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For the hero, see Monkey King minimap icon Monkey King.

Monkey King Bar is an item purchasable at the Main Shop, under Weapons. However, it can only be completed with items from the Secret Shop.

Components required from the Base Shop Components required from the Secret Shop
Monkey King Bar
Monkey King Bar icon
A powerful staff used by a master warrior.
Cost 4700 Gold (600)
Sell Value Full price refunded within 10s. 2350 Gold
Passive ? Pierce
Bonus ? +40 Attack Damage
+45 Attack Speed
Shareable No
Disassemble No
Usage Alert ? No
Monkey King Bar (4700)
Demon Edge (2200)
Javelin (900)
Blitz Knuckles (1000)
Recipe (600)


Grants each attack a 80% chance to pierce through evasion and deal 70 bonus magical damage.
Proc Chance: 80%
Damage: 70
Partially usable by illusions.
Illusion Notes:
Illusions do not benefit from the conditional bonus attack damage.
Other aspects of Pierce are fully functional.

  • The proc chances from the same source of Monkey King Bar icon Pierce do not stack.
    • However, it works completely independent from Javelin's pierce, fully stacking with it.
  • The bonus damage is considered as a conditional attack damage bonus and is magical damage.
    • Although the attack damage bonus values are not displayed in the HUD, it is still considered and directly added to the unit's attack damage.
    • It is not considered by lifesteal, crit or cleave.
    • It can be reduced only by flat reductions (e.g. magical damage barrier).
    • Since it is considered bonus attack damage, it is not affected by percentage-based attack damage bonuses or reductions.
  • Does not work against buildings, but works against wards and allied units.
  • Attacks which proc Pierce cannot miss.

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  • The Monkey King, Sun Wukong, is the subject of the Chinese folk novel Journey to the West. His weapon, Ruyi Jingu Bang (如意金箍棒), is a magical iron rod with ends banded with gold. Although it weighs several tons, the Monkey King can change its size at will so he may shrink it and tuck it behind his ear, or grow exponentially and duplicate into an infinite number of individual rods.
  • Monkey King minimap icon Monkey King's default weapon model is a Monkey King Bar.

Recent Changes[]

  • Reduced Default recipe icon Recipe cost from 800 Gold to 600 Gold (total cost decreases from 4900 Gold to 4700 Gold).
  • Item cost changes:
    • Reduced Javelin icon Javelin cost from 1100 Gold to 900 Gold.
    • Increased Default recipe icon Recipe cost from 600 Gold to 800 Gold.
    • Total gold cost remains at 4900 Gold.
  • Reduced Default recipe icon Recipe cost from 675 Gold to 600 Gold (total cost decreases from 4975 Gold to 4900 Gold).