The Teemo Bible: Preface and Introduction

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Preface

Hello everyone! My name is MrBrightside; I’m a high-elo Teemo main who peaked high Diamond 1 and Top Four Teemo World back in Season Seven. I started maining Teemo back in Season Four and after thousands of games and hours playing the most notorious champion in League of Legends, I believe I’m fit to spill the beans on everything Teemo. Literally. Everything.

Introduction

This will be the most comprehensive and in-depth guide ever written on the art of mastering Teemo. The Teemo Bible will be updated every patch and I will make sure it is stays as up-to-date as possible. Since this is will be constantly evolving through every patch, this guide will always be a work in progress and always revised. Although this guide will be focused on playing Teemo in the Top Lane, Teemo Mid, Jungle, ADC and Support will eventually Chapters.

This guide will focus on the core fundamentals along with the ins and outs of Teemo. We will go over the following:

Runes, Builds, every rune and how it relates to Teemo, Types of Shrooms, Shroom map coverage, how to effectively use Shrooms, every match-up versus every rune, how lanes are expected to play out, transitioning from laning phase to mid-game, transitioning from mid-game to late-game, winning every lane, when to get vision, utilizing Teemo’s passive, the best bans for every elo and patch, pros and cons to every build, SKINtimidation, going over every single item in the game and how Teemo uses them, ganking, avoiding ganks, in-depth guidelines on levels, ability sequences, top lane guidelines, lane positioning, how to play teamfights, positioning in teamfights, when to splitpush, when to build items in certain situations, my peronal opinion builds, looking at Teemo objectively and subjectively, theorycrafting aaaaaaaand so much more.

 

I hope you enjoy reading The Teemo Bible as much as I enjoy writing it. Cheers.

 

The Teemo Bible

Why Grasp of the Undying is Teemo’s Core Keystone

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Since the Keystone Rework back in the preseason of Season Eight, Aery has been the core keystone for Teemo, especially with Aery being particularly broken on Patch 7.22. Although Aery is still a great keystone on Teemo, with the new AP item rework a few patches ago, Grasp of the Undying has recently taken the spotlight by giving Teemo the ability to win matchups he would once lose. Top lane is the easiest to gank, camp, and counter-pick making it the most punishing lane. Therefore, the importance of poke, sustain, and survivability becomes magnified. This build gives Teemo, who is already an oppressive laner, more sustain, survivability, and ultimately more opportunities to harass with minuscule punishment from enemy minions.

About the Build

As far as I know, this build originated from xBlotter. However, after talking with him and discussing the pros and cons of the build, I’ve made a few changes that I feel have improved it.

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Teemo’s Grasp of the Undying Rune Setup

Grasp of the Undying: Grasp grants you insane sustain in lane and gives you a huge advantage when going for all-ins and extended trades.

Bone Plating: Bone Plating is the best rune for fending off assassins; it mitigates any burst the enemy laner can potentially output.

Conditioning: Conditioning is the best option for this row. However, if you’re laning against a high amount of poke, then I’d recommend taking Second Wind.

Overgrowth: Every other option in this row is garbage.

Taste of Blood: Taste of Blood took over Feast’s role; it gives you a chunk of health back that makes a huge difference in the laning phase.

Ravenous Hunter: When fully stacked, Ravenous Hunter is too efficient to pass up. With Teemo’s Toxic Shot (E) technically being ability damage, you’re essentially life stealing off your auto-attack’s on-hit damage.

When to Use This Build

I highly recommend using this build when laning versus champions who can poke you out of lane and force you to back early. This build is essential when playing against champions who rely on winning all-ins. For example, champions like Camille and Jayce become ineffective and this build allows you to auto-win the lane.

Item Build

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Core Item Build Listed in Order

Any standard build AP Teemo build can work with this rune setup. However, due to the runes being buffed by health items and AP items now granting a large amount of health, I prefer to build lots of health and damage, while still maintaining 40 percent CDR.

 

Have fun tilting others on the rift.

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