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Monkey King
Great Sage's Reckoning
Cosmetic icon Great Sage's Reckoning
Wearable 9050
Monkey King icon
Monkey King
Rarity: Arcana
Slot: Head

Though his misdeeds have long been forgiven, the thrills of Sun Wukong's crimes live on. Relive three legendary trials from his earliest adventures with the Great Sage's Reckoning.

This Monkey King Arcana item includes four dynamic styles unlocked by game state, altered voice effects, and new animations.
Created By
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Great Sage's Reckoning Bundle
Great Sage's Reckoning
Great Sage's Reckoning Loading Screen
Great Sage's Reckoning Emoticon
Taunt: Goin' Bananas

Set Items

Great Sage's Reckoning
Great Sage's Reckoning

Editions purchased before January 31, 2017 come in Exalted quality.


This item comes with four dynamic styles that change depending on the level of Wukong's Command icon Wukong's Command. Each style comes with different colors and effects.


Customization Type Preview
Ambient Effect
(Timeless Tale)
(Rumble in the Deep)
(Immortal Path)
(King's Crucible)
Primal Spring icon Primal Spring1
(Cast & Landing)
(Rumble in the Deep)
(Immortal Path)
(King's Crucible)
(Rumble in the Deep)
Haste2 Animation Great Sage's Reckoning Haste

1 Timeless Tale style uses default effects.
2 Triggered when movement speed is above 400. Monkey King rides the nimbus intermittently, not all the time.

Hero Icons[]

Customization Preview
Minimap icon Great Sage's Reckoning Monkey King minimap icon
Top icon Great Sage's Reckoning Monkey King icon


Timeless Tale Rumble in
the Deep
Immortal Path King's
Great Sage's Reckoning Portrait Great Sage's Reckoning Portrait 2 Great Sage's Reckoning Portrait 3 Great Sage's Reckoning Portrait 4

Ability Icons[]

Tree Dance icon Tree Dance Primal Spring icon Primal Spring
Great Sage's Reckoning Tree Dance icon Great Sage's Reckoning Primal Spring icon

Voice Responses[]

Customization Preview
Modified Responses

New Lines

Leveling Up Wukong's Command icon Wukong's Command
Level 1

  • ▶️ r Some of the tales you hear about me are truer than others.
  • ▶️ r The origins of my staff? How much time do you have?
  • ▶️ r I should have known a weapon worthy of my talents wouldn't be found in an armory.
  • ▶️ r I didn't find this staff by chance, it called out to me. It longed to take part in my legend.

Level 2

  • ▶️ r The Narrow Maze is only a labyrinth if you stick to the path.
  • ▶️ r I was fearless before I was immortal. But now -- haha -- the gods fear me!
  • ▶️ r It wasn't my name alone purged from the underworld's ledger. My army will outlive you all.

Level 3

  • ▶️ r My enemies thought the flames would consume me; they made me stronger!
  • ▶️ r Fire in my belly, fight in my blood.
  • ▶️ r Some legends burn out. I tend to flare up and leave the place in shambles.

Riding the Nimbus cloud

Set Items[]


  • The oldest tales say he hatched from a magic stone, bursting one day from a massive boulder that had borne silent witness to the entirety of creation. But only children and fools put stock in such things.
  • To seek a weapon worthy of his talents, Sun Wukong called upon the King of the Eastern Seas, known hoarder of many great treasures lost to the lands above. He found a gold-banded staff of remarkable dimensions shining in the blackest depths.
  • Not content to live as the greatest warrior of his own time, Sun Wukong traversed the path to the underworld to steal his name from the Book of Life and Death and become a living legend for all of time. But nothing comes without its price.
  • Determined to restore balance to nature and prevent further crimes, Sun Wukong's enemies conspired to lock him in a furnace, intending to purge his heavenly powers in the purifying flames of the Eternal Crucible. The flames only made him stronger.



  • This item was released at the same time as Monkey King minimap icon Monkey King.

Patch History[]

  • Fixed one of the Monkey King's rivalry lines towards Clinkz minimap icon Clinkz being wrongly hooked up to Chen minimap icon Chen with the Great Sage's Reckoning equipped.
  • Fixed and updated particle to the level 3 Wukong's Command icon Wukong's Command "King's Crucible" style.
  • Update 2
    • Updated hero model and animations.
    • Updated particles.
  • Fixed a bugged particle.
  • Fixed the response rule for killing Bristleback minimap icon Bristleback having a 5% chance, instead of 25% like the other rivalry lines.
  • Fixed Monkey_thanks_04 and Monkey_crown_thanks_04 soundfiles being broken.
  • Fixed one of the Monkey King's rivalry lines towards Clinkz minimap icon Clinkz being wrongly hooked up to Chen minimap icon Chen with Great Sage's Reckoning equipped.
  • Removed some rivalry killing lines (monkey_rival_11, 38, 55, 74, 77, 82, 94, 99, 105, 127, 136, 143 and 148) and added them as "meeting an enemy" lines.
    • Some previously unused rivalry lines (monkey_rival_05, 09, 23, 25, 27, 42, 43 and 27) are now used as meeting an enemy lines as well.