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Maokai

Maokai Counters

Tank

Easy difficulty

Power Spike (Early, Mid, Late)

Early

Mid

Late

Playstyle

Damage Type

100% ap

0% ad

Top

Win 49.7%  Pick 0.8%  Ban 0.1%

Jungle

Win 50.6%  Pick 0.3%  Ban 0.1%

Jungle

Win 50.6%  Pick 0.3%  Ban 0.1%

Maokai lane counter picks

Based on the average gold difference at min 15 (GD@15), Maokai loses the lane to:

Riven

- 153

GD@15

Mordekaiser

- 124

GD@15

Jax

- 88

GD@15

Yasuo

- 78

GD@15

Garen

- 68

GD@15

Illaoi

- 67

GD@15

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Maokai best lane matchups

Based on the average gold difference at min 15 (GD@15), Maokai counters:

Cho'Gath

+ 130

GD@15

Teemo

+ 121

GD@15

Camille

+ 75

GD@15

Nasus

+ 71

GD@15

Kayle

+ 70

GD@15

Malphite

+ 66

GD@15

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Maokai game counter picks

Based on the win percent vs champs in all roles, Maokai loses the most against:

Yasuo

35.6%

Win Rate

Caitlyn

38.9%

Win Rate

Nami

41.4%

Win Rate

Nasus

41.9%

Win Rate

Shaco

42.4%

Win Rate

Ashe

43.2%

Win Rate

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Maokai best game matchups

Based on the win percent vs champs in all roles, Maokai counters:

Akali

60.9%

Win Rate

Thresh

59.4%

Win Rate

Jhin

58.5%

Win Rate

Ryze

55.7%

Win Rate

Zed

55.6%

Win Rate

Qiyana

55.5%

Win Rate

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Maokai counter tips

Laning Against

Don't go near the bushes in the the top lane if you notice that Maokai has thrown a Sapling

E in one of them as they will chase and blow you up if you walk by them

Be aware of ganks. Maokai might be weak in a 1v1 setting, but he is great in small skirmishes and he has a decent gank setup. Keep the lane even and the river warded at all times.

When playing as a skirmish heavy laner, opt for early magic resistance items to protect you against Maokai’s dueling potential as he does dish out a lot of damage thanks to his Sunfire Cape.

Strategy VS

His

R only hits a single target per bramble. Stay in a line and let your tank take the root from it. Also don't run from it if you know you wont make it out. The root duration is longer the further it travels.

Maokai is great at scouting vision with his Saplings

E. When moving around the map, do not walk directly into bushes. Instead, walk to the side and play cautiously when close. If no Sapling is present, continue forward.

Maokai will stick with his team while his Teleport is down. Try to abuse this by splitting up and taking down towers in the side lane. If Maokai tries to stop you from pushing- duel him.

Power Spikes

On his first back, Maokai will most likely pick up a Bami's Cinder and look for skirmishes with his new found power. Play accordingly and be prepared for a more duelistic gameplay.

Once Maokai has completed his Spirit Visage, he will gain a lot of health regeneration. Make sure you invest into a Grievous Wounds item to reduce his healing.

When Maokai gets Righteous Glory, make sure you stick together and do not split to far apart. Splitting up my allow Maokai to use its active and take down the isolated target.

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