It's Hammer Time Poppy Support Guide (latest patch)
Welcome to our Poppy Support Guide where we show you that "hammer shock" isn't just a term for surprising revelations – it's also the cornerstone of turning foes into bewildered pancakes on the bottom of your boots! From bouncing enemies around like a pinball wizard to leaving them more stunned than a deer in headlights, gear up for a guide that's as delightful as Poppy's personality and as sturdy as her hammer blows!
Poppy Summoner Spells:
1. Exhaust: Reduces the damage dealt by the targeted enemy champion and slows them, making it easier for you and your ADC to secure kills or escape.
2. Flash: Essential for repositioning, engaging, or escaping.
Primary Tree (Resolve):
- Aftershock: Grants bonus resistances after immobilizing an enemy champion, followed by an AoE damage burst.
- Font of Life: Marking an enemy champion allows allies to heal when they attack them.
- Bone Plating: Reduces damage taken from champions after being hit.
- Unflinching: Grants tenacity and slow resistance based on missing health.
Secondary Tree (Precision):
- Presence of Mind: Restores mana and increases maximum mana after takedowns.
- Legend: Tenacity: Grants tenacity based on takedowns.
+8 Ability Haste
+8 Magic Resist
Poppy Starting Items:
- Steel Shoulderguards: Grants bonus health and provides gold generation.
- Health Potion: For sustain in lane.
Poppy First Back Options:
Null-Magic Mantle, Ruby Crystal, Boots
Boots, Glacial Buckler
Poppy Full Build vs AD:
- Pauldrons of Whiterock
- Plated Steelcaps or Mercury's Treads (based on enemy team composition)
- Zeke's Convergence: Enhances your ADC's damage after you immobilize an enemy.
- Knight's Vow: Redirects some of the damage your ADC takes to you and heals you when your ADC deals damage.
- Sunfire Aegis: Provides bonus health, armor, and a passive burn effect.
Poppy Full Build vs AP:
-Pauldrons of Whiterock
Abilities & Skill Order:
Passive - Iron Ambassador: Every few seconds, Poppy can throw her buckler for a ranged attack, dealing bonus damage. If it kills the target, it returns to her. Otherwise, it drops and can be picked up for a shield.
Q - Hammer Shock: Poppy smashes the ground, dealing damage and slowing enemies. The area then explodes for additional damage.
W - Steadfast Presence: Provides passive resistances and can be activated to stop enemy dashes and deal damage.
E - Heroic Charge: Charges at an enemy, dealing damage. If they hit a wall, they are stunned.
R - Keeper's Verdict: Channels to knock enemies far away.
- Level 1: Q
- Level 2: E
- Level 3: W
- Max Order: Q -> E -> W
- Take a point in your R (ultimate) whenever possible (levels 6, 11, and 16).
Poppy General Playstyle:
Poppy Laning Phase:
Use your passive for poke and your E for engage, especially if you can pin an enemy to a wall. Protect your ADC and look for opportunities to engage.
- Mid Game: Roam to help other lanes and secure objectives. Use your W to disrupt enemy dashes during skirmishes.
Poppy Late Game:
Peel for your ADC and use your R to disengage or isolate key targets in teamfights.
- Engage with E, especially if you can pin a key target to a wall.
- Use W to prevent enemy dashes and disrupt their engage.
- Use R to either peel for your ADC or to remove a key enemy from the fight.
Poppy around Objectives:
Dragon & Baron: Use your W to prevent enemies from dashing into the pit. Use your R to knock away enemies trying to steal.
Bad Matchup: Morgana (Her Q and E can disrupt your engage. Play safe or consider banning her.)
Good Synergy: Kai'Sa (Your E and R set up her combo effectively.)
Additional Advice on how to play Poppy Support:
Poppy support might seem unconventional, but her tankiness and CC-heavy kit make her a formidable support. Always look for wall pins with your E and remember to use your W to disrupt enemy dashes. Your R can be a game-changer in teamfights, so use it wisely.
Now go forth, my guardian jesters, and let your enemies experience the might of a guide that's as unyielding as Poppy's determination and as unforgettable as the earth-shattering impact of her keeper's verdict – truly a finale worth witnessing! It’s Hammer time with the Poppy Support Guide.