Neeko Champion Spotlight Review & Commentary

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Neeko is one of the newest champions added to the League of Legends roster and she packs a punch as well as a few surprises. To learn about Neeko, let’s watch and break down her champion spotlight video.

Everything You Need To Know About Neeko And Her Abilities

I’ll admit… that was a pretty punny video and, judging by the looks of it, Neeko looks like she’ll be a fun champion to play.

Her most interesting and intriguing ability, of course, being that she can shapeshift into an ally champion and lure enemy’s into traps or launch a surprise attack. I’ll definitely be waiting for the Definitely NOT Neeko skin.

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 breaks the illusion and increases the cooldown.

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.

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.

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.

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, enemies won’t see Neeko’s initial charge-up.

PLAYING AS NEEKO

Commentary

Neeko looks fun to play and her abilities add a new angle to the League of Legends mechanics. It’d be interesting to see how summoners adapt to using her unique abilities and skills and I can’t wait to try her out myself.

Yes, I did notice that she has a high potential for dealing burst damage but have you seen Zoe… That was not a pun. People still PLAY ZOE!

These are the champions I like. They are challenging and take some sort of strategy to land their combos (for max effect) and use their skills effectively.

It’s these types of champions that you won’t see in the lowers ranks of League of Legends where I dwell. The initial rollout will have queues packed with Neeko first timers but once the summoners realize that she requires a little effort they go back to playing Master Yi.

I don’t expect to see many Neeko players in about 2 months. Just like Zoe players disappeared in the lower ranks. This gives me ample time to test and master Neeko’s abilities, learn who counters Neeko, or just get to know how to counter Neeko in general.

I also look forward to watching early gameplay videos and, as always, gameplay videos later on from summoners who truly master the champion.

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  1. Keo Nhi January 7, 2019
  2. Keo Nhi December 15, 2018

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