Wukong’s reworked W makes him dash the wrong way when used after Flash in League’s PBE

The Monkey King's new kit is set to hit the Rift soon.
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League of Legends fans are eagerly anticipating Wukong’s reworked abilities, which are slated to hit the live servers soon. But an issue with one of the Monkey King’s spells may drive players bananas.

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A League fan experimenting with the Monkey King’s reworked kit on the PBE discovered an inconsistency and posted their findings on Reddit today. The new dash on Wukong’s Warrior Trickster (W) seemingly goes in the wrong direction when used immediately after Flash. Dot Esports tested this out on the PBE and encountered the same problem.

Using Warrior Trickster in immediate succession to Flash should ideally cover a lot of ground when closing the gap between the monkey and his victim. The ability in its current form, however, makes Wukong dash in the opposite direction of the cursor after using the summoner spell.

When using the two spells slowly, the skills appear to work correctly. But League is a game that rewards players for their high-level mechanics and quick fingers. A bug like this could severely handicap top-tier gameplay and limit the ceiling on potential Wukong outplays.

This isn’t the first time players reported a problem with a champion’s ability and Flash. Other players echoed similar sentiments with Riven’s third Q, which can sometimes result in the champion jumping backward when used after Flash.

Dot Esports has reached out to Riot for a comment on the matter. But if this dash continues to be an issue, it’ll likely be fixed before the Monkey King’s rework hits the live servers.

Update Jan. 8 4:30pm CT: Riot champion designer Nathan “Lutzburg” Lutz tweeted today that the dev team is aware of this bug, as well as a few others in Wukong’s reworked kit.

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Andreas Stavropoulos
Staff writer for Dot Esports. Andreas is an avid gamer who left behind a career as a high school English teacher to transition into the gaming industry. Currently playing League, Apex, and VALORANT.