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Maokai

Maokai Build

Tank

Easy difficulty

Power Spike (Early, Mid, Late)

Early

Mid

Late

Playstyle

Damage Type

100% ap

0% ad

Top

Win 50.6%  Pick 0.8%  Ban 0.2%

Jungle

Win 50.7%  Pick 0.3%  Ban 0.2%

Jungle

Win 50.7%  Pick 0.3%  Ban 0.2%

Grasp Maokai

Win 55.93% • Default build

Aftershock Maokai

Win 55.63% • Default build

Aftershock Maokai

Win 55.63% • Default build

Maokai Runes

Best runes for the selected Maokai build:

Resolve
Resolve
Grasp of the Undying
Aftershock
Guardian
Demolish
Font of Life
Shield Bash
Conditioning
Second Wind
Bone Plating
Overgrowth
Revitalize
Unflinching
Sorcery
Nullifying Orb
Manaflow Band
Nimbus Cloak
Transcendence
Celerity
Absolute Focus
Scorch
Waterwalking
Gathering Storm

summoner spells

SummonerFlash
SummonerTeleport

Core items

Starter
Doran's Shield
Health Potion
Warding Totem (Trinket)
Early items
Bami's Cinder
Core items
Sunfire Cape
Spirit Visage
Mercury's Treads
Full build
Sunfire Cape
Spirit Visage
Mercury's Treads
Righteous Glory
Dead Man's Plate
Thornmail

Situational items

All
Adaptive Helm
Warmog's Armor
Randuin's Omen
Abyssal Mask
Gargoyle Stoneplate
Iceborn Gauntlet
Items vs heavy AP team
Adaptive Helm
Righteous Glory
Dead Man's Plate
Items vs heavy AD team
Righteous Glory
Dead Man's Plate
Thornmail

Maokai Skill Order

Q
W
E
Recommended skill order for Grasp Maokai build:
Bramble Smash
Twisted Advance
Sapling Toss
Nature's Grasp
1
Q
2
W
3
E
4
Q
5
Q
6
R
7
Q
8
W
9
Q
10
W
11
R
12
W
13
W
14
E
15
E
16
R
17
E
18
E

Maokai best lane matchups

Swain

+ 524

GD@15

Malphite

+ 327

GD@15

Renekton

+ 188

GD@15

Maokai worst lane matchups

Teemo

- 220

GD@15

Jax

- 170

GD@15

Riven

- 118

GD@15

General information

maokai Abilities

Description
Cooldowns

Sap Magic

P

Periodically, Maokai's next basic attack against a non-structure heals him. Each time Maokai casts an ability or is hit by an enemy ability, the cooldown is reduced.

Bramble Smash

Q

After a short delay, Maokai sends a shockwave forward in a line, dealing damage to all enemies it passes through and slowing them by 99%. Enemies near Maokai are also knocked back.

Twisted Advance

W

Maokai dashes to a target enemy, becoming untargetable, dealing magic damage on impact and briefly rooting them.

Sapling Toss

E

Maokai throws a Sapling to a target location, giving vision. If an enemy gets in range, the Sapling chases them and explodes after 2.5 seconds or on contact, dealing damage and slowing.

Nature's Grasp

R

Maokai summons a wall of 5 thorny brambles that slowly move forward, each dealing damage and rooting the first champion hit.

Basic Combos

Standard engage

R
AA
W
AA
Q
AA

Use R when you are far away and try to catch your opponents with your Ultimate. After that you can use your other abilities to lockdown an important target.

Insec 2.0

W
AA
Q
AA
R
AA

Use your W on an opponent to get close and then walk behind them and use Q to knock them back closer into your team. Then use your R in the direction of the opposing team to zone them away.

Quick tips to play Maokai

Maokai can heal himself with his Passive. Don't panic in fights and auto attack whenever you can.

Try to group up with your team as soon as possible. Maokai is an excellent choice for larger skirmishes.

In a team fights, Maokai is better at protecting his team then engaging the fight.To compensate for his lack of mobility, try to create a situation where the enemy engages on you.

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