How to Win Poppy vs Vel'Koz Counter Matchup Poppy is in the b tier of champions

Poppy vs Vel'Koz

How to Beat Vel'Koz as Poppy in LoL Vel'Koz is in the s tier of champions
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How to Beat Vel'Koz as Poppy

based on 894 Poppy vs Vel'Koz matchups
Win Rate
46.1 %
K/D/A
2.22
Pick Rate
2.2 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We get our matchup stats from the millions of ranked LoL matches that we evaluate each week. Our guide on how to beat Vel'Koz as Poppy resulted from an analysis of 894 ranked rounds where both champs fought one another. This particular pairing is relatively rare. Poppy has to counter Vel'Koz in only 2.2% of her rounds.

Poppy vs Vel'Koz Matchup Summary

Unfortunately, Poppy does a awful job of countering Vel'Koz. On average, she wins a lowly 46.1% of the time the champs oppose one another in. In Poppy versus Vel'Koz rounds, Poppy’s team is 0.0% more likely to get first blood. This implies that she probably will be able to get first blood versus Vel'Koz.

Best Poppy vs Vel'Koz Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Mosstomper SeedlingHealth Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
BootsCloth Armor

Core Poppy Items

~22 Mins
Divine SundererDead Man's PlateForce of Nature

Optional Items

Sunfire AegisSpirit VisageThornmail

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
1
Q
2
E
3
W
4
Q
5
Q
6
R
7
Q
8
E
9
Q
10
E
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R
12
E
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E
14
W
15
W
16
R

Guide to Countering Vel'Koz as Poppy

Tips for Playing as Poppy against Vel'Koz

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 Vel'Koz

Vel'Koz has fairly low mobility and is vulnerable to ganks.

Life Form Disintegration Ray can be interrupted by stuns, silences and knockups.

Vel'Koz is very dangerous if left alone in a fight. Try to focus him down early.

Poppy vs Vel'Koz Counter Stats

Poppy Image
Win Rate
46.1 %
VS
Win Rate
53.9 %
Vel'Koz Image
5.5
< Kills >
5.4
6
< Deaths >
6.4
7.8
< Assists >
9.2
1.28
< Killing Sprees >
1.26
61
< Minions Killed >
75
0.79
< Dragons Killed >
0.09
0.38
< Inhibitors >
0.47
12,888
< Physical Damage >
582
2,292
< Magic Damage >
18,333
1,144
< True Damage >
5,397
16,325
< Damage Dealt >
24,313
30,457
< Damage Taken >
17,101
10,504
< Gold Earned >
10,119
1.42
< Towers >
1.76
0.19
< Baron Takedowns >
0.02
3,272
< Total Healing >
1,358
13,174
< Experience >
12,201
24
< Vision Score >
44
9
< Wards Placed >
20
862
< Time Dealing CC >
200

How to Counter Vel'Koz with Poppy in LoL

The stats provided here highlight several significant Poppy vs. Vel'Koz matchup statistics that can help us interpret the distinctions between this set of champions. As an example, Poppy’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is greater than Vel'Koz’s ratio of NaN, highlighting that Poppy may be more central to her team's team fighting effectiveness than Vel'Koz..

Poppy usually has a similar longest killing spree as her enemy does. On average, she receives more damage than Vel'Koz. This often reflects differing health capacities, yet it can also imply that the champion with more HP has less mobility and thus is unable to kite away from additional damage when engaged or poked.

Differences between Poppy and Vel'Koz

Damage Types Compared

Poppy
Vel'Koz
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Poppy
Vel'Koz

Who is Better, Poppy or Vel'Koz?

Both LoL champs are great champions. Both champs have their pros and cons. In League's current meta, Poppy usually loses when taking on Vel'Koz, with a 46.1% win rate. Thus, Poppy makes a bad counter for Vel'Koz.

While Poppy does have a lower win rate compared to Vel'Koz, when on opposite teams, Poppy also has a lower learning curve that makes her a less time consuming character to pick up and master. You should be very concerned when picking Poppy into Vel'Koz.

Furthermore, Poppy also has a great deal of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Vel'Koz. This makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when trying to counter champions with a lot of burst damage.

While there is not one best champion overall in League of Legends, in Poppy vs Vel'Koz matchups, Vel'Koz is the better champion with a much lower win rate, less champion complexity, and a similar amount of utility to help out your teammates during late stage team fights.

Poppy is a terribly counter to Vel'Koz. Focus your strategy on keeping up your CS and clearing objectives. If you can do that, you should do very well as Poppy against Vel'Koz.

Additional Information for Poppy Players

How We Calculated Our Poppy vs Vel'Koz Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Vel'Koz as Poppy, we analyzed 894 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 Vel'Koz 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 truly master Poppy to counter Vel'Koz during both the laning and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to pick up a few extra lessons on this matchup. If you listen to the build and tips shown here, you will grow your win rate significantly and be closer to League of Legends pro players.

Poppy on average racks up a similar amount of CS compared to Vel'Koz. Champions who on average don't earn many minion kills typically don't need much CS to be effective, such as supports. These kinds of champions are capable of scaling properly off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champions with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, often need many items to be effective. In either case, try to exceed the numbers shown on this page to do well.

The top items to focus on in your Poppy versus Vel'Koz build consist of Divine Sunderer, Dead Man's Plate, and Force of Nature. When Poppy incorporated at least these three pieces in her build, she performed a lot better when fighting Vel'Koz than with most other common item sets. In fact, Poppy boasted an average win rate of 46.1% battling Vel'Koz with these items in her kit.

To have the greatest likelihood of beating Vel'Koz as Poppy, you should use 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 chose for Poppy vs Vel'Koz clashes, this blending of runes resulted in the best win rate. In fact, these runes provided a 46.1% win rate overall.

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