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Monkey King Bar
Monkey King Bar icon.png
A powerful staff used by a master warrior.
Cost
5400
Bought From
Weapons
Passive Mini-Bash, True Strike
Bonus +88 Damage
+15 Attack speed
Disassemble? No
Alert allies? No
Recipe
Monkey King Bar (5400)
Javelin (1500)
Javelin (1500)
Demon Edge (2400)

The Monkey King Bar is an Item purchasable at the Main Shop, under Weapons. However, it can only be completed with items from the Secret Shop.

Abilities[edit | edit source]

Mini-Bash
Ability Affects Damage
Passive Enemies Magical
Grants each attack a chance to deal bonus damage and deal a mini-stun.
Proc Chance: 35%
Damage: 100
Stun Duration: 0.01

Notes:

  • The proc chance of multiple Mini-Bash work fully independent from each other.
    • However, incase of multiple procs happening on the same attack, the damage does not stack.
  • The owner can lifesteal off the damage dealt by Mini-Bash. However, it cannot crit or cleave.

True Strike
Not a Unique Attack Modifier. Not blocked by Spell Immunity. Can be used by illusions.
Ability Affects
Passive Enemies
Prevents your attacks from missing. True Strike does not work when attacking enemy structures.

Notes:

  • Also prevents ranged attacks from missing due to the 25% uphill miss chance.
  • Also prevents melee attacks from missing due to the target leaving the motion buffer range.
    • The motion buffer range is what causes melee attacks to miss when the distance between attacker and its target gets greater than 300.
  • Does not work against buildings, works against any other unit, including wards and allied units.
  • Does not prevent attacks from getting canceled when the target gets too far away during the attack animation.

Recommended heroes[edit | edit source]

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • Monkey King Bar's True Strike works against every form of miss chance, not only evasion. This means it is also a viable pickup when the enemy has sources of blind.
    • However, this also means that True Strike does not help against Backtrack icon.png Backtrack, since Backtrack is not evasion. It does not cause attacks to miss, it merely causes them to deal no damage, so that other effects of attacks (e.g. slows or bashes) still apply.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The Monkey King, Sun Wukong, is the subject of the Chinese folk novel Journey to the West. His weapon, Ruyi Jingu Bang (如意金箍棒), is a magical iron rod with ends banded with gold. Although it weighs several tons, the Monkey King can shrink it at will and tuck it behind his ear and It can also grow at will and duplicate into an infinite number of individual rods.
  • The True Strike ability reference however, does not come from the magical rod, but from his eyes, Jin Jing Huoyan (金睛火眼). After he had been trapped in Bagua Lu (八卦爐) 49 days, his eyes was refined into Jin Jing Huoyan, granting him the ability to distinguish demons from humans known as True Sight.

Balance changelog[edit | edit source]

6.69

6.60

  • Added new passive ability
True Strike:
Prevents your attacks from missing.
Notes: Does not work when attacking structures.

6.58

  • Cost:
    • Increased Javelin cost from 1400 to 1500.
    • Reduced Demon Edge total cost from 2600 to 2400.
    • Total cost fremains 5400.
  • Increased attack damage bonus from 75 to 80.
  • Increased Mini-Bash proc chance from 30% to 35%.

6.49

  • Reworked recipe
Old Monkey King Bar:
Recipe: Demon Edge (2600), Quarterstaff (1150), recipe (1650)
Total cost: 5400
New Monkey King Bar:
Recipe: 2x Javelin (2800), Demon Edge (2600)
Total cost: 5400

6.36

6.05

6.04

  • Increased recipe cost from 1600 to 1650 (total cost from 5350 to 5400).

6.00

  • Reduced recipe cost from 1850 to 1600 (total cost from 5600 to 5350).

5.80

5.79

  • Reduced recipe cost from 1900 to 1850 (total cost from 5650 to 5600).
  • Reduced Mini-Bash damage from 110 to 95.

5.72

  • Cost:
    • Reduced Quarterstaff cost from 1400 to 1150.
    • Increased recipe cost from 1550 to 1900.
    • Total cost from 5550 to 5650.
  • Increased attack damage bonus from 65 to 75.

5.65

  • Cost:
    • No longer requires Upgrader to build.
    • Now has a 1550 gold cost recipe.
    • Total cost from 5500 to 5550.

5.61b

5.61

5.58

  • Can now also be bought by ranged heroes.
  • Increased attack damage bonus from 65 to 75.
  • Increased Mini-Bash damage from 100 to 110.

5.55

  • Mini-Bash
    • Reduced proc chance from 40% to 30%.
    • Increased damage from 50 to 100.

5.53

5.41-5.50

  • Reworked recipe and stats
Old Monkey King Bar:
Recipe: Battle Fury (5100), Quarterstaff (1400), Upgrader (1500)
Total cost: 8000
Attack damage bonus: 75
Attack speed bonus: 10
Ability1: Cleave
Ability2: Critical Strike
New Monkey King Bar:
Recipe: Demon Edge (2600), Quarterstaff (1400), Upgrader (1500)
Total cost: 5500
Attack damage bonus: 55
Attack speed bonus: 15
Ability: Mini-Bash - Grants each attack a 40% chance to 50 bonus damage and mini-stun the target for 0.01 seconds.

5.37-5.40

  • Reworked recipe and stats
Old Monkey King Bar:
Recipe: Oblivion Staff (3510), Battle Fury (5100), Hyperstone (2950)
Total cost: 11560
Attack damage bonus: 100
Attack speed bonus: 80
New Monkey King Bar:
Recipe: Battle Fury (5100), Quarterstaff (1400), Upgrader (1500)
Total cost: 8000
Attack damage bonus: 75
Attack speed bonus: 10

5.32

  • Reworked recipe
Old Monkey King Bar:
Recipe: Oblivion Staff (3510), Battle Fury (5100), Hyperstone (2950), Demon Edge (2700), Upgrader (1500)
Total cost: 15760
New Monkey King Bar:
Recipe: Oblivion Staff (3510), Battle Fury (5100), Hyperstone (2950)
Total cost: 11560

5.11-5.31

  • Reworked recipe and stats
Old Monkey King Bar:
Recipe: Demon Edge (2700), Hyperstone (2600), 2x Upgrader (3000)
Total cost: 8300
Attack damage bonus: 100
Attack speed bonus: 60
Ability: None
New Monkey King Bar:
Recipe: Oblivion Staff (3510), Battle Fury (5100), Hyperstone (2950), Demon Edge (2700), Upgrader (1500)
Total cost: 15760
Attack damage bonus: 130
Attack speed bonus: 80
Ability1: Cleave - Deals 80% of attack damage in a 185 area around the target.
Ability2: Critical Strike - Grants each attack a 10% chance to 300% damage.
  • Can now be dropped (now sellable and destroyable).

Old abilities[edit | edit source]

Critical Strike
Not a Unique Attack Modifier. Not blocked by Spell Immunity. Not blocked by Linken's Sphere. Can be used by illusions.
Ability Affects
Passive Enemies
Grants each attack a chance to deal additional damage.
Proc Chance: 10%
Critical Damage: 300%
Can be used by illusions. Red critical numbers are before illusion and armor reduction.

Notes:

  • This ability got removed in the 5.41-5.50 gameplay patch.
  • Increases attack damage by an average of 20%.
  • The proc chance of multiple crit sources stack, the damage multiplier do not.

Cleave
Not a Unique Attack Modifier. Not blocked by Spell Immunity. Cannot be used by illusions.
Ability Affects Damage
Passive Enemies Physical
Deals a percent of attack damage in an area around the target. Ranged units cannot Cleave.
Cleave Radius: 185
Cleave Damage: 80%

Notes:

  • This ability got removed in the 5.41-5.50 gameplay patch.
  • The cleave damages a circular area in front of the owner.
  • Fully stacks with other sources of cleave.
  • When stacking multiple cleaves, each source of cleave deals its own damage instance.
  • Ranged units cannot cleave.