Monkey King

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[e][h]Monkey King
Radiant Hero
Attributes
Base Stats
Base HP Regen
Base MP Regen
Sight Range
Attack Range
Missile Speed
Attack Duration
Cast Duration
Base Attack Time
Base Magic Resist
Turn Rate
Level Changes
Level
1
15
25
Health
542
1244
1748
Mana
315
615
831
Armor
1.4
10.4
16.8
Damage
51-57
95-101
127-133
Spell Amp
1.4%
3.2%
4.4%
Magic Resist
26%
28%
30%
Movement Speed Amp

1.1%
3.3%
4.9%
Most Played As
LessMore
1
2
3
4
5
Notes
Collision Size: 8

Sun Wukong, the Monkey King[edit]

Recommended Roles
Carry Escape Disabler Initiator

For 500 years the mountain pressed down upon him, only his head free from the crushing weight of the stonewrought prison the elder gods had summoned to halt his childish rebellion. Moss grew along the lines of his exposed face, tufts of grass sprouted from his ears; his vision was framed in wildflowers reaching from the soil around his cheeks. Most thought him long dead, tormented by the gods for waging war against the heavens until naught but his legend survived. But, as the stories go, the Monkey King cannot die.

So he waited. Until the gods came to offer a chance at absolution, he endured. And when they did come to name the price, Sun Wukong accepted their charge: he would accompany a young acolyte on a secret pilgrimage, protect him from demons and dangers of the road, and guide the man home in possession of a coveted relic. Do that, and humbly obey the human's commands in service to their holy mission, and Wukong would prove himself reformed.

For a change, Sun Wukong fulfilled his oath to the gods with honor, and atoned for the sins of past insurrections. The acolyte, much learned in hardships, was returned to his home temple, relic in hand; and Wukong—finding himself for the first time in proper standing with any gods of consequence—was content for a short while to give up his old thirst for adventure and glory. But the Monkey King was born for mischief...and offending the gods never gets old.

Abilities[edit]

Boundless Strike
QB
Targeting
Point Target
Affects
Enemy Units
Damage Type
Physical
Monkey King enlarges his staff and slams it against the ground, stunning enemies in a line and damaging them with a critical hit based on his attack. Has True Strike.
Stun Duration0.4 / 0.8 / 1.2 / 1.6
Critical Strike1.5× / 1.75× / 2× / 2.25×
2.75×
Radius150
Distance1200
Cast Point0.4
22
100
Does not pierce Spell Immunity.
The legendary Jingu Bang grows to match its master's will, ensuring no enemy can escape the Monkey King's reach.
Notes
  • Can hit units up to 1350 range away.
  • Applies all of Monkey King's on-hit effects as if he had performed a regular attack on the target.
  • Hitting an enemy hero with
      adds to the total hit counter for
     .
  • Boundless Strike can use a charge of Jingu Mastery to gain both damage and lifesteal. The bonuses affect all targets hit.
Tree Dance
WT
Targeting
Unit Target
Affects
Trees
Monkey King jumps to a tree and perches atop it. While perched, he gains the Primal Spring ability—a channeled leap attack. If Monkey King's tree is destroyed, he falls and is stunned for a few seconds. Taking damage from enemy heroes while on the ground puts Tree Dance on cooldown.
Flying Vision (Day/Night)800 / 400
1100 / 700
Cooldown When Hit3
Self Stun Duration4
Cast Range1000
1600
Cast Point0.3
1.2
Cannot be cast while rooted.
Sun Wukong dances nimbly along the treetop canopy, always just out of arm's reach.
Notes
  • Monkey King leaps at a speed of 700 toward the tree.
  • Tree Dance cooldown starts upon landing.
  • Right clicking the ground will climb off the tree.
  • Can't hop off the tree while Tree Dance is on cooldown.
  • Casting spells and using items reveals fog around the tree, but does not reveal Monkey King.
Primal Spring
EG
Affects
Enemy Units
Damage Type
Magical
Monkey King springs out from his tree perch, damaging and slowing enemies in the area where he lands. Damage and slow amounts are in proportion to channel duration.
Damage140 / 210 / 280 / 350
750
Movement Speed Slow20% / 40% / 60% / 80%
Slow Duration4
Max Distance1000
Impact Radius375
Max Channel Time1.6
Cast Point0
19 / 17 / 15 / 13
100
Does not pierce Spell Immunity.
Dispellable.
Cannot be cast while rooted.
Leaping from the safety of cover into the midst of his enemies, Sun Wukong attacks without mercy.
Notes
  • Monkey King springs out at a speed of 1300.
  • This ability can only be used while Monkey King is perched on a tree.
  • The sound made while channeling Primal Spring can be heard by enemies.
Jingu Mastery
DR
Targeting
Passive
Affects
Enemy Units
Damage Type
Physical
Monkey King's attacks awaken the Jingu Bang's power. Upon the fourth hit on the same enemy hero, Monkey King earns four charged attacks that have bonus damage and lifesteal.
Required Hits4
Charges4
Bonus Damage60 / 90 / 120 / 150
135 / 165 / 195 / 225
Bonus Lifesteal15% / 30% / 45% / 60%
Counter Duration10
Buff Duration35
Dispellable.
Disabled by break.
Always sensitive to the moods of its master, the Jingu Bang radiates power when Sun Wukong's combat fervor is on full display.
Notes
  • Hitting an enemy hero with
      adds to the hit counter.
  • Boundless Strike can use a charge to gain both damage and lifesteal. The bonuses affect all targets hit.
  • Illusions do not increase the counter or display the debuff.
  • Hitting the same unit again adds to the hit counter and refreshes the duration.
  • After attaining charges, the counter will be disabled until all attack charges have been used.
  • The buff lasts until all charges are used or 35 seconds have passed.
Wukong's Command
RW
Targeting
Point Target
Affects
Enemy Heroes
Damage Type
Physical
Monkey King creates a circular formation of soldiers that spread out from his position. If Monkey King leaves the area his soldiers disperse. The soldiers have Monkey King's attack and only target heroes. Monkey King and all his soldiers receive bonus damage for the spell's duration.
Bonus Armor12 / 18 / 24
124
Soldier Attack Rate1.3
Duration13
Cast Range550
Cast Point1.2
Rings2
3
Ring Radii300
750
1100
Soldiers Per Ring5 (Ring 1)
9 (Ring 2)
7 (Ring 3)
130 / 110 / 90
100
Monkey King rips out a tuft of fur to blow at his enemies, charging each strand to transform into a copy of himself.
Notes
  • The ultimate ends immediately if Monkey King leaves the outermost ring.
  • Soldiers stand in formation and do not move. They attack any hero within 300 range if the hero is in the circle.
  • There are 9 soldiers guarding the edge of the circle and 5 soldiers guarding the center.
  • Soldiers do not receive
      bonuses.
  • Each soldier has 400 ground vision.
  • Soldier attacks apply Monkey King's on-hit effects. These attacks are considered to originate from the soldier, not Monkey King.
  • The soldiers do not apply Basher/Abyssal bash.

Innate Abilities[edit]

Mischief
FF
Targeting
No Target
Affects
Self
Changes Monkey King's shape to deceive opponents, using the environment nearby as inspiration for the disguise. Taking damage, attacking, using an item, or using an ability breaks Monkey King's disguise.
Movement Speed200
Movement Speed (Courier Form)380
Search Radius350
Cast Point0
3
Dispellable.
Watch out for that tree.
Notes
  • Does not remove visual debuffs, such as Bane's
     .
  • Does not mimic other effects of the target (e.g., cannot be pinged when disguised as a rune).
  • Copies a random object within the search radius.
  • Valid objects include:
    • Trees
    • Runes (including rune spots)
    • Aegis (at the Roshan pit)
    • Cheese (when cheese is droppable).
  • If not within range, Monkey King will randomly turn into any of the following: Animal Courier/Flying Courier (allied), Iron Branch, Clarity, Healing Salve, Town Portal Scroll, Tango, and Banana (new or peeled).
  • Monkey King is hidden on the minimap while disguised.
  • Monkey King cannot be auto-attacked while disguised. This results in lane creeps, neutral creeps, towers, and fountains ignoring him.
Revert Form
FF
Targeting
No Target
Affects
Self
Reverts Monkey King's shape to his original form.
Cast Point0
1

Talent Tree[edit]

Talent Tree
+1 Wukong's Command Ring 25 +100 Armor Wukong's Command
+400 Primal Spring Damage 20 +50% Boundless Strike Crit
+75 Jingu Mastery Damage 15 +600 Tree Dance Cast Range
+20 Attack Speed 10 +300 Tree Dance Vision AoE

Recommended Items[edit]

Starting Items Early Game
Tango
Enchanted Mango
Stout Shield
Boots of Speed
Blight Stone
Magic Wand
Iron Branch
Iron Branch
Ring of Health
Mid Game Late Game
Phase Boots
Vanguard
Echo Sabre
Black King Bar
Diffusal Blade
Abyssal Blade
Desolator

General Strategy[edit]

Always in search of a good fight, Monkey King travels atop the trees aiming to spring from leafy cover and surprise his enemies. Calling upon an army of monkey soldiers to overwhelm opponents, this agile trickster revels in the chaos of battle, ready to slam his legendary staff down on any hopes of escape.
Monkey King (In-Game Description)

Overview


Skill Build

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Late Game

Version History[edit]

Version Balance Changes
7.16
  • Buff Wukong's Command armor increased from 8/14/20 to 12/18/24
7.14
  • Buff Primal Spring mana cost reduced from 130/120/110/100 to 100
7.12
  • Buff Wukong's Command soldier attack rate improved from 1.4 to 1.3
7.10
  • Buff Base damage increased from 30 to 32
  • Bug Fix Fixed Mischief not showing the right particles for the first bounty rune
  • Buff Level 10 Talent increased from +150 Tree Dance Vision AoE to +300
  • Buff Level 15 Talent increased from +300 Tree Dance Cast Range to +600
  • Buff Level 20 Talent increased from +300 Primal Spring Damage to +400
7.07
  • Buff Base HP regen increased from 1.5 to 3
  • Nerf Base movement speed reduced from 305 to 300
  • Nerf Base damage reduced from 33 to 30
  • Nerf Jingu Mastery bonus damage rescaled from 75/100/125/150 to 60/90/120/150
  • Bug Fix Monkey King no longer destroys trees he is standing on during Scepter Stampede
  • Rework Reworked Talent Tree
7.06e
  • Buff Boundless Strike cooldown reduced from 25 to 22
  • Buff Wukong's Command Attack Interval improved from 1.6 to 1.4
7.06d
  • Buff Level 10 Talent increased from +10% Evasion to +12% Evasion
  • Buff Boundless Strike critical damage increased from 1.4/1.6/1.8/2× to 1.5/1.75/2/2.25×
  • Buff Primal Spring max damage increased from 100/180/260/340 to 140/210/280/350
7.06c
  • Buff Tree Dance cooldown reduced from 1.4 to 1.2
  • Buff Base HP regen increased from 0.75 to 1.5
  • Rework Level 10 Talent from +5 Armor to +10% Evasion
7.06b
  • Buff Wukong's Command attack cooldown improved from 1.7 to 1.6
7.06
  • Nerf Wukong's Command no longer provides 50/70/90 bonus damage
  • Buff Wukong's Command provides you with 8/14/20 bonus armor
  • Nerf Wukong's Command army no longer copy Basher/Abyssal
  • Buff Wukong's Command attack rate improved from 2 to 1.7
  • Bug Fix Fixed Urn of Shadows sometimes wasting charges during Wukong's Command
  • Bug Fix Fixed Tree Dance causing Monkey King to temporarily have bigger vision than normal
7.05
  • Nerf Boundless Strike stun duration reduced from 0.5/1/1.5/2 to 0.4/0.8/1.2/1.6
  • Rescale Primal Spring mana cost rescaled from 100/110/120/130 to 130/120/110/100
  • Nerf Primal Spring slow from 30/45/60/75% to 20/40/60/80%
  • Rescale Primal Spring cooldown from 16 to 19/17/15/13
  • Buff Strength gain increased from 2.2 to 2.5
  • Nerf Wukong's Command cooldown increased from 100/85/70 to 130/110/90
7.04
  • Nerf Primal Spring slow rescaled from 40/50/60/70% to 30/45/60/75%
  • Nerf Spring wind up sound effect can be heard by nearby enemies
7.03
  • Playable in Competitive Added to Captains Mode
  • Nerf Jingu Mastery buff now has a max duration of 35 seconds
  • Nerf Tree Dance night vision reduced from 800 to 400
  • Nerf Wukong's Command duration rescaled from 13/14/15 to 13
7.02
  • Nerf Base armor reduced from 0 to -3
  • Nerf Jingu Mastery bonus damage from 80/120/160/200 to 75/100/125/150
  • Buff Jingu Mastery lifesteal from 20/30/40/50% to 15/30/45/60%
  • Nerf Wukong's Command no longer continues while reincarnating
  • Rework Level 15 Talent from +20 Movement Speed to +75 Jingu Mastery Damage
  • Rework Level 20 Talent from +15 Strength to +20% Magic Resistance
  • Rework Level 25 Talent from +25% Magic Resistance to +25 Strength
7.01
  • Bug Fix Fixed Jingu Mastery ignoring armor for its lifesteal calculation
  • Nerf Jingu Mastery counter duration reduced from 15 to 10 seconds
  • Nerf Boundless Strike critical strike rescaled from 200% to 140/160/180/200%
7.00
  • New New Hero

Notable Players[edit]

Dy 

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