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Monkey King

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[e][h]Monkey King
Radiant Hero
Attributes
Base Stats
Health Regen
Mana Regen
Magic Resistance
Attack Speed
Attack Time
Attack Duration
Attack Range
Missile Speed
Turn Rate
Sight Range
Level Changes
Level
1
15
25
Health
524
1226
1730
Mana
315
615
831
Armor
6.4
16.8
24.2
Damage
51-55
102-106
139-143
Most Played As
LessMore
1
2
3
4
5
Notes
Release Date
2016-12-12
Competitive Release
2017-03-15
Collision Size
Legs

Monkey King 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.

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.

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 Duration1.0/1.2/1.4/1.6
1.3/1.5/1.7/1.9
Critical Strike135%/165%/195%/225%
Radius150
Distance1100
Cast Point0.4
Cast Backswing0.5
28/26/24/22
     21/19/17/15
100
When Boundless Strike is set to autocast, Monkey King leaps to the end of his staff as soon as Boundless Strike hits the ground.
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 Boundless Strike Boundless Strike adds to the total hit counter for Jingu Mastery Jingu Mastery.
  • 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 4 seconds. Taking damage from player controlled units or Roshan while on the ground puts Tree Dance on cooldown.
Flying Vision (Day/Night)700/500
Cooldown When Hit3
Self Stun Duration4
Travel Speed800
Cast Range900
1350
Cast Point0.1
1.45/1.3/1.15/1
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.
Sub Ability
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
Movement Speed Slow20%/40%/60%/80%
Slow Duration4
Max Distance1000
Impact Radius375
Max Channel Time1.6
Cast Point0
20/18/16/14
     0
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
6
Bonus Damage40/70/100/130
170/200/230/260
Bonus Lifesteal25%/40%/55%/70%
Counter Duration7/8/9/10
Buff Duration35
Soldiers can now gain Jingu Mastery charges independently.
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 Boundless Strike Boundless Strike 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.
Ultimate Ability
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 is granted bonus armor for the spell's duration.
Bonus Armor14/19/24
Soldier Attack Interval1.2
Duration13
Rings2
3
Ring Radii300
750
Soldiers Per Ring5 (Ring 1)
9 (Ring 2)
7 (Ring 3)
Cast Range550
Cast Point1
Cast Backswing0.37
Soldier Duration
12
Building Attacking Activated Range
500
120/100/80
100
Spawns a monkey soldier near Monkey King at regular intervals. Soldiers do not spawn while invisible or on trees. Soldiers only attack buildings when Monkey King himself is nearby. Soldiers can now gain Jingu Mastery charges independently.
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 dies or 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 Jingu Mastery Jingu Mastery 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 attack Roshan.
  • The soldiers do not apply Basher/Abyssal bash.
  • Soldiers do not spawn if you are invisible or on trees.

Innate[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
Invulnerability Duration0.2
0.4
Cast Point0
Cast Backswing0.53
15
0
Dispellable.
Watch out for that tree.
Notes
  • 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:
    • 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
    • Banana (new or peeled)
  • If a courier is within range, Monkey King will always turn into a courier.
  • 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.
Sub Ability
Revert Form
FF
Targeting
No Target
Affects
Self
Reverts Monkey King's shape to his original form.
Cast Point0
Cast Backswing0.53
1

Talent Tree[edit]

Talent Tree
+1 Wukong's Command Wukong's Command Ring 25 0 Primal Spring Primal Spring Cooldown
-7s Boundless Strike Boundless Strike Cooldown 20 +2 Jingu Mastery Jingu Mastery Charges
+130 Jingu Mastery Jingu Mastery Damage 15 +475 Tree Dance Tree Dance Cast Range
+0.3s Boundless Strike Boundless Strike Stun 10 +0.2s Mischief Mischief Damage Immunity

Recent Changes[edit]

Version Balance Changes
7.32d
  • Wukong's Command Wukong's Command
    • Buff Armor bonus increased from 12/18/24 to 14/19/24
    • Buff Cast Point improved from 1.2s to 1.0s
7.32
  • Boundless Strike Boundless Strike
    • Rework Aghanims Shard Reworked Shard.
      • Can be put on auto-cast to quickly leap to the opposing end of the staff as it hits the ground.
  • Talent Talent
    • Nerf Level 10 Talent +50% Tree Dance Vision Range replaced with +0.2s Mischief Damage Immunity
7.31
  • Tree Dance Tree Dance
    • Nerf Perched vision reduced from 800/600 to 700/500
  • Wukong's Command Wukong's Command
    • New Aghanims Scepter Scepter now also gives soldiers the ability to increase their Jingu Mastery stacks.

Notable Players[edit]

BoBoKa 
Crystallis 
Chris Luck 
JaCkky 
4nalog 

See also[edit]

Additional Content[edit]

References[edit]