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Teemo Build Guide by Plaidballoon

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League of Legends Build Guide Author Plaidballoon

Never Underestimate the Power of the Scout's Code.

Plaidballoon Last updated on February 10, 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: 0

Honor Guard

Defense: 9


Utility: 21

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Build explanations (From left to right):

Team 1(AD)-

Roamer (Starting item- Boots of Mobility): Most of this guide is designated for Roamer Teemo, as it is a new concept, read below for more info.

Defender (Starting item- Recurve Bow): I usually defend bottom turret, but this build is for defending a turret. What you want to do is get the designated turret, and hold it for as long as possible. If defending becomes a favored role for Teemo, I will add a section dedicated to it. For now, all you need to do is surround your turret with mushrooms, placing some in the jungle for map awareness in case they want to gank you, and then slowly push your lane, farming minions, if there is no opposition, and as soon as you see someone coming for you, run back into the turret circle, and defend the best you can.

Offensive (Starting item- Prospector's Blade): This is a build that utilizes Teemo as a strong offensive force. As soon as he gets Malady, he can easily 1v1 most champions, and is an effective teammate.

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Hello everyone, this is my very first guide on Mobafire. This is an experimental guide that is intended to:

    -Annoy the **** out of the enemy team
    -Force their team to post constant defense, weakening their offense
    -Help your team to victory
This build designates Teemo as a roamer. As you can see from the items, this build revolves around Movement Speed and Survivability. Your goal is to roam around the jungle, taking any control points that are unguarded. Simply run in, take it, run out, and repeat. *NOTE* This build has no power behind it. Don't expect to involve yourself in fights, even if the enemy only has 3 bars of hp. YOU WILL MOST LIKELY LOSE. With that being said, I've found following this strategy takes a nice break from very competitive gaming, and is full of laughs, all the while helping your team in a very monumental way. This guide is still experimental, and with the release of Dominion, I expect it to be updated frequently.

Please note that this is not a troll guide, and has proven to be extremely effective in winning games!

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Teemo, The Swift Scout

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 of ***ungu. 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.

You see? Even the lore says Teemo is the perfect candidate for a Scout, or a Roamer, in my case. ;)

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Pros / Cons

-Excellent at disrupting the enemy team
-Can easily outrun any champion
-Perfect for distracting the enemy, making them focus you

-Squishy, you need to be quick on your feet
-Quickly targetted, have to have quick reflexes
-Susceptible to verbal abuse, the enemy team will really hate you
-Your own team may hate you depending on how well you do

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12/15/2011- Added Shurelya's Reverie to first build.
11/16/2011- Fizz Update! Teemo receives a timer for shrooms, which can be pretty useful. Modified masteries. Removed Priscella's Blessing
9/28/2011- Added a third build, for general offense.
9/27/2011- Added a second build, for general defense Teemo.
9/27/2011- Removed Quicksilver Sash from item build, moved to situational, replaced with Warmog's Armor, rearranged items.
9/26/2011- MAJOR UPDATE-- Completely flopped around the item list, while you will still outrun other players, you'll be able to take a hit and provide even more global taunt.
9/25/2011- Created guide

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Team Work

This guide revolves around teamwork. You'll be spending most, if not all of your time being aggressive as possible, constantly in and out of the jungle, and most of the time you'll never be able to help your team in fights. However, if you follow your role successfully, you'll be distracting the enemy enough that you'll actually be making it easier for your team. Even though you may not be there physically to assist your team, be sure to place mushrooms anywhere for their convenience! If your team fails, they're going to blame you for not having a physical presence, even though you'll end up with around 14 control point conversions by the end of the game.

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Summoner Spells

Flash and Ghost are the only viable Summoner Spells for this build. Excellent for getting maneuvering around the enemies and taking over the zones.

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x3 Greater Quintessence of Movement Speed Movement Speed Runes are the perfect choice for your role as a Roamer.
x9 Greater Seal of Armor Magic Resist will give you a tiny bit of survivability in case you get caught.
x9 Greater Glyph of Magic Resist Armor, again, will give you that tiny bit of survivability you need.
x9 Greater Mark of Desolation To be honest, anything can works for marks, I just use these to poke enemies in case I'm not distracting them well enough.

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*Updated Masteries*
For the Roaming build, I went 9/0/21. 9 for Offensive is extremely useful, lowering cooldowns, and improving your ghost spell. Consider it redemption for losing Priscella's Blessing. The 21 in Utility is obvious, you want to get to your goal using anything possible, and Utility helps.

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The choice of items are pretty straight-forward, but I'll review them just in case.

Boots of Mobility I buy these regardless of the situation, every game. The speed boost given is just remarkable for your role, and even if you're attacked, your base speed should be enough to outrun anyone. These are really the only thing that make you effective early game.

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Situational Items

Quicksilver Sash Use this if you're having issues with CC. Put it in after Priscilla's Blessing, if you're going to follow the build.

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Your Role as Roaming Teemo

If I haven't made it clear before about what exactly you'll be doing, your job is to cause as much chaos to the enemy team as possible, while giving your team the time to secure and defend their control points. You'll be running around the jungle like Speedy Gonzales, and most of the time the enemy will never be able to catch you. You'll be taking any control point that is undefended, forcing the enemy to defend, and have less of a presence on the battlefield. You'll be distracting their team as much as possible. In a few games, I've personally had around 2 bars of hp, around 700 movement speed (discluding items, abilities, spells, etc), and had literally their entire team trying to annihilate me as I swerved around the jungle endlessly, hitting speed pad after speed pad, placing mushrooms in their way to frustrate them even further. By the time they finally caught me (About 50 seconds into the chase), my team had every control point. These are the moments that will make you love playing Roaming Teemo.

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Start out by buying Boots of Mobility, and health potions if you feel safer with them. Before you start, inform your team of your role, and how you won't be there to help.

Assuming you're on blue team, rush to the "Drill". Make sure to hit the speed pad on the way there, and hide in the bushes until the enemy moves on. In my experience of playing Crystal Scar, typically one or two enemies will run to the drill, convert it, and rush the windmill. As soon as the enemies are out of the way, rush in there and begin to convert the Drill.

With this build and style of gameplay, you want to be out of there and into the jungle before the enemy even gets there. Your job is to distract the enemy as much as possible, by popping in and out of the jungle, taking their control points. With that being said, turning a zone from enemy to neutral is a victory. It means the enemy has to take time to run back and reconvert it.

After doing what you can, run back into the jungle and find vulnerable control points. By the time you die or have enough gold, recall back and purchase your first Phantom Dancer Continue converting zones and causing as much chaos as you can with the enemy team. I typically never recall when playing like this. You'll find yourself stacking up deaths, normally around 9 deaths and 1 kill if you're lucky. Brush that aside, because while you may die a lot, you're playing a vital role to your team, and making their lives easier. Instead of focusing on your zones, like a successful enemy team should, they have to start focusing on their zones in order to block you out, making it easier for your team to attack and defend.

Once you hit 18, you should be able to outrun just about everyone. I've had times where 4 enemies are chasing me when I have around 200 hp, and distracted them long enough for my team to get every single control point, and I ended up escaping.

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Skill Sequence

Move Quick is your best friend. Since you will have literally no damage output, Blinding Dart and Toxic Shot have little to no use to you, beside taunting your enemies into chasing you. Of course, Noxious Trap should be leveled whenever available.

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Wards are no longer available in Dominion, so Teemo's Mushrooms are perfect for map awareness of the jungle. I've had plenty of times where mushrooms have saved my life. Usually, I'll place mushrooms right on top of the speed pads, because the speed pads are normally used in fights for 2 reasons:
1.) To get away from a fight
2.) To finish off the champion with low health

Your team can never thank you enough for helping them out in such a simple way. Besides the speed pads, I typically put mushrooms anywhere on the paths. Usually I tend to place them right in the middle of the path, instead of in the bushes, because I've found it helps me escape easier, and is more of a convienence for my teammates.

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This build can help your team tremendously, and it's ridiculously fun to play. Because of how fast you are, you can easily take a zone while watching the enemy run for you from another zone, run to the jungle, and take the zone they were previously guarding. It disrupts their strategies, and provides some good laughs.

This is my first build, and I would love to hear your input, suggestions, and criticism. If you would like to downvote my guide, please at least explain why so I can attempt to fix it. Thank you very much, and I hope you enjoy pissing off the enemy team!

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Here's what to expect at the end of the game. ;)(This was a disorganized pug, which was the only reason the score was close. With all the help I was giving them, they should have easily been able to do their job, seeing that I was distracting 3 people the entire game... -.- )

And here's the post-game stats for it.As you can see, I neutralized 21 control points, and captured another 11, easily enough to put me as #1 on the player list! :P

Here's the post-game stats for one game. I played bottom defense the entire game. Gonna try playing offensive soon. This was using my second build.As you can see, I had the highest damage output out of everyone, and nearly the highest kdr. Pretty good!