Maokai

Maokai Build

champion classes tank

Tank

Easy difficulty

Power Spike (Early, Mid, Late)

Early

Mid

Late

Playstyle

Damage Type

100% ap

0% ad

Top

Win  50.9%  Pick 1.4%  Ban 0.1%

Jungle

Win  51.1%  Pick 0.3%  Ban 0.1%

Jungle

Win  51.1%  Pick 0.3%  Ban 0.1%

Grasp Maokai

Win 57.6% • Default build

Aftershock Maokai

Win 55.2% • Default build

Aftershock Maokai

Win 55.2% • Default build

Maokai Runes

Best runes for the selected Maokai build:

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Resolve
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Sorcery
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static-perks-8234
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static-perks-8237
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summoner spells

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Core items

Starter

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Early items

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Core items

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Full build

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Situational items

All

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Items vs heavy AP team

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Items vs heavy AD team

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Maokai Skill Order

Q
W
E
Recommended skill order for Grasp Maokai build:
MaokaiQ spells
MaokaiW spells
MaokaiE spells
MaokaiR spells
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

Rumble

+ 144.8

GD@15

Jax

+ 67.9

GD@15

Aatrox

+ 62.3

GD@15

Maokai worst lane matchups

Kled

- 82.7

GD@15

Kayle

- 71.3

GD@15

Ryze

- 69.8

GD@15

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General information

Maokai Abilities

Description
Cooldowns

Sap Magic

Maokai_Passive spells
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

MaokaiQ spells
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

MaokaiW spells
W

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

Sapling Toss

MaokaiE spells
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

MaokaiR spells
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

MaokaiR spells
R
AA
MaokaiW spells
W
AA
MaokaiQ spells
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

MaokaiW spells
W
AA
MaokaiQ spells
Q
AA
MaokaiR spells
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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