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Sun Wukong the Monkey King is an agility hero, best known for his slippery nature, and his ability to deceive his enemies by turning into trees and other objects. Armed with his magic extending staff, the Monkey King slams the ground with s, and leaps to the treetops to avoid foes. As a carry, the Monkey King gains extra damage and lifesteal after landing consecutive attacks on his opponents. Perched on a tree, he gains a clear view of his surroundings, allowing him to jump down on unsuspecting targets with , dealing heavy damage and slowing their escape. In a teamfight, the Monkey King sends out a small army of clones across the battlefield, all with increased attack damage. Together, with the help of his clones and his team, the Monkey King is one heck of a force to be reckoned with.
- Usable while perched on a tree.
- Applies any on-hit effects when hit on all targets.
- Echo Sabre debuff is applied to all targets.
- Can bash and minibash.
- Does not interact with cleave.
- Counts towards Jingu Mastery's.
- Shares ability level with Primal Spring.
- Tree Dance cooldown starts upon landing.
- Right-click the ground to drop from a tree.
- Monkey King jumps onto trees at 700 movement speed.
- Monkey King can use Boundless Strike and Mischief without getting off his tree.
- Using Wukong's Command will cause Monkey King to get off his tree.
- When perched, Monkey King is 192 distance off the ground.
- Monkey King is treated as being in higher ground while perched on a tree. As a result he is hidden by Fog of War. Therefore he can be revealed by vision on an equal ground (e.g. when you have high ground and Monkey king is perched on a tree on a lower ground), however this is only usually achieved with Observer Ward, flying vision and unobstructed vision.
- Monkey King jumps off trees at 1300 movement speed.
- Only activates when perched on a tree.
- Shares ability level with tree dance.
- The indicator on the ground is not visible to enemies.
- Successfully hitting an enemy Hero with Boundless Strike either increases the counter on that hero by one or uses the bonus damage charge given across the one skill instance across all enemies hit (whichever is relevant).
- Monkey King spawns with one level of Mischief. It does not need to be leveled.
- Can be cast from atop a tree.
- While transformed as an , run speed is 350.
- When cast within ?? radius of another tree, Monkey King transforms into a tree.
- When cast at a rune spawn location, transforms into a suitable rune for the location.
- When cast in the Roshan Pit, transforms into the or .
- When cast anywhere else, Monkey King transforms into one of the following:
- (from the team)
- (New or peeled)
- While disguised, Monkey King's icon disappears from the minimap for enemies, similarly to Phantom Assasin's Blur. (This can be used to gank lanes, sneak in the base and steal items, e.g. Gem, or fool wards).
- While disguised, creeps (both hostile and neutral) and towers (including the Fountain) will ignore Monkey King.
- While disguised, Monkey King is the same unit, allowing enemies to perform all normal actions, from attacking to spell targeting and profiling.
- Soldiers do not receive Jingu Mastery bonuses.
- Soldiers move out at 700 movement speed.
- Soldier attack speed is locked at 2.0.
- If Monkey King leaves the circle, his soldiers disappear.
- If Monkey King dies, his soldiers disappear.
- If Monkey King dies while holding the , his soldiers won't disappear.
- Soldiers proc all orbs effects and are not treated as illusions in regards to Diffusal Blade, dealing full damage.
- Each soldier can apply Echo Sabre debuff every 5 seconds, same as the item cooldown, but do not attack twice.
- Soldiers carry auras and Radiance burn.
- Soldiers take advantage of Bloodthorn debuff.
- Damage from soldiers to Blade Mail do not redirect damage to Monkey King.
- Block affects Soldiers.
- Soldiers target illusions.
|+100%Crit||25||+25% Magic Resistance|
|+15 Strength||20||+40 Damage|
|+20 Movement Speed||15||+275 Health|
|+5 Armor||10||+20 Attack Speed|
- helps Monkey King stay in lane with health sustain.
- can save Monkey King in a pinch by restoring his health.
- helps Monkey King slow heroes when building up Jingu Mastery stacks. The soldiers from Wukong's Command can apply the slow as well.
- helps Monkey King land last hits.
- grants movement speed to chase enemies.
- offers burst health and mana, saving Monkey King in a tight spot.
- helps Monkey King hit harder, and can upgrade into later.
- provide bonus attack speed and agility for Monkey King to build Jingu Mastery. He can switch to intelligence to manage early game mana issues.
- grants bonus movement and attack damage, allowing Monkey King to catch up to opponents.
- increases attributes, as well as more burst health and mana compared to Magic Stick.
- lets Monkey King clear creeps quickly with Tree Dance, and its cleave works with Wukong's Command.
- makes it much easier for Monkey King to get Jingu Mastery stacks as it provides attack speed, slow, and double attack. However, as of 7.27, the soldiers from Wukong's Command no longer apply the slow.
- helps Monkey King build up his Jingu Mastery charges without being interrupted, as well as increasing his survivability to keep up Wukong's Command.
- boosts damage output and evasion for a deadlier and longer Wukong's Command.
- gives bonus damage and reduces armor of targets, which greatly boosts Monkey King's damage output against enemy units and buildings, and synergizes well with critical hit of Boundless Strike.
- helps Monkey King store runes, which he can reach easily by jumping through trees.
- grants extra attack speed, and its Chain Lightning can be procced by Boundless Strike and by the soldiers from Wukong's Command.
- 's active slow helps Monkey King build Jingu Mastery or keep targets in Wukong's Command. His soldiers from Wukong's Command can also proc Manabreak.
- gives Monkey King more survivability and strong slowing effect to help land the multiple hits needed to charge Jingu Mastery. The soldiers from Wukong's Command can apply the slow as well.
- break to counter certain enemy heroes, opening up opportunities for kills. helps Monkey King stay inside Wukong's Command without risking death. It also apllies
- increases attack damage and counters enemy evasion.
- allows Monkey King to stun an enemy long enough to get Jingu Mastery stacks or keep them in Wukong's Command.
- Monkey King's name, lore and abilities are based on Sun Wukong, the legendary hero from the Chinese classic Journey to the West.
- In the novel, the Monkey King wields the Ruyi Jingu Bang, a flexible magical staff that can change size and length.
- is based on one of the Monkey King magical powers from the novel. He creates clones of himself from his hair, which he pulls from the back of his head, and blows into the wind.
- The name for in Dota 2's Chinese client is "Seventy-two Transformations" (七十二变, Qī shí èr biàn), a reference from the novel to Sun Wukong's ability to change into numerous forms.
- Monkey King is the first original hero made for Dota 2. All previous heroes were ported from DotA.
- Monkey King is based on early concepts developed during the DotA era.
- An easter egg boss fight versus Monkey King was added to the 6.79 DotA map to hint at his upcoming release.
- Monkey King's stats were revealed in the version 6.80 beta, but he was never added to the release version.
- Monkey King shares design similarities with , who may have been based on the earlier concepts of Monkey King.
- The lobbies, may have been an early hint to Monkey King's release. item, which only appears in private
- Monkey King's default weapon is based on the in-game item, .
- George of the Jungle, a classic comedy film. 's lore line Watch out for that tree is a reference to
- The Monkey King concept has been widely used throughout the ARTS/MOBA genre, with other Monkey King heroes appearing in League of Legends, Heroes of Newerth, Vainglory, Strife, and SMITE.
- The emblem on a ground made by bagua, which is a Daoist symbol that represents the fundamental principles of reality. is called a
- Monkey King's was voiced in his teaser trailer by Matthew Mercer, who also voiced the Monkey King hero from Heroes of Newerth. However, his voice actor was later changed to Bill Millsap.
- Monkey King's Chinese voice actor is Shihong Li, who also voiced Monkey King in the famous 1986 TV show, Journey to the West.