Manco's Season 12 Challenger Teemo Jungle Guide
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Introduction to Manco1
Hey everyone, nice to meet ya! My online handle is Manco1 and I'm known to be the ONLY person to ever hit CHALLENGER with Teemo Jungle, and I plan on doing it again for season 12! He is an amazing champion right now, and that translates well to the jungle too. With this guide you will learn to have some fun while playing and shrooming out, but also have a better sense of macro and how to carry with a champion like Teemo from the jungle role, ultimately making you a better player. Some reasons why to embark on this adventure with me:
- Teemo is one of the BEST scaling junglers. - Gank potential with W is insane (scroll down to find out why) - Build path is amazing - Super fun and off-meta which gets the attention of the hot player you're trying to impress.
With Teemo jungle, you're going to see a big variety in runes/builds for top AND jungle, but being the jungle expert PLEASE check out these pages blow. The first page will be amazing for ganking playstyle, which I recommend and in my opinion you NEED to do to achieve a good winrate. The second page is more of a balanced approach whether you are newer to Teemo jungle and trying to learn it or just a scaling kind of player, but the ceiling is only so high with this page. Either way these are both better than going in blind without the proper guidance! PTA: BEST page for early game domination. Getting 3 autos on every champion is reliable, and this gives max damage output. It's good for scaling as well when they have 2 bruisers/tanks, which is nearly every game! Legend:Alacrity makes your cleer speed much quicker, along with coup de grace and triumph are just there for the fights. The genius part of the page is the sorcery addition. Celerity + Waterwalking hide teemo's weakness of ganking by juicing up your movement speed (which ALSO makes your W op, check down below) and rounds out your early game synergy to perfection. Hail of Blades: BEST page if you are not 100% on powerganking as Teemo. It will allow you to scale well and also can be used as a subsitute if they have a squishier teamcomp to where PTA seems difficult to auto 3x in succession. The only reason why this page is not as preferred as PTA is because the early game being slighty weaker. HoB has amazing uptime being reliable to auto 3x (with the 110% AS) and also possesses insane synergy with Nashors, a mandatory item in most builds! Cheap shot + Eyeball Collection juice up your damage where rav hunter provides sustain, with alacrity being the standard secondary choice with the same reasonings as above. Dark Harvest is a popular choice but has a disastrously bad early game which I do NOT recommend as jungle is a very early-game impactful role.
- Ganking page (Recommended)
- Balanced Page (newer players, blends farming + ganking)
- Summs (Role 1)
- Skill Path
Teemo's skills may seem simple but they are very notable and impactful to his kit and are worth knowing in-depth, which is why you have me! Teemo's E is his main source of damage and deals EXTRA damage to jungle camps, which is why we max it first! Teemo's W is VERY OP for jungling and i'd love to educate why. Starting as soon as level 3, his W is giving you 10% extra MS, which translates to about 30, YES 30 MOVEMENT SPEED AT ALL TIMES starting level 3, making him OP in the jungle. When you activate this it jumps to 30 for 3s! This is a free pair of boots lv 3 which is absolutely clutch for jungling and everything bout it (macro,ganking,etc). We max this second since E is necessary for your damage but this skill is awesome, ansd scales well. Teemo Q helps his clear to be so healthy for blinding the camps for an extended duration(it blinds longer on camps thanks riot). Teemo R is also OP for jungle, when you hit level 6 he is the fastest clearing jungle champion. It also helps serve as wards, intel on the enemy jungler, and teamfighting. It's no malphite R but comes close to being that good for utility!
There 2 builds viable for Teemo Jungle with the same theme and synergy as the runes above. Again I recommend the PTA build + runes due to its early game strength, so we'll start here. It synergizes with survivability items so you can work with PTA. Rush items are recurve + berserker's because it creates an awesome early game spike for 1v1ing,ganking AND obj control since the AS is desirable for Teemo. Nashors is core on EVERY build because it's so strong, and Riftmaker facilitates the theme rewarding you when you survive and land them autos, and helps you with it's omnivamp + HP, the only mythic to give that. As far as situational items go: Demonic is best as an all-around item and vs tanks Zhony's is best if you are good with it, and they have assassins. Morello is best if they have 2-3+ major healing threats. Banshee's is best if they have a couple BIG pick potential spells. Shadowflame is best if you don't need survivability and they don't have MR Deathcap always 5/6th item. For Hail of Blades build it is tailored to the one-shot potential and theme since we only take HoB vs squishier teams. Similar RUSH items as the PTA page, followed up with a Nashors -> Luden's core build. Shadowflame is great for one-shotting because of the amount of AP + magic pen, followed by a deathcap to further make the 1-shots happen. Last item usually is void staff but can also be lich bane!
is VERY important as a jungler, and this will be again decided between what setup we have. For PTA, you want to: First off look at the enemy team and your team and decide if you want to gank top or bot lane, this will determine your path. If you want to end up ganking top you would start on the BOT side of the map, and vice versa if you want to gank bot you start on the top side of the map, for these the path will be: Red -> Blue -> Gromp -> Gank top/mid/bot or farm wolves -> scuttle -> base or keep ganking Blue -> Gromp -> Red -> Gank top/mid/bot or farm wolves -> scuttle -> base or keep ganking This pathing facilitates high tempo, powerganking playstyle, paired with PTA you are a formidable jungler! If you want a farming path whether with PTA or HoB, it's: Red -> Krugs -> Wraiths -> Wolves -> Blue -> Gromp -> Scuttle -> Gank or base This is a safer path and ensures you get your farm to scale! After the initial pathing, then it's up to YOU To decide your fate as the jungler, but remember, this Meta is very fast paced!
Remember to make sure your synergys are lined up, there are options for Teemo Jungle and it's up to you, but synergy is most important! PTA Runes/Build = Early game domination, HoB Runes/Build = Mixed and balanced early game and scaling!
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