“Recommended: Standard Runes & Teleport
Tips: W her Passive AA's (prevents Grasp). Passive shield her Q1 if possible. Never get hit by her Q2. Don't let her E you into a wall.”
“Poppy will passively throw her buckler at a target. Minions that die automatically grant her a shield but champions struck cause the buckler to bounce off and land nearby, you can destroy it by stepping on it and she has to pick it up. Her (R) has two possible outcomes, either she uses a charged (R) to remove you from battle or uses a non charged (R) to knock you up. Stay away from terrain or her flash (E) will stun you against it allowing her to combo into her (Q) > (R). Don't stand in her (Q) after she has activated it, as it is a two phase damage skill that will set the ground to explode shortly after it is activated.
“She does a bit too much damage Early despite not building any damage.
She will try to Wall-stun you which you can parry, but it's better to steer clear of Walls.
Her early-game damage is stupid so try not to trade with her pre-level 6.
The Light Ball that drops on the ground is her passive that gives her a shield, you can step on it to deny it.”
“She isn’t that bad in lane but she will make your life miserable in team fights due to her R and W. In lane you can start Q at lvl 1 or E depending on how you want to play. I recommend going with Q and going for passive stacks early to try and fight lvl 1-2 because she is generally pretty squishy before she gets items and levels. However, do keep in mind that she has quite high base damage and you must avoid her Q to have the best chance of winning. Avoid sitting near walls/towers after level 3 as she can stun combo you and you can easily lose more than ½ your hp. Avoid fighting her when she has bramble until you have botrk. With her high base damage and tankiness you don’t stand a chance when she has bramble so you have to wait until you get botrk. You can fight her later on if you’d like but you’d have to counter build her (eg. building botrk cleaver and wits end but this might gimp your team fighting, use your best judgment when building, take into consideration the whole enemy team rather than just your lane opponent).
“TL;DR - EASY LANE. DON’T STAND BETWEEN HER AND A WALL. DON’T EAT HER POKE. CONQUEROR RECOMMENDED.
Poppy is not too difficult of a champion to fight. You don’t need too much special knowledge. Just don’t stand between her and a wall, try to stop her from taking her shield but keep in mind that she might use it to bait you into a wall stun, try to be aware of how she can flash and wall stun you and lastly, be wary of her ultimate. If possible, try to save your e in order to cancel her r as it is one of the best disengage tools in the game. It has been a while since I’ve seen a Poppy utilise an ultimate correctly but the potential for her stopping your rampage in a teamfight is there. ”
“Poppy has a surprising amount of damage for a tank because of her Q so try your best to dodge her Q's, She's also pretty hard to actually punish early game so we have to play the scaling game against her, try your best to push in early and get an early Cull, you can also use your E when she throws her passive at you to shield the damage. VERY IMPORTANT against poppy that you DO NOT play near the walls or cliffs in top lane, if you give her a stun in the wall you will lose the trade very hard. Don't stress too much about getting fed early in this lane as you do outscale just try your best to CS and survive and punish her when you can, once you get level 9 and have your W maxed you can look for longer trades, but remember her Q has a % HP scaling so that will always hurt. Her W also blocks your E so keep in that in mind, sometimes you can bait it out by getting her to use it for the movement speed then go for the E, another thing to keep in mind is if you use your E right as she knocks you away with her R it will actually buffer it and you won't go flying really far away and can just kill her (I'll show a video example of this down below) Other then that don't play near walls and don't get chunked by her passive and just wait for items to outscale her in the splitpush.”
“n lane, focus on surviving her Q damage, and be very careful of her wall stun, as that will do half your hp bar immediately. Stand in the middle of the lane (like the Camille matchup), and do not get slam stunned into a wall at all costs. Scale to level 6. With sheen and level 6 it is possible to kill her, but only if her R is on cd or you are confident enough to flash her R. It is recommended to just stack and scale, as you outscale her in teamfights. But if feeling confident, can attempt to kill her if she missed plays or steps up too far in lane.
“Her W will deny your jump so try to bait it out and jump on her when it's ended. She will get quite tanky and still deal good amount of damage so she might be hard to deal with especially early with her shield and stun. Try not to stand near walls as she can stun you with her E if she gets you against the wall.”
“Poppy is pretty even because you both have an answer for each other's trades. Poppy can stop your dashes and you can break through her passive shield. Make sure to keep in open spaces around her so that she can't stun you against the wall.
Your odds of mobility are very low against her so this leans in her favor slightly. After level 6 you gain a slight advantage but she can easily just get rid of you. Kill potential is in your favor though.”
“Poppy has a very good laning phase and plays like a bruiser. She does very high damage for a tank and will try to bully you. Her abilities are for the most part, very close range so you can easily retaliate when she tries to bully you. Don't stand next to walls or she'll pin you against them and stun you. As long as you don't let her stun you, you should be okay. If you are smart about it, you could even bait her E by charging your Q, but I would only do that if you know you won't be stunned by it and you have minions to attack her. Her W does not stop your ult as it is not a dash so there's no need to worry about that.”