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

Poppy vs Illaoi

How to Beat Illaoi as Poppy in LoL Illaoi is in the a tier of champions
Tank Fighter
Fighter Tank

How to Beat Illaoi as Poppy

based on 1,190 Poppy vs Illaoi matchups
Win Rate
46.8 %
K/D/A
2.38
Pick Rate
3 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We at MOBA Champion analyze millions of ranked League of Legends rounds each and every week. Within our dataset, Poppy faced off against Illaoi in 1190 rounds. Having so many games with Poppy versus Illaoi provides us a lot of faith in our capacity to prepare useful stats and a recommended build to crush your enemy. This champion matchup is fairly rare. Poppy is forced to battle against Illaoi in only 3.0% of her matches.

Poppy vs Illaoi Matchup Summary

Unfortunately, Poppy has done a pathetic job of countering Illaoi. Typically, she wins a lowly 46.8% of games the champs oppose one another in. In Poppy vs Illaoi matches, Poppy’s side is 0.1% more probable to earn first blood, implying that she probably will get first blood against Illaoi.

Best Poppy vs Illaoi Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Health PotionSteel Shoulderguards

Early Items

~5 Mins
BootsRuby Crystal

Core Poppy Items

~22 Mins
Divine SundererThornmailDead Man's Plate

Optional Items

Force of NaturePauldrons of WhiterockSunfire Aegis

Summoner Spells

summonerflash summoner spell D
summonerdot summoner spell F

Skill Order

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

Runes

Domination Dark Harvest Cheap ShotEyeball CollectionRelentless Hunter
Sorcery CelerityWaterwalking
Adaptive Force Adaptive Force Armor
Poppy's passive ability p
Poppy q ability q
Poppy w ability w
Poppy e ability e
Poppy's ultimate ability r
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Q
2
E
3
W
4
Q
5
Q
6
R
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Q
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E
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Q
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E
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R
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W
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R

Guide to Countering Illaoi as Poppy

Tips for Playing as Poppy against Illaoi

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.

Advice to Win Against Illaoi

When your spirit gets pulled out, fight back if you can. Dealing damage to Illaoi reduces the spirit's duration.

Killing Tentacles whenever possible will make it much easier to win a fight against Illaoi.

Avoid grouping up for Leap of Faith to reduce the number of Tentacles available to Illaoi.

Poppy vs Illaoi Counter Stats

Poppy Image
Win Rate
46.8 %
VS
Win Rate
53.2 %
Illaoi Image
5.1
< Kills >
5.5
5.8
< Deaths >
6.8
8.7
< Assists >
4.6
1.18
< Killing Sprees >
1.28
60
< Minions Killed >
184
0.79
< Dragons Killed >
0.06
0.38
< Inhibitors >
0.68
13,310
< Physical Damage >
26,304
2,329
< Magic Damage >
484
1,305
< True Damage >
379
16,945
< Damage Dealt >
27,168
30,088
< Damage Taken >
34,985
10,349
< Gold Earned >
12,031
1.39
< Towers >
2.88
0.19
< Baron Takedowns >
0.01
3,434
< Total Healing >
9,050
13,266
< Experience >
15,434
24
< Vision Score >
16
9
< Wards Placed >
8
806
< Time Dealing CC >
349

How to Counter Illaoi with Poppy in LoL

The stat comparisons shown on this page highlight some strategic Poppy vs. Illaoi matchup statistics that can help you distinguish the distinctions between the pair. For instance, Poppy’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is more than Illaoi’s KDA ratio of NaN, highlighting that Poppy may be more central to her team's team fighting capability than Illaoi. This observation is in large part fueled by the differences in assists.

Poppy often has a similar longest kill spree as her counter does. Typically, she receives less damage than Illaoi. This is usually reflective of different amounts of tankyness; however, it can also illustrate that the champ with higher HP has less mobility and thus is not able to escape additional harm when poked or engaged.

Differences between Poppy and Illaoi

Damage Types Compared

Poppy
Illaoi
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Poppy
Illaoi

Who is Better, Poppy or Illaoi?

Both LoL champs are great champions. Both champs have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In the game's current meta, Poppy usually loses when trying to fight Illaoi, with a 46.8% win rate. As a result, Poppy makes a bad counter to Illaoi.

While Poppy does have a lower win rate than Illaoi, when on opposite teams, Poppy also has a greater difficulty level that makes her a more complex champion to learn. You may get destroyed when picking Poppy into Illaoi.

Moreover, Poppy has a great amount of utility and CC, a similar amount to Illaoi. This makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when fighting champions with a lot of burst damage.

While there is not a single best champion for every situation in League of Legends, in Poppy vs Illaoi matchups, Illaoi is the better champ with a much lower win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your teammates during team fights.

Poppy is a garbage counter to Illaoi. Focus your strategy on maximizing your CS and clearing objectives. If you can do that, you should do very well as Poppy against Illaoi.

Additional Information for Poppy Players

How We Calculated Our Poppy vs Illaoi Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Illaoi as Poppy, we analyzed 1,190 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 Illaoi as Poppy 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 Poppy in order to counter Illaoi during both the laning and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to gather a few extra lessons on this matchup. If you listen to the build and suggestions presented above, you should increase your win rate significantly and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.

Poppy most often picks up a lot less CS relative to Illaoi. Champions who on average don't take many minion kills typically don't have to have much CS to be valuable teammates, such as support champions. They are capable of scaling properly off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champions with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, often have to have a lot of items to be effective. In either case, try to do better than the numbers shown on this page to do well.

The most crucial items to focus on in your Poppy versus Illaoi build include Divine Sunderer, Thornmail, and Dead Man's Plate. When Poppy used at least these three pieces in her build, she did significantly better when fighting Illaoi than with most other common builds. In fact, Poppy boasted an average win rate of 46.8% when playing against Illaoi with this counter build.

To have the best likelihood of annihilating Illaoi as Poppy, you should equip the Dark Harvest, Cheap Shot, Eyeball Collection, Relentless Hunter, Celerity, and Waterwalking runes from the Domination and Sorcery rune sets. Out of all the runes players picked for Poppy vs Illaoi LoL games, this composite of runes resulted in the highest win rate. Notably, these runes gave a 46.8% win rate overall.

If you would like to get Poppy vs Illaoi tips and builds for a a specific player tier, please choose one from the selection menu displayed above. At first, the stats and strategies shown are computed using all matches with data with both champions.