In this thread I'm going over how we can fix Neeko and her AD build without ruining much of her AP kit.
Please note in this scenario we're aiming for viability as BOTH AD and AP, without one being busted.
In this case, we're ignoring her passive and her Q, because they don't matter too much with her AD build path.
First, we're going to talk about Neeko's AA range, I feel like dropping it from 550 to either 525-500 will mean she will be less threatning with her level 1-3 poke, and allow opposing AD carries to poke back on her.
Okay, now onto Shapesplitter. change the bonus damage from the passive from 50/80/110/140/170 to 30/60/90/120/160. In that case her 3rd auto attack is less threatening to other laners while not hurting her too drastically in the midlane with an AP build.
The bonus movespeed from 3rd AA can be threatning with the ability to follow it up with a few more hits, so it should be toned down from 20/25/30/35/40 to 15/20/25/30/35, in that scenario you're getting one less auto attack if you try to chase and harass.
Tangle-Barbs allows self peel, so the root should be lowered by .2 seconds per level, just to give her less self peeling against enemies.
Pop Blossom is fine, but I don't think she should be allowed to attack enemies while casting it.
I feel like all these numbers will show her that she can still be viable botlane, but without being really powerful while doing it.
I don't feel like much of you will agree with these numbers, so I'd like to hear what you have in mind.