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Maokai Build Guide by simonlun

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League of Legends Build Guide Author simonlun

The Growing Force of Maokai

simonlun Last updated on July 15, 2011
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Ability Sequence

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

 
 
 
 
 
Strength of Spirit
4/
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

if you haven't played Maokai before you shod proberly test him in privet or solo-cop.
Maokai is actually a combo hore that can be quiet power full if you youse it right.

first you inisiate with w/lock and put sapling behind the target so you hit him with impact and explosion then q/slow to pick up the kill...=)


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Masteries

So for Maokai I go for a tanky build with some points in offense. I take all the armor talents, and all of the standard AP/Health tank talents. I believe this is the most effective because it gives you that tanky edge while allowing you to use your moves and be very potent at the same time. Again, this is not set in stone and if it doesn't work for you, try something else that you think works better. Overall I feel like this does the job well for Maokai.You shod spec full in sapling first then lock if you don't wanna follow my masteries exactly. =D


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Items

for example you can buy tenacity after (Rod of Ages) if y want to or need to... gonna put out more suggestions later =[


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Summoner Spells

in Ranked Games you might wanna change the clarity to flash...or what you prefer 8)


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Summary

Enjoy


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Pros / Cons

Pros:
Can take some damage
Has a grenade-like sapling toss that is funny as hell
Really great initiator
Amazing team support

Cons
Mana dependent / starved (Especially ultimate)
Not the greatest champ for a solo lane (Requires someone else in lane to be the most effective)
Annie can burn your ***...

Some people may argue with me on his solo lane capability, and while its POSSIBLE, I believe him to be the most effective laning with someone.


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Skill Sequence

So for Maokai I go for a tanky build with some points in offense. I take all the armor talents, and all of the standard AP/Health tank talents. I believe this is the most effective because it gives you that tanky edge while allowing you to use your moves and be very potent at the same time. Again, this is not set in stone and if it doesn't work for you, try something else that you think works better. Overall I feel like this does the job well for Maokai