I recently purchased Poppy because I was attracted to her incredible burst potential and the ability to single out an opponent and (often) gaurentee a kill. It's said she is the best Anti-carry in the game and even after just a few games with her I'm convinced that is a fact.
Currently, I'm running CDR Blues, Flat Health Yellows, MPen Reds, and Flat Health Quints... These are what I have from another champions Rune Page and they fit "okay" with Poppy. I'm currently using 9/0/21 masteries, focusing on CDR, with points in the mana regen, etc.
Build wise, I have been rushing Sheen, then getting boots -> Sorc, then DfG and building Sheen into Lich Bane, then Rabbadons.
The problems, are these: Poppy is easily harassed by a good majority of champions, in lane, and even throughout the game her farming is down-right horrible. She can take a decent hit and packs an incredible punch in return. . . But I feel that she's unable to sustain herself in the field without some form of HP Regen and/or Spellvamp/LifeSteal.
I'd like to remedy those problems... So I'm asking any experienced Poppy players out there to open their minds real wide and brainstorm with me, considering the following questions:
-Is Jungle/Roaming Poppy POSSIBLE to pull off?
-What items/compromises would be required to pull it off effectively?
-How can I increase her survivability and sustainability early in the game while still keeping the primary focus on her incredible ability destroy carries?
-How viable would it be to pick up a regrowth pendant? OR what about building a Hextech Revolver rather early? This could be turned into a Hextech Gunblade + Lichbane combo later?
-Spell Pen for all casters is incredibly important.. But what about boots of Mobility for a roaming Poppy? As a carry, the idea of a Poppy roaming around with Boots of Mobility, lane to lane, waiting to strike out with Heroic Charge followed up by Devastating blow during the laning phase causes me downright dread.
Basically, I'd like to think-tank some solutions to AP Poppy's problems whilst retaining her amazing advantages.