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Maokai Build Guide by WarmachineJean

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League of Legends Build Guide Author WarmachineJean

Maokai

WarmachineJean Last updated on September 2, 2011
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Ability Sequence

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Ability Key Q
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Ability Key W
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Ability Key E
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Ability Key R





Not Updated For Current Season

The masteries shown here are not yet updated for the current season, the guide author needs to set up the new masteries. As such, they will be different than the masteries you see in-game.



Masteries

 
 
 
 
 
Sorcery
Alacrity
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Brute Force
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lethality
Improved Rally
 
 
 
 
 
 
Havoc
 
 

Offense: 0

 
 
 
 
 
3/
Strength of Spirit
Evasion
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
4/
Veteran's Scars
Willpower
 
 
 
 
 
 
3/
Ardor
Reinforce
 
 
 
 
 
 
1/
Tenacity
 
 

Defense: 21

 
 
 
 
 
4/
Awareness
Expanded Mind
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Quickness
Blink of an Eye
 
 
 
 
 
Intelligence
Mystical Vision
 
 
 
 
 
 
Presence of the Master
 
 

Utility: 9


Table of Contents
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Introduction

This build is really only for myself so i can remember what items to get during a game, but you can use it too if you feel that it works for you. I play Maokai like an AP tank. I buy all the gold for 10 items, but you really only need the 1st two. After that i go lots for tanky items that give me health, mana and Ap. Sadly with this build you will rarly get all the items and also with get few kills. What this build allows you to do though is stay alive in team fights so you can help you team with your ulti. My average on this build has been a 3/2/11. you cant do much damage on your own but matched with say ashe or caitlyn you will be geting ***aists all game long and killing towers like you were made to do it.


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Runes

The runes i chose will help both in late game and early game. The health quints will help early game to help you stay alive. The magic resist glyphs will help all game because i noticed that my build is very armor based and was lacking in magic resist. So that balances those things out. The man per 5 seals help all game since maokai runs on his spells and mana. And finally the magic pen marks to make sure those spells do some more damage.


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Team Work

Maokai relys on team work. Without team work you might as well give up right off the get go. Without a carry or at least and off tank you have no chance of getting kills with Maokai. but once you and your significant other in your lane get a stategy going you will mop the floor with your enemys blood and then cover that up with the rubble from the turrets your killing. keep your map awareness about you thouhg. you can take a sneak attack, but if your bot and mid needs some help it may take you a few seconds to get there to help.


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Farming

I tend to farm by throwing in my sapling on the back three long rang minion and then attack the front three. The sapling explodes and usally the back three are dead and it only takes a bit to take the front three. Farming gets me some cash, but i don't rely on it.