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League of Legends: Wukong gets nerfed just after rework

Published: 20:40, 20 March 2020
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Ready for some reworked Wuju style?

Riot Games' problems with Wukong have no concluded just yet as the monkey champion proved to be a bit overwhelming after the rework. He has been nerfed through a hotfix just two days after the rework's release.

Wukong's balancing is still problematic for Riot Games it seems. The champion's rework was released on 17 March 2020 but it didn't take long for Riot to see that there is still something off with his power level.

On 19 March 2020, Mark "Riot Scruffy" Yetter notified League of Legends players that Wukong will get some nerfs through a hotfix. 

His passive will still make the Wuju monkey as resilient as a granite statue but it will take longer to build that resilience up. It now has 10 stacks instead of eight so additional two ticks will be needed to bring those maximum armour and health regen bonuses.

Spamming the clone and the subsequent dash with Warrior Trickster (W) will no longer be as feasible in early game. The ability now costs 80 to 40 mana, getting reduced as the ability rank goes up. Furthermore, the clone's damage has been reduced to 40 to 60 per cent of Wukong's attack damage, as opposed to 50 to 70 per cent. Enemies will also have an easier time killing it due to 20 per cent reduction in health.

Despite Riot finding it hard to balance Wukong's numbers out, they are happy with how the rework turned out apparently. Wu's top lane and jungle presence is now apparently stronger while the mid lane monkeys are now rarer.

As you could expect, this did not sit well with the Wukong one-trick, Harambe, who inadvertently became the source of the "200 years of experience" meme along with Riot Lutzburg. However, it seems like the joke might be on Harambe this time around.

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