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League of Legends Build Guide Author ViscousZeta

Let Wukong Cool You Down.

ViscousZeta Last updated on February 11, 2012
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Ability Sequence

Ability Key Q
Ability Key W
Ability Key E
Ability Key R

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Offense: 21

Honor Guard

Defense: 9

Strength of Spirit

Utility: 0

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Wukong is a kick *** champion, and he really shines in the Dominion game mode. This is my personal build, and it has netted me many kills and victory. The idea for this build is to be able to use Wukong's abilities quickly for devastating results.
If you have never played Wukong, I suggest you read a champion specific guide to get to know him. I will barely scratch describing him or Dominion, this is just covering this build.
This is my first serious build, so any feedback is welcomed. :D Enjoy the guide!

Changed build, mostly late game items.

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Why play Wukong? Why focus on CDR?

Dominion is a fast paced game, with lots of chances to kill or be killed. Wukong is a champion that can 1 V 1 or take on the entire team. He excels at attacking, defending, and can escape hairy situations with Decoy.

Here are some pros and cons of the Monkey King, specifically with this build.

- Excellent fighter, chaser, and initiator.
- Nimbus Strike, Cyclone, and Stone Skin allows you to take enemy groups fearlessly.
- Decoy excellent for distracting when you are defending or attacking. Great for escape too!
- Use Nimbus Stirke to shred through minion waves and rack up gold fast!
- Ionian Boots of Lucidity, The Brutalizer, and Glacial Shroud bring you to 40% CDR, making all of your abilities ready when you need them! Allows you to focus Masteries and runes on your damage and defenses.
- Can fill virtually any role in dominion. One of those champs that just goes perfectly with the game type.
- He's a flippin' monkey!

- Smart enemy players will avoid Decoy all together. However in the heat of the moment its easy to just lose control and unload on the decoy. (I have done this several times to Shaco's clone.) Watching your enemies waste abilities on your clone is a blast, but more often than not they are smart enough to see right through your ploy.

IMO Wukong does not have any cons besides that.

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Summoner Spells

One of my absolute favorite spells. Use it to fight, run, chase, and destroy your enemies. An absolute gift to Wukong.

With this, you can hunt and kill all enemies. Use this to dive an annoying defender, or turn the tides on ballsy enemies who attack you at your own turret.

Possible Supplements
Revive (in some cases, why not?)
All of these are good choices, I personally believe that Exhaust and Garrison are the ways to go however.


Surge is pointless for this build. Taking it for the AS boost is a waste, as we have all the AS we need from Nimbus Strike and Zeal.

Clarity is not needed, you go back to base anytime you have enough for a core item anyways so mana is not a problem.

Smite Almost useless on Dominion. You pretty much destroy minions on your own, and super minions are not that big of a threat to you either.

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Runes and Masteries

This give us the best rounded Wukong, I opted to use Greater Quintessence of Desolation, Greater Mark of Desolation, Greater Glyph of Magic Resist, and Greater Seal of Armor.
This setup is standard for Wukong builds. Since I get all my CDR through items, my runes just focus on armor penetration and defense.

The new mastery tree is wonderful! It allows us the cut out our own specific tree for every build we make.
For this build, we are doing 21-9-0.
Pretty self explanatory.

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The build is perhaps the most important thing.

Initial Buy
I always start off with a Prospector's Blade and Boots of Speed.
Often times Prospector items are overlooked, people outright buy level 2 boots or other items. These items are just as useful as their Doran counterparts, and I say its a crime to ignore them. Prospector's Blade gives you health, attack, and life-steal. All of these benefit Wukong. In fact that extra damage and health will let you gain the upper hand on the guys who went and bought their level 2 boots first...

Core Build
Ionian Boots of Lucidity
The Brutalizer
Glacial Shroud
Trinity Force

The CDR items are what make this build. These items are incredibly useful to Wukong, and are all fairly cheep to boot. I advise not upgrading to Youmuu's Ghostblade or Frozen Heart. We are already at our 40% CD cap, and I think we can do without their final versions. It is more beneficial to put that money towards Trinity Force.

When building Trinity Force, buy Sheen first. We don't really gain anything from the AP ( Decoy gains some benefit, but we don't really use that to deal damage.) However, the passive Sheen provides makes our monkey a monster. We use our abilities frequently, so we will be getting much use from Sheen's bonus damage.
From there purchase Phage and finish with Zeal.

Trinity Force gives us everything we need for Wukong's offense and defense, and from here on out everything is icing on the cake.

Finishing Touches
Sanguine Blade
Odyn's Veil
The Black Cleaver

I would go for Sanguine Blade for the damage and life-steal. The passive is not half bad either.

Odyn's Veil gives health, mana, MR, and gives you a really neat AOE that will go nicely when you are taking on large team-fights.

The Black Cleaver
Great Damage and Armor Pen.

If you feel that you need to supplement your items will anything situational, or you feel the lack of tenacity is hurting you, this last slot will be your replaceable item.

Also if you get really late into the game, you can replace Prospector's Blade with one of these or finsih Youmuu's Ghostblade and Frozen Heart.

If you need tenacity, Mercury's Treads is the way to go. However the loss of CDR will hurt your offense.

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Skill Sequence

I always max Nimbus Strike first. This skill is one of my favorites. You can hit multiple champions, farm with it, and it gives you a nice AS boost.

Crushing Blow followed by Decoy should be your priority after that.

Always put a point in Cyclone whenever possible.

Always ready Crushing Blow before you enter combat. Use Cyclone to trap enemies and utterly dominate them. Nimbus Strike will let you chase and destroy enemies and is your primary damage dealer.

Decoy is just that, a decoy. Use this to confuse and escape your enemies.

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So far this build has brought me lots of success in Dominion. I encourage you to try it for yourself and see how you like it. Feedback is appreciated, and I hope you have a lovely day.