Major League of Legends Wukong rework now on PBE - Dexerto
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Major League of Legends Wukong rework now on PBE

Published: 5/Mar/2020 17:25

by Joe O'Brien

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League of Legends senior champion designer Riot August has revealed the changes being tested for Wukong.

Wukong has been due a major overhaul for quite some time, and the changes have now made their way onto the Public Beta Environment.

While not a full-blown Visual and Gameplay Update, like Volibear and Fiddlesticks will be receiving soon, there will be significant changes across the board to Wukong’s abilities in attempt to find a place in the

The update is set to take Wukong back to his “tricky” roots, focusing on giving players the tools to outplay opponents with movement and misdirection.

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Riot have put a tentative release date of December on the Wukong rework.

While the changes were originally slated to go live in patch 10.5, which arrived on March 3, further adjustments have been made since they were originally outlined on February 19. Now, these changes have been made available for testing on the PBE.

The earliest these changes could arrive in the live game is patch 10.6, which is scheduled for March 18. Riot haven’t yet committed to a release date, however, and it’s still possible further adjustments could be made before the update hits the live servers.

The full list of changes currently being tested on the PBE can be seen below:

Wukong change notes:

Base stats

  • Magic resitstance: 32.1 >>> 28
  • Health: 577.8 >>> 540
  • Mana: 265 + 38/lvl >>> 300 + 45/lvl

Passive – Stone Skin

  • Armor: 4/6/8 per nearby champion >>> 5-11 based on level
  • MR: 4/6/8 per nearby champion >>> removed
  • Now grants 0.5% health regen per 5s
  • Bonuses are increased by 50% for 5 seconds every time Wukong or his clone hit an enemy champion or monster (stacking up to 10 times)

Q – Crushing Blow

  • Bonus Damage: 10-130 (+0-40% AD) >>> 30-130 (+0.5 BAD)
  • Bonus Range: 125 >>> 75-175
  • Mana cost: 40 >>> 30-50
  • Cast time now scales with attack speed
  • New: Whenever Wukong or his clone deal damage with basic attacks or spells, Q’s CD is reduced by 0.5 seconds.
  • Cooldown: 9-5 >>> 9-7

W – Warrior Trickster

  • New: Added a 250 range dash that can go over small walls (the same ones as Kindred Q)
  • Stealth duration: 1.5s >>> 1s
  • No longer does AoE magic damage on despawn
  • Cooldown: 18-10 >>> 20-16
  • Mana cost: 50-70 >>> 60
  • The clone now mimics Wukong’s attacks and ultimate, but deals 60-80% damage
    • Basic attacks: The clone will attempt to attack enemies Wukong has recently attacked.
    • Q: Empowers clone’s next attack
    • E: The clone gains the AS buff
    • R: The clone starts spinning and will knockup enemies that haven’t been knocked up already.
  • The clone mirrors Wukong’s animation state on spawn
  • Attacks from towers instantly kill the clone.

E – Nimbus Strike

  • Damage: 65-205 (+ 0.8 BAD) physical >>> 80-240 (0.8 AP) magic
  • AS buff duration: 4 >>> 5
  • CD: 8 >>> 10-8
  • Mana cost: 45-65 >>> 40-60
  • Offset distance from unit dashed to: 0 >>> 75

R – Cyclone

  • R can now be cast a 2nd time within 9 seconds. The second cast can knockup a second time.
  • Knockup duration: 1s >>> 0.75s
  • Spin duration: 4s >>> 2s
  • Damage per second: 20-200 (+1.1 TAD) >>> 1.1 TAD + 4-8% max health
  • MS while spinning: 5-40% based on spin duration >>> 20%
  • Time before you can cancel the spin: 1 >>> 0.5
  • Tick rate: 0.5s >>> 0.25s
  • Each tick of damage now applies Conqueror
  • Acquisition range while spinning: 175 >>> 50 (This will make Wukong get closer to his target)
  • Wukong can now cast other spells to cancel R, stopping the spin
  • E’s attack speed duration is refreshed while spinning
  • Added a buff time to the spell icon to show how much spin time is left and how much recast time is left
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Caps passing Perkz as greatest western LoL player – Amazing & Munchables

Published: 23/Oct/2020 14:37 Updated: 23/Oct/2020 17:39

by Daniel Cleary

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With the topic of the “greatest Western League of Legends player of all time” heating up once again, Maurice ‘Amazing’ Stückenschneider and Joseph ‘Munchables’ Fenny have explained why G2 Esports star Rasmus ‘Caps’ Winther could be taking the number one spot over teammate Luka ‘Perkz’ Perkovic, in Dexerto’s recent Worlds 2020 review.

As Worlds 2020 is coming closer to declaring a new set of champions, one of the biggest talking points in the League of Legends community has been the overall performance of Western teams at the international event and the individual players who contribute to them.

After G2 Esports defeated Gen.G in the quarter-finals and cemented themselves as “the last Western hope” following Fnatic’s narrow defeat to Top Esports, it raised the question of who exactly is the best Western player of all time.

Speaking on the matter in our Worlds review, Amazing highlighted that Perkz being around for longer has let him build up a more impressive resume than his teammate, “Caps has the highest highs I would suppose and Perkz has the better career so far, because he has done more in his career so far.”

Is Caps better than Perkz?

Munchables followed up by adding that the success Caps has seen in such a short span of time can not go unnoticed when discussing the pair, making it even more difficult to rank who is truly the best player of all time.

“I honestly think the problem is Caps is too good,” he explained. “The amount of time he has been in the scene, versus the amount of time he has been successful, is such a one-sided ratio on the side of success.”

Munchables also claimed that Caps might have had a greater impact on the region as a whole, comparing the success of Europe internationally before and after his time on teams like G2 and Fnatic, who have both made appearances in the Worlds final with him on the roster.

“European success versus, before Caps and with Caps is so dramatically skewed to Caps being a part of that,” Munchables explained. “At this point, I find it almost unarguable that Caps is the best Western player of all time.”

Amazing added that Perkz had paved the way for Caps to be the best in the west, after years of putting together a roster that is now helping the mid laner to shine on the biggest stage. “He’s granted Caps the ability to understand what winning really means.”

He then followed up on Caps’ growth as a player in the new G2 lineup, claiming that he has also had a “shift in mindset” which has massively helped his ability to play at the highest level.

Only time will tell how each of these remarkable players will fare throughout the rest of their careers as there will be plenty of opportunities to sway public opinion. But for now, it will likely remain up for debate as the two G2 stars continue to perform on the Rift.