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Maokai - Indecent Exposure to Nature

Last updated on February 18, 2011
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Ability Sequence

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

 
 
 
 
 
4/
Sorcery
Alacrity
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Brute Force
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lethality
Improved Rally
 
 
 
 
 
 
Havoc
 
 

Offense: 9

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

Defense: 21

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

Utility: 0


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Introduction

Hello and thank you for reading this guide, even if you disagree with my opinion on tanking Maokai in this build I am more than happy to receive constructive and useful criticism from others.

Maokai is a fantastic support tank, while I heavily focus on the tanking side of him (partly because I am often forced to play a tanking character ^^) his Ultimate alone gives him enough reason for being classed as a support. The following guide is just me trying to help give some basic information and a general idea for people who may have not made their minds up on using Maokai.

by all means leave a comment at the end of the guide and tell me what you think, enjoy.


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Pros / Cons

The pros and cons to Maokai are quite straight forward.

PROS

Beefy tank/support character
Have a variety of disruptive abilities
Has the ability to scout
Good initiator



CONS
Very Mana dependent
A heavy tank build such as this can not single lane, mid well
A slow character (this builds improves this but it is still a problem good job there is a lot of slows as well ^^)


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Skill Sequence

The skill sequence for fights and what skills I level first is just how I play this character when tanking and can vary slightly depending on your team playstyle and setup.


PASSIVE: This can be quite handy in keeping yourself topped up on health and in your lane for longer to farm as for every 5 stacks or "magical saps" if you will, can heal you for a percentage of your max health on your next melee attack so if you end up with an aggressive caster e.g in your lane then you will end up getting stacks more regularly. This passive only works with friendly champions so will be activate mostly in a team fights when all of your team are there using spells and abilities.


Q- Arcane Smash is a directional shockwave that will damage and slow anything hit by it by a percentage of their movement speed and also has a slight knockback effect, it has a short range so its recommended that to use it after to ensure a hit. This is the first ability I get to level 5 as leveling it increases its slow duration, rooting them in place and then following up with this sets your target up for death and will result in an easy kill for you and your lane partner, provided things go as planned of course.