This drastic patch eliminated Neeko’s chances of seeing competitive play as a bottom rink and took away her new build potential. In patch 9.5, Riot Games introduced a hotfix to prevent players from accumulating attack damage and attacking speed items for them. Due to their drastic attack speed and hit damage, the Neeko Build Calculator was taken out of the solo snake and Storm was dead. I think the Permaslow build-up that you see with the Ahri players at the moment is very strong and I think it can be used as a support. The downside is that the on-hit build is less effective.
Neeko is one of the youngest Champions of League of Legends released by Riot Games last December. Featuring dominance runes and unique items, this build combines the special play style of Build 1119 with the most difficult to play champion in the game. The potential for her AD build was there from the start, but Neeko’s lone buff came in patch 9.5 and affected her E ability, Tangled Barb. Combinations with Empowered Tangled Barbs flourish so that Neeko cannot move for long periods of time, making her a strong beneficiary that can do a ton of damage. With the drastic nerfs to her attack speed and on-hit damage, the on-hit Neeko builds that had taken solo queue by storm are officially dead. The unique item path gave some relevance to a normally untouched champion in Patch 9.5 as players realized on-hit Neeko’s potential.
I found that prioritizing points into Q first was best as it’s your main waveclear, poke and damage tool. This one is kind of a no-brainer as you’ll need it to actually function properly as a mid laner and stop yourself from being pushed into tower all game. Maxing E next to scale your root duration is pretty important as that extra bit of CC will be vital to your success in a fight.
It sounds simple, but you’d be surprised how many people change forms when it’s obviously Neeko. Please email support if you cannot access your account.
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There’s also a ton of really fun and cool interactions and I’m sure there’s many that have yet to be discovered. Neeko joins the battle as the newest addition to the League of Legends roster! She is a cute half-chameleon vastaya trickster mage who is a ton of fun to play and watch. After an six month dry spell, we finally get a brand new champion, and I have to say, I don’t think we could’ve asked for more. Just played Neeko, felt so weird like I couldn’t decide whether to kite or yeet myself into the enemy team.