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Maokai Build Guide by FireTech

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League of Legends Build Guide Author FireTech

Moakai the OP tanky way

FireTech Last updated on November 15, 2011
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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

 
 
 
 
 
Sorcery
Alacrity
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Brute Force
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lethality
Improved Rally
 
 
 
 
 
 
Havoc
 
 

Offense: 0

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

Defense: 21

 
 
 
 
 
4/
Awareness
Expanded Mind
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Quickness
Blink of an Eye
 
 
 
 
 
Intelligence
Mystical Vision
 
 
 
 
 
 
Presence of the Master
 
 

Utility: 9


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Introduction To Maokai

Maokai is one of the best tanks if you ask me, but no one really play him?
In this guide I will show you how to play Maokai to victory.


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Items To Maokai

I always start with Doran's Shield because it gives okay life regeneration and some armor and health all three things is reallt good to have when you just started laning.

My finished Build is

Mercury's Threads - For Tenacity
Warmog's armor - For all the life it gives to make your passive better.
Frozen Heart - For the armor and mana and ofc the cooldown reduction is only a good thing.
Thornmail - Really good if there is many AD carry's
Force of Nature - For the life regeneration and megic resist.
Guardian Angel - For all the armor and resist and the ability to reborn when you die awesome for a tank.


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Pros / Cons

Pros
Good for starting team fights
Strong and healthy so he almost never die
Good at helping your team mates from dieing fast in team fights
Gives fine damage in the start with you "E" spell Sapling toss
Hard to run out of life because of the hp and the armor and resist nad ofc hi's passive

Cons
Not the best saving your team mates when they have to run away
And I can't think of anymore cons


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Farming

There is really only one way to farm good and that's with your "E" spell Sapling Toss you can take out the ranged creeps with one of them and if you want you can also use your ultimate Vengefull Mealstrom to damage alot of creeps at one time. Later in game when Sapling Toss isn't enough to kill ranged minions then use "E" Sapling Toss and then "Q" arcane smash right after to get all the creeps.


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Runes

I choose a lot of magic resistance in my runes because my build doesn't have to much of it.


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Masteries

I choose 0/21/9 because when I tank I like to be really tanky so no one can kill me and that's why I took so much in defense.


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Team Work And Spells

It's really easy to tank with maokai. To start a fight i always use Twisted advance to get in the group and then use my ultimate Vengeful mealstorm to give my mates a chance to join the fight without dieing and then I use Arcane Smash to stop the enemys from attacking and when they try to flee stop your ultimate so they loose a little bit more life.

When you see some one running away use Twisted Advance so they can't run and if they run with much hp then use twisted advance and then arcane smash after.

Some info about maokai passive
Hi's passive is really good when you have a lot of life witch you will get in this guide becuase it heals 7% of you maximum hp when there has been used 5 spells near you adn you hit a creep.