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League of Legends S12: Poppy Jungle Build Guide

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League of Legends S12: Poppy Jungle Build Guide

Find out all you need to know to build Poppy Jungle in League of Legends Season 12, including runes, items, and skill order.

League of Legends S12: Poppy Jungle Build Guide

From runes to items, gameplay tips amd more, we've put together a guide to help you master playing Poppy in the jungle 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.


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Poppy Rune Choices

Core Items

Divine Sunderer

3300 Gold

Dead Man's Plate

2900 Gold


Divine Sunderer is a great item for Poppy's jungle build, and synergises well with a Dead Man's Plate for mobility.

Other good items include Winter's Approach, particularly when it morphs into Fimbulwinter, and Thornmail.

Starting Item & Boots

Refillable Potion

150 Gold


350 Gold

Defensive Boots

1100 Gold

Skill Order

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

R > Q > E > W

Summoner Spells

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

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You don't immediately think of Poppy as a jungler, but she can be surprisingly effective. Her kit is ideal for storming into lane with the speed boost from Dead Man's Plate, and slamming the laner into a wall - before tanking teamfights like a boss. Spend the early game farming up, and seize any opportunities if laners overextend. 

  • Level 1 - Take Q - Hammer Shock, to help clear jungle more quickly.
  • Level 2 - Take E - Heroic Charge, for gap-closing and stun potential.
  • First Back - Work towards your Divine Sunderer. 

Tips & Tricks

  • Use Poppy's Iron Ambassador to launch an auto attack from range, and pick it up afterwards for a shield.
  • An Iron Ambassador auto-attack takes advantage of the Iceborne Gauntlet passive.
  • Use Heroic Charge on a minion to close a gap, if the enemy champion is too far away. You can use this to escape too.
  • Keeper's Verdict launches enemies further the longer it is charged, and always in the direction of their base.
  • Keeper's Verdict is also very useful in keeping the enemy away from neutral objectives such as Baron Nashor.
  • Steadfast Presence does not cancel teleports or shifts, such as that of Ezreal or Flash.
  • You can cancel your ultimate by allowing it to fill completely, not releasing the R key.
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