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

Poppy vs Skarner

How to Beat Skarner as Poppy in LoL Skarner is in the s tier of champions
Tank Fighter
Fighter Tank

How to Beat Skarner as Poppy

based on 188 Poppy vs Skarner matchups
Win Rate
45.7 %
K/D/A
2.29
Pick Rate
0.5 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

At MOBA Champion, we summarize millions of ranked League of Legends games each and every week. In our dataset, Poppy faced Skarner in 188 games. Using so many matchups for Poppy versus Skarner provides us faith in our capacity to prepare enlightening stats and a recommended build to wreck your opponent. This particular champ matchup is somewhat rare. Poppy encounters Skarner in only 0.5% of her rounds.

Poppy vs Skarner Matchup Summary

Unfortunately, Poppy does a terrible job of countering Skarner. Normally, she wins a lowly 45.7% of matches the champions face off with each other in. In Poppy versus Skarner matches, Poppy’s team is 0.2% more probable to earn first blood. This implies that she probably will get first blood versus Skarner.

Best Poppy vs Skarner Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Mosstomper SeedlingHealth Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
BootsLong Sword

Core Poppy Items

~22 Mins
Jak'Sho, The ProteanSunfire AegisDead Man's Plate

Optional Items

Summoner Spells

summonerflash summoner spell D
summonersmite 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
7
Q
8
E
9
Q
10
E
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R
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E
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E
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W
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W
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R

Guide to Countering Skarner as Poppy

Tips for Playing as Poppy against Skarner

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 Skarner

Skarner can't harm you very much outside of short range, so stay away from him!

Skarner's Move Speed is increased as long as his shield, Crystalline Exoskeleton, persists. Attack him to lower his speed.

Skarner is especially dangerous when inside Crystal Spire zones his team controls. Try to capture them ahead of time if a fight may break out around them.

Poppy vs Skarner Counter Stats

Poppy Image
Win Rate
45.7 %
VS
Win Rate
54.3 %
Skarner Image
5
< Kills >
4.3
5.6
< Deaths >
5.1
7.8
< Assists >
9
1.26
< Killing Sprees >
1.02
61
< Minions Killed >
35
0.67
< Dragons Killed >
1.43
0.4
< Inhibitors >
0.48
12,690
< Physical Damage >
7,815
2,301
< Magic Damage >
3,758
1,028
< True Damage >
1,006
16,020
< Damage Dealt >
12,580
27,379
< Damage Taken >
27,752
10,015
< Gold Earned >
10,363
1.47
< Towers >
1.31
0.13
< Baron Takedowns >
0.28
2,802
< Total Healing >
2,193
12,306
< Experience >
12,765
22
< Vision Score >
22
8
< Wards Placed >
7
807
< Time Dealing CC >
1,884

How to Counter Skarner with Poppy in LoL

The stat comparisons shown here clarify some valuable Poppy versus Skarner counter statistics that can help you figure out the distinctions between the pair. Poppy’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is greater than Skarner’s KDA ratio of NaN, highlighting that Poppy may be more central to her team's team fighting effectiveness than Skarner..

Poppy typically has a similar longest kill spree as her opponent does. On average, she takes a similar amount of damage to Skarner. This is usually reflective of different amounts of tankyness; however, it can also hint that the champion with increased health has less agility and thus is unable to kite away from additional harm when engaged or poked.

Differences between Poppy and Skarner

Damage Types Compared

Poppy
Skarner
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Poppy
Skarner

Who is Better, Poppy or Skarner?

Both LoL champions are great champions. Both champs have their pros and cons. In the game's current meta, Poppy usually loses when taking on Skarner, with a 45.7% win rate. Therefore, Poppy makes a poor counter for Skarner.

While Poppy does have a much lower winrate compared to Skarner, when on opposite teams, Poppy also has a greater level of difficulty that makes her a more time consuming champion to learn. You may get destroyed when picking Poppy into Skarner.

Furthermore, Poppy has a very large amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Skarner. This makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when trying to counter champions with a lot of burst damage.

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

Poppy is a garbage counter for Skarner. Make sure you focus your actions on keeping up your CS and clearing objectives. If you are able to do that, you should be able to stand on your own as Poppy against Skarner.

Additional Information for Poppy Players

How We Calculated Our Poppy vs Skarner Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Skarner as Poppy, we analyzed 188 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 Skarner 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

If you would like to learn all of the intricacies of Poppy to counter Skarner during both the laning and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to learn a few extra tricks and insights into this matchup. If you pay attention to the build and tips displayed above, you should grow your win rate by a lot and be closer to League of Legends pro players.

Poppy typically accumulates more CS as Skarner. Champions who on average don't earn much CS typically don't require much CS to be effective, such as support champions. They are able to scale well off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champions with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, often have to have many items to be effective. In either situation, try to surpass the values displayed here to do well.

The ideal items to have in your Poppy versus Skarner build include Jak'Sho, The Protean, Sunfire Aegis, and Dead Man's Plate. When Poppy used at least these three items in her build, she did significantly better vs. Skarner than with many other common item sets. In fact, Poppy had an average win rate of 45.7% when playing against Skarner with this counter build.

To have the best likelihood of coming out on top against Skarner as Poppy, Poppy players should equip the Dark Harvest, Cheap Shot, Eyeball Collection, Relentless Hunter, Celerity, and Waterwalking runes from the Domination and Sorcery rune sets. Of all the rune sets that we analyzed for Poppy vs Skarner LoL games, this composite of runes yielded the best win rate. In fact, these runes gave a 45.7% winrate overall.

By default, tips, statistics, and builds on how to beat Skarner as Poppy are shown for all ranked divisions combined. If you would like to filter the stats and builds to a particular player tier, you should use the selection menu at the top of this page.