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Jungle Maokai = OP
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Items and Strategies
I folow up immediatly to philosopher, and boots 1. Philosopher is going to give me even more sustain, and the incredible GP10, and the boots, will give me some more movement, which is going to help a lot ganking. Then, I follow up to heart of gold, which gives me +200 health ( and thats great for maokai ) and even more GP10 ( I love those items. )
And then, finally, I finish my boots, which I prefer mercury, because of MR and tenacity.
As maokai's extremly mana hungry, frozen heart is going to give us more armor and mana. I build maokai as an AP/Tank/Support, and he's going to deal some damage, tank A LOT, and I usually leave the kills for the carry. Then I follow up to rod of ages, thats going to give me more HP, Mana, and ability power. Such as an great item for maokai. After that, I pick zhonyas, because it gives you more armor, AP, and its active its extremly great. I usually engage teamfights, pop up ulti, prepare passive, and make them focus me. When im low HP, i pop up zhonyas, so they gotta focus other one, and when it ends, I use my passive ( Heal lots of HP ) and finish my ulti ( Because of its damage absorved ) it deals tons of dmg, combining with ability power. I finish my shurelyas. Its still gives me the regeneration, and its active is extremly helpfull. Then I follow up my randuins, and it gives you more armor and that stuff.
Situationally, if you need more MR, you can replace Shurelyas, randuins or frozen heart, for items like: Spirit visage, Guardian Angel, force of the nature etc ..
If it goes bad
Wolves --> blue --> wraits --> wolves --> Red --> Gank ( any lane ) --> golems --> wolves --> repat.
You dont have to do it that order, and probabily I dont to it every single time. But I still recommend it. Gank every lane, make pressure, throw your E when passing by a lane, so they'll think you're going to gank.
PS: NEVER STEAL OTHER LANES FARM.
I'm tired of seeing junglers, after gank ( when not pushing ) stealing their farm, and you souldnt do it.