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Poppy Champion Spotlight

Poppy Champion Spotlight

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Summoner's Rift
Starting Doran's Shield item Health Potion item Warding Totem item
Early Boots of Speed item Bami's Cinder item Spectre's Cowl item
Essential Mercury's Treads item Sunfire Cape item Spirit Visage item
Defensive Dead Man's Plate item Randuin's Omen item Gargoyle Stoneplate item
Situational Iceborn Gauntlet item Guardian Angel item Trinity Force item
Consumables Refillable Potion item Elixir of Iron item
Summoner's Rift (Jungler)
Starting Hunter's Talisman item Refillable Potion item Warding Totem item
Early Stalker's Blade item Bami's Cinder item Boots of Speed item
Essential Stalker's Blade (Cinderhulk) item Ninja Tabi item Dead Man's Plate item
Defensive Spirit Visage item Randuin's Omen item Gargoyle Stoneplate item
Consumables Refillable Potion item Elixir of Iron item
Twisted Treeline
Starting Boots of Speed item Doran's Shield item Health Potion item2
Essential Boots of Swiftness item Sheen item Dead Man's Plate item
Defensive Iceborn Gauntlet item Spirit Visage item Randuin's Omen item
Situational The Black Cleaver item Trinity Force item Warmog's Armor item
Consumables Health Potion item Elixir of Iron item
Howling Abyss
Starting Boots of Speed item Guardian's Horn item Health Potion item3
Essential Mercury's Treads item Sheen item Dead Man's Plate item
Offensive Iceborn Gauntlet item The Black Cleaver item Sterak's Gage item
Defensive Randuin's Omen item Sunfire Cape item
Consumables Health Potion item Corrupting Potion item Elixir of Iron item

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Playstyle



Ability Usage

Iron Ambassador Iron Ambassador [Innate]
Hammer Shock Hammer Shock [Q]
Steadfast Presence Steadfast Presence [W]
Heroic Charge Heroic Charge [E]
Keeper's Verdict Keeper's Verdict [R]


Runes

Items

Synergies & Counterpicks

Works well with: Struggles against:

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Morgana - Fallen Angel

Morg can tee Poppy's targets up with long-duration Dark Binding Dark Bindings, turning enemy champions into enticing nails for the pint-sized pulverizer to pummel. But we do want to point out that while Poppy does mostly synergize well with folks like Morg and AmumuSquare Amumu, Keeper's Verdict Keeper's Verdict is sometimes less a hammer smash and more a double-edged sword slash. In teams that want to keep enemies nearby for hugs and wombos, Poppy can get carried away... erhm... carrying away opposing champions with Heroic Charge Heroic Charge and Keeper's Verdict Keeper's Verdict.


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Ekko - the Boy Who Shattered Time

Knocking a would-be assassin a mile back towards his base is all well and good, but it doesn't do a whole lot against someone who can Chronobreak return right where he was with the click of a button. It doesn't help that the second part of Ekko's Phase Dive Phase Dive is a blink, so he can bypass Steadfast Presence Steadfast Presence en route to smacking someone with his bat. Add in his Parallel Convergence percent health damage and ability to Phase Dive maneuver out of her Heroic Charge Heroic Charge hotspots, and you have a recipe for a champion Poppy'd rather not see suit up against her.


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Kog'Maw - the Mouth of the Abyss

Poppy specializes in peel, and works perfectly in team compositions designed to protect an Void Ooze ooze-vomiting, Bio-Arcane Barrage arcane-barraging void puppy. She can Heroic Charge keep diving juggernauts and stalking midlaners from closing on her ally, while saving her Keeper's Verdict ultimate peel for a hypercarry-saving mallet slap that flings the erstwhile assassin flying off over the horizon.


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Janna - the Storm's Fury

Both Janna's Howling Gale Howling Gale and Monsoon Monsoon can interrupt Keeper's Verdict Keeper's Verdict, and generally speaking the Storm's Fury is more than capable of keeping Poppy away from targets she'd prefer thumping with a giant hammer. Because Poppy lacks a real gap-closer, Janna's extra movement speed from Tailwind Tailwind doesn't do the yordle warrior any favors either.


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Jarvan IV - the Exemplar of Demacia

Not only is J4 one of the best examples of the kind of guy Poppy figures should wield the hammer, they also have great synergy in teamfights and top lane ganks. The terrain created by Cataclysm Cataclysm is fantastic for Heroic Charge charging heroically into, but J4's knockup Demacian Standard E - Dragon Strike Q combo can also help Poppy land both hits of a Hammer Shock Hammer Shock.


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Irelia - the Blade Dancer

Irelia hits Poppy where it really hurts: right through Steadfast Presence Steadfast Presence's bonus resistances in the form of Hiten Style true damage. While Irelia can't Bladesurge old Bladesurge through Poppy's Steadfast Presence W active, she can stand toe-to-toe with the Keeper of the Hammer and trade basic attacks. Having Stubborn to a Fault extra armor and MR below 40% health is normally enough to keep Poppy in the thick of a slapfest, but true damage ignores those fancy numbers, leaving Poppy in a dangerous spot.

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