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Neeko Build Guide by thefeedski

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Neeko - League's Newest Champion - Mid Lane Guide

By thefeedski | Updated on December 21, 2018
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Runes:

Sorcery
Arcane Comet
Manaflow Band
Absolute Focus
Gathering Storm

Inspiration
Perfect Timing
Cosmic Insight
Bonus:

+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+15-90 HP (lvls 1-18)

Spells:

Summoner Spells
LoL Summoner Spell: Flash

Flash

LoL Summoner Spell: Ignite

Ignite

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Champion Build Guide

Neeko - League's Newest Champion - Mid Lane Guide

By thefeedski
Introduction
This guide is a work in progress and will be updated with more information/tips as I master Neeko.


I'm a Diamond League of Legends player and have been playing since Season 1. I keep my guides short and sweet and stick to the major talking points - Runes, build paths, counters, and tip and tricks. In the end, the only way to get better is by practicing - no guide can teach you every aspect of the game and predict every situation you might be in.
Pros & Cons Back to Top
Pros:
High base damage on abilities.
High outplay potential.
Great lane pusher.
Good at ganking.
High AOE Damage


Cons:
Incredibly squishy
Still new - lots to figure out.
If you get hit with CC in a team fight - say goodbye.
Abilities Back to Top
Inherent Glamour Passive: Inherent Glamour - Neeko can disguise herself to appear as an ally champion. Damaging or taking damage from enemy champions or casting either Blooming Burst or Tangle-Barbs (her Q & E) breaks the illusion and increases the cooldown.


Blooming Burst Q: Blooming Burst - Neeko propels a seed into a target area, which blooms and damages enemies. If the burst kills an enemy or damages a champion or large monster, it will bloom again up to two times.

Shapesplitter W: Shapesplitter - Passive: Every third basic attack resonates with spiritual energy, dealing bonus magic damage and briefly increasing Neeko’s movement speed.

Active: Neeko briefly slips out of sight, becoming invisible, gaining movement speed, and sending a temporary clone of her current form sprinting in a chosen direction.
Tangle Barbs E: Tangle Barbs - Neeko slings a magical spiral in a direction, damaging and briefly rooting enemies it passes through. The last champion hit is rooted longer.

If Tangle-Barbs hits at least two enemies, it grows in size, speed, and root duration.

Pop Blossom R: Pop Blossom - Neeko begins charging herself with spiritual essence. A moment later, she leaps into the air, gains a shield, and slows nearby enemies, releasing energy upon landing to massively damage and stun enemies in the area.

When disguised by Inherent Glamour (her passive), enemies won’t see Neeko’s initial charge-up.
Playing As Neeko Back to Top
As Neeko, you slip into the skin of your allies to bewilder enemies and surprise them with bursts of colorful primordial magic. Trip up foes you encounter with Tangle-Barbs, rooting them within the painful petals of a Blooming Burst as it flowers again and again. When you’re ready to seek out something more exciting, draw on your Inherent Glamour to mimic the appearance of an ally and scurry off to a new encounter.

Once your curiosity startles foes into combat, use the clone from Shapesplitter to keep opponents confused while you reposition and prepare a special surprise. When you’re ready to reveal it was you all along, jump into the middle of the fight with a prismatic Pop Blossom and leave them all stunned.
Tips and Tricks Back to Top
Neeko’s tricks change as she does. Here are a few ways to use the shapeshifting magic of Inherent Glamour:

Copying an ally with melee or shorter range is a sneaky set-up for a Tangle-Barbs and Blooming Burst combo; you’ll catch foes who think they’re at a safe distance completely by surprise. Similarly, transform into an ally with a hook and watch as foes outplay themselves trying to hide behind their creeps—Tangle-Barbs will still hit them, and they’ll be rooted for even longer.

Disguise yourself as your jungler to fake a gank in another lane—foes will burn their escape moves out of instinct or be distracted when the real threat strikes. Alternatively, appear as a low-health teammate to bait the enemy team into diving you right as your Pop Blossom explodes.

Coordinate with your team to maximize Neeko’s mimicry. Switch with a recalling ally to keep opponents wondering who’s really in lane, or cast a clutch Shapesplitter in the midst of battle to befuddle foes with a triple-champ guessing game: is it the real one, Neeko, or the clone?

Keep an eye on your W passive and poke the enemy champion every third attack (when possible) to maximize your damage.

When laning, try to save your W active to avoid ganks. It has a fairly high cooldown early game.

When using your W active, the clone will move in a straight line - make sure to also run in a straight line so the enemy can't easily distinguish which Neeko is real and which one is fake.

Your passive gives you the auto attack range of the person you transform into.

Your passive lets you charge your ultimate while disguised as an allied champion without the enemy able to see you charging it. This is great for ganking but can also be used in lane!

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