Wukong Build Guide by ASCIISyaeZ
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Welcome you all to this guide, This guide is basically a text version of the Champion Spotlight of Wukong featured by Phreak. This guide includes various techniques and tricks mentioned in the champion spotlight, as well as item build, rune, mastery and skill orders which would help out those who wants to give Phreak's build a try. Hope you appreciate my effort and keep the ratings positive :)
Welcome to the League of Legend Champion Spotlight featuring Wukong, the Monkey King.
The Monkey King is a tricky, elusive melee damage-dealer. His ability allow him to dart around combat or jump into the fray and take on all your opponents at once.
His passive is Stone Skin, which bestows bonus armor and magic resist for every nearby enemy champion
Crushing Blow causes your next attack to deal bonus damage and lower the armor of whomever you hit. Activating this ability resets your attack timer, so try to use it immediately after landing a normal attack.
Decoy leaves behind a copy of yourself while you turn invisible. After a brief delay the decoy damages all nearby enemies and your stealth ends. Using Decoy looks almost identical to simply pressing "S" to stop, which can give you a lot of interesting tricks.
Nimbus Strike causes you and two clones of yourself to leap toward and damage up to three enemies in the target area. Immediately after leaping, you gain bonus attack speed for a short time.
Cyclone is Monkey King's ultimate. Cyclone gives you bonus movement speed and damages nearby enemies for a few seconds. Any enemies hit by Cyclone are also knocked into the air , but only once per ability cast.
Tricks and Techniques
Early game harassment with Nimbus Strike can really set you ahead, especially against slow mages. Throughout the early game, you can really get some free harassment with armor penetration and an early Doran's Blade. At level 2 you can upgrade this harassment. Close the gap with Nimbus Strike and follow up with Crushing Blow.
Cyclone is a great way to set up for your teammates. Enemies can be knocked up and kept in place so that your teammates skill would be a sucessful hit.
In close quarters, you want to lead with Crushing Blow as it will make Nimbus Strike deal more damage.
Pressing "S" for stop looks almost identical to actually activating Decoy. After waiting exactly 1 and a half seconds, enemies would assume that you ran away to another direction and chase after, all you have to do is to decoy towards the opposite direction.
For runes i take armor penetration marks, flat armor seals, flat magic resist glyphs and flat health regeneration quintessences. This setup allow me the most power at early levels in lane, where you can really shine.
My masteries are 0/21/9, with Ghost and Flash, allowing me to play extremely aggressively in lane, shrugging off most of the enemy minion damage.
I take two points in Crushing Blow early, getting a single early point in Decoy and maxing Nimbus Strike first, going back to Crushing Blow after. My goal is to have the same cooldowns on Crushing Blow and Nimbus Strike. Nimbus Strike gains more damage per level-up, so this level order gives me the best harassment.
For items, i take a Doran's Blade to start, almost always heading immediately to Mercury Threads followed by Trinity Force. Beyond that, i choose to build him tanky, but you can find a build that works for you. In the Spotlight, i built Atma's Impaler, Force of Nature, Last Whisper and Bloodthirster.