How to Play Teemo in League of Legends

Want to know how you can play Teemo in League of Legends?

League of Legends is an online multiplayer game developed and published by Riot Games. It’s available on both Windows and macOS devices. Recently, a mobile version of League of Legends was released in the App Store and Google Play Store. 

With its increased popularity, many gamers are jumping into the hype. 

Unfortunately, MOBA games can be daunting to learn due to the mechanics that you need to familiarize yourself with. From the vast pool of champions to learn, the game is not really friendly to beginners, especially if no one is guiding them. 

If you’re reading this, you are probably trying to learn a new champion in the game. 

One of the oldest champions in League is Teemo. He is a very cute beast, born in Bandle City. He is a legendary champion in the Yordle squad, who is also referred to as Teemo Mammal Clan. 

While Teemo has a cute and furry appearance, he is an absolute beast in the Rift when played correctly. 

Today, we will show you how to play Teemo in League of Legends. 

Let’s get started!


Teemo is an ability power champion. He should be played as aggressively as possible in the laning phase and maximize his range to poke enemies. Teemo also has a unique playstyle, being able to hide and place invisible mushroom bombs all over the map. 

Guerilla Warfare (Passive)

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INNATE – Teemo gains invisibility after 1.5 seconds of not moving, taking damage, doing actions that break stealth, and channeling. He’ll remain invisible as long as he doesn’t move, act, or be displaced. 

If within the brush, Teemo gains invisibility after 1.5 seconds even while moving and may do so freely within its boundaries. 

ELEMENT OF SURPRISE – When Teemo breaks stealth, he gains the Element of Surprise for 5 seconds, granting him 20 / 40 / 60 / 80% (depends on level) bonus attack speed. 

Blinding Dart (Q)

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ACTIVE – Teemo shoots a dart at the target enemy that deals magic damage upon hit and blinds them for several seconds. Blind duration is doubled against minions and monsters. 

Move Quick (W)

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PASSIVE – Teemo gains bonus movement speed if he hasn’t taken damage from enemy champions or turrets for 5 seconds. 

ACTIVE – Teemo doubles the bonus movement speed gained from Move Quick’s passive for 3 seconds and is not affected by damage for the duration. 

Toxic Shot (E)

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PASSIVE – Teemo’s basic attacks deal bonus damage on-hit and apply poison for 4 seconds to enemy champions. This deals magic damage every second over the duration. Subsequent attacks refresh the duration. 

Toxic Shot deals 150% damage against monsters. 

Noxious Trap (R)

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PASSIVE – Teemo stores a Noxious Trap charge periodically, up to a maximum amount at once. 

ACTIVE – Teemo tosses a poisonous mushroom on a target location, which becomes stealthed after arming over 1 second. This lasts for up to 5 minutes and grants sight of its surroundings. Noxious Trap can bounce forward if it lands on top of another. 

The mushroom explodes upon contact with an enemy, slowing them for 4 seconds and applying a poison that lasts for 4 seconds. Noxious Trap deals magic damage every second over the duration, and the affected enemy becomes visible on the map. 

Teemo Gameplay

Your primary goal in the early game is to play safe, pick up gold and XP, and avoid dying. Unfortunately, Teemo has a weak early game and needs time to come online. Once you have a few levels under your belt, you should look for short trades. 

As you’re not strong in the early game, it’s best to time your attack. Once your enemy makes a mistake and wastes an ability, you can start playing aggressively. 

In the laning phase, keep the minion wave close to your turret. This ensures your safety and reduces the risks of you getting ganked. 


As the game transitions to the mid-late game, you should start roaming the map and place your Noxious Traps. When placing your mushrooms, you should identify the areas where your enemy usually goes. 

At level 9, your Blinding Dart (Q) should be maxed out. This will allow you to deal a decent amount of burst damage, giving you better chances to kill enemies. 

Teemo isn’t outstanding on team fights. Due to this, you should look for opportunities to pick solo enemies and blow champions with your traps. Split pushing is also a great way to contribute to your team. 

Upon reaching level 16, your Ultimate’s cooldown should be further reduced, allowing you to place more bombs on the map. 

This should make it difficult for your enemies to traverse choke points and cause them to hesitate to push. Having tons of mushrooms on the map will force the enemy team to invest heavily in vision. 





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

Item Build

That ends our guide on how to play Teemo in League of Legends. For your questions, please leave a comment below, and we’ll do our best to answer them. 

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