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The simian warrior is a mountain of strength. Wukong deals heavy damage and has high survivability. His quick trickster tactics are unforgettable.

This is Wukong, the enduring, the swift.

Everybody's got something to hide, Tenno. Except Wukong.

Release Date: November 25th, 2015

Descending from the empyrean eternal, the unruly primal saint Wukong wreaks havoc in the System with his immortal trickery and savage beatings. Divide and conquer with twice yourselves, then journey unseen under a cloak of clouds. Endure through any assault with arrogant poise, donning the legendary staff to tip the balance in his favor, and his opponents off their feet. Wukong embarked on a new journey in Update 17.12 (2015-11-25) and was joined by his twin in Update 25.2 (2019-06-19).

Acquisition

Wukong's blueprints can be researched from the Tenno Lab in the dojo.

Crafting

Manufacturing Requirements
📝 Edit blueprint requirements
Credits
25,000
Helmet
1
Chassis
1
Systems
1
OrokinCell Orokin Cell
1
Time: 3 Day(s)
Rush: PlatinumLarge 50
MarketIcon Market Price: PlatinumLarge 275 Blueprint2 Blueprints Price: Credits35,000
Wukong Neuroptics Blueprint
Credits
15,000
Circuits Circuits
1,400
NeuralSensors Neural Sensors
1
PolymerBundle Polymer Bundle
2,600
NitainExtract Nitain Extract
2
Time: 12 Hour(s)
Rush: PlatinumLarge 25
Wukong Chassis Blueprint
Credits
15,000
Morphics Morphics
1
Ferrite Ferrite
900
Rubedo Rubedo
50
NitainExtract Nitain Extract
4
Time: 12 Hour(s)
Rush: PlatinumLarge 25
Wukong Systems Blueprint
Credits
15,000
ArgonCrystal Argon Crystal
2
Neurodes Neurodes
2
Salvage Salvage
8,000
Plastids Plastids
4,000
Time: 12 Hour(s)
Rush: PlatinumLarge 25
Tenno Lab Research
Blueprint • ClanAffinity645,000
Credits
5,000
NitainExtract Nitain Extract
5
Ferrite Ferrite
25,000
Plastids Plastids
9,900
OrokinCell Orokin Cell
1
Time: 3 Day(s)
Prereq: N/A
Neuroptics • ClanAffinity641,500
Credits
10,000
NitainExtract Nitain Extract
1
NeuralSensors Neural Sensors
1
NanoSpores Nano Spores
1,000
PolymerBundle Polymer Bundle
500
Time: 3 Day(s)
Prereq: Wukong
Chassis • ClanAffinity641,500
Credits
10,000
NitainExtract Nitain Extract
3
ControlModule Control Module
1
Ferrite Ferrite
1,000
Rubedo Rubedo
500
Time: 3 Day(s)
Prereq: Wukong
Systems • ClanAffinity641,500
Credits
10,000
NitainExtract Nitain Extract
2
Morphics Morphics
1
Salvage Salvage
1,000
Plastids Plastids
500
Time: 3 Day(s)
Prereq: Wukong
Ghost Clan x1 Shadow Clan x3 Storm Clan x10 Mountain Clan x30 Moon Clan x100

Notes

  • Wukong's research requires 11 Nitain Extract. This will require Nora'sMixVol6Cred 45 worth of Nightwave offerings. Furthermore, crafting Wukong requires 6 Nitain Extract for an additional Nora'sMixVol6Cred 30.
    • Although Reactor Sabotage caches have a chance to reward Nitain Extracts (and thus, cut down on Nora'sMixVol6Cred  costs), it should not be wholly relied on due to the low chance of Nitain being rewarded.

Trivia

  • Wukong descended on September 29th, 2015 for the Chinese build, then on November 25th, 2015 for the global build.
  • Wukong is named after Sun Wukong, (also known as the Monkey King), one of the main characters in the highly influential classic Chinese story Journey to the West. The majority of the Warframe's power set is based upon the Monkey King's lore.
    • The variable-size IronStaff Iron Staff that Wukong summons upon using PrimalFury130xWhite Primal Fury (and to a lesser extent Defy130xWhite Defy) is based off the Ruyi Jingu Bang, the Monkey King's signature weapon capable of changing its size at whim. It was one of several treasures bestowed upon the Monkey King after he defeated the Dragon Kings of the Four Seas.
    • CloudWalker130xWhite Cloud Walker is a reference to the Jingdouyun (which translates to "Rolling Cloud"), a skill learned from his master when he was young.
    • CelestialTwin130xWhite Celestial Twin is a reference to the Monkey King's ability to clone himself through his magical hairs.
    • Five Levels of Immortality is a reference to the Monkey King becoming immortal through five different means.
  • Wukong is the second of three Warframes that were initially introduced as timed exclusives to Warframe China, the others being Excalibur UmbraIcon272 Excalibur Umbra Prime and NezhaIcon272 Nezha.
  • The line in Lotus' summary, "Everybody's got something to hide, Tenno. Except Wukong," is a reference to the song "Everybody's Got Something to Hide Except Me and My Monkey", by the Beatles.
  • Wukong has never had official alternate look (skin), except from TennoGen, until the release of Wukong Prime.
  • When Equipped with Wisp's Agile animation, and unarmed, he will summon his Celestial Twin. He is the 2nd of three frames to feature a unique version of the animation, Equinox and Xaku being the only other frames respectively.
  • Wukong can give himself a handshake by activating the Handshake emote while his Celestial Twin is close by.

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“Market forces dictate that you need to evolve or die.”
Wukong Prime is Vaulted.
The Void Relics for this item have been removed from the drop tables and do not drop during missions at this time. Check the current Prime Resurgence rotation to see if Varzia offers relics for this item. Vaulted Void Relics already contained in player inventories are not affected and can still be either opened or traded between players.
The trickster-warrior ascends to his ultimate incarnation.

Release Date: July 6th, 2019

Wukong Prime is the Primed variant of WukongIcon272 Wukong, possessing increased shield capacity, armor, energy, and sprint speed, as well as an additional Madurai Pol polarity. Wukong Prime was released alongside ZhugePrime Zhuge Prime and NinkondiPrime Ninkondi Prime.

Acquisition

Lith, Meso, Neo, and Axi refer to Void Relics  |  (V) Denotes Vaulted Void Relics  |  (B) Denotes Baro Ki'Teer Exclusive Void Relic
Wukong Prime's Relic Drops
Chassis Blueprint Wukong PrimeIcon272 Blueprint Systems Blueprint Neuroptics Blueprint
AxiRelicIntact Axi A10 Uncommon (V)
AxiRelicIntact Axi T6 Uncommon (V)
LithRelicIntact Lith K3 Uncommon (V)
LithRelicIntact Lith N13 Uncommon (V)
MesoRelicIntact Meso B4 Uncommon (V)
MesoRelicIntact Meso K3 Uncommon (V)
NeoRelicIntact Neo N13 Uncommon (V)
NeoRelicIntact Neo S12 Uncommon (V)
AxiRelicIntact Axi W1 Rare (V)
AxiRelicIntact Axi W2 Rare (V)
LithRelicIntact Lith W1 Rare (V)
LithRelicIntact Lith W2 Rare (V)
MesoRelicIntact Meso W1 Rare (V)
MesoRelicIntact Meso W2 Rare (V)
AxiRelicIntact Axi A11 Uncommon (V)
AxiRelicIntact Axi P3 Uncommon (V)
AxiRelicIntact Axi R3 Uncommon (V)
MesoRelicIntact Meso K2 Uncommon (V)
MesoRelicIntact Meso T4 Uncommon (V)
NeoRelicIntact Neo I2 Uncommon (V)
NeoRelicIntact Neo Z9 Uncommon (V)
AxiRelicIntact Axi G2 Common (V)
AxiRelicIntact Axi T4 Common (V)
AxiRelicIntact Axi Z1 Common (V)
LithRelicIntact Lith D2 Common (V)
LithRelicIntact Lith S13 Common (V)
NeoRelicIntact Neo I1 Common (V)
NeoRelicIntact Neo T2 Common (V)
NeoRelicIntact Neo Z7 Common (V)


Vaultings

Crafting

Manufacturing Requirements
📝 Edit blueprint requirements
Credits
25,000
PrimeHelmet
1
PrimeChassis
1
PrimeSystems
1
OrokinCell Orokin Cell
5
Time: 3 Day(s)
Rush: PlatinumLarge 50
MarketIcon Market Price: PlatinumLarge N/A Blueprint2 Blueprints Price: N/A
Wukong Prime Neuroptics Blueprint
Credits
15,000
Neurodes Neurodes
4
Rubedo Rubedo
750
Plastids Plastids
200
AlloyPlate Alloy Plate
3,550
Time: 12 Hour(s)
Rush: PlatinumLarge 25
Wukong Prime Chassis Blueprint
Credits
15,000
ArgonCrystal Argon Crystal
2
ControlModule Control Module
6
Circuits Circuits
825
NanoSpores Nano Spores
2,200
Time: 12 Hour(s)
Rush: PlatinumLarge 25
Wukong Prime Systems Blueprint
Credits
15,000
NitainExtract Nitain Extract
2
Morphics Morphics
7
PolymerBundle Polymer Bundle
1,150
Ferrite Ferrite
3,800
Time: 12 Hour(s)
Rush: PlatinumLarge 25

Notes

  • Wukong Prime, compared to WukongIcon272 Wukong:
    • Higher Shields (345/445 vs. 270/370)
    • Higher Armor (290 vs. 265)
    • Higher Energy (145/195 vs. 130/180)
    • Higher Starting Energy (65 vs. 50)
    • Higher Sprint Speed (1.05 vs. 1.0)
    • Additional Madurai Pol Polarity (Naramon PolVazarin PolMadurai Pol vs. Naramon PolVazarin Pol)
  • As with any other Prime Warframe, moving close to the location of an Orokin Void Death Orb will restore a pulse of 250 Energy to nearby allies, even if that Death Orb is inactive, destroyed, or non-present. This effect can only occur once per orb.
  • Wukong Prime's CloudWalker130xWhite Cloud Walker features additional lightning effects:
    • When Wukong Prime disappears into a cloud, there will be a lightning strike up into the air.
    • When he reappears, there will be several lightning strikes outward from his body onto the ground around him.

Trivia

  • Wukong Prime was officially revealed and released during TennoCon 2019.
  • Wukong Prime was the most used Warframe of 2020[1] and 2021.[2]
  • Wukong Prime's tail is slimmer and longer than that of his non-Primed counterpart.
  • Wukong's Prime Access contains various references to the Chinese novel Journey to the West, from where Wukong is best known.
    • It comes bundled with the Tang Fur Pattern for Kubrow and Sanzang Kubrow Armor in reference to Tang Sanzang, who Wukong aids in his journey to retrieve the Buddhist sutras from the West in the aforementioned novel.
    • Wukong Prime's signature Syandana is named Jindou Prime in reference to the Jīndǒuyún (筋斗雲), the technique that allows him to ride or leap through clouds.

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Passive

WukongIcon272 Wukong has learned five techniques to avoid death whenever he takes fatal damage. Wukong will be randomly allowed 3 of these techniques per mission, each will make Wukong avoid entering bleedout upon taking fatal damage, Invulnerable for 2 seconds, restore 50% health, and provide a unique buff:

  • Primal Forces: 300% elemental damage for 60 seconds.
  • Heavenly Cloak: Invisibility for 30 seconds.
    • Invisibility does not reveal Wukong when he attacks.
  • Cosmic Armour: Invulnerable for 30 seconds.
  • Monkey Luck: Enemies killed yield extra loot drops for 60 seconds.
  • Sly Alchemy: Orbs are 4x more effective for 60 seconds.
  • When the passive activates, the three randomly selected buffs are briefly displayed as buff icons at the top center part of the HUD. Passive buff icons and timers are displayed beside the shield and health bars.
  • These passive buffs cannot be dispelled even if Wukong's abilities becomes disabled, such as falling out of bounds or crossing a Nullifier bubble.

Abilities 

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Celestial Twin

Shedding part of himself, Wukong creates a twin to fight by his side. Attack at range and the twin will melee, pull a blade and the twin will lay down covering fire. Use again to command the twin to attack a target with increased damage.


Introduced in Update 25.2 (2019-06-19)

AbilityStrengthBuff Strength:1.5 / 1.6 / 1.75 / 2 x (health multiplier)
AbilityDurationBuff Duration:N/A
AbilityRangeBuff Range:N/A

Misc: ∞ (twin lifespan)
0.5 x (damage multiplier)
3 x (mark damage multiplier)
? m (twin recall range)

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Cloud Walker

Evaporate into a cloud of mist and float through the battlefield, dazing any enemy encountered, while healing Wukong and his twin.


Introduced in Update 17.12 (2015-11-25)

AbilityStrengthBuff Strength:0.5% / 0.6% / 0.8% / 1% (health / meter)
AbilityDurationBuff Duration:2 s (cloud duration)
AbilityRangeBuff Range:5 / 6 / 7 / 8 m (stun radius)

Misc: +300% (movement speed bonus)
100% (status cleanse on cast)
2 s (stun duration)

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Defy

Wukong and his twin become invulnerable and defy enemies to attack. All damage is captured, stored, and dealt back in a single furious strike of Wukong's staff. Bonus Armor is then granted relative to the damage captured.


Introduced in Update 17.12 (2015-11-25)

AbilityStrengthBuff Strength:? / ? / ? / 250 (minimum damage)
4 / 5 / 6 / 7.5 x (damage multiplier)
0.8 / 1 / 1.2 / 1.5 x (armor multiplier)
AbilityDurationBuff Duration:2 s (invulnerability duration)
15 / 18 / 20 / 25 s (armor duration)
AbilityRangeBuff Range:7 / 8 / 10 / 12 m (staff swing radius)

Misc: -50 % (move speed penalty)
100 % (status cleanse on spin)
50 AP (min. armor bonus)
1,500 AP (armor bonus cap)

Subsumable to Helminth
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Primal Fury

Summon the Iron Staff and unleash fury.


Introduced in Update 17.12 (2015-11-25)

AbilityStrengthBuff Strength:100 / 125 / 200 / 250 (damage)
AbilityDurationBuff Duration:N/A
AbilityRangeBuff Range:N/A

Misc: 3.5 m (staff reach)

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Strength Mods

IntensifyMod

Duration Mods

ContinuityMod

Range Mods

StretchMod

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CloudWalker130xWhite CloudWalker130xWhite CloudWalker130xWhite
DefyIcon DefyIcon DefyIcon
PrimalFury130xWhite PrimalFury130xWhite

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Patch History

Update 36.0 (2024-06-18)

Line Of Sight Improvements

As a continuation of our efforts to improve LOS systems within Warframe, which have been ongoing since Dante Unbound, we’ve made further strides towards improving how we handle these checks.

From a technical standpoint, we’ve improved the consistency and performance of the underlying LOS systems within the game by handling how we detect unrendered targets, in addition to improvements we’ve made in recent hotfixes.

Abilities that use LOS checks already have been updated to this improved technology! Additionally, with these improvements, we can now easily shift over any Warframe Ability that relies on LOS checks to be seamlessly migrated to this new, more accurate system, meaning we’re able to act faster on any outlying offenders that may arise.

To name a few Warframe abilities that benefit from this with Jade Shadows:

  • Wukong’s Primal Fury
TOP FIXES
  • Fixed being unable to cast/cancel abilities or attack as Wukong after ledge grabbing during Cloud Walker’s cast animation.
  • Fixed loss of function (invisible weapons, being unable to reload, etc.) as Wukong after hitting a teleport volume while in Cloud Walker.

Hotfix 35.5.7 (2024-04-17)

  • Fixed Wukong’s Celestial Twin indicating it needs ammo while using the Nataruk (silly monkey the Nataruk has infinite ammo).

Update 35.5 (2024-03-27)

  • Fixed rolling while activating Wukong’s Cloud Walker ability resulting in players being unable to turn while Cloud Walking.

Hotfix 35.0.9 (2024-01-17)

  • Fixed Wukong’s Clone being inactive at the start of the first and second phase of the Archon Hunt fight.

Update 35.0 (2023-12-13)

  • Fixed Panthera firing its primary and alt fire simultaneously and repeatedly after casting Wukong's Cloud Walker.

Update 34.0 (2023-10-18)

Base vs Final Stats in Modding - Health / Energy / Shield / Armor Stat Overhaul

If you’ve spent any time invested in the deeper nuances of Modding, you may be familiar with “Warframe Math” - math that upon first glance doesn’t really make sense, but once you learn the inner workings of the game, it all comes together. While we can appreciate the value that complex systems offer to a certain subsect of players, there are other aspects of the game that should have clear and understandable outcomes. Namely: Shield, Health, Energy, and Armor Modding.

Pop quiz: what is 300 + 440%? If you answered 740, you may just be an Excalibur player.

Vitality (+440% Heath), Redirection (+440% Shields), Flow (+150% Energy), and Steel Fiber (+110% Armor) come with large modifier values that don’t seem to match their outcome in-game. This is because these Mods apply their multiplier to the base stats of the Warframe - i.e., the stats you have at Rank 0. In the Excalibur example, a Rank 30 Excalibur’s Health stat of 300 earns an additional 440 Health from max rank Vitality (+440% Heath) since it applies to his base rank Health stat of 100, resulting in 740 total health.

In this update, we have removed this obfuscation by having Health, Shield, Energy, and Armor Mods apply to the stats of Warframes at their current rank. Continuing our Excalibur example, instead of Vitality always applying to Excalibur’s base rank 100 Health, it would apply to his Health stat based on his rank - namely, the stat you can actually see in your Arsenal. If your Excalibur were Rank 30, his Health stat would be 300, which means Vitality’s multiplier would be calculated off of 300.

With previous Health and Mod values, additional adjustments are needed to make this revision work while maintaining game balance. By only changing where the multiplier applies, a Rank 30 Excalibur would receive an extra 1,320 Health from max rank Vitality, resulting in a total health stat of 1,600. This outcome is a significant buff, which is not the intention of this system change.

To remedy this, we approached this problem in two ways:

1 - We reduced the overall multiplier for Health, Shield, Energy, and Armor Mods.
Since these now affect Max Rank Warframe stats, these Mods need to scale differently to maintain the status quo. Additionally, we wanted these new values to be as clear and understandable to all players as possible! Here are a few examples of these value changes:

  • Vitality: Reduced from +440% to +100% Health
  • Redirection: Reduced from +440% to +100% Shield Capacity
  • Steel Fiber: Reduced from +110% to +100% Armor
  • Flow: Reduced from +150% to +100% Energy Max

Note: These are not all of the Mods affected by this change. We share the comprehensive list further down in this section of the update notes.

Doing some quick math, this means that a Rank 30 Excalibur (300 Health) with a reworked Vitality Mod (+100% Health, applied to the final Health stat) would receive 300 extra Health, for a total of 600. That, in contrast, is a nerf, which we also don’t want to do.

So, our next step:

2 - We adjusted Warframe Health, Shield, Energy, and Armor values to keep the end result of the revised Mods as close to the original values as possible.

With this change, Excalibur’s Rank 30 Health stat is 370. With +100% Health from a max Vitality Mod, his resulting Health stat would be 740, which matches what it was originally.

While this path to the same result may seem a little complicated, the outcome matches our intention: we want players to be able to look at their Health, Shield, and Armor Mods, and be able to understand how they affect the stats they see in their Arsenal.

In addition to everything above, we also increased the base stat values for Warframes so that these revised Mods offer similar value for lower-ranked Frames. To do so, we reduced the amount of Health/Shield/Energy that Warframes earn per rank in half, and transferred the sum of that value to their base stats.

For Armor, this is the one stat that does not increase with your Warframe’s level (with some exceptions). Armor values across the board have been slightly increased to compensate for the Mod changes.

Not to beat a dead Kaithe, but Mods will now be applying to the Max Rank stat instead of the Base Rank. You may look at these numbers and think “nerf” or “buff” depending, but the outcome is that total Modded values are the same, if not a little higher in some cases.

Warframe Stat Changes:

WUKONG
Health: Base Rank - 455 (from 150) / Max Rank - 555 (from 450)
Shields: Base Rank - 270 (from 100) / Max Rank - 370 (from 300)
Armor: Base Rank - 265 (from 250)
Energy: Base Rank - 130 (from 120) / Max Rank - 180 (from 180)

WUKONG PRIME
Health: Base Rank - 455 (from 150) / Max Rank - 555 (from 450)
Shields: Base Rank - 345 (from 120) / Max Rank - 445 (from 360)
Armor: Base Rank - 290 (from 275)
Energy: Base Rank - 145 (from 130) / Max Rank - 195 (from 195)

While there may be significant changes to Warframe Stats and Mod values as a part of this overhaul, the end result is that your Builds should mostly stay the same. The key difference is the added clarity of what your Health / Shield / Energy / Armor Mods do in your Upgrade screens!

Hotfix 33.6.1 (2023-07-31)
Missed Notes:

  • With the new Ability Damage qualifier with the Enhanced Damage Numbers system, some players may think that certain Warframe abilities have had their Critical Chance nerfed. In truth, some Warframe abilities had a Critical Chance multiplier simply to add “oomph” to their damage numbers, without having an actual impact on Damage output. With this new Enhanced Damage System, that extra oomph is no longer needed, so those non-functional Critical Change values were removed, but the overall damage of these abilities are unchanged.

Hotfix 33.0.11 (2023-05-24)

  • Fixed unintended and extreme high damage from casting Thermal Sunder over and over again using Wukong (infused from Helminth) while there is a Gauss present (Player and Specter).

Hotfix 32.2.10 (2023-01-18)

  • Fixed script error with Wukong’s Passive.

Hotfix 32.2.9 (2023-01-11)

  • Wukong’s Twin will no longer attempt to reload when they have no ammo to do so. Instead an ammo icon will now appear above their head once they have depleted the ammo pool of all weapons to indicate that they are needing ammo pickups.
    • Since Wukong’s Twin share ammo pools with you, once they run out of ammo they will actively search for pickups nearby. But you can also help them do so in the following ways:
    • Grabbing ammo pickups yourself to add to the shared pool.
    • Using Squad Ammo Restores to add to the shared pool (must be in range of the Restore, as AI do not receive ammo if they are in range but you are not).
  • Wukong’s Twin will now sit down if the player is AFK, instead of freezing in place doing nothing (similar to Specters).
  • Fixed script error caused by Wukong’s Cloud Walker.

Update 32.2 (2022-11-30)

WARFRAME AUGMENT BUFFS - PART 3 (FINAL)

In the Veilbreaker and Nora’s Mix Vol 1 updates, we buffed a number of underused Warframe Augments (from Ash to Oberon). This third and final batch of buffs tackles Warframe Augments from Saryn to Zephyr. We have increased their viability in missions, which we hope will encourage more build diversity.

*Stats below are all at Max Rank.

WUKONG
Enveloping Cloud

  • Was: Allies within 4m of the cloud become invisible to enemies for 14s.
  • Changes:
    • Changed the invisibility applied to no longer make allies visible when they make noise. They will now remain invisible for the full duration regardless of noise.

Update 32.1 (2022-11-02)

  • Fixed ammo pools not being shared properly across NPCs (Wukong’s Clone).

Hotfix 32.0.9 (2022-10-05)

  • Reduced the Mastery Rank restriction of all Prime Warframes to 0.
    • Only 11/34 frames had any Mastery Rank restrictions, so we decided to make these consistent with the rest (there were no Mastery Rank restrictions on any non-Primed Warframes).

Update 32.0 (2022-09-07)
Celestial Twin Changes:

Wukong is a top performer as a mobile and tanky Warframe. Celestial Twin has had the ability to effortlessly carry players through most content thanks to the Twin doing a lot of the heavy lifting. In an effort to encourage a more harmonious work relationship between Wukong and his Twin, we have made the following above adjustments:

  • Overall damage of Celestial Twin has been halved, but marking enemies with your Ability Button still offers a 3x damage boost against marked targets.
  • Celestial Twin is vulnerable to self-stagger from its own weapon.
    • As the Twin shares your Wukong’s loadout, this can be bypassed by adjusting your mods accordingly if you wish.
  • Wukong and his Celestial Twin now share an Ammo Pool. Ammo that is picked up by either you or your Celestial Twin is shared between you. Upon running out of ammo for a specific weapon, the Twin will either swap to a weapon in your loadout that does have ammo or swap to melee when completely out of ammo. The Twin will also search out Ammo pickups.
    • Prior to this change, Celestial Twin had an infinite ammo pool, which allowed for the use of high-impact low-ammo weapons, such as the Bramma, to be used far outside the weapon's balance intentions. Since your Twin now inherents your loadout, a more active role is encouraged to maintain its effectiveness.
  • Made several HUD adjustments to Wukong’s Celestial Twin/Defy icons so that they are not stretched or overlap other UI elements.

Primal Fury Changes:

  • Melee stance has been reworked to modern standards - bigger hits in the combos now have larger damage multipliers built in.
  • Added a short duration vortex pull at the end of his forward combo when he slams the floor. Does not scale with Ability Strength Mods.

Hotfix 31.6.3 (2022-06-16)

  • Fixed script error with Wukong’s Passive.

Hotfix 31.6.1 (2022-06-09)

  • Fixed script error with Wukong’s passive.

Hotfix 31.5.10 (2022-05-17)

  • Fixed script error related to Wukong’s Cloud Walker.

Update 31.5 (2022-04-27)

  • Fixed Wukong Clone holding the Kuva Bramma arrow incorrectly.

Update 31.1 (2022-02-09)

  • Fixed FX missing on Staff ends when using the Samadhi Staff Skin while Wukong’s Primal Fury is active.

Update 30.5 (2021-07-06)

  • Fixed script error with Wukong’s Passive.
  • Fixed script error with Wukong’s Celestial Twin.

Hotfix 30.0.3 (2021-04-15)

  • Fixed a crash caused by Wukong’s passive.

Hotfix 30.0.1 (2021-04-13)

  • Fixed a script error while using Wukong’s Celestial Twin.

Update 29.10 (2021-03-19)

  • Fixed motion blur issues on the Laddak Cloak and Kuva Braid Syandanas when equipped on Wukong Prime.

Hotfix 29.2.2 (2020-10-06)

  • Fixed rare script error when casting Wukong’s Primal Fury ability.

Hotfix 29.1.1 (2020-09-18)

  • Fixed a script error when casting Wukong’s Cloud Walker ability.

Hotfix 29.0.6 (2020-09-01)

  • Another fixed towards Wukong Prime's Iron Staff not blocking 100% of Damage as intended.

Update 28.3 (2020-08-12)

  • Wukong's Iron Staff now has a 100% Damage block.
    • All melee weapons are intended to have perfect blocking after Melee 3.0, Wukong's staff just slipped through the cracks.

Update 28.2 (2020-07-14)

  • Fixed hearing Client Wukong Iron Staff FX sounds when the Wukong is far enough that you shouldn't hear it.

Update 28.1 (2020-07-08)

Xoris Interaction Changes

Certain Warframe Abilities and Exalted weapons will now reset the Melee Combo Counter only if the Xoris is being used. The overwhelming Damage output of certain Warframe Abilities was not our intention with an infinite Melee Combo weapon, and the conversation of ‘Xoris or you’re doing it wrong’ is greatly restrictive in terms of player choice.

Warframe Abilities / Exalted Warframe weapons affected by this are:

  • Wukong Iron Staff

The full breakdown can be read here.

Hotfix 28.0.5 (2020-06-17)

  • Fixed the Shi Chest Plate Armor attachment clipping through the Wukong.

Update 28.0 (2020-06-11)

Update 27.2 (2020-03-05)

Hotfix 27.0.12 (2020-01-23)

  • Fixed toggle sprint carrying over into Wukong’s Cloud Walker (normal hold sprint did not).

Hotfix 27.0.9 (2020-01-09)

  • Fixed a script error in Wukong’s Celestial Twin ability.

Update 25.8 (2019-10-01)

Warframe Looting Ability Changes

Warframe Loot Abilities will again be able to yield multiple-drops from already looted corpses. A single enemy can be looted by at most one Ability from each group - which is how it worked before, this just clarifies it. Warframe Looting Abilities have been split into separate functionality groups for clarity:

  1. Loot while alive: Ivara
  2. Loot petrified: Atlas
  3. Loot on death: Wukong, Khora, Hydroid. An enemy can only be killed once, they can’t ‘die’ multiple times.
  4. Loot corpse: Nekros, Chesa

These changes stem from a bigger conversation that was addressed yesterday regarding not providing closure on the Loot Frame changes from The Jovian Concord. All the information can be found here: https://forums.warframe.com/topic/1131506-the-mod-booster-and-free-to-play/

Hotfix 25.7.4 (2019-09-05)

  • Fixed an issue where Cloud Walker being deactivated would launch Wukong in the direction he was traveling before activating it. He now maintains the momentum that he was traveling with during Cloud Walker.

Update 25.7 (2019-08-29)

  • Fixed Wukong holding the wrong staff in the Market dioramas for the Wukong Samadhi Collection and Wukong Samadhi Skin.
  • Fixed Iron Staff’s Energy drain not occuring when cast with Defy after emptying ammo from the only weapon equipped.
  • Fixed the Wukong Samadhi Skin’s Shoulder Armor not appearing when previewing in the Arsenal.
  • Fixed some ugly texture stretching on the Wukong Samadhi Iron Staff Skin in the in-game Market.

Hotfix 25.5.2 (2019-08-02)

  • Fixed invalid colour options being shown for Wukong Prime Staff and Wukong Samadhi Staff Skin.

Hotfix 25.4.1 (2019-07-24)

  • Fixed experiencing a functionality loss in the form of one or more weapons/Abilities not working after falling into a teleport volume while having an active Exalted weapon (Wukong).

Hotfix 25.3.3 (2019-07-16)

  • Fixed an issue with Wukong's Celestial Stomp becoming unreliable if you use it too quickly after joining in progress.

Hotfix 25.3.2 (2019-07-12)

  • Wukong’s Celestial Twin no longer utilizes Quick Thinking to fix the Twin living indefinitely.
  • Fixed ability to replicate Wukong’s Celestial Twin multiple times by abusing Emotes.
  • Fixed Wukong’s Cloudwalk and Defy abilities turning off sprint toggle when used.
  • Fixed Wukong’s Immortality Passive triggering while in Archwing in Vallis / Plains which results in getting stuck in Archwing instead of being knocked out.
  • Further fixes to floating Armor on Wukong / Wukong Prime.

Hotfix 25.3.1 (2019-07-08)

  • Fixed Wukong missing his tail when equipping the Wukong Mithra Skin.
  • Fixed offset left shoulder Emblem on Wukong Prime.

Update 25.3 (2019-07-06)

  • Introduced Wukong Prime.
  • Fixed Wukong’s Tennogen Skins not updating some parts of his outfit.

Hotfix 25.2.4 (2019-06-27)

  • Fixed Wukong's new Passive Ability not resetting for Clients after going back and forth from Cetus/Fortuna to Plains of Eidolon/Orb Vallis.
  • Fixed performing a ground slam on a Cryopod while Wukong's Primal Staff is equipped resulting in the Warframe’s animation to get stuck in the air.
  • Fixed Wukong's Celestial Twin kills not counting towards the Power Trip Nightwave Act.
  • Fixed hearing another player’s Wukong Specter casting Defy.

Hotfix 25.2.3 (2019-06-25)

  • Changed Wukong’s Monkey Loot passive to not generate extra drops from ability immune or VIP enemies to follow cadence with others.
  • Wukong's Passive will now refresh when he enters a Relay / Town.
  • Fixed Wukong's staff getting stuck extra girthy if you interrupt the melee attack with something (Ability cast, etc).

Hotfix 25.2.2 (2019-06-21)

  • Wukong’s Celestial Twin now behaves with Nullifiers by:
    • If Wukong enters the bubble with Celestial Twin active, nothing happens.
    • If Wukong’s Celestial Twin enter the bubble, his Health will drain down.
  • Performance improvements towards Wukong’s Celestial Twin and Cloud Walker.
  • Removed Wukong from Frame Fighter until balance can be restored with his newly revisited abilities.
  • Fixed cancelling Wukong’s Primal Fury with Celestial Twin resulting in an aggressive forward momentum. No Wukoptering with scissors!
  • Fixed Client Celestial Twin not choosing to use your Secondary weapon.

Hotfix 25.2.1 (2019-06-20)

  • Wukong Celestial Twin can now be cancelled by the Stalker.
  • Cancelled Warframe's live adaptation of Planet of the Apes due to "too much monkeying around" by fixing the ability to spawn infinite Celestial Twins.
  • Fixed Wukong’s Celestial Twin swapping from Secondary to Primary weapon on his own.
  • Fixed Wukong Cloud Walker invulnerability duration at Ranks 1 and 2 to always be a base 2 (s).
  • Fixed Wukong not being able to Melee slam out of Cloud Walker.
  • Fixed a script error when casting Wukong’s Celestial Twin.
  • Fixed a script error when casting Wukong’s Defy.

Update 25.2 (2019-06-19)

WUKONG REVISITED!
To celebrate the changes, all players who currently own Wukong will receive 3 Forma (per Wukong owned)!
General Wukong Changes
  • Health increased from 100 to 150 (at max rank increased from 300 to 450).
  • Shield decreased from 125 to 100 (at max rank decreased from 375 to 300).
    • Why? Since Wukong’s new kit now involves an Armour buff, relying more on his Health will enable a better synergy.
  • Energy increased from 100 to 120 (at max rank 150 to 180).
  • Sprint increased from .95 to 1.0.
  • Improved his Primary/Secondary Energy blend on his Helmet tails.
  • Updated Wukong’s Arsenal Ability videos to reflect his Revisited abilities.
  • Replaced existing Wukong tips with tips based on his revisited abilities.
PASSIVE

5 Levels of Immortality: Wukong has learned 5 techniques to avoid death whenever he takes fatal damage. Wukong will be randomly allowed 3 of these techniques per mission to avoid death 3 times. Each technique will make Wukong invulnerable for 2 seconds, restore 50% health, and provide a unique buff.

  • Primal Forces: Triple elemental damage for 60 seconds
  • Heavenly Cloak: Invisibility for 30 seconds
  • Cosmic Armour: Invulnerable for 30 seconds
  • Monkey Luck: Extra loot drops for 60 seconds
  • Sly Alchemy: Orbs 4x more effective for 60 seconds
Celestial Twin
  • Replacing Iron Jab, Celestial Twin will allow for Wukong to shed a part of himself to call a supporting clone into action. The clone will attack from range while Wukong uses melee, or will use melee while Wukong uses range.
  • Press ability again to command Wukong’s clone to attack a specific target with increased damage.
  • Wukong’s clone will remain until it runs out of life.
Cloud Walker
  • Wukong evaporates into a fast-moving cloud of mist that will temporarily daze and paralyze enemies in his path. While in his cloud of mist, Cloud Walker has the additional mechanic of healing Wukong and his clone.
  • His movement can be interrupted by attacking at any time.
  • Cloud Walker has a much faster cast time which will no longer hold Wukong in place.
  • Wukong will no longer trigger laser traps or doors while using Cloud Walker.
  • Energy cost for Cloud Walker has been lowered.
Defy
  • Defy will now taunt enemies while Wukong and his clone gain temporary invulnerability with reduced movement speed. All damage is captured, stored, and dealt back in a single furious long range staff spin attack.
  • Based on the amount of damage prevented by Defy, Wukong and his clone will receive a temporary armour buff.
  • Press ability again to trigger spin early.
Primal Fury
  • Primal Fury will feature a new specialized and streamlined combo for Wukong’s legendary Iron Staff. As a preview of the upcoming Melee 3.0 system, Wukong’s Primal Fury uses new combo routes with simplified inputs providing a safe, limited space to try out coming releases.
  • Damage for Wukong and his clone is redistributed for a more powerful feel, with a much higher status chance, larger base range, and some slash.
  • Casting no longer holds Wukong in place. With new energy requirements, the cast cost of Primal Fury was lowered but cast drain was increased to be turned off and on as desired.
  • Animation has been trimmed.
  • The range of Wukong’s Iron Staff is always long, comparable to top range Zaws, and no longer needs to build combo to scale range.
Wukong Augment Changes
  • Celestial Twin Augment: Replacing Iron Vault, Wukong will command his clone to perform a wide radius slam, suspending enemies.
  • Primal Rage: Increased cap from 100 to 150%, increased bonus per kill from 10% to 15%. Drain now scales with duration, so the higher Wukong’s duration, the slower it drains, and when Wukong gets a kill the drain stops for 5 seconds.

Please visit our Dev Workshop post to read more about the reasons for these changes: https://forums.warframe.com/topic/1102598-dev-workshop-revisiting-wukong/

UI Change
  • Warframe Ability Augment stats are now displayed in the Ability screen for Wukong!

Update 25.1 (2019-06-05)

  • Fixed Zanuka being unable to capture Wukong.

Hotfix 23.0.8 (2018-07-09)

  • Fixed using a Warframe with an Exalted Melee weapon, certain actions will lead to a weird "in-between" state, where your Exalted Melee Stance incorporates moves from your currently equipped melee weapon.

Update 23.0 (2018-06-15)

MODDABLE ‘EXALTED’ WEAPONS!

Warframes with unique Ability-driven (Exalted) Weapons can now be separately Modded in your Arsenal! This includes the ability to customize their appearance too!

If you own any of the following Warframes, their “Exalted” Weapon have been added to your Arsenal:

  • Wukong’s Iron Staff

Exalted Weapons work in the following ways:

  • They appear in your Arsenal as an unranked moddable Weapon option once you’ve unlocked the Ability.
  • All Exalted weapons use the Mod classes expected for the class of weapon.
  • Melee Exalted Weapons have their Stance Mod permanently displayed in the modding UI with access to Combos!
  • While Exalted Weapons can be ranked, they do not count towards Mastery Rank (with the exception of Khora’s Venari).
  • Riven Mods are not generated for Exalted Weapons.

Hotfix 22.18.7 (2018-04-25)

  • Fixed Wukong’s Primal Fury adding increased Range to all Melee weapons instead of just his Iron Staff in Sanctuary Onslaught.

Hotfix 22.17.3 (2018-04-11)

  • Fixed Wukong's Iron Staff not getting as large/buffed as it should be for Clients during melee combos.

Hotfix 21.0.8 (2017-07-13)

  • Fixed an issue where Clients downed while using Wukong’s Primal Fury would be unable to switch weapons when revived.

Hotfix 21.0.7 (2017-07-13)

  • Fixed casting and deactivating Wukong’s Primal Fury while in Dual-Wield mode resulting in the UI stating the name of your Pistol and ability used.

Update 19.9 (2017-02-01)

  • Fixed using Wukong's Primal Fury during a ‘Weapon Only’ Sortie resulting in "Power In Use" when casting any ability for the remainder of the mission.

Update 19.6 (2017-01-11)

  • Fixed being able to use weapons with Alternate Fire while in Wukong’s Cloudwalker.

Hotfix 19.0.3 (2016-11-14)

  • Fixed Wukong's Defy and Iron Jab having duplicate Ability Descriptions.

Update: The Silver Grove (2016-08-19)

  • Fixed being able to pass through certain geometry with Cloud Walker.

Update 18.14 (2016-06-08)

Update 18.12 (2016-05-17)

  • Fixed being able to walk through objects while in Cloud Walker ability.

Hotfix 18.8.1 (2016-04-08)

  • Fixed Cloud Walker ability leaving weapons visible for a moment when cast.

Update 18.5 (2016-03-04)

  • Fixed Iron Staff animations breaking if a player uses their melee attack on a Nullifier.
  • Fixed the Mod TT 20px Body Count Mod adding excessive time to Wukong’s melee combo counter due to his passive.

Update 18.2 (2016-01-05)

  • Fixed an error that would prevent Clients from being able to use Wukong's powers if meleeing while their 4th Ability Power was ending, or being deactivated due to a Nullifier bubble.

Hotfix 18.1.3 (2015-12-18)

  • Tweaked the visual FX on Wukong's Defy ability.
  • Fixed Wukong's Iron Jab not properly knocking down enemies.

Update 18.1 (2015-12-16)

  • Iron Jab will now increase the melee combo counter on hit.

Hotfix 18.0.8 (2015-12-11)

  • Fixed Iron Jab not properly focusing on the direction of the Warframe, using the camera to aim instead.

Update 18.0 (2015-12-03)

  • Wukong's ground slam attacks now only cause camera shake for the player, instead of the entire Squad.

Update 17.12 (2015-11-25)

  • Introduced.

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