The “flower mage” we’ve been waiting for is finally here. Neeko, The Curious Chameleon, has been revealed.
Neeko is a mage who (probably) plays in the mid lane. Using her camouflage passive, you can trick your opponents into thinking you’re one of your allies to catch them by surprise. Did you think mirror matches were hard? Now get ready for Neeko.
The Curious Chameleons hails from Vastaya, the same as Ahri, Xayah and Rakan. Her animal-like look brings about a new flavor to the game, and while she may be extremely unique looking while she’s out of her passive, she might trick you when she’s using it. Sneaky!
Neeko will be available to play in patch 8.24, and will be going up on the Public Beta Environment for testing soon.
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.
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.
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.