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Wukong rework brings him back to League of Legends meta for Season 10

Published: 28/Nov/2019 2:47 Updated: 28/Nov/2019 2:48

by Andrew Amos


Riot has given League of Legends players an update on the Wukong rework which looks to bring him back to relevancy, showcasing what his new ability set will look like and when he will be available to play.

Wukong is one of League of Legends’ oldest champions, being released back in July 2011. He hasn’t changed much since then, and as more champions have hit Runeterra, he’s lost a bit of his shine.

To bring him back to his former glory, Riot have been working on a rework for the Monkey King since May 2019. With the update nearing its completion, Riot have released more details about how Wukong’s kit will look heading into Season 10, and he might even find a place in the meta. 

Riot GamesRiot is looking to modernize some of its older champions, with Wukong next in line to get an update.

Senior Champion Designer Nathan ‘Lutzburg’ Lutz has shared more information on the Wukong rework in a November 27 forum post, saying that the changes are almost ready to be pushed to the players.

Riot have completely reworked his Passive and W, Warrior Trickster, while his other abilities have been given slight tweaks. His passive will now grant Wukong a physical damage shield when he goes invisible for a second, which lasts for a few seconds.

This synergizes incredibly well with his W, Warrior Trickster. While it will still create a clone, Wukong players will have more control over where they dash to. The clone will also fight back against enemies, dealing damage based on ability rank, up to 100% of Wukong’s AD at rank five.

Riot GamesThe full change list for Wukong, including number balances, will be out shortly.

His Q is receiving some slight numbers tweaks, and will refund mana on kill, while his E now deals magic damage. His ultimate, Cyclone, is getting its damage tick-rate doubled, similar to changes recently made to Viktor. He can now also cancel it early by casting another spell.

The update was intended to “improve Wukong and give him some new tools to succeed in Season 10 and beyond,” said Lutzburg in an October forum post

“[We wanted to] give Wukong more tools and agency to make proactive plays during the laning phase, provide Wukong with quality-of-life improvements where possible, and shift Wukong’s power curve towards the early game.”

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

When does the Wukong rework go live in LoL?

Lutzburg teased a potential release date onto the PBE in December, with hopes of getting the rework live for Season 10. However, nothing is locked in yet as Riot are continuing to work on balancing his kit.

“Based on your feedback, outstanding bugs and a general balance pass, we aren’t able to provide an exact release date yet,” he said.

Once the rework hits the PBE, it’s likely to come out on live servers a couple of weeks down the line.

League of Legends

Riot dev responds to broken League damage bug with Ravenous Hydra

Published: 28/Nov/2020 18:15

by Daniel Cleary


A Riot Games developer has responded to a bizarre bug in League of Legends, which is preventing the Ravenous Hydra from working with certain champions’ abilities in-game.

Riot Games introduced plenty of changes in the 2021 preseason patch such as completely revamping the League Item Shop and items to improve the game’s experience before Season 11 kicks off.

Ravenous Hydra is one of the items that has remained in League, but it received some updated stats amid the changes. The item still provides players with lifesteal, in the form of Omnivamp, but Riot has now removed the Crescent Active and added 20 Ability Haste in its place.

However, one thing that has not changed much is the item’s passive ability Cleave, which allows basic attacks and abilities to trigger extra damage, which varies based on the distance between targets.

Urgot's splash artLeague players called for a Ravenous Hydra fix after a glitch was found with champions like Urgot.

There are some champions with abilities that had unique interactions with this item, such as Aphelios’ Severum Q, but players have now noticed a bug, which stops it from working correctly with certain champions.

The issue was raised with League dev Riot Phlox, with one Redditor explaining that champions with multi-hit abilities, like Urgots W, Renekton W, and Warwick’s Ult seem to be where the problem lies.

Riot Phlox responded to the bug, revealing that they are now aware of the unusual damage glitch with Ravenous Hydra and that it would be passed on to the League Dev team.

“I’ll pass this along so we can make sure there are eyes on it, thanks!” the League dev responded, confirming they would soon be working on it.

However, he also revealed that he was unsure just when a fix might be issued for this broken damage bug, adding that they “can’t give a timeframe.”

While it is unclear when the patch will arrive in League of Legends, this will still come as good news to Urgot mains, and those who play similar champs, after they were quite vocal on this issue, as it will soon allow them to have more build options in-game.