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Maokai Build Guide by I Am Goliath

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GoliathGames' Master guide to Maokai

By I Am Goliath | Updated on December 10, 2020
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Hilowa | September 4, 2020 7:13pm
uh so why is Garen not part of the threats list
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Undeadpapix | August 12, 2020 8:04pm
I sometimes use this guide even as support all i have to do i change up the runes
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xabware | February 25, 2020 1:29am
I think that sunfire is way better as first item now with its buffs. It gives you a damn ton of damage, if not sunfire, at least bami's cinder
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I Am Goliath (45) | February 25, 2020 1:05pm
Yeah you're right especially with the buffs, I'm working on updating this :)
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MoonFox22 | December 24, 2019 10:48am
Wouldn't revitalize be better because of the passive?
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I Am Goliath (45) | December 24, 2019 3:44pm
It's really up to if you want better scaling or stronger laning phase, both are viable but I just prefer Overgrowth for scaling.
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MoonFox22 | December 25, 2019 8:49am
Thanks
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gunkypeep | November 7, 2019 3:17pm
i would disagree that darius doesnt do well when ganked, cuz he can 2v1 sometimes (same with illaoi). maybe thats only when hes fed though
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TatuPvP | September 26, 2019 5:02pm
This guide is AWEWSOME! i was gold 2 when i discovered maokai and this build, after this in 2 weeks im now plat 3 with 80% winrate, you're awesome goliath.
sorry if there is any english mistake im from brazil :)
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I Am Goliath (45) | October 16, 2019 6:00pm
Glad you liked it man and congrats on the climb! I'm working on updating this guide to make it even better soon.
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WhiteGoliath | August 11, 2019 8:15am
I'm confused, I open this guide, I see a rune set, I scroll down I see a different one, and in the item section, it alsos says a different set of runes.. "since you can get onto people with your W, and also because you have Righteous Glory and Unflinching." but overall is a good guide, you're a bit repetitive always talking about the flash+W combo xD and some other stuff, but I liked it and I learn a lot about maokai ty!
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CrazyKnightBob (6) | April 7, 2019 5:06pm
What would you reccomend for Maokai support?
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I Am Goliath (45) | May 13, 2019 2:29am
I've never played Maokai support personally or really seen it, but I'd run aftershock and build items like knights vow, zeke's convergence, locket, frozen heart, warding item (i think it's called remnent of the aspect) or something, and boots.
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Corvux (8) | January 5, 2019 2:19pm
Hi Goliath!
I'm Corvux a main jugler and I want to know if you have ever play Maokai in the jungle or just at the top line?
I'm looking for different options and versions to create my own balanced Maokai.
What do you recomend?
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I Am Goliath (45) | January 16, 2019 9:47pm
Hey there, I've tried Maokai in the jungle a few times and it seemed pretty decent to me, I'm not sure about now since this we pre crab meta, and I'm guessing that he can't really duel other junglers early, but his ganking and clear speed should still be viable enough on paper.
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Chromuro (47) | December 15, 2018 1:09pm
Hey Goliath! First you should check the videos in the abilities description, seems to be all broken; then the cheatsheet is missing the summoner spells, if you were waiting for the bugfix for it now you can put them without them disappearing (or at least seems so). Finally the real build is the one described inside the guide or the one in the cheatsheet?
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I Am Goliath (45) | January 16, 2019 9:44pm
Fixxed both issues, good lookin out, as far as the build goes use the cheatsheet for now, I'm in the process of updating a few things on this guide once the actual season starts back up.
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MarioToast | October 18, 2018 11:48am
I love this guide, thanks a lot for making it. However, I feel like the Darius matchup should mention that Twisted Advance is the perfect counter for Darius' Q. It completely nullifies it, while also freeing you from the slow he most likely has put on you.
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I Am Goliath (45) | October 18, 2018 12:45pm
Good call, that is super important to know in that match up, I will add that in, thanks
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danielitorc4 | July 27, 2018 8:23am
Quinn isn't on thread list
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I Am Goliath (45) | July 27, 2018 4:19pm
good call, she wasn't really played at all when I made this guide so forgot to add her, will have to update it.
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danielitorc4 | July 28, 2018 2:47am
Oh and Swain isn't there too
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