Heimerdinger Build Guide

APC bot lane - Cheese your way up the ladder! [S4]

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30/30 games, won and carried all 30. Had the most damage. Highest killing spree using Heimer APC bot in ranked: 28 Got a penta in ranked. Got an ADC enemy to rage quit within the first 5 minutes of ranked. It works! Go ahead and try it, if you do it correctly, you could climb the ladder very quickly. Watch this video to see the proof of this working! This was tested in Low Gold to Diamond 4 elo. [vid=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3rChUuoINMo]

[img=champ/thresh.png] [b]Thresh:[/b] Thresh is currently my favorite support to use in this lane. His Death Sentence [img=skills/thresh/q.png] can keep some from running away, allow for engages, and gives your Heimer time to set up a turret for a kill. The early levels should be spent protecting turrets and Heimer, as Heimer does not have much kill potential without his turrets, so just keep people off of him. After you hit 6, Heimerdinger’s UPGRADE!!! [img=skills/heimerdinger/r.png] and your Box [img=skills/thresh/r.png] make for easy kills. If you can get them to engage, Flay [img=skills/thresh/e.png] them into the far walls of your Box [img=skills/thresh/r.png] when Heimer ults and you have a double, or possible triple if the jungler pays you a visit. Flay’s slow and knockback allows for tons of damage to be easily put on people who get near enough to the turrets. Thresh's [img=skills/thresh/w.png] gives Heimer an escape. One of Heimer's cons is that he is not mobile. Thresh's latnern fixes this problem. [img=champ/leona.png] [b]Leona:[/b] Leona's tankiness and CC abilities ensure your protection and kills. I love working with a Leona, although I prefer a good Thresh, Leona is my second favorite with Heimerdinger. [img=champ/blitzcrank.png] [b]Blitzcrank:[/b] Blitz is a good choice against teams that aren’t going to jump in on you. Your Rocket Grab [img=skills/blitzcrank/q.png] and Power Fist [img=skills/blitzcrank/e.png] combo is a great way for your Heimerdinger to set up a stun and deal some more damage. This combo is more effective while standing in multiple turrets and with an ult, can assure at least one kill. [img=champ/alistar.png] [b]Alistar:[/b] I have not used Alistar much, but he has amazing potential. His [img=skills/alistar/q.png] Pulverize knock-up also stuns and his [img=skills/alistar/w.png] Headbutt can push an enemy right where you want them. While your Heimerdinger is standing in his turrets and others engage on him, your knockup with his concussion grenade can have them taking quite a bit of damage before they can even get to the dinger. Another positive of Alistar is his Triumphant Roar [img=skills/alistar/e.png], which has saved Heimer several times and helped get a few more kills. I haven't tried any other supports, so I'm sure that there are others that work well with Heimer as well.

Early game isn't so bad. Typically, I farm aggressively with my turrets. Don't be afraid to push far into the lane, as long as you have enough health, mana, and turrets stored up, you should be fine even if you get ganked. Make sure you have hards on river and tri. Depending on many factors, if you're pushed very far, and you see their jungler coming to gank, you could stay in lane within your turrets. This could result in a double or triple kill. I usually chance it, because I pretty much always get the double or triple without dying. At level 3 to 4, expect possible ganks. Make sure you have wards [img=items/sight-ward.png][img=items/warding-totem.png] on river and tri. If you end up getting caught, [b]STAY IN YOUR TURRETS! [/b]Very, very important. Heimer is not mobile, and has no escapes. So, unless you're able to stun [img=skills/heimerdinger/e.png] and flash to safety, don't bother running or wasting summoner spells. Instead, stand in your turrets and you may end up getting at least one kill. At level 6, you have a few choices on how to get a double, or triple if jungle comes. (When I play Heimer, I welcome ganks because they usually don't know how to gank Heimer, so I end up getting fed off of their lack of knowledge ^_^) [b]First option:[/b] Wait for jungle, and set up turrets. Prepare for battle! Once they're about to engage you, use your ultimate turret. Stun. Rockets. By this point, your support (mine is typically Thresh[img=champ/thresh.png]) will have them slowed and trying to escape, but won't be able to. Have this CC will ensure the maximum use of your ultimate turret. [b]Second option:[/b] Same thing as your first option, but without the jungler ganking you. [b]Third option:[/b] Bring the fight to them. :D You could have your support initiate onto them. Make sure you have your turrets in range, if you don't, make sure you have 2-3 turret stacks so you can quickly place them during the initiation. Use your ultimate turret during your support's CC, stun after you place it so that your turret will get bit of time to deal more damage. If they're running and your turret will not reach them, ult and use your rockets on the weakest one. It's tricky to land, so don't feel bad if you miss. When your jungler comes to gank, they will most likely need to tower dive due to your lane being pushed so far very frequently. (I typically never get any ganks throughout laning phase because the junglers I get are too afraid to dive.) When they go in to tower dive, you can either use your ult-E to stun and slow them for your jungler, or you could place your ultimate turret down, out of range of the towers. After laning phase, you should be decently fed and destroyed your enemy's first tower. Next, we move onto mid game where roaming and team-fighting begins to happen.

Heimer is not mobile, so ganking a lane will be particularly hard if you can't land your stun. If your support is with you, then you'll be able to gank easily depending on which champion you have for a support. If you are ganking alone, you could ult-E to stun, slow, and damage the enemy, so that your teammate can do damage while the enemy is CC'd. This will also give you time to place turrets around the enemy; planning for preventing their escape. Start contesting buffs! Take their blue, ward it, or have your support ward it. This will let you spam your spells, while still allowing your mid to acquire your team's blue buff. Team fights start. By this point, I'm almost always the top damage, so I usually use my Ult-Q for the damage output instead of Ult-E to stun for my teammates. Both are strong, but if you're far ahead, they will need your damage. Make sure you keep your turret stacks at 2-3. If you know where the fight will happen, or if their team will be the initiator, you can start placing your turrets according to predicted movements. If the fight starts without your turrets down, place them quickly in the correct areas, to maximize their use. Also, be sure to not get too close or into a bad position where the enemy can shut you down immediately. If you are the top damage as I usually am, you must keep in mind at all times where you are standing. I usually let my team go in first, then I place my turrets as they're CC'd by my stun, and my teammate's CC. I also have barrier [img=summoners/barrier.png] and Zhonya's [img=items/zhonyas-hourglass.png] by this point, so use them strategically. I don't think I need to explain how to use them, since you probably already know. If you happen to be behind, and you personally do not have much damage, while your teammates do far more damage: Ult-E in teamfights so that your team can do the damage. Or, use your Ult-E in certain situations where you need to disengage. Contesting baron typically happens around mid-late game. Be sure to keep wards on it at all times. If the enemies are doing baron, walk around behind baron, and place all of your turrets over the wall. (I typically have the most damage by far in the game at this point so I can chance this, if you are behind, don't if you're alone.) Place your ultimate turret over the wall, stun, and rocket them. By this point, your team should be there to follow-up, or almost there. They know you're behind the wall now, so run away to safety until it is safe to go in (when your team is there typically). [b]Late Game tip:[/b] If you need to take a turret, inhib, or nexus quickly, you can use your turrets and ultimate turret to help you take it down faster.

By this point, I'm almost always the top damage, so I usually use my Ult-Q for the damage output instead of Ult-E to stun for my teammates. Both are strong, but if you're far ahead, they will need your damage. Make sure you keep your turret stacks at 2-3. If you know where the fight will happen, or if their team will be the initiator, you can start placing your turrets according to predicted movements. If the fight starts without your turrets down, place them quickly in the correct areas, to maximize their use. Also, be sure to not get too close or into a bad position where the enemy can shut you down immediately. If you are the top damage as I usually am, you must keep in mind at all times where you are standing. I usually let my team go in first, then I place my turrets as they're CC'd by my stun, and my teammate's CC. I also have barrier [img=summoners/barrier.png] and Zhonya's [img=items/zhonyas-hourglass.png] by this point, so use them strategically. I don't think I need to explain how to use them, since you probably already know. If you happen to be behind, and you personally do not have much damage, while your teammates do far more damage: Ult-E in teamfights so that your team can do the damage. Or, use your Ult-E in certain situations where you need to disengage.

This has only worked so far against conventional ADC+Supports. If the enemy team chooses a unconventional bot-lane, I cannot guarantee that you will win. Heimerdinger is very underestimated. Almost every person I have faced from low gold to Diamond 4 has not figured out that they should destroy my turrets first. If they are knowledgeable about how to play against a Heimerdinger, they may beat you. Fear not though, I have still completely destroyed people that know how to play against Heimerdinger bot-lane. I hope you liked this guide! If you want to see more of my upcoming work, follow me here: [center]https://www.youtube.com/user/Sylevane https://www.facebook.com/Sylevane https://www.twitch.tv/Sylevane https://www.twitter.com/Sylevane https://www.instagram.com/Sylevane[/center]

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