'DOTA 2' 2016 Latest News & Update: Monkey King Skills Detailed, One Might Stay; Here's What We Know So Far! Gameplay Details

By Dannel Picaccio Camille Perez Lozano , Updated Nov 25, 2016 10:37 AM EST
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"DOTA 2" is said to finally bring about another legendary hero to the mix, namely the Monkey King. Known throughout the entire mythical historic lore, the said addition will grace the title with a slew of appealing skills expected from the said hero.

 The said Monkey King for "DOTA 2" is yet to specify entirely its appointed abilities and statistics. But to reassure the fans, those who managed to get a glimpse of the character from the 6.80 beta will most likely have a slight overview on what to expect from the soon-to-launch hero.

According to recent posts for "DOTA 2," the Monkey King's abilities include the Echo Sweep, wherein the hero launches his spirit and smites the ground. It delivers good damage, targeting the opposition with one strike from an illusion, rendering over 33% damage. The Cast Animation lands at 0.3+0.51, with a Radius of 350 and Base Damage of 100/150/200/250. There is no specification yet on its Cast Range for now.

The Flicker lets out a dash that gives a trail of illusions and strikes those in the wake of the Monkey King. Damage is at 40/80/120/160, whereas the Cast Animation is said to be 0.3+0.51 and the Cast Range at 600. It has a 2 Duration, Radius of 275, 33% Illusion Damage and Move Speed Slow of 20%/25%/30%/35% for the "DOTA 2" hero.

Nimble Nimbus gives the Monkey King an opportunity to vault over their target with every hit, changing places in the process (Monkey King faces the opponent as they are turned away). It gives a Proc Chance of 10%/15%/20%/25%, Bonus Damage of 20/30/40/50, Slow Duration of 1 and Turn Speed Slow of 80%. Lastly, the Cloud Dance is when the Monkey King does a flip from a cloud, plummeting down to an immobilized target with three illusions surrounding whichever "DOTA 2" opposition. It will don a Cast Animation of 0.3+0.51, Cast Range of 500, Channel Time 1 and Duration of 3/4/5, with the Illusion giving 33% Damage compared to the 200% damage it takes.

It was reported that the Nimble Nimbus will be the near-certain retained skill for the Monkey King as soon as it surfaces. For those uninformed, the Monkey King or Sun Wukong is one of the most recognized heroes from other titles such as "League of Legends," "Smite" and "Heroes of Newerth," as well as some Hollywood films. As for the release date of the said hero, fans are to expect the "DOTA 2" addition to surface by Fall of this year, presumably after the Boston Major.

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