League of Legends fans are in for a treat with the upcoming Patch Notes 13.9, which will bring several changes and updates to the game. Among the champions set to undergo a revamp is Neeko, the Curious Chameleon. Let’s dive into the modifications that await Neeko in the latest patch.
You can take a look at how the updated Neeko abilities look in-game here.
You can also check out how the proposed ideas for Neeko’s mid-scope update have changed since being leaked here.
Inherent Glamour (P)
One of the most notable changes coming to Neeko is the introduction of a new passive ability (P) called Inherent Glamour. This ability will enable Neeko to disguise herself as an allied champion without the use of her ultimate. Inherent Glamour adds complexity to Neeko’s gameplay and allows players to deceive their opponents in novel ways.
- While within 300 units of a non-epic monster, minion, trap, ward, pet, or plant, Neeko stores their Sho’Ma over two seconds. Only one of these units can be stored at a time and she can clear out the Sho’Ma of the current unit to change the disguise to a different one. Afterward, Neeko can transform into that newly chosen unit or an allied champion through an interface.
- Disguise no longer breaks upon taking damage.
- Disguise no longer modifies her attack speed or movement speed if the unit’s values are higher than hers.
- Passive cooldown reduced from 25-10 (based on level) to six seconds.
Pop Bloosom (R)
Neeko’s ultimate ability (R) , Pop Blossom, is also undergoing changes in Patch Notes 13.9. The charging time for the ability has been reduced, which means that it will take less time for Neeko to unleash her ultimate on her foes. Additionally, the ability’s damage and stun duration have been slightly reduced, making it a better tool for controlling team fights rather than a one-shot ability.
- Now knocks up enemies for 0.6 seconds after channeling.
- No longer shields her for 75-125 (plus 75 percent ability power), increased from 40-80 (plus 40 percent ability power) per champion for two seconds.
- R cooldown increased from 90 seconds at all ranks to 120-90 seconds, base damage reduced from 200-650 to 150-550, damage ability power ratio reduced from 130 percent ability power to 100 percent ability power.
- Can now recast the ability in order to send her clone to the target location.
- Clone now plays her Q, E, dance, joke, taunt, recall, and laugh animations and sounds.
- On-hit now deals 50 bonus damage against monsters.
• E base damage reduced from 80-220 to 70-210, ability power ratio reduced from 60 to 65 percent ability power.
Blossoming Burst (Q)
Lastly, Neeko’s Q ability, Blooming Burst, is also getting an upgrade in Patch Notes 13.9. The ability’s damage has been increased, making it a viable option for poking enemies in lane. Moreover, the ability’s mana cost has been reduced, which allows players to use it more frequently without worrying about running out of mana.
- Q bloom base damage reduced from 40-140 to 35-135, ability power ratio increased from 20 to 25 percent ability power.
- Now deals 30-70 bonus damage against monsters per bloom.
In conclusion, the upcoming changes to Neeko in League of Legends Patch Notes 13.9 are exciting and add depth to her gameplay. The new passive ability, Inherent Glamour, provides more opportunities for deceptive play, while changes to her ultimate and Q abilities make her a more versatile champion in team fights and lane. It will be interesting to see how these modifications affect Neeko’s performance in the game and how players adapt to them.
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