Best Heimerdinger Build Guide | Runes | Spells | Items in League of Legends

Heimerdinger is a champion with a large head, and needs an even bigger one to be played correctly. So, here is how to start doing just that.
Best Heimerdinger Build Guide | Runes | Spells | Items in League of Legends

Heimerdinger is one of the most unique Riot Games designs in League of Legends, as far as champions are concerned. These are the best Heimerdinger build, runes, spells, items League of Legends can offer him, as well as his greatest counters.

Best Heimerdinger Build

Heimerdinger is a mid-lane champion, according to his design at least, whose playstyle centers around continuous damage from his turrets. As such, Heimerdinger mid needs appropriate runes, to be able to burst down enemies as well as use his kit correctly.

Heimerdinger League of Legends Build

Best Heimerdinger Runes

As is the usual case with mana-using champions, the primary rune set is Sorcery. It offers the choice of Arcane comet, for additional threat in early game trades, as Heimerdinger's turrets proc it easily.

Furthermore, we have Manaflow Band for the bonus mana which is easy to proc as well, with Heimerdinger's turrets, and Transcendence and Gathering Storm for the late game. After all, Heimerdinger is a late-game champion.

Best Rune PathSorcery
Sorcery Rune Tree
Best KeystoneArcane CometArcane Comet
Best Slot 1(Rune)Manaflow Band
Manaflow Band
Perfect TimingPerfect Timing
Best Slot 2(Rune)TranscendenceTranscendenceBiscuit deliveryBiscuit Delivery
Best Slot 3(Rune)Gathering StormGathering Storm

His secondary rune tree is Inspiration, as it allows Heimerdinger to buy Zhonya's more cheaply with Perfect Timing, as well as execute some early-game baits, while Biscuit Delivery is a must-have for lane sustain.

Best Heimerdinger Rune Shards

The way to play Heimerdinger is to only fight inside the range of his turrets, and make the laning phase as annoying as possible for your opponent. To this end, Adaptive Force runes make his turrets far more effective.

Best Rune ShardsEffect
FlexAdaptive Force+9 Adaptive Force
OffenseAdaptive Force+9 Adaptive Force
DefenseArmor+6 Armor

Armor, on the other hand, is there to make it so that any trades assassin champion take against Heimerdinger makes them worse off in comparison. After all, it's these champions that Heimerdinger players must fear the most, as all Heimerdinger guides always warn of his low mobility.

Best Heimerdinger Spells

When it comes to Summoner Spells, there are only a few champions who are managing League of Legends trials, without using Flash. Those are Shaco or Tryndamere. For Galio, Flash is a must-have, as Flash is, without a doubt, the best Summoner Spell in the game, overall, anyway.

Best SpellsIcon
FlashFlash Summoner Spell
IgniteIgnite Summoner Spell

Ignite is a staple Summoner Spell of solo lanes that prioritize killing the opponent. And in the mid lane, only the off-meta champions aren't focused on killing the enemy champion, and just farming their lane.

Heimerdinger using his Ultimate and Q

Best Heimerdinger Abilities Order

The first ability to level on Heimerdinger, no matter if you're playing him in the mid lane or the top lane, out of his ability order, is his Q - H-28 G Evolution Turret. It serves as his waveclear and main poke ability.

After that, the next ability in his skill order is his W - Hextech Micro-Rockets, which allow Heimerdinger additional poke, as well as a lot of burst magic damage during the later stages of the game.

Heimerdinger Abilities Order League of Legends

Finally, besides Heimerdinger’s ultimate, we have his E - Ch-2 Electron Storm Grenade. It serves as Heimerdinger's crowd control ability, setting up kills for him and his jungle, and even getting him officially involved in a team fight when used with his ultimate.

And, as always, Heirmerdinger’s ultimate is what makes the Revered Inventor so hard to play, and must be leveled at levels 6, 11, and 16.

Best Heimerdinger Items

Heimerdinger's kit is one of the rare few that can dish out both burst and constant magic damage. And his items reflect that.

Best Starter Heimerdinger Items

Heimerdinger is a mana user, and as such, mid lane Heimerdinger always starts with Doran’s Ring as his starting item. And health potions to round out the gold, of course, with his first back getting him an Amplifying Tome a the very least.

First ItemSecond Item
Doran's RingDoran's RingHealth PotionsHealth Potion

Best Mid-Game Heimerdinger Items

In the mid-game, if you’ve played the laning phase correctly, your core build should be ready. It consists of a non-negotiable Liandry's Anguish as a Mythic Item, for the burn effect, Sorcerer’s Shoes, and Zhonya’s Hourglass.

First ItemSecond ItemThird Item
Liandry's AnguishLiandry's AnguishSorcerer's ShoesSorcerer's ShoesZhonya's HourglassZhonya's Hourglass

Liandry's Anguish is the item used by mages that put out consistent damage, as its burn effect can even cause squishes to be burst down, for intents and purposes, while Zhonya's Hourglass is a must-have for a glass cannon with low mobility such as Heimerdinger. Sorcerer's Shoes offer the much-needed magic penetration, which is a must-have in patches after patch 12.10, even currently patch 12.16.

Heimerdinger Using E

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Heimerdinger is one of the champions whose scaling can definitely carry games. Because of this, he becomes a target of assassins and needs to stack survivability in addition to damage. Especially since Heimerdinger's Abilities force him to stay around his turrets.
First ItemSecond ItemThird ItemFourth ItemFifth ItemSixth Item
Liandry's AnguishLiandry's AnguishSorcerer's ShoesSorcerer's ShoesZhonya's HourglassZhonya's HourglassRylai's Crystal ScepterRylai's Crystal ScepterMorellonomiconMorellonomiconDemonic EmbraceDemonic Embrace

To help him in this endeavor, Demonic Embrace and Rylai's Crystal Scepter make Heimerdinger tankier, while also giving him AP and burn damage. Morellonomicon, on the other hand, is a must-have in this meta, as healing is still overpowered and annoying in all League of Legends games.

Strongest Champions Against Heimerdinger

Heimerdinger is a scaling champion, with low mobility. His weakness shows against champions who can either tank his turrets and kill him still, bypass them entirely,  or those that outscale him.

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Weakest Champions Against Heimerdinger

The champions Heimerdinger excels against are those that must enter the range of his turrets, do deal damage to him, and yet cannot out damage the killing field, nor tank the turrets meaningfully.

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It’s these enemies that those who play Heimerdinger like the most, and dealing a killing blow to them is easy enough to do, by following this highest win rate Heimerdinger guide.

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