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Skill usage

  • Sometimes it is better to stand still and go into Camouflage.png Camouflage for an escape mechanism than to use Move Quick.png Move Quick or Recall.png Recall.
  • Unlike other stealth abilities, TeemoSquare.png Teemo loses Camouflage.png Camouflage if knocked up.
  • When playing TeemoSquare.png Teemo not in mid lane, an easy way to get First Blood is to use Camouflage.png Camouflage 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.png Ignite and kill them with the help of the mid lane champion if necessary. Exhaust.png Exhaust would be useful with this strategy. 
  • Blinding Dart.png Blinding Dart can be used to harass effectively and can help TeemoSquare.png Teemo kill physical champions in fights.
    • Blinding Dart.png Blinding Dart with Exhaust.png Exhaust can destroy a champion who relies heavily on physical attacks like TryndamereSquare.png Tryndamere or CaitlynSquare.png Caitlyn. Apply blind first then apply 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.png Blinding Dart can be used in-between autoattacks, which allows 2 rapid-fire attacks. This is extremely important to learn how to use throughout the game. Opening with a normal attack, immediately using Blinding Dart.png 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.png Blinding Dart is used on FioraSquare.png Fiora before she activates her ult Blade Waltz.png Blade Waltz it will stop the damage from the attacks but the on-hit affects will still apply, this will dramatically decrease the damage taken. This also applies to WarwickSquare.png Warwick's Infinite Duress.png Infinite Duress.
  • Use Move Quick.png Move Quick to get back to lane quicker.
  • Move Quick.png 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.png Ignite with your poison can ensure kills on fleeing enemies.
  • One strategy is to place some Noxious Trap.png Noxious Trap in your lane and wait for the enemy to push. After this, go into Camouflage.png Camouflage. Then, after the enemy runs into a couple of Noxious Trap.png Noxious Traps, use Blinding Dart.png Blinding Dart and auto attacks to finish them.
  • Placing a Noxious Trap.png 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.
  • TeemoSquare.png Teemo's Noxious Trap.png 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.png 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.png Noxious Trap at key locations on the map, such as by the DragonSquare.png Dragon or Baron NashorSquare.png 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 Sight Ward item.png Sight Ward but the range that Noxious Trap.png Noxious Trap reveals is much smaller. (Tip: Place 2. 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 or 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.png Noxious Trap to the side of Baron NashorSquare.png Baron Nashor to reveal 1 or 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.png Baron Nashor.
  • Put a Noxious Trap.png 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 TwistedFateSquare.png Twisted Fate, be careful because if he uses Destiny.png Destiny any Noxious Trap.png Noxious Traps near any ally will be revealed.
  • When laying down Noxious Trap.png 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.png 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.png 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.png Dragon or Baron NashorSquare.png Baron Nashor, they will provide vision if placed off to the side.
  • Don't forget that Noxious Trap.png Noxious Trap can be placed down in team fights and only has a short time to arm (1 second). 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.png 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.png Noxious Traps can be used to peel them off you by placing one underneath you and stepping backwards.

Build usage

Recommended builds

Summoner's Rift
Starting Doran's Ring item Health Potion item2 Warding Totem item
Essential Sorcerer's Shoes item Liandry's Torment item Nashor's Tooth item
Offensive Rabadon's Deathcap item Void Staff item Morellonomicon item Runaan's Hurricane item
Defensive Zhonya's Hourglass item Guardian Angel item
Consumables Health Potion item Mana Potion item Sight Ward item Vision Ward item Elixir of Ruin item
The Howling Abyss
Starting Boots of Speed item Doran's Ring item2 Health Potion item2
Essential Sorcerer's Shoes item Stinger item Rabadon's Deathcap item
Offensive Nashor's Tooth item Liandry's Torment item Lich Bane item Deathfire Grasp item
Defensive Athene's Unholy Grail item Zhonya's Hourglass item
Consumables Health Potion item Mana Potion item
The Crystal Scar
Starting Boots of Speed item Prospector's Ring item Health Potion item2
Essential Sorcerer's Shoes item Wooglet's Witchcap item Blackfire Torch item
Offensive Void Staff item Deathfire Grasp item Morellonomicon item
Defensive Hextech Sweeper item Abyssal Scepter item
Consumables Health Potion item Mana Potion item
The Twisted Treeline
Starting Boots of Speed item Doran's Ring item
Essential Sorcerer's Shoes item Wooglet's Witchcap item Blackfire Torch item
Offensive Void Staff item Deathfire Grasp item Morellonomicon item
Defensive Hextech Sweeper item Abyssal Scepter item
Consumables Health Potion item Mana Potion item

Countering

  • Purchasing Doran's Shield item.png Doran's Shield can counter TeemoSquare.png Teemo early game by reducing  damage from his autoattacks and restoring health, but bear in mind that Toxic Shot.png Toxic Shot is not blocked. This is especially useful for melee champions who will take occasional harass from TeemoSquare.png Teemo in lane.
  • Purchasing, The Lightbringer item.png The Lightbringer or Hextech Sweeper item.png Hextech Sweeper will help you see his Noxious Trap.png Noxious Trap or TeemoSquare.png Teemo himself that is hidden with his Camouflage.png Camouflage.
    • Alternatively, you can set up Vision Ward item.png Vision Ward in the strategic place where you think TeemoSquare.png Teemo will place his Noxious Trap.png Noxious Trap. You also can attempt to bait him into taking out your Vision Ward item.png Vision Ward in order to engage a fight.
  • When facing TeemoSquare.png Teemo as an auto-attack reliant champion, it is best advised to buy a Quicksilver Sash item.png Quicksilver Sash to remove the blind CC from his Blinding Dart.png Blinding Dart.
  • Use Spectre's Cowl.png Spectre's Cowl when up against an AP TeemoSquare.png Teemo, as it will mitigate a good portion of his damage output and restore you some health.
  • Use a Health Potion item.png Health Potion when you are low on health and are affected by Toxic Shot.png Toxic Shot, that way you can negate the poison damage from his Toxic Shot.png Toxic Shot.
  • Since most of TeemoSquare.png Teemo's damage output comes from autoattacks with his Toxic Shot.png Toxic Shot, consider building Randuin's Omen item.png Randuin's Omen and Frozen Heart item.png Frozen Heart. More especially so with the former as it's passive and active can negate Move Quick.png Move Quick.
    • Keep in note that Toxic Shot.png 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 TeemoSquare.png Teemo that enters Camouflage.png Camouflage, area of effect and skill shot abilities can forcibly cause TeemoSquare.png Teemo to break stealth and attempt to escape. Knockback and knockup effects will break TeemoSquare.png Teemo's Camouflage.png Camouflage as well.
  • When facing AP build TeemoSquare.png Teemo during early game, they will typically poke and run, letting their poison deal damage and lowering your health gradually, until they are able to burst. Be prepared to pull away if he approaches, and use Health Potion item.png Health Potions to keep your health high.
  • Do not chase TeemoSquare.png Teemo if he attacks once and then runs, particularly AP TeemoSquare.png Teemo, as he is most likely luring you through a field of Noxious Trap.png Noxious Traps.
  • Because much of Teemo's early game poke is damage over time, the Unyielding mastery s4.png Unyielding mastery is more effective in decreasing his poke damage.
  • If you are using a champion whose damage output is either strongly or entirely based on their auto attacks (ex. JaxSquare.png Jax, VayneSquare.png Vayne, KogMawSquare.png Kog'Maw, or even TeemoSquare.png Teemo himself) you need to purchase items to mitigate Teemo's Blinding Dart
  • Teemo is often played top lane and very rarely mid lane because his Blinding Dart.png Blinding Dart, his damage over time with his Toxic Shot.png Toxic Shot and his kiting kit potential with his Move Quick.png Move Quick and Noxious Trap.png Noxious Traps can give most melee bruisers (i.e. GarenSquare.png Garen, NasusSquare.png Nasus, RenektonSquare.png Renekton, JaxSquare.png Jax, GangplankSquare.png Gangplank, WukongSquare.png Wukong, TryndamereSquare.png Tryndamere, AatroxSquare.png Aatrox, RengarSquare.png Rengar, OlafSquare.png Olaf, TrundleSquare.png Trundle, and DariusSquare.png Darius), assassins (i.e. FizzSquare.png Fizz, AkaliSquare.png Akali, MasterYiSquare.png Master Yi, and DianaSquare.png Diana) an extremely hard time. However, keep in note that Blinding Dart.png 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. LuxSquare.png Lux and ZiggsSquare.png Ziggs) or AD casters with spammable ranged abilities (i.e. PantheonSquare.png Pantheon and ZedSquare.png Zed) can lane decently well against Teemo and zone him out.
  • Most TeemoSquare.png 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.png minefield.
  • Oracle's Lens item.jpg Oracle's Lens is a great counter to Teemo, revealing and disabling his traps whilst giving you true sight for ten seconds to sweep out even more mushrooms or see a Camouflage.png camouflaged Teemo.
  • Noxious Trap.png Noxious Traps grants Teemo strong map control by granting minor vision in addition to the strong slow and damage over time makes Teemo relatively difficult to gank after level 6. Coordinate with your jungler before level 6 to shut down his farming and bring Oracle's Lens item.jpg Oracle's Lens if necessary.
    • YorickSquare.png Yorick is considered to be a strong counter to TeemoSquare.png Teemo for many reasons. First, his passive, Unholy Covenant.png Unholy Covenant mitigates a lot of TeemoSquare.png Teemo's poking harass, including Toxic Shot.png Toxic Shot. Second, YorickSquare.png Yorick is able to out-sustain TeemoSquare.png Teemo with his Omen of Famine.png Omen of Famine. Third, his kit functions more of a ranged AD caster rather than an autoattacker, thus making Teemo's Blinding Dart.png Blinding Dart useless. Finally, YorickSquare.png Yorick can use his ghouls to safely detonate Noxious Trap.png Noxious Traps in a safe distance, thus denying Teemo lane and map control.

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