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Wukong Build Guide by shacosbox

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League of Legends Build Guide Author shacosbox

Wukong likes Peaches, he also likes kills

shacosbox Last updated on October 31, 2011
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Assassin and Tank Wukong

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Jungle Role
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Win 51%
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Ability Sequence

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

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The masteries shown here are not yet updated for the current season, the guide author needs to set up the new masteries. As such, they will be different than the masteries you see in-game.


Brute Force
Improved Rally

Offense: 21

Strength of Spirit
Veteran's Scars

Defense: 0

Expanded Mind
Blink of an Eye
Mystical Vision
Presence of the Master

Utility: 9

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Hello there, this is my first guide, and it is about my favorite champion, Wukong! My build for Wukong makes him more of an assassin/bursty champion rather than a tanky ad. Essentially, he is a super easy lee sin with some custom touches. This build incorporates crits, attack speed, and high burst from his Crushing Blow and Nimbues Strike. Your Crushing Blow should be able to hit for 1k in a lot of matches, and your crits should be able to do around 700-800 damage per hit. Since your attack speed will be around 1.5 attacks per second, with Nimbus Strike, this is enough to scare most people!

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-Great Burst mid/late game
-Easy farm
-Crushes squishies
-Viable chaser
-Fairly well at initiating if done well
-Great Juking

-Not the greatest survivability
-Susceptible to ranged and CC
-Sometimes, he isn't great against tanky champions

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Runes, Masteries, and Spells

For runes, I take what Phreak recommends in the champion spotlight, with the exception that I also have armor pen for quints. I have no experimented with any other runes because personally, I am always IP broke. However, I think the runes Phreak recommends work well with him, it makes him more durable early game, and very offensive. As I said, I build him to be a bursty assassin, therefore, instead of using defensive masteries, I use offensive masteries. This complements the runes, and allows you to play all out offensive instead of being stuck half-***ed between tanky and AD. For summoner spells, take Exhaust and Flash. Exhaust allows you to escape, or keep an enemy from escaping in a 1v1. Flash works greatly with Nimbus Strike when you aren't quite close enough to hit them with it, flash also works well as an escape tool. Other spells you can take are Ghost, extra chasing/escape, or Ignite, which gives more damage for early game kills.

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For items, start with a Doran's Blade. If the enemy's comp is very lane-dominant however, you can take a Regrowth Pendant, and build it into Philosophers Stone so you have a better laning phase. After buying Doran's Blade/Philosopher's Stone, get Boots of Speed, and leave it there. Rush Sheen, then get a Brutalizer to make Sheen more useful. After that, get Merc treads, but if you're doing very well, you can get Berserker's greaves to farm better. At this point, you should be able to dish out some damage to get a fair amount of kills. Read the items after these to get a feel of what your play style is gonna be using this guide. Once your build is finished, your crits, plus the burst from Crushing Blow and Nimbus Strike should be enough to wipe out champions ranging from squishy, to tanky AD. There are situational items you can take to take out people with high armor, or health, etc. These situational items should be obvious (Last Whisper for armor heavy champs, Thornmail for AD heavy champs, etc.).

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Farming is simple with Wukong, just last hit minions, and use nimbus strike to hit multiple targets with low health. Once I get sheen and Brutalizer with him, I find it is very very easy to get gold with Nimbus strike. Nimbus strike will easily kill minions at around half health, and it procs sheen so you can last hit one of the remaining minions, this is very convenient.

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Thank you for reading my guide for Wukong, my favorite champion! Please vote up if you find this guide is helpful, and if it didn't work for you for more than 1 match, then give me some suggestions, or tell me some other flaws you see in the build. This is my first guide after all, and I will graciously accept any thoughtful criticisms. Overall, this build makes Wukong extremely bursty, with strong crits, and able to crush the enemy's caster generally. However, watch out for tanks, because they can be an obstacle for you in the game. I recommend Wukong to anyone who likes or can play an AD carry well, he is very similar to ad carries. He is very simple and fun to play!