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Maokai • build

champion classes tank

Tank

Easy difficulty

Power Spike (Early, Mid, Late)

Early

Mid

Late

Playstyle

Damage Type

100% ap

0% ad

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Support

Win  53.1%  Pick 2.3%  Ban 0.4%

Support

Win  53.1%  Pick 2.3%  Ban 0.4%

Top

Win  52.5%  Pick 1.3%  Ban 0.4%

ArcaneComet Imperial Mandate

Win 62.2% • Default build

ArcaneComet Liandry's Anguish

Win 62% • Default build

ArcaneComet Liandry's Anguish

Win 62% • Default build

Maokai Runes

Best runes for the selected Maokai build:

Sorcery
Inspiration

Summoner Spells

Core Items

Starting Items

Spellthief's Edge
Health Potion2
Oracle Lens

Early Items

Bandleglass Mirror
Control Ward
Boots

Core Items

Imperial Mandate
Demonic Embrace
Sorcerer's Shoes

Full Build

Imperial Mandate
Demonic Embrace
Sorcerer's Shoes
Shard of True Ice
Morellonomicon
Chemtech Putrifier

Situational Items

All

Zhonya's Hourglass
Void Staff
Abyssal Mask
Rabadon's Deathcap
Mejai's Soulstealer
Thornmail

Items vs heavy AP team

Morellonomicon
Chemtech Putrifier
Abyssal Mask

Items vs heavy AD team

Morellonomicon
Zhonya's Hourglass
Chemtech Putrifier

Maokai Skill order

E
Q
W
Recommended skill order for ArcaneComet Imperial Mandate build:
MaokaiQ
MaokaiW
MaokaiE
MaokaiR
1
E
2
W
3
Q
4
E
5
E
6
R
7
E
8
Q
9
E
10
Q
11
R
12
Q
13
Q
14
W
15
W
16
R
17
W
18
W

Maokai Best lane matchups

Twitch

+ 142.0

GD@15

Zyra

+ 124.4

GD@15

Nami

+ 110.7

GD@15

Maokai Worst lane matchups

Pyke

- 253.7

GD@15

Senna

- 247.0

GD@15

Xerath

- 210.0

GD@15

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General information

Maokai Abilities

Description
Cooldowns

Sap Magic

Maokai_Passive
P

His next auto-attack becomes unstoppable and heals him after a brief delay. Every time Maokai casts and ability or is struck by an enemy's ability, his Passive's Cooldown is reduced by 4 seconds.

Bramble Smash

MaokaiQ
Q

Releases a shockwave that travels in a line, dealing magic damage to all enemies it passes through and slowing them by 99% for 0.25-second. Enemies near Maokai, are stunned for 0.5 seconds and will be knocked back.

Twisted Advance

MaokaiW
W

Dashes to the target enemy while being untargetable and dealing magic damage on arrival. He will root them for a duration upon arrival.

Sapling Toss

MaokaiE
E

Tosses a sapling to the target location. These saplings react to the first nearby enemy, chasing them for 2.5 seconds and exploding either upon contact or at the end of the duration. These saplings will deal magic damage to all nearby enemies and slow them for a duration. On tossing a sapling in a brush, the sapling gets bonus damage and an increased duration on the map.

Nature's Grasp

MaokaiR
R

Summons a colossal wall of 5 brambles that advance forward, accelerating slowly. Each vine stops at the first enemy champion hit, dealing magic damage and rooting them for a duration.

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

Before engaging with your Twisted AdvanceW, always check the positioning of your ADC. You shouldn’t go in unless your ADC is in a position to follow up.
When roaming around the map, place Saplings Sapling TossE in nearby bushes to scout for vision. You can also place Saplings Sapling TossE in the bot lane
Maokai’s Ultimate Nature's GraspR is great in team fights. Once you engage with your Ultimate Nature's GraspR, fall back and protect your ADC and peel for them.

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