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[10.20] Alan234 - #1 EUW 900LP Chall Teemo Top OTP

By Alan234 | Updated on September 28, 2020
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Runes: Standard for everyone

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Cheap Shot
Eyeball Collection
Ravenous Hunter

Manaflow Band
Gathering Storm

+10% Attack Speed
+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+6 Armor


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Always good
LoL Summoner Spell: Flash


LoL Summoner Spell: Ignite


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Champion Build Guide

[10.20] Alan234 - #1 EUW 900LP Chall Teemo Top OTP

By Alan234

Hey, I'm Alan234, a challenger Teemo main

I stream every weekday from around 20:00 CET on

I've made a youtube rundown on this guide to help you out!

I've been playing league since season 2 and onetricked Teemo since around season 4. I've hit challenger in season 6 and after a 2 year break I hit it in season 8, 9 and 10 as well.
I'm currently hovering between 600 and 700lp and am the best Teemo in EUW. I would call myself the best in the world, but that would mean that I cant learn from anyone, which is definitely wrong^^

Disclaimer Back to Top

The main goal of this guide is to give you a very simple loadout to every matchup you face top, to give you teemo specific advice and to give you the in my opinion best build available.

If this guide seems very short to you, check the notes I explain everything necessary!

My biggest focus will be on the matchup guide, because knowing the matchup and how to play it is by the most important thing you need to know to climb.

I want to keep this simple and condensed. If you want a full on explenation of Teemo mid, jungler, support and all of the runes, items etc you should visit Sovereign Kittens guide

To become a good player, you will need to learn auto spacing, wave management, jungle tracking and a lot of other skills. These are non teemo related but will be learned as you gain experience. Thankfully Teemo is very forgiving and you can skip steps and still climb without having concetrete knowledge of these topics. Thus I will just give you matchup specific advice, but if you are struggeling, its very likely that your fundamentals are weak and that you should look into micro/macro related guides on the internet.

The main message is - if you want to climb, keep it simple. You can overthink Teemo a LOT, so even if the build isnt optimal in every scenario, it will be good and help you to focus on other parts of your gameplay.
Pros and Cons Back to Top
+ Fun and satisfying
+ Legitimately very strong right now, sort of free elo
+ Lane bully
+ Good control/vision for your team
+ Decent splitpusher
+ Blows up squishies
+ Can build anything/ Can use any rune
+ Gets into your opponents head and gives you mental edge
+ Good at learning mechanics.
+ Good at learning how to kite.
+ Good at learning to CS properly.
+ You can always cheese and get back into the game

- Dies to CC
- Has no hard CC.
- Global taunt -> Gets ganked all the time
- Your teammates hate you and the enemies even more
- Requires item, rune and matchup knowledge
- falls behind hard if he loses early
Summoner Spells Back to Top

Keep it simple.

Just go Flash and Ignite every matchup and start adapting once youre confident enough on Teemo to no longer need this guide (I suggest diamond+)

There are some specific matchups, where Ghost or Teleport are good and I have mentioned that in the matchup section. However even then Ignite is usually playable.
Advice on how to play Teemo Back to Top

Advice #1: Track the enemy jungler and ward accordingly

You WILL get ganked if you push so learn where the jungler starts, where he is on the minimap and where he could go. If you dont ward correctly and play waves accordingly its very likely that you die. As Teemo you are a pressure soaker, so if you dont get the enemy jungle top and make your botlane win, you are doing somethign wrong.

Advice #2: Be alpha

From experience I can say that the movement of a lot of lower elo players is terrible, you will get a redicilous amount of harass off, allowing you to win matchups you should have no business wining. Against a lot of champs with a few defensive items early and lvl 6+ Ignite you will win their all in. So stand your ground, fight them and throw your shrooms into the wave when the enemy engages to force them to eat dmg. I would always go for fights when learning Teemo, because else you dont learn your limits and you cant improve as a player. Teemo is a champ that only exists to deal damage! So deal as much damage as you can!

Advice #3: Push - and get the enemy jungle

In low elo after killing the tier 1 tower you should control the enemy jungle with shrooms and clear his camps. The combined xp+gold lead will often solowin you the game. DO NOT UNDERESTIMATE just how much gold and xp you get over the enemy and how hard you get ahead.

Advice #4: Use your shrooms in choke points or throw them into waves

People take insane damage running through your Noxious Trap in the jungle. Often times during chases a random shroom can mean a kill or an escape. Choke points mean that the enemy cant easily randomly dodge your shroom, as he could in lane for example. When the enemy is pushing, you can often just throw a shroom into the wave and they all take redicilous amounts of damage, often stopping a push. WIth a level 1 ult it is usually better to shroom off gank paths or to push waves (1 shroom + 1 auto attack kills backline, 1 lvl 2 shroom + Liandry's Torment one shots backline)
Protip: At baron nashor fights you can bounce your shrooms to get shrooms in the pit even if your original range isnt enough.

Advice #5: Use this one trick to win any game, no matter how lost

Okay this is literally the crux of my guide and a trick that works even in challenger. You simply push a wave, make sure the enemy has no vision on you and then place 2 shrooms in the lane. You then go into stealth and wait for a target. With Liandry's Torment, lvl 11 Noxious Trapand Ignite you can oneshot basically any squishy target. I have won countless games due to 1k shutdowns on aphelios, picks that give us baron or picks that force a teamfight to win us the game. With this super simple trick you can actually win so many games its sort of stupid.

Advice #6: Have fun

I would not have gotten to this point if I didnt love this game. If you don't think you will get enjoyment out of Teemo, don't play him. I'm not going to get out the "its only a game" argument, however it is true that you will only climb and improve your gameplay if your mental is in the right place
Q&A Back to Top

Q1: Why is Electrocute your standard rune? Why dont u suggest going Dark Harvest?[

I suggest Electrocute because the burst is very beneficial during cheese and allows you to blow up squishies. In comparison to Grasp of the Undying/ Press the Attack (which you defenitely can also run), you defenitely lack a certain oomph in your all in and teamfigthing. I think Dark Harvest is only good if you are smurfing, since it requires getting people low (if you dont outplay your opponent you never get a stack) and only scales once the game goes into lategame. I think playing for late is a bit silly, as often your team will just lose the early game and you cant stack it in time

Q2: Why is Nashor's Tooth and Liandry's Torment core?

They are very versatile (both cdr,hp,as,ap), have excellent build paths, are one item powerspikes and allow you to kill anyone once you have both. Even when behind you can go those items and 1v9 once you have them. Other items (most extreme one being gunblade), will fall off or wont give you a good enough spike (I feel like liandry spike>ludens spike every time)
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