Wukong Build Guide by SabinX
Wukong TopLane - Armor Reduction Build & GuideBy SabinX | Updated on June 18, 2020
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+10% Attack Speed
+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
Ability Order R Q E W Max
Threats & Synergies
Apes together strong
Very strong against Wukong TopLane. Not only he can you from E him, his whole kit is strong against you.
More more more more more more armor. Presses E and disables your AAs.
Dodge his ult with your W and you will be fine, if not, power to this sick 1v1 champion.
Wukong pressed E, he presses Q. Wukong gets damaged, Maokai flexes lvl 5.
He has a strong early but with ult you should be able to kill him. Also punish his ult to other lanes with pushing for plates. If sanguine is finished you may actually be able to take the tower in one go.
Play around her W, it can stagger both your W and E, but if played around you will be fine. Also care about her W passive, when she is low hp she gets tankier so respect that.
A good Cassiopeia can be a threat, a bad one can just make you go 6/0 in 6 minutes.
Her W is good against you and your W, and her poke is decent too. So be extra cautious around her.
His early isn't a threat but his late is more powerful than yours.
Overall decent against Wu, his kit keeps him alive early game(his passive mostly) and the fact he is an Ap-ish Tank is a natural counter to Wu, but not unkillable. You should be fine after the core build.
Turrets, turrets, turrets. But when you got close to him, you will destroy him from a full combo.
Mostly a Volatile lane, who gets ahead controls the other one. Also a tip against her, use E and don't AA right away if she AAs you she will get a Magic Shield from passive. Crazy right?
Fiora isn't too hard for Wu to beat, but losing early against her might get you very behind since her kit is decent against you.
Mostly who gets ahead rolls over the other one, don't use W before he uses E or you are gonna lose the fight.
You a pretty good champion against Aatrox, but if he gets ahead you are gonna have a bad time.
Riven is pretty much a skill matchup, you should be fine mid game tho.
You should be able to win a lvl. 1 fight with him, but as soon as he hits lvl. 2, you should start to pay attention a lot to his passive. Renekton seems a hard match-up at the start, but he becomes easier once you understand his power spikes.
Same as Cho'Gath, an Ap-ish Tank is a natural counter to Wu, since he lacks MR, but you should be able to beat him easily after BC.
He is tanky but in SoloQue he isn't that great. Try to finish TBC before forcing a full fight with him.
Just be careful around the bushes he camps with his Q. You are stronger than him, but if you get cheesed you will mostly lose. Also use W to dodge his Q when you go all in on him.
YOU WERE EXPECTING TIPS, BUT IT WAS ME, SETTO . . . Volatile lane, play around his W. Care not to disrespect the champion and if he rushes BOTRK, try to not fight him without your ult.
Champion is too new to get a hold on actual stats. All I've seen is that he is stronger than you early game, after you get lvl. 6-7 he falls.
Mostly a Volatile lane, you have him at lvl 1, but be careful to his passive.
Don't be too cocky around him and you will win. Respect his W and care to his E.
You control him early game so either try to freeze so he can t touch minions and maybe pull out a kill or 2. But don't forget he scales and most probably will stack some armor too, so don't disrespect his late.
Your E is good against his Q and when it comes to who goes down first you are stronger at the levels 1, 6+. Between levels 2-5 pay respect to his passive, you can still win trades but don't lose your mind.
Care about her passive at all times, if she has no passive you are gonna destroy her, if her passive is 4-5 stacks you may lose the fight. Give her the space if needed in early game.
Most players of Garen, won't even try to fight you 'till they get their hands on Tabi's. You are stronger than him after you get your BC.
If you time your W well, her E will be useless and consider taking Executioner asap.
Your passive helps you a lot in this, so don't let him poke you and you will destroy him. Consider using E and directly W if he is used to push you away as you enter on him.
Annoying in early game lanning phase, but your passive makes you so strong against him. Also play around his passive. A well timed ult, means he gets no escape with E.
Tabi's and you will make him angry. Serrated dirk and if he is falls from the horse he becomes and almost instakill if you got ult up.
Executioner and a bit of MR and you will outlast him easily. If he steals his ult it's in your favor since your ult deals close to no DMG without decreasing their armor.
His E into your W or his R into your W, anyway you are good champion against him.
Mostly an easy matchup, but consider taking tabi's early.
Only annoying, but can be easily killed. Phage will help you catch him easier.
APES TOGETHER STRONG
Wukong and Yuumi are such a strong combo, tell her to buy ardent for you if needed. The extra attack speed helps.
Wukong uses R. Lulu uses R. Wukong uses R again. Enemy team: so can we start moving now?
Strong with wukong, strong 2v2s too.
WUKONG GOES BRRRRRRRRRR.
Your follow-up for his engage is strong af.
Extra attack speed if she heals you. Why not.Extra attack speed if she heals you. Why not.
Use E R + W E from Taric, and the enemy will feel like he has been hit by Zoe's bubble.
Champion Build Guide
My nickname is Emqin (AmKing) and I am WU otp for a good amount of seasons.
I had fun playing this build and I wanted to make a guide on it.
I peaked this season Master in SQ EUW, with this build and it is a fine build imo. Right now, I am fluctuating between D3-D1.
Hope you will enjoy it <3 Not the best build but it has its ups and downs.
Main Tree> Precision
Conqueror is kinda the most OP rune for any Fighter champion. So it works well with Wukong and his new kit.
Triumph gives a lot of sustain and mostly saved me a lot of times from dives and tfs, but you can swap it for Presence of Mind if you are not managing your mana well.
Legend: Alacrity more attack speed is always welcomed, but you can swap it for Legend: Tenacity if the enemy team has a lot of CC.
Coup de Grace after playing quite a few games with each rune from this line, in the end Coup de Grace showed as being the most useful.
Sudden Impact gives you an extra 7 lethality, in the end it means Bonus DMG.
Relentless Hunter helps you move around the map. Very good if you are snowballing.
Sanguine Blade is a rather unique item since it is the only Lethality item that gives Attack Speed and LifeSteal - which are very useful to Wukong now.
The main idea of the build? Rush that sweet armor reduction combined with armor penetration and lethality and you are going to deal bonus damage to your enemies, while having the Attack Speed of BOTRK build and the Lethality of the Assassin one.
So how does it work -
Wukong's Q ( Crushing Blow) - Armor Reduction - 30%
Out of what's left comes
Black Cleaver - Armor Reduction - 24%
Out of what's left comes
Last Whisper - Armor Penetration - 20%
And after that, the Lethality applies.
Note: Armor Reduction gets up to an amount of approx. 53% and all of your team members profit from it, on the other side the Armor Penetration is self-focused, so only you will consider it.
At the end Last Whisper reduces an amount of approx. 9% of their initial armor.
Mortal Reminder reduces an amount of approx. 11% of their initial armor.
Lord Dominik's Regards reduces an amount of approx. 16% of their initial armor.
Your passive combined with Wukong's E ( Nimbus Strike) is a strong combo that can be easily abusable and because of that you should be able to win almost any 1v1s, not only that, but you may have the upper hand by pulling up the Ignite.
If you are Blue Side, try waiting for your enemy in the tri-bush.
If you are Red Side, try waiting for your enemy in the long bush from the river.
In both cases, be aware of the jungle not rushing in to help him, but most probably he won't come to help and you may be able to even get an early kill.
What should I do if I got the kill but minions are also on lane and the enemy TopLaner came back with TP?
If you are below 30% hp you should go base, but in the other case, pop your red pot and try to push the wave into the tower. If the wave enters tower and it is going to reset, recall asap and get your long sword(s).
In general, I take a passive stance and I will ask for my jungler to come on my lane to break the freeze (Remember that he started on the opposite side of the map so he will be pathing to top, a simple ping on your lane for help and writing in chat come to break the freeze should be enough for him to path to your lane after red and to give you the opportunity to go base without losing much.
In the case, none of the above worked out, recall when he is holding the minions for reset. You will most probably lose a wave or 2, but you should be able to return the freeze coming fresh from base.
You are running Relentless Hunter in your runes so you will be decently fast on lane.
Since the way you are playing to Mid Game is based on your enemy, I will try later on give an example of the lanning phase based on types of enemies.
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Pre-transition to Mid Game
Some people are using minutes to determinate when the Mid Game starts, others are using First Tower as the main objective that stats the Mid Game or lane swaps, or just when plates come down and chaos unleashes over the map.
For how I play this build Mid Game starts when there are no more plates on the lane that I am, and when I say no more plates, works for both me and the enemy laner. So if I am the one who gets the tower down first, in general, I like to come back to my lane and pull up a freeze ( Sanguine Blade should've been finished by then so you should be in the position to have the upper hand in 1v1s and maybe you can pull up a fine 1v2. By doing this you are gonna deny your enemy the chance to get gold from plates and if he TPs on bot lane/mid lane, start pushing and applying pressure on your lane. After you reached his second tower start taking camps from your enemy jungle, so he will get behind too. You should be able to do red pretty fast.
You should now be able to look up for objectives near you and try to help your team if they put up fights, the fact you lack a TP comes in handy for your enemy team, so if there are no objectives, either continue to do the same stuff you did in Pre-Mid Game or try to gank lanes, but before leaving to gank, if you are ahead, set up the enemy minions into a slow push, so the enemy toplaner will be scared too close to your 2nd tower, in fear you might set up a trap for him. You can later on fake the fact you are leaving your lane and pull up a trap.
I like to finish Black Cleaver before starting to roam too much, because it will help my team a lot in fights, also it works wonderful with Wukong's Ultimate ( Cyclone).
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Thanks for passing by!
In case you want to ask anything, I am open to questions and if I got something wrong or any advice, feel free to talk to me in the Discussion section of the build or by directly adding me on Ëmqin (EUW).