A new off-meta build has been plaguing high ELO: on-hit Neeko. The passive on Neeko’s W, which deals bonus magic damage on every third basic attack and grants movement speed, interacts with on-hit effect items, thus creating a pretty strong champion.
Neeko is sporting a 54.39 percent win rate in the bot lane, according to champion.gg, with a build that rushes Guisoo’s Rageblade and other attack speed items. Most pros aren’t leveling her Q, since the cast time just means you’re doing less damage per second if you’re not just basic attacking and taking advantage of her W’s passive.
Guinsoo’s itself grants up to 48 percent stacking attack speed and at max stacks, triggers on-hit effects every second attack. That being said, paired with Neeko’s painful W passive, things begin to hurt.
If you don’t want to deal with on-hit Neeko, ban it. If you do want to play it, grab yourself a Guinsoo’s, some Berserker’s Greaves, and other attack speed items, like a Ruunan’s Hurricane or a Statikk Shiv. This build goes great when paired with Press the Attack, which deals adaptive damage on targets after dealing three consecutive basic attacks to them, and increases the damage they take for six seconds after.
Like all extremely strong builds, Neeko (or the items) will likely be tweaked once Riot figures out what to do with her.
Update: Neeko has been hotfixed with the following changes:
ATTACK SPEED GROWTH PER LEVEL3.5% ⇒ 1.5%
ATTACK DAMAGE PER LEVEL3 ⇒ 2
W - SHAPESPLITTER BONUS MAGIC DAMAGE 50/80/110/140/170 ⇒ 50/70/90/110/130
No more on-hit Neeko. She will (not) be missed.