Posts Tagged ‘Wukong’


Free Champion Rotation February 24 Banner

The following Champions will be free-to-play until February 24th:

Aatrox Final Portrait

Blitzcrank Final Portrait

Evelynn Final Portrait

Ezreal Final Portrait

Gragas Final Portrait

Wukong Final Portrait

Quinn Final Portrait

Skarner Final Portrait

Syndra Final Portrait

Twisted Fate Final Portrait



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PBE 30 10 Banner


PBE 30/10


[ Reminder ] The PBE is a testing ground for changes. What you see here may not reflect what you see in Patch Notes. Remember that developers want your feedback so if you disagree with a change, you can always submit your thoughts on the PBE Community Forums.

[ Note ] The Preseason changes have been pulled from the PBE. The New Summoner’s Rift is still available for testing.


PBE Content from Patch 4.19 Cycle:



Reaper Soraka Splash Art


For a full preview of Reaper Soraka, check here.







Singed Splash Art Update


Singed’s splash art has received a few lightning and color shifts. Also, RIP skull sticker on the bottle.








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Wukong Splash Art Update


Wukong’s new splash art has received a number of color shifts and extra details.




MonkeyKing_Splash_0 (1)





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Summoner’s Rift Login Theme



The updated map will be coming with Patch 4.19 as a staggered release. To learn more about it, check here.





Victory Defeat Visuals

New visuals for the end-game screen have been added to complement the updated map.


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The following Champions will be free until October 7th:


Free Champions:

Ashe Final Portrait

Azir Final Portrait

Cassiopeia Final Portrait

Cho'Gath Final Portrait

Kog'Maw Final Portrait

Leona Final Portrait

Nasus Final Portrait

Skarner Final Portrait

Thresh Final Portrait

Wukong Final Portrait



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Champion Skin Sale 12 09 15 09 Banner

The following Champions and Skins will be 50% off until September 15th:



Lucian Final Portrait

Tryndamere Final Portrait

Wukong Final Portrait


Fiddle Me Timbers – 375 RP



Shockblade Zed – 487 RP




Thunder Lord Volibear – 260 RP



If you have any questions, feel free to ask me at @NoL_Chefo or e-mail me at [email protected]


Top Tier Korean Solo Queue Banner

 Note: This article was not written by me, but by a friend of mine who’d like to write for the site.


 Hey everyone. In this article I’ll go over last month’s top 5 Champions for each role in Korean Diamond Solo queue. I will list each pick’s win rate, games played and Kills-Deaths-Assists (KDA) ratio so you have a clear idea of each Champion’s potential. There are a lot of unorthodox picks that Koreans use to dominate; personally, I didn’t expect to see some of them make the top 5. Keep reading and find out who the hidden overpowered picks are and why you should consider them for climbing the ladder.

Jungling is my main role, so I’ll start with Korea’s top junglers.



Top 5 Jungle Picks


Fiddlesticks New Portrait

  • 54.39% Win Rate
  • 45,390 Games Played
  • 2.66:1 KDA


Pantheon New Portrait

  • 53.48% Win Rate
  • 30,389 Games Played
  • 2.61:1 KDA


Shaco New Portrait

  • 53.45% Win Rate
  • 14,747 Games Played
  • 2.53:1 KDA


Wukong New Portrait

  • 53.38% Win Rate
  • 8,606 Games Played
  • 2.56:1 KDA


Jarvan IV New Portrait

  • 52.54% Win Rate
  • 71,950 Games Played
  • 3.40:1 KDA


Before we begin: I know Fiddlesticks can be played support and Wukong, Jarvan and Pantheon can be played top or mid, but the key word here is can. In the majority of games you will see these picks in the jungle. I was honestly surprised when I saw Fiddle and Shaco in the top 5, because they are some of the hardest junglers to play properly. Fiddlesticks and Shaco have always been strong and can still carry an entire team, but only if you are really experienced with them.  They have a plethora of weaknesses your enemies can exploit. so unless you really know what you are doing, I wouldn’t advise playing them in Ranked.

The rest – Pantheon, Wukong and Jarvan IV – as aggressive junglers with a solid early game, are pretty straightforward. They’re not hard to pick up and, as such, get a solid recommendation from me, even if you’re just now exploring jungle picks and don’t have experience playing them.



Top 5 Mid Picks


Note: Kayle data is irrelevant.


Talon New Portrait

  • 56.15% Win Rate
  • 18,546 Games Played
  • 2.55:1 KDA


Akali New Portrait

  • 54.99% Win Rate
  • 15,934 Games Played
  • 2.31:1 KDA


Kayle New Portrait

  • 54.96% Win Rate
  • 35,947 Games Played
  • 2.46:1 KDA


Brand New Portrait

  • 53.64% Win Rate
  • 6,469 Games Played
  • 2.38:1 KDA


Katarina New Portrait

  • 53.43% Win Rate
  • 35,311 Games Played
  • 2.84:1 KDA


Xerath New Portrait

  • 52.16% Win Rate
  • 16,362 Games Played
  • 3.13:1 KDA


 Seeing Kayle in the top 5 comes as a shock to no one, but if you’re thinking about playing her, let me stop you right there. In the last week Kayle has dropped down to a 47.99% win rate due to the recent nerfs and I would advise against playing her, at least until she receives some buffs or a new overpowered build is found on her. For these reasons, I’ve included Xerath to fill the missing spot.

 Talon has been a great pick for the assassin role ever since Zed got nerfed. I was most surprised to see Akali and Brand in the top 5. Whenever I’m forced to play mid I tend to pick Akali and I have a pretty good win rate with her (57.1%). That I don’t play laners at all and still manage to do well with Akali should be an indicator that she’s worth considering in Solo Queue. It bears reminding that Akali and Talon can be played in other lanes, but tend to do way better on mid.

 Also, Katarina and Xerath. Xerath has been gaining popularity and even our lord Faker himself has started to play him. All in all some pretty interesting and unexpected mid laners have become popular in the Korean scene and if you’re wondering what to play you should give them a shot.



Top 5 Top Picks


Rumble New Portrait

  • 55.99% Win Rate
  • 14,382 Games Played
  • 2.69:1 KDA


Fiora New Portrait

  • 53.35% Win Rate
  • 4,887 Games Played
  • 1.88:1 KDA


Lulu New Portrait

  • 53.35% Win Rate
  • 52,419 Games Played
  • 3.14:1 KDA


Riven New Portrait

  • 52.50% Win Rate
  • 64,130 Games Played
  • 2.18:1 KDA


Tryndamere New Portrait

  • 51.64% Win Rate
  • 8,390 Games Played
  • 1.87:1 KDA


 The reason I put Lulu as a top and not a mid laner in my ranking is because I rarely ever see her mid and from watching the pros they also mostly put her top nowadays. As for the fifth place, I was debating between Tryndamere and Ryze, but Ryze is becoming more common on mid than on top.  The clear oddities here are Rumble and Fiora, who, if you’re looking for someone new to play top, are worth your attention.



Top 5 ADC Picks


Kogmaw New Portrait

  • 53.44% Win Rate
  • 39,425 Games Played
  • 2.73:1 KDA


Jinx New Portrait

  • 53.23% Win Rate
  • 34,312 Games Played
  • 2.75:1 KDA


Draven New Portrait

  • 52.89% Win Rate
  • 20,732 Games Played
  • 2.56:1 KDA


Miss Fortune New Portrait

  • 52.38% Win Rate
  • 4,089 Games Played
  • 2.61:1 KDA


Sivir New Portrait

  • 52.31% Win Rate
  • 7,073 Games Played
  • 2.91:1 KDA


 Seeing Kog and Jinx here is no surprise after the recent Bloodthirster nerfs and the rise of hypercarries. Draven is like the Lee Sin of ADCs – useless if bad and amazing if good. On that note, it makes sense that he’s dominating in high Korean ELO, but you shouldn’t pick him up expecting to win without having a fair bit of practice. Miss Fortune and Sivir are fairly unpopular picks, but they can snowball and become carry machines if played well.

Last, but definitely not least, the supports.



Top 5 Support Picks


Braum New Portrait

  • 54.26% Win Rate
  • 18,095 Games Played
  • 3.20:1 KDA


Morgana New Portrait

  • 53.51% Win Rate
  • 58,436 Games Played
  • 3.05:1 KDA


Sona New Portrait

  • 52.38% Win Rate
  • 9,340 Games Played
  • 2.92:1 KDA


Leona New Portrait

  • 51.54% Win Rate
  • 38,172 Games Played
  • 2.69:1 KDA



  • 51.49% Win Rate
  • 44,421 Games Played
  • 2.75:1 KDA


 Braum being first is to be expected. This guy is insanely overpowered and fun to play; you can try and pick him up, but good luck getting past his 72.5% ban rate. Morgana is the ideal counter to Braum and so logically takes second place. The odd picks here are found later down the ranks;  I never imagined that Thresh and Nami would be overshadowed by Leona and Blitzcrank, but there you have it .



Why it’s worth to follow the Korean ladder


Although a lot of the Champions I listed here are used in NA as well, some of the picks are wildly unexpected and underrated, and thus deserve your attention if you’re looking for a fresh and, possibly, sleeper OP Champion to climb the ladder with. In League, you learn from those better than you and Koreans are leaps and bounds ahead, so learning how they compete is always worthwhile.




Champion Rotation Banner Week 21 Season 4


The following Champions will be free-to-play until June 10th:


  • Akali – 3150 IP / 790 RP
  • Annie – 450 IP / 260 RP
  • Diana – 6300 IP / 975 RP
  • Fizz – 4800 IP / 880 RP
  • Gangplank – 3150 IP / 790 RP
  • Gragas – 3150 IP / 790 RP
  • Kog’Maw – 4800 IP / 880 RP
  • Lucian – 6300 IP / 975 RP
  • Thresh – 6300 IP / 975 RP
  • Wukong – 4800 IP  880 RP



If you have any questions, feel free to ask me at @NoL_Chefo.



Champion Skin Sale May 23

The following Champions and skins will be on sale until May 23rd:




  • Janna – 292 RP
  • Sejuani – 487 RP
  • Wukong – 440 RP


Battle Bunny Riven – 487 RP


Riven Battle Bunny

Battle Bunny Riven Splash Art


Freljord Rammus – 260 RP


Freljord Rammus

Freljord Rammus Splash Art


Special Weapon Zac – 487 RP


Special Weapon Zac

Special Weapon Zac Splash Art



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PBE 25 March



Previous PBE Updates from Patch 4.5 Cycle:






New Portrait Heimerdinger


H-28G_Evolution_TurretH-28G Evolution Turret [ Q ]

  • Ratio on bonus Health increased from 0.5 AP to 0.55 AP
  • Turret basic attack now deals 12/18/23/29/34 ( 0.15 AP) magic damage per hit, changed from 15/22/29/36/42 ( 0.125 AP )
  • Beam damage changed from 50/75/100/125/150 ( 0.5 AP )  to  40/60/80/105/130 ( 0.55 AP )



Lulu New Portrait


WhimsyWhimsy [ W ]

  • Movement Speed bonus ratio reverted from 0.07 AP to 0.1 AP (same as live)


Help,_Pix!Help, Pix! [ E ]

  • Damage reduced from 80/130/180/230/280 to 80/110/140/170/200
  • Grants vision of enemies for 4 seconds, reduced from 5 (live value is 6 seconds)
  • Friendly minions do not get a shield if Help, Pix! is cast on them
  • Ally cast shield duration reverted to 6 seconds from 5 (same as live)



Lee Sin New Portrait

Click here to get context on why these changes are being made.


SafeguardSafeguard [ W ] 

  • Cooldown increased from 9 seconds at all ranks to 14
  • Cooldown is now halved if cast on ally (excluding Lee Sin himself)


Iron_WillIron Will [ Reactivate W ]

  • Duration of buff reduced from 5 seconds to 4



Pantheon New Portrait  

Want to learn why Pantheon is being nerfed? Click here.


Aegis_of_ZeoniaAegis of Zeonia [ W ]

  • Stun duration reverted from 0.5/0.75/1/1.25/1.5 seconds to 1 at all ranks (same as live )


Grand_SkyfallGrand Skyfall [ R ]

  • Land time reverted from 2 seconds to 1.5 (same as live)
  • Distance increased from 2000/2500/3000 to 2500/4000/5500  (live value is 5500 range at all ranks)



New Potrait Rengar  

Rengar has recently received a major rework. Click here to get the details.


Bola_StrikeBola Strike [ E ]

  • Range reduced from 1100 to 1000


Thrill_of_the_HuntThrill of the Hunt [ R ]

  • Movement Speed bonus when moving towards Champions while in stealth reduced from 20% to 15%
  • Movement Speed bonus after exiting stealth reduced from 30/40/50% to 25/35/45%



Wukong New Portrait  


Crushing_BlowCrushing Blow [ Q ]

  • Now reduces target’s armor by 10/15/20/25/30%, reduced from 30% at all ranks


CycloneCyclone [ R ]

  • AD ratio of damage-per-tick (each second) reduced from 1.2 of Total AD to 1.1.
  • Ratio on total damage of Cyclone is now 4.4, down from 4.8



Ziggs New Portrait

  • Base HP at level 1 reverted from 350 to 390 (same as live)
  • Base Attack Range reduced from 575 to 550





Bonetooth Necklace has received an icon update for each of its Trinket variants. These icons represent Scrying Orbs, Sweepers and Ward Totems, color-respectively. If you want to learn more about this change, click here.


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Super Galaxy Rumble Splash Art


Here‘s a short preview of the skin if you’re unfamiliar with it. Which you really should be!


Super Galaxy Rumble Splash

Super Galaxy Rumble Splash



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