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Neeko Build Guide by lol Wero

Top [13.4] Season 13 AD Neeko Top Guide

Top [13.4] Season 13 AD Neeko Top Guide

Updated on February 24, 2023
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Runes: Overgrowth Conditioning

1 2 3 4 5
Press the Attack
Legend: Bloodline
Last Stand


+10% Attack Speed
+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+6 Armor


1 2
Runes (Main)
LoL Summoner Spell: Flash


LoL Summoner Spell: Ignite


Threats & Synergies

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Hello Neeko mains and/or Cheesers that want to try my Neeko guide. I am a Grandmasters Neeko Main in the NA server named lol_Wero and I stream AD Top Neeko on twitch. I've been playing League of Legends since Season 2. I've been playing AD Neeko since her PBE release and I'm happy to finally share it to everyone who is interested on it.

Why AD Build On Neeko?
Think of AD Neeko playstyle as Vayne top. Only with Neeko, she has a more kill potential with Tangle-Barbs . Neekos Shapesplitter passive has decent damage while auto attacking and movement speed helps a lot with the kiting. Neeko also has good synergies with a lot of junglers for a very good early 2v2. This play style is pretty cheesey but most laners will not expect AD Neeko's damage in the early game and Ignite will help more for the easy first blood.

Why Do You Not Build Rageblade?
Because the item does the least damage compare to other attack speed items. Having Kraken Slayer, Blade of the Ruined King, Wit's End, Runaan's Hurricane will out damage Guinsoo's Rageblade. you don't need to be overcapped with attack speed ratio (2.50). Neeko Scales really well in the mid late game, so having crits with your 4 attack speed items will do bigger damage than Guinsoo's Rageblade. Item has been nerfed many times already. Rageblade is also bugged on Neeko's Empowered Autos. (W)

Does AD Neeko Top Scale?
Yes it definitely scales into the mid/late game. You're able to 1v1 almost everybody in side lane.

What's The Play Style With This Build?
Getting as much Turret plates, and Zoning the Laner from CS and Experience. After the laning phase is over. You should be focusing on split pushing, taking objectives, and creating a lot of pressure on the map. Neeko has good clear in the jungle so take enemy jungle camps whenever you can.
Cheese Example
Click the image to see the cheese example video
Pros / Cons


Lane Bully
Great CC (Crowd Control)
Great Flex Pick
Great Movement Speed
Great Scaling
Great Split Pusher


Lacks For A Tank Top
Hard To Play From Behind
Base Damage Can be Hard To CS
Team Mates Can Flame In Champ Select
Summoner Spells

FLASH: Flash is always necessary for every game.
IGNITE: Neeko can cheese easy on the opponents with her range advantage. Starting Shapesplitter for the empowered passive autos does a lot of damage at level 1. 70% of the time Your opponent will not expect the damage for the free kill. Think of this play style like Quinn or Tryndamere. Neeko can also get to Lane pretty quick without Teleport with the Shapesplitter active.
TELEPORT: I rarely take Teleport but if you're not comfortable with a match up; you can take Teleport.

Press the Attack is the only keystone that'll make AD Neeko viable in lane. AD Neeko is able to Proc Press the Attack easy in lane which makes her lane bully dominance absolutely great. After Procing Press the Attack, Neeko is able to continue autoing the enemy for more damage.
AD Neeko can have a lot of clutch moments where Triumph can save you in a lot of situations. The 20 Gold you gain can help with the snowball.
The life steal from Legend: Bloodline helps AD Neeko sustain more in the laning phase. Plus fully bloodline stacks give you 100 hp more for better scaling.
Depending on the match up you're in, take Coup de Grace if the enemy are full squishy team and take Cut Down if the enemy has more than 2 tanks.

Gathering Storm
Gathering Storm
Since AD Neeko is about scaling, Gathering Storm will help Neeko become more viable in the mid/late game. Gathering Storm will also help the critical damages in the later game to burst out enemies.

Taking Overgrowth helps you scale into the mid and late game to be more tankier since Neeko is a squishy champion.

Conditioning plus Overgrowth makes you more tankier in the mid late game as Neeko. very Strong combo runes.

Celerity Shapesplitter active and passive is always going to proc Celerity.
Abilities As AD
Inherent Glamour (Passive)
Do not be fooled that Neekos passive will be useless as AD. It's actually very useful. Changing to your allies champions can help for movement speed. For example, Neeko has 340 base movement speed, Switching to Master Yi which has 355 base movement speed will get you to lane quick. Attack speed ratios can be increased as well if you switched to an ally champion. When taking towers, switch to an ally melee champion for bonus extra tower damage (this is only viable when taking first tower pre 14 minutes.)
Blooming Burst (Q)
Not a useful spell for AD Neeko but it's worth using if you want to use it for little damage to your laner during laning phase.
Shapesplitter (W)
Shapesplitter passive empowered autos is one of the reasons why AD Neeko can be viable. This is similiar to Vaynes Silver Bolts. Use Shapesplitter active when running back to lane or when you're about to get gank. This will be the first spell to max.
Tangle-Barbs (E)
This will be the 2nd spell to max as AD Neeko. During laning phase, make sure to use Tangle-Barbs for the kill. (NOTE: Watch the Cheese Example video to see how it should look like during laning phase).
Pop Blossom (R)
Pop Blossom isn't very needed as AD Neeko. Pop Blossom is mostly used for wave clearing or setting up a kill. Do not Use Pop Blossom to engage since you wont have the damage for team fights. It will also delay about 2 - 3 auto attacks.
Kraken Slayer
Kraken Slayer will be the recommend mythic item to get due to the attack speed mythic passive it gives. Kraken Slayers passive deals true damage every 3rd auto similar to Neekos Shapesplitter empowered autos. with these two combined, you will be dealing massive damage through out the whole game.

Runaan's Hurricane
With Runaans's Hurricane attack speed starts to increase for more Shapesplitter empowered passive autos. A lot of players and even Neeko mains do not know this but having Runaan's Hurricane can empower Shapesplitter passive in one auto. As you can see here (Click here).

Blade of the Ruined King
6% of the targets current health does a lot to help out AD Neeko do decent damage. Blade of the Ruined King will also scale very well with Neeko's Kit.

Infinity Edge With having Runaan's Hurricane and Infinity Edge, your autos with Shapesplitter empowered passive autos will deal big damage and maybe even burst out the squishy enemies.

Mortal Reminder Executioner's Calling could be purchase early on in the game if needed for laning phase or during the early game for the healing reduction. Mortal Reminder stats synergize well for AD Neeko

Hullbreaker (For Top Only) Hullbreaker is still a decent item for AD Neeko Top. Makes you tankier, more split pushing power, and the stats are still great.

Wit's End Great attack speed, great Attack damage, Great Passive, and gives you Magic Resist to be more tankier.

Mercurial Scimitar purchase if the enemy has a lot of CC (Crowd Control)

Berserker's Greaves

Plated Steelcaps

Mercury's Treads
Berserker's Greaves is purchased 80% of the time. The high attack speed is very useful and can even be your first item to rush before buying Kraken Slayer. If not rushed, purchase Berserker's Greaves after purchasing Kraken Slayer.

Plated Steelcaps comes in as a defensive boots against laners who can all in Neeko during laning phase such as Irelia, Camille, and Kled. Purchasing Plated Steelcaps also helps if the enemy has a full AD team.

Mercury's Treads comes in handy if the enemy team has a lot of CC (Crowd Control). Buy it too if the enemy has high AP.

Early Game

Early Game is all about Bully Lane Dominance. Focus mainly on zoning your opponent from CSing and gaining experience. Keep your distance and don't over extend with your auto attacks due to minion aggro that can deal a lot of damage to you. Minion aggro can lead to bad trades in laning phase and your opponent can punish your mistake for it. Remember that Neeko wins in a lot of match ups in the top lane so focus also on getting plate golds. Ward whenever you get the chance since Top Neeko is very easy to gank. Push out your lane pre level 3 to help your jungler with scuttle at level 3. Always remember that Neeko can win in most 2v2s with Ignite so dont be afraid of 2v2ing with your jungler for the first blood or free kills.
Mid/Late Game
After Laning phase is over we head to the mid game where things get a little spicy with the damage. Just remember that AD Crit Neeko does scale into the late game. Focus on split pushing to create a lot of map pressure which helps your team get objectives and farm safely. while split pushing, try to focus on also taking the enemies jungle camps. AD Neeko is able to take jungle camps pretty fast with Kraken Slayers true damage passive and Shapesplitter empowered auto passive. Place Vision around the enemy jungle while your split pushing to help your team with vision. Do not focus much on team fighting since AD Neeko is more better off split pushing. 20 - 30 minutes of the game, you should be having your 3 item power spike with Infinity Edge. this is when you deal a lot of damage to the squishies. Once you're full build, you can pretty much 1v1 almost anyone during the split push. Split push yourself to victory and remember to not get caught!
Thank you everyone who took the time to read my first ever guide! I would really appreciate if you can check out my Twitch Channel anytime if you want to learn more about AD Crit Neeko. Please also remember that this is not a troll pick and can legitimately help you climb to the Goal Rank you're looking forward to.

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