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Maokai Build Guide by TheEmptyOne

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League of Legends Build Guide Author TheEmptyOne

Maokai Build (Top & Jungle) [In Progress]

TheEmptyOne Last updated on February 4, 2015
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Ability Sequence

1
4
5
7
9
Ability Key Q
3
8
10
12
13
Ability Key W
2
14
15
17
18
Ability Key E
6
11
16
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

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Havoc
 
 

Offense: 9

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Legendary Guardian
 
 

Defense: 21

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bandit
Intelligence
 
 
 
 
 
 
Wanderer
 
 

Utility: 0



Threats to Maokai with this build

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Threat Champion Notes
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Master Yi If this guy goes top, you're in luck. He can't do anything pre-6, just outplay him with your W, as he has no escape.
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Introduction

Hi, I'm Michael, aged 12, and I'm a level 22. Surely you think that this guide will be bad, as it is by a young person and he's not even 30. However, with my experience with Maokai, I think this guide will be efficient. I've played Maokai for awhile Top and Jungle, and he's really a beast top. Here's a guide for The Twisted Treant, Maokai.


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Pros / Cons

Maokai. A great top laner in Pre-season 5. However, he does have some disadvantages.

Pros:
Lots of CC
Mini ward with E
Very tanky
Sustain with passive
GIANT TREE (MUHAHA)


Cons:
Mana hungry early game
No escape
Iffy in teamfights if behind
You are a tree. 'Nuff said.


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Runes

Runes

Greater Glyph of Magic Resist
9

Greater Mark of Ability Power
9

Greater Seal of Armor
9

Greater Quintessence of Ability Power
3

I like to play Maokai with more AP to start out with than tankiness. If you really want to, then switch AP Marks for Armor Marks.


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Creeping / Jungling

You want to use your Q Arcane Smash, for lasthitting creeps and also harassing your opposing laner. If your jungler starts on your side, you could start with E Sapling Toss, to help him out.


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Items

This gets tough.

If your entire team is ahead, including you, then go with this:

This will give you extra AP with a lot of tankiness and your team is ahead, so basically you should fear nothing.

If you are ahead, but your team is not, then go with this:

If you want, you can switch out Randuin's Omen for Iceborn Gauntlet. This allows you a lot of tankiness, and you have an extra life in case you need it.