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