Tuesday, April 12, 2011

DH5: 027 - Poppy, The Iron Ambassador

Alright! The 27th highfive is here!

Better get running away because it's that durable damsel Poppy! Totally ready to beat you down and body check you into oblivion!

Poppy is a neatly designed character, I worry that her unique approach might have turned some people off because she's one of those characters that teeters on the edge of "cute" and "circus freakshow". Recently she's been given some better splash screen art that I'm pretty sure was drawn by the talented Katie of Riot games. She's kind of a squat bruiser that has a bit of that World of warcraft gnome/dwarf thing going for her, unfortunately the weapon and armor designs are a little too obtuse and lack  the clean efficiency that other fantasy games tend to execute in their designs.

In game Poppy can really tear it up. She Makes carries cry and just ignores everything but her target while she utterly destroys them in a very barbaric series of boisterous moves. I hear that she farms pretty slow so you can out pace her in creep score but I think we've all been in a position as a caster or squishier character, and seen this miniature monster come tearing after us while sporting a banshee's veil and move speed quints. Anyone a fan of this furious female? Leave some stories or strats in the comments below!

-jouste the drawbarian


  1. Poppy is awesome! I used her for a bit while saving up for Caitlyn! Her heroic charge is awesome, you can really get the upper hand with it!

    Although she has now been replaced with Tristana!

    Awesome pictures as usual :)

  2. Hey thanks!

    i still haven't gotten the hang of Poppy. I'm looking at the masteries and i guess she's a ghost flash character with the spell pen in offensive and a utility tree? (9/0/21) but i just don't knowif she fits in my play style.

    thanks for sharing!

  3. I looked through all of your drawings in your post on the LoL forums - pretty legit! I like this poppy drawing but I especially liked your Sion and Morgana. I was also wondering how to contact you (since I saw you do drawings of proposed characters) about doing drawings of skin concepts! Check these out and if you lol and are inspired, maybe you can draw one or two :P

    Burgot: http://www.leagueoflegends.com/board/showthread.php?t=656018&highlight=burgot

    Snitch: http://www.leagueoflegends.com/board/showthread.php?t=656775&highlight=snitch

    Marthus Toowert: http://www.leagueoflegends.com/board/showthread.php?t=656534&highlight=marthus

    Peacewick: http://www.leagueoflegends.com/board/showthread.php?t=656999

  4. Lol Eduardo those are some hilarious skins. i don't know if i'll get to them, you've also done a pretty good job on them so far!

  5. Ah Poppy. I tried her out once when I didn't have enough IP to buy shen. She can pack a nasty punch in the right hands, but if you don't understand the power of dip immunity + heroic charge + devastating blow, you are bound to get owned.

  6. yeah agreed,

    i even find that after you are aware of how powerful she is you kinda just keep running away from her so she's still technically "beating" you

    thanks for the comment!