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  51.1%  Pick 1.4%  Ban 0.2%

Support

Win  53.2%  Pick 0.3%  Ban 0.2%

Support

Win  53.2%  Pick 0.3%  Ban 0.2%

Jungle

Win  50%  Pick 0.1%  Ban 0.2%

Maokai Top

Win 61.2% • 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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Summoner Spells

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Core Items

Starting Items

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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 Maokai Top build:
MaokaiQ
MaokaiW
MaokaiE
MaokaiR
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

Malphite

+ 237.7

GD@15

Maokai Worst lane matchups

Mordekaiser

- 461.5

GD@15

Shen

- 132.7

GD@15

Garen

- 103.3

GD@15

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General information

Maokai Abilities

Description
Cooldowns

Sap Magic

Maokai_Passive
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
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
W

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

Sapling Toss

MaokaiE
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
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
R
AA
MaokaiW
W
AA
MaokaiQ
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
W
AA
MaokaiQ
Q
AA
MaokaiR
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

Use your Saplings

MaokaiEE

to scout for vision in nearby lane bushes. They will help protect you when your trinket is on cooldown.

Maokai’s Ultimate

MaokaiRR

is great in team fights. Once you engage with your Ultimate

MaokaiRR

, fall back and peel your carries.

You’re not at your strongest in the early game. When playing against a strong early game champion, avoid fighting them until you’ve got some items under your belt.

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