So, lets talk about Poppy. The cute blue yordle with a hammer and is very very powerful and scary.
I love Poppy for my own reasons but here is the problem: her early game. She has good sustain due to her passive but her farming skill isn't the greatest due to her low mana. You can't just spam your Q to farm it up, you have to last hit carefully and play a bit of a passive lane. I know, I sound a bit stupid for saying "passive lane Poppy" but it is the truth unfortunately. She has really good potential if she is fed or has a lot of farm. Easy play style but it takes skill to actually get through everything and earn your kills.
Now here is the thing, your build. Your build circulates on what you need on the team. Hybrid Poppy? Tank? AP? AD? - she can fill any position up there at top.is the way to go and a with an or (If all AP would be ok but I would get ) and maybe a and with some sort of mana help or a or something of the sort.
Poppy can be powerful or weak. I've seen different Poppy builds all around. But what do you say to Poppy getting a buff on the mana but not too much but enough to help. Admit it, her early game is slow and kinda sucks. Her late game is amazing. But not many play her...