Teemo Build Guide by ErrorMustSuicide#224395
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WARNING: These masteries are still using the old tree and have not been updated to the new tree by the guide author. As such, they will be different than the masteries you see in-game.
Hello! This is my 2nd time making a guide. The first time though, was just for one of my friends to see and so was not in much detail. I hope you will not judge me from my previous Tryndamere guide.
This guide will focus on a solo top Teemo that will ensure a comfortable time farming and getting lots of farm to be the ultimate killer.
Why solo top with Teemo?
Some of you might wonder why to put this furry little Teemo up top, when you can play him as a pretty decent AP mid.
Firstly, after experimenting him in mid, I find myself swapping lanes with top really often and do much better than in mid.
Teemo is VERY squishy early on and his ult does not help him much in combat and you will lose mid easily due to mid usually being bursty.Unlike top lane which is filled with bruisers that would be easy to kite even with them having a gap-closer and a Blinding Dart which will render you IMMORTALITY to AD tops for about 2 secs.
+No need for any Sight Wards
+Epic blind too strong
+Strong harass early and still strong late if played well
+Early points in Blinding Dart makes it really easy to farm
+He's a badger
-Squishy early on VS a burst mage
-Takes time to cultivate mushrooms
- Toxic Shot won't do as much damage later on
-Is not exactly a badger
Greater Mark of Attack Speed
I cannot think of anything better than this for Teemo. The only reason why you would not want this is because you will most likely max out your AS late game.
Greater Seal of Armor
This is just the BEST seal you can ever get. There is no way you wouldn't want to get this rune. You might complain that his Blinding Dart can stop a guys AA so you wouldn't need it. But you might be targeted by more than 1 AD champ and some skills like Ezreal's Mystic Shot scales off AD.
Greater Glyph of Magic Resist
This rune is there in case you meet any AP intensive top laner like Vladimir this will help you fend him off a little. This can be replaced with Greater Glyph of Scaling Magic Resist if you think you won't face any AP in top lane.
Greater Quintessence of Movement Speed
Have you ever missed that 1 Auto Attack just because you couldn't catch up and didn't have that Move Quick on? This will make you movespeed higher than the other solo top laner if he doesn't have this, and if he does, you can at least match his speed and have a higher chance of running or catching him.
I go for a hybrid 21-0-9 for masteries.
I feel that Teemo is a hybrid and would need that extra armor pen and magic pen, which will help alot.
You can go for an offensive AD 21 but don't go for an AP offensive 21 , you need to remember that the attack speed is the core of this build.
You can by all means go for the defense tree instead of the utility, I go for utility because I think a well positioned Teemo will do better with movespeed. Just a personal opinion.
I said that you are going for a hybrid Teemo and was AS dependent. The items explain themself mostly.
Berserker's Greaves for that AS is quite worth it. Other defensive boots are fine like mercury treads for a CC heavy team. Or Ninja Tabi for a AD heavy team.
Go for Malady first, as the early magic pen will help your AP heavily and its AS and AP is just TOO good for Teemo.
Nashor's Tooth is just what Teemo needs! Look at it closely. AS for Teemo to RIP the **** out of your enemies. AP for your Blinding Dart, Toxic Shot and Noxious Trap. Mana Regen for even more mushrooms. Cooldown reduction for also more mushrooms. What else do you want?
Frozen Mallet is amazing for Teemo! Look, it will provide you HP, AD and an AMAZING slow. This slow will allow you to catch up, kite better its really for Teemo.
Madred's Bloodrazor this item is the main reason you want to stack AS. Gives you 4% of their hp off per hit, explains itself why you want AS.
Banshee's Veil is awesome for someone like Teemo. There are always times when you cannot escape a CC, and Banshee's Veil is just right for it. It also gives health, mana and some nice MR. You can also get Guardian Angel if you find you are just dying too much. Or Quicksilver Sash for that cleanse.
This chapter is really just stating the obvious but just for the noobs ok?
You max your Toxic Shot because it has just CRAZY damage early on.
Blinding Dart is maxed out second because of longer blind and more damage. You may also opt to max your Move Quick its just more or less a matter of opinion when you are playing AS/Hybrid Teemo.
Teleport is a nice spell to pick on Teemo as you will not miss anytime farming and can get to other lanes to do sweet ganks.
Flash is a MUST for Teemo since you can just Flash out when caught out of position. Ghost is another option but imagine you are getting slowed like crazy by a Frozen Mallet, flash in that case will be amazing as you can turn around and kite after distancing yourself.
Ignite is a nice option in replace of Teleport but you will miss alot of farm if your laning opponent is smart and lane resets.
Exhaust helps alot in 1v1s and can shutdown carries in teamfights, but unless the carry comes to you or Singed/ Volibear flips him, you won't really have a chance to Exhaust.
How to play Teemo solo top?
Its very simple. At lvl 1, go and harass as much as possible as your Toxic Shot will make you ahead in harass most of the time.
Just keep up your farm. At level 6, build a mushroom castle in the entire entrance from the river, and every way junglers can gank you. This will make you really safe without buying wards.
Its that simple. Just farm and farm and farm and buy those items. Feel free to push a little as you will need to plant mush which will make you stray from your lane for awhile.
If you are able to effectively farm, you can do a **** load of damage while being able to survive fairly well. If your tank is amazing and protects you well. You are indestructible!
Thank you for reading through this guide. I spent alot of time thinking and experimenting and welcome constructive criticism. I am still new to making guides and its would really help to leave a comment and vote ^_^
Have fun playing Camper Teemo and camp that lane with those mushrooms to annoy the sh!t out of enemies.
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