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Wukong is a champion in League of Legends.[1]



Stone Skin

Wukong Stone Skin.png

Innate: Wukong gains 5 − 9 (based on level) Armor icon.png bonus armor and regenerates Health regeneration icon.png 0.5% of his maximum health per 5 seconds.

Stone Skin's effects are increased by 50% for 5 seconds whenever Wukong or his clone clone damages an enemy Champion icon.png champion or Monster icon.png monster, stacking up to 10 times for a maximum of 30 − 54 (based on level) bonus armor and 3% maximum health regeneration.

  • No additional details


Crushing Blow

Wukong Crushing Blow.png

Active: Wukong and his clone clone empower their staffs, causing their next basic attack within 5 seconds to have an Vi Relentless Force 2.png uncancelable windup, gain Range icon.png bonus range, deal bonus physical damage and Armor penetration icon.png reduce the target's armor for 3 seconds.

Bonus Range:
75 / 100 / 125 / 150 / 175
Bonus Physical Damage:
20 / 45 / 70 / 95 / 120 (+ 45% bonus AD)
Armor Reduction:
10 / 15 / 20 / 25 / 30% of target's armor

Crushing Blow's Cooldown reduction icon.png cooldown is reduced by 0.5 seconds whenever Wukong or his clone clone damages an enemy.

Crushing Blow Fiora Bladework.png resets Wukong's and his clone's clone's basic attack timer.

Other abilities can be used during the attack's animation.

  • Crushing Blow triggers on Turret icon.png structures and Ward icon.png wards but the armor reduction is not applied.
  • Pressing S will cancel the animation and the attack will still land, but Wukong will not be able to move until it lands.


Warrior Trickster

Wukong Warrior Trickster.png

Active: Wukong Dash.png dashes in the target direction, though not through terrain, while entering Akali Twilight Shroud old2.png invisibility for 1 second and leaving behind a Shaco Command- Hallucinate.png decoy of himself at his casting position for 3.25 seconds.

The clone is Fizz Playful.png untargetable to allies and can basic attack autonomously, prioritizing the last enemy Wukong damaged. It can also gain the effects of Crushing Blow Crushing Blow, Nimbus Strike's Nimbus Strike's bonus attack speed, and Cyclone Cyclone whenever Wukong does.

The clone deals reduced outgoing damage.

Clone Damage:
35 / 40 / 45 / 50 / 55%

Wukong can cast any of his abilities during Warrior Trickster's dash.


Tips & Tricks
  • Pressing the S key (or Ctrl-5) is special cased for Wukong to instantly snap into his idle animation like his clone would, which can be used to trick his opponents.


Nimbus Strike

Wukong Nimbus Strike.png

Active: Wukong Dash.png dashes on a cloud to the target enemy's location and sends out Fizz Playful.png untargetable clones to attack up to two additional enemies near the target's location, dealing magic damage to each enemy struck upon arrival, increased by 50% against Monster icon.png monsters.

Magic Damage:
80 / 110 / 140 / 170 / 200 (+ 80% AP)

Upon hitting the target, Wukong and his clone clone gain Attack speed icon.png bonus attack speed for 5 seconds.

Bonus Attack Speed:
40 / 45 / 50 / 55 / 60%

Wukong cannot cast Warrior Trickster Warrior Trickster nor Cyclone Cyclone while dashing, but he may still buffer them. Crushing Blow Crushing Blow can be used.

  • The clones can block non-targeted attacks or abilities for 0.25 seconds after hitting their targets.
  • Nimbus Strike has an offset distance of 75 units from the target dashed to.
  • The ability applies a stack of Electrocute Electrocute / Phase Rush Phase Rush even if the target is Fizz Playful.png untargetable.
  • The created clones are considered champions for Turret Plating's Turret Plating's gold Gold gold sharing.



Wukong Cyclone.png

Active: Wukong and his clone clone spin their staffs around for up to 2 seconds, becoming Ghost.png ghosted, gaining Movement speed icon.png 20% bonus movement speed, and dealing physical damage every 0.25 seconds to nearby enemies. Enemies affected by an active Cyclone for the first time are Airborne icon.png knocked up for 0.6 seconds. Cyclone can be canceled by casting another ability or recasting after 0.5 seconds. Cyclone can be recast within 8 seconds of the first cast after 1 second.

Damage Per Tick:
1 / 1.5 / 2% of target's maximum health (+ 27.5% AD)
Total Damage:
16 / 24 / 32% of target's maximum health (+ 440% AD)
Wukong Cyclone 2.png

Recast: Wukong and his clone clone spin their staffs a second time, mimicking the first cast's effects. If recast while spinning, Wukong stops spinning early instead; Wukong can still spin a second time after stopping his first spin early, and can end his second spin early as well.

The clone's Cyclone will not Airborne icon.png knock up enemies who were already hit by Wukong's active Cyclone.

Nimbus Strike's Nimbus Strike's bonus attack speed duration is continuously refreshed while spinning.

Cyclone's damage is capped at 200 / 400 / 600 (based on level) per second against Monster icon.png monsters.

  • Cyclone is special cased to grant stacks of Conqueror Conqueror for each tick of damage.
  • Casting Crushing Blow Crushing Blow will cancel Cyclone for both Wukong and his clone. Warrior Trickster Warrior Trickster and Nimbus Strike Nimbus Strike will only interrupt Wukong's Cyclone.
  • Cyclone's remaining duration always stays the same even after the clone replicated the ability.
  • During Cyclone, Wukong and his clone's Range icon.png attack ranges are reduced 「 to 50 」「 by 125 」.
  • Sivir Spell Shield.png Spell shield will block one instance of damage.
    • Blocking the Airborne icon.png knock up will still grant immunity to it from either of Cyclone's casts.
Attacking Disabled
Abilities Other abilities are disabled for the first 0.3 seconds, casting them afterwards interrupts.
Movement Allowed
Items Usable All the other item-actives are usable
Disabled N/A
Interrupted by N/A
Consumables Usable
Spells Usable Barrier Barrier Clarity Clarity Cleanse Cleanse Exhaust Exhaust Ghost Ghost Heal Heal Ignite Ignite Smite Smite Flash Flash Teleport Teleport Hexflash Hexflash
Disabled Recall Recall
Interrupted by N/A
Interrupted by
  • Death
  • Pets

    Control type Automatically basic attacks the nearest unit. Prioritizes attacking targets being basic attacked by Wukong. Can be commanded to attack another unit in range with Alt + Right Click.
    Target type Champion icon.png Champion
    On-hit effects Attacks can be mitigated by Counter Strike Counter Strike and Spirit's Refuge Spirit's Refuge, as well as stopped by Disarm icon.png Disarm.
    • 𝐏𝐄𝐍𝐃𝐈𝐍𝐆 𝐅𝐎𝐑 𝐓𝐄𝐒𝐓 : Blind icon.png Blind
    Spell effects The clone applies spell effects as Malzahar Void Swarm.png pet damage.


    The clone can use Crushing Blow Crushing Blow and Cyclone Cyclone when Wukong does and benefits from Nimbus Strike's Nimbus Strike's bonus attack speed. The clone's Cyclone won't Airborne icon.png knock up enemies if they were already knocked up by Wukong.

    Champion skins

    This article section only contains champion skins. For all associated collection items, see Wukong (Collection).
    Wukong OriginalSkin.jpg
    RP 880
    Wukong is a vastayan trickster who uses his strength, agility, and intelligence to confuse his opponents and gain the upper hand. After finding a lifelong friend in the warrior known as Master Yi, Wukong became the last student of the ancient martial art known as Wuju. Armed with an enchanted staff, Wukong seeks to prevent Ionia from falling to ruin.
    Actor.pngSpike Spencer
    Artist.pngChristian Fell, Joshua 'HUGEnFAST' Brian Smith
    Loot eligible.png Loot eligible

    Patch history

    For the expanded patch notes, see here.
    • Crushing Blow Crushing Blow
      • New Effect: Now trigger spell effects when dealing damage.
    • Crushing Blow Crushing Blow
      • Bug Fix: Fixed a bug where he was able to entirely cancel the animation by entering a stop command.
    • Stats
      • Base health regeneration reduced to 2.5 from 4.
    • Stats
      • Attack damage growth reduced to 3.5 from 4.
    • Crushing Blow Crushing Blow
      • Bonus AD ratio reduced to 45% bonus AD from 50%.
    • Cyclone Cyclone
      • Bug Fix: Fixed a bug where he would not knock-up enemies who entered the ability radius while untargetable even after their untargetability ends.
    V11.5 - March 4th Hotfix
    • Stone Skin Stone Skin
      • Bug Fix: Once again grants Wukong the base bonus armor and health regeneration.
    • Stone Skin Stone Skin
      • Undocumented: No longer grants the innate bonus armor and health regeneration.(bug)
    • Nimbus Strike Nimbus Strike
      • New Effect: Now deals 50% bonus damage against monsters.
    • Stats
      • Mana growth increased to 65 from 45.
    • Cyclone Cyclone
      • Knock up duration reduced to 0.6 seconds from 0.75.
    • Warrior Trickster Warrior Trickster
      • Bug Fix: Casting it as the enemy champion is winding up an empowered basic attack does not cause them to lose control of their character.
    • Stats
      • Base armor reduced to 31 from 34.
    • Crushing Blow Crushing Blow
      • Base damage reduced to 20 / 45 / 70 / 95 / 120 from 30 / 55 / 80 / 105 / 130.
    • Warrior Trickster Warrior Trickster
      • Clone damage reduced to 35 / 40 / 45 / 50 / 55% from 40 / 45 / 50 / 55 / 60%.
    • Stone Skin Stone Skin
      • Bonus armor reduced to 5 − 9 (based on level) from 5 − 11 (based on level).
        • Maximum bonus armor reduced to 30 − 54 (based on level) from 30 − 66 (based on level).
    • Nimbus Strike Nimbus Strike
      • Base damage reduced to 80 / 110 / 140 / 170 / 200 from 80 / 120 / 160 / 200 / 240.
      • New Effect: Can now buffer Warrior Trickster Warrior Trickster and Cyclone Cyclone after dashing.
    V10.6 - March 19th Hotfix
    • Stats
      • Base health regeneration reduced to 4 from 5.
    • Stone Skin Stone Skin
      • Number stacks increased to 10 from 8.
      • Bonus effects per stack reduced to 50% from 62.5%.
    • Warrior Trickster Warrior Trickster
      • Mana cost changed to 80 / 70 / 60 / 50 / 40 from 60 at all ranks.
      • Clone damage reduced to 40 / 45 / 50 / 55 / 60% from 50 / 55 / 60 / 65 / 70%.
    V10.6 - March 18th Hotfix
    • Stone Skin Stone Skin
      • Bug Fix: Fixed a bug where his armor and health regeneration were lower than intended without any stacks.
    • Crushing Blow Crushing Blow
      • Bug Fix: Bonus damage now properly applies to turrets.
    • Warrior Trickster Warrior Trickster
      • Bug Fix: Clone now deals the proper amount of damage against turrets and champions.
    V10.6 - Gameplay Update
    • General
      • Recommended items updated to reflect the strength of bruiser-oriented builds.
    • Stats
      • Base magic resistance reduced to 28 from 32.1.
      • Base health reduced to 540 from 577.8.
      • Base mana increased to 300 from 265.84.
      • Mana growth increased to 45 from 38.
      • Undocumented: Base health regeneration reduced to 5 from 6.
      • Undocumented: Base mana regeneration reduced to 8 from 8.042.
    • Stone Skin Stone Skin
      • New Innate: Wukong gains 5 − 11 (based on level) bonus armor and regenerates 0.5% of his maximum health per 5 seconds. These effects are increased by 62.5% for 5 seconds whenever Wukong or his clone damage a champion or a monster. Bonuses stack up to 8 times to a maximum of 30 − 66 (based on level) bonus armor and 3% maximum health regeneration.
    • Crushing Blow Crushing Blow
      • Base damage increased 30 / 55 / 80 / 105 / 130 from 10 / 40 / 70 / 100 / 130.
      • AD ratio changed to 50% bonus AD from 0 / 10 / 20 / 30 / 40% total AD.
      • Bonus basic attack range changed to 75 / 100 / 125 / 150 / 175 units from 125 at all ranks.
      • New Effect: Cast time now scales with bonus attack speed.
      • New Effect: Added a timer to the ability icon to show how much time is left to use the empowered attack.
      • New Effect: Cooldown is reduced by 0.5 seconds whenever Wukong or his clone damages an enemy.
      • Cooldown increased to 9 / 8.5 / 8 / 7.5 / 7 seconds from 9 / 8 / 7 / 6 / 5.
      • Undocumented: Now deals bonus damage instead of modified damage.
      • Undocumented: Is now an Vi Relentless Force 2.png unstoppable basic attack.
    • Warrior Trickster Warrior Trickster
      • Renamed Warrior Trickster from Decoy.
      • Dash distance increased to 300 units from 100.
      • New Effect: Now dashes at 1200 speed on cast rather than blink.
      • Stealth duration reduced to 1 second from 1.5.
      • Removed: No longer deals 70 / 115 / 160 / 205 / 250 (+ 60% AP) magic damage on clone death.
      • Cooldown increased to 20 / 19 / 18 / 17 / 16 seconds from 18 / 16 / 14 / 12 / 10.
      • Mana cost changed to 60 at all ranks from 50 / 55 / 60 / 65 / 70.
      • New Effect: Clone can now basic attack and cast Cyclone Cyclone at 50 / 55 / 60 / 65 / 70% damage, prioritizing the last enemy Wukong damaged.
      • Clone duration increased to 3.25 seconds from 1.5.
      • New Effect: Cooldown now starts on cast rather than on clone death.
      • New Effect: Clone now looks identical to Wukong's animation state on spawn and animates if the S key is pressed.
      • New Effect: Now casts in the direction of cursor rather than where Wukong was facing.
      • New Effect: Turret shots now instantly kill the clone.
    • Nimbus Strike Nimbus Strike
      • Damage type changed to magic from physical.
      • Base damage increased to 80 / 120 / 160 / 200 / 240 from 65 / 100 / 135 / 170 / 205.
      • Removed: No longer scales with 80% bonus AD.
      • New Effect: Now scales with 80% AP.
      • Bonus attack speed increased to 40 / 45 / 50 / 55 / 60% from 30 / 35 / 40 / 45 / 50%.
      • Bonus attack speed duration increased to 5 seconds from 4.
      • Cooldown increased to 10 / 9.5 / 9 / 8.5 / 8 seconds from 8 at all ranks.
      • Mana cost reduced to 30 / 35 / 40 / 45 / 50 from 45 / 50 / 55 / 60 / 65.
      • New Effect: Now has an offset distance of 75 units from the target dashed to.
    • Cyclone Cyclone
      • New Effect: Can now be cast a second time within 8 seconds of the first cast.
      • Knock up duration reduced to 0.75 seconds from 1.
      • Duration reduced to 2 seconds from 4.
      • Removed: No longer has a base damage of 20 / 110 / 200 per second.
      • New Effect: Now deals 4 / 6 / 8% of the target's maximum health per second.
      • New Effect: Damage is now capped at 200 / 400 / 600 (based on level) per second against monsters.
      • Tick rate reduced to 1 per 0.25 seconds from 1 per 0.5.
      • New Effect: Now grants stacks of Conqueror Conqueror on each tick.
      • Bonus movement speed changed to 20% at all times active from 5% − 40% (based on time active).
      • Lockout timer reduced to 0.5 seconds from 1.
      • New Effect: Basic attack range is reduced to 50 units while spinning.
      • New Effect: Can now cast abilities during Cyclone, cancelling the ability.
      • New Effect: Nimbus Strike's Nimbus Strike's bonus attack speed duration is now paused while active.
      • New Effect: Added a timer to the ability icon to show how much spin time is left and how much time he has left to recast the ability before it goes on cooldown.
      • Undocumented: Tiamat Tiamat is no longer disabled while spinning.


    • Wukong is based on Sun Wukong from the Chinese novel Journey to the West.
    • Coincidentally, much of Garen's Garen's kit was a possible basis for Wukong, mainly due to both characters having:
      • A "Q" ability that originally stated its scaling to be over 100% in attack damage as an auto-attack booster and reset with an extra effect (Decisive Strike Decisive Strike silences with a movement speed boost while Wukong's Wukong's Crushing Blow Crushing Blow reduces armor by a percentage), and applies on-hit effects as well.
      • A passive ability that increases their defensive stats (with Garen's being a normal ability with not only percentage defensive boosts, but also with a damage reduction active while Wukong's only being a standard passive with flat defense/HP boosts).
      • Point-and-click spells; Garen's can only target one champion with it and acts as his ultimate; Wukong's can hit two extra targets in range, moves him to said target(s) and acts as a normal ability. Both versions at some point have interacted with magic damage (Garen's Garen's Demacian Justice Demacian Justice originally inflicted bonus magic damage while Wukong's Wukong's Nimbus Strike Nimbus Strike now scales with magic damage and ability power as of his gameplay update).
      • Cyclone Cyclone and Judgment Judgment involve a very similar spinning animation and near-identical mechanics in the way their hits are racked up, how they provide bonus movement speed during cast time, and cancellation. A number of certain item actives and summoner spells can even be used during their cast times, though depending on the champion there are exclusive item actives only available to them during such abilities, as Wukong before his update could not activate Tiamat's Tiamat's / Ravenous Hydra's Ravenous Hydra's active during Cyclone Cyclone. Cyclone Cyclone also cannot critically strike, unlike Judgment Judgment.
    • The name of Cyclone Cyclone on the Chinese Servers, 大鬧天宮 (trad.) 大闹天宫 (simpl.) (Dànào Tiāngōng, lit. Greatly Wrecking the Heavenly Palace) references the Monkey King's rebellion against the Jade Emperor & other heavenly government's officials, until Buddha sealed him the Five Finger Mountain (Wǔzhǐshān, 五指山) for five centuries, before embarking on his westward journey to redeem himself.[2]
    • Other MOBA's than League of Legends (such as Heroes of Newerth[3], Smite[4], and Dota 2[5]) also feature a character based on Sun Wukong. These expies of the Monkey King (including Smite's pre-worked Sun Wukong) have similar abilities and playstyles (mainly being damaging tanks with assassin potential, and having very unique tricks with their abilities).
    • Wukong is one of a few champions to have multiple textures in one skin. When he uses Warrior Trickster Warrior Trickster, his clone will be of a different colour palette which can only be seen by Wukong and his allies. To the opposing team, the two Wukongs look exactly the same, including copies of any external buffs and item effects active at the moment the clone is spawned (Prior to patch V5.22, clones did not duplicate external buff/active item effect particles).
    • Wukong's critical strike animation is a possible nod to a famous pole-vaulting kick used by many incarnations of the original Sun Wukong, especially in the TV drama adaptations of Journey to the West, and his Warriors Orochi / Musou Orochi incarnation as well.
    • When a Wukong Bot uses Warrior Trickster Warrior Trickster, the decoy is named "MonkeyKing Bot".
    • Wukong is the only champion with two Lunar Revel skins.
    • Before his gameplay update, Cyclone Cyclone was originally tied as one of the highest AD ratio abilities in the game.

    See also