Iron Ambassador tends to land near walls, try to take advantage of this with Heroic Charge.
Keeper's Verdict can be released immediately to send the enemy straight up, take advantage of this in duels.
Be wary of Heimerdinger's Upgrade!!!, as he can use it to find an answer to most trouble he gets into. Once his ultimate is down, go in for the kill!
It's better to destroy all of Heimerdinger's turrets at once with the help of creeps than to fight them one at a time.
The stat comparisons shown here highlight several significant Poppy against Heimerdinger counter statistics that can help us realize the distinctions between the two. As an example, Poppy’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is better than Heimerdinger’s KDA ratio of NaN, showing that Poppy may be more central to her team's team fighting potential than Heimerdinger..
Poppy normally has a similar longest killing spree as her enemy does. On average, she receives more damage than Heimerdinger. This is usually reflective of different amounts of tankyness, but it can also illustrate that the champ with more HP has less agility and thus is not able to flee from additional harm when poked or engaged.
Both LoL champions are great champions. Both champs have their pros and cons. In League's current meta, Poppy usually fairs equally well when taking on Heimerdinger, with a 49.3% win rate. Therefore, Poppy makes an ok counter to Heimerdinger.
While Poppy does have a lower winrate compared to Heimerdinger, when facing one another, Poppy also has a lower level of difficulty that makes her a less complex champ to learn. You still need to be cautious when picking Poppy into Heimerdinger.
Furthermore, Poppy has a great deal of utility and CC, a similar amount to Heimerdinger. This makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when facing champions with a lot of burst damage.
While there is not one best champion for every situation in League of Legends, in Poppy vs Heimerdinger matchups, Heimerdinger is the better champ with a similar win rate, less champion complexity, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allied champions during teamfights.
Poppy is a somewhat poor counter for Heimerdinger. You will do well by focussing your tactics on maximizing your CS and taking out objectives. If you do that, you should be able to stand on your own as Poppy against Heimerdinger.
If you would like to learn all of the intricacies of Poppy in order to counter Heimerdinger during both the laning and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to pick up a few extra tips and tricks for this matchup. If you listen to the build and tips displayed above, you should increase your win rate by a lot and be closer to League of Legends pro players.
Poppy typically racks up less CS as Heimerdinger. Champs who typically don't take many minion kills typically don't need much CS to be effective, such as sup champs. These kinds of champions are able to scale well off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champs with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, usually have to have a lot of items to be effective. In either situation, try to do better than the values displayed on this page to do well.
The top items to have in your Poppy versus Heimerdinger build include Divine Sunderer, Dead Man's Plate, and Force of Nature. When Poppy bought at least these three pieces in her build, she performed much better vs Heimerdinger than with many other commonly used counter builds. In fact, Poppy had an average winrate of 49.3% when playing against Heimerdinger with these items in her kit.
To have the highest chance of annihilating Heimerdinger as Poppy, you should take the Dark Harvest, Cheap Shot, Eyeball Collection, Relentless Hunter, Celerity, and Waterwalking runes from the Domination and Sorcery rune sets. Of all the rune builds players used for Poppy vs Heimerdinger counterpicks, this order of runes resulted in the greatest win rate. Moreover, these runes gave a 49.3% winrate overall.
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