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League of Legends Build Guide Author Calvin

Maokai With Unexpected AD

Calvin Last updated on February 20, 2011
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Cheat Sheet

Maokai Build

Ability Sequence

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

 
 
 
 
 
Strength of Spirit
Evasion
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Veteran's Scars
Willpower
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ardor
Reinforce
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tenacity
 
 

Defense: 0

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3/
Quickness
Blink of an Eye
 
 
 
 
 
3/
Intelligence
Mystical Vision
 
 
 
 
 
 
1/
Presence of the Master
 
 

Utility: 21


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Introduction

Maokai has been played as a straight Ap, Tank or Hybrid. But I just realized everyones playing him WRONG. AD Maokai is beyond my favourite way to build Maokai.


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Pros / Cons

Pros
-No Mana starvation (Chalice)
-Great Threat to ememies (High HP and AD)
-Protect allies with vengeful maelstrom (Must use in Team fights in order to win)


Cons
-Spells are less effective (Doesn't matter they dont do much anyways, I Use W to root people Q to knock them up then its all melee!)


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Masteries

Yeah I go with 9/0/21 to support my mana and to make maokai a bit stronger.


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Items

Start off with meki into chalice to gain harrassing and farming power (Lvl 4 E can kill caster creeps)
Next get boots, Since Maokai doesnt have much of an escape skill he tends to get ganked and is helpless.
Warmog, Thirster, Thornmail and Frozen mallet or hextech doesnt really need an order. (Depending on situation you decide whats more important)
If your already crushing the other team, you wouldnt need the HP from warmog or frozen mallet first; I would get Thirster instead.


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Skill Sequence

ofcourse go with R everytime you can.
Start off with E and max that out first.
Every Lvl that you can get E alternate with Q and W

Simple to remember =)


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Summoner Spells

Ghost or Flash
-Need to escape
-Chasing down enemies is great too.

Exhaust
-Slowing enemies to escape
-Slowing enemies to catch up to them

Teleport
-Good for controlling lanes and staying ahead in Lvl. (not that useful late game)


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Farming

Once you get Lvl 4 E at Lvl 7 you can get the caster creeps every wave. (If you can hit your opponents as well as the creeps)

Farming is more important that harrassing


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Summary

This is my solid AD Tank for Maokai, although I dont have the right runes for Maokai Id like you to give me suggestions.

VOTE YES =)