Teemo Hybrid Top Lane
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Teemo is everyones favorite champion. Although not played often if played right Teemo can become one of your greatest threats or allies. This is my first guide however I do hope you all take what I give you and show Riot how good Teemo really is.
Whats good vs. Whats bad
Okay so some good things about Teemo is that hes fast. He has a pretty good movement speed starting especially with his W>Move Quick. When you're top laning many champions are either Tanks or Melee or both. His other abilities like Q>Blinding Dart are good because of the blind. Certain champions that are ranged or have good initiations. His E>Toxic Shot however is the best. Thats what you want to Max right away and is one of Teemos most "annoying passives".
Last but not least is his Ultimate R>Noxious Trap otherwise known as his 'shrooms'. Now that Riot has chosen a couple of buffs towards them along with some nerfs Teemos shrooms can now go farther and explode faster. Some of Teemos other qualities are his ability to kite, he has good CC, and the biggest is that he's underrated. When you go into a game playing Teemo people will automatically assume that you are trolling but wait for the shocker when they find out your secretly a baddass.
Not The Best
Some of Teemos weaknesses however impactful they are is his squishiness. Teemo can be one of the most squishy champions of the game especially late game when champions with high burst come at you. If youre playing Teemo remember if you cant get fed dont feed. One of youre biggest worries and something you want to be constantly aware of is the location of the enemy jungler. A well placed gank can go a long way towards making sure you get behind and stay behind.
His Q and Blind is a decent poking ability but using it as such is a waste of mana. I would say try to only use it when getting poked or initiated or when youre initiating. If youre gonna use it to poke I would say W>E>Q>E>E>E>.. and run away right as your W is running out.
just as it says you run faster. I would say use this is your intiating and running away ability. Max it last because in the end its just not as crucial is your other abilities.
His best and greatest. Always Max this first. His Auto will do passive poison and will be the death of certain Top lane tanks like Garen or Tryndamere. Its pretty simple but what you want to do is try to hit the enemy as many times as you can with your auto. Thats it.
His ultimate with one of the shortest cooldowns and one of the least ultimate looking ones. I would however say always keep one shroom on you as much of the time as you can for they are a great way of escaping initiations because of its slow. If youre being slowed then place it under you or a little bit in front of where youre going. IF youre not the feel free to place it in front of you and lead the enemies through them as they chase you. Great in Team fights where the enemies are bunched especially when tossed into the fray of things.
One final ability I'd like to touch on is his passive camouflage. Great for ambushes and good early lane when waiting for top laner. you can sit in the lane and when he gets close E him a couple of times and run away. One thing to note is you can now camouflage faster in bushes than outside of them.
A couple of things to leave off on is enjoy. I find Teemo unlike certain champions to be fun. Hes a champion where if I'm getting tired of League because it feels repetitive I can go and play a Teemo game and it will ignite a passion for Teemo and his shrooms. I have yet to not enjoy a Teemo game even if it is a terrible feedy gsme just because of him being fun. Enjoy the shrooms!
With all the changes recently a good teemo I've personally been playing is a high burst teemo.
I don't always go this build but its definately one of my favorite Teemo builds since I've started playing him. A good combo I use is E>Q>3(Hextech Gunblade)>E.... it scares the person to back off at the very least if not kill them altogether.