Maokai Build Guide by JarHead89

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League of Legends Build Guide Author JarHead89

Maokai Allrounder!

JarHead89 Last updated on December 20, 2011
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Team 1

Ability Sequence

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

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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.



Offense: 9

Honor Guard

Defense: 15

Strength of Spirit

Utility: 6

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So this guide is about Maokai the twisted Tree! MY FIRST GUIDE;SRY ABOUT THE ENGLISH (German)
In my opinion he is very underrated or just nobody likes to play him.
He definetly is a awesome Tank in endgame a nice support in the whole game cause of his stuns and ult and he has a nice damage output.

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I choose those runes because i think they make the allrounder possible!
im not a pro about runes but they work very well for me.
For glyphs i go full magic resist its nice to have that in start to tank as a support or to be a solo top who can take some damage.
quints i splited to be allrounder.
magic penetration is especially for my solo top so if i e w q the enemy he has very low health second time he is death most of the time....
seals i have most of em on armor flat its like mr gives u good suporting attitude and a nice solo top .

I have to say i would love if u add some comments to my runes im not pro with runes pls comment and say what u think is useless or should be better bough in game then waste runes on it :D

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My Masterys are simple most of them for defense a bit for ap to get early more ap damage and the normal magic things i think like cooldown for mao is awesome and deathtimereduce etc...

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Skill Sequence

I bet a lot of u wil hate this, but seriously the sapplings are so underrated they seriously rock! master them first the q last its just to stun after u used your w or to run and q the enemy away to run for example tryn hunting u q him run or q and flash he has no chance.
sapplings ftw!!!

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Summoner Spells

Suommoner spells! Flash is a must for maokai he needs it to start a fight or hunt an enemy fleeing! use flash and w into him then sappling and q to hold him at u and team will kill him or u did ;)
second summoner spell is clarity its not useless and not fail its awesome if u mastery it u can give your team mana at lategame and when jungler ganks for example and u need it to play a nice solo top i prefer to stay solo top then teleport and b u can push the lane with clarity or atack tower then u have time to b normal and be in time back at your turret so clarity is nice haters gonna hate!
if u play him support and your team has a cv on mid like lux or they dont need cv wich is fail but ok u can go clarity if not u go cv and flash

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the start items are just for mana and health then shoes to get some speed and armor i build him allrounding at start its nice to have a bit of every side but ofc u have to see what the enemie takes or what is his special, so these are just the normal picks sometimes u dont need a thornmail then u maybe go mr and movement speed naturalforce... or sometimes u need more mr at the end and u dont go sunfire u go banshee so its just what i think is good for him its a nice combo of armor ap and mr and in the end u are the ultimate tank with life sunfire rylias!

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Team Work

All about Teamwork Mao is a nice solo champ if he is feeded so if u do a nice solo top or u get fed cause of ssome reason u are the **** even alone1 :D
but normally its all about teamplay the team has to trust u maokai initiate fights he w into the enemie pops his ult all team joins and fights in the ult if possible so he suports em then ge stuns q all enemie surronding him and sapplings ofc... if the team goes with u trusts u and u have some damage like brand or malz a nice ap mid who does a good job the enemie team is death1
u also can just ignore tank team shall ignore the tank mao rushes in w´s a squeshe the ad carry or mid team just jumps on em again ult sapling and q and the rest is easy maokai can also flash out as soon as he w´s in and poped ult and stuff so the enemys have no real focus1

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Its my first guide pls leave comments ! and dont hate that much i know my english is bad im german sry! if u dont belive me join me ingame i show u how i rock the twisted tree