Best Wukong Skins | LoL
League’s playful Monkey King has received a lot of skin releases over the past few years. Check out this best Wukong skins list to know which skin to buy.
One of the greatest warriors in Ionia and a student of the legendary Master Yi, Wukong, is arguably the most fun champion to play because of his trickster nature. Since Wukong the Monkey King is one of the earliest champions in League of Legends, he has received a lot of skin releases from Riot Games over the past few years. If you are currently shopping for a skin for this champion, here is the best skins list for the Monkey King to make it easier for you.
Battle Academia Wukong
Part of the Battle Academia skin line, this skin gives Wukong a youthful look and a schoolboy concept. Wukong has the usual trickster student who will play pranks on all his classmates and teachers. In fact, Battle Academia Wukong actually looks like an anime character.
Looking at the splash art above, Battle Academia Wukong has a lot of colors that have been added to his model, including blue, violet, red, and white. His hair is actually a fabulous mix of purple and white. Not only that but the academy uniform suits this version of the Monkey King. On the other hand, the robotic armor in his hands also leaves a nice touch to the skin. Wukong is also seen wielding a high-tech staff that will surely cause havoc to everything.
Battle Academia Wukong is not falling behind in terms of in-game changes too. Since this skin is in the epic category and one of the newest releases by Riot Games, expect new animations, textures, sounds, and particles. To give you a glimpse of the changes, his skills have flashy sounds and have red and blue colors. However, the best thing about this skin is the chibi Wukong animation that appears whenever he casts his Decoy.
The newest skin for Wukong, Battle Academia, was released on March 18, 2021. It is currently available in the League store for 1350 Riot Points.
Lancer Stratus Wukong
Are you a fan of the movie series Pacific Rim? Well, this skin will be the best for you. Lancer Stratus Wukong has a concept of a mechanized lancer that is about to destroy everyone and everything in his way.
The splash art of this skin looks like it was straight out of a movie, which is pretty cool. Looking at the photo above, Lancer Stratus Wukong is a giant robot that seems like it just left the ocean. Buildings and people are also seen in the splash art, which is miniature compared to Wukong. Lancer Stratus Wukong looks futuristic with robot armor and staff. The mixture of white, blue, and gold really suits the concept of the skin.
Like the other skins in this list, Lancer Stratus Wukong also has new animations, textures, particles, and sound. His skills—like the Cyclone and Nimbus Strike—and auto attacks have incredible robotic sounds. On top of that, the visual effects of the skills are also changed to blue. The recall of this skin is also incredible too, wherein Wukong will fly to the base using his futuristic staff.
A futuristic take on Wukong, Lancer Stratus, is currently available in the League store for 1350 Riot Points. It was released on April 4, 2018
The concept of this skin is that Wukong is an ascendant that has decided to take on a long journey after achieving nearly limitless power. Radiant Wukong is a nice version of the Monkey King because of the cultural vibes that it gives. This skin was probably the closest adaptation of Sun Wukong from the 16th-century Chinese novel called Journey to the West.
As mentioned previously, this skin has a cultural feel. Looking at the photo above, the clouds that Wukong generates indicate that he has the same powers as Sun Wukong in the novel. Radiant Wukong is also a mix of yellow and orange colors. The staff that he is using also looks like it was crafted during the 7th century of China. Wukong’s eyes are also glowing, which indicates that he has ascended powers.
When compared to the other skins in this list, Radiant Wukong does not have that many changes. However, it does have new animations, particles, and voice lines. To give you an example, Radiant Wukong’s Cyclone and Decoy generate cloud particles that resemble the concept of the skin. There are also new voice effects that provide a nice touch to the skin.
Radiant Wukong, released on January 27, 2016, is currently purchasable in the League store for 1350 Riot Points.
Probably the hardest skin to get on this list. Underworld Wukong is one of the undead version champion skins alongside Soulstealer Vayne. This skin version of this champion is a supernatural warrior not bound to the rules of the living.
When you look at the splash art above, Wukong really looks like an undead warrior. This skin perfectly captures the concept with the green colors and otherworldly staff. Not only that but Wukong is also seen siphoning souls with his left hand. On top of that, the glowing eyes and sharp claws make the skin look more sinister.
In terms of in-game changes, expect this skin to have changes in animations, textures, voice effects, particles, and sounds. To give you a glimpse of the changes, Underworld Wukong’s Crushing Blow has a ghostly sound while his Cyclone has a death-like sound that will definitely haunt some enemies. Additionally, the blade on Wukong’s tail to add uniqueness to the skin was a great idea by Riot Games. But the best thing about this cosmetic is probably the voice effects since the eerie filter suits the Underworld concept of the skin.
The rarest skin in this list, Underworld Wukong, was initially priced at 1350 Riot Points. Unfortunately, you can only acquire it through Hextech Crafting or purchase it in the shop once the Legacy Vault reopens.
That ends the list of the best Wukong skins in League of Legends. Since The Monkey King is one of the earliest champions unveiled by Riot Games, he has received a lot of skin releases over the past few years. There are cheaper choices like General Wukong and Jade Dragon Wukong, but the skins above are the best choices when shopping for a skin.
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