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Dota 2 News: Monkey King's Skills And Lore Finally Revealed

By K.C , Nov 26, 2016 04:40 AM EST

Monkey King is the upcoming new hero in Dota 2 which is expected to come together with the new patch that will be released after the conclusion of the Boston Major. Just recently, numerous rumors have surfaced the web regarding the hero's background and possible abilities but none were definitive nor confirmed. But today, a user finally reveals a compelling evidence that shows all of the hero's abilities including its lore in the game.

But before we dive deep into the hero's lore, check out the developer's code about Monkey King's arcana that was leaked on Reddit. According to the leaked data, it appears that Monkey King will also have the same effect as that of Terrorblade's trail animation. Lastly, it also highlighted that we will have a future event to celebrate the unveiling of the hero.

Dota 2 Hero: Monkey King

Dota 2 Highlights TV revealed compelling evidence regarding the upcoming abilities and alleged lore of the hero. It is said that the King of the monkeys is the epitome of trickery and deception and after his death, his soul was imprisoned deep within the mountains where it was sealed with an ancient spell. After five centuries, a monk has released the hero in order for him to use his strength to defend the Ancient. Now, that's just a bit of a lore to the hero but the real deal is the detailed revelation of the hero's skills and abilities which will be shown down below.

Dota 2 Hero: Monkey King's Skills

Echo Sweep
Monkey King unleashes his spirit and sweeps the ground, dealing damage and striking all foes with a single attack from an illusion.
Cast Animation: 0.3 seconds
Radius: 350
Base Damage: 100/150/200/250
Illusion Damage Dealt: 35%

Flicker
Performs a quick dash leaving behind a trail of illusions to attack anyone in your wake.
Cast Animation: 0.51 seconds
Cast Range: 600
Radius: 275
Damage: 40/80/120/150
Illusion Damage Dealt: 33%
Move Speed Slow: 20%/25%/30%/35%
Duration: 2 seconds

Nimble Nimbus
Monkey King and his illusions have a chance to vault over their target on each hit, swapping positions. Enemies are spun facing away from Monkey King after the flip, while he is turned to their backs.
Proc Chance: 10%/15%/20%/25%
Bonus Damage: 20/30/40/50
Turn Speed Slow: 80%
Slow Duration: 1 second

Cloud Dance
Target hero becomes immobilized as Monkey King performs a sky high somersault off a cloud, then crashes back down surrounding his target with three illusions on all four sides.
Cast Animation: 0.3 seconds
Channel Time: 1 second
Cast Range: 500
Illusion Damage Dealt: 33%
Illusion Damage Taken: 200%
Duration: 3/4/5 seconds

What do you think of the new hero? Do you think it'll be as much painstaking to deal as much as Phantom Lancer? Share your thoughts in the comments down below!

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