Monkey King Pro Builds Guide

Honor of Kings Monkey King: Builds, Synergy, Counter (Pro Guides)

Sun Wukong, The Monkey King, is an assassin hero in Honor of Kings. In this comprehensive guide, we will provided you the most effective build for optimal damage, Synergy, Counter strategies, and Battle Tups to help you dominate your enemies and rise through the ranks.

HOK Monkey King (Sun Wukong)

Monkey King Hero Image

Monkey King Position and Lane Intro






Hero Master Difficulty



Sub Class

Burst Assassin


Crowd Control


Late Game

Recommended Lane


Team Fight Position


Crimson/Azure Golem

No Requirements

Understanding Monkey King Abilities and Skills

The Great Sage (Passive): After each skill use, Sun Wukong’s next basic attack transforms into a powerful strike. He charges towards the target and swings his Golden Cudgel, dealing 425 (+100% physical scaling) physical damage. This damage can fully benefit from critical strikes. Sun Wukong innately has a 20% critical strike chance but initially deals only 150% critical strike damage.

Cooldown: 0s Cost: 0
Tips: Sun Wukong should utilize skills followed by basic attacks for higher damage output. The passive critical strikes, combined with critical strike equipment, can quickly eliminate fragile enemy heroes.

Fortification Spell (Skill 01): Sun Wukong chants a protective spell, which can block an enemy skill once and lasts for up to 1.5 seconds. If successful, Sun Wukong gains 0.2 seconds of invincibility and a shield that absorbs 500/600/700/800/900/1000 (+150% physical scaling) damage for 4 seconds. When activating the skill, he gains 40% movement speed for 1 second.

Cooldown: 12/11.6/11.2/10.8/10.4/10s, Cost: 70
Tips: Activating the skill at the right time and successfully blocking an enemy skill can help Sun Wukong absorb a significant amount of damage.

Furious Advance (Skill 02): Sun Wukong charges in a specified direction. If he encounters a target along the way, he will leap into the air using the momentum. If he touches a non-ally unit, he gains a 1-second 90% decaying movement speed boost. The skill deals 240 (+20/LV) (0.2AD) true damage to jungle monsters. Releasing a basic attack or skill can interrupt the leap. Demon-slaying: During the dash, touching jungle monsters with current health below 15% results in an instant kill (excluding bosses).

Cooldown: 8/7.4/6.8/6.2/5.6/5s Cost: 50
Tips: This is an essential mobility skill for Sun Wukong, primarily used to approach enemies or chase them down using the momentum.

Golden Cudgel (Ultimate): Sun Wukong thrusts his enlarged Golden Cudgel into the ground, dealing 150/190/230 (+50% physical scaling) physical damage to enemies within range and stunning them for 1 second. Enemies in range receive 3 mark stacks; Sun Wukong’s basic attacks against marked enemies consume 1 stack and deal an additional 270/405/540 physical damage.

Cooldown: 40/35/30s Cost: 100
Tips: This is Sun Wukong’s primary crowd control skill, providing excellent AOE control effects and increased damage against marked enemies.

Ideal Skill Order for Monkey King

To maximize Monkey King’s potential, prioritize upgrades his skills in the following order:

  1. Ultimate: Golden Cudgel
  2. Second Skill: Furious Advance
  3. First Skill: Fortification Spell

Monkey King Pro Build

Rapacious Bite Item
Boots of Dexterity Item
Eternity Blade Item
shadow ripper item
Star Breaker item
Blood weeper Item
dominator arcana
reaver arcana
eagle eye arcana
smite common skill


  • Rapacious Bite
  • Boots of Dexterity
  • Eternity Blade
  • Shadow Ripper
  • Star Breaker
  • Blood Weeper


  • Dominator 10x
  • Reaver 10x
  • Eagle’s Eye 10x

Common Skills

  • Smith

Best Team Synergy for Monkey King

Peacemaker  Hero Icon

Peacemaker (Mozi)

After Mozi’s second skill stuns enemies, Sun Wukong can use his second skill to engage and start dealing damage, saving his first skill for self-preservation. This increases his margin for error and reduces operational pressure.

Frost  Hero Icon

Frost (Wang Zhaojun)

If Frost’s second skill is used correctly, the freeze duration is enough for Monkey King to perform a full skill combo, reducing skill waste and increasing benefits, making it easier to widen the economic gap in the game.

Countering Monkey King

Prince of Lanling Hero Image

Mi Yu

Mi Yue’s ultimate skill can effectively dodge Sun Wukong’s abilities and kill him.

Hegemon Hero Image

Hegemon (Xiang Yu)

Sun Wukong can be pushed away by Hegemon when diving the backline for protection.

General Tips to Counter Monkey King

Enemies should avoid using abilities on Sun Wukong when his first skill is active. Because of his Burst Damage Fragile heroes like marksman need to constantly watch Sun Wukong’s positioning and maintain a safe distance from him.

Monkey King Team Fight Approach

During team fights, Sun Wukong should take advantage of vision and terrain to find opportunities to dive into the enemy backline and eliminate their primary damage dealers.

Sun Wukong should look for opportunities to approach enemy backlines and burst down their damage dealers. He should activate his first skill at the right time to block enemy abilities.

Sun Wukong works well with heroes who have crowd control skills for better damage output.

Gameplay Strategies for Monkey King

Here is a suggested gameplay strategy for Sun Wukong during early, mid, and late game phases:

Early Game:

  1. Focus on farming in your designated lane or jungle, prioritizing last hits on minions and jungle monsters to gain gold and experience. Utilize Monkey King’s passive and Furious Advance (2nd skill) for effective farming and mobility.
  2. Look for opportunities to engage enemy heroes if they overextend or have low health. Use Fortification Spell (1st skill) to block enemy abilities and reduce incoming damage.
  3. Coordinate with your teammates for possible ganks on other lanes using your mobility and crowd control from Golden Cudgel(ultimate skill).

Mid Game:

  1. Start roaming and looking for picks with your team. Use your mobility and crowd control skills to engage enemies and help your team secure kills.
  2. Prioritize objectives such as towers, Dragons, Buffs, using your mobility and damage output to secure them quickly.
  3. In team fights, use vision and terrain to position yourself for dives on the enemy backline, aiming to eliminate their primary damage dealers (Marksman/Assassin).

Late Game:

  1. Stick with your team and continue to look for picks, using your mobility and crowd control to engage enemies. Ensure you have proper vision control around the map to avoid getting caught out of position.
  2. Focus on high-priority objectives such as Dragon and high ground towers. Use your mobility and damage to quickly secure these objectives.
  3. In team fights, continue diving the enemy backline, aiming to eliminate their primary damage dealers. Use Fortification Spells (1st skill) wisely to block crucial enemy Crowd Control, abilities and reduce incoming damage.

Throughout the game, adapt your item build based on the enemy team composition, prioritizing damage, critical strike chance, and survivability as needed. Communicate with your team and be mindful of your positioning to maximize his potential.

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