Hey lads, here I'm to explain how Ao Kuang works in this new season, so prepare your popcorn, take a confortable seat and ease your mind i will, 'cause now is time to learn "how to play with The Dragon King of the Eastern Seas".
Season 6 came with a lot of changes in Ao Kuang due to his new passive, which is like the oldest one with the last one plus a new one. Confusing, isn't? Ok, lemme explain.
Season 7 came with a lot of changes in the Conquest scenario. Due to Ao's changes in the previous season, you cannot execute and stack your passive as well so, Ao Kuang
need to farm more to get a great late game but he needs a composition that completes is lack of early game damage. Now, lemme explain how the Ao's Passive has changed over the time, will I?
- His first passive holded up charges and every time he casted abilities it increases the damage and when he was out of mana, he used the charges of his passive to cast abilities but to charge the passive, he needed to stay out of fight.
- After a rework on his passive, each time Ao Kuang successfully used his dragon form to execute an enemy god he gained a stack of +15 of Magical Power and 5% of Lifesteal. it stacks up to 3 times and stacks were permanent.
- Now, in this new one, the passive merges the first and the second in a new way, 'cause now he gains a stack and every 20 seconds in a max of 3 stacks and with a stack available, his next non-ultimate ability that deals damage to an Enemy god has a reduced cooldown and heals himself. Successfully executing an enemy god with his ultimate fully charges his passive. Each cooldown reduction of 2s, 5% of heal based on max health.
This new Ao Kuang is based on doing the higher amount of damage in a short time and dont be exposed for a long time. There's no need to spending to much time on fights, try to pick off and gank. Before he was a tanky monster due to his lifesteal, but now that Dragon King's Sword
is changed and Global Anti-Healing Aura was introduced in-game, you'll need to act as burst damage assassin. To be honest Ao Kuang
suits well with Season 8 meta, in the earlier season he wasn't good enough but after reversing all nerfs on Wild Storm
and Dragon Call
the Dragon King is ready to cause darkness and terror over the arena of gods once again.
Now that Season 8 has finnaly come, the issues with Ao Kuang
are finally solved. The xp camps respawn more often, so you can take advantage to farm up more to be relevant in late game. Just farm the more you can, try to gank frequently every one that has no beads and after building Ring of Hecate
and Telkhines Ring
you'll be powerful enough to face every threat in front of you.
I do still love Ao Kuang
so much! So enjoy the new build i made for ya.