Take a look at the Satan of League of Legends.
Teemo is by far the most hated champion in League of Legends. Why may you ask? Well, you are going to find out in a bit. But first, let’s talk about how cute this little devil looks. It has a cute little hat and a flute that he uses to massacre enemy champions. If it’s your first time playing League, you probably think that this champ looks fun and cool, but your thoughts will instantly change when you play against him on the lane.
A good Teemo player can blind, poison, run faster, and bombard your team with his mushrooms. If you think you can win the lane with the help of your jungler, you are wrong! Once this guy levels up to level 6, he is unstoppable to deal with. He puts mushrooms everywhere, and your jungler can’t gank your lane. You both will die!
Teemo is a fun champion to play with, but sometimes even your own teammates will report you for playing him. Yeah, it’s cool and dandy to play with him. But, once you play against him, he turns very irritable real quick. Don’t believe me? Try to play against a level 7 mastery Teemo player…
Other than bullying you in the lane, he will immediately kill your teammates on mid and late gameplays. If you forget to buy the Oracle Lens item, you are done. Explosions, poisons, and blind attacks are coming against you. And, it doesn’t matter if you are ready for it or not. Here are his abilities to further explain to you why he is so cancer.
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So, Why Do People Hate Teemo?
Teemo’s Passive Ability – Guerrilla Warfare
This ability makes Teemo invisible when standing still. It takes 1.5 seconds to turn invisible wherever you are on the map. But, you need to stay still without attacking or moving. The most annoying thing about his passive is that when he walks into a bush, he turns invisible in 0.75 seconds. And, that’s not all… He can even move around in the bush and still be invisible. If you are wondering why is this annoying, let me explain.
When Teemo gets invisible in a bush, he cannot be seen nor attacked by enemy champions. You can use Oracle Lens, but you won’t damage him. If you have a skill shot champion, then you will have a slight chance of hitting him with your abilities. But, if you didn’t choose a skill shot champion, run! Teemo will drive circles around you if you stay near him too long when he is in the bush.
Teemo’s Q Ability – Blinding Dart
This is a targeted ability with a range of 680. There isn’t a slight chance of you missing the target. It will cost you 70 / 75 / 80 / 85 / 90 mana throughout the game. This ability has a cooldown of 8 seconds, and all you need to do is to press the q button and select the enemy champ you want to destroy. Teemo then throws his Blinding Dart that deals (80 / 125 / 170 / 215 / 260 (+ 80% AP) magic damage.
Plus, he blinds the enemy champions for a duration of (1.5 / 1.75 / 2 / 2.25 / 2.5). This is enough time for the enemy to miss 1 or 2 attacks and make your attack dominant. So, after you blind the enemy champion, the enemy will miss their attacks for the duration of the blind. This is very annoying, imagine that you are close to killing him and he blinds you and kills you, leaving him with only 100hp. Now that sucks! People most of the time rage at this because they are so close to killing him and he saves himself with his blind.
Teemo’s W Ability – Move Quick
There are two sides to this ability.
The first is that this ability is passive when you unlock it. If Teemo doesn’t get hit by turrets, champions, or monsters, he becomes faster with (10 / 14 / 18 / 22 / 26%) movement speed. This ability will help you from escaping dangerous situations or catch the enemy champion. Either way, you are effective and also very annoying.
The second side is that this ability is also active when you unlock it. Just click W, and for the next 3 seconds, Teemo gets double his movement speed. If you are not a good Lee Sin or a Rengar with ult, you will have a difficult time ganking this champion. You can kill someone and run away from other champions like the devil you are.
Teemo’s E Ability – Toxic Shot
This ability is the worst. It is just like the W ability of Darius but instead of burning you get poisoning. How great is that? You fight Teemo and escape with 50 health, and now you think “I’m alive, I’m under my turret, things are going to be good…” And then you die of the poisoning. You can’t escape this devil. First, we encountered invisibility, then blindness, fast movement, and now poison?
This is too much. The best part about this ability is that it doesn’t have a cooldown. After every auto attack Teemo deals (6 / 12 / 18 / 24 / 30 (+ 10% AP) magic damage for 4 seconds. Just like I said earlier, it doesn’t matter if you escape with low HP points, you die either way.
Teemo’s R Ability – Noxus Trap
I present to you the most annoying ability a champion can get, Teemo’s ultimate ability. When Teemo gets to level 6, you can’t get near him that easily. Whenever you want to attack Teemo, remember that you are stepping into a field of mines. Teemo can throw three mushrooms at a range of 400 / 650 / 900, and they will last for 5 minutes. They cost 75 mana per mushroom and each mushroom refills after every 30 / 25 / 20 seconds.
They have a collision radius of 60 and an effect radius of 200, making it impossible not to get poisoned by them. After stepping on the mushrooms, they explode on you and your teammates with (50 / 81.25 / 112.5 (+ 12.5% AP) magic damage that lasts for 4 seconds.
Plus, that will give you a sight of where the enemy champions are. If Teemo throws a mushroom on top of another mushroom, that mushroom bounces off at a short distance. Teemo can place as many mushrooms as he wants. He can easily destroy the enemy team with his mushrooms when you have team fights.
Teemo is very difficult to play against but very easy to play with. Many players hate Teemo because they can irritate them easily. It doesn’t take a lot of skills to learn how to play him effectively. I encourage you to try and play him despite what any other player says.
If played right, Teemo can be very useful and will probably win the match. If you are someone who likes to play Ranked mode a lot, then Teemo and some easy champs are for you. Teemo guarantees a win and anyone can learn how to play him.