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League of Legends S12: Heimerdinger Mid Build Guide

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League of Legends S12: Heimerdinger Mid Build Guide
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Find out all you need to know to build Heimerdinger Mid in League of Legends Season 12, including runes, items, and skill order.

League of Legends S12: Heimerdinger Mid Build Guide

From runes to items, gameplay tips amd more, we've put together a guide to help you master playing Heimerdinger in the midlane in League of Legends.

Be mindful that there are several ways to build and play a champion, and you'll need to be adaptable as the game and the enemy team progress.

That said, this guide is a good starting point to helping you get to grips with the champion and making an impact in your games.

Runes

Heimerdinger Rune Choices - League of Legends
Heimerdinger Rune Choices

Core Items

Liandry's Anguish

3200 Gold

Zhonya's Hourglass

2600 Gold

Build

Liandry's Anguish and Zhonya's Hourglass is a core combo for any midlaner primarily dealing AP burst damage, and it's no different for Heimerdinger. 

Other good items include Morellonomicon and Shadowflame.

Starting Item & Boots

Health Potion

50 Gold

Doran's Ring

400 Gold

Sorcerer's Shoes

1100 Gold

Skill Order

While your choices may differ according to how the game progresses, the typical Heimerdinger skill priority is:

R > W > Q > E

Summoner Spells

These are the summoner spells most typically taken by Heimerdinger in this role. Naturally, this may change depending on match-ups.

Flash - League of Legends
Flash
Teleport - League of Legends
Teleport

Gameplay

Heimerdinger is good at zoning due to his turrets, but is an even better burst mage. Play patiently, hit your spikes, and then destroy your opponents! 

  • Level 1 - Take Q - H-28 Evolution Turret, so you can begin zoning and poking the enemy.
  • Level 2 - Take E - CH2 Electron Storm Grenade, for poke damage at range and area damage for farming.
  • First Back - A Lost Chapter starts your path to Liandry's and offers some much-needed mana early on.

Tips & Tricks

  • Your turrets load over time, and once loaded they fire a laser beam that inflicts heavy damage.
  • Hitting an enemy with Q then E instantly recharges your turrets. In addition, they'll focus on that enemy first.
  • Attacking an enemy with an auto marks them, so that your turrets target them first. Remember to use an auto before Zhonya's, so that all turrets focus down that target! 
  • Use Zhonya's once your target is within turret range, and let them do the hard work.
  • Your rockets disperse more or less depending on your cursor position.
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