“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.
“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. ”
“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 is a classic counter pick if you've first picked Riven. She's relatively easy to play and she counters Riven extremely hard. She's tanky, deals a lot of damage and her W will negate any of your dashes, meaning you can't escape or deal damage to her. Your best bet is trying to all in her level 1 with a fast Q combo, killing her in the early levels is your goal, but be careful of her W.”
“Try to dodge her Q or parry it if you don't plan on going in on a fight. DO NOT Q if she uses her W (gold circle). You can bait her knock back by hugging a wall, and riposte to stun. You can also Q+W her W to stun if you are outside her circle. This is a tough matchup as once she has bramble/ tabis it is not worth fighting until you finish Ravenous Hydra which will still be a tough lane.”
“Step on her passive and you win the trades, other than that a very boring lane.”
“Much like other tanks, Poppy can't do too much into you. In order to participate in lane, she has to walk up to your melee range. If you use your pull properly, you can just kill her over and over again. She can't farm or do anything in lane. If she somehow cheeses a kill, don't worry, as level 6 you can just win the lane back and destroy her in death realm. Tabis if she beats you but she REALLY shouldn't.”
“Avoid the walls so Poppy cannot stun you with her Heroic Charge (E) and lane should be fine for you.”
“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.”