Why is Teemo not viable in competitive?

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Yuan Shikai

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11-26-2012

People who say Teemo counters Darius are pretty stupid. Darius v Teemo is pretty much a perfect skill-matchup, as both are about equally strong and who wins lane entirely depends on the player. Darius does the minority of his damage with AA's and majority with hiss Q and his Ult and earlygame Q is enough to shred about 40% of Teemo's HP.


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Zombiemaster

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11-27-2012

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Originally Posted by Yuan Shikai View Post
People who say Teemo counters Darius are pretty stupid. Darius v Teemo is pretty much a perfect skill-matchup, as both are about equally strong and who wins lane entirely depends on the player. Darius does the minority of his damage with AA's and majority with hiss Q and his Ult and earlygame Q is enough to shred about 40% of Teemo's HP.
Really, every single match-up depends on the players. However, with equally skilled players, Teemo will beat Darius. Teemo's AA range outranges all of Darius' abilities, so Teemo can harass without much fear of getting harassed back. And if Teemo sees Darius walking towards him, Teemo can just run away before Darius can reach him.


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as Desolator

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11-27-2012

are you all crazy his masive damage, mushrooms every where, jesus hes an up champion


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kavinh the third

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11-27-2012

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Naturally squishy, low range, low damage, 0 team fight presence, all he brings to the table are his shrooms, not enough to be viable.

Oh, right, the Global Taunt.
what're u talking about teemo's damage is one of the highest in the game peopel don't realize how much damage his e scales up


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kavinh the third

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11-27-2012

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Why not? My friend says it's cause he brings nothing to a team fight, not like blinding the AD carry and shredding a squishy means anything.

Also, how does Teemo counter Darius? Pull range > AA range no?
generally the idea is that the teemo player's competent enough to blind the enemy darius if he grabs him so he can't apply his slow then run away and poke him to death. or just avoid his grab entirely. darius would beat teemo hands down if they decided to engage in a straight fight without teemo doing anything kiting but we're assuming the teemo player knows how to do that. It's kinda like how kassadin supposedly counters mid laners but if the enemy knows how to play they can still push him out.


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Kanata Futaki

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11-27-2012

Teemo is a counterpick meant to shut down top, split push, distract, and give map control to the friendly team so that the other lanes would dominate their lanes and carry themselves to victory.

A Teemo who acts like a carry is a f*cktard. Teemo is a counter-pick, with a specific niche.


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xxvaderxx

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11-27-2012

Lol i love this thread, teemo does not work, but Elise that has basically comparable mechs and is just as squishy does... To top it off she has to do it melee.


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Tsabo

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11-27-2012

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what're u talking about teemo's damage is one of the highest in the game peopel don't realize how much damage his e scales up
If you build him AP, yes he hits really hard, but any smart Teemo doesn't build him AP.


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Tsabo

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11-27-2012

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Lol i love this thread, teemo does not work, but Elise that has basically comparable mechs and is just as squishy does... To top it off she has to do it melee.
[LEFT]Skills[/LEFT][CENTER]Teemo[/CENTER] [RIGHT]Elise[/RIGHT]

Passive:[CENTER] Invisibility[/CENTER] [RIGHT]Spiderlings[/RIGHT]
Q:[CENTER]Blind[/CENTER] [RIGHT]%Health Damage[/RIGHT]
W:[CENTER]Movement Speed Steroid[/CENTER] [RIGHT]Poke/Attack Speed Steroid[/RIGHT]
E: [CENTER]On-hit Damage[/CENTER] [RIGHT]Stun/Gap Closer[/RIGHT]
R:[CENTER]Invisible Traps[/CENTER] [RIGHT]Human/Spider form[/RIGHT]

How are they "Basically comparable"?


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CerealBoxOfDoom

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11-27-2012

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Why not? My friend says it's cause he brings nothing to a team fight, not like blinding the AD carry and shredding a squishy means anything.

Also, how does Teemo counter Darius? Pull range > AA range no?
by the time teemo blinds anyone he will have already fed. Even if he doesnt die they the carry can still spam abilities. Even if this means nothing teemo has to escape. Even if he can the blind doesnt last that long, even if it did, if a carry is shredding a squishy its unlikely he can help, even if he can there are many champs who couldve done more


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