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"Only in combat do you learn who you truly are." - WukongSquare Wukong

During the chaos of the Rune Wars, an enormous runestone was lost deep within the Plague Jungles. It remained there, untouched for centuries, emanating a potent magic which infused nearby wildlife with sentience and vitality. A group of monkeys who were particularly empowered by it came to worship the stone, and their leader - a wise sage - became convinced that he could harness its power to make the monkeys immortal. He performed an elaborate ritual, but things didn't go as he expected. The runestone was destroyed, and instead of granting immortality, it produced Kong, a monkey who carried in his heart the strength and power it had contained. Kong was driven by an unquenchable desire for greatness. He sought out every beast and monster the Plague Jungles could offer, eager to find a worthy opponent, but none offered the challenge he craved. He asked the sage for advice, and learned about a legend of hairless monkeys to the north who, with wits and might, had bent the world to their will.

Kong left, journeying north, determined to discover if the legend was true. He crossed the Southern Wastes and then the Great Barrier. On his way, he happened upon Master Yi, who was deep in meditation. Kong asked him of the strongest warriors in the north, and Yi told him. The tales intoxicated Kong. Kong asked Yi to teach him the ways of humans, so that he might rival these famed warriors one day. In return, he would honor Yi by using Yi's Wuju style to become the greatest warrior Runeterra had ever seen. Admiring his passion, Yi agreed, but under the condition that Kong would one day teach the lessons of Wuju to a pupil of his own. In the spirit of this agreement, he renamed Kong 'Wukong' and gave him a weapon suited to his unusual nature - an enchanted staff that the young Doran had crafted. The weapon was an unrivalled masterpiece. Guided by Yi, Wukong would show the world the true power of Wuju.

"Only in combat do you learn who you truly are." - WukongSquare Wukong

During the chaos of the Rune Wars, an enormous runestone was lost deep within the Plague Jungles. It remained there untouched for centuries, emanating a potent magic which infused nearby wildlife with sentience and vitality. A group of monkeys who were particularly empowered by it came to worship the stone, and their leader - a wise sage - became convinced that he could harness its power to make the monkeys immortal. He performed an elaborate ritual, but things didn't go as he expected. The runestone was destroyed, and instead of granting immortality, it produced Kong, a monkey who carried in his heart the strength and power it had contained. Kong was driven by an unquenchable desire for greatness. He sought out every beast and monster the Plague Jungles could offer, eager to find a worthy opponent, but none offered the challenge he craved. He asked the sage for advice, and learned about a legend of hairless monkeys to the north who, with wits and might, had bent the world to their will.

Kong left, journeying north, determined to discover if the legend was true. He crossed the Southern Wastes and then the Great Barrier. On his way, he happened upon Master YiSquare Master Yi, who was deep in meditation. Kong asked him who the strongest warrior in the north was, and Yi told him about the League of Legends. The tale intoxicated Kong, a place where he could battle the strongest fighters in the world was, to him, paradise. Kong asked Yi to introduce him to this League, and to teach him the ways of humans, so that he could be a fitting champion. In return, he would honor Yi by using Yi's Wuju style to become the greatest warrior Runeterra had ever seen. Admiring his passion, Yi agreed, but under the condition that Kong would one day teach the lessons of Wuju to a pupil of his own. In the spirit of this agreement, he renamed Kong Wukong, and gave him a weapon suited to his unusual nature - an enchanted staff that the young Doran had crafted. The weapon was an unrivalled masterpiece. Guided by Yi, Wukong joined the League of Legends to prove himself as the best, and to show the world the true power of Wuju.

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Patch History

V9.20
V9.14 - July 19th Hotfix
  • General
    • Bug Fix: Now properly counts the basic attack in between his Nimbus Strike Nimbus Strike, basic attack and Crushing Blow Crushing Blow combo towards spell counting runes.
V9.11
  • Cyclone Cyclone
    • Bug Fix: Cooldown now starts on cast rather than after Cyclone ends.
  • Decoy Decoy
    • Undocumented: Hitting the decoy before disappearing no longer grants assist on it for takedown effects (i.e Phage item Phage). Takedown effects are only triggered by killing the decoy.
V9.7
  • Wukong UnderworldCircle Underworld Wukong
    • Bug Fix: Buffs aura now properly follow the model during certain animations.
V9.6
  • Cyclone Cyclone
    • New Effect: Now triggers effects that are triggered by DoT AoE abilities.
V9.4
  • General
    • Updated sound and visual effects.
    • Updated basic attack SFX.
    • Basic attacks now have swipe VFX.
    • Basic attackss hit VFX added.
  • Crushing Blow Crushing Blow
    • Updated SFX.
    • Buff and swing VFX updated to reduce visual noise.
    • Hit VFX updated to be more impactful.
    • Armor debuff icon now appears on target.
  • Decoy Decoy
    • Cloud VFX on clone despawn updated to reduce visual noise.
  • Nimbus Strike Nimbus Strike
    • Updated SFX.
    • Cloud VFX on dash updated to be wispier and leave a slight trail.
  • Cyclone Cyclone
    • Updated SFX.
    • VFX updated to be cloudier, less noisy, and easier to read.
    • The tip of his staff now leaves a bright VFX trail to better indicate area of effect.
  • Wukong GeneralCircle General Wukong
    • Has gray recoloring on basic attack swipe and R VFX.
  • Wukong JadeDragonCircle Jade Dragon Wukong
    • Has jade green recoloring on basic attack swipe, Q, and R VFX.
  • Wukong UnderworldCircle Underworld Wukong
    • Has spectral green recoloring on all VFX.
  • Wukong RadiantCircle Radiant Wukong
    • Q uses base's new swing and hit VFX.
    • E dash and R VFX updated but still use skin-specific cloud effects.
V8.20
V8.17
  • Stats
    • New: Now has 8% bonus attack speed at level 1.
V8.16
  • Crushing Blow Crushing Blow
    • Base damage reduced to 10 / 40 / 70 / 100 / 130 from 30 / 60 / 90 / 120 / 150.
    • AD ratio reduced to 0 / 10 / 20 / 30 / 40% AD from 10 / 20 / 30 / 40 / 50% AD.
V8.14
  • Decoy Decoy
    • Bug Fix: The decoy now correctly takes true damage from Conqueror rune Conqueror.
  • Nimbus Strike Nimbus Strike
    • Base damage reduced to 65 / 100 / 135 / 170 / 205 from 65 / 110 / 155 / 200 / 245.
V8.7
  • Wukong RadiantCircle Radiant Wukong
    • Bug Fix: No longer keeps a stone overlay once reviving.
    • Bug Fix: Homeguard animation has been restored.
V8.6
  • Stats
    • Attack damage growth increased to 4 from 3.2.
  • Crushing Blow Crushing Blow
    • AD ratio increased to 10 / 20 / 30 / 40 / 50% AD from 10% AD at all ranks.
V8.3
  • Stats
    • Base health regeneration reduced to 6 from 6.192.
V8.2
  • Nimbus Strike Nimbus Strike
    • New Effect: Now draws nearby minion aggro when targeting an enemy champion.
V7.22
  • Stats
    • Base attack damage increased to 68 from 59.876.
    • Base armor increased to 34 from 24.88.
  • Nimbus Strike Nimbus Strike
    • Base damage increased to 65 / 110 / 155 / 200 / 245 from 60 / 105 / 150 / 195 / 240.
V7.1
  • Stone Skin Stone Skin
    • Twisted Treeline Specific: Resistances increased to 4 / 6 / 8 (based on level) from 2 / 4 / 6 (based on level).
V6.22
V6.7
V5.22
V5.20
V4.21
  • General
    • Texture update to Classic, Infernal, General and Jade Dragon Wukong.
V4.19
V4.18
  • Nimbus Strike Nimbus Strike
    • No longer hits additional targets hidden by the fog of war.
V4.5
  • Base armor increased to 19 from 15.
  • Crushing Blow Crushing Blow
    • Armor reduction reduced to 10 / 15 / 20 / 25 / 30% from 30% at all ranks.
  • Cyclone Cyclone
    • Attack damage ratio reduced to (+ 110% AD) from (+ 120% AD).
V3.12 Twisted Treeline only
  • Stone Skin Stone Skin
    • Armor and magic resist per rank reduced to 2 / 4 / 6 from 4 / 6 / 8.
  • Cyclone Cyclone
    • Cooldown increased to 120 / 110 / 100 seconds from 120 / 105 / 90.
V3.11 Crystal Scar only
  • Stone Skin Stone Skin
    • Armor and magic resist per rank reduced to 2 / 4 / 6 from 4 / 6 / 8.
  • Cyclone Cyclone
    • Cooldown increased to 120 / 110 / 100 seconds from 120 / 105 / 90.
V1.0.0.152
  • Movement speed increased to 345 from 320.
V1.0.0.147b
  • Crushing Blow Crushing Blow
    • Now grants an additional 125 attack range for the attack.
    • Fixed a bug with Crushing Blow that would cause it to cancel when chasing an enemy.
V1.0.0.135
V1.0.0.134
V1.0.0.128
  • Crushing Blow Crushing Blow
    • Total attack damage ratio increased to (+ 110% AD) from (+ 100% AD).
    • Fixed a bug where it did not display critical strikes or benefit from life steal.
  • Decoy Decoy
    • Casting it no longer instantly shows a reduction in his mana bar to enemies.
    • Fixed a bug where his stealth state did not ignore unit collision.
    • Improved general behavior and placement - the Decoy Decoy should now more accurately mimic Wukong's previous position and behavior.
    • Wukong is now pushed forward slightly when using Decoy, rather than the Decoy being pushed back from Wukong's position.
  • Nimbus Strike Nimbus Strike
    • Attack speed bonus increased to 30 / 35 / 40 / 45 / 50% from 20 / 25 / 30 / 35 / 40%.
    • Attack speed bonus duration increased to 4 seconds from 3.
V1.0.0.125
  • Fixed a bug where Wukong could get stuck during his dash animation.
V1.0.0.123
  • Nimbus Strike Nimbus Strike
    • Wukong will now attempt to attack a target champion after activation.
  • Cyclone Cyclone
    • Attack damage scaling per second increased to 120% from 100%.
  • Wukong is now properly considered melee for items and spells that differentiate between melee and ranged characters.
  • Fixed a bug where Crushing Blow Crushing Blow was shredding the target's base armor rather than total armor.
V1.0.0.122
  • Added (Original Stats)
    • Stone Skin Stone Skin (Innate)
      • Wukong's armor and magic resistance are increased for each nearby enemy champion.
    • Crushing Blow Crushing Blow (Q)
      • Wukong swings his mighty staff with incredible speed, crushing his opponent. This attack deals additional physical damage and reduces the enemy's armor for a short duration.
    • Decoy Decoy (W)
      • Wukong utilizes his cleverness to trick his foes. He becomes stealthed for 1.5 seconds and leaves an uncontrollable decoy behind that will deal magic damage to enemies near it after 1.5 seconds.
    • Nimbus Strike Nimbus Strike (E)
      • Wukong dashes on a cloud toward a target enemy and sends out images to attack up to 2 additional enemies near his target, dealing physical damage to each enemy struck.
    • Cyclone Cyclone (Ultimate)
      • Wukong's staff grows outward and he spins it around, dealing damage and knocking up enemies. Wukong gains movement speed over the duration of the spell.

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