How to Win Kennen vs Poppy Counter Matchup Kennen is in the b tier of champions

Kennen vs Poppy

How to Beat Poppy as Kennen in LoL Poppy is in the b tier of champions
Mage Marksman
Tank Fighter

How to Beat Poppy as Kennen

based on 282 Kennen vs Poppy matchups
Win Rate
52.5 %
K/D/A
2.15
Pick Rate
1.8 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We calculate our matchup stats from the millions of recently rated League of Legends matches that we get from Riot Games every week. This guide on how to beat Poppy as Kennen came out of an evaluation of 282 ranked rounds where both champs faced each other. This particular champ pairing is relatively rare. Kennen has to counter Poppy in only 1.8% of his games.

Kennen vs Poppy Matchup Summary

Kennen does a good job of beating Poppy. Typically, he wins a fantastic 52.5% of matches the champions clash against each other in. In Kennen versus Poppy rounds, Kennen’s side is 0.1% less likely to obtain first blood. This indicates that he probably won't be able to get first blood against Poppy.

Best Kennen vs Poppy Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Doran's RingHealth Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
Amplifying TomeHextech Alternator

Core Kennen Items

~22 Mins
Hextech RocketbeltZhonya's HourglassShadowflame

Optional Items

Void Staff

Summoner Spells

summonerflash summoner spell D
summonerteleport summoner spell F

Skill Order

First skill for Kennen to level up q
>
Second ability for Kennen to level up w
>
Last skill for Kennen to max out e

Runes

Domination Electrocute Taste of BloodEyeball CollectionUltimate Hunter
Sorcery CelerityGathering Storm
AttackSpeed Adaptive Armor
Kennen's passive ability p
Kennen q ability q
Kennen w ability w
Kennen e ability e
Kennen's ultimate ability r
1
Q
2
W
3
E
4
Q
5
Q
6
R
7
Q
8
W
9
Q
10
W
11
R
12
W
13
W
14
E
15
E
16
R

Guide to Countering Poppy as Kennen

Tips for Playing as Kennen against Poppy

You can stun your opponents by inflicting 3 Marks of the Storm upon them.

Lightning Rush can be used to initiate fights with its Energy return component, allowing him to use other abilities afterward.

You can land an initial Mark of the Storm debuff on an opponent with Thundering Shuriken, and then add to it with Electrical Surge.

Advice to Win Against Poppy

You can step on Poppy's shield to deny it from her.

Poppy can stop nearby enemies from dashing with Steadfast Presence.

When Poppy starts to spin her hammer, she is charging Keeper's Verdict.

Kennen vs Poppy Counter Stats

Kennen Image
Win Rate
52.5 %
VS
Win Rate
47.5 %
Poppy Image
5.7
< Kills >
5
5.9
< Deaths >
5.9
7
< Assists >
9
1.31
< Killing Sprees >
1.17
154
< Minions Killed >
55
0.07
< Dragons Killed >
1.12
0.48
< Inhibitors >
0.43
2,621
< Physical Damage >
11,831
19,860
< Magic Damage >
2,614
901
< True Damage >
1,169
23,383
< Damage Dealt >
15,615
22,162
< Damage Taken >
28,713
11,403
< Gold Earned >
10,609
2.15
< Towers >
1.54
0.04
< Baron Takedowns >
0.23
2,431
< Total Healing >
6,744
14,244
< Experience >
13,205
19
< Vision Score >
24
9
< Wards Placed >
8
67
< Time Dealing CC >
652

How to Counter Poppy with Kennen in LoL

The stat comparisons provided here feature some significant Kennen versus Poppy counter stats that can help you figure out the differences and similarities between the two. For instance, Kennen’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is better than Poppy’s KDA ratio of NaN, demonstrating that Kennen may be more central to his team's team fighting potential than Poppy..

Kennen normally has a similar longest killing spree as his foe does. Commonly, he takes less damage than Poppy. This is usually reflective of different amounts of tankyness, yet it can also illustrate that the one champion has less agility and thus is unable to flee from additional harm when poked or engaged.

Differences between Kennen and Poppy

Damage Types Compared

Kennen
Poppy
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Kennen
Poppy

Who is Better, Kennen or Poppy?

Both League of Legends champions are great champions. Both champs have their pros and cons. In the game's current meta, Kennen usually wins when playing against Poppy, with a 52.5% win rate. As a result, Kennen makes a good counter to Poppy.

While Kennen does have a higher winrate compared to Poppy, when on opposite teams, Kennen also has a lower level of difficulty that makes him a less complex champion to learn. You should be be fine when picking Kennen into Poppy.

Moreover, Kennen also has a good amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Poppy. This makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when trying to counter champions with a ton of burst damage.

While there isn't one best champion overall in League of Legends, in Kennen vs Poppy matchups, Kennen is the better champ with a noticably higher win rate, less champion complexity, and a similar amount of utility to help out your team members during team fights.

Kennen is an above average counter to Poppy. Focus your play on increasing your gold income and clearing objectives. If you do that, you should hold your own as Kennen against Poppy.

Additional Information for Kennen Players

How We Calculated Our Kennen vs Poppy Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Poppy as Kennen, we analyzed 282 matchups from recent LoL games. We use rigorous data cleaning and processing methods to ensure that our counter stats are of the highest quality. You can rest assured that the recommended build to counter Poppy as Kennen comes from real data and is not the fabrication of some random LoL player, as some other sites provide. You can use the filters at the top of the page to view the most relevant stats and items to your rank.

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Further Insights to Win this Matchup

To truly master Kennen to counter Poppy during both the lane and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to gather a few extra lessons on this matchup. If you mind the build and suggestions presented above, you will grow your win rate significantly and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.

Kennen often racks up more CS relative to Poppy. Champions who typically don't get many minion kills usualy don't have to have much CS to be effective, such as sup champs. They are able to scale properly off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champs with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, often need a lot of items to be effective. In either situation, try to surpass the values reported on this page to do well.

The ideal items to have in your Kennen versus Poppy build consist of Hextech Rocketbelt, Zhonya's Hourglass, and Shadowflame. When Kennen used at least these three items in his build, he performed much better vs Poppy than with most other commonly used item sets. In fact, Kennen had an average win rate of 52.5% when countering Poppy with this counter build.

To have the greatest likelihood of annihilating Poppy as Kennen, Kennen players should take the Electrocute, Taste of Blood, Eyeball Collection, Ultimate Hunter, Gathering Storm, and Celerity runes from the Domination and Sorcery rune sets. Of all the rune combinations that we analyzed for Kennen vs Poppy fights, this combination of runes resulted in the greatest win rate. In fact, these runes provided a 52.5% win rate overall.

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