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Maokai Build Guide by TheCoMA

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League of Legends Build Guide Author TheCoMA

Maokai,the Legendary Jungler

TheCoMA Last updated on January 8, 2012
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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

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sunder
Archmage
 
 
 
 
 
 
Executioner
 
 

Offense: 0

 
 
 
 
 
4/
Durability
Vigor
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1/
Honor Guard
Mercenary
 
 
 
 
 
 
1/
Juggernaut
 
 

Defense: 21

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Strength of Spirit
Intelligence
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mastermind
 

Utility: 9


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Maokai , The Twisted Treant ( introduction )




Hello guys, and welcome to my Maokai build. My name is CoMA and today I will show you how I play . I find Maokai as one of the funniest chars in League Of Legends. Hope that this build will help you!:).


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Runes

-Don't forget that Mao Ap is Viable.This magic pen is very nice.
-Armor in jungle.Nice!!I remind u That Maokai is a tank.
-Same as seals,very nice for tank!
-78 Health in early game , believe me , it's very good!


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Masteries


Imo, best masteries for maokai.

I ussually use 0/21/9 on all tanky champs.

All of the defense points are for tanky characters,and in Utility i wanted to reach the more buff time(junglers need this thing)


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Items

Best items:

Philosopher's Stone-You must gank alot , so you don't have time for farming.

-Same as Philosopher's Stone.

-Best boots in game with that Passive.

-Health,Mana,Ap and stackable,what you want more?!

-This is your first major item in the game.I rlly love this item , 500 mana,99 armor,and that passive against chars like , , , , , ,etc.Rlly nice!

-Again , one of my favourite items: health , mana , magic resist and that nice passive.

-WooooohoooO!This item gives you 68 armor,38 magic res,and maybe the best passive in this game ( even if it has a big cd ).

-I love this item.I build this on all tanks.Health+armor.Great!

-If you want HP , this is the best item!


Possible items:

Shurelya's Reverie-This item can be optional , and if u want to have this, u upgrade Philosopher's Stone in late game.It's nice with that cdr and that active.(but most supports have it).

- Like Philo/Shurelya's , this item is optional . You upgrade in late game,but imo it's too expensive for what gives.(most supports have it).

-This item is against heavy ap enemy team.

-I saw on many Maokai players.If u want more dmg u can go for it, but I don't build this.

-Hmmm.I build him tank , not AP. it's enough.

- Like .TANK, not AP!

-If the enemy team has a lot of AD , build this.

-If the support doesn't have this , u better build this cuz has a nice Aura.

-Again.If enemy team has a lot of AD,Build this FIRST!


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Pros / Cons

Pros:
-Imo,Maokai it's the best tank in this game.
-Imo,Maokai it's one of the best jungler/ganker in this game.
-U can save many teammates with the snare.
-Fun to play ().
-Best initiator.
-Amazing support for the team.


Cons:
-Mana Dependant (blue buff dependant in early game,after rod of ages and frozen heart no more problems:D).
-Not so good on solo/duo lane.
-Some mages can kill u very easy.


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Creeping / Jungling

-In the jungle , You should start at blue buff( cuz u really need this ! ) , then wolves, wraiths, red, golems and gank(lvl 4) . At lvl 4 , u should have 2 points in , 1 point in , and 1 point in .
-At ganks,you initiate with ,then u drop a and then finish with .If u have a non-sleeper solo in ur team , that guy who was ganked should be really dead :p.
-After ganks , u can jungle ( now it's more easier ) or just help lanes. ( it's ur decision )


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Summoner Spells

Best:
-Every jungler must have this.
-Flash it's the great escape for every champion.


Others:
-Not like flash , but better than others:).
-What for?!U have blue buff!
-Not!You are a jungler!The solo top or mid can have this spell!
-NOT
What for?AP's have it.
-Support Job.Imo , Heal is the worst spell ever.It's ur decision.
-Support Job
-What for?lol
-Rlly?NO
-Trololo


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Team Work

Yea Maokai has an ugly job to do.He must engage all fights.U will see that you will die often and u will not take so many kills ( maybe only luck , or if the enemy team is really stupid/noobish ). In all teamfights , u engage with . This is the most important part of .If ur engage is good and if you win the teamfight ( and you must focus the Carries) you will win the match . And don't forget ur ULTI!!!!().