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League of Legends Build Guide Author RazzTheAngel

[Outdated] Scouting out for the first time - a Teemo guide

RazzTheAngel Last updated on December 7, 2012
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Ability Sequence

Ability Key Q
Ability Key W
Ability Key E
Ability Key R

Not Updated For Current Season

The masteries shown here are not yet updated for the current season, the guide author needs to set up the new masteries. As such, they will be different than the masteries you see in-game.



Offense: 21

Honor Guard

Defense: 9


Utility: 0

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The Lore

Teemo is a legend among his yordle brothers and sisters in Bandle City. As far as yordles are concerned, there is something just slightly off about him. While Teemo enjoys the companionship of other yordles, he also insists on frequent solo missions in the ongoing defense of Bandle City. Despite his genuinely warm personality, something switches off inside Teemo's mind during combat so that the lives he must end while on patrol do not burden him. Even as a young recruit, the drill instructors and other trainees found it a little disconcerting that, while Teemo was normally charming and kind, he turned deadly serious and highly efficient the minute combat exercises began. Teemo's superiors quickly steered him toward the Scouts of the Mothership, which is one of Bandle City's most distinguished Special Forces unit alongside the Megling Commandos.

While most yordles do not handle solo scouting missions with a great deal of finesse, Teemo is remarkably efficient at them. His record of success in defending Bandle City from infiltrators easily makes him one of the most dangerous yordles alive, though you'd never know it by having a cup of honey mead with him at his favorite inn. Bandle City chose Teemo as their first champion for the League, and he has taken to it like a duck to water. His signature weapon - a blowgun - uses a rare ajunta poison he personally gathers from the jungles. To help cope with his lengthy periods of isolation, Teemo recently struck up a friendship with Tristana, a fellow League champion and fellow member of Bandle City's Special Forces. This connection is healthy for both yordles, though now Valoran's voracious media outlets circulate rumors that the friendship is turning into a romantic relationship. Regardless, Teemo is a crowd favorite in the League of Legends, and a pint-sized foe that many have come to fear.

"Captain Teemo on duty"

Well, well, well. This is a guide about the swift scout Teemo. This guide is based off my first experience with the tiny yordle. I hope you will find this helpful and guiding. Let's get started!

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Teemo steps into the spotlight

Do you like running around and scouting while you tease enemies, so they follow you and you lead them into a trap? So, all this is pretty much included if you play as Teemo. This tiny, little yordle can give you the speed you need to run from enemies and the annoying attack methods, that can make anyone mad. But be careful there may be some downsides too.


+ Fast and toxic attacks
+ Effective stealth passive
+ Endless ward / trap supplies
+ Great escaping / chasing skills
+ Good to watch over the map with

- Needs good escape routes
- Must have distance to fight
- Targeted often in teamfights
- Situational awareness required
- Get caught almost equals death

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Information for the troop

I've played League of Legends for quite a while, but I never played as Teemo before. I tried him out and I liked him. This guide is based of my first game playing as the tiny boy scout (but be sure also to check out my other builds too).

When you build Teemo like I did the first time, you will be provided with a decent amount of health, atk. damage and some ability power. This is a so-called 'balanced' guide, which will give Teemo overall power. But mostly one thing is important with a champion like Teemo. You need your situational awareness; it was what gave me this in my first game playing as Teemo:

So hurry up and... "situational awareness activate!" ^^

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Mastery arrangement


I recommend a good old 21-9-0 setup. This will provide a bit more health than usual, thanks to Veteran's Scars and Durability .

About the 21 points in the offensive masteries, there's only for me to mention that this mastery tree was the one I tried when I first played as Teemo. You can freely try go with another combination of masteries, because you might know a better combi than this. ^^

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Scouting the runes


Greater Quintessence of Attack Speed

Greater Glyph of Scaling Magic Resist

Greater Seal of Scaling Armor

Greater Mark of Attack Speed

My goal with the runes is to speed up the little scout. With Greater Quintessence of Attack Speed and Greater Mark of Attack Speed you should be able to place some good shots onto your enemies' backs and maybe make them hurry back towards their towers. But haste makes waste and your Toxic Shot might finish them off. That's why you need the atk. speed. To place in a quick shot on your enemy!

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Viable spells

With this cool damage over time spell together with your Toxic Shot, you might be able to secure a kill of a fleeing enemy or at least scare them a lot.

Even though Teemo got many escape techniques, it's always good to have one more or simply just to teleport through a wall when the enemies have you cornered.

The swift scout has Move Quick which can help him run out fast and surprise attack, but this will give you an alternative to make an unexpected appearance.

This is a perfect skill if you're in a sticky situation and needs just a little more health, it can save you from humiliation by enemies' Ignite.

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The abilities of a yordle

Ability Sequence
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

When it comes to abilities for Teemo, I recommend to go for the Toxic Shot as first priority. This is simply because of the damage over time. Your 'E' skill is also a passive, no cost and will strike your enemies with terror. So I strongly recommend it for the purpose of surprise attacking enemies or just poking them painfully.
Afterwards I like to boost Teemo with Move Quick, that way you can make ubelieveable escapes with the passive as well as the active. I've seen people running around almost the entire map with the enemy team behind them (don't try this at home). ^^

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Equipment of importance

Item Sequence

Frozen Mallet

Nashor's Tooth

Hextech Gunblade

Madred's Bloodrazor

Banshee's Veil

So it's time to look at the items.

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For pathfinders

This picture is an illustration of which areas to put Noxious Trap in Summoner's Rift.
  • The red circles indicates areas, where the traps are helping out the jungler of your team and/or revealing where the enemy jungler are.
  • Blue circles means that the area around there is a good spot to place a trap that eventually will give you a warning about enemies trying to gank.
  • All the green circles represents a shroom, these green spots are meant to be hotspots where a trap placement typically will catch an enemy, whether he or she is fleeing or trying to chase you

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Tips and Tricks

Here some tips and tricks about what to do and not to do as Teemo:
  • Always pay attetion to your surroundings.
  • Don't be afraid to leave your lane for ganking an enemy or placing a trap.
  • If possible, stay close to an escape path so you easily can run away from enemies if necessary.
  • Try not to get caught (in teamfights), keep your distance and be prepared.
  • Place as many shrooms as possible, they are helpful.
  • Remember always to put your situational awareness to use.
  • Try to help your own jungler or annoy enemy jungler with traps, 'drive-by shooting' etc.
  • Try to be the one who watch over or giving your team the possiblity to watch over the map.

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That's it

Near the end, I see. Well, I really hope this helped you out at some point. If not, please tell me what I can do to improve it. I'll be sure to make some improvements and/or upgrades to my guide. So please be sure to check it out from time to time.
I'll really appreciate if you leave a comment with constructive criticism or just a word about my guide.
And if you really like it be sure to rate it so others can check it out.
Until next time, stay positive. ^^


"That's gotta sting"

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  • 03. december - Changed the order for purchased items to the correct order ( Frozen Mallet was after Nashor's Tooth in the purchase order).
  • 30. november - Minor changes (title etc.) to the build.
  • 28. november - Made progress on the 'alternatives' and 'current' build for Teemo.
  • 21. november - Started adding 'Current' build.
  • 18. november - The guide was published