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Champion Spotlight

Teemo Champion Spotlight

Teemo Champion Spotlight

Recommended Items

Summoner's Rift
Starting Doran's Ring item Health Potion item2 Warding Totem item
Early Haunting Guise item Boots of Speed item Corrupting Potion item
Essential Liandry's Torment item Sorcerer's Shoes item Nashor's Tooth item
Offensive Void Staff item Rabadon's Deathcap item Luden's Echo item
Situational Lich Bane item Rylai's Crystal Scepter item Zhonya's Hourglass item
Consumables Health Potion item Elixir of Sorcery item Control Ward item
Summoner's Rift (Jungler)
Starting Hunter's Machete item Health Potion item3 Warding Totem item
Early Hunter's Potion item Stalker's Blade item Recurve Bow item
Essential Stalker's Blade (Bloodrazor) item Berserker's Greaves item Nashor's Tooth item
Standard Runaan's Hurricane item Guinsoo's Rageblade item Blade of the Ruined King item
Situational Rylai's Crystal Scepter item Liandry's Torment item Wit's End item
Consumables Health Potion item Elixir of Sorcery item Control Ward item
Twisted Treeline
Starting Doran's Ring item Boots of Speed item Health Potion item3
Early Haunting Guise item Sorcerer's Shoes item
Essential Wooglet's Witchcap item Liandry's Torment item
Standard Morellonomicon item Void Staff item Luden's Echo item
Situational Rylai's Crystal Scepter item Athene's Unholy Grail item Lich Bane item
Consumables Health Potion item Refillable Potion item Elixir of Wrath item
Twisted Treeline (Jungler)
Howling Abyss
Starting Doran's Ring item Chalice of Harmony item
Essential Sorcerer's Shoes item Athene's Unholy Grail item Liandry's Torment item
Offensive Rabadon's Deathcap item Luden's Echo item Void Staff item
Defensive Zhonya's Hourglass item Rylai's Crystal Scepter item Banshee's Veil item
Consumables Oracle's Extract item Health Potion item Elixir of Sorcery item


Playing As Teemo OriginalSquare Teemo
  • Teemo OriginalSquare Teemo's Noxious Trap mushrooms can be used to farm creep waves very effectively.
  • Place your Noxious Trap mushrooms at key locations on the map, such as by the DragonSquare Dragon or Baron NashorSquare Baron Nashor, to reveal when your enemies might be attempting to kill them.
Playing Against Teemo OriginalSquare Teemo
  • Teemo OriginalSquare Teemo's Toxic Shot Toxic Shot punishes who get hit and back out, so stay at a safe range until you're ready to commit.
  • It can be valuable to use Oracle Lens item Oracle Lens to destroy Noxious Trap mushrooms around key locations.


Ability Usage
  • Sometimes it is better to stand still and go into Guerrilla Warfare Guerrilla Warfare for an escape mechanism than to use Move Quick Move Quick or Recall Recall.
  • Unlike other stealth abilities, Teemo OriginalSquare Teemo loses Guerrilla Warfare Guerrilla Warfare if knocked up.
  • When playing Teemo OriginalSquare Teemo not in mid lane, an easy way to get First Blood is to use Guerrilla Warfare Guerrilla Warfare just out of range of their turrets' sight or at the edge of the bush closest to their turret, and wait for the enemy champion to start farming. When they move about right next to you, Ignite Ignite and kill them with the help of the mid lane champion if necessary. Exhaust Exhaust would be useful with this . 
  • Blinding Dart Blinding Dart can be used to harass effectively and can help Teemo OriginalSquare Teemo kill physical champions in fights.
    • Blinding Dart Blinding Dart with Exhaust Exhaust can destroy a champion who relies heavily on physical attacks like Tryndamere OriginalSquare Tryndamere or Caitlyn OriginalSquare Caitlyn. Apply blind first then apply Exhaust Exhaust after the blind has worn off. This will allow your blind CD to refresh while your enemy is exhausted, minimizing their DPS. If you use both at the same time, the blind will override the attack damage/ability power reduction. Similarly, you can use these two abilities on two champions, effectively taking them out of the battle for a few seconds.
  • Blinding Dart Blinding Dart can be used as an autoattack timer reset. This is extremely important to learn how to use throughout the game. Opening with a normal attack, immediately using Blinding Dart Blinding Dart, then proceeding to autoattack will apply great burst damage, even during laning. Try mastering this combo to use it on the fly and you'll increase your ability power/attack speed damage tremendously.
  • If Blinding Dart Blinding Dart is used on Warwick OriginalSquare Warwick's Infinite Duress Infinite Duress it will stop the damage from the attacks but the on-hit affects will still apply, this will dramatically decrease the damage taken.
  • Use Move Quick Move Quick to get back to lane quicker.
  • Move Quick Move Quick can also be used to get from lane to lane very quickly, allowing you to help out in fights all over the map.
  • Using Ignite Ignite with your poison can ensure kills on fleeing enemies.
  • One is to place some Noxious Trap Noxious Trap in your lane and wait for the enemy to push. After this, go into Guerrilla Warfare Guerrilla Warfare. Then, after the enemy runs into a couple of Noxious Trap Noxious Traps, use Blinding Dart Blinding Dart and auto attacks to finish them.
  • Placing a Noxious Trap Noxious Trap or two behind the first turret and before the 2nd near the paths to the jungle but not in the minions' path can turn an almost kill into an easy kill.
  • Teemo OriginalSquare Teemo's Noxious Trap Noxious Trap can be used to farm creep waves very effectively; it is best to keep your mushrooms spread out and not too close to each other. If a lane has enemy minions stacking on each other (especially the ranged minions), pop a Noxious Trap Noxious Trap down in the middle of them and watch them all die in just a few seconds. Use this only if you need to stop a wave immediately or stop future waves, because it is necessary to maximize potential damage by increasing the number of active shrooms on the map to win. More shrooms = more chances of hitting them = more net damage.
  • Put a Noxious Trap Noxious Trap at key locations on the map, such as by DragonSquare Dragon or Baron NashorSquare Baron Nashor to reveal when your enemies might be attempting to kill them or to prevent ganking and make counter ganks. This is similar to a Warding Totem item Warding Totem but the range that Noxious Trap Noxious Trap reveals is much smaller.
    • Tip: Place two, one near the opening and one behind the monster. The front one will explode after an enemy steps on it, thwarting them from starting Baron NashorSquare Baron Nashor or DragonSquare Dragon, while the back one will allow you to see the health of the monster and whether it is being attacked.
    • Depending on the enemy teams melee/range makeup, you can put a Noxious Trap Noxious Trap to the side of Baron NashorSquare Baron Nashor to reveal 1-2 enemy melee champions, or you can place them a little behind the side of the baron if there are 3 or more. This will usually reveal enemy melee champions currently attempting to slay Baron NashorSquare Baron Nashor.
    • Make sure to place the Noxious Trap Noxious Trap out of the path of the Rift ScuttlerSquare Rift Scuttler or kill it in advance, since it will trigger shrooms.
  • Put a Noxious Trap Noxious Trap inside brushes and entrances to your lanes or your team's side of the map to ensure maximum safety.
  • When fighting against a Twisted Fate OriginalSquare Twisted Fate, be careful because if he uses Destiny Destiny any Noxious Trap Noxious Traps near any ally will be revealed.
  • When laying down Noxious Trap Noxious Traps in the jungle, keep in mind that the champion movement pathing often hugs the terrain as they take the shortest route to the selected location. Laying traps against walls at turning points will increase the chance enemies will run into them on their way to/from lanes. Placing down shrooms in the center will allow for a more permanent ward (sometimes).
  • Also, when laying traps in a lane, remember that minions travel through the middle, and if the front minion runs into it only he and one minion behind him will be hit. Placing them on the sides can increase the chances of hitting a champion.
  • Placing two to three Noxious Trap Noxious Traps by the enemy red or blue buff is generally a good idea considering you might just get lucky and steal it from them while slowing their farming down.
  • It's sometimes a good idea to place a few Noxious Trap Noxious Traps behind you before entering a teamfight, that way if you begin to lose, your team can run off and lead the enemy right into a minefield.
  • If planting mushrooms at DragonSquare Dragon or Baron NashorSquare Baron Nashor, they will provide vision if placed off to the side.
  • Don't forget that Noxious Trap Noxious Trap can be placed down in team fights and only has a short time to arm. Doing this could secure a kill or slow down an enemy when he/she is trying to escape.
  • If you are suspecting a possible towerdive from an opposing champion, place Noxious Trap Noxious Traps behind and in front of your turret in order to slow and deal damage to the enemy.
  • If an enemy is engaging you at melee range, Noxious Trap Noxious Traps can be used to peel them off you by placing one underneath you and stepping backwards.
  • Teemo OriginalSquare Teemo can be used to split push; Noxious Trap Noxious Trap gives him advanced warning and often weakens enemy champions coming to stop him, Move Quick Move Quick allows him to escape, and Guerrilla Warfare Guerrilla Warfare makes him even harder to find.
  • Teleport Teleport can be used on his Noxious Trap Noxious Traps. With good placement, this gives his team the widest range of teleport options possible.
Rune Usage
  • Ultimate Hunter is good on him, as it will improve the recharge time of Noxious Trap Noxious Traps, especially as he gets more Bounty Hunter stacks. Reducing the cooldown of shrooms is impactful as it allows for shrooms to be charged faster; enabling it to be planted more continuously.
  • Arcane Comet can add damage to Noxious Trap Noxious Traps; as the comet appears to have a delay rather than a travel time it could hit targets far away about as easily as in close range. Noxious Trap Noxious Trap allows him to often trigger the rune even if he is pushing on the other side of the map, maximizing its efficiency.
Item Usage
  • Purchasing Doran's Shield item Doran's Shield can counter Teemo OriginalSquare Teemo early game by restoring health over time while being autoattacked. This is especially useful for melee champions who will take occasional harass from Teemo OriginalSquare Teemo in lane.
  • If you're playing on Summoner's Rift, Control Ward item Control Ward in the strategic place where you think Teemo OriginalSquare Teemo will place his Noxious Trap Noxious Trap. You also can attempt to bait him into taking out your Control Ward item Control Ward in order to engage a fight.
  • When facing Teemo OriginalSquare Teemo as an auto-attack reliant champion, it is best advised to buy a Quicksilver Sash item Quicksilver Sash to remove the blind CC from his Blinding Dart Blinding Dart.
  • Use Spectre's Cowl item Spectre's Cowl when up against an AP Teemo OriginalSquare Teemo, as it will mitigate a good portion of his damage output and restore you some health.
  • Use a Health Potion item Health Potion when you are low on health and are affected by Toxic Shot Toxic Shot, that way you can negate the poison damage from his Toxic Shot Toxic Shot.
  • Since most of Teemo OriginalSquare Teemo's damage output comes from autoattacks with his Toxic Shot Toxic Shot, consider building Randuin's Omen item Randuin's Omen and Frozen Heart item Frozen Heart. More especially so with the former as it's passive and active can negate Move Quick Move Quick.
    • Keep in note that Toxic Shot Toxic Shot deals a lot of magic damage instead of physical damage and you still need some magic resistance along with attack speed reduction.
  • When chasing an enemy Teemo OriginalSquare Teemo that enters Guerrilla Warfare Guerrilla Warfare, area of effect and skillshot abilities can forcibly cause Teemo OriginalSquare Teemo to break stealth and attempt to escape. Knockback and knockup effects will break Teemo OriginalSquare Teemo's Guerrilla Warfare Guerrilla Warfare as well.
  • When facing AP Teemo OriginalSquare Teemo during early game, he will typically poke and run while letting his poison deal damage and lowering your health gradually, until he is able to burst you down. Be prepared to pull away if he approaches, and use Health Potion item Health Potions to keep your health high.
  • Do not chase Teemo OriginalSquare Teemo if he attacks once and then runs, particularly AP Teemo OriginalSquare Teemo, as he is most likely luring you through a field of Noxious Trap Noxious Traps.
  • If you are using a champion whose damage output is either strongly or entirely based on their auto attacks (ex. Jax OriginalSquare Jax, Vayne OriginalSquare Vayne, Kog'Maw OriginalSquare Kog'Maw, or even Teemo OriginalSquare Teemo himself) you need to purchase items to mitigate Teemo OriginalSquare Teemo's Blinding Dart Blinding Dart.
  • If you're using a long-ranged marksman champion such as Tristana OriginalSquare Tristana, Caitlyn OriginalSquare Caitlyn, Kog'Maw OriginalSquare Kog'Maw with Bio-Arcane Barrage Bio-Arcane Barrage activated or Jinx OriginalSquare Jinx using Switcheroo! Fishbones, take advantage of your extended range in order to stay away from his Blinding Dart Blinding Dart.
  • Teemo OriginalSquare Teemo is often played top lane and very rarely mid lane because his Blinding Dart Blinding Dart, his damage over time with his Toxic Shot Toxic Shot and his kiting kit potential with his Move Quick Move Quick and Noxious Trap Noxious Traps can give most melee bruisers (i.e. Nasus OriginalSquare Nasus, Renekton OriginalSquare Renekton, Jax OriginalSquare Jax, Gangplank OriginalSquare Gangplank, Wukong OriginalSquare Wukong, Tryndamere OriginalSquare Tryndamere, Aatrox OriginalSquare Aatrox, Rengar OriginalSquare Rengar, Olaf OriginalSquare Olaf, Trundle OriginalSquare Trundle, and Darius OriginalSquare Darius), assassins (i.e. Fizz OriginalSquare Fizz, Akali OriginalSquare Akali, Master Yi OriginalSquare Master Yi, and Diana OriginalSquare Diana) an extremely hard time. However, keep in note that Blinding Dart Blinding Dart only blocks auto-attacks and does not block damage and crowd-control effects from abilities. Because of this, AP mages with spells that can outrange and out-push him (i.e. Lux OriginalSquare Lux and Ziggs OriginalSquare Ziggs) or AD casters with spammable ranged abilities (i.e. Pantheon OriginalSquare Pantheon and Zed OriginalSquare Zed) can lane decently well against Teemo OriginalSquare Teemo and zone him out.
  • Most Teemo OriginalSquare Teemo players disregard building defensive items and are therefore easy to kill. Look for opportunities to engage and burst him before he can retreat to his Noxious Trap minefield.
  • Noxious Trap Noxious Traps grants Teemo OriginalSquare Teemo strong map control by granting minor vision in addition to the strong slow and damage over time makes Teemo OriginalSquare Teemo relatively difficult to gank after level 6. Coordinate with your jungler before level 6 to shut down his farming and bring Oracle Lens item Oracle Lens if necessary.
  • In mid-late game, a Spell Shield (Shroud of Darkness Shroud of Darkness, Black Shield Black Shield, or Banshee's Veil item Banshee's Veil) can help with clearing Noxious Trap Noxious Traps.


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