Why don't people play Poppy?

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aphronyaa

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03-04-2012

Who cares if people don't play Poppy, I like having 96 armour at level one and destroying the normal AD's that go top, then hypercarry my team by annhilating everybody.


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Paradoliak

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03-04-2012

If more people played Poppy, they might figure out how to deal with me when I play her top, let's not give them the chance to figure that out, I like my free wins.

Honestly though I do amazing with Poppy top and she really isn't THAT easy to counter. Sustain champs just mean I either just farm, or wait for my sheen then burst them down. Tons of poke is the most annoying thing to face really, though I've always got pots and Philo stone to help keep my health high.


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Powerstoned

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03-05-2012

Poppy is very easy to counter. It seems like u kinda know she is already. Think if you never had an opportunity to slam an opposing champion into a wall, not once, not during the lane phase. How fed is she gonna get without a kill, & all the while having top3 horrible last hitting for gold?

Look, I too really enjoy playing Poppy versus really dumb opponents. But when you play against people that know how to counter poppy she's not as fun, and an underfed poppy, like just a trinity force and some shoes at the 25minutes in, sucks, and it happens too often at higher level play.

On a positive note, since Poppy is an old champ, and not very flashy, most people haven't played her, so they have no idea how to play against her.


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LancerXXX

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03-05-2012

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Originally Posted by Powerstoned View Post
Poppy is very easy to counter. It seems like u kinda know she is already. Think if you never had an opportunity to slam an opposing champion into a wall, not once, not during the lane phase. How fed is she gonna get without a kill, & all the while having top3 horrible last hitting for gold?

Look, I too really enjoy playing Poppy versus really dumb opponents. But when you play against people that know how to counter poppy she's not as fun, and an underfed poppy, like just a trinity force and some shoes at the 25minutes in, sucks, and it happens too often at higher level play.

On a positive note, since Poppy is an old champ, and not very flashy, most people haven't played her, so they have no idea how to play against her.
In the laning phase, for the most part you just run around smacking people, and then slam them into their TURRET when you dive them with your ultimate. If you ever get an opportunity to slam them into the wall, either they're bad or they're trying to juke in a warded brush. Usually the latter.


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Ksielvin

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03-05-2012

I view Poppy as a specialist champion like Blitzcrank or Heimerdinger. I wouldn't recommend them for occasional play or filling generic roles in teams. They play in very special ways and thus you should acquire experience playing them in different situations instead of just knowing how to play "bruisers" in those situations or something. (Every champion can benefit from this sort of focus but I think some more than others.)

So if people were to actually listen to me I'd expect that Poppy is played by less people than, say, just about any ranged carry but those players would play her quite a bit.


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Tripc0de

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03-05-2012

Poppy's played a lot.. dunno what this thread is going on about.
Seen her in like 1 every 3-4 games now. Think she's gunna start being fotm since Dyrus started playing her more on his stream.

The only super hard counter to Poppy top is Olaf.
Soft counter is like vlad/rumble, but Poppy is a great matchup vs almost everyone else.


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Lensing FTW

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03-05-2012

The problem is competent players will never let Poppy reach any decent level of farm. They will counterpick with champions with superior sustain, better damage, or zoning potential. People seem to think Poppy has loads of burst damage early, that is entirely dependent on landing your charge into stun. Good players will simply stand in the middle of the lane and if you smack them with a q just chase you off the creep wave. She completely loses to ap tops including Rumble, Kennen, Swain, Vlad, Mordekaiser with no contest. Realistically, she can't out-trade people damage wise, can't sustain/lifesteal/vamp back health at early levels, and can't farm under any kind of pressure.


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Kerzoro

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03-05-2012

Ive found that Warwick can counter Poppy pretty well if in lane against her... dat passive lifesteal.


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defleppardruelz

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03-05-2012

it's hard to farm with poppy? why again? she has quite a bit of passive ad from her w, it makes for pretty easy last hits. with how short the CD is on her q i think her harass ability is great. it does more damage than most of the other ad tops can do, so her trade is great imo.


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Aikimiller

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03-06-2012

Poppy in the current meta has an extremely high skillcap. She is very difficult to play, as she doesn't farm well at all, very easy to counter, and in the current meta doesn't fit anywhere well.

A good poppy player can overcome these things. The rest of us played her a couple times, lost, and gave up trying to fit a square peg into a round meta.


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