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MaoTank - Eat the Sapling Moth3rF0cker!
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Everything that i use in this guide is my own experience, some of the tips maybe could be better but with this guide, your friends always will ask you to play as an epic Maokai-Jungler-Tank.
Not many people use this champion and i want to change it. Most of the experienced players will tell you that Maokai is the best jungler ever. With his epic W snare, Q slow/Knock and Mini-E-Ward nothing stands aganist him.
In my opinion the best quints for our op ganker are Greater Quints of Swiftness. With them, enemies in each phase of the game won't be able to get the hell out of you.
The most valuable Seals for you will be the Greater Seals of Resilience. You are a tank and a jungler. More sustain means more gold, less recalling, highest in-game level etc.
Obviously your must-glyphs are Greater Glyphs of Shielding. Those will prevent you from getting chopped by ap champions.
I was making many many weird mixes with my marks and i think i found the best variation.
3 Greater Marks of Strength and 6 Greater Marks of Insight. It helps both in jungle and fighting. With exactly the same build you will be able to make the jungle as fast as possible.
If you chose warmog instead of thornmail you have lack of armor. Time to get Randuin now for resistance aganist ad enemies and turrets which you are made to tank. Combined Shurelya's, make you unreachable for chasing enemies.
Also when you have a hard time, just come to your allies and ask them to pull some spells so your passive can load again. Usefull when ganking. After fight with enemy, almost every time your passive is loaded again and ready to heal you.
First after buying boots and 3 potions you run to the Wraiths camp. There you wait until 1:05 and you throw a Sapling. When the cooldown refreshes throw another one. Now you have 2 saplings on the ground. Wait to 1:40, when the Wraiths respawn, throw the third sapling and melee the biggest wraith. Thanks to that you made the biggest damage you could in about 1 second. Now time to run to a blue buff. If you did what i told you, you should be able to come to blue before it even respawns.
IMPORTANT: YOU NEED A HARD PULL ON BLUE BUFF - Mid ally should pull it, then you take the buff's attention and other allies help you to lower his hp to about 500-600. Then, wait until everybody gets out so you won't loose XP and smite it.
Boom you are level 2. Get your Q skill. Your Q skill throws your enemies to the air when you are close to them, so if you will master it, you can block some of the minions attacks.
Time to make wolves. Throw one sapling and hit with q, then smash the biggest wolf and take care of the smaller ones. Go to wraiths, they have respawned now. Kill them and you should be lvl 3. Get Q skill again to deal more damage to the red buff that you are going to slay now. Fight with the red, dont bother to use potions. Kill it before your smite refreshes. Now go to the golems, use E and Q and smite on the bigger golem and finnish the smaller one. Tada you are lvl 4, time to pick W and start ganking.
When you stay far from the enemy and hit him with q, he is going to be slowed and might be thrown in a weird direction. Because of that, to get the best CC result, try to stick to the enemy when you press Q. This is easier to achieve with combining W snare and then pressing Q, because you are right under your enemy feet. Overall, you gotta play some games and feel it by yourself.
After level 6, i use it while ganking because of it's really fast cooldown. When you reach lvl 6 your ganking combo switches to W, Q, R, E, R-(to detonate). You can hold it turned on or detonate ASAP if the enemy is trying to get out.
- Try to pop your ultimate i na place that you predict enemies to fight. Also tell your
allies to get inside of it.
- Maokai is a great champion, but doesn't do tons of damage, so the dragon can be made only with help of your team.
- Also he is a bit mana hungry, so try to force your mid ally to pick a champion, that does not require every blue buff.
Now it is time to run the League of Legends and rock the world! Feel free to comment and rate. This is my first guide so i will take a constructive criticism with patience :)
- DiSaSteR1337 -EuNe.