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League of Legends Build Guide Author Saizenos

Maokai the Twisted Rapist

Saizenos Last updated on February 19, 2011
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Team 1

Ability Sequence

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



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

Maokai - The Twisted Treant.
In this guide you will learn more about the two ways I play Maokai. An offensive way and a more defensive one. It is important to keep in mind that is guide is more about a tankish Maokai. I only tested them in 3v3 but they're suitable for 5v5 aswell.


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Pros / Cons

Pros
-Very good support in team fights with his Ult.
-Good tank.
-Has the ability to scout the map.
-Easy to stay in lane early game with his passive.
-Good partner to lane with as you can pretty easily get the First Blood.

Cons
-Kinda slow.
-Poor escape.
-Harder to master than what riot says.
-Is affected by pollution =(


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Runes

You might not like them but I've been playing with them on other chars and i think they suit well for Maokai too, I've tried it out and it gave some positive results.

For the ''offense'' build: I go with mana regen because you will soon have a deep mana pool anyway, magic penetration... well for the magic penetration, and flat cooldown reduction to improve the dmg output and the scouting ability aswell with the saplings. For the quintessences, I use flat health bonus to improve my survivability as a melee champion.

For the ''defense'' build: I go with magic resist since you already have a decent amount of armor from the items, and it helps you be more balanced. You could decide to go full armor or full magic resist depending on your opponents. Next I get flat mana runes because it gives you the opportunity to hold your Vengeful Maelstrom since you have less mana in that build. Then I choose magic penetration runes to improve my dmg output. Finaly I take falt health quintessences to increase my survivability as I play more as a tank with this build.


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Summoner Spells

I recommend: Heal and Clairvoyance
Heal: Synergize with your ult as you can take a bigger amount of dmg and so deal a bigger amount of dmg.
Clairvoyance: Helps you avoid ganks and detect junglers. Also, if you play 3v3 you have the total control of the map if you combine it with your saplings.

*Others summoner spells could suits you best, thought these are the one I like to use.*


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Items

You can pretty easily stay in a lane with this item since it gives mana regen. You can also keep healing with your passive Sap Magic.
catalyst the protectorIt gives you nice amout of hp and mana early game + you can stay longer in the lane since it recovers alot when you lvl up.
Since maokai is slow or just rush your .
You're going to use every single stats on the item.
For the ap boost and the debuff.
Good cooldown reduce, armor, mana and even slow the attack speed of nearby foes.
Finish up with this for the ap boost, the mp regen and the cooldown reduce.
*This item is optional I just put it in my build because its my favorite optional.*

Optionals:
gurardian angellet you revive every 5mins (use this for the armor and magic resist or just if you die alot.)
Grab these boots if the other team has some heavy CC.
If you wanna bring more support to your team and cap your cooldown reduce.


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Skill Sequence



Sap Magic is your passive ability, when people spam their spells aournd you it helps you keep healing trough the fight.
Arcane Smash is mainly used for the knock back and the slow.
Twisted Advance is a very great skill as it can be used to avoid taking dmg from other team's ults and root for a quite long duration great to keep people in your ult area, tower dive enemies or help your team get a kill.
Sapling Toss great dmg output, and also good to avoid ganks by scouting the map.
Vengeful Maelstrom is your ult, use it in every opportunity to svae teamates and use it even in 1v1 fight as it deal a decent amout of dmg and reduce the dmg you would take.

Skill combo:
->->->-> and keep spamming your saplings if they escape low hp.


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Summary

Thats prety much it, I'd really apreciate feedback and comment on your down votes if you do so.

Enjoy~ :D