Originally Posted by FaerellG
She can be played both AD or AP. She's got a very difficult learning curve because she's easily countered in top lane. She does have an advantage against melee opponents in top though because her abilities do a lot of damage, but anyone with some range will just kite her all day long.
So my advice is to learn your trade potential and find ways to farm even when at a disadvantage.
I agree with faerell. I play poppy as an ad top laner. I usually get a philo stone and a heart of gold because of her poor farming ability. Right after, i get a trinity force starting with sheen. she can trade with most melee bruisers but will have problems against.anyone with range.
For the rengar vs poppy. Poppy gets wrecked when trying to trade with rengar and poppy has a hard time getting away from rengar after trading hits.