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So I've been working on my Wukong build and I've been trying to find the best damage items to add to his arsenal. Before this even comes up, this is exclusive to my Off-Tank build and I am also trying to avoid using Trinity Force. Please do not mention either of those things as they are both provided in my guide.

My final build is something like this: Mercury's Treads, Youmuu's Ghostblade, Warmog's Armor, Atma's Impaler, The Bloodthirster, and Infinity Edge.

A while back, I was told to drop The Black Cleaver and replace it with The Bloodthirster. But wouldn't the passives of The Black Cleaver and Crushing Blow be tremendously effective?? You get up to 45 armor reduction from The Black Cleaver as well as 30% armor reduction from Crushing Blow. It seems like you could do a lot more with those abilities combined...

The Bloodthirster is a great sustain item though and the stacks can really add that extra damage. So I do agree with that item in the build.

Finally, there's Infinity Edge, which adds a lot of damage and extra critical damage. As Wukong's attack speed increases and their armor is reduce by Crushing Blow, I feel that it would be an effective item to have.

So really, it's down to which two of the three items should stay in the build: The Bloodthirster, Infinity Edge, or The Black Cleaver?

(I think I sort of just answered my own question, but I still want to see what you guys think. You might be able to add something that I missed =3)

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Percentages and flat penetration don't overly mix well together.
Think it was what, flat reduction, and then %?

On top of that, you need to hit the target 3 times...

But the main argument im aware of with regards to The Black Cleaver is the fact that it just isn't overly cost effective.

Think it was The Black Cleaver is the same as B. F. Sword and Zeal, yet gives less stats.
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As for IE the only real problem is thats its incredibly expensive and when not playing an ADC its only gotten if your doing very well. Seeing that its the last item in your build the chance of actually getting it completed is kind of low. As long as you have alternatives you should be fine.
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Percentages and flat penetration don't overly mix well together.
Think it was what, flat reduction, and then %?

Nope.

1. % reduction
2. flat reduction
3. flat penetration
4. % penetration

So % reduction and flat reduction actually mix very well since Crushing Blow is applied before The Black Cleaver

Not saying that's what you should build, but mathematically they compliment each other quite nicely.

@OP: Personally I'd probably go for mallet + GA for survivability, then get some damage if you want it. Either that or you need a Maw or something to compensate for your weakness to AP burst. The advantage to mallet + GA is it leaves you with more utility and only takes up two item slots, while warmogs+atma's+maw takes three.

Wit's would probably work as well. I'd probably work either Wit's or Maw in there though if you're not building GA.
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Im trying to find a good Wukong build too. Something that makes him really tanky but gives him alot of damage. I tried combining Wit's End and Last Whisper since the armor pen is worth it. But to return to thee question, I would choose bloodthirster because if you build tanky like me, each hit gives you more health as you dish out lots of damage.
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Man, I need to experiment with these. It just sucks that whenever I play as Wukong, the game ends early, win or lose =(

But it sounds like, if sticking with the original three items, that The Bloodthirster and The Black Cleaver are the way to go. I actually consider Maw of Malmortius and Guardian Angel to be more of situational items. But I could consider them in the primary build as well. Hmmmmmmm.....

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IE is meh on wukong. Bloodthirster is core if you need to do damage due to your high ult scaling. Black cleaver is ok if you have an AD jungler and a strong late game AD carry.


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I miss the good old days when Wukong was invincible with Warmog's Armor, Atma's Impaler and Force of Nature. I miss every bruiser being invincible with those items XD

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