'DOTA 2' Monkey King To Be Released In December With Next Update? What To Expect From The New Hero

25 October 2016, 7:33 am EDT By J Rose Mobile & Apps
The International at KeyArena  ( Dota 2 E-Sports )

"DOTA 2"'s newest hero Monkey King is expected to be available in the game by December, to be released alongside the next update for the game.

Valve introduced its newest addition to the "DOTA 2" lineup, Monkey King, after the end of play in The International 2016, and has showcased the new hero in a teaser video.

Valve has not released any specific information about Monkey King beyond the teaser trailer, however, and the developer has yet to divulge the new hero's abilities and stats.

However, Monkey King's old abilities from the 6.80 beta can be found on the "DOTA 2" Gamepedia, so this should be more or less what we can expect from the new hero. His abilities are detailed below:

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+0.51

Cast Range: ?

Radius: 350

Base Damage: 100/150/200/250

Illusion Damage Dealt: 33%

Flicker

Performs a quick dash, leaving behind a trail of illusions to attack anyone in your wake.

Cast Animation: 0.3+0.51

Cast Range: 600

Radius: 275

Damage: 40/80/120/160

Illusion Damage Dealt: 33%

Move Speed Slow: 20%/25%/30%/35%

Duration: 2

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 back.

Proc Chance: 10%/15%/20%/25%

Bonus Damage: 20/30/40/50

Turn Speed Slow: 80%

Slow Duration: 1

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+0.51

Channel Time: 1

Cast Range: 500

Illusion Damage Dealt: 33%

Illusion Damage Taken: 200%

Duration: 3/4/5Duration: 1

Out of the old skills, Nimble Nimbus is said to be possibly retained by the upcoming Monkey King, according to Red Bull. The site also predicted that Valve may be getting inspiration from the other Monkey King variations from other MOBA games like "League of Legends," "Smite," "Heroes of Newerth."

Are you excited for the Monkey King? Stay tuned for more "DOTA 2" news.

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