Let's talk monkey king. He is a duelist carry, but where is the optimal place to lane him? I feel mid isn't too good since you will likely only beat melee mids, which isn't too common. While he does like levels, I feel like his lack of presence against a lot of ranged heroes makes it an unwarranted lane. Also placing him mid means your mid isn't bringing any significant magic damage to the table. Jungle isn't really an option due to lack of sustain. That leaves safe and off. Personally I feel like both of these lanes can work for him fine depending on support. Though he may not scale as well as other carries if you send him safe, I feel like it is not a wasted lane since he highly benefits from a lane partner. Having some sort of support makes trading that much easier. In the offlane I feel like he can work against melee carries granted wukong also has a laning partner since you can bully with jingu mastery and longer range. Skill build is probably first max jingu mastery, boundless strike at 2 and second max, tree dance at 4 and third max, and ult whenever. Tree dance can be taken earlier if you want to soak xp in a difficult match up, but other than that is not too useful in lane. Talents are usually obvious is you are ahead or behind, though the 3x crit at 25 is probably always the one to go for. For items echo saber is definitely core and will probably be built in like 100% of games. Choosing between phase and treads is a little more difficult choice. I feel like both boots could be good. Phase is good for chasing/more Q damage/more ult damage but the stat switching and extra attack speed from treads is not unnoticed. Early game OoV and PMS are also nice buys for bullying and mitigating harass respectively. After choice boots/echo I usually got maelstrom for improved farming speed since wukong doesn't farm fast without an item for it. After that it's pretty flexible what you buy, depending on the match up. BKB/Basher/Deso or lifesteal/Shadowblade are all pretty good items on him. MKB is also sometimes required. Perhaps a defensive linkens too if called for? I feel like lifesteal is really good on him actually, maybe MoM could work but needs more testing. Satanic also seems good with BKB. I could also see armlet being a decent buy. A potential 6 slot build could look something like BoT/Basher/BKB/Satanic/Mjollnir/Echo saber with echo being a lategame replaceable item. Let me know how you guys play MK and thoughts on this guy.