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Teemo Build Guide by nashlock929

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League of Legends Build Guide Author nashlock929

Teemo: Faster Than Light

nashlock929 Last updated on March 19, 2012
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Attack Speed

[VS]

Endurance

Ability Sequence

2
5
10
13
14
Ability Key Q
4
12
15
17
18
Ability Key W
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3
7
8
9
Ability Key E
6
11
16
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.



Masteries

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Sunder
Archmage
 
 
 
 
 
 
1/
Executioner
 
 

Offense: 21

 
 
 
 
 
4/
Durability
Vigor
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Honor Guard
Mercenary
 
 
 
 
 
 
Juggernaut
 
 

Defense: 9

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Strength of Spirit
Intelligence
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mastermind
 

Utility: 0


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Introduction

Introduction



Hey Guys! This is my first ever build on my favorite champion! Teemo is an excellent damage dealer in early and late game. Poising is enemies and hitting them fast and hard is his specialty. Read on to learn more about this build! Video is to come, I'm working on it. :P



Credits to jhoijhoi for the template, which you can find here.


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Pros / Cons

Pros / Cons

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Pros


+ Fast, very fast.
+ Poison does lasting damage.
+ Q and E do tons of damage together.
+ Awesome skins!
+ Easy to play.
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Camouflage

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Cons


- Low health, very squishy.
- Need to learn good ult. placement.
- Accidental kill steals.
- Easily Ganked.


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Masteries

Masteries

Masteries
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3/5
4/1
3/1
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2/5
1/5
3/1
2/1
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2/5
2/1
4/1
1/1


These masteries were chosen in an effort to give Teemo more damage output and armor/health for early game while making him unstoppable during late game battles. They also give Teemo the opportunity to gank early on without dying.


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Runes

Runes


Runes

Greater Mark of Lethality
9

Greater Glyph of Cooldown Reduction
9

Greater Seal of Armor
9

Greater Quintessence of Cooldown Reduction
3

  • Greater Quintessence of Cooldown Reduction: These quintessences give cooldown reduction to Teemo. This is good on Teemo so that his Blinding Dart, Move Quick, and Noxious Trap are more readily available.
  • greater mark of Desolation: Gives Teemo flat armor penetration so that he can still affect enemies who build up armor.
  • Greater Glyph of Cooldown Reduction: Cooldown reduction is always good on Teemo, once again, so that his Blinding Dart is more readily available.
  • Greater Seal of Armor: It is good to finish it off with some armor. Teemo is a very squishy champion and armor is very good at making him last longer in lane without having to recall. You may also substitute some of the cooldown runes for armor if you feel it is necessary!


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Summoner Spells

Summoner Spells


Flash can be used along with for fast getaways. Or to flash into Baron/Dragon to steal from the enemy team.
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Ignite is used to finish off opponents who may be getting away. It can be used in junction with to secure kills.
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Ghost is a good alternative if you have trouble escaping from tight situations. Use it in place of Flash for the best results.


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Abilities Explained

Ability Explanation

Camouflage

  • Camouflage Camouflage: When Teemo Stands still for 2 seconds he turns invisible and the enemy cannot see him. Upon moving again teemo gains attack speed and movement speed buffs. This is good to trick your enemies and then quickly shoot them down with Toxic Shot and Blinding Dart.
  • Blinding Dart (Q): Blinding Dart, after hitting an enemy champ makes all of their attacks miss for 2.5 seconds. It also deals some poison damage after the fact. Use blinding dart to initiate an attack in order to deal the most damage without being hit.
  • Move Quick (W): Move Quick buffs Temmo's movement speed for three seconds. It has a passive effect in that is movement speed is increased unless attacked. Move Quick is the perfect ability to escape messy fights that you know you cannot win. If the kill can be secured, stick around despite your health and speed out afterwards.
  • Toxic Shot (E): Toxic Shot damages and poisons the enemy target. Each time an enemy is hit the poison is restarted and more damage is dealt. Toxic shot is good for farming minions but can be troublesome as it sometimes cause kill steals.
  • Noxious Trap (R): Noxious Trap places a poisonous shroom on the ground which damages and slows enemies who pass through it. It is on an ammo system and recharges to 3 shrooms. After all three are placed it has a longer cooldown. Place shrooms at key points on the map to watch for ganks and slow enemies while being chased.


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Ability Sequence and Combo

Ability Sequence and Combo

Ability Sequence
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Start out by getting Toxic Shot as it is very useful for damage output during early game. Follow with Blinding Dart and Another Toxic shot. Take one point in Move Quick and max out Toxic Shot and Blinding Dart before maxing Move Quick. Take Noxious Trap at standard ultimate levels (6, 11, 16).

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Open with blinding dart to ensure you are taking very little damage and auto attack using toxic shot. Use Blinding Dart as soon as it is off of cooldown if the enemy has not been killed. Finally, use Move Quick to escape when the kill has been secured. If being chased, run towards the shrooms you have placed in order to escape.


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Items

Items

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Core Items
  • : I choose Berserker's Greaves because of the attack speed they offer. If you are feeling particularly squishy armor boots may be used as a substitute.
  • : Madred's Bloodrazor is the perfect item for Teemo! It gives armor, attack damage, and attack speed all in one, and it has a great passive effect of bonus magic damage. This is a must buy for any Teemo player.
  • : Teemo is a hybrid, utilizing both attack damage and ability power to decimate his opponents. So Malady is useful as it give ability power and attack speed. It also has a passive that can help a lot with Teemo's poison; it reduces magic resist up to a cap.
  • : Nashor's Tooth is another ability power/attack speed combo item that is perfect for Teemo. It also has a cooldown reduction passive.
  • : Whit's End is good for attack speed and an added element of magic resist that makes Teemo just a bit more durable in a match. It's passive deals bonus magic damage and increases magic resist up to a cap.
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Optional Items
  • : I would finish off this with a Bloodthirster. Life steal works exceptionally well with Teemo's increased attack speed making it possible for Teemo to stand up to tanky opponents. If you aren't feeling very good about your health at this point a Frozen Mallet may be built in its place.
  • : Use Warmog's as an alternative to Bloodthirster if you are having trouble staying alive. It can also be purchased immediately after Madred's Bloodrazor if necessary.
  • : As mentioned above, Frozen Mallet is another alternative that is good if you are constantly dying. It adds 700 health and bonus attack damage and is good for sustainability.


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Laning and Teamfights

Laning and Farming


Toxic Shot taken early on greatly increase the efficiency of Teemo's farm. When faced with a minion wave, hit all of them equally and then back off to wait for last hits. Hitting them all first allows room for missing last hits but still getting farm. Teemo's poison is very effective when using this technique.

When laning try to stay towards the middle of lane and utilize Camouflage Camouflage frequently. Try to confuse your opponents by disappearing and focus them with your passive buffs. DO NOT PUSH unless you can secure the kill. Teemo is much too squishy to push far behind the minion waves.

Teamfights


Teemo has a very important roll in team fights: deal tons of damage! Teemo should never initiate in a team fight because of his low health. After a teammate engages Teemo should move into position behind that teammate and unload on the most important enemy champion. Start with the champion who has the highest damage output and work your way to the enemy tank if possible. It is VERY IMPORTANT that you avoid taking direct damage as this will result in a speedy death even with Move Quick enabled.


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Mushroom Placement Guide (5v5)

Mushroom Placement
Key:
Green dots show the mushroom placement for a Teemo in mid.
Red dots show the mushroom placement for a Teemo on bottom.
Blue dots show the mushroom placement for a Teemo on top.

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Placement Explained

Mid Placement: Placing Noxious Trap correctly is a very important aspect of playing Teemo in mid. The first three shrooms you place should be to protect yourself from ganks (Those closest to the lane itself on the map). After that be sure to place three near baron, one near dragon, and illuminate the river to help your team watch for ganks.

Bottom Placement: Place Noxious Trap along important gank entrances while on bottom lane. It is your job to protect your team mates from ganks in the bottom lane. After these key locations have their mushrooms, move on to illuminating baron, dragon, and the river.

Top Placement: Again, place Noxious Trap at key ganking locations to protect your team mates in the top lane. After that, move on to illuminating baron, dragon, and the river.


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Mushroom Placement Guide (3v3)

Mushroom Placement
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Placement Explained

Twisted Treeline Placement: Unlike on Summoner's Rift, placing muchrooms in Twisted Treeline is aimed at illuminating key spots on the map where enemies may be hiding and slowing them down when the come in for a gank. Always start by placing three mushrooms in the middle jungle; place one above red buff and at the entrances on either side of it. Then move on to the bushes below red buff to protect from ganks. After that, place one at dragon and a few in the top jungle.


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Summary

Summary

I hope this guide has helped you to better understand the basics of playing Teemo. If you have any suggestions about how I can improve upon my build, please feel free to leave a comment or send me a message! All comments, good and bad, are welcome.

Thanks once again for taking a look at my build! I spent a lot of time making it and I hope you can see the effort I put in :)

Thanks to jhoijhoi for the build template. Please go check it out if you are thinking about making a build of your own!
Credits to jhoijhoi for the template, which you can find here.