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Monkey King Bar

Your hero's legendary staff, a powerful and reliable item that not only increases your hero's damage but also provides accuracy in attacking, granting them the ability to pierce through evasion and strike enemies with unwavering precision!
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A powerful staff used by a master warrior.

Your hero's legendary staff, a powerful and reliable item that not only increases your hero's damage but also provides accuracy in attacking, granting them the ability to pierce through evasion and strike enemies with unwavering precision!

Base Combat Stats

bonus damage

+ 40 Damage

+ 45 Attack Speed

Recipe

Your hero's legendary staff, a powerful and reliable item that not only increases your hero's damage but also provides accuracy in attacking, granting them the ability to pierce through evasion and strike enemies with unwavering precision!
Demon Edge
Javelin
Blitz Knuckles
Monkey King Bar Recipe

Abilities

Passive: Pierce

Grants each attack a 80% chance to pierce through evasion and deal 70 bonus magical damage.

Additional Insights

Its ability to counter evasion-based abilities or items, making it an essential choice against enemies who rely on dodging attacks. It's particularly valuable for heroes seeking to nullify enemy evasion and deal consistent and reliable damage in battles.

Statistics

The statistics below shows the percentage of hero builds which contain Monkey King Bar as a core or non-core item for each role. These statistics are based on our hero guides.

Itemization Strategy

Another situational item, that is built by carries usually or battle type sof supports, this item relies heavily more on it's effect rather than damage as it gives significantly higher value.

Heroes countered by Monkey King Bar

Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Arc Warden
Gives you more accuracy on right clicks to pierce the evasion from Magnetic Field and do damage even when standing outside of it.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Brewmaster
Gives you more accuracy on right clicks to counter the evasion from Drunken Brawler.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Broodmother
Gives you more accuracy on right clicks to ignore the miss chance from Incapacitating Bite.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Dragon Knight
Gives you instances of magic damage with Pierce procs on right clicks that do not get negated by Dragon Knight's high armor.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Hoodwink
Gives you more accuracy on right clicks to pierce the redirection of attacks close to trees from Hoodwink's innate.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Keeper of the Light
Gives you more accuracy on right clicks to counter the miss chance from Blinding Light.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Omniknight
Lets you do some right click damage through Guardian Angel with Pierce procs as it is considered magical damage.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Phantom Assassin
Gives you more accuracy on right clicks to pierce the passive evasion of PA.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Riki
Gives you more accuracy on right clicks to ignore the miss chance from Smoke Screen.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Terrorblade
Gives you magic damage instances on right clicks with Pierce procs that is not negated by his high armor. Also lets you counter the Butterfly evasion, which is a common purchase for Terroblade.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Tinker
Gives you more accuracy on right clicks to ignore the miss chance from Laser.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Troll Warlord
Gives you more accuracy on right clicks to ignore the miss chance from Whirling Axes (Melee).
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Windranger
Gives you more accuracy on right clicks to pierce the evasion from Windrun.

Trivia

The name 'Monkey King Bar' is a reference to the legendary Monkey King character from Chinese mythology, known for his incredible feats, combat skills, and possession of a magical staff. This naming choice signifies the item's association with the Monkey King's prowess and its ability to strike with precision and power.
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