Originally Posted by TonAmieChris
To some extent, yes. But let's be honest here. Teemo's poison has stolen more kills than I can count. He is labeled as a support, but he is by no means the kind of support that is supposed to stay around with the ADC. That's just stupid, it keeps the ADC from getting enough kills to carry, hence the carry part of the name. Supports are normally very good tops. Shen, Teemo, Malphite, Cho'Gath, Kayle, and even Warwick I guess. I've even topped Blitz to troll sometimes. I normally wreck face when I do that.
teemo is an all around sort of champ who does many things. It is not
the actual role of a support champ to not
take kills and gold. This just happens to be a very efficient strategy.
Support: Champions whose skills are meant to directly aid the rest of the team
. They can either babysit a champion to make laning easier for them by providing healing, buffing allies, applying debuffs to the enemy team
, or a combination of the above. The most common ability for a support champion is providing an ally with a shield of some kind. One of the main goals of a support is to let their lane partner farm minions for gold, as supports can buy key gold+ items to get gold for themselves, as well as controlling the map with wards, warding all key areas of the map
. These champions usually rely on their skills more than their auto-attack.
Teemo fits this for the most part, he wards and applies two different debuffs.
Also all of those tops you mentioned except for blitz arent known to do as well as support bot.
Originally Posted by Silkdawn
We are talking about the support tag here. Currently theres absolutly NOTHING that makes him have a support tag.
Blinding Dart - Obscures an enemy's vision with a powerful venom, dealing damage to the target unit and blinding it for the duration.
blinds the target for 1.5/1.75/2/2.25/2.5 seconds.
Move Quick - runs around doing support jobs like scouting and warding and gets back quickly as long as he isnt hit
Active: teemo pretends you didnt hit him and moves quick anyways
Toxic Shot - Each of Teemo's attacks will poison the target, pissing them off greatly because he's gonna do large amounts of magic damage without actually having to stick around at all which easily zones some champs.
Noxious Trap - teemo places bull**** wards that piss peeople off further making laning very annoying for them. Can also be used for warding areas which you should be doing on top of warding with shrooms
Teemo forages for a mushroom every 35.0/31.0/27.0 seconds, but he is only big enough to carry 3 at once.
Camouflage - If Teemo stands still and takes no actions for a short duration, he becomes stealthed indefinitely. After leaving stealth, Teemo gains the Element of Surprise, increasing his attack speed by 40% for 3 seconds allowing him to steal jungler buffs, pretend he's a ward, zone champs that cant target him without true sight (hi vayne) and all that other fun stuff