Wild Rift Teemo Build, Runes, and Guide

The annoying Yordle everyone hates playing against in League of Legends made its way into Wild Rift. Teemo is someone I’ve mained and climbed to Diamond with on PC League of Legends, so I was thrilled to give him a shot in Wild Rift. While not all of his abilities are the exact same, his play style remains consistent. In the right hands, Teemo can carry a game. This guide will be looking at Teemo Baron lane, so let’s dive into some of the basics for mastering Teemo properly on Wild Rift.

Baron Lane Teemo Guide

Teemo Runes

  • Aery
    • I’m a bit fan of Aery because it can proc multiple times with your passive poison damage.
  • Gathering Storm of Weakness
    • Gathering storm makes you stronger the further into the game you get. If you have optimal mushroom placement, that let you deal out extra damage when enemies hit a mushroom and are impaired.
  • Regeneration
    • Gives lane sustain for both health and mana and allows you to poke with your Blind more often in lane.
  • Manaflow Band
    • Increases your mana pool every time you hit the enemy with an ability. Gives you plenty of mana to spam abilities.

Item Build Path

  • Liandry’s Torment
    • Liandry’s does a percentage of the enemy’s max health. It works incredibly well with Teemo since his auto attacks are largely magic damage due to his passive.
  • Nashor’s Tooth
    • A core item for Teemo that adds extra attack speed and magic damage. The extra attack speed and magic damage offer another consistent damage source. It’s also incredibly effective for split pushing allowing you to take towers down in no time.
  • Gluttonous Greaves
    • The extra movement speed helps with poking, escaping, and is solid for ganking since your Guerilla Warfare makes you invisible.
  • Infinity Orb
    • Overall solid item for Teemo. It offers move speed, magic penetration, and allows you to critically strike with your empowered attacks.
  • Morellonomicon or Void Staff
    • If they have a lot of healing on their team (whether that be a support like Soraka or someone with life steal) go with Morellonomicon. If they are tanky and stacking magic resistance, go for Void Staff.
  • Rabadon’s Deathcap
    • Deathcap increases your Ability Power by 40%, so this is one of last items you will be buying as it become increasingly more powerful the more AP you have.
  • Zhonya’s or Teleport Enchantment
    • If you’re playing against enemies like Zed, Fizz, or Master Yi I usually buy Zhonya’s. If you plan to use Zhonya’s when an auto attacker is on you, make sure to blind them first, dish out a few auto attacks, then Zhonya’s when the blind is gone. Once the Zhonya’s effect is over, you’re usually close to having your Blind up again.
    • If you plan on focusing only on split pushing, the Teleport Enchantment is the way to go.

If you’re facing a lot of tanky champions, replace Death’s Dance with Blade of the Ruined King.

Teemo Abilities

  • PassiveToxic Shot – Teemo’s attacks deal bonus magic damage over time.
  • Blinding Dart (1) – Teemo fires a dart that blinds its target, causing its attacks to deal no damage for a brief period.
  • Move Quick (2) – Teemo scampers around, passively increasing his movement speed until he is struck by an enemy champion or turret. Activating Move Quick cases Teemo to roll forward a short distance, sprinting for a few seconds. During this time, Move Quick’s passive speed is doubled, and cannot be removed by damage.
  • Guerilla Warfare (3) – After a delay, Teemo becomes camouflages, unable to be seen unless near an enemy champion or turret. After exiting camouflage, Teemo gains Attack Speed.
  • Noxious Trap (Ultimate) – Teemo throws an explosive poisonous trap using one of the mushrooms stored in his pack. If an enemy steps on the trap, it will release a poisonous puddle, slowing enemies and damaging them over time. If Teemo throws a mushroom onto another mushroom it will bounce, gaining additional range.

Skill Progression

You’ll always want to start the game with a level in Blinding Dart since Teemo’s 3 ability doesn’t apply passive damage in Wild Rift. After that, you’ll put a level in ‘Move Quick’ if your opponent has a level two engage (like Jarvan). If your opponent doesn’t have a level two engage, put your point in Guerilla Warfare. You’ll want to first max Blind, then Guerilla Warfare, then Move Quick.

Tips and Tricks

  • Utilize your range and poke your opponent as they go in for auto attacks.
  • Your blind is an auto attack reset allowing you to quickly attack twice in succession.
  • When you need to push the lane quickly, group the minions up and drop a mushroom on them.
  • Keep in mind the poison from your auto attacks will last for a few seconds. Don’t get in tower range while the enemy is poisoned or you will draw turret aggro.
  • When you have your opponent pushed under the tower, you can drop a mushroom on your minions so they can’t go in for the last hit without getting damaged.
  • Put your mushrooms right outside of the minion wave and slowly build it out to create extra vision and slow potential ganks. As you push further, sneak off into the enemy jungle to drop some mushrooms in the path of the jungler.
  • As you push up into the lane, make sure you have a few mushrooms behind you in case you need to retreat from an engage.
  • Choose your target wisely in fights. Remember your blind stops auto attacks. Make sure to use it on people who rely on auto attack for damage.
  • Your invisibility from Guerilla Warfare lasts forever if you’re in a bush. Once you exit the bush is when the counter begins for becoming visible again.

How to counter Teemo in Wild Rift

As much as I love the Yordle, he’s does have a handful of matches which are nearly impossible to win. If your opponent picks any of the following, I’d avoid locking in the rat.

Counters

  • Dr. Mundo
  • Pantheon
  • Yasuo
  • Akali
  • Kennen
  • Darius – With proper mushroom placement, Darius is manageable, but if he gets on you he can one combo the rat.

If you’re looking to counter Teemo in Wild Rift but don’t feel like playing the above champions, there are a few other things you should be doing.

  • Most importantly, switch out your yellow trinket at level 5 for the red sweeper. This allows you to scan for mushrooms which can be auto attacked and removed.
  • Buy magic resistance early. Merc treads and Force of Nature (or Spirit Visage) really hurt Teemo’s early game.
  • If you’re laning against him, make sure your minions are always leading the way so they clear any mushrooms in the path.
  • Avoid going in bushes! Most Teemo players will be putting mushrooms in bushes which also gives them slight vision. It’s best to avoid bushes if possible.
  • Hug the walls. For example, if you’re running through the jungle run along side the wall directly. Most Teemo players will be putting mushrooms directly in the center of the path. If you hug the walls you’re often able to avoid mushrooms.