Your recommended start
    If you want to play safe early or/and your ADC don't to share gold.

Core Items

    If you want to spare one of your item's place
    If you want the active buy one of these items.
    Vision items (Sightstone only if you bought the support item with active)

Situational Items

    Youmuu's is a really good item, if you want do peel and get some cooldown reduction.
    Best off-tank items for Poppy support. The Black Cleaver is specially good if enemies building armor. Frozen Mallet is amazingly good to catch champions, with Sterak's Rage you will become a god of the teamfight.
    Items against AD. Frozen Heart is good agaist heavy AD team, Dead Man's Plate is really good for roaming. Iceborn Gauntlet is the only item you should build from Sheen, that gives you a beautiful damage and AOE slow.
    Items against AP. Spirit Visage is good if you build tankier. Maw of Malmortius if good damage item against heavy AP.
    Tank items. Zz'rot is only good if you are really tanky, rush Warmog's if you want to be tank and you have more than 2200 hp, Righteous Glory is really good if you are in a teamfight phase.
    This is the main item on Poppy. If the enemy is not AP or AD heavy, rush this after a support item.

Things you need to buy as 78.png support:

Health: you need to be a tank. Because of that you need to buy:

  • Armor and magic resist: It makes health more effective, because if you have resists, less damage you will tank, and if you have health, you will hardly ever die. 3065.png and 3742.png are really good examples here.

  • Health regeneration: If you have it, you will rarely recall because your health is low. 3083.png is a best thing to buy if you want health regeneration.

Damage: if you not deal damage, you are almost useless. You have good AD ratios, why do not deal damage? Because of that these are good stats you can build on her:

  • First and for most: items that grants you speed or make enemies slower. If you aren't in Auto attack or ability range (except poppydiplomaticimmunity.png, of course), you are better to go AFK (just kidding, don't do it 18.png). For speed you should buy boots, 3742.png, 3800.png and, of course, 3069.png are good ideas. For slows, 3022.png and 3025.png are good examples.

  • Cooldown reduction: If you can spam your abilities, you will deal much more damage. 3025.png is a really good item for that.

  • Optionally armor penetration: 3071.png is your best option.


That is I know about items on 78.png. I build items that have a really good mixture of this stats. You can also see what is good for you.


What to NOT build on Poppy support:

  • Full AD: As a melee champion with no ranged ability (except poppydiplomaticimmunity.png). Damage is good, if you are really ahead, but without health it is only good for 1v1. No 3812.png pls.

  • Lifesteal: Same reason. Because of that do not buy hydras.

  • Attack speed: 78.png don't scales goodly with it. If you play Supopoppy, don't build 3153.png, right?

  • Mana and ability power: I tried out 3004.png in one game, and I will never go it again. Ability power is meh too. Only your poppyparagonofdemacia.png deals AP damage, building any AP is useless.




Matchups Back to Top

Click on a champion below to see the author's notes on that particular matchup.

  • Alistar
    Medium
  • Annie
    Hard
  • Ashe
    Medium
  • Blitzcrank
    Hard
  • Braum
    Medium
  • Caitlyn
    Easy
  • Corki
    Medium
  • Ezreal
    Medium
  • Jinx
    Hard
  • Kalista
    Medium
  • Karma
    Medium
  • Miss Fortune
    Medium
  • Morgana
    Hard
  • Nami
    Medium
  • Nautilus
    Easy
  • Shen
    Medium
  • Sivir
    Hard
  • Thresh
    Medium
  • Xin Zhao
    Medium
  • Yasuo
    Easy

VS

Alistar

Medium

VS

Annie

Hard

VS

Ashe

Medium

VS

Blitzcrank

Hard

VS

Braum

Medium

VS

Caitlyn

Easy

VS

Corki

Medium

VS

Ezreal

Medium

VS

Jinx

Hard

VS

Kalista

Medium

VS

Karma

Medium

VS

Miss Fortune

Medium

VS

Morgana

Hard

VS

Nami

Medium

VS

Nautilus

Easy

VS

Shen

Medium

VS

Sivir

Hard

VS

Thresh

Medium

VS

Xin Zhao

Medium

VS

Yasuo

Easy

Pros and Cons Back to Top

sionpassive.png PROS 


- All of 78.png's abilities can slow or stun, she is really good CC support.


- Chance to play aggressive or defensive.


- Great peeler.


- Really nice slow and health percent damage from her poppydevastatingblow.png


- Chance to help your ADC farm with poppydevastatingblow.png.


- If used correctly, poppyparagonofdemacia.png can save lives.


- You can use poppyheroiccharge.png almost any way you want.


- Game changing ultimate.


3.png CONS


- Her poppydiplomaticimmunity.pngcan be canceled with any stun or silence.


- poppyparagonofdemacia.png is useless if the enemy team don't have dash.


- poppydevastatingblow.png is much weaker if the enemy team don't have tank.


- Any abilities can blocked by Sivir spellshield.png, or Morgana blackshield.png. (The 15.png - 25.png botlane is a nightmare of every CC support)


Synergies with ADCs Back to Top

Shortly, 78.png have abilities to protect his carries (because she works well with immobile ADCs), and lock down his target (Because of it a good DPS - damage per second - ADC is really good for her)


List of ADCs:


22.png Ashe 1/5

Ashe is immobile, and she can't damage fast as 67.png. She needs time to do her damage. I not recommend to play 78.png if Ashe is picked.


51.png Caitlyn 4/5

Caitlyn is a fearly good ADC with 78.png. Caitlyn have burst, Poppy can isolate the target, the kill is pretty much garenteed.


42.png Corki 2/5

Corki is not a burst champion, he also needs time like 22.png, but in a preseason changes he became stronger.


119.png Draven 4/5

Draaaaaven have a speedup, but he is an early game champion, in the late game he can easily one-shot any champion.


81.png Ezreal 3/5

Ezreal have a blink, his DPS is not as good as 67.png's, so he got 3 points


104.png Graves 4/5

It is a really good synergy, he can push the lane easily and he have burst.


222.png Jinx 5/5

78.png - 222.png botlane is my favorite. If both of them play well, they can win the botlane easily.


429.png Kalista 4/5

She is pretty mobile, and she have pretty good burst, and her ultimate can change teamfights and games with it too.


96.png Kog'Maw 4/5

Kog'maw have no escape, but his reworked W gives his tons of damage (3078.png)


236.png Lucian 2/5

Lucian is mobile and he don't have enough burst as he should have.


21.png Miss Fortune 3/5

Oh, Missy! She needs protection, and her damage is really good.


15.png Sivir 4/5

Sivir have a speedup and she have one of the highest DPS in the entire game.


18.png Tristana 4/5

The yordle botlane does his job pretty well, 18.png's burst and 78.png's Crowd Control can easily work together


67.png Vayne 4/5

The huntress is my second favorite ADC with 78.png (after 222.png). 67.png as a great duelist can deal loads of damage in little time, and 78.png can support it pretty well.

How Poppy counters the meta Back to Top

General information:


- poppydevastatingblow.png: Counters tanks, because it deals maximum life percent damage

- poppyparagonofdemacia.png: Directly counters dashes (79.png pls)

- poppyheroiccharge.png: Pretty strong against melee champions (78.png pulls them away)


Top 10 most popular champions (straight from LolKing, 2015.12.16): 

poppy1227.JPG

Now look at the champions:

Completely countered by 78.png : 64.png (he is tank, have a dash that easy to interrupt and also melee champion)

Goodly countered by Poppy: 412.png, 53.png. (They are both are tanks, Thresh have a dash, and Blitzcrank is melee champ) (That rhymes 18.png).

Averagely equal matchups: 67.png, 18.png, 236.png.

Countered only if CC-ed: 222.png, 99.png (DEMAAAACIAAAAA!)

Counter to Poppy: 238.png (Damage dealer, have a blink type of ability.)


Why Poppy - how I started playing Poppy support Back to Top

When the 78.png update was announced, as a support main I was really exited about it. I told my friends in a school that I will play the reworked 78.png as a support. They responded on it with a laugh and said I play every champion as a support (I played 26.png, 14.png and 45.png support too).

A patch when a new 78.png released I brought her to a Coop vs AI. match to try her, because I had a fear of trying off-meta in PvP.

On the next day, my friend, Paexi invited me to play the current limited game mode, Legend of the Poro King. Both of them liked the reworked 78.png, and both of we wanted to play her. Finally I got her and I tried her out with 3302.png and 3022.png. I got good opinion by playing it, so I went to Team Builder. I tried out new items on her. Before I wrote that I guide, I played her 9 times (1 Coop vs AI., 2 Legend of the Poro King, 6 Team Builder games) and I fell in love with 78.png support.


Why you should play 78.png support:

- She have a really unique playstyle

- She can deal tons of damage (3078.png) but be still tanky.

- With 2-3 damage items, you can easily 1v1 squishy champions.

- You can find your own playstyle with her, but you will be still good.

- She is off-meta support and your teammates will surprise how strong she is.

Thanks for reading, comment your opinions and ideas Back to Top

THANK YOU FOR READING THIS GUIDE! Hope you learned from that, I liked to collect much detail as possible, please comment and ask anything. Hope you will have a wonderful day! 18.png

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