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Monkey King

Popularity: #50

Leaderboard: #111

Ban Rank: #79

KDA Rank: #77

Springs from the cover of the tree tops

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.

Attributes
monkey king Image

396 +61.6/lvl

240 +21.6/lvl

Strength Image

18 +2.8/lvl

Agility Image

24 +3.7/lvl

Intelligence Image

20 +1.8/lvl

Stats
Attack

Damage:

29 - 33 + 3.7/level (136.3 - 140.3 at level 30)

Attack

Range:

300

Attack

Armor:

2 + 0.6/level (19.4 at level 30)

Attack

Movement:

300

Roles

Carry

Escape

Nuker

Initiator

Durable

Disabler

Support

Pusher

Strategy

Turning into courier form with Mischief allows you to sneak up to opponents or snipe their couriers in the base. The opponents can't see you on minimap.

Well timed Mischief allows you to dodge the damage coming from attacks and spells but not the debuffs coming with that spell or attack.

Consider skilling Boundless Strike on level 1 to secure range creep lasthit if you don't see yourself getting Jingu Mastery stacks up.

Acquiring Jingu stacks or a threat of getting them is the way Monkey King wins the lane. Orb of Venom and early boots help with that.

If the lane is rough consider putting more points in Tree Dance for creep clearing and work on solving mana issues to be able to spam it.

Many spells and items can cut trees you are standing on, including those coming from your allies. Be careful about that.

Pillar and Tinker wards as well as spells that provide flying vision when used, can spot you standing on the trees.

You should skip skilling Wukong Command on level 6 in most of the games as it is hard to keep opponents inside of it early on.

Channeling Wukong command from a tree will make you drop down from it without being stunned. You can jump back on the tree and the ulty will keep going.

To get a good Wukong Command ideally channel it outside of opponents' vision and follow up with Boundless Strike.

Items that modify attacks or have proc chance - except for Basher - will work on Monkey King soldiers.

Counter Strategy

Monkey King is one of the strongest laners against melee heroes, as it is easy for him to get Jingu Mastery stacks up. Ranged heroes have better time against him in general as he has low armor and simple right clicks tend to do good work

Early boots or even a Windlace are advisable for melee cores against Monkey King

Be careful on initial bounty runes as Monkey might come from behind while under the effect of Mischief (as courier). You can't see him on the minimap while under the effect of Mischief. He also doesn't aggro towers while Mischiefed so he might even run into your base and snipe couriers

Prevent Monkey King from getting four stacks of Jingu Mastery. But if it happens avoid staying in one line for multi-hero Boundless Strike

Melee cores should avoid laning directly against Monkey King. Try to hijack, skip or pull creeps

Cutting trees that Monkey King stands on stuns him for 4 seconds. Having a quelling blade or a tree cutting ability is very useful against him

Break effects are good at reducing Monkey Kings' damage output and Spirit Vessel reduces healing from Jingu Mastery stacks

Monkey King's ultimate grants him bonus armor and he therefore takes little physical damage. Dealing magical and pure damage is the priority. If Monkey King uses Black King Bar you should not fight him inside Wukong's Command ring

Items and abilities that force Monkey King out of his ultimate are valuable

Stats

Win Rate 45.8%
Pick Rate 8.4%

Facets

summons icon

Wukong's Faithful

Win Rate: 46.3%

Pick Rate: 51.1%

Monkey King's soldiers do not disperse unless he spends more than 3 seconds outside the area.

Wukong's Command

Monkey King's soldiers do not disperse unless he spends more than 3 seconds outside the area.

tree icon

Simian Stride

Win Rate: 45.3%

Pick Rate: 48.9%

Tree Dance has no cooldown while Monkey King is at full health.

Tree Dance

Tree Dance has no cooldown while Monkey King is at full health.

Abilities

Q

Boundless Strike

Monkey King enlarges his staff and slams it against the ground, stunning enemies in a line and damaging them with bonus damage and a critical hit based on his attack. Has True Strike.

  • PASSIVE:No

  • DISPELLABLE:strong

  • DEBUFF:yes

  • stun duration:0.7 / 0.9 / 1.1 / 1.3

  • strike crit mult:120 / 140 / 160 / 180

  • strike flat damage:20 / 40 / 60 / 80

  • strike radius:150

  • strike cast range:1100

  • acceleration z:5000

  • min height above lowest:100

  • min height above highest:150

  • max horizontal acceleration:30000

  • duration:0.2

  • spring channel pct:60

Talet tree backgroundTalent tree branchesTalent tree branch

+0.3s Boundless Strike Stun Duration

Talent tree branch

+60% Boundless Strike Critical Damage

Cool Down

24 / 21 / 18 / 15

Mana Cost

85 / 90 / 95 / 100

W

Tree Dance

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.

  • AFFECTS:unit

  • PASSIVE:No

  • DEBUFF:yes

  • leap speed:800

  • spring leap speed:1300

  • give up distance:1850

  • ground jump distance:800

  • perched jump distance:800

  • jump damage cooldown:3

  • perched day vision:700

  • perched night vision:500

  • perched spot height:192

  • unperched stunned duration:4

  • top level height:500

  • impact damage tooltip:140 / 210 / 280 / 350

  • impact movement slow tooltip:20 / 40 / 60 / 80

  • range:800

Talet tree backgroundTalent tree branchesTalent tree branch

+450 Tree Dance Cast Range

Cool Down

1.4 / 1.2 / 1 / 0.8

E

Primal Spring

CHANNELED - 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.

  • AFFECTS:area

  • PASSIVE:No

  • DISPELLABLE:basic

  • impact damage:140 / 220 / 300 / 380

  • impact movement slow:35 / 50 / 65 / 80

  • impact slow duration:4

  • impact radius:375

Talet tree backgroundTalent tree branchesTalent tree branch

+100 Primal Spring Max Damage

Cool Down

18 / 16 / 14 / 12

Mana Cost

100

R

Wukong's Command

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.

  • AFFECTS:area

  • PASSIVE:No

  • first radius:300

  • second radius:750

  • num first soldiers:5

  • num second soldiers:9

  • move speed:700

  • bonus armor:15 / 20 / 25

  • attack speed:1.1

  • duration:13

  • cast range:625

Aghanim ScepterAghanim Shard

Aghanim`s Scepter Upgrade

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.

    Talet tree backgroundTalent tree branchesTalent tree branch

    Additional Wukong's Command Ring

    Cool Down

    100 / 90 / 80

    Mana Cost

    100

    Talents

    Talet tree backgroundTalent tree branchesTalent tree branchTalent tree branch

    +100 Primal Spring Max Damage

    +0.3s Boundless Strike Stun Duration

    Talet tree backgroundTalent tree branchesTalent tree branchTalent tree branch

    +450 Tree Dance Cast Range

    +110 Jingu Mastery Damage

    Talet tree backgroundTalent tree branchesTalent tree branchTalent tree branch

    0 Cooldown Primal Spring

    +60% Boundless Strike Critical Damage

    Talet tree backgroundTalent tree branchesTalent tree branchTalent tree branch

    -1 Jingu Mastery Required Hits

    Additional Wukong's Command Ring

    Lore

    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.